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l. Where to start with that New Orleans-Detroit game. Well, I’ll leave you with one note on it: The Cam Jordan tipped-to-himself interception for a touchdown was the biggest play in a game with 90 points scored, and one of the most athletic plays of the season. Jordan’s a heck of a player. The Saints need about five more of him on defense.
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m. When he’s healthy, Janoris Jenkins is a top-five NFL cornerback. Showed it again Sunday night with the pick-six in Denver.

n. Could be that I jinxed him, but if you want to see my Football Night in America ride-along with Trevor Siemian, here it is.

This season, it’s a shadow of the team that led the league in scoring and went to the Super Bowl last year.

So what’s changed? Well, some of it is the play calling, like this ill-advised decision on fourth down from the 1-yard line:

Some of it can be attributed to drops and costly penalties. But the Falcons had all of their starters healthy against the Patriots. There’s no excuse for the Falcons, with talent like Jones, Devonta Freeman, and Matt Ryan on offense, to look so consistently flat.

Youth Ahmad Brooks Jersey The Patriots came into this game dead last in the league for passing yards allowed per game with 324.8. They held Ryan to just 233 yards and a touchdown on Sunday night. It was a big rebound for a unit that’s struggled all season, and it helped lock up the win for New England.

As he tries to clear his name, Johnson still hears the shots from media, fans and even players calling him a cheater. One jab came last month from Chargers defensive tackle Damion Square, who called Johnson Roid Boy when the two crossed paths before the game.

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The four-star prospect, who is the No. 3 running back in the Class of 2018, committed to Georgia on Thursday night, ending one of the more interesting recruitments in South Florida in the 2018 cycle.

The 6-foot, 182-pound playmaker out of Central High in Miami, selected the quickly ascending Bulldogs over Louisville, Florida State and Florida a month after making official visits to Louisville and Georgia.

The younger brother of former Florida State All-American and Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was committed to the Seminoles for over a year from March 2016 to July 4 of this year. Since Cook’s decision to reopen his recruitment, Georgia has been considered the favorite before the Sunshine State star made it official Thursday night.

Justin Timberlake announced on Sunday that he will be the performer at halftime of Super Bowl LII. The NFL confirmed the news.

Timberlake’s career took off after he went solo from NSYNC, and he has been successful in other ventures outside of music as well. He’s won 10 Grammys in his career, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the movie Trolls. He’s earned four Emmy awards for his Saturday Night Live appearances.

The NFL toned down the halftime performances after “Nippelgate.” Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones followed the two years after that, along with Prince, and then Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Last season, Lady Gaga was the performer in Houston where she put on a great performance that included her jumping down to midfield from the roof.

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The protests during the national anthem before NFL games has become such a big issue on the business side of the organization that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension has been delayed, according to ESPN.com.
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Goodell’s contract reportedly is written up, but the league considers the NFL protests to be a larger matter, which means Goodell’s contract extension has been put on the back burner.

According to ESPN sources, if the protesting hadn’t dominated headlines over the past year, Goodell’s deal might have been ready for the NFL owners’ meetings last week in New York City. However, a large portion of the NFL meetings were spent discussing the protests.

Goodell’s extension will be completed, according to a source, but the protests during the anthem are at the forefront of all NFL activities.

The team announced Friday that Diggs and quarterback Sam Bradford will miss Sunday’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Diggs, 23, hasn’t played since injuring his groin in Week 5. Before the injury, he had 23 receptions for 395 yards and four touchdowns.

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Jerick McKinnon should also see a nice workload as he’s scored three total touchdowns on 42 touches in the last two weeks.

An argument could be made that the struggling Colts should Boone Jenner Jersey shut Luck down for the season if they’ve already been eliminated from playoff contention by the time he’s ready to return to avoid any other injuries. Luck hasn’t played since Week 17 of last season.

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Yet, it was an amazing formality where Rodgers taught the Cowboys’ defense that when he fails, it’s not because of anything that they did, it’s just that he made an easily fixable mistake.
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On first down, he threw the ball to Adams, who was one-on-one with Jourdan Lewis on the left side of the field. The ball got there in the end zone, but it was just a fraction behind Adams, and Lewis was able to turn around and bat it down. The Cowboys defender celebrated his achievement.

So on the next play, Rodgers went to it again. The same play. This time he put the ball a little bit higher and Adams was able to snag it with Lewis unaware of what was going on until the touchdown was called.

… to Budda Baker. Carson Wentz had one heckuva first half against the Cardinals, with four touchdown passes. The fourth one went to Agholor, who hit Baker with the brakes, a stiff-arm, a spin, and a juke before he ate the turf:

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I’ll let SB Nation’s Norf Philly native, Tyler Tynes, appropriately gas Agholor up:
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Aye, breh, listen. I don’t respect anyone from the state of Washington. Budda thought this was a game. Foh. Buddy caught a Popeyes 3 piece special wit no sauce, no napkins, no concern. If he was a real one and didn’t go to a college that celebrated fake wolf dogs, he mighta had the foresight to know he was gonna get clapped up. Wild, breh. That would never happen to me. Upon first Courtney Upshaw Authentic Jersey crossover I’ll let you walk into the end zone. You won’t embarrass me in front of my homies in the Gucci sweaters. All sympathy to Budda, but somehow, I’m gonna assume he deserved that hell Nelson put him through.

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The Minnesota Vikings will soon have quarterback Teddy Bridgewater back at practice. Head coach Mike Zimmer said that Bridgewater will return to practice Wednesday for the first time in more than a year.

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At the hospital, deputies spoke with a couple who admitted they were watching the NFL game and agreed to burn the losing team’s jersey. However, the man decided to wear the jersey as it was burning.

A witness told Sebastian Daily, He was set on fire after losing a bet on the Cowboys game … Skin was hanging off his arm and back.

You may not have known who Kareem Hunt was a month ago. But then he rumbled his way to 246 total yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ Week 1 upset of the Patriots. Since then, he’s been must-see TV.
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Deshaun Watson was more well-known coming into the new season. He became a star at Clemson, where he capped off his collegiate career with a national championship. The Texans traded up to draft him in the first round, a move that has paid off handsomely so far.

This week SB Nation’s NFL team sites are celebrating the best newcomer for their teams so far this season. Hunt’s an easy sell for the Chiefs. The rookie is the league’s leading rusher with 502 yards rushing and also has 157 yards receiving and six touchdowns over four games this year. Watson, who has already set rookie quarterback records, is another obvious choice.

Dana White Calls Jon Jones the Biggest Waste of Talent in All of Sports

UFC president Dana White said this week that former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the biggest waste of talent in the history of sports.

On Tuesday, Jim Edwards of MMAUno passed along White’s response on the TSN MMA Show when he was asked about whether Jones’ inability to fully capitalize on his physical talent due to various issues made him the biggest waste of talent he had ever seen.

Ever. Ever. In all of sports, he said of Jones. The guy is so talented and gifted, God knows what he would be doing now if he had never gotten in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones.

After Week 1 this season, each successive week’s NFL telecasts drew more fans than last season — although Week 6 was the smallest year-over-year gain.

Fitzgerald has proven to be as dangerous as ever in his 14th season in the league. He roasted the Cowboys in Week 3 with a 13-catch, 149-yard, one touchdown performance. He followed that up with a game-winning score in Arizona’s win over the 49ers.

But the Cardinals have failed to surround him with the tools they need to get Fitzgerald to the playoffs, let alone back to the Super Bowl. Arizona is 2-2 to begin the season, but its victories came against two teams, the Colts and 49ers, with one combined win between them. With the storied wideout’s career long in the tooth, his franchise isn’t doing enough to ensure he’ll get one final shot at a Super Bowl ring.

Fitzgerald has never been one to complain, however. All he does is work, week in and week out, to make the Cardinals’ offense better. On Sunday, he accomplished a feat that Hall-of-Famers like Marvin Harrison, Tim Brown, and Art Monk never did. Fitzgerald will join them in Canton some day, but he’s still got more work to do on the field first.
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The quartet helped the Wolves rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but the Timberwolves only managed two field goals after taking a 92-91 lead with 5:02 remaining on an 18-foot jumper by Butler.

Just two months ago, the team cut former prized prospect Roberto Aguayo. Aguayo was so valued by the Bucs that the franchise traded up to select him in the second round of the 2016 draft. Despite being the highest-selected kicker since Mike Nugent in 2005, his tenure in Tampa was unimpressive.

Aguayo made just 71 percent of his field goals, including a dismal 4-of-11 mark from 40 yards or deeper as a rookie. A disappointing performance in training camp and preseason sealed his fate and looked to have handed the job to Folk.

Folk wasn’t much better in the preseason, but he did just enough to win the starting job. He finished August having made 6 of 7 field goal attempts and missing his only extra point try.

Jones on Tuesday appeared to look one of the protesters in the eye but didn’t respond.

“I just wanted to hear what he had to say,” Jones told reporters later, saying he had no problem with the way the men chose to deliver their message.

