That offense was supposed to work out very well for Lynch, who is the better athlete and has the bigger arm, but Siemian’s advantage in football IQ, accuracy and decision-making couldn’t be ignored. Neither could the fact that he has proved to be a capable mobile passer with a gunslinger’s mentality.
McCoy is much better at meshing his playbook with a particular QB’s skill set than Kubiak is �� remember the Manning misfit? Siemian required less remolding than Philip Rivers, McCoy’s QB when coaching the rival Chargers. He was already focused on a quick release and spreading the ball around.
Look at Denver’s offense against Dallas; it was versatile and employed multiple sets. The unit is healthier and deeper this year with short- to intermediate-range pass catchers at wideout, tight end and running back. The pace and personnel fit with how Siemian developed into a sleeper NFL prospect at Northwestern.
The Bengals were the only NFL team Rodgers had not beaten, and by leading the Packers to the victory, Rodgers also gained the first overtime win of his career in eight chances.
By catching 10 passes for 111 yards in the loss to the Packers, Bengals receiver A.J. Green now has 501 receptions over his seven-year career.
Also reaching a milestone in defeat was Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who had nine catches for 79 yards and two scores in the loss to the Eagles. Beckham now has 301 receptions in just 45 games, the fewest games needed to reach 300 receptions.