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 to beat the Tennessee Titans for their second win of the season. The Bills’ defense attacked the ball all day and forced the Titans to turn it over three times. They caused the same number of turnovers in their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings. These turnovers gave the offense short fields and situations where they could capitalize. Two of the three turnovers resulted in points for the Bills. The only turnover that did not result in points was due to the Corey Bojorquez fake field goal attempt. The points the Bills scored off of turnovers were also the only points scored until the clock expired in the fourth quarter. Stephen Hauschka’s walk-off game-winning field goal was the only score that did not come as a result of a turnover by the Titans. Turnovers are a hard thing to rely on week-to-week and season-to-season Jordan Mills Jerseys 2019 , but if the Bills can make this a reoccurring situation then it will result in more wins. Since 2000, teams in the NFL that have caused three turnovers have won nearly 80% of their games. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen learned plenty while working out with Los Angeles Chargers starter Philip Rivers in Southern California in March before the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the first round.Allen hopes he picked up a few more pointers during his first career start in watching how Rivers carved into the Bills defense during the first half of the Chargers 31-20 win on Sunday.“You know he gets the ball out super quick. He’s not afraid to throw it one yard in front of him,” Allen said, while also noting how Rivers controlled the play clock and set his protections. “To have my first start against him, a guy that kind of helped mentor me, was definitely kind of cool.”The Wyoming product didn’t come close to matching Rivers in a game the Chargers broke open by building a 28-3 lead in scoring touchdowns on four consecutive drives in the first half. And yet, the Bills showed more spark under Allen than they did under Nathan Peterman in a 47-3 season-opening loss at Baltimore a week earlier.Allen finished 18 of 33 for 245 yards with a touchdown. Though he threw two interceptions and was sacked five times White Lorenzo Alexander Jerseys , he also showed off his strong arm by completing a 57-yard pass to Zay Jones in the closing minutes of the second quarter.Rivers liked what he saw.“Each and every week he’s going to improve,” said Rivers, who finished 23 of 27 for 256 yards and three touchdowns . “There’s going to be some ups and downs. There always is. There still is for me in year 15. But I think he’s got the right approach.”The Chargers offense was less productive but more efficient a week after lacking finish in racking up 541 yards in a 38-28 loss to Kansas City.Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns, two receiving and another on a 20-yard run .Their defense limited Buffalo to 293 yards of offense, while also applying pressure despite missing linemen Joey Bosa (foot) and Corey Liuget (suspension).Rivers became the ninth NFL player to surpass 51,000 career-yards passing by upping his total to 51,028.Some things that stood out in a game:QUITTING TIMEBills cornerback Vontae Davis informed coach Sean McDermott he was quitting the team at halftime, and then announced he was retiring after 10 NFL seasons a few hours following the game.“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL Lorenzo Alexander Jerseys 2019 ,” he wrote in a statement posted on the NFL’s Twitter account. “But today on the field, reality hit me and hard. I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”Davis’ abrupt departure didn’t sit well with his now-former teammates.“I don’t have nothing to say about Vontae. I’ll give him a little bit more respect than he showed us today as far as quitting,” defensive end Lorenzo Alexander said.UNWELCOMED TAUNTChargers coach Anthony Lynn was angered by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that second-year cornerback Desmond King II received in the first quarter.After the Bills threw an incomplete pass on third down, King waved goodbye at Buffalo receiver Zay Jones and pantomimed a kicking motion before leaving the field.“Very stupid on his part,” Lynn said, who expressed his disappointment to King on the sidelined.“I can’t say it on camera,” he said when asked what he told King.SHADY IN PAINBills running back LeSean McCoy’s status is uncertain after sustaining a rib injury in the final minutes of the third quarter. McCoy was tackled from behind when Buffalo center Ryan Groy fell backward and landed on left side of the running back’s chest.McCoy was still experiencing pain during a brief appearance in the locker room.DEFENSIVE CHANGEMcDermott revealed he took over the defensive play-calling duties from coordinator Leslie Frazier to start the second half. The switch showed immediate dividends. Buffalo allowed 65 yards of offense, four first downs and a field goal White Ramon Humber Jerseys , while generating two sacks over the final 30 minutes.UP NEXTThe Chargers prepare for their first regular-season meeting against their new crosstown rival Rams next week.“It’s a heck of a defense and we know what we’ve got over there against Wade’s scheme,” Rivers said, referring to Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. “But looking forward to that and that atmosphere.”The Bills are off to their second 0-2 start in three seasons, and face a daunting tests in each of their next two games. Buffalo plays at Minnesota next week, followed by a trip to Green Bay.
