With 53 seconds left in the first half, the Seahawks got the ball on their own 11-yard line and dialed up a run, content to run out the clock and head to the locker room. The Packers, armed with only two timeouts and no real way to bully their opponent into a three-and-out punt, stopped the clock anyway.
One C.J. Prosise run later, they did it again, stopping the clock with 43 seconds to play. At this point, any play longer than three seconds would effectively have given the Seahawks the opportunity to close out the half without giving the ball back to their opponent — the only opportunity this realistically created was for Seattle.
Palmer had an awful game against a pass defense he should have lit up. He was thrown quickly out of whack by the ineffectiveness and injury of David Johnson, who could be out for a while. The 37-year-old is one of the league’s most dependent QBs, to the point losing Johnson is a monstrous blow. Arizona is stuck with him, though, as there’s no young upside guy behind him, just Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert.
Golladay lived up to every bit of the offseason hype as their big, speedy No. 3 receiver, delivering both a long TD downfield and a short TD in the red zone, both in the fourth quarter as Matthew Stafford led another comeback. Golden Tate is the No. 1, and Marvin Jones Jr. is a solid No. 2. Golladay is just another way for Stafford to earn his money spreading the ball around, a testament to the growth of the Lions’ highly-paid QB.
This week, Cutler will face the hapless New York Jets who have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for five touchdowns during the first two weeks. The reason is simple: the Jets haven’t been able to apply pressure. In 61 opponent drop-backs, the Jets have just two sacks, both coming during their week one loss to the Bills. Teams don’t need much time to pass against the Jets either as 47 of the 56 pass attempts against them have been no further than 10 yards downfield. This is ideal for a big game for Cutler, and by extension Landry. -K.D.
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But people who know the 71-year-old Jaguars executive say he was more devastated than he publicly let on when he was forced out after the 2015 season. Coughlin is human, and it’s perfectly human for a two-time Super Bowl champ separated from a job he adored to hope his successor reminds everyone why he was so valuable in the first place.
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On that front, McAdoo is making Coughlin more popular with New Yorkers now than he was during his final four playoff-free seasons.
Put this game on me, the Giants coach told his players in the locker room.
Put this game on me, the Giants coach told the reporters in the interview room.
Actually, we’ll do McAdoo one better. We’ll put the entire 0-2 start on him, even though the hobbled Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t go against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1 and couldn’t rise even halfway to his otherworldly standards against the Lions on Monday night. The Giants have scored 13 points in eight quarters of play; they haven’t scored fewer points in their first two games since they managed seven points in the first two games of 1947, when you could buy a gallon of gas for 15 cents.
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. That’s why the teams with the two best quarterbacks are the favorites to play in Super Bowl 52.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are the defending NFL champions and should cruise to their ninth straight division title in the watered-down AFC East.
Those on the under had to be feeling great entering the fourth quarter of this one. With Boise State leading 17-10, the 27 combined points were 31 short of the closing over/under. Both teams were also down to their backup quarterbacks, theoretically making a high-scoring fourth quarter even less likely.
Or that was the conventional thinking.
The final 15 minutes of regulation consisted of two defensive touchdowns, a fumbled punt and 35 combined points. By the time the captains met for the overtime coin toss, the total had already gone over and those who bet the under were done with football for the night.
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Just kind of your name getting dragged through the mud, Elliott said Sunday, when asked what the most difficult part of the process has been. It’s been 14 months. Just kind of being associated with that, that’s tough.
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He declined to go into details about the incident but repeatedly expressed relief that it didn’t turn out even worse.
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I didn’t ask for this moment; it just happened to be me. I’m just lucky to be here to be able to speak about it, he said. At any moment I could’ve made the wrong decision, whether moved or (they) felt like I was resisting or doing something wrong and … the Seahawks would be wearing the patch with number 72 on it.
Bennett ended the news conference abruptly, walking away from the podium while in the middle of an answer about conversations he has with his three daughters about being black in America.
Scott Tolzien is not a starting NFL quarterback, and he should never have been the one replacing Luck. But that is not Tolzien’s fault. (Yes, there’s a theme developing.)
Coach Chuck Pagano has no chance to win with a quarterback situation this bad, but that’s not his fault. New general manager Chris Ballard is stuck scrambling to clean up too big a mess in too short a time, but that’s not his fault.
Put all of that fault right in the lap of Colts owner Jim Irsay. The one who can hire, fire, pay, overpay and replace all of the aforementioned, is the one who can’t be fired or replaced himself.
Think about the pants-down spanking the Colts received Sunday … then think about how it was delivered by the Rams, who are due for their own 46-9 spanking before this season is done. The Rams didn’t even have Aaron Donald. The highlights have a TV-MA rating, for gratuitous violence and graphic nudity after they undressed Tolzien multiple times before he got benched.
My projections had the Dolphins going 5-1 in the AFC East, which seems unrealistic. But with QB Tiers voters seeing little difference between Jay Cutler and injured 2016 starter Ryan Tannehill, an 8-8 finish seems within reach for a team that overachieved by going 10-6 last season. Jay Cutler has an 0-2 career record against Brady, in case you were curious.
At wide receiver, I’m looking to hoard targets (passes thrown intended for a given receiver). I want to stack up as many projectable targets as I can from my three starters. Volume is key at wideout, just like running back, but you’ll find that many of your opponents will pick players who might only see four or five passes come their way in a game. This is a key mistake.
T1. Aaron Rodgers, QB | Green Bay Packers: If Green Bay’s offense can get out of the gate hot and avoid the troubles it had in the first half of the 2016 season, its mustachioed, tape-recorder-carrying, superstar signal-caller could run away with awards such as this. We’ll find out tomorrow, but I’m guessing he did all right in our preseason MVP poll, too.
