Eagles face Cardinals looking to go 4-1

The Philadelphia Eagles will look to strengthen their position in the NFC with a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

Palmer has thrown for 1,282 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions while under heavy pressure most of the time. Their offensive line has allowed 17 sacks this season.

It started Sunday in the immediate aftermath of their dismantling of the Tennessee Titans and lingered Wednesday as Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien continued shifting the focus from celebrating that win to preparing to face the lone undefeated team in the NFL.

O’Brien essentially entered his postgame press conference with a wet blanket in hand, poised to smother the hoopla surrounding the record-setting performance of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Three days later, when asked if the team recognized Watson for claiming AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors following his five-touchdown performance in a 57-14 victory, O’Brien was quick to stamp out that bit of enthusiasm as well. What had passed was past.

“No. I think it’s a great honor, but no,” O’Brien said. “We’re definitely focused on Kansas City. I think, at the end of the day, I think those awards are great. I really do. I think it’s a great honor for him to get that as a rookie, but I think the goal of every week is to make sure we’re focused on the task at hand.”magic_042

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Mike Tomlin Jersey, Ben Roethlisberger Jersey take issue with Antonio Brown’s Gatorade toss

The Steelers won pretty handily Sunday against the Ravens, but the win didn’t come without drama.

Elite Kids Matt Moore Jersey Receiver Antonio Brown threw a bit of a tantrum on the sideline when he tossed a Gatorade cooler and proceeded to yell at offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He also appeared to be upset at Ben Roethlisberger after the QB missed Brown on a play in which the receiver was wide open, a third-and-2, which resulted in the team having to punt.

On Tuesday, Big Ben spoke to 93.7 The Fan about the incident, and he made it pretty clear he doesn’t want to see that kind of thing from Brown again.

I don’t know [if] he needs to react that way. He’s superhuman on the football field, and when that happens it almost brings him back to being a mere mortal, if you will. Because it gets in his head and it just messes with all of us a little bit, Roethlisberger said. I’m not trying to call AB out. I just think this is causing a distraction that none of us really need.

The quarterback clearly doesn’t have a problem with Brown himself. He was praising the receiver in the interview, saying, AB is the best receiver in the world, maybe one of the best to ever play the game. I’d like to think him and I together may be one of the best quarterback-wide receiver combos to ever play the game.
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The former 18th overall pick completed 31 of 49 passes for 235 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions Sunday in Baltimore’s 26-9 loss to the Steelers, but just one start before he had career-worst numbers against Jacksonville.

Chargers vs. Dolphins: Philip Rivers Jersey yells ‘I was gonna goose you’ at center

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Late in the first quarter of the Chargers’ game against the Dolphins, the LA team was faced with a fourth-and-1.

The offense lined up, apparently in an attempt to draw Miami offside. But Philip Rivers saw something with the defense and felt he could get a first down on the play by audibling to a QB sneak. To inform his center of this, he yelled, “I’m going to goose you!” An on-field microphone caught the audio.

The funny exchange (to us) was actually a pretty serious moment for Rivers. There was no defensive lineman in the way of a QB sneak, which Rivers confirmed by later saying directly to his center what he planned to do.

Unfortunately for the Chargers, the center wasn’t paying attention and didn’t snap the ball, causing the play clock to run out.

Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texans defensive end: “The guys wanted to do something. At first we weren’t going to do anything. Previously we’ve seen all the guys doing it since last season and we [were] like, we don’t want to get involved with that. But after listening to him talk the other night, a lot of guys came up, like, man, we need to do something as a team, so we decided to do that.” Clowney and the Texans stood and linked arms.

Brandon Brooks Authentic Jersey Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions tight end: “I’m for my teammates. I’m united with my teammates. But I do not stand for disrespect so what I was not going to do was unite to make it seem like it was OK. Because it’s not. It’s not OK for what [Trump] said.” Ebron was the only Lions player to not link arms.

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver: “We’re a brotherhood, we love each other, we don’t care what the appearance is of one another. We just want to go fight for each other and we want to show that, hey, we’re in this together. We love this country and we want it to be the country that it’s been.” Thielen linked arms with other Vikings players.

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I love that his players love him, I love that he loves Hawaiian shirts, and I love how he tweaks the game. He and Bill Belichick are perhaps the only two NFL head coaches who you can count on to truly innovate a game plan rather than simply iterate on a few guiding principles. Every week, they’ll do something that no other NFL team is doing, and it’ll work. And unlike Belichick, Reid is a person. Bill Belichick has never looked this happy.

