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Odell Beckham's production at a career low - ProFootballTalk

Odell Beckham's production at a career low - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBrowns wide receiver at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. It’s easy to see why.Beckham caught just two passes for 25 yards on Sunday, continuing a disappointing trend for Beckham in Cleveland: He’s just not the same player he was early in his career with the Giants.This year Beckham is averaging a career-low 3.8 catches per game for a career-low 53.2 yards per game. He’s also not getting as many passes thrown to him as he’s accustomed to, with a career-low average of just 7.0 targets per game. But if he were making the most of...

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Cowboys giving up points at historic pace

Cowboys giving up points at historic pace

Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox.Sign UpBy subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's and The Cowboys are giving up points like no NFL team in decades.After Monday night’s 38-10 loss to the Cardinals, the Cowboys have now given up 218 points through six games this season. That’s the most since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and it puts them on pace to allow 581 points over a 16-game season. That would break the all-time NFL record of 533 points allowed set by the 1981 Baltimore Colts.The only NFL teams that have ever given up more than 218 points through six games were the...

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Jets on pace for worst point differential in NFL history - ProFootballTalk

Jets on pace for worst point differential in NFL history - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Jets aren’t just losing this season, they’re losing by historic margins.After falling to 0-6 with a 24-0 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, the Jets have been outscored 185-75 so far this season. Their -110 point differential is by far the worst in the NFL, and it is equal to the combined point differentials of the second-worst and third-worst teams. (The Jaguars’ point differential is -56 and the Football Team’s point differential is -54.)Project their current -110 point differential over a 16-game season, and the Jets would get...

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Aaron Rodgers on Ndamukong Suh: "That goes back a long time" - ProFootballTalk

Aaron Rodgers on Ndamukong Suh: "That goes back a long time" - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesPackers quarterback and Buccaneers defensive tackle have a long history, and today they once again went at it.Suh was flagged for roughing the passer on Rodgers on one play, sacked him after that, and then the two could be seen exchanging words multiple times during the game. Afterwards, Rodgers acknowledged that his rivalry with Suh goes way back.“That goes back a long time and I’m sure the cameras caught some stuff,” Rodgers said.The most memorable moment between the two players came late in the 2014 season, when Suh stepped on...

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Broncos have no new positive tests - ProFootballTalk

Broncos have no new positive tests - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe latest threat to today’s Broncos-Patriots game came yesterday, with the news that Denver running backs coach Curtis Modkins . But it appears that the Broncos have avoided a larger outbreak.The Broncos got no new positives from the round of testing conducted yesterday, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver.There were concerns about Modkins because he had been at practice with the team on Thursday and Friday before testing positive. Modkins’ son, a Broncos coaching intern, had also been with the team but went into isolation when his father...

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After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever - ProFootballTalk

After an ugly Week One, kickers have been more accurate than ever - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWeek One was ugly for NFL kickers. Ever since, they’ve been outstanding.Kickers in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent years. As we noted at the time, that could have been a result of empty stadiums, but it also .The results from Week Two on suggest “blip.”Kickers have been so successful since Week Two that the overall field goal percentage in the NFL for the 2020 season is now 86.1 percent, an increase over the field goal...

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Punts at an all-time low in the NFL - ProFootballTalk

Punts at an all-time low in the NFL - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesNFL teams are punting less than ever before.This season NFL teams are averaging just 3.46 punts per game. As noted by FootballPerspective.com, that’s by far the .Only one team, Washington, is averaging more than five punts a game. Ten teams are averaging less than three punts a game (and the Packers are averaging less than two punts a game). Last year only one team, the Ravens, averaged less than three points a game while three teams averaged more than five punts a game.As we’ve previously noted, that’s in part because teams are getting...

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Fourth down conversions way up this year - ProFootballTalk

Fourth down conversions way up this year - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesNFL scoring is at an all-time high this season, and that’s in part thanks to teams going for it on fourth down more often this year, and converting more often as well.So far this season, NFL offenses have stayed on the field for 154 fourth downs, and converted 85 of them, or 55 percent. That puts teams on pace to go for it 626 times, and convert 345 of them. Last season, NFL offenses stayed on the field for 609 fourth downs and converted 276 of them, or 45 percent.The numbers are particularly stark on fourth-and-1: As noted by Michael...

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Danielle Hunter's personal trainer thinks he should sit out the season - ProFootballTalk

Danielle Hunter's personal trainer thinks he should sit out the season - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe personal trainer for Vikings defensive lineman wants to see Hunter prioritize his health and sit out the full season.Hunter, who has been on injured reserve all season with a neck injury, has not said publicly when (or if) he plans to return. But James Cooper, the personal trainer who has been working with Hunter for his entire NFL career, believes that Hunter would be wise to take his time and see if his neck heals on its own before having surgery.“I just gave [Hunter] my opinion that it’s best to try to ,” Cooper told Chris...

