Bobby Wagner’s descent down the ranks: Why is Wagner not producing as expected and how should he be viewed for IDP going forward? Quietly dominant: Dexter Lawrence has worked his way to PFF’s second-highest pass-rush grade for interior defenders and has a shot for big-time production in Week 13. As solid as a corner can […]
Addressing reporters during his postgame news conference Wednesday, LeBron James wondered why he has not been asked about the 1957 photo of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that recently surfaced, after the media were quick to question him about Kyrie Irving.
If the 4-8 Green Bay Packers become officially knocked out of playoff contention, Aaron Rodgers said he understands that a conversation will almost certainly be had about his status for the remainder of the season.
Vikings CB Patrick Peterson said Thursday he has reached out to former teammate Kyler Murray in hopes of talking through their back-and-forth and looks forward to helping the Cardinals QB grow as a player.
Mac Jones is getting upset. Weeks after the Bailey Zappe drama resolved itself, there’s another issue. New England’s starting quarterback isn’t pleased with the play calling. Cameras captured an agitated Jones yelling (via some fairly basic lip-reading skills), “Throw the fucking ball. The fucking running game sucks.” (He may have said “quick game.” Either way, […]
The Bills punted three times Thursday night against the Patriots. That was something. In two games against New England last season, Buffalo didn’t punt. The Bills, though, still scored on four of eight possessions, not counting kneel downs at the end of the first half and the end of the game, and dominated the Patriots, […]
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was ejected for a nasty hit on Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers late in the fourth quarter. On third-and-14 from the Buffalo 15, Mac Jones threw a pass to Meyers, who looked like he was going to make the catch in the end zone with Jordan Poyer covering him. But Hamlin came […]
The Bills padded their lead with a 1-yard touchdown run by Devin Singletary. Buffalo leads the Patriots 24-7 with 14:31 left. The Bills went 94 yards in 15 plays for their latest touchdown. The Patriots punted on their only drive of the second half and now trail by three scores. Josh Allen is 20-of-31 for […]
The Patriots finally forced the Bills to punt, and they stayed in the game with a strip-sack of Josh Allen inside of two minutes. But New England trails 17-7 at halftime. The Bills had gone 23 consecutive drives without punting against the Patriots, dating to the 2020 season. Buffalo scored on its first three drives […]
In two games against the Patriots last season, Buffalo didn’t punt. The Bills have had three possessions and three scores Monday night. The latest came on an 8-yard throw from Josh Allen to Gabe Davis with 5:27 left in the second quarter. On third-and-goal at the New England 8, Allen rolled away from the pressure […]
If 49ers quarterback Jim Garoppolo hadn’t needed offseason shoulder surgery, he likely would have been traded. And one of the potential destinations apparently was the Miami Dolphins. “They were in the conversation,” Garoppolo told reporters on Thursday, regarding the Dolphins. “Not much came from it, but they were definitely one of the teams in the […]
Stefon Diggs has tied his career high with his 10th touchdown catch of the season. He turned around Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones and caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen on the first play of the second quarter. The Bills lead 10-7. Diggs has two catches for 27 yards, and James Cook has […]
Free-agent receiver Antonio Brown has made himself a prisoner in his own home. Police officers are waiting outside his house in Tampa to arrest him on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. Brown apparently is inside the dwelling, and he won’t come out. Via ABC Action News, police used a megaphone to urge Brown to give himself […]
Marcus Jones played offense, defense and special teams at the University of Houston last season. Since the Patriots made Jones a third-round selection, they have used him at cornerback and as a returner. He entered Thursday Night Football having played 75 defensive snaps and 107 on special teams. On his first offensive snap of the […]
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett created a little bit of a mess for himself on Wednesday, based on the response he gave to reporters as to whether he’d consider making a quarterback change. Hackett eventually got out the mop and the bucket, either because he accidentally misspoke — or because he accidentally told the truth. On […]
After not finishing Wednesday’s practice, leaving with a quadriceps injury, Lamar Jackson returned to a full practice Thursday. The Ravens have had Jackson on their practice report three consecutive weeks now. He went on the practice report two weeks ago with an illness that kept him out a day, and last week he was sidelined […]
49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead participated in his third consecutive practice, including last Friday’s session. He was limited in all three but said he plans to return to game action Sunday. Armstead has not played since Week 4 with foot and ankle injuries. “Feel good. Feel great,” Armstead said, via video from NBC Sports Bay […]
Jimmy Garoppolo‘s knee was “pretty sore” on Monday. Today? “Feels great,” Garoppolo said, via David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com. “Feels great, baby.” The 49ers quarterback was a full participant on both practice days this week. He took a hit on the side of his left knee from Saints defensive lineman Malcolm Roach during Sunday’s game, a […]
The Patriots will not have cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) for Thursday Night Football. He is among the team’s inactives. He has made 31 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups in 10 games. New England is thin at offensive tackle with Yodny Cajuste (calf) joining Isaiah Wynn (foot) on the sideline. Cajuste was projected to […]
The Lions drafted receiver Jameson Williams knowing it would take some time for him to make his rookie debut. He’s almost there. Williams has rehabbed for nearly 11 months after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in the national championship game. Lions quarterback Jared Goff said Thursday that Williams is “very, very fast.” Williams agreed, though, […]
The Saints list 15 players on their initial practice report as they prepare for Monday Night Football. Receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) and cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) were among the seven players who were limited Thursday. Landry has played the past three games since returning from his ankle injury, catching eight passes for 90 yards and […]
The Patriots announced they have elevated offensive lineman Bill Murray and kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the active roster from the practice squad for Thursday Night Football. Murray, 25, originally joined New England as a rookie free agent out of William & Mary in 2020. He is in his third season on the practice squad. The […]
A couple of 49ers offensive stars saw their practice participation levels move in different directions on Thursday. Running back Christian McCaffrey sat out of Wednesday’s practice with a knee injury, but he was back on the field during the open portion of practice on Thursday. His official participation level will be noted on the team’s […]
After Sunday’s loss to the Browns, Buccaneers coach Todd Bowles said it’s a “good question” as to why quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Mike Evans aren’t doing a better job of connecting on pass plays. On Thursday, Evans tried to provide the answer. “Obviously practice helps, but we’ve been getting some good reps in,” Evans told […]