I’m a Lions fan, so every year I pick another team I want to win a Super Bowl since mine won’t. I am so here for a Chiefs title run. Innovation deserves to be rewarded. Time — not just Reid’s near-20 seasons, but Smith’s quest to be deemed worthy and Berry’s constant battle against his body — deserves to be rewarded. Fun deserves to be rewarded, and it’s been so long since that has felt like the case in the Super Bowl.
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This is a team in Reid’s image. It is quirky, and disciplined and unassuming for how good it has been.

None of that is true. This Football God’s whole name is Gronk, and he entered the world as an adult, much like Venus rising out of the ocean on a seashell, fully grown. The first most significant moment of Gronk’s life — well, the actual first moment of his life — was Thursday, April 22, the same day as the 2010 NFL draft. A cruise ship pulled up to a dock in Miami and Gronk emerged completely naked, save for a football helmet on his head and a pair of cleats on his feet.

He made his way down the gangplank to the dock, where Bill Belichick greeted him. Belichick gave Gronk the cut-off-sleeve sweatshirt off his back and instructed his new prodigy — who knew nothing about social norms, such as wearing clothes, or how to do anything besides play football, really — to tie it around his waist so as to be more decent. Then Belichick put Gronk on a private jet and took him back to Foxborough.

A.J. Green made a spectacular catch over three Texans defensive backs

The Bengals-Texans Thursday Night Football matchup started off awfully slow but picked up thanks to a pair of plays — one a spectacular A.J. Green catch.

After Jadeveon Clowney made a great play on a John Ross fumble, Andy Dalton dropped in a perfect pass to Green for a 50-yard completion with three Texans defensive backs in the vicinity.

The Bengals failed to score in Week 1, but because of Green’s catch, they were able to tie the game at 3-3. If he keeps making plays like that, he and the Bengals can expect to score many more points this season.

Mazzant ruled that the injunction would stand, and now the NFL and Elliot await a decision from the appellate court. In the NFL’s motion, they’ve challenged Mazzant’s jurisdiction because the case was filed before the NFL appeal was settled. The league’s attorneys are also relying on labor case law that grants deference to labor arbitrators in these matters.

Even with the appeal finalized, it’s hard to say. Elliott’s appeal started on Tuesday, August 29, and it wrapped up on Thursday, August 31. There was no timeline for Henderson to issue his decision, but he handed it down on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The NFLPA and Elliott’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Texas to vacate any suspension that may be handed down after the appeals process, citing “the most fundamentally unfair arbitral processes conceivable.”nike_cardinals_301

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Le’Veon Bell Jersey and Alejandro Villanueva Jersey to appear in upcoming ‘Call of Duty: WWII’

Authentic Mens Jeremy Lane Jersey Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell and OT Alejandro Villanueva will make an appearance in the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII video game.

Villanueva played college football at West Point and was an Army Ranger who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan before joining the Steelers’ practice squad in 2014. Over the summer, the 6-foot-9 offensive tackle signed a four-year extension.

Some of Bell’s and Villanueva’s teammates also enjoyed an early opportunity to play the game on Monday.

With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb dealing with injuries, the Packers could be in need of a starting wide receiver in Week 3. Davante Adams is primed for a monster workload with Allison as the next man up. He saw five targets and three catches in Week 2. When you play with Aaron Rodgers, good things tend to follow. He would be a temporary flex option in 12-team leagues or larger if Cobb and Nelson sit.
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With Greg Olsen (broken foot) out, the Panthers are going to need to redistribute his targets somewhere. Kelvin Benjamin will stay busy, but Funchess also has a chance to emerge. He’s a former second-round pick (and college tight end) who is a smart add in deeper leagues. He has flashed impressive athletic ability in the past.

Kudos to Siemian, who has been marvelous through two weeks. He has thrown six touchdown passes in two games and doesn’t have a particularly imposing schedule ahead. He’s a legit starter in two-quarterback leagues and, like Alex Smith mentioned above, a smart add to fill in for your quarterback in a bye week or when facing a difficult matchup. He can be a top-12 play in a handful of weeks going forward. The Broncos and Siemian deserve credit for great development.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins Jersey continued his protest by raising a fist over his head before the Philadelphia Eagles’ opener at the Washington Redskins.

Defensive end Chris Long kept his hand on Jenkins’ back for the entire playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, as he did during the preseason. Safety Rodney McLeod put a hand on Jenkins’ shoulder as well.

It is a division that has belonged to the Seahawks for three of the last four seasons. And, despite a shaky offensive line that has already lost tackle George Fant, Seattle should retain the division title again in 2017.

Away from the Pacific Northwest, the Cardinals will be looking to squeeze another deep playoff run out of an aging core of offensive talent.

Player to watch: Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals — The Cardinals will only go as far as Palmer goes in 2017. He had a down year last campaign after a stunning 2015 in which he led Arizona to the NFC Championship game and at 37 with a concerning injury history, Palmer must be kept out of harm’s way for the Cards to succeed.

