The Lions never came close to enjoying that kind of success.

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Quinn also felt an offensive line bolstered by the pricey signings of free agent guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner would pave the way for improvement. But that plan began to crumble when left tackle Taylor Decker suffered a torn labrum during the offseason and Quinn failed to find an adequate replacement. More injuries across the line followed, which mitigated the positive impact made when Decker returned in Week 10.

The 2017 Lions still finished 9-7 despite their rushing woes, but that record wasn’t good enough to save the job of head coach Jim Caldwell. Quinn’s comments about last season paint a picture about why the change was made.
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Rutta opened the scoring at 5:46 of the period with his sixth goal. After taking Duclair’s feed from the goal line, Rutta shot from the right circle. San Jose’s Melker Karlsson blocked that attempt, but Rutta jumped on the loose puck and fired it in.

We can’t accept the fact that we’re playing good and not winning hockey games. We need points. We need wins and we need to start doing it now.

After a scoreless first period, the teams combined for five goals in the second.

San Jose took a 1-0 lead when Couture knocked in a loose puck at 6:35. Boedker fired in a shot from the point that goalie Carter Hutton blocked but couldn’t corral. Couture was on the spot and scored his 24th of the season.

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Super Bowl trophy: What is it and why is it named after Vince Lombardi?

At the end of each Super Bowl, the winning team gets to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, which is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi.
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Lombardi was the first coach to win a Super Bowl in January 1967. However, during that time, the championship game was referred to as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.

The league changed the name to the Super Bowl in 1969, but Lombardi went down in the history books as the first coach to win a Super Bowl after the merger.

Tevin Coleman Authentic Jersey Come on. Nobody but the Eagles themselves and maybe Andre Dawson Youth jersey their immediate families thought a Nick Foles-led team could accomplish what this squad did after losing Carson Wentz to a torn ACL at the tail end of his MVP campaign. They were the underdogs of all underdogs, and they pulled off a hard-fought and well-deserved win. I respect the hell out of all of it.

But the 2016 Falcons? They had last year’s league MVP, Matt Ryan. They had one of the best receivers in the league in Julio Jones and a dynamic one-two punch in the backfield with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Atlanta led the entire NFL in scoring with almost 34 points per game and were second in the league in total offense. Kyle Shanahan was always two steps ahead, picking apart virtually every single defense the Falcons faced.

To be fair, most people did. The Eagles were big-time underdogs after Carson Wentz went down, but hey 锟斤拷 Philly used that as fuel and prevailed. Jeffery, to his credit, was a huge reason the Eagles were able to get over the hump and was great in the Super Bowl, catching three passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.

So Jeffery and the Eagles got one last opportunity to take a shot at the Pats on the way out of town. The eagle emojis on the video were a nice touch.

When the team arrived home, they found a hero’s welcome.

The best thing about close Super Bowl games is that you get that one play, that defining play that becomes the image of the game. The play that wraps up all the narratives of the season and can be easily packaged as a cliche for the spirit of the NFL. That picture of the triumphant individual. We’ve had the Malcolm Butler interception, the David Tyree and Santonio Holmes catches, the Marcus Allen reverse run, and the Mike Jones tackle. It’s the moment that keeps us watching the games, the moment that every athlete dreams of growing up.
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Vikings send Super Bowl memento to Eagles fans who made donation

A small group of charitable Philadelphia Eagles fans have received a gift by the Minnesota Vikings: confetti that fell at their stadium when the Eagles won Super Bowl LII.
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The confetti was sent to roughly 24 Eagles fans who made donations to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation shortly after Philadelphia beat the Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game, team spokesman Jeff Anderson told ESPN.

The easy answer here is yes, but we’ll have to wait and see how the money plays out.
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The Warriors just signed Stephen Curry to the first-ever supermax contract worth $201 million over five seasons. The expectation is Golden State will offer a similar deal to Kevin Durant, who signed a two-year, $53 million deal last summer but is expected to opt out and sign a long-term extension in Oakland. Thompson’s free agency comes in 2019, and Draymond Green is in the third-year of a five-year, $82 million contract extension and will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2020.

