The Oakland Raiders confirmed Saturday that Matt McGloin will start against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Terrelle Pryor is dealing with a knee injury and will not be active this week, so McGloin will make his first career NFL start at quarterback.
Despite McCown’s success, the Bears are very clear who the starter will be when Cutler gets healthy. Both McCown and Roberto Garza told Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune on Monday that Cutler is the team’s quarterback and that he will resume that role when healthy.
Cutler has tallied 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions in eight starts in 2017 and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season.
The NFL already altered the overtime rules a few years ago, going from straight sudden death to potentially letting both teams have possession. Now there’s a possibility they’ll shorten the overtime period to 10 minutes for the regular season and preseason, although it would still be 15 minutes in the playoffs.
Given the multiple ties last year (Seahawks-Cardinals, Washington-Bengals) and a game that nearly ended in a tie (Chiefs-Broncos), one would think that shorter periods would lead to even more deadlocks with less time for scoring opportunities. Either way, this is a clear sign that the league wants to shorten the length of games.
Result: Not passed. The proposal has been tabled until the league meeting this spring.
Pregame conversation about the USMNT lineup has been centered around Cheap NFL Jerseys China how it will function, since one of the changes Arena was forced into due to injury isn’t like-for-like. Jermaine Jones, a true central midfielder, has come in for Sebastian Lletget, a midfielder-winger ‘tweener who was well-suited Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality for doing a little bit of both in a diamond formation.
That’s Andy Dalton’s Vertical Yards per Attempt figure this season, which is good for fourth among QBs with 10 or more downfield attempts this season. Consistent downfield passing has been Dalton’s bugaboo despite frequent heroics from A.J. Green. If he can even come close to maintaining that pace down the stretch, the Bengals’ offense will have too much pop for anyone else in the North to stop.
On this red-zone defensive play call, it would appear that Houston either has responsibilities for picking up RB Jackie Battle out of the backfield or to Buy Cheap Jerseys Online simply spy Fitzpatrick should he try to get outside the pocket and run for the score. You can see Houston stay on the ball of his feet, maintain balance and anticipate Fitz’s scramble up the middle. Most importantly though, he slams Fitz into the turf before the quarterback and reach out to break the plane with the ball. That’s not easy in this close of quarters.
That’s good news for Bryant, who has been one among the league’s best at finding the end zone. Bryant has eight touchdown receptions this season, more than any player not named Wes Welker. Six of those touchdowns have come from inside the red zone, which has helped make Dallas the third-best offense in the NFL at scoring red zone touchdowns — the Cowboys score at least six points on 69 percent of their trips inside the 20-yard line. The Vikings defense, meanwhile, ranks 19th in the red zone, giving up a touchdown 58 percent of the time opponents get inside the 20.
The fact that Bryant wasn’t on Johnson’s plane of existence wouldn’t have drawn much scrutiny if Bryant hadn’t put himself on Johnson’s level prior to the game, saying “I believe I can do whatever he can do,” then falling well short of doing so. Eventually the Cowboys lost on Cheap NFL Jerseys China a last-minute touchdown drive and Bryant was spotted yelling at teammates on the sideline. Media didn’t wait to find out that Bryant was actually shouting encouragement before painting him as a diva. As a result, Bryant could probably use a pick-me-up this weekend.