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    CHICAGO — Don’t worry, Cole Kmet said, Trevor Siemian will not take it as an insult if you say he is unlikely to keep the ball on a zone read and motor 60 yards through the New York Jets defense Sunday at MetLife Stadium. “Definitely more of a drop-back guy, get the ball out, timing,” Kmet said. “We’re not going to be running QB power with Trevor.” The Chicago Bears offense figures to take on ...

      Devising the perfect Daily Fantasy Sports strategy for the NFL can be a challenge, which is why I'm here to assist. On DraftKings, it's important to remember you're playing full-point PPR with bonuses if a player surpasses 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards or 100 receiving yards. Here is my optimal lineup for Sunday's $3 million Fantasy Football Millionaire contest, but can be utilized as a ...

        CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is headed back to the college game. On Saturday, the University of Nebraska named Rhule as the program’s permanent replacement for Scott Frost. According to a press release, Rhule has signed an eight-year contract. “When you think of great, tradition-rich programs in college football — Nebraska is right at the top of the list,” ...

          ARLINGTON, Texas — Jerry Jones is a storyteller. Not in a fictional sense, though some of the stories Jones has told over the years might leave you saying, “Did this actually happen?” Jones’ stories come from 80 years worth of life experience. Many stories we know, like when Jones’ father persuaded him not to purchase the San Diego franchise of the American Football League. We know he was in ...

            SEATTLE — I wrote last week that success can prompt regret, using the Washington Huskies football team as Exhibit A. Despite having an improbable nine wins thus far — including one on the road against then-No. 6 Oregon — the string of victories had some players lamenting previous losses, particularly the 10-point defeat to Arizona State that cost them at any shot at a College Football Playoff ...

            The theme of the Dolphins’ defense this season has been evolution. Evolution sparked by the absence of cornerback Byron Jones and season-ending injuries to safety Brandon Jones and cornerback Nik Needham. The evolution that could take place with the team’s acquisition of outside linebacker Bradley Chubb. The defense will again seek to adapt, this time to the loss of defensive end Emmanuel ...

            TAMPA, Fla. — Even a continent away, the unrest in Manchester looks vaguely familiar. A beloved sports franchise run by unpopular and tone-deaf owners? Been there, booed that. There may not be another sports market in the world that has seen cheaper (CULVERHOUSE!), less fan-friendly (NAIMOLI!), more clueless (KOULES!) franchise owners than Tampa Bay. So, yeah, we feel the pain of Manchester ...

            The experience for Eagles offensive linemen in the aftermath of a quarterback sneak is a little different for everybody. Lane Johnson said it feels like being on a submarine. For Jordan Mailata, it is stressful because of the details involved. Guard Landon Dickerson, often involuntarily squished beneath his gargantuan Australian linemate, might have it the worst. They can mostly agree on one ...

            When Tyson Alualu went down with a season-ending ankle injury last year, the Steelers lost a nose tackle, but his family lost a chauffeur. "I'm used to being the one to take care of everything," Alualu was saying last week in the Steelers locker room. "If the kids have something, I'd schedule around being there, or taking them to sporting events, practices. So, it was like everything got put ...

            Mike Tomlin answered 23 questions at his weekly press briefing on Tuesday. Three of the first seven were about Diontae Johnson. Surprisingly, Tomlin wasn't asked if he has put out a missing-person bulletin on Johnson, who hasn't been seen much on a football field this season. Johnson hardly was seen at all on Sunday in the Steelers' 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was targeted just ...

            RENTON, Wash. — In the early days of the Legion of Boom-era Seahawks, the team’s first-year players didn’t hit the proverbial “rookie wall” late in the season so much as run right through it. And it was the ability to get the most out of rookies in those early years that was a key to the fast finishes that quickly became a Pete Carroll trademark. Since 2012, the Seahawks are tied with the ...

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            MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin O'Connell raised a talking point unprompted after the game that will henceforth be known as the Dallas Debacle. "There's going to be a lot of narratives about our team," the Vikings coach said Sunday evening. A no-show performance of that degree provides an easy opening for outsiders to shoot arrows at the target. The storyline would have been a single-track narrative if, ...

            Here's a look back at Week 11's action, and fantasy advice for the week ahead: WEEK 11 RECAP Titans 27, Packers 17: Treylon Burks has barely played over half of Tennessee’s snaps, but has still received 14 targets in two games since returning from injured reserve following his foot injury. With Ryan Tannehill playing well — he’s the overall QB8 since returning from his own injury Week 10 — and ...

            As of Thanksgiving, the Steelers are out of the NFL basement in most major statistical offensive categories. They’re third-to-last in yards per play (4.8) fifth-to-last in points per game (17) and tied for second-to-last in touchdowns scored (although seven passing touchdowns is tied for dead last). Of course, that’s no reason for celebration at the start of this holiday season. Clearly, the ...

            NEW YORK — It has been a rollercoaster 72 hours for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. Following the Jets' 10-3 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Wilson failed to take any responsibility for the team’s lack of offensive output in the postgame press conference. Then the next day, Jets coach Robert Saleh said he was considering a change at the starting quarterback position. When the Jets entered the ...

            Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel preached a message of togetherness and unity Wednesday, a message that involved family and football. McDaniel even got choked up a little bit when talking about the things that give him the most reason to be thankful. His wife, Katie, and daughter, Ayla, topped the list. “I do have an issue about being long winded,” McDaniel began Wednesday, the day before ...

            LOS ANGELES — The stories people tell about John Madden are like the side dishes at Thanksgiving dinner. They're memorable, comforting, warm and, though not meals in themselves, give you a flavor for this larger-than-life character who made the dizzying ascent from NFL coach to pop-culture icon. Madden, who died three days after last Christmas, will be honored by the NFL on Thanksgiving, with ...

            NEW YORK — On Monday, Jets coach Robert Saleh hinted at a quarterback change. Two days later, he made it official during his morning press conference. Mike White will start against the Bears with veteran Joe Flacco as his backup. Not only will Wilson not be under center against Chicago, but he won’t even be active. “Zach’s career here is not over,” Saleh said. “I know that’s going to be the ...

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