The Warriors will want to keep the band together and have the financial means and surplus to do so, but whether they will be able to remains to be seen. Remember: Once upon a time, the Oklahoma City Thunder had a Big 4 of Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and James Hisashi Iwakuma Jersey Harden. Had that group stayed together, they would have certainly made a return to the NBA Finals after being washed away by Miami in 2012.

Wilson, a four-time Pro Bowler who played minor league ball with the Colorado Rockies in 2010-11, joined the Yankees organization Feb. 7 via a trade from the Texas Rangers.

In his video post, Wilson wears a Yankees cap and speaks directly to outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton from a New York City street with traffic sounds in the background.

I can’t wait to see you guys Feb. 26, Wilson said. We’re going to have some fun for that week. Hey, Aaron Judge, I know you want to throw some passes, so let’s play some ball. We’ll have a little home run derby too. Stanton, I’m coming for you too. We’ll have some fun, baby. And hey — let’s go win a World Series. Why not? Peace.

Yuzuru Hanyu, defending his gold medal from Sochi and clear winner in the short program, started with a perfect quad salchow and then a quad toeloop that was equally perfect. A quad salchow into a triple toe was his sixth move of the program. He stumbled on his next quad toeloop, and his final jump, a triple lutz, he barely managed to stay on his feet.

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After signing a $6 million contract with the Browns in 1985, quarterback Bernie Kosar hoped to secure an agent to handle his money.

“There is so much excitement; you have basically just hit the lottery,” he says in the book. “Once I made the roster, my first big purchase was a 1992 white Corvette with red interior for $38,000 … [Later] I bought a Mercedes and a Hummer. Players really go overboard on automobiles.”

As soon as the ink is dry on their first contract, players are overwhelmed by confusing advice from family and friends, who believe that they should be “helping” the player manage their finances.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey put his team in an early hole when he called for an onside kick on the game’s opening kickoff. The Titans didn’t recover the ball and the Raiders ended up scoring a touchdown four plays later.

Amazing how clean, full-screen telecasts appear, as was Sunday’s Packers-Falcons on FOX, without crawls pushing fantasy league stats and Skip Bayless/Shannon Sharpe promos.

FOX’s Joe (“Ripkowski put it on the ground!”) Buck, slick-talking at the top of Packers-Falcons about the over-under number, is another who thinks someone in Vegas makes NFL betting lines. Vegas books set opening lines, but the gambling public establishes the final lines by betting into them; too much to either side moves those lines.

Giants: OK, their first-round pick, Mississippi TE Evan Engram, is not a blocker. So what? He was drafted to catch passes, which is something no Giants TE has done consistently in too long to remember. The Giants addressed the loss of Johnathan Hankins by picking Alabama DT Dalvin Tomlinson in the second round. And they picked a potential Eli Manning successor in the third round, Cal’s Davis Webb.

Jets: Their eyes lit up as the first-round board unfolded and LSU safety Jamal Adams fell into their lap. Adams, a solid playmaker, might end up being the locker-room leader the rudderless Jets desperately need once he starts playing and producing. They went safety again in the second round with Florida’s Marcus Maye, a productive player the Jets targeted throughout the process.

When the game returned from commercial, Meredith’s leg was in an air-cast and he was being carted off the field. The Bears quickly announced that he was done for the day, and it appears that he has a significant knee injury that could keep him out for a while, if not the entire season.

It’s a big blow for the Bears; Meredith was expected to work as one of their top two wide receivers this season. nike-youth-cardinals-119

Won’t be the 49ers’ sixth Super Bowl championship.

The 3-4 Cardinals were devastated when they lost RB David Johnson (wrist) Authentic Joel Bitonio Jersey in the opener, and Drew Stanton replaces Carson Palmer (broken arm). Both could return by Thanksgiving, but is there enough gas in Peterson’s 32-year-old tank? Two games await against the Seahawks, but one against the Niners and one against Giants.
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It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world, where 28 franchises 锟斤拷 28! 锟斤拷 will likely harbor playoff hope into December.

