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The Cowboys and Chargers are trending in two different directions, and Thursday evening’s 28-6 thumping thoroughly illustrated that.

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Dallas has lost its last three games (all without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott) by a combined score of 92-22. At 5-6, they have very little room for error down the stretch if they want to make the playoffs in the competitive NFC. In three games without his backfield mate, Dak Prescott has yet to reach 200 passing yards. He has five interceptions and no touchdown passes.
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The Chargers, meanwhile, are also 5-6 but trending upward in a Authentic Klay Thompson Jersey conference desperate to find two decent wild-card teams. Los Angeles has won five of its past seven games and has played tough in all of its losses this year. Its plus-47 point differential signals a team better than its sub-.500 record and a team that could do damage in the final five weeks against Cleveland, Washington, Kansas City, the New York Jets and Oakland. Philip Rivers, who turns 36 next month, had his best game of the season Thursday, completing 27 of 33 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns.

That’s especially true on snaps resulting in play-action passes, where he posted the eighth-highest quarterback rating (107.5) league-wide this season, per Pro Football Focus. Only nine teams allowed a higher passer rating against play action than Pittsburgh’s 107.9, giving Bortles a minor ray of hope. Rattle him early, though, and this could be a wipeout.
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The focus this week was on Ben McAdoo, whose New York Giants lost for the eighth time in nine games Sunday in San Francisco. Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch announced Monday that they would retain McAdoo, at least for now, and then make an evaluation after the season. That’s unlikely to turn the heat down much on McAdoo in New York, however, amid a Giants season in which Super Bowl aspirations have given way to ugly defeats, players being suspended for violating team rules and accusations that players have quit.

McAdoo has company on the coaching hot seat with Cleveland’s Hue Jackson, Indianapolis’s Chuck Pagano and the Tampa Bay’s Dirk Koetter. Here’s a quick look at the case for and against keeping each of them.

The addition of rookie running back Christian McCaffrey could help change that. McCaffrey is small and might not last if the Panthers slam him directly into the line 15-plus times per game, but in my eyes he’s a Brian Westbrook clone who’s the perfect all-around weapon. Line him up in the slot and out wide, put him in the backfield alongside Jonathan Stewart, get him the ball with his momentum turned upfield and take advantage of his crazy quickness.
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Schroder scores 20 points, Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

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The Atlanta Hawks are starting to see some results from their improved play.
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Dennis Schroder scored 20 points , Taurean Prince broke out of a slump with 17 and Kent Bazemore did a stellar job defensively, leading the Hawks past the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night.

Timberwolves: Improved to 3-0 against the Clippers this season. … Crawford sat out with a sprained left big toe in his second game at Staples Center since leaving the Clippers as a free agent last summer. He played all 82 games last season. It’s still sore, but it’s improving, he said. I’m hopeful every day.

Clippers: C DeAndre Jordan missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left ankle, but could return soon. His next game will tie Randy Smith (715) for the most in franchise history. … G Austin Rivers (right ankle) sat out his 10th straight game and could be two weeks from returning. … F Danilo Gallinari (left glute) is close to coming back. … G Jawun Evans missed the game with a sore abdominal muscle.

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In Jones’s LaDainian Tomlinson Womens Jersey letter to Goodell, he wrote that a meeting was needed to address the negotiation of Goodell’s contract extension, oversight of the compensation committee and a date for all owners to vote on Goodell’s contract.

Sean Spence Kids Jersey Jones, in his letter, cited threats of discipline against him and wrote: Such severe threats of retaliation further demonstrate the dysfunction of the current process, and show the danger of reposing excessive power in a single executive position or committee where an owner’s right to his franchise is threatened simply because he questions the negotiation process of a compensation package.

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Q: Why won’t it be televised?

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While the Patriots defense lacks a dominant pass rusher, New England still ranked seventh with 42 sacks during the regular season. Defensive end Trey Flowers led New England with 6 1/2 sacks while outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy had 5 1/2 and defensive tackle Deatrich Wise had five. Vatai could see multiple players across from him in the Super Bowl, including former Steelers defensive end James Harrison, and must play as well as he did against the Vikings to keep Foles upright.

A: If I were him, I’d take Durant with my first pick, but James will have his own motives. The draft will not be televised and the league will not provide the draft order. Then again, few things stay secret in the NBA. With Curry as the starting point guard for his team, it makes sense that Irving would end up on James’ team. We’ll see.

A: Commissioner Adam Silver said he doesn’t want to put the captains in a “compromising position” by televising it. It could create the type of drama that sometimes happens at drafts when a player is left unselected, which is of course what fans want to see!

Q: Did the players tell Silver that?

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is nursing a sore right hand that limited his practice time this week. But barring being unable to play (not likely), he has once again been superb this season and will find a way to make plays against the Jaguars defense. Bortles has to be able to answer.

