The Steelers were fortunate to beat the lowly Colts, which is why they dropped a couple spots.

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“There’s something about him, to me, that’s really just kind of like sturdy and stable,” Presti said of George in September. “He’s been in the league for a little while now, and he’s seen a lot of things. I think he’s got a nice confidence about him.”

George likes to fish; Westbrook prefers dominoes. Over the summer, Westbrook even went fishing with George, his first time to ever try it.

“Did nothing,” Westbrook said. “He didn’t catch anything either.”

After cruising past the Broncos, the Patriots didn’t head home to Massachusetts, but instead remained in Colorado before Sunday’s game against the Raiders in Mexico City.

Ravens (4-5), Raiders (4-5), Dolphins (4-5), Jets (4-6). Miami failed to pull even with Buffalo after it lost at Carolina. Oakland beat the Dolphins and the Jets but lost to the Ravens. It still is the best bet to make the playoffs from this group even with Baltimore ahead for now.

It didn’t matter that old defensive friend Dick LeBeau did his best to bring heat on Big Ben as Pittsburgh’s attack became one-dimensional — Roethlisberger was vintage Big Ben as he came through with the tough, grinding plays so Pittsburgh could pull away.nike_steelers_1464

NFL reviewing if Russell Wilson, Seahawks ignored concussion protocol Thursday

The NFL confirmed that it is conducting a “thorough review” of whether the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson followed the league’s concussion protocol during Thursday night’s game against the Cardinals, The Associated Press reported Friday afternoon.

Wilson took a solid pop to the chin from Karlos Dansby during Seattle’s 22-16 win at Arizona.

Referee Walt Anderson sent Wilson off the field for a concussion check, but Wilson spent just one play on the sideline before running back onto the field.

“I think Walt did a great job first of all. He made the smartest decision. I was fine, though, 100 percent fine. And then they finally went over through the whole concussion stuff and all that. We went through every question you could imagine, and I answered even some more for them just so they knew I was good, and then went back in there.”

Teams can be fined up to $150,000 for violating the concussion policy, while employees or medical team members can also be forced to attend remedial education.

He entered Thursday’s game needing nine completions to reach 4,000 for his career and 214 yards to pass Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon for eighth all time. After his completion to James, Roethlisberger had 97 yards in Thursday’s game on 9-of-17 passing.

The pass to Smith-Schuster came during an 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard pass to James on the first play of the fourth quarter to give the Steelers a 30-17 lead.

Roethlisberger, who finished Thursday’s game 30 of 45 for 299 yards and four touchdowns, also moved past Philip Rivers for eighth place all-time in career completions with a 14-yard pass to running back Le’Veon Bell early in the third quarter. broncos_095-500x500

Stanley Johnson’s dunk with 6:56 left put the Pistons up 98-88.

“When our intensity and energy rises on defense I think we’re a pretty good team,” Johnson said.

Golden State looked efficient again initially, passing well and making better decisions, but it was sloppy down the stretch. The Warriors shot 57.1 percent with 29 assists and were at a 63.5-percent clip midway through the third quarter before allowing the Pistons back in the game.

Griffin also said that the success of other mobile quarterbacks this season shows how a system can be tailored to a quarterback such as himself.

“A lot of these guys are doing great things and they’re implementing — whether it’s zone read, play action from the gun — all those things to help these guys excel and then giving them little things so they can grow,” Griffin said.

“The league is honestly repeating itself back to the years in 2011, 2012, 2013, and those offenses are becoming more prolific. I think it was really fun for everybody to watch what happened [Sunday] between Seattle and the Texans, and I feel like those are the type of offenses that would really suit me.”

In between, there were touching tributes, Cirque du Soleil dancers and 60 unforgettable minutes of game time. The Golden Knights’ first home game served dual roles Tuesday night—offering an outlet for the sold out crowd to look back and remember, and a chance to look ahead.

And at the end of the journey came the most gratifying part, when Fisher jumped into the arms of a stocky, bearded man who was awaiting his arrival like an oasis in the desert.
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Jay Cutler’s injury might be the best thing that’s happened to the Dolphins offense all season.

For now, Goedert’s squarely on the Senior Bowl’s radar, and is projected in a seniorbowl.com profile to contribute immediately as a TE2 with potential as a starter. Goedert, in turn, is ready to pounce on an invitation.

“I think the Senior Bowl would be a great opportunity to show what I can do against higher competition,” said Goedert, who is coming off a huge performance against Missouri State (8 catches, 170 yards, 1 TD). “That’s the question mark on me. And I can answer it.”

Like it or not, Jay Cutler’s injury might be the best thing that’s happened to the Dolphins offense all season. He had only eclipsed 200 passing yards twice and left the game with a six-week interception streak. Ugh. Anyway, Matt Moore will take over under center for the time being, and in the eight games that Matt Moore has quarterbacked in Landry’s career, the Miami receiver averages more yards and touchdowns per game (72/0.75) than without Moore (61.7/0.22).

“I lined up for the first time at 205 pounds against our starting D-end, working blocking drills with him. I didn’t have my chinstrap buckled, I didn’t have my mouth guard in, and he told me, ‘You might want to buckle up and put that in,’ ” Goedert said. “We were just in helmets and shoulder pads. No (football) pants on, just shells. In high school, if we were in shells, we weren’t hitting. In high school, half the time we didn’t have enough players, so we’d be going against our coaches holding bags.”

The rep outcome was predictable: “I got thrown like a rag doll,” Goedert said.

While Goedert’s background in football has its rough edges, he’s also escaped a lot of the trappings that can saddle high-profile college players.

He was a highly competitive swimmer from age 4. When he was 6, he emerged from the water at one meet and was told by his coach and aunt, Dianne Yelkin, that he’d broken a record. Dallas began sobbing, as if he’d instead broken a window.
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