Depleted Spurs beat Suns for 8th win in 9 games

Spurs: Dejounte Murray tied his career high with 14 rebounds. … Brandon Paul and Forbes each got his second start of the season, Rudy Gay his fourth. … Gasol missed his first game of the season after starting the first 26. … San Antonio had an 18-10 advantage in offensive rebounds.

OK, well Mahomes has an excellent arm. It doesn’t surprise me that comes off as unbelievable in practice. However, Mahomes is taking a majority of these reps with the scout team. On the scout team, you just look at a card and run that play. Often as offensive linemen, we’d get in trouble for running our techniques for a play when the defense wants it done differently. You just do what the defense wants. Mahomes is free from reading coverages and free from consequence of mistakes.

“You never want to lose anybody like that,” Heyward said. “We have to compete and keep playing for Ryan.”

Fifteen Steelers players also wore customized Shazier cleats. Those players were Vince Williams, Sean Davis, Stephon Tuitt, Cam Heyward, Arthur Moats, Tyson Alualu, Mike Hilton, T.J. Watt, Javon Hargrave, William Gay, Bud Dupree, Robert Golden, Roosevelt Nix, Anthony Chickillo and Antonio Brown.

Alualu posted on Instagram a photo of his cleats accompanied by a customized No. 50 Terrible Towel.

Caldwell has taken the blame for both gaffes repeatedly during news conferences over the past two weeks.

The Lions are all but out of the NFC North title race — something that appeared wide open after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone in Week 6 — and likely need to win out and receive some help to make the playoffs as a wild-card team.