Elite Logan Couture Jersey Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram channeled his inner Michael Jackson on Monday night after scoring his first NFL touchdown.
The Ole Miss product grabbed his crotch after the 18-yard pass from Eli Manning, a move that remains banned under the league’s celebration rules.
Evan Engram scores first career TD but picks up unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He grabbed his crotch w/his left hand during celebration.
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Along with the penalty, the move will likely earn Engram a fine from the NFL. The league fined Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for grabbing his groin in 2015.
Before the officiating crew decided to take center stage, though, this was an interesting game and a bit of a reality check for the Broncos’ offense under Trevor Siemian. Siemian had stretches during the first two weeks where he looked like a franchise quarterback, but he also threw two picks and had a would-be pick-six dropped by the Chargers early in the opener. While linebacker Ramon Humber dropped one would-be interception, the Bills generally weren’t as forgiving. A scrambling Siemian tried to force a second-and-long pass over the middle of the field in the shadow of his end zone, and it didn’t work.
The Broncos survived the E.J. Gaines pick, thanks to a holding penalty and a sack of Taylor, but they weren’t as lucky the second time around. Siemian was again under pressure, this time on the edge of the red zone, and tried to throw a pass away off his back foot and instead only found impressive rookie Tre’Davious White. The Broncos were in a favorable spot on the Buffalo 24-yard line with 11 minutes to go. Instead, with the ensuing drive including the Miller penalty, the Bills ran more than seven minutes off the clock before kicking a field goal to stretch their lead to 10.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the entire preseason, was taken off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Saturday.
Luck underwent labrum surgery in January, but he has not been seen throwing by anyone leading up to the season. But by taking him off the PUP list, the Colts at least have the option to consider using him in the regular-season opener against the Rams.
Wagner, who lives in Seattle, helped police discover who stole Brady’s jersey after the Patriots defeated the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. He said he is an avid sports memorabilia collector who began exchanging messages with Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former executive of a tabloid newspaper in Mexico City.
According to Wagner, Ortega sent him photos of his collection of jerseys in December, including Brady’s Super Bowl 49 jersey. Wagner said he was suspicious but let it go.
Once news broke that Brady’s Super Bowl 51 jersey was stolen, Wagner said he put two and two together and tipped off the FBI and NFL.
Both of Brady’s jerseys were recovered, and Wagner became a Patriots hero.
Savage went through one in Cleveland after he was hired away from Baltimore’s front office to rebuild the Browns along with first-time head coach Romeo Crennel. During their four seasons together, the 2007 Browns posted what remains their best record (10-6) since the franchise resumed play in 1999. But that was overshadowed by three other losing seasons, leading to the firing of Savage and Crennel following the 2008 campaign.
Cleveland’s drafts and free-agent decisions under the Savage regime were a mixed bag. Mistakes made while trying to politically navigate through a toxic behind-the-scenes environment contributed to his failure, as well.
Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron passionately defended Andy Dalton on Monday, imploring fans to show the starter their support despite Cincinnati’s 0-2 start and struggles on offense.
Dalton and the team were booed often during the first two games, and one fan threw something at the QB at the end of the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.
The Bengals, who have yet to score a touchdown through two games, have fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and replaced him with Bill Lazor.
Elite Youth Matt Carpenter Jersey I wish people in this city would back him and go with it, McCarron said. Listen, I think I’m a great quarterback, and I think he’s an unbelievable quarterback. I love him to death. But he’s our quarterback. Stop making it into something else. It’s not into something else. Ride with him. Trust the team. Trust the process. And trust what we are trying to do. And be a fan of who is playing.
Manning was 22 for 32 for 239 yards for New York, while Stafford was 15 for 21 for 122 yards. The NFL’s highest-paid player threw for four touchdowns in Detroit’s season-opening victory against Arizona.
Game Womens T. J. Jones Jersey Lions SS Tavon Wilson (shoulder) left in the second half. … The Giants lost starting RT Bobby Hart on the opening series. LG Justin Pugh moved to tackle and Brett Jones replaced him. Giants also played without starters MLB B.J. Goodson (lower leg) and CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle-hand). Backup LB J.T. Thomas (groin) was ruled out early in the second half.
The Giants held a halftime ceremony to honor the 10th anniversary of their 2007 Super Bowl championship team. Coach Tom Coughlin and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan brought the Lombardi Trophy onto the field. New York beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the title game.
