The Chicago Bears quarterback is believed to have a torn labrum and is expected to miss the remainder of the season

The Chicago Bears quarterback is believed to have a torn labrum and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, NFL Network reported on Tuesday. Cutler was seeking a second opinion on the injury he sustained in the Bears’ 22-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.

With Brian Hoyer on injured reserve with broken left arm, Matt Barkley would be the likely replacement for the Bears. Barkley played in one game this season — a Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers — and completed six of 15 passes for 81 yards and two interceptions.

A win on Thursday would not only put Washington in line to Nick Martin Authentic Womens Jersey defend its division crown, it would also demonstrate a certain resilience after being dealt a tough hand from the NFL in following a Sunday night game with a road game on a short week.

Then again, a loss on Thanksgiving virtually eliminates the prospect that Washington – which ended last season with a one-and-done playoff cameo — can repeat as division champs.

“Time will tell,” Cousins said. “The script doesn’t need to be written right now. We’ve got six games left. People remember how you finish. We need to finish strong.”

But first they must find out whether they will make it a real race to the finish line.

Norman, who landed in Washington with a $75 million free agent deal, had his share of rivalries Nick Novak Authentic Womens Jersey in the NFC South with the Carolina Panthers. But he’s sensed that time seemingly adds depth to these NFC East rivalries against the Cowboys, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

“These guys have had rivalries for ages,” Norman said. “Since I was born … My grandfather … back in the day … geez, the history of that is so old. You want to live in the moment because children’s children are going to someday talk about the game.”

Clearly it’s a new moment. So much has changed since Week 2, when the Cowboys won 27-23 after converting a Kirk Cousins end zone interception into an 80-yard TD drive in the fourth quarter that held up as the game-winner.

The Clippers used to be a team whose starters could beat anyone in the league

The Clippers are a league-best +183 in scoring margin through 11 games. (Better than the Warriors at this point last season? Yep.) The Clippers’ excellent starting lineup is +144 in 244 minutes, accounting for almost 80 percent of L.A.’s gross scoring margin in about 40 percent of L.A.’s court time.

That all-bench lineup is +33 Enes Kanter Authentic Womens Jersey in 92 minutes, accounting for 18 percent of L.A.’s gross scoring margin in 18 percent of its minutes. When Doc subs Rivers or Crawford in for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and leaves the other starters in place, those lineups are +35 in 38 minutes. This team’s success is still all about those top four players.

The Clippers used to be a team whose starters could beat anyone in the league and whose bench could give up any lead imaginable. The starters are playing better than ever, and the bench has improved from catastrophic to decent. That’s enough. The Clippers are going to be a problem for the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, he’s only made a total of three three-pointers so far this season, so that’s barely a factor. He’s taking shots at the rim, but at a rate well below the one you’d expect from the guy with way more points than anyone else.

DeRozan is taking the NBA back to 1985. It’s both a joy to watch and, so far, a successful formula for the 7-2 Toronto Raptors.

DeRozan isn’t just shooting really well from the mid-range. He’s outperforming entire teams.
DeRozan is averaging 4.9 shots in the 10-to-14-foot range this season, making 2.9 of them. His attempts and makes are both leading the league by a huge margin. Russell Westbrook is the next-closest in both categories, and he’s at 1.7 makes on 4.2 attempts.

Take a broader look at those numbers, and they are even more ridiculous. The Houston Rockets Gordon Hayward Authentic Womens Jersey are averaging 3.1 attempts from 10 to 14 feet as a team this season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 3.2 attempts. DeRozan is taking more jumpers from 10 to 14 feet than five entire NBA teams and making more than nine other franchises.

Maybe Sports Illustrated really is to blame for this all. Maybe it’s just a hot streak that coincided with the start of the year. Maybe the Kobe Bryant mid-range mantle had to be assumed by someone and DeRozan was the only one who it fit.

The Saints put starting cornerback P.J. Williams on injured reserve in September three days

Cornerback Daryl Worley might have missed a game with one had Carolina not had a bye the week after he suffered his in Week 6 in New Orleans.

Concussions are scary because so much Matt Prater Authentic Womens Jersey is unknown about them. The Saints put starting cornerback P.J. Williams on injured reserve in September three days after he was carted off with a concussion.

Former Carolina middle linebacker Dan Morgan missed the final 15 games of the 2006 season with what was believed to be at least his fifth concussion.

“Luke is a fighter,” Coleman said. “That’s why we fight for each other.”

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This isn’t to suggest the Panthers can’t win without Kuechly. They beat Houston, New Orleans and Tampa Bay without him a year ago, with Klein taking over in the middle.

