Archive for September, 2019

Fantasy football waiver wire: Titans’ A.J. Brown among Week 5 targets

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Let's take a look at four non-quarterbacks who could help your team bounce back as we jump into October, and are owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo and ESPN fantasy football leagues. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans WR 6 percent owned in ESPN leagues, 10 percent owned in Yahoo leagues You may accuse me of simply overreacting to one great week, but hear me out. Brown caught two touchdown passes in the first half Sunday from Marcus Mariota.

Cowboys-Saints game garners highest ratings on ‘Sunday Night Football’ since 2016

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Forget younger sports fans cutting the cord, viewership for the NFL is as high as it's ever been. Sunday night's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints was the highest-rated Week 4 game ever on “Sunday Night Football” and NBC's highest-rated game in three years. Despite a lack of scoring in the 12-10 affair, the broadcast drew 24.7 million viewers, according to numbers released by Nielsen.

Marcus Peters expected to play Thursday after clearing concussion tests

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters was rocked by a shot to the head from Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackle Donovan Smith at the conclusion of his 32-yard interception return for a touchdown on Sunday. Peters was sidelined from the final eight minutes of the game after the blow and was evaluated on the sidelines by medical staff. “He cleared the concussion assessment, all the things that you have to go through if you see a hit like that,” McVay said.

NFL Power Rankings: Adam Thielen was right about problems with Kirk Cousins and Vikings

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen might have been wrong to express his feelings publicly after Sunday's loss, but his opinions weren't incorrect. After a brutal 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears, Thielen said he was frustrated and talked about the offense. “At some point, you're not going to be able to run the ball for 180 yards, even with the best running back in the NFL,” Thielen said at his locker after the game, via The Athletic.

Rudolph fires 2 TD passes as Steelers rout Bengals

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Quarterback Mason Rudolph seemingly came into his own Monday, passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers past the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 27-3. The win elevated the Steelers from winless to within a game of first place in the AFC North at 1-3. The Bengals fell to 0-4 under first-year coach Zac Taylor.

Watch FIVB men’s volleyball World Cup

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Watch live action from the FIVB men's volleyball World Cup in Nagano, Japan.

Conner, Samuels Carry Steelers to MNF Win

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Bengals and Steelers both entered Monday night's AFC North tilt at 0-3, and both offenses were bottom four in the NFL in rushing. Neither team got that part of their offense going, but the Steelers seemed to find a way to get their running backs going by feeding them short passes. The duo of James Conner (8-83-1) and Jaylen Samuels (8-57) combined to catch 16 passes for 140 yards, while Samuels also scored as a runner.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton reacts to tough night in Pittsburgh

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton reacts to tough night in Pittsburgh.

Steelers claim first victory of season as Bengals remain winless

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended their losing start to the NFL season by beating the struggling Cincinnati Bengals 27-3. Both teams originally thought this historic rivalry would have some different faces highlighting the matchup on Monday. Instead of the Andy Dalton-Ben Roethlisberger quarterback showdown, recently appointed Steelers starting quarterback Mason Rudolph is the one who turned in a prime-time performance.

Rudolph fires 2 TD passes as Steelers rout Bengals

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Quarterback Mason Rudolph seemingly came into his own Monday, passing for 229 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers past the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 27-3. The win elevated the Steelers from winless to within a game of first place in the AFC North at 1-3. The Bengals fell to 0-4 under first-year coach Zac Taylor.