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Monday, September 30, 2013
RTC: Does the NFL need a blood rule?


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Texans quarterback Matt Schaub won't get benched because franchise quarterbacks don't get benched just for making a few bad plays a game, writes Jerome Solmon of the Houston Chronicle. My postgame entry made the same point. There is a big dropoff between Schaub and his backups. Solomon adds that given Schaub's limitations, he can't turn the ball over so much.

John McClain of the Chronicle says losers make the kind of mistakes the Texans made. He also calls this an "awful collapse of epic proportions."

J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith did their own individual celebrations in unison after teaming for a sack in the first quarter. Their reactions postgame were divergent, writes Dale Robertson of the Chronicle.

FoxSports.com's Mike Pereira examines the NFL's lack of a rule on bloody players after seeing Watt's crimson face during the game. Watt had a gash on his nose that resulted in six stitches.

Culture Map's Moisekapenda Bower examines how the Seahawks became the best team in the NFL.

The Seahawks are 4-0 for the first time ever, and the way they got there made J.J. Watt very angry, writes Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press.