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on Sunday when they fired Todd Bowles shortly after the end of his fourth season with the team Rishard Matthews Jerseys 2019 , but they say they aren’t shaking things up much beyond that.General Manager Mike Maccagnan remains on the job and CEO Christopher Johnson said on Monday that the operating structure that was in place with Bowles will remain the same. That means Maccagnan and the new coach will both report directly to Johnson, who ruled out hiring a coach who is interested in total control of the football side of the organization.“I think that would be the wrong person for the job,” Johnson said, via “That would be off the table. …Look, a lot has not gone well here. Like I said, part of that is my fault and I’ll take the blame on that. I need to do a better job White Avery Williamson Jerseys , but I don’t think the organizational structure is at fault.”The Jets have reached out to Cowboys defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken and reportedly have interest in talking to former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell as well. The last three of those names would seem to be a close fit with Johnson’s desire to hire a coach that has “a plan in place to develop” Sam Darnold in 2019 and beyond.Jets Helmet Stickers: Week 2 This was a disappointing game so I’m going to get right into this one. There were a few guys who contributed, but not quite to helmet sticker level. The closest guy to miss the list was Henry Anderson, so for those of you counting at home, that’s his second honorable mention. Leo looked pretty good and Trumaine Johnson was hardly looked at through most of the game. Outside of that, I’ve got three guys who contributed with great individual efforts. Here we go:Bronze Star: RB Bilal Powell (5 rushes for 6 yards Avery Williamson Jerseys 2019 , 5 receptions for 74 yards, 1 TD)Bilal Powell’s performance has gone a bit under the radar, but he was easily the Jets’ second best receiving option. His touchdown was not only a beautiful catch, but an exceptional run to paydirt. The Jets were unanimously inefficient on the ground, but 1.2 yards per carry was pretty bad. As a receiver, he contributed a lot for the snaps he was given.Silver Star: S Jamal Adams (7 tackles White Rashard Robinson Jerseys , 1 sack, 1 forced fumble)Jamal Adams continued his positive play, regardless of whether or not the game ending first down was on him. There were a couple of QB runs in which he could have maintained better, but all in all, it was quite a good performance. His sack set the momentum for a surprisingly fierce pass rush early on. I hope to see him on this list often. Gold Star: Quincy Enunwa (7 receptions for 92 yards)It may not have been an extremely impressive game from Enunwa statistically, but whenever the Jets needed a first down Rashard Robinson Jerseys 2019 , you knew who they were going to call. Enunwa made some impressive catches on some shaky throws from Darnold and showed his impressive YAC abilities, turning his short pass plays into first downs. Enunwa would be the only player I would say had an all around great game, as most of the other good performances had something lacking. Enunwa continues to prove he is a good receiver with great blocking and YAC skills.So there you have it, two weeks in and the table stands: Quincy Enunwa 3 points (1 gold)Andre Roberts 3 points (1 gold)Jamal Adams 3 points (1 silver, 1 bronze)Darron Lee 2 points (1 silver)Bilal Powell 1 point (1 bronze)
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View will be running through the Super Bowl Janoris Jenkins Jersey , highlighting the glory of the Giants’ past and celebrating the biggest playoff wins in franchise history. The Giants RisingJan. 8, 2012NFC Wild Card gameGiants 24, Falcons 2Antrel Rolle tapped himself on the chest, right over his heart, to make his point clear. It’s all about this.It’s all about heart. “If you don’t got it in the heart, I don’t know ...” the safety and soul of the 2011 Giants told me and other reporters that afternoon in their devastated postgame locker room. “We’re 10 times better than what we showed out there on the field today. “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know.”The Giants did not have nearly enough heart, not on that mid-December Sunday in 2011. Not enough heart or intensity or anything else needed to beat the last-place Washington Redskins at home — not even as their postseason hopes seemed to be slipping away. The 23-10 debacle was the Giants’ fifth loss in six games, dropping them to 7-7. Just two games remained, and their slim playoff chances depended on winning both despite a 6-2 start.Just three weeks later, it seemed impossible that the Giants could have fallen into such a chasm after they comfortably dispatched the Atlanta Falcons, 24-2, in an NFC Wild Card game at MetLife Stadium. It was their first postseason victory since Super Bowl XLII and their first home playoff win since the 2000 NFC title game.Eli Manning and Co. were accustomed to performing near-miracles, as they showed in 2007. But it seemed the magic had run out in Week 15 after that loss to Washington.However, the 2011 Giants would prove just how resilient they were. It showed in how they always rose to the occasion in clutch moments Kerry Wynn Jersey , finding a way to win whenever they had to.And that started with a bond among the players and the trust and belief they had in each other. Rolle stood up in front of his teammates in a meeting late in the season and implored them to crank up the intensity, kicker Lawrence Tynes remembered. He called it “a turning point” for a team that was struggling.