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When he reaches 30,000 points, James will be the youngest player to do so, but it wasn’t by design.

Some viewers were taken by surprise late Thursday night when NFL Network’s panel of former stars took aim at Kirk Cousins following Washington’s brutal 38-14 loss in Dallas. The team was sloppy in countless ways during the game 锟斤拷 and Cousins cost his team dearly by fumbling the ball on a first-half sack. But Washington’s first turnover, a pass that went off Jamison Crowder’s hands and was intercepted in the end zone, did not appear to be a Cousins error.
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It just went through my hands, Crowder said after the game, when he also said a big part [of the loss] was my fault.

After Christie’s kick, I thought our season was over. But Titans coach Jeff Fisher and special teams coach Alan Lowry called for Home Run Throwback. The kickoff went to Lorenzo Neal, who handed off to Frank Wycheck. He then threw a cross-field lateral (that had to withstand an excruciating replay review to be sure it wasn’t a forward lateral), and Kevin Dyson ran it in for the winning score 锟斤拷 and pandemonium in the stadium similar to the scene Sunday night in Minneapolis.

Vikings execs had to be similarly downtrodden after the Lutz field goal and likely thought their 13-3 season (same record as the 1999 Titans) was history. While Saints coach Sean Payton was taunting the Vikings crowd with a mock Skol clap, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and the team didn’t give up, and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur called Buffalo Right Seven Heaven.

It’s never been a chase, he said. I don’t chase points. I don’t chase anything when it comes to scoring. When I get it, I get it and that’s how I’ve gotten to this point in my career. The disappointing thing is that we lost, so it doesn’t matter.

Host Rich Eisen then argued that Cousins was putting some balls right on the hands of some of his receivers in the first quarter, and also mentioned Crowder’s Mark Gastineau Jersey fumbled punt return.
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I agree with everything that you are saying, Faulk said. But as a quarterback, when those things are happening, you go to your wide receivers. You don’t shake ’em. You pat ’em and let ’em know you have confidence, and let them know, ‘I’m coming back to you.’ And I was standing on the sidelines. I was waiting for that to happen. I never saw him go by his wide receivers and give them a vote of confidence.

Gasol, Evans fuel rally as Grizzlies overcome Sixers 105-101

Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans led the Memphis Grizzlies in scoring, yet it was the play of a recent two-way signee that provided the spark for a fourth-quarter comeback.
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Myke Henry connected on a 3-pointer late in the third quarter — his first NBA points — then added nine more points in the fourth as Memphis erased a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 on Monday night.

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Still saddled with one of the league’s worst record, Atlanta (14-32) has won three of its last four, four of six and is .500 over its past 14 games.
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We’ve got to keep it going, said Prince, who matched his scoring output from the last four games combined.

The Hawks began to pull away late in the third quarter, closing with a 13-3 run for a 74-63 lead that was their largest to that point. Dewayne Dedmon knocked down a 3-pointer, Malcolm Delaney converted a four-point play and Schroder scored off a couple of drives.

We’re kind of working our way through it here. We’re not where we’re going to be on Wednesday, Belichick said Monday during a media conference call . We have a lot of work to do. We haven’t seen them in quite a while, but obviously, they’re well coached.

They have a lot of good players. We saw that from training camp. They’ve been in two close games and they’ve made a lot of critical plays in critical situations. They’ve made the plays they’ve had to make, and that’s what you have to do at Daniel Norris Authentic Jersey this time of year.

Mike Mularkey, Titans mutually agree to part ways

The Tennessee Titans are breaking up with Mike Mularkey.

I felt like we needed to go in a different direction and maximize the skill sets of the players on the field, Robinson said. This is an attractive job … we’ll talk to candidates who we believe will move this team forward.

Chalk it up as the final note in a confusing, see-sawing song and dance between Mularkey and the Titans, with the relationship ending hours after reports emerged suggesting the coach was about to receive an extension — and just one week after the franchise strongly backed Mularkey following the win over Kansas City.

Mularkey filed back-to-back 9-7 campaigns, but the hyper-ugly Patriots loss did nothing to help his case.

As for who they’ll be targeting in their head coaching search, look for Robinson to heat-seek an offensive-minded coach who can develop this young roster and unleash Tennessee’s full potential.

Whoever they choose, the Titans aren’t wasting time on getting their search started — they’ve already reached out to the Texans to request an interview with defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, per Rapoport. They’re also interested in talking with Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, according to Rapoport.

