Lately, though, the Lions have become unbeatable on the holiday stage. They have won four straight Thanksgiving Day games at Ford Field, helping them to make the playoffs in two of those seasons.
Playing meaningful football on Thanksgiving is a whole lot of fun, quarterback Matthew Stafford said. This year should be no different. Any time you win on Thanksgiving, it’s a blast. The turkey tastes a whole lot better.
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Rankins: A great day to be me: While it was Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara who piled on the points in the Saints’ blowout 47-10 win over the Bills, defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins had an interception and his first sack of the season. All modesty aside, Rankins said: It was a great day to be me.
Clayborn ‘lucked out’: But modesty is something that seemingly comes easy to Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn, whose franchise-record six sacks propelled Atlanta to a 27-7 win over the Cowboys. He said: I’m no Everson Griffen or somebody like that, my pass rush isn’t as good as (his). But I play the same way every game. It lucked out for me today. I only have one move and it works.
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA chief Michele Roberts met with the new Commission on College Basketball and discussed how changing the dynamics of the draft could impact the pro and college games.
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The Packers safety ripped the Ravens center for his cheap shot on teammate Kenny Clark during Sunday’s game, saying he’s seen Jensen deliver similar overaggressive hits in other games this season.
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The injury-riddled Packers (5-5) are scheduled to visit the surging Steelers (8-2) at 8:30 p.m. ET in Week 12.
I’ll handle 2018 when 2018 gets here, but right now I’m in the moment, I’m in 2017, Brees said. We’re trying to get a little bit better each and every week. I feel like we’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us and I don’t plan on leaving New Orleans ever.
According to Spotrac, the Saints are estimated to have approximately $30 million in salary cap space for 2018. The numbers aren’t ideal for an aging veteran who turns 39 in January, though negotiations can be made.
Rey Maualuga was released by the Dolphins shortly after being arrested on battery chargers in Miami-Dade County early Saturday morning, the team announced.
It’s been a tumultuous season for the 4-5 Dolphins. They lost quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a season-ending knee injury in training camp. Their city was impacted by Hurricane Irma, causing their scheduled Week 1 game against the Bucs to be moved to this Sunday. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was suspended for a game for going AWOL. Offensive line coach Chris Foerster was fired after video of him snorting what appeared to be cocaine was made public and star running back Jay Ajayi was jettisoned in a trade to the Eagles.
Fournette was listed as questionable on Jacksonville’s injury report after being held out of practice Friday, though he did participate in workouts on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday.
“I think we’re just being precautious,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Friday. “You saw what happened on Sunday. He was playing, and then all of sudden he rolled it and then he came back and practiced, and we’re just trying to be smart.”
Fournette suffered a sprained right ankle in the Jaguars’ Week 6 loss to the Rams and missed the team’s Week 7 win over the Colts before Jacksonville’s bye in Week 8. He was then inactive in Week 9 for what Marrone called “an infraction of a team rule” and apologized for his continued absence.
Upon his return in last week’s victory over the Chargers, Fournette suffered yet another injury to the ankle. He sat out briefly in the fourth quarter before returning in overtime.
Fournette, 23, was selected by Jacksonville with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s draft. He has 629 yards on 147 carries for six touchdowns in seven games this season.
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He made it through the first half of the season and looked great, but the pain became too much to bear in recent weeks, forcing Smith to miss games against the Falcons and Eagles.
Consecutive losses in the NFC have dropped Dallas’ playoff chances precipitously. After the Cowboys beat the Chiefs to improve to 5-3, FPI gave Jason Garrett’s team essentially an even-money shot — 49.9 percent — of making the playoffs. The Cowboys have subsequently lost their two ensuing games by a combined score of 64-16. Their playoff odds are now all the way down to 6.5 percent.
Foreman suffered the injury on the end of a 34-yard touchdown run. He finished the game with 80 total yards and two touchdowns.
Already without sensational rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, Houston could be without two of their most explosive offensive talents the rest of the season.
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Arizona’s plans to replace its star halfback just haven’t worked. Kerwynn Williams and Chris Johnson combined for just 119 yards in 36 carries over three games before losing their job share. Andre Ellington, who was expected to figure in as a passing-down back, was a healthy scratch Sunday.
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In the corner of the room, Paul Harden, Khan’s Jacksonville lawyer, takes a sip of bubbly and surveys the room, the Champagne flowing, everyone celebrating. I remember Shad saying one time, ‘This is how we do it when we’re 2-14锟斤拷can you imagine if we start winning?’
And it was McCoy, with 19 carries for 120 yards (including a 48-yard insurance TD run) in the second half alone, helping the Bills to a 35:37 Authentic Milan Lucic Jersey time of possession and a dominant win. The Raiders knew McCoy was coming, play after play after play, and just couldn’t stop him. Don’t look now, but Buffalo is 5-2 and just a half-game behind the Patriots in the AFC East.
Aside from acclimating rookie Lonzo Ball to an NBA starting point guard gig, the first item on the Lakers’ agenda this season was improving their woeful 30th-ranked defense.