“Antrel had a lot to do with the 2011 year because of his leadership,” Tynes told Big Blue View. “He played so hard, and everyone respected him. He stood up and spoke to us. [Coach Tom] Coughlin was even in the room at the time.“He just kind of laid it all out there and said, ‘We’re too good for this.’ That was definitely a turning point for us when he spoke to the team and laid all his emotions out there.”Suddenly, the Giants were playing as well as anyone.They needed to.Their final two regular-season opponents? The Jets — coming off back-to-back AFC title game appearances — and the NFC East-leading Cowboys.In Week 16, Victor Cruz broke Rex Ryan’s Jets defense with a 99-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Manning right before halftime. It gave the Giants a lead they would never relinquish.And then they jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead on the Cowboys in the season finale to win the division and clinch a playoff berth.“I know it’s kind of clich茅d, but if you believe, you can achieve,” captain and defensive end Justin Tuck said after the win over the Falcons.He added: “Right now we have a high level of belief in each other, and it’s showing on the football field.”Manning felt it too, completing 23-of-32 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Hakeem Nicks caught six of them for 115 yards and two touchdowns. And the defense had transformed into a suffocating unit, yielding just 56 points in four playoff victories.Osi Umenyiora overcame injuries — he missed seven games due to right knee surgery in training camp and a high-ankle sprain in late November — to record two sacks in the regular-season finale and then 3.5 in the postseason.Tuck, who was limited by a number of injuries the entire season, registered a sack in each of the last two regular-season games and then 3.5 in the playoffs.The Giants won those final two regular-season games and then beat Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs , but there was little optimism outside the team that they would make a deep postseason run. Not with 15-1 Green Bay waiting at Lambeau. And not with 13-3 San Francisco waiting after that. And both had beaten the Giants in the regular season.But Rolle believed. And Tuck believed. And so did Jason Pierre-Paul — who earned All-Pro honors with 16.5 sacks in 2011.“We’re going to win,” the defensive end said, predicting a victory over the Giants’ divisional round opponent, the Packers, after beating Atlanta. “A hundred percent we’re going to win.”Why?“Because we’re the best,” he said.Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith would learn that soon enough. And then Tom Brady would learn it all over again in Super Bowl XLVI. A Date To Remember is an occasional series Big Blue View will be running through the Super Bowl, highlighting the glory of the Giants’ past and celebrating the biggest playoff wins in franchise history. The Circus InterceptionJan. 7, 2001NFC Divisional round gameGiants 20, Eagles 10Some called it The Cartwheel Interception.Others called it The Juggle.Whatever you label it, the circus interception was spectacular, bordering on unbelievable.The Giants held a 10-0 lead late in the first half of their NFC divisional round game with the archival Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium. Then came the play everyone in America would be talking about the next morning.Jason Sehorn dove in front of Torrance Small, stretching out for a Donovan McNabb pass he tried to cradle in his arms. The ball squirted out of his grasp as he rolled onto his back. So Sehorn batted it up while lying on turf, pivoted onto one knee and snatched it near his shoulders. He then popped to his feet and sprinted 32 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown.Game over.Somehow, the play has largely been forgotten in the Giants’ rich lore, despite coach Jim Fassel calling it the best interception he had ever seen.It was too momentous a play — and Sehorn was too good a player — to be relegated to the overlooked Rhett Ellison Jersey , dusty archives of franchise history.And the 2000 team (12-4 in the regular season) accomplished too much, even if it was the only squad in franchise history to lose a Super Bowl.But first came the Giants’ 20-10 win — their ninth consecutive victory over the Eagles.And the Giants did it without scoring an offensive touchdown.They jumped out to a 7-0 lead when rookie Ron Dixon returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. The lead increased to 10 after a Brad Daluiso 37-yard field goal.Then came Sehorn’s heroics. He was part of a defense that limited Philadelphia to just 186 total yards and a garbage-time touchdown just before the two-minute warning.Sehorn’s name comes up infrequently, if at all, as the second decade of the 21st century nears an end.But blessed with 4.3 speed, he collected 19 interceptions and four defensive touchdowns in a 10-year career, nine of which were spent with the Giants. He intercepted 11 passes and forced seven fumbles combined in 1996 and 1997, building a reputation as one of the NFC’s best cornerbacks despite never receiving an invitation to the Pro Bowl.He missed the entire 1998 season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his knee in a preseason game and then missed six games in 1999, dampening his candidacy.A week after beating the Eagles, the Giants thoroughly dominated the Minnesota Vikings, 41-0. Sehorn held Hall of Famer Randy Moss to only two receptions for 18 yards.Then the Giants headed to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa for Super Bowl XXXV. Kerry Collins and Co. ran into the Baltimore Ravens and its all-time defense, headlined by Ray Lewis and Rod Woodson.But it was still a season worth remembering.
