Allowing 944 yards of total offense over a two-week span is a red flag. For a Super Bowl contender like the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s a blaring red siren that sends people running for the nearest fire extinguisher.
In the midst of one of his best performances of the season, Flacco was hit high by Alonso while sliding at the end of an impromptu run. Flacco’s helmet flew off his head, and the 10-year quarterback appeared wobbly as he struggled to his feet.
Alonso was flagged for unnecessary roughness, providing Baltimore with a first down that ultimately turned into a touchdown.
Flacco was initially placed in concussion protocol, and by halftime was ruled out.
“Joe had a concussion and a cut ear,” coach John Harbaugh said. “They were stitching it up without any anesthesia, so he’s a tough dude. That’s as much as I know.”
In a corresponding move, the Cowboys promoted tight end Blake Jarwin from their practice squad.
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton threw some of his teammates under the bus after the team’s ugly 27-0 home loss to the Jaguars.
Explaining the Colts offensive woes, Hilton told reporters the offensive line didn’t do its job protecting quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
“The O-line’s just got to play better,” Hilton said. “We’ve got to take some pride up front and block for (Brissett). What if we put them back there to take those hits?
“You’ve got to start up front, man. Once we get the O-line going back in rhythm we’ll be fine.
T.Y. Hilton on the offensive struggles: “We gotta take some pride up front”