NBC provided a tremendous third-look replay Friday, one showing Bruin Brad Marchand’s skate lifting the blade of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s stick as Patrice Bergeron scored the game’s first goal. “Best seat in the house” promise fulfilled!
After the commercials, we were told the play stands. The Packers next kicked the PAT. The game then again was unplugged for commercials. Imagine sitting in the rain in Green Bay for that!
“We think that the rule is in a good place right now,” NFL officiating director Dean Blandino told the NFL Network last week. “Maybe there is another tweak that we can make in the rule to make it easier to understand. But I don’t anticipate any major changes.”
The NFL’s long-overdue return to Los Angeles becomes reality this offseason when the Rams hold their first workouts in the city since getting approval in January to move back to the place they abandoned 21 years ago.
I wanted desperately to stick with my previous mock selection of Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes, but the signing of Mike Glennon eliminated the need for a QB like Mahomes at No. 3. The Bears utilized free agency to upgrade at safety (Quentin Demps), wide receiver (Kendall Wright, Reuben Randle and Markus Wheaton), cornerback (Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper) and quarterback (Glennon).
He played just three games last season because of a knee injury. Peterson last rushed for 1,000 yards in 2015 when he had 1,485. In his career, he’s had seven 1,000-yard seasons, including 2,097 in 2012.
If the Falcons are suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, someone forgot to tell tight end Austin Hooper, who caught two passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.
If the Bears have proven one thing under John Fox, it’s that no one knows how to draft late-round running backs better than they do. Last year, Jordan Howard was one of the top rookies in the NFL after being selected in the fifth round of the draft. This year, the Bears have a budding star in Tarik Cohen, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 draft.
The Falcons had no answer for the shifty Cohen, who totaled 113 yards from scrimmage (five carries for 66 yards on the ground and eight catches for 47 yards and a touchdown through the air). Cohen must have been watching the Chiefs-Patriots game and taking notes on Thursday when Kareem Hunt played, because Hunt was the only offensive rookie who was more impressive in Week 1.
“In this case, they had a team that potentially stole three Super Bowls, and they issued a verdict in four days. Does that sound like the NFL was trying to get to the bottom of anything?”