The Latest on the NFL’s Week 5 (all times EDT):
Weather could be an issue in Kansas City, where Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ high-flying offense will face the Jacksonville Jaguars’ top-ranked defense at soggy Arrowhead Stadium.
Rain fell all morning, and at one point warmups were interrupted for a couple of minutes. But mostly it’s just a gray, drizzling mess that could make footing tricky and passing difficult.
That could be good news for the Jaguars, who have the league’s No. 1 pass defense. But then again, the Chiefs still have the NFL’s reigning rushing champ, Kareem Hunt, ready to roll.
— Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City
New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers is not with the team for its game against the Denver Broncos as he deals with what coach Todd Bowles has called a “serious” illness.
Bowles is expected to call the defensive plays from the sideline Sunday.
Neither Bowles nor the team has provided any details on the illness sidelining the 49-year-old Rodgers. It’s unclear when he might be able to return to work.
Rodgers was scheduled to meet with reporters Thursday for his weekly news conference, but the team said he had a medical appointment and would speak the next day. On Friday, a visibly concerned Bowles announced that Rodgers was sick and not at the facility.
When asked if Rodgers was dealing with something serious, Bowles responded: “He’s a tough guy. It’s a serious thing.”
Source: The Associated Press