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The Broncos’ rushing defense has allowed 2.4 yards per rush and 50.8 rushing yards per game through the first four weeks

Williams: “When his daughter was born, he and I had a conversation, and he said to me, ‘Now I have someone else to play for and take care of.’ She meant so much. He was more talkative that year. He did smile more or laugh more around others. In the first couple years, he was almost like a mute. He didn’t say anything. He wasn’t socializing with a lot of people. He was an individual on a mission in life. But now it was more a family. When he brought her around the players, there was a constant smile on his face. You can’t fake the smile on his face. He couldn’t hide the joy.”

The Chiefs have several options to replace starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who injured his left knee in Monday night’s win over Washington. The best scenario would be the return of starting center Mitch Morse, with Zach Fulton shifting into Duvernay-Tardif’s spot at right guard. But it’s unlikely that Morse, who missed the past two games with a sprained foot, will be ready to play this week against the Texans. Other options include former starter Parker Ehinger, who hasn’t played since he injured his knee last season, or backups Jordan Devey and Cam Erving. — Adam Teicher

The Broncos’ rushing defense has allowed 2.4 yards per rush and 50.8 rushing yards per game through the first four weeks — and that was done against backs such as Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, Marshawn Lynch and Melvin Gordon (among others). Defense has won Cheap Jerseys Online Denver a title before, and if it keeps this up, it might be able to do it again.

The offense was supposed to make all the headlines, but the Steelers have quietly allowed the second-fewest points per game (14.8) this season. It might not be the “Steel Cheap Jerseys Paypal Curtain,” but it has led to a 3-1 record and first place in the AFC North.

The Bucs will get the ball with just over a minute left.

Hunt was relatively quiet for much of Monday night, at least by the absurd standards he has set as a kid drafted out of Toledo with the 86th overall pick. And yet, on the fourth-quarter drive that saw the Chiefs take a 20-17 lead, Hunt was the freshest and most physical player on the Arrowhead Stadium field.

“When I get my fifth step in the ground and get some head of steam and get rolling,” Hunt said, “it’s pretty tough to bring me down. So I was able to just make some people miss on the second level.”

11:34 p.m. — Field goal, Patriots. Gostkowski makes a 48-yarder to put New England up by five.

11:29 p.m. — The Bucs will attempt an onside kick here . . . and they are penalized for being offside. New England’s Ebner recovers and the Pats will get the ball with 2:08 left.

11:24 p.m. — Touchdown, Bucaneers. A big conversion on third-and-long from Winston to Jackson brings the Bucs to the Pats’ 18 with 2:15 remaining. Winston’s 18-yard pass in double coverage is complete to Brate. Folk makes the PAT, and the score is 16-14.

11:12 p.m. — Jackson breaks through the Pats’ defense after a short pass and complete a gain of 41 yards. The Bucs started this drive inside their 10 and Cheap Jerseys MLB have moved downfield quickly. Winston’s pass to Brate in the end zone is incomplete, bringing up second-and-goal. Winston scrambles for a touchdown on third down, but it’s called back because of a penalty. He then throws incomplete to Evans. That brings out Folk again.

9:40 p.m. — Touchdown, Patriots. Brady, who isn’t getting much help Cheap Jerseys NCAA Basketball from his O-line, passes 6 yards to Chris Hogan with 3:42 left before halftime. New England is up 10-7.

The difference in why Houston lost and Carolina pulled the upset against New England?

It worked last week against the Texans, but with a performance not quite as interstellar (32 of 45, 307 yards, two TDs, three sacks, 104.6 passer rating) Sunday, Brady ran out of time against the Panthers.

Brady is on pace for 620 attempts, mirroring his totals in 2013 and ’15 — when New England didn’t win it all. With his offensive line struggling in pass protection, he is also on pace to take a career-high 52 sacks.

Brady wasn’t in position to hit backbreaking big plays deep to wide receiver Brandin Cooks on Sunday. Other than one typical downfield rumble by tight end Rob Gronkowski, Brady was doing a whole lot of dinking and dunking in the interest of fast and furious survival.

