Broncos beat Jaguars 21-17 in London to snap losing streak
LONDON — (AP) — Latavius Murray scored on a 2-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to help the Denver Broncos snap a four-game losing streak by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-17 on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Russell Wilson led two go-ahead scoring drives in the second half on his return from a hamstring injury. The embattled quarterback looked rusty early, but connected on a 47-yard completion to KJ Hamler after the Broncos fell behind 17-14 on Travis Etienne's 1-yard touchdown run with 3:54 to play. FLAG FOOTBALLThe Broncos amassed 10 penalties for 71 yards in the first half, handing the Jags extra opportunities on offense. INJURIESJaguars return specialist Jamal Agnew was inactive for a second week in a row because of a knee injury.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 8: FLEX rankings
Unless you have a loaded, depth-heavy fantasy football team, filling the FLEX position on a week-to-week basis can oftentimes be a difficult endeavor. Of course, sometimes things happen in real-life football that pays huge dividends on the FLEX spot. Most of the fantasy community expected Etienne to push James Robinson aside for the Jaguars starting role fairly easily. Etienne started showing more juice in the run and the pass game, and his snaps steadily started to rise. Here's the FLEX position — check out where Etienne and the rest of the FLEX options landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 8:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Week 6 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Players to get in lineups to combat byes
Week 5 wasn't a great fantasy sleeper week for us, unless you're an easy grader and give us credit for Devin Duvernay. Perhaps you’ll add a player to your fantasy bench as depth, but won't deploy him this week. That would never fly in Week 1, but it might be useful in a skeleton-crew Week 6 situation. If you’re not starting Singletary this week, you’re blessed with a loaded running back room — we all envy you. Etienne out snapped Robinson two weeks ago, and last week he outplayed Robinson by a significant market (114 total yards versus 39 total yards).wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 4 Sleepers: Richie James, wide awake in New York
Perhaps you’ll add a player to your fantasy bench as depth, but won't deploy him this week. But Stevenson has a significant snap advantage over the last two weeks (62 percent, versus Harris' 39 percent), and last week Stevenson was the busier back, especially in the passing game (4-28-0). RB Jeff Wilson vs. RamsIf you wind up playing the single DFS slate for Monday, Wilson at $14 is impossible to look past. WR Alex Pierce vs. TitansThe Colts are desperate for a third pitch in their offense, and maybe the rookie Pierce is ready to fill that gap. Pittsburgh has been average when it comes to checking tight ends this year; even with the Jets likely to turn back to Zach Wilson, Conklin retains his Circle of Trust privileges.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 3: Bold predictions
Our analysts reveal their boldest fantasy predictions for Week 3. Rookie RB set to smash in Week 3Andy Behrens: As a Bears fan, it brings me no pleasure to report that Dameon Pierce Breakout Week is upon us. Here's a vote for Etienne to out-gain Robinson this week, despite fewer expected touches, and to open his touchdown account. We want to use Sanders in fantasy when the high-scoring Eagles team is favored and/or playing in a game that could feature a lot of touchdowns. I see Sanders finishing inside the top seven at the position this week.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 3: Joe Flacco and other glorious sleepers
Perhaps you’ll add a player to your fantasy bench as depth, but don't deploy him this week. Joe Flacco, QB, Jets (vs. Bengals)We spent the summer telling you how wonderful Elijah Moore is. The Jets receiver room — Corey Davis isn't bad, either — can drag Flacco into fantasy relevance. That could be an accelerant to a possible Smith breakthrough year. Week 3 pits the Eagles against Carson Wentz — Washington's offense has fun pieces, but Wentz will make some mistakes every week, too.wftv.com
Jags' Etienne completes comeback by getting leveled in camp
Travis Etienne hadn’t been tackled so violently since his final college game nearly 20 months ago. The former Clemson standout and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time leading rusher got leveled when Jacksonville coach Doug Pederson dialed up a lengthy stretch of live tackling during training camp Monday. The Jaguars allowed 159 yards rushing — 4.8 yards a carry — in that 27-11 loss in Canton, Ohio.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars to sit Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne for first preseason game
Trevor Lawrence’s and Travis Etienne’s return to the gridiron will have to wait another week. Both are learning a new offense and Etienne is coming off a foot injury that forced him to miss his entire rookie season. It's also just the preseason, where teams are more cautious with their star players. That, plus the return of his former Clemson running mate in Etienne, should signal a strong sophomore season for the 2021 No. The two lit of college football for three seasons but haven't played a regular season game together yet after Etienne's preseason injury in 2021.wftv.com
Jags RB Travis Etienne out for season following foot injury
Jaguars Saints Football Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne (1) carries in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle) (Derick Hingle)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — Travis Etienne was supposed to be a game-changer for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. The team placed the running back on injured reserve Tuesday, one day after he suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. Since Etienne landed on IR before 53-man rosters get set next Tuesday, he can not return this season. ___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Jaguars RB Etienne likely out for season with foot injury
Jaguars Saints Football Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne (1) carries in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle) (Derick Hingle)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Travis Etienne is likely out for the season after injuring his left foot in Monday's preseason loss at New Orleans. The team said Tuesday that Etienne, a first-round draft pick from Clemson, has a Lisfranc injury. Jacksonville selected Etienne with the 25th overall pick in April's draft and paired him with fellow Clemson star Trevor Lawrence. He also set league records for rushing touchdowns (70), total touchdowns (78) and total points scored (468).wftv.com
Reunion Tour: College teammates getting back together in NFL
Lawrence and standout running back Travis Etienne were teammates again, reunited in the NFL after spending three years together in college. 25, using their first two picks on college teammates for the first time since drafting UCLA tight end Marcedes Lewis (No. Miami paired Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle with his college quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa. New England reconnected two pairs of college teammates: quarterback Mac Jones and defensive tackle Christian Barmore from Alabama; and defensive end Ronnie Perkins and running back Rhamondre Stevenson from Oklahoma. Since selecting guard Logan Mankins (first round) and defensive back James Sanders (fourth) from Fresno State in 2005, New England and coach Bill Belichick have drafted college teammates 12 times in 16 years.wftv.com
Sugar Bowl features Clemson-Ohio State CFP semifinal rematch
3 Ohio State (6-0, No. ... Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal last season. ... All of Clemson's victories over Ohio State have come in bowl games, including the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and the 1978 Peach Bowl. ... Clemson is making its third Sugar Bowl appearance and is seeking its first Sugar Bowl win. ... Ohio State is making its sixth Sugar Bowl appearance and has won its last three, including a 42-35 triumph over Alabama in the first CFP semifinal on Jan. 1, 2015.
