Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso Jersey hilariously carried Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel Jersey down the field

Where exactly was Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso taking Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel?

That was the question after Alonso hilariously picked up Gabriel and carried him several yards down the field during the Dolphins’ 20-17 upset over the Falcons on Sunday.

ESPN planned to follow a similar playbook for Monday night’s telecast of Colts-Titans, sources say.

The TV networks traditionally don’t show the anthem except before the Super Bowl and other special occasions. But given news interest about which players were standing and which were kneeling, the networks changed their policies this season.

NBC’s first TV shot of the 2017 season showed cornerback Marcus Peters sitting out the anthem before the Chiefs-Patriots Week 1 season opener. ESPN showed player protests for social justice in Weeks 3 and 4. All of the NFL’s TV partners showed the anthem live in Week 3 when hundreds of players, coaches and owners kneeled or linked arms on the field.

Game Womens Stephon Gilmore Jersey You can’t blame the NFL TV partners for being worried. Through Week 5, the NFL TV numbers were down 7.2 percent, according to Nielsen data. That drop came on top of a 7 percent downturn last season. Through Week 5 of the 2017 season, NFL games averaged 15.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s down 7.42 percent from an average of 16.371 million viewers through the same period of the 2016 season, and 18 percent down from the average of 18.438 million viewers through the first five weeks of the 2015 season.

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Brown sees all the potential that the others do in Tatum, but really appreciates the way he handles all the promotion.

Brown sees all the potential that the others do in Tatum, but really appreciates the way he handles all the promotion.

“First off, he’s really talented and super humble,” Brown said. “Me and him connected a lot because we get along and kind of see things the same way. It’s amazing how cool and humble he is. He’s very to himself and, at the same time, he’s a great kid, great to be around.

“He just has that mindset that he wants to get better. He competes and sometimes we pick each up other up when we’re slacking. That’s good because we’re just going to keep pushing ourselves to be better and that’s what I admire about him. He has that mindset, and not a lot of people in our generation do.”

Make no mistake, Tatum is kind of a big deal. The Duke product will earn $5.6 million this year; only Boston’s star trio of Gordon Hayward ($29.7 million), Al Horford ($27.7) and Irving ($18.9) will earn more.

Walton did make it clear, though, that Ball is considered day-to-day, adding that “I assume he will be back” by the season opener against the LA Clippers on Oct. 19.

“I hope not, but yeah, that’s a possibility,” Walton said when asked if Ball could miss the rest of the preseason. “It is different with every player. He is new to the team, so we’ve got to see how long these types of injuries take him to come back from. We’d like to have him back, but again, we are not going to rush him back just to try to get him out there.”

The Australians were not intimidated despite facing some of the NBA’s biggest stars, including guard Russell Westbrook who just signed a $(US) 205-million contract extension and new All-Star recruits Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.

United, led by Casper Ware’s 20 points, six rebounds and three assists and Boone’s 15 points and nine rebounds, including four offensive, remained close throughout the game and held leads for stretches.
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Lions’ Haloti Ngata Jersey out for season with torn bicep

The Lions’ defensive line suffered a big loss with the injury of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.
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On Wednesday, the team placed Ngata on the injured reserve list, according to Detroit Free Press. The 33-year-old suffered a torn bicep during the first half of last week’s loss against the Panthers and will undergo surgery on Thursday in California.

Game Bradley McDougald Jersey Kuechly was injured on a short LeGarrette Blount run from the 1-yard line. Kuechly rushed from the right side of the Eagles line as Blount was dropped for a 1-yard loss on a run to the left. Kuechly sat on the turf at Bank of America Stadium before slowing getting up and being walked to the sideline by trainers.

He was checked on the sideline before jogging to the locker room before halftime. He then remained in the locker room at the start of the second half, when the Panthers announced he was being evaluated for a concussion.

It’s disturbing news for the All-Pro linebacker, who has missed nine games the last two seasons because of concussions.

You definitely could smell it. We’ll see. They asked us about how we feel, Raiders running back Jalen Richard said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

The poor air conditions in the Bay Area have led many high schools to cancel games on Friday. The Raiders are still scheduled to play the Chargers Sunday in Oakland.

We’re seeing the worst air quality ever recorded in many parts of the Bay Area, Tom Flannigan, a spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, told the Chronicle. The entire Bay Area population is likely being affected by the smoke.

Ed Dickson Jersey put up 175 receiving yards on Sunday

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which is nearly 100 yards more than his previous career high of 76 way back in 2011. Though Dickson is extremely unlikely to come close to 175 yards the rest of the season, he’s certainly in the TE1 discussion while Greg Olsen is out. During three full games without Olsen, Dickson has been on the field for all but one of the Panthers’ 183 offensive snaps. He has run 89 of 108 possible pass routes, which is only six behind Devin Funchess for tops on the team. Dickson’s nine targets over the past two weeks ranks fourth on the team but trails Kelvin Benjamin by one and Christian McCaffrey by four.

