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When a team hasn’t been to a Super Bowl in a long time, it creates even more pressure and excitement once it reaches this point.

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That’s certainly the case for three of the teams left, and none of them have ever been Super Bowl champions. The Eagles have not been to the Super Bowl since Donovan McNabb and Andy Reid led them there in 2004 (they also won the NFC title in 1980).
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Goodell declined to address Wednesday what the league would do Authentic Max Scherzer Jersey if a team disciplines a player for refusing to stand for the anthem. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously has said that his team would bench any player who protests during the anthem and thereby, in Jones’s view, shows disrespect to the American flag.

I think our clubs all see this the same way: that we want our players to stand, Goodell said. We’re going to continue to encourage them to stand. We’re going to continue to work on these issues in the community. 锟斤拷 I can’t deal with hypotheticals right now. We’ll deal with those issues as they come up.

We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem, Goodell said at the conclusion of the October owners’ meeting. That’s an important part of our policy. It’s also an important part of our game that we all take great pride in. And it’s also important for us to honor our flag and our country, and we think our fans expect us to do that.

Goodell and owners said then that they were focused on discussions with the players about league support of players’ community activism. They said they hoped that such support would convince players to voluntarily stand for the anthem, although they cautioned there was no formal or implied agreement that NFL support of players’ activism would lead to all players standing.

This is not a trade-off, Jed York, the chief executive officer of the San Francisco 49ers, said at the October meeting. From what I’ve read, there are some players that have said that they’re still not considering standing yet. And that never came up in the meeting. 锟斤拷 This has been, ‘How do we take protest to progress?’ How do we make sure that we move these issues forward that matter to the players and I think that matter to the owners?

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Mavs slow recent slide with season sweep of Wizards, 98-75

Dennis Smith Jr. scored his first points on a 360-degree dunk before the rookie Dallas guard focused more on the bigger task: trying to slow the high-scoring Washington duo of Bradley Beal and John Wall.
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The Mavericks did that Monday night, holding the Wizards guards to 28 percent shooting in a 98-75 victory that completed a two-game season sweep of the Eastern Conference playoff contenders while easing Dallas’ slide back toward to the bottom in the West.

A notable exception: The percentage of white Republican sports fans (and Republican-leaning independents) who said the protests were a problem was 84 percent. The percentage of white Democrats (and leaners) who said the same? Sixty-one percent.

Kids Cortez Kennedy Jersey The percentage of nonwhite respondents to this question in our poll was fairly small, so there’s a big margin of error. But white Democrats (and leaners) were much closer in their opinions about the protests to the opinions of nonwhites Martin Maldonado Jersey than they were to white Republicans.

Nick Shore Womens Jersey This is one issue buried in the innumerable partisan issues in the United States today. It bolsters the broader point raised by Pew, though: Partisanship on this particular question is more divisive than race.

The Browns own the top pick in the draft and also select fourth overall. While some players might not want to play for a team that went winless in 2017, Allen is embracing the possibility.

If I’m fortunate enough to become a Cleveland Brown, you can expect everything from me, Allen said Monday during an interview with the Bull and Fox show on Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan. I want to be the guy that turns around the Cleveland Browns. The guy that does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland forever.

Allen looks like an NFL quarterback at 6-5, 233 pounds, and has the athleticism and arm strength needed to play at the next level. He battled injuries in 2017, missing two games and threw for 1,812 yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He completed just 56.3 percent of his passes and had a 56-percent completion percentage in 2016, when he threw for 3,203 yards with 28 touchdowns and 15 picks.

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Leonard Fournette says Steelers fan was involved in his traffic accident

Remember that minor fender-bender involving Leonard Fournette Tuesday in Jacksonville? Turns out the motorist who ran into him was not only a Steelers fan, her family had been at the Jaguars’ game in Pittsburgh last Sunday.

The Jaguars rookie running back was uninjured in the three-car, chain-reaction crash on I-295, and the woman who ran into the back of his 2017 Mercedes Maybach was also OK бн although quite surprised to see who she had hit.

It definitely felt good to be out there, Wilson said. I really did miss my teammates and just being out there. It’s a lot of fun and felt good to get back in it.

Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell said Wilson was the difference in the game.

She’s a world-class player, Mitchell said. One of the best human beings on the planet that plays women’s basketball.