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 from the Steelers defense-less loss to the Chiefs Vince Neil of M枚tley Cr眉e claimed to be a dreamer with a heart of gold that had to run away high so he didn’t come home low. But I think he was at his most poignant when he sang...”Im on my way. I’m on my way. Home Womens Maurkice Pouncey Jersey , Sweet, Home. As Week One’s tie flummoxed those in Steelers Nation, I was feeling cautiously optimistic leading up to what I presumed to be a fireworks show at Heinz Field. So if you want to know how my emotions fluctuated throughout the day, keep on reading.Nonetheless, a simple reminder Womens Jesse James Jersey , a knee jerk reaction is an immediate and unthinking, emotional reaction. It’s basically shooting first and apologizing later. I can safely say that’s a true definition of your’s truly and a good lot of Steeler Nation. Here’s my real-time reactions during the Steelers battle with Andy Reid and the KC Chiefs.1st QuarterJim Furyk back home leading the Terrible Towel wave. Cool.It’s amazing. Kind of knew that Ben would go deep to Washington on the first play. If fans and media complain thet somebody needs to get involved, they typically do it right away. Kind of predictable.Mahomes has poise on the pocket. Conley, against the zone, was wide open. Team just honored Billy Hillgrove for 25 years in the booth. Great ovation.It’s early Authentic Jon Bostic Jersey , but Ben looks way off again.The crowd has completely given up on Berry. The boos were deafening.They left Watkins and Kelce all alone. Steelers need to score on this drive. If not we are witnessing the beginning of the end.Washington is in there a lot.AB was open. Ben just plum missed him.Conner with the spinaroonie in the open field.Welcome back Tony Toe Tap.Can’t settle for three.Can’t even get three. Ouch. Gonna be a long drive home.Leave it to the Steelers to make Sammy Watkins look like a superstar.Edmunds plain blew that stop. Gotta tackle.Mahomes is for real.They got lucky there on the hold. People are leaving.If they don’t do something soon, I’m going to have to drown my sorrows at the Pierogie House.Quarter 2Jesse James was wide open. Nice.Nice look from Ben too.Crowd is back in a big way.Dude next to me snubbed me on the high five. I’m dejected.Offense can’t let up. Need to cut it to seven.Switz can add a really good dimension to this team.Was that s Big Dan sighting? He does exist.That was a perfect drive.Bos(not-so)well. What in the name of Kris Johnson is going on?Jeff Hartman and I picked James as a sleeper to have a huge game.James Wow-shington.This place is electric now.Quarter 3What a great half. But can’t revert back to Q1.Reverting back.Missed assignment. Watt can’t be covering guys deep.This defense couldn’t stop up a toilet.AB and JuJu may very well be the best receiving duo in the NFL.Ben is overthrowing these guys. They’re getting separation.Got lucky on the pass interference.Why is AB having a tantrum?Little surprised. Thought No. 30 was short.This will get reversed.I can’t believe they let Ridley play .Quarter 4Six TDS are ridiculous. This defense is undisciplined.Lucky bounce to be at the one.Gotta bring it. Need the safety.Just got hot sauce in my eye. Crap! My eyes are like the Steeler secondary. Burned.Really brought it on the safety. Huge.Gotta take advantage now. No TD here and it is over.Another penalty on Vance. C’mon man. Crowd is mad. But tough to go for it with 9:16 left.Here we go. Need seven and luck.JJ and JuJu. Clutch.Vintage Ben. I can’t take this. Wow. Needed a three and out. That first down killed them.Well. That sucked. as I replay the game more and more in my head, my perceptions will alter. But for now, you just got a glimpse of the first thoughts that popped in my mind while I was watching this game. Feel free to get your commentus maximus on in the comment section. There were reports earlier this month that said Le'Veon Bell would be back with the Steelers after their bye week.Well, their bye week is over , and he isn’t.According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the disgruntled running back did not join the rest of his teammates when the Steelers reported Monday morning after their bye weekend.At this point, it’s unclear when he’ll be back. We’re sort of assuming it’s not “if” he returns, because his goal is to get to free agency, and he needs to accrue a season to do that. That means showing up soon.Steelers owner Art Rooney II said that he didn’t anticipate Bell being traded Authentic Bud Dupree Jersey , and if Bell doesn’t report before next Tuesday’s trade deadline, that’s a moot point. But there could still be some lingering disagreement about whether he’d be subject to a roster exemption when he gets back, which would pay him less than his $855,000 per week. Custom Tennessee Titans Jerseys
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is as far as its been from having a truly dominant team. Though the picture may get clearer following Thursday night’s matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles Youth Kareem Martin Jersey , a Giants win puts the entire division at two victories apiece before Sunday’s slate of games. For now, the NFC East is up for grabs. Here’s what the Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Washington have been up to this week in order to pull away from the pack.Philadelphia Eagles: Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton broke down the Eagles’ final injury report on Wednesday, with five players ruled out for Thursday night. But there was a surprise addition to the injury list early on Thursday — offensive tackle Lane Johnson is now questionable with a high ankle sprain, per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Gowton). This complicates matters for the Eagles’ offensive line, because left tackle Jason Peters has lately had to take plays off with a nagging quad injury. There could be chaos on the line tonight.Another factor for tonight’s game is the weather. Remaining precipitation