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It was after midnight, and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins was still at his locker stall. Dressed in a red and black plaid shirt, cargo pants and socks, he lingered after most of his teammates had left, answering every last question about a Monday night victory over the Washington Redskins. It would be another couple hours before his head hit the pillow.

1.0 percent. The Redskins have been swept by the division-leading Eagles, which puts their chances at winning the NFC East at slim to none. Their chances aren’t helped by the fact that their next four games are against the Cowboys, Seahawks, Vikings and Saints, who have a combined .640 winning percentage this season.

17.2 percent. The Falcons had a 72 percent chance to win the NFC South after their 3-0 start, but those odds have fallen drastically after losing three straight. Atlanta’s division chances could hinge on the stretch run. The Falcons play five of their last six games against division foes.

Spence originally suffered a dislocation and torn labrum in Week 4 of last season, but he continued to play through it, wearing a neoprene harness designed to keep the shoulder in place. The dislocation happened again in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers, and he popped it back into place on the field.

He underwent surgery this past offseason to correct it and spent the offseason rehabbing it while undergoing a stunning physical transformation that prompted teammate Gerald McCoy to predict a “breakout year.”

“You should show maturity just like everybody else. Everybody wants to be out there all the time,” Lewis told reporters Monday, according to the team’s website. “But we’re not going to create a run when we are down by 12 or 15 [points]. We’re not going to create it.”chargers_043

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Everything that could go wrong for the Miami Dolphins did on Thursday night and the frustration boiled over for most of the second half. Late in the game, Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh earned a penalty for grabbing Baltimore Ravens quarterback Ryan Mallett by the throat.
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McGuire was a nonfactor with three carries and no targets on seven snaps. The Jets have shown that they’re committed to this head-scratcher of a committee attack, which means Powell and Forte are no more than flex options against Atlanta this week. Powell is the better back and a slightly better fantasy play.
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Kaepernick started protests during the national anthem last season, when he refused to stand for it during a preseason game to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Other players across the NFL have followed suit, and the topic has been a major storyline in the sport.

Kaepernick, meanwhile, has remained unsigned. He has filed a grievance under the collective bargaining agreement for collusion against the owners, saying they and the league have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters spoke on Lynch’s behalf during the appeal hearing, which was held by conference call, a source told ESPN.

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This isn’t anything new for Matthew Stafford Jersey to gut it out and play through injury with the hand he’s been dealt.

New England’s pass rush problems were obvious to anyone with a spare two minutes to look over the depth chart. The biggest mystery of the Patriots’ struggling defense this year has been in the secondary, where there is talent 锟斤拷 plenty of it.
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But the Steelers could be a team that surprises us all this week. They have the talent, and their defense is better than it’s been for some time. This is a team ripe for a huge breakout. Or, they’re a team on the verge of a toxic meltdown, which might happen if they fall flat on their face again against a really good Chiefs team in Arrowhead Stadium.

Remember, our panel gets the chance to re-pick two games by the end of the week, accounting for injuries. That means to keep an eye on the situation with the Raiders, in case Derek Carr comes back, which he might.
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All of this certainly feels very similar. The offensive line, fortified by the offseason additions of Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang, hasn’t been as advertised. Playing without left tackle Taylor Decker has Womens Terence Newman Jersey clearly proven to be a problem锟斤拷the line protecting Stafford has given up 18 sacks, the third most in the NFL.

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Having worked several players through a big line at the MRI tube Monday, the Denver Broncos got mixed results as they try to rebound from Sunday night’s 23-10 loss to the New York Giants.

Luke Kuechly is out for the game and in the concussion protocol.

Last season, Kuechly played in just 10 games. He suffered a concussion in Week 11 against the Saints, and missed the rest of the season. He also suffered a concussion in Week 1 in 2015, which forced him to miss time. His injuries were a part of the Panthers’ drop off in 2016.

Kuechly was one of the anchors of the Panthers’ defense in 2015, when the team had a 15-1 season and went to the Super Bowl before ultimately losing to the Denver Broncos.

