February 28, 2018

Aaron Rodgers said he wasn’t coming back to save the Packers’ season.

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Though Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers showed no apparent symptoms of a concussion Sunday, Rivers landed in the concussion protocol Monday after he showed symptoms the Basketball Jerseys Cheap day after Los Angeles’s loss in Jacksonville. Since Rivers did not take an obviously concussive blow, the Chargers could not have known. “In 2017, we have to accept that’s going to happen,” Nowinski said.

Unfortunately for him, he was right. He gave a distinctly un-Rodgers-like performance with three interceptions in the loss to the Panthers, and now there’s no reason for the Packers to play Rodgers any more this season and expose him to the risk of reinjuring himself.

While that news was big coming out of Green Bay, the report that GM Ted Thompson would transition to a different role in a front-office shakeup was enormous for an organization that has been one of the most conservative in football. Thompson, the man who drafted Aaron Rodgers, began his run as the team’s GM in 2005.

With Thompson out of the GM role, the Packers decided to shake up the structure of the personnel department. Brian Gutekunst has been named general manager, with Russ Ball being promoted to executive vice president/director of football operations. Both men, along with coach Mike McCarthy, will report directly to team president and CEO Mark Murphy.

Minnesota’s front four, so disruptive all year, was flummoxed by Philadelphia’s pass protection. When the Eagles wanted to run the ball in the red zone, they did so with ease. When head coach Doug Pederson called a screen pass to kickstart a drive late in the first half, surprising even his Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike players, the linemen gleefully mowed down any defenders in their path. Foles often stood in the pocket as if the Vikings pass rush wasn’t there, comfy in the knowledge that the bad ass Eagles offensive line had his back.

Antetokounmpo is going to miss Monday’s game with a sore knee.

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One of the best matchups to watch will be Vikings receivers Stefon Diggs (849 yards and eight touchdowns) and Adam Thielen (1,276 yards and four touchdowns) against Saints rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who posted the third-lowest passer rating in coverage (45.3) among qualified cornerbacks, according to PFF.

Until Saints-Vikings heated up in the fourth quarter, it appeared that the earlier game, between the Jags and Steelers, would provide all of Sunday’s playoff fireworks. It had everything — if, by everything, you mean 87 points and a Jacksonville team that batted back everything Pittsburgh threw at it in Heinz Field.

He missed Saturday as well, and Khris Middleton was the one to explode with a 23-point, 14-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

The touchdown strike to Ted Ginn Jr. was reminiscent of vintage Brees-to-Devery Henderson connections. The throw on the run to Mike Thomas in the mid-fourth quarter was Canton fuel. Brees might have received more help this year than he did at any time over the last seven years, but he was the difference Sunday.

As shown by the Jaguars all season, when a team boasts not one but two corners who can blanket, that team is tough to beat. Opposing quarterbacks can only go to WR3s, RBs and TEs so much.

Although Bortles didn’t put up horrible numbers (8 of 13 for 65 yards) during Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men his 1 1/2 quarters of play against the Buccaneers, his number were deceiving because most of his completions came on short passes.

The Redskins pulled off a stunning 17-14 victory in Seattle, despite dealing with on-going injury issues on both sides. Washington held the lead for most of the second half, but allowed a Cheap China Jerseys Seattle touchdown with 1:34 left in the game. Trailing 14-10, Kirk Cousins drove the Redskins 69 yards to set up a one-yard rush by Rob Kelley for the go-ahead touchdown.

The Redskins defense held on the final possession, preventing a Hail Mary pass from Russell Wilson as time expired. Washington gets back to .500, while Seattle drops to 5-3.

Protests still occurring: A few players around the league continued to demonstrate during the national anthem, according to accounting by Associated Press reporters around the country. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised a fist while their Philadelphia Eagles teammate, Chris Long, put Cheap Authentic Jerseys an arm around Jenkins, continuing a practice the men have had this fall. Olivier Vernon of the New York Giants took a knee while Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed off the field during the anthem.

Last week, no sooner had the Astros won the World Series than the Texans great rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season, a devastating blow for him and a league that could use the excitement he brings. He joins J.J. Watt and Mercilus Whitney from the defense on the injured reserve list, another heartbreaking development for the Texans.

“You certainly don’t want that to happen,” McCoy said. “But because of that, there’s even more enhanced protocol. Guys are taking it a bit more serious.”

Perhaps more than any play, it changed how the league approached in-game concussions, leading to a series of policy and rules changes that continue to evolve.

The NFL has improved its practices for handling concussions, and players have grown more aware of the signs and dangers. But as this week illustrated, the NFL is still grappling with Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys how to diagnose concussions and protect players during games, in the fury of competition. Even after efforts to improve the process and a public-relations push to convince fans the game is safer, several high-profile cases have revealed imperfections in the NFL’s concussion protocol, either inherent complications or failures in implementation.

Reid might even throw on two vindictive touchdowns as a way of punishing Eagles coach Doug Pederson for jumping ship from Kansas City after the 2015 season to become the head coach in Philly. Basically, this win will be five times sweeter than the one Reid picked up against the Eagles in 2013.

2018 QB class … Teams such as the Browns, 49ers and Jets also might be mindful that the quarterback class in next year’s draft could be dazzling, potentially led by USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.