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He struggled last season with his consistency on his throws from week to week (his completion rate dropped from 62.9 to 58.7 percent between 2015 and 2016). Those struggles got him benched a few times last season.
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Kizer is the top quarterback in Mike Mayock’s most recent positional rankings, but his stock may have fallen a bit when his former college coach, Brian Kelly, expressed concerns about his NFL readiness. But Kizer impressed teams at the combine. San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch, who holds the second overall pick, said Kizer “blew the doors off” his interview with the team. If teams are really that high on him now, he may not be available at No. 25.

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Chris Pokorny of Dawgs By Nature thinks the Browns could take advantage of Cincinnati’s offensive issues:

I expect the Browns’ defense to dial up some more creative blitzes, exploiting Cincinnati’s recent offensive struggles and the lack of success they had against us in Week Those short-field situations will benefit Jason Campbell, who has been making good reads to move the chain and put points on the board. This will be a similar game as the one in Week 4, with a slightly higher score.

The Giants are the favorites in Sunday’s game and are pulling away in Vegas.

UNC shot just 35.6 percent from the field on Monday. Jackson, the Tar Heels’ best player all year, went 0-for-9 on threes. Berry’s effectiveness was threatened throughout the tournament before he rallied for 22 points in the title game on his way to being named Most Outstanding Player.

“We told him if his toe was going to fall off, tape it back up and get out there,” Jackson joked after the game.

Instead, North Carolina just kept surviving. They were too strong on the inside, too poised on the perimeter, and had too much experience all over the roster to let this one slip away.

There’s only one order of business left for the Tar Heels. The group text needs a new name. Jackson hadn’t decided on one yet, but he has one idea in mind.

“Probably something about national champs.”

The Giants are the favorites in Sunday’s game and are pulling away in Vegas. The fact that Rodgers is out helps immensely, but the Giants have also looked like a much different team over the last three weeks. Eli Manning has settled down, throwing just one interception his last three games after throwing 15 over his first six. Meanwhile in the running game, Andre Brown has been a revelation. He had 115 yards rushing against the Oakland Raiders last week in his first game back off the physically unable to perform list.

Offensive consistency has aided the defense. After giving up at least 27 points in each of their first six games, the Giants have given up a total of 34 points in their last three games.

He was a good sport and answered her question but held his blank face throughout the interaction.

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The reporter doubled down on her error after Nadal mentioned he “lost, by the way” while shaking his head, saying that she knew, “but it’s a win anyway.”

He was a good sport and answered her question but held his blank face throughout the interaction.

This is not the first time a tennis reporter has mistakenly congratulated a player for losing a match. Tomas Berdych received an awkward question about how he felt entering the Wimbledon quarterfinals after losing a match in 2015.

Nicolas Mahut reacted in the best way possible to being mistakenly congratulated after a loss in the first round of the 2014 French Open. The moderator initially asked for questions in English, but after a reporter errored in congratulating him, Mahut changed his mind — “questions in French, please.”

Nadal was clearly not amused, but at least he took it well. Poor offensive line play was a primary reason the Vikings fizzled after a hot 5-0 start in 2016. Minnesota allowed 38 sacks and 104 hits on quarterback Sam Bradford, and the run game was stagnant.

Injuries were also a factor. Left tackle Matt Kalil was lost for the season to a hip injury, and guard Alex Boone missed time with a hip injury, too. Tackle Andre Smith landed on IR with a triceps injury, and Jake Long, who was brought in as a replacement tackle, also landed on injured reserve.

The run game wasn’t helped by the fact that the team also lost Adrian Peterson for most of the season to a torn meniscus, but Peterson wasn’t terribly productive prior to injury thanks to poor run blocking.

Tolzien threw his third pick as the Packers drove toward the endzone in the final two minutes

Limited Mens Andrea Bargnani Jersey New York extended its lead late in the third quarter. Manning engineered a long scoring march, going 6-of-6 on a 10-play, 63-yard drive that was capped by Brandon Jacobs’ 60th career rushing touchdown.

The Packers would answer, finding paydirt for the first time when Eddie Lacy hammered in from four yards out to make it 20-13.

Tolzien threw his third pick as the Packers drove toward the endzone in the final two minutes, breaking a streak of seven-consecutive completions. He finished the day 24-of-34 for 339 yards with no touchdowns.