This season, Kuechly has 29 tackles and one interception for a Panthers defense that came into Thursday’s game third in the NFL in total defense.

Nose tackle is responsible for so much of the positive impact either side of the defensive line has. If that position is playing at a high level, the defensive line has less to worry about on both sides of that nose position.
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Peko came in here looking like a washed up old guy and has instead fortified the middle of that defense and turn it into a force to be reckoned with.

In Sunday’s game alone, Fells caught four passes for 40 yards. While that doesn’t seem like a particularly big game for the Lions tight end, every single one of those catches earned the Lions a first down, two of which came on third-and-longs.

King’s early emergence as a boundary corner has been critical to the Packers’ success in defending the pass.
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James Harrison finally finds a home, as the Steelers defensive closer

After the Pittsburgh Steelers essentially benched their all-time sack leader the past two games, Mike Tomlin decided to make a change. To use some baseball terminology, he put Harrison in the bullpen.

I may be crazy, but if the Steelers are smart, not holding my breath on that one just yet, they would use Harrison like this every week. Maybe not waiting until the fourth quarter every week, but if the situation dictates you need a polished pass rusher, who still can get the job done, in an obvious passing situation — call on the closer.

The days of Harrison being on the field for four quarters are behind him, at least we hope so, but that is okay. T.J. Watt has proven he is very capable, even as a rookie, but when he is fatigued bringing in a fresh Harrison, who can bench press a house, by the way, could be a recipe for disaster for the opposing offense.

Harrison might not be the next Mariano Rivera, in regards to closers, but he just might be the wrecking ball the team could use to put teams away. He did just that in Kansas City, and could certainly continue to do it in the future.

Peppers, 37, continues to show opposing offenses that he can still dominate games the same way he did in the early 2000s. He isn’t done climbing the all-time sacks list, either. Doleman only leads Peppers by half a sack, while Greene had 160.

Peppers racked up 150 career sacks in 240 games and averaged 9 1/2 sacks per season from 2002 to 2016. He’s been a model of consistency throughout his entire career. The Panthers used the second pick in the 2002 NFL draft to select Peppers. During his first stint with the Panthers — which lasted from 2002 to 2009 — he compiled 81 sacks and 30 forced fumbles.

Following the 2009 season, Peppers took his talents to the Chicago Bears and continued to dominate opposing offensive linemen. He racked up 37 1/2 sacks in four seasons with the Bears.
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Remember when the Texans started the season with Tom Savage as the starting quarterback? Well, it’s Deshaun Watson’s job now. The 48-yard touchdown he threw to Will Fuller to narrow the Chiefs’ lead to six points in the fourth quarter of Sunday Night Football is a great example of why that’s the best idea for the Texans.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers: As both his ownership and start percentages continue to drop — they slipped to 72.8 and 24.3 percent on Sunday, easily his worst all season — Roethlisberger’s utility in fantasy leagues continues to come into question. An 11.88 fantasy point total on Sunday won’t help matters, as it represents the fourth consecutive week he has been held to 12 or fewer, and the 10th in a row that he has been held beneath 20. He now has 70.24 fantasy points for the season, which is the second-fewest he has had through his first six games of a season in any of his 14 years in the league, trailing only the 54.04 he had to start the 2006 campaign.
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Ben Roethlisberger has thrown his fourth interception. And now a FIFTH! Merry Jagsmas!

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Leonard Fournette rips off a 90-yard sprint for a TD, and the embarrassment is complete. 30-9, Jacksonville.

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Do not, not, not trust the Giants yet. Going 0-16 wasn’t likely, anyway, and beating the Broncos when they were expected to get blown out is just typical of this NFL season. The Seahawks come off a bye and a defensive stop of the Rams that kept them above .500. The Giants, with Eli Manning and no wide receivers, are not going to take down the Broncos and Seahawks’ defenses in back-to-back weeks.

