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The Patriots actually play in Foxborough, Mass. Here’s why they’re called ‘New England’

New England is the term used for a region of six Northeastern states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maine. The Patriots are the most northeastern team in the NFL, and they can stake a legitimate claim to being the team of that part of the country.
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The Patriots are one of two regionally named franchises in the NFL. The other is the Carolina Panthers, who play in Charlotte but consider themselves the team of both Carolinas. The league’s other 30 teams are named for cities or states, with the partial exception of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who play in Tampa.

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Andersen also improved to 7-0-2 with a 1.82 goals-against average, a .952 save percentage and two shutouts this season when facing 40 or more shots.

Opponents are taking note of his elevated game.

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Instead, the Rams can focus on their true priority in the secondary, elite safety Lamarcus Joyner. He is their top free agent at any position, the Rams shouldn’t hesitate to use the franchise tag on Joyner at an approximate one-year tender value of $11 million. In turn, that would push the Rams to a long-term deal for wide receiver Sammy Watkins or see him hit free agency.

It would be smarter for the Rams to let Watkins walk if it means being able to bring back another corner, Nickell Robey-Coleman, a solid slot man. With Joyner also proving he can be a strong nickel back, keeping Robey-Coleman intact with Troy Hill provides ample insurance for No. 2 corner Kayvon Webster, who’s coming off an injury-riddled season marred most by a torn Achilles in December.

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Colts GM Chris Ballard spoke on Wednesday on the situation, and explained how things unfolded Martin Perez Youth jersey on Tuesday evening.

We were disappointed, unquestionably we were disappointed and surprised, he said. We had agreed to contract terms, we had an agreement in place. We followed all the rules, did everything right. two interviews, both of them went very well.

Ballard added, I got a call Tuesday evening saying that he had changed his mind, he was going in a different direction. At that point, I informed our owner, we informed y’all of where we were going, and well keep moving forward.

He said that the team has a list of candidates that they’re going to vet, and have had them prepared.

We’ll move forward with them, and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts, Ballard said.

The Ravens are playing in their first-ever Hall of Fame game, while the Bears will be playing in their fifth. The Bears are 4-0 in their previous appearances in the game, with the most recent being in 2005.

The two teams will be playing the same weekend that Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They were two of the best linebackers during their NFL careers, but Urlacher gives Lewis the edge. I think I am pretty good, but Ray is the best of all-time, Urlacher told NFL Network in 2013 via the Ravens.

Others being inducted into the Hall include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss, and Terrell Owens.
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There’s hilariously a real, legitimate box score for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

If you’re not watching the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game right now, don’t. I’m giving you an out.
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If you are, or if you just want to consume All-Star Celebrity Game content, then here you are. In a silly event featuring some moments of good basketball but many more moments of awful sports-ing, there is a full box score that has everything, even points in the paint and fast break points.

Cousins is the big prize that most quarterback-needy teams are going to be courting. With his unrestricted free agency, McCarron automatically becomes one of the more coveted backup plans for the teams that are aiming to sign Cousins. But he could also be a primary option for a team like the Cleveland Browns.

It’s not a secret that the Browns have been interested in McCarron. They tried to get him at the trade deadline this past October but didn’t call it in on time, so he remained a Bengal.

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Ryan Shazier will have some sort of role with the Steelers in 2018.

“I expect Ryan is going to be here one way or the other and have a role with the team one way or the other in 2018, for sure,” Steelers owner Art Rooney II said of the injured linebacker Wednesday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Shazier, who is still recovering from a back injury in early December, would be entering the fifth year on his initial contract. After earning $9.56 million over his first NFL seasons, Shazier will count $8.7 million against the Steelers’ salary cap after the team exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract last year.

“Look, we have a great relationship with Ben. We’ll talk through things. The important thing is he wants to be here and he wants to continue beyond the contract. That’s great.”

“The only thing Nick would do is maybe on a Tuesday say, ‘My shoulder is a little sore.we just work on the short passing game?'” Long said. “I told him that wasn’t a problem.”

It became one during basketball season.

“He’s playing in a game and goes to throw a full-court,” Long recalled, “and I think his shoulder about dropped down to his knee. Somehow he was able to keep that shoulder working during (football) season, and it just couldn’t handle basketball.”

Foles was forced to undergo surgery. But as evidenced by his rifle 22-yard touchdown pass to Corey Clement in Sunday’s 41-33 win over New England, arm strength isn’t an issue.

Long, who retired as Westlake’s coach in 2009, watched Super Bowl 52 with pride not just because of Foles’ on-field prowess, but because of the well-respected person he became.

“It can’t be that for him,” Lee said. “Don’t let him fool you. He’s going to try to control his world and keep his mind as calm as possible for the most part, but things are going to flare up. I know Calais is going to go back and do what he’s supposed to do. I know he’s eager to go out there and make some plays so I can’t wait to see it.”

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The previous quarterback the Chiefs took in the first round was Todd Blackledge in 1983.

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As recently as mid-January, the NFL wasn’t even on King’s radar. It wasn’t even a dream. The Queens native was planning to serve as a graduate assistant coach for the United States Military Academy Prep School football team, and then enlist for basic training.

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The Chiefs have drafted 22 quarterbacks, and the only one to make it to a Pro Bowl was Mike Livingston (drafted in 1968; Pro Bowler in 1969).

Mahomes led the FBS with 5,052 passing yards last season. He had the most passing TDs among all FBS players (77) over the last two seasons. He has been compared to Brett Favre because of his gunslinger style, but that also leads to a lot of turnovers.

This could be where the Carl Soderberg Authentic Jersey Eagles have the biggest advantage. They have a tough offensive line and love to use run-pass option plays that force the defense to choose whether they will crash to stop the rush or stay back against the pass.

