Archive for December, 2017

NFL execs rank all 12 playoff teams

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The New England Patriots lost two of their first three home games this season with a defense that was historically bad from a statistical standpoint. It was enough for a panel of four NFL coaches and evaluators to rank the Patriots No. 1 -- though not unanimously -- when stacking all 12 playoff teams. Two of four insiders slotted the Patriots first.

Larry Fitzgerald: Drew Stanton played 2 games with torn ACL

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton has been playing with a torn ACL, according to one of his teammates. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald revealed the injury in a tweet just hours after Stanton led Arizona to a 26-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks?on Sunday. Stanton missed five games from Week 11 to Week 15 after taking over for starting quarterback Carson Palmer in Week 8 because of a sprained knee.

Mark Giordano’s OT blast lifts Flames past Blackhawks

Sunday, December 31st, 2017
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Mark Giordano scored the overtime winner on Sunday night as the Calgary Flames edged the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3.

Curran: Lately, Lewis has carried the Patriots, as well as the ball

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

From Sept. 7 through Oct. 5 – a span of five games – Dion Lewis touched the ball 26 times. After running it just 19 times in the first five games, he led the team in carries (180 – Gillislee's 104 was next), yards (896) and rushing touchdowns (six).

Watch Bills fans go wild as Andy Dalton puts them into the playoffs

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

When you haven’t been to the playoffs since the Clinton Administration, you’re going to get excited once you finally return. And, man, did Buffalo Bills fans celebrate when Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals gave them the final push they needed to

US wins at world juniors, will face Russia in quarters

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The United States made another late push to keep its momentum going into the medal round of the world junior hockey championship. Adam Fox scored with 1:37 left in the third period to give the U.S. a 5-4 victory over Finland on Sunday in the Americans' final preliminary-round game. The defending champion Americans (3-1) finished second behind Canada in the Group B standings and will face Russia in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

Dolphins owner says Gase, top personnel execs will be back

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Miami Dolphins' disappointing season had owner Stephen Ross cursing Sunday. Despite his frustration, he said coach Adam Gase and the team's top two personnel executives will be retained. Executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum and general manager Chris Grier will also return, but Ross said he's eager to turn the page following a 6-10 season.

Two head coaches gone as Raiders fire Del Rio, Colts dump Pagano

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Del Rio's departure came just three hours after the Indianapolis Colts said they also had sacked their head coach Chuck Pagano. The 57-year-old Pagano, who had been in charge of Indianapolis for six seasons, was widely expected to be sacked after the Colts posted a 4-12 record that ended with a 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.

Two head coaches gone as Raiders fire Del Rio, Colts dump Pagano

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Del Rio's departure came just three hours after the Indianapolis Colts said they also had sacked their head coach Chuck Pagano. The 57-year-old Pagano, who had been in charge of Indianapolis for six seasons, was widely expected to be sacked after the Colts posted a 4-12 record that ended with a 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.

JuJu Smith-Schuster makes history at young age

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had a strong rookie year. How strong? He became the youngest player in league history to generate more than 1,000 all-purpose yards. Via the NFL, Smith-Schuster’s 143 receiving yards and 122 kick-return yards pushed