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Daily Norseman NFL Pick ‘Em is coming soon

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Sometime in the next week or so White Eric Kendricks Jersey , we’ll be opening the sign-ups for our annual Daily Norseman NFL Pick ‘Em and Survivor Football Leagues, so that fans of the Minnesota Vikings can pit their NFL knowledge against one another. As we’ve done every year, we’ll give everyone a heads-up as to when the doors will open, and at that time we’ll provide everyone with the group name/ID number and password so that folks can start signing up.This year, however, we’d like a little bit of input on one of the parameters for one of those pools.Every year we’ve done the Pick ‘Em pool, we’ve gone with just straight-up picks, without the point spreads being involved. This year, we’re wondering whether or not we should implement the spread into the picks. It would certainly add a different element to things, and while I have no doubt that we would rapidly reach the 100 participants that Yahoo! Sports limits the pool to every year, the point spread might make people more or less willing to toss their hat in the ring as part of the pool.So, we’re going to put this to you folks out there. We’ll leave the poll on this one open for a few days, and then get the pool set up in accordance with what everyone decides.With that, what’s your take on implementing point spreads into this year’s Daily Norseman NFL Pick ‘Em Pool? One quarter of the way through the NFL season, and everything is going according to plan.The Bears lead the division, followed by the Packers, Vikings, and finally the Lions.Just like everyone thought.Wait, what was the plan?Wow.O.K.Umm..Well, let’s start there then, shall we?Yeah, so the Chicago Bears are leading the division at 3-1, after absolutely abusing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, 48-10.Tampa Bay’s defense was so bad that Mitchell Trubisky actually threw more touchdown passes (6) in his game than Jared Goff did in his (5).That’s right, the young gunslinger from North Carolina gave Bears fans - at least for one game - a little glimpse of the stuff that convinced GM Ryan Pace to make him the first quarterback selected in the 2017 draft - ahead of some kid from Texas Tech named Mahomes.This week, the Bears become the NFC North’s first team to have a bye week.In Green Bay, the Packers shut out Josh Allen and the vaunted Buffalo Bills offense, winning by a 22-0 margin.The Bills’ second-year quarterback was sacked seven times, threw two picks, and lost a fumble.Allen was sacked twice on his team’s final drive - both by Packers linebacker Kyle Fackrell, who led the team with three on the day.Aaron Rodgers was merely human in this one, throwing for 298 yards, with one TD and and one INT.The Packers moved to 2-1-1, a half game back of Chicago, and a game ahead of Minnesota, and will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions.The Detroit Lions - fresh off their first win under new coach Matt Patricia - headed to Dallas, intent on building on that momentum.They gave the Cowboys a good run, and took a one point lead with a little over two minutes to play.But Dallas was able to move the ball just enough - thanks to a 34-yard completion to Zeke Elliott - and kicker Brett Maher booted a 38 yard field goal to win the game, 26-24.It has now been one game since the Lions had a 100-yard rusher, as Kerryon Johnson led the team with just 55 yards.The Lions fell to 1-3 with the loss, and, again Kirk Cousins Jersey , host the Packers on Sunday.Chicago BearsAs mentioned, Mitchell Trubisky had a bit of a (an?) historic afternoon against the depleted Bucs secondary.He became the third Bears passer to throw for six touchdowns in a game.The last time it happened, players may or may not have been wearing leather helmets.I’ll need to check with the Daily Norseman research department to find that answer.*One thing is certain - the forward pass definitely had been invented by then.At any rate, it was Johnny Lujack who did it last, nearly seventy years ago.And the other was Bears great Sid Luckman (no relation) - who still holds a share of the NFL record with seven passing touchdowns in a single game, which he accomplished all the way back in 1943.* Nope, according to our friends at Wikipedia, they were still leather until around the 1950 season.Speaking of Mr. Biscuit (no, seriously, that’s really Trubisky’s nickname), Pro Football Reference gives us this interesting nugget:Two things come to mind when reading that:First - when successful, the Chicago Bears have been - for at least the past forty years - a “defense first” team.And second - their successes have had absolutely zip to do with the quarterback.Jim McMahon (no relation) didn’t win the Super Bowl in ‘85.He was there.The Bears ‘D’ and Walter Payton won that title.And Rex Grossman?Please.But, hey.The Bears put up some offense on Sunday.Even Bears Running Back Tarik Cohen finally busted loose, with 174 yards from scrimmage including 121 and a touchdown through the air.So, I have to give credit where credit is due.Khalil Mack scored another quarterback sack against the Bucs, bringing his season total to 5 and putting him on pace for 20, which would easily surpass the Bears single season record of 17.5, set by Hall-of-Famer Richard Dent in 1984.He also forced another fumble (although the Bucs recovered).He is simply playing at an entirely different level than any offensive player he faces right now.Can he keep it up?Who knows, but even as a Vikings fan it’s been fun to watch.** side note:Brian Baldinger really does a nice job with analysis.Long ago, when he was just starting out,I thought that about Jon Gruden, as well.Gruden traded Khalil Mack to the Bears.I’m not sure there’s a correlation is between these facts, but as I was watching the video above, that’s what popped into my head.I really hope Baldy doesn’t turn out like Gruden.Not-afraid-to-make-a-prediction Prediction: I can’t possibly get this one wrong, can I?The Bears are on a bye this week.I predict they rest up, do some coaching stuff, have a few practices and at least one charity event.Detroit LionsThe saga continues at the Running Back spot for the Lions.Seemingly, Kerryon Johnson is the lead horse.He leads the team in rushing with 38 carries for 216 yards and a touchdown, good for 5.7 yards per carry.LeGarrette Blount has 95 yards on the season, and Theo Riddick has put up numbers in the passing game.Johnson broke the streak of games without a hundred yard rusher against New England, and the fans have been screaming for a heavier workload for him (really, who doesn’t scream for a heavier workload for their Johnson?).And yet鈥att Stafford, it would seem, would like to give his Johnson more touches.Offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is under fire from Lions fans for not using the young running back.The thing is, the Lions are putting up yardage.Matthew Stafford has a great pair of receivers in Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, and Kenny Golladay has made some plays, as well.But the team - for whatever reason - is reluctant to call Kerryon Johnson the lead back.Stafford had Calvin Johnson in his prime, and rarely had an impact player lined up in the backfield.Imagine if Megatron had a running back like Kerryon Johnson a few years back!Cooter would definitely have a difficult time finding a proper balls-to-Johnson ratio - especially without a decent tight end on the roster.Okay, okay鈥?my inner fourth-grader flared up a little bit there.Sorry about that.Lord, I apologize.Matthew Stafford has, on occasion, been mentioned in the “Elite Quarterback” discussion Authentic Mike Hughes Jersey , but he’s certainly not mentioned with the frequency of Brady, Brees, or Rodgers.But, why not?He’s well on his way to an eighth-straight 4,000-plus-yard-passing season.He has averaged fewer than one interception per game in his career, while throwing nearly two touchdowns per game.He’s had 26 career fourth quarter comebacks, and engineered 32 game-winning drives.Yet, his lifetime record sits at 61-68, and he’s been to a single Pro-Bowl.What sort of rarefied air is he beginning to hit at this point in his career? The Lions defense, however, continues to be a problem.The Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott was a one-man wrecking crew on Sunday, putting up 240 yards of rushing and receiving, with one touchdown.One bright spot was linebacker Devon Kennard, who picked up his fourth sack of the season.He became the first Lions linebacker ever to record at least four sacks through the first four games of the season.Over at our sister site, Pride of Detroit, a bit of discussion has taken place among Lions fans about whether the team should trade Golden Tate.Tate is in the final year of his contract.And at age 30, the team may not have interest in giving him the long-term deal he’ll surely seek.They have plenty of cap space, though, and fans wouldn’t be happy to see him leave.Tate didn’t blossom as a “very good” wide receiver until his first year in Detroit, when he was 26 years old.He’s cocky to a fault, but he’s managed to turn himself into one of the most reliable pass-catchers in the game.That cockiness can be seen in the following highlights:...or lowlights, if you prefer.Not-afraid-to-make-a-prediction Prediction:The Lions take on the Green Bay Packers at home on Sunday at noon.And speaking of the Packers鈥reen Bay PackersThe streak is over!Clay Matthews was not called for roughing the passer!I repeat, Clay Matthews was not called for roughing the passer.Teenage boys and elderly women from Douglas County down to Kenosha County can rest easy tonight - the NFL didn’t screw the Packers over.I mean, they did get that one call against Blake Martinez, who was working over Josh Allen well after the whistle (and he’s not even the one who shoved Allen to the ground right after the play in front of the ref, who totally didn’t see it, at all). Nevermind鈥?No sleep in Packerland again tonight.They’re back at it. Speaking of Blake Martinez, he’s quietly putting together a solid season at linebacker for the Packers, and is the 7th highest graded linebacker in the league, according to PFF.With offensive line play like this, who can blame him for being solid?Vikings fans - do you remember last season when the Vikings defense was doing things like this?It looks really familiar, but where oh where has it gone?I’m just going to leave this here.I’m stuck for any possible decent response to this.Almost anything I’d like to say will be offensive in one way or another.So my only comment will be, “Huh.I’ll be damned.”Any chance Ms. Patrick did one of these numbers after he told her “No.”?Packer fans just can’t understand the level of hatred that NON-Packer fans - even outside the NFC North - have for Aaron Rodgers.Captain Smug was not pleased with his team’s effort offensively, telling reporters that the team “left a lot of offense out there today.”The Packers offensive stats?11-19 on third down.32 carries for 141 yards and 4.4 yards-per-carry.282 yards passing.Oh yeah, Aaron.I’d definitely walk in to that coaches room Monday morning and give them the what-for, if I were you!Not-afraid-to-make-a-prediction Prediction:Hmmm鈥et’s look at some numbers before making this prediction.Rodgers is 41-14-1 versus the NFC North in his career*.29 of those wins have come versus the Bears(16) and Lions (13).He’s had 18 career game-winning fourth quarter drives, and eleven of them have come against the Bears(6) and Lions (5).OF COURSE THE PACKERS WILL BEAT THE LIONS!!* For reference purposes, Rodgers is 12-7-1 against the Vikings in his career, with zero fourth quarter comebacks or game-winning drives.



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Youth Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys

Erstellt Gestern 07:31 von huangjian123 Gestern 07:31 In der Kategorie Investments.

