What changed in Super Bowl rematch, and why Falcons are in trouble – ESPN

October 23, 2017 4:27:59 am | 0 Comments

10:11 AM ET On a Sunday that seemed to rain every single kind of bad game from the sky, the rematch of a Super Bowl classic turned out to be anticlimactic. The Falcons were unable to extract any revenge from the Patriots in a 23-7 loss Sunday night, going down 17-0 at halftime before a…

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Ezekiel Elliott's career game against the 49ers was just what the Cowboys needed – SB Nation

October 23, 2017 3:30:04 am | 0 Comments

Ezekiel Elliott’s second NFL season was shaping up to be a disappointment, until he ran all over the 49ers on Sunday. It came at the perfect time for the Cowboys. Dallas was coming off a two-game skid and needed to bounce back against the winless 49ers. The Cowboys were able to get the offense going…

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Pittsburgh Steelers take to Twitter to celebrate their big Week 7 win over the Bengals – Behind the Steel Curtain

October 23, 2017 3:23:00 am | 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but the Steelers are 5-2, and have started stacking wins against quality opponents. After beating the previously unbeaten Chiefs in Week 6, and now their AFC North rivals in Week 7, the Steelers had plenty to celebrate. Part of the celebration for their win over the Bengals was on social media. While…

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Martavis Bryant needs to pipe down –

October 23, 2017 3:19:01 am | 0 Comments

Getty Images Last week, Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant managed to pull off the “Flick? Flick who?” routine when reports emerged that he wants out of Pittsburgh, possibly due in part to assurances he was given regarding his role moving forward. This week, with his role not changing (and if anything shrinking), Bryant no longer could…

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Here's a Better Plan, Robert Sarver: Sell the Suns – Sports Illustrated

October 23, 2017 3:11:58 am | 0 Comments

The Suns’ latest long-term plan—as thin, comically optimistic, and completely lacking in self-awareness as it was—lasted less than five days. On Wednesday, owner Robert Sarver painted his vision for arguably the league’s most hopeless franchise, a plan grounded in patience. By Sunday, his organization had announced the firing of coach Earl Watson after a hideous…

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Seahawks fans invade MetLife Stadium, and it could get worse for 1-6 Giants –

October 23, 2017 1:05:44 am | 0 Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD — It was the latest sad scene in a stunningly sad season.  MetLife Stadium was close to empty as the final seconds ticked off the clock to conclude the Giants’ 24-7 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Except for the Seattle fans.  Most of the fans remaining in the stands were clad in obnoxiously fluorescent green gear,…

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The 2017 Patriots finally look worthy of Tom Brady – ESPN

October 22, 2017 10:53:47 pm | 0 Comments

2:30 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Even as a ghoulish fog swallowed this Super Bowl LI rematch whole, it was clear enough to see that the 2017 New England Patriots finally fielded a team worthy of having Tom Brady on it. At 40 years old, an age demanding that the Patriots carry him (and not…

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The Joe Thomas Injury: A Streak Snapped and a New Low in the Factory of Sadness – Sports Illustrated

October 22, 2017 10:14:09 pm | 0 Comments

Through an unpredictable, incomprehensible, baffling 2017 season, we had one rock. As the league has been beset by historic parity, as the normally reliable Patriots shifted from great to maybe-average to great again, as star players on both sides of the ball suffered major injuries with alarming regularity, there was always Joe Thomas. On every…

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State NFL roundup: Bobby McCain's interception comes at just the right time for Miami Dolphins –

October 22, 2017 10:05:12 pm | 0 Comments

Former Oxford High School standout Bobby McCain picked an opportune time to make his first NFL interception of the 2017 season. The Miami Dolphins cornerback picked off a pass by New York quarterback Josh McCown and returned it 6 yards to the Jets’ 17-yard line. After an illegal-block penalty was marked off, Miami had the football at…

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Ezekiel Elliott blocks out off-field issues to lift Cowboys –

October 22, 2017 10:01:00 pm | 0 Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Last Tuesday, Ezekiel Elliott was granted a temporary restraining order, at least partially thanks to a judge’s vacation schedule. Five days later, there was no restraining Elliott, and the San Francisco 49ers essentially began their offseason more than two months ahead of schedule. In a comprehensive beatdown that served notice to…

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