He also said he was encouraged by the conversation that took place among owners, separate from the discussions earlier at NFL headquarters among Maurice Alexander Jersey players, owners and league and union representatives, but Jones didn’t offer much else.

“The (NFL) meetings were very informative, but I will have a comment Johnny Gaudreau Jersey once our meetings are through,” Jones said. “Our meetings aren’t through at all.

“I’ll comment (Wednesday).”

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We’re seven-plus weeks into the 2017 season, which means it is the perfect time to reveal the 2017 CBS Sports Midseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders.

There were six unanimous selections — three on offense — with a whopping 24 different programs represented among the 28 first-team selections (one tie). Alabama Crimson Tide , NC State, Ohio State Buckeyes , Oklahoma Sooners and Washington State Cougars were the only schools to have two players chosen.

It was terrifying, Kerr said. The whole coaches’ office was just devastated watching it. It just shows the fragile nature of what we do.

When a sports television broadcaster is presented with the kind of gruesome injury Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered in the first quarter of Tuesday’s Cavs-Celtics game, the goal above all is to cover the injury with accuracy, reporting thoughtfulness. Last night was not an easy situation for TNT but I thought they did very well, especially the announcers laying out (not talking) after the injury.
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It definitely sparked my competitive juices. It definitely motivated me throughout the week to make sure that I’m doing extra, Kizer said, via the Browns’ site.

Due to Hogan’s shaky performance against Houston, Kizer was once again named the starter Wednesday. He said he is now feeling energized and that his perspective has changed in the past week and a half.

You have to have a better attitude. You have to do more. That’s what this game is. It’s doing more, Kizer said. For me, my personal process I think has been good, I am going to stick to it and I’m going to stay on the path that I’m on. Now, it’s just attacking it with a new energy, a new mindset and allowing myself to get out there and perform better.

Kizer will have another chance to show what he’s made of Sunday when the Browns take on the Titans.

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Luke Kuechly is still waiting to be cleared from what could be his third concussion in three years.

ESPN on Sunday reported the Panthers linebacker had passed the necessary concussion tests after being placed in concussion protocol on Thursday.

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Basically, the message from the NFL is going to be that it has empathy for its players and the situation they now find themselves in, a source told CBS Sports. And therefore you’ve seen no enforcement of the rule about the anthem in the gameday manual. But now this has morphed into something that is seen as divisive and disrespectful toward the flag and our servicemen and women by a segment of the country, and that’s not what was intended by the players or the NFL.

So the league is going to encourage the players to follow the gameday manual and vow to continue to engage directly with players and the NFLPA on a platform to work for positive change in their communities. It’s not going to be 鈥?’If you don’t stand then you are going to get fined.’ Some owners might favor that, but that’s not the intention here.

Bowman was released by the 49ers on Friday, per his request, after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the team that selected him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

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In addition to the Browns, the 49ers remain one of two winless teams remaining in the league after the Giants secured their first win of the season on Sunday against the Broncos.

What could it hurt to start Hogan?

If the Red Sox win: Then we get a Game 5 matchup between Sale and Justin Verlander, which is about as good a pairing as you’ll ever see in an ultimate game (Game 5 or Game 7). After throwing four shutout innings and 57 pitches in Game 3, David Price will certainly be unavailable for Game 4, but with two days of rest, he should be ready for Game 5. So John Farrell has to have a plan in place that doesn’t involve Price in case Porcello doesn’t hold down the Astros in the early innings. He could go again to Joe Kelly, who threw 22 pitches on Sunday, or maybe even Game 2 starter Drew Pomeranz, who threw 47 pitches that game. He should also be prepared to use Craig Kimbrel for at least two innings — and not necessarily the final two, if he needs to stop a rally.

The league’s first rookie quarterback to start in 2017 was also the first to get benched.

What happened? Some teams allow their rookie quarterbacks to play through mistakes in hopes they are learned from and not repeated while further development continues. Not the Browns, for whom embattled coach Hue Jackson was feeling the heat to win with a slightly more seasoned quarterback (Kevin Hogan) rather than having a longer-term view of the position seeing that he might not be around much longer.

Kevin Hogan became the 28th different starting quarterback the Browns have fielded since 1999 when coach Hue Jackson announced Hogan would start Cleveland’s Week 6 game against Tennessee. He was set to replace DeShone Kizer, who had bested Hogan, Cody Kessler and the now-departed Brock Osweiler (Denver) for the starting spot during the 2017 preseason.

The Browns were 0-5 entering Week 6, having lost 19 of 20 games dating back to 2016, and were in line to draft another quarterback in 2018 who would hopefully stop Cleveland’s carousel at the game’s most important position.
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