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Saints lose grip on NFC’s top seed after failing to hold off 49ers – New Orleans Saints Blog

[ad_1] NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints finally got the offensive outburst they’ve been waiting for. But they squandered it with their worst defensive performance of the season in a wild 48-46 track meet that nobody could have seen coming against the San Francisco 49ers’ No. 1-ranked defense.The Saints (10-3) can still potentially wind up as the NFC’s No. 1 seed. But now they may need losses by the
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Garrett-Rudolph fight immortalized in Christmas tree topper – Pittsburgh Steelers Blog

[ad_1] It’s Christmastime, time for goodwill on earth and peace toward men.Except, apparently, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph.Seattle resident Steve Schneider immortalized the brawl with a motorized tree topper that features Garrett swinging a helmet toward Rudolph. He even included another Steelers player, who appears to be David DeCastro, coming in to push Garrett away and an official throwing a flag.May I present
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Bears’ Eddie Jackson honed skills covering Cowboys’ Amari Cooper at Alabama – Chicago Bears Blog

[ad_1] LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson doesn’t need a copy of the advance scouting report on Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper.“He’s really the one that [helped me learn] my coverage skills,” Jackson said of Cooper. “He helped me build [as a player] and got me polished.”Both Jackson and Cooper were four-star high school football recruits who played together at Alabama. Cooper finished his career as the
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Chiefs sweep of Raiders all but locks up division title – Kansas City Chiefs Blog

[ad_1] KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fourth straight AFC West championship is not yet in the possession of the Kansas City Chiefs, but they took a huge step toward securing it with their 40-9 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.The 8-4 Chiefs are two games ahead of the 6-6 and second-place Raiders in the AFC West. They swept the season series, having also won in September
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Chargers find unique way to lose yet another heartbreaker with late PI – Los Angeles Chargers Blog

[ad_1] DENVER -- Playing against a rookie quarterback making his first career start in the Denver Broncos' Drew Lock, the Los Angeles Chargers were the team surprisingly experiencing a case of the nerves.The Bolts fell behind by 14 points early, made a late surge but ultimately lost their eighth game of the season when Broncos kicker Brandon McManus drained a 53-yard field goal, giving Denver a 23-20 win.Michael Badgley appeared
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Steelers, fittingly, all but extinguish Browns’ playoff hopes – Cleveland Browns Blog

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh finished it.The game. And, likely, the Cleveland Browns' season.Everything you need this week:• Full schedule » | Standings »• Depth charts for every team »• Transactions » | Injuries »• Projected 2020 NFL draft order »More NFL coverage » Not surprisingly, it was the Steelers who all but extinguished the Browns' already slim playoff hopes, rolling to the 20-13 victory on Sunday in a revenge game
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Packers, Aaron Rodgers take too long to put away hapless Giants – Green Bay Packers Blog

[ad_1] EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes, it does matter how you win.Some Green Bay Packers might try to tell you it doesn't after they escaped from New York with a 31-13, closer-than-it-looked win against the Giants on Sunday at a snow-covered MetLife Stadium.But how can that kind of game infuse any confidence down the stretch?A half-empty stadium shouldn't have impeded what the Packers wanted to do. Nor should a wintery
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Niners go deep on fourth down for opening TD against Ravens – San Francisco 49ers Blog

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Entering Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, the Baltimore Ravens had not allowed a point on their opponent’s opening possession all season.San Francisco receiver Deebo Samuel changed that less than three minutes into Sunday’s matchup.Facing fourth-and-2 at Baltimore’s 33 on what had to that point been a choppy drive, Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo dropped back and let a deep pass fly down the right sideline."THAT'S MINE!"
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Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky hits nice over-the-shoulder TD pass to Jesper Horsted – Chicago Bears Blog

[ad_1] DETROIT -- Chicago Bears rookie tight end Jesper Horsted’s first career NFL touchdown happened at the ideal time for Chicago.With the Bears losing by a touchdown in the third quarter, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky dropped back to pass on 1st-and-10 from the Lions 18-yard line and found Horsted -- pressed into action because of injuries to Chicago’s top three tight ends -- open behind a pair of Lions [email protected] floats
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‘Dak Dance’ is a viral sensation — and a pregame necessity for Prescott – Dallas Cowboys Blog

[ad_1] FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was not expecting his warm-up routine to become a meme.After all, he has done the same warm-up for the past two years, but less than three weeks ago it became a viral sensation, so much so the Cowboys' online store is selling T-shirts, "How to Dak in 4 Steps." After running back Ezekiel Elliott turned it into a touchdown celebration against