Antonio Brown enjoys pressing buttons, and it seems like he was trying to push Tom Brady’s buttons with his latest social media post. Brown posted a photo on Instagram Sunday night that showed him hugging Brady’s wife Gisele after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV win. Antonio Brown just posted this on his Instagram... Read More
The Baltimore Ravens blew a big lead against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and the officials made life more difficult for them on the final drive of the game. With the scored tied 20-20 and the Bills facing 1st-and-15 near…
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May 7, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson during rookie minicamp. Mandatory Credit: New York Jets/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Zach Wilson brought the fire in his season debut for the New York Jets.
The Jets quarterback Wilson led a game-winning drive in Sunday’s Week 4 showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With 3:34 left to go in the fourth quarter and the Jets down 20-17, Wilson rattled off six straight completions before running back Breece Hall punched it in with a go-ahead two-yard touchdown (which ultimately proved to be the game-winner).
Breece Hall scores with 9 seconds left! The @nyjets take the lead!
The 23-year-old Wilson was making his first start of the 2022 season for the Jets. Wilson had missed the first three weeks with a knee injury as the team went 1-2 with veteran backup Joe Flacco under center.
Though Wilson was a bit shaky overall against the Steelers (he went just 18-for-36 for 252 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions), he definitely spoke that game-winning score into existence here. The rest of the Jets also matched Wilson’s energy in other ways too.
Aug 19, 2022; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) exits the field after the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
The Carolina Panthers struggled at home Sunday in a 26-16 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and some fans had certainly had enough by the fourth quarter.
The Panthers’ offense was audibly booed during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game after going failing to pick up a first down on an apparent do-or-die drive. Carolina got just nine yards on four plays, turning the ball over on downs while trailing 20-10.
The Panthers came out and put together a touchdown drive once they got the ball back following an Arizona touchdown, though it was too late to impact the outcome. Quarterback Baker Mayfield, however, suggested that it was a response to the boo-birds in the crowd.
Asked if the boos affected him, Mayfield replies: "Did we go down and score a touchdown after they started booing? Yes."
Mayfield is motivated by doubters, but putting together a scoring drive in what was essentially garbage time is hardly going to show anyone. His inability to consistently put those types of drives together is why the Cleveland Browns felt a need to upgrade at the position, and why the Panthers are not looking very sharp with him under center.
Mayfield threw for just 197 yards in the game and was picked off twice in addition to one touchdown pass. His wide receivers seem frustrated with him, and the fans definitely are. Comments like this probably won’t help endear him unless he starts performing better.
Oct 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Antonio Brown enjoys pressing buttons, and it seems like he was trying to push Tom Brady’s buttons with his latest social media post.
Brown posted a photo on Instagram Sunday night that showed him hugging Brady’s wife Gisele after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV win.
Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) walks off the field following the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
No. 14 is all but confirming that he had to do a No. 2 during Sunday’s game.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf had a hilarious incident in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions. Early in the fourth quarter, Metcalf was carted off the field because he needed to [checks notes] take a bathroom break. Have a look at the funny video here.
Metcalf posted a hilarious tweet about the incident a few hours later.
Anyone who has ever experienced such an emergency (particularly once you have hit the “prairie dog” phase) can relate. It is best to stay as stationary as possible en route to the nearest bathroom and avoid, um, unclenching.
Fortunately for Metcalf, he appears to have made it to the john just fine. The Seahawks also defeated Detroit 48-45 as the former All-Pro Metcalf finished with a season-high 149 yards receiving. He is not the only NFL star to have experienced that kind of in-game crisis either.
Aug 28, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell watches the third quarter action against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. The Steelers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Lions lead the NFL in points scored per game. Unfortunately, they also lead in points allowed, which is why the team is 1-3.
Sunday’s 48-45 loss to the Seattle Seahawks raised more questions for coach Dan Campbell, as his team put up 45 points in a losing effort. After the game, Campbell was asked about changes on the defensive side of the ball, and even left staff reshuffles on the table.
Dan Campbell said he was going to look at everything to fix the defense.
When asked if that meant shuffling some staff, he reiterated "everything."
It’s tough to say which changes Campbell and the Lions could even make. Defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn has been viewed as a rising star in the industry, and Campbell made clear how much he values Glenn prior to the season. The Lions’ defense has been so bad, however, that it’s tough to imagine the team doing nothing.
The Lions’ defensive performances are made more exasperating by the offense. They’ve been great all season, and even kept it going without key players in Week 4. That unit has done its part, but the defense has not held its own.
Chryst had been the coach at Wisconsin since 2015, and few would have put him on the hot seat prior to the season. He posted a 67-26 record at the school, but a 2-3 start to the 2022 season simply was not acceptable from the school’s point of view.
Bill Belichick flipped out on the referees in Sunday’s game between his New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.
Belichick’s Patriots were tied with the Packers at 24 late in the game. Green Bay was facing a 3rd-and-8 with 2:08 left. Aaron Rodgers attempted a deep pass into the end zone for Romeo Doubs, who initially made the catch but lost control of the ball as he went to the ground.
The pass was ruled incomplete with 2:02 left in the game. The play clock should have been ticking down from 40, but it reset at some point. Belichick went nuts because the play clock was reset, giving the Packers more time to decide if they wanted to challenge the call.
May 13, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots during warmups prior to game six of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Boston Celtics at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most likable guys in the NBA to most … but not to all.
Turner, still only 33, retired in 2020 after 11 seasons in the NBA. He spent most of those seasons as Eastern Conference rivals with Antetokounmpo, playing for Philadelphia, Indiana, Boston, and Atlanta. Turner also later became an assistant coach for the Celtics in 2020-21, the year that Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee went on to win the NBA title.
The two-time MVP Antetokounmpo has a fun and outgoing personality, which has made him a darling of NBA fans. Perhaps that is why Turner finds it so ironic that Antetokounmpo supposedly wants to lay low after he retires.
The St. Louis Cardinals put together a classy moment for three franchise icons Sunday in what was the final regular season game at Busch Stadium for at least two of them.
Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina have both announced their plans to retire at the end of the 2022 season, and both Cardinals icons were in the lineup for Sunday’s home finale against Pittsburgh. Veteran Adam Wainwright was pitching, and while he has not announced his plans for 2023, he certainly fits with Molina and Pujols in the category of Cardinal legends.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol was well aware of the significance of the occasion, and when he went to remove Wainwright from the game after 4.2 innings, he pulled Pujols and Molina, too. The move allowed the three to exit the game together to a standing ovation.
Wainwright labored in what turned out to be a 7-5 loss, but Pujols did hit his 702nd career home run earlier in the game.
Wainwright and Molina in particular are tied at the hip, having played the most games together as batterymates in MLB history. Pujols left the Cardinals for a decade, but has fit back in for the 2022 season seamlessly and has staged numerous memorable moments.
The Cardinals have already sealed up the NL Central, so the three have some playoff games ahead of them. This was the last time they’ll play together in the regular season in front of their home fans, though, so the occasion was an emotional one.