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Sean McVay on Jared Goff's days as Rams QB: 'There's a lot of times you can smile on'

Sean McVay on Jared Goff's days as Rams QB: 'There's a lot of times you can smile on'

In the weeks and months ahead of the dissolution of quarterback  as the Los Angeles Rams' leading man, much ado was made about coach Sean McVay's less-than-glowing comments regarding his then-franchise QB.On a sleepy, offseason afternoon Thursday, though, McVay looked back fondly on the days of Goff and deemed it unfair to pin the team's recent offensive woes squarely on the shoulders of the quarterback."What I think is important to make sure that I at least want to mention is the amount of good things and really great leadership that he provided since I got here as a head coach," McVay...

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Lions head coach Dan Campbell OK with being known as a meathead

Lions head coach Dan Campbell OK with being known as a meathead

What with all the talk of biting kneecaps and whatnot, rookie Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell certainly made a memorable first impression in his introductory press conference .If that impression was that of a "meathead," that's fine by Campbell, though."I said this to Chris (Spielman) the other day, I was like, 'I love the fact we're only known as meatheads,'" Campbell said via . "I'm a meathead? I have limited brain capacity? I like (that people think) that. I'm good with that, you know what I mean? I have zero problem with it."The 44-year-old Campbell is a 10-year NFL veteran who...

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Byron Leftwich on Tom Brady's level of play at age 43: 'You just didn't think it was possible'

Byron Leftwich on Tom Brady's level of play at age 43: 'You just didn't think it was possible'

When it comes to and his vast many accomplishments, the amazing is hardly happenstance.Still, it's rather astonishing that Brady, at 43-year-old, is two years older than his offensive coordinator , 41, and still playing at the otherworldly level he played at in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' run to a Super Bowl LV championship.Brady, who and set a with 40 touchdowns, dazzled even Leftwich. He admitted even he could not fathom the excellence exhibited by TB12 this past season on the latest episode of the Huddle & Flow Podcast with the NFL Network's Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche."Hell no. You just...

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Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater wins 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater wins 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

had his ups and downs on the field in his first season with the Carolina Panthers, but as has been the standard during his six-year career so far, he exemplified character and gamesmanship throughout.Thusly, Bridgewater received the 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award during NFL Honors on Saturday.Bridgewater emerged from a list of nominees that also included Ravens defensive end , Steelers defensive tackle , Colts defensive end and Patriots receiver from the AFC, along with Buccaneers linebacker , Eagles center and 49ers fullback in the NFC.The Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, awarded...

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Falcons hire Titans OC Arthur Smith as new head coach

Falcons hire Titans OC Arthur Smith as new head coach

The Atlanta Falcons landed their top choice.Arthur Smith has agreed to terms with Atlanta to become its next head coach, the team announced Friday. He officially signed on Saturday.The Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator over the last two seasons, Smith, 38, was the Falcons' No. 1 choice all along, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.Though he was the franchise's top target, Smith was after the Falcons fired Dan Quinn on Oct. 11. He is expected to pair with Terry Fontenot, who is currently the Saints assistant general manager/vice president of player...

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QB Aaron Rodgers could rewrite own Packers single-season TD record

QB Aaron Rodgers could rewrite own Packers single-season TD record

As  has quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers to a second consecutive NFC North title and the doorstep of the NFC's top seed, he's looked to be every bit in prime form, though it's long been remarked his prime is behind him.At 37-years-old, Rodgers is the frontrunner for AP Most Valuable Player and is in position to surpass perhaps the greatest season of his career.Rodgers has an NFL-leading 44 touchdowns passes this season, which is just one away from the Packers' single-season record set by Rodgers in 2011 when he threw 45 – and was voted most valuable player.  Rodgers is two touchdown...

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Titans RB Derrick Henry could make NFL history vs. Texans

Titans RB Derrick Henry could make NFL history vs. Texans

It's a long shot – or perhaps better yet, a long run – that the Tennessee Titans' star running back will hit one of the league's most storied marks this regular season. But the setting is definitely right for the outstanding to happen.'s 223 yards away from becoming the eighth player to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season.Steep as that hill might appear to climb, Henry's facing the perfect opponent to make that history in the Houston Texans.A season ago in Week 17, Henry ran through the Texans defense for 211 yards and aided in the Titans clinching a playoff berth in the process. In...

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Josh Allen breaks Jim Kelly's Bills single-season record for TD passes

Josh Allen breaks Jim Kelly's Bills single-season record for TD passes

With his fourth touchdown pass of a spectacular Monday night, Buffalo Bills quarterback broke legendary Bills QB 's single-season franchise record for TD passes.Allen's 34th touchdown pass of the season surpassed Kelly's previous franchise record of 33 set in the 1991 season.The record-breaker was an eight-yard scoring pass to , the receiver's third of the night, which saw the Bills defeat the Patriots, .Kelly, a Hall of Famer and perhaps the most revered Bills player of all-time, led Buffalo to a Super Bowl appearance that season, while Allen has keyed Buffalo's rise to its first AFC...

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Washington-Eagles game slotted for Week 17 Sunday night game

Washington-Eagles game slotted for Week 17 Sunday night game

The final Sunday Night Football game of the 2020 season will have the NFC East hanging in the balance.The Week 17 game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team has been slotted for Sunday night, Jan. 3, airing on NBC, the NFL announced.With a victory, Washington will win the NFC East.The full Week 17 schedule can be seen below, as obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero:Washington’s bid to win the NFC East will go down to Game 256. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)Please enable JavaScript to view theSee all the ActionReplay every game all season.Big left arrow iconBig...

