- Matt Grassie at NBC on Yahoo Sports6 days ago
Rivals.com national recruiting director Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) joins Dave Briggs (@davebriggstv) on SportsDash to discuss the possible destinations for No. 2 wide receiver Josh Malone. The prospect from Station Camp High School in Tennessee, was eyeing Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee before eventually choosing the Vols. Farrell says Malone has an opportunity to turn his home state's program around by choosing to go to Rocky Top.
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports8 days ago
For the first time in almost a year, Nick Foles was talking about an interception he had just thrown.
After a franchise-record 232 consecutive passes without an interception, Foles actually made a mistake.
To the disbelief of everybody.
“It wasn’t a smart decision by me,” Foles said. “In that situation, I need to be smart with the football and maybe just take a sack. I put the ball in harm’s way, and that’s something that as a quarterback you never want to do.”
Of course, it didn’t count.
That’s the way Foles’ season has gone. He makes a mistake for the first time in about a calendar year and it gets negated.
Foles remarkable streak of passes without an interception appeared to end in the fourth quarter against the Cards Sunday, when he was picked off by all-pro cornerback Patrick Peterson in Eagles territory with the Eagles desperately clinging to a three-point lead.
But Peterson’s pick was nullified by a holding penalty on Tyrann Mathieu.
The streak lives.
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports15 days ago
The surging Cardinals continued their run into wild-card contention in the NFC, defeating Indianapolis 40-11 on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
The victory was the Cardinals’ fourth straight and moved them to 7-4 on the season. At present, they are a half-game up on idle San Francisco (6-4) for the final wild-card spot in the NFC. If the 49ers defeat Washington on Monday night, San Francisco will retake the No. 6 seed on account of having beaten Arizona earlier in the season.
The Cardinals and 49ers play in the season finale for both clubs in Glendale on Dec. 29.
The Cardinals started fast and never looked back against Indianapolis (7-4). Arizona scored on its first drive, with quarterback Carson Palmer connecting with Larry Fitzgerald on a four-yard TD first-quarter TD pass.
The Cardinals broke the game open with a 20-point second quarter to take a 27-3 halftime lead. The big plays were another Palmer-to-Fitzgerald TD, this one 27 yards; and a 22-yard interception return by linebacker Karlos Dansby.
- Matt Grassie at NBC on Yahoo Sports24 days ago
Both the Broncos and the Chiefs have been phenomenal this year, with Denver sporting the league's best offense and Kansas City boasting the best scoring defense in the NFL. The squads will meet on Sunday Night Football in a matchup that looks like an early look into the AFC playoff picture.
NBC Sports' NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya (@TafoyaNBCSports) calls in to SportsDash to break down Sunday night's match up between the undefeated Chiefs and the 8-1 Broncos.
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports26 days ago
Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey thinks Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves to be mentioned in Heisman Trophy talk.
"If Jordan isn't in the conversation for the Heisman I don't know what people are watching, they were asleep," Carey said. "In my estimation that trophy goes to the best player in the nation and with the performance he had tonight, he dang sure should be in that conversation."
Playing in front of a national television audience, Lynch threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help No. 20 Northern Illinois beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night.
"I feel like I'm improving every week," Lynch said. "I still think the best is yet to come."
-- Associated Press
- NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports27 days ago
Jabari Parker is 18 years old, which means he's got a lot of learning to do.
Sure, his basketball skills are out of this world, something he proved Tuesday night in a 94-83 Duke loss to Kansas in the Champions Classic. Parker came back to Chicago — after being away for just a few months — and wowed the home crowd. The freshman scored 27 points, hauled in eight rebounds, splashed home four three-pointers, pulled off a Jordan-esque reverse layup over two Kansas defenders and finished off an alley-oop dunk that will make your jaw drop.
But he didn't win. And, if Parker's learned anything already in his brief time in Durham, it's that winning is the most important thing.
"It was good," Parker said of the experience in playing at the United Center, the house that Jordan built, in his hometown of Chicago. "Of course, it didn't mean nothing because we didn't win. That's the final result, that's all that we wanted to play (for). It's all good, newspapers said I'm back, but it don't matter if you don't get the victory and that's all we want at the end of the day."
-- Vinnie Duber, CSNChicago.com