Foster is a heat seeking missile at inside linebacker and would fit well next to Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals did sign Kevin Minter recently, but he’s no Reuben Foster. The former Alabama star could play any of the three linebacker positions and would solidify the second level next to Burfict. The Bengals may not be as concerned about the infamous combine incident as they will be about his health and medicals. If those check out, Foster could easily become a Bengal.

Initially, I surmised that Tyrod Taylor would be an ex-Bill at some point before the draft. As such, it would have made sense for GM Doug Whaley to examine all the quarterbacks on the draft board. In a mild upset, though, Taylor reconfigured his deal to remain in Buffalo, and now he needs weapons to go with Sammy Watkins. The Bills might consider tight end O.J. Howard at this spot, but Williams is a better fit for Taylor and the Bills’ offense.

But should TV, ostensibly there only to cover the tournament, volunteer to help determine its outcome?
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The help NBC provided Hoffman was inequitable in that because he was in contention, TV was there. Such assistance logically could not have been provided to most of the rest of the field in any event.

I asked this question years ago when NBC’s Mark Rolfing not only scoured deep rough looking for the ball of the Sunday leader, NBC aired slo-mo replays trying to pinpoint where it landed.

Authentic Womens Cincinnati Bengals Jersey Rolfing, the next day, understood the point but said he hadn’t even considered whether what he and NBC did was kosher. The USGA gave no definitive answer.

It’s time the PGA and USGA was clear on such matters. And given that TV assistance can’t be given to all 锟斤拷 think of the advantage TV would provide Tiger Woods 锟斤拷 it should be given to none.

NFL: Concussions down 11.3 percent this season

The NFL said Thursday the number of concussions had fallen 11.3 percent from the 2015 to 2016 seasons.
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The league has implemented new rules and practices in recent years in an attempt to reduce the number of concussions, including adding medical personnel on the sideline and strengthening its concussion protocol.

The data released Thursday showed the number of concussions fell from 275 in 2015 to 244 this past season. In the five years since the league has published concussion data, the number has dropped 6.5 percent from 261 in 2012.

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For the Patriots, safety Nate Ebner (concussion) was out while WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and DE Jabaal Sheard (knee) were limited.

Falcons DE Dwight Freeney practiced after a rest day Wednesday. WR Julio Jones (toe) and C Alex Mack (fibula) are not practicing this week.
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The good news for the Redskins is that even if they lose, it probably won’t be that embarrassing because there’s a good chance that no one will be there to see it. By my count, there were roughly 146 fans at the Rams’ season opener on Sunday.

The Rams’ marketing team needs to step up their game and offer something like free plastic surgery with each ticket. I mean, I lived in Southern California for two years and I know that would get me to the game, especially this week because my cheeks are looking a little saggy.

I think Bill does a great job, Belichick said. He’s a very good fundamental coach. He does an excellent job of teaching the quarterbacks fundamentals. He’s an excellent play-caller and game-planner, game-plan coach, does an excellent job of attacking weaknesses. But he Joe Carter Authentic Jersey also brings a physicality and a toughness element to the offense and the team that I think is important.

TV viewership of NFL games was down 12.3 percent after Week 1 and had narrowed the gap to 7.3 percent after Week 5.

After Week 1 this season, each successive week’s NFL telecasts drew more fans than last season 鈥?although Week 6 was the smallest year-over-year gain.

TV networks skipped one crucial part of NFL protests

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The Sporting News pointed out there were few camera shots of fans during the anthem, focusing instead on the players even when booing could be heard in the background. Fans in Arizona booed the Cowboys for locking arms and taking a knee as a team, even though they did it before the anthem and stood during the song. ESPN’s Sean McDonough did point out the Cowboys were getting booed during the telecast.

The late game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins produced a rating down 19 percent from 2016.

Only NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which featured the Pittsburgh Steelers clinching a last-second win over the Green Bay Packers, posted a ratings gain 锟斤拷 a modest 3 percent increase over 2016.