from Hurricane Michael is expected to have an effect. Alexis Chassen has the weather report, which calls for thunderstorms and a 95 percent chance of precipitation at kickoff. The good news is that wind isn’t going to be a factor, but a wet ball will affect passing for both the Eagles and the Giants.Dallas Cowboys: The season isn’t even at the halfway point yet, but NFL offenses are already breaking records for points scored and yards earned. That’s not the case for the Cowboys, however. Blogging the Boys’ RJ Ochoa breaks down how the Cowboys have been playing “opposite day” this season Youth Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey , struggling to score points and to adopt their offense to current trends.Perhaps the problem is a simple one — perhaps it is Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott who has been holding Dallas’ offense back. But even if that’s not the issue, Connor Livesay has seen some concerning tape regarding Prescott’s mechanics. Michael Sisemore also thinks that the Cowboys’ receiver-by-committee approach isn’t working out. His verdict: The Cowboys have made “[a] mis-evaluation of the quarterback’s development and skill set as a passer,” as well as“[a] mis-evaluation of the capabilities of the receiving corp they chose for this committee.”Washington: Hogs Haven’s Steve Shoup writes that Washington fans should “Be careful what you wish for when considering replacing Jay Gruden.” Restlessness with a 2-2 start has led to many fans wanting Gruden to be canned after the 2018 season, but Shoup breaks down the plethora of head coaching hires around the NFL since 2015 to illustrate just how hard it is to find the Bill Belichick-type that so many fanbases think they deserve.Scott Jennings provides an injury update on running back Adrian Peterson, who has a shoulder sprain but isn’t expected to miss any time. Jennings also reports that receiver Josh Doctson was back at practice on Thursday, though the heel injury that had him sit out in Week 5 will likely bother him throughout the remainder of the season. Super Bowl winner, cancer survivor and NFLPA treasurer Mark Herzlich was among the 36 player moves made by the New York Giants in getting down to the league's 53-man roster limit.The Giants announced the moves Saturday in what won't be the last ones for the first team under new coach Pat Shurmur. General manager Dave Gettleman plans to scour the waiver wire this weekend to bolster a team that went 3-13 last season.There were some surprises. Defensive tackles A.J. Francis and Robert Thomas were released after playing well in the preseason, while free safeties Andrew Adams and Darian Thompson also were let go after contributing much of the past two seasons.One other surprise was the Giants kept four quarterbacks: Eli Manning, Davis Webb, rookie draft pick Kyle Lauletta and veteran Alex Tanney.Herzlich B.J. Hill Jersey , who turned 31 on Saturday, had his contract terminated along with defensive backs Leonard Johnson and Chris Lewis-Harris, and offensive lineman Chris Scott.Thompson, who missed most of the preseason with a hamstring injury, and linebacker Jordan Williams (hip/shoulder) were waived-injured.Waived were: running backs Jalen Simmons and Jhurell Pressley; wide receivers Roger Lewis, Kalif Raymond, Travis Rudolph, Alonzo Russell, Marquis Bundy, Amba Etta-Tawo Authentic Saquon Barkley Jersey , and Jawill Davis; tight ends Ryan O'Malley and Garrett Dickerson; offensive linemen Malcolm Bunche, Zac Kerin, and Victor Salako; defensive linemen Thomas, Francis, Tyrell Chavis, and Izaah Lunsford; linebackers Calvin Munson, Warren Long, and Avery Moss; defensive backs Grant Haley, Mike Jones, Orion Stewart , and Adams; and kicker Marshall Koehn.Offensive linemen Nick Becton (ankle/wrist) and free agent Nick Gates (foot) were placed on injured reserve. Defensive lineman RJ McIntosh, the team's fifth-round draft choice, was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.Defensive lineman Josh Mauro will start the season on the reserve/suspended list. He is suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy.Writing on his Instagram account Saturday, Herzlich said goodbye to New York after seven seasons and signed off with #onceagiantalwaysagiant.The move leaves quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie as the remaining players from Super Bowl-winning team after the 2011 season, Herzlich's rookie season.The Boston College product beat the odds to make the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He missed the entire 2009 college season after being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He returned in 2010 and made the Giants the following season."Excellence is the result of CARING more than others think is wise; RISKING more than others think is safe. DREAMING more than others think is practical and EXPECTING more than others think is possible," Herzlich wrote in saying goodbye.Herzlich played in 88 regular-season games with the Giants, making 17 starts and excelling on special teams. He was on injured reserve last season with a stinger.Five of the team's six draft choices (Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter , B.J. Hill, and Lauletta) made the team. Four undrafted rookies and first-year players made roster: center Evan Brown, safety Sean Chandler, linebacker Tae Davis, and running back Robert Martin) along with second-year defensive tackle Josh Banks.Thompson started all 16 games at safety last season. The third-round pick has battled injuries in his first two seasons and missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury.Adams had 17 starts in his two seasons in New York, playing in 30 games. He never seemed to fit in the new 3-4 defensive scheme.With the receiving corps decimated by injuries last season, Lewis started eight games last season, catching 36 passes for 416 yards and two touchdowns.Moss was a fifth-round draft pick in 2017. He played in 11 games and had two starts but was bothered by injuries in camp.
