Mahomes Ain’t Done Yet

When Patrick Mahomes went down in Thursday night’s game against the Broncos, the worst was feared after the superstar quarterback stayed down clutching his right knee, but the Chiefs got the best possible news on Friday.

As Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported, an MRI revealed that Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, but there was no additional significant damage. Betting channels have been seeing the response to this news and, as an inside note, to get the best deal use the Betrivers online promo code. The plan is for Mahomes to return this season after a brief absence.

Prior to the MRI results, Rapoport had reported earlier in the day that Mahomes was expected to be out at least three weeks.

This is the best-case scenario for the Chiefs. Worst-case would have been ligament damage to the knee, thus ending the reigning MVP’s season. It’s not ideal to go three games without one of the most dynamic players in the league, but Kansas City should be able to weather the storm with backup Matt Moore under center.

After last night’s win against Denver, the Chiefs are 5-2 with games against Green Bay, Minnesota and Tennessee coming up. We’ll see if Mahomes is ready to go in time for a pivotal division matchup against the Chargers in Week 11. If not, Kansas City has a bye the following week that could buy him some more time.

Sanu Joins the Undefeated

Both of the NFL’s undefeated teams made trades on Tuesday.

Not long after the Patriots added a new weapon for Tom Brady by trading for Mohamed Sanu, the 49ers followed suit by trading for Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders, who was the second-leading receiver in Denver with 30 catches, 367 yards and two touchdowns, goes from the struggling Broncos to a 49ers team that has surprised in the first half of the season. He joins George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin, which should make for a nice trio for Jimmy Garoppolo to throw to.

Assuming Sanders is fit to play for the 49ers this week, he’ll make his debut in front of the home crowd against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Both of the NFL’s undefeated teams made trades on Tuesday.

Not long after the Patriots added a new weapon for Tom Brady by trading for Mohamed Sanu, the 49ers followed suit by trading for Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders, who was the second-leading receiver in Denver with 30 catches, 367 yards and two touchdowns, goes from the struggling Broncos to a 49ers team that has surprised in the first half of the season. He joins George Kittle and Marquise Goodwin, which should make for a nice trio for Jimmy Garoppolo to throw to.

Assuming Sanders is fit to play for the 49ers this week, he’ll make his debut in front of the home crowd against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Patriots Sob Story

The undefeated record might not show it, but it’s been pretty clear through the first half of the season that the Patriots miss Rob Gronkowski.

New England tight ends have combined for just nine catches and 196 yards through six games, and recent injuries have hit the position hard. In fact, Benjamin Watson and Eric Tomlinson were signed just last week to play in Monday night’s game against the New York Jets.

That said, the Patriots are doing their due diligence before the trade deadline to potentially bring in some help. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, the Patriots inquired about Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard, but Tampa Bay told them no.

Howard had a decent showing last year with five touchdown catches and 565 yards, but the former first-round pick hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Pairing him with Tom Brady in New England could potentially change that, but it doesn’t sound like the Buccaneers are ready to deal the 24-year-old.

In the meantime, it’s possible that the Patriots could still try to swing a deal for a tight end before next week’s trade deadline. Perhaps Tampa Bay might have a change of heart about Howard closer to the date.