The banged-up Cardinals will be missing left tackle D.J. Humphries, who injured a knee in the first quarter of the season opener.

“Baby, even the losers get lucky sometimes. Even the losers keep a little bit of pride. They get lucky sometimes.” The Jets are 2-2 with Josh McCown running the show, Bryce Petty in limbo and Christian Hackenberg still looking for the handle on his opportunity to show something. Can it sustain itself? Will we see one or both of the younger guys start at some point this year? Is the Jets’ quarterback of the future on their roster? Going with no, yes, no on those three questions, but in the meantime — and in the absence of confidence — I do hope Jets fans are enjoying watching their team win. Yeah, I know you want a high draft pick to get your hands on one of those 2018 rookie quarterbacks. But those guys aren’t even playing that well, and what’s the point of watching sports if you’re not going to enjoy surprise success?

Rookie kicker Jake Elliott continued his strong play one week after kicking a franchise-record 61-yard field goal to defeat the New York Giants. Elliott, who connected on a 53-yarder against the Chargers, has made six field goals in a row.

The banged-up Cardinals will be missing left tackle D.J. Humphries, who injured a knee in the first quarter of the season opener.

“He reinjured (his knee),” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters during his Monday press conference. “There’s another slight little tear when we were in pads last week.”

The Cardinals are also without outside linebacker Markus Golden for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.texans_076

Defensive end Myles Garrett Jersey should make his debut Sunday against the Jets.

Garrett tweeted in Spanish that he was back, and Browns coach Hue Jackson said the first overall pick took part in all drills in practice. Garrett was still listed as limited on the injury report, and barring a setback, he should play Sunday. He missed Cleveland’s first four games with a high ankle sprain. — Pat McManamon

Kingsbury: [Manziel] was already going pretty good down in College Station, prior to that. … [The Alabama win] took it to a whole other level. We show up and there’s I don’t know how many thousands of people waiting — and here comes the rock star. They had to have police security literally walk him through these masses of people to get him to his car.

Authentic Kids James Develin Jersey Lewis: I still get asked about the Alabama game. It’ll live on forever. … Any time I have A&M gear on, people ask what year I played and, ‘Did you play with Johnny Manziel?’

Authentic Kids Anthony Castonzo Jersey In the end, both teams had good conclusions: The Aggies finished 11-2 and Manziel won the Heisman; and the Crimson Tide went on to win another national championship.

Tinker: [In the locker room] Saban was like, ‘What do we do now?’ And I remember the speech Saban gave after the LSU game the year before in 2011, and word-for-word I just said the speech he gave last year. I feel like that was my shining moment as a senior. I said, ‘Guys, we still have an opportunity to do something great. We still have a chance to go to the SEC championship. Don’t look at the scoreboard. Keep fighting. Keep doing everything we can to be the best football team we can be, and we’ll see what happens.’

Saints trade 2015 first-round pick Stephone Anthony Jersey to Dolphins

The Dolphins have acquired linebacker Stephone Anthony from the Saints for an undisclosed draft pick.

The former Clemson Tigers’ linebacker is the eighth first-round pick from the 2014-15 drafts traded since March.

James Reimer Womens Jersey The 25-year-old will give the Dolphins added depth after the team suspended veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely Tuesday. Anthony, who has 128 career tackles in 26 games and 19 starts, has not played yet this season because of an ankle injury. The Dolphins and Saints will play each other Oct. 1 in London.

Travis Swanson Womens Jersey This was an important victory for the Bills, especially because they head to Atlanta to take on the 3-0 Falcons next week. It was especially promising to see the Bills win without the services of their two most expensive players, as both left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus were inactive with injuries. Sean McDermott’s team also has to travel to Cincinnati before its Week 6 bye, and while the Bengals aren’t good, a home game against the Broncos was likely Buffalo’s best shot at heading into the bye with two wins underneath its belt.

As for the Broncos, they may just chalk this one up to a bad day at the office. A fake punt on fourth-and-2 was stuffed. Opposing kicker Steven Hauschka hit four field goals, including kicks from 53 and 55 yards out, which are far less likely to be gimmes in Buffalo than they are in the thin air of Denver. They were victimized by the bizarre Miller penalty. With a key home game against the Raiders coming up in Week 4 before their bye, the Broncos might have fallen victim to something that may not even exist: a trap game.

Will leaving Chicago create any kind of change in Jay Cutler Jersey?

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Cutler’s retirement this offseason lasted only three months before Ryan Tannehill’s torn ACL lured him out of the broadcast booth and into the Dolphins backfield (thanks to a 2000 percent raise). The strong-armed veteran never reached the expectations placed on him once he was traded to Chicago, but he’s now reunited with Adam Gase — the Bears offensive coordinator-turned-Miami-head coach with whom he enjoyed one of the best seasons of his mercurial career.

Cutler also has a shiny array of weapons at his disposal, starting with a tailback who ran for 200+ yards in three games last fall (Jay Ajayi), and leveling up with a trio of receivers (DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and Jarvis Landry) who can run under Smokin’ Jay’s rocket-armed heaves downfield. The veteran quarterback may have landed in the best offense of his 12-year career; will it make a difference?

Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram, who terrorized the Broncos’ offensive line for 1.5 sacks on Monday, doesn’t think so.

While his ability to run is what makes him so exciting to watch, his capabilities as a passer will ultimately decide whether or not he’s an early draft selection and a successful NFL quarterback.

There’s no question he has the arm, but he’s shown better accuracy, anticipation and pocket presence in the first two games of 2017.

Against North Carolina, he avoided a pass rusher and — rather than take off and run, which he has been prone to do — reset his feet and fired a dart that traveled about 50 yards through the air and into the arms of his receiver for a huge touchdown.


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Leonard Fournette makes Jaguars history with impressive debut

Jaguars fans enjoyed a rare moment of bliss Sunday while watching Jacksonville dismantle the Texans 29-7 in Houston.

Rookie running back Leonard Fournette set a Jaguars record by becoming the first player in the team’s history to rush for over 100 yards in his debut.

Beckham injured his ankle in the Giants’ second preseason game against the Browns when cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit him just above the right knee as Beckham landed from a leaping attempt to catch a high pass from Eli Manning.

Beckham has not practiced since suffering the injury, though he was seen doing straight-line running while working with a trainer Wednesday and Thursday.

Beckham, 24, caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. It’s the sixth game he’s missed with the Giants — five due to injury and one stemming from a suspension.

Titans: “The running game isn’t working anymore with DeMarco Murray.”

Run-blocking was Tennessee’s huge asset last season, but the team sputtered on the ground, which reined back Marcus Mariota through the air. Murray, who wore down in the second half of last season, looks like the big mileage is catching up to him. It might be time to feature Derrick Henry soon.

Raiders: “Khalil Mack has a big-time defense around him, too.”

Oakland played over its head, given its significant deficiencies at linebacker and in the secondary behind Mack. It will probably look better than it is again vs. the Jets next week.
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Ezekiel Elliott Jersey suspension and appeal, explained

On Aug. 11, the NFL finally announced a six-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott to start this season, after an investigation spanning more than a year. The suspension stems from domestic violence allegations made against Elliott in July 2016.

A woman who identified herself as Elliott’s ex-girlfriend filed a police report claiming Elliott had been abusive over the course of five days in July 2016. She filed two separate reports with the Columbus Police Department. Witnesses who claimed to have been present did not corroborate her statements, and police and prosecutors decided not to bring charges against Elliott.

Elliott filed an appeal, as expected. The NFL and NFLPA are publicly at odds over this situation, and this thing could drag on for some time.

The NFL also reviewed forensic photographic evidence and consulted with two medical experts to determine the timeframe in which Elliott’s accuser’s injuries were likely to have occurred. The NFL said in its letter to Elliott that on three occasions the medical experts agreed photographs of the woman’s injuries looked “recent and consistent” with her version of what happened.

Baby steps. None of this is to suggest that Brissett makes Andrew Luck irrelevant. It’s the Colts we’re talking about here, so Brissett’s main contribution was not being part of Authentic Dan Skuta Jersey the problem, at least early in the game. He didn’t turn the ball over and managed the game effectively. Plus, he wasn’t a statue in the pocket, giving the beleaguered offensive line some help by being able to scramble outside the Prince Amukamara Youth Jersey pocket when he needed to.

Ben McAdoo says Eli Manning Jersey sloppy on key fourth-and-goal mistake

The New York Giants’ comeback attempt was derailed by what coach Ben McAdoo called sloppy quarterback play by Eli Manning near the goal line in the third quarter of a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

Clearly, he didn’t have any communication with his teammates, Tomlinson said. But also, he didn’t want to talk to his teammates. Sometimes when things are going wrong, as a leader of that team, as a captain, you have to step up and rally the troops. You have to go to the offensive line and say, ‘I know it’s tough, but let’s keep battling, let’s keep fighting.’ You have to go to the quarterback and say, ‘Hey, man, I’m not getting it done today. You have to step it up.’ You have to rally the troops. … They need him to do that because last year, he led the league in rushing. So everybody is looking at him as the top dog. So if you want to be the top dog, you have to do it on and off the field.

When asked about Tomlinson’s accusation, Garrett said, I just think it’s important to be specific about the plays. You evaluate the play. Those particular plays, it was not up to our standard.

I think different guys get ready to play in different ways, Garrett said, and in a game when things aren’t going well, sometimes guys look inward and focus on what they need to do to get themselves ready for their next opportunity.

Elite Womens Pharoh Cooper Jersey Garrett said frustration could have been a reason for Elliott’s lack of effort, but that was not an excuse.

Obviously, he had been very productive as a running back over the course of his career and certainly in the NFL up to this point, Garrett said, and he had a game where he carried the ball nine times for 8 yards, so there’s no question frustration could have set in.

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The most unexpected takeaway from Sunday’s loss to the Ravens was the poor play of Andy Dalton.

Chris Baker is sitting on a bench with some little kid, and they’re both singing along. DeSean Jackson is dancing on the practice field. Everyone is having a great time, because as Gerald McCoy points out, it’s impossible to be in a bad mood when that song is on.

And Jameis Winston made up his own lyrics.

“‘If you know what I’m sayin’, Austin Johnson’s gonna be playin’.” Well done, Jameis.

It was a great intro to a great episode. The Bucs finally got to enjoy their new locker room, defensive coordinator Mike Smith said his guys couldn’t stop a marching band, and a bunch of players looked surprised when the cannons fired in Raymond James, even though they do it for every score.

I’m still looking to find someone on a team that projects to score a lot of points and has a solid market share of his team’s red zone looks. I’m just trying to do it on the cheap, and the pricing at DraftKings typically allows for that.

An easy way to quickly identify value is to use the consensus ranking from the experts here at ESPN and then compare them to the price list at DraftKings. If you find someone who’s listed as a top-10 or top-15 player at his position that week but priced way lower than that on the salary list, he is undervalued/mispriced and someone you should definitely target.

The most unexpected takeaway from Sunday’s loss to the Ravens was the poor play of Andy Dalton. Protecting the football has been one of Dalton’s best traits the last two years, but things fell apart on Sunday: 5 sacks, 4 interceptions, a fumble and a 28.4 QB rating. Dalton must play better to turn this thing around.steelers_122

Mike Zimmer more worried about Saints than Adrian Peterson Jersey

Adrian Peterson will make his Minnesota debut in a jersey other than the Vikings’ Monday when the Saints face off against his old team.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t buying into all the hype. He believes the game is about the two teams playing in it, and Peterson just happens to be on one of them.

“I hope we have a chip on our shoulder,” Zimmer said, via ESPN.com. “This game isn’t about Adrian Peterson. It’s about the Vikings and the Saints. They’ve got a lot of great offensive weapons. He’s a great player, but this game isn’t about Adrian Peterson.”

Now Dolphins and Bucs players and officials will be able to attend to their homes and families this weekend, with the tradeoff of playing 16 consecutive weeks beginning Sept. 17.

The Dolphins will now open their season against the Chargers in Los Angeles in Week 2, while the Bucs will host the Bears.

The approaching storm has also affected numerous college football games involving Florida teams. Central Florida announced Tuesday it will move its home game against Memphis up from Saturday to Friday, while Miami has decided to cancel its game at Arkansas State. Florida International’s Su’a Cravens Jersey home opener against Alcorn State has been moved to Friday night at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

Florida and Florida State also have moved their home games Domata Peko Womens Jersey against Northern Colorado and Louisiana-Monroe, respectively, up from scheduled Saturday night kickoffs to noon starts.

Tom Brady Jersey explained his connection with the longest-tenured wideout on the roster Monday morning on WEEI.

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Amani Toomer was especially good at it in the NFL. Toomer, a New York Giants receiver from 1996-2008, was groomed in football that way.

Ty Sambrailo Authentic Jersey I learned in college at Michigan that it was an essential part of being a wide receiver, and I just continued that when I got to the league, Toomer said. I don’t understand why more receivers don*t really buy into it, because you are helping yourself. The more you have success running the ball, the more defenses have to commit to the run. It opens up more big pass plays for you. More man-to-man coverage. That*s when big plays happen.

Toomer said the teams that emphasize this task are the ones that are more detailed, the ones more fixated on nuggets that are required to win championships.

He’s also Brady’s go-to guy in third-and-long situations. Last fall, the All-Pro passer targeted him 38 times on third down in 2016. He targeted Hogan (12), Amendola (10), and Mitchell (10), the next three men on the stat sheet, a total of 32 times per ESPN.

So much of quarterback-receiver relationship is about trust and I see things a certain way and the receivers need to see it the exact same way in order for me to really anticipate where to go with the ball, Brady said. He and I just have had that. We’ve worked together since — this is our ninth year on the same team and talking about the same offense. We’re so in sync.