more of this type of news, please.
These are my favorite kinds of stories. I feel like news in the NFL is centered around what the players are doing wrong, who's getting fined, who's hurt, etc., and we don't hear nearly enough about all of the good deeds players are doing all the time.
Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack is a perfect example. The star defensive player paid off $80K in layaway accounts at the Walmart in his hometown of Fort Pierce Florida, making about 300 customers' holiday season.
You know what's even better? Mack didn't do this so people would talk about it -- Walmart was the one to report this. He did this out of the goodness of his heart for the holidays. Would love a Hallmark movie to be made out of this.
phillip rivers at it again.
Los Angeles (San Diego) Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers makes me cringe. Please just look and listen.
I mean I guess I admire his enthusiasm?
so we're pretty sure the patriots cheated again.
According to The Athletic, the infamous video that the Patriots staff member took during the Browns-Bengals game on Sunday, focused right on the Bengals' sideline, right where Cincy's coaching staff was signaling plays, for eight whole minutes.
Wow that's crazy what a coincidence. The only ones buying their "explanation" are Patriots fans. Some of them came after me today claiming all teams do it, like the NFL shouldn't be alarmed whenever the words "Patriots" and "video taping" are associated with each other.
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adam vinateri having knee surgery... is this it?
The Indianapolis Colts kicker will have season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on IR. This dude has been at it for a long time.
Hard to imagine he keeps this thing going. But, you never know.
more kicker news!! yes!!
The Dallas Cowboys cut kicker Brett Maher on Monday, after a tough season.
âImagine having kicker problems.. cannot relate.
calvin ridley is dunzo.
The Atlanta Falcons wideout is done for the season due to an abdominal injury. The Falcons have literally not a thing to play for, so this will probably only matter to you if you have him in fantasy.
âThe Falcons play the Seattle Seahawks next.
seahawks' rashaad penny is also done for the year.
After injuring his ACL on Sunday night, head coach Pete Carroll announced Monday that Penny will miss the remainder of the season.
The patriots are cheating again.
You can't make this shit up, can you? It started with this.
Basically, a "scout"/member of the Patriots' organization was seen videotaping on the sidelines of Sunday's Browns-Bengals game. Wait for it.... New England claims it was for a "documentary." Suuuuuure it was. Why the fuck are you taping someone else's game for your own documentary? Doesn't make sense. I'm sure it's also just a coincidence that the Patriots play Cincinnati this weekend. How convenient!
does anyone want to win the nfc east?
After defeating the New York Giants 23-17 on Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys have the same record, remaining in a tight race for the NFC East.
If only they would play like they're in a division race. There's hope for next week, at least.
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... And we're still talking about the officiating.
NFL officiating has been abysmally bad as of late, and I really hate using it as an excuse because it happens to every team every week. They're not out to get anyone. That being said, the officiating around the league on Sunday was very questionable. And I'm not even talking about the Bills-Ravens (so so bad).
The best game of the week was Niners-Saints. And of course this is what we'll continue to talk about. Exhibit A:
Anyone else feel like the Saints always get the shit end of the stick when it comes to these things?
George kittle: warrior.
The end to said great game came with this play from San Francisco tight end George Kittle.
This 39-yard reception late in the fourth quarter set up the game-winning field goal.
bills were looking for hints they couldn't figure out themselves.
It was a windy one in Buffalo on Sunday, and the Ravens' play sheets blew onto the field at one point. Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White grabbed them off the field and started to read them before being stopped by the official.
I mean, they needed the help.
the Ravens are going to the playoffs.
They haven't won the division yet, but they 100% are playoff-bound. You love to see it. Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters is into the same type of celebrating that I'm into!
the patriots are at it again.
The Kansas City Chiefs had some major wardrobe malfunctions before Sunday's matchup with the New England Patriots -- their fuckin equipment was sent to the wrong location.
Why does this stuff only seem to happen when you play the Patriots?
is ryan tannehill actually good?
QB Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans are said to be negotiating a contract for him to remain the starter. Tannehill, who came over from Miami after a not so great start, has led the team on a four-game win streak.
I guess the Marcus Mariota experiment is officially over.
and this is just hilarious.
Jordan Berry and the Pittsburgh Steelers are gonna wanna just pretend this never happened.
things you hate to see: the patriots lose.
That's right. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost this week. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs handed the defending Super Bowl champs their first home loss in about two years.
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Carolina fires ron rivera... for what?
The Panthers fired their head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday, after losing four straight games.
The timing is strange... the Panthers lost starting QB Cam Newton early on, and Kyle Allen came in and didn't do a terrible job until recently. Also Christian McCaffrey is having an MVP-like season. As the winningest coach in team history, I at least expected them to wait until their season was over for them to do this, no?
Rivera accomplished plenty with Carolina, and he should be proud of it. There's tons of worse coaching going on around the league.
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philly releases a wr who can't catch.
The Philadelphia Eagles released WR Mack Hollins on Tuesday, a 2017 fourth round draft pick. I'll let this video say it for me.
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