Matt Nagy believes no finger pointing on offense or defense
Chicago Bears: Down 14-0 at Arizona, Bears head coach Matt Nagy said there was no finger pointing on offense or defense, which was his highlight takeaway from the 16-14 win. Upon review of the game film, Nagy said quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was more willing to attack deep. But when the field shrinks in the red zone, Nagy came away frustrated. "Red-zone wise wasn't good enough. We need to be better in the red zone," Nagy said. "We need to get to the point we're putting touchdowns up and not field goals." Nagy said when Trubisky threw the ball on time, the Bears were "unstoppable."
Detroit Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford bumped head coach Matt Patricia from the podium in the postgame locker room and awarded the first-year Lions coach with the game ball after beating the New England Patriots. Patricia deflected the emotional gravity of the win and of receiving the game ball. His players did not. "It was great," receiver Marvin Jones said. "We were jumping up and down. It was just a great moment because we know how hard he and all the coaches worked to prepare the game plan and, us to just go out and execute it. It was big for him. And you could see it in his face."
Green Bay Packers: While the NFL is using the Clay Matthews-Kirk Cousins hit to educate referees, the Packers are asking the league for language to instruct the players on what constitutes a legal hit on quarterbacks. Matthews has been flagged for roughing the passer in each of the first three games. "You've got to make sure you look at all the variables when you are applying the definition to an emphasis," McCarthy said Monday. "For the officials to apply it to the play in the game, they have to have indicators." McCarthy, who came unhinged when Matthews was flagged at Washington on Sunday, said his animated explosion on the sideline was a direct correlation to a conversation he had with his own quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
Minnesota Vikings: As Buffalo left town having controlled the Vikings with its front seven, attention shifts to the star-studded Rams and a matchup on Thursday night. "Moving forward, definitely we have a lot to prove," center Brett Jones said. "This Thursday night game is a good chance for us to prove that," Jones said the time change playing in Los Angeles and on a Thursday night is a double whammy. "Everything is just crammed in there," Jones said.