Nothing unusual about that situation, right? It’s second down, the Jags still have a timeout left, and they need two scores regardless. Most coaches would just keep trying for the touchdown and take their chances on the onside kick … but Marrone is not most coaches. He sent out his special teams unit for a 54-yard field goal instead.
I should reiterate that — the Jaguars tried a 54-yard field Cheap Original Soccer Jerseys goal on second down, 10 points behind, with 1:12 and a timeout left. Oh, and the kicker, Josh Myers, already missed a field goal earlier in the day. He’s easily one of the worst kickers in football, but the Jags keep trotting him out for some reason.
There’s “we’re trying to hide Bortles in the offense,” and there’s “we have so little faith in Bortles that we’re trying a field goal on second down instead of letting him go for a touchdown.” Naturally, Myers missed the kick by about 50 miles and the Rams comfortably knelt out the clock.
Prosise is expected to return to the lineup this week after missing time because of an ankle injury. When on the field, he gives the Seahawks their best passing game option out of the backfield, which is the path that will lead him to being worth the modest investment.
In the Saints’ first game without Peterson, Kamara carried the ball 10 times for 75 yards and added another 12 yards receiving on four grabs. And the rookie should expect to see that same level of volume Cheap Penguins Jerseys moving forward (12-15 touches per game). Kamara has the ability to impact the passing game and his speed on the edge creates opportunities for big plays. With a matchup versus a Packers defense that is giving up an average of 24.5 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs (19th), Kamara is a solid value play as a versatile threat in the Saints’ offense. — Matt Bowen
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the 49ers had agreed to the deal that would send Bowman to New Orleans in exchange for a seventh-round pick, but after talking to him they learned he wanted to choose his own team, rather than be traded so they cut him.
Yep. Think of it like a reward for his services. Bowman had been a staple of the team for the last seven years, and a fan favorite. In the end, the 49ers decided it would be better to just cut him and let him become a free agent than possibly deal with ill will while he went to a team he didn’t want to play for.
The good part of this equation is that the Seahawks went into their bye at 3-2 after a big road win over the Rams last week, their first since 2013, and they’re entering a favorable stretch of their schedule with the Giants (away) and Texans (home) up next. But injuries up front on both sides of the ball are cause for some concern. Seattle is banged up at defensive end, with Cliff Avril out indefinitely and Michael Bennett’s status for this week uncertain. And the likely absence of left guard Luke Joeckel for at least one game (and maybe longer) will make life harder on what’s already a challenged offensive line. — Brady Henderson
The Eagles kicked back and relaxed as most of the league toiled over the weekend. A Thursday night win at Carolina has them sitting pretty at 5-1. They’re exceeding expectations and having fun doing it. With three straight home games prior to their bye week, the Eagles are feeling very good about their lot in life at the moment. — Tim McManus
Stunningly, All-Pro receiver Julio Jones has yet to catch a TD pass. The five-game drought matches the second-longest scoreless stretch of his career.
We feel like every game’s a must-win, but this was definitely a must-win, especially with the 11-game streak on the line, Woodyard said. We came in and answered the call.
Derrick Henry clinched the win for Tennessee with a 72-yard TD run with 47 seconds left. Henry, the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner, finished with a career-high 131 yards on 19 carries. DeMarco Murray also scored.
The Titans looked like the NFL’s worst scoring defense in the first half instead of Indianapolis, with Brissett directing the Colts to a 13-9 halftime lead. John Simon then intercepted Mariota’s first pass of the third quarter and returned it 26 yards for a TD.
But the Titans forced the Colts to go three-and-out on three of their first four drives of the second half, and Avery Williamson stripped tight end Jack Doyle of the ball after a catch.
It’s a long season, Mariota said. You’re going to have to play with some sort of nick or ding. I’m just really happy for the guys. I mean they did a great job of putting protection up front.
The bigger concern with Kaepernick now is the collusion grievance he has filed against the NFL, which might indicate Kaepernick is not expecting to rejoin a team anytime soon.
Only four teams are pressuring on more snaps than the Panthers. Wilkes has been afforded the chance to pressure so much because his secondary has continued to improve and can hold up when the pressure is blocked up.
They don’t need to hold up very often because the Panthers get to the quarterback with a variety of looks.
So now that they’ve taken the first steps toward Olympic gold, when or, more importantly, will hese sports make their debuts in the Olympics?
Before anything else happens, the sport needs to be practiced by men in 75 countries on four continents and by women in 40 countries on three continents be considered for the Olympics.
At his Monday morning press conference, head coach Adam Gase said that he found out about the video around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night. He called Foerster that night and told him he was aware of the situation, and Foerster apologized to Gase.
He’s been a guy who just put his head down and worked, Gase said. [He] was here at four in the morning, worked as hard as he could for us. So, it is what it is.
