Smith wasn’t exactly thrilled with the situation but handled it all professionally.

“Oh man, it’s going to be exciting, especially this week,” Andre Ellington told reporters. “There’ll be a lot of smack talk around here.”

Andre, a sixth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2013, has played sparingly this season with just 15 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown. He has 1,750 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns over his five-year career. The Texans need help at running back after a season-ending injury to rookie D’Onta Foreman last Sunday.

McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese have since been fired. Manning was reinserted as the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.

“I wasn’t,” he said earlier this week. “Any competitor wouldn’t be. To be put in that situation where you get a chance to play, and then you’re being pulled, but it’s not because you played bad, so you try to figure out why. But you got to understand that some things happen in this business, and you just got to roll with it.”

Sunday’s key late game was an NFC South clash between the Panthers and Saints. With its win over Carolina, New Orleans maintained its hold on first place in the division and a home game in the postseason.

Sunday’s nightcap was an intriguing game in Seattle, where the visiting Eagles, the best team in the NFL record-wise, looked to extend their streak of dominance. The Seahawks didn’t exactly roll over for the Eagles, though, as the hosts kept pace with the Rams in the NFC West with a one-sided victory.

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The Patriots have placed tight end Martellus Bennett on IR, the team announced Monday.

Mack Hollins celebrated his first NFL touchdown with a well-executed nod to Backpack Kid, a kid who stole the show from Katy Perry on Saturday Night Live back in May. Other players have tried this one, but it was Hollins who really nailed it.

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Julius Thomas’ post-TD pony dance is enough to make the Broncos say ‘neigh’

At the top of this 4-6 cluster are the Los Angeles Chargers.

They began the season 0-4. They are 4-2 since.

They have lost games in excruciating ways, with wayward kicks and killer drops and dim-witted decisions.

Stafford appeared to injure the hand on his throwing arm in the fourth quarter of Detroit’s Week 13 showdown. Stafford hit the ground awkwardly after taking a big hit and came up holding his hand.

He was replaced by Jake Rudock. Fortunately for Detroit, his X-rays came back negative.

What this means for the Lions: This could be bad, though obviously not as bad as if he’d suffered a broken bone. Stafford suffered ligament damage to his throwing hand last season and was a markedly different player afterward. Detroit lost four straight games after a 9-4 start, including a 26-6 playoff beating at the hands of the Seahawks. At 6-6, the Lions face an uphill climb to the postseason. Without Stafford, they might not be able to take the first step on that journey.

But surely the Raiders retain a better chance than Miami or the Jets because the Raiders present the better quarterback, Derek Carr. Right? OK? Yeah. Our eyes are currently showing us something else but we will keep believing that for now.

Jaguars VP Tom Coughlin gives Jalen Ramsey his support

Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was ejected Sunday against the Bengals for his role in an altercation with A.J. Green, but he had at least one fan within his organization.

Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin praised Ramsey for physical play and a calm head even after Green brought him to the ground and started punching him.

Maxwell and Jeremy Lane — who’s starting at left cornerback in Sherman’s absence — were both flagged for pass interference penalties that cost Seattle a total of 41 yards. Carroll noted the impact of those penalties but said Maxwell held up well.

I feel like today we were out there playing hard as hell. I didn’t feel too soft today out there. I felt really good. That’s just constructive criticism that, as a man, you’ve got to take it.”

Backstrom remains without a goal in his last 16 games.

Jones explained some of the issues he has with Goodell’s contract extension, the biggest being that he thinks the contract should be approved by all 32 NFL owners.

“I basically feel this extension of Roger should go and be reviewed and approved by all the owners, not just a few of the owners,” Jones said. “The committee that basically negotiates the salary with our commissioner is taking the view, especially the chairman, that they, in a limited group, can complete this agreement.

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Bruins top Devils behind Khudobin, McAvoy

Charlie McCoy scored in the 11th round of the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.

Anton Khudobin made 40 saves as Boston improved to 9-7-4 with its third straight win-all with Khudobin in goal.

The Bruins struck first when rookie left winger DeBrusk opened the scoring with his fifth of the season with a shot from the right circle at 1:25. And Bergeron added to Boston’s lead with his fifth of the season at 11:02.

