To make room for LB Josh Perry, the Indianapolis Colts waived Henry Krieger-Coble this week. He appeared in one game this season but didn't record any stats. In his two-year NFL career, Krieger-Coble has one catch for 13 yards in three career games.
C.J. Beathard Era Coming to an End?
Given the circumstances, C.J. Beathard's second start could have gone much worse. He completed 17-of-36 passes for 167 yards, a touchdown and led the team with 40 rushing yards. While he did throw two interceptions, he was also hampered with drops by his receivers -- San Francisco leads the league with 27 drops -- and poor offensive line play, which featured multiple backups and third-string players. Simply put, Beathard rarely had time to breathe in the pocket and led the team in rushing because he couldn't stay in the pocket.
According to Pro Football Focus, the Eagles ended up pressuring quarterback C.J. Beathard on 60 percent of his dropbacks, the highest rate by any team in any NFL game this year.
The rookie's jersey was stained and muddied early on this rainy afternoon. Beathard threw slightly behind Carlos Hyde on two early passes that could've netted first downs, and the running back didn't do him any favors on either pass — dropping both.
Beathard completed two passes to George Kittle, who gained 22 yards, including this nice one-handed grab.
What a catch by 49ers TE George Kittle pic.twitter.com/ff7SheWiPb— Ryan Smith (@PFF_Smith) October 29, 2017
Kittle also showed off his singing skills with a tribute to Pokemon.
The Iowa starting duo could come to an end earlier than expected. On Monday night, San Francisco traded a 2018 second-round pick to New England for Jimmy Garoppolo. He filled in for Tom Brady for a couple of games last season before getting hurt, but the 49ers must have been impressed. For now, it looks like Beathard will move back to the bench as the 49ers immediately cut Brian Hoyer.
I guess they made a decision on Beathard.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) October 31, 2017
Garoppolo could be San Francisco's franchise quarterback, but it would be shocking to see a lot of immediate improvement right away given San Francisco's overall struggles. As for Beathard, he only got two NFL starts with limited resources, so I wouldn't give up on him yet. He might be a career backup, or maybe San Francisco ends up trading him in the future. Either way, two games isn't a lot of time to gauge a quarterback, and makes me wonder why Hoyer started six games.
Minnesota traveled to England to face Cleveland, and Riley Reiff's dominating season didn't stop. Through eight games and 454 snaps this season, Reiff has yet to allow a sack.
A.J. Derby was quiet for most of Monday Night Football, reeling in two catches for 21 yards. However, with 1:55 left in the game, he reeled in an 11-yard touchdown reception, the second of his career.
New England Hates Desmond King
Desmond King stuffed the stat sheet for one of the best NFL games of his young career. He finished with four tackles, a tackle for loss, a QB hit and sacked Brady for his first career sack, which has now made King one of the most hated players in New England.
wait, they actually let a dirty play go on Brady? pic.twitter.com/wt4fhjP2YC— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 29, 2017
If that happened to Beathard, no one would have cared. And King doesn't care if New England fans hate him.
For those who are upset at me for stopping Tom from getting extra yards tell him to stay in the pocket next time #Simple— Desmond E. King II (@blaqbadger14) October 29, 2017
Dawg why people mad at you???— George Kittle (@gkittle46) October 29, 2017
Micah Hyde is becoming the steal of the off-season after another great performance on Sunday. He extended his NFL-lead with his fifth interception of the season to go along with five tackles and a pass deflection.
The Browns' 0-8 start has nothing to do with Christian Kirksey. In England, he finished with eight tackles, a pass deflection and a tackle for loss. He's now tied for fourth in the league with 67 tackles this season, including 35 tackles in the past three weeks. Cleveland has good reason to hold onto their best defensive player, but it would also be great to see him on a winning team for once.
Anthony Hitchens finished with three tackles, Carl Davis had one tackle, and Adrian Clayborn recorded two tackles. However, Clayborn was fined for his hit on Brady last week and didn't enjoy having his third drug test in as many weeks.
3 drug test in 3 weeks. NFL you are wasting your kits. This is not the body of someone that take steroids if you havent noticed lol— Adrian Clayborn (@AJaClay) October 30, 2017
Brandon Scherff didn't play for Washington due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain. There's no word on if he'll play next week against Seattle.
DNP: Jake Rudock (Lions)
Inactive: Jaleel Johnson (Vikings), Cole Croston (Patriots)
Bye Week: Bryan Bulaga and Mike Daniels (Packers), Austin Blythe and Andrew Donnal (Rams), Karl Klug (Titans)