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.