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Joey Bosa: Tristan Wirfs is a good player, will be a great player - ProFootballTalk

Joey Bosa: Tristan Wirfs is a good player, will be a great player - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesChargers All-Pro defensive end ran into a rookie who gave him everything he could handle on Sunday when he matched up against Buccaneers right tackle .Bosa didn’t do much of anything in the Chargers’ 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers, managing just one tackle and no sacks, and he acknowledged afterward that he had a tough time going up against Wirfs.“He’s a good player, and he’s gonna be a great player,” Bosa said, via Daniel Popper of TheAthletic.com.The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Wirfs is incredibly strong and has good agility for a man his size....

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Larry Fitzgerald: "Home-field advantage is definitely not the same" - ProFootballTalk

Larry Fitzgerald: "Home-field advantage is definitely not the same" - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesCardinals wide receiver is in his 17th NFL season, but he has never experienced a season like this one.This season, with stadiums either empty or at significantly reduced capacity, Fitzgerald says the lack of crowd noise makes it easy to hear quarterback in the middle of the field when Fitzgerald is lined up on the sideline, something that usually isn’t the same.“I would say the home-field advantage is definitely not the same,” Fitzgerald said, via SI.com. “We went to San Francisco. That place is usually really tough. They have a loyal...

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Vic Fangio undecided on whether Brett Rypien will get another start - ProFootballTalk

Vic Fangio undecided on whether Brett Rypien will get another start - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Broncos have already started three different quarterbacks this season, and it was Thursday night’s starter, , who was on the field for Denver’s first victory. But that doesn’t necessarily mean Rypien will start Week Five at New England.Broncos coach Vic Fangio said after the game that he has not yet decided whether Rypien will get another start.“I mean, yeah, we have some ,” Fangio said, via ESPN. “[We’ll] take a look at the tape thoroughly, analyze it and go with what we think is best.”Rypien completed 19 of 31 passes for 242 yards...

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Jets' penalties gave Broncos seven first downs, most in NFL this season - ProFootballTalk

Jets' penalties gave Broncos seven first downs, most in NFL this season - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Jets did everything in their power to hand the Broncos Thursday night’s game, including handing the Broncos more first downs on penalties than any team has gained so far this season.In all, the Broncos picked up seven first downs off Jets penalties, which is the most penalty first downs in any game this season. It’s been more than a full year since any NFL team picked up seven first downs by penalties; the last time it happened was September 26, 2019, when the Eagles gave eight penalty first downs to the Packers.The Jets committed a...

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Jerry Jones: I was dreaming we could draft Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Round 2 - ProFootballTalk

Jerry Jones: I was dreaming we could draft Clyde Edwards-Helaire in Round 2 - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesIf hadn’t gone to the Chiefs in the first round of this year’s NFL draft, he might have gone to the Cowboys in the second.That’s the word from Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones, who said today on 105.3 The Fan that he thinks Edwards-Helaire has made the Chiefs even better than they were last year. Jones said he would have loved to pair Edwards-Helaire with .“I see a team that is clicking, they’re the Super Bowl champs and they look like they got better — the running back is outstanding, I watched him live last year at LSU,”...

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Matt Ryan's eight straight incompletions gave Bears plenty of time for comeback - ProFootballTalk

Matt Ryan's eight straight incompletions gave Bears plenty of time for comeback - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWhen the Falcons had a late 26-10 lead on Sunday, it appeared that the Bears simply wouldn’t have enough time to catch up. Then the Falcons did the Bears a favor, and kept stopping the clock.Those clock stoppages came from eight consecutive incomplete passes thrown by over a span of five series in the second half.With the Falcons up 26-10 in the third quarter, a Ryan third-down incompletion led to a punt.The next possession saw the Falcons still leading 26-10, and that possession ended with a Ryan incompletion, followed by a Ryan sack,...

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Tua Tagovailoa will save his $30 million rookie contract, live on endorsements - ProFootballTalk

Tua Tagovailoa will save his $30 million rookie contract, live on endorsements - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesSome professional athletes make tens of millions of dollars and still go broke. Dolphins rookie quarterback will not be one of those athletes.Tagovailoa got $30.3 million guaranteed, including a $19.6 million signing bonus, on his four-year rookie contract. He isn’t spending a dime of it.Instead, Tagovailoa said in an interview with GQ, every NFL paycheck is going into savings, and all he’ll spend to live on is what he gets in endorsements.“I’m gonna be , so the endorsement money that I get, and then everything else is just put to the...

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Matt Patricia: It's not good enough and we're trying to do better - ProFootballTalk

Matt Patricia: It's not good enough and we're trying to do better - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TodayWhen Matt Patricia was hired as coach of the Lions, they were coming off a 9-7 season that was deemed not good enough, getting Patricia’s predecessor, Jim Caldwell, fired.With Patricia now 0-2 in his third season, the Lions are 9-24-1 with Patricia. If nine wins in one season wasn’t good enough for Caldwell, is nine wins in three seasons good enough for Patricia? Patricia acknowledges it isn’t.“You play a game like this today, it’s a bad game, and we’re trying to do better,” Patricia said, via MLive.com. “I think our scheme has been really...