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As bumpy as Atlanta’s post-Super Bowl 51 season has been, the Falcons still rank second in the NFL in average yards per play at 6.17. Matt Ryan also has extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with at least 200 passing yards to 62. His string of 25 games with at least one touchdown pass is best among all active QBs.
The running backs and third wide receiver Taylor Gabriel have gotten minimized in the passing game under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The defense also has dropped off from last season’s strong performance in the playoffs largely because of players having the tendency to freelance.
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A multi-faceted offense ranks third in average yards (377.5) and points (29.5) per game thanks to quarterback Alex Smith, running back Kareem Hunt, tight end Travis Kelce and an underrated offensive line.
The defense sorely misses safety Eric Berry, who suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in Week 1 against New England.
Meanwhile, Ben Simmons is another big story who is drawing plenty of attention, and I’ve moved him up to 31 this week. The rookie point forward is off to a fantastic start to his career (18.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 7.7 APG, 1.4 SPG), but his poor free throw shooting (56.1 percent), penchant for turnovers (3.1 TPG) and inability to shoot the 3-ball (zero made this season) prevent him from being ranked even higher in roto formats.
Just 1 1/2 seasons removed from an NFC title game appearance, the Cardinals display all the earmarks of a team for which window of opportunity has come crashing shut with scant hope of getting it re-opened.
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Soon, Goodell will reach out with a message: That was very powerful. Thanks for your leadership. Later, Khan will pose for a picture with two young boys and link arms with them as he had down on the field. Like this! Khan says, smiling.
The mood in the suite is festive, because the Jaguars are playing their best all-around game since Khan bought the team. The defense sacks Joe Flacco twice and picks him off twice. The Jaguars dominate from start to finish and roll to an easy 44-7 win, their largest margin of victory since 2007.
“I can’t judge too much,” Hamlin said of Busch’s move on him. “I spun the 24 [of Elliott] out. I didn’t think he’d move me. All is fair in love and war when it comes to Homestead.”
Keselowski, who remarked that “everybody is just desperate,” wound up fourth in a race his team believed he had to win. Instead, he was simply darting his way around a huge pileup on the final lap that ended an emotional opening race of the third round of the playoffs.
“I was referring to the relationship between the league office and team owners and how they have been making significant strategic decisions affecting our league without adequate input from ownership over the past few years,” McNair said in an excerpt from the statement.
“To the families and friends of the victims, know that we’ll do everything we can to help you and our city heal,” he told the fans, the players, the first responders, the survivors. “We are Vegas strong.”
“Now Vegas is our new home,” defenseman Jason Garrison says. “For something so devastating to happen, so soon into this, you just have to give as much support as you can.”
In the days after the attacks, players fanned into the community. They posed for pictures at police headquarters, where talk quickly turned to the upcoming season. They signed autographs for fans sitting on the sidewalk, waiting to give blood; players wanted to donate too, but the line was six hours long.
The Bears had a spectacular third-quarter touchdown catch by tight end Zach Miller shockingly overturned after review. It appeared from every TV replay angle that Miller came down with the ball, but officials deemed the veteran didn’t control it through the process. To make matters worse, Miller suffered a brutal injury on the play. Fox confirmed after the game that Miller dislocated his knee and was taken to a local hospital.
They entered the game leading the NFL in turnover margin, and after another giveaway-free game they’re up to plus-14. With no Marshawn Lynch on the other side, the Bills allowed only 54 rushing yards, which improved the numbers for their third-ranked run defense.
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You looked at the list when [the expansion draft] was over and you realized that we had some top players here, Gallant said. Some real good hockey players here. It’s not like back in the day when Minnesota and Columbus had their drafts and they had a lot of third- or fourth-line players; we had five or six first- or second-line players on our team. The rules were better for us. The guys are taking advantage of that.
Are you paying attention to the Hokies, who have allowed 10 points or fewer in four of seven victories? Well, they’re headed to Miami, with the winner to take control of the ACC Coastal and to get the inside track to a likely shot at Clemson. For Tech, the title game could be a chance to avenge its lone loss.
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With tight losses to Clemson and then-surging LSU, these Tigers can still dream of a scenario in which they run roughshod over Georgia and Alabama en route to an SEC crown. The committee could not ignore such a closing stretch.
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The only reason they had a chance to begin with was the fact that they still have games against the Eagles in Weeks 11 and 17, but this certainly doesn’t help their cause. The chances are even slimmer for Washington, which sits 3.5 games out of first and has lost to the Eagles twice already. (Washington is 0-3 in the division. For goodness sake, the only other teams that are 0-3 in division play are the Browns and 49ers.)
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I’m not into moral victories about one good half played in an NBA game, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. You’ve got to bring it for the whole game or you get beat.
Other franchises have reversed historically bad luck in recent years. The Red Sox and Cubs broke much longer championship droughts. The Cavs won an NBA title with LeBron. No streak of bad luck lasts forever. And Wentz is tremendous. The defense looks great. And coach Doug Pederson seems to have figured things out. Maybe I’m being overly cynical. But as former season-ticket holder going back to the Veterans Stadium, the negativity is too deeply engrained to go away now.
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