Over the past couple of weeks Youth Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins has made a few throws that have left everyone scratching their heads, such as the interception he threw on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. However, according to the folks from ESPN, he also threw what they’ve deemed the pass of the year thus far for the 2018 season, and when you think back about how great a throw it was, it’s tough to argue against it.Over behind the great E$PN paywall, Bill Barnwell went through some of his midseason award winners, and deemed this pass from Cousins to Adam Thielen against the Green Bay Packers back in Week 2 as his “Pass of the Year” to this point in the season.Barnwell breaks the play down further:Honestly, not only is that the pass of the year this season, that’s as good a touchdown pass as any Vikings’ quarterback has thrown in about ten years, at least back to the Zombie Favre season. I have no idea how Cousins got that ball to Thielen, but he did get it there for what was a part of the tying score (along with Stefon Diggs’ 2-point conversion, which is in the video above as well).In fact, Next Gen Stats has rated that particular pass the most improbable completion of the 2018 season thus far.Kirk Cousins may throw the occasional pass that’s less than optimal. But, as we’ve seen through the Vikings’ first nine games, he throws a hell of a lot more good ones. The New York Jets were in this exact spot a year ago.They were 3-4 after seven games and at a crossroads in their season — which quickly spiraled from that point. The Jets lost the following week and won only two more games the rest of the way while stumbling to a 5-11 finish.Safety Jamal Adams insisted there will be no repeat performance this year."Not going to happen," a defiant Adams said after a 37-17 loss to Minnesota on Sunday . "I'm not going to let that happen. Plain and simple."The Jets had gotten back to .500 with victories at home against Denver and Indianapolis, and were looking to sweep their first three-game homestand since 1974.Instead, turnovers — four of them — and missed opportunities ruined that chance against the Vikings."It's not like they came in here and just smacked us www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com ," linebacker Darron Lee said. "It's nothing to sit here and hit the panic button about. We're fine. No one is worried or panicking here. We're fine as a group. We're a lot more close-knit (than last season)."Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Latavius Murray ran for two scores, and the Vikings (4-2-1) pulled away in the second half for their third straight victory.Lee was right: Minnesota didn't exactly roll over New York. But it did more than enough to temper the simmering confidence and good vibes Jets fans were feeling coming into the game.Now, New York has to prevent the disappointment from lingering — and turning into more losses."I know in a couple years past, since I've been here, the wheels have fallen off and all hell would break loose," Lee said. "But we're fine, and no one is panicking here. We weren't as close-knit as a group as we are now. Nobody has got their head hanging down."In his first game against the Jets since spurning their massive offer in free agency, Cousins was far from spectacular but made some big plays late. With the game still hanging in the balance and the Vikings facing fourth-and-8 from the 34, Cousins connected with Aldrick Robinson for a TD to seal it.Cousins, 25 of 40 for 241 yards, opted to turn down New York's three-year, $90 million deal in the offseason and instead chose to go to Minnesota, which actually signed him to a deal worth $6 million less. The Jets insisted this loss didn't sting any more than usual because it was against Cousins."We don't care," Lee said. "We only care about us and this team. Don't try to make this about him. We don't care. No one ever spoke about that all week. No one cared."After Cousins made his decision, the Jets turned their attention to the draft, where they selected Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick.In their first meeting, Cousins came out on top — while Darnold struggled on a cold, windy day.The rookie was 17 of 42 for 206 yards with a TD pass to Chris Herndon and a TD run Minnesota Vikings T-Shirt , but was intercepted three times as New York's two-game winning streak ended."I've just got to find completions," Darnold said. "That's really it. And, we've got to do a better job executing."Jason Myers, who set the franchise record with seven field goals last Sunday, kicked a 55-yarder to cut the Jets' deficit to 10 at 27-17 with 2:39 remaining in the third. New York finally converted its first third down of the game after missing on its first seven opportunities on Darnold's 6-yard run on third-and-5, but the drive was short-circuited by drops by Isaiah Crowell and Eric Tomlinson."Nothing clicked for the offense today," coach Todd Bowles said.Or, on special teams, for the most part.Tarell Basham was penalized for being offside on the game's opening kickoff — a bad omen. There was later a muffed punt return by Andre Roberts, who was able to recover; a bad snap from Thomas Hennessy to punter Lachlan Edwards, who had to field the ball off the turf; and a 28-yard punt by Edwards that helped lead to another score for Minnesota."Errors in all three phases were critical," Bowles said. "Every time you give up field position in a game like this against a good team, you're going to have a problem. We can't make those mistakes."Not if the Jets have their sights set on being in the playoff mix late in the season.And, especially if they intend on getting back to winning, starting next Sunday at Chicago."You've just got to stay positive, and understand that we played a good football team and they made more plays than we did," Adams said. "We've got to do the little things right at all times and always preach that. We've just got to be more consistent at it."



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Minnesota Vikings: Will the hurtin’ ever stop?

Erstellt Gestern 07:15 von huangjian123 Gestern 07:15 In der Kategorie Investments.

If you’re a Vikings fan Minnesota Vikings T-Shirt , then you’ve seen plenty of heartbreak through the history of the franchise. Whenever the team has it going for them, something promising, it somehow all falls apart. Let’s be honest, this may be the most talented Vikings team that fans have seen in at least a decade. That’s fair to say, right? It’s safe to say that the team has already improved talent wise, since last season. But with the amount of injuries that the offensive line has suffered so far, takes a big hit on depth and being able to build a successful line. It doesn’t matter who you have behind that line, if the linemen can’t successfully do their job, then the offense just will not be as promising as it should be. Offensive linemen Josh Andrews and Cedrick Lang were two of the six players to go down with injuries on Saturday. Andrews hurt his ankle and was helped off the field. However, Lang’s injury looked to be a little more severe. He was carted off the field with a lower leg injury. Minnesota was already out with four starting offensive linemen to begin with: Mike Remmers, Rashod Hill, Pat Elflein and Nick Easton. Head coach Mike Zimmer is expecting Remmers to be back by next week and Elflein to be good to go by the start of the regular-season. He still seems to be unsure about the timetable for Hill’s return. This is what Zimmer had to say about the injury-plagued line:This isn’t the first and won’t be the last time where injuries derail a season. But in all honesty, if Remmers and Elflein can return before the regular-season begins, then the offense may be alright. It’s important for Hill to make a quick return too, although Brian O’Neill is fighting for a starting spot Minnesota Vikings Hats , the two are the only right tackles on the depth chart.With Andrews being out, that only leaves Tom Compton and newly signed guard Kaleb Johnson at left guard. The Vikings are rolling with this “next man up” mentality, but what happens when there isn’t another guy to step up?I’m not panicking, but I’m definitely concerned about the first few weeks of the season strictly because of the offensive line.I know I’m not the only one who thinks that, I do hope it all works itself out. Last year, when Florida State running back Dalvin Cook fell out of the first round of the NFL draft, the Vikings made an aggressive trade to move up early in the second round to get him and install him as the heir apparent to future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson.Through the first four games, it looked like one of the best trades GM Rick Spielman ever made, as Cook started out with over 350 yards rushing in his a little over three and a half games. In his fourth game, though, he tore his ACL against Detroit, and was lost for the season.It was thought that he would be an integral cog in the 2018 offense, but he started slow, only rushing for 78 yards in his first two games. He hurt his hamstring in week three in a loss to Buffalo, aggravated his injury against the Los Angeles Rams a week later Minnesota Vikings Hoodie , and has been out ever since.All signs were pointing to him playing against Arizona, but he tweaked his hamstring again during warmups and was a late scratch. Now, comes this from Vikings ESPN beat reporter Courtney Cronin:If true, Cook will miss two games before the Vikings break for their bye week, against the Saints this Sunday night and then Detroit. Although it’s another tough break for Cook, who’s missed 14 games in his two year career, the decision by the Vikings to keep Latavius Murray has really paid off. Murray has rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games, including a career high 155 yards against Arizona two weeks ago. In last Sunday’s 37-17 win over the New York Jets, Murray ran for 69 (nice) yards, and had touchdown runs of 11 and 38 yards.Hamstrings can be tricky injuries, and although it’s frustrating, the Vikings can afford to keep Cook sidelined until he’s fully healthy, and ready for the stretch run. For now, they’ll just ride the Tay Train.



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Saints Announce June Practices Open

Erstellt Gestern 07:04 von huangjian123 Gestern 07:04 In der Kategorie Investments.

To Fans This year’s June practices that are open to the public are starting at 11:00 A.M. on June 12th Youth Austin Carr Jersey , 13th and 14th. Fans will get their first look at the 2018 team that will hopefully continue it’s success from 2017.Tuesday, June 12鈥?1:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)Wednesday, June 1311:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)Thursday, June 1411:00 am – 1:20 pm Practice – (Open to the Public)These are a great opportunity for fans to get their first glimpse of the rookie class, headlined by Marcus Davenport. It also provides the opportunity to see current stars Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore, Alvin Kamara and much more! All practices are weather permitting, and fans should arrive early to get a good seat. Also, be sure to bring some Saints swag to hopefully get signed by your favorite player!As always, there are certain things fans must keep note of as we get closer to open practices. The team’s website makes note of the following:Per the Saints Website:FAN INFORMATIONIn the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) Ken Crawley Jersey , the team may move practice indoors with little or no advance warning. Please be advised that fans attending any open practice will not be allowed inside the indoor facility due to space limitations if inclement weather forces the team indoors. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Media and fan alerts, updates and schedule changes will be made daily on www.neworleanssaints.com, Twitter, and Facebook.Gates will open to the public 45 minutes prior to each practice. There is no charge to view practice.Fans are welcome to take photos of the players during training camp. However, video is prohibited. Saints staff may request at any time that you cease using those devices. Small cameras and binoculars will be allowed. No spectator cameras with lenses more than six inches long will be permitted. Binocular cases and camera bags are not permitted.Restrooms are available.Food, beverages and merchandise featuring the newest Saints gear are available for purchase.Parking for fans is available in the New Orleans BabyCakes baseball stadium parking lot.Vistors with special needs should see a Saints representative for appropriate assistance. The ADA dropoff site is in front of the main entrance gate for practice. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans.There are also several items that are not allowed, and the team’s website lists them here:Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilitiesBackpacks, duffel bags, large bags and hard containersBicyclesCoolers and outside food and beverage, except for fans with medical/dietary needsHoverboards or other self-propelled devicesLaser pensArtificial noisemakers (air horns, bullhorns, whistles etc.)Objects that may obstruct another fan’s view http://www.saintsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-benjamin-watson-jersey , including umbrellas of over 4’ in diameterOversized purses or handbags (none larger than 16”x14”x13” are allowed)Remotely controlled model aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and dronesSelfie sticks and video camerasWeapons and firearms (including fireworks, knives, pepper spray and electronic stunning devices)Any other item deemed unacceptable by New Orleans Saints management. Fans are reminded to please leave such items appropriately secured in their vehicles. Prohibited items that are discovered will be confiscated, disposed of and will not be returned.The Ochsner Sports Performance Center is a smoke-free facility and no smoking, lighters or e-cigarettes are allowed on the grounds.Fans can also attend practices in July and August, and you can find that information here. It’s a pretty common occurrence for fans and analysts to make bold predictions about a game or season. If the prediction doesn’t come true, then that’s OK - you said it was bold! If it DOES come true, though... now you look like a genius!So in that spirit, some of the Canal Street Chronicles writers were asked to share with me a bold prediction or two for the Week 8 of the regular season for the New Orleans Saints: a Sunday Night Football match up of the Saints traveling to Minnesota for the third time in two season. This is their chance to look brilliant!Here are a few of the bold predictions provided by some of the contributors at Canal Street Chronicles:Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty ImagesGround Game Strong - The Saints rush for 150 yards as a team. (Bob)VERY Bold - Ken Crawley gets an interception. (Chad)Not as bold - Marcus Williams gets an interception. (Bob) Brees Has a Solid Game - Drew Brees throws for 375 yards and 3 TDs. (Hendrix)Quan-Tum Leap Forward - Tre’Quan Smith has his first 100+ yard receiving game. (Bob)Here are my three bold predictions for the game:Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesThe Saints triple up the Vikings rushing game.Adam Thielen is finally held to under 100 receiving yards.The Saints attempt a fake field goal.So there are some of our bold predictions for the game. What are yours?



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New Orleans Saints Triumphs:

Erstellt Gestern 06:54 von huangjian123 Gestern 06:54 In der Kategorie Investments.

First Win in Franchise History We are only one month away from the official beginning of training camp for the 2018 New Orleans Saints. Veterans report to the facility on July 25th New Orleans Saints T-Shirt , about a week after the team's rookies have already arrived. Fans of the team are bubbling with excitement, especially after the return to prominence of the Saints as a contender last season. While we anxiously wait for the 2018 version of the Saints to take the field, we look back today at one of the memorable moments from the team's 52-yr. old past, by continuing the Canal Street Chronicles Triumphs and Tragedies series of the New Orleans Saints. First Win in Saints HistoryThe date was November 5, 1967. The site was Tulane Stadium, home of the expansion New Orleans Saints, who were in their first year of existence. New Orleans had started their inaugural season off with a bang, when John Gilliam returned the first kickoff in franchise history for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the opening game. The Saints went on to lose that game however, along with their next six, and entered the eighth game of their initial season 0-7, having yet to savor victory as a franchise. The team was coached by Tom Fears, but many of the veterans who were acquired by the team were well past their prime. Visiting the Saints that afternoon would be their Capitol Division opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles, coached by Joe Kuharich, would come into the game with a 4-3 record. They had one of the league's best passing attacks, led by quarterback Norm Snead and wideout Ben Hawkins. The Saints on the other hand New Orleans Saints Hats , would wind up near the bottom of the 16 team NFL in nearly every NFL category. Veteran running back Jim Taylor, a future Hall of Famer, led the team in rushing but finished with just 390 yards. The team's best offensive production came from a receiver drafted in the 17th round, Danny Abramowicz. Defensively, future Hall of Fame defensive end Doug Atkins still had some effective play left, after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Bears. Cornerback Dave Whitsell also came from Chicago, via the expansion draft, was the Saints defensive star and the team's first ever Pro Bowl selection in 1967. New Orleans gave up the number 1 overall draft pick to the Baltimore Colts for quarterback Gary Cuozzo to lead the team, but he could do no better than share time with veteran Billy Kilmer during the '67 season. The Saints began their 8th game the way they started their season, by taking the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Wideout Walter Roberts took the Eagles kick 91 yards for a 7-0 Saints lead, and the only score of the first quarter. Roberts, nicknamed "the Flea" because of his size (5'9, 163-lbs.) and elusiveness, had the afternoon of his career against Philadelphia. After the kickoff return, the only touchdown return of Roberts' career, he picked up a teammate's fumble and raced 27 yards for a second quarter score and a 14-0 New Orleans lead. The Eagles narrowed the gap with a field goal New Orleans Saints Hoodie , and a Norm Snead scoring pass to Jim Kelly later in the quarter, but New Orleans took a 14-10 lead into the halftime break. After kicker Charlie Durkee widened the Saints lead with a 3rd quarter field goal Whitsell, who led the NFL with 10 interceptions on the year, picked off a Snead pass and took it back 41-yds. for a touchdown and a 24-10 New Orleans lead to begin the 4th quarter. Snead, who would throw for 292 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on the day, would hook up with Gary Ballman on a scoring pass to close the Saints lead to 24-17. New Orleans would respond when Roberts scored his third touchdown of the day, catching a 49-yd. scoring pass from Cuozzo on his only reception of the afternoon. A late scoring pass from Snead to Timmy Brown only made the final score respectable, as the New Orleans Saints gave their excited fans the first win in team history with a 31-24 victory. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY SportsThe Eagles would exact a bit of revenge two weeks later in a rematch against New Orleans, with a 48-21 rout in Philadelphia. The Saints would go on to win two more times in 1967, finishing their inaugural season with a 3-11 record. Cuozzo would eventually lose the starting quarterback job to Kilmer, and get dealt to the Minnesota Vikings after the '67 season, going down in memory as one of the worst trades in New Orleans history. Walter "Flea" Roberts would also leave the Saints after the 1967 season, finishing his final two years with the Washington Redskins. He be awarded the offensive player of the week for his performance against Philadelphia that afternoon. Flea Roberts would score just 11 touchdowns in a six year NFL career, but 3 of them on that special day on November 5th, 1967 Cheap Customized New Orleans Saints Jerseys , as he helped the New Orleans Saints to the thrill of their first ever victory. As I walked the streets of New Orleans headed towards the Superdome on Sunday I stumbled across a group of Browns fans gleefully partaking in chant.“We’re gonna tie” , they screamed!Sure it was tongue in cheek but at that moment I smiled and realized I was face to face with fans of an organization who’s expectations for their team were so low that a tie vs Pittsburgh last week was a positive thing.If there is satisfaction to be found in a tie simply because it’s “not a loss” ,then the Saints 18-21 win over Cleveland, regardless of how Wesley Snipes in To Wong Foo it was, has to be that it revealed part of their personalityTheir resolveDown 12-10 with (5:10) left to go in the 4th Quarter Marcus Williams would step in front of a Tyrod Taylor throw for an INT resulting in a HUGE momentum shift for the Saints.The offense would eventually take the lead and well you know the story.However, If you recall that same scenario presented itself last year in Minnesota.Saints are down, Marcus Williams gets a momentum shifting INT, offense eventually takes the lead but instead of a win they lose on a last second defensive blunder.To get the win this time around cannot be understated!Miscellaneous ThoughtsMarcus Davenport’s run defense has been better than advertised.He’s also one of the top graded players on the Saints defense through 2 weeks of a young NFL season.The question of what would happen if we got Drew a #1 WR are over. When asked about if he’s worried about leaning on just a couple guys in reference to Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, Sean Payton responded by saying “I worry about the workload relative to the running back position”Translation - Mike’s going to get the ball a lot this year.Deuce mentioned last week that Vonn Bell looked like the Saints best safety opposite Marcus Williams and the staff may have agreed.After playing fewer snaps than Kurt Coleman vs Tampa there was a role reversal as he was involved in 65% of the snaps to Kurt’s 37%After being scarcely used in Week 1 Trey Hendrickson found himself inactive vs Cleveland.Going to assume they expected more of a run oriented game plan and his services weren't needed.Drew targeting Austin Carr twice in redzone has to mean he’s trusted in the offense right?Ted Ginn doesn’t attack the ball if it’s underthrown and I can’t help but think that the training camp version of Tre’Quan Smith at least attempts to make a play on that ball.Football is a game of inches and when I watched the ball get placed just out of the reach of Austin Carr I imagined that Cameron Meredith at 6’3 with 32in arms and a 38in vert probably has a chance at that.The defensive line awoke from it’s slumber vs Browns.They generated 3scks, 6tfl, 2pdef, and 4 hits.Definite uptick over last weeks numbers.After two games it’s impossible to tell if the Saints are a playoff team or an 8-8 team.What I can tell you is that they’ll find a way to stand up before the 10 count and they’ll keep fighting until there is no time left on the clock.Not all of those games will end up in a W but they’ll be close and they’ll be competitive.



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[Saints fans: Take our weekly Saints survey Womens Alex Anzalone Jersey , 3 quick questions a week]Last week I called the New Orleans Saints a “big, gigantic fraud” after the miserable defensive effort they displayed in the season opener in a 48-40 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This afternoon in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the Saints had a chance to redeem themselves against an underdog as big as the Bucs in week one, the Cleveland Browns. They did none of that and they now look like quite an overrated team in this young 2018 season.1st HALFIn the first half, it was the offense’s turn to look like a shelf of itself, scoring only three points and fumbling the ball twice, one each by Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr.Drew Brees was not without fault, overthrowing a wide open Benjamin Watson in the red zone, forcing the Saints tho settle for a field goal, their only points of the half. The defense on the other hand would look much better than it did last week against Tampa, holding the Browns to six points. At halftime Youth Marshon Lattimore Jersey , the Saints trailed 6-3 and looked alarmingly lethargic. One could only hope that halftime adjustments would ignite the offense and lead it to a better showing in the second half.2nd HALFThe Saints received the ball to start the second half and proceeded to go scoreless in the entire third quarter. The defense finally caved in some and allowed the Browns to take a 12-3 lead into the fourth quarter. After a Cleveland missed field goal, Brees and the offense would finally take advantage of good field position to score their first touchdown of the day and narrow the lead to 12-10. And interception by Marcus Williams would breathe life into the Saints in the late stages of the fourth quarter, as Brees would subsequently find Michael Thomas for a touchdown giving the Saints a 16-12 lead, their first lead since they led 3-0 in the first quarter. The Saints would make the two-point conversion with Alvin Kamara to extend their lead to 18-12.The defense would inexplicably allow Tyrod Taylor to throw a bomb of a touchdown to Antonio Callaway with just over a minute left. The Browns would miss the extra point, allowing the Saints to be tied at 18 with about a minute and 25 seconds left. Brees and the offense would drive down the field and kick a field goal to take a 21-18 lead with 25 seconds left.The Browns would have a shot, missing a long field goal as time expired. New Orleans escapes with a 21-18 win, but it was not pretty and this is a team that has a lot of work to do if it wants to be a contender for anything this season. But a win is a win yes? We’ll take it.***Here is a timeline of the game:1st QuarterSaints win the toss and defer to the second halfSaints force the Browns into a three-and-outMichael Thomas catches a third down ball and fumbles it, Browns recoverBrowns take over near midfield into Saints territorySaints stop the Browns who settle for a 39-yard field goalNO: 0 - CLE: 3Saints get into Browns red zone but stall. Wil Lutz kicks a 30-yard field goalNO: 3 - CLE: 3Browns run the ball as the quarter endsSheldon Rankins sacks Tyrod Taylor on 3rd and 5, forces the Browns to puntThis was the first sack of the Saints’ 2018 season2nd QuarterSaints get into Browns territory and Ted Ginn Jr. fumbles the ball to the BrownsBrowns go for it on 4th and 2 and are stopped at the Saints 38-yard lineSaints get into the Browns’ red zone but Brees gets sacked on 3rd downWil Lutz misses a 44-yard field goalBrowns get into Saints territory in a hurrySaints defense steps up and stop the Browns on 3rd down at the 2-minute warningZane Gonzalez makes a 39-yard field goalNO: 3 - CLE: 6Saints get the ball with 1:55 left in the half and go three-and-outThomas Morstead booms a punt, penalty pins the Browns at their 9-yard lineBrowns run out the clock as the half hits3rd QuarterSaints start with the ball after deferring the coin toss to the second halfSaints stall and punt to the BrownsCleveland gets deep into Saints territoryPatrick Robinson is called on a Pass Interference in the end zoneCarlos Hyde reaches the end zone for a touchdownZane Gonzalez misses the extra pointNO: 3 - CLE: 12Taysom Hill returns the kickoff to the 40-yard lineSaints get into Browns territoryBrees gets sacked on 3rd and 1 near midfield and Saints puntBrowns easily move into Saints territory as the quarter ends4th QuarterBrowns stall and Zane Gonzalez misses a 44-yard field goalAlvin Kamara runs the Saints into Cleveland territorySaints get into Cleveland’s red zoneBrees finds Michael Thomas for a touchdownNO: 10 - CLE: 12Browns take over at their 25-yard line and go three-and-out and puntSaints take over near their 30-yard lineBrees gets sacked on third down and Saints have to puntMarcus Williams picks off Tyrod Taylor and returns it to Cleveland’s 20-yard lineThis is the first takeaway by the Saints in 2018. Fitting that it’s by WilliamsSaints get into the red zoneBrees finds Michael Thomas for a touchdownAlvin Kamara rushes into the end zone for the two-point conversionNO: 18 - CLE: 12After a touchback, Browns take over at their 25-yard lineBrowns get into Saints territoryOn 4th and 5 Womens Austin Carr Jersey , Tyrod Taylor finds Antonio Callaway for a touchdown!Zane Gonzalez misses the extra point!!!NO: 18 - CLE: 18Saints take over at their 25-yard lineBrees finds Ted Ginn Jr. for a 42 yards passSaints stall and Wil Lutz kicks a 44-yard field goalNO: 21 - CLE: 18Browns take over at their 25-yard line and drive to the Saints 34-yard line with easeZane Gonzalez misses a 51-yard field goalThe Saints escape with a 21-18 win4 daily fantasy players from the Saints and Giants matchup If you’re a daily fantasy player, before each game I will look at three/four players from the New Orleans Saints and their opponent’s rosters that I would target in daily fantasy (based off their value and potential results). Obviously, Saints QB Drew Brees is a safe QB for daily fantasy leagues, but spending your money on a top-tier starting QB leaves you scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster. So here are four Giants that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)QB Eli Manning (NYG) - $7,100After what the Saints have consistently given up through the air, it is absolute shock to me that Eli Manning comes this cheap. He’s $1,800 cheaper than the most expensive QB available, and is in the bottom third of prices for all NFL starting QBs this week. If the Saints defense struggles again for the fourth week in a row, look for Eli to provide incredible value.RB Saquon Barkley (NYG) - $8,000Reports of the Saints success against the run have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, the Saints have fared well thus far Youth Marcus Williams Jersey , but that’s been against two career back-ups in Peyton Barber and Tevin Coleman, and a mediocre starter in Carlos Hyde. Barkley will be the first real test for the Saints run defense, and he’s a threat both catching the ball and running between the tackles. At $1,100 cheaper than the most expensive RB available (Alvin Kamara), he’s a solid value play this week.WR Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) - $8,600Odell is another Giant cheaper than the most expensive player at the position who also happens to be a Saints (he’s $400 cheaper than the Saints Michael Thomas). He will likely be lined up against Marshon Lattimore for the majority of the game, but Julio Jones’s game last week shows that an elite WR can still put up big numbers against Lattimore.WR Sterling Shepard (NYG) - $6,200Number two wide receivers have torched the Saints number two cornerback all season long - DeSean Jackson, Antonio Callaway, and Calvin Ridley all had monster games. Whether it’s PJ Williams or Ken Crawley lined up as the #2 CB, look for Shepard to spend the majority of his snaps trying to run past Crawley down the seam.My full daily fantasy lineup this week: QB: Eli Manning (NYG) - $7 Womens Sheldon Rankins Jersey ,100RB: Saquon Barkley (NYG) - $8,000RB: Giovani Bernard (CIN) - $6,400WR: Odell Beckham Jr (NYG) - $8,600SWR: ) - $5,000WR: Sterling Shepard (NYG) - $6,200WR: Amari Cooper (OAK) - $6,600TE: Eric Ebron (IND) - $5,500FLEX: Matt Breida (SF) - $6,400DST: Jaguars (vs Jets) - $5,200



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Sunday’s showdown between Aaron Rodgers

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and Tom Brady can’t get here soon enough.The discussion regarding the game has devolved to the point where Brady was asked to respond to people calling his relationship with Rodgers a “bromance.” (Yes www.patriotsauthorizedshop.com , someone actually asked Brady that question on Friday.)“I don鈥檛 call it that,” Brady said.So what does he call it?“Call what?” Brady said. “My relationship with him? We know each other. We鈥檙e friends.”Brady said that he hasn’t reached out to Rodgers this week, and that Brady wouldn’t give up some of his arm in exchange for Rodgers’ legs.“I鈥檇 love to move as best as I possibly can,” Brady said. “But God gave me this body and trying to use it the best I can to help us win.”That approach has worked well for Brady over most of the last 18 years. Even if it apparently hasn’t been enough to spark an official bromance with Rodgers.Kenjon Barner’s recent punt-return history should lend Patriots a hand Kenjon Barner returned three punts through his first four NFL seasons.But there’s reason to think the New England Patriots agreed to terms with the veteran running back on Tuesday because of the work he fielded deep during his fifth.Barner re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles late last September after ageless all-purpose threat Darren Sproles landed on injured reserve with a broken arm and torn ACL. He would finish his 2017 campaign having returned 28 punts for 250 yards – and with a Super Bowl LII ring.Prior to then, Barner had 19 yards on his NFL resume in that department.It’d been awhile.The 2013 sixth-round pick returned zero punts as a senior at Oregon and lost yardage in limited reps there as a junior. Yet between Barner’s freshman and sophomore seasons with the Ducks, he took 23 punts back for 269 yards and a touchdown.That background is of use in Foxborough after New England waived Riley McCarron on Monday – the same day Barner was in for a free-agent workout. McCarron, a recent practice-squad promotion, had a punt bounce off his facemask in the fourth quarter of the opener versus the Houston Texans, reminiscent of growing pains the likes of Chris Harper and Cyrus Jones endured in 2015 and 2016.Barner wasn’t immune with the Eagles in 2017, either.He muffed three punts last year courtesy of specialists Michael Palardy, Chris Jones and Marquette King.Two arrived on fair-catch attempts that drifted outside the numbers well inside the 20-yard line against the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. The other arrived against the Oakland Raiders as Barner looked to rebound a one-hopper.All were recovered by the Philadelphia’s unit New England Patriots Womens T-Shirt , and Barner himself recovered a pair of them.But no recoveries were needed on Oct. 8 against the Arizona Cardinals when Barner earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Barner amassed 110 punt-return yards on just three goes of it in that 34-7 win for Philadelphia.It marked fourth-highest single-game tally in franchise history.Barner got 76 yards worth on one that looked dead in the water as Arizona’s Ifeanyi Momah and Tyvon Branch cornered him at Philadelphia’s own 15. He would tightrope the sideline and find a cutback lane to the inside, however.And on a diagonal course the well-traveled runner went to Arizona’s own 15.“With Kenjon, obviously we know him,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said of Barner during his day-after press conference. “We’ve had him in here before, so we really felt comfortable with bringing him back in and understanding what he can do. He’s just gotten better in these last couple weeks, had great production in the game.” Barner, who compiled 50 total touchdowns as a rusher, receiver, kickoff and punt returner during his Ducks career, spent his rookie year with the Panthers. He was then swapped for a conditional seventh-round pick and logged his next three years with the Eagles.A spring-to-summer stop with the San Diego Chargers followed before Sproles’ injury sent him back to Philadelphia last fall.In his return, Barner appeared in every game despite touching the ball just 21 times on offense. He averaged 8.9 yards per on punts. And nine of his opportunities doing so New England Patriots Hats , including playoffs, netted a pickup of double-digit yards.Barner, who was in training camp with Carolina before being let go on Labor Day weekend, may get his next opportunity Sunday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.He finds himself the fourth running back on New England’s active roster for it, with Jeremy Hill placed on injured reserve to begin the week.“We won’t put anyone on the field if we don’t have trust in them, number one,” Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge said of the responsibility during his conference call Tuesday, prior to news of Barner signing. “My job as a coach is to prepare everybody on the field the best I can and establish as much depth at every position as best I can, not just for finding the best 11 that are available at the time, but looking past that and seeing the ripple effect that may happen through inactives or in-game injuries or situational adjustments we’re going to have to have.“So, we’re always preparing multiple guys on the team. We’re always working ahead and thinking the ‘if New England Patriots Womens Hoodie , then, what’ type scenarios.”If, then or what, Barner should soon become the 10th player to return a punt in regular-season action for the Patriots since the start of 2015.Julian Edelman, Patrick Chung, Danny Amendola, Keshawn Martin, Damaris Johnson, Bernard Reedy and the aforementioned Harper, Jones and McCarron precede him.



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The New England Patriots’ 53-man roster appears to be set heading into the regular season opener against the Houston Texans Cheap Devin McCourty Jersey , but that does not mean that the team is not looking at potential additions. Over the course of the last few days, New England brought in 13 current free agents for tryouts: eight on Wednesday, five more on Friday.ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss shared the list of players that were brought in during the second wave of workouts:While undrafted rookie Tony Adams and second-year man Jake Eldrenkamp have yet to appear in an NFL contest, the other three players visiting New England yesterday bring actual in-game experience to the table (some more than others, though).Kalen Reed, a former seventh-round draft pick by the Tennessee Titans, appeared in seven games over the course of his two years as a pro. However, the primary special teamer, was placed on injured reserve in mid-August after breaking his foot. He was released shortly afterwards and is on the open market since. New England bringing him in might therefore have more to do with physical evaluations than a plan to soon add the 24-year.Like Reed, Spancer Drango was also drafted in 2016 – albeit two rounds earlier by the Cleveland Browns. He started his career as a versatile backup but was thrust into a starting role both last year and during his rookie campaign. In 2017, the Baylor product took over for Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas after an injury ended his streak of having played 10,363 consecutive offensive snaps. Despite his experience, Drango was let go last week.Speaking of experience Ryan Allen Jersey , none of the five players brought in has more than Josh Robinson: the 2012 third-round draft selection appeared in 76 combined games for the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While he started his career as a promising defensive back, the 27-year old saw the vast majority of his snaps over the last three seasons in the kicking game. But despite limited defensive contributions, Robinson was still a valuable and productive player for the Vikings and later Buccaneers.At the end of the day, it would be a surprise to see the Patriots sign one of the five players any time soon given their lack of upside. However, there is a chance that the team will keep all five of the players brought in on its emergency call-up lists.The Patriots haven’t had a running back like Sony Michel since...Stevan Ridley? Corey Dillon? Curtis Martin? After Sunday’s victory over the Miami Dolphins, I posed an open-ended question to Twitter. I didn’t give much guidance because I wanted to see how people would interpret the question. I simply asked asked people to fill in the blank: The Patriots haven’t had a running back like Sony Michel since ______.Now my intention was with regards to Michel’s running style. I think Dion Lewis is the most talented running back the Patriots have had since Corey Dillon in 2004, but I don’t think many people would confuse Lewis’ running style with that of Michel. Where Lewis would make twenty tacklers miss, Michel flashed an ability to use patience behind a blocker and then lower his shoulder to get yards after contact.But 10 people offered Lewis’ name as the blank, the most of any opinion. Six people offered Dillon and Curtis Martin, while four said Robert Edwards.I said Stevan Ridley and three people agreed with that sentiment. Perhaps Michel can develop into a receiving back, too, but so long as James White is on the roster I have a hard time seeing Michel being the all-around back of Curtis Martin, the player responsible for three of the four best running back seasons in a Patriots uniform over the past 30 years.Michel only has 5 targets on the season and none of them came last week against the Dolphins. But perhaps they just wanted to preserve Michel after Rex Burkhead’s injury Cheap Cordarrelle Patterson Jersey , and I could see the Patriots trying to have a more defined role for Michel and White.Expectations for Michel were extremely high after the Patriots selected him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and he’ll have to match his production against the Dolphins multiple times over the coming weeks in order to satisfy the fans. But out of all rookies, Michel ranks fifth in yards from scrimmage with 202 and that’s even after missing the season opener. He likely won’t catch up to Saquon Barkley (453 yards from scrimmage), but the door is open for Michel to be one of the most productive players in the entire rookie class.Michel had a 23-yard gain and a 14-yard gain against the Dolphins, showing a mix of patience behind his blockers, explosion in traffic, and power at the point of contact that makes me think he’ll continue to improve each week as he settles into the New England offense. He’s a one-cut slasher like Stevan Ridley, but where Ridley sometimes crashed into the backs of his blockers, I think Michel shows an ability to wait for a crease to open. I also think Michel shows a little more athleticism in the open field.But until Michel starts getting involved in the passing game, Ridley’s 2012 season with 1,263 rushing yards and a mere 14 targets is the likely trajectory- and that’s an incredible season, especially if that’s the future for Michel’s rookie year.As for the expectations around Michel as a first round pick, the way teams win through the draft is by getting players that outperform their rookie contracts. For example, the New York Giants made Saquon Barkely the 2nd overall pick Marcus Cannon Jersey , which makes him the fifth-highest paid running back in the league (sixth-highest once Le’Veon Bell returns to the field). It’s incredibly difficult for Barkely to out-perform his contract, so even as he’s ranked fifth in yards from scrimmage for all running backs, the Giants are just getting market value.Michel, on the other hand, ranks 30th in average contract for running backs, behind James White (t-18th) and Rex Burkhead (25th). For context, White ranks 14th in yards from scrimmage and Burkhead is on the injured reserve. Michel ranks 32nd in yards from scrimmage, but he’s missed a game and is trending up. Ultimately, a top-20 season from Michel sounds pretty reasonable and would also be a major win and a solid return on salary cap investment.But I’m getting ahead of myself. Michel’s had one strong game and two replacement-level appearances. He’s by no means a lock to be the next Corey Dillon. But I haven’t hoped for any Patriots running back to be the next Dillon, until Michel came along.Because if Ridley’s 2012 season is the projection for Michel’s rookie season, Dillon’s 2004 season- with 1,635 rushing yards and only 21 targets- could be on Michel’s horizon.



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Myles Jack squeezed into his locker stall

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Authentic Jonathan Jones Jersey , his leather chair pushed to one side, his sweaty clothes scattered across the floor.He had Jacksonville's season opener against the New York Giants running through his mind, so the mere mention of New England caught him off guard."Oh, we're going way back?" Jack asked last week.Just eight months. Just to the team's final game of the 2017 season. Just to the closest the small-market franchise has even been to the Super Bowl.Just to one play, really. The Play, actually.With the Patriots (1-0) and Jaguars (1-0) meeting again Sunday in Jacksonville, it's sure to be a topic of conversation outside — maybe even inside — the locker rooms.The Jags allowed a third-and-18 conversion in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game at New England in late January, a lapse that was instrumental in the Patriots overcoming a 10-point deficit and one that still haunts Jacksonville's players and coaches more than 250 days later."I was just starting to forget about that play," Jack said. "I can't believe I have to relive that."The Jaguars did just about everything right through three-plus quarters against the defending Super Bowl champions. The defense pressured Tom Brady, sacking him three times . The offense controlled the clock, keeping the three-time league MVP on the sideline. Together, they built a lead and stretched it to 20-10 with a field goal early in the final frame. Jack even forced a fumble on the next possession that could have been a touchdown.He was ruled down by contact, and the Jags followed with a three-and-out series.Everything started to unravel a few minutes later.With 10:49 remaining and the Pats facing third-and-18 at their own 25-yard line, the Jaguars liked their chances — and for good reason. Jacksonville's vaunted defense ranked fifth in the league in preventing third-down conversions of 16 yards or longer.The unit featured six Pro Bowl selections Womens Rex Burkhead Jersey , two speedy linebackers, the league's top-rated secondary and arguably the best pass rush in franchise history. The Jags had few, if any, holes on that side of the ball.In third-down situations of 16 yards or longer, they had stopped opponents short of first downs 17 times in 18 tries during the regular season.None of those came against Brady.The New England quarterback handled a low snap in a shotgun formation, took a five-step drop to buy extra time, shuffled left to avoid Dareus' rush and then threw a low pass to Danny Amendola in the middle of the field that he hauled in for a 21-yard gain."I remember how big the play was," Patriots running back James White recalled. "I don't remember the exact play call or what-not, but it was a big play. I mean, Danny always comes up with plays like that, finds the right spot in zone. We had good protection; the offensive line did a great job. Tom did a good job finding him. We needed that play in order to get to where we wanted to be, so it was huge play."New England scored four plays later , seizing the momentum from the unlikely conversion and leaving the Jags reeling.Players, coaches and fans point to other reasons for the Patriots' comeback: Brady being Brady; officials ruling Jack down; Pro Bowl defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue getting injured; two busted coverages near the goal line that resulted in touchdowns; and the offense's inability to run the ball late.But the one that sticks out for everyone is the third-and-long play."It still haunts you a little bit Authentic Danny Shelton Jersey , but just like every game, you learn good things and bad things," Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash said. "Would you change things? Would you not change things? I do not think one play determines the outcome of a ball game. I think if you do, you are crazy. Obviously, we would have liked to get off the grass there."Wash called for a zone scheme, "Two Palms" to be precise. It was a calculated move based on the belief that most of Brady's explosive passing plays come against man coverage.After the game, All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey questioned why the Jags played so much zone in the second half, noting how Amendola found holes for the key reception as well as two touchdowns.On the third-down catch, Amendola ran a seam route that started between the left-side numbers and the hash marks. He curled behind Jack, who had taken a few steps right to cover White out of the backfield, and in front of safety Tashaun Gipson.Gipson, who missed practice during the week because of a foot injury, took blame for the reception."That is just one of them things where you got relaxed," said Gipson http://www.newenglandpatriotsteamonline.com/kyle-van-noy-jersey , adding that he thought the team's pass rush would get to Brady. "I am not going to lie to you. I told myself I would never answer this question again. But that play right there, I would be lying if I said that didn't keep me up all offseason. Got lax."Now the Jaguars are left to deal with The Play forever and relive it this week."Now you're making me sad," Jack said.Shaq Mason reacts to contract extension with Patriots, stresses doing his job moving forward Shaq Mason currently is in the final year of his rookie deal with the New England Patriots, and yesterday the team made sure that it will not be his last one in Foxboro: Mason and the Patriots agreed to a five-year contract extension on Monday, worth up to $50.0 million with $23.5 million in guarantees. The new deal will now keep the former fourth-round draft pick in New England through the 2023 season.Shortly after news of the contract broke, Mason spoke to the media and shared his feelings on it:In typical Patriots fashion, the 25-year old put a lot of emphasis on working: both the work that he did leading up to this deal, as well as the one that still needs to be done moving forward. The regular season is not even two weeks away, after all, and Mason is a lock to start at the right guard spot for the third straight season – and with his new deal in hand, he will continue doing that for the next few years as well.



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It was reported earlier today that Joey Bosa was seen in a walking boot at today’s practice http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/kyzir-white-jersey , and now it is official that the Los Angeles Chargers’ superstar defensive end will miss Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter:Following his injury early in training camp, Bosa missed all of the preseason and only returned to practice earlier this week. It seemed that his left foot had healed in time for the season, however, and that he would ready to go for the season opener. ESPN’s Eric Williams reports that this was the case, but that Bosa suffered a new injury to the same foot:It seems more likely that Bosa returned perhaps too early and has reaggravated his original injury. We will have to wait to see if that is the case. For now, Chargers fans can console themselves with the news that his foot is, at least, not broken and he remains week-to-week according to Mike DiGiovanna:That hardly qualifies as good news http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/melvin-gordon-jersey , but it is certainly not as bad as it could be.Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Should Chargers Count on Jason Verrett? Ramsey, Bosa grasp NFL quickly, selected top 20 on the PFF 50 - Austin GayleBosa’s onslaught, of course, continued in 2017, as he improved his overall grade to 91.7 and proved even more efficient in the run and passing game. Now, among the 80 edges with at least 400 pass-rush snaps across the past two seasons (2016-17), Bosa ranks fifth in total pass-rush productivity (12.8) http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/joey-bosa-jersey , ninth in total pressures (134) and tied for fifth in combined hits and sacks (46). He also ranks 11th in run-stop percentage (8.45) among the 69 edges with at least 300 run-defense snaps over the last two seasons.Using PFF data to identify defensive ends with big pass-rushing potential - Ross MilesIt should also come as no surprise that the likes of Calais Campbell, Aaron Donald, Demarcus Lawrence, Joey Bosa, etc., appear toward the top of the data tables, so to make this a more meaningful analysis with useful fantasy hot takes, I’m going to discount any defensive lineman with more than 10 sacks last season – this means we can focus solely on players with upside.Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has something to prove in 2018 - Will ReeveBut Los Angeles should be looking for more consistent production in regards to yards per carry and at least one more fully healthy year before committing to Gordon as their bell-cow back long-term. And it’s this reality which makes 2018 such a pivotal year for Gordon and his fans.Metrics that Matter: The league's every-down RBs - Scott BarrettTo determine this I looked at all running backs to play on at least 300 snaps last season http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/jahleel-addae-jersey , and broke down their splits in games played by percentage of total snaps (the below chart is sorted by this), their percentage of total snaps on obvious passing downs (third down with six or more yards to go for a first), and then their percentage of total snaps in all other situations (Other%).Chargers still counting on Jason Verrett to contribute - Eric Williams"It's going to ramp up when we get to training camp," Stewart said. "Right now, it's a feeling out period because it's really our first chance to see those guys kick. They've both done a good job during the course of the offseason in terms of kicking the football, so we're excited about both of those young men."Social Media Information:BFTB Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBFTB Twitter: Follow @BFTB_ChargersThe Lightning Round Twitter: Follow @Lightning_RoundThe Lightning Round Facebook: Click here to like our pageBFTB Manager: Richard Wade: Follow @RichardWade



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Thoughts on the Chargers loss against the Saints

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This past week was the most entertaining of the preseason so far as coaches and fans alike got to watch two exciting football teams go to battle against each other leading up to Saturday night’s contest.Playmakers ran rampant throughout the joint practices as 1-on-1 drills became just as exciting as the actual 11-on-11 drills and other scrimmage situations.When the first whistle finally blew signaling the start of play http://www.chargerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-virgil-green-jersey , the Bolts wasted no time getting the fans on their feet as the defense got a turnover off the jump. On the offense’s first two drives of the game, the starters looked phenomenal as they marched right down the field both times. Unfortunately, they only came away with seven points combined. However, although the first drive ended in a turnover-on-downs, I like the guts to go for it so early on fourth, especially within the Saints’ five-yard line.Rivers attempted to get Mike Williams a jump ball in the back of the endzone but unfortunately the coverage was just too tight. I like the idea and that aggressiveness could eventually payoff in the regular season.Now, here are the rest of my thoughts about last night’s game against Brees and the Saints.Austin Ekeler continues to dazzle and show that he can be the best running back on the team.I know this is crazy to some casual fans. It’s even crazier to those who have spent the time scouting Melvin Gordon in college and have now become a fan of him in the NFL. By all means, Gordon is and has been the best back on the team for the last several years but what the former UDFA RB continues to do cannot be ignored for much longer.After all, he is putting up these efficient numbers with the same everything that Gordon gets. Ekeler consistently looks quicker through the hole and can grind out extra yardage with the best of them. Not surprising for the guy who is arguably the strongest on the team, pound-for-pound.Last night, Ekeler racked 63 total yards on nine touches. That’s an even seven yards per touch. Seven of those came on the first drive as the offense marched straight down the field without much resistance.Heading into the regular season, it would be a travesty to withhold Ekeler’s playmaking potential because the staff feels obligated to get Gordon his touches. The absence of Henry should allow them to run more 3 receiver, 2 back sets and maximize the explosiveness on the field at a time. After Ekeler’s performance last night, I’m not sure they have many more excuses to act on the contrary.Desmond King and the other young defensive backs are holding their own against top competition.Drew Brees was at an advantage in last night’s game as the first-team defense was missing several key players http://www.chargerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-russell-okung-jersey , including both starting cornerbacks. In their place, young cornerbacks Mike Davis and Jeff Richards got extended looks and were able to keep the explosive Saints passing game under wraps through the first few drives.Safety Derwin James snagged his first professional interception in his first professional start. As the single-high safety, James was roaming the back end of the defense before Brees pulled the trigger on a pass to Ted Ginn Jr. up the seam. James diverged on the ball and used his powerful frame to snatch it and haul it in through all the contact between his teammate and Ginn.King was his usual self, showing up like a scheduled transport whenever a Saint’s player was up-ended. The former-Hawkeye continues to be a hell of a player in run-support and an overall crafty defender from his slot cornerback position. He added a quarterback pressureto his stat line as he led the team in tackles with six on the night.While rookie linebackers Kyzir White and Uchenna Nwosu continue to impress, Jatavis Brown has done nothing to help his case.It’s one of the saddest realizations I’ve had to endure while covering the Chargers up to this point.I’ve been a big fan of Jatavis Brown since his days at Akron. My best friend played defensive end at the University of Iowa before finishing his last two years of eligibility at Akron, his first year there being with Brown. He told me time and time again that Jatavis was the best defensive player he had every seen, and that includes all the Big Ten talent that came through during that time.The hype for Brown only grew as he was a sparkplug for the defense during the 2016 season. His performance in the color rush game against the Broncos is the first thing that comes to mind. He forced a fumble by Demaryius Thomas to help swing the momentum in the Bolts’ favor as it all eventually led to the first win over Denver in several years.Last year, Brown’s sophomore slump was largely attributed to a combination of the new playbook and a nagging injury he just never quite got over. It was made known that Brown was back to 100% earlier this offseason and he should be much improved after a full year in Gus Bradley’s system.So far, this is not the case. Against the Saints’, Brown was still in the game with the third-stringers as White and Nwosu got plenty of reps ahead of him. Even against the worst talent on the field, Brown missed tackle after tackle. His abysmal play was just one piece of a dumpster fire that was the defense in the fourth quarter.When Hayes Pullard, the worst rated player by Pro Football Focus in 2017, is looking more explosive and overall like a better player than you are, something major has got to change.Here’s to hoping he fixes whatever happens to be broken.Top Ten Offensive Performance of 2017: #10: Tyrell Williams http://www.chargerscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-mike-pouncey-jersey , week 4 against the Eagles Michael Peterson started the Top 10 defensive performances yesterday. Searching through the box scores there were so many highlight performances on offense. It’s tough to narrow it down and I’m still not sure we have it correct. You won’t see Melvin Gordon against the Patriots due to an 87-yard run that was the meat and potatoes of that performance. You will not see Austin Ekeler’s 2 touchdown performance against the Jags. There were a few Hunter Henry performances we had to leave off as well just because some guys put up gaudy numbers. Against the Raiders in the first match-up Henry had 5 catches for 90 yards. He had a big drop on 3rd & 10 however when the team was driving into the red zone. What you will see is Keenan Allen early and often. Same with El Captain. He had some games later in the season that were about as good as anyone at the position this year. Tyrell Williams had some sneaky good games as well but he also was propped up statistically by a couple 75-yard bombs. Don’t get me wrong, big plays are great! Consistency matters, though.What else matters is winning. Which is another reason some of these performances might seem out of order to you. If a guy put up big numbers but it hardly contributed to a win, it’ll be low or you might not even see it. Vice versa. Tyrell’s 5 catch, 115 yard performance comes in ahead of Allen because he did it more efficiently. Allen had 5-138 but on 11 targets. Williams took 6. More importantly, Williams gave the offense a spark plug. He was timely. Allen did have the huge play in the 4th for 50 yards but his damage came when Philly was playing soft.Up until Williams caught the 75-yard touchdown midway through the 2nd quarter, the Chargers hadn’t done anything offensively. The opening drive seemed promising but was cut short by a sack fumble. Next two possessions were punts. The team takes over down 13-0 after giving up a field goal. One thing you cannot do is come out and punt for a 3rd time in a row. They didn’t have to worry about that.The Chargers had the perfect call on for the defense the Eagles were in. What appeared to be an “Invert Cover 2.” So there was no safety help and with how fast Williams is, all Rivers had to do was let the speedster run under it.The offense wasn’t able to generate points out of this next play, but it’s a 3rd & 14. You can’t help but appreciate the effort on this play. Chips the defensive end to ensure the deeper routes have time to get open. Ends up with the ball and makes a guy miss for a gain of 20 yards.To give you an idea of how the team Chargers’d this one, Branden Oliver had 2 targets before Tyrell had another target. Which, his next one went for seven yards and kept them ahead of the chains and allowed them to pick up another first down.It was an efficient day for Williams. He put the team on the scoreboard early. That kept them in it. That’s why he’s 10 on the list.



