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?
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.
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.
November 4, 2013 |
Philadelphia's Nick Foles became the first NFL quarterback to throw for seven touchdowns in a game Sunday since Denver's Peyton Manning did it in Week 1 this season. Manning was the first player to toss that many touchdown passes since Minnesota's Joe Kapp did it in 1969. Four other quarterbacks did it before him and no one has ever thrown for more. So in a way, Manning and Foles are in a league of their own as the only two players to achieve the feat in 44 years. The fact that they did it in the same season within two months of each other makes their accomplishments all the more special.
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.
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."
December 23, 2011 |
The Dallas Cowboys might call themselves "America's Team," but the Green Bay Packers are the NFL franchise deserving of that title. So says Public Policy Polling, which recently determined that twice as many fans in the nation chose the Packers as their favorite team, from a list of nine. The group surveyed 700 American voters from Dec. 16-18, and 22% of those polled said the Packers are their favorite team; followed by 11% for the Cowboys; 8% each for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers; 7% for the New Orleans Saints; 6% for the New England Patriots; 4% for the Washington Redskins; and 2% for the New York Jets.
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.
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.