The week before President Trump decided to make NFL player protests a federal issue (so to speak), there were players on seven teams who participated in some sort of display during the national anthem.

Defining participated is tricky; do we count the 10 players on the San Francisco 49ers who, according to ESPN’s reporting, supported Eric Reid’s protest by putting their hands on his shoulders? If we do — and, in our analysis below, we did — it gives us 24 players during the second week of the National Football League season. The week prior, it was about the same.

Brady and Garoppolo had an amicable relationship, but it didn’t go beyond the surface.

Because of his relationship with Brady and the fact that he treated so many other players, Guerrero had nearly unlimited access to the team.
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But Belichick curbed that this year, exiling him from the sideline and locker room. After Belichick spelled that out in an email to Guerrero, several players reported that Guerrero had told them that Belichick had barred him from treating them. Some saw that as an attempt by Brady’s trainer to turn players against Belichick, dividing the team.

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The veteran wasn’t mentoring his potential replacement, which isn’t an especially new phenomenon in the NFL. But did Brady feel more threatened by Garoppolo than just not wanting to spend time giving him pointers on footwork?

Vrabel’s offensive staff will be extremely important, and it’s likely he detailed a solid plan to convince Robinson he could bring in strong coaches to maximize their offensive talent and get the most out of quarterback Marcus Mariota, who took a big step back in his third NFL season.

This was supposed to be the offseason that the Jaguars jettisoned Blake Bortles and found a quarterback that could serve as the final piece of a Super Bowl run, but Bortles’ improved play over the second half of the season and in the playoffs could cause the team to press pause on finding a successor and ride out the final year of his contract.

Jacksonville has found some hidden gems at the receiver position, but with both Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee heading for free agency, more talent at the position is needed. The Jaguars Womens Carlos Henderson Jersey could also clear $7 million of cap space by releasing Allen Hurns. On the offensive line, Cam Robinson has struggled at left tackle and could be in line for a position move. If he moves inside and Jermey Parnell is retained at right tackle, that leaves the Jaguars looking for a left tackle and guard this offseason.

the Patriots no longer have a quarterback currently ready to take over after Jimmy Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

Brady was part of the first draft class when Belichick Jonathan Bullard Youth jersey arrived in New England in 2000 and it feels weird to think about the two parting ways after 18 seasons together that has produced seven trips to the Super Bowl.
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But the Brady-Belichick era is approaching its end, one way or the other. Brady hasn’t shown signs of slowing down, but Father Time claims every player eventually. The quarterback is already playing at an age that only a handful of other passers ever have before.

Whenever Brady’s done, Among the nuggets in Wickersham’s report was the assertion that Kraft demanded Garoppolo be traded:
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Two weeks before the Nov. 1 trading deadline, Belichick met with Kraft to discuss the quarterback situation. According to staffers, the meeting ran long, lasting half the day and pushing back Belichick’s other meetings. The office was buzzing. The meeting ended with a clear mandate to Belichick: trade Garoppolo because he would not be in the team’s long-term plans, and then, once again, find the best quarterback in the draft and develop him. Belichick was furious and demoralized, according to friends. But in the end, he did what he asks of his players and coaches: He did his job.

Kraft denied the report in a conversation with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, so maybe Belichick isn’t frustrated with how things went down. But either way, finding a new Brady prot锟斤拷g锟斤拷 isn’t going to be easy for the Patriots. New England also traded Jacoby Brissett in 2017 and the only other quarterback on the roster now is Brian Hoyer.

The Falcons have enjoyed one of the NFL’s most productive tandems at running back, but a decision about the future of their talented backup looms.

No real comment, just the fact that it will be a focus this offseason, Dimitroff said. That’s one that, interestingly enough, will help create flexibility in what we’re doing [going] forward with a number of moves we may be making. Yes, Matt’s focus will be the No. 1 focus.’

Owner Arthur Blank said Ryan needs to be compensated well, and he will be after Ryan was named the MVP following the 2016 Super Bowl season. Although Ryan’s production dropped off this past season, the Falcons’ confidence in him hasn’t wavered. Coach Dan Quinn said we’re damn fortunate we’ve got him, in talking about Ryan’s value to the franchise.
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Through 10 NFL seasons, Ryan has completed 3,630 of 5,593 passes for 41,796 yards with 260 touchdowns, 126 interceptions and a career passer rating of 93.4.

The Saints and Vikings have been two of the best teams in the NFL this season.