Former Kentucky forward Alexis Jennings added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Gamecocks (16-3, 5-2). The junior averaged 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds during her two seasons with the Wildcats.

Former Sooners wide receiver and current Dolphins wideout Kenny Stills was live on Instagram talking football when Mayfield’s verified account popped up among those monitoring the event.

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will be looking to add a quarterback in the draft this April and may even add one in the first round.
Almost every mock draft has Mayfield going in the first round, so the scenario is certainly possible. Now, is it likely he slips to the 11th pick? That remains to be seen. patriots_141_ce6f338aae9bea9a-180x180

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The final game of the Divisional Round was a ridiculous roller-coaster battle between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.

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The Vikings nearly blew a 17-0 lead and had multiple heartbreaking moments near the end, but Stefon Diggs made the play of his life to seal the 29-24 victory.
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The Vikings’ defense came to play in the first half, locking down Drew Brees and the Saints’ entire attack. It was an entirely different story after halftime, as Brees came to life and led the Saints to 14 unanswered points. They took the lead late in the fourth quarter, and that’s when madness ensued.

It was almost as if he’d spent that afternoon trying to convince someone that he wasn’t a bad guy. Helen entered the room periodically, worried about what he’d say. She is a lawyer, but better yet, she’s the daughter of Boots Donnelly, a legendary coach at Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State who’s in the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Helen worried that whatever he said would come back to haunt him, that it would be picked apart and used against him when he tried to eventually get another head-coaching job. She knew her husband was awkward in these settings. He’s hard to warm up to, she said at the time.

But for an afternoon, Marrone did his part in trying to reveal his human side. He ate hummus, talked about his kids and said he wanted to C.J. Anderson Authentic Jersey be a head coach again someday. He didn’t reveal his reason for leaving Buffalo, but it’s assumed that two things happened: that Marrone was uneasy about his future with new management, and that he thought he was getting the job with the New York Jets that had just opened up. (The Jets went with Todd Bowles.)

CBS has been one of our most trusted and valuable partners for over 50 years, and we’re happy to extend our relationship with them in new and exciting ways, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement announcing the partnership. Distribution of our games on CBS All Access is a win for the millions of NFL fans across the country, especially those looking to watch our games on these emerging digital platforms.

One other observation on Brady’s injury came from NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo, who was told that Brady’s hand was a bloody mess after he hit it on the buckle of someone’s helmet.

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Kraft was responding to a question about keeping together the Brady-Belichick tandem, which has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl championships.

It’s fitting that the NFL season came to a close on New Year’s Eve. After the Week 17 games, Womens Wade Baldwin Jersey every team will start with a clean slate either vying for the Lombardi Trophy in the playoffs, or taking stock of what went wrong and planning for 2018. Coaches will be fired, management restructured, free agents signed, hopes laid upon draftees. Injured players will return stronger than ever, and you’ll take this opportunity to improve yourself, too. Exercise more. Eat better. Work harder. A fresh start for all!
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Womens Danny Amendola Jersey It’s a lie, of course. Unless a franchise has recently fired Jeff Fisher, a team will only take incremental steps forward or backward. Sure, there are exceptions: One or two teams will experience huge leaps in the win column thanks to turnover luck and positive results in close games, and those teams’ fans will be CERTAIN that it was the result of effort and superior coaching, and not the random providence of luck, destined to regress to the mean.

The truth is, the calendar is the only thing that’s changed. We can experience temporary improvements, but most of us are destined to regress to our personal means. And NFL teams are the same: Your team is unlikely to improve dramatically.

But the NFL monolith will scrape forward nonetheless. Your favorite players will get injured. People will complain about the refs. The Patriots will go 12-4. 2018 is the same hell as 2017, just fresher.

There’s a lot of strong-minded people, but when you have something good going, everybody’s got to get their egos checked in and try to hold it together.

ESPN The Magazine recently published a story detailing tension between Kraft, Belichick and Brady over the controversial trade of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the role of Brady’s personal trainer, Alex Guerrero.

Well, I have a saying: Jealousy and envy are incurable diseases, Kraft said. I’ve been around enough, if you run any kind of company, any kind of business, the more successful you are, you have strong personalities, there’s always a certain amount of tension. That just goes with the agenda.

