Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Latest: Bad Day for Kicking PATs

The Latest: Bad Day for Kicking PATS


The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL reliable season (all events EDT): 3:15 p.m. It's been a brutal second multi day stretch of the NFL season for placekickers. Not on field goals so much, but instead extra core interests. Five were missed before any of the early Sunday redirections wrapped up. In Dolphins-Jets, both Miami's Jason Sanders and New York's Jason Myers were wide on PATs. Cleveland's Zane Gonzales missed at New Orleans, as did Pittsburgh's Chris Boswell against Kansas City, and Tampa Bay's Chandler Catanzaro against Philadelphia. In any occasion the Steelers made up for Boswell's bungle by later making a 2-point change. ___ 3:05 p.m. Could this finally be the day for the Cleveland Browns? Cleveland, which went 0-16 last season, snapped a 17-preoccupation losing streak with a season-opening tie against Pittsburgh. Regardless, it wasn't a win. By and by the Browns lead New Orleans 12-3 after seventy five percent. Cleveland's monitored coordinator is Gregg Williams, who held a comparative post in New Orleans when the Saints won their lone Super Bowl. The Browns have contained the New Orleans offense and scored the redirection's lone touchdown so far on a 1-yard continued running by means of Carlos Hyde in the second from last quarter. ___ 3 p.m.
The protecting heroes have their hands full yet again. The Philadelphia Eagles trail Tampa Bay 27-7 in the second from last quarter after two or three 75-yard touchdown goes in the essential half. Ryan Fitzpatrick related with past Eagle DeSean Jackson for one of those TDs on the primary threatening play of the preoccupation. Philadelphia expected to hold tight late for a 18-12 influence Atlanta in the season opener. ___ 2:50 p.m. It took around 95 minutes, anyway the Buffalo Bills finally accomplished the end zone. The Bills were the last NFL bunch that hadn't scored a touchdown this season, yet Chris Ivory scored on 1-yard plunge with 11:06 staying in the second from last quarter against the Chargers. The TD cut Los Angeles' provoke 28-13. — John Wawrow declaring from Orchard Park, New York. ___ 2:45 p.m. Such an incredible sum for Ben Roethlisberger's throbbing right elbow. The 36-year-old quarterback has hurled for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the primary half as the Pittsburgh Steelers stirred from an early inadequacy to move into a 21-all tie with Kansas City. Roethlisberger missed two extended lengths of preparing seven days prior resulting to hurting the elbow late in a Week 1 tie in Cleveland. Kansas City drove the Steelers 21-0 after the primary quarter. ___ 2:35 p.m. The Cleveland Browns are making another viable offer to end their winless streak. The Browns took a 6-3 lead into halftime against the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans has moved the ball in spells, yet has two turnovers on blunders after social events. The Saints in like manner have missed a field objective. Cleveland right now has eight takeaways this season, fusing six in the season opener against Pittsburgh. That redirection completed in a tie, snapping a 17-diversion losing streak for the Browns. Standing up to the Browns appears to have understood an important difference in New Orleans' watch, which surrendered more than 500 yards in a 48-40 incident to Tampa Bay in Week 1. ___ 2:20 p.m. Calvin Ridley has scored his first NFL touchdown. Ridley, a first-round draft pick of Alabama, pulled in a 11-yard scoring run from Matt Ryan with 4:03 staying in the fundamental half, moving the Atlanta Falcons into a 10-all tie with the Carolina Panthers. On third-and-8, Ridley broke toward the middle on a tendency, beat cornerback Donte Jackson and made the find crossing into the end zone. He celebrated with a sincere spike before being mobbed by his accomplices. ___ 2:10 p.m. Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins are dueling at Lambeau Field. Rodgers' 9-yard touchdown go to beneficiary Davante Adams with 12:28 staying in the second quarter gave the Green Bay Packers a 14-7 lead over the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers is wearing a prop on his hurt left knee. He's compelled and slower than consistent, anyway Rodgers has some flexibility. Rodgers is in like manner getting phenomenal protection from his antagonistic line in the wake of getting sacked to end his first course of action. Cousins, in the meantime, hit his underlying nine goes for the Vikings. Minnesota surrendered an excellent gatherings touchdown on a blocked punt. ___ 2 p.m. Atlanta Falcons prosperity Damontae Kazee has been jump started out from the entertainment against Carolina for a horrendous hit to the head of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton was struck in the wake of running for 10 yards on a fourth-and-4 play in Falcons a zone. The quarterback was sliding to the turf toward the complete of the play when Kazee dove low to pass on a defensive top to-top hit that snapped back Newton's head. Associate Torrey Smith hustled in to pass on a hit that sent Kazee to the turf, in like manner drawing an individual foul discipline yet not a release. A couple of contentions broke out. Newton was finally prepared to get up and scramble toward the therapeutic tent. As he walked around the field, he evacuated his take defender and let off a defiant yell. While experts managed the disciplines, Newton was quickly investigated and returned to the field without missing a play. Six plays later, Newton hurled a 5-yard touchdown go to Jarius Wright, giving the Panthers a 10-3 lead. Kazee was making his second calling start. He is the essential player shot out for the gathering's new top oversee this season. — Paul Newberry declaring from Atlanta. 