Tide's DeVonta Smith the 1st WR to win AP Player of the Year
DeVonta Smith is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first wide receiver to win the award since it was established in 1998, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Jones received nine first-place votes and 67 points as he and Smith became the first teammates to finish 1-2 in the voting for AP player of the year. Smith is also the first Alabama player to win the award. Derrick Henry won the 2015 Heisman for the Tide, but Stanford's Christian McCaffrey was AP player of the year. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Lawrence, No. 4 Clemson rout No. 2 Notre Dame for ACC title
2 Notre Dame 34-10 on Saturday to win its sixth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Clemson allowed Notre Dame to pile up 518 yards in the previous meeting, but limited the Fighting Irish (10-1) to 263 yards Saturday and sacked quarterback Ian Book six times. The momentum changed late in the first quarter when Notre Dame kicker Jonathan Doerer, who had converted an ACC title-game record 51-yard field goal on the game's opening drive, clanked a 21-yard attempt off the right upright. Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish could get nothing going in the passing game. Notre Dame: Notre Dame hopes to edge No.
QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC
1 Clemson rallied from 18-points down in the first half to defeat Boston College 34-28 on Saturday. Travis Etienne became the ACC's all-time rushing leader and his second TD put the Tigers (7-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good. A jarring week for Clemson ended with its 28th straight win over league competition, 10th straight over the Eagles and 27th in a row at home. The Eagles (4-3, 3-3) took advantage, putting Clemson in a 28-10 hole in the second quarter with the virus-reduced crowd stunned to near silence. Boston College took advantage of the Clemson chaos early on with TDs on its first two series.
No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has seen plenty of tight games against Syracuse. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew with a score at 27-21. Syracuse (1-5, 1-4 ACC), a 45-point underdog, rallied from 17-0 down to draw within a touchdown late in the third quarter before Clemson regained its footing. The Syracuse Orange couldn't finish this one off, however.
AP Top 25: Clemson remains overwhelming No. 1 over Alabama
POLL POINTSWhen it comes to winning games against ranked teams, Alabama coach Nick Saban is the best ever. Even before beating Georgia, Saban held the record for most victories against AP top-five teams (now 25) and top-10 teams (now 42). The average number of games played in a college football season is also longer now than ever before. The conference has had three of its teams ranked at one point or another. 23 North Carolina State is ranked for the first time since 2018.
Who’s Boss? No. 1 Clemson powers past No. 7 Miami 42-17
Miami entered as the ACC leader in offense at 499 yards a game. Potter out for a 61-yard field field with 3 seconds remaining. Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott said Lawrence had the wind knocked out of him and his quick return uplifted the Tigers. Lawrence ended with 292 yards, completing 29 of 41 and went without an interception for a 12th straight game. Clemson: The Tigers have been in four of the last five matchups of Top-10 ACC teams — and won them all.
Lawrence's 3 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to 41-23 win vs Virginia
CLEMSON, S.C. – Trevor Lawrence was happy with Clemson's win over Virginia. Lawrence threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson opened 3-0 for the sixth straight year with a 41-23 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday night. However, like so often the past few years when pressed, Clemson and Lawrence found what it took to succeed. Rodgers had two TD catches in the final six minutes of the opening half to give Clemson a 24-3 lead that Virginia could not overcome. That's when Lawrence found Etienne for a final scoring throw to restore Clemson's momentum.
Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing
Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. Tackles x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama. Linebackers y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama. Safeties x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.
AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, filer photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson is preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama
4 and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma is No. For now, big conference games such as Ohio State-Michigan and Washington-Washington State could still be made up in the spring. All Division I teams were eligible for the preseason AP Top 25, but after the season starts, only teams scheduled to play in the fall are eligible. STREAKINGOhio State extended the longest active streak of preseason Top 25 appearances with 32, followed by Oklahoma with 21, LSU with 20, Georgia with 19, Alabama with 13 and Clemson with nine. Big 12 4 (Nos.