Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Report: JuJu Smith-Schuster unlikely to play vs. Bills after aggravating knee injury

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Juju Smith-Schuster will reportedly not play again this week after aggravating his knee injury during practice on Thursday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was eyeing this week's big ”Sunday Night Football” tilt against the Buffalo Bills as his return. He's missed the last three games since suffering a concussion and knee injury on the same play against Cleveland Browns in their infamous first meeting of the season on Nov. 14.

Giants cut Janoris Jenkins after unapologetic reaction to tweet

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The New York Giants announced on Friday that they have waived/injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Jenkins was injured in Monday night's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and was rehabbing inside the team's facility on Wednesday during practice when he got into a Twitter exchange with a fan. Jenkins called the fan “retard,” which is highly inappropriate and offensive.

World Cup 2026: USA, Canada & Mexico cities set to host soccer finals

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The 2026 World Cup is to take place in venues across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The joint bid for the tournament was announced in 2017 and beat the only other challenger, Morocco, the following year. In June 2020, the final selection of 16 host cities for the tournament will be made with 10 in the USA and three each in Canada and Mexico.

Jets players lined up to get signed jerseys from Lamar Jackson after he threw five TDs vs. them

Friday, December 13th, 2019

It didn't take long for Lamar Jackson to change the NFL, and get the respect of his fellow players. There have been plenty of moments this season that have belonged to the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, whether it was the crazy spin move against the Cincinnati Bengals or the “Monday Night Football” five-touchdown party against the Los Angeles Rams that practically ended the MVP race. Thursday night brought another of those moments, and it wasn't necessarily the five touchdown passes he dropped on the New York Jets in a 42-21 win that clinched an AFC North title.

Jason Garrett’s motivation for the 6-7 Cowboys? A ‘highlight reel’ with big plays from 2018

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The Dallas Cowboys are in the division lead by virtue of playing in the NFC East. To inspire this squad, which is currently on a three-game losing skid, head coach Jason Garrett, who is close to losing his job, showed a “highlight reel” of the team's plays, including two key ones from 2018. The Cowboys host the Los Angeles Rams (8-5), who are the first team out of the NFC playoff picture, on Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota Vikings Star Kyle Rudolph Partners with American Cancer Society and NFL to Announce the Super Bowl Experience of a Lifetime that Gives Back

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) through its National Football League (NFL) Crucial Catch partnership and ACS Ambassador Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph announced today a fan experience of a lifetime at Super Bowl LIV in Miami in support of the fight against cancer. Through the Crucial Catch Super Bowl Sweepstakes, fans can support Crucial Catch's mission of increasing early-detection and cancer prevention while enjoying a VIP trip to the NFL's biggest game. The lucky fan will enjoy bragging rights of experiencing the big game with a to be announced international celebrity, who will take the torch from superstar Vanessa Hudgens, the newest ACS global ambassador.

Packers offering free warm beverages for sub-freezing game

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Cold in Green Bay isn't necessarily news, but it stands out when the team starts reminding fans about it and offering free hot beverages. Via Richard Ryman of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Packers advised fans about the freezing conditions, and are giving away free hot chocolate and hot cider to fans during the game. Naturally, there will be some football players and fans in the stands who try to prove how tough they are by not wearing sleeves during the game.

Earl Thomas doesn’t know how he’d defend against Lamar Jackson (not that he’d tell anyone)

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Remember last year, when the Ravens first introduced the Lamar Jackson offense and the narrative became that, by the second time a defense sees him, the defense will know how to stop him? This year, that narrative has become, No one knows how to stop him. After Thursday night's win over the Jets, which featured another stellar performance from the no-brainer NFL MVP, Sal Paolantonio of ESPN asked Ravens safety Earl Thomas in the locker room how he'd defend against Jackson.

Jason Garrett puts together “highlight reel” to motivate Cowboys

Friday, December 13th, 2019

The Cowboys have lost three straight games and head coach Jason Garrett is trying something different to get them in a winning frame of mind ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams. Garrett put together a video showing some of the team's best plays over the last two seasons that, per tight end Jason Witten, “convey that there's a way in which we need to play.” Right tackle La'el Collins concurred with Witten when it came to the message sent by Garrett's film editing. A loss to the Rams wouldn't knock the Cowboys out of contention for the NFC East title and a win wouldn't clinch it, but it would be a welcome change from the black clouds that have been accumulating over their heads over the last month.

Jackson will cherish breaking Vick record ‘forever’

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Lamar Jackson will cherish breaking Michael Vick's single-season rushing record forever. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback and MVP frontrunner surpassed Vick's mark for rushing yards by a quarterback in his team's routine 42-21 victory over the New York Jets on Thursday. Vick racked up 1,039 yards for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006, but Jackson went beyond that tally with eight minutes and 36 seconds left in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium.