Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has done everything and more in his career, and he’s done it in the SEC.
The junior quarterback threw for 448 yards and five touchdowns in Missouri’s 48-45 win over Arkansas Friday, which gave him 43 touchdown passes on the season. That’s the most touchdowns in a single season in SEC history. What’s more, his third touchdown pass of the day also broke Chase Daniel’s Missouri record for most passing touchdowns in a season.
Through the first half of the season, Mara obviously was hoping the team’s fortunes would improve. But New York in 2017 has become a train wreck of offensive inconsistency, defensive failure, injuries and too many frustrating losses, resulting in a 2-10 record. This followed an 11-5 playoff year that had Giants fans thinking Super Bowl. Instead, it’s another team with high expectations that wound up in the tank, which is never a good omen for the coach and GM.
First-base production is still relatively easy to find, and Hosmer’s inconsistency should make a team wary about paying $20 million for the kind of production you can find for much cheaper. — Schoenfield
Packers coach Mike McCarthy on whether Aaron Rodgers could return this week to play the Panthers: “In his mind, he’s ready to go. But it’s a medical decision.”
Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson on confronting Jacksonville fans who threw drinks at him: “I’m a human just like anybody else. I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me and throw a beer on me. Just because I’m playing football, I’m still a human being.”
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles on the chippiness of Sunday’s win over the Seahawks: “Teams aren’t used to getting beat by the Jags. We beat the crap out of them for 60 minutes.”