Ekeler's Edge: Aaron Jones talks Packers backfield, Broncos slow start & Chargers
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon and Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler are back for another episode of Ekeler's Edge! This week, the guys are joined by Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones to recap his big fantasy week and talk about how he shares the workload with AJ Dillon. Matt and Austin also recap both Monday night games, talk about what went wrong in the Chargers’ loss to the Chiefs, discuss the slow start to the season for the Denver Broncos, and preview the Chargers’ week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Check out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
Ekeler's Edge: Chargers/Raiders recap, yoga & Chargers/Chiefs preview
Later, the guys tackles some fun “Ask Austin” questions before previewing the Chargers/Chiefs game and discussing the differences when playing a short week. 01:15 Chargers 24, Raiders 1903:00 Khalil Mack05:40 Chargers defense06:20 Austin’s game vs. Raiders11:00 Chargers backup RB rotation12:00 Justin Herbert’s game vs Raiders14:30 Gerald Everett’s TD catch15:30 Justin Herbert17:00 DeAndre Carter21:30 Ask Austin questions22:25 Mike Williams’ role in the LAC offense28:00 Confidence in the LAC offensive line32:00 Focus on being slippery or strong? 37:00 Yoga / Pilates in the locker room41:30 Chargers/Chiefs TNF preview42:00 How is it different in a short week? 47:40 Patrick Mahomes50:50 AFC West matchups52:40 Chiefs vs. Cardinals notes56:00 Raiders vs. Cardinals preview58:00 Raiders defenseCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Running backs
Los Angeles Chargers v Las Vegas Raiders LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 09: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of a game at Allegiant Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2 pick in 2022 fantasy drafts? [2022 Fantasy Draft Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs]Or, just maybe, Austin Ekeler, the Chargers' do-it-all runner, has taken the fantasy leap into the No. Like Taylor, Ekeler also scored 20 total touchdowns, but unlike Taylor, he scored eight times through the air. Whether you think Ekeler is the best option after JT or someone else at the running back position, our fantasy analysts can help you make the right decision with their rankings below:wftv.com
Carlson's FG as OT expires sends Raiders into postseason
Chargers Raiders Football Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker) (David Becker)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Daniel Carlson's 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime lifted the Las Vegas Raiders past the Los Angeles Chargers 35-32 on Sunday night for their first playoff berth since 2016. Las Vegas survived Los Angeles’ late-game comeback built on a series of fourth-down conversions to force overtime. Los Angeles converted on three fourth-down plays in the lengthy drive. Las Vegas dominated early while taking a 10-0 lead.wftv.com
NFL teams on Thanksgiving schedule all coming off loss
Maybe the NFL teams set to play on Thanksgiving got caught looking ahead to the holiday extravaganza. All six squads playing on Thursday lost in their lead-up to the Thanksgiving game, marking the first time since 2001 that every team playing on the holiday dropped its previous contest. Back then there were only two Thanksgiving games, with Detroit hosting Green Bay and Dallas hosting Denver. The final two games on Thanksgiving are part of a record nine this week between teams that don't have a losing record, the most in NFL history in Week 12 or later. The Cardinals have won all six road games this season, with each victory coming by at least 10 points.wftv.com
Herbert throws for 382 yards, Chargers hold off Steelers
He passed for 382 yards and rushed for 90, the most by a Chargers QB in a game. Los Angeles took over at the 25 and scored four plays later when Herbert found Williams between the cornerback and safety. Williams, who had 97 yards on five catches, caught the ball at the Steelers 36-yard line and went untouched up the left sideline. Ekeler put the Chargers back up by two scores with his fourth score of the game before the Steelers scored 17 straight points to take the lead. FAST STARTThe Chargers scored on their first five possessions for the first time since 2017 against Washington.wftv.com
The Latest: Titans lead division by 3 games after OT win
The Titans edged Indianapolis 34-31 on Randy Bullock's 44-yard field goal with 4:03 remaining in overtime. Elsewhere, the New York Jets beat Cincinnati 34-31, putting idle Baltimore back in sole possession of first place in the AFC North. Elsewhere, the New York Jets scored two touchdowns in quick succession to take a 34-31 lead over Cincinnati. ___2:25 p.m.Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was shaken up after a fake field goal late in the second quarter against the Browns. Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro’s 60-yard field goal on Sept. 25, 2016, is the longest field goal made at what is now called Highmark Stadium.wftv.com
Herbert's 398 yards, Ekeler 3 TDs lead Chargers over Browns
Browns running back Nick Chubb rushed for 161 yards and Baker Mayfield bounced back, going 23 of 32 for 306 yards and two touchdowns. David Njoku had 149 receiving yards for Cleveland (3-2), which has its two defeats after having double-digit leads in the second half. Cleveland went three-and-out on its ensuing possession, setting up the winning five-play, 48-yard drive. That wasn't the case on Sunday as he had a career-high, 72-yard TD during the second quarter. S M.J. Stewart had a hamstring injury in the second half and did not return.wftv.com
