September 16, 2013 |
So another NFL quarterback threw for 400 yards? What else is new? Heading into Monday night's Pittsburgh-Cincinnati game, there have been six 400-yard-passing performances this season, the most of any two-week span in NFL history. And Sunday, three quarterbacks threw for at least 400 yards without an interception -- Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia's Michael Vick and San Diego's Philip Rivers -- the most such performances in league history. There have been five 400-yard, zero-interception performances in the first two weeks this season, and that's only one off the record for a season.
June 14, 2013 |
Jacksonville Jaguar and former UCLA tight end Marcedes Lewis will host a free youth football clinic on Saturday at Long Beach Poly High. The event takes place from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and will feature Lewis and fellow NFL players such as Andre Branch, Jason Bell, Jarrad Page, Tiquan Underwood and Eric Wright. The clinic is for boys ages 7-17. For more information, see www.MarcedesLewisFoundation.org or contact YvonneWithers@marcedeslewis.org . ALSO: Tension rising between 49ers' Jim Harbaugh, Seahawks Brett Favre has high praise for Aaron Rodgers ... or does he?
October 10, 2004 |
It might not seem fair. For 3 1/2 quarters, California quarterback Aaron Rodgers was perfect. Perfect as in 23 for 23. Perfect as in tying an NCAA record for consecutive pass completions in a game. But what people might remember most about his performance are the last four times he dropped back to pass, his team within spitting distance of a winning touchdown. Three incompletions and a sack. "I'm frustrated," Rodgers said. "I couldn't get the job done."
August 25, 2008 |
Aaron Rodgers is not the first man given the unenviable assignment of filling the cleats of a legendary former Green Bay Packers quarterback. Scott Hunter had the privilege 36 years ago. And it was a privilege, says Hunter, who not only took over for Bart Starr in 1972 but did so with the two-time Super Bowl most valuable player looking over his shoulder and endlessly critiquing his performance as a quarterback advisor to then-Packers coach...
December 27, 2013 |
With the playoff picture still fluid heading into the final Sunday of the NFL season, there are no sure-thing matchups in the first round. All we really know is that Kansas City will be the AFC's No. 5 seed no matter what. If the 15 favored teams were to win Sunday, and if San Francisco were to beat Arizona in the weekend's only pick-'em game, the opening round of the playoffs would look like this: Miami at Cincinnati - This would be a rematch of a Halloween game which the Dolphins won at home, 22-20.
April 13, 2013 |
Image makeover Kevin Durant is not nice? The marketing slogan may have a sliver of truth to it after the Oklahoma City Thunder star's questionable gesture and explanation Thursday against Golden State. Durant collected the ball off a Russell Westbrook block and drove for a vicious dunk. If only he had stopped there. The player who is so polite that he routinely exchanges pleasantries with out-of-town reporters in the hallways of Chesapeake Energy Arena then pretended to slash his throat before crossing his hands in prayer.
November 10, 2013 |
Five NFL matchups, and themes, worth watching in Week 10: 1. THE REPLACEMENTS: Denver Coach John Fox, recovering from heart surgery, will be replaced by defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is standing in for Houston Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke. 2. THEY'RE BACK: Quarterbacks Jay Cutler of Chicago and EJ Manuel of Buffalo are returning from injuries. The Bears play host to Detroit; the Bills are on the road against Pittsburgh.
October 28, 2013 |
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served a grand jury subpoena Sunday in connection to an investigation into alleged gun trafficking by former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to a Sports Illustrated report. Pouncey, a close friend and college teammate of Hernandez at the University of Florida, was served papers at Gillette Stadium less than an hour after the Dolphins lost to the Patriots, the report said. According to the report, two state police officers approached Pouncey in the hallway between the visitors' locker room and the Dolphins' bus, handing him the subpoena.
October 15, 2012 |
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman had words for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the field during the game Sunday, on the sidelines immediately following the game and on Twitter hours after the game. Sherman intercepted a Brady pass attempt in the third quarter after he had told Brady all game that he would do so. "I kept saying I'm going to get that next time. Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to [Brady]: 'Please keep trying me. I'm going to take it from you.' That was when they were winning," Sherman said, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
November 12, 2013 |
What a boomerang of a few years it has been for Matt Flynn. The former Green Bay backup quarterback has re-signed with the Packers after a series of false starts with Seattle, Oakland and Buffalo. Flynn will back up Scott Tolzien, a promoted practice-squad player who was bumped up because of injuries to starter Aaron Rodgers and backup Seneca Wallace. In his previous go-round with the Packers, Flynn backed up Rodgers and won a Super Bowl ring after the 2010 season. He caught the eye of other teams that season when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 16 game against Detroit.