Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

NFL against-the-spread picks: Two spots to Super Bowl LIV on the line this week

Friday, January 17th, 2020

The NFL playoffs have been fascinating, so maybe conference championship weekend will be more entertaining that oddsmakers think. You can't get this deep into an NFL season without being pretty good. Let's take a look at each game, as the final four teams vie for spots in Super Bowl LIV.

Packers-49ers regular-season game was much closer than the score suggested

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Just as they began to get things rolling, however, an unsportsmanlike conduct foul against receiver Davante Adams at the end of the play that had given Green Bay a first down on their own 40 pushed the ball back to the 25. Three plays later, the 49ers defensive front devoured quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the ball came out, the 49ers recovered at the five, and one play later a Tevin Coleman touchdown (plus extra point) made it 7-0. A field-position battle ensued, with the teams trading three punts.

Richard Sherman’s Hall of Fame credentials key to 49ers’ playoff run

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Unlike most great cornerbacks, he's not a man on an island but at once a galvanizing and unifying force for the entire defense and also the team as a whole. "Usually, they're out there, they just want to cover people," defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said of cornerbacks, adding that Sherman's impact on his teammates is more like that which comes from great linebackers. Sherman is in his second year with the 49ers in part because some considered him damaged goods after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon in November 2017, and then enduring a less invasive surgery on his left Achilles' tendon a few months later.

How 49ers have benefited from Mike McGlinchey learning to rebound quickly

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Right tackle Mike McGlinchey takes the blame for that. The second-year pro never got set on first down, as Vikings edge rusher Danielle Hunter strolled right past him for an easy sack. Then, on a 3rd-and-19 of his own creation, McGlinchey jumped way too soon, drawing a flag for a false start.

Za’Darius Smith says he was not fined for “Snubbed” undershirt

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The NFL can be sticklers for uniform violations. Numerous players have been fined for wearing “unauthorized” apparel through the years and for touting messages for personal causes on undershirts, shoes or on their eye black. However, it appears as though Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith has avoided such a penalty for his statement in Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Football Forecast – Conf. Championship

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

League-Wide Trends Friendly Fantasy Offenses: Chiefs Unfriendly Fantasy Offenses: Packers, Titans Lots of Pressure: Ryan Tannehill, Aaron Rodgers Recommended Defenses: KC, SF Good “Deep” Matchups: Emmanuel Sanders, Deebo Samuel, Tyreek Hill Good “Underneath” Matchups: Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown Bad “Deep” Matchups: Davante Adams, Allen Lazard Bad “Underneath” Matchups: Emmanuel Sanders, Deebo Samuel, Kendrick Bourne Good Slot Matchups: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins Good RB Matchups: Derrick Henry, Tevin Coleman, Damien Williams Team-by-Team Previews Chiefs (30.25 projected points, -7.5 spread) vs. TEN Passing: Of the four remaining teams, the Chiefs have the fastest-paced offense, are projected to...

NFL notebook: Arrest warrant issued for Beckham Jr.

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a complaint of simple battery Thursday. Video appears to show Beckham slapping the backside of a police officer while in the LSU locker room at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The incident occurred shortly after the Tigers' 42-25 victory over Clemson on Monday night in the national championship game.

McCarthy: Cowboys OC Moore to continue calling plays

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore will continue to call plays for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020, new head coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday. The 56-year-old McCarthy called plays throughout his tenure as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006-18, when he compiled a 125-77-2 record with nine playoff appearances, including eight straight from 2009-16. Yet with Moore, 31, running the offensive show in Dallas, the Cowboys led the NFL in yards (431.5 per game average) and ranked sixth in points (averaging 27.1 points per game) last season.

Richard Sherman vividly explains why 49ers don’t shadow wide receivers

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

With Sherman almost exclusively on the left side, San Francisco in the regular season was the NFL's top pass defense, allowing an average of 169.2 yards per game – the lowest average allowed by any team since 2009, when the Jets limited passers to an average of 153.7. Moreover, the 49ers led the league in net yards per attempt at 4.8 and tied with the Patriots for fewest first downs allowed via pass, averaging 9.4 per game. These numbers are among the factors that have made defensive coordinator Robert Saleh a candidate to become a head coach.

How 49ers plan to stop Aaron Rodgers’ potent ‘wrist flick from hell’

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

When pressed for a memory watching Rodgers over the years, 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner brought up that Lions game from 2015. Rodgers zigged and zagged around prospective tacklers as time expired and effortlessly sent a mile high -- and equally far -- Hail Mary to complete an improbable comeback. The 49ers have a term for that.