After the Bills’ win (and the Ravens’ loss) Sunday, McDermott said, No one gave this team a chance all year long, and for once, that no-respect ploy was genuine. Being judged in November on whether he was throwing away a playoff berth was not what anyone expected to be a topic around the Bills this year.
But they wrung everything out of LeSean McCoy, overcame the baffling, counterproductive use of Taylor’s strengths, survived without a healthy, reliable set of receivers and patched together enough of a defense to get by most weeks.
That’s not terribly uncommon on wild-card weekend — if either were more consistent, they’d be off this week. But here is a Jaguars team that physically dominated playoff contender Seattle in Week 14, then two weeks later got physically dominated itself by a 10-loss 49ers team. The Bills, meanwhile, in a three-week span earlier, gave up 298 rushing yards to the Saints and lost at home 47-10, then went to Kansas City and smothered Alex Smith’s offense in a 16-10 win. (The game in between, with Nathan Peterman starting … that is and always will be a separate issue.)
Vinnie Iyer: The Falcons have the much better run defense, but the Rams have the more dangerous backfield because of Gurley. The Rams will get into Matt Ryan’s face with Aaron Donald, while the Falcons won’t have the same success winning on the edge against tackles Andrew Whitworth and Rob Havenstein to get to Jared Goff.
The Bills appear to be the biggest Andy Dalton fan outside of Cincinnati.
The Bengals quarterback’s last-minute touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd not only secured a Cincinnati win over the Ravens, but sent the Bills to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Understandably, they’re asking what the Ravens do now after falling short too often, but never falling totally off the cliff. The mediocrity has a lot of moving parts, which Harbaugh acknowledged while praising how the players gritted it out this season, through an epic wave of injuries, until literally the last minute of the last game.
I’m disappointed. I’m hurt, because I wanted this team in the playoffs, Harbaugh said after the loss. I wanted this team in the playoffs for the team, the players, because of what they’ve done this year, how far they’ve come, the adversity they’ve overcome, what they’ve dealt with.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer announced his retirement Tuesday in a letter after 15 seasons in the NFL.
“Over the years, I’ve had teammates who decided to hang it up and I would ask them how they knew it was time to walk away. The answer was almost always the same: you just know,” Palmer said in the letter.
Palmer was reduced to just seven games this season after breaking his left arm. He was placed on injured reserve with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.
With Palmer opting to retire, and Bruce Arians retiring as head coach, the Cardinals could be ready to usher in a new era. Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has yet to announce his decision for next season, but the end of his career could be just around the corner as well.
“Marvin Lewis has been an important member of the Cincinnati community and the Bengals family for the past 15 years, and we are happy to have reached this agreement,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement. “Marvin has made significant contributions during his time here. While recently we have fallen short of our expectations, we have full confidence in Marvin to re-establish winning football in 2018.”
The Bengals won their last two games this season, but still finished 7-9 — third in the AFC North.
“My family and I are very grateful for the opportunity to stay in Cincinnati and continue my career with the Bengals,” Lewis said. “My job is to win a World Championship. We have a talented roster full of veteran leaders and emerging young stars, and I am committed to making the necessary improvements to put this team in the best position to win.”
Lewis is 0-7 in the postseason during his career as Bengals head coach.
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Radio host Mike Francesa went off on Giants coach Ben McAdoo and the entire organization Tuesday after learning the team had benched Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith.
“You’ve got to be kidding me, you can’t run this clown out of town fast enough,” he said. “The worst thing that ever happened is Eli Manning had to be associated with you as head coach.”
He continued, “Now at 2-9 this is how the Giants are going to circle the wagons? They’re going to throw their champion quarterback who has been there every day through beatings, through everything since 2004 and they’re going to throw him under the bus with five games to play in this decaying, decrepit, disgusting season?
“That’s what the Giants are all on the same page. So I’m to believe this that Jerry Reese stamped this, John Mara stamped this, the Tisch family stamped this, this is what you guys all decided to do to Eli Manning in Game No. 12 of this disgusting season? Shame on all of ya.”
Francesa summed it up perfectly in the end.
“The Giants haven’t just hit rock bottom. They’ve crashed with a thud,” he said. “What a disgrace.”
A lawsuit filed Monday, and obtained by the Washington Post, alleges Moon, 61, committed sexual battery by grabbing the crotch of 32-year-old Wendy Haskell during a trip to Seattle earlier this year. She also accused Moon of drugging a drink of hers during an October trip to Mexico.
Haskell was hired in July as Moon’s executive assistant at Sports 1 Marketing in Irvine, which he started in 2010. Haskell, who traveled with Moon to speaking engagements, also claims in her suit that Moon required her to stay in his hotel room and wear “skimpy thong lingerie bottoms” while sleeping in the same bed.
The NFL began its probe of Jameis Winston last week, and started by speaking with Buccaneers’ head of security Andres Trescastro.
According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified league source, the league’s talks with Trescastro were “more introductory and exploratory.” The investigation into allegations against the Bucs quarterback will continue but is not expected to be completed by the end of this season.
Winston, who settled a civil lawsuit stemming from the rape accusations in 2012 nine months after the alleged encounter with Kate, denied the incident and asserted that Kate “was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her.”
