It was third time lucky for the Los Angeles Rams in London as they enjoyed a 33-0 rout over the Arizona Cardinals. Todd Gurley and Jared Goff scored quickfire touchdowns late in the first half, Zach Guerlein kicked four field goals and Cooper Kupp added the exclamation point late on as the Rams cruised to victory in this critical match-up between two NFC West rivals. It came almost 12 months to the day after Los Angeles lost 17-10 to the New York Giants on this ground, and five years after the Rams - then of St Louis - were thrashed 45-7 by the New England Patriots at Wembley.
Talk about a clunker of a day around the NFL: There were three shutouts in a span of about 6+ hours, the same number of zeros put up throughout all of last season.
With all of the emphasis on offense over the years, with rule changes intended to make
Talk about a clunker of a day around the NFL: There were three shutouts in a span of about 6½ hours, the same number of zeros put up throughout all of last season.
With all of the emphasis on offense over the years, with rule changes intended to make it easier to score and harder to defend, it's surprising — and not all that enjoyable — to see that sort of futile production.
Seattle's defensive line held a Giants rushing attack that excelled a week ago to just 46 total yards Sunday, also forcing a fourth-quarter turnover to help spark the offense.
Seahawks receiver Paul Richardson continued to build on his strong 2017 campaign during Sunday's 24-7 win over the Giants.
NFL Week 7 offered another nasty spate of injuries, a few blowouts, and some remarkable performances by numerous players. As usual, though, there were a good number of players who didn’t really show up when their teams needed them to. Be it an unexpected change in plans or simply being outclassed by their opponents, a list of stars and units with high expectations simply left a lot to be desired in Week 7.Here’s a list of 15 big disappointments from this week’s slate of NFL games.Atlanta FalconsFew teams had more motivation entering their Week 7 game than the Atlanta Falcons. After blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl last season, the Falcons surely wanted revenge on the Patriots. Instead, they served up a stinker in Foxboro.Facing what’s been one of the worst defenses in the league this season, the Falcons were shutout nearly the entire game and managed just seven points, which were scored with only around four minutes left in the contest. Atlanta didn’t commit any turnovers, but they found other ways to sh
Sunday’s Week 7 NFL action was defined by two key injuries to quarterbacks and a couple of teams finding themselves shut out for the first time in a long while. In London, the Arizona Cardinals received a double whammy here. They lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer for at least eight weeks with a broken arm. The team also fell to the division-rival Los Angeles Rams, 33-0.In Los Angeles, where it seemed to be a Denver Broncos home game, the team fell flat on its face. Continuing his recent struggles, Trevor Siemian failed to lead his team to a single point and turned the ball over twice in the process. Maybe, it’s time for the Broncos to make a change here.Then, on Sunday night, the New England Patriots shook off some recent rust to hand a struggling Atlanta Falcons yet another loss in a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl.These are among the top takeaways from Sunday’s Week 7 NFL action.The Cardinals remain a hot mess Down 23-0 at halftime and with starting quarterback Carson Palmer sidelined, the Cardina
Some of the top contenders were making moves to separate themselves from the pretenders in NFL Week 7. Then there’s the rest of the league, which is still a hodgepodge of uncertainty.One of the NFC’s top teams from 2016 made a huge statement on the road, albeit against one of the conference’s worst. One of the top contenders in the AFC looks to be establishing its identity heading into the second half of the season and won big, too.These are the biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 7.Winner: Rams’ offensive barrage continues to impressThe Arizona Cardinals had no answers Sunday against the high-powered Los Angeles Rams offense. Entering the weekend as the top-scoring offense in the NFL, it wowed the crowd in London during the 33-0 blowout win for the Rams.As he’s been doing all year, running back Todd Gurley put on a show. The third-year running back totaled 154 yards and scored a rushing touchdown, helping the Rams own the time-of-possession battle by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Jared Goff wasn’t perfect but
The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):
Do not adjust your TV sets.