11 a.m.: Halftime, field goal. A terrible half of football ended with a 43-yard Wil Lutz field goal to give the Saints a 3-0 lead. The two teams combined for 11 penalties in Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada the first half.

10:07 a.m.: End of first quarter.

9:51 a.m. : Turnover. An amazing opening drive for the Dolphins — one that went 12 plays, 81 yards and took 8:32 off the clock — ended with a terrible interception in the end zone. Jay Cutler lofted a fade intended for tight end Julius Thomas, but Saints corner Ken Crawley outworked Thomas and got himself in better position to catch the ball and made the play for a pick and a touchback. It was Crawley’s first career interception.

9:31 a.m. : The national anthem would be a talking point all day Sunday, just as it was last week. In London on Sunday morning, a few Saints players linked arms during the Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys singing of the anthem, and three Dolphins players took a knee.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is inactive for Thursday night’s game in Tampa Bay because of a thigh injury.

Riddick: “I remember talking to him after that game, saying that was one of the best games I’d ever seen him play. He said something to the effect of, ‘I could have played a whole other game. I’m in that good of shape.’ I asked him if he was tired or emotionally spent. He said, ‘No. This is what I’ve been training for. It’s why I changed my body. It’s why I trained in the offseason.’ He wasn’t shocked by how his game was taking off.”

He was a late addition to the team’s injury report Wednesday and had been listed as questionable for the game. Gronkowski didn’t mention the injury in his meeting with reporters Tuesday afternoon. He also hadn’t been listed on the injury report Monday or Tuesday. — Mike Reiss

The Redskins entered Week 4 with the third-best opponent Total QBR. Alex Smith’s big Monday night knocked Washington down a few pegs, but Josh Norman’s injury could knock them down even further if he ends up out for an extended period.

One. That’s how many passing touchdowns the Bills have allowed through four games. It’s no wonder Buffalo has allowed the fewest points per game and currently owns sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

Additionally, quarterbacks like Sam Bradford and Case Keenum don’t inspire much confidence. Frankly, FPI doesn’t think much of them, either, but it believes in the offense as a Cheap Germany Soccer Jerseys whole, which it projects to be slightly above average going forward. The model does build in short-term Cheap College Basketball Jerseys uncertainty about which QB will start for the Vikings, though it doesn’t see a tremendous gap between Keenum and Bradford.

Seahawks injury updates: LT Rees Odhiambo suffered ‘heart contusion,’ report says

Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo was still being evaluated Monday, coach Pete Carroll said, but, citing unidentified sources, NFL Network reported that doctors believe the offensive lineman suffered a “heart contusion” and sternum injury in Sunday night’s game against the Colts.

Odhiambo was taken to the hospital after experiencing breathing problems in the team’s locker room, Carroll told reporters after the Seahawks’ 46-18 victory over the Colts (via the team’s website).

Odhiambo had trouble breathing during and after the contest after taking a hard hit to the chest following a third-quarter interception, Carroll said. Odhiambo continued to play after the hit but wasn’t 100 percent.

After the Packers scored on their opening series, Matthews sacked Glennon and forced a fumble on Chicago’s first offensive play. The Packers recovered at the Bears 3-yard line and, three plays later, Aaron Rodgers threw a short touchdown pass to Randall Cobb as Green Bay grabbed a 14-0 lead.

Gbaja-Biamila, who spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Packers, retired following the 2008 season with 74 1/2 sacks.

Thursday’s sack of Glennon gave Matthews, who had 1 1/2 sacks in the Week 2 loss to the Falcons, 75 career sacks.

Sacks became an official NFL stat in 1982 and Bruce Smith Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys is the Cheap Baseball Jerseys all-time leader with 200. Reggie White retired with 198 sacks, 68 1/2 of which came as a member of the Packers from 1993-98. Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who was with the Packers from 2014-16, is the active leader with 146 career sacks.

