NFL Investigating Officials Who Sought Autograph, Patriots’ Battle for QB

NFL investigating officials who asked for an autograph - Patriots QB battle Zappe vs. Jones - Colts name Ehlinger to start at QB Week 8 - Commanders CEO criticized after name slip - NFL leaders

NFL investigating officials over seeking autograph

A troubling video has surfaced after Tampa Bay's loss to Carolina on Sunday. The video appears to show two officials approaching Buccaneers' wide receiver Mike Evans in the tunnel of Bank of America Stadium and asking him to sign something, CBSSports reported.

The NFL is now investigating side judge Jeff Lamberth and line judge Tripp Sutter. NFL-NFLRA CBA rules state that officials: "shall not… ask players, coaches or any other team personnel for autographs or memorabilia."

Patriots QB battle Zappe vs. Jones: Who will start Week 8?

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones returns to action on Monday night after missing three weeks due to a high ankle sprain. However, after Jones struggled early on with two scoreless drives and throwing an interception, the Patriots benched him and brought in rookie Bailey Zappe, CNN reported.

Four plays after taking over, Zappe threw a 30-yard touchdown pass, NESN reported. Belichick refused to answer reporter's questions on who will be the starting quarterback in week 8 against the Jets.

Colts name Ehlinger to start at QB Week 8

The Indianapolis Colts announced they will bring in former Texas Longhorns quarterback and second-year signal-caller Sam Ehlinger to start in week 8 when the team hosts the Washington Commanders on Sunday, Sports Illustrated reported. At Texas, Ehlinger was second in the school's all-time passing yards (11,436) and passing touchdowns (94), and he is tied for eighth with 33 rushing touchdowns.

Commanders CEO criticized after name slip

Old habits can be hard to break and the Washington Commanders co-CEO Tanya Snyder is facing criticism after she accidentally reverted to calling the team by its former name during a homecoming rally before facing the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Fox reported.

"Hail to the Redskins!" Snyde cheered. "And let’s beat Green Bay."

Naturally, social media was quick to criticize Snyder over the slip. And some fans also chanted "sell the team" during the game. The team has used the former moniker since 1933 and changed the name earlier this year.

NFL leaders

Passing: Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs)> 2159 yards

Rushing: Nick Chubb (Browns)> 740 yards

Receiving: Tyreek Hill (Dolphins): 57

Field goals: Daniel Carlson (Raiders): 16/Ryan Succop (Buccaneers): 16

Interceptions: Jordan Poyer (Bills): 4

Tackles: Roquan Smith (Bears): 78 (combined)

Kick returns: Kalif Raymond (Lions): Average: 52 yards

Punt returns: Avery Williams (Falcons): Average 52 yards

Punting: Ryan Stonehouse (Titans): Average 54.9 yards