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The Chiefs rode a 12-4 record to the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the 2016 season.

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They left without a win, after falling to a Steelers team that scored nothing but field goals. Pittsburgh’s Chris Boswell even set an NFL postseason record with his six successful kicks.
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The Chiefs were making their first playoff appearance in six years. It was also just the second game in playoff history where neither team punted a single time.

Kansas City’s top-scoring offense had no trouble putting up points, but the Chiefs couldn’t slow down Peyton Manning and the Colts. Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson was asked to resign two days after the loss. It was the only game Kansas City lost at home all season.
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Damn right, Quinn said after the game when asked if Womens Leandro Barbosa Jersey he felt confident in Ryan on that fourth down. Yeah, absolutely. We’re giving our shots to Matt and Julio to go for it to win the game. We didn’t get the job done, but 100 out of 100 we’re going to try to put the ball in those two guys’hands to try to go win it.

You oftentimes get man-to-man in those scenarios, Quinn said. So, as a former defensive coordinator, I recognize that’s a play that people do employ. We were looking for that opportunity and that matchup on that specific play. That’s what we thought was going to be the best play called for that time.

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You wouldn’t know it by watching their Wild Card Round loss to the Falcons, but the Rams had one of the best special teams units in the league. Three specialists were named first-team All-Pros this season. Punter Johnny Hekker is a legitimate X-factor with his ability to flip field position. Greg Zuerlein is a reliable leg at kicker and was a huge loss when he went on injured reserve in late December. And Pharoh Cooper, when he isn’t fumbling kick returns, has the speed to break big plays:

Sammy Watkins got all the headlines when the Rams acquired him from Buffalo in the preseason, but his former Bills teammate, Robert Woods, ended up having a career year. Woods had a forgettable run in Buffalo, but 2017 reminded us why he was considered a special talent coming out of USC with his game-breaking speed:

Woods finished with a career-high 781 yards and five touchdowns, shining in his first season in LA.

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All of this is to say that Mahomes has come as advertised.

red_wings_049It was a nice way to send out Arians, who joined the Cardinals in the 2013 season after going 9-3 as the interim coach in Indianapolis while Chuck Pagano battled cancer.

Arians had three seasons of 10 or more wins, with two postseason appearances. He retires as the winningest coach in team history.

While he might not be on the sidelines anymore, this might not be the last we see of Arians:

And there’s also fundamental work happening, with the coaches focused on revamping his footwork. There’s a ways to go there, as he gets more comfortable taking a snap from center—he’s had to learn basics like separating after getting the ball, so you don’t get stepped on by a lineman—and learns to time up his drops with receivers’ routes.

He’s a gym rat, and a willing player, but one that would take some time. He’ll start Thursday night in the Chiefs’ preseason finale. The staff wants him to have the experience of going through the game day process as starter, which he’ll get. Then, barring a disaster in front of him on the depth chart, Mahomes will fade into the background for the rest of the season, getting his reps on the scout team and doing the same classroom work that every quarterback does. Based on his first four months in the building, there’s every reason to believe he’ll handle that fine.

In his first playoff game, Marcus Mariota became the first quarterback to lead a comeback of at least 18 points since 1957. He managed to create two more iconic moments while he was at it. His touchdown pass to himself was just the second time that has happened in NFL history and the first time its ever happened in the postseason. The other moment — my favorite — was his lead block that paved the way for Derrick Henry’s game clinching 22-yard run. It was the perfect example of what Mariota is to the Titans: Everything.

The Patriots are used to success in the postseason, but the team still has some weak spots that the Titans could take advantage of, according to scouts.
The Patriots best bet would be to build up an early lead and force teams to throw the ball because their weakness against the run doesn’t matter if Marcus Mariota needs to pass to keep pace with New England. But if a team can grind out long drives and control the clock, then the Patriots won’t be able to build a big lead.

This matchup opened with the biggest spread of all the Divisional Round games, and it’s no surprise why. The postseason monster that is the New England Patriots will almost assuredly win their first playoff game of the year. This is the only game in the Divisional Round in which the SB Nation experts agreed on across the board with everyone predicting a New England win.

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Mike says. It’s nice to take that step, to start building that foundation and to know [Sean] McDermott knows what the heck he’s doing.
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Turner, 65, hasn’t coached since resigning as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator during the 2016 season; however, a source told Sporting News he was amenable to returning elsewhere under the right circumstances.

