The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.
MOVIN’ ON UP: Thomas’ TD catch was the 56th of his career, surpassing Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe for second in franchise history. Wide receiver Rod Smith’s 68 TD receptions are the most all-time.
BAD DRAFT? A snapshot of why the Broncos have fallen so far from their Super Bowl title just 22 months ago: among their inactives Sunday were these members of the 2017 draft class who were healthy scratches: CB Brendan Langley, RB De’Angelo Henderson and PR Isaiah McKenzie, who was benched for the second time after committing his sixth fumble.
Both Smith-Schuster and Gronkowski received one-game suspensions, but there has been much discussion as to whether the two plays were comparable. On Smith-Schuster’s play he was making a block, albeit a somewhat unnecessary one, during a play, while Gronkowski’s hit came after the whistle had been blown.
“I don’t like to compare players and suspensions, things like that, but you look at what Gronk did and what Juju did, they got the same suspension,” Roethlisberger told reporters Wednesday. “I don’t know that that’s necessarily fair.”
Roethlisberger did say Smith-Schuster deserved to be fined for the play, though mostly because of how he taunted Burfict after the hit rather than for the collision itself. He said he did not think he should have been suspended.