Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots: After teammate Gilmore went back to the locker room because of dehydration, Amendola joined him, also suffering from the effects of dehydration. Similarly, he was declared questionable to return; also similarly, he made his return in the fourth quarter.
New Orleans controlled the game from the onset by exploiting the same weaknesses — awful third-down defense, an unproductive running game and a quarterback (Jameis Winston) who simply isn’t right because of shoulder problems — that have contributed to Tampa Bay (2-6) losing five straight games.
Winston wandered onto the field from the sideline to tap the back of Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore’s helmet with his finger at the end of a third-down play. Winston later said that he was telling Lattimore “to go to the sideline.”
Like every NFL coach and player says in cliché, the only thing we can do is worry about this week, not what just happened or what’s still coming. While teams are “just trying to go 1-0” every week, we’re just hoping to be 1-0 with our pick for each game.
Here are this week’s predictions and prognostications, both against the spread and straight up. Thanks again to Bovada for the Week 10 betting lines.
It was just the 14th time in NFL history, including the postseason, that a team had six or more rushing touchdowns in a game and first since the Patriots had six rushing scores in a 2013 playoff win over the Colts. The Chiefs were the last team with a least six rushing scores in a regular-season games, scoring eight times on the ground in a 56-10 rout of the Falcons.
Now, with Luck out for the year, all kinds of questions and changes are afoot. Coach Chuck Pagano will likely be fired after the season, although most have admittedly been expecting that to occur for each of the past two seasons.
He also doesn’t pull the ball when he does hit it in the air. Here’s his hit chart from 2017. Look at the fly ball outs to left field and left-center. The vast majority of his doubles are to the opposite field:
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Today: Jay Cutler, unless his concussion symptoms linger. His Dolphins epitaph will read, He Knew Adam Gase’s System.
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Best hit: Chad Pennington, three playoff appearances, two wins, one career-altering shoulder injury. Yes, Mark Sanchez went to two straight AFC title games, but the Butt Fumble cancels that out. (Five years ago Wednesday 鈥?congrats!)
We had a good practice in Montreal (on Nov. 15) and that kind of fired us up and we’ve been carrying that tide since that practice. Everybody’s battling and we’re a real happy group right now.
The Seahawks’ last four games are: a 41-38 shootout win over Deshaun Watson and the Texans; a 17-14 loss at home to Washington with a shot at a Hail Mary on the final play; a comparatively comfortable 22-16 win in Arizona; and Monday night’s loss.
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But the NFL is a results business, and business can’t get much better than it has with Keenum at the helm. The Vikings’ loaded defense has been short of dominant, but it’s still strong. The rushing attack has held together without Dalvin Cook, as the fill-in committee of Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon complement each other well.
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Green angrily threw his helmet as the teams left the field. He rightfully demanded the ball more, questioned the play-calling choices, and, most notably, said, We are playing like sright now.
I knew I didn’t do anything bad, Burfict said. Obviously, you are not supposed to touch the officials, but I didn’t think I touched him maliciously at all. I pretty much said, ‘Excuse me.’
Burfict was not suspended for the transgression, but the 12th fine of his career may be forthcoming, ESPN notes.
I think the thing that I’ve always tried to do is look in the mirror… You’re not a coach worth your salt if you just stand up here and blame players. That’s not going to get you anywhere and that’s not going to get the team improved.
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The Houston Astros will unveil the first World Series banner in franchise history on April 2, when they host the Baltimore Orioles in their regular-season home opener on ESPN.
Their offense ranks dead last in time of possession (26:54), first downs per game (15.3), rushing yards per attempt (2.98) and yards per game (265.6). The unit has converted 33.1 percent of third downs (third worst) and has gone three and out 42.2 percent of the time (third worst).
This is a shocking development for an offense that has been solid in years past and one that is loaded with offensive skill position players. Of course, the offseason losses of Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth have left the team with arguably the NFL’s worst offensive line. Moving forward, only A.J. Green is a reliable weekly start, though Joe Mixon is seeing enough volume to remain on the flex radar. The Dan Hamhuis Authentic Jersey Cincinnati offense will face one of the league’s toughest fantasy schedules the rest of the way.
