Posts Tagged ‘NFL Football’

After bad calls vs. Packers, salty Lions fans buy billboard with referee in a cheesehead

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Detroit's not letting this one go. The Lions had the Green Bay Packers on the ropes on Monday night, and multiple calls went against the Lions. The most notable bad calls were a pair of illegal hands to the face flags on Lions defensive end Trey Flowers, though on replay it looked like Flowers did nothing wrong.

Week 7 Daily Fantasy Football cheatsheet: Old Man Gore set to go off?

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Week 7 of the 2019 Fantasy Football season is here, and our six experts have revealed who they would choose in their Yahoo Daily Fantasy lineups using a budget of $200. Four of our six experts all expect Frank Gore, the elder statesman in Buffalo's backfield, to have a great day against the Miami Dolphins, and at just $18 he provides clear value.

Tennessee-Alabama Preview

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Nick Saban was coaching the NFL's Miami Dolphins the last time Alabama lost to Tennessee. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has won the last 12 meetings in this traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry, mostly by large margins. ''It means everything to me, man,'' Tennessee linebacker Darrell Taylor said.

Bengals sign defensive end Anthony Zettel

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The Bengals signed free agent defensive end Anthony Zettel, the team announced Thursday. He takes the roster spot left open by the release of running back Samaje Perine. Zettel, a fourth-year player, originally entered the league as a sixth-round choice of the Lions in 2016.

Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore explains why he’s the NFL’s best cornerback

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is a soft-spoken person who often lets his on-field performance do the talking. Gilmore was the only cornerback to earn an "elite" grade from Pro Football Focus last season, and he's off to another excellent start in 2019. Gilmore was targeted six times and intercepted or broke up five of those passes.

Patriots-Jets Preview

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are still rolling right along with a high-powered offense and a stingy defense that has their record blemish-free. The New York Jets look a bit different, though, from the team Bill Belichick's bunch beat 30-14 less than a month ago. Luke Falk was under center then, making his first NFL start and looking overwhelmed and overmatched.

Chargers LT Okung returns from pulmonary embolism

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung said Thursday he is ready to return from the pulmonary embolism that has sidelined him since June. "I've been looking forward to this day for several weeks and I'm excited to officially announce that I will be back to football as early as Week 7," the 32-year-old posted on Twitter. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Okung has been on the reserve/non-football injury list throughout the Chargers' disappointing 2-4 start.

Why did Patriots re-sign Ben Watson? Bill Belichick has straightforward reason

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

"We had a roster spot," Belichick told reporters Thursday when asked why the Patriots re-signed Watson on Tuesday after releasing him the previous Monday. "We had availability. Jak (fullback Jakob Johnson) went on IR (injured reserve), so we had an opportunity to put (Watson) on the roster that we didn't have the week before."

Eagles, Cowboys reunite with NFC East lead on line

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

"Because it shows confidence in our football team," Pederson clarified why he backed his team so publicly. "I promise you that (Cowboys head coach) Jason Garrett is going to say the same thing with his team -- that they are going to win the football game as well." The Eagles could receive a major boost on both sides of the football with the possible return of injured wide receiver DeSean Jackson and cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby.

Jaguars sign CB Parry Nickerson

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The Jaguars opened a spot in their cornerback corps on Tuesday when they traded Jalen Ramsey to the Rams and they filled it on Thursday. The team announced the signing of Parry Nickerson to their 53-man roster. Nickerson was a sixth-round pick of the Jets in 2018 and appeared in every game for the team during his rookie season.