A thick fog descended over Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the Super Bowl rematch between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. The fog dipped in and out during the first half but sat heavily on the field in the second, making it hard for fans to see action at the far end of the field.
The TV picture was also fuzzy for all but the closest close-ups, forcing NBC to rely more on the mobile skycam that is manipulated around the field by wires.
The Falcons played like they were in a fog, falling behind 23-0.
— Jimmy Golen reported from Foxborough, Massachusetts
The Seattle Seahawks had it all on display against the New York Giants, and not even a minor first-half blowup between receiver Doug Baldwin and assistant coach Tom Cable could get in their way. Russell Wilson threw three second-half touchdown passes, the Seahawks limited the Giants' receiver-depleted offense to season-low 177 yards and Seahawks overcame a first half in which they were their own worst enemy in posting a 24-7 win on Sunday. It was a performance that seemed worthy of the Seattle in the 2013 Super Bowl season, except for the first half which the Giant lead 7-3.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks had it all on display against the New York Giants, and not even a minor first-half blowup between receiver Doug Baldwin and assistant coach Tom Cable could get in their way.
Russell Wilson threw three second-half touchdown passes, the Seahawks limited the Giants' receiver-depleted offense to season-low 177 yards and Seahawks overcame a first half in which they were their own worst enemy in posting a 24-7 win on Sunday.
It was a performance that seemed worthy of the Seattle in the 2013 Super Bowl season, except for the first half which the Giant lead 7-3.
The way Seattle was moving the ball on offense and how its defense was dominating the banged-up New York Giants, Russell Wilson knew it would just be a matter of time before the Seahawks found a way to win. Wilson threw three second-half touchdown passes and the Seahawks limited the Giants' receiver-depleted offense to season-low 177 yards in a 24-7 win on Sunday. ''The score was 7-3 and we were calm,'' Wilson said.
Russell Wilson’s numbers against the Giants on Sunday weren’t as good as they could have been. Wilson was dominant in his performance — 27-of-39, 334 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs — but drops and a bad offensive pass interference call killed a who-knows-what supreme finish above what he actually ended with. So let’s focus on the “What is” instead of the “What if?”
Overall, Wilson now has 11 touchdowns and three interceptions through six games this season, with a passer rating of 96.1, 63.6% completions, and 7.17 Y/A.
Last season, Wilson had just five touchdowns through six games, though he had fewer interceptions (one) and a higher Y/A (7.53). That being said, I think his 11 touchdowns this season is a much more encouraging rise than any of the other numbers being lower. As the Seahawks have won three games in a row to get to 4-2, Wilson has thrown for six touchdowns, which came on the heels of four touchdowns in a loss to the Titans.
That’s 10 touchdowns over four games, which is the second-highest in a four-game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The way Seattle was moving the ball on offense and how its defense was dominating the banged-up New York Giants, Russell Wilson knew it would just be a matter of time before the Seahawks found a way to win.
It was just a matter of being patient. It paid off.
Wilson threw three second-half touchdown passes and the Seahawks limited the Giants' receiver-depleted offense to season-low 177 yards in a 24-7 win on Sunday.
"The score was 7-3 and we were calm," Wilson said. "No panic. For us, we just had to stay the course. We've been here before. The defense was lights out tonight. Credit to them and what they were able to do. For us, we just had to make plays. We were moving the ball down the field.
Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.
Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games. Some took a knee, others sat on the bench, stayed in the tunnel or raised a fist.
On Sept. 25, days after President Donald Trump said players should be fired for protesting during the anthem, more than 200 players protested.
On Sunday, the Seahawks and 49ers had the most protesters. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and seven Seahawks teammates did not stand during the anthem before their game with the New York Giants.
The Seahawks left Sunday's win over the Giants relatively healthy.
