Analysis: NFL loaded with mediocre teams 6 weeks into season
Six weeks into the NFL season and each conference has only six teams with a winning record. Five clubs have one win, the Lions are winless and four division races are all but over, barring major injuries to the first-place teams. Detroit (0-6) is the front-runner, but Houston, Miami, Jacksonville, the Giants and Jets each have a real shot with only one win.news.yahoo.com
49ers trade up to acquire No. 3 pick from Dolphins
The San Francisco 49ers have made a big move to grab their quarterback of the future by trading up with Miami for the No. 12 pick along with first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and their compensatory third-rounder in 2022 to get the third overall pick. The Dolphins then immediately traded the 12th pick, the 123rd pick and their own 2022 first-rounder to Philadelphia for the No. The Dolphins have stockpiled draft picks since beginning a rebuilding project when Brian Flores was hired as coach two years ago. 3 overall pick, the Dolphins gave up their primary bargaining chip in a potential deal to acquire Watson.
Super Host: Bucs become 1st to play Super Bowl at home
The Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26 to advance to the Super Bowl. Tampa Bay (14-5) is the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. The prize is much different this year, though, because the Super Bowl will be played in front of a far smaller crowd than usual. The first Super Bowl in 1967 was played in front of 61,946 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Eagles backup Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, a sign of things to come in the Super Bowl against New England.
Bills eliminate Dolphins with 56-26 rout; set to host Colts
Jomal Wiltz #33 of the Miami Dolphins tackles Antonio Williams #35 of the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at Bills Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were intent on not easing into the playoffs, while ending the Miami Dolphins' chances. The Dolphins (10-6) didn’t get results they needed earlier in the day after Cleveland beat Pittsburgh and Baltimore routed Cincinnati. And the team unraveled in all three phases in being exposed by a Bills team showing no signs of relenting in racking up the second-most points in team history. “It just shows that this is a different Buffalo Bills football team.
NFL races go down to the wire in AFC South and NFC East
“We win this game, find a way to win, win the division. He's assured of repeating as NFL rushing champ, the first since Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006-07. Henry has a career-high 1,777 yards rushing and ran for 212 yards in his most recent game against the Texans. Ezekiel Elliott, despite a mediocre performance in 2020, needs 63 yards rushing for 1,000 this season, his fourth such output in five seasons. Baltimore (10-5) at Cincinnati (4-10-1)During their four-game winning streak, the Ravens have averaged 37 points and 233.3 yards rushing per game.
Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19, according to report
All rights reserved)Miami Dolphins wide receiver Isaiah Ford, left, celebrates with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)MIAMI – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has tested positive for coronavirus, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. Fitzpatrick is currently the backup quarterback with the Dolphins, but he was the hero in Miami’s 26-25 win against Las Vegas this past Saturday. Jake Rudock is officially on the 53-man roster to serve as the backup with Ryan Fitzpatrick out. Pelissero reports if the Dolphins make the playoffs, Fitzpatrick may not be available for the Wild Card game.
Dolphins vs. Bills: How to watch, stream, listen
BUFFALO – It’s the final week of the regular season and the Miami Dolphins are still looking to clinch a playoff spot. The total is set at 44.5A Miami victory against the Buffalo Bills would grant the Dolphins a spot in the postseason. The game is set for 1 p.m. kickoff, and the Bills have already clinched a playoff spot after winning the AFC East. If Miami falls to Buffalo on Sunday, the Dolphins can still make the playoffs. 2 earlier this year, the Bills defeated the Dolphins at Hardrock Stadium 31-28.