The Bruins had a two-goal lead and Khudobin, who made his third straight start, tried to make it hold up with a pad save on a Nico Hischier break-in with and a diving stop on Travis Zajac in a span of 1:13. But there was nothing he could do on Bratt’s power play goal with 2:50 left as New Jersey’s rookie right winger lifted a loose puck in the slot to halve the deficit while Brian Boyle was tied up with Zdeno Chara in front of Khudobin. A video review upheld the goal.

Freeney is 17th on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 125.5, which is second among active players behind Julius Peppers’ 151. He’s in his 16th season, and the Seahawks were his fifth team.

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter told reporters on Monday that the Bucs are shutting Winston down for a few weeks to rest his shoulder after undergoing an MRI. In the meantime, backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will replace Winston as the starter.

“We’re going to be going with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Ryan Griffin will be the No. 2,” Koetter said, according to CBS Tampa.

Winston originally injured his shoulder in Week 6 against the Cardinals, leaving the game in the second quarter while Fitzpatrick filled in for him.

This will be the first time in 40 career NFL games that Winston will miss a start. Since he’s been injured, the Bucs (2-6) have lost their last three games and extended their losing streak to five straight games.

NFL letter to Jerry Jones accuses him of detrimental conduct, reports say

The NFL has had enough of Jerry Jones.

“Someone who is genuinely concerned ‘that the owners know the truth about the negotiations’ would not deliberately distribute such an outdated document, particularly when he has in his possession drafts that are current and accurately reflect the actual state of negotiations, or threaten to sue the league and its owners if he does not get his way,” the letter said.

A ProFootballTalk report suggested that “multiple owners” have discussed the possibility of trying to force Jones to sell his team, though Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones, Jerry’s son, found the notion “laughable,” adding (via 103.5 The Fan), “We don’t take it serious.”

The league potentially could revert to a previous approach in which players stay in the locker rooms while the national anthem plays, the Washington Post reported.

The change was made in 2009, requiring players and coaches to be on the field during the anthem. While the current NFL policy does not require players to stand during the anthem, it strongly encourages them to do so.

It is still too early to know what exactly will happen with the policy, but one unidentified owner told the Post that they were “not sure” if a formal vote from the owners would be required, however, the owner indicated that “most owners would support it, particularly if players continue to kneel this season.”

Several other unidentified sources shared the same sentiments around the anthem policy, but also warned that there have been no “detailed discussions” yet because owners did not think it is appropriate to make an in-season change to the policy. There is an annual league meeting in March when the anthem policy issues could be addressed.

NFL owners being misled in Roger Goodell contract talks, Jerry Jones’ attorney says

In the midst of ongoing conversations surrounding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ attorney has now said NFL owners are being misled about negotiations on Goodell’s extension.

According to the letter, which was obtained through an owner who claims to be “on the fence,” Jones alleges Blank told owners that the six-man committee’s recommendation would be unanimous. However, according to two unidentified ownership sources, the committee is not currently unanimous on Goodell’s contract and Jones is alleging Blank backed off his word of “unanimity” as Goodell’s contract is in it’s final stages.

This letter surfaces after Jones and the league have accused each other of misleading allegations and after Jones reportedly threatened to file a lawsuit against the NFL if Goodell’s contract extension is completed without final review or approval from all 32 of the league’s teams.

Jones also said in the letter that the compensation committee’s consultants called Goodell’s previous contract, “The most one-sided deal they have ever seen.” Goodell’s contract is set to expire at the end of 2018, but the proposed contract extension is through 2024.

The Clippers had dropped 11 of 12, but they overcame a monthlong struggle of closing out opponents, taking the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Lou Williams with 4:11 left in the third quarter.

Los Angeles handed out a season-high 30 assists.

Atlanta matched its biggest lead at seven on Dennis Schroder’s 3-pointer with 7:49 left in the third. But the Hawks fell apart against the more talented Clippers, losing their third straight to drop to 3-15, worst in the Eastern Conference.

Marco Belinelli finished with 20 points and Schroder added 19.