Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tom Brady Jersey latest honor breaks yet another record

Add another record to Tom Brady’s Hall of Fame career.

The Patriots quarterback was named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the 28th time, which is the most ever. He had been tied with Peyton Manning for the most Player of the Week honors.

Brady threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns while completing 30 of his 39 pass attempts in last Sunday’s 36-20 win over the Saints.

Brady established an NFL record with his 52nd game with three or more touchdowns and zero interceptions. All three of Brady’s touchdowns were in the first quarter, the first time in his career that had occurred.

Authentic Youth Justin Houston Jersey Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones was the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week while special teams honors went to Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey. NFC players of the week were Cardinals receiver J.J. Nelson, Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant and Lions punt returner Jamal Agnew.

Authentic Youth Jah Reid Jersey Snake: A live online draft is the simplest format and is ideal for leagues that have owners spread out over many cities, states or countries. “Snake” means that a 10-team draft order goes from 1-10 in odd-numbered rounds, then 10-1 in even-numbered ones. That means whoever picks first in the draft will make his/her next pick at No. 20, then No. 21, etc. The owner who picks last in the first round (10th) will also get the No. 11 pick, but will have to wait until picks 30 and 31 for their next selections. This is done so that each draft position has its advantages and disadvantages. The snake format ensures that you can construct a winning roster from any draft spot.

Autopick: If your league owners don’t want to commit to preparing for taking part in a live online draft, simply select autopick, and we’ll draft every team for you. This is a good way to enjoy playing fantasy football if you aren’t that up on NFL rosters or don’t want to spend much time on it. You can still get viable rosters, pull for your players each week and compete against your friends, family and coworkers.

Browns rookie Myles Garrett out several weeks with high ankle sprain

Myles Garrett’s NFL debut has been delayed.

The Browns’ rookie defensive end and No. 1 overall pick of this year’s draft has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss several weeks, the team announced Thursday.

The Browns said Garrett’s status will be updated in a couple weeks following further evaluation and rehabilitation, though NFL Insider Ian Rapoport anticipates the injury will keep him out four to six weeks.

Mariota fractured his fibula during Tennessee’s loss to the Jaguars in Week 16 on Christmas Eve last season. Throughout the offseason, he rehabbed his leg and practiced lightly with the team’s wide receivers before making his return to the field during the preseason.

Mariota, 23, threw for 3,426 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions last year in his second NFL season before getting hurt. He added two more scores on the ground and completed 61.2 percent of his passes. With the best receiving corps he’s ever had, Mariota is in position to lead the Titans to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Hurney believes his spending several years outside the NFL will provide him with better perspective during his second stint at the helm.

“You’re a lot more calm when you’re watching it when you’re not involved,” Hurney said. “I think that I will be improved because of it. Don’t let your emotions take over and let the job consume you. There’s only one way to approach this job — that’s full speed. But I think the real good general managers approach it in a calm, analytical manner.”
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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall Jersey screws with angry tweeters who think he’s Giants’ Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall had a rough night in a Giants’ loss. The veteran wide receiver had one reception for 17 yards in a 24-10 contest. And given that Odell Beckham Jr. was a game-time decision, fans expected a big game from Marshall.

If you’re a disgruntled Giants fan, chances are you’re probably not near Denver which is good since no one will accept the linebackers’ invitation to catch these hands in a parking lot in Denver.

The NFL has a public relations problem when it comes to its handling of violence against women, and for good reason. The league has been inconsistent in doling out discipline.

In July 2014, Roger Goodell initially issued a two-game suspension to Ray Rice after Rice knocked his then-fiancée out in an elevator. The light suspension was reportedly the result of lobbying by the Ravens owner. Rice received an indefinite suspension and was cut by the Ravens after TMZ released a video of the incident.

Former Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended for only one game by the NFL to start the 2016 season, despite a known history of violence against his wife. After re-opening the investigation Kendall Wright Womens Jersey based on “new information,” the NFL issued a new 6-game suspension to Brown on Sept. 8 — coincidentally, the day it expected a ruling from a federal court in Texas on a temporary restraining order that would allow Elliott to remain on the field.

With Elliott’s suspension, the NFL sets an example and illustrates Authentic Ryan Ramczyk Jersey that even a popular player isn’t above the league’s rules and consequences for violating them.

With Danny Woodhead Jersey on injured reserve, we knew a larger role was likely for Allen.