Foles is very good at using the run-pass option and Jay Ajayi can give teams headaches. He averaged 5.8 yards per carry in seven games with the Eagles and forms a nice tandem with LeGarrette Blount, the former Patriot.

The Patriots were 20th in the NFL against the run. Linebackers Elandon Roberts, Kyle Van Noy and Marquis Flowers will have the challenge of slowing down the Philadelphia run game.

Roger Goodell defeats Jerry Jones, signs NFL extension

The NFL’s Compensation Committee informed all owners Wednesday that Goodell has signed a new contract, extending his tenure as league commissioner, Pro Football Talk first reported.
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Cordcutters can watch via Sling TV, whose Blue package carries the NFL Network (more on Sling below).

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Before losing Wentz, who was having an MVP-caliber season, the Eagles endured season-ending injuries to star left tackle Jason Peters, emerging middle linebacker Jordan Hicks, dynamic scatback Darren Sproles and special-teams ace Chris Maragos. Through it all, they continued to thrive, locking up the NFC’s top seed with a 13-3 record, then surviving a tight divisional-round playoff game against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons and pulling out a 15-10 victory.

As in that game, the Eagles were underdogs against the second-seeded Vikings, who were basking in the afterglow of the Minnesota Miracle. This was largely a reflection of a general lack of faith in Foles — and if Pederson took the marginalization of his second-stringer a bit personally, he had his reasons.
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The Eagles are the NFL’s version of Moneyball

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Second-year quarterback Carson Wentz deserves plenty of credit, as does a fourth-ranked defense and at least three members of the coaching staff have been reported as candidates for head coaching vacancies. But there’s another big reason for the team’s success: The Eagles have embraced an analytics-based approach in key situations, and have a head coach who is committed to the process.

I mean, you’ve seen certain coaches that are deemed more aggressive because the math leads them there. That’s all it is.

When you do the math, you really want to try to be a lot more aggressive than the public would normally anticipate. So I think the smarter teams do it that way.

Critics have blamed the staggering losses on Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick alike. While older white viewers are said to switch off in disgust at disrespect for the American flag, younger black viewers, turned off by the treatment of players, are watching NBA games instead.
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I’ve seen tailgate parties skip the game they came to see just to watch more Red Zone, says Mulligan, who frequently studies sports-viewing habits for media clients. But the dirty little secret is these viewers aren’t counted in NFL ratings.

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On Wednesday, the Tigers shot under 40 percent from the field in a 76-71 loss at Alabama that featured eight lead changes.

A particularly solid piece of trolling took place during an early TV timeout, when an Alabama fan brought onto the court to shoot for a prize just happened to be wearing a dark jacket with FBI spelled out in big yellow letters across the back.

Xavier Rhodes can cover any player on Pederson’s play sheet. The key factors here will be: A) Will safety Andrew Sendejo be physically ready to go? B) Can Minnesota’s edge rushers beat the Eagles’ tackles?

All of this comes down to the Eagles’ ability to stay effective on the ground. This could be a Leggie Blount game. He’s enjoyed a couple of huge days in the postseason before. If OC Frank Reich uses him to soften the Vikings up for some of these RPOs (run-pass options), Foles should see larger windows downfield. RPOs have become the new RPGs. You know, role-playing games, like “D&D” and “Baldur’s Gate.” Never mind.

This offseason, based on contracts and team outlooks, it’s feasible that half the league will swap starting quarterbacks. Several big names could become free agents. Three hyped passers — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen — sit at the top of many draft boards. Plenty of teams who have enjoyed longtime quarterback stability have reason to consider a rebuild.

Simms’ performance against the Broncos was the single-most efficient game in Super Bowl history. He started the game completing his first seven passes, including going 6 for 6 for 69 yards and a touchdown on the Giants’ first drive. After a down second quarter (he only went 5 for 8, the amateur) he followed by completing 10 of 10 passes in the second half for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

He threw three touchdowns to three different receivers, and his 88.0 completion percentage and 150.9 quarterback rating are still-standing Super Bowl records.

Rodgers came up big in his only Super Bowl appearance — and against the league’s top defense, to boot. The Steelers had the most sacks (48) of any team, boasted the NFL’s top-rated scoring defense (14.5 points per game) and had the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in safety Troy Polamalu.chargers_007

The league has maintained that its procedures were fair and in compliance with the CBA and the personal conduct policy.

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He is only 27 years old. He should have productive years left in the game. He has been not just a good NFL player in the past. He once was a dominant NFL player. It once appeared he would transform the way the position was played. Few can say they have reached that level of NFL success, even briefly.

A federal judge in New York granted Elliott and the NFLPA a temporary restraining order. But that expired when U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the union’s request for a preliminary injunction for Elliott. Elliott was able to play last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs under an administrative stay of Failla’s ruling. But that stay was pending Thursday’s hearing and ruling by the appeals court judges, who terminated the stay and rejected an injunction.

The NFLPA has argued that the league’s deliberations leading to Elliott’s suspension were flawed and that he did not receive a fair appeal hearing before Henderson, a former labor executive for the league, in part because Goodell and Elliott’s accuser in a domestic violence case were not ordered to testify.

That first quarterback moves on to New England this NFL playoff weekend. That second quarterback moves on toward one of the most important annual exercises known to the nation: Alabama spring football.

Somehow, both Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans and Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide attended Honolulu all-boys Saint Louis School, that rare place of which the school president, Glenn Medeiros, might say in passing, over the phone, It actually overlooks Waikiki.

Lue said that defensive repetition would be the key to improvement, rather than radically changing the schemes or the rotations.

Just keep showing it, keep drilling it, keep talking about it, keep working on it, Lue said. That’s all you can do.