Week five of Red Raiders in the NFL saw last season’s MVP limping around the field, our favorite Last Chance U alum makes his NFL debut, and a wideout capitalized on the opportunity to shine.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs were handed their first loss of the season by Jacoby Brissett and the underdog Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night. Mahomes foot injury from a few weeks ago might seem to have an impact on as the quarterback. He was seen liming after hard it late in the game. Even with the injury, Mahomes completed 22 of 39 pass attempts for 321 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 19-13 loss to the Colts.
Dakota Allen made his professional debut in the Oakland Raiders’ dramatic 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears in the first-ever American football game held at the Spurs’ new home. The linebacker, who shot to prominence as one of the players of Last Chance U, a documentary about junior college footballers, was signed by the Oakland Raiders a few weeks ago. He had no sacks or interceptions, but it was a heck of a game to be a part of. Allen’s new teammate DeAndre Washington was also part of the victory. Washington rushed for 17 yards on six carries and collected his first touchdown of the season in Sunday’s win.
The Dolphins are coming off a bye, but it seems that was not enough time for Jakeem Grant to heal. Grant, who injured his hamstring in Week 4, did not practice on Monday. Dolphins fans shouldn’t fret though, the speedy wideout still has plenty of opportunities to resume practicing ahead of Sunday’s tilt against the Redskins, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll get healthy enough to suit up.
With Kenny Stills still inactive, Keke Coutee had his opportunity to see an increased role on Sunday against the Falcons. The second-year wideout delivered with the greatest receiving output since Week 11 of last season. He caught three of four targets for 72 receiving yards during Sunday’s 53-32 win against the Falcons. If Stills remains inactive going into week six, Coutee will have the opportunity to remain the third wideout in Houston’s offense as the Texans take on Kansas City next Sunday.