The 10 biggest takeaways from NFL week five: Cleveland gather momentum while Dallas suffer devastating setback

By The Telegraph

Scheduling nightmare emerges Last week, coronavirus began to disrupt the league’s schedule, forcing postponements. More of the same occurred this week, with a number of fixtures rearranged to account for the cases of coronavirus suffered by the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. Fixtures over the next six rounds have been rearranged and reshuffled, for which the league organisers deserve credit. The problem now is that there is little to no wiggle room if there are more Covid-19 outbreaks. Unfortunately, it seems inevitable there will be more cases and the NFL is quickly running out of opportunities to reschedule remaining games. Alex Smith makes remarkable comeback Smith suffered a horrific spate of complications following an injury suffered in November 2018. Following an initial leg break, Smith had 17 surgeries. He then suffered complications after an infection emerged. There was a genuine fear that the infection was a threat to his life with amputation also a very real possibility for a while. The quarterback made Washington’s roster this year, initially as the third choice quarterback. After Ron Rivera decided to demote Dwayne Haskins from first to third choice, Smith was just one injury away from returning to the field. When Kyle Allen went down, Smith returned to the NFL after a two year absence. His return to play marks the culmination of a horrific ordeal. The bravery Smith has shown to get back playing is beyond remarkable. Give that man the comeback player of the year award.

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