NFL Reactions: Week 7

NFL Reactions: Week 7

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

-Baker Mayfield was off to a rough start early against the Bengals, and matters looked to turn for worse yet after Odell Beckham left with what looks like a serious knee injury. By the end of the game Mayfield rallied to throw five touchdowns, completing 22-of-28 for 297 yards otherwise. Part of that was thanks to the continued reemergence of Rashard Higgins, who caught all six of his targets for 110 yards. Rookie sixth-round pick Donovan Peoples-Jones was promising as well, catching his three targets for 56 yards, including the game-winning touchdown. Fellow rookie Harrison Bryant was productive at tight end, catching four of five targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

-Following his Week 6 disaster against Tampa Bay there was a renewed sense of uneasiness toward Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense, and those anxieties weren't eased any when Aaron Jones and David Bakhtiari were declared out for Week 7. Rodgers (23-of-34 for 283 yards and four touchdowns) and a reignited Davante Adams (13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets) were excellent against the Texans on Sunday, though, seemingly answering whatever questions might have mounted following the Buccaneers game loss. Jamaal Williams (19 carries for 77 yards and one touchdown) took almost all of the running back work, leaving AJ Dillon with only five carries.

-Deshaun Watson ended up with good enough numbers for his fantasy investors (29-of-39 for 309 yards and two touchdowns, seven carries for 38 yards), but

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