San Francisco figures to attack Dallas with the run game behind Carlos Hyde, who has 360 yards on 86 attempts, then let Beathard try to hook up with Pierre Garcon. The veteran wide receiver is on pace to finish with 88 receptions for more than 1,000 yards, and he should get plenty of chances to add to his stats against a shaky secondary.
Eric Reid of the 49ers was one of the first players to join Colin Kaepernick in 2016, when the movement started. He wrote an op-ed in the New York Times explaining that he and Kaepernick kneeled for the anthem to protest inequality and oppression that people of color in the United States face.
They’ve been playing really well for … well for the last few years. There’s something about night games at Arrowhead though. The crowd is a little bit louder which gives the defense a little bit more of an advantage.
Even if he struggles, he’ll be a high-upside alternative who can’t be much worse than the ineffective Glennon. The Bears aren’t expecting him to be a cure-all, either:
Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains: Mitch Trubisky is a very good young player, but he is not a magic wand.
Through four regular season games, Cutler is 2-2 with wins over a hobbled Titans team and a 1-4 Chargers squad. He’s thrown three touchdowns and three interceptions. His passer rating is 68.4. That’s roughly the equal of Brian Hoyer, the journeyman passer who outplayed Cutler when both were with the Bears in 2016.
There’s a guy in one of my fantasy leagues who peppers me with bad trade offers right up to the deadline. I no longer even open his emails, because I know the proposals are going to be ridiculously one-sided, with me giving up my superstar running back (presumably just after a 30-yard week) in exchange for whatever role player happened to have a once-in-a-career 100-yard, two-TD game that whipped up a ton of buzz.
For the Bengals to win on the road, Lazor will need to find a way to get the running game rolling. Cincinnati averages only 3.2 yards a rush and has only scored one rushing touchdown this season. Rookie Joe Mixon is the only Bengals player with over 100 yards rushing and he stands at 187 yards through five games. That’s a paltry 37.4 yards a contest.
The one weakness in a solid Steelers defense is their ability to stop the run. They are 23rd in the NFL, allowing 118.5 yards to their opponents. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler did put together a successful game plan in Week 6 that limited Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt, the NFL’s leading rusher, to just 21 yards on nine carries.
Washington’s contract situation with its starting quarterback is tenuous. The club has steadfastly refused to give Kirk Cousins the big-money, long-term contract he desires, instead locking him in to franchise player designations that keep him from the free agent market on one-year deals. Cousins is making $23.9 million in 2017 and would cost $34.5 million to franchise again next fall or $28.8 million for one year under the Cheap Dan Marino Jerseys transition tag.
Earlier this week, Cousins gave the exact kind of cliched responses to questions about his future as you’d imagine. But that won’t stop the speculation from now until free agency.
More recent years hold some potential — though Corey Coleman’s inability to stay healthy threatens to derail his career. Shelton is a solid space-clogger up front. Myles Garrett has three sacks in two professional games. Jabrill Peppers is flawed, but athletic enough to develop into a plus starter in the Cleveland secondary.
Those are big numbers, albeit against second-string competition. Hundley will have the biggest opportunity of his football life when he fills Rodgers’ role in the lineup. A big performance wouldn’t just keep Green Bay afloat while its starter recuperates — it would also lead to a big payday in 2019. The UCLA product has one year remaining on his contract after this season, and a solid showing would make him a commodity in a league where Mike Glennon can sign a three-year, $45 million deal to throw at the feet of Chicago’s receivers.
He didn’t get off to a great start against the Vikings, who pressured him throughout the afternoon. While he tossed a touchdown, he balanced that out with three interceptions. He finished the game Cheap Dri Fit Jerseys with 157 yards, but needed 33 passes to get there.
Rodgers will undergo surgery on his broken clavicle, and, according to Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, his season potentially could be over.
He’s out of the pocket, he’s clearly expecting to get hit, but to pin him to the ground like that, I think was an illegal act, McCarthy said. I didn’t like the hit. It was totally unnecessary in my opinion.
The Dolphins picked up an important, come-from-behind win over the Falcons on Sunday to improve to 3-2. But none of that will mean much if Miami gets swept next week by the Jets. The Dolphins have been up and down all year and could use a hot streak to separate themselves from the pack. Two of their next three games are at home. — James Walker
The current dispute over the national anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country, he wrote last week. Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.
It wasn’t just Trump’s response — or lack thereof — to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. It was the fact that the president used his platform to critique players who protest during the national anthem instead of acknowledging Puerto Rico that spurred Kendricks to action.
Who will step into the void left by Elliott? Maybe Prescott? The offensive line? Darren McFadden? Alfred Morris? With or without Elliott, the Cowboys are at a crossroads as they come off the bye. — Todd Archer