But with a young secondary, as much as it has improved during the past month, Carolina still needs Kuechly’s experience and ability to make plays that others simply can’t.

“That’s our leader, one of the key components of our team,” fullback Mike Tolbert said.

The blank stare Kuechly had as he left the field wasn’t much different than the look on the faces of many of his teammates in the locker room afterward. The next-man-up mantra was repeated throughout, but there is no next man on the Matthew Stafford Authentic Womens Jersey roster as good as Kuechly.

Not even close.

That’s why the winning locker room didn’t look much different than the losing locker room in terms of the mood.

“You just hope he’s OK more than anything,” Olsen said. “When he comes back is out the window.”

Once you’ve had one concussion, according to medical experts, there is a higher risk that you will have another.

Better safe than sorry: Al Horford has been cautious with injuries

Part of the eagerness to have Horford back is that Boston has yet to see what it looks like with all its horses. At no point since the team convened for the start of training camp in late September has Boston had all of its players available.

Kelly Olynyk spent the summer rehabbing from shoulder surgery and missed the first seven games of the season. Marcus Smart sprained his ankle in the preseason finale and missed three games. Both players have elevated to starting roles recently due to injuries. Not only has Horford not played since Oct. 29, but fellow starter Jae Crowder has missed seven straight games because of an ankle injury.

Horford engaged in what Celtics coach Brad Stevens termed a “great” workout on Wednesday. Horford then went through another spirited session Authentic LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey with assistant coach Jay Larranaga before Boston’s win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

You sort of have to bunch all those memories together to deal with the emotional trauma they evoke. Put it all in a run-on, stream-of-consciousness sentence and swallow it whole. Down it like a snake trying to eat a huge rat.

“The Houston series,” Griffin said. “That’s Authentic Lawrence Thomas Jersey something that we still think about.”

Of all the Clippers’ playoff losses, that’s still the worst because it was entirely in their hands. There wasn’t a freak injury or twist of cruel fate. They just melted down.

“It happens,” Griffin said. “You saw it happen to Oklahoma City, you saw it happen to the Warriors in the Finals, the Indians if you want to go baseball. That’s part of it. As a team when you go through something like that, it can do one of two things: It can make you grow apart and resent each other, start pointing the finger. Or it can make you closer together. I think that’s what that’s done.

“Even last year, going through that season and that ending, I think it’s brought us closer together.”

Closer together, maybe. But still galaxies away from vindication. As good as they’ve played this season, they still have many of the same weaknesses as before. They could use an upgrade at small forward to match up with the Kevin Durants and Kawhi Leonards of the world. Teams will still foul Jordan late in games to try to force Rivers to use a smaller lineup. And someone other than Paul needs to be able to make a clutch shot.

But that’s how thresholds always work. They are guarded until you finally overcome them.

Jerry Jones jokes about paying Tony Romo record money as a backup QB

Jerry Jones has paid handsomely for some of his backup quarterbacks over the years.

Just in the past 10 years, Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna and Kyle Orton were among the highest-paid backups in the NFL. Now Tony Romo enters that group after the owner and general manager said a completely healthy Romo will backing up Dak Prescott.

If you’ve ever read this column before, first off, thanks. Second, then you know I have a soft spot for non-power Gang of 5 schools. Still, we’re not including Troy, Boise State and San Diego State on this list. But of those three, I’d rank them in that order. Troy’s only defeat was like Louisville’s, a six-point loss at Clemson that came down to an Julio Jones Authentic Womens Jersey onside kick. Meanwhile, Boise lost to a resurgent but still shaky Wyoming team on the road, and San Diego State inexplicably fell at South Alabama, the same team that lost to Troy two weeks later.

Speaking of San Diego State, it’s time to get on with Flipping the Field and we start, as always, with my Aztecs man crush.

Donnel Pumphrey Watch. The San Diego State Aztecs set a school record for single-game rushing with 474 against Nevada’s next-to-worst-in-FBS run defense. During the 46-16 win, Pumphrey rushed for 198 yards, becoming only the fifth player to crack Justin Hardy Authentic Womens Jersey the 6,000-yard mark. He reached 6,051, moving past DeAngelo Williams into fourth on the FBS career rushing list. He’s now only 31 yards behind Tony Dorsett for third and would have passed him if not for the erasing of a second half 40-yard run because of a holding penalty. With four games remaining, he needs 347 yards to pass Ron Dayne atop the legendary list.

From the Ridonculous Stats Department: According to my numerical brothers and sisters in ESPN Stats & Info: Against Mississippi State, freshman QB Jalen Hurts tied the Alabama record for TDs responsible for with five and became the first player in Crimson Tide history to rush for 100 yards while throwing for 300. Clemson’s Deshaun Watson set the single-game ACC passing record with 580, in a loss. In fact, the 10 passers who topped 350 yards Saturday were 4-6. UNLV defeated Wyoming 69-66 in three overtimes, coming one point shy of the FBS OT record for combined points scored.

