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NFL: Still a lot of room left for improvement - Redskins QB Smith
Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith still feels there's much room for improvement following their 31-17 win over the Green Bay Packers.
32 things we learned from Week 3 of the NFL season
The 32 things we learned from Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season: 1. Just when you think you've got the NFL figured out, the familiar phrase "any given Sunday" — not a bad movie, either — surfaces. Exhibit A: Bills 27, Vikings 6 ... in Minnesota ... and with LeSean McCoy in street clothes ..
ICYMI in NFL Week 3: When is a sack legal? Hard to know now
LANDOVER, Md. — Sure does seem as if “When is a sack just a sack?” is quickly becoming the NFL's new “Did that player lower his helmet too much?” or “What, exactly, is a catch?” It's a fundamental element of football — how a pass-rusher is allowed to bring a QB down to the ground — and no one
Martellus Bennett Says Black People Could Make Quidditch Bigger Than NFL
The NFL. MLB. The NBA ... Quidditch? Hey, it's possible for the "Harry Potter" inspired sport to join those massive leagues -- but only if black people start playing ... at least according to Martellus Bennett. FYI, Quidditch is a fast-paced field game that's been described as part
When is a sack legal? Hard to know now
LANDOVER, Md. -- Sure does seem as if "When is a sack just a sack?" is quickly becoming the NFL's new "Did that player lower his helmet too much?" or "What, exactly, is a catch?" It's a fundamental element of football -- how a pass-rusher is allowed to bring a QB
Giants, Bills, Seahawks, Lions fans are breathing easier
Most shocking, no doubt, was what the Bills did to the Vikings . After being the brunt of so many jokes the last two weeks following inept showings, then exacerbating it by tweeting an image of their helmet traveling to meet the Vikings' helmet - in Wisconsin - the Bills dominated in Minnesota.
Giants, Bills, Seahawks, Lions fans are breathing easier
They're breathing easier in New Jersey, Seattle, and the Motor City, and taking in some rarefied air in western New York. That's what happens when your hapless, helpless and hopeless football teams suddenly turn nasty, effective and victorious. Most shocking, no doubt, was what the Bills did
ICYMI in NFL Week 3: When is a sack legal? Hard to know now
Not Clay Matthews, the Packers linebacker who's been flagged for roughing the passer in each of Green Bay's three games this season. Not Alex Smith, the Redskins quarterback who was sacked by Matthews with about as straightforward a tackle as can be on Sunday. Not Packers coach Mike McCarthy
ICYMI in NFL Week 3: When is a sack legal? Hard to know now
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Sure does seem as if "When is a sack just a sack?" is quickly becoming the NFL's new "Did that player lower his helmet too much?" or "What, exactly, is a catch?"
Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast: Buffalo shocks the NFL, heartbreak in San Francisco
Week 3 resulted in a handful of surprises but none more shocking than Buffalo's dominant win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Cowboys' offense can't do enough in 24-13 loss to Seahawks
Jerry Jones is trying to remain supportive of a Dallas Cowboys offense that has shown only fleeting moments of promise through three weeks of the season. Eight points in the opener and 13 points on Sunday won't be enough to get victories on the road no matter how well the Cowboys play on defense
Josh Allen has calling card with biggest NFL upset in decades
How good was Buffalo's rookie quarterback Josh Allen in Minnesota on Sunday? That passes for progress in western New York. How big was the upset? Buffalo entered the game as a 17-point underdog, and departed with a 27-6 victory. It was the biggest upset in the NFL in 23 years. If you went all-in
The Rams’ New Wrinkle, and Why the NFC West Might Already Be Won
The offense has opponents playing on their heels, and the defense is more than holding up its end of the bargain through three season-opening wins. Things will get tougher for the Rams, but with the 49ers losing their quarterback, the Seahawks trying to find their way and the Cardinals flopping, those
Week 3 Fantasy Football Sunday recap: Christian McCaffrey is a workhorse
Matt Harmon reviews all of the Sunday NFL action of Week 3 and gives you one take on each team that played, including Christian McCaffrey's rising stock as a workhorse RB1.
