Penn State’s team leaders don’t want one loss to morph into a second-half slide. That’s why linebacker Jason Cabinda, quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley decided it was time for a team meeting.
Wilson was the entirety of Seattle’s offense. He accounted for 482 yards running and passing. Seattle had 3 yards rushing from someone other than Wilson. Earl Thomas also returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Hopkins finished with eight receptions for 224 yards, while Fuller had five catches for 125 yards.
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But if there was concern the discussion about a protest would distract the Texans, it was put to rest almost immediately. Watson and Fuller connected on the first of their two TDs on Houston’s opening drive, igniting an unexpected shootout between the quarterbacks.
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This is a must-win, period, point blank, Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne said. We have to win this game if we want to turn this around.
Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the third straight game, Jaylen Brown added 18 and Horford had 13 rebounds for Boston, which last beat the Spurs in 2011 — a 10-game losing streak. Irving also had three steals and a blocked shot, and coach Brad Stevens praised his defense.
“You can tell he’s getting more comfortable every time he takes the floor,” Stevens said.
Boston signed Hayward in the offseason in an attempt to bolster the team that earned the No. 1 seed in the East. But the deal that swapped Irving for Isaiah Thomas signaled a near-complete break with last year’s team.
Nuggets: Denver had won the previous five meetings with the Knicks. New York’s previous win in the series was a 109-93 victory at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2014.
Knicks: New York’s three-game winning streak is its longest since they won four in a row last season.
Siblings Willy Hernangomez (Knicks) and Juancho Hernangomez (Nuggets) were on opposing sides Monday night. Willy got off the bench to play just over three minutes, while Juancho was inactive due to an illness and did not attend the game. “I was really looking forward to seeing him,” Willy said. “But, he has mono and is being quarantined right now. Maybe for another few weeks.”
The Nuggets could not keep their hands to themselves in the second quarter, committing their fifth foul and putting the Knicks in the bonus at the 8:24 mark. New York went on to outscore Denver 30-18 in the 12-minute session.
I was really happy I wasn’t suspended, Beal said. I knew I was going to get fined one way or the other. It is what it is. Now I can put this behind me.
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Not that it mattered.
Wizards: Washington’s 35 points in the opening 12 minutes were their most in any quarter this season. … The day off probably benefited Morris, who is still on the mend from sports hernia surgery. The Wizards’ bench combined for 45 points.
Kings: Sacramento missed its first nine shots and 13 of 16 to begin the game. … Zach Randolph and George Hill were given the day off by Joerger.
Womens Tom Rathman Jersey No. 5 seed 鈥?Rams (5-2): Second place, NFC West. LA slid back into wild-card position during its bye. The schedule gets tougher with Minnesota and New Orleans just around the corner.
No. 6 seed 鈥?Panthers (5-3): Second place, NFC South. Carolina won ugly against the Buccaneers, and that might need to be the norm going forward to hold on for a wild card. Getting Atlanta and Miami at home back-to-back presents a good opportunity to rebuild the resume.
Who’s right behind: Packers (4-3), Falcons (4-3), Cowboys (4-3), Lions (3-4), Redskins (3-4), Cardinals (3-4). That’s four playoff teams from last year struggling to get back in. Washington and Arizona look a lot more like pretenders.
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After chalk ruled the country in Week 8, Week 9 was a bit less predictable. Three top-25 teams fell to unranked opponents, Ohio State clawed back to beat Penn State and Iowa State shocked another top-five foe in TCU.
Beyond the Buckeyes’ frantic rally at the Shoe, the Big Ten also featured a triple-OT thriller in Evanston and entertaining back-and-forth battles in College Park and West Lafayette.
Help us recap the best of Week 9 in the conference:
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You gotta talk about it, Quinn told me in the spring. You have to talk about what happened, why it happened, and take ownership for it. 锟斤拷 What I did learn from them, you go back and you battle again, and when you have a really tight team that helps. That’s the case in San Antonio. That’s the case in Golden State. And that’s the case in Cleveland. The players are so connected, there’s not a lot of ‘I’m the reason’ or ‘You’re the reason.’ It helps a lot. That’s the common thread between San Antonio, Golden State and why they’re playing so well now, and why I bet Cleveland plays well again this year too. It’s not like, ‘I played well, so I’m good.’ They want to battle for one another.
So maybe the Falcons lose on Sunday at Gillette. I just don’t think it’ll be because blowing that lead to Miami winds up beating them twice.
The Lions then suggested teams reach out to Johnson directly about his interest, though he has been noncommittal about returning to the football field.
The speculation has been the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said Monday on Mike & Mike. Once again, they need a tackle. They’re 7-1. They have only a first round pick next year, and three 4’s. They don’t have a second- or third-round pick. That’s not good.
What’s it going to take to get Calvin Johnson, who by the way has a base salary still on the books for $16 million? Calvin has been working out, I guess, but does he really want to play? Jacksonville’s ears are perked up. Chances are, I don’t think it happens.
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We’re past the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season (the default setting on ESPN Fantasy is for the playoffs to be conducted Weeks 14-17 of the NFL regular season), with yet another typically fast season cruising by. How’s your squad holding up so far?
Rookie left tackle Garret Bolles and new right guard Ronald Leary have been solid, helping elite center Matt Paradis. But the Broncos’ mix at both left guard and right tackle have been awful, the latter further hampered by injuries to Menelik Watson and Donald Stephenson. Players such as Allen Barbre shouldn’t be starting on any line. That also hurts Denver’s continuity and any chance for cohesiveness.