2. Could trick plays be a factor? The Jaguars might have to get creative to pull off the upset, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick could reach into his bag of tricks as well.

The proposal came from a group of players known as the Players Coalition. It includes Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, retired wide receiver Anquan Boldin and other players who have been deeply involved in community activism and have been pushing for league support of those endeavors.

The Oct. 17 meeting between players and owners was following by the owners’ regularly scheduled two-day fall meeting at a Manhattan hotel. The owners emerged from that meeting without issuing a requirement for players to stand for the national anthem before games. Goodell and owners said they believe that players should stand for the anthem, but some owners said they were focused instead on their discussions with players about community activism.

McNair reportedly told fellow owners at that meeting that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison.”patriots_030_04217e0d170be805-180x180

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He completed all five passes on Chicago’s opening drive of the half, totaling 50 yards.

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(So he started 9-of-9 for 74 yards and a score.) Chicago did a good job presenting with Trubisky with half-field reads set up by boot-action, but Trubisky did well to get out on the perimeter, survey the defense, and find his man streaking across the field. Deonte Thompson made two catches right up against the sideline after Trubisky rolled out to his right off a play-fake.
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Romo battled a slew of injuries towards the end Jason Pominville Youth jersey of his career which no doubt made it as challenging as he says to move about on post-game days. That combined with the newest addition to his family most certainly weighed on his mind in his decision to move from the field to the booth. He’d ultimately accept the post as No. 1 color commentator for CBS Sports and immediately take the world of broadcasting by storm, redefining what the role means and routinely being the sole reason NFL fans watched games at times in 2017.

Kirk Cousins is probably done in Washington, so a new quarterback will obviously be needed. Allen struggled this season at Wyoming with a new receiving group and a suspect offensive line. Still, he’s a project, make no doubt about it.

The Packers need to add an outside pass rusher this offseason, and Key slipped to this point after the Bears passed on him at No. 8. Key can play standing up or with his hand in the ground. Teams will just have to get comfortable with him in interviews after he stepped away from LSU last summer.

Game Kids Cliff Pennington Jersey Sitting at No. 15 overall and behind several teams that need a quarterback, the Cardinals have to be patiently waiting to see what decision Drew Lock of Missouri will make. If he goes back and the draft plays out in this fashion, the Cardinals may be in trouble following Carson Palmer’s retirement. Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State doesn’t seem like a first-round player, and no one else is even in the discussion.

With that, the Cardinals could turn to the offensive line. Williams had a rocky season at Texas, but he has the tools to be a starting left tackle in the NFL.

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You saw this play out earlier in the season, when the Giants’ constant drama led to McAdoo being shown the door.

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You can generally see the warning signs come a mile away 锟斤拷 with more access than ever in the social media era, head coach firings rarely come as a legitimate surprise these days. An underachieving team is the main component, along with players actively quitting on their coach, media reports of him losing the locker room, and a general James Van Riemsdyk Womens Jersey sense of malaise.
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For the most part, a team would rather wait out the season before firing its coach, so it takes a special recipe of disaster to remove him in the middle of the year.
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The 2017 season has been surprisingly light on midseason firings, but Black Monday could be a bumper crop with lots of teams that didn’t meet expectations and obvious lame ducks strewn across the league. Let’s take a look at the men on the hot seat.

Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts 锟斤拷 Andrew Luck didn’t play a single down this season, but even with that mulligan, 2017 exposed Pagano as a man with no plan and no ideas. A lot of blame does lie with former GM Ryan Grigson for building such a poor roster, but despite knowing he probably wouldn’t have Luck at all, it’s shocking how unprepared Pagano’s team looked every week. The Colts blew seven halftime leads this year, which just shouldn’t happen with any coaching staff that knows how to close out games.

Todd Haley has a chance to remain in the AFC North, as the Cleveland Browns have engaged him in serious talks to become their new offensive coordinator under Hue Jackson, according to league sources.

Haley, who served as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator for six years (replacing Bruce Arians in 2012), did not have his contract renewed after last week’s 45-42 loss to the Jaguars in the AFC divisional playoffs.

During Haley’s time as the Steelers’ coordinator, the team averaged the third-most yards per play in the league. In the past four seasons under Haley, the Steelers were second in NFL scoring behind only the Patriots.
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Buffalo got a monkey off its back just by getting into the dance.

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Despite finishing the regular season with a 13-3 record that earned the Eagles the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Falcons were the betting favorite on the road. But with Carson Wentz lost for the season, the Eagles found their way to the NFC Championship anyway with Nick Foles leading the way.

It wasn’t an explosive day for the Eagles’offense, but the unit did enough to get points on the board and go on lengthy ball-control drives. It was enough for the Eagles’defense to do the rest, holding the potent Falcons offense to just 10 points and keeping the team out of the end zone and forcing a turnover on downs in the final minute.