1:55 p.m. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is getting right where he left off in the season opener. The 22-year-old hurled three touchdown goes in the essential quarter as the Chiefs hustled to a quick 21-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mahomes hurled four touchdown overlooks in a triumph the Los Angeles Chargers in the opener. The Steelers finally got on the board in the second quarter to make it 21-7. The Chiefs are endeavoring to win in Pittsburgh all of a sudden since 1986. ___ 1:40 p.m. New child on the square quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen are going up against early deficiencies. Darnold hinted at change start than he did in the New York Jets' opener at Detroit, when he hurled a square endeavor on his first business pass. Be that as it may, Darnold was picked off late in the essential quarter against Miami on Sunday, and the Dolphins misused a short field to take a 7-0 lead over the Jets. Allen made his initially start for the Buffalo Bills, anyway they fell behind 14-0 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Buffalo finally got on the board with a field objective in the second quarter. The Bills remain the fundamental NFL gather that hasn't scored a touchdown this season. ___ 1:25 p.m. Blaine Gabbert started at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, anyway Marcus Mariota is dynamic against the Houston Texans. Mariota hurt his elbow in the season opener, a 27-20 setback at Miami. Gabbert turned out with the offense for its opening game plan after the Titans stopped the Texans' opening drive. It was the 46th start of Gabbert's job. Green bean coach Mike Vrabel dunked into a mystery reserve to get the Titans on the board first on a fraud punt . Security Kevin Byard hurled the ball to absolutely open green bean Dane Cruikshank. He continued running down the right sideline and faked out Texans returner Tyler Ervin for a 66-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. — Teresa M. Walker declaring from Nashville, Tennessee ___ 1:20 p.m. Aaron Rodgers started for the Green Bay Packers against the Minnesota Vikings, wearing a help to one side knee. Rodgers completed three passes on Green Bay's first drive, which completed with a punt. The Packers later took a 7-0 lead with a one of a kind gatherings touchdown. Geronimo Allison blocked a punt some place down in Vikings area resulting to rushing up the inside. The ball was recovered by fledgling Josh Jackson, who ricocheted to grapple the ball and touched base finally zone. Rodgers was broken coming into the beguilement consequent to hurting the knee in the season-opening, uncover from a deficiency influence Chicago. The Packers worked out of a shotgun or firearm improvement on Rodgers' first drive. ___ 1:05 p.m. Miami Dolphins wide authorities Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson again took a knee in the midst of the national tune of dedication, this time before the gathering's preoccupation against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Most of the Jets players associated arms, nearby coach Todd Bowles and CEO Christopher Johnson while standing together on the sideline in the midst of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Last Sunday, Stills and Wilson furthermore took knees, and were the primary players in the NFL to do thusly. Colin Kaepernick, by then with the San Francisco 49ers, began the melody of commitment banter by bowing in the midst of the pregame custom in 2016 — his technique for disagreeing police seriousness and social treachery in America. He expressed profound gratitude to the two Stills and Wilson on Twitter seven days prior for "their courageous quality by fighting for the abused." Union wide, just around 10 players appreciated any kind of disputes. On Thursday, Stills requested that his pregame verbalizations are not clearing out. "It's something I'm centered around interminably," he said. Elsewhere on Sunday, Chargers handle Russell Okung stayed behind the line of Los Angeles players with his right arm brought and hand up in a grasp hand before the redirection at Buffalo. — Dennis Waszak Jr. declaring from East Rutherford, New Jersey. ___ 12 p.m. The NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Florence help ventur

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