Rams' Cooper Kupp joins calls for grass fields after injuries at SoFi Stadium
There were several high-profile injuries during the Seahawks’ game against the Chargers on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Chargers receiver Mike Williams rolled his ankle when his cleats were down in the turf, too, and is now out for several weeks. Those are far from the only injuries to happen on turf around the league, or even at SoFi Stadium. Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs joined Carroll this week, and even called out SoFi Stadium's turf specifically. Kupp, however, wouldn’t say if he felt that SoFi Stadium’s turf — where he’s played for years now — was better or worse than others.wftv.com
J.C. Jackson is latest injured Charger with season-ending knee injury
Falling 37-23 to the Seattle Seahawks, the team now approaches a bye without cornerback J.C. Jackson and wide receiver Mike Williams, who were both injured in the losing effort. The knee injury that Chargers’ CB J.C. Jackson sustained Sunday is in fact a season-ending injury, per HC Brandon Staley. After head coach Brandon Staley addressed the media Monday, we now know that the injury was a season-ending dislocated knee cap. Mike Williams ankle 😨😨 pic.twitter.com/E4fwWyqdKB — Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 23, 2022Herbert, who has returned to the field while managing his own rib injury, isn't just missing Williams on offense. The team also lost starting left tackle Rashawn Slater to a season-ending bicep injury.wftv.com
Chargers CB J.C. Jackson, signed for $82.5 million, says he feels 'defeated' after 'Monday Night Football' benching
You never want to label a free agent signing a bust after only six games, but Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson isn't giving fans many reasons for hope. The Chargers signed Jackson, a Pro Bowler last year with the New England Patriots, to a five-year, $82.5 million deal last offseason. So far, the move has not gone as planned, and the situation hit its nadir during "Monday Night Football." Two days later, he was still facing the sting of what must have been a difficult, per NFL.com:"I feel defeated," Jackson said. The Chargers are obviously not giving up on Jackson, though.wftv.com
Chargers lose pass rusher Joey Bosa, LT Rashawn Slater to injury
The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback started Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars as a game-time decision after tearing rib cartilage in Week 2. Left tackle Rashawn Slater left the game in the third quarter with a biceps injury and was listed as questionable to return. The Chargers also lost All-Pro pass rusher Joey Bosa, who exited in the first with a groin injury and was ruled out after halftime. Add them to a list of key injures for the Chargers, who started Sunday with No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen and Pro Bowl cornerback J.C. Jackson also sidelined.wftv.com
Patriots blow past Jaguars 50-10, earn playoff berth
APTOPIX Jaguars Patriots Football New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) celebrates after a touchdown pass to wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. Harris rushed nine times for 35 yards before leaving in the second half with a hamstring injury. His second came on a 20-yard pass on their opening possession of the second half that stretched the lead to 34-3. It was part of the latest rough outing for Jaguars quarterback and No. INJURIESPatriots: Along Harris’ hamstring injury, S Adrian Phillips also left in the second half with a wrist injury.wftv.com
Swaggering Pats stifle Falcons 25-0 for 5th straight victory
Patriots Falcons Football New England Patriots safety Adrian Phillips (21) runs for a touchdown after his interception against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Atlanta. The New England Patriots won 25-0. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA — (AP) — Led by a defense that is downright nasty, the New England Patriots are suddenly playing with the swagger of their Tom Brady years. FINISHING IT OFFThe Patriots didn't let up, even after the Falcons essentially put up the white flag by pulling Ryan. The Falcons became the first team since Nov. 12, 2000, to have three QBs picked off in the same game.wftv.com
The Latest: Prescott to miss Cowboys-Vikings game
The Titans edged Indianapolis 34-31 on Randy Bullock's 44-yard field goal with 4:03 remaining in overtime. ___4 p.m.Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold left the game at Atlanta with a concussion midway through the fourth quarter. ___2:25 p.m.Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was shaken up after a fake field goal late in the second quarter against the Browns. Earlier, he kicked a 31-yard field goal. 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
Phillips pick-six propels Patriots past Chargers 27-24
It was the first multi-interception game for Phillips, who played six seasons for the Chargers (2014-19) before signing with the Patriots last year. Los Angeles (4-3) has dropped two straight. Los Angeles scored on its opening drive for the third time this season as Ekeler went 5 yards up the middle. Los Angeles grabbed a 14-7 advantage early in the second quarter when Herbert connected with Keenan Allen for a 5-yard TD. Not only was it was it the longest run of Jackson's career, but it was the Chargers' second-longest run in the past 10 years.wftv.com
The Latest: Phillips scores on INT to put Patriots ahead.
