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He has something to say to his opponent on every play and is always on the hunt for the opportunity to make an impact.

The Atlanta Falcons traveled across the country to Los Angeles last week where they pulled off a road upset of the NFC West champions to advance to the Divisional Round with a 26-13 win.

On paper, it shouldn’t have been that easy for the Falcons. The team’s good, but not great; its defense held the Rams to just 13 points after LA averaged nearly 30 points in the regular season. And Atlanta managed 26 points — a number it hadn’t reached since November.

NFL TV rights deals expire in 2022, and 2021 for ESPN, and though more and more viewers are foregoing cable to watch games on apps or stream them online, Crupi doesn’t think it’s likely that a platform like Facebook or Google will swoop in and take the place of a network. “The NFL wants to be on all platforms, but not at the expense of television,” he says. “They understand that there isn’t a delivery system that is comparable to TV. Streaming still isn’t scaling it. I don’t think for a second that the league would ever want to risk having the primary source of delivery be an unproven platform.”

Early in the game against the Bills, he forced a punt when he belted Zay Jones out of bounds before the receiver could reach the ball across the line of scrimmage.

That play came not long after Ramsey broke up a pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the end zone that came with an offensive pass interference penalty to push Buffalo back. Benjamin spent most of his game lined up across from Ramsey and finished with one reception for nine yards.

Johnson’s MJ93-90 Foundation educates children on the importance of capitalizing on their talents and abilities with mentorship, educational programming and encouragement to have a vision for success.

Two years ago, Michael started a program encouraging kids and the Cincinnati Police Department to strengthen their relationship in the community. This year’s program includes a community service component where kids and officers volunteer together. The kids engage in a question and answer session with officers to discuss any concerns they have about law enforcement and the current climate in America.

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Carolina Panthers sale: Is NASCAR mogul Bruton Smith the leading candidate?

bengals_007Jerry Richardson’s surprise announcement Sunday that he will sell the Carolina Panthers after this season has led to widespread speculation about the team’s possible new ownership.

Among the most intriguing prospects: NASCAR mogul Bruton Smith, who has expressed interest in the past in buying the team if the opportunity arose.

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Davis delivered the block against Adams during an interception return in the third quarter of the Panthers’ 31-24 win on Sunday. Adams left the game and is in the concussion protocol.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Jon Runyan issued the suspension via a letter addressed to Davis, citing violation of Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 (b) (1) which prohibits unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture by “forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder, even if the initial contact is lower than the player’s neck.”

Runyan continued: “During an interception return, you took a path toward your opponent who was pursuing the play and delivered a violent and unnecessary blindside block to his head and neck area. You have been previously fined for violations of safety-related rules. Your actions yesterday warrant an escalation of discipline, not only because they were flagrant, but also because of your status as a repeat offender.”

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Seahawks’ Quinton Jefferson tries to confront fan in stands after ejection

Asked if he felt it was right to attempt to go into the stands, Jefferson responded: “I don’t know. Was it the right call for him to throw beer on me? I’m just wondering if it was the right call for him to throw a beer on me. Just saying.”

One coaching decision can be the difference in a game, one game can be the difference in a season – if TEN doesn’t make playoffs, on sides kick to open the season is gonna haunt and if BUF doesn’t make playoffs decision to bench Taylor is gonna haunt.

Taylor Lewan, OT, Tennessee Titans: Star left tackle Lewan left the field and was escorted back to the locker room during the second quarter. He was declared questionable to return because of a back injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Dennis Kelly. He was later downgraded to out. Lewan is slated to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson really likes Todd Gurley.

As the Eagles prepare to face the Rams on Sunday in Los Angeles, Pederson said the 6-1 227-pound Gurley runs with power but has the same kind of patience that has made Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell successful.

Gurley has 939 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in a bounce-back year after he ran for 885 yards last season. He was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2015, when he ran for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Cornerback recruit Byron Hanspard commits to Baylor

Four-star cornerback Byron Hanspard, the No. 100-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 Class of 2018, is staying in the Lone Star State.

The Bears boasted the No. 25-ranked recruiting class in the country prior to Hanspard’s commitment, headlined by ESPN 300 prospects receiver Joshua Fleeks, offensive tackle Connor Galvin and explosive offensive weapon Craig Williams.

While Baylor still has key positions of need along the offensive and defensive lines and at safety, coach Matt Rhule’s first full class in Waco is one of the fastest in the country.

The class includes eight players who have recorded sub-4.6 laser-timed 40-yard dashes, led by the fastest prospect in the state, receiver Kalon Barnes. Barnes, Fleeks, Williams and versatile two-way player Mark Milton will all bring 4.4 speed to Baylor’s program.

The slumping Broncos have suffered yet another blow.

