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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...
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...
DETROIT - New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was acquired in a trade from the Cleveland Browns on Monday, is inactive for the team's road game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday night. Gordon made the trip with the team, and warmed up lightly on the field before the game. He was limited all week in practice with a hamstring injury, and had officially been listed as questionable, giving him 50-50 odds of playing. Gordon took a selfie with some Patriots fans before departing the field after his warmup. The Patriots had kept their plans for Gordon concealed, in part because they liked the idea of forcing the Lions - under first year coach Matt Patricia, their former defensive coordinator - to prepare for the possibility of him playing. With Gordon inactive, the Patriots have Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson atop their receiver depth chart. Special teams...
NEW YORK -- A day after one of the most joyful moments of the New York Yankees' season, the club found out that that celebratory game-winner may have also been quite costly. On the very play in which Didi Gregorius slid headfirst into home to help the Yankees earn a walk-off, playoff-clinching win Saturday night, the shortstop also tore cartilage in his right wrist. It could sideline him for the remainder of the season. While sharing the news of Gregorius' injury with reporters after Sunday's 6-3 home loss to the Baltimore Orioles, manager Aaron Boone expressed uncertainty about whether his team will be finishing the regular season and going into the postseason without the valuable veteran and defensive playmaker. "There's a real possibility that we do," Boone said. "There's also a possibility that we don't." An MRI on Sunday morning revealed a small tear. Following the MRI, a cortisone shot was...
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Tiger Woods birdied the first hole, then never let anyone get closer than two shots as he captured the Tour Championship, his first victory in more than five years.
Five years removed from his last win, Woods summoned his greatness one more time Sunday at the Tour Championship.
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.
The Bills, who closed as consensus 17-point underdogs to the previously unbeaten Vikings, on Sunday pulled off the biggest NFL upset in 23 years, routing Minnesota 27-6.
Clay Matthews said the NFL is "getting soft" after he was whistled for a third roughing-the-passer penalty this season, while the league took the unusual step of expressing immediate support for the call.
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.
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.
PGA Tour Championship breakthrough victory - his first in 1,876 days - could propel Woods to the winners' circle more often in the coming years.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and coach Mike McCarthy couldn't believe that the team was called for roughing the passer.