Stars at the Super Bowl: How Gronk and Shaq plan to party
Here’s a look at some of the events during a busy Super Bowl week:SHAQ’S FUNHOUSEO’Neal’s carnival-themed event will make its own touchdown in downtown Phoenix on Friday. So, we want to remain the best Super Bowl party ever in the history of all Super Bowl parties.”GOSPEL CELEBRATIONBuffalo Bills player Isaiah McKenzie and his team fell short in the postseason, but he’s looking to stand tall in a performance with the NFL Players Choir at the Super Bowl Soulful Celebration. But there’s not tailgating normally at the Super Bowl, because of parking. From 11-4:30, we are throwing a free party so you can have that Super Bowl experience.”BUD LIGHT MUSIC FESTParamore and the Bleachers will co-headline the first night of the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest on Thursday. ___For more coverage of Super Bowl 57, visit: www.apnews.com/SuperBowlCopyright 2023 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Week 13 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Thursday Night Football breakdown
However, Buffalo is still sixth in pass rate over expected, and Allen’s 8.7 air yards per attempt are seventh-most. However, I wonder how combative Buffalo will need to be against the Patriots offense. They got Jared Goff with an injured Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jacoby Brissett in his sixth start the week after. His last start came in Week 7 against Chicago, when he dominated the team’s air yards and was second in targets. It’s a four-game sample, but a healthy Parker leads the team in routes and receiving yards with Jones under center.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 13: Top adds to help your playoff chances
It's a must-win week for many of us — not technically the fantasy playoffs just yet, but basically the same experience. We can't very well leave a player on the wire when he's seeing this sort of volume. But Knight ran impressively (and angrily) against Chicago; he and Ty Johnson might very well be the 1-2 punch for New York in this week's matchup at Minnesota. Both Hasty and Henderson deserve a look from fantasy managers this week, but this is not an empty-the-wallet situation. He's definitely on the 16-team and superflex radar.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Early waiver wire pickups for Week 13
It's never too early to look toward your next matchup and a chance to bolster your fantasy football lineups. Here are two options to consider on the waiver wire ahead of Week 13. The slot receiver converted 10 targets (second on the team behind Stefon Diggs' 15) into six catches, 96 yards and a touchdown. It's possible that Allen is compensating while healing and throwing more short and intermediate passes — which is where McKenzie can excel. Hasty converted all four of his targets into 66 yards and a touchdown.wftv.com
Fantasy Football: Every NFL team's passing-game situation heading into Week 10
At least the passing game is offering three playable pass catchers in DeAndre Hopkins (a monster ADP win), Zach Ertz and Rondale Moore. Buffalo BillsFor all the sunshine thrown at these guys, the passing game has only given us two reliable options — Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Dalton Schultz looks a little sharper with every passing week; I'm eager to see what he can do after the Week 9 bye. Until we see a show-me game, everyone in this passing game belongs on a fantasy bench, if not the waiver wire. Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor Lawrence showed some positive signs last week (he's also avoided sacks all year), and Christian Kirk will always be the first read.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 6 Wrap: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs shine in low-scoring Bills-Chiefs matchup
Still, Stefon Diggs was the WR2 and Allen was the QB3 this week (while hurdling hopeless defenders). Marques Valdes-Scantling had a touchdown catch called back by penalty, but at least JuJu Smith-Schuster finally had a big fantasy game with Kansas City. Baltimore Ravens @ New York GiantsDaniel Jones threw his first touchdown since Week 2 but also leads the NFL with four game-winning drives this season. The Rams entered Sunday getting the fewest yards per play in the NFL on offense and sporting the second-lowest pressure rate on defense. And to think, a new Call of Duty will be released this week, when Arizona is scheduled to play Thursday night.wftv.com
Stat Nerd Thursday: Josh Jacobs redemption, Najee Harris panic & Rhamondre Stevenson's huge opportunity
After tackling a few news items, the guys discuss Josh Jacobs. Nobody was right about Josh Jacobs except for Andy Behrens, and he's certainly making the most of his final season before hitting free agency. He was one of the right answers from the RB Dead Zone, as were Miles Sanders, Breece Hall and Dameon Pierce. ), but Rhamondre Stevenson might now be in position to be a top 5 fantasy RB each week until Damien Harris returns. Finally, after talking about the Cowboys QB situation and the similarity in target/air yard share between DeVonta Smith and A.J.wftv.com
The Tua Tagovailoa effect? At least a dozen players benched Sunday under NFL concussion protocols
During the league's Week 3 slate, only three players appeared to have been benched after entering concussion protocols. That decision resulted in the NFL Players Association immediately calling for an investigation into whether proper concussion protocols were followed. Four days later on the league's prime-time Thursday game, Tagovailoa suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals and had to be taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Three players entered concussion protocols and didn't return in a game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos. Head coach Lovie Smith confirmed after the game that Cashman had been removed and was in concussion protocols.wftv.com