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Note: We’re sending out these Insider tips early in the day, and a lot can change after these are posted. Be sure to follow this Twitter list of NBA reporters, bloggers and announcers for late-breaking injury updates and lineup changes.
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Eddie Lacy returned from a groin injury Monday night, but the veteran back was limited to three carries on six snaps in the game. With Seattle behind throughout the night, J.D. McKissic stepped into the biggest role of his career and played 50 of 74 possible snaps.
Raiders tight end Lee Smith was handed a 15-yard personal foul penalty during Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
Smith appeared to channel his inner little kid as he was caught on the referee’s microphone pleading his case, “I was just kidding around!”
With 10 weeks in the books for all 32 NFL teams, Carlos Hyde sits ninth among running backs in fantasy points. Hyde is averaging 4.2 yards per carry and has rushed for four touchdowns. He also has caught 42 of 58 targets for 274 yards but has yet to catch a touchdown.
Irving ranks No. 1 in the NBA in clutch-time scoring (when the score differential is five points or less in the final five minutes). He’s shooting 61.5 percent (24-of-39) in that situation. Maybe more impressive, Irving hasn’t committed a single turnover in 38 minutes of clutch time this season.
Garoppolo is set to serve as backup to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard for the second straight week Sunday against the Giants, but could lead the team under center following the 49ers’ bye week.
Reports of Garoppolo’s potential debut comes after 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan suggested that it could be a while before the fourth-year quarterback got more involved with the team. Shanahan indicated that he wanted Garoppolo to get a better understanding of the playbook before being thrown into a situation he couldn’t handle.
“I can’t promise you guys that he’ll play this year,” Shanahan told reporters earlier this month.
Garoppolo was traded from the Patriots to the 49ers on Oct. 31 in exchange for a second-round draft pick. He started a pair of games in 2016 while Tom Brady was serving a four-game suspension, but otherwise served as the franchise quarterback’s backup since being selectd by New England in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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There was a bit of a rivalry between two Browns players, who are alumni of Notre Dame and Miami, and they had a little fun of their own with college football this past weekend taking bets as to who would win Week 11’s game with the Hurricanes and the Fighting Irish.
The bar got quiet. Everyone stared. After a minute or so, a Cowboys executive ushered Jones up to his room.
SEVERAL MONTHS LATER, at the Arizona Biltmore, during the owners’ winter meetings this past March, Jones looked cocky, carrying a cocktail Danny Amendola Authentic Jersey in the lobby — and for good reason. His power and influence were never greater. He had just helped engineer the second team relocation in 14 months, first the Rams to Los Angeles and now the Raiders to Las Vegas — two months after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’s the shadow commissioner — or Roger is a puppet one, an owner said at the hotel bar.
Few eyebrows were raised when the Raiders chose to move on from their incumbent offensive coordinator this offseason. The issue had less to do with Musgrave and more with quarterbacks coach Downing, who was beginning to attract serious attention around the league as a possible coordinator after his work with Derek Carr.
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We all just moved about 30 yards down the field and continued practice. I thought to myself: This is the most savage thing I’ve ever seen in my life! That was my welcome to big-time football. As a human being, that is really rough. That’s the day I learned: The train keeps going. I’m not the train, I’m a passenger.
Jordan Howard, running back, Chicago. Talk about a John Fox kind of game锟斤拷the Bears ran it 54 times for 231 yards Sunday in Baltimore. Howard was the brute-force key to this win, with 36 rushes for 167 yards.
Tom Brady, quarterback, New England. He’s had better games in his 18-year NFL career (20 for 28, 257 yards, two touchdowns, one picks), but the 24-17 win over the pesky Jets was his 187th career regular-season victory, which is a record for quarterbacks. Add his 25 playoff wins, and Brady’s win total is 212. And counting. The 212 wins are 12 more than any other quarterback ever.
