The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as a game official for the 2021 season, making her the first Black woman to join the league’s on-field officiating staff.
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NFL hires Chaka as first Black woman official
The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as a game official for the 2021 season, making her the first Black woman to join the league’s on-field officiating staff.
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Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman announced his retirement Thursday after 10 NFL seasons.
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Jennifer King was named assistant RB coach for Washington in January. The assignment made her the first Black female full-time coach in the NFL. Now King is focused on encouraging the next group of female coaches and getting her squad to the Super Bowl.
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Washington Football Team’s Jennifer King paves the way as the NFL’s first Black female full-time coach
Teddy Bridgewater has been great for the Panthers, the NFL community showed James White the love and Alex Smith has been a league-wide inspiration.
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( CBS Local )- This Saturday marks 50 years since tragedy struck the Marshall Thundering Herd football program when their plane crashed on the way home from a game against East Carolina. 75 members of the football program lost their lives that day. Now, 50 years to the day later, the Thundering Herd will play host to Middle Tennessee State as one of the best Group of 5 programs in the country. The Herd enter the game ranked 16th in the latest AP Top 25 poll, the program’s highest ranking since the 2002 season and their first appearance in the poll since 2014. “Marshall is one of the best stories in college football and I hope people are paying attention,” said CBS Sports Network host Brent Stover in an interview with CBS Local’s Ryan Mayer. More From CBS Local Lenny Krayzelburg On International Swimming League Competition: ‘Basically Racing 99% Of Those You Have To Race In Tokyo Next Summer’ NFL Week 10 NFC North Picks: Dalvin Cook ‘Has Been Tremendous Since His Return,’ Says SportsLine’s Kenny White Professional Bull Riders’ World Finals: Can Anyone Catch Jose Vitor Leme? Led by a dominating defense, Doc Holliday’s group ranks 2nd in the country in scoring defense (9.5 PPG), first in rush defense (66.8 YPG) and 17th in pass defense (185.3). That unit is complimented by an offense which has also thoroughly impressed Stover. Undefeated with just four games remaining, the Herd are catching the eyes of college football nation. “Brenden Knox is one of the best running backs in the country. He’s a bowling ball back there. Their defense has been phenomenal as well,” said Stover. “I think it was hugely beneficial for them that they got that early season game on CBS and they were able to take down Appalachian State.” “From the ashes we all rose, the program, the school and the city forged on like a Thundering Herd.” November 14, 1970 to November, 14 2020, @HerdFB honors those who lost their life with its play on the field each and every game. pic.twitter.com/5J3YbKYKJJ — CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) November 13, 2020 Beating the perennial powerhouse Mountaineers vaulted the Herd into this year’s conversation for best Group of 5 team. For Stover, he has them third at the moment behind only #7 Cincinnati and #8 BYU. Those three teams are all jockeying for this year’s Group of 5 New Year’s six bowl slot. Though he has them third, Stover believes very much that the Herd would be capable of competing with those two squads. “I think they’re third, ahead of Boise State. But, I would say it’s Cincinnati, BYU and then Marshall. Grant Wells, nearly 1,400 yards through the air, 65 percent which is good. 11 touchdowns four picks which is good because he doesn’t make many mistakes and he’s kind of got that gunslinger mentality a little bit like Josh Allen when he was with Wyoming. Brenden Knox and that running game,” said Stover. “If you put them on the same field with BYU and Cincinnati they’d absolutely be competitive but right now I have them as my third Group of 5 team.” This Saturday’s game, set to air on CBS Sports Network at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time seems to be well in the Herd’s favor as they enter 24-point favorites over MTSU. But, it marks an opportunity for the country to see a Marshall program on the rise once again, 50 years after that fateful day in 1970.
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Coronavirus cases are on the rise in the NFL, just like they are in the rest of the nation.
