September 2016


A lot has been written about Odell Beckham Jr. losing his cool on the bench during the New York Giants' game against Josh Norman and the Washington Redskins. It didn't happen Sunday in the Redskins' 29-27 win on a fourth-quarter field goal. Despite being a distraction on the sideline, Beckham played well for the Giants (2-1).
The start of the 2016 season looked promising for the San Francisco 49ers as they opened up at Levi's Stadium with a huge win over a NFC West opponent, the Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas Cowboys entered the season missing their leader on offense, quarterback Tony Romo, and started two rookies in the offensive backfield. Then Dallas lost to NFC East rivals, the New York Giants, at home in the season opener.
A year after so much success in the red zone, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins are about as bad as it gets in the NFL from inside the 20 right now. Heading into Sunday's game against the visiting Cleveland Browns, the Redskins (1-2) rank 31st out of 32 teams in turning red-zone possessions into touchdowns, going just 3 for 14 so far - a success rate of 21 percent. Last season, when the Redskins went 9-7 and made the playoffs by winning their division, Cousins led the team to TDs on 58 percent of their red-zone chances, which ranked 11th in the league.
Taking a few steps back led to LeSean McCoy enjoying more than a few big rushes forward. McCoy began resembling his old shifty self in sparking Buffalo (1-2) to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. McCoy credited the performance on Anthony Lynn, Buffalo's running backs coach who was promoted to offensive coordinator after Greg Roman was fired on Sept. 16.
Terrelle Pryor did it all last week for the Browns, lining up at wide receiver, quarterback and even safety. With an all-around performance not seen on an NFL field since 1959, Pryor displayed his unique athletic gifts and gave Cleveland fans some hope that a season already sabotaged by key injuries can maybe be salvaged. Pryor was remarkable while running, catching and throwing passes during the Browns' 30-24 overtime loss to Miami.
Burfict's back, just in time for the Bengals.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive tackle Michael Ola off of the New York Giants practice squad.
The Washington Redskins officially placed safety DeAngelo Hall and center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve, and signed veteran center John Sullivan. The team also signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter to the active roster, added cornerback Tye Smith to the practice squad and released linebacker Amarlo Herrera from the practice squad.
The feeling of anger and frustration that the New York Giants felt after losing their first game under coach Ben McAdoo has been replaced with the realization that it's one game. The Giants (2-1) have 13 games left in the regular season and the next month is not going to be easy with games at Minnesota (3-0) and Green Bay (2-1) followed by a home game against Baltimore and one against the Rams (2-1) in London. The goal now is to stay focused, something the Giants didn't do in dropping a 29-27 decision to Washington on Sunday.
The fantasy football waiver wire won't be as active the next couple days compared with last week, when a plethora of injuries resulted in role changes throughout the NFL.

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