Rudock got the Lions within striking distance, thanks in part to to this catch and stiff arm from tight end Michael Roberts. A missed Prater field goal kept the Lions from extending their lead.
The Indianapolis defense looks outmatched. Detroit capped off a seven-play, 73-yard drive with another Rudock touchdown pass to Golladay.
We have a new pair of pugilists atop the leader board, and they don’t even play for a team. Two Titans fans got into it during the team’s scrimmage. I’m not sure why the guy in the Keep Calm shirt has Batman’s phone, but the t-shirted crusader bloodies the guy’s lip with a big right to the mouth after getting shoved.
More punches were landed in this dustup than any of the training camp fights on the field between players. The best part is the guy running away. It’s definitely going to be a big year in Tennessee.
Prescott finished the evening 7-of-8 passing with 106 yards, a touchdown, and a passer rating of 158.3.
It’s preseason, and the Colts defense looked pretty bad to start this one off, but the Cowboys should feel good about seeing Prescott handle them with ease.
The NFL decided to chill when it comes to penalties on celebrations during games. It didn’t decide to let things be a free-for-all, but one of the things players can do now is group celebrations.
It does not matter if it’s preseason. If you take a kick back 109 yards in any football game, you deserve praise. Deonte Thompson did that to close out the first half for the Bears against the Cardinals.
Let’s get the obvious option out of the way first. Colin Kaepernick is a better quarterback than Bortles and would likely jell in an offense that doesn’t ask him to do too much.
But Kaepernick’s free agency has little to do with his skills on the field. Teams have shied away from signing the quarterback after he kneeled during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season to protest of the oppression of people of color. Marrone, Tom Coughlin, and Shad Khan have stayed silent about Kaepernick, so it’s hard to know the franchise’s thoughts on the possibility of adding him.
Fans, as is the case with every NFL market to varying degrees, would be divided. There are at least a few including SB Nation’s Jaguars blog, Big Cat Country who think it would be a good idea:
After Kaepernick, the market for a free agent is thin. There’s Robert Griffin III, but it’s hard to confidently believe he’s a better option than Bortles or current backup Chad Henne.
The league also looked into another incident involving Elliott. In March of this year, he pulled down a woman’s top during a St. Patrick’s Day parade. The investigators reviewed video and interviewed the woman, who did not file a complaint. The letter sent to Elliott said your behavior during this event was inappropriate and disturbing, and reflected a lack of respect for the woman.
Although the league did not discipline him for the incident, it said it suggests a pattern of poor judgment.
On July 16, Elliott was connected to an incident at a Dallas bar, though he was not named as a suspect and no police report was filed. It did not factor into Elliott’s suspension, either. Soon after, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Elliott was still learning how to navigate fame.
Deshaun Watson was the big story headed into the Houston Texans’ opener on Wednesday night. While he did have some impressive moments, the Carolina Panthers ultimately came away with the 27-17 victory, thanks to two touchdown catches from Damiere Byrd.
Cam Newton sat out, so Derek Anderson got the start for Carolina. He hit Kelvin Benjamin for a score early on and then took a seat along with the rest of the starters. The Texans started Tom Savage, who played the first quarter before making way for Watson. Houston’s QB competition is far from over, but Watson had plenty of positive moments in his first preseason game.
Peppers went to school in Michigan and now he’s up in Cleveland with the Browns. What could be more Midwestern than a chain restaurant that strongly resembles Chili’s?
Instead of Chicken Crispers, Pepper’s has Chicken Crunchers. And instead of the trademarked Triple Dipper appetizer which combines a choice of your three favorite appetizers Pepper’s has the Triple Decker, which does the same thing but just stacks them on top of each other. Try the Go Blue corn chips with the Maize-o queso.
Eddie Lacy has made it clear he loves China food. You know every dish on his buffet line is going to be delicious. Anyone who’s this passionate about Chinese food would certainly have high standards.
Butler, a two-time Super Bowl champion and a one-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler, has made just $1.53 million in base salary to date. After signing a one-year, $3.91 million tender with New England, that figure will nearly quadruple but be just $5.44 million. Conversely, Marshon Lattimore, the 11th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, was guaranteed more than $15 million before even playing a snap in the league.
Recaps that simply regurgitate an episode’s chronology are for children. THIS IS THE PROS, BABY. Here are the six biggest takeaways from the second episode of this season’s Hard Knocks.
The Seahawks are coming off a convincing 48-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday. Trevone Boykin put on a show, completing 12 of 15 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. It was an important performance for Boykin, who’s trying to retain the backup quarterback job after Seattle signed Austin Davis in the offseason.
Seattle’s blowout win didn’t come without a price, though. Wide receiver Paul Richardson injured his shoulder making a diving catch in the first quarter. He was diagnosed with a sprained AC joint and will probably miss this week’s game, but Richardson might be ready in time for the regular season. Doug Baldwin is back at practice after picking up a minor foot injury, while Tyler Lockett is getting close to 100 percent after last year’s broken leg. Russell Wilson would get a huge boost with all three of those receivers healthy at the same time.
The Vikings’ preseason game wasn’t as comfortable, but they did enough to get a 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. The defense held Buffalo to just one touchdown and Dalvin Cook looked good in his preseason debut, recording 43 total yards on nine touches. The second-round rookie is currently anchoring the Vikings’ backfield with Latavius Murray recovering from offseason ankle surgery. Murray was activated from the PUP list last week and could see some action Friday night after he sat out the first preseason game.