Archive for September, 2018

Sunday Night wrap-up: Joe Flacco leads Ravens to impressive road win

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Maybe the Ravens should have drafted another quarterback long ago. While Lamar Jackson is still playing a very small role in their offense, his addition appears to have made a big difference in the way the incumbent quarterback’s playing. Veteran Joe Flacco threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ravens played their traditional kind of timely defense to beat the Steelers 26-14 on the road.

Was Aaron Rodgers criticizing Mike McCarthy with comments on ‘terrible’ offense?

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

He didn’t mention Mike McCarthy by name. But it sure sounded like Aaron Rodgers was delivering a message to his head coach when lamenting the Green Bay Packers offense after Sunday’s 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills. The Packers cruised in beating the

Justin Tucker stays perfect with third field goal of the night

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker stays perfect with third field goal of the night.

Week 4 Fantasy Wrap: Derek Carr continues record-breaking trends

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Derek Carr continued a stunning trend of quarterback play this season in Week 4. Peyton Manning set the NFL record for passing yards with 5,477 back in 2013. After one month this season, Jared Goff, Ben Roethlisberger, Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr(!) are on pace to break that record.

Mayfield’s 4 turnovers mar promising 1st start for Browns

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Baker Mayfield spun out of sacks and turned them into big plays, led Cleveland to its highest-scoring game in more than a decade and showed why the Browns thought highly enough of him to make him the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Mayfield's first NFL start would have gone down as a major success if not for some untimely turnovers and a replay review that allowed the Oakland Raiders to rally for the late tying score before winning in overtime. Instead, it ended up like so many other games for the hapless Browns since they returned to the NFL in 1999.

Bengals tight end Eifert looking at another hard-luck season

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Tyler Eifert was putting on a brave face Sunday in what appears to be another hard-luck season for the Cincinnati Bengals tight end. The 28-year-old American is expected to undergo surgery after suffering a gruesome leg injury in a 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Eifert fractured his ankle after catching a pass then landing awkwardly on his right leg when he was tackled by Atlanta's De'Vondre Campbell in the third quarter.

Jon Gruden: Raiders’ victory over Browns ‘feels like my first win in 100 years’

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

OAKLAND -- Raiders coach Jon Gruden hadn't won a football game in a long, long time. His last NFL victory came on Nov. 30, 2008, when he was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost their last four games to miss the playoffs, then let Gruden go.Gruden

NFL Winners and Losers: Mitchell Trubisky’s day is why we need to be more patient with QBs

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The reviews on Mitchell Trubisky has mostly been negative through the Chicago Bears‘ first three games. Trubisky wasn’t great, and that brought out sweeping opinions. Search “Trubisky bust” on social media and you’ll run out of time before you get to the end.

Seahawks don’t make much of Earl Thomas’ obscene gesture

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

If Earl Thomas has played his final game with the Seahawks, the lasting image will be of the safety making an obscene gesture toward the Seattle sideline as he rode toward the locker room on a cart. “I don’t know anything about that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said when asked about the gesture, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. Earl was extraordinarily poised on the field.

The Latest: Ravens lead Steelers 17-14 after 3 quarters

Sunday, September 30th, 2018

The Baltimore Ravens are 15 minutes away from ending a three-game losing streak to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Justin Tucker pushed Baltimore in front with a 47-yard field goal. The Steelers have been dominant in prime-time games of late.