Cowboys not likely to rest starters much on Monday night Cowboys not likely to rest starters much on Monday night
- December 27, 2016

While the Lawson-Bryant matchup appears to favor the Cowboys on paper, the real weak spot in the Lions' defense is at the slot cornerback position, where Jackson was burned repeatedly by the Giants last week. This should play in the Detroit Lions favor but without Darius Slay , Theo Riddick , and others, it might prove a tough task after all. Elliott was bolstered by a physically imposing offensive line that helped Dallas effectively shorten games and keep its defense on the sideline. (more...)
Carlos Hyde tears MCL in 49ers Week 16 Victory
- December 26, 2016

The San Francisco 49ers could have one of the best records in the NFL if they could have the league schedule them to play the Los Angeles Rams much more often. "It reveals the character of this team and players", Kaepernick said. It starts with the quarterback, it starts with me, and as a leader of this team, I need to be better. (more...)
LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Are Saviors Of Christmas For Cleveland LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Are Saviors Of Christmas For Cleveland
- December 26, 2016

After two years of looking like an obvious third wheel behind LeBron James and Kyrie Irving , Love has been fantastic this season, averaging 21.9 points - nearly six points per game higher than last year - and 10.8 rebounds per game. LeBron James, a David vs. Goliath tale, has morphed into something else. And so does he. According to Marcus Thompson, Curry has already missed 117 open threes this season. (more...)
Kyrie Irving Leads Cavs in 4th Quarter Comeback Kyrie Irving Leads Cavs in 4th Quarter Comeback
- December 26, 2016

With 4:10 left, Jefferson dunked again, this time to cut what was once a 14-point Warrior lead to two. Curry, still the last Warriors player announced during pregame introductions, and Durant are constantly looking for each other with the right pass, even if it means passing up a shot. (more...)
With AFC playoff picture in focus, game of musical quarterbacks begins
- December 26, 2016

The Ravens replied with a field goal drive of their own, consuming slightly more than eight minutes to score on Justin Tucker's third field goal of the game, from 46 yards. Had the Ravens stopped Brown , the clock likely would have run out. "We knew Le'Veon Bell was a counter runner". Roethlisberger finished 24 of 33 for 279 yards and three touchdowns, along with two interceptions. (more...)
Slides: What to Watch For: Jets at Patriots
- December 25, 2016

The defense also put together its second straight signature performance. He has brought four Super Bowls to New England and owns a 200-71 record with the Patriots, as well as a 22-9 win-loss record in the postseason. "The same mistakes we've made all year". It is what it is at this point. "Obviously, when you're losing it seems like a void, but they've been showing more leadership in losing than they had previous year when we won five in a row", he said. (more...)