Dolphins halt Allen, survive 'butt punt' to beat Bills
Miami took the lead with about 10 minutes left in the game, scoring a touchdown to go up 21-17. Despite being sacked and flagged for unnecessary roughness on the next drive, Allen drove Buffalo down the field with a 17-play, eight-minute drive. Tagovailoa and the Dolphins went three-and-out, leaving little room for Morstead to try punting out of the end zone. Allen had about a minute to guide Buffalo into field goal range, and did so, but the Bills ran out of time. Dolphins players started celebrating when the clock hit zero with Allen just stepping under center.wftv.com
Allen's 3 TDs, McKenzie's big day push Bills past Patriots
APTOPIX Bills Patriots Football Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) leaps over New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) on a run during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. McKenzie’s big day came after the Bills shied away from using him even to field kickoffs during blustery conditions in Buffalo during their Week 13 loss to the Patriots. That grew to 26-14 early in the fourth quarter after running back Devin Singletary’s 2-yard touchdown run; Buffalo was denied on its 2-point conversion attempt. The Patriots forced a fourth-and-1 on their own 34, but Allen was able to get outside for 8 yards. INJURIESBills: Left guard Ike Boettger was carted off the field at the 10:05 mark of the second quarter with a ruptured Achilles tendon.wftv.com
Bills' McDermott frustrated by team's low vaccination rate
Bills McKenzie Fined Football Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (19) is shown on the field during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, in this Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, photo. McKenzie revealed he faces NFL discipline for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players by failing to wear a mask inside the team’s facility. McKenzie wrote: “They got me! McKenzie’s post led to several Bills players weighing on social media, with Beasley revealing he was also fined by the NFL for not wearing a mask. The NFL wrote that McKenzie twice failed to wear a mask on Wednesday.wftv.com
Bills' McKenzie faces discipline for breaking COVID rules
Bills McKenzie Fined Football Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (19) is shown on the field during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, in this Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, photo. McKenzie revealed he faces NFL discipline for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols for unvaccinated players by failing to wear a mask inside the team’s facility. McKenzie wrote: “They got me! McKenzie wrote: "They got me! The NFL wrote that McKenzie twice failed to wear a mask on Wednesday.wftv.com
How an NFL star and an Austin pit master brought their Tex-Mex barbecue to Miami Lakes
The first thing Mel Rodriguez did after barbecuing 20 briskets, 20 pork butts, 80 racks of ribs and 100 pounds of sausage over three days and selling out to a hungry Hialeah crowd in an afternoon was sleep for 24 hours.news.yahoo.com
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.
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.
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.
Allen throws for 4 TDs, Bills beat 49ers 34-24 in Arizona
The Bills are one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins with four games left for both teams. San Francisco (5-7) lost in its first game at its adopted home in Arizona. “As long as it correlates to team success, it means we’re doing the right thing, making the right decisions and we’re winning football games," Allen said. But San Francisco got the ball back one play later on a fumble by Allen and the 49ers took advantage. The town is about a 3-hour drive from San Francisco, and Allen went to games as a kid with his family.
Allen, Bills torch Seahawks, win 44-34 in balmy Buffalo
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) rushes past Seattle Seahawks' Bruce Irvin (51) and Jayson Stanley (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Josh Allen regained his early-season groove by throwing three touchdown passes and scoring one rushing, and the Buffalo Bills beat the Seattle Seahawks 44-34 on Sunday. The Bills offense came alive after Allen combined for just 846 yards passing and five touchdowns — including one rushing — in splitting the previous four games. It was just the eighth time since Week 9 of the 2011 season the Carroll-led Seahawks have lost by 10 points or more. Allen carved up a Seahawks defense that entered allowing 28.5 points per game and had already surrendered 500 yards of offense three times this season. For Buffalo, the entire Bills team continued its season-long decision to stay in the locker room for the anthem.
Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16
Malcolm Butler intercepted two passes, the second he returned 68 yards, and both set up short touchdowns for Tennessee. Kareem Orr’s recovery of a fumbled kickoff set up Tannehill’s fourth TD for 21 points off Buffalo's three turnovers. “Kudos to them, and we have a lot to learn from.”Josh Allen came in second in the NFL in yards passing. Allen's pass went off Andre Roberts' hands right to Butler, and he returned the interception 29 yards to the Bills 16. Tennessee led 21-10 at halftime after Tannehill ran in from 10 yards seconds before the half.