The Titans edged Indianapolis 34-31 on Randy Bullock's 44-yard field goal with 4:03 remaining in overtime. Darnold was injured on a run around left end when linebacker Foye Oluokun hit him. ___2:25 p.m.Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was shaken up after a fake field goal late in the second quarter against the Browns. Earlier, he kicked a 31-yard field goal. 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
Jones, Patriots breeze past Jets as Wilson throws 4 INTs
Wilson's second pass was also picked off, this time Adrian Phillips grabbing the ball after the high throw went off Davis' hands. The Jets got down to the Patriots 8 and ran three times before settling for Matt Ammendola's 21-yard field goal. The fourth interception opened the second half when he floated a pass downfield that was easily picked off by McCourty. After Ammendola missed a 53-yarder, Jones marched the Patriots downfield again and Folk, a former Jet, made a 32-yarder. With Wilson struggling, Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy — inactive with a throat injury — took to Twitter and got social media buzzing.wftv.com
Bills earn 1st sweep of Patriots since '99 with 38-9 win
The last division opponents to sweep the Patriots were the Jets and Dolphins in 2000. The Patriots’ 19 straight seasons without losing both games to a divisional opponent was an NFL record. The Patriots closed to 10-9 on Newton's 9-yard TD run in the second quarter, but Nick Folk missed the extra point and the Bills pulled away from there. INJURIESBills: S Jordan Poyer was helped off field late in second quarter to be evaluated for a head injury. … LB Josh Uche exited in second quarter with a foot injury.
Dolphins eliminate Patriots from playoff race with 22-12 win
Undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed and veteran Matt Breida combined for 208 yards rushing Sunday to lead the Dolphins to a 22-12 victory over the Patriots, who were eliminated from postseason contention. This is a big win.”Breida added 86 yards and the Dolphins totaled a season-high 250, the most allowed by New England in seven years. The Patriots (6-8) will finish at .500 or worse for the first time since 2000, the year they drafted Tom Brady. They were shut out in the first half, but mounted a 14-play, 90-yard touchdown drive midway through the second half to take the lead for good. DE John Simon (hamstring) and C David Andrews (calf) were sidelined in the second half.
A winner: Chiefs vs Saints, with Brees back to face Mahomes
1 conference seed is tight, with the Packers one game ahead of the Saints, the Rams and Seahawks one game behind. Drew Brees will be active after missing four games with fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, making for an intriguing matchup with Patrick Mahomes. The Bills (11-3) scored twice in a 17-second span in the third quarter to ice their fourth straight victory that officially ended the New England Patriots’ 11-year reign atop the division. The Ravens have run for at least 100 yards in 36 straight games, seven short of the NFL record set by Pittsburgh from 1974-77. Baltimore is averaging 173.8 yards on the ground and topped 200 yards in each of the past two games.
NFL lacking parity through 10 weeks
A league built on parity has 15 teams with at least six wins and 12 others with three or fewer, the most ever in both categories through 10 weeks. The previous high was eight AFC teams in 2004. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the NFC East, where no team has won more than three games through the first 10 weeks. In all, there have been 31 games in which a team won after trailing by double digits, the most through Week 10 in NFL history. LONG KICKS: Heading into Week 9 this season, there had been only three weeks in NFL history that featured at least 10 field goals of at least 50 yards.
Cam Newton helps Patriots beat Ravens in rain and wind
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, center, celebrates his rushing touchdown with teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the New England Patriots fought through rain and wind to hold off the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday night. Damien Harris ran for a career-high 121 yards to help the Patriots (4-5) win consecutive games for the first time this season. As rain and wind pelted the field, the Ravens started the drive with a penalty, pushing them back to their own 9. Facing second-and-6 on the Ravens 24, Newton threw what appeared to be a wide receiver screen to Jakobi Meyers.
Patriots storm back to beat Jets 30-27, end 4-game skid
We’re not going to lay down.”Newton had two touchdown runs, with the second tying it at 27 with 1:57 remaining. A miscue by the Jets on special teams kept the Patriots’ next drive alive. But the Jets were called for 12 men on the field — resulting in a first down for the Patriots. Damien Harris ran for 21 yards to get New England into Jets territory. Jets: Rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton left in the first half with a chest injury, but coach Adam Gase was unsure if it was a torn pectoral.
McManus' 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game
Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – The Denver Broncos waited two weeks to finally play again and they were rewarded with their biggest win of the season. He was steady early, but had back-to-back interceptions in the fourth quarter to let the Patriots back into the game. It was the first game back for Newton, who returned after missing New England’s Week 4 loss at Kansas City. McManus, who connected on field goals of 52 and 54 yards, now has six games with multiple 50-yard field goals.
Newton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, right, celebrates his second rushing touchdown as he heads to the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton looked just fine as Tom Brady's replacement, rushing for two touchdowns Sunday, and the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 21-11 to open the season. The Patriots were threatening again late in the period, but Jerome Baker kept the Dolphins in the game. Newton carried on the second play of the game and capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run on the Patriots’ third possession to put them up 7-0. MOVING ON UPEdelman pulled in 6-yard pass early in the second quarter, his 600th career reception.