Winston is currently dealing with a sprained AC joint he sustained in Week 6 that has forced him to be sidelined for his third straight game Sunday against the Falcons.
Here’s a look at what has been going on in the prospect pipelines for each team in the Central Division, including our way-too-early 2018-19 watch for players who can make an impact a year from now.
The Blackhawks are in a bit of a transitional phase; this isn’t uncommon territory for them, but this time it seems to be a little rockier as their core continues to lose pieces and ages. Despite years of either trading away their picks or finding themselves lower in the first round, the Hawks have managed to maintain a decent prospect pipeline. There isn’t a lot of great depth at this point, which is the primary concern, but a few middle-round picks are starting to emerge as potential options down the line.
Henri Jokiharju, the team’s most recent first-round pick, has been having a sensational season for Portland in the WHL. The defenseman is averaging over a point per game and is expected to play a substantial role for Finland at the World Juniors.
The vicious nature of Monday’s Pittsburgh-Cincinnati matchup has drawn criticism, but Mike Tomlin says it’s just football.
“It’s hard to tell,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “I can say he comes in here in the right mindset and comes in and puts his stuff on and goes out there and practices. He does what is asked of him. I think, for the most part, he gets it.”
Watching the game live, right before this third-down play, I thought to myself, “the Browns are going to fluke themselves into their first win of this season, aren’t they?”
Apparently, I had Ngakoue and nem all the way fucked up.
The Jaguars decided to blitz Smith, who was walked up on the line, off the left edge. Fowler was in the game and lined up as the left defensive end in a five technique inside of Smith. Malik Jackson was lined up as the left three technique, and on the snap of the football he and Fowler ran a quick TEX game.
Right when it looked as if rising star Ben Simmons might lift the 76ers to an unlikely road victory, a guy that used to have Simmons’ job in Philadelphia took over in the clutch and rescued the Pelicans.
Jrue Holiday made five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 19 of his 34 points, and New Orleans overcame an eight-point deficit in the final period to beat short-handed Philadelphia 131-124 on Sunday night.
The 6-foot-4 Holiday, an Eastern Conference All-Star in Philadelphia before being traded to New Orleans in 2013, struggled to create scoring chances on dribble drives against the 6-foot-10 Simmons, missing eight of his first 12 shots. He shifted his focus to passing out of his drives and committed five turnovers.
“I don’t think there’s much to say anymore,” Gibson said of the Ducks’ injury woes. “We get frustrating playing with it, but we have what we have, and we keep playing. It’s a credit to everybody here.”
Justin Williams scored and Scott Darling stopped 20 shots for the Hurricanes, who have lost four straight and six of seven. Carolina went winless on its three-game California road swing, although it picked up overtime points on the first two stops.
“He will be the first to admit he’s missed more nets and hit more posts, but for me the mindset of him taking the puck to the net and scoring in tight, that’s big,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. “If he continues to do that, he won’t be stopped.”
There is no magic solution to the Chiefs’ offensive issues. It will take improved play from everyone across the board and more from the coaching staff. That’s the answer. Play better. Run the ball more. Force Alex to take chances with empty formations. Block better in the run game. Trust the pocket. Catch the ball. That’s it. It’s simple.
“He really used his technique, energy, multiple efforts and mental stability to be in a lot of places that were pretty disruptive,” Spoelstra said.
Olynyk added: “There’s plays in practice all the time where you’re like: `Man, this guy’s a freak. Where did that even come from?’ And he’s starting to string more of those plays together every day.”
Regarding the Grizzlies talking with each other about the overall problems, Gasol said: “I don’t think talk does much. It’s doing. I always believe that talk is great, and we’re going to say the right things, and we can sit down and sing `Kumbaya,’ but it’s more about grabbing it and taking ownership of the things we have to do.”
For the first five games of the season, Smith had his full complement of offensive skill players — Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Chris Conley, and Albert Wilson.
Coming off one of the best games of his career, a 30-10 victory against Indianapolis, Bortles was equally efficient and effective against the Seahawks.
Two of his better throws ended up in the end zone. He floated an 18-yarder early in the third quarter to rookie Dede Westbrook, the first for the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist. Bortles’ second one was even better, a deep pass that hit Keelen Cole in stride and went for 75 yards.
Cole’s second touchdown in as many weeks came on the ensuing play after Wilson connected with Doug Baldwin for a 26-yard score that tied it at 10.
Morrissey scored his fourth goal of the season with a redirection on a 3-on-1 with Adam Lowry and Andrew Copp at 11:38 and Perreault finished it off with the 100th of his nine-year career.
Winnipeg was without defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who was put on injured reserve with a lower-body injury suffered in last Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. Head coach Paul Maurice said he didn’t expect him back on the ice until after Christmas. Rookie Tucker Poolman took his roster spot.
Cleveland has won 14 of 15 without Thompson, including a 121-114 victory over Atlanta on Nov. 30.
“Everyone goes through it and Tristan is a big part of what we do, so we gotta figure out how we got to use him,” Lue said. “We gotta do that so I have a plan in place and we’ll see how it works.”
“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.
The source said Caldwell’s extension is guaranteed for only 2018 with team options beyond that, so if the Lions decide to fire Caldwell, they would have to pay him for next season only.
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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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.