Here are the NFL games airing on News 6 this Sunday
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2020, file photo, Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Miami Gardens, Fla. In one year the Dolphins have gone from worst to first in the NFL in points allowed, raising their playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)The times of several NFL games were changed this week due to playoff implications for the final week of the regular season. [RELATED: Here’s the News 6 NFL TV schedule for 2020-21]After the most recent changes to the schedule, the list below shows the games News 6 will be showing on Jan. 3:Miami at Buffalo -- 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis -- 4:25 p.m. The Dolphins will make the playoffs if one of the following four scenarios happen on Sunday:Miami defeats BuffaloCincinnati defeats BaltimoreJacksonville defeats IndianapolisPittsburgh defeats ClevelandThe Colts still have a chance to make the playoffs and Jacksonville has already clinched the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
Dolphins stun Raiders 26-25 to move step closer to playoffs
during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. Fitzpatrick's desperation heave to Mack Hollins set up Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal as the Dolphins drove the field in the final 19 seconds to move one step closer to a playoff berth with an improbable 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night. The move to play for the field goal backfired as the Raiders lost on a kick instead. My head was getting ripped off.”The penalty moved the ball down to the Las Vegas 26, setting up Sanders’ winning kick. Las Vegas then ran out most of the clock but not enough.
A bonus for NFL fans in Week 16: 4 straight days of games
They do have a sack in an NFL-record 71 straight games and have sacked Philip Rivers 15 times during seven games while he played for the Chargers. Rivers has had two or more TD passes in five straight games. He had career bests of 10 catches for 163 yards last week, and Ridley's seven 100-yard games lead the NFL. The 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent is an NFL record. The Jaguars have allowed at least 24 points in each of those 13 games, an NFL record.
Dolphins vs. Patriots: How to watch, stream, listen
“At this point in time, this is our most important game,” Tagovailoa said. The rookie quarterback, 4-2 as a starter, will face the Patriots for the first time. Miami's defense is much improved since Week 1, when it allowed 217 yards rushing in a loss at New England. The Dolphins rank second in the NFL in points allowed, and are tied for the league lead with 25 takeaways. TUA THE TARGETShould the Patriots take Tagovailoa seriously as a receiving threat?
Dolphins vs. Chiefs: How to watch, stream, listen
All rights reserved)MIAMI – The playoff hunt continues for the Miami Dolphins as the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Kansas City is a 7-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The Dolphins are a game out of first place in the AFC East and currently have a wild card spot. The Chiefs have already clinched a playoff spot but the team hopes to get the No. Kansas City is 11-1, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the same record.
Finned, furry, and human: Clearwater Marine Aquarium to celebrate rescue days
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Marine Aquarium is about to celebrate the rescue anniversaries of some of its most famous dolphins, Winter and Hope. [TRENDING: This woman received the first COVID-19 vaccine | Judge scolds theme park trespasser | Chuck Yeager dies at 97]To celebrate both rescue anniversaries, the aquarium is hosting an event called Rescue Days. Talk to members of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium rescue team and check out one of our rescue vehicles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Foster families can enjoy a socially distanced behind-the-scenes tour prior to the aquarium opening to guests. Meet with dogs from the SPCA Tampa Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. (Clearwater Marine Aquarium)Click here to learn about the event and to learn more about the aquariums health and safety guidelines that are in place.
Tua throws for 296 yards as Dolphins beat Bengals 19-7
There was pushing and shoving, and Bengals safety Shawn Williams and Miami receivers DeVante Parker and Mack Hollins were ejected. He threw for 167 yards in the pivotal third quarter, when the Dolphins rallied from a 7-6 halftime deficit to mount three scoring drives. The Bengals, leading 7-3, were also penalized 15 yards on the play for unnecessary roughness by Boyd, which may have cost them points. Miami then moved 27 yards in the final minute and kicked a field goal to trail 7-6 at halftime. Bengals: Left tackle Jonah Williams (right knee) was carted off the field in the fourth quarter.
Dolphins vs. Bengals: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will host the Cincinnati Bengals at 1 p.m. on Sunday. CBS (Not in the Orlando market)How can you listen to the game? Miami is an 11.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total is set at 42The Dolphins are currently slotted in a position for a Wild Card playoff spot with a record of 7-4 and the Bengals have a record of 2-8-1. Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s status for the game is still up in the air (as of Wednesday) and Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow is out for the year with an ACL injury.