Monday Night Football on ESPN had its weakest ratings this season 锟斤拷 down 33 percent from the previous season’s Week 12 MNF.

Two other games barely spared themselves double-digit decreases: Fox’s Sunday broadcast of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 31-3 victory over the Chicago Bears was down 9 percent, and CBS’ Sunday airing of the Miami Dolphins’ 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots was down 8 percent.

The weak ratings week, moreover, couldn’t keep President Trump from commenting on what he perceives to be the league’s lax treatment of players who’ve been kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

Manning makes his living throwing the ball and not catching it, and says receivers are well-versed in what constitutes a catch and what does not.

Coaches talk about it, players talk about it, understanding you’re going to the ground, finish the catch, he said. Don’t drop it and celebrate too early, don’t assume anything. You got to finish the play. Guys Troy Niklas Youth jersey know it. Either don’t go the ground or don’t let go of the ball.

The New England Patriots have not been themselves.

After talk of them chasing an unbeaten season, they lost their first game and little has come easily for them since then.

The Dallas Cowboys regained “America’s Team” stature last season behind two rookies, quarterback Dak Prescott and tailback Ezekiel Elliott, as they provided a post-presidential-election boost to the sport’s sagging TV ratings. But with expectations even higher this season, the Cowboys are 2-3 and they could lose Elliott at any time if the NFL regains the right in court to enforce its six-game suspension of him under the personal conduct policy.

As long as the most-talked-about NFL player is Colin Kaepernick, who isn’t even on a roster, the league will have an issue and there will be questions about whether it can maintain its popularity and prosperity. As long as the most passionately debated NFL topic is the players’ protests during the anthem, the league is not succeeding in getting the focus back to the football being played.

Owners left the meeting in New York without requiring players to stand for the anthem, refusing to give in to the pressure being exerted by President Trump. But Trump shows no signs of abandoning the topic. It remains to be seen if that will keep the national controversy raging.

Just kidding. Though Trubisky started, he didn’t really get a chance to do much of anything. The Bears’ coaching staff called nine straight running plays to start the game. Unsurprisingly, the Bears went three-and-out three times. Even when facing third-and-long, Trubisky handed the ball off.

At least, that’s what we thought. The Bears decided it was a good idea to put Trubisky back into the game with just a few minutes remaining on the clock when Shaw was forced to leave with an injury.

Bears coach John Fox said that Mark Sanchez was not available in the fourth quarter, so Mitchell Trubisky re-entered for Connor Shaw.

Spanos, who has supported several conservative candidates in the past, used his statement to stand behind NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who fired back at Trump earlier in the day, calling the president’s comments “divisive.”chargers_095

Kansas coach Bill Self was impressed with the way Young adjusted.

The idea of bracketology has always been to take a snapshot of the season in its current state and apply the principles of selecting, seeding and placing teams in the bracket if the season ended on that day.
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Since the NCAA Division I women’s basketball committee started offering in-season reveals in 2016, the snapshot has become even more clear since more information is available.

Kickers were clutch in both games. The Vikings’ Kai Forbath booted a 53-yarder with 1:30 left to put his team back in front 23-21. It was reassuring to Vikings fans haunted by critical playoff misses by Gary Anderson against the Falcons in 1998 and Blair Walsh in the one-point loss to the Seahawks in 2015. After Drew Brees’ clutch 4th-and-10 pass to Willie Snead, Will Lutz drilled a 43-yard field goal with 29 seconds remaining to seemingly win the game.

These final moments were the ultimate proof of that, it seemed. The Steelers had given themselves one last grasp at victory on Chad Johnson Authentic Jersey the first snap after the Patriots had taken a three-point lead with a minute remaining with a 69-yard catch and run by rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

He wasn’t kidding.

Oklahoma’s fabulous freshman point guard had 26 points on just nine field goal attempts, and the 12th-ranked Sooners rallied to beat the fifth-ranked Jayhawks 85-80 on Tuesday night.

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