Week 11 started with a fight on the field and ended with a Red Raider in Mexico City. Somewhere along the way, Jakeem Grant broke a record, Amendola led the team in receiving yards, and Keke Coutee is finally back! Here’s what you missed this week:
His team may have lost on Sunday, but Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant had a day he’ll never forget. Grant’s first touchdown in the 2019 season came from a 101 yard kick return, marking his fourth career kick return for a touchdown; breaking Mercury Morris’ previous record of three for the Dolphins. This was arguably Grant’s best performance of the season. He also added three catches for 32 yards and a seven-yard touchdown run, but it was his 101-yard kickoff return touchdown that had Dolphin fans on the edge of their seats.
With his 101-yard KR-TD today, @MiamiDolphins WR Jakeem Grant (@_TheDreamIsHere) became the fourth player with at least two punt return TDs of 70+ yards and two kickoff return TDs of 100+ yards in a player's first four seasons in @NFL history. #NFL100 #BUFvsMIA pic.twitter.com/KqjU2BZdEz— NFL345 (@NFL345) November 17, 2019
Danny Amendola was the team leader in receiving yards during Sunday’s 35-27 loss to Dallas. The Lions offense was more competitive than they have been, providing Amendola an outlet to accumulate 47 yards off four receptions. The Detroit Lions are now 3-6-1 and their chances of making the playoffs are slim. Naturally, some fans are upset, but Amendola has a message for the doubters below:
Danny Amendola on the negativity that has been swirling around recently. pic.twitter.com/ilg383yizD— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) November 18, 2019
Texans’ Keke Coutee was back in the line up on Sunday for the first in weeks. The former fourth-round draft pick has been healthy but didn’t see time in the wins over the Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars. Coutee was replaced by DeAndre Carter because of continued errors on the field, but was the clear number three receiver against the Ravens. He dropped one pass on Sunday, which was nullified by a penalty, and ended the afternoon with three targets for 25 yards.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs held off the Chargers on MNF in Mexico City. The reigning MVP didn’t have his best game at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City but did enough to carry the Chiefs to just their third win since September. In the first half, Mahomes had only 63 passing yards marking a career-low and coupled that with an interception before the half (his second on the season). Fortunately, Mahomes improved in the second half with a 23-yard touchdown to Travis Kelce, and his production on the ground marked his personal best to date. Although he’s certainly over his recent knee injury and now has the bye week to rest further, Mahomes saw top wideout Tyreek Hill exit early Monday with a hamstring injury, so he may be down a dynamic weapon when he looks to bounce back in Week 13 versus the Raiders.