Tight end A. Derby returned to practice after missing last week because of a foot injury, although he did not participate in team drills. Wide receiver Isaiah Ford shoulder also was back at practice, although he was wearing a red jersey.
Defensive end William Hayes hamstring and offensive lineman Jake Brendel calf were the only two players to sit out practice. Second-year player Torry McTyer lined up at cornerback with the first-team defense opposite Xavien Howard.
Defensive end Andre Branch broke through the line of scrimmage to meet the running back in the backfield on a running play. Yet the Jags outplayed them in every facet and simply seemed more motivated to get this victory. Coach Gus Bradley had them fired up despite their lost season. In comparison to what the first half of the season was like for Jacksonville, this was a complete turnaround.
Jacksonville had never built a lead of more than one score all season long, so this was new terrain, going up Previously, the Jags' only leads this season had been against the Colts in Week 4 and and against the Rams in Week 5. That's it.
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The Jags had also not held a lead of any sort beyond three minutes into the second quarter of any game this season. For the Jags to clinch Sunday's win with a late defensive touchdown, after nearly blowing that lead they had held all day, after giving the Titans the ball back up by only two with about four minutes to play, was pretty special for them. With all of their lopsided losses, it was cool to see them react to this first victory, especially within the division and against a very physical opponent.
I'm not sure there will be too much celebrating for the group this season, but as GM Dave Caldwell and Bradley try to shape this flagging organization, the victories will certainly be savored.
Three more touchdowns, to go with the seven he threw last week. Foles has 16 touchdowns and no interceptions this season.
While he completed only 12 passes Sunday and even some of his scoring passes weren't exactly things of beauty, the Eagles are right back in the hunt in the lowly NFC East. The sheer number of injuries is staggering, to say nothing of the significance. Losing Aaron Rodgers is going to derail them.
They were looking like the most complete team in the NFL before losing Rodgers last Monday night, but their issues, coupled with two straight gutsy wins by the Lions , have altered the scope of the NFC North. The Bills ' rookie passer didn't seem to get his feet set, he was jumpy and erratic. While getting pushed around by a Dick Lebeau defense isn't a slight -- it happens to the best of them -- this Steelers defense previously had been anything but menacing.
Manuel put too many balls up for grabs. It's a shame he has had to miss as much time as he has, which would stall any youngster's development. He had a face-mask on Jay Cutler in which he yanked the quarterback's head a solid quarter of the way around -- 90 degrees -- the hard way. Given his history and his recent conference call with the officiating department during the Lions' bye week, his always-open pockets are likely to be picked again courtesy of a fine.
Johnson caught only five of the first 16 passes he was targeted on, but his second touchdown grab of the day proved to be the winner. He has been able to show up in the red zone in critical moments this season after being shut down in that regard a year ago.
With the game tied at 7 early, he called a run play on fourth-and-short inside the Detroit 30, on a day when his team could not run the ball at all. The play was stuffed, and those potential three points would have been vital. On the Bears' final play of the game, with a second crack at a two-point conversion to try to tie after a Lions personal foul, he called another run play that went nowhere -- in fact, it was stuffed for a loss. Perhaps he wanted to push back after watching Josh McCown run the offense to perfection over six quarters in his absence -- but if so it was a mistake. Cutler was out again late in the game and McCown executed a flawless late drive under difficult circumstances to nearly pull out a victory.
McCown has been beyond impressive and is a great fit in Trestman's system.
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He looked like the kind of dervish on special teams, and beyond, many expected when he was the first skill player taken in the draft. The Cardinals are in the playoff equation, at least for now, at While the 49ers have their share of offensive issues, they are still clearly right in the middle of the hunt themselves.
You never know, maybe I can make it Villar, who has played in every game this season, is currently hitting. His career-high came back in when he was worth 3. The biggest question surrounding the year-old middle infielder is where will he play in ? Does he finish out his contract with the Orioles or will a team come calling in the offseason? There are just eight days remaining the minor league regular season, so check out some minor league action tonight. Load Comments. View all NFL Sites. View all NBA Sites. View all MLB Sites.