Ellington: “Just the brotherhood that they have around here. The guys that are on the team, they know a lot about me and they all think highly of me. So, I knew they would put a word in for me.”
The hits seemed to keep coming. Apple missed two practices last week as he was dealing with hip and back injuries.
Kareem Hunt’s reps have fallen off dramatically. Through the first five weeks, Hunt averaged 19.4 carries per game, and the last six games, 14.5 a game. This has always been a downfall of an Andy Reid offense. Too quick to pull the plug on the run game if things aren’t going well.
When the run game isn’t firing, it’s fair to point the finger at the offensive line. The Chiefs’ offensive line is having too many communication issues and individual breakdowns. As with any struggling run game, it’s not an entire unit of bad offensive linemen. It’s the left tackle one play, the center on the next run play, and right guard next, and so on. This unit needs to step it up and it starts with just knowing who to block.
Trevor Siemian threw for 200 yards and his favorite target was Thomas , who caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown as the Broncos (4-9) avoided tying their franchise futility record of nine consecutive losses set way back in 1967.
The Jets (5-8) were limited to just 100 yards of offense, 59 on the ground and 41 through the air.
Jets quarterback Josh McCown was knocked from the game twice by hard hits, including a clean shot by pass rusher Shane Ray in the third quarter that left McCown with an injured left hand.
McCown finished just 6 of 12 for 46 yards, and his replacement, Bryce Petty was 2 of 9 for 14 yards.