Month: December 2017

Simone Biles to serve as honorary Texans cheerleader Sunday

Just like Kai Forbath’s first PAT, his 53-yard FG try was blocked, this time by “I don’t, I don’t know whether I was the boxer or the bag” Jeremiah Ledbetter. At least something is going the Lions’ way:

RedZone’s first look at Broncos-Raiders is a knock-down drag-out fight between Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib on the sidelines, and on the field, and across the field. Both players as well as Gabe Jackson are tossed from the game.

It started the play before, when Crabtree punched Chris Harris in the stomach. On the next play, Crabtree blocked Talib, and the cornerback took the opportunity to snatch the Raider’s chain for the second year running.

I know that fighting is bad, especially given that players are already trying to murder each other within the rules on every play of the game, but … this was all WILDLY ENTERTAINING. Like, Marshawn Lynch escorting Talib out of the game is only the fourth- or fifth-most intriguing part of this.

Their last loss, however, came in their first game against the Lions, a 14-7 win for Detroit — in Minneapolis. It was a defensive battle, with neither offense being particularly impressive. Matthew Stafford completed 19 of 31 passes for 209 yards and was sacked six times. He had no touchdowns or interceptions, same as Case Keenum for Minnesota, who also completed 16 of 30 passes for 219 yards.

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“It’s a hustle. I mean, that’s what it is,” says professor Cheap Jerseys Made In China Ricky Jones, chairman of Louisville’s Pan-African studies department. “It’s about making money. It’s about, you know, folks from shoe companies and all the people in their orbit setting up a system that is pimping kids out.”

Ravens overcome Joe Flacco injury, dominate Dolphins

A swarming Baltimore Ravens defense returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in a 40-0 rout of the Miami Dolphins to kick off the NFL’s Week 8 slate. Here’s what we learned from Thursday night’s action:

Time for the flip side. The defending NFC champs have played basically one good game this season and could be 1-5 if not for a bad Bears drop in Week 1 and a brutal call against the Lions in Week 3. It always felt as if Atlanta might struggle with the transition from well-regarded game-day playcaller Kyle Shanahan to the NFL-untested Steve Sarkisian, and that seems to be happening. What works in the Falcons’ favor is that they have yet to play a division game. They still get the Saints, Panthers and Bucs twice each — all after Halloween — so they have time to get their act together. And they were 6-2 in the second half in 2016.

All-Pro guard Marshal Yanda is out for the year. All of Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Breshad Perriman have all missed at least one game this year. With a rap sheet of injuries like that, it’s hard for any scoring attack to gain and establish any sort of momentum.

The Steelers’ defense is absolutely legit, earning a unit efficiency rating of 77.1. To put that into context: Only three teams since 2006 have bested that rate.

A key part of that defense is disruption of the passing attack. The Steelers are pressuring opposing quarterbacks on 30.2 percent of dropbacks, the seventh-highest rate in the Flyers Cheap Jerseys league, despite blitzing just 20.6 percent of the time, the fifth-lowest Green Bay Packer Cheap Jerseys rate in the league.

Despite that, it’s possible they might bring the heat against Matthew Stafford more often in this one because the Lions quarterback has the worst raw QBR in the league against the blitz.