Just how good has Giannis been?

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s controversial, game-winning shot to beat the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden was the latest highlight in a season filled with them. At age 22, the Greek Freak has made the leap from promising young talent to MVP contender.
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Just how good has Giannis been?
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Is the unique Greek the best MVP candidate in the East, ready to compete for the trophy with Russell Westbrook, James Harden and LeBron James?

“We’ve already reached the point where we are willing to give up some 2s, even near the basket, to prevent corner 3s,” Gordon Hayward told ESPN.com. He ain’t lying.

The Hawks have not yet publicly addressed the report beyond Wilcox’s statement to Deadspin.

Danny Ferry, the Hawks’ previous general manager, stepped down in 2015 after a lengthy leave of absence following racially inflammatory comments about then-free agent Luol Deng. During a conference call with the Hawks’ ownership group, Ferry referred to comments in a scouting report when he described Deng as someone who “has a little African in him.”

Deng, who is from South Sudan, eventually signed with the Heat.

In 2014, Bruce Levenson, then-owner of the Hawks, chose to sell his controlling interest after he self-reported an email he wrote to the team’s co-owners and Ferry in 2012 that he called “inappropriate and offensive.” Levenson said in a statement at the time that the racially offensive comments he made came as he pondered ways to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide and increase fan attendance at Hawks games.

James Harden refuses to slow down

The Rockets outscore opponents by 12.6 points per 100 possessions when Beverley is on the floor, compared 6.6 for Eric Gordon, who started in Beverley¡¯s place while he recovered from injury. The agitating point guard routinely locks down his opponent, like when he hounded Steph Curry into a 9-for-21 shooting night in a win over Golden State and forced Isaiah Thomas into a 7-for-19 shooting night in a win over Boston.

Game Mens Tre Jackson Jersey And if the team continues to support Harden on his quest for world dominance (read: a historic NBA season), Houston could seriously challenge Golden State or San Antonio for a shot at an NBA Finals appearance.

A fumble there and the Lions would have had terrific field position for Matthew Stafford and company to go to work. The Lions¡¯ receiving corps has done an outstanding job finding holes in a banged-up Packers secondary. Instead, the Packers kept the ball, AND gained seven yards before Davante Adams was pushed out of bounds.

Then came the touchdown play, which was pure brilliance.

The Packers¡¯ offensive line deserves a lot of credit for keeping Rodgers clean for what felt like minutes in the backfield. The throw and catch are the stars of this play, though. Rodgers chucked the ball on the run to find a diving Geronimo Allison in the back of the end zone.

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Bengals TE Tyler Eifert leaves Steelers game with concussion

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert left the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a concussion on Sunday. Eifert looked shaken up on the field and went to the locker room immediately after going to the sideline.

Eifert entered the concussion protocol and was announced as doubtful to return to the game, before the team eventually declared him out and confirmed the concussion.

Eifert caught two passes for 42 yards before Elite Kids Mike Webster Jersey leaving the game with an injury. He was listed as probable on the official injury report with a neck injury going into Sunday’s game, but everyone expected him to play.

Watt currently has 13.5 sacks on the season and is a big reason the Texans recently put together a four-game winning streak. That streak came to an end in Week 13, but the Texans are still in the running for a playoff spot and Watt will need to be at the top of his game if the Texans are going to make it.

A first-round pick by the Texans in 2011, Watt has 70.5 career sacks. He put up 20.5 sacks last season and 20.5 sacks in 2012. He is 1.5 sacks away from reaching 15 on the season, and he would be only the second player in NFL Elite Youth Kevin Byard Jersey history to record three separate 15-sack seasons in his first five years in the league.

Watt has not missed a single game in his NFL career.

In the Jags’ 51-16 win, Bortles passed for 250 yards and threw for three touchdowns while running for another, accumulating 114.6 passer rating. He now sits at 3,524 yards passing with 30 touchdowns to just 13 picks on the year, and at just 23 years old, joined some rare company.

The 23-year old Bortles joins just Dan Marino (Hall of Famer), Matt Stafford, and Daunte Culpepper as the only players in NFL history with 30 touchdown passes in a season at age 23 or younger. That’s impressive.

MMBM: The NFL could learn a lot from the American Pharoah debacle

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Not a great weekend for horses as the Colts, Broncos suffred huge losses and American Pharoah was robbed of Sports Illustrateds Sportsperson of the Year award, a award given anually to the best person in sports, just because it is not a person. Lastest example of the “gotcha” journlism that we’ve come to expect out of the mainstream media.
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Its another example of our PC nation run amuck. So sad that I guess these days its offensive to give a award to anything with “American” in its name anymore these days I guess. Sad but true. Are we afraid it would be a microagresson against humans to award it to a different species? Where were all these language-parsing experts when we gave Obama a peace prize, or gave a 45 year old Roger Clemens a Cy Young award?

