What’s actual? + Burrow & Bosa contracts
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Jason Fitz, Charles Robinson and Charles McDonald kick off the inaugural episode of Zero Blitz by recapping an thrilling begin to the NFL season, the place the Detroit Lions managed to carry off the depleted Kansas Metropolis Chiefs for a giant victory. The trio recap the sport and determine what’s actual and what’s faux popping out of it. Later, the crew break down the Nick Bosa and Joe Burrow contract extensions, together with the attention-grabbing timing of the Burrow announcement. Lastly, the hosts get you prepared for Week 1 of NFL motion by giving the sport they’re most excited to look at this weekend.
7:30 – The Lions managed to carry on to beat a Chiefs crew (with out stars Travis Kelce and Chris Jones) by one level. This recreation confirmed that there is a restrict to how a lot Mahomes can carry the crew round him, as his receivers have been repeatedly making unacceptable errors. On the Lions aspect, that is an thrilling victory for a crew that appears to be a real contender within the NFC, as their strengths have been obvious and the protection (particularly the secondary) gave the impression to be improved upon final 12 months.
19:15 – Actual or Faux? The trio determine what we will actually take away from this recreation. Most significantly, the Chiefs clearly want Chris Jones again ASAP, and the Lions’ dominant offensive line is not any joke. Chiefs followers need not freak out fairly but, however this loss may find yourself hurting them later within the season in a decent AFC race for the primary seed.
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31:55 – Nick Bosa grew to become the highest-paid defensive participant in NFL historical past, and shortly afterwards, Joe Burrow grew to become the highest-paid participant total in NFL historical past. Robinson thinks there was one thing to the timing of the announcement (proper because the Chiefs recreation began) which may have been meant to remove the highlight from Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, however he cannot be certain. McDonald is happy that each Mahomes and Burrow are beneath long-term contracts, because the Chiefs’ rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals will proceed for years to return.
44:20 – Every host offers a recreation they cannot wait to look at this weekend for Week 1 of the NFL season. Charles McDonald is most excited for the Miami Dolphins to tackle the Los Angeles Chargers to see if Tua Tagovailoa can decide up the place he left off final 12 months. Charles Robinson cannot look forward to the Buffalo Payments vs. the New York Jets on Monday evening for all of the storylines to return out of that recreation – irrespective of who wins. Fitz is happy to see the Pittsburgh Steelers towards the San Francisco 49ers to see if two younger quarterbacks can carry their gifted rosters and make it a detailed recreation.
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