Falcons take advantage of Jaguars’ mistakes in 21-14 victory
Cordarrelle Patterson ran for a career-high 108 yards and two touchdowns in his return from an ankle injury and the Atlanta Falcons found the end zone and the win column for the first time in three weeks in a 21-14 victory over woeful Jacksonville.
Browns add 3 more players to crowded COVID-19 reserve list
The Cleveland Browns added starting safety Andrew Sendejo and rookie tight end Harrison Bryant to their lengthy COVID-19 list, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)CLEVELAND – With their biggest game in years just days away, the Cleveland Browns added three more players to their lengthy COVID-19 list. Safeties Andrew Sendejo and Karl Joseph along with rookie tight end Harrison Bryant were placed on the list Tuesday, giving Cleveland nine players on the list. It's not yet known if Sendejo, Joseph or Bryant tested positive for the virus or if they had close contact with an infected person. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has been vigilant about keeping his players safe and following NFL and team guidelines.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Different team, familiar result for Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The lopsided outcome also gave the Dolphins (1-2) their first double-digit victory in 39 games, ending the longest drought in the league. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.
ODDS, HISTORY, STATS: Jaguars, Titans meet in early AFC South showdown
SPREAD - Jaguars 1-0; Titans 0-1SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 30-21LAST MEETING - Titans beat Jaguars 42-20 in Nashville, Nov. 24, 2019LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Colts 27-20; Titans beat Broncos 16-14AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. ... Titans looking for their first 2-0 start since 2008, also the last time they won the AFC South. ... QB Ryan Tannehill led 17th winning drive of his career and fourth with Titans last week. ... Tannehill threw for 14 TDs with three rushing TDs in six home games last season. ... RB Derrick Henry ran for 116 yards in opener, his seventh game with 100 or more yards rushing since the start of 2019.
Minshew Mania 2.0: Jags stun Colts, Rivers 27-20 in opener
Undrafted rookie running back James Robinson accounted for 90 yards, including 62 on the ground. Robinson's 62 yards broke the previous mark for undrafted rookie running backs in season openers. He became the first undrafted rookie running back in 30 years to start in Week 1. Several undrafted rookie fullbacks have started openers over the years. Washington’s Ralph Nelson held the previous high for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie in Week 1, gaining 44 yards against New Orleans on Sept. 21, 1975.
McCaffrey scores 3 TDs, Panthers hold off Jaguars 34-27
Teammates Andrew Wingard #42, Najee Goode #52 and Tre Herndon #37 of the Jacksonville Jaguars try to stop Curtis Samuel #10 of the Carolina Panthers. McCaffrey set a franchise record with an 84-yard TD run and scored on a 5-yard run when he somersaulted into the end zone. Minshew finished 26 of 45 for 374 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for the Jaguars (2-3). It was the fourth time this season McCaffrey has recorded at least 175 yards from scrimmage. Smith received the biggest ovation and during his speech said he never thought he'd wear a Panthers jersey again.