Chuck Pagano’s team has avoided the ignominy surrounding the 49ers and Browns by winning two of its first seven games, doing so specifically by beating those two teams by three points each. The Colts have lost their other five games by a combined 109 points. Football Outsiders believes that the Colts — not their winless brethren — are the worst team in football on a play-by-play basis.
The biggest problem for the Colts, of course, is that their franchise quarterback hasn’t thrown a pass since New Year’s Day. Andrew Luck underwent shoulder surgery in January and was supposed to return in July. Things changed. Luck’s return kept getting pushed back further and further, and it quickly became clear the organization had no idea when he would be back. The team took him off the physically unable to perform list, implying that they believed he would be back before Week 7, but Luck didn’t make his way back into practice until before Week 5. Shortly after, he stopped throwing because of soreness in his shoulder, and now there’s no timetable for Luck’s return.
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Speaking of good matchups, the Patriots have allowed a touchdown to an opposing tight end in five of seven games this season. With his snaps continuing to increase, I like the Chargers’ Hunter Henry this week as a top-10 play. … Minnesota’s Kyle Rudolph is the latest Thomas Morstead Jersey winner of who gets to play tight end against the Browns…. Carolina’s Devin Funchess has cooled off a bit, but with at least eight targets in five straight games in a matchup you know I like Cam Newton in, I’m back on Funchess. … So far, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky hasn’t thrown that much, but against the Saints he’s probably gonna have to.
The entire list of the Week 8 overall matchup grades are posted below, along with a detailed look at some of the favorable and unfavorable blocking matchups fantasy managers should be aware of and how those could impact their start-sit decisions. Subjects here include if the Raiders’ turnaround will continue, whether Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan earn QB1 status, whether the replacements for Marshawn Lynch are worth a flex pick and if Frank Gore will step his game up against the Bengals.
Frank Gore played 22 snaps and Marlon Mack handled 32 during the Colts’ first game without Robert Turbin on Sunday. It was the first game in which the rookie out-snapped the veteran. Gore was limited to 34 yards on nine carries and wasn’t targeted. Mack racked up 26 yards on five carries and added four catches for 40 yards on six targets.
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Linebacker NaVorro Bowman is staying in the Bay Area, joining the Raiders after being released by the 49ers. Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports
In his time with the 49ers, Bowman became one of four players in franchise history to earn four first-team All-Pro nods, and finished his time in Santa Clara with 709 total tackles, 12.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and four interceptions.
Bowman also provided some of the most memorable moments in franchise history, including his 89-yard interception return for a touchdown that nailed down a playoff spot in 2013 and closed down Candlestick Park, and the pass breakup in the NFC Championship Game that sent the Niners to Super Bowl XLVII.
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They still drafted a QB in 2016, and gave him 8 starts. If you were so worried about the supporting cast getting a QB killed, you’d completely punt on one in the draft and have a depth chart of veterans to get you through the season, like the Jets are doing this year. They didn’t. The Browns felt they would be smarter than everyone else and take Cody Kessler in the 3rd round. If you want to be really reactionary, they graded Cody Kessler higher than Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott. Kessler has spent the 2017 season inactive.
Talent changes hands often in the NFL. The Eagles have four new starters on offense this year, as many as the Browns. Tanking in the NFL can work, but there’s little need to do it for multiple years when there is a QB staring you in the face. Upgrades to help out your young QB on a bad team are readily available in free agency, especially when you have as much cap space as the Browns
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The Lions’ defense held tight on Carolina’s first drive into the red zone to hold its opponent to a first-quarter field goal. On the team’s second big drive, the Panthers got creative — and bent the rules — to score their first touchdown of the day.
Cam Newton rolled left before firing a shovel pass to Christian McCaffrey in a hybrid option play that took advantage of Carolina’s athletic backfield. McCaffrey corralled the ball then darted 6 yards into the end zone to tie the game at 10-10 for his first NFL score.
Smith was throwing on the run on the final play of the third quarter when Mitchell, who blitzed on the play, came in from behind. Mitchell said he lost his balance after feeling himself getting tripped and pushed. Linebacker Anthony Chickillo was behind Mitchell and put his hand on the safety’s back as the two chased Smith.
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Stevan Ridley’s time with the Vikings was brief. Ridley was signed by Minnesota on Thursday, and on Monday, the team announced Michael Floyd has been added to the 53-man roster and Ridley has been released.
Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings as a free agent prior to the 2017 season, and he should be the Vikings’ primary back. Murray said this week that he still isn’t 100 percent recovered from offseason ankle surgery, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The Vikings also have Jerick McKinnon on the roster, but McKinnon is more of a change-of-pace back. But Minnesota must be comfortable with its depth at the running back position, because they’re moving forward without Ridley.
An average of 15 million people watched games for the first six weeks this year, compared with 16.2 million people through Week 6 last season, according to metrics from Nielsen.
NFL owners, players and representatives met to discuss social issues in the wake of protests across the league, and many involved called the session a positive step.
In the past week, Credit Suisse lowered its price targets on both Fox and CBS stock, citing NFL ratings declines.
“If ratings don’t improve materially, we see a potential headwind to domestic advertising revenues,” the investment bank’s analyst Omar Sheikh wrote of Fox on Thursday.
On Monday, Sheikh estimated third-quarter revenue for CBS would be off 3 percent, versus the previously projected 1 percent, due to “soft ratings for both the summer [programming] and for the start of the NFL season.”