What happens at left tackle is worth monitoring. Taylor Decker (shoulder surgery) has been out since the spring, but appears on target for a return this season. That’s huge for Detroit considering Greg Robinson hasn’t been good as a fill-in. Robinson, in many ways, has gotten worse by the week. Detroit’s offense has suffered, leading to injury issue No. 2: Matthew Stafford’s hamstring/ankle. Stafford’s injuries came after being sacked six times for the second straight week in part because of a struggling line. Decker’s return, whenever it comes, should fix that issue. But until that happens, it’s going to be a problem. — Michael Rothstein
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The system is set up to work to the teams’ advantage. Everyone knows this. The Giants will now wait to see how Beckham performs when he comes back and make a decision during or after the 2018 season on whether to extend him. Even then, they have the possibility of the 2019 franchise tag at their disposal if they decide they want him back but can’t reach a deal.

Which is why it’s worth celebrating these guys when they make it to the big contract. That’s an achievement. The whole game is rigged to keep them from getting the long-term deal. Those who do it deserve to puff out their chest and have their accomplishment hailed as if they’d made a big play to win a big game.

Frank Gore passes Eric Dickerson Jersey for 7th on all-time rushing list

Colts running back Frank Gore moved past Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson for seventh place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list in the first quarter of Sunday’s 26-23 overtime victory against the San Francisco 49ers.

A jersey retirement Sunday capped off a weekend in which the Colts honored quarterback Peyton Manning for his 14 years with the franchise.

Limited Kids Daniel Sedin Jersey Gore entered Sunday’s game with 13,256 career rushing yards. He passed Dickerson (13,259) when he picked up 9 yards on his first carry of the game. Gore rushed for his first 11,073 yards while spending the first 10 years of his career with the 49ers.

Mariota is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report and considered day-to-day with a hamstring strain after leaving Sunday’s loss to the Texans after halftime with the injury. Although he stressed his first and foremost goal is just to get healthy, Mariota said he would love to play if he’s 100 percent.

If I am able to move around, hand the ball off, able to drop back, I’ll definitely play, Mariota told reporters Friday. I feel good. The plan has been taking it one game at a time. I feel good at this point and time and we’ll see how it feels on Sunday. I continue to prepare each and every day and hopefully I’ll be able to go.

Limited Kids Justin Britt Jersey The Titans signed free-agent quarterback Brandon Weeden earlier this week as insurance, though Mularkey said backup Matt Cassel will likely start under center against Miami after taking some first-team reps in practice. Cassel will need to be on his game after throwing two interceptions in the team’s loss to Houston in Week 4 once he replaced Mariota.

Now you get people not doing the right thing and then Johnny is going to be Johnny and he’s going to eat.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith (Achilles) and nickelback Lardarius Webb both missed practice Wednesday, but the Ravens are deep in the secondary. Rookie first-round pick Marlon Humphrey has earned more playing time, and undrafted rookie Jaylen Hill can fill the nickelback role after returning from a hamstring injury. Smith, however, has been Baltimore’s top defensive player this season. — Jamison Hensley

Alabama recruit (and later defensive lineman) Jonathan Allen: “I was excited. It was supposed to be a great game and then all of the sudden we’re down [20] because of someone named Johnny Manziel.”

Nico Johnson: “Of course we were bigger, so we were trying to punish [Manziel]. We were trying to make him feel those hits. But at the same time we couldn’t get to him because he’s so shifty and so fast. Well, it became frustrating and it caused problems because now every single guy is trying to do their own thing. … Now you get people not doing the right thing and then Johnny is going to be Johnny and he’s going to eat.”

But the Aggies knew the large lead wouldn’t last. Not against Alabama.

Kingsbury: “I remember calling [the offensive players] over, because I knew it was coming. I knew the run was coming, because [the 20-point lead] happened so quickly and seamlessly. I remember standing up and saying, ‘We’ve got to keep scoring.'”

Texas A&M running backs coach Clarence McKinney: “They got backed into a corner and they came out swinging. We felt that … it was just a matter of how we were going to respond to it.”
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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Jersey shares first photo of son

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Kirk Cousins isn’t letting the Redskins’ loss to the Chiefs keep him down.

The Washington quarterback became a first-time father Friday, when his wife gave birth to their son, Cooper.

What has gone right: Running back Carlos Hyde is a great fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offensive system. The front seven was key to stingy performances in losses to Seattle (12-6) and Arizona (18-15 in overtime).

What has gone wrong: Brian Hoyer’s quarterback play and the interior pass protection have left a lot to be desired, but that was expected heading into the season. Finding a shutdown cornerback should be San Francisco’s top defensive priority moving forward.

William Nylander Authentic Jersey What’s next: San Francisco has a legitimate shot at getting into the win column next Sunday at Indianapolis before it faces three straight NFC East foes in Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia.

