Akers runs wild, Newton benched as Rams rout Patriots 24-3
These Rams even looked good enough to contend for a chance at some actual Super Bowl redemption later this season. “We’ve got a lot of respect for them, but it’s a totally different year,” Rams coach Sean McVay said. New England managed only 220 total yards — just 62 in the second half with a series of misbegotten drives. Akers' yards mostly came in big chunks during the biggest rushing game by an NFL rookie this season and just the ninth 150-yard game against a Belichick-coached defense since 2000. But Young opened the second quarter with an interception by Donald's disruption up front, taking it all the way back for the third-year linebacker's first NFL touchdown.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
Bucs rookie misses short FG, 2 extra points in narrow loss
TAMPA Tampa Bay's kicking woes cost the Buccaneers another game. Rookie Matt Gay's 34-yard field goal attempt sailed right wide as time expired Sunday, leaving the Bucs on the short end of a 32-31 loss to the New York Giants. "That field goal is easier back 5 yards, no sense hurrying," coach Bruce Arians said. "We wanted to move the ball over, put it in the middle and make it an easy field goal." It doesn't take away from the fact that I've got to make that field goal, though."dailycommercial.com
Jones sparkles in his start, Giants rally past Bucs 32-31
Ronald Jones #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushes during a game against the New York Giants. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)TAMPA, Fla. - The Daniel Jones era is off to a rousing start for the New York Giants. Jones scored on a 7-yard run in the second quarter and put the Giants ahead with another 7-yarder on fourth-and-goal. Winston threw TD passes of 21, 3 and 20 yards to Mike Evans to help Tampa Bay build a 28-10 halftime lead. Jones, making his first NFL start in place of benched two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, completed 23 of 36 passes.
Buccaneers rally late, beat Browns 13-12 on rookie's FG
Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes during a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium on August 23, 2019. Cairo Santos booted a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter and third-string quarter Ryan Griffin threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leggett for the Bucs (2-1). ... Coach Freddie Kitchens doesn't view the third preseason game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. Tampa Bay's kicking situation is unsettled, too, with Gay, a fifth-round draft pick from Utah, competing against incumbent Cairo Santos. Gay kicked a 55-yard field goal against Miami last week, but hasn't been as accurate on shorter kicks.
Bucs defeat Dolphins 16-14 on last-second field goal
Rosen, battling with 15-year veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Dolphins' starting job, helped Miami to a pair of field goals and a 6-3 halftime lead. Tampa Bay rookie Matt Gay had two field goals, including a go-ahead 48-yarder with 6 seconds to play. The Dolphins got within 13-12 on an 8-yard strike from Rudock to Patrick Laird with 34 seconds remaining in the fourth period. Miami's Jason Sanders made second-period field goals from 45 and 49 yards, the final one coming with 1 second remaining. Cairo Santos tied it at 6 with a 23-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.