Tom Savage has exited Houston’s game against the 49ers. But it was his brief return following a possible concussion that created controversy during Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium.
“He got hit on that one play in the end zone,” O’Brien said. “Obviously, the spotter wanted him evaluated. We evaluated him. At that time, made the determination to put him, that he was — not me, obviously the evaluators made the determination to put him back in the game. And then he went back in the game and he came out and they evaluated him a little bit more just because of what they say.
“So, that’s kind of where it’s at. That’s all I really know about it.
“He doesn’t want to come out of the game, but again that’s in the medical people’s hands. They try to make the best decision for the player. Whatever they see and the testing that they do, they try to make the best decision with the player, and they weren’t satisfied with the results of the second test, so they decided to pull him and that’s when he went into the locker room.”
A 31-24 loss to the Panthers Sunday at Bank of America Stadium prevented the Vikings (10-3) from claiming a postseason invitation.
The Vikings (10-3) still could have clinched the division with losses by both the Packers and Lions, but the Packers rallied to beat the Browns in overtime and the Lions held off the Buccaneers late.
The Panthers (9-4) got 103 rushing yards from Jonathan Stewart and Carolina’s defense stifled Minnesota’s offense. Stewart scored three touchdowns for the first time in his career.
Vikings quarterback Case Keenum was sacked six times and had three turnovers. The Panthers kept their own postseason hopes alive, pulling even with the Saints in the NFC South. The Saints do own a tiebreaker, however, by way of a season sweep.
“I don’t anticipate demonstrating this week simply because I felt like when I started demonstrating, my whole motivation was to draw awareness to disenfranchised people, communities of color, injustices around the country, our criminal justice system,” Jenkins said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “And obviously through this year and talking with the league and what they’ve kind of proposed, I feel like has presented a bigger and better platform to continue to raise that awareness and continue to [influence] positive change.”
Jenkins told Omnisport last month he needed the social landscape, especially within the league, to change in order to end his protest.
Bookmakers across Las Vegas started monitoring the Buffalo weather forecast closely late in the week. Ed Salmons, who oversees football odds at the Westgate SuperBook, looked at the forecast on Friday and saw that lake-effect snow was expected Sunday night and into Monday.
“I did see a lot of wind, so it put it on the radar that this was definitely going to be an under game,” Salmons told ESPN.
He continued to monitor Taylor’s status and the weather forecast off and on during his Saturday shift, checking the Weather Channel and other outlets.
Around 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, influential offshore sportsbook BetCRIS.com posted the opening line (Buffalo -2.5) and total (40.5). Salmons, noting the weather, opened the total at 38.5 at the Westgate.
After losing five straight from Nov. 28 to Dec. 6, Chicago (14-11-5) goes for its third straight victory. The Blackhawks followed Friday’s 3-2 overtime win against the Buffalo Sabres with a 3-1 victory Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes.
“The guys were dialed in right from the drop of the puck,” he said. “I thought we were real good. I thought there were lots of things we can build on and move forward with.”
The cost of trading up, according to 2017’s returns, will be steep. The Bears, somewhat confusingly, gave up two third-round picks and a fourth-rounder to move from No. 3 to No. 2 in the pecking order to draft Trubisky. The Chiefs gave up two first-rounders and a third to move from No. 27 to No. 10 to grab Mahomes. The Texans paid what may end up being a bigger price to draft Watson, as the 2018 first-rounder they shipped north to Cleveland currently projects to be the No. 7 pick.
The eight consecutive victories ties the second-longest streak in Kings history (fifth time). . Quick has won six straight. . Staal, too, was pleased with Carolina’s effort. “It was a whole game of working hard,” he said. “We play like that every night, we’re going to be a lot better off.”
Sergei Bobrovsky made sure that Josh Anderson’s early goal would be enough for the Blue Jackets.
Anderson found the back of the net 30 seconds into the game, and Bobrovsky did the rest, recording his 23rd career shutout as Columbus beat the Arizona Coyotes 1-0 on Saturday night.
The reigning Vezina Trophy winner had 35 saves and got his fourth shutout this season as Columbus won its second game in as many days.
In a season where the Houston Rockets have become one of the league’s best teams, scoring a career-high in points like Clint Capela did on Monday night doesn’t get congratulations. It draws comments on how he needs to play like he did over the New Orleans Pelicans more often.
Rookie Jordan Bell scored in double figures for the second time with 11 points, while Omri Casspi and Shaun Livingston also started for the defending champions, who were coming off a 6-0 road trip. It marked the franchise’s first time doing so in that long of a stretch away from home.
“We’re going to need that in the future if we want to continue to keep winning with Steph and Draymond out,” Durant said of the contributions from so many players.
Now, the Warriors will get to stay home for almost the entire rest of the year except for a trip to face the Lakers on Dec. 18.
Perry’s right leg bent awkwardly as he ran into the back of Carolina’s Jeff Skinner. The 2011 NHL MVP has played in 239 straight regular-season games and 40 playoff contests since Dec. 28, 2014.