The Giants ground game was expected to belong to Andre Brown, but it was Jacobs who found the endzone in his first action since Week 6. That being said, Brown had 15 carries — for 59 yards — to Jacob’s five, so Brown should reamain a fantasy threat moving forward.

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As I wrote on Friday, the NFL had to suspend Walden if they wanted to continue to maintain their emphasis on player safety. Grabbing a guy by the face mask, ripping his helmet off, and then headbutting him (while you still had your helmet on) – especially after the play (though it would be unacceptable at any time) is completely uncalled for and deserving of a suspension.

It should be noted that as of Chuck Pagano’s press conference at 1:30 p.m. eastern time, he still had yet to hear from the league regarding a possible suspension for Walden. But various media outlets are reporting the news and so it seems likely that it is indeed the case, although we want to counter that a little by adding in that the last we heard from Pagano, he hadn’t heard from the league yet.

Hassan Whiteside tips in game-winner for Heat in game with playoff implications

This amazing game winner from the Miami Heat — and even more amazing celebration — has major playoff implications for both them and the Detroit Pistons, two teams duking it out for final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. After James Johnson missed an attempted shot to put Miami ahead, and Goran Dragic missed a follow-up, it was Hassan Whiteside who tipped it back in as time expired.

Seven teams between the No. 5 and 10 seed in the Eastern Conference are separated by five games — Miami sits at 36-38 in the No. 8 seed now, while Detroit is 34-41 and 2.5 games back of them. The Pistons have been tumbling, but with the regular season coming down to the final weeks, it’s good for Miami to tie up the season series vs. Detroit.

San Diego Chargers – Jason Verrett, Cornerback, TCU: D.J. Fluker has turned out to be a nice find for the Chargers, solidifying the offensive line for the time being. In fact, San Diego would be a more competitive team if the defense could hold up a bit better against the pass. Jason Verrett has moved into the No. 1 spot on our cornerback rankings, so he slides into this spot.
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Tennessee Titans – C.J. Mosley, Linebacker, Alabama: It’s tough to imagine C.J. Mosley falling too far on draft day considering he has the versatility to play inside and outside linebacker in any defensive alignment. Due to need, he slips just out of the top 10, but the Titans would be happy to add Mosley. He’s comfortable in coverage but has the burst and first step to impact the game as a pass rusher as well.

Limited Kids Ronald Leary Jersey Cleveland Browns – Taylor Lewan, Offensive Tackle, Michigan: The Browns have been much better than most expected in 2017, despite going through three different quarterbacks already this season. Brandon Weeden is on his last legs in Cleveland, but the team may not be in a position to get a signal caller who fits its system with this pick. Addressing the offensive tackle spot opposite Joe Thomas makes the most sense in terms of need.

Percy Harvin to rejoin team soon, Doug Martin to IR and more

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin should rejoin the team for practice following the team’s Week 10 game, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Harvin sustained a hip injury in the offseason that required surgery to repair and has been on the physically unable to perform list all season. He’s eligible to be activated to the 53-man roster at any time, but Seattle doesn’t have to do so for a while.

Josh Freeman remains on the roster and can move the ball downfield, but his passes have found too many opponents’ hands in 2017. The Vikings will not play Freeman simply because of his $3 million price tag. On Thursday night, the team understood that its key to success was a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson, and while the MVP running back wasn’t always successful, his two touchdowns were critical in pushing Minnesota to an unlikely win.

Sunday’s game is holding even, with a 1.5-point edge to Baltimore being the largest margin currently available. Even on the road it’s difficult to look past the Bengals, who are one of the best teams in the NFL when their offense is firing on all cylinders. If Andy Dalton and A.J. Green can get in a rhythm, it will be impossible for the Ravens to stay in step.

Many people much smarter then me have been openly speculating that Jonathan Martin of the Dolphins doesnt have the drive to get bullied or play football anymore- and that this whole manufactured rage at his White teammates calling him the N-Word and threatening to kill him is a way for Martin to make a quck buck in a lawsuit on his way out the door. I wouldnt put it past RG3 to follow this trend, except he’s using his knees as a vehicle to cash-in instead of using them as a vehicle to win-out. 7

Father of Lions CB Chris Houston accused in Sam Hurd drug case

The father of Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston has been accused of drug smuggling by the attorney of former Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd during Hurd’s sentencing Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett.