NFL coronavirus cases on rise along with nation
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Monday night was potentially life-changing for New York Giants player Logan Ryan , but it had nothing to do with the game at MetLife Stadium , CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported. After the game, Ryan had a phone call with his wife Ashley, who had flown to Florida to check on their house. “She was telling me about some pains she had in her stomach. She wanted to sleep it off. She was in extreme pain, but she said she’d wait until morning,” Ryan said. Ryan was hurt during the game , so he was still at the stadium during the call at 1 a.m., and he was sitting right next to trainer Justin Maher. “He said, ‘No, she needs to go to the ER,’” Ryan told Overmyer. MORE: Giants’ Rally Dies On Failed 2-Point Try; Brady, Bucs Hold On Ashley had just taken antacids to ease her stomach pain. A trip to the emergency room seemed a bit extreme, but she heeded Maher’s advice, which proved to be life-altering. “They ended up catching… ectopic pregnancy,” Ryan said. Ashley wrote in an Instagram post that Logan smiled when he heard the word “pregnancy” and the thought of adding to their family. But, an ectopic pregnancy is not viable, and potentially life-threatening. “The egg was in the wrong place in her fallopian tube and it was about to burst,” said Ryan. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: New York City’s New Quarantine Travel Rules Begin, New Jersey Adds States To Advisory List Coronavirus Impact: NYC Businesses Near Subways, In Grand Central Terminal Struggling To Get By Election 2020: Former Vice President Joe Biden Projected To Win New York, New Jersey, Connecticut If left untreated, the tissue would rupture and cause internal bleeding. Hours later, Ashley underwent emergency surgery. “They ended up saving her and ended up preventing a lot of what could’ve been done,” said Ryan. The couple credits Maher, whose quick thinking was critical. “Telling my wife to go to the ER at 1 a.m. could’ve saved her life,” said Ryan. Ashley is OK and recovering. Giants coach Joe Judge made it clear Logan could fly to Florida to be with his wife – another indication, Ryan said, of how much the Giants care about their players. “If that wasn’t the case, I don’t know if my wife would be here today… I’m extremely grateful for this organization and for Joe, and for everyone to understand things bigger than football,” Ryan said. “Especially this year.” You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
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( CBS Miami )- This Saturday sees the renewal of the game dubbed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” when #8 Florida meets #5 Georgia at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. As usual, the game is getting the SEC Game of the Week treatment on CBS with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS. This year’s game, as with the past few years now, is likely to decide the winner of the SEC East division. In each of the last three seasons, it has been Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs taking the win and the Credit: Marianna Massey/Getty Images division. This time around, Dan Mullen’s crew is hoping to change that. As CBS Sports college football analyst Rick Neuheisel puts it, for Kirby Smart, it’s a matter of maintaining course while Mullen and his staff have to cut down on some of the mistakes that cost them last year. “Whatever Kirby Smart has been doing since taking over at Georgia in this game needs to continue to be what he does because he’s been brilliant. Dan Mullen? Not so much,” said Neuheisel. “And, I go back to a year ago where there was confusion on the sidelines whether it was he and his assistants, who was going into the game, they couldn’t get lined up, having to use timeouts, taking illegal procedure calls. Those things can’t happen in a game of this magnitude. It needs to settle down. It needs to be calm. And, when you start thinking about what’s at stake, sometimes the emotional side of things makes that very difficult to achieve. Calm is the order of the day.” Credit: David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Calm is one thing that Florida senior quarterback Kyle Trask has seemed to be this season. Through four games, he’s thrown for over 1,300 yards with 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing 68.3 percent of his passes. The Florida passing game has been one of the country’s best this season, ranking seventh in yards per game at 342.8. But, he’s going up