Though two games, the Bengals have failed to score a single touchdown. Granted, the struggles have come against tough defenses in Baltimore and Houston, but it’s a shocking development for a team that has been above average in touchdowns three of the past four years. The Bengals’ schedule is about to get much easier (Green Bay, Cleveland, Buffalo), so it’s not the worst time to consider buying low on the likes of Joe Mixon and A.J. Green. Mixon remains in a timeshare, but he leads the team with 17 carries and is only two behind Giovani Bernard with four targets. His role only figures to expand following the team’s offensive coordinator change. Green has failed to score a touchdown, but has been targeted 16 times (28 percent target share) in two games.
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With Danny Woodhead on injured reserve, we knew a larger role was likely for Allen. But not only did he play more in Week 2, he caught a touchdown pass and led the Ravens in both rushes and snaps played among running back, easily outpacing Terrance West. He picked up 66 yards on 14 carries and had five catches for 35 yards. Baltimore was playing with the lead too, so it was good to see Allen earning these reps versus West, more of a power, clock-eating back. Allen has RB2 upside in Woodhead’s absence.

When Rob Kelley departed Sunday’s win over the Rams, the door opened for Perine to earn extensive work. He rushed 21 times for 67 yards — an average output — but if Kelley cannot play this week because of injury, Perine immediately vaults into flex territory. A talented runner who was a star at Oklahoma, some have wondered if he would take over for Kelley at some point this season based off of his ability. He has better value in non-PPR leagues, as he’s not much of a threat in the passing game.
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He has faded well behind Kendall Wright Jersey for slot work in Chicago.

Paul Richardson is rising, and Tyler Lockett is healing behind Doug Baldwin, while Kearse looks more like the fifth best wideout with Kasen Williams climbing the depth chart. The team wants to trade Kearse, but a cut is a much better bet.

He’s eating up $6 million against the salary cap as a rotational edge player, only worth consideration because of Pernell McPhee’s continued recovery from knee injury. The lack of production and age (30) say he’s more expendable.

Even with Cameron Meredith down for the season, Cruz is headed toward a cut.

Romo’s first opportunity to call a Giants game will come Oct. 22, when the Giants host the Seahawks. The first Cowboys game Romo will work comes Nov. 5, when the Cowboys host the Chiefs.

Romo’s broadcast partner, commentator Jim Nantz, thinks he’ll know the ropes by then.

By that time, he’s going to have a much larger understanding of this business than he has right now, and he understands it a lot, Nantz said. We’re going to get him reps, live bullets, live television. We’re going to get into that flow starting September 10, and starting Week 4, we’re going to begin our primetime package in addition to what we’re doing on Sunday. So we do get three Sundays before we go into our Thursday night game, but our Thursday night game in primetime is going to take us to the Thursday before that Dallas game, November 2, Bills at the Jets.
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NFC North teams are facing the NFC South this season.

That and having to face Aaron Rodgers twice help explain why Chicago, Minnesota and Detroit rank among the top five for hardest opposing QB schedules.

The Chiefs play nine games against QBs ranked higher than Alex Smith in the QB tiers survey. My projection has them winning five of the nine, including home games against the Chargers, Raiders, Steelers and Redskins. The 10-win projection includes the Chiefs sweeping the Chargers, which they have done each of the past three seasons.

Tight end is a position that you can spend up for a great player such as Rob Gronkowski, but I prefer to save a little money here. Gronk isn’t on the main Sunday slate in Week 1, so Greg Olsen sits on top of the salary list at $6,200. I’ll look down the list and not see all that much difference in his projection and that of Delanie Walker or Zach Ertz, who are $2,000 to $3,000 cheaper. Save that money and spend it at running back and wide receiver.

“When he was here, we couldn’t tackle him and now, it’s a must,” Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said.

The Vikings have the advantage of knowing Peterson’s tendencies, certain moves he may try to utilize in various situations. Even still, knowing how Peterson carves up defenses doesn’t offer the knowledge of how to stop him in live action.

“Everyone has their weaknesses, but end of the day, him running that ball, him getting to the outside, him breaking a few tackles — once he gets going, it’s over,” Rhodes said.

Should Peterson break past the Vikings’ defensive front and into subsequent levels, Rhodes could be tasked with trying to stop his former teammate. The Pro Bowl corner says he doesn’t talk a lot of trash on the field, but will make an exception to his own rule come Monday.
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Patriots replacing Gillette Stadium turf after installing it in May

The New England Patriots, who opened their season with a 42-27 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, are in the process of replacing the synthetic turf playing Authentic DeAngelo Hall Jersey surface at Gillette Stadium that had been installed in May.

The new surface had passed all NFL and Major League Soccer safety standards, according to a Patriots spokesman. The change to another synthetic surface comes as a result of the prior surface Cliff Pennington Jersey not meeting team standards.

Within the last month, some players have commented that the new Gillette Stadium surface had been especially soft.

“Fortunately, we have some depth at that position,” Mularkey said. “We have some guys that can step in.”

