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.
Falcons' thin offense has Patterson inactive vs. Patriots
ATLANTA — (AP) — Running back Cordarrelle Patterson is inactive for Atlanta against the New England Patriots on Thursday night, taking one of the Falcons' most productive players away from an already depleted offense. Patterson will miss the game after being limited in the short practice week with an ankle injury. Patterson is the team's leading rusher but has perhaps made his biggest impact as a receiver out of the backfield. Atlanta's top wide receiver, Calvin Ridley, is missing his fourth consecutive game. The Falcons also are without backup tight end Hayden Hurst, with an ankle injury.wftv.com
Jacksonville’s Jamal Agnew ties NFL record with 109-yard return for TD
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars kick returner Jamal Agnew secured a place in NFL history on Sunday, returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown to become the third player to achieve the feat. Arizona Cardinals kicker Matt Prater attempted a 68-yard field goal with two seconds to go, NFL.com reported. >> Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker boots NFL-record 66-yard field goalAgnew also had a 102-yard kickoff return in Week 2, ESPN reported. He entered the day with the NFL record for the longest field goal at 64 yards, set in 2013. But Baltimore Ravens’ kicker Justin Tucker kicked a 66-yard field goal to beat Detroit and erase Prater’s mark.wftv.com
Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce unanimous AP All-Pro Team choices
Donald was selected Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to The Associated Press All-Pro Team. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)Dynamic defensive star Aaron Donald and unstoppable tight end Travis Kelce are unanimous choices Friday for The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team. It is the sixth All-Pro selection for Donald, who has helped the Los Angeles Rams to the top-ranked defense in the NFL, and the third for Kansas City's record-setting Kelce. Rounding out the offense are Cleveland right tackle Jack Conklin (second selection), and Washington right guard Brandon Scherff (first). The long snapper position is new to the All-Pro Team in 2020, and Baltimore's Morgan Cox is the choice.
Bears beat Vikings 33-27 to stay in stride in playoff race
That 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his second score of the game, put Chicago ahead again by double digits. Every time the Vikings made a push, this once-flailing Bears offense had an answer. Cairo Santos, who converted all four of his kicks, stretched his streak to 22 straight field goals made. The Vikings, who finished 3-5 at home this year, had four goal-to-go situations that yielded only two touchdowns. When the Vikings beat them 19-13 five weeks ago in Chicago, the Bears managed two first-half field goals and needed a kickoff return touchdown by Cordarrelle Patterson to stay competitive.
Stafford throws 3 TDs, Lions rally to beat Bears 34-30
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – Darrell Bevell had a hard time processing everything from his first game as an NFL coach. They fired general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia while elevating Bevell, their offensive coordinator, to interim coach. But the Lions turned things around down the stretch, sending the Bears (5-7) to their sixth straight loss. The Lions came out on top after losing four of five, and Stafford gave Bevell the game ball.
Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. “We’ll try to keep building on it now, and it’ll be so important to keep stringing these together if we can. It was the longest kickoff return in franchise history, surpassing Gale Sayers’ 103-yarder against Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, 1967. Cousins completed 25 of 36 passes with two touchdowns to Thielen, who has nine on the season.