Coach Vance Joseph on Monday announced that second-year quarterback Paxton Lynch will miss 2-4 weeks after sustaining a high ankle sprain Sunday in the team’s 21-14 loss to the Raiders.

Joseph confirmed that Trevor Siemian will start under center in Lynch’s absence for the Broncos’ Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins.

Lynch suffered the non-contact injury late in the second quarter and was visibly upset on the sideline. He already had been inactive for Denver’s first nine games as he nursed a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason. Despite trying to play through the pain, Lynch was done after completing 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards with an interception.

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Campbell said he believes he’s “just learning to be a head coach.”

So the answer, by now, is clear to this question: Do you allow yourself to briefly enjoy these accomplishments, monumental at a program that had not been ranked, until last week, since 2005?

“I don’t,” Campbell said. “Because as soon as I do, everybody’s looking at me. That’s the thing I learned as a young coach. We had success and got a little wrapped up in it.”

This especially makes sense if the Gators want to target current UCF coach Scott Frost. As Nebraska struggles through another mediocre season, the Huskers would do well to go after Frost with everything they have, something they failed to do when they hired Mike Riley before the 2015 season. Frost, a former Nebraska QB who was then the offensive coordinator at Oregon, working with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, never received a phone call.

Soon after that call came, Garoppolo began receiving text messages and phone calls by the hundreds. Included in those reaching out was New England quarterback Tom Brady, who Garoppolo credited for helping him learn and answering any questions he had.

From there, Garoppolo packed as much as he could and got on a plane for the Bay Area on Tuesday morning. He arrived, took his physical and then met with the media. He even got a first look at his No. 10 jersey, a number vacated earlier in the day by receiver Kendrick Bourne, who switched to No. 84.

When the interviews and photo sessions were completed, Garoppolo walked off to begin his new occupation as the Niners’ franchise quarterback, a promotion more than 3½ years in the making.

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there’s plenty at stake for both sides.

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were revealed Tuesday night, the Sooners stood at No. 5 and the Cowboys at No. 11.

In the Big 12, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State sit amid a four-way tie at the top of the standings, along with Iowa State and TCU, at 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

So clearly, there’s plenty at stake for both sides.

Both quarterbacks have playmakers spread across the field, which is why Oklahoma averages 586.1 yards per game to lead the nation, two spots ahead of Oklahoma State’s 569.3.

At a glance, the Cowboys may have the better defense, as its cast of young players has grown on the go, playing vital roles in wins the past two weeks at Texas and West Virginia.

With both teams currently on a collision course for the SEC title game, the Dec. 2 game in Atlanta could serve as a sort of playoff game for the CFP.

Following the SEC titans are six teams sitting at 7-1, led by Notre Dame at No. 3. The Fighting Irish’s lone loss came at home to newly minted No. 1 Georgia. If the standings hold, Notre Dame could potentially leapfrog Georgia, should the Bulldogs lose to the Crimson Tide in the SEC title game.

“I felt like if we continued to win football games we would create our own story at the end of the year,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told ESPN.

The fourth-ranked team is Clemson. At 7-1, the defending champions have flown a bit under the radar, but clearly the committee did not penalize the Tigers for a shocking road loss to Syracuse in which Clemson lost starting quarterback Kelly Bryant to injury.

Georgia checked in at No. 1, ahead of Alabama, in the first CFP rankings. That means the Bulldogs would play Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, while the Tide would get Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl.

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Some just-for-fun NFL trade deadline ideas

Martavis Bryant has almost no trade leverage, but that doesn’t mean Pittsburgh should want him around. Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire
The Bears add needed help at wide receiver, and the Steelers dump a headache, as Bryant continues to issue demands. Bryant can only hope Mitch Trubisky throws it a bit more than the seven (!) times he did last week, as the Bears beat the Panthers.

With Carson Palmer most likely done for 2017 and entering his age-38 season, the Cardinals get a good look at Bridgewater and decide if they want to take a shot at him beyond this season. Case Keenum has been solid enough in a backup role for the Vikings that it’s not an easy call to turn the ball over to Teddy — who is currently not on the Vikings’ books for 2018 — amid a playoff run.

Thomas tweeted Monday that the injury was a torn triceps tendon. On a conference call, he said he will probably have surgery Tuesday and that a full recovery may take six to nine months.

“Am I done playing? I don’t know,” Thomas said. “I think that’s a decision that’s best talked about in the offseason.”

Thomas, 32, noted that he still has one year remaining on his contract.

Schatz: Saints. I picked Carolina before the season, and I still think the Panthers have a good shot at a wild card. But I have to switch to the Saints because New Orleans has found something approximating an NFL defense. The defense is 15th in DVOA right now, and even if it isn’t that good the rest of the season, anything better than what the Saints had the past couple of seasons should be good enough for Brees to carry the team to the playoffs. The Saints’ remaining schedule also ranks 26th in average DVOA of opponent, the easiest of the four NFC South teams.

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What privilege do we have?” Sherman asked about NFL players.

The privilege to be blessed that our hard work and dedication paid off, and we were able to change our families’ lives, to change our lives, and to live better. But that doesn’t change our memories or what we remember happening in our childhood. I think that’s something that sticks true to him [Baldwin] as well, and sticks true to a lot of players.

The biggest beneficiary of McCown’s revival was Jeremy Kerley. The former New York releasee, who was also jettisoned by the Lions and 49ers the past two seasons, was responsible for two big plays that gave the Jets a 14-0 lead. The first was a 30-yard fingertip catch in coverage that turned 3rd-and-6 into 1st-and-goal. The second was a 31-yard strike Kerley high-stepped into the end zone.

Brian Dutcher’s teamwill have five players returning from the 2016-17 squadwho lost in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Trey Kell, Jeremy Hemsley, Malik Pope, Max Montana, and Montaque Gill-Caesar all will be returning to don the Aztec uniform in Viejas Arena. A few notes on the returning players:

The Aztecs will welcome several new faces to the team: redshirt freshman F Jalen McDaniels, true freshman guards Jordan Schakel and Adam Seiko, true freshman F Matt Mitchell, junior transfer G Devin Watson, and senior C Kameron Rooks. They will all have the opportunity to make a major impact fora team that lost four seniors to graduation as well as Zylan Cheatham, who transferred to Arizona State University.

Head coach Brian Dutcher will be heading into his 19th season at San Diego State. With Steve Fisher retiring, this will be his first season as head coach. For the past six years, Dutcher has held an associate head coach/head coach in-waiting role with the Aztecs. Joining him on the bench will be associate head coach Justin Hutson as well as assistant coaches Dave Velasquez, Tim Shelton, and Mark Fisher.

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Walton said Ball’s injury is not worse than previously thought and that there has been no setback.

The most important thing of the day: Max Scherzer makes his playoff debut for the Nationals after suffering a minor hamstring injury at the end of the regular season. Is he 100 percent, and if not, how will it affect his performance and how deep into the game Dusty Baker trusts him to go?

If you’re going to watch only one game, tune in for: Indians at Yankees. The past two games of this series have been so good that you hate that it’s a best-of-five instead of a best-of-seven. If not for the controversial failure of Joe Girardi to challenge that hit batsman call in Game 2, the Yankees could be on the brink of a stunning upset over the 102-win Indians.

Ball injured his ankle last Monday when he landed on Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s foot near the end of the first half. He started the second half and played briefly.

If Ball’s ankle doesn’t improve enough by the opener, however, the Lakers will play it safe.

“If he is not ready, he won’t [play],” Walton said of the season opener. “Again, it is day to day so I assume he will be back by then. If he’s not ready to play basketball and really cut and move and do everything that you need that ankle you need it to do for you, we are not going to play him.”

“It’s just still sore,” Walton added. “He said he can run straight and feels no pain, but it’s going side to side that really gets him.”

We don’t know how long Smallwood will be out after he suffered a recent knee injury, but the role is too notable to ignore if he returns sometime soon (Philly plays Thursday night versus Carolina). He’s the most well-rounded back on the active roster right now and is a flex consideration when healthy. He forms a nice one-two outfit with LeGarrette Blount in the Eagles’ backfield.ravens_007

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The Jets have a defense better than expected.

Matt Ryan is in a bit of a funk with the new offense and should welcome a chance for a passing tune-up with both Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu hurting. Coach Dan Quinn has to be pleased more with his young defenders, however.

It was nice to win a road game without the fourth-quarter heroics of Matthew Stafford and on the strength of stingy defense and much-improved power running from Ameer Abdullah. The Lions are becoming a very complete and dangerous team.

Cam Newton got well all of a sudden against a putrid Patriots defense, which didn’t do anything to make him uncomfortable. Now it’s up to the defense to pick up the pieces post-Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Sure, Jared Goff has been good, but Todd Gurley has been downright spectacular as a runner and a receiver. They’ll need to keep playing and scoring like that, because they give up a ton of big pass plays and chunk runs to opponents, too.

The Browns have an offense worse than expected. Josh McCown gets a little revenge here while DeShone Kizer struggles with limited help against a team that’s stopping the pass well.

Frank Gore takes advantage of good timing against his former team to push up to No. 7 on the all-time rushing list ahead of Eric Dickerson. His replacement in San Francisco, Carlos Hyde, will keep the visitors in it, but it’s easier to trust Jacoby Brissett and Adam Vinatieri at home vs. Brian Hoyer and Robbie Gould on the road.

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