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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers began the bye week in third place in the AFC North standings. They come out of the bye in first place thanks to losses by the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Not a bad off weekend.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On RB Sony Michel, ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed the following context from a source close to the situation: "Expect it will be a little bit but not overly serious. Won't know until they look at it Monday." Michel is walking without the aid of crutches on Monday morning, and is described by those close to him as being in good spirits.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: DOWN — Pass catchers (four drops, tie for league high in Week 7); WR Jermaine Kearse (invisible), QB Sam Darnold (growing pains), C Spencer Long (errant snaps), WR Robby Anderson (unsportsmanlike), PR Andre Roberts (rare off day). UP — PK Jason Myers (on a roll), CB Darryl Roberts (good vs. Adam Thielen), S Jamal Adams (three TFLs), TE Chris Herndon (arrow up).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snap count: They played nickel about 75 percent of the snaps, resulting in a busy day for rookie CB Parry Nickerson. Also one of the reasons for Mike Pennel's season low, although his PT has dwindled in recent weeks. Season highs for DE Leonard Williams and S Terrence Brooks, who replaced the injured Doug Middleton, who replaced the injured Marcus Maye. Debut for DE Tarell Basham.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snap count: C Spencer Long, battling an injured middle finger on his right hand, was replaced at the end of the game. He has been struggling with his shotgun snaps. This was the first time a starting OLM missed a snap. RB Bilal Powell played a season low due to a neck injury. Season highs for WR Robby Anderson, WR Jermaine Kearse, RB Trenton Cannon and WR Andre Roberts. WR Deontay Burnett made his debut.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Mahomes pushed his 2018 season total to 190.9 fantasy points last night. Top five QBs in fantasy points through 7 team games (since 1950): Steve Young, 1998: 202.5 Peyton Manning, 2013: 194.3 Patrick Mahomes, 2018: 190.9 Aaron Rodgers, 2011: 188.4 Tom Brady, 2015: 186.4

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

With his 32.8 fantasy points last night, Patrick Mahomes now has 201.3 points in the first eight starts of his NFL career. That's the most through eight starts by any quarterback since at least 1950, surpassing Deshaun Watson's previous mark of 197.0.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots players earned a "Victory Monday" from Bill Belichick and aren't required back at the facility for meetings until Wednesday. The fact the Patriots play a Monday night game in Week 8 might also be a factor in Bill Belichick's decision.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: WR depth chart reflects rise of Josh Gordon (61), who was in top-2 pairing with Julian Edelman (63). Then Chris Hogan (42), Phillip Dorsett (8) and Cordarrelle Patterson (6) round things out.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: Rotation of sorts at CB spot opposite Stephon Gilmore was a new development, with Jason McCourty (55) and J.C. Jackson (31) splitting time. That is a season high for Jackson.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

Jared Goff expressed relief after Sunday's win over the 49ers that he does not have to line up against teammate Aaron Donald, who sacked C.J. Beathard 4 times and also forced and recovered a fumble from RB Matt Breida. When asked if he ever thought of having to face Donald, Goff deadpanned: "Yeah, I have. It's not great in practice. He's a great player. He's a once-in-a-generation type player. We're lucky to have him on our team. Hopefully never have to play against him."