Monthly Archives: January 2018

James Harden put up 40 points and had 11 assists in Houston’s New Year’s Eve win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Keenum was on the verge of being benched after Week 10, when he passed for four touchdowns before nearly throwing the game away with two late interceptions in a narrow victory over Washington. From that point forward, he might have been the best quarterback in football. Over his final six games, Keenum was second in completion percentage (70.8), first in touchdown-interception ratio (11:2) and second in passer rating (105.1). Keenum’s 2017 season is a testament to what happens when you take a competent quarterback, surround him with talent and play to his strengths instead of bemoaning his weaknesses and turning to the tallest person you can see.

The return of Chris Paul helps to lessen the blow, but there is no replacement for a player like Harden, who averages 32.3 points and 9.1 assists per game.

Golden State wrapped up 2017 with a 14-2 SU and 8-8 ATS run. Like Houston, the Warriors also opened 2018 with a road win on Wednesday night, but failed to cover the spread as 8-point favorites in Dallas.

Steph Curry hasn’t missed a beat after missing 11 games with an ankle injury in averaging 35 points per game in his two games since returning. The Warriors are 11-3 SU and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games against the Rockets.

X factor: Jay Ajayi. The Eagles should have the ability to lean on their run game to control games, especially once they take the lead. They got Ajayi to be a guy on whom they could rely for a heavy workload, and so far they haven’t used him that way. It’s possible they have a plan for him in the playoffs that would offer a new dimension to an offense that needs a post-Wentz jolt.

Path to Super Bowl LII: The Vikings will get a bye week and then host a playoff game Jan. 14 against either the Rams, Saints or Panthers. If the Falcons beat the Rams in the wild-card round, the Vikings would host the Panthers-Saints winner. If the Rams beat the Falcons, the Vikings would host the Rams. If they win that, they would play in an NFC Championship Game either in Philadelphia or at home against the Falcons, Saints or Panthers.

The quarterback who will stride onto the field Sunday for a rematch against the Jaguars in the divisional round of the playoffs has his swagger back. Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey jokingly gave credit to the beard Roethlisberger began growing in the aftermath Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap of one of the most forgettable performances of his career. Of course, that’s NBA Jerseys For Sale not the reality. The guys who surround Roethlisberger in the huddle know the swagger never really left.

Minnesota easily handled New Orleans in the season opener, eons ago in NFL terms.

The Fassel and Coughlin eras stretched 19 seasons, and the Giants reached the Super Bowl three times, winning two. Coughlin, however, failed to lead the Giants to the playoffs each of his last four seasons. Ben McAdoo was dismissed earlier this season after a disastrous P.R. week in which Eli Manning was benched in favor of Geno Smith. The Giants went in to Week 14 searching for a new GM and coach.

The Saints’ RB tandem of Mark Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara wasn’t quite in place yet, either. And the New Orleans defense didn’t come to fruition until Week 3.

Minnesota’s D is balanced from front to back, so how Drew Brees deals with it could be the decider here.

There’s no doubt about it, Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards says, you have a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback that does an excellent job of going out and executing their game from week to week. Our work will be cut out for us keeping them contained and hopefully giving them some things that can cause them some problems.

Franklin offers elite speed and open-field ability but hasn’t done much to prove he’s a true NFL running back or receiver. He’s more an athlete than receiver or running back, and didn’t earn substantial playing time until later this senior season. He showed his top-end speed as a wildcat/gadget player.

Sutton’s fluid movements, remarkable body control and finishing ability remind of AJ Green. He’s dominant in one-on-one and red zone opportunities, but his late-breaking route definition and hand placement as a pass-catcher needs work.

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Bud Dupree said it felt like Harrison went to the Patriots just to spit in Coach Tomlin and Mr. Rooney’s face.

The reaction from the Steelers’ locker room was jarring after learning veteran linebacker James Harrison would sign with the Patriots following his release from Basketball Jerseys Cheap Pittsburgh.

Harrison responded to all of the criticism by issuing a very lengthy statement Friday on Instagram just days after his former teammates slammed him for his recent decision.

Center Maurkice Pouncey said Harrison erased his own legacy here, while adding He wanted to go. … He needs to come out and admit that.

Now that the dust has settled a bit, Harrison defended himself by posting a series of pictures with a typed out message on his Instagram account.

Steph makes everybody shoot better, Kerr said. It’s crazy.

Curry’s return came five days too late for the mega Christmas Day matchup with the rival Cleveland Cavaliers. He said he desperately wanted to give it a go against the Cavs but knew he wasn’t 100 percent. Still, Curry said it was a frustrating experience.

It was weird because [that game] was right in that little in-between zone of assessing my body and knowing I wasn’t going to be 100 percent, but I could be well enough to play and not be in jeopardy of reinjuring myself, he said. I had that on my radar from the time I got hurt, because I knew it was eight games from that New Orleans game to the Cleveland game and wanting to play because of how special it is to play on Christmas Day and obviously knowing who we were playing against.

You can ask Coach Q [assistant Bruce Fraser], that was probably my worst pregame workout. I had no inspiration at all. I was out there mad the whole time because I wasn’t suiting up. So I actually quit, stopped my workout like halfway through. … If it wasn’t Christmas Day, it probably wouldn’t have been that hard to sit out because I wasn’t ready.

Klay Thompson added 21 points and was 5-for-11 from downtown against Memphis. Durant Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping chipped in 20 points, five boards and nine assists.