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Falcons flip playoff script to defense, positioned to fly higher than Eagles

The final statistics say the Rams were the more efficient running and passing team thanks to Todd Gurley and Jared Goff, respectively. But taking a page out of the Patriots’ book, the Falcons came through where it counted: in the red zone and on third down, and thus, on the scoreboard. Chris Paul and Paul... Read More »

Manning got the loudest ovation of the 85 callers.

In bequeathing Francesa’s time slot to a trio of good-natured relative youngsters—Chris Carlin, a former Francesa producer; Bart Scott, a loudmouth ex-Jets linebacker; and Maggie Gray, who had been a digital anchor here at Sports Illustrated—WFAN has acknowledged that Francesa’s domineering mode departs the station with him. (Francesa, who said on Thursday that he was... Read More »

Amari Cooper injury update: Jack Del Rio softens ‘vicious’ remark; Raider WR remains in protocol

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has softened his opinion of the hard hit on wide receiver Amari Cooper that left him with a concussion. After Sunday’s game, Del Rio, clearly angered by Broncos safety Darian Stewart’s hit, called it “vicious.” Now, instead carrying my daughter on my shoulders while my wife pushed our son in... Read More »

While the Eagles enjoyed their bye week, other NFC teams made statements Sunday with authoritative wins.

The Saints, Rams and Vikings improved to 7-2 and join the Eagles as the conference’s championship contenders. The AFC is shaping up to be a two-team race between the Steelers and Patriots, but don’t count out the Chiefs. While Kamara is more of a longshot with the Saints, let’s hope Lattimore’s shutdown stylings as the... Read More »

The consistency ratings weigh both how consistent and how start-worthy players have been in ESPN leagues in 2017.

Start%: The player’s “start percentage,” which shows how often he earned your start in an ESPN standard PPR (points per reception) league. This is his number of “Starts” — those defined below — divided by his number of scheduled team games. The brilliant Russell Wilson offered tricks of his own during a game capped by... Read More »

The Horned Frogs are … offside.

If Cousins does leave Washington as a free agent in the offseason, the popular assumption was that he would end up in San Francisco. Cousins reportedly clamored to be dealt to the Bay Area during the offseason, given that Washington has shown little interest in signing Cousins to a market-value extension. Yep, that’s coming back.... Read More »