Archive for the ‘Sports/Football/NFL’ Category

Seahawks’ Carroll reportedly among NFL coaches fined $100K US for not wearing mask

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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NFL coaches thumbed their collective, and exposed, noses at the NFL's mask mandate in Week 2. The league responded with fines of $100,000 US per coach and $250,000 per club to Denver's Vic Fangio, San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan and Seattle's Pete Carroll, according to The Associated Press.

Raiders christen new Las Vegas stadium with Monday Night Football upset over Saints

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren't allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24 on Monday night.

Roethlisberger shines in return as Steelers stifle Giants on Monday Night Football

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Ben Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants at an empty and eerie MetLife Stadium on Monday night.

Fox Sports condemns Bayless’ criticism of Cowboys’ Prescott speaking about depression

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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Fox Sports does "not agree" with Skip Bayless' comments criticizing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for coming forward speaking about his battle with depression.

Browns, Bengals to play 2 games apiece before up to 6,000 fans in pandemic

Saturday, September 5th, 2020
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Saturday the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals each may have up to a total 6,000 fans in the stands at two predetermined home games on the season

Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests said Monday that an isolated contamination caused 77 "most likely false positive results after re-agents, analyzers and staff were all ruled out as possible causes."

56 NFL players test positive for coronavirus since training camps open

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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56 National Football League players have so far tested positive for COVID-19 since training camps opened to rookies July 21, according to players' union data compiled through Wednesday.

Canadian Duvernay-Tardif opts out of NFL season in order to continue front-line work

Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Canadian Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of Super Bowl champion Kansas City became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday.

NFL training camps set to open on time as league, players agree on virus protocols

Friday, July 24th, 2020
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NFL training camps are set to open after the league and the players' union reached agreement on several issues, including future salary cap mechanisms and how players can opt out of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus.

NFL players to receive daily COVID-19 testing at outset of training camps

Monday, July 20th, 2020
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NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league's new testing protocols.