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Chargers inactives for week 2

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Gametime is just over an hour away and we have the list of inactives for the Los Angeles Chargers for week 2 at the Buffalo Bills.Travis Benjamin was a gametime decision. After spending this week in a walking boot during practice Womens Darius Philon Jersey , he apparently tested out the foot during pre-game warmups and couldn’t go. This likely means JJ Jones will get a chance to redeem himself returning kicks and punts, while Mike Williams should see increased snaps at WR this week. Start em if you got em. Forrest Lamp being inactive is a bit of a surprise, especially after Anthony Lynn said this week that he could get some snaps this week. Not to mention the fact that this now means the only OL depth are 2 rookies, UDFA T Trent Scott who got called up from the practice squad yesterday, and 5th round pick Scott Quessenberry who can play C or G. Joe Barksdale and Joey Bosa continue to be out. No timetable on Barksdale yet but reports are coming out this morning that Bosa will likely be out into October.11 takeaways from the Chargers 36-7 loss to the Saints The third preseason game for the Los Angeles Chargers, also known as the annual “dress rehearsal,” has come and gone with the home team losing 36-7 to the New Orleans Saints. While the score certainly isn’t very pretty, I don’t think things are quite as bleak as a 29-point loss might otherwise suggest.The truth is, the Chargers starters played pretty well on both sides of the ball. The offense, in particular, put together two solid drives against a talented and well-coached New Orleans defense – even if one ended when Rivers failed to connect with Mike Williams on a fourth-and-goal jump ball. Meanwhile, the first team defense intercepted Drew Brees and limited the Saints to a touchdown and two field goals in three red zone trips.Let’s take a look at some of the things that stood out to me – both good and bad – in Saturday’s loss to the Saints:When in doubt, run left: Mike Pouncey, Dan Feeney Womens Russell Okung Jersey , and Russell Okung look like a major strength for this offense. Austin Ekeler ran the ball six times for 50 yards during the first two drives, including four carries for 38 yards behind the left side of the line. Pouncey, Feeney, and Okung didn’t just control the line of scrimmage, they owned it, and Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t the least bit shy about leaning on them. This is going to be a fun group to watch during the regular season.Austin Ekeler – RB1?: With Melvin Gordon unavailable on Saturday, Austin Ekeler started the game and was the focal point of each of the Chargers’ first two drives. Ken Whisenhunt called Ekeler’s number nine times in the team’s first seventeen offensive plays and was rewarded with 63 total yards. While I’m half-kidding when I suggest Ekeler is RB1, his vision, burst, elusiveness, and hands out of the backfield might have him ready to take on a much larger role this year. He looked fantastic.A glimpse of things to come?: The Chargers’ first drive may have revealed a new, more aggressive attitude on the part of head coach Anthony Lynn. Faced with a fourth-and-goal from the Saints four-yard line, Lynn eschewed a chip-shot field goal in favor of a jump ball for Mike Williams. Granted, Williams didn’t get open and the Chargers failed to convert http://www.chargersfootballauthentics.com/philip-rivers-jersey-authentic , but it’s pretty telling that Lynn opted to go for it on fourth down instead of kicking the ball with a somewhat murky kicking competition taking place in camp. It seems like a big vote of confidence for Mike Williams in what has been a preseason of baby steps for the former #7 overall pick.Detrez is the man: There is little doubt at this point that Detrez Newsome is the favorite to win the third-string running back job. While his stats on Saturday certainly weren’t eye-popping, he finished with 14 touches for 44 yards and an eight-yard touchdown run. Newsome strikes me as the ideal complement to Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler and, for the first time in years, the Chargers appear to have a dynamic and versatile three-man backfield. Detrez earned it.JJ just misses: The fact that Travis Benjamin and Desmond King served as the primary return men on Saturday probably suggests Jones won’t make the roster. JJ simply isn’t an NFL wide receiver and, even with his potential as a return specialist, I the coaches likely can’t justify keeping seven receivers if the seventh man can’t at least break camp as the primary return specialist. That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if the team tries to protect him by including him on the initial 53-man roster with the intention of transferring him to the practice squad after the rest of the league has announced their practice squads. He could serve as a “placeholder” for an Antonio Gates signing, assuming the team ultimately brings him in.It’s Gates time: The Chargers played a third straight game in which their tight ends struggled to contribute as targets in the passing game. Sean Culkin caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain, but the group was otherwise invisible in the passing game. While I don’t think adding Antonio Gates changes much for this position group in terms of consistent playmaking ability, I do think his signing is probably inevitable. With that in mind, let’s get it done, already, so we can stop talking about it.Let Pooh Bear eat: Derwin James started his first game as a Charger and celebrated with an interception, a couple big hits Youth Caleb Sturgis Jersey , and a couple third down stops. Derwin showed a bit of everything you look for in a free safety when he intercepted Drew Brees on the third play of the game, including anticipation, range and electric ball skills. He’s arguably the best athlete on the team and possesses the best natural ball skills of any safety on the roster. He’s also the only safety on the roster capable of making that play. Stick James back there and good things will happen.White-out at WILL:Derwin James wasn’t the only rookie to start his first game as a Charger, as fourth-round pick Kyzir White got the nod at weakside linebacker (WILL). While he didn’t make any splash plays, White looked really good in man coverage, made a couple stops in the run game, and didn’t miss any tackles. I think he needs to work on how he reacts to play-action (a little too aggressive) and he seemed to be thinking a little out there, but it wasn’t bad for a rookie who missed the second preseason game.Brown on the bubble?: Jatavis Brown looked lost against the Saints. After making consecutive run stops to start the third quarter, Brown promptly missed his next seven tackle attempts, including an embarrassing whiff on Taysom Hill at the goal line. His reads were inconsistent, his angles were extremely poor and he was routinely beat to the edge. He looked even worse than Dwight Lowery did against the 49ers last preseason – right before he got cut. While I’m not totally convinced he’ll get cut, I think next week could ultimately decide Jatavis’ fate.Mager is in: It’s becoming pretty apparent that Craig Mager has the fifth cornerback spot on lockdown. He started the game opposite Michael Davis on the boundary, then played well into the third quarter while rotating inside to the slot. Mager went a third straight game without being targeted and I thought he played with solid technique and was generally in good position. Outside of eating a nasty stiff arm from Michael Thomas in the second quarter, Craig didn’t do anything to make me think he’s going to relinquish his hold on what figures to be the fifth and final spot on the depth chart.Chargers eliminate the dirty laundry: I thought the team executed more efficiently in all three phases of the game against the Saints and http://www.chargersfootballauthentics.com/dan-feeney-jersey-authentic , most importantly, they more or less eliminated the mental and physical errors that led to 28 penalties over the first two preseason games. Granted, some of that is the direct result of getting the starters extended snaps, but the team definitely played its cleanest preseason game to date. In addition to avoiding major injuries, that’s the best possible outcome from the third preseason game.Well, those are my notes from the Chargers third preseason game. Overall, I thought the starters played pretty well on offense and defense, the majority of the camp battles have come to their conclusion, and the Bolts cleaned up the stupid mistakes they made through the first two preseason games. All in all, it was a pretty successful dress rehearsal for the starters. Don’t even get me started on the backups.



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Wrap up a season-opening five-game

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For the second straight season Adidas Eric Fehr Jersey , the Nashville Predators will unveil banners commemorating their accomplishments from the previous campaign before their home opener.Before it plays the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville is scheduled to honor their 117-point 2017-18 by flying banners that honor their first Central Division title, first Western Conference regular season championship and first Presidents’ Trophy.The banner the Predators would like to unfurl before next season’s home opener is one signifying a Stanley Cup title. To that end, they started this season by sweeping a two-game trip through New York, beating the Rangers 3-2 on Thursday night and edging the Islanders 4-3 Saturday night.Article continues below ...Defenseman Mattias Ekholm, mindful that Nashville has gotten off to slow starts the past two seasons, felt good about taking care of business against two teams it’s supposed to beat.“We’ve still got some defensive stuff that we can work on,” he said, “but it’s nice to see that the offense is there and we’re coming out on the right side of these tight games. It feels really good for your confidence to be 2-0.”Ekholm had something to do with that Adidas Greg Pateryn Jersey , potting a goal Saturday. The Predators also got outstanding play from their top line of Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg. Arvidsson scored twice on the Islanders, his first goal being a did-you-see-that tally which saw him slide the puck between his legs as he sped around a defenseman before beating goaltender Thomas Griess.“That’s his patented move, I guess,” Ekholm said of Arvidsson. “It’s a really great move and you’ve got to be on your toes if you want to be able to defend it.”Juuse Saros got a start in place of workhorse Pekka Rinne and turned away 26 shots for the win. Rinne, who bagged 34 saves in the opening night win over the Rangers, is expected to get the call on Tuesday night.Calgary (1-1-0) split a home-and-home series with Vancouver. After dropping the first game 5-2 on Wednesday night in British Columbia, the Flames cranked up their explosive offense Saturday for a 7-4 decision.Elias Lindholm collected two goals and an assist, while Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each chipped in a goal and two helpers. Matthew Tkachuk pitched in four assists Adidas Andrew Hammond Jersey , three coming during a four-goal third period that gave Bill Peters his first win in his new NHL digs. Peters spent the last four years coaching the Carolina Hurricanes.“We were moving the puck around pretty well tonight,” Gaudreau said. “There’s still some room for improvement, but it was a step in the right direction for us.”One thing Peters will have to correct is this team’s tendency to get loose on the defensive end. Goalie Mike Smith isn’t off to a good start, saving just 34 of 42 shots in two games, and backup David Rittich will get a game either Tuesday night or Thursday night when Calgary visits St. Louis.The absence of rugged defenseman Travis Hamonic, who’s week-to-week with a facial fracture, won’t help the Flames in that regard. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The final score was much more important to Tyler Johnson than his fourth career hat trick.Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.“I don’t think too much about hat tricks. I’m more excited we won Adidas Matt Bartkowski Jersey ,” Johnson said.Johnson scored in all three periods, completing his hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.“When he’s skating, it’s really game-changing for him,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “Boy, that kid was flying tonight.”Johnson also had a three-goal game against the Hurricanes last January.After Carolina defenseman Calvin de Haan fanned on a clearing attempt, Gourde made it 3-2 on a pass from Ondrej Palat at 7:02 of the third.Lightning backup Louis Domingue stopped 38 shots in his first start of the season. He made strong saves on Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland soon after Gourde’s goal.Ferland and Martin Necas had goals, and Petr Mrazek turned aside 23 shots for the Hurricanes.After starting 4-0-1, Carolina has lost consecutive games by two goals to Stanley Cup contenders Winnipeg and Tampa Bay.“We know that we can play with them,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “The difference is we have little Adidas J.T. Brown Jersey , little margin. So, when you self-destruct on certain things, that’s going to come back to bite you against these great teams. That’s what the lesson is.”Aho picked up an assist to extend his season-opening point streak to seven games (eight assists, 12 points), which is tied for third-longest in the history of the Carolina/Hartford franchise. Only Victor Rask (eight games, 2016-17) and Ron Francis (11 games, 1984-85) had longer runs.Tampa Bay is 17-2-2 against Carolina since the start of the 2012-13 season.Johnson picked up Tampa Bay’s second short-handed goal this season 12:42 into the game and put the Lightning up 2-1 at 6:07 of the second. The forward, who snapped a 10-game regular-season goal drought, has 11 goals and 19 points in 18 games against Carolina.Necas tied it 2-all with 7:12 left in the second on his first NHL goal Adidas Adam Pelech Jersey , a one-timer from the left circle.Aho stole Victor Hedman’s clearing attempt and helped set up Ferland’s game-opening goal 10:25 into the first.The Lightning converted their only power play, while Carolina went 0 for 4. Tampa Bay is the only NHL team not to allow a power-play goal (18 for 18) this season.The Hurricanes are 2 for 25 with the man advantage overall, and have allowed eight goals on 22 short-handed situations.“As long as we don’t let the negative part of our special teams drift into our overall game, then we’re going to be all right,” Brind’Amour said.Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a game-high seven shots on goal. The line of Aho (four), Ferland (five) and Teuvo Teravainen (four) combined for 13.Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos has gone 16 regular-season games without a goal, dating to last season. He had one shot in 16 minutes of play.NOTES: Domingue tweaked his neck playing basketball during a pregame workout but was cleared to play. . Carolina LW Brock McGinn was cut on the face early in the second on the follow-through of Stamkos’ shot attempt. … Mrazek was briefly shaken up in the second after being struck accidentally by Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov’s stick behind the net. … Mathieu Joseph got his first NHL point by assisting on Johnson’s short-handed goal.UP NEXTHurricanes: Host Colorado on Saturday night.Lightning: Wrap up a season-opening five-game homestand Thursday night against winless Detroit (0-4-2).