Trigger warning — but Football could learn a thing or two from horeseracing and how they deal with injurys. Theres no “second opinion” or “IR” list, if you cant perform they give you a painkilling shot alright but it comes out of a .12 guage instead of a needle. And because they have a zero-tolerance polcy for being hurt, you never see a horse fake a injury.

Michael Bennett agrees to 3-year extension with Seahawks, per report

Michael Bennett was set to become a free agent in 2018, but has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks that should keep him with Pete Carroll and Co. for a while longer.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the extension will be signed by Bennett soon, who has voiced his thoughts on his contract in the past. In July, Bennett complained about the four-year, $32 million deal he signed in 2014 and blasted Sam Bradford for a brief holdout in the offseason.

“I just almost threw up,” Bennett told ESPN. “I can’t believe Sam Bradford is complaining about making $40 million in the next two years, and because he actually has to compete for a position.”

While Bennett said he considered holding out for a better contract in 2015, he never did and showed up for training camp in 2016 as well.

The Steelers locked up the AFC North and the No. 3 seed with a victory over the Ravens in Week 16. Houston clinched the AFC South and the No. 4 with a win over the Bengals.

The Dolphins are guaranteed a wild card spot, but could still go from the sixth seed to the fifth seed if they beat the Patriots and the Chiefs lose to the Chargers.

A win for the Raiders or a loss by the Chiefs will guarantee Oakland a first-round bye, and the Raiders could even grab the No. 1 seed if the Dolphins beat the Patriots in the early group of games Sunday.

The Chiefs can win the AFC West, and secure a first-round bye, if they beat the Chargers and the Raiders fall to the Broncos.

What we know right now is that the Patriots will get a week off, and the Steelers and Texans will each host a game on Wild Card Weekend.

‘Monday Night Football’ 2015 live stream: How to watch Lions vs. Saints online

Monday Night Football has yet another subpar matchup on its hands with the New Orleans Saints (5-8) hosting the Detroit (4-9). Neither team has much to play for at this point, with draft position being the only real thing at stake.

Jenkins is one of the most consistent players on an Eagles defense that doesn’t seem to show up every week. His biggest highlight play was the 99-yard pick-six of Tom Brady in Week 13, sparking the Eagles to an upset win at Gillette Stadium. With so many high-priced free agents flopping in the Chip Kelly era, Jenkins has been a downright bargain at two years, $15 million.

In a year, where almost nothing went right for the Dolphins, Jones has been one of their biggest bright spots. His 124 tackles are fifth in the league, while he’s tied for sixth with five interceptions. He arguably has a better case than Kam Chancellor, with the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary having a down year overall.

Limited Mens Filip Forsberg Jersey Daniels has emerged as one of the top 3-4 defensive ends in the league, and he’s enjoying another quality season in Green Bay. Yet, he’s lost in the shuffle in another crowded field at defensive end. The Pro Bowl could stand to differentiate between 3-4 and 4-3 linemen, so you don’t end up with guys like J.J. Watt and Fletcher Cox lumped in with guys like Michael Bennett and Geno Atkins. Until then, guys like Daniels will be left in the cold.

A victory wouldn’t just guarantee the Jets would be playing for a playoff berth on the final week of the season; it would change the entire perception of Fitzpatrick’s career.
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Pittsburgh showed a lot of guts in coming back from down 17 points and proved that it’s still a threat in the AFC playoffs.

The New Orleans Saints have allowed 29.5 points per game in their six victories this season

Lamarcus Joyner Mens Jersey The New Orleans Saints have allowed 29.5 points per game in their six victories this season, by far the highest figure in the NFL. They didn’t claim those long-shot victories by accident. They won them largely because their quarterback, Drew Brees, has produced about as well as he ever has through 14 games in a season.

Brees’ league-leading totals for passing yards and passing touchdowns were not enough for him to earn Pro Bowl honors Tuesday, making the veteran QB one of the more obvious snubs.

With input from NFL personnel evaluators, we take a look at 10 notable players who should’ve made the Pro Bowl team, starting with Brees and another NFC quarterback.
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(Zeke needs 258 yards over his final two games to break the mark.) The Dallas offense now dictates game tempo, chews up the clock and helps keep the suspect Dallas D off the field. Says Witten: “It’s like a science. It’s something special to watch the way they communicate, coordinate and work together.”

With the game, and its winning streak, on the line in Minnesota, Dallas turns to what has become its signature play: the wide zone counter.

The Cowboys used it against Cincinnati in Week 5 to spring Elliott untouched on a 60-yard TD run through the kind of hole that, before this game, cornerback Adam Jones said his daughter could have run through. “It’s become our signature and the heart of what we do,” Witten says. “We get you moving one way, then hit you hard in the other direction.”

Now the guys up front need to do their job so that Elliott can do his.

