Jay Cutler threw a pair of touchdown passes, Cody Parkey kicked a pair of field goals and the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to stun the Atlanta Falcons 20-17
Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is averaging nearly 11 targets per game this season. He’s turned them into 30 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown. Facing off against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6, Landry will be counted on to keep the ball moving and the score close. Fantasy impact: The Atlanta Falcons have allowed only five touchdown passes this year. On the plus side for Landry, DeVante Parker is hurt, which means Landry is going to continue to see a ton of looks going forward. Against a high-octane team like Atlanta, double-digit targets is pretty much a foregone conclusion. What’s tough about Landry’s situation is that he really doesn’t rack up the yards or the touchdowns. So if Atlanta
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's absence is officially over after one week. The Titans announced shortly before their divisional showdown with the Indianapolis Colts that Mariota will return to the field and make the start. Mariota injured his hamstring against the Houston Texans in Week 4, and missed last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins. Matt Cassel filled in for Mariota during his injury-related absence, completing 25 of 42 passes for 162 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions across the two losses. The game-and-a-half-long absence was already the fourth time in three seasons Mariota has had to miss games due to injury. He sat our two games early in his rookie campaign, and
Some NFL players continued to protest during the national anthem on Sunday, after President Trump repeatedly criticized the league for its handling of the demonstrations. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ukeme Eligwe sat during the anthem while cornerback Marcus Peters kneeled, CBS affiliate KCTV journalist Tom Martin reports. Seven San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the anthem Sunday. Those players were safeties Eric Reid and Adrian Colbert, linebackers Dekoda Watson and Eli Harold, receiver Marquise Goodwin, defensive lineman Arik Armstead, and cornerback K'Waun Williams, according to ESPN. Miami Dolphins players stood for the anthem while wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who underwent season-ending surgery after injuring his ankle last week, said he has no plans to retire. Marshall was injured during last Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers when he landed awkwardly out of bounds while attempting to make a catch. "I'm a competitor, and I don't want to go out like that," Marshall told ESPN this weekend. "I'm definitely not going out like that." Marshall, who will be 34 years old in March, said he is focused on getting healthy and wants to play a 13th NFL season. "That's my mindset right now," said Marshall, who signed a two-year contract with the Giants in the offseason. Marshall had 18 catches for 154
How did the VFL's fare in week 6 of the NFL season? We have the latest in our VFL in the NFL report. Robert Ayers, de, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – One tackle in the Bucs 38-33 loss to the Cardinals Derrek Barnett, de, Philadelphia Eagles – Two tackles including a half sack and a tackle for loss in the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers Eric Berry, s, Kansas City Chiefs – Berry is out for the year with an Achilles injury Tyler Bray, qb, Kansas City Chiefs – Bray was inactive Justin Coleman, s, Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks had a bye Britton Colquitt, p, Cleveland Browns – Seven punts for an average of 51 yards in the Browns 33-17 loss to the Texans Dustin Colquitt, p, Kansas City Chiefs – Four punts
The Dolphins’ defense carried Miami to a huge comeback win against the Falcons on Sunday, and Kiko Alonso literally carried an Atlanta player. As the Falcons tried to rally on their final possession in the fourth quarter, a Matt Ryan pass to Taylor Gabriel was nearly intercepted. Alonso hit Gabriel almost immediately and grabbed hold of the 5-8, 165-point receiver. He just wasn’t in any rush to let go. Alonso proceeded to carry Gabriel on his shoulders for over 10 yards, just because. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. And, no, that wasn’t a penalty. Ryan would throw an interception later in the drive to seal the Dolphins win.
The Dallas Cowboys were on a bye this week, but there was a lot of football action going on around the league. Here are 10 observations from this week’s action... 1. Hate to say it, but the Eagles are good It was painful to watch the Philadelphia Eagles play so well on Thursday night. They’ve been a team that had a strong defensive front, but were sketchy on the back end and didn’t have an offense that was consistent enough to be a winning football team. But things have changed. First off, Carson Wentz has been outstanding. In the last two games, he’s scored a total of seven touchdowns, made great plays with his legs, and has helped his offense score 28+ points in both of them (Hmm, sound familiar?).
In his sixth game with the San Francisco 49ers, Brian Hoyer got the hook. The veteran quarterback was benched in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins and replaced by rookie C.J. Beathard, a third-round pick out of Iowa. Hoyer completed four of 11 passes for 34 yards before exiting the game. Entering the Week, Hoyer ranked tied for 28th among starting quarterbacks with a 75.8 passer rating. Hoyer signed a two-year, $12 million contract in March and took over as starter for first-year coach Kyle Shanahan. PHOTOS: Best of NFL Week 6
By midafternoon Sunday, the Dolphins found themselves in a 17-0 hole, facing the embarrassing reality of having been outscored by an absurd 84-41 margin this season and wondering if they would ever climb out of their offensive abyss. By the time midnight struck, so much had changed: Miami (3-2) emerged from Week 6 as one of only six AFC teams with a winning record, tied for the fourth-best record in the conference and with a real chance to make this a meaningful, successful season after all. The 3-3 Baltimore Ravens (who host Miami on a Thursday night Oct. 26), the 2-4 Oakland Raiders and the 3-2 Denver Broncos — who all play the Dolphins over the next two months, with Oakland and Denver visiting South Florida — don’t look quite as strong as many figured they would be.
Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we? Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here? The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job. In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le'Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the
Jameis Winston is the latest NFL quarterback to make an early exit with an injury. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with a right shoulder injury in the first quarter. He was listed as doubtful to return. Winston appeared to be hurt on the first series of the game after a hit by linebacker Chandler Jones. He remained in the game but later came out. Ryan Fitzpatrick replace him in the lineup. PHOTOS: Best of NFL Week 6
ATLANTA - The Dolphins staged their stunning second-half rally to beat the Falcons on Sunday without center Mike Pouncey, who left for good at halftime with a concussion. Jake Brendel, who had appeared in five previous NFL games, took over at center, blocked effectively and made all the line calls. Because Pouncey takes one day off a week from practice to rest his surgically-repaired hip, “we get a lot of [practice] reps with him in there,” quarterback Jay Cutler said of Brendel. “He didn't flinch. He came in and did a great job.” Brendel said “I was a little rusty but got the rust off. I’ve been waiting for this shot.” AFTER WHISTLE ANTICS Dolphins linemen were irritated by what they viewed
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Through OTAs, minicamp and training camp, Dan Quinn did his best to deflect questions about the big collapse. This week, there's no avoiding the painful memories for the coach and his Falcons. Atlanta will visit the Patriots on Sunday in a game that brings up old questions about the biggest meltdown in Super Bowl history. "We're not facing any demons here this week," Quinn said Monday. "It's the 2017 version of us and them. We don't get to replay that one. How it ended was a bummer." Quinn says the 28-3 blown lead in the 34-28 overtime loss to New England is in his team's "rear-view mirror." That may be because the Falcons (3-2) have similarly painful new concerns,
MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers has a broken collarbone and could miss the rest of the season, the Green Bay Packers confirmed. Rodgers was taken off the sideline on a cart early in the first quarter Sunday after taking a hard hit on the Packers' second possession. He was later ruled out for the remainder of the game. Rodgers was drilled by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr after he had thrown the ball on second-and-9. Barr appeared to hit Rodgers on the left shoulder with his helmet, and Rodgers tried to brace his fall with his right (throwing) arm. The quarterback laid on the ground for more than a minute before slowly sitting up. He was initially taken to the sideline medical tent but