Opinion: Patriots need their new star player to save the team
The New England Patriots are missing something. But their problems can be solved in a flash if wide receiver Josh Gordon returns to form to cover up the many ills found within the team's poorly constructed roster. That's a big if, though. Gordon hasn't been a dominant player since the 2013
Referee provides explanation for Clay Matthews' penalty vs. Redskins
The "NFL GameDay Prime" crew break down the penalty called on Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in Week 3 against the Redskins.
Bills stun Vikings, Chiefs QB Mahomes impresses again
The Buffalo Bills upset the Minnesota Vikings, while Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdown passes for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Which Teams Would—Maybe, Possibly—Trade for Le’Veon Bell?
We’ve reached the point in this Le’Veon Bell fiasco where the Steelers are anonymously soliciting calls for a trade in hopes of plugging at least one of the many leaks that have sprung aboard their sinking ship.
NFL Today, Week 3
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Seattle Seahawks 'kept us off balance'
Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones talks after the Cowboys Week 3 loss against the Seattle Seahawks.
Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10
Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. The Lions (1-2) suddenly looked like a team with a plan on offense and defense under their first-year coach, and former New England assistant. The
Week 3 Fantasy Wrap: Down goes Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo's devastating injury leads the recap of Week 4's Sunday slate of games.
What Went Wrong In Patriots' 26-10 Week 3 Loss To Lions?
DETROIT — This isn't the first time in recent memory the New England Patriots started a season struggling. It happened in 2014 and again in 2017. But it feels a little different this season, no? The Patriots lost 31-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2, and were expected to stomp the Detroit
Let's overreact to Week 3: Is the league going soft?
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter See? This is why you don't overreact. If you had the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Super Bowl, Sunday threw a soaking wet blanket over that. If you
Let's overreact to Week 3 in the NFL: Is the league going soft?
Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novels Follow on Twitter See? This is why you don't overreact. If you had the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Super Bowl, Sunday threw a soaking wet blanket over that. If you
Kerryon Johnson is Lions' first 100-yard rusher since Reggie Bush in 2013
Kerryon Johnson broke the curse. The Detroit rookie running back eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark against the New England Patriots, becoming the first Lions player achieve the feat in 70 games. Johnson passed the milestone late in the fourth quarter on a third-down run with the Lions milking the
NFL Winners and Losers: Drew Brees adds a wicked spin move to his highlight reel
When the Saints needed a win on Sunday at Atlanta, of course it was Drew Brees who delivered.
Bills stun Vikings 27-6 in rookie Allen's 1st road start
MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback, hustling to give Buffalo an early lead in his first NFL road start. Then, the Bills turned their defence loose on Kirk Cousins and delivered a stunningly lopsided victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Allen accounted for three
Patriots at Lions: Live updates and analysis
The Patriots take on the Lions in prime time for their Week 3 matchup. Kickoff is 8:20 p.m. Here is the latest from Detroit: Gordon highlights inactives list Wide receiver Josh Gordon is inactive for tonight's game. The Patriots acquired him from the Cleveland Browns last Monday, but the former All-Pro
Patriots at Lions: Live updates and analysis
The Patriots take on the Lions in prime time for their Week 3 matchup. Kickoff is 8:20 p.m. Here is the latest from Detroit: Gordon highlights inactives list Wide receiver Josh Gordon is inactive for tonight's game. The Patriots acquired him from the Cleveland Browns last Monday, but the former All-Pro
Jerry Jones strongly disagrees with roughing penalty on Tyrone Crawford
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has served on the league’s competition committee. His son, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, does now. It sounds like Jerry Jones hopes Stephen Jones and the rest of the competition committee do something to curb the roughing the passer penalties for next season
Niners' future suddenly looks a lot murkier
The excitement in San Francisco about franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has turned to fear and apprehension after his knee injury Sunday.
Week 3 takeaways: Panic time for Cowboys, Raiders?
ESPN.com The Buffalo Bills upset the Minnesota Vikings in a big way, Baker Mayfield made his debut, and the New Orleans Saints outlasted the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC South OT battle. And it might be time to panic for the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders, among others. All that and more in Week 3'
Week 3 takeaways: Panic time for Cowboys, Raiders?
