Posts Tagged ‘Football’

The computers have correctly predicted 65% of the NFL games — here are their picks for Week 3

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

(Ezekiel Elliott.Ron Jenkins) The NFL season is back, and the computers are picking their winners for every game. We took a look at two popular systems used to pick NFL games: Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, and Elo, the modeling system used

Dolphins-Jets Capsule

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

MIAMI (1-0) at NEW YORK JETS (0-2) 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Miami by 5+. RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 1-0-0, New York 0-2-0. SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 53-49-1. LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Jets 34-13, Dec. 17, 2016. LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Chargers

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 3

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Which players draw tough enough matchups in Week 3 of the NFL season to make you think about benching them? Which sleepers have a good chance to overachieve in their games this week? We offer up advice for those wondering "Who should I start?" as we help

Report: NFL players ask league to support campaign

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform.Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive

Giants-Eagles Capsule

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2) at PHILADELPHIA (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE - Eagles by 3+ RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 0-2, Philadelphia 1-1 SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 86-82-2 LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Giants 24-19, Dec. 22, 2016 LAST WEEK -

Why aren’t teams scoring touchdowns early this NFL season?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Just what the NFL needs when people are complaining about a lack of scoring: A Thursday night game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. The last time the Rams played at the 49ers in a prime-time game, they were shut out. This season, the 49ers have played two games and haven’t scored a touchdown.

Players asked the NFL to help bring awareness during the season to social justice efforts that go beyond national anthem protests

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A group of four prominent NFL players reached out to the league in hopes of securing support for social activism and community involvement, according to a memo obtained by Yahoo Sports. The memo, sent to the league in August, includes signatures from Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, and retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin, four of the NFL's most outspoken players on issues of racial inequality.

Correction: Titans-Walker story

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In a story Sept. 20 about Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Titans, reported erroneously that Walker is 49 yards shy of becoming the NFL's seventh active tight end to reach 5,000 yards receiving his career.

Echoing other NFL players, recovering David Johnson says fantasy ‘last thing on my mind’

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

For a large segment of NFL fans – and even some who aren’t avid followers of the sport – fantasy football is a way of life. Third-year Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson was the top player taken in many fantasy drafts after racking up 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns, both league highs, in 2016. On Wednesday, Johnson chatted with reporters for the first time since his injury, and apparently was asked if he’s thinking about those who have him on their fantasy teams.

London Brings Out The Best In The NFL’s Dregs

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The NFL will take over London for the 18th time — and the 11th consecutive year — this weekend when the Baltimore Ravens take on veteran overseas travelers th…