The NFL lost another battle in a war that, in the long run, it always wins. But oh, those losses. Over and over and over again. And bigger chunks of its credibility knocked away each time.
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Keep joking about the AFC South at your own risk 鈥?it’s no longer the NFL’s worst division. The Texans have a promising rookie passer and what could become the league’s best defense. The Titans have real pieces around their young star quarterback. The Jaguars (on paper, at least) improved significantly on defense. The Colts have Andrew Luck.
The underdog Raiders never trailed and prevailed in an evenly played game. Oakland outgained Tennessee by nine yards and had one more first down than the Titans. Neither team committed a turnover. New kicker Giorgio Tavecchio was 4-for-4 on field goals, including two 52-yarders. The Raiders improved to 9-2 straight-up and 10-1 ATS in their past 11 road games with Derek Carr starting at quarterback.
The Bengals committed five turnovers (including four interceptions by Andy Dalton) and failed to get on the board in three trips to the red zone, leading to the lowest-scoring game of the early kickoffs. Joe Flacco was only 9-for-17 for 121 yards, as Baltimore relied on its defense to win this one. The Ravens rushed 42 times for 157 yards to chew clock in the second half.
Cleveland rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer led an eight-play, 73-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and hooked up with receiver Corey Coleman with 3:36 left in the game for a touchdown to cover the spread. Pittsburgh led 14-7 at half and the game was within the spread for most of the contest.
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T.J. Watt made history and wanted more.
Youth Ben Roethlisberger Jersey Apparently becoming the first rookie in three decades to record two sacks and one interception in an NFL debut wasn’t enough for Watt, an outside linebacker whose playmaking helped the Pittsburgh Steelers seal a 21-18 win over the Cleveland Browns.
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We felt like we were in the backfield all of the time, but we have to finish plays, Watt said. We had a few sacks left on the table, from my point of view.
Watt is the third player to produce the two-and-one in a debut since stats became official. The others were replacement players Charles Glaze and Tommy Haynes in 1987.
The Steelers poured seven sacks on the Browns for the third consecutive time in FirstEnergy Stadium. Watt, who took ownership of the starting job over James Harrison in training camp, executed an Antonio Brown-esque celebration dance after his second sack of DeShone Kizer, swinging his arms left and right and shaking his hips.
The NFLPA also lacks standing to seek a contingent order preemptively challenging an award that clearly has not yet (and may never) cause it or Ezekiel Elliott any harm, an NFL lawyer wrote in one of the filings, via USA Today Sports. And the NFLPA’s claim is unripe to boot, as even the NFLPA acknowledges that the arbitrator’s forthcoming award could still afford the NFLPA all the relief it seeks.
Of the 10 teams with the toughest QB schedules, the Falcons are the only one with a Tier 1 QB on their side. Matt Ryan squeaked into the top tier. My projection has the Falcons going 8-0 at home and 3-5 on the road against some tough teams.
Longshot has very little replay value. Playing this story mode a second time is like when you and your friends don’t putt the ball into the 18th hole at mini golf and play the course again. Yes, you’re still playing mini golf, but you know what to do and what not to do to help your score. It is what it is. Unless you’re one of those people who wants to earn a 10/10 scout grade, you’ll likely be content with the final result the first time you run through it. Unless you tanked it like I did.
Trevor Siemian was put on ice and Paxton Lynch is out with a knee injury, so the Broncos started UDFA Kyle Sloter. He promptly got sacked in the end zone for a Cardinals safety.
One year later, he earned his only Pro Bowl invitation to date after recording eight sacks and setting the pace for a New York defensive line that was especially stingy to opposing ball carriers.
This season, the young defensive end racked up only 62 tackles to go along with one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks. He has a good reputation on the field but not off the field.
Richardson was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season after violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The burly lineman earned another suspension — this time for just one game — after being arrested and charged with traffic violations and resisting arrest. Court documents reported Richardson had driven in speeds exceeding 140 miles per hour with a 12-year-old in the car while trying to evade officers.
Stephon Gilmore left the Bills in free agency to join the Patriots, and left a bitter taste in the mouths of Buffalo’s fans.
Fans would have respected his decision had he just moved on, but he decided to trash talk the Bills after signing his contract with New England. Gilmore riled up the Bills fanbase with a tweet he sent in July, mocking the team’s prominence.