Adams corralled Brees’floater rather than knocking it to the turf. The result? 16 lost yards of field position; rather than taking over at their own 47, the Panthers got the ball at their 31. It was a rare blessing for the Saints 锟斤拷 the play validated the team’s risky decision by virtue of an interception which is, to say the least, rare 锟斤拷 and was another hurdle for Ron Rivera and his team to overcome as the clock ticked down.
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Newton’s next pass fell incomplete. So did his second down attempt 锟斤拷 and it derailed his team’s drive thanks to a disputed call from the officials. New Orleans’pass rush pushed the former MVP deep into his pocket and into the grasp of All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan. As he rolled right, he threw a last-ditch heave out of bounds before falling to his back:

He was abruptly flagged for intentional grounding. The result? A loss of 13 yards and the down, bringing up an unenviable third-and-23.

New Orleans boasts a powerful offense, and Minnesota, a powerful defense. The computer’s going with the home team, but a slight majority of our experts expect the Saints to get the win 锟斤拷 and a trip to the NFC Championship.
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Not just that, but the last and only other game in which Bortles has rushed for more than 80 yards came in 2016 when he put up 81 on 锟斤拷 hyup 锟斤拷 the Bills.

There’s a lens in which we view Bortles as a decidedly meh quarterback. (He finished 20th this season in passer rating, though 12th in ESPN’s QBR which factors in things like rushing ability.) There’s also a lens through which we view Bortles as an inevitability, as a dude who even when he plays really poorly is always an extant and overgrown threat to bumble his way into a big play. You can’t count on a lot of good out of Bortles, Clint Capela Jersey but you can count on something good. Eventually.

He’s the type of player that you build a defense around, just how dynamic he can be, the coach said.The Bulls are 9 overall and 3 play.could do himself a world of good with a strong Combine.Does that mean West is going to be the team’s featured back going forward?Seeing guys like Jet and work out that, it showed me how much they sacrificed to get good.

Raiders fans have to be excited to welcome Gruden back to Oakland. And Gruden obviously still loves Raiders fans.

Bortles’ game also speaks to the inability of the Bills defense to spy the fleet-footed (but not that fleet-footed) quarterback. Bortles ran for 20 yards on first down late in the first half to help set up a field goal, and it was like an epiphany. From then on, Bortles took full advantage of the opportunity to tuck the ball and take what the Bills were giving him on the ground. He had 88 yards on 10 carries, making Bortles — not rookie Leonard Fournette or veteran LeSean McCoy — the most dangerous offensive weapon in the game.

The Patriots chased all day. There was this feel in the stadium, with New England so beat up on the offensive line and coming off a Monday night loss in Miami and traveling here, and the Steelers making Brady’s pocket dirty all day, and Pittsburgh up 24-16 late, and Bud Dupree sacking Brady to make it fourth-and-17 with four minutes left and forcing the Patriots to kick the field goal … well, the feeling was this was the end of New England rolling over Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh 24, New England 19. You saw what happened next. On the ensuing drive, on third-and-four, the Patriots stoned JuJu Smith-Schuster four feet away from a first down. Pittsburgh punted. The Patriots drove 77 yards in 70 seconds, capping it with a Dion Lewis eight-yard touchdown run and Brady conversion pass to Rob Gronkowski. Who, by the way, is really good. You may have noticed on this drive a Brady obsession with Gronkowski. Five plays on the drive. Four passes to Gronkowski, three of them complete for a total of 69 yards.

J.J. Watt? That’s a pretty simple name to remember. Doesn’t matter. Gruden called him “the Milkman.” Why? “Because he’s from Wisconsin and the milkman always delivers.”

And Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is, according to Gruden, ”the Road Runner,” because “if he catches you, you’re through.”

We’ll miss him on the broadcasts, but you’d better believe we won’t miss a single Mic’d Up segment with Gruden once he’s back on the Raiders’ sideline.

It’s strange what you think about when your season is over prematurely—really strange for me, considering in 10-and-a-half seasons with the Browns, since opening day 2007, I never missed a single play. That’s 10,363 consecutive plays, the longest streak in NFL history. That changed last week. I tore my left triceps trying to push away linebacker Brian Orakpo on a running play against Tennessee.

Over and over in the day or two after my tendon snapped, the same words kept coming into my mind: “Move the drill.”

