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NFL Podcast: Sanu and Sanders on the move as trade season heats up

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

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NFL news and notes: Sanders & Sanu traded, Peterson will face Vikings

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Trades were all the talk around the NFL on Tuesday. We look at those transactions and more in this edition of NFL news and notes. Three things that matter Broncos trade Sanders to 49ers It was reported that the Denver Broncos dealt two-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders tand a fifth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers, with NFL Media noting the latter were in on Mohamed Sanu before he went to the New England Patriots.

That’s what he said: 10 best NFL quotes from Week 7

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

— Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy admitted his team should have had more balance: "I know we need to run the ball more. — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott when asked if he thinks the Bills are running the ball enough: "Well, we're going to do whatever it takes to win by game plan. — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott did not care for the Philadelphia Eagles' comments last week: "Honestly, we don't give a f-*** what Doug Pederson says," Elliott told reporters, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland's first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. Brown was the consummate Raider. The Hall of Fame cornerback who helped fuel the Raiders' success during 12 years on the field before becoming an integral part of the franchise during his post-playing career died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

Week 8 fantasy football RB rankings: CMC gets his toughest test of the season

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

If we were able to re-do our fantasy football drafts right now, few (if any) arguments would be against one selecting Christian McCaffrey No. overall. He's been a cheat code so far this season, but in Week 8, he'll be facing his toughest test of the year.

NFL trade deadline: Pros, cons on players Raiders could try to acquire

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The Raiders have made several huge trades during the Jon Gruden era. The latest came Monday, shipping former first-round draft pick Gareon Conley to Houston for a third-round pick. A full week remains before the Oct. 29 NFL trade deadline, leaving plenty of time to make more moves to either acquire talent or draft capital vital to this roster rebuild.

Le’Veon Bell tweets NFL ‘screwed’ Sam Darnold by airing ‘seeing ghosts’ comment

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The New York Jets were embarrassed at home on Monday night by the New England Patriots, shut out 33-0 as they committed six turnovers and held the ball for just 21:33. But that loss is being almost overshadowed by something Jets' quarterback Sam Darnold said on the sideline while he was mic'd up for NFL Films and ESPN. I'm seeing ghosts' At one point during the loss, Darnold, who had the worst game of his young career — he completed just 11 of 32 pass attempts for 86 yards and four interceptions — said “I'm seeing ghosts,” while sitting on the sidelines.

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Super Bowl I

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Vince Lombardi's NFL champs, held to a 14-10 edge in the first half, put a tremendous rush on Len Dawson, the Chiefs' passer, in the second half and pulled away steadily in a game watched by a crowd of 63,036, in the 93,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum. The crowd was smaller than expected and far short of the sellout originally predicted. The Chiefs threw a scare into the proud Packers with a fine first half in which Dawson hit Curt McClinton for a touchdown and Mike Mercer kicked a 31-yard field goal.

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was disciplined for a tweet he posted after the Lions lost to his former team, the Packers, whom the NFL acknowledged benefited from an erroneous call that helped Green Bay in Week 6. Walker was punished for comments he made after that same game in which he disputed as ''an awful call'' a personal foul penalty after diving for the football and making inadvertent helmet-to-helmet contact with Packers receiver Geronimo Allison.

WVU in the NFL: Week 7

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

DB Rasul Douglas/Philadelphia Eagles - Douglas played 63 snaps on defense and 13 on special teams during the loss to the Cowboys, finishing with five total tackles. LB Najee Goode/Jacksonville Jaguars - After playing a season-high 63 defensive snaps last week, Goode played just three snaps on defense and one on special teams during Jacksonville's 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. He didn't record any statistics during the win and missed the second half with a foot injury.