We’re now entering the middle stretch of the NFL season, with the contenders and pretenders starting to separate themselves. Of course, the Chiefs remain the only unbeaten team, so they’re the consensus No. 1 team on all the major power rankings.
Avril was injured in Seattle’s Oct. 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts, when he dived to tackle Jacoby Brissett from behind and his chin landed on the back of the quarterback’s cleat. Carroll referred to Avril’s injury as a serious stringer but hasn’t provided many specifics beyond that.
Carroll said on Tuesday that Avril is continuing to see specialists and that the team could learn more about his status over the next few days. Carroll is scheduled to speak with the media at large on Thursday.
Whoever is under center for the Vikings on Monday night will be battling a recent history of disappointment in primetime. Minnesota is 2-8 SU and ATS in its last 10 appearances on Monday Night Football.
Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has signed with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Monday. The one-year deal is worth $3 million, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 49ers initially tried to trade him, but decided it was best to release him so he could select his own team.
Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12. I’m filled with mixed emotions. I wasn’t able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader.. . I’m so thankful for this game.. . The biggest lesson I’ve learned about myself is that Adversity kicks my Ass. I’m proud to say that after 12 years I’ve finally became the man I knew I was suppose to be by confronting Adversity with a Smile.