It won’t work against the Steelers, though. Unless Big Ben experiences another five-pick meltdown, like he did back in October when the Jaguars thumped the Steelers by 21 points, the Jaguars will need to find a way to keep pace with an explosive and healthy Steelers offense. So, how can they do that?
The NFL’s plan for dealing with the anthem controversy could come with the cooperation of the NFLPA; the union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, and players are scheduled to attend next week’s Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men meeting. It could involve the league supporting players’ community activism. And it could include owners requiring players to stand for the national anthem.
Despite earning home-field advantage, despite beating the Rams and Giants with Nick Foles under center (at least part of the time), and despite many of the 1s getting essentially two weeks off, the Eagles are underdogs at home — this is in keeping with the Foles Axiom. Philadelphia has met the Falcons three times before in the postseason.
After Bucs coach Dirk Koetter cut Roberto Aguayo a week ago, he probably thought he’d see an immediate improvement in the Bucs kicking game, but that’s not what happened in Jacksonville on Thursday.
During Tampa’s 12-6 win, kicker Nick Folk missed a total of two kicks. The first one came on a extra point in the first quarter that was blocked by the Jaguars. Folk appeared to kick it low, which helped Calais Campbell get his hand on it.
Although you can argue that the block wasn’t Folk’s fault, you definitely can’t make that argument on his second miss. With the Bucs leading 12-0 in the fourth quarter, Folk went wide right on a 47-yard field Cheap Chelsea Jerseys goal attempt.
On Saturday, there was the Marcus Mariota forward-progress call, among others, robbing the Chiefs of a turnover — and leading to Jeff Triplette’s name trending on Twitter. (Poor Jeff Triplette.)