Herbert, Ekeler propel Chargers to 28-14 win over Raiders
Los Angeles is 3-1 for the first time since 2014 and part of a three-way tie atop the AFC West with Las Vegas and Denver. The Raiders scored on their first two possessions of the second half to draw within a touchdown, but Ekeler gave Los Angeles some breathing room with an 11-yard run off left guard. The Raiders could manage only 48 yards rushing against a Chargers defense that was last in the league in run defense. Los Angeles extended its lead to 21-0 at halftime by scoring on the final two drives of the first half. Darren Waller then drew Las Vegas within a TD when he caught a 3-yard pass with 1:44 remaining in the third.wftv.com
Chargers fire head coach Anthony Lynn after 4 seasons
FILE - In this Dec. 15 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn speaks after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Carson, Calif. The Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Anthony Lynn less than two seasons after he led the franchise to the AFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)COSTA MESA, Calif. – A four-game winning streak at the end of the season wasn't enough to save Anthony Lynn's job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Lynn led the franchise to the playoffs in 2018 but Los Angeles had losing records the last two seasons. Hired by the Chargers in January 2017, Lynn was the first Black head coach in franchise history and had one year remaining on his contract.
The Latest: Henry runs for 2k, Titans' doink wins AFC South
Henry came into Sunday’s regular season finale needing 223 yards rushing to become the second man in franchise history to reach 2,000. He came in as the NFL’s rushing leader for a second straight season with a career-best 1,777 yards rushing. The Green Bay Packers have set an NFL season record for second-quarter points. With the run Newton also passed Grogan for the single-season team record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Newton entered the game 26 yards behind Grogan, who had 539 rushing yards in 1978.
Chargers win third straight as Herbert sets rookie TD mark
Herbert, the sixth overall pick in the April draft and third QB taken, completed 21 of 33 passes for 253 yards. Badgley also split the uprights from 43 yards late in the second quarter to extend LA’s lead to 13-0 at halftime. After the Chargers went three-and-out, Drew Lock scored on a 1-yard keeper for Denver's first rushing touchdown in seven games. And after Badgley's late field goal, the Broncos got to midfield. McManus then had a 37-yard field goal attempt bounce off the left upright, his first miss inside 40 yards since 2017.
Brady throws for 5 TDs, Bucs rally to beat Chargers 38-31
Howard, Cameron Brate and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn — caught scoring passes from Brady, who threw four of them after the Bucs fell behind 24-7 in the second quarter. I can honestly say that if this had been last year, we would have gotten beat by 20,” Arians said. “We’ve got to keep building on the confidence in one another because there’s nothing we’re doing out there that’s perfect," Brady said. Ndamukong Suh forced a fumble inside the Los Angeles 10 with the Chargers attempting to run out at the clock. ... Howard was carted off late in the fourth quarter with what the Bucs described as an Achilles tendon injury.
The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers
(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT)___8:35 p.m.Carson Wentz has thrown his NFL-worst seventh interception of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. ___7:05 p.m.Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s 1-yard sneak that gave Buffalo a 23-16 lead over Las Vegas early in the fourth quarter. ___7:20 p.m.Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is back guiding the Bills offense after injuring his left shoulder late in the first half at Las Vegas. ___6:40 p.m.Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen headed to the locker room after falling on his left wrist. The high-scoring start to the 2020 NFL season continued Sunday with several games featuring lots of points and very little defense.
Vikings, Cook present NFL's latest RB contract standoff
FILE - In this Oct. 24 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook and praised him at every turn, but now the bill has come due. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, FIle)MINNEAPOLIS Dalvin Cook logged off last week from virtual team activities with the Minnesota Vikings, no longer willing to participate until he has secured a new contract. The three-year, $39 million contract Arizona gave David Johnson, who's now with Houston, might be the most realistic model. Gordon took a two-year, $8 million contract with Denver.
Chargers end skid, hand Jaguars 5th straight lopsided loss
JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone sat slumped in a chair in his office, his head down and his face planted in both hands. It was Jacksonville's fifth consecutive lopsided loss, all by at least 17 points. The 1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the last NFL team to drop five straight by at least 17. Rivers now has 2,668 yards passing and 24 touchdowns in nine career starts against the Jaguars. LA is 2-1 against the NFC North this season, allowing a combined 40 points against Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay.