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Obviously, we weren’t very good, Babcock said. Anybody who watches us regularly knows that we weren’t that good. Saw it coming yesterday in practice, talked about it then and our preparation wasn’t good enough.

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He is unbelievable at it. I mean, he always talks and jokes about it, how good he was back in the day, and he still hasn’t lost that touch, Marner said. He’s been great for us in that category, but I mean, I think we’ve got to stop going that route. Thankfully we have him or else we might be in trouble.

Ryan Pulock, Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders (29-26-7), and Halak turned aside 28 shots. New York, tied with Columbus for the second Eastern Conference wild card, dropped to 4-6-2 since the All-Star break and 13-15-3 on the road this season.

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The Chargers and Patriots kept it close into the third quarter. LaDainian Tomlinson ran in a three-yard touchdown to give San Diego a 21-13 lead with 8:35 left in the game. But Tom Brady hit Reche Caldwell for a score, and a successful two-point conversion tied things up with the Chargers. Stephen Gostkowski kicked the game-winner with just over a minute to play.
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Brady had to play some clean-up in the fourth quarter of his second Super Bowl after the Patriots allowed the Panthers to score 12 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to take a 22-21 lead with just under seven minutes to play.

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The Eagles often made good use of this when Carson Wentz was taking snaps. Then Wentz got hurt, which shows why NFL teams don’t like to rely on QB runs.

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In the NFL, RPOs are a nice addition to a pro-style offense that can help force man coverage or bring better angles and numbers for the run game.
Without rule changes, they won’t be more than a way to give the QB a fast option to punish an aggressive run defense.

In the college game, they can serve as the main focus of an entire playbook, the same way the triple option did.

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The Bears have also declined to pick up the $8 million 2018 option on Pro Bowl offensive lineman Josh Sitton, according to multiple reports.

The 31-year-old Sitton, who missed the final two games of the 2017 season with an ankle injury, told the Chicago Tribune that he has prime years left, and intends to play next season.

Like Sitton, Freeman also battled injuries in 2017. The Bears placed Freeman on injured reserve in Week 2 after the veteran tore a pectoral muscle in the season opener versus Atlanta. Freeman suggested that the concussion he suffered in the Falcons game contributed to the latest suspension.

Freeman — voted a team captain before Week 1 — missed four games in 2016 for his first violation of the PED policy, but still finished with a team-high 110 tackles.

He played four seasons in Indianapolis, registering at least 100 tackles three times, before he signed a three-year deal with Chicago in 2016.

Freeman was scheduled to earn $3.5 million in 2018, but none of it was guaranteed.

When the Bills visit the Chargers on Sunday, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn will face the team he thought should have hired him as their head coach.

Once at the studio, Siciliano goes over his notes on each game for an hour, sits for makeup at 8, pores over the inactive lists for the early games at 8:30, selects the roster for his fantasy team (named “Run the Ball Up Their Donkey,” a homage to Adrian Peterson’s Week 1 comment to Sean Payton) and enters the studio at 9.

At a time when the league features a number of teams that are evenly matched from a talent standpoint, the insistence on finding guys with intelligence and toughness has also already elevated the play of the Saints on the field.

Dual-threat players becoming desired at RB position. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the 2017 running back class has ushered in a renaissance at the position. Led by the electric play of Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt, the NFL is seeing the “hybrid” running back (runner-receiver type) play a more prominent role on offenses this season. Now, this certainly isn’t a surprise, based on the league’s shift toward a pass-heavy trend, but it is uncommon to see so many teams build game plans around rookie running backs with unique skills as pass-catching playmakers out of the backfield.

The Jaguars can clinch that elusive playoff berth this week, but they have to take care of business Sunday by beating the 8-4 Seahawks at home, and then they’ll need help.

The Jags would clinch with a win coupled with a Bills loss to the Colts, a Chargers loss to the Redskins, a Jets loss or tie against the Broncos and a Dolphins loss or tie against the Patriots on Monday.

In a league that is touted as the ultimate meritocracy, players should be rewarded for their efforts. Whether it is a starting job or a Pro Bowl honor, the best players should be recognized for a job well done. On a team that is making its first playoff appearance in years due to the stellar play of a disruptive force at the point of attack, it is time for the Rams to open up the checkbook and scribble out some big numbers (with a few commas!) to reward the best player on their squad.

At first, Timberlake was flippant about Nipplegate, telling Access Hollywood that, “We love giving you all something to talk about.” But he changed his tune shortly after that, saying, “I’m sorry if anyone was offended.”

Jackson meanwhile, issued both written and taped statements, absolving MTV, CBS and the NFL and saying, “It was not my intention that it go as far as it did.”

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Won’t be the Browns’ first Super Bowl championship.

Bears: The biggest question: Did they need to trade up (and trade away two picks this year and their 2018 first-rounder) to get Mitchell Trubisky? The Chicago fans who booed Trubisky at a Bulls game in the United Center on Friday didn’t think so. He might turn out to be a 13-year NFL starter, but Trubisky is a risk, having started just 13 collegiate games.
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With Shazier and his top backup Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) out, Ravens running back Alex Collins ran wild Sunday night and Joe Flacco enjoyed dumping it off in the flats against Arthur Moats and Sean Spence, who was picked up off waivers to help fill the void at linebacker. Still, the Steelers found a way to win and now have a teammate worth winning for when times get tough.

Not sure whether it was Mackay who found it, but Hoffman soon declared his ball unplayable, took a drop then made double-bogey. He finished the tournament in second.

World gone nuts, continued: After Oklahoma defeated Ohio State in Columbus this season, OU QB Baker Mayfield grabbed an OU flag, ran to the center of the field and planted it inside Ohio State’s logo.

On Friday, in addition to the Patriots losing Julian Edelman to a knee injury, the Chiefs saw Spencer Ware with a serious-looking knee injury. Unlike with the Patriots receiver, Ware is expected to have avoided a torn ACL, but if his injury turns out to be just a knee sprain, it’s still possible he’ll be sidelined several weeks into the regular season, opening the door for Kareem Hunt. For more on those injuries as well as the performances of Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Eddie Lacy, Patrick Mahomes and more, check out Friday’s daily roundup.

Papa John’s issues Twitter apology for ‘divisive’ NFL, anthem remarks

Papa John’s apologized Tuesday for comments made by CEO John Schnatter, who had blamed the NFL and protesting players for the pizza chain’s struggles this football season.
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In a three-tweet mea culpa, the Louisville-based company did a 180 and said it supported players’ right to protest.

The NFL said the research the Times focused on forms no part of the current work by the league’s head, neck and spine committee.

Maybe it’s denial, but Kramer doesn’t attribute his depression to his football career. A growing roster of former NFL players – many dead by their own hands – have been diagnosed posthumously with CTE, which is associated with an array of symptoms of psychological unmooring. Kramer says he was not diagnosed with concussions during his playing days. Instead, he believes his is a clinical depression that presented early in his career, which he had been treating with anti-depressant medication off and on since his retirement.

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There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem, the joint statement read. We are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way.

On Tuesday, however, it was reported that Goodell called the ongoing protests by players divisive and a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues.

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That’s a lot of money and obviously NFL business is going well, Brady said, according to WEEI.com. He can pick up a lot of checks now.
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It’s very, very hard, and if you want to make changes you end up getting a lot of criticism along the way, Jones said after noting his motivation always was about trying to make positive changes for the NFL. If you’re working in an area and you’re not getting a lot of major pushback then you should ask yourself whether you should be working in that area.

Black women don’t have proper guidance to how they should treat a man, so they mess up a lot in relationships, Maserati Rick wrote in a lengthy answer that managed to disparage both black and white women, one as unruly and the other as subservient. :[Y]oung black athletes are looking for a woman to submit do they part, and they handle business. Men needs peace of mind, and you don’t get that with black women.

There was a lot of anger directed Maserati Rick’s way, but all at an alleged NFL player seemingly without a name. His face could sometimes be seen, typically posing at clubs with white women – black women are not coachable, he wrote – women who believed him to be a football player.

In reality, Maserati Rick is Agnant, whose NFL career comprised a regional combine at the Dolphins facility in 2014. He turned no heads, but has since manipulated photos to deceive the internet into believing his celebrity. Using Instagram filters, he went to great lengths to obscure images – I signed a contract with The Miami Dolphins today he wrote in one picture, in which the image quality was so skewed, a viewer can’t make out his face.

Maybe Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt or Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown?

Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone last weekend, potentially ending his season, a week after Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt suffered season-ending injuries. Andrew Luck hasn’t played all season.

Who’s the MVP of the league? There’s Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and there’s Tom Brady and there’s … who?

One of the big preseason storylines for the Dallas Cowboys is the question of whether quarterback Dak Prescott will suffer the dreaded sophomore slump. Why this has become such a big question mark when the Cowboys are bringing back nearly the exact same offensive group, we don’t know; but if his preseason performance is any indication, the Cowboys really do not have anything to worry about.

Dak completed 7 of 8 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in his first preseason action against the Colts last week, and in the Cowboys’ warmup game against the Raiders on Saturday night, Prescott stayed just as hot. He finished the first half 11 of 14 for 113 yards and another score, this one to tight end Jason Witten after a play-fake that fooled every one of the Raiders’ linebackers.

That might be true, but it is going to be a hard sell to give Hackenberg time moving forward unless the Jets’ plan is to have him lead them to the No. 1 pick.

That’s now 11 possessions with exactly zero points for Hackenberg this preseason. The Jets are going to be shopping for another quarterback come next May.

Aaron Rodgers is not a man who needs more weapons. But Ted Thompson decided to buck his usual offseason convention this year and go out to sign a new one anyway, bringing in tight end Martellus Bennett. It paid immediate dividends, with Rodgers finding Bennett for a 3-yard touchdown that exemplifies exactly why the Packers brought him in.

No sooner did Joe Theismann, broadcasting for the Redskins, say he’s not sure how Bennett would fit into this offense than did Bennett find himself lined up with linebacker Zach Brown on the outside of the formation.
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One big storyline in this game would be Mike Mularkey making a game plan to stop Matt Ryan. Mularkey was Ryan’s offensive coordinator during his first four seasons in the league (2008-11).
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But it all has been a very bad look for the NFL, most observers seem to agree. A number of owners and high-ranking executives with NFL teams said in recent weeks that things are not as splintered within the league as it appears because Jones, in their view, does not have the widespread support he has attempted to portray. But appearances matter at a time when the sport’s long run of popularity and prosperity is being threatened.

Some within the league are wondering what to make of the abrupt reversal by Papa John’s, an NFL sponsor, in apologizing for being divisive when it recently criticized the league for a lack of leadership in dealing with player protests. There have been suspicions by some within the NFL that Jones, who reportedly owns more than 100 Papa John’s franchises, influenced the company’s original statements. Could the about-face signal a cessation of hostilities? Or was it merely a business decision by the pizza maker?