Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

Vikings DE Everson Griffen reportedly involved in incident at Minneapolis hotel

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen reportedly threatened to shoot someone at a downtown Minneapolis hotel last weekend, and has been absent from the team since. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen was reportedly involved in an incident at a downtown Minneapolis hotel last weekend where he threatened to shoot someone, according to KSTP-TV. Per the report, Griffen was verbally threatening to shoot someone in the middle of the day on Saturday at Hotel Ivy, though there was no indication he had a gun.

Garoppolo out for season, 49ers confirm

Monday, September 24th, 2018

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season after suffering torn knee ligaments in his team's defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, the club confirmed on Monday. Garoppolo, 26, was carted from the field after twisting his left knee awkwardly as he scrambled up the sideline on a 13-yard run towards the end of Sunday's 38-27 loss at the Arrowhead Stadium. Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed a scan showed Garoppolo had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Watch: Vance McDonald delivers soul-crushing stiff-arm, levels Chris Conte on 75-yard TD

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald is not a man to be trifled with. Early in Monday’s 30-27 victory against Tampa Bay, the Steelers found themselves in a 7-0 hole after Ryan Fitzpatrick marched the Buccaneers downfield for what seemed an easy touchdown. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had been intercepted on the previous possession, and Pittsburgh needed a drive to quiet the rowdy Tampa crowd.

Strong defensive effort carries to Lions to 1st win

Monday, September 24th, 2018

A day after their first win of the season, the change in the mood of the previously winless Detroit Lions was evident. In one corner of the locker room, linebacker Marquis Flowers and running back LeGarrette Blount engaged in a heated debate over whether Kobe Bryant or LeBron James was the greater basketball player. ''Just coming in today, it was a little bit different,'' Lions wide receiver Golden Tate said.

Dink and dunk isn’t cutting it with Cowboys’ passing game

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Dak Prescott has the fewest throws of at least 15 yards down the field among quarterbacks who have played all three games this season. ''I don't think we've just attacked that area enough, simple as that,'' Prescott said after a 24-13 loss to Seattle on Sunday. Whether it's play-calling, blocking or a group of receivers looking woefully ill-equipped to replace the All-Pro version of Dez Bryant, the Cowboys' passing game is broken - even when Ezekiel Elliott has his first 100-yard rushing game of the season.

Familiar issues, but no panic for Patriots after 1-2 start

Monday, September 24th, 2018

In Week 2, the Patriots' defense was deficient in a 31-20 loss to Jacksonville in which the Patriots were victimized on third down. There were problems all over the field in Sunday's stunning 26-10 loss at Detroit, though it was Tom Brady and the Patriots offense that struggled the most against a defense coached by former Patriots defensive coordinator and new Lions head coach Matt Patricia. Things won't get any easier as the Patriots prepare to open their division schedule against 3-0 Miami.

Chiefs LB Justin Houston on Jimmy Garoppolo injury: ‘That was his fault’

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Jimmy Garoppolo’s ACL tear is one of the first truly game-changing injuries of the NFL season, a bad break for the San Francisco 49ers that all but slams shut their playoff hopes. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker had little sympathy for Garoppolo’s plight, laying full blame on the the 49ers quarterback for his injury suffered Sunday against the Chiefs. “That was his fault,” Houston said, per Pro Football Talk.

FLM All 32: Team-by-team NFL notes

Monday, September 24th, 2018

AFC East Buffalo Bills: Rookie quarterback Josh Allen led his team to a victory for the first time in his career on Sunday. "There was a guy (Barr) maybe 3 yards in front of the sticks and I knew we needed a first down there and I think we went on to score on that drive. Obviously it was a big play, but it was just another first down." Miami Dolphins: It will be a case of role reversal when the Dolphins meet the Patriots on Sunday in Foxborough.

Trent Dilfer among those not counting the Patriots out

Monday, September 24th, 2018

After this week's performance against the Lions wrapped up two consecutive uninspiring losses, the yearly cycle for the Patriots has begun: Are they finally done? Perhaps the most notable regular-season loss of this decade occured when the Patriots were blown out by the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in 2014. Most Pats fans will remember the doubters emerging in full force about the demise of the New England Patriots.

Neat Tweets: The win was ugly, but the tweets were beautiful

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Another week, another ugly Bears win. A win's a win, though, and the Bears are sitting pretty in first place for now. The team may have been a cool 1700 miles away, but the Authentic Fans were especially authentic this Sunday:#Bears are being represented