The league’s leading tackler after the first week of the season, Goodson was impressive on the field in an every-down capacity for the Giants. Goodson made good on the opportunity, with a whopping 14 solo tackles and 18 total tackles in the division battle with Dallas. Still widely available despite such a rewarding role in the middle of New York’s front seven, Goodson is an ideal addition for those streaming until they find a fixture at linebacker.

On the field for every defensive snap in Week 1, Peppers will be afforded every opportunity to produce big plays as a rookie. It would be nice to see Peppers work in the box against the run a bit more, but he should be busy in coverage on Sunday against a Baltimore team that lead the league in passes of fewer than 5 yards last season.
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Ezekiel Elliott Jersey admits under oath he gets drunk, did drugs at Ohio State

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott admitted that he did drugs while at Ohio State and that he still likes to get party and get drunk, according to documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

When asked by an NFL attorney this week during his appeals hearing, Elliott affirmed he does like to party and did drugs in college.

He maintains that he is not a child-abuser and that it was a simply a difference in opinion of how to discipline his 4-year-old son. When the Vikings did not stand up for him and then Minnesota’s governor said what he did was a public embarrassment to the team and state, Peterson said he knew he wanted out of Minneapolis.

I voiced my opinion back then, he said. The decision to want a change of scenery was due to what transpired two years ago.

It took him another year and another injury for him to get out of Minnesota, and he is now with the Saints, who take on the Vikings on Monday. While All-Day is expected to have a complementary role with the Saints this season rather than be the team’s featured back, New Orleans right tackle Zach Strief expects big things from Peterson.

What do I expect from Adrian on Monday night? Strief asked. I expect him to be very ready to go for Minnesota. Very, very ready to go.

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Undrafted out of Belhaven in 2010, the eight-year veteran had six tackles and a sack in two preseason games. He could step into the Vikings secondary as the starting cornerback opposite Xavier Rhodes, as Trae Waynes, who sustained a shoulder injury in August, continues to struggle entering his third season.

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Former Buckeyes, NFL receiver Anthony Gonzalez files paperwork for Congress run

Anthony Gonzalez is preparing for a new career in Washington.

The former Colts receiver doesn’t have a tryout scheduled with the Redskins. The 32-year-old Ohio native has filed the necessary paperwork to run for Congress, according to a filing obtained by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

While he has not formally announced his candidacy, Gonzalez is expected to run for Ohio’s 16th congressional seat in 2018. That seat will be left vacant by incumbent Jim Renacci, a Republican who is planning a gubernatorial run.

The Chiefs re-signed Spiller after initially releasing him. While Spiller is long removed from his best NFL season, he still has some upside as a receiving back in the Chiefs’ conservative offense.

West has been with the Chiefs for two years now, so he understands the team’s blocking schemes. Hunt will begin the season as the team’s starter, but blitz pickup is usually one of the toughest things for rookie running backs to perfect, and it could be the biggest detriment to his playing time this season.

Kansas City gets the 2017 NFL season kicked off Thursday night with a difficult game against the Patriots. The Chiefs’ run game will be pivotal in that contest to help keep the ball out of Tom Brady’s hands.bears_005-223x223

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Bills sign Jelani Jenkins Authentic Jersey

The Buffalo Bills signed linebacker Jelani Jenkins on Tuesday, the team announced.

Jenkins, 25, projects to a reserve role behind starting weakside linebacker Ramon Humber, who had 13 tackles in Sunday’s season-opening win over the New York Jets.

A fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2013, Jenkins started 34 games for Miami from 2014-16. He signed with the Oakland Raiders in March but was placed on injured reserve earlier this month. Jenkins later received an injury settlement.
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The Bills also waived rookie cornerback Greg Mabin and made two practice squad transactions, signing wide receiver Malachi Dupre and releasing wide receiver Daikiel Shorts.

At least for one week, Duke Johnson Jr. changed positions to receiver. The third-year player registered zero carries and didn’t line up in the backfield on any of his 47 snaps against Pittsburgh.

Brett Hundley Game Jersey Johnson simply won’t be viable flex option unless he’s able to combine his slot receiver worth with a half-dozen or so carries each game. The good news is that Hue Jackson said on Monday that Johnson’s usage was the plan for the game, and it will change going forward. Expect Johnson to generate a few carries against Baltimore in Week 2.

Ezekiel Elliott registered five targets in Week 1, which is notable when you consider that he hit that mark only once all of last season. Especially with Lance Dunbar gone, the Cowboys are expected to utilize Elliott as a pass catcher more than they did when he registered a total of 32 receptions as a rookie. It’s plausible Elliott can double his 2016 total this season, which would put him right there with David Johnson and Le’Veon Bell as the elite fantasy assets.