Week 15 injury report roundup
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:59:13 +0000
Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]
Al Riveron admits Bobby Wagner blocked field goal should have been flagged
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:22:53 +0000
A pivotal moment in the Seahawks’ win over the Vikings on Monday night came when Seattle’s Bobby Wagner blocked a field goal with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. One official threw a flag, but after a conference, the referees announced that there was no penalty. Today NFL V.P. of Officiating Al Riveron admitted [more]
Xavien Howard doubtful this week for Dolphins
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:17:30 +0000
The Dolphins seem to be holding out hope for Xavien Howard‘s quick return. But not much hope. The Dolphins announced that the cornerback was doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Coach Adam Gase told reporters his status would depend on how he felt tomorrow, which at least means he’s making the trip later today. [more]
Four teams have clinched playoff berths, five more can clinch this weekend
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:20:43 +0000
The Los Angeles Chargers became the fourth team to clinch a playoff berth. With their win over the Chiefs on Thursday night, the Chargers have joined the Chiefs as the only two AFC teams to clinch a spot in the playoffs. They are still battling it out for the AFC West title, with one of [more]
Kevin Stefanski: Circumstances aren’t ideal, but I’m up for challenge
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:58:03 +0000
Kevin Stefanski is a few days away from his first game as the Vikings offensive coordinator and he described the circumstances that led to his promotion this week as a “blur.” Stefanski and the rest of the team got home from Seattle early on Tuesday morning and he learned that John DeFilippo had been fired [more]
Ryan Tannehill remains limited
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:14:16 +0000
Ryan Tannehill still is expected to start for the Dolphins on Sunday “unless something crazy happens.” But the Dolphins quarterback remained limited in practice Thursday. The team continues to list him with the right shoulder injury that kept him out five games, but the shoulder isn’t what ails him now. It’s the ankle injury. Offensive [more]
Packers’ unlikely playoff push could complicate their coaching search
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:58:33 +0000
Plenty of teams have made in-season coaching changes over the years. Not many have remained marginally viable playoff contenders. For the Packers, an unlikely playoff push could complicate their looming search for a new coach. Apart from the obvious question of whether finagling a path to the playoffs would enhance interim coach Joe Philbin’s chances [more]
Vikings expect Trae Waynes back this weekend
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:44:10 +0000
Most of the focus on the Vikings this week has been on the offense as a result of the decision to fire offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, but their fulfilling their hopes of getting into the playoffs will require a strong performance from their defense in the last three weeks as well. Having all hands on [more]
Xavien Howard running, but not practicing
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:34:29 +0000
The Dolphins were able to pull out a win against New England without the help of cornerback Xavien Howard last Sunday, but they’d prefer to have Howard on hand as they try to close the season on a winning streak. There’s no word yet on whether that will be the case for Sunday’s game against [more]
Kirk Cousins takes “ownership” for offensive struggles
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:17:34 +0000
The Vikings fired their offensive coordinator, but the quarterback’s not going anywhere (for $84 million reasons). So Kirk Cousins said he had to take “ownership” of the team’s offensive struggles, which led to John DeFilippo’s sudden unemployment. “Myself, I’d be the first one to say, if I had played at a higher level, we’re probably not [more]
Mike Zimmer won’t confirm Kevin Stefanski is calling offensive plays
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:07:31 +0000
When the Vikings announced that Kevin Stefanski is taking over as offensive coordinator in the wake of John DeFilippo’s dismissal, they said Stefanski will take over offensive playcalling duties as well. That arrangement made sense. DeFilippo was the playcaller, head coach Mike Zimmer calls the defenses and anyone else charged with that role probably would [more]
Adam Thielen fully participates in practice despite ankle injury
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:47:23 +0000
Late in Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen suffered an ankle injury. It looked bad at the time, but he seemed to jog it off. Two days later, it’s not keeping him from getting ready for a critical Week 15 game. Thielen fully participated in practice on Wednesday despite the ankle [more]
Adam Thielen explains expletive as frustration at team’s inability to move ball
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:54:31 +0000
The Seahawks were not about to let Adam Thielen beat them. Seattle blanketed the Vikings receiver Monday. Thielen didn’t make his first catch until six minutes remained in the third quarter, and he had only three catches for 23 yards before briefly leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He finished with four [more]
Ryan Tannehill will start Sunday “unless something crazy happens”
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:32:02 +0000
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury, but the Dolphins don’t expect it to affect his availability for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Tannehill was out of last Sunday’s game briefly and a report on Wednesday indicated Tannehill will be limited in practice this week. The report also suggested his status for this [more]
Doug Pederson says John DeFilippo won’t return to Eagles now
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:20:02 +0000
The reasons why the Eagles have gone from a Super Bowl title to a 6-7 record through the first 13 games of this season have been debated often and one point that’s been raised is the changes to the offensive coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Frank Reich became the Colts head coach and quarterbacks coach John [more]