I thought of those words Sunday night, processing the injury. I thought of them when the pain woke me up Monday morning, and before I went into surgery Tuesday to have the tendon repaired. Move the drill.wings_1034

Las Vegas posts historic betting line for Falcons-Eagles divisional playoff game

Minutes after the Falcons completed a 26-13 win over the Rams in Saturday night’s NFC wild-card game in Los Angeles, Las Vegas bookmakers installed Atlanta as a 2.5-point favorite over the Eagles in next weekend’s playoff game in Philadelphia.
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Should the point spread hold and the No. 6 Falcons remain the favorite, it would mark the first time since the NFL expanded the playoff field to 12 teams that a Scott Simonson Jersey No. 1 seed is an underdog in the divisional round.

No longer secret, Colson had spent this season as a regular on every national player of the year shortlist, regularly drawing opponents’ focus and double teams. Before this season assistant coach Ryan Humphrey gave Colson a poster of himself with a target superimposed on his chest as a reminder of the attention he would be drawing. Over the past two seasons Colson’s game has come to incorporate more outside elements, including 38.5% three-point shooting锟斤拷If you would’ve told me early in his freshman year that he would become a stretch-four, says Brey, I would’ve fallen off my chair锟斤拷which has given Brey more flexibility but also reason to remind Colson not to lose the junkyard dog mentality. Don’t forget to be that dirty dude in the lane, Brey urges him, the one that made you who you are.

As far as football goes, I still love it. I still love being around the sport. I do some consulting around the league.

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It was a question of his role. Melanie Mollo, the drama director at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, R.I., was casting Guys and Dolls in the fall of 2012, Bonzie Colson’s junior year. The school’s varsity basketball players锟斤拷among the best in an elite New England prep league rife with Division I talent锟斤拷had a long tradition of participating in Mollo’s musicals. It began a decade earlier when, Mollo believes, a star player joined her choir to pursue facetime with a crush. A decade later the theater and athletic departments at the 225-student boarding school were so intertwined that Mollo and the AD collaborated when drawing up schedules.

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Eddie Jackson, safety, Chicago. The rookie fourth-round pick from Alabama was the last of 10 Crimson Tide players drafted in 2017, but he made history Sunday against the Panthers. Jackson won a starting job in camp, and against Carolina he repaid the coaches for their faith in him. He scored two long touchdowns in the first 18 minutes of the Bears’ 17-3 upset win. Jackson ran 75 yards with a recovered fumble nine minutes into the game. And early in the second quarter he grabbed a tipped pass from Cam Newton and romped 76 yards down the right sideline. He’s the first player in the NFL’s 98 seasons to have two Anthony Barr Jersey defensive touchdowns of at least 75 yards in a game, and he was the biggest factor in Chicago’s third win of the season.
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Yannick Ngakoue, defensive end, Jacksonville. The Jags may have missed badly on their quarterback of the future by picking Blake Bortles third overall in 2014, but through free agency and the draft, GM Dave Caldwell has built a deep and productive defense. Nobody’s ever heard of Ngakoue, a third-round pick from Maryland last year, but his 2.5 sacks led Jacksonville’s 27-0 shutout of the inept Colts.

Kevin Byard, safety, Tennessee. He completes the Sunday Early Games Middle-Round Hall of Greatness. The third-rounder from Middle Tennessee in 2016 had the Titans’ first three-interception game by a defender in 10 years, helping surprisingly shaky Tennessee to hang on in Cleveland, 12-9. Byard had picks in the second, third and fourth quarters, and they were key because of where they happened: at the Tennessee 7, the Cleveland 41 and the Tennessee 8.

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Garoppolo getting into the offense now likely will set him up for a breakout in 2018.

With MVP-caliber wide receiver Antonio Brown lost for the rest of the regular season, according to, the Steelers showed a flash Sunday of how they potentially could handle their leading receiver’s absence.
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Brown reportedly suffered a partially torn left calf muscle in the second quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss the Patriots and is out until the playoffs at the earliest.

Brown on Monday addressed his injury on Twitter, writing in part: Even in adversity I can’t help but feel blessed. Thanks to everyone who reached out. This is a minor setback for me but not this team. 锟斤拷 We may not have won the game yesterday but this TEAM made a statement.

After Brown left following the injury attempting to make a catch in the end zone, JuJu Smith-Schuster led the way with six catches for 114 yards. Le’Veon Bell added five catches and Martavis Bryant had four. Jesse James, Eli Rogers, Xavier Grimble and Darrius Heyward-Bey also had catches.

We came together as a group and played hard for our brother, Bryant said (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). He’s the best in the NFL. We just wanted to go out and play hard for him.
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