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Lamar Jackson bests Patriots' defense and Russell Wilson shines again: The 10 biggest takeaways from NFL week nine

I got one job. At the start of the fourth quarter, Rodgers had a measly 61 yards to his name, a career-low through three quarters for the QB.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green did not practice on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Another oddity of this game was the low number of punts for such a low-scoring game. But Polian, at that time, justified a potential switch for Jackson by comparing him to now-idle all-pro receiver Antonio Brown because of his elusiveness in the open field.

Green wants to make sure he's 100 percent before getting on the field.

Save for Monday Night Football, Week 9 is in the books, and not much happened for the NFC West. When the defense has played poorly, Smith's absence has been a common denominator in many of those games.

"Inside the National Football League", the weekly show on Showtime, released a short clip from Tuesday night's show on Twitter, and it shows Brady seeking out Jackson as the New England Patriots and Ravens warmed up for their Sunday night game.

Heck, with the exception of an inexplicable 40-25 loss at home against Cleveland, the Ravens have been looking good on both sides of the ball since opening with a 59-10 rout of Miami.

If teams try to gap-block against New England and copy the Ravens, a reasonable solution would be to start shooting gaps and penetrating those man blocking schemes.

Turnovers are becoming a recurring problem for the Patriots' offense. The Seattle Seahawks were the only team in the division to play on Sunday, escaping the jaws of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a thrilling 40-34 overtime win that saw them improve to 7-2 on the season.

"We didn't do anything well enough to deserve to win", Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.

"I was wrong, because I used the old, traditional quarterback standard with him, which is clearly why John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome were more prescient than I was", Polian, 76, told USA Today of the Ravens coach and former GM who drafted Jackson out of Louisville with the final pick in the first round in 2018.

Patriots: New England heads into a bye and will return in two weeks to face Philadelphia on the road in a rematch of the 2017 Super Bowl. James "Sweet Feet" White wasn't so sweet at the end of the first half. Jackson took over the game and the Patriots have been defeated.

The Ravens will nearly certainly try to apply pressure at a high rate Sunday.

Through the midway point of the season, Jackson is ranked 14th in passer rating and 12th among full-time starters in the category. When the Cincinnati Bengals acquire on the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, they hope A.J. Eco-friendly to be energetic and all set to go.

Baltimore has proved that it belongs with the Patriots and Chiefs at the top of the AFC, but let's pump the brakes on celebrating the demise of New England.

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