Vince Williams, inside linebacker, Pittsburgh. In 74 career games over five seasons before Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Williams had 4.5 sacks. In the dominating defensive effort over the Chiefs, Williams had two first-half sacks, silencing the crowd and setting the stage for the Steelers’ second defensive conquest of the Chiefs in nine months.
I’ve never had a problem getting guys open at the end of games, he says. But he can’t script everything.
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I knew they weren’t sticking around too long, he writes. I’m not and never have been, the type for idle chatter.
The defense had allowed 79 points and 809 yards in two games. New York was 0-4 on the season, after coming into the year with hopes to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The replacement squad was in disarray; Taylor wanted a win to revive their season. He says that Parcells didn’t say much to him upon his return, because, well, he didn’t have to.
But instead, they sit in a media scrum in which they might only get one question off, and try to phrase it both softly enough to not offend and openly enough to get an expansive answer.
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That’s a gentle, courteous phrasing of what a lot of people around the league and I’m sure a lot of Panthers have been wondering. The more honest phrasing would have been: You guys were really good when you were turning in big plays against the Patriots and Lions, but the last two weeks you’ve been really s—ty because you haven’t gotten any big plays. Why is that, how can you go about getting more big plays and therefore being less s—ty, or do you think you’re just going to be s—ty for the rest of 2017?
It’s one of “those” weeks on the NFL schedule … already. It’s honestly more worrisome when it happens later in the season than at the midway point, but whenever there’s a slate of games in which none pits teams with winning records against each other, it’s disheartening. If parity really is the goal, this schedule is proof it has been achieved.
That shows up on his pro tape also. Garoppolo is very good with his eyes. He understands how to manipulate the defense. Whether that is moving a linebacker to create a window underneath or freezing the safety in the deep middle to generate a lane to hit the seam, Garoppolo’s vision creates opportunities to expose coverages.
Here’s an example on Garoppolo’s touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett versus the Dolphins.
The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Cavs over the Knicks. Cleveland’s dry spell also saw the Cavs’ 17-game winning streak over the Magic snapped.
The Cavs are allowing 109.8 points per 100 possessions this season, making them the second-worst team in defensive efficiency in the Eastern Conference, ahead of only the Nets.
The Seahawks have been seeking upgrades to an offensive line that has lost two starters to injury. The trade for Brown marks another bold move by Seattle general manager John Schneider, who previously made deals for Marshawn Lynch in 2010, Percy Harvin in 2013 and Jimmy Graham in 2015.
The Jaguars have one of the worst run defenses in the NFL and are hoping the addition of Dareus will be enough to help them win the AFC South. Meanwhile, the Bills clear the salary of their highest-paid player off their books. The trade also reunites Dareus with Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone, who coached the Bills from 2013 to 2014.
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Derek Carr’s season numbers through six games: 223.5 yards per game, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions, 95.9 rating, 64.9 completion percentage.
For me, I loved my 2? years in Florida, he said. We had a hell of a team. We were moving in the right direction. But sometimes people just want a change, want to do something different. Was I upset because I lost my players? Absolutely. I thought we were doing the right things, so that made me upset. But I wasn’t upset about getting fired, because sometimes ownership or management wants to go in a different direction. That’s fine. The good thing about it is that people realized what we did in Florida, and I got another chance to do it.
The Badgers are unbeaten, but are they one of the best four teams? It’s a hard sell, especially after star freshman running back Jonathan Taylor was hurt in the first half of a sluggish win Randy Jones Youth jersey over Illinois. Nevertheless, the path to Indianapolis with a perfect record looks navigable.
It sat at the corner of Wentworth and Emancipation. The flashing cop lights were just a few blocks away. Inside, people still cheered the Astros, who’d pulled ahead, and another DJ gave Cal shout-outs. But something didn’t feel right. He’d heard that the cops stopped a rival gang member coming into their streets, which concerned him, and now some guys in the club kept trying to stare him down. It was getting late and people have been smoking and drinking.
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