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NFL Week 6 – What To Look Forward to From This Week’s Matchups

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Mohamed Bughrara

Washington Commanders (2-4) at Chicago Bears (2-4), Commanders win 12-7

Another Thursday Night Football game, another mediocre effort. Everyone lamented the Colts-Broncos 12-9 slugfest last week, but this game had even less scores. 

Brian Robinson Jr. obviously gained the faith of the Commanders’ coaches after his nine-carry debut last week. Robinson began, received the ball on the opening two plays of the game, and came on late to help Washington win 12-7. He ran the ball 17 times for 60 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown midway through the third quarter. Above all, he had more speed than you might anticipate from a guy who was wounded many times in the leg in late August.

This Bears-Commanders game may have put football back 50 years, since neither team seemed to desire to win.

49ers (3-2) at Falcons (2-3), 1 p.m.: 

Cordarrelle Patterson, the Falcons’ top rusher, is still sidelined with a knee injury. Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons may also miss the game due to a hamstring injury.San Francisco may be without kicker Robbie Gould, who was injured against the Panthers. Due to a groin ailment, defensive end Nick Bosa will most certainly miss Sunday’s game. 

Given that San Francisco has allowed 19, 7, 11, 9, and 15 scores in its first five games, it may not matter who is throwing the ball at quarterback. Kyle Shanahan, a former Falcons offensive coordinator, returns to Atlanta as a head coach for the first time. The Falcons must be particularly sound in this game to have a chance against the NFL’s best defense. 

Georgia Legislature approves coverage to help first responders cope with job-related PTSD treatment

The Ashley Wilson Act, named for Gwinnett police sergeant Ashley Wilson, passed unanimously in the Georgia House of Representatives, aiming to provide supplemental health insurance for first responders diagnosed with PTSD due to on-the-job experiences. This landmark legislation, celebrated for its potential to significantly aid in the recovery and support of traumatized first responders, reflects a broader recognition of PTSD’s serious impact on public safety personnel, promising financial and treatment support beginning January 1, 2025.

FAFSA delays pose challenges for Georgia college-bound students

Students across Georgia are facing delays in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, particularly challenging due to its late January rollout and additional complications for mixed-status families. Despite these setbacks, the Department of Education has implemented fixes for major issues, and officials, including MorraLee Keller of the National College Attainment Network, urge students not to give up on securing financial aid for college.