Dolphins vs. Broncos: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins continue to be one of the hottest teams in football. Miami is a 3.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total is set at 45The team has a record of 6-3 and will travel to Colorado to play against the Denver Broncos at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday. If the season ended today, the Dolphins would be in the playoffs. Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is 3-0 since taking over the starting role for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Dolphins vs. Chargers: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will host Los Angeles Chargers at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday. The total is set at 48.5Miami will continue the team’s push for the playoffs as the Dolphins are currently on a four-game winning streak. The Dolphins are 5-3 this year and in second place in AFC East. Los Angeles is 2-6 this season. Tagovailoa has thrown for 350 yards and three touchdowns this season.
Dolphins vs. Cardinals: How to watch, stream, listen
The Miami Dolphins will play against the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday. The Dolphins are 4-3 and the Cardinals are 5-2. If the season ended today, the Cardinals would be in the playoffs and Miami would be a half-game out of the postseason. The Dolphins give up about 19 points a game this year. Arizona has a top-10 offense and top-10 defense this year.
Dolphins vs. Rams: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will host the Los Angeles Rams at 1 p.m. on Sunday in the most anticipated game for Miami fans since the 2016 playoffs. Los Angeles is a 3.5-point Las Vegas favoriteWhat is the total for the game? The total is set at 46Tua Tagovailoa will be making his first start with the Dolphins. In his three years as a quarterback for Alabama, he won a National Championship, threw for 7,442 yards, 87 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Los Angeles defeated the Chicago Bears this past Monday night.
SeaWorld Orlando’s ‘Inside Look’ weekends returning with new experiences
Officials said Wednesday that the park is bringing back its informative behind-the-scenes experience called inside look on Nov. 7. The weekend event allows small groups of guests to hear and see firsthand what goes into providing world-class animal care from the experts who do it every day. These experiences will allow guests to talk with trainers at Dolphin Theater, Sea Lion and Otter Theater and Orca Encounter. Inside Look weekends (SeaWorld Orlando)Fish House: see how leaders provide the best of diets for every fish, sea turtle, sea lion, penguin, and other marine animals in our care. Due to strict health and safety guidelines, space is limited for each time slot of the six experiences.
Dolphins vs. Jets: How to watch, stream, listen
All rights reserved)MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will host the New York Jets at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday. The Dolphins are 2-3 and the Jets are 0-5. The Jets defense has given up 30 or more points in each of its last four games. The offense has not looked good for New York this year, the Jets are 24-69 on 3rd down, and the team is 0-7 on 4th down. CBS (The game will not be shown in the Orlando market)How can you listen to the game?
Fitzpatrick’s 3 TD passes lead Dolphins past 49ers 43-17
Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns and the Dolphins sent the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers to their third straight home loss to open the season, 43-17 on Sunday. The 49ers (2-3) are the team with questions at quarterback after Jimmy Garoppolo got pulled at halftime after throwing two interceptions. Beathard replaced Garoppolo at the half and threw one TD pass but it wasn’t enough to keep the Niners from falling again at home. Fitzpatrick capitalized on that with a 32-yard TD pass to Williams. TARGET PRACTICEWith the Niners down starting cornerbacks Richard Sherman, Emmanuel Moseley and K’Waun Williams, the Dolphins took advantage of fill-in Brian Allen.
MONDAY HUDDLE: 5 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Lamical Perine #2 of the Florida Gators celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Tennessee Martin Skyhawks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Here are five takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. Rough start for pro teamsIt couldnt have been an uglier start to the season for the three NFL teams in the state. Florida State managed to win its first game of the season on Saturday but not in the manner many were expecting. After the game, Florida head coach Dan Mullen insinuated that the injury could be serious.