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Saints QB Drew Brees becomes first NFL player to pass for 80,000 yards

Saints QB Drew Brees becomes first NFL player to pass for 80,000 yards

Milestones are nothing new for New Orleans Saints quarterback , but as of Saturday he's reached even more uncharted territory.Brees became the first player in NFL history to pass for 80,000 yards.With his first completion of the second half -- a nine-yarder to -- Brees flew by the landmark number.The NFL's all-time career passer, Brees entered Week 16's game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings needing 154 yards to hit the milestone.Brees concluded the Saints' win with 311 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Heading into the final week of the regular season -- perhaps the last of...

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Pass-rushing great, Hall of Famer Kevin Greene dead at 58

Pass-rushing great, Hall of Famer Kevin Greene dead at 58

A blur of a blonde mane, ferocious intention and tenacity off the edge, 's historic levels of success came more from determination and passion for the game than any otherworldly physical attributes.He was a character for the autumns, who roared when he spoke and with his play, grinned ear to ear and had wide eyes when a quarterback was near.One of the most prolific pass rushers to ever grace the gridiron, Greene, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, died Monday. He was just 58.No cause of death has been announced.A class of 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Greene's 15-season NFL career was...

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Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III placed on reserve/COVID-19 list; out for Thursday night

Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III placed on reserve/COVID-19 list; out for Thursday night

Things will be slowed down quite a bit for the Las Vegas Raiders this week.The Raiders placed rookie speedster on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported via the transaction wire. With Ruggs' placement on the list, the 2020 first-round pick will be out for against the Chargers.While the Raiders' struggling receiving corps will be dealt a loss with Ruggs out, there is some promise for a sputtering defense as the team also announced it has signed pass rusher to the 53-man roster and edge has been designated for return from injured reserve.Ruggs, selected 12th...

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Giants coach Joe Judge: 'No regrets' playing hamstrung QB Daniel Jones

Giants coach Joe Judge: 'No regrets' playing hamstrung QB Daniel Jones

Aiming for an NFC East title and of the belief that their second-season signal-caller Daniel Jones would give them the best shot at a win over the Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants started Jones on Sunday, bum hamstring at all.It was a decision that worked out dreadfully, the Giants losing to the Cardinals, , with an immobile Jones getting pummeled and pulverized to the tune of six sacks and three fumbles (one lost).Nonetheless, Judge offered no regrets on the decision to start Jones -- who missed the previous week."No, I have no regrets about playing him," Judge said, . "We made a...

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Doug Pederson doesn't name Eagles starter despite winning 'spark' from Jalen Hurts

Doug Pederson doesn't name Eagles starter despite winning 'spark' from Jalen Hurts

There was a much different look to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday -- most noticeably in the final score.As made his first start for Philly, the Eagles offense ran a little option, got the rookie going on the ground and came away with a huge upset of the New Orleans Saints."Jalen got the start this afternoon, and I thought overall, there were some good things and really, kind of gave us a spark as a team that I was looking for, and I think we were looking for as a team," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, via team transcript. "But you know, this win today is not about one guy. This win is...

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Mike McCarthy: Cowboys had no answer for 'astronomical' Ravens rushing effort 

Mike McCarthy: Cowboys had no answer for 'astronomical' Ravens rushing effort 

Upon a December Tuesday evening that concluded Week 13, the Baltimore Ravens rushing attack reaffirmed just how formidable it can be just as the Dallas Cowboys run defense provided a reminder of the many improvements it must make.When the proverbial dust settled on the Ravens' , Baltimore had run for 294 yards on 37 plays, gaining 7.9 yards per tote as the Cowboys struggled for answers and tackles all the same.After the onslaught, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy rounded up the carnage, because nothing much went Dallas' way, so why not?"[Baltimore] is a unique offense, very physical offensive...

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Nagy won't announce starting QB for Sunday, but all signs point to Mitchell Trubisky

Nagy won't announce starting QB for Sunday, but all signs point to Mitchell Trubisky

A pivotal NFC North rivalry showdown awaits on Sunday night, quarterback (hip) did not practice Wednesday, (shoulder) did and Bears coach Matt Nagy is still mum on a decision as to who his starting signal-caller will be in Week 12 against the Packers.However, when speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Nagy characterized Foles as being day-to-day and spoke glowingly of his confidence in Trubisky and the admiration he has for the former first-rounder's character. Though Nagy did not announce a decision, his words seem to portend to Trubisky re-starting his days as the Bears quarterback when...

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Bengals QB Joe Burrow looks to avoid No. 1 pick debut history

Bengals QB Joe Burrow looks to avoid No. 1 pick debut history

In all of 2019, the Cincinnati Bengals produced two victories. It added up to them getting the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.In 2019, Joe Burrow did it all for the LSU Tigers. Burrow won the Heisman and led the Tigers to 15 wins and an NCAA title. It added up to him getting selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.Now, Burrow heads into Sunday, leading the Bengals against the Chargers and riding a personal 16-game winning streak in the hopes of avoiding his first loss since all the way back in November of 2018.However, likely of bigger historic note, Burrow is looking to become...

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