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The Indianapolis Colts have released their injur

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y report for Wednesday Indianapolis Colts Hats , their first update of the week as they play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars:The biggest name to hit the report was wide receiver Ryan Grant, who was limited in practice today after injuring his ankle in Week 6 against the Jets. Fresh off the bye week, Grant seems ready to test the waters in hope of returning to the No. 2 wide receiver spot this Sunday.Five Colts missed Wednesday’s practice: safety Clayton Geathers (knee), tight end Ryan Hewitt (ankle), safety Mike Mitchell (calf), defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway (illness) and tight end Erick Swoope (knee). Geathers played in the Colts’ last game against Oakland, but had missed the previous few weeks after last appearing in New England in Week 5. Swoope missed the game with the Raiders, and still sits in practice after missed all three days leading up to the Week 8 contest.Corner Nate Hairston returned to practice, albeit limited, after missing the beginning of Monday’s session with what was told to be an ankle issue. Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges.After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, "It's a blessing to be a part of a team, I'm excited to get out here, start working out and start working my tail off."He said he never doubted he'd see this day ."No Indianapolis Colts Hoodie , never a time. I had faith. I trusted in God," he said. "I kept working and being determined and kept pushing. I knew it was going to come."Johnson said the Broncos reached out to him Saturday.Coach Vance Joseph said he wasn't sure what to expect from Johnson following such a long layoff from football."Well, we'll see. It's been three years since he's actually played football. At that time, three years ago, he was a serious prospect," Joseph said. "He's got great size, he can run, he's a very, very intelligent player. So, we'll see."Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February 2015 after a woman said both men raped her during a party at Johnson's apartment in the early morning hours of Nov. 16, 2014. Johnson and Williams were suspended from the team less than 48 hours after the party and never played for Tennessee again.While Williams was a part-time starter in the secondary, Johnson was a four-year starter and a pro prospect whose invitation to the 2015 NFL combine was rescinded after charges were filed."A.J. hasn't had the opportunity to play football for the last three years while resolving a serious legal matter," general manager John Elway said in a statement Monday. "We've had several conversations with him since he's been cleared and have become very familiar with his background and character. Our organization is confident A.J. is ready to move forward and resume his playing career."Joseph said the Broncos did their due diligence before signing Johnson."We talked to all of his coaches. My cousin actually coached him at Tennessee. Zach (Azzanni, Denver's new wide receivers coach) had him at Tennessee. Everyone spoke highly about the guy Cheap Customized Indianapolis Colts Jerseys , so we'll see. Again, he wants to play football, he's been training for two years to play football. He's been here for four hours, so we'll see how he fits in."To make room for Johnson, the Broncos released linebacker Stansly Maponga.They also signed safety Shamarko Thomas after losing safety Jamal Carter (torn hamstring) for the season Saturday night in their preseason opener. Joseph said Carter needs surgery and will go on IR.Thomas was released by the Colts on Saturday, less than 48 hours after he was ejected from a preseason game against Seattle for an illegal helmet hit.Thomas said Colts coach Frank Reich told him his release wasn't over that hit, however."It's all in God's plan. The ejection, I leaned with my helmet, that's what they say. I'm just happy to be here and be a Bronco," Thomas said.Now a 26-year-old rookie, Johnson was a three-time All-SEC selection at Tennessee from 2011-14. He was a four-year starter in Knoxville whose 425 tackles ran second among any Volunteer since the school started keeping track of the statistic in 1970.In 46 career games at Tennessee, he had 30陆 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception www.thecoltsfootballauthentic.com , 11 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He posted double digits in tackles 23 times.Prosecutors painted Johnson and Williams as entitled athletes who weren't used to being told no. Defense attorneys argued that the woman had sex with both men at the same time and then lied, claiming she had been raped.After a jury of seven women and five men found Johnson and Williams not guilty, Johnson said, "I just knew God was going to take care of it."The Broncos listed the 6-foot-2 Johnson at 243 pounds, but he said at his trial last month that he weighs 255 as he sought to revive his dream of playing in the NFL.Johnson said he wasn't bitter over his long-delayed debut."No, I'm not a bitter guy. I wake up happy every day. I'm blessed, I'm glad to be out here," he said. "I haven't had this many cameras in my face in a long time. But no, I have no bitterness about me."Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: ://arniestapleton



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They are unlikely to suddenly catapult themselves into the upp

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As the Colts ride a 3 game winning streak www.coltscheapshop.com , they are slowly beginning to change perceptions about them around the league.er echelon of the league with just one win, and they are operating on pretty thin margins from here on out, but they have been consistently doing some things really well that have led to their success. The ability of the offensive line to protect Andrew Luck has been a big key to their success, and has now effectively done so against to very good defenses in the Bills and Jaguars. With a great pass protection plan in front of him, I’d take Andrew Luck over any quarterback in the NFL and we will get to see over the coming weeks whether that translates to extending this winning streak and making a run at the division. For now, let’s take a look at how the Colts are stacking up in the eyes of national news outlets.ESPN has the Colts ranked 20th, up from 23rd last week.It is also the number of weeks Andrew Luck has gone without being sacked.Yahoo! Sports has the Colts ranked 18th up from 22nd. USA Today has the Colts ranked 21st up from 27th. Bleacher Report has the Colts ranked 19th up from 25th. NFL.com has the Colts ranked 18th up from 21st. The Rest of the AFC SouthTexansESPN: 10th USA Today: 12th Yahoo! Sports: 10th Bleacher Report: 10th NFL.com:10th TitansESPN: 14th USA Today: 11th Yahoo! Sports: 13th Bleacher Report: 13th NFL.com: 14th JaguarsESPN: 22nd USA Today: 24th Yahoo! Sports: 22nd Bleacher Report: 21st NFL.com: 25th With several key starters on a bye week, and multiple teams dealing with the loss of Jimmy Garroppolo, fantasy may be in scramble mode. But Stampede Blue takes a look at several quarterbacks and wide receivers to pick up on the waiver wire for that last minute change. Replacements for Jimmy G and QBs on a bye weekAndy Dalton: The Bengals’ quarterback will have a great chance to rack up fantasy points when Cincinnati matches up with Atlanta. The Falcon defense has given up over 700 yards through the air the past two games — which came againstDrew Brees and Cam Newton. During that span Indianapolis Colts T-Shirt , Atlanta allowed eight touchdown passes, setting up Dalton to have a big day through the air. On the flip side, Dalton has finished with at least 18 Fantasy points in each game thus far. With weapons such as AJ Green and Tyler Boyd, Dalton should be in the lineup this week, and maybe moving forward. Baker Mayfield: The former Oklahoma star isn’t the No. 1 option off the waiver wire this week, but he has a solid matchup against the Oakland Raiders — albeit on the road. Oakland’s defense has given up a multitude of touchdown passes over the last couple weeks, giving Mayfield a chance to splurge in his first-career start. With Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway and David Njoku playing really well — and Todd Haley calling the shots on offense — the Raiders may have their hands full this Sunday. Playmakers on the outside emerging Mike Williams: The former Clemson star is available in 52 percent of leagues, and that number is expected to go up as he continues to take advantage of his targets. Williams is showing his playmaking ability Indianapolis Colts Hats , tallying at least 80 yards or a touchdown in each game thus far. In PPR leagues, he’s averaging double digit figures at 11 points. With Richard Sherman down, and Keenan Allen dealing with a nagging knee injury, Williams is expected to garner even more targets from Phillip Rivers.San Francisco has allowed seven receivers to either score or gain 100 receiving yards in every game, setting up Williams to have a big day. Tyler Boyd: There may not be another receiver that his hotter than Boyd, grabbing 12 catches for 223 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets over the last couple of games. There’s a chance Green could be out this week, giving Boyd even more targets. The Falcons have allowed seven receivers to score a touchdown this year, so Boyd may have a chance to visit the end-zone a time or two.



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