Washington’s offense is ranked 11th in points per game while the Giants are 30th.
Thursday night’s Titans-Steelers game, set to kick off at 8:25 p.m. ET and air on NBC and NFL Network, also will be available via live stream through Amazon Prime Video. The uniqueness of the Color Rush uniforms worn by both teams might be trumped by that of the camera angle, as NBC plans to utilize its SkyCam system to present a new primary viewing angle for live game coverage.
The key for Thursday night’s game will be Pittsburgh’s offense against Tennessee’s defense. The Steelers enter Week 11 averaging 20.8 points per game, a disappointing 19th in the NFL. They have a chance to improve that average against a Titans team allowing 23.7 points per game, 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell leads the NFL with 840 rushing yards, and wide receiver Antonio Brown has a league-best 882 receiving yards along with 60 receptions, tied for the second-most in the NFL.
Remember, these are not the Browns. These are the Giants, a team that was picked by some experts to reach the Super Bowl this season.
These are the Giants that previously upset the favored Patriots in two Super Bowls; the Big Blue Wrecking Crew of Lawrence Taylor, Bill Parcells and Phil Simms; a team that has prided itself on defense from LT in the 1980s to Sam Huff in the ’50s; a franchise for which former defensive coaches include Bill Belichick and Tom Landry.
“They all proceeded, grim-faced, to the team bus after the latest in a season saturated with embarrassing moments — 49ers 31, Giants 21 on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. When Giants coach Ben McAdoo got to the bus, he was admitted on board without incident. Same for general manager Jerry Reese, who declined to speak to reporters when asked on his way out of the locker room.
Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your fantasy hockey squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we’ll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who might be overvalued — in the short or long term — for one reason or another.
“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.
It’s pretty much routine to expect thrills from Kamara each gameday and on Sunday versus Washington he did not disappoint.
SkyCam has been around since the 1980s but didn’t become a common tool for TV networks until the turn of the 21st century. NBC was the first network to employ the remote-controlled, computer-assisted, cable-suspended camera regularly while broadcasting the XFL in 2001.
Per SkyCam’s website, the Skycam system is virtually a flying Steadicam: “Its unique design makes the SkyCam the only stabilized camera system in the world that can unobtrusively fly anywhere in a defined three-dimensional space, right in the middle of a sporting event.”
“Tonight was definitely a group effort,” Ball said. “Second unit, shout out to them.”
After going scoreless in the first half, Randle sparked the Lakers with eight points, four rebounds and one magnificent block at the rim on Bobby Portis.
Rookie Josh Hart, who recently was called up from the G League, provided 11 energetic minutes and one impressive offensive rebound putback dunk. And Clarkson scored 10 of his 12 points in 14-plus minutes to help even the game at 80-80 with 9:32 left.
The Bulls went back up by seven, but the Lakers came charging back and took their first lead since 21-20 with a Caldwell-Pope putback with 3:06 left. Caldwell-Pope played the role of closer, scoring 11 of his 21 points in the final 3:06.
Rice was one of the NFL’s best pass rushers and one of its biggest personalities when he played from 1996-2007. He’s still one of the best personalities. And he thinks he can still rush the quarterback too.
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in desperate need of a pass rusher, former Bucs great Rice tweeted that he could still play. He wasn’t joking, and if you’ve ever met Rice, that’s no surprise. He has never lacked confidence. Rice, who is 43, tweeted that he wanted to come back to play for the Buccaneers and confirmed to ESPN’s Jenna Laine that he was serious.
And I know the NFL has seen longer streaks. Eli Manning Jersey with the active consecutive-starts streak. Brett Favre with the all-time consecutive-starts streak. Me constantly being wrong about Melvin Gordon in fantasy, each and every week. There are more, but Thomas is still the most impressive.
His grandmother, Bev Phillips, once scored 65 points in a high school basketball game, and that was in 1953, long before the dawn of the three-point shot. His mother and aunts were champion softball players, and David Goedert was a champion discus thrower. His sister Megan played volleyball at Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D., while sister Emily played volleyball and basketball at Valley City State.
Football stars? Goedert is the first. But athletes populate the lineage on both sides of the family.
GOEDERT IS BLUNTLY HONEST about something few athletes would admit: He just didn’t work all that hard to improve himself at the high school level. He didn’t have to. He was always naturally bigger and stronger than his competition, and because he was planning to pursue basketball rather than football, the weight room never really appealed.