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The NFL took the unusual step Sunday of expressing immediate support for a roughing-the-passer penalty against Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, the latest in a series of controversial efforts to protect quarterbacks this season. Referee Craig Wrolstad penalized Matthews for landing on Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith late in the third quarter at FedEx Field. In a tweet sent shortly thereafter with video of the play, the NFL cited Rule 12, Section 2, Article 9(b) in justifying Wrolstad's decision. Among other specifications, that rule prohibits players from falling with all or most of their body weight on quarterbacks. The NFL made it a point of emphasis for this season, in part because Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone last season on a similar hit, There were an NFL-record 21 roughing-the-passer penalties through the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Matthews is...
A hobbled Aaron Rodgers is more valuable to the point spread than a healthy Tom Brady or any other NFL quarterback. That's the viewpoint of oddsmakers, who define their opinions by their risk of losing millions, rather than clamoring for hot takes in the GOAT conversation. "New England has always overachieved with a backup quarterback," said Ed Salmons, an oddsmaker at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. "Green Bay is in a class [by itself] because they're obsessed with getting horrendous second-string quarterbacks." Therein lies the root of this discussion. The drop-off from starter to backup plays a definitive role in this conversation as well. "It's hard to get a worse backup quarterback than [Deshone] Kizer because he just can't play without making mistakes. If the backup were Colt McCoy, then Rodgers wouldn't be worth as much," Salmons said. While Rodgers is still valuable on one leg, other injuries...
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews does not understand why he was flagged _ yet again _ for roughing the passer, this time while sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith
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After New England scored on its opening drive of the third quarter, Detroit answered with a Matthew Stafford TD pass and Matt Prater's third field goal.
Tiger Woods birdied the first hole at East Lake Golf Club, then never let anyone get closer than two shots as he captured the Tour Championship, his first victory in more than five years.
The San Francisco 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday's game, coach Kyle Shanahan said after his team's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen replaced starter Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter Sunday with the Cardinals trailing by two, but the former UCLA star couldn't get the job done as Arizona dropped to 0-3.
Two no-shows at practice. Two interceptions versus Dallas. It was a bizarre week for Seahawks S Earl Thomas, who says he expects a fine for missing practice. "I'm invested in myself. If they was invested in me, I would be out there practicing," he said.
Five years and four back surgeries later, Tiger Woods is a winner on the PGA Tour once again.
A Tennessee football player didn’t quit the team during Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Florida but he was asked to leave the sideline after refusing to enter the game.
Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife.
Two New Jersey men scored a $56,325 jackpot off a $75 bet after FanDuel, following talks with state gambling regulators on Thursday, flipped on its initial refusal to pay bets involving “an obvious pricing error” during Sunday’s Denver Broncos comeback 20-19 win over the Oakland Raiders.
PGA Tour Championship breakthrough victory - his first in 1,876 days - could propel Woods to the winners' circle more often in the coming years.
Tiger Woods wasn't the only winner at The Tour Championship as Justin Rose won the season-long FedExCup race and $10 million.
There's no question that the Rams own Los Angeles after topping the Chargers. But Sean McVay's crew might now be a member of the NFL's ruling class.
The 49ers might have suffered a huge blow when QB Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off Sunday with a knee injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan fears a torn ACL.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and coach Mike McCarthy couldn't believe that the team was called for roughing the passer.