As Sunday’s Texans-Seahawks game in Seattle approached, storylines like Houston’s standing in the AFC South behind impressive rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and Seattle’s quest to remain a power in the NFC behind Russell Wilson seemed secondary.
Then, despite the off-field noise, an instant classic played out on the field in Seattle, as the Seahawks edged the Texans for a 41-38 win.
Chicago was outplayed and lost as a consequence. But the NFL’s inability to simplify its definition of a catch is a source of consistent confusion and cost the Bears a touchdown in a crucial moment.
“STARTER” refers to each team’s No. 1 goaltender. Some teams have split starting duties, in which the starters are in “TIME-SHARE” arrangements. “BACKUP” refers to each team’s No. 2 goaltender. “INJURED” is a goaltender who is expected to miss time with an injury.
Wieberg, a former college football reporter for USA Today, usually travels to the meetings from Kansas City, Missouri, where he is a writer and editor in the public affairs department of the Kansas City Public Library.
He is the latest in a long line of committee members who have either missed meetings or stepped down entirely for health reasons. In October 2014, the first season of the playoff, Archie Manning resigned his position on the committee for health reasons before the group met for the first time. That year, Mike Tranghese also missed some time during his tenure for health reasons.
“Obviously with any kind of vascular issue you don’t want altitude. You don’t want people flying. … He’ll have to remain there (in New Orleans) for some time. He won’t be coming back to Chicago any time real soon,” Fox said.