Derek Carr's career was on a clear upward trajectory his first three seasons before a broken leg in the second-to-last game in 2016 ended his season and any hopes the Oakland Raiders had of competing in the playoffs that year.
The Philadelphia Eagles made a statement last October when they beat Carolina on the road in Week 6.They're trying to do it again this season. Despite winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles (3-3) are back to prove-it mode after a so-so start.
Want to feel even better about the 49ers’ strong finish? No team relied as heavily this past season on rookies. At least 10 played in every game from Week 4 onward. Matt Barrows has broken down the rookie class, and here's a brief look at the top