Posts Tagged ‘Green Bay Packers’

NFL notebook: Patriots acquire WR Sanu from Falcons

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was acquired by the New England Patriots from the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick. New England had reportedly been active in trade talks for inside receivers and tight ends, including Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders and Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard. Sanu, 30, had 33 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown for the Falcons this year.

There shouldn’t have been doubt about Aaron Rodgers thriving with Packers’ rookie head coach

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

It wasn't all that long ago — two months, in fact — when Matt LaFleur and Aaron Rodgers were quizzed regularly about the state of their new football partnership. After all the constant reports about Rodgers' strained relationship with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, many couldn't help but wonder how much sway LaFleur, a first-time head coach who is only four years older than Rodgers, would hold with his opinionated Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Rodgers generally said all the right things in training camp, aside from a quibble about the value of the newly instituted joint practices LaFleur had signed the Packers up for.

NFL notebook: Patriots acquire WR Sanu from Falcons

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was acquired by the New England Patriots from the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick. New England had reportedly been active in trade talks for inside receivers and tight ends, including Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders and Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard. Sanu, 30, had 33 receptions for 313 yards and one touchdown for the Falcons this year.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Federer wins in 53 minutes to advance in Basel in 1,500th tour game Swiss top seed Roger Federer celebrated his 1,500th ATP match with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Germany's Peter Gojowczyk in the first round of the Swiss Indoors championship in Basel on Monday. Playing in his hometown, 20-times Grand Slam champion Federer barely broke sweat as he fired 12 aces and won 82% of his first service points, wrapping up the encounter against the hapless German qualifier in 53 minutes.

NFL At 100-AP Was There-Super Bowl I

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Vince Lombardi's NFL champs, held to a 14-10 edge in the first half, put a tremendous rush on Len Dawson, the Chiefs' passer, in the second half and pulled away steadily in a game watched by a crowd of 63,036, in the 93,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum. The crowd was smaller than expected and far short of the sellout originally predicted. The Chiefs threw a scare into the proud Packers with a fine first half in which Dawson hit Curt McClinton for a touchdown and Mike Mercer kicked a 31-yard field goal.

NFL at 100: Packers beat Chiefs in first Super Bowl

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs had no way of knowing what the Super Bowl would become when they met at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967. The NFL had for years successfully fended off rival leagues, but the AFL came along - founded by Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt and his buddies in the ''Foolish Club'' - with proven staying power. The teams from the NFL, including the Packers, were out to prove their dominance in professional football.

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was disciplined for a tweet he posted after the Lions lost to his former team, the Packers, whom the NFL acknowledged benefited from an erroneous call that helped Green Bay in Week 6. Walker was punished for comments he made after that same game in which he disputed as ''an awful call'' a personal foul penalty after diving for the football and making inadvertent helmet-to-helmet contact with Packers receiver Geronimo Allison.

NFL cracks down on internal dissent over officiating

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials. Matthews was disciplined for a tweet he posted after the Lions lost to his former team, the Packers, whom the NFL acknowledged benefited from an erroneous call that helped Green Bay in Week 6. Walker was punished for comments he made after that same game in which he disputed as "an awful call" a personal foul penalty after diving for the football and making inadvertent helmet-to-helmet contact with Packers receiver Geronimo Allison.

Patriots defense the first to record 18 interceptions in first seven games since 1996 Packers

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The Patriots' defense keeps racking up individual and team accolades and statistical achievements as it continues its run of dominance over the first two months of the season. Sam Darnold's fourth interception of the game on Monday Night Football's clash between the Patriots and Jets was the 18th time the New England defense picked off an opposing quarterback this season. And with that, they become the first team to record 18 interceptions in the first seven games of a season since the Packers did it in 1996, according to Dave Green.

Randy Moss takes a perfect dig at Joe Buck’s infamous ‘disgusting act’ call

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Joe Buck once chastised Randy Moss for a fake mooning of a Packers crowd. The former wide receiver took a not-so-subtle shot at that.