“We’re going streaking!” Alabama has won 64 straight against unranked teams. USC has won six in a row, marking its longest win streak since the Pete Carroll era ended in 2009. Washington State has won eight straight in a single season for the first time since 1930. Notre Dame won its 15th straight over Army. Oklahoma’s 14th consecutive conference win is the longest Big 12 streak since Texas won 20 straight in 2004-06. Speaking of Texas, running back D’Onta Foreman posted his 11th straight 100-plus yard rushing game, tying Earl Campbell’s school record.

U.S. form, not Columbus mystique, is key vs. Mexico in World Cup qualifier

When push comes to shove, it won’t be history or the chilly temperatures that will determine whether the U.S. is able to defeat Mexico at home for the fifth consecutive World Cup qualifying cycle when these neighbors meet Friday night in Ohio’s capital.

Self picked up on all of this quickly Pete Rose Youth Jersey enough. Sometimes, all he has to do is praise a teammate for playing hard and intentionally omit Jackson, and then watch as Jackson mutters at himself under his breath.

As far as Jackson can tell, that innate drive was honed early in childhood, when his mother, Apples Jones, a former player at UTEP, took her son out back for games of one-on-one — and never, ever let him win.

(Ahem: The similarities to Duke guard Frank Jackson’s one-on-one matches against his father are uncanny, and the only conclusion worth drawing is that parents of prodigal hoopsters should start ruthlessly dominating their children at a tender age. It seems to work.)

The mental image of a little kid crying and storming off because his mom beat him at basketball — again — is a vivid one, but that can’t be how it went down.

“That’s pretty much exactly how it went down,” Jackson said with a laugh.

Starting at 8 years old, Jackson played his mom, and she wouldn’t give an inch, “would not take it easy on me at all.” It took all of five years, until Jackson was 13 and had grown a few inches and gotten a bit stronger, for him to get his first win.

“Of course, I started prancing around and dancing and all of that stuff,” he said. “She didn’t seem mad, though. She had a smile on her face. She was happy.”

Lesson learned: Basketball is more fun when it’s competitive, when both people know they are getting the other’s best.

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Stafford is still one of the league’s best when the Lions are down

“Game manager” has become a dirty label for NFL fans. It’s not exciting, it’s not all that fun to watch, and it generally doesn’t win you the biggest games of the year. Headed into Sunday’s game – a huge contest in the race for the NFC North – Stafford had studied and analyzed this Vikings’ whole team. As a young quarterback, you spend the majority of your time trying to figure out how to attack a defense. As a veteran, you start to think deeper, and begin to study how you’re going to win games. Remember I said that football is the ultimate team sport?

Stafford knew this Vikings team had won the majority of their games with their defense and special teams the past two seasons. He knew that if his offense didn’t screw it up, they’d be in position to win it in the end. To me, that’s the epitome of a game manager.

Through 59 minutes and 37 seconds in that game, Stafford did very little, and his team was on its last breath. Having played so many games from behind in his career, he quickly switched from game manager to gunslinger, moving the Lions into field-goal range with two seconds left. After a game-tying kick, the Lions didn’t relinquish the ball in overtime, as Stafford hit Golden Tate on a spectacular catch-and-run to finish the Vikings.

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This year, Stafford’s numbers are even better. Though he won’t throw for anything near 5,000 yards, as he did in 2011 and 2012, his completion percentage is again around 67 percent, and he’s on pace for 30-plus touchdowns. Most importantly, he’s only thrown five interceptions this season. Through nine NFL games, his numbers as a game manger are phenomenal.

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Trump has almost never been ahead in high-quality polls of Pennsylvania or Michigan

I think of the swing states as belonging to eight groups of two to four states each. These groups correspond pretty closely to the states’ relative order of importance according to our tipping-point index, which reflects each state’s chance of casting the decisive 270th vote in the Electoral College. But these groups also reflect a sort of flowchart by which the winner of the Electoral College might be revealed. Depending on what happens in the first group of states, we could be all but certain of a Clinton victory — rendering the groups below it less relevant. Or an increasing number of contingencies could come into play where the race comes down to Omaha, Nebraska.

It’s also the case that Trump has almost never been ahead in high-quality polls of Pennsylvania or Michigan. But Clinton’s leads have narrowed, and Pennsylvania is one of the few swing states without early voting, potentially allowing a campaign to make up ground late. Michigan, meanwhile, has an unusually large number of undecideds and a history of bad polling.