ESPN.com The Buffalo Bills upset the Minnesota Vikings in a big way, Baker Mayfield made his debut, and the New Orleans Saints outlasted the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC South OT battle. And it might be time to panic for the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders, among others. All that and more in Week 3'
Clay Matthews hosed by roughing passer call again, Rodgers hit harder and no flag thrown
The NFL's newest weekly tradition is trolling Clay Matthews apparently, because the Packers pass rusher has now been hit with a roughing the passer penalty for three straight weeks. The first one, against the Bears, was entirely Matthews' fault. The second one, against the Vikings, was a highly
One giant leap from Josh Allen helped erase week from hell for Bills
Sunday’s Buffalo upset in Minnesota provided a confidence boost for its rookie QB, but also settled the nerves of a franchise that seemed on the verge of imploding.
Early Week 4 Fantasy Pickups: Calvin Ridley is the real deal
Liz Loza helps fantasy players get a leg up on Week 4 with some early waiver wire advice, led by rookie receiver Calvin Ridley.
Cowboys have a big problem, will there be some major in-season changes?
One thing seems clear through the first three games of the season: The Cowboys offense is not good.
Bears follow the blueprint to first place in NFC North
A dominant defense made enough plays to support an offense with a quarterback working through some serious growing pains.
Josh Gordon, Ezekiel Ansah are inactive for Sunday night game
Receiver Josh Gordon won’t make his Patriots’ debut tonight as New England listed him among its inactives. Gordon was a limited participant in practice this week with a hamstring injury after the Patriots traded with the Browns for him. New England listed him as questionable. Cleveland decided to move
The NFL's roughing the passer problem
Clay Matthews gets popped again for roughing the passer and we're all confused.
This 'soft' NFL is breaking the Packers
LANDOVER, Md. — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews does not understand why he was flagged — yet again — for roughing the passer, this time while sacking Washington's Alex Smith on Sunday. Matthews think it's an indication that the NFL is “getting soft.” Even Smith wasn't quite sure
It's good! Colts' Adam Vinatieri ties NFL field-goal record
Adam Vinatieri started his career as a young kicker in awe of the stats of a Hall of Famer such as Morten Andersen. ''I remember playing against him early in the league going, so many points, no one's even going to come close,'' Vinatieri said. Vinatieri is on the brink of passing
Bills mock Kirk Cousins with 'You like that!' taunt after stunning upset of Vikings
In addition to a humiliating loss, Kirk Cousins was the victim of self-induced taunts after Sunday's game against the Bills.
Hobbled Rams take 15-point lead into 4th
The Latest: Hobbled Rams take 15-point lead into 4th
Broncos make too many mistakes in 27-14 loss to Ravens
The Denver Broncos had a lot of things stacked against them in their quest to open the season 3-0. To make the task even more challenging, the Broncos were short-handed in the defensive backfield, even before losing cornerback Tremaine Brock to a groin injury in the first quarter on Sunday. Then, another
Mariota comes off bench, Titans beat Jaguars 9-6
Marcus Mariota just has a knack for beating Jacksonville. Mariota directed three scoring drives in relief of Blaine Gabbert, including one in the fourth quarter, and Tennessee knocked off the Jaguars 9-6 Sunday for their third straight victory in the series. Mariota improved to 5-2 against Jacksonville
NFLer says league 'getting soft' after penalty on hit
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews spoke out Sunday after getting called for a controversial roughing the passer penalty during a 31-17 loss to the Washington Redskins. According to Lindsay Jones of The Athletic, Matthews expressed the NFL has gone too far when it comes to protecting quarterbacks
Bills' win over Vikings is largest NFL upset since 1992, wrecks survivor pools everywhere
Sorry, Vikings fans and survivor pool players. Buffalo's upset over Minnesota is one for the record books.
Troy Aikman doesn’t like roughing penalty on Tyrone Crawford
FOX analyst Troy Aikman was critical of a roughing the passer penalty on Tyrone Crawford in the first quarter. The Cowboys defensive lineman hit Russell Wilson as the Seahawks quarterback released the ball. The 15-yard penalty gave Seattle a first down on a third-down incompletion intended for Brandon
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