T1. Le’Veon Bell, RB | Pittsburgh Steelers: Fresh off his holdout, Bell generates absolutely no skepticism from our panel. Perhaps that’s because his mere availability for Week 1 is close to unprecedented. This will be Bell’s fifth season in the NFL but only the second in which he is neither injured nor suspended to start the season. The one season he played all 16 games was 2014, when he rushed for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 85 passes for another 845 yards and three touchdowns. To imagine a full Bell season is to imagine, basically, all of the yards. The only weird thing is that Arizona’s David Johnson, another all-purpose yardage monster, didn’t crack our top three.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is spending the first three games of the NFL season serving a suspension for a hit on Kansas City Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman during the second week of the preseason.
That gave him plenty of time to tweet on Sunday — which he did. Burfict retweeted this tweet that shows Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier getting to a sliding DeShone Kizer late, hitting him in his abdomen:
Scandrick will have a plate put in his left hand Monday to stabilize a broken third metacarpal. He will not play this week, but he could be back as soon as Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Scandrick suffered the injury in the second quarter. He immediately came off the field and headed to the X-ray room. He watched the rest of the game with his hand taped.
In 2012, Scandrick suffered a broken left hand on Thanksgiving and required surgery. He missed the final five games of the season.
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He has a challenging, smaller market in Jacksonville and has found a creative approach to include London games in that model. (His being a minority) is a very important factor for our league, for inclusion, for the quintessential American Dream. He built a fabulous company and remains a humble, down-to-earth guy we all respect. He has the ability to become one of the best owners in the NFL, if he isn’t already. We listen, respect and like him — that is a very rare combination among us.
Khan believes that manufacturing jobs still have a huge role to play in America. That especially for those who do not have college degrees, the option of working in a factory and making fair wages that support their families is crucial. He said that is how middle-class America was built. He said he has tried to model his business to keep those opportunities for the middle-class and for all in mind.
Former NFL star Terrell Owens is among the athletes taking his talents to the dance floor this fall in Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
ABC announced the full celebrity cast for the hit show on Monday. Owens joins five-time NBA champion and former New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, paralympic swimming gold and silver medalist (and current ESPN host and reporter) Victoria Arlen and WWE wrestler Nikki Bella as Mirror Ball Trophy hopefuls.
This isn’t Budweiser’s first foray into using technology to associate a game’s big moment with its brand. In 2013, Budweiser started selling Red Lights, which lit up and sounded a horn when the purchaser’s hockey team scored a goal. The company sold 80,000 lights at $150 apiece in its first 2? years.
Also: As you can see in those collar-comparison photos, the “NY” logo on the Giants’ nose bumper has changed from blue to red. But Giants equipment director Joe Skiba often likes to tinker with that uniform element, so it remains to be seen whether the red version will be retained for the regular season.
Also-also: The Giants have posted their uniform schedule. They’ll once again wear white pants at home (including for a Sunday afternoon game against the Cowboys on Dec. 10, when they’ll wear their retro-inspired solid-white Color Rush uni) and gray pants on the road, regardless of which jersey they’re wearing. Additional info here.
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick aren’t done yet, but their aggressive offseason full of offensive and defensive reinforcements indicates the Patriots really want that second repeat while they still have them.
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Russell Wilson wasn’t totally right last season, and neither was the defense. Here comes the successful overcorrection for Pete Carroll.
Bortles might be moving on sooner than later if Henne wins the job and the Jaguars are comfortable with 2016 sixth-round pick Brandon Allen or an NFL veteran not on the current roster becoming the backup (Before you ask, a source told Sporting News that Colin Kaepernick isn’t on Jacksonville’s radar at this time).
The Jaguars would then have to decide whether it’s worth the risk of Bortles getting hurt and not being medically cleared in time for the start of the 2018 offseason, which would guarantee his $19 million salary. The most likely options would be releasing Bortles outright or keeping him on the roster but not having him play this season, a la what Washington did with quarterback Robert Griffin III under the same scenario in 2015.
It’s about at least one team in the market for a quarterback, the Giants, with a coach who’s on the record as being disappointed in Kaepernick’s protest (at the same time he eagerly defended a kicker who abused his wife). The two signings they made essentially scream, Anybody But Kaepernick.
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In additon to Collins, Johnson and Britt, other kneeling players identified by Cleveland reporters were tight end Seth DeValve, receiver Ricardo Louis, linebacker Christian Kirksey, running back Terrence Magee, safety Calvin Pryor, running back Isaiah Crowell, cornerback Jamar Taylor and rookie safety Jabrill Peppers, who had a 31-yard punt return after the Giants went three-and-out on their first possession.
Were it not for Longshot and MUT Squads, many veterans of the Madden franchise might have had a difficult time discerning last year’s edition from this one. Thankfully, those two new modes pay off, making all the effort devoted to them worthwhile. They’re joined by subtle but valuable improvements to gameplay that become apparent the more Madden NFL 18 is played.
The other change to Franchise that stood out relates to injuries. There are now off-ball injuries, so positions that would rarely or never find themselves on the injury report are now affected.
That will force GMs to rely more on depth and roster management over the course of the season. Injuries in simulated games can also be devastating. I lost some of my team’s best players in simmed games for extended periods of time, and I saw some teams with upwards of 10 players hurt. The injuries might need to be tuned a bit to produce more short-term, one-to-two-week injuries, rather than the six-plus-week injuries that seem to be very common in the sims.