QB Josh Rosen had a tough go of it for the Arizona Cardinals (1-6, T-3, NFC West) in their 45-10 loss to the visiting Denver Broncos on Thursday. He was 21 of 39 in passing with one TD and three interceptions, two of which were run back for Bronco touchdowns. Rosen also rushed once for 14 yards. Rosen sustained a sprained toe which might impact his next game.
Mitchell Schwartz appeared on all of the KC Chiefs’ 70 offensive plays plus another eight (30 percent) on special teams in a 45-10 win over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. The Chiefs are 6-1 to lead the AFC West.
Ali Marpet — who recently signed a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3, third, NFC South) — appeared on all of the team’s 95 (!) offensive plays plus another six (18 percent) on ST in a 26-23 overtime win over the visiting Cleveland Browns (2-4-1, fourth, AFC North). Kicker Greg Joseph did not have any field goal attempts but connected on three PATs for the Browns. Nice piece on the rookie in The Times of Israel.
Nate Ebner appeared on 27 ST plays (82 percent) as the New England Patriots (5-2, first, AFC East) beat the host Chicago Bears, 38-31. He assisted on one tackle.
Jordan Dangerfield and the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2-1, first, AFC North) were in their bye week.