against a Bulldogs defense that has been one of the better units against the pass this year, allowing 215 yards or fewer to every opponent except for Alabama. However, there are a couple of key injuries on the back end that has Neuheisel giving the edge to the Florida offense in this matchup. “I’m of the mind that this at least initially was going to favor Georgia. But, my concern now is you’ve got (Richard) LeCounte out. He had that car accident. You’ve got (Louis) Cine out. He was injured earlier. Those guys are going to be missed. And you’ve also seen an explosion of Florida offense with the development of Kyle Trask and what his development level is. Trask is 18 touchdown passes in only four games, those are Joe Burrow numbers,” said Neuheisel. The numbers have been impressive and, if they continue this week, Neuheisel says that the Florida senior will have to be in the Heisman conversation. More From CBS: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9: Damien Harris Settling Into Lead Back Role For Patriots Rowdy Gaines: ‘Team USA Swimming Has Been #1 In The World Since 1956, No Other Sport Can Claim That Excellence’ NFL Week 9 NFC North Picks: “I Do Not See This Current Bears Team Going Into Tennessee And Beating Them,” Says CBS Chicago’s Matt Zahn “If he can continue that against this Georgia defense, I think people are going to be talking about Kyle Trask in this Heisman Trophy race as much as they’re talking about Lawrence, Fields and Jones,” said Neuheisel. Trask also benefits from having a likely first round pick in next year’s NFL Draft in tight end Kyle Pitts. The junior has hauled in 22 catches this year for 355 yards and seven touchdowns already. Calling him a “unique” athlete, Neuheisel praises Pitts for his ability to affect the game both blocking and in the passing game. “He can certainly handle his job on the end line as a run blocker and he can handle protections. They use him in such a Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images way not only to get a run game going but also as a decoy when there’s so much coverage associated with him so they can go elsewhere with the ball. But, this guy’s ability to get open whether it be a safety, corner or linebacker is uncanny,” said Neuheisel. “Kyle Trask has the luxury of not worrying about the coverage, he can throw Pitts open. He can just throw it to a big body that has the athletic ability to contort and make plays whether it be back shoulder, in front of him, or over his head. We’ve seen him do all of that in just four games. The sample size is enough to know that this will be a Top 10 draft choice when the NFL reconvenes to do that portion of its schedule in April.” On the other side of the ball, the Georgia offense has been pounding opponents with its running game as usual. The Bulldogs average 42 rushing attempts per game and 175 yards on those attempts (4.2 YPC). But, their passing game has been spotty the last two weeks under quarterback Stetson Bennett IV. A former walk-on, Neuheisel says he’s a fan of Bennett because he knows how hard it can be for a walk-on to become a starter. But, if the recent inconsistent play and turnovers aren’t cleaned up, he sees the advantage in Florida’s favor. “This is the side of the ball, this matchup is going to determine the game,” said Neuheisel. “In the last six quarters, the second half against Alabama and then Kentucky, they have scored a grand total of 14 points. And they’ve had five turnovers. This has to change or it’s going to be a tough day at the office for Georgia.” Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images With a lean towards advantages for Florida on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, it would seem Neuheisel is leaning towards the Gators ending the Bulldogs losing streak. He says that it is, but there’s a key point to consider. “My lean is that way but I say it with very much trepidation and here’s why. Because Georgia knows how to beat Florida. This group of Florida players does not know how to beat Georgia. Kyle Trask, given all that we said about him, is still a relatively young starter at quarterback,” said Neuheisel. “And, he is going to have to play a monster game in this spot and be above the ebbs and flows of momentum. He’s going to have to just put this team on his shoulder and say ‘Follow me, I’ll get you to a win.’ If he does so, we’re going to be talking about Kyle Trask in a much different light than we are right now.” The Bulldogs are 3.5 point favorites entering the day . Kick off is set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on CBS.