Things aren’t well on the Seahawks’ sideline during their game against the Giants. CBS cameras caught Doug Baldwin pushing offensive line and assistant head coach Tom Cable, while Germain Ifedi and others defused the situation. After the game, Baldwin took responsibility for the altercation. The Seahawks offense has been a mess. The drive before the tempers flared wasn’t great. They made it to the Giants’ 35-yard line. Seattle then had a false start by Ifedi, along with protection breakdowns and an intentional grounding penalty. A two-yard run up the middle on second-and-26 followed by an incomplete pass on third down ended the drive. Earlier in the game, they had 10 plays inside the Giants’
The early part of Sunday’s game against the Giants was frustrating for the Seahawks offense as they were unable to put points on the board until the final minute of the second quarter. After the game, coach Pete Carroll said after the game it was “no big deal” and came as a result of Baldwin sticking up for quarterback Russell Wilson. “We were going to call the offense up and Russ started talking,” Carroll said.
Ezekiel Elliott gained 219 yards from scrimmage and tied a career high with three touchdowns just days after a legal reprieve put his suspension on hold and the Dallas Cowboys beat the winless San Francisco 49ers 40-10 on Sunday. Elliott was granted his second temporary restraining order on Tuesday, putting his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations on hold and then gave the Cowboys (3-3) a big boost on the field. Elliott matched his season total of rushing touchdowns with two in the first quarter and then took a short pass from Dak Prescott 72 yards for another touchdown on Dallas' first possession of the second half to put the 49ers (0-7) away.
The Seahawks were sloppy for much of Sunday’s game and they blew several opportunities to put points on the board in the first half of the game, but it ultimately didn’t matter because the Giants offense wasn’t able to hold up its end of the fight. After falling behind 7-0 in the first half, the Seahawks scored the next 24 points to leave MetLife Stadium with a 4-2 record. The final blow came when Russell Wilson hit tight end Jimmy Graham from a yard out with 2:14 to go to cap a 12-play drive against an exhausted Giants defense.
The Seattle Seahawks benefited yet again from a controversial call on a bomb in the end zone.The Seahawks ran a flea-flicker like trick play in the fourth quarter of their game against the New York Giants. Russell Wilson pitched to J.D. McKissic, who then threw it back to Wilson, who bombed one into the end zone for Paul Richardson.Richardson had Landon Collins beat by a few steps and went up for the ball. He caught it and was starting to bring it down for possession when Collins got involved and grabbed the ball too. It was difficult to tell based on the TV angles who had possession of the ball because both players were grabbing for it.The call on the field was a touchdown. Officials reviewed the scoring play and decided not to overturn the initial ruling due to simultaneous possession, giving Seattle the touchdown and a 16-7 lead. Five years ago the Seahawks beat the Packers on the infamous Fail Mary call in the end zone.
There weren’t any replacement officials on the field and Golden Tate is on a bye week with the Lions, but it was hard not to think about Tate, replacement officials and all the rest of the things involved in the 2012 game between the Seahawks and Packers in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and the Giants. Richardson and Giants safety Landon Collins both went up to get the ball and appeared to simultaneously possess it as they went down in the end zone. Tate famously (or infamously, depending on your point of view) was ruled to have come down with a Hail Mary on the final play of a game against the Packers in 2012 while simultaneously possessing the ball with Packers safety M.D. Jennings.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was not happy with offensive line coach Tom Cable during Sunday’s game against the Giants, and he clearly let him know about it.It’s unclear exactly what set Baldwin off — maybe it was the Seahawks’ offensive woes, as they were shut out for much of the first half — but his frustration seemed to get the best of him.It happened late in the first half, when Cable rallied some players around him and began speaking. Baldwin apparently wanted to get a few words in, so he shoved Cable and started having some words with another player. That’s probably not the way to voice your opinion, but the Seahawks have had a number of sideline altercations over the years, and they know how to handle it. No biggie.
