Nothing in the NFLbe believed after Julio Jones dropped that pass in the end zone against the Panthers last week. On the other hand, nothing happens with the Cowboys each week without involving a judge’s ruling, and that’s the case again with Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal. The Falcons are playing in their new stadium for only the fourth time, and they lost their last two before going on their three-game road trip.
Touchdown, Patriots. New England strings together a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ends with an 11-yard Brady touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen with 25 seconds remaining before halftime. New England leads 27-9.
Field goal, Falcons. Tevin Coleman drops a screen pass on third down and Atlanta settles for a 44-yard field goal from Matt Bryant that extends its lead to 24-17 with 1:06 remaining before halftime.
Jones had been making all sorts of noise about shutting down NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s proposed contract extension, before ESPN’s Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. reported Friday that Jones had met the Goodell’s suspension of Ezekiel Elliott for alleged domestic assault with a direct and vulgar threat.
“I’m going to come after you with everything I have,” Jones was quoted telling Goodell. “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to what I’m going to do.”
Justin Jackson, RB, Northwestern The senior running back went over 1,000 yards for the fourth straight season by rushing for 166 yards on 31 carries in a 39-0 win over Minnesota.
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It took millions of decisions, opinions and steps to make this considerably weird 2017 NFL season go. Some of the essential figures off the field made moves that are decades old: Think back to Jerry Jones buying the Cowboys in 1989, or Bill Belichick resigning as coach of the Jets to take over the Patriots in 2000. Others choices were made as recently as this week, like a certain team benching a certain quarterback under brutally flawed logic.
Nothing is inevitable, but that’s the prediction here for Hosmer’s landing spot. With a market that is clearly less dynamic than Boras would suggest, I’m not completely convinced Hosmer gets that nine-figure contract. If you buy his 2017 performance, six years at $120 million ($20 million per year) is reasonable. If you get his 2016 performance, that’s a lot of money to replace Mitch Moreland with Mitch Moreland. What would you do?
Jim McCormick: An injury of this magnitude influences an entire rotation, as we’ve seen Murray, Harris, Jokic and Barton surge in usage rate when Millsap is off the floor. This quartet’s fantasy stock doesn’t shift much, but it’s safe to say they’ll need to do more to approximate the spacing and scoring void left by this injury.
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Karlsson’s been outstanding for us, Gallant said. He’s playing well. He’s getting the chance to play a lot more minutes than he’s played in the past. He’s a young player that’s taking advantage of his ice time.
Goff is coming off two outstanding games against Giants and Texans, but those teams have a combined four wins and defenses that rank 31st and 23rd, respectively. Things get significantly more challenging this week against the 7-2 Vikings and their fifth-ranked defense.
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Allen Crabbe led Brooklyn (6-10) with 25 points and seven rebounds, while Dinwiddie added 21 points (11 of 13 free throws) and eight assists.
Next up for the defending champs is a marquee battle with the Thunder, Durant’s former team, on Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Durant told ESPN when asked if he’ll able to go Wednesday: I’m not sure.
The deadline for the move is Wednesday, but Bridgewater is expected to be removed from the physically-unable-to-perform list and added by that time, according to the Star Tribune.
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The procedure to repair a lateral meniscus was Wednesday in Houston. Beverley has appeared in 11 games since arriving in the Chris Paul trade, averaging 12.2 Rick Nash Jersey points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.73 steals and 30.3 minutes.
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, was active for Sunday’s game against the winless Cleveland Browns.
Fournette has rushed for 629 yards and six touchdowns in seven games, but he had his worst game as a pro against the Chargers, gaining 33 yards on 17 carries. He missed time in the fourth quarter but played in overtime and touched the ball on six of Jacksonville’s 11 offensive Leonard Floyd Authentic Jersey snaps.
The Jaguars lead the NFL in rushing with 163 yards per game. They are 2-0 without Fournette and rushed for 337 yards in those games; Chris Ivory ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and T.J. Yeldon had 163 yards and a score, including a career-high 122 yards against the Indianapolis Colts.