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The Raiders desperately need this win to stay not only in the AFC West race, but also the playoff chase as a whole. Falling to 2-5 would be an impossible hole, so the Raiders need to dig deep with Derek Carr and rise to the Chiefs’ challenge. A short week with a long road trip will be tough for Kansas City, and it’s a great chance for Oakland to exact some TNF revenge. The Chiefs drop two in a row as Carr comes through with a familiar game-winning drive to out-duel Alex Smith.

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No major changes forthcoming to NFL’s enforcement of national anthem policy, per report

NFL owners are not expected to make any major changes to the league’s governance of player protests when they meet Tuesday in New York, CBS Sports reports.

While the league’s gameday operations manual stipulates that players are subject to fines or other forms of discipline if they do not stand for the national anthem, there is no expectation that the NFL would issue an ultimatum or mandate on the matter, according to the report.
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There is a division among ownership on this issue. While hardliners, the Cowboys’ Jerry Jones included, believe the policy should be enforced, others believe doing so would further damage the owners’ relationship with players.

According to Reid, he thought that was the right thing to do.

I don’t worry about the questions that will be asked afterwards; I do what my gut tells me to do, Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. I thought that was the right thing to do. Again, we hadn’t been down there or really moved the ball too much. If nothing else, it backs them up and gives us an opportunity to come back and win the game. Which we did, we had an opportunity there to win the game. So these are the things I’m thinking about. I’m preaching to the team to stay aggressive without being stupid.

The Chiefs managed to score a touchdown on their next series, bringing the score to 12-10. The Steelers came away with a 19-13 victory after Antonio Brown scored on an incredible catch and run with a little over three minutes to play, but the extra field goal could have given the Chiefs the momentum they needed to get another score.
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It didn’t work out, so hindsight ends up being that you wish you would have kicked it, Reid said.

Thrown into the fire after injuries to Cleveland’s top three quarterbacks

One key stat to know: This is a different Morton than the one who pitched for the Pirates. He had a career strikeout rate of 16 percent before 2017, but suddenly fanned 26.4 percent of batters faced in 2017. Morton used to rely heavily on his sinker, but he’s throwing more four-seamers and throwing a lot harder. His fastball averaged 95.5 mph compared to 91.6 in 2015 (he was injured most of 2016). His sinker is even harder, averaging 95 mph. His curveball turned into his wipeout pitch, holding batters to a .119 average with a 44 percent K rate. So here’s your key stat: The curveball was especially dominant against lefties, a key reason he had a big reverse platoon split (.561 OPS compared to .805 for righties).

Thrown into the fire after injuries to Cleveland’s top three quarterbacks (Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn and Ken Dorsey), Gradkowski started Romeo Crennel’s final game as Browns head coach in 2008. He threw three interceptions in a 31-0 loss to Pittsburgh.

Tatum, who quite often tweeted his love of Imo’s throughout his high school and college days, has frozen pizzas shipped to his Boston-area apartment so he can enjoy the unique style of pie.

The Saints have had some good recovery time after the London trip, and it should mean more things coming together for their young defense. Because of that development and Drew Brees, this team can’t be forgotten to make things interesting in the NFC South.

The Ravens are winning while not doing much offensively beyond some power running and a few big pass plays. Whatever Joe Flacco isn’t doing in the passing game, they’re countering that with terrific pass defense.ravens_006

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Eminem has the No. 1 trending video on YouTube after a freestyle released Tuesday night during the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.

In the cypher, Eminem uses the entire time to deliever a message against Donald Trump. He even brings in the NFL, the anthem debate and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The rapper fnished the cypher off with a raised fist, like what many players have done for their protests during the anthem.

The Cowboys owner reportedly wanted his players to see the business side of football, and how protesting during the anthem could affect TV ratings and sponsors.

Jones also said he would speak to players one-on-one if they wanted to talk.

One player said it was good to hear Jones talk because he was concerned Jones had turned on the team. However, another player said Jones still expected them to stand during the anthem.

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Every elite player in the National Football League has to overcome some type of injury once or twice in their career, Miller said. The type of person that Odell is 鈥?I know him personally, so I know that he’s going to come back even stronger and better.

Lions QB Matt Stafford is currently the NFL’s highest-paid player ever with a 5-year, $135 million deal signed in August.