Hurd’s attorney, Michael McCrum, presented phone records in court on Wednesday that suggested that Larry Houston was the primary partner in a drug smuggling plot.

We say relatively close because the Broncos are no 8-1 and have been dominating competition, so an eight point loss isn’t all that bad, though the Chargers are now under .500 because of said loss. Miami’s loss to Tampa Bay was embarrassing because the Buccaneers are simply a mess right now, and were winless heading into their prime time matchup.
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That said, the Dolphins did open as narrow favorites over the Chargers at home. They opened as 1.5-point favorites, though the line has shifted in favor of the Chargers, according to OddsShark. The Chargers can be had favored by as much as 2.5 points, and that could widen further throughout the week.

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Since being selected 60th overall in the 2014 draft, Ealy has racked up 14 sacks in three seasons. He has also forced six fumbles and added one interception during that time.

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New England already signed former Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a massive contract, and has been hot on the rumor mill for Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Despite coming back to win the Super Bowl last month, it’s clear the Patriots are not content. They always try to improve their roster.

In three years with the Trojans, Jackson certainly racked up the r茅sum茅 of a first-round pick. The cornerback started his career as the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2014 and finished it two years later as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He earned consensus All-American honors and edged LSU鈥檚 Tre鈥橠avious White and Michigan鈥檚 Jourdan Lewis for the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award.

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Indianapolis has a lot of work to do on defense.

It’s a low risk move for Seattle on a one-year deal that pays Lacy $5.55 million. That’s a lot of “China food.” Minutes after Lacy signed there were reports about his weight circulating. It’s something to keep an eye, but not as big of a question as his ability to stay healthy. Seattle already has Thomas Rawls, but there’s reason to wonder about his health too. C.J. Prosise is another good runner on the roster and another one who struggles with durability. Between the three of them, they ought to get 16 good games.

Don’t judge the deal by the rounds, New England is only moving down eight spots. And in return, they get a former second-round pick who had a huge game in the Super Bowl last year. He’s been a disappointment other than that, but the Patriots have a knack for turning those players around.

Indianapolis has a lot of work to do on defense. Signing a mid-level pass rusher like Sheard is a good move toward that. Three years, $25.5 million with $12.75 guaranteed for a guy who picked up 13 sacks in two years with the Patriots. He’s also a solid presence defending the run.

Instead, Wichita and Kentucky will have the second-round rematch neither coach wanted and no one asked for. It will likely be a great game: There are only four squads in the country ranked in the top 20 of both offensive and defensive efficiency, and these are two of them. It’s a shame that stat can’t be as meaningful as it sounds.

A win for Wichita won’t erase the pain of 2014, especially when it will still possibly have to go through both UCLA and North Carolina to reach the Final Four. The path in the South region would be comically hard if, to quote Marshall, it wasn’t so ironic and sad.

There is only one party here that can count itself as a winner, and that’s us: the people who love watching college basketball. We’re about to see a big time game. It’s just unfortunate that we have to see it right now.7

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It’s just as well, dude. If someone starts jamming that, he’ll start singing the lyrics. “Yo! What up? It is crime time in the city. It is time for the Sopranos. Watch out for James Soprano, he is a number one criminal. I am Greg Schiano and welcome to my song, idiots. Get out of my song! Get out of my song! The Sopra-nooooooooos.”

He became angry with you, friend, because he knows that the wood-chopping game has been taken over by folks rich enough to go camping and live in cabins on purpose, and he’ll be damned if the lower class takes that away from ’em.

I don’t get all of that, but I get part of it, especially if you were dining in the solarium. The window’s curved! You can see out of the ceiling! Are you in a restaurant or a greenhouse or a spaceship? The exotic lighting contributes to a general reality-warping disarray. I once walked in with some fries and a large chili, and walked out pulling a wooden wagon full of glowing scrolls containing language I didn’t understand. I tell people I am 31 years old to be polite, but I am actually 37,814. That’s Dave’s way.

To do so would require drastic improvement, but who is better-suited to pull a statistical u-turn than a first-year player? Andrew Luck threw eight touchdown passes to eight interceptions through seven games last season, and went 15-10 the rest of the way. Russell Wilson had eight touchdown passes to seven interceptions through seven games last season, and finished the year 18-3. Rookie quarterbacks improve fast.
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