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times through 15 games this season. If they can get through another 60 minutes of football Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals without a turnover Limited Kevin Faulk Jersey , they’ll equal the league record for fewest turnovers in a season.The record of 10 turnovers in a season is shared by the 2010 New England Patriots and 2011 San Francisco 49ers.Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll can be like a broken record to his players emphasizing his belief “it’s all about the ball.” Turnovers are perhaps the single thing he harps on most as a coach, so the thought of potentially matching the league record for fewest turnovers is music to his ears.”Much like the increases in completion percentage and passer rating in recent years, teams have become far more adept at not giving the ball away. As recently as a decade ago, the best turnover seasons in league history had been somewhat dated. The 1982 Kansas City Chiefs held the record with just 12 turnovers. The 1943 and 1990 New York Giants, and 1959 Cleveland Browns were tied for next on the list with 14 turnovers.However Antonio Garcia Jersey , the top of the list has been flooded in the past few seasons. Assuming the Seahawks don’t turn the ball over more than twice on Sunday, eight of the nine best turnover seasons in history will have come since 2010 with six of those coming in the last three years.The 2016 Atlanta Falcons (11), 2016 New England Patriots (11), 2017 Kansas City Chiefs (11), 2016 Buffalo Bills (12) and 2017 New England Patriots (12) all have joined the top of the list. The 1982 Chiefs are the only team outside of the last decade still in the conversation.The Seahawks had five turnovers in their first two games – three interceptions from Russell Wilson and lost fumbles by Wilson and Chris Carson. They’ve turned the ball over just once in their last five games.Seattle also leads the league in turnover margin at plus-14. The Chicago Bears and Houston Texans, both at plus-12, are the only other teams with a turnover margin of at least plus-10. A person familiar with the meeting confirms to The Associated Press that free agent Terrelle Pryor visited with the receiver- and quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed the visit Dont'a Hightower Jersey , which took place before the Bills hosted the New England Patriots on Monday night. ESPN first reported Pryor's visit to Buffalo.Pryor has seven seasons of NFL experience, and played six games this year with the New York Jets before being sidelined by a groin injury. He was released on Oct. 20 after reaching an injury settlement with the team.Pryor has been used as mostly as a receiver at the NFL level, and had 14 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns with the Jets. He also has experience at quarterback, which is the position he played during a three-year career at Ohio State.The Bills have needs at both positions.They lack experienced depth at receiver behind starter Kelvin Benjamin. As for quarterback, newly signed 13-year veteran Derek Anderson is starting in place of rookie Josh Allen, who is listed week to week with a sprained right elbow.


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. That is what we have come to expect when the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints play each other. The last time the teams met , in 2016, was an aberration as the Giants eked out a 16-13 victory. In four matchups prior to that dating back to 2009, one of the two teams always surpassed the 40-point mark, with the score twice getting into the 50s. The wildest was, of course, the Saints’ last-second 52-49 victory in 2015.Will this one be another high-scoring affair? Well, the Saints are second in the league in scoring at 34.7 points per game. Quarterback Drew Brees is completing an unbelievable 80.6 percent of his passes and is in the process of re-writing the NFL’s career passing record book.The Giants haven’t scored 30 or more points in a game since the final game of Tom Coughlin’s career as the team’s coach — 37 games ago, including the playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Giants Ray-Ray Armstrong Jersey , though, played their best offensive football in a long, long time in Sunday’s 27-22 victory the Houston Texans, sparking optimism that the 30-point streak will soon fall.Besides, neither of these defenses is exactly “shut-down” caliber. The Saints are giving up a league-worst 34.3 points per game, are last in the league in yards allowed per completion (14.6)and just lost starting cornerback Patrick Robinson to a broken ankle. The Giants are giving up just 20.7, but got gashed in the air by Houston’s Deshaun Watson for 385 passing yards and are 27th in yards allowed per completion at 12.0. That leaky pass defense is a concern with Brees on tap.Stick with Big Blue View all week as we prep you for Sunday’s key game.By the numbersOdell BeckhamOdell Beckham Jr. has had a pretty good start to his career, just in case you hadn’t noticed.Odell Receptions (50 Games)Beckham Janoris Jenkins Jersey , Odell 337Beckham, Odell 337Odell Receiving Yards (50 Games)Alworth, Lance 4,785Alworth, Lance 4,785Odell Touchdowns (50 Games)Alworth, Lance 45Alworth, Lance 45Odell 100-Yards Receiving (50 Games)Alworth Kerry Wynn Jersey , Lance 21Alworth, Lance 21Here is where he stands in Giants franchise record books.Team statsMore numbers that matter343 — Eli Manning (342) needs 1 touchdown pass to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton (342) for 7th-most touchdown passes all-time. 6,326 — The number of passes completed by Drew Brees in his career, the most all-time for an NFL quarterback. Manning is No. 6 on that list with 4,505 completions.80.6 — Brees’ utterly ridiculous completion percentage thru three games.418 — Passing yards needed by Brees (71,523) to surpass Peyton Manning (71,940) for most all-time. Brees is currently third behind Manning and Brett Favre (71,838).