Williams: “When his daughter was born, he and I had a conversation, and he said to me, ‘Now I have someone else to play for and take care of.’ She meant so much. He was more talkative that year. He did smile more or laugh more around others. In the first couple years, he was almost like a mute. He didn’t say anything. He wasn’t socializing with a lot of people. He was an individual on a mission in life. But now it was more a family. When he brought her around the players, there was a constant smile on his face. You can’t fake the smile on his face. He couldn’t hide the joy.”
The Chiefs have several options to replace starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who injured his left knee in Monday night’s win over Washington. The best scenario would be the return of starting center Mitch Morse, with Zach Fulton shifting into Duvernay-Tardif’s spot at right guard. But it’s unlikely that Morse, who missed the past two games with a sprained foot, will be ready to play this week against the Texans. Other options include former starter Parker Ehinger, who hasn’t played since he injured his knee last season, or backups Jordan Devey and Cam Erving. — Adam Teicher
The Broncos’ rushing defense has allowed 2.4 yards per rush and 50.8 rushing yards per game through the first four weeks — and that was done against backs such as Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch and Melvin Gordon (among others). Defense has won Cheap Jerseys Online Denver a title before, and if it keeps this up, it might be able to do it again.
The offense was supposed to make all the headlines, but the Steelers have quietly allowed the second-fewest points per game (14.8) this season. It might not be the “Steel Cheap Jerseys Paypal Curtain,” but it has led to a 3-1 record and first place in the AFC North.