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Let’s start with the Saturday afternoon contest in Philadelphia.

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Y’all know how I feel about quarterback play. If you have a better quarterback, you tend to win. Football can be that simple. The Divisional Round this weekend is headlined by the quarterbacks who are proven and those who aren’t.

The proven quarterbacks — Tom Brady, Big Ben, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan — have all been there, and three of the four have won a Super Bowl. They all face unproven commodities under center this weekend: Marcus Mariota, Blake Bortles, Case Keenum, and Nick Foles.

The Eagles are home underdogs against the Falcons, the first time a No. 1 seed has been an underdog in the Divisional Round. The reason is clear: Nick Foles.

The final result has been pretty enviable. The Falcons offense returned largely intact this year, and yet, with the loss of Shanahan, stumbled out of the gate. But because a handful of young defensive players took the next step, that unit evolved into a Top 10 group capable of buying its counterpart time to work its problems out. It created an environment where the Falcons don’t have to score 30 points every week to win anymore.

And where there were holes, like the one created by Chester’s retirement, the program had new talent ready. It’s how Schweizer became such a good example of what’s going on there.

The Bengals jumped out to a 17-3 lead, but would later squander that lead and fall behind 27-24 with just under nine minutes to go in the game.

Faced with a fourth-and-12 with under a minute to go, Dalton threw a strike to Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard touchdown:

There are a number of ways your season could end poorly — but this is just brutal. At least there was some good to come out of it, as the Bills were able to celebrate a long-awaited postseason berth.

“The first thing you’ll notice, you want plays that start out looking the same that are different—your run actions, whether it’s play-action, or some of your movements, where you’re bootlegging him,” McVay said. “Those are the things he’s really done a good job with, especially when you take into account the stuff in the preseason where early-down plays, you’re running play-actions and movements.

“He’s good at it, he’s gotten really comfortable with it. And that’s where there’s a good chance to open up some things down the field.”

This week, the challenge changes, of course, with an opponent that knows McVay and his scheme exceedingly well, because it’s their scheme, too. And so, as the coach is quick to point out, they’ll have to keep what he calls “the progression going.”

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That was the Keanu Neal-Torrey Smith-Alshon Jeffery sequence in the final 22 seconds of the half.

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Yet 锟斤拷 had the Falcons not botched a handful of plays at the end of the first half, they could have made that last series easier by setting up for a game-winning, chip-shot field goal by their ageless machine of a kicker, Matt Bryant.
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If Keanu Neal catches arguably the worst pass Nick Foles threw all day, right at him, instead of letting it ricochet off his knee to Smith, then the Falcons are not in position to give up a too-easy 15-yard Jeffery catch to stop the clock with one second left and gift-wrap Jake Elliott’s field goal.

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Colson was only lightly recruited as a three-star prospect when Notre Dame began pursuing him, though he came from hoops bloodlines. His father, also named Bonzie (by an aunt, in return for his mother naming her nephew Theophilus) was a 6’9 defensive anchor and inside enforcer at Rhode Island in the late 1980s. As a junior, in ’88, Irving Fryar Womens Jersey he keyed an upset of Syracuse to reach the Sweet 16. That came a few weeks after he riled West Virginia fans at the Atlantic 10 tournament and left the floor victorious under what the Philadelphia Inquirer described as a brief shower of ice, coins and crushed paper cups.

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Shazier is the one who has been in charge of his story since the moment he was carted off the field in Cincinnati. That night, he did not give the thumbs-up signal so many football players have after punishing hits left them prone on the field, with spectators in the stadium and watching on television wondering whether this might be the one, wishing or praying to spot some lower-body movement. Shazier was obviously frightened, and placing his hands up near his head as he approached the tunnel at Paul Brown Stadium invited everyone to be frightened with him.

Hayward still won’t watch the 2010 Butler-Duke national championship game, lost when his half-court heave banked off the rim, but he calls up old highlights to remind himself what he can do. Morrison recently asked him to deconstruct video of his first three seasons in Utah with Celtics rookie Abdel Nader, a screening that benefited both of them. Ainge finds more solace in clips of the Indiana football team, specifically junior receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr., who broke his ankle in September 2016 and corralled 72 passes for 841 yards this fall. He had the same surgery as Gordon, and eight to 12 months later, he was unbelievable, Ainge says. Cutting, jumping, looking like a first-round pick.

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No popular headline about Manning’s number 18 retired by the Colts or his induction into the team’s ring of honor.

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Judge for yourself about the motives of Pence, a native Hoosier, at the glorious celebration of one of the greatest athletes in the history of the state. He could have stayed away from Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. It’s a disgrace that Pence copied his boss and hogged a spotlight he had no business even sharing, never mind owning.
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Bazemore made 7 of 8 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers, but he fouled Booker on a 3-point attempt with the Hawks clinging to a two-point lead.

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