[E-mail Ed at [email protected] or via the Big Blue View Contact Page | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | ‘Like’ Big Blue View on Facebook | Follow Big Blue View on Instagram]Giants place Jonathan Stewart on IR with foot injury Veteran running back Jonathan Stewart has been placed on injured reserve by the New York Giants due to a foot injury. Stewart carried the ball only six times for 17 yards in the first three games.With Stewart sidelined , the Giants signed wide receiver Jawill Davis off their practice squad. The 6-foot, 197-pound Daviscaught three passes for 23 yards in the preseason, was released on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.Stewart signed a two-year, $6.8 million contract with the Giants in the offseason. He carries a $3.925 million cap hit this season.In April GM Dave Gettleman defended the signing of the 31-year-old 11-year veteran by saying “Jonathan Stewart is in his 10th year and he has not lost anything.”Stewart’s play did not back up Gettleman’s belief. Even before the announcement that Stewart was being placed on IR, running backs coach Craig Johnson had admitted that second-year man Wayne Gallman had surpassed Stewart on the depth chart.“Gallman has been a little more productive so he’s usually going to get the first call,” Johnson said.
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 Saints backfield , a bold prediction, and a tough camp Forget The Defensive Line Rotation - JoeBucsFan.comIt’s not happening! Not now anyway.”We Set Out To Have A Tougher Training Camp” - JoeBucsFan.comWe’re three days from kickoff, the real stuff, and that means Dirk Koetter is sitting down with a private chat.Buccaneers battling Brees, Saints' home dominance minus Winston | ReutersNEW ORLEANS - For the last four seasons, the New Orleans Saints have started the regular season 0-2, and only last year were they able to climb out of that deep, early hole, to make the playoffs, winning eight consecutive games to get there.Saints could have just two running backs vs. Bucs, but it'd be 'hard to do' | NOLA.comTeam has just two running backs following roster moves this weekBrees Has Earned The Respect Of Bucs' McCoy | Pewter ReportWith just three days until the Buccaneers play their first game of the season in New Orleans, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy spoke to the media about their upcoming game. And about a certain player who has been to a few Pro Bowls of his own.Bold Predictions - ESPNCould Dalvin Cook be the NFL's rushing champ? Our reporters make fearless forecasts on Super Bowl teams, MVPs and more.NFL odds 2018: 4 bets worth your money in Week 1 Carlton Davis Jersey , plus a college bonus! - SBNation.comRetired NFL lineman and gambling man Geoff Schwartz has a five tips to get you ready for Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season.Steelers won't be rescinding tag for Le'Veon Bell - NFL.comAs Le'Veon Bell's holdout continues, the Pittsburgh Steelers don't intend on rescinding the standout's franchise tag, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. When will he report?The situation with Le’Veon Bell and his Steelers teammates is complicated - SBNation.comRetired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains why it’s a unique ordeal that can’t be boiled down to simple conclusions on Twitter.Statistical comparison of Bucs and Bears Both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears head into their week four matchup at 2-1. Although both teams have the same record, they have arrived atthis point in almost completely different ways. We will look into some of the stats that make these two teams so different from one another . On the offensive side of the ball, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently averaging 473.3 YPG, which is good for first in the NFL. On the other hand, the Chicago Bears are averaging 293.7 YPG. Almost 200 yards per game separates these two offenses through three games. When you look at that differential, you’d probably assume that the Buccaneers are destroying them in both passing and rushing, but that’s far from the case. Currently, Tampa Bay is averaging 400.7 YPG through the air, which is again good for first in the NFL. The Bears passing game has been underwhelming at best. Mitchell Trubisky is averaging 5.7 yards per throw and the Bears are throwing for an average of 178.0 YPG, which is good for 28th in the league. On to the rushing differential between these two division leaders. The Bears currently sit at 12th in the NFL, with an average of 115.7 YPG. They are also averaging 4.1 YPC Authentic Mike Evans Jersey , which is good for 13th. On the other hand, Tampa Bay has been nothing short of abysmal in the ground game. The team is currently averaging 72.7 YPG, good for 30th in the NFL. The 3.0 YPC, is good for last. Of course, Tampa hasn’t needed to rely much on the ground game, but you can see why Chicago hasn’t had to throw for over 350 yards a game. They have a solid running game led by Jordan Howard. In terms of points per game, Tampa Bay is 4th in the league with 34.0 PPG, while Chicago ranks 19th with 21.0 PPG. On the defensive side of the ball, Tampa Bay is tied for last in the NFL against the pass. The Buccaneers are allowing an average of 362.6 YPG through the air. The Bears, have the ninth best pass defense through three weeks, allowing an average of 223.7 YPG. Another big difference in both team’s passing defenses, Chicago has five interceptions on the year, while Tampa Bay only has one. It could be tough for both sides to run the ball in this game. The Buccaneers rank third in the NFL against the run Youth Kwon Alexander Jersey , allowing an average of 70.7 YPG, while the Bears ranks second, allowing only 65.3 YPG. Some miscellaneous stats on the defensive side of the ball, Chicago has 14 sacks, which is good for 1st in the NFL, while Tampa Bay has seven, which is tied for 18th. This is the type of game where both teams strengths on one side of the ball, is the other team’s strength on the other side of the ball. It’s going to be fun seeing both teams try and attack the other. Do the Bears open up the playbook a little more and let Trubisky throw it down field? Will Ronald Jones get a chance to get a few carries with the ground game struggling? Time will tell, but this is going to be a fun one to watch on Sunday.