What has gone right: While far from dominant, the defense has looked better than it did in the preseason. Perfect so far on field-goal attempts (seven) and extra points (10), Giorgio Tavecchio is on track to permanently replace injured kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

What has gone wrong: After a strong start to the season, Marshawn Lynch has become a non-factor with 15 carries for 30 yards in the past two games. Amari Cooper, once considered one of the NFL’s top young receivers, leads the league with seven drops.

What’s next: The Raiders must hope the back issue that sidelined quarterback Derek Carr in last Sunday’s loss to Denver isn’t serious. Otherwise, Oakland could be in trouble during a three-game home stand that begins Sunday against Baltimore.

Yes, it’s still Andy Dalton Jersey in Cincinnati.

Somehow, he made the playoffs in each of his first five seasons and failed to win over the fan base. This is mainly because he couldn’t help them win a playoff game, partly because he got himself hurt making a tackle off an interception late in his best season and partly because the past year and a quarter has reminded Bengals fans of what the franchise felt like before Dalton and A.J. Green got there. Dalton was lousy in his first three games of this season, brilliant in the fourth, and seems headed for basically the same year he usually has. Which is to say, an unfulfilling one. Backup AJ McCarron was deemed valuable enough by the franchise that they didn’t seek opportunities to trade him this summer with one year left on his deal, but he’s no threat to Dalton’s job security anytime soon.

We don’t see these guys a bunch, but they’re a talented group, Stafford said.

In fact, the teams haven’t met since 2014, a 24-7 Carolina victory. Newton passed for 281 yards in that victory but only rushed four times for 19 yards.
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It’s likely that the Lions will see Newton using his mobility more often on Sunday.

I’m just trying to win any way possible, Newton said. So you’ve (even) seen a little splash of me blocking. If you ask me to block, I’m willing to block, catch — wink, wink — all the above. I’m just trying to be whatever this team needs me to be.

The Lions are hopeful that rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis will return after missing two games with a concussion. But they have a number of other injury concerns, including starting offensive linemen T.J. Lang (back) and Rick Wagner (ankle, shoulder), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder). Some of the Panthers’ injury concerns include Benjamin (knee), center Ryan Kalil (neck), defensive end Mario Addison (knee), linebacker Thomas Davis (rib) and safety Kurt Coleman (knee).
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Falcons’ Vic Beasley Jersey to miss at least a month with hamstring injury, report says

The Falcons are off to a hot start in 2017, but they’ll have to play without the reigning NFL sacks leader for a while

Vic Beasley suffered a slight hamstring tear during the second half of Sunday night’s win over the Falcons and is expected to miss at least a month, WSB reported Monday.

Later in the day, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said at a news conference that Beasley is out this week and “past that, we’ll see where it goes.”
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The third-year pro out of Clemson led the NFL with 15.5 sacks on the way to earning first-team All-Pro status and a Pro Bowl selection in 2016. He already had picked up a sack in each of the Falcons’ first two games this season.

In his absence, 2017 first-round pick Takk McKinley could see an increase in playing time.

Lamarr Houston Limited Jersey Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback: “On this team, we’re going to keep choosing love over hate, unity over division, and that’s what it was to us. In talking last night and this morning, the few of us who linked arms just wanted to show a united front. I know personally on my Twitter and social media was receiving a lot of positivity but a lot of hatred as well, which is interesting.

I know it’s probably one-tenth or one one-hundredth, maybe, of some of my black teammates who have been using their platform to try and make a difference. But this was about unity, and we respect our men and women in uniform, we respect our troops, we love ’em, we appreciate what they do for us. Today was about using our platform to promote love and unity and acceptance and togetherness, and I hope we did that.” Rodgers linked arms with teammates.

Jay Cutler Jersey threw one of the worst Hail Mary tries ever, but maybe by design.

The most shocking thing about the Chiefs’ season-opening win over the Patriots was that they did it while running what looked like a college offense. Early in the game Smith, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce formed a backfield, and Kelce stepped up to take the snap and ran the option:

And it worked! So the Chiefs kept running it all night, sometimes throwing three backs and two tight ends on the field to complete their Navy impression.
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A rookie — running back Kareem Hunt — was maybe the most important player on the field. He finished with 148 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, and he looked explosive, and tough, and remarkably balanced in the process. The circumstances of general manager John Dorsey’s firing this offseason are somewhat cloudy, but he gave the cash-strapped Chiefs an incredible parting gift in the third-rounder.

Charles Sims Kids Jersey Hunt and the running game opened up the downfield passing game, and Smith cleaned up, throwing for 178 yards on just three deep balls. He had two more deep passes for 79 yards against the Eagles, which is good for anyone and outstanding for a notorious dink-and-dunker. Smith looks like a brand new quarterback this season.

But for him to be one of the best in this league and to show that integrity, it shows what he’s about, which is disappointing.
Dalton then basically retracted his upset rant by saying there was no feud between him and Watt. I wouldn’t be mad to see those sparks fly again — even if it is corny as hell.

There’s also a section that sits directly on the field, a safe distance behind the players and down closer to the goal line, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times writes. Whereas other stadiums have ground-level suites, these might be the league’s only on-field seats.