The Seahawks took another big penalty while closing in on the end zone in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants, but they were able to shrug it off and get six points this time around. One play after an unnecessary roughness call on guard Mark Glowinski pushed the Seahawks back to the 22-yard-line, Russell Wilson floated a pass to Doug Baldwin for a touchdown. Blair Walsh‘s extra point put Seattle up 10-7 halfway through the third quarter.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker D.J. Alexander blocks punt by Seattle Seahawks punter Brad Wing.
The Seahawks got some points after a heated exchange on their sideline in the second quarter, but they are still trailing the Giants at halftime of Sunday’s game at the Meadowlands. Eli Manning hit Evan Engram for a five-yard touchdown a few plays after Landon Collins recovered a Thomas Rawls fumble and returned it into the red zone and the Giants lead 7-3 as a result. The Seahawks were finally able to get on the board with a Blair Walsh field goal with 46 seconds to play in the first half.
The Seattle Seahawks operate in chaos and perhaps more than any other team, they thrive on that chaos. If any other team had a star receiver shove an offensive line coach as his unit continuously failed to block well enough, it would be a shocking moment. With the Seahawks struggling to get anything done on offense in the first half against the New York Giants and Seattle trailing 7-0, a heated exchange between Doug Baldwin and other offensive members got a little physical when Baldwin shoved offensive line coach Tom Cable.
Doug Baldwin was seen shoving Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable on the sidelines during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.The Seahawks were struggling early in the game and getting shutout for most of the first half. The team was plagued by drops in the passing game and didn’t get their first points until a minute before halftime.At one point some offensive players gathered and circled around Cable, with Baldwin getting physical with his coach: Just based on the video, it seemed more like Baldwin was trying to push his coach out of the way so he could talk rather than pushing him because he was upset with the coach.The two apparently later made up. Baldwin was one of the only reliable players on Seattle’s offense in the first half. He had five catches on seven targets for 56 yards.
The Seahawks had the ball for nearly nine minutes on their second possession of the day, they saw their third end with a fumble on the first play and a punt on No. 4 came just before frustration boiled over on the sideline. CBS cameras caught wide receiver Doug Baldwin shoving offensive line coach Tom Cable when Cable stepped in front of a heated Baldwin while Baldwin was yelling on the sideline. It wasn’t entirely clear who he was yelling at, but coach Pete Carroll was in the direction Baldwin was looking and appeared to be saying something back to the wideout.
The Giants defense had a big goal-line stand against the Broncos in last Sunday’s win and they have another one this Sunday. The Seahawks ate up the final 8:39 of the first quarter before Russell Wilson threw an incompletion in the end zone on the first play of the second quarter. It was also a fourth down play, so the Giants were able to hold the Seahawks with no points after Jimmy Graham juggled a ball with Eli Apple in coverage to cap a drive that officially ran 16 plays but actually covered 19 snaps when accounting for penalties.
With nine days to go until the trade deadline arrives for 2017, two names remain at the top of the list of players who could be on the move: Joe Thomas and Duane Brown. In recent weeks, the Seahawks have been flirting with Branden Albert, a free agent who was traded by the Dolphins to the Jaguars in the offseason, and who then retired and tried to unretire before the Jaguars cuts him loose. The Texans are willing to consider an offer that would help them replenish a 2018 draft class diminished by the loss of a first- and second-round pick.
The Seattle Seahawks travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday to face the New York Giants. Seattle (3-2) defeated the Los Angeles Rams 16-10 two weeks ago but have struggled offensively to start the season. Led by quarterback Russell Wilson, the team has
The Dolphins are trying to avoid being swept by the Jets. Patriots DE Trey Flowers is drawing more attention this season. Jets special teams coach Brant Boyer has bad memories of a matchup with the Dolphins last year.