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Bowen Authentic Jarvis Landry Jersey , waive Victor Salako” (PFT) - “The Browns announced the signing of offensive lineman Kevin Bowen. To make room on the roster, the team waived offensive lineman Victor Salako.”“Hue Jackson shows trust, forgoes curfew for off day” (WKYC) - “Browns will get a collectively-bargained day off Tuesday after five straight days of work, including a pair to fully-padded practices, at the start of training camp.”“Tyrod Taylor has a win-now mentality through 1st week of camp” ( - “Tyrod Taylor has always been a confident player, and his leadership has been key to putting last season’s failures behind the Browns.”“For QBs’ eyes only: Baker Mayfield keeps RV access limited” (ESPN) - “Baker Mayfield will keep access exclusive to the RV he was ordered to provide for quarterbacks at Cleveland Browns training camp.”“Mayfield brings excitement, optimism to Browns” (CBS) - “There is plenty to be excited about when Mayfield runs outside the picket and slings the ball into a tight window, or lofts a deep pass down the sideline...”NFL:“Jets’ Darnold ends holdout, inks 4-year, $30.25 million deal” (AP) - “Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details.”“Injuries: Ross Cockrell breaks leg at Panthers practice” ( - “Ross Cockrell, who joined the Panthers on a two-year deal in free agency, was carted off the field Monday with a broken leg...”“Aaron Rodgers and the Quest to Be Like Brady” (MMQB) - “He swore off milkshakes years ago, one of many changes he’s made as he’s discovered his new motivation: be a starter at age 40.”Tyrod Taylor a 3rd-tier QB per ESPN, NFL execs For the fifth straight year, ESPN NFL insider Mike Sando has polled a group of NFL executives and coaches in order to rank all 32 expected starting quarterbacks heading into the season. The quarterbacks are ranked individually from 1 to 32 and are also placed in one of five tiers. And while Cleveland Browns’ starter Tyrod Taylor has avoided the dreaded Tier 5, he still isn’t thought of as one of the more elite-level passers around the league.Sando consulted “10 general managers, five head coaches, 10 coordinators, 10 senior personnel executives, five QB coaches and 10 others with job titles ranging from assistant coach to salary-cap manager to analytics director,” in compiling his rankings.Tier 1 quarterbacks “can carry his team each week. The team wins because of him.” Tier 2 passers, “can carry his team sometimes, but not as consistently... He has a hole or two in his game.” At Tier 3 , where Taylor resides, the quarterback “is a legitimate starter, but needs a heavier running game and/or defense to win.” Tier 4 “could be an unproven player with some upside, or a veteran who is ultimately best suited as a backup,” while Tier 5 was not represented by any currently projected 2018 starter.Taylor’s average score between the 50 voters was a 3.2. And though he ranked 26th in the 2017 iteration of the poll, Sando noted that Taylor had “seven additional Tier 3 votes and seven fewer Tier 4 votes compared to last year.” One coach Sando spoke to said that, “The receivers [Taylor] had in Buffalo were terrible,” implying his production could be far better with an improved group of skill players around him. Another offensive coach agreed.A knock against him, though, according to an offensive coordinator, was that “he thought Taylor was so focused on avoiding interceptions that it limited the plays he made, noting that there were ‘NFL throws that needed to be made’ when receivers were open, but Taylor did not make them.” However, according to one defensive coordinator polled, Taylor “wasa ‘nightmare’ because of the running and scrambling ability.”All in all, the ranking says nothing new about Taylor. He’s adept at protecting the football—he threw only 16 interceptions in his three years with the Buffalo Bills, giving him an interception rate of just 1.3 precent. He can run and throw, with 283 rushes to his name for 1,575 yards and 14 scores since 2015. And he didn’t have a lot of help, talent-wise, when it came to his passing targets. Taylor is who we thought he was; now, it’s time to see if he can take his game to the next level on a Browns offense that is in many ways an upgrade over what he worked with in Buffalo.