Coach Randy Carlyle said Perry was being evaluated at a hospital.
“I think we looked a little bit tired tonight,” he said. “Even though you’re tired, you get some great performances from a couple of key guys. Quick was great tonight.”
Things did not look promising for Los Angeles through most of overtime. The Hurricanes controlled the puck for almost the entire period.
“I got a little nervous for the guys on the ice because it was a long change,” Stevens said. “I think they probably made three line changes there. I thought the guys played really smart.”
Why’d they both get suspended? Players rarely get suspended when they’ve also been ejected from a game. But that’s not a hard and fast rule. Case in point: Marshawn Lynch was ejected and then suspended one game for putting his hands on an official in Week 7.
Both of those topics are more pleasant than the 3-8 Colts, who dropped a 20-16 loss to the Titans on Sunday.
The Colts have blown six halftime leads this year, including against the Titans. Pagano was asked if this situation is starting to feel like Groundhog Day. His answer was a doozy.
Martellus Bennett is a New England Patriots tight end again after his time with the Green Bay Packers came to a contentious end. While Bennett’s problem with the Packers was with the team’s handling of his injury, the players in the locker room still took his departure a little personally.
But the 5-4 team is using the slight as an opportunity to come together and unify the locker room.
We can’t wait to see what celebrations the Eagles come up with for Week 13 and beyond.
That’s natural when a team is as dire of straits are they are now.While was a bit shadier to the most recent stuff, it had plenty of nostalgia for the past, beginning with the films, and .Thanks large part to Backlund and his ability to drive play whenever he’s out on the ice.Belinelli Prior to his career, played for Italy’s Lega A Virtus Bologna and Fortitudo Bologna.The key is that you probably have to sell it very quickly because now is the time when people are the most excited and the most fanatic about these kinds of things.
This one was essentially over at halftime. Stafford threw for 361 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Lions to a convincing 30-17 win over the Packers at Lambeau Field.
Detroit did not punt in a game for the first time since 1971 and held a significant time-of-possession advantage of 36:55-23:05.
It was just the second win for the Lions in the state of Wisconsin since 1991, but both wins have now come in the last three trips to Green Bay.
The Lions grabbed the momentum on their first offensive series, a drive kept alive by a Packers mistake.
“Experience makes players better in this league, but you want to make sure that they’re ready,” 49ers GM John Lynch recently told co-host Gil Brandt and me on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “That not only includes Jimmy when he’s up to speed on the offense.”
The 49ers finally got their first win at the expense of the struggling Giants. Win No. 2 probably won’t come in their next game, after their bye this week, against the Seahawks.
Thursday night’s game in Pittsburgh will air nationally on NBC and NFL Network. It’s the second of five consecutive Thursday night games that were scheduled to be televised on NBC throughout the season (not including the NFL season-opener) as part of the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” expansion package for 2016 and ’17. NBC will also televise the Thanksgiving night game between the Giants and Redskins on Thursday, Nov. 23. CBS carried five Thursday night games earlier this year. In addition to CBS and NBC, NFL Network broadcasts every Thursday night game of the season.
NBC will utilize its “dual” SkyCam system to present a new primary viewing angle for its coverage of Titans vs. Steelers on Thursday night. The network’s SkyCam coverage received widespread acclaim from viewers when it was pressed into action due to fog during “Sunday Night Football” in Week 7.
If the NFL playoffs were beginning next weekend, the Eagles and Saints would be the top seeds in the NFC with the Steelers and Patriots getting first-round byes in the AFC.
Those four teams have emerged as obvious championship contenders, but they’re not alone. While the Eagles improved to an NFL-best 8-1 record with a 51-23 throttling of the Broncos on Sunday, the Rams (6-2) and Panthers (6-3) joined the Steelers (6-2), Patriots (6-2), Vikings (6-2) and Chiefs (6-3) as teams with at least six wins after nine weeks.
(And now he’s dealing with an un-Packers-like issue off the field.) Jamaal Williams had promise but got banged up early, and Devante Mays blew his chance Sunday with an early fumble. That’s a lot of focus on one position not to find an answer when the Packers need it most.
They at least should be more of a challenge to a Saints defense that has performed well against some … questionable opposition the last three weeks (Brett Hundley, Mitchell Trubisky, an injured Jameis Winston/Ryan Fitzpatrick).
Denver finally appears to get a stop as Brady throws a pass to James White on third down that loses 3 yards, but Denver has too many men on the field on the ensuing punt and is called for the penalty, giving the Patriots a first down.
Touchdown, Patriots. Denver’s defense has no answers for New England. The Patriots march down the field and score on an 8-yard run by Dion Lewis to increase their lead to 34-16. The Broncos only had 10 defenders on the field when Lewis ran it in.
Facing a third-and-14, Tevin Coleman catches a pass, bounces off a defender and gains 15 yards to keep Atlanta’s drive alive.