“We’d been careful, not knowing how we would expose Russ. And he was begging us to do more and all that. We were just trying to do the right thing by him, and he was doing phenomenal things just to play for the last two months.”

These states, on the southwestern and southeastern corners of the map, could be the cornerstone of Democrats’ 2024 coalition. But what about this year? As the race has evolved, Clinton’s numbers have held up better in Arizona than in Georgia — which Jimmy Graham Jersey is consistent with her potentially beating Obama among Hispanics while underperforming with African-Americans. Arizona’s vote is also potentially more elastic than Georgia’s, meaning that there are more swing voters, whereas in Georgia Democrats have a path to 48 percent of the vote but maybe not to 50-percent-plus-one.

But again, the question is not whether Clinton can win these states, but whether they could plausibly be the tipping-point in this election. Arizona, for instance, could play a role in maps like the one below, in which Clinton sweeps the western swing states but struggles in the Midwest:

Unlikely? Yeah, unlikely. But when the electoral map changes — as it did in 1992, for instance — the changes sometimes come all at once. If the polls don’t necessarily have an overall bias, but have substantial errors among certain demographic groups, you could wind up with some funky outcomes like these.

Trump has made late visits to both states, earning a lot of mockery as a result — but the fact is that our model sort of agrees with his decision. Our polling average in New Mexico shows Clinton up by only 5 percentage points. It’s hard to fathom Jon Ryan Jersey that result given New Mexico’s demographics, but Libertarian Gary Johnson, the state’s former governor, may be claiming most of his votes from Clinton.

Dak Prescott overcomes slow start to lead Cowboys to OT win over Eagles

The Eagles’ defense let Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys slip away from them, and their chances at winning the NFC East may have also evaporated with the 29-23 loss.

The Eagles outplayed the Cowboys throughout Lorenzo Alexander Authentic Womens Jersey most of the game, limiting quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott en route to a 20-13 lead entering the fourth quarter. The lead wouldn’t hold, though, thanks to some late-game heroics from Prescott and the Dallas offense.

Prescott is having a remarkable rookie season for the Cowboys, but he struggled mightily in the second and third quarters against the Eagles. Prescott finished the day having completed just 19 of 39 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. It was just Prescott’s second interception of the year.

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This has been a rough game for Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense, and this fake punt has been the Cowboys’ best play of the night.

Dallas wasn’t able to convert the successful fake punt into a touchdown drive, but they did add a Dan Bailey field goal to narrow the Eagles’ lead to 20-13.

With lowered cap hits for Tom Brady over the next two seasons, the Patriots aren’t starved for cap space, but the team is one that has valued building through the NFL Draft and has swindled teams in the past by trading players who didn’t play the same once they weren’t in New England anymore. While Jones has played well in Arizona, quarterbacks like Matt Cassel and Ryan Mallett fetched high compensation and didn’t play up to the price tag.

He’s a long way from Tony Gonzalez’s career touchdowns mark of 111, or Antonio Gates with 107, but the difference is the number of games it took Gonzalez and Gates to get it done. Gronkowski has scored 69 touchdowns over just 86 NFL games, putting him on pace to have 216 touchdowns — nearly double Gonzalez’s achievement — over the same number of games.

Derek Carr on NFL MVP talk: That’s cool, but not for me

Derek Carr is not oblivious. The Oakland Raiders’ third-year quarterback hears his name being bandied about as a potential NFL MVP candidate.

His response? Thanks, but no thanks. There are bigger things to worry about at this point in the season. Especially with the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos coming to town for a nationally televised prime-time game on Sunday.

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“A great trade for the Eagles,” Marshall cracked.

Marshall’s numbers are down this year; he has only 34 catches for 540 yards and two touchdowns at the midpoint of the season.

He set the Jets’ franchise record last year with 109 catches, including 16 against the Dolphins. Neither of last season’s meetings was in South Florida, as the Miami home game was played in London.

Marshall said he was disappointed by how his tenure ended in Miami.

“I just didn’t understand how they were all over the radio, asking for me to come down there, begging Antonio Brown Authentic Womens Jersey for me to come down there, and once I got there, they killed me,” he said.

Marshall acknowledged he was “a little immature” off the field, but he announced before the 2011 season he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

“That’s where I became a man,” he said. “But on the field, I felt like I was productive and still pretty dominant, but they didn’t see that.”

“No,” said Huff, when asked if he brought the weapon into the NovaCare facility. “I’m not Gilbert Arenas, bro. No. No. I’m not going to bring a gun onto the premises, I’m not going to bring a gun and put my life, put my teammates in jeopardy of anything. That’s not me. It’s solely for protection, and that’s that.”