There is a possibility Turner’s son Scott may leave the University of Michigan for a Panthers staff position as well. Carolina has a vacancy at quarterbacks coach after Ken Dorsey was also fired Tuesday.

Norv Turner’s brother, Ron, was hired by Rivera last summer as a consultant to the coaching staff. Ron’s son Cam is Carolina’s assistant quarterbacks coach.

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Pink to perform national anthem at Super Bowl 52

While the competing teams have yet to be determined, the entertainment stage has been set for Super Bowl 52.
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The NFL on Monday announced that Pink will perform the national anthem ahead of kickoff on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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The best basketball player in the world is no stranger to charity. In 2010, when James left Cleveland for Miami, he raised more than $3 million for Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. He also established the widely successful LeBron James Family Foundation, which aims to positively affect the lives of children through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. In ’15, James’s foundation spent $41 million to send students from Akron to college for free. And in November, the school board in Akron approved a plan for the creation of a public school in partnership with the NBA star’s foundation.

The best basketball player in the world is no stranger to charity. In 2010, when James left Cleveland for Miami, he raised more than $3 million for Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. He also established the widely successful LeBron James Family Foundation, which aims to positively affect the lives of children through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. In ’15, James’s foundation spent $41 million to send students from Akron to college for free. And in November, the school board in Akron approved a plan for the creation of a public school in partnership with the NBA star’s Tomas Plekanec Jersey foundation.
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The youngest of four children born to a poor family, Cristiano Ronaldo has long been a generous giver of time and money. From paying for the brain surgery of a 10-year-old fan in 2010 to giving a reported $5 million to Nepal after the ’15 earthquake, Ronaldo has quietly emerged as one of the most charitable faces in sports. In ’15, he donated over $150,000 to a cancer center in Portugal. In October, Ronaldo raised over $600,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, by selling his ’13 Ballon d’Or award.

But as great as the Patriots are, their win doesn’t come in such a dominant fashion if they’re not as prepared.

Tennessee’s a good team, Belichick said after the game. We saw what happened last week in Kansas City when Kansas City had a lead at the half similar to the one that we had. Our guys did a real good job of kind of keeping their foot on the gas and keep pressing it.

Part of the Patriots’ preparation for the Titans game was the recognition of Tennessee’s stout run defense. That helps explain why Brady threw 53 passes Saturday, a big jump from his average of 36.3 attempts per game in the regular season. New England running backs, on the other hand, carried the ball just 23 times combined.

They’re as good a run defense as there has been in the league for the last two years and they don’t give up big plays, Belichick said. We had a couple of long drives tonight where we went the length of the field and double digit plays. That’s sort of what you have to do against Tennessee. They make you convert repeatedly to move the ball against them.

We certainly didn’t go into this game saying, ‘I think we’re going to run the ball 50 times.’ We tried to have some balance, tried to get some runs on our terms when we felt like we could do it.

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The Jets Commit to Bowles, Maccagnan, and Building Something Concrete

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In Cleveland, owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have steadfastly stood behind 1-31 Hue Jackson, and over the weekend I heard they were still steadfast.
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Cincinnati: total conundrum. I doubt Marvin Lewis would have major demand for his services if he becomes a coaching free-agent, and I doubt owner Mike Brown will be able to get either of two familiar head-coaching faces to return to Cincinnati: Jackson or Jay Gruden. But I do not know what Brown will do today when he and Lewis meet.

Indianapolis, ideally, wants a long-term partner for Andrew Luck with a presence to coach the entire team, not half of it. The rumor that will never go away is that owner Jim Irsay longs to hire old Colts QB Jim Harbaugh. But the domineering Harbaugh, I believe, would be an ill fit with Luck and GM Chris Ballard.

With the terrible news that Texans GM Rick Smith is taking a leave of absence to help care for his seriously ill wife, Houston owner Bob McNair Adrian Peterson Jersey and coach Bill O’Brien will meet today to discuss O’Brien’s future and his request/demand for a change in the football structure of the team. I hear McNair is going to agree with at least some of O’Brien’s requests, and it’s likely now that O’Brien will stay, particularly with Smith’s future understandably cloudy. McNair doesn’t want to lose both men in the same year.

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