The Steelers’ attitude toward Cincinnati borders on arrogant

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The Steelers found a way to run the ball 16 times in the second half with Bell despite playing from behind for most of it.

“We understood we couldn’t blink,” said Bell, who finished with 131 total yards. “Stay with our gameplan. They were up 20-6, they didn’t score the rest of the game.”

The Steelers’ attitude toward Cincinnati borders on arrogant. They are the storied franchise that piles up wins in Paul Brown Stadium and considers the Ravens a more worthy rival.

Over the past two games, Prescott has experienced some of the same bumps Winston experienced as a rookie. Prescott had his first multiple-interception game of his career last week in a loss to the New York Giants. The Cowboys have scored just 24 points in the past two games combined after scoring at least 24 in 10 straight.

“That’s football,” Winston said. “Keep on going back out there. He’s had more success than speed bumps.”

If there is a similarity between Winston and Prescott, it’s that they’re both leaders — even if they go about it differently. Winston is vocal. Prescott is more reserved but won over the locker room with how he worked and improved.
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Even though the Cowboys had no chance of selecting Winston in the 2015 draft, they met with him privately at the scouting combine.

He’s emotional. He’s a fiery guy, and the guys around him respond really well to him.”

While the head coach at Southern Miss, Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken coached against Prescott.

“One thing that is apparent on film, watching some crossover games, because obviously I haven’t had a chance to watch this week, but just his poise,” Monken said.

Sunday will be the first meeting between Prescott and Winston. This could be the start of something if they develop into the new generation of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks.

The Dawg Pound and Joe Thomas are represented on the walls of the Serranos’ home

Mark Ingram, Saints: Due to Ingram’s inconsistent usage (just 12 touches or fewer in three of the past four games and trending in the wrong direction after last week’s eight-touch game), I am having a hard time imaging a ton of success against a Cardinals team that is second in fewest fantasy points allowed, allows the second-fewest yards per carry since their Week 9 bye and has given up just one RB rushing touchdown at home all season long (Week 1 versus New England).

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He also recalls the crushing losses to the Denver Broncos in the 1980s (“The Drive” spearheaded by John Elway) and (“The Fumble” by Byner) AFC Championship Games.

Since the Cleveland franchise was reborn in 1999 after Modell took his team to Baltimore to become the Ravens in 1996, the Browns have had fewer of those heart-crushing losses, simply because they’ve been consistently bad, making the playoffs just once.

Authentic Womens Matt Garza Jersey Serrano said he gave up on the NFL in the years Cleveland was without a team, and he was joyful when the Browns returned.

It had always been a long-distance romance until eight years ago, when Serrano finally flew to Cleveland for his first game, against the Steelers.
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“I was in tears that day,” he said.

“A guy at work who has no idea about her condition will ask, ‘So, is she running around, keeping you busy, ha ha?’ And I’m thinking like, ‘Well, no, she can’t walk.'” In order to keep his life private, Brian says, he has to figure out standard development for a child, so he knows what she’s supposed to be doing in what time frame, so when asked innocent questions like that, he doesn’t have to get into it.

I can’t imagine what life is like for Brian and Ashley and what it must be like to go through their everyday existence. Which makes sense why fantasy football has become such an important escape to them.

The offense has taken several steps back and Aaron Rodgers isn’t looking like his usual self

Kansas City boasts one of the league’s fiercest defenses and will be getting Justin Houston back this week. The Texans also have a strong defense, anchored by the pass-rushing combo of J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. Points could Julian Edelman Kids Jersey be at a premium in this game, which all of our human experts predict Kansas City to win. The OddsShark computer is the only one picking the Texans.

The next game on Saturday is an AFC North showdown, with the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers meeting for the third time this season. The teams split their regular season series, but under vastly different circumstances.

Oftentimes, head coaches deserve longer than three years with a team Jerick McKinnon Kids Jersey before their performance is evaluated. But the exception should be made for Mike McCoy, who’s presided over the Chargers’ fall into the abyss.

After making the playoffs in 2013 and losing in the Divisional round, San Diego has missed out on the postseason in each of the last two seasons. The Chargers finished 4-12 in 2015, their worst record since 2003.

Team president and CEO Dean Spanos recognizes the need for change, given the dismissal of six assistant coaches. On the heels of the club’s rumored move to Los Angeles, Spanos would’ve been wise to completely clean house and start anew.

It’s hard to get excited about Mike Mularkey, who now owns an 18-39 record in nearly four full seasons as an NFL head coach. The Titans need to bring on a head coach who can mentor No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota, and Mularkey isn’t that guy.

Given Mariota’s promise, several intriguing candidates may be interested in pursuing the job. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is reportedly interested in interviewing and Kelly, who was Mariota’s college coach, could be a candidate as well.

The one major negative is the Titans’ murky ownership situation, as the league is reportedly working with the team to resolve an undisclosed issue. That kind of uncertainty isn’t a good look.