It’s no secret that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s No. 1 fan is his wife, Ciara. Whether cheering him on from the sidelines during practice drills or posting IG pics with her family sporting Wilson’s NFL jersey, the R&B singer has her hubby
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been held to just 72 receiving yards combined over his last two games. A Week 7 matchup against the New York Giants might see Baldwin get contained once again. The good news is Baldwin has had time to get over his groin injury and should be playing at a better pace on Sunday. Fantasy impact: With 39 targets through five contests, Baldwin is seeing nearly eight looks per game, which is quite a healthy number for a go-to guy. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to turn his opportunities into much. 284 yards and a touchdown through five weeks just simply isn’t enough to be considered a WR1 in fantasy leagues. Still, Baldwin has shown he’s capable of
Surprises and upsets lurk around every corner in this league, and we’re sure to be in for more than a few eyebrow-raising treats in NFL Week 7.Which Baltimore Ravens team will show up when it’s time to take on the Minnesota Vikings? Will Leonard Fournette’s ankle injury be a problem as the Jacksonville Jaguars clash with their divisional rivals? What about Big Blue? Can Eli Manning and Co. possibly win their second in a row against the rested Seattle Seahawks?We’ll be taking a look at these games and more as we dive into some upset specials on the horizon for NFL Week 7.Note: Odds courtesy of Bovada.com. Baltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota Vikings (-5.5)Baltimore is truly a Jekyll and Hyde team. One week the Ravens are soaring high and then the next they’re getting torched. The Vikings come into this one with some injury issues, however, that lead us to believe this will be one of the good weeks for John Harbaugh’s team.Sam Bradford is out again, and so is top receiver Stephon Diggs, while Michael Floyd remains ba
As the Seattle Seahawks are fresh off their Week six bye, they will travel to MetLife Stadium this Sunday for a match-up against the New York Giants. The Seahawks have found some previous success in East Rutherford since MetLife Stadium was opened in 2010. Seattle actually won the franchise’s only Super Bowl title in 2013 against the Denver Broncos on that field. However, Sunday’s game is much different from the past successful games Seattle has had there. Seattle will enter at a 3-2 record and in need for another big road victory to keep up with the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC West division race.
The Seahawks defense has stepped back up to being the unit everyone knows they are in their last win at Los Angeles in week five over the Rams. The offense still has been a work in progress though, struggling to find any consistency behind a flimsy offensive line and stagnate run game. Russell Wilson is still having a hard time finding enough space and time to throw the ball from the pocket. He’s even struggling to
The Seattle Seahawks recently placed Cliff Avril on injured reserve, but he doesn’t expect the neck injury to end his career.Despite reports to the contrary, the 31-year-old told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated that he plans to return. Avril also said “you might see me at the end of this year.”This is encouraging news, considering every previous update about Avril’s health has been questionable at best.After the defensive end exited a win against the Indianapolis Colts, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed doubts about Avril’s future. Seattle then placed him on injured reserve, after which Carroll said Avril is seriously looking at a big decision.Plus, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, defensive coordinator Kris Richard said nothing is certain one way or the other.Maybe this means Avril has started to receive encouraging news about his neck. We’ve seen players end their careers because of such injuries, and we’ve also watched Peyton Manning set NFL records and win a Super Bowl to close his playin
The Seattle Seahawks will place defensive end Cliff Avril on injured reserve with a neck injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll. “Cliff Avril will go on IR. He’s seeing a bunch of doctors, seriously looking at a big decision,” Carroll said Wednesday, via SiriusXM Radio.Big picture here includes Avril considering retirement. That was followed up a report indicating that the injury could be career-ending.In no way is any of this a surprise. Whenever we’re talking about a neck injury, the primary concern has to be a player’s health off the field. In this regard, Avril is smart in deciding to see a bunch of doctors and looking at the bigger picture.Avril, a 10-year veteran from Purdue, put up 33.5 sacks in his first four seasons with the Seahawks. He’s also coming off his first career Pro Bowl performance last season.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman not surprisingly disagrees with the notion that NFL players should “stick to sports” because being “millionaire athletes” entitles them to a “privileged” place in society.Sherman specifically mentioned how Seahawks teammate Doug Baldwin joined NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to write a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting criminal justice reform.