Da’Norris Searcy, who started 14 games for the Titans last season, will step in for Cyprien. The Titans also have safeties Brynden Trawick and Curtis Riley on the 53-man roster.

Cyprien, who signed a four-year, $25 million deal to leave Jacksonville for Tennessee in March, struggled with tackling and taking bad angles against the Raiders, but he was looking forward to rebounding in his return to Jacksonville.

Cornerback Tye Smith has a broken hand. The Titans are still evaluating his availability for Sunday vs. the Raiders.

A bit of good news is the Titans expect starting cornerback LeShaun Sims to return after missing Week 1 with a groin injury.

Washington’s offense, led by Kirk Cousins Authentic Jersey, got off to a slow start against the Bengals.

There were three preseason games on Sunday to wrap up Week 3. And there were plenty of opportunities for starters to shine with extended playing time.
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The Bears faced off against the Titans in Tennessee, and presumed starter Mike Glennon got things rolling early. Mitchell Trubisky came in for the second half, and he continued to impress. So far this preseason, Trubisky has completed 70.8 percent of his passes for 354 yards, three touchdowns, and no picks. Not bad for a rookie who isn’t even slated to start. The Bears got the 19-7 win.

Washington’s offense, led by Kirk Cousins, got off to a slow start against the Bengals. Cousins completed 10 of 19 passes for 109 yards and a pick, which Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned 62 yards for a touchdown. This isn’t always the case in preseason, but we saw some exciting plays in the second half from Washington’s backup defense.
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They’re the best team in the NFL at making the opponent’s backup quarterback look like a Hall of Famer. Washington fans love to get excited about the prospect of catching a team without its starter, only to watch as the backup (or worse, rookie) signal caller comes in and drops a Joe Montana-esque performance. From a 35-year-old Boomer Esiason throwing for 522 yards in an overtime win to Steve Beuerlein guiding the Cowboys past an undefeated team that would win the Super Bowl that year, Washington’s history is littered with such fan nightmares.

That would be good news for the Raiders and bad news for the rest of the AFC West.

Even if the signs throughout training camp have been positive, that won’t be answered until the regular season. Edwards doesn’t need convincing.
“I don’t think he’s lost nothing,” he said. “I think it gave his body a chance to rest and recupe and now, he’s practicing like when he first came in the league. I seen him work out and he’s looking great to me. I don’t think he’s lost a step.”

That would be good news for the Raiders and bad news for the rest of the AFC West.

Those placed on injured reserve Sunday or later can be brought back after their team has played eight games.

The Seahawks have had their current logo and color scheme since the team unveiled its new Nike-designed uniforms in 2012.

That logo and its predecessor were updated versions of the original logo — which was inspired by Native American artwork — from the team’s inception in 1976.

Lots of changes for the Rams. Their helmet horns have changed from gold to white; their face mask has changed from blue to white; and all traces of gold have been removed from their pants striping. Just like last year, they’ll wear their white jerseys at home this season, which is fine, except that the jerseys still have gold trim, which no longer matches anything else in the uniform package. The whole set now feels out of balance, but we’ll have to live with it until 2019, when the Rams are expected to unveil a more comprehensive redesign to coincide with the opening of their new stadium (additional info here).
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What Kyrie Irving’s trade request says about LeBron

In this Age of Superteams, Kyrie Irving’s decision to walk away from LeBron James and the Cavaliers is out of tune with the rest of the NBA. Everyone else is mad when they don’t have a superstar teammate, and then they wind up working the levers to land one or to land where one or two are already in place.

Irving already has the best player in the world in LeBron and a very good power forward in Kevin Love. Together, they’ve been to three straight NBA Finals and won a championship. Kyrie was integral in winning that championship — and he earned plenty of recognition along the way and in the aftermath.
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Tyson Barrie Game Jersey Irving met with the Cavaliers two weeks ago and requested a trade, something that was reported last Friday. It appears that Cleveland will honor his request, actively searching the market for teams who are interested in the point guard. However, Billups was surprised by Irving’s desire to leave Cleveland.

You’re getting everything you want, Billups said. You’re getting all the shots you want, you’re playing for a great coach, when the game is on the line they’re coming to you, you’re playing on national TV every week. To me, I don’t get it. Everybody has their own desires. Maybe he wants to be Russell Westbrook and go try to win the MVP and get all the shots. That’s the only thing sense I can make of it and to me that doesn’t make sense.

Billups said concerns about James potentially leaving during next year’s free agency were not a factor in his decision, but it seemed clear the Irving discontent did. Ultimately, it just didn’t feel like it was quite the right time to take such a job, he said.

The Cavaliers officially promoted assistant general manager Coby Altman to the lead spot after he had run the team since former general manager David Griffin resigned days before last month’s NBA draft.