#8 Florida Vs #5 Georgia: With Strong Game Saturday, ‘Kyle Trask Will Be Talked About In Heisman Trophy Race,’ Says CBS’ Rick Neuheisel
Steve Silverman While it has been an up-and-down year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the field, their pass-catching threats have consistently been, well, threats in the fantasy football world. Wide receivers Desean Jackson and Mike Evans rank in the top 20 among wide receivers in fantasy points per game with Evans averaging 11.7 and Jackson averaging 11.2. Second year tight end O.J. Howard has also emerged, currently ranking fifth among tight ends this season. With the Bucs set to take on the lowly Giants this week, Howard looks like a nice option at the tight end spot for your daily fantasy lineups. Quarterbacks 1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams, FD Proj. – 29.3 points This is a huge game between two of the best teams in the league, and the backstory changed dramatically Tuesday when the game was moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of problems with the field. Mahomes has been a machine this season, showing off his big arm and his propensity to make game-changing plays. He has a 31-7 TD-interception ratio, and he gets a chance to show the Rams exactly what he can do. 2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles – 28.3 points The Saints continue to roll, and it looks like Brees as has a great chance to win the MVP award this season because of his remarkable numbers. Brees is completing 77.3 percent of his passes with a 21-1 TD-interception ratio. In addition to those totals, Brees is playing with remarkable skill and he appears to be in peak form. 3. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 27.2 points. The Rams are probably thrilled about getting this home game after preparing for a trip south of the border. Goff should be able to have a strong performance against a Kansas City defense that has been generous throughout the season. 4. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints – 26.5 points The Eagles have not played like a Super Bowl team to this point in the season, but they are still in a position where they can turn things around. That needs to start this weekend and they need to play their best game against the hottest team in the league. This would be an ideal spot for Wentz to show off all his skills and light a fire under his own team. 5. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos – 25.4 points The Chargers continue to stay on track for a playoff spot and they have been consistent as they chase the first-place Chiefs. While Los Angeles struggled in Week 10 against the Raiders, they won the game by two touchdowns. Rivers is a relentless leader and we see him throwing three TD passes against the overmatched Broncos. Running backs 1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 23.8 points If anyone is going to take the MVP award from Brees or Mahomes, it’s likely to be Gurley. He already has 988 rushing yards and he has pounded the ball into the end zone 13 times. He is also a stellar receiver with 402 receiving yards and four more TDs. He is licking his chops to get a chance to compete against the generous Kansas City defense. 2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Bucs – 23.0 points The Giants won a Monday night game against San Francisco, and they gave the team a little hope that it could play respectably in the second half of the season. That may be too optimistic, but there’s no reason that Barkley and the Giants can’t take charge against a poor Tampa Bay team. Barkley’s combination of speed and power could allow him to dominate against the Bucs. 3. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams – 21.3 points The presence of Gurley should bring out the best in the competitive Hunt, who doesn’t want to be thought of as the second-best running back on the field. Hunt has game-breaking speed, and he can dominate as a runner or a receiver. He already has 13 touchdowns – seven as a runner and six more as a receiver. 4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos – 20.3 points It’s hard to find a player more valuable to his team than Gordon is to the Chargers. He has explosive speed and he runs with power, and his dependability makes life much easier for Philip Rivers. The quarterback has often had to carry the Chargers throughout his tenure with the team, but that is not the case this year. 5. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions – 19.7 points What Gordon does for Rivers is what McCaffrey does for Cam Newton. He has improved dramatically this season, showing the ground game to match the big-play receiving ability he demonstrated a year ago. McCaffrey has 579 rushing yards and 439 receiving yards and he has a chance to get even more productive in the second half of the year. Wide receivers 1. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles – 16.8 points The Eagles need to be primed to play their best game if they are going to beat the Saints, but don’t think for a second that they can stop Thomas from making big plays. In addition to his athletic ability, Thomas is one of the game’s best pattern runners and he has excellent hands. Thomas has caught 78 passes for 950 yards and seven TDs. 2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans at Washington Redskins – 15.9 points It’s one of the great thrills to watch Hopkins go after the football. He has wonderful leaping ability and long arms, and he also has the kind of hands that allow him to make the most difficult catches under the most challenging circumstances. 3. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Bucs – 15.5 points From this corner, it seems like ODB is all about making highlight-film plays and not necessarily doing every little thing that helps the Giants win. If Beckham has been on your fantasy team the last couple of years, you probably agree. However, you are going to keep him on your team because he can be dominant when he is on his game, and there’s no reason that will not be the case against the Tampa Bay. 4. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams – 14.4 points The Rams have been quite vulnerable on defense the last two weeks, and that means an explosive receiver like Hill should be able to exploit this unit. Hill is one of the fastest players in the game and he should be able to find some open spaces in the Los Angeles secondary. 5. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 13.6 points The Rams suffered a huge blow with the season-ending injury suffered by wideout Cooper Kupp, and it could keep them from meeting all their goals. Cooks and Robert Woods must step up their games, and look for Cooks to be the more productive of the two against the Chiefs. Tight ends 1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams – 11.3 points There has been an unofficial changing of the guard at the tight end position this season because Rob Gronkowski has been hurt recently and unable to play as consistently as Kelce. Look for Kelce to have a huge game against the Rams. 2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints – 10.9 points The Saints have been rolling and their defense has been playing well, but that area is where they are most vulnerable. Ertz has more talent than the Saints defensive backfield, and he should have a huge game here. 3. Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – 8.7 points This may have been the game that Graham has been waiting for since the start of the season. He should be getting ready for some peak appearances and he would love to do it against his former team. Graham has caught 33-439-2, and he will build on those figures against Seattle. 4. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Bucs at N.Y. Giants – 7.9 points The Bucs are coming off a horrific game against the Redskins in which they were held to a field goal. They had more than 500 yards of offense the previous week, and look for Howard to put his imprint on this game with at least one TD catch. 5. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans– 7.8 points Reed should be able to get open in this game and while the Texans have the more athletic team, the Redskins have the size advantage. Reed is Washington’s leading receiver, and he should be able to get into the end zone against Houston.
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The much-anticipated matchup next Monday night that was supposed to take place in Mexico City between one of the two best teams in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs, has been moved to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions. Players of Lobos BUAP warm up prior to their match against Cruz Azul at Azteca Stadium on Nov. 10, 2018, in Mexico City. (Getty Images) The game, scheduled to be played at Azteca Stadium, was moved to L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the league announced Tuesday. “The decision is based on the determination – in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside experts – that the playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday,” the NFL said in a statement. According to CBS Sports, the field was badly damaged during a large concert on Nov. 7 hosted by the Mexican television network Telehit. “The combination of a difficult rainy season and a heavy multi-event calendar of events at the stadium, have resulted in significant damage to the field that presents unnecessary risks to player safety and makes it unsuitable to host an NFL game,” NFL Executive Vice President of International Mark Waller said in a statement. Azteca stadium has a hybrid surface made up of both grass and synthetic materials, according to reporter Peter King. In a tweet, the Rams said they would provide details soon regarding ticketing information for Monday’s game. Meanwhile, the NFL said it will announce reimbursement details “in the days ahead” for those who have tickets for the Mexico City game. The last NFL game played at Azteca Stadium was in November of last season, when the New England Patriots defeated the Oakland Raiders 33-8.