“I think what he’s doing with Goodell and that is fantastic,” Sherman said of Baldwin, via ESPN. “He’s been doing that work for years now, meeting with police and trying to work to change, and I think that’s what gets missed sometimes with players, because they’re like, ‘Oh, stick to sports, stick to this.’ And a lot of people have used the phrase like ‘privileged athletes.’ ‘Oh, these privileged athletes, you guys are rich millionaires.’“And it’s like, well, seven years ago I had negative $45 in my account. What was I then? You know what I mean? I was still a black guy, I was still a kid from the hood, and we
The Chicago Bears offense dug into its bag of tricks against the Baltimore Ravens, calling on running back Tarik Cohen to throw a touchdown pass to Zach Miller. As we can see by how open Miller was, the Baltimore defense was not expecting to see this one.The Bears were set up in position to score because of an interception from Bryce Callahan. The touchdown put Chicago up 10-0 on the favored Ravens.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field Sunday after being driven into the ground by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.The injury in question is said to be to Rodgers’ throwing shoulder, which is a clear indication that it could have wide-ranging ramifications.While Rodgers is officially listed as questionable to return, a least one All-Pro NFL player is sending his prayers the way of the Packers’ former MVP. Self-defined as a student of the game, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman knows just how much better the NFL is when Rodgers is healthy and performing at a high level. Rodgers and the Packers defeated Sherman’s Seahawks in Week 1.It’s the ultimate show of respect from one all-time great to another. After all, the NFL is a brotherhood. And no one wants to see someone of Rodgers’ ilk go down to a serious injury.As noted before, we’ll have further updates on the injury as they become available.
With Sam Bradford set to miss another game and Teddy Bridgewater eligible to return from practice next week, you have to wonder if the Minnesota Vikings could end up starting their third different quarterback of the season in the near future.According to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Bradford traveled to New York this week to undergo Regenokine treatments, which involve blood being taken from his injured knee, spun down and then injected back into his body. The method has been used by several professional athletes, including members of the Seattle Seahawks. Bradford felt good in practice leading up to Week 5, but he began experiencing pain again in his team’s win over the Chicago Bears and was pulled in the first half.While Bradford will miss his fourth game on Sunday and is still working to get healthy, Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to be removed from the physically unable to perform list next week, and sources close to the quarterback told Rapoport and Pelissero that he has experienced no s
Most of us know Richard Sherman as a brash, confident NFL cornerback who makes big plays on the field for the Seattle Seahawks. He’s also known for his legendary trash talking, which fans either love or hate.But find me one fan who doesn’t absolutely adore what we’re about to share with you and I’ll say that person needs a big hug, or a few thousand.A four-year-old patient, Ellie, at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma thinks Sherman is pretty special. She’s kept the same “Shermie” doll with her through multiple procedures and surgeries, according to the hospital (h/t KOMONews.com).Then she lost it.Sherman was informed of the development and did something about it. The look on Ellie’s face is just priceless. She cannot believe that “Shermie” showed up “in real life?”Her excitement bubbles over and you cannot help but smile at her reaction. Sherman did more than just bring a bag full of goodies. He stayed and played with her, hugged her, and best yet, he made her day in a very special way.
Many of us got upset this past week when Cam Newton laughed at the notion of a female reporter asking questions about route running. If that turned your screws, you might want to brace yourself, because what former NFL player John Moffitt has to say on the matter is slightly more caustic. “Women don’t know football — most guys barely do,” Moffitt wrote. “Stop coming into male spaces and demanding respect… Just because networks like a sexy sideline reporter for you to look at doesn’t mean cam is sexist for questioning the authenticity of her game knowledge — he was laughing because she was fed that question like most of her kind are. If women are so knowledgeable with a game they can’t play let them do play by play or color commentary… Women don’t really know the game — they are incapable. Yet in this society where a women can do anything a man can do and men can do nothing this is a rock and a hard place.”Tell us how you really feel.It’s worth pointing out that this opinion comes from the same man who was arr