EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets looks on prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Good morning!  Davey Mac here back with the final Sports Report of the week for ya!  And it’s a big one!  Scores, news, controversy!  Baseball, basketball, football, and hockey!  But first!

Did you see what Aaron Rodgers said?  The injured superstar quarterback for the New York Jets says he’s ahead of schedule when it comes to coming back from his injury…but he says there’s still hurdles in front of him.

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

Rodgers is currently on the sidelines with an Achilles injury that he suffered in the very first game of the season against the Buffalo Bills.  He was out after four snaps.  As far as Achilles injuries go, if Rodgers did return this season, it would be the fastest any athlete came back so soon.  It is supposed to be one of the longest injuries to recover from.

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets is helped off the field after an injury during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

The question is: should the Jets seriously entertain the idea of putting Rodgers back as the starter this season?  Obviously, he’s a future Hall Of Famer and massive upgrade from current QB Zach Wilson.  But can Rodgers physically do it?

New York Jets v Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 12: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets throws a pass during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

 

Head coach Robert Saleh has a tough decision to make.  Even Rodgers pushing himself too hard in rehab could further injure this Achilles.  But, if he says he’s healthy…who are we to argue?  Still…Saleh has to be careful that Rodgers doesn’t end his own career with his eagerness to come back this year.

Chicago Bears v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Robert Saleh of the New York Jets looks on in the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

 

In any event…it should be fascinating to watch.  Will Rodgers do it?  It’s honestly anyone’s guess.  Now on to the Scoreboard!

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Phils Lose To D-Backs In Game 3 of NLCS

    Let’s start with baseball…where the Phillies lost a tough one to the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series…2 to 1.  Phillies closer Craig Kimbrel gave up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.  The Phillies still lead the NLCS…two games to one…with Game 4 tonight at 8 PM in Arizona.

    Championship Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Three

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 19: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits an RBI single against Craig Kimbrel #31 of the Philadelphia Phillies to win Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Chase Field on October 19, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

  • Astros Defeat Texas In Game 4 of ALCS

    Meanwhile, in Game 4 the American League Championship Series…the Houston Astros crushed the Texas Rangers…10 to 3…as that series is now tied up at two games apiece.  Alex Bregman homered in the win for Houston.

    Championship Series - Houston Astros v Texas Rangers - Game Four

    ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 19: José Abreu #79 and Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrate after Bregman scored a run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers during Game Four of the Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 19, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

  • Jags Get Past Saints On 'TNF'

    Over to football.  Where the Jacksonville Jaguars took down the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football…31 to 24.  The Jags’ Trevor Lawrence threw for 204 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions.  The Jags improve to 5 and 2.  The Saints fall to 3 and 4.

    Jacksonville Jaguars v New Orleans Saints

    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 19: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws a pass during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on October 19, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

  • Giants Vs. Washington On Sunday

    This weekend in the NFL: the Giants (1 and 5) play the Commanders (3 and 3) in MetLife Stadium.  The Giants come into the game at 1 and 5.  Saquon Barkley spoke to reporters yesterday and says he does not want to be traded (the trade deadline is in two weeks).

    Denver Broncos v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Vs. Dolphins On 'SNF'

    Then on Sunday Night Football, the Eagles take on the Dolphins in what could be a really fun game.  Both teams are 5 and 1.

    Washington Football Team v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 21: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after defeating the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field on December 21, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Lose To Preds

    Hockey.  The Rangers lost to the Predators last night…4 to 1.  The Rangers are now 2 and 2.

    Nashville Predators v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 19: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers skates against Filip Forsberg #9 of the Nashville Predators during the third period at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Take Down Edmonton

    The Flyers beat the Oilers…4 to 1.  Cam Atkinson scored two goals for the Flyers in the win.

    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 19: Cam Atkinson #89 of the Philadelphia Flyers reacts after scoring a goal during the third period against the Edmonton Oilers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 19, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Devils Vs. Islanders Tonight

    The Devils were off.  They face the Islanders tonight on the road.

    Florida Panthers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 16: Vitek Vanecek #41 of the New Jersey Devils takes the ice before the start of a game against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center on October 16, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

  • Harden Skips Sixers Practice

    Basketball.  James Harden is at it again.  He skipped 76’ers practice for the second straight day.  The Sixers say it’s for a personal reason…but Harden has said he doesn’t want to play with the Sixers as long as GM Dayrl Morey is in charge.

    Philadelphia 76ers Introduce James Harden

    CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 15: President of basketball operations Daryl Morey responds during a press conference at the Seventy Sixers Practice Facility on February 15, 2022 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

  • That’s Today’s Davey Mac Sports Report!

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