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pressure felt by embattled quarterback Eli Manning

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Gregg Rosenthal catches you up on everything you need to know as we turn from Week 5 to Week 6.

Mitchell Trubisky's Derek Carr Authentic Jersey Welcome to the NFL Moment came with under three minutes left in a flag-filled Monday night loss to the Vikings. Accurate for much of the night despite completing fewer than half his passes, the next great quarterback hope of the Chicago Bears forced a throw on the run that Vikings safety Harrison Smith picked off. Not many safeties on this planet, let alone the ACC, make that play.

For Bears fans giddy Deshaun Watson Authentic Jersey about the dawning of a new era, there was plenty to like from Trubisky despite the ugly final box score. (He finished with 128 yards on 25 throws with a touchdown and the interception.) Trubisky's first NFL throw was a pinpoint sideline out on third-and-long. Later that drive, Trubisky threw a dime down the field on the move, although the play was wiped out by a penalty as Trubisky's teammates established a theme for the night. The Bears' coaching staff took advantage of the rookie's athleticism with a ton of throws outside the pocket and a two-point conversion that contained more inspiration in two seconds than a month's worth of football with Mike Glennon.

The interception Marshawn Lynch Raiders Jersey denouement felt familiar to a Chicago crowd still absorbing eight seasons with Jay Cutler, but the bigger concern is how routine it is to see a Bears quarterback fighting uphill. Trubisky's teammates let him down with penalties, pass protection on the edge and a lack of playmakers at receiver that can't be fixed this season. Like Jared Goff a year ago, Trubisky will learn by experience with a cast of wideouts and possibly a coaching staff that probably won't be around when he's truly ready to succeed.

That's typical of how a young quarterback develops in a league that runs on impatience and rewards experience. The NFL is a place where a fifth-year journeyman like Minnesota's Case Keenum can outplay the Brandin Cooks Authentic Jersey No. 2 overall pick, and no one is surprised.
One drive can change so much. In the span of eight defensive plays Sunday night, the Houston Texans transformed from one of the most entertaining teams in the NFL to one that won't feel whole until 2018.

Every team must deal with injuries, but losing J.J. Watt to a tibial plateau fracture and pass rusher Whitney Mercilus to a torn pectoral muscle for the season in such quick succession felt too cruel to a Aaron Rodgers Authentic Jersey squad shaping up to be the most compelling in the franchise's history. My early list of the most watchable teams in the NFL is below, a list the Texans don't fit on any longer without their transformative defensive end. Finding a franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson will make this season successful for the Texans, but their Super Bowl hopes were all but extinguished Sunday night.

Only two months ago, I pleaded with the Football Gods to allow Watt and Jadeveon Clowney to be healthy together for just one season in their primes. It's worth wondering now if Watt's prime is over.

Including three Defensive Player of the Year Awards in a four-season span, Watt's early career can only be rivaled by that of a young Lawrence Taylor. Watt recovered well from the back injury that kept him out of 13 games last season, ranking first among all 3-4 defensive ends according to Pro Football Focus through the first quarter of this season. Perhaps Watt can come back just as strong from this setback, one that left Watt "devastated" on what turned out to be a devastating weekend for some of the game's biggest stars.

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