Aaron Jones has the goods to save the Packers’ backfield

Aaron Jones wasn’t meant to be the Packers’ lead running back in 2017, but all of sudden, the rookie might need to be for a while — and Green Bay should be just fine with that.

Converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery was headed for a terrific all-purpose first season as a full-time back until he was forced out of Thursday night’s 35-14 rout of the Bears after reportedly breaking several ribs early in the first quarter.

Rookie fourth-rounder Jamaal Williams, who was running ahead of fifth-rounder Jones as the No. 2 back all offseason, came on for Montgomery, only to hurt his knee and exit the game after four carries.

Just when it looked as though the Packers had settled on their feature back, it now seems as though there is even more on the right arm and legs of Aaron Rodgers to keep pushing the ball downfield.

Williams was higher on the depth chart because he was the better complement to Montgomery’s shifty, third-down-back style. With Jones now in line to take over the touches, the Packers don’t have to change what they’re doing.

As ESPN.com reporter Mike Reiss noted, the Patriots held a light walkthrough-type practice Tuesday (making it unlikely Gronkowski sustained an injury then) and Gronk did not mention the issue when speaking with reporters Tuesday. The team, including Gronkowski, traveled to Tampa Wednesday afternoon, but he won’t be in action tonight.

Beyond Gronkowski, the injury report for fantasy-relevant Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal offensive skill position players is relatively light heading into the Week 5 Thursday Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys night game.

Rising Bills, respectable Jets, rotten Giants top NFL’s big early surprises

What in the … How in the … Who would have … Huh?

Four games into every NFL season, things happen completely different from what most expected. This year has not been immune to huge surprises that make us question everything we think we know and our entire being.

In the end, the unpredictable nature of the league is what makes us love it. At the end of the season’s first quarter, here are the standout shockers, starting with New York, New York, and yes, New York.

Here we go again for more foggy fun in London. Running back Jay Ajayi returns to his birthplace trying to help wake up Miami’s offense after Jay Cutler laid that egg against the Jets. The Saints’ defense would seem like a good opportunity for a big rebound rushing game, but they are coming off an overachieving win in Carolina. In a game with some shootout potential with plenty gunslinging, it’s hard to trust taking Cutler over Drew Brees.

This is a key early battle to see who will be right there with Green Bay to vie for the NFC North title. Whoever is playing quarterback for Minnesota, Dalvin Cook will remain the lifeblood of the offense, and when he’s running well, it’s difficult to slow down both Stefon Diggs Cheap Jerseys Borntrade and Adam Thielen downfield. The Vikings can render the Lions more one-dimensional Cheap Jerseys Cn and make Matthew Stafford uncomfortable with Mike Zimmer’s front seven in constant attack mode.

Patriots vs. Buccaneers: Score, results, highlights from Thursday night game in Tampa

It came down to the final play, but the Patriots escaped Tampa with a 19-14 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday night. New England moved to 3-2 and Tom Brady tied Peyton Manning and Brett Farve for most regular-season wins by a quarterback with 186.

Brady offset throwing an interception and losing a fumble and getting hit all night by completing 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown.

A struggling Pats defense contained the Bucs, but New England would have lost had Jameis Winston’s final pass, to O.J. Howard, been on target. Winston moved the ball 56 yards in the final minute to set up one last shot at a game-winning touchdown. Winston finished with 334 yards on 26-for-46 passing.

Tampa Bay got little help from kicker Nick Folk, who missed three field goal attempts.

Ervin Philips, WR, Syracuse — The Orange lost to North Carolina State, but Phillips did his part in a losing effort. The 5-11, 181-pound senior caught 17 passes for 188 yards in the loss after having just 27 catches for 232 yards entering the game.

Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State — Rudolph has thrown for over 300 Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA yards in every game this season and that continued Saturday as the 6-5, 230-pound senior threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Rudolph has thrown for 1,909 Cheap Jerseys From China Free Shipping yards with 16 touchdowns and three interceptions for the 15th-ranked Cowboys.