Rams-Chiefs Game Moved From Mexico City To LA Due To Poor Field Conditions
By Steve Silverman The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints continue to win and pick up the bona fides that could turn either one of those teams into the NFC Super Bowl representative. The AFC appears to be much more wide open, and while the Kansas City Chiefs continue to roll, their questionable defense could lead to heartbreak in the postseason. Meanwhile, the Chargers and Steelers continue to stack wins, and both appear to be getting better as the season reaches a critical stage. Steelers 52, Panthers 21 Pittsburgh Steelers: A-. Remember when the Steelers stumbled in the first month of the season. That’s a distant memory, because Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are on a major roll. The Steelers laid 52 points on a very good Carolina team, and they have overcome the disappointment of not having Le’Veon Bell. Carolina Panther: D-. The Panthers were rolling as they went to Pittsburgh Thursday night, and they got off to a good start by scoring the first touchdown of the night. However, the story went sour right after that, and the Panthers defense was eviscerated. Head coach Ron Rivera must figure this out quickly. Bears 34, Lions 22 Chicago Bears: A-. It’s one thing to beat the Jets and Bills in back-to-back weeks, it’s quite another to take apart a division rival. Matt Nagy’s team continues to get better every week. The first-place Bears may not get a lot of recognition, but they are a very solid team. Detroit Lions: D. The Lions have been unable to right themselves this season. They have dropped three games in a row, and while they appeared to have the talent to challenge for the division title, they now appear to be a last-place team. Rookie head coach Matt Patricia’s forte may be defense, but the Lions are brutal in that area, as they gave up four first-half touchdowns to the Bears. Drew Brees (Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Saints 51, Bengals 14 New Orleans Saints: A. We rarely give out the best grade, but the Saints have moved to the top of the NFL class, and there may not be any slowing them down. This was a game that had letdown written all over it, but the Saints showed off their skill, toughness and desire to punish an opponent. Cincinnati Bengals: C-. The Bengals made noises at the start of the year that this would not be the same old kitty cats. They have forgotten those early-season performances, as they were run over by the Saints. As usual, there is no leadership on this team from the coaching staff or the team’s best players. Browns 28, Falcons 16 Cleveland Browns: B+. The Browns have had a lot of close calls that have ended up in disappointing fashion this season, and that’s one of the reasons they fired head coach Hue Jackson. Gregg Williams inspired his team to deliver a physical whipping to a more talented team, and Baker Mayfield is proving to be a competitive leader. Atlanta Falcons: C-. The Falcons appeared to be in good shape in this game, as they took a three-game winning streak to Cleveland. Instead, the Browns took it to the Falcons, and Atlanta had little fight against Cleveland. That’s a sad statement. Colts 29, Jaguars 26 Indianapolis Colts: B+. It is clear the Colts are a much more talented team than they were last year, because Andrew Luck has returned to the lineup. But there’s another aspect to this team that has allowed them to approach the .500 mark at 4-5. They have shown toughness and competitiveness that the team never displayed in 2017. Jacksonville Jaguars: C-. Last year’s memory of getting to the AFC Championship Game is becoming more distant every week. Their once-powerful defense is unable to hold its ground, and Blake Bortles is not the kind of quarterback who can win when things don’t go well from the beginning of the game. Head coach Doug Marrone has no answers. Tyreek Hill (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Chiefs 26, Cardinals 14 Kansas City Chiefs: B. The Chiefs are an offensive juggernaut, but they were held in check throughout much of the game by the struggling visitors. Head coach Andy Reid knows his team can’t dominate every week, but he hopes the team can turn it on next week against the high-powered Rams. Arizona Cardinals: B-. The Cardinals lost another game, but they went into Arrowhead and refused to roll over for the Chiefs. Arizona was quite competitive and limited Kansas City star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to 249 yards. That’s an achievement for a team that has not done many things right this season. Bills 41, Jets 10 Buffalo Bills: B+. This has been a brutal season for the Bills, but they have played respectable defense throughout. The Bills got a wonderful effort from quarterback Matt Barkley (232 yards, two TD passes), and that was more than enough to propel them to victory over the Jets. New York Jets: D-. The Jets should have been able to compete against another troubled AFC East team, but they were unprepared. Head coach Todd Bowles has a boatload of injuries to contend with, but that’s not supposed to be an excuse in the NFL. Stream your local games LIVE on CBS All Access across devices. Start your free trial now! Redskins 16, Buccaneers 3 Washington Redskins: B. The Redskins may not be a fancy team, but they have a two-game lead in the NFC East and they play a physical and hard-hitting style. That was more than good enough for them to shut down the Bucs. But head coach Jay Gruden knows the team may have issues against faster and more athletic teams down the stretch. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: C-. The Bucs have been a high-scoring team throughout much of the season, but they are struggling at this point. It seems that both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston have lost their effectiveness, and head coach Dirk Koetter may not be stalking the sidelines for much longer. Marcus Mariota (Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Titans 34, Patriots 10 Tennessee Titans: A-. Something very powerful is going on with the Titans, who beat the Dallas Cowboys on the road last Monday night and built off that performance against the Patriots. Quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 228 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and his teammates were much quicker and more aggressive than the Pats. New England Patriots: C-. The Patriots regularly look ordinary or below average when they lose, and that was the case against the Titans. They were not as athletic, quick or as driven as their hosts, and they were not in this game after the second quarter. Chargers 20, Raiders 6 Los Angeles Chargers: B. The Chargers appear to be growing into a mature team. They figured out a way to win fairly easily, even though they did not play an impressive game against a substandard opponent. Instead of blowing away the Raiders with big plays, the Chargers got the job done with defense, preventing the Raiders from finding the end zone. Oakland Raiders: C-. The Raiders pulled out a fake punt on their first possession, and that helped them put an early three points on the board. Give Jon Gruden credit for taking advantage of the Chargers’ below-average special teams. Unfortunately, they had little else to offer and were beaten by two touchdowns. Packers 31, Dolphins 12 Green Bay Packers: B. The Packers are usually dependent on quarterback Aaron Rodgers to win. That was not the case this week, as the defense and running game keyed the victory. Aaron Jones had 145 rushing yards and two touchdowns, and the Packers took the heat off of their longtime signal caller. Miami Dolphins: C. The Dolphins deserve credit for how hard they played against a desperate opponent; there was no backing down. However, the skill level is limited, and the Dolphins just can’t make enough plays to beat a good opponent on the road. This is an ordinary team, destined to finish at .500. Tyler Higbee (Photo Credit: John McCoy/Getty Images) Rams 36, Seahawks 31 Los Angeles Rams: B. The wildfires in their home area certainly created a distraction for the team, but they found a way to win the game. Still, opponents have solved the Los Angeles defense two weeks in a row, and this appears to be a big issue for head coach Sean McVay. Seattle Seahawks: B+. The Seahawks didn’t win, but they exchanged power punches with the explosive Rams on their home turf, and that was impressive. Russell Wilson had the ball in his hands as the game ended, and the Seahawks had a chance to win the game. While the Seahawks fell short, this team has far more fight than most anticipated at the start of the season. Cowboys 27, Eagles 20 Dallas Cowboys: A-. The Cowboys bounced back from their sleepwalking Monday night appearance against the Titans and won on the road against their hated rival. The Cowboys were led by running back Ezekiel Elliott, who rushed for 151 yards, and a defense that prevented the Eagles from scoring the tying touchdown on their final possession. Philadelphia Eagles: B-. The Eagles responded to every Cowboys thrust, but they could not find a way to win at home. That’s not how to get back to the playoffs, and this could end up as a very disappointing post-Super Bowl season. Giants, 49ers Monday night. Bye week: Broncos, Ravens, Texans, Vikings
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a pretty good chance Todd Bowles will remain the Jets’ head coach for the remainder of the season. This according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who said Monday the organization doesn’t want to make a “rash” decision. The Jets have not fired a head coach during the season since 1975, when Ken Shipp replaced Charley Winner on an interim basis for the final five games. Even after yesterday’s horrific loss, my understanding is that any possible changes coming to the #Jets would be based on a decision made after the season, rather than during. That is the expectation. Decisions won’t be rash. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2018 The Jets fell to 3-7 with Sunday’s brutal 41-10 loss to the lowly Buffalo Bills , who started their fourth-string quarterback after scoring a combined 33 points over the previous four games. New York has lost four in a row, including defeats to division foes Miami and Buffalo over the last two weeks. The Jets have a bye in Week 11 before returning to action on Nov. 25 against the visiting New England Patriots, who have taken 12 of the last 14 regular season meetings. The Jets are 23-33 during Bowles three-plus seasons as head coach, but have lost 27 of their last 40 games. They have not made the playoffs since the 2010 season. Following a 13-6 loss at Miami on Nov. 4, a game in which the defense played very well and the offense struggled mightily, Sunday’s matchup with Buffalo looked favorable on paper for the Jets, even with starting quarterback Sam Darnold sidelined due to a foot injury. The Bills entered the game losers of four straight and averaging just 10.7 points per game for the season. Buffalo was also last or near the bottom of the league in most of the other primary offensive categories. But the Jets simply didn’t show up. Under journeyman quarterback Matt Barkley, who was signed off the street on Oct. 31 and had not started an NFL game since 2016, the Bills needed just two plays to take a 7-0 lead and they never looked back. “Everything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong,” Bowles said. “We stunk it up as coaches, we stunk it up as players.” Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott, left, and head coach Todd Bowles of the New York Jets embrace after the Bills’ 41-10 win at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 11, 2018. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) As is usually the case when a Jets season goes off the rails, MetLife Stadium was half empty on Sunday, and among the fans that were there were ones wearing the Bills’ familiar red, white and blue colors. Expect that trend to continue over the remaining games on the schedule, as there is a good chance New York will not be favored against any of its remaining opponents. After playing at home against the Patriots following the bye, the Jets travel to Tennessee, which beat up New England on Sunday, and then play the Bills in Buffalo, where they have won just once in the last six years. The Jets then return home to face red-hot Houston and perennial NFC power Green Bay before closing the season at New England. “We’re going to try like hell to win our last six games,” Bowles said. It’s too early to say if Darnold will return in Week 12. If he can’t go, expect the Jets to again go with veteran Josh McCown, who was 17 of 34 for 135 yards with two interceptions against Buffalo.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going with newly signed journeyman Matt Barkley as their starting quarterback, rather than provide turnover-prone Nathan Peterman another chance. The Bills ruled out injured rookie Josh Allen on Saturday and announced Barkley is expected to start against the New York Jets on Sunday. Barkley gets the nod ahead of Peterman despite having just two weeks of practice experience since signing Oct. 30. Barkley will become the fourth quarterback to start for the team this season, and third in three weeks. It will be his first start in two years since going 1-5 with the Chicago Bears in 2016. Allen will miss his fourth straight game since spraining his right throwing elbow in a 20-13 loss at Houston on Oct. 14. The first-round pick practiced on a limited basis this week and will get additional time to recuperate with Buffalo entering its bye week after playing the Jets. Veteran backup Derek Anderson had already been ruled out with a concussion. The Bills also announced starting rookie middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has been cleared to play after missing one game with a concussion. They also promoted receiver Robert Foster from the practice squad and released linebacker Ramon Humber. Buffalo (2-7) has lost four straight and is off to its worst start since losing eight of its first nine games in 2010. The game between the two AFC East teams will feature a matchup of backups rather than first-round picks. The Jets (3-6) are starting 39-year-old Josh McCown with rookie Sam Darnold sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen. Barkley is on his sixth team in six seasons since being selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He was most recently in Cincinnati before being cut by the Bengals in September after hurting his knee in a preseason game. “It hasn’t maybe been the plan I signed up for when I thought of going to the NFL,” Barkley said of his pro career, which came after he set numerous school records as a four-year starter at Southern California. “But from what I’ve been able to learn along the way, I think I’m in a great spot right now.” Overall, Barkley has gone 159 for 266 for 1,911 yards passing with eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 11 NFL appearances. That’s much better than Peterman’s production since being selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Peterman has thrown seven interceptions in four appearances this season, including three in a 41-9 loss to Chicago last weekend. Overall, he’s thrown 12 interceptions in eight appearances and is best remembered for getting picked off five times in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers a year ago. The Bills offense has struggled no matter who’s started this season. Buffalo has scored a league-worst 96 points and just two touchdowns in its past four games. The quarterbacks have combined for just three touchdowns passing and 16 interceptions, including five by Allen. (© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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