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Three takeaways from Titans’ win over Chiefs

red_wings_007Just as the Titans did in Week 15 of the 2016 NFL season, they climbed back from an early deficit to win at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Jaguars have gotten off to a hot start against the Steelers, to say the least. They scored on their first drive and later picked off Ben Roethlisberger before scoring again to jump out to a 14-0 lead.

Perhaps that has something to do with this Roethlisberger audible that sounds like “motherf***er!”:

That sounds like it at the line of scrimmage before a play, but he’s probably saying, “Thunder! Thunder!”

West Virginia and Texas Tech are hot and rising but no one’s making it through the Big 12 without getting knocked down. Duke is loaded with talent on offense but young and defends poorly. Virginia will still struggle for points. And so on.

Clement fumbled when he ran into Mack Hollins, who was blocking on the play.

Lovinger, the chief of ad sales for the NBC Sports Group, said that advertising buys for the Olympics were trending higher than the 2014 Winter Games in Russia. The Sochi Games generated about $800 million in ad sales.

Ad sales for the most-watched U.S. broadcast — which had 111.3 million viewers last year — are expected to be in line with what Fox sold for at last February’s Super Bowl.

Shazier went straight to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and was transferred two days later to a Pittsburgh facility, where he underwent spinal stabilization surgery. Details of his condition remain closely guarded, per his wishes. Several Steelers told SI last month they simply hoped Shazier would walk again. Last week came word, through WPXI Pittsburgh, that Shazier was slowly regaining feeling in his legs, but it’s too early to say anything about his long-term future.

Chiefs should not be in a hurry to replace Alex Smith Smith led the NFL in passer rating during the regular season and was superb on Saturday. Smith went 24 of 33 for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He is one of just six quarterbacks in NFL history to have at least 250 pass attempts in the playoffs and a passer rating over 95. The other five quarterbacks are Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Kurt Warner, Super Bowl champions Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers and 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan. Smith’s passer rating on Saturday was 116.2.

Alex Smith is looking like he has a few seasons of top play left for Kansas City.

Alex Smith is looking like he has a few seasons of top play left for Kansas City. Mahomes is looking at a longer-than-expected wait to be a starter. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are in “win Super Bowl now” mode and don’t have all the defensive parts — especially with safety Eric Berry lost for the season — to get the job done.

Sending Mahomes to Carson Palmer-less Arizona to get Larry Fitzgerald and put the offense over the top would be great, but there’s no chance of that because of Fitzgerald’s no-trade clause and the Chiefs’ limited cap space. So the Chiefs should consider moving unknown offense later for defensive help now, instead.

Inside the convention center, they hugged a crying couple that lost a friend at the concert. “I’ll remember that forever,” Engelland says. “Seeing what they went through, how much they’re hurting right now. You don’t know what to say. You don’t know what to do. You want to do so much more.”

“Brad and I raced as clean as we could race each other, beating and bumping each other, and had a hard-fought battle for the lead,” Elliott said. “That was not a battle [with Hamlin] at all. That was just a wreck.”

“That was our recurring theme, that there’s no leadership,” said another executive familiar with Thursday’s conference call. “Everyone [in the league office] is trying to win the latest news cycle, and there’s no long-term vision. It’s just, ‘How can we minimize the bad headlines, maximize the revenue and move on to the next day?’ And there’s an increasing frustration to that approach.”

McNair also expressed frustration with the league’s leadership when he sought to clarify his “inmates” comment in a statement released Saturday.
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