It will also save Seattle some needed cap space. Freeney’s deal was worth a prorated share of $1 million and included roster bonuses worth $8,000 for each game he was active, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The Seahawks have the least amount of cap room of any team in the league, according to the NFL Players Association website, which lists the figure at $150,505.
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A deal with Freeney had been in the works for a few weeks before the Seahawks signed him in Week 8 to boost their pass rush. Their interest in him began in earnest when Avril suffered a neck injury in Week 4 that landed him on IR.
Edmonton halted a three-game losing streak, while the Wings lost their second straight.
Patrick Maroon, Darnell Nurse, Drake Caggiula, Jesse Puljujarvi and Mark Letestu also scored for the Oilers.
Niklas Kronwall and Tomas Tatar scored the Wings’ goals.
Though the heavy usage provides optimism, Westbrook ran behind both Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole and figures to also be behind Hurns once he returns from an ankle injury. Westbrook, a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft, has the talent to explode onto the fantasy scene, but he’s facing tough odds in a run-heavy offense. He should be rostered but on benches against Arizona this week.
However, the Giants (1-7) aren’t planning on making any changes to the coaching or front office staff until the season is over, ESPN.com reported Thursday.
News that McAdoo’s job is secure for now comes on the heels of admissions from anonymous Giants players who are fed up with McAdoo.
According to ESPN’s report, players complaining in the middle of the season is normal and the Giants ownership isn’t too worried about it.
However, the Giants’ egregious 51-17 loss to the Rams Sunday seemed to be the final straw for some players, who anonymously said that McAdoo has “lost the team.”
Despite the grumblings, McAdoo didn’t seem too concerned in Thursday’s press conference.
Luis Severino struggled to a 5.38 ERA in his first full season and had been booted out of the rotation in 2016, but finished third in the AL Cy Young voting. And who would have predicted Mike Trout not making the final three of the AL MVP voting?
Richard Sherman said his Achilles had been bothering him since Rams game.
Toss-up: The Chargers have won four of their past six games following an 0-4 start. Five of their losses have been by eight or fewer points. Most Chargers games are toss-ups, so it’s no surprise their season has been one too.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a religious man, not a petty one.
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The NFL has no answer for the Eagles right now. They have scored 30 or more points in each of their past four games. There are three teams — the Browns, Bears and Giants — that haven’t scored 30 in a game since the 2015 season. The Eagles have done it in two of their past four halves.
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And while we can’t know for sure what awaits them over the next couple of months or how it will all turn out, if the Eagles keep this up, they are having the kind of year that makes people’s careers. Wentz could be MVP. Doug Pederson could be coach of the year. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will get head-coaching interviews. And it’s not crazy to imagine special-teams coordinator Dave Fipp or quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo showing up on those same interview lists.
As they should, these kinds of things help the players involved, as well; and while watching Sunday night, you had to be thinking, Alshon Jeffery is going to get paid this time.
The wide receiver caught an 83-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard as the 49ers beat the Giants, 31-21.
A clearly emotional Goodwin pointed to the sky as he crossed the goal line before dropping to his knees.
Goodwin confirmed the sad news on his Instagram account, writing, in Brian Leetch Jersey part: Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan.
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So far, it’s going well. The Clippers are 4-1, near Brian Dawkins Jersey the top of the league in both points scored and allowed per possession. They should be fine on defense with Jordan and Patrick Beverley bookending things; opponents have scored a miniscule 0.93 points per possession after running a pick-and-roll against the Beverley-Jordan tandem — a mark that would have been the third-stingiest last season among almost 200 combinations that defended at least 200 such plays, per data from Second Spectrum.
The Ravens appear to have found their best running back since Ray Rice in Alex Collins, who wasn’t even on the team’s 53-man roster to open the season after being cut by Seattle and clearing waivers. Promoted from the practice squad after Week 1, Collins has taken advantage of his opportunity with a 6-yard average on 80 carries.
The Lakers will always rule L.A., but Griffin matters, and the Clippers with him — even without Chris Paul — still matter in a way they never did during their pathetic prior history. They could not stomach tearing all that down even though Paul gave them a rebuild road map: recoup picks for Paul, let Griffin walk, and bottom out ahead of a killer draft.
