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Cardinals TE Maxx Williams Ignites Offense with Big Catch


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Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams runs with the ball after a making a catch against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter Sunday, September 19, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Playing against his hometown team, Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams had the best game of his seven-year NFL career.

He also made one of the biggest — and craziest — catches of the game.

Williams, who grew up in Waconia, Minnesota, and played at the University of Minnesota, posted career-highs with seven catches for 94 yards in the Cardinals’ wild 34-33 win over the visiting Vikings on Sunday, September 19.

He also made an incredible grab at a time when Arizona’s offense was sputtering and in need of a jolt.

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Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles says he didn’t criticize Matt Nagy’s play-calling after ESPN’s Brian Griese ignites questions. But Foles and Nagy have plenty to iron out this week.

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles had a lot to answer for about his play on the field after the Los Angeles Rams’ 24-10 victory Monday night at SoFi Stadium.

There was the pass he forced into double coverage on Darnell Mooney that Taylor Rapp intercepted in the end zone in the third quarter. And there was the missed deep shot in the third to Mooney, who had beaten Jalen Ramsey and had 75 yards of open field in front of him.

But Foles also was answering questions late Monday about a conversation off the field he had with ESPN announcer Brian Griese as the broadcast crew prepared for the game. Griese spoke of the conversation late in the fourth quarter, shortly after the Rams pass rush disrupted yet another Foles throw.

“We were talking to Nick Foles yesterday,” Griese said, “and he said: ‘You know, sometimes play calls come

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