NFL Podcast: Jon Gruden's mask, Tyrod Taylor's punctured lung & the real reason Russell Wilson hasn't received an MVP vote

Terez Paylor and Charles Robinson
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The NFL season has entered its third week, yet the coronavirus does not quit. A friendly reminder from the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast to keep wearing your mask. A reminder from the league apparently didn't land with coaches Jon Gruden and Sean Payton, who were both personally fined $100,000 after not properly masking up during the New Orleans Saints' Monday night loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night.

Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson kick off the mid-week pod discussing the fines doled out to multiple coaches for the mask policy, if the 2-0 Raiders are for real and if it's time to worry about the 1-1 Saints.

Staying in the AFC West, news came out on Wednesday that the reason for Tyrod Taylor's chest pains, which led to Justin Herbert's first start for the Los Angeles Chargers, was a team doctor accidentally puncturing Taylor's lung with a pre-game injection. Charles & Terez dive into this strange medical story and the legal ramifications it could have for the Chargers. (16:10)

Our experts also discuss the strange case of the MetLife Stadium turf, where the San Francisco 49ers lost Nick Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo, Raheem Mostert and more to injury last Sunday while visiting the New York Jets. What does it mean that the NFLPA backed the 49er's complaint about the playing surface? (27:10)

There has been quite a TV & internet hullabaloo lately that Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has never garnered a single MVP vote in his eight-year career. Charles, an MVP voter, explains the very justifiable reason why. (32:00)

Finally, the guys close out the show previewing a trio key matchups to look forward to in Week 3: Kansas City at Baltimore (40:55), the Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo (49:30) and Dallas at Seattle (58:00).

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden was fined $100,000 for not wearing a mask properly on a Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden was fined $100,000 for not wearing a mask properly on a Monday night game against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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