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Stefon Diggs had more receiving yards than the Vikings' whole team today - ProFootballTalk

Stefon Diggs had more receiving yards than the Vikings' whole team today - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Vikings’ decision to trade their No. 1 wide receiver, , did not look wise today.Diggs, who was traded to the Bills for a haul of draft picks this offseason, was outstanding in Buffalo’s win over Miami today. Diggs caught eight passes for 153 yards and a touchdown, the most receiving yards of any player in the league so far in Week Two.Without Diggs, the Vikings’ offense is a mess. The Vikings managed just 95 passing yards, with gaining 113 through the air but losing 18 on sacks, in today’s loss to the Colts.It’s too soon to fully...

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No starting quarterbacks injured or benched in Week One for first time since 2011 - ProFootballTalk

No starting quarterbacks injured or benched in Week One for first time since 2011 - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe NFL got a piece of good news to start the 2020 season: All 32 starting quarterbacks made it out of Week One unscathed.No quarterbacks suffered serious injuries in Week One, and no quarterbacks were benched, either. That means 2020 is poised to be the first season since 2011 when all 32 quarterbacks who started Week One also started Week Two.For all the concerns that this highly unusual offseason would result in more injuries, if anything the opposite has been true at the league’s most important position: No quarterbacks were injured...

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Carson Wentz on Aaron Donald: He's a monster, he's a game wrecker - ProFootballTalk

Carson Wentz on Aaron Donald: He's a monster, he's a game wrecker - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesEagles quarterback took a career-high eight sacks on Sunday, and it won’t get any easier this week with the Eagles taking on and the Rams.Wentz said today that Donald is the focal point of the Eagles’ offense and they know they have a huge challenge on their hands.“Aaron Donald, he’s a monster,” Wentz said. “Everyone knows it. Everyone around the league knows the type of player he is and how he can really disrupt an offensive game plan. And so for us, we’re aware of that. Somebody we’ve got to always know where he is, but at the same...

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Cowboys' Sean Lee expected to miss six weeks after hernia surgery - ProFootballTalk

Cowboys' Sean Lee expected to miss six weeks after hernia surgery - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesCowboys linebacker won’t be back any time soon.Lee, who was already confirmed to be out for at least the first three games of the season, will miss six weeks after hernia surgery, according to Jane Slater of NFL Network.That’s particularly bad news for the Cowboys because linebacker is out six to eight weeks with a broken collarbone. Dallas is now very thin at the position.will likely be starting for the foreseeable future.

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Benny Snell glad to show what he can do in breakout performance - ProFootballTalk

Benny Snell glad to show what he can do in breakout performance - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesSteelers running back went into Monday night’s game thinking he was primarily going to contribute on special teams. But when went down, Snell went in — and made the most of his opportunity.Snell finished the game with 19 carries for 113 yards, the first 100-yard rushing game of his career, and he said afterward he was glad to show what he can do as a primary ball carrier.“Going into the games I don’t really have a mindset of how to call or what type of plays that I’ll get on offense,” Snell said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “ so...

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Le'Veon Bell may miss a couple weeks with hamstring injury - ProFootballTalk

Le'Veon Bell may miss a couple weeks with hamstring injury - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesJets running back may miss a couple weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered on Sunday.Coach Adam Gase said today that he doesn’t know for sure how long Bell is out, but it could be a couple weeks.Gase said after Sunday’s game that he from the game as soon as he suffered the injury on a 30-yard catch. Bell tried to play through it before leaving the game.Aside from that 30-yard catch, Bell didn’t do much for the Jets against the Bills: He caught just one other pass, for two yards, and he carried the ball six times for 14 yards.The...

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Dan Snyder: Washington Football Team may be our permanent name - ProFootballTalk

Dan Snyder: Washington Football Team may be our permanent name - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWhen Dan Snyder changed the name of his team from an offensive slur against Native Americans to the “Washington Football Team,” it was widely viewed as just a placeholder until a permanent team name could be implemented for the 2021 season and beyond.Maybe not.Snyder told Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal that if the fans come to like it, Washington Football Team may be his team’s name forever.“Sure, it’s possible!” Snyder wrote in an email. “If the Washington Football Team name catches on and our fans embrace it then we would be...

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Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott showed tremendous strength talking about depression - ProFootballTalk

Mike McCarthy: Dak Prescott showed tremendous strength talking about depression - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesCowboys quarterback revealed recently that he this offseason, and that made Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy admire Prescott even more.McCarthy said today that he has been impressed with everything he has seen from Prescott since becoming the Cowboys’ coach this year, and he is particularly impressed that Prescott decided to use his platform to spread an important message about mental health.“I can’t say enough about him,” McCarthy said. “He impresses me at every turn. I think his strength, and his ability to be transparent on his personal...

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