You consider all your options, says Steve Ballmer, the team’s owner. But I don’t want to lose. I like winning. Winning is good. Losing is bad. We think we have a unique opportunity to be a free-agent destination. If you want that, you have to be doing your best every year.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks: For the fifth consecutive game, Graham managed a double-digit fantasy point total, his 19.9 using PPR scoring on Sunday representing his best single-week effort in 2017. He also caught the game-winning touchdown, yet another thing that might quash rumors that he’s on the trade block as he plays out the final year of his contract.
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When Coach Stagg was here, there weren’t a lot of rules and regulations, and I think our administration didn’t like what they saw as the future of big-time college football. Sometimes if you look at the state of today’s game, you may think they were actually ahead of the curve.
Most of Week 9’s action was packed into the 3:30 p.m. ET window, and you’d be forgiven for having trouble keeping up. Georgia embarrassed Florida, Notre Dame swept aside NC State, Ohio State stunned Penn State, Michigan State was upset and Iowa State claimed another top-five Big 12 foe.
These four hours will be remembered as the most consequential in the College Football Playoff race and might even kick-start the coaching carousel. Here’s how it all played out in real time from kickoff to final snap.
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He doesn’t mind; his only concern is when his hand slips and his signature zig-zags off the blue number on one Jersey. He’s wondering if he should try to fix it? Don’t worry, a team staffer quickly assures him. There are plenty more. With a few piles down and several more piles to go, Prescott shrugs. This is easy, he says.
But before carrying it out, the Panthers had to get Newton healthy, and that didn’t happen overnight. The idea of the shoulder surgery he underwent was to make him right not for the next year, but for the next decade锟斤拷they knew going in they might need to be patient. While Carolina brought Newton back for the start of camp, he did have a setback and at one point was shut down for almost a week.
It is the best team in college football right now and the clear favorite to make the College Football Playoff.
The stakes: It’s more than a World Series crown that will be on the line in Los Angeles. Legacies are shaped in these moments, too. Through five appearances (four starts) in this postseason, Verlander is 4-0 with a 2.05 ERA. He has struck out 29 batters and walked only eight in 30 2/3 innings, and opponents are hitting .183 against him. But the Astros ace needs one more vintage performance to stamp this the “October of Verlander.”
The reality of the situation is Miami’s 31.5 percent GBR after Week 7 was the second lowest in the league and their 31.1 percent GBR after Week 8 could end up as the lowest GBR in the league. Outside of two solid blocking performances in Weeks 5 and 6, the Dolphins have posted a GBR of lower than 30 percent in every contest.
It is possible that Miami’s GBR will pick up during the next four weeks, as three of the Dolphins’ next four foes (Raiders, Panthers and Patriots) rank in the bottom half of the league in GBR allowed, but when a team is blocking this badly it often doesn’t improve regardless of the quality of the opponent. That means Ajayi is likely to be a borderline flex pick for the rest of the season.
Kyle Long, OG, Chicago Bears: Long exited the game against the Saints in the first quarter, and the team announced that his return was questionable because of a hand injury. He was spotted with a club on his hand to start the second half.
The parade celebrating the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second straight Stanley Cup was still raging on that hot afternoon in mid-June when Mike Sullivan decided it was time to up the ante.
Sure, becoming the first back-to-back Cup winners in nearly two decades is historic. Still, it’s just two. Three straight? Well, that’s something else entirely. And the man whose arrival in December 2015 coincided with Pittsburgh’s ascendance back to the top of the NHL knew it.
So the head coach with the innate ability to calibrate a roster stuffed with an eclectic mix of generational offensive talent, relentless young legs and just enough tenacity figured it was time to set the bar for 2018.
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Let’s do it anyway. No team has even reached the Cup final three successive springs since the Islanders finished off Gretzky and the Oilers on May 16, 1983, for their fourth championship, a time when the path from burgeoning power to dynasty was far shorter than it is now.
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