Thought this is just the team’s second varsity season, Rood is actively working to create traditions and rivalries for the players to rally around, such as The Kimball Cup, a helmet that serves as a trophy for the victor of the matchup with neighboring Roosevelt High.
“We chose to come to the University of Chicago!” [coach Chris] Wilkerson shouts inside the cramped space, voice hoarse from yelling during the game. The players shush each other in anticipation and look to Wilkerson, standing in the middle of the huddle.
Glass liked Miller’s DNA as the youngest, brashest branch of a coaching tree that began with Miller’s father, John, a Hall of Fame high school coach hailing from the Pittsburgh region, and gave way to Sean, the Wildcats’ coach of nine years. He loved Miller’s tenacity, how he willed into existence a prodigious career as an ACC point guard (he remains NC State’s fourth-leading 3-point scorer of all time) despite no height and lackluster athleticism. And he downright coveted Miller’s full embrace of the expectations Glass laid bare for Indiana basketball.
Prescott’s rookie contract with the Cowboys will earn him about $2.7 million, but back when Peggy was battling cancer and he was still in school, like many families taking on the disease, they were stretched thin financially.
When Peggy gave up her manager job to move down and care for her parents, she lost her health insurance; her parents helped as much as they could with the means of retired teachers. Second in importance to only her treatment was that Peggy make it to as many of Dak’s games as she was physically able; these trips cost around $1,000 per week, but they improved her outlook more than anything else possibly could.
It wasn’t until the fall of 2013—the season when Prescott took over as Mississippi State’s starter after previously being used as a change-of-pace phenom—when the disease attacking Peggy on the inside became obvious on the outside.
On this night, the Clippers steamroll the Granada-Huntley-EC/Truman Jaguars, 76-0. There are no offensive tackles in the nine-man game, which makes team speed a major advantage. Just five minutes into the first quarter, Plonsky, the senior receiver, jets past his man coverage and scores his 41st career receiving touchdown, tying the state record held by Michael Floyd, now with the Vikings.
Meanwhile, Bamba was filling binders with information ranging from the tempo the Longhorns played to the quality of the business school. For each one of his finalists — Texas, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan — Bamba dissected what each program had to offer, helping to guide his decision.
“It means a lot to me to step on this field and carry on that tradition of good receivers.”
Thielen’s relationship with Vikings tradition makes him one of the most popular jerseys among tailgaters on Sunday morning, with the Vikes hosting the Lions at noon. A Minnesota State-Mankato alum, Thielen is the rare NFL player who has spent his entire youth, college and pro career in one state.
Quarterback Joe Flacco (six touchdowns, eight interceptions) and the NFL’s 30th-ranked run defense have underperformed, although the latter did a nice job bottling Miami’s Jay Ajayi in last Thursday night’s 40-0 shutout.
It’s uncertain whether Flacco (concussion) will be ready to return for Sunday’s game against Tennessee. Regardless, the Ravens need more consistent production in the passing game to remain viable in the AFC North race.
Georgia simply won’t call the Dawgs off in the first quarter. Clearly, Kirby Smart’s plan is to come in and embarrass the Gators like a guy who went 1-3 as a player at Georgia against Florida and is 0-1 as Georgia’s head coach against the Gators.
When Griffin arrived at Staples Center for his free-agency pitch meeting on July 1, he found the Clippers had erected something of a maze for him with temporary walls. Griffin walked his 3-year-old son, Ford, through the art gallery-style corridors, and found photos hanging at each turn: Griffin on his green Huffy bike with his brother, Taylor, when they were kids; Griffin playing in college; Griffin as a Clipper.
Ballmer stocked the front office with smart new hires — including Jerry West. They weren’t well-positioned to rebuild, anyway; Rivers had frittered away too many draft picks, and whiffed on fringe signings. They would build again around Griffin — and maybe Jordan.
That gave Watson 168.86 fantasy points for the season through seven games, the most by any quarterback through that many contests since at least 1950. In fact, only Eric Dickerson (200.5) and Marcus Allen (174.38) had more using PPR scoring through their first seven career games among players at any position during that time span, and Dickerson (176.5) was the only one with more using non-PPR scoring.
There are only so many shots to be created for this squad, overachievers as they are. The Heat have only one rotation player with a positive net rating — Josh Richardson at plus-0.1. At No. 27 in rebounding rate, the Heat desperately need Hassan Whiteside to return from a knee injury. He returned to practice on Friday, but was a no-go in Saturday night’s loss to Boston.
The good news for the Hornets? A league-average defense last season has vaulted to seventh with the arrival of Dwight Howard from Atlanta. The bad news? A league-average offense last season has tumbled to 21st. Now Charlotte faces a week when they’ll play three tough road games at Memphis, San Antonio and Minnesota, along with a home date against Team Giannis.
He gave Bellinger’s rookie season a Level Nine rating — one of 47 such seasons in major league history. James wrote that 30 percent of those players are in the Hall of Fame or nearly certain to get there.