Fast forward to September after the NFL season started, and you’ll notice that tweet didn’t age well. The Patriots lost Thursday night to the Chiefs, and Gilmore was a big factor as his poor play led to a 75-yard touchdown by Tyreek Hill.
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Entering Week 1, Joe Mixon was the least likely among the big five rookie running backs (Mixon, Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook) to produce at a high level. The reason, of course, was that he had the most competition for touches. Mixon was on the field for 22 snaps in his debut. He was limited to 24 yards on 11 touches in a disastrous game for Cincinnati.
Giovani Bernard was the team’s most effective back, racking up eight touches for 79 yards on 26 snaps. On the plus side for Mixon, he played 12 more snaps than Jeremy Hill (10 snaps, 7 touches). Mixon’s role will only expand — and the Bengals will surely have better offensive days — but his fantasy production will be limited in the short term by the presence of Bernard and the team’s weak offensive line. He should be on benches until further notice.
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Lots of changes for the Rams. Their helmet horns have changed from gold to white, their face mask has changed from blue to white, and all traces of gold have been removed from their pants striping. Just like last year, they’ll wear their white jerseys at home this season, which is fine, except that the jerseys still have gold trim, which no longer matches anything else in the uniform package. The whole set now feels out of balance, but we’ll have to live with it until 2019, when the Rams are expected to unveil a more comprehensive redesign to coincide with the opening of their new stadium (additional info here).
McCown probably won’t play and Bryce Petty has been dealing with a knee injury, so we should be in for even more of the Christian Hackenberg Experience. He was dismal once again in the third preseason game, completing only 12 of 22 passes and throwing two pick-sixes. If it wasn’t for Petty’s injury, Hackenberg might’ve been a serious cut candidate. He simply isn’t an NFL-caliber quarterback, but the Jets might be forced to use him in the regular season if McCown gets hurt. Strap in.
There’s trainwreck potential with Hackenberg, but otherwise this is skippable, especially with all the interesting playmakers (Alshon Jeffery, Sproles, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell) sitting out. No wonder NFL Network opted to pass on this one.
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Touchdown Tom has connected with Chris Hogan for the first two touchdowns of the game.
Unfortunately, Julian Edelman went down in the first quarter holding his knee.
Stafford threw a touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter to make the score 24-7 at the half.
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The Lions staged a bit of a comeback in the second half. Stafford threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Dwayne Washington to make it 24-14, while Jared Abrbrederis cut Detroit’s deficit to three points with a touchdown pass from Jake Rudock.
There is a level of respect the Lions’ defensive backs have for Fitzgerald, who has 1,125 career receptions for 14,389 yards and 104 touchdowns. All of those numbers are in the Top 10 all-time. They consider him a potential Hall of Famer, and they look at his production as a matter of survival and talent.
You look at it as one of those situations of a guy that can handle the transition, Quin said. Obviously to play this long and at this high of a level, pretty sure he does a lot of things to take care of his body. If you don’t have your body working for you, you just can’t play.
But he’s always been a smart guy and pretty sure in that he learned to play on the outside, he learned to play on the inside. So early in his career, when he’s young Larry Fitzgerald, he plays on the outside and probably plays some on the inside as well. And then the older you get, he just learned how to play on the inside and still be highly effective.
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The Los Angeles Chargers claimed two players off waivers a day after final roster cuts to add needed depth on Sunday.
According to the NFL transactions report, the Chargers claimed offensive lineman Michael Schofield and defensive back Jeff Richards. The Chargers have yet to announce corresponding moves to clear roster spots for these two players.
A third-round selection for the Denver Broncos in the 2014 draft, Schofield is considered a hard worker who at times struggled with uneven play during his stint in Denver.
“In Florida, we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” Scott said, “and while the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time, we cannot afford to not be prepared.”
“It was a hearty place with a good ol’ boy attitude of camaraderie,” then-restaurant reviewer Joseph Izzo Jr. wrote. “You ordered at a big counter, took a number and waited for your food to skid onto the stainless steel deck.”
Later, Izzo wrote, “The old building, with all its weathered and tattered historical significance, was erased from the Earth. Replacing the old is a brand-spanking-new By-Th-Bucket, a chic, upbeat, expanded version, with waitresses, neon lights and a smooth operation.”
Over the years, more sophisticated entrees were added to the menu, and By-Th’-Bucket became one of the few South Bay restaurants with a full crab menu for Dungeness season.