NFL awards 49ers league-high 7 compensatory draft picks
The San Francisco 49ers added a league-high seven compensatory picks in next month’s NFL draft, giving them 11 total selections. The NFL awarded 37 compensatory picks to 16 teams on Thursday for the upcoming draft on April 27-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The 49ers got three of those five diversity picks in the end of the third round as rewards for developing Robert Saleh, Martin Mayhew, Mike McDaniel, Ran Carthon and DeMeco Ryans in the last three hiring cycles.news.yahoo.com
‘I always love the Jags’: Dedicated Jags fans make waves of teal in sea of red, gold for AFC divisional round showdown
Among the sea of Chiefs nation, there were still sounds of roaring “Duvvaalll’s” being heard as Jags fans tailgated and enjoyed themselves in the colder than normal temperatures at the Arrow Head Stadium.
GameDay Live: Jaguars face major challenge against Chiefs in AFC playoffs
The Jaguars had the third-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history last week against the Chargers. Their reward is a second-round game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, one of the toughest stadiums in all sports to play in.
Party for the Playoffs: Fans are pumped up for Jaguars AFC divisional playoff game in KC
News4JAX has reporters up in Kansas City for the game and also back here as Jacksonville cheers on its Jaguars. There’s a watch party at Daily’s Place and sports bars and restaurants across town will be going strong before, during and after the game.
‘I always kept the faith’: Jags fans rally outside stadium as players head to airport for trip to KC
Fans gathered along barriers Friday at TIAA Bank Field as Jaguars players left team meetings and a closed practice to head to the airport for their flight to Kansas City for Saturday’s AFC divisional round matchup.
Jaguars prepare for ‘huge challenge’ against Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
After snapping a five-game losing streak, the Jaguars' "So what? Now what?" mantra will be put to the stiffest test of the season as Jacksonville travels to Kansas City to face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
What you need to know about watching Thursday night football on Amazon
A lot of football fans are going to be frustrated and flummoxed when they turn on their television Thursday night Sept. 15 and frantically scroll through their channel lineup, searching for the Chargers-Chiefs game that kicked off 10 minutes ago.news.yahoo.com
Bolles can’t catch up to Gibbons in Class 4A championship game
A 12th state football championship will have to wait for Bolles. The Bulldogs scored on their second play of the game but Cardinal Gibbons was in control after that in a 35-21 loss in the Class 4A state championship game on Thursday afternoon in Tallahassee’s Doak Campbell Stadium. University Christian fell to Hialeah Champagnat Catholic in the Class 2A championship (41-27) and Trinity Christian roared back to stun Hollywood Chaminade Madonna (25-22) in the Class 3A title game on Wednesday. Bolles’ next six drives ended in a series of punts, turnover on downs and an interception as Gibbons took control. Gibbons scored on its next two possessions, both on touchdown passes from Brody Palhegyi.
Chiefs keep things fun with Mahomes' playground plays
Wait a minute — those are the plays Patrick Mahomes has been drawing up. For the second time this season, the Chiefs used a play dreamed up by their quarterback in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. Kelce had Mahomes open, but had his wobbly pass batted into the turf. “It keeps the guys alive,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said this week. “We're trying to be creative, have fun out there, enjoy it day-in and day-out,” Mahomes said.
Chiefs-Patriots game off after Newton positive for COVID-19
– The NFL postponed this week’s game between New England and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs after “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu were both added to the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list released on Saturday afternoon. It is the second game this weekend that has been affected by COVID-19. After an outbreak on the Titans, the matchup between Pittsburgh and Tennessee was postponed — originally for a day or two, and then until Oct. 25 as the positive tests accumulated. But if a player tests positive and is asymptomatic, he can return 10 days after the initial positive test or just five days if he has two consecutive negative tests. I think we all knew at some point we might get some positive tests.
Empty seats make for some strange sights, sounds in NFL
All the vacant seats at Gillette Stadium had Patriots star Julian Edelman reminiscing about his time in junior college. That gave viewers a more natural audio experience and at least those streaming or watching the game could hear the referee explain calls. It’s just super quiet in there.” The silence Sunday was especially eerie when a player got injured and the piped-in crowd noise was cut off “and it was just crazy quiet,” he added. “Honestly, it reminded me of the times I was back at the College of San Mateo, my junior college,” Edelman said. That energy and getting to go out there in front of 75,000 people is amazing, but it ... brought me back at least to high school, junior college, college.
5 things about Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes you probably didn’t know (that will make you love him)
Surely you’ve heard of Patrick Mahomes -- Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback, record-breaking megastar, NFL’s 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year -- we’ll go on shortly. He loves ketchup (particularly the fancy Whataburger kind)Yes, Mahomes loves ketchup. https://t.co/1kjZHw5KRv — Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) November 16, 2018Reporter: Patrick, rumor has it that Andy Reid likes ketchup more than you do, what’s your comment? Patrick Mahomes: I don’t know if that’s actually possible. Patrick Mahomes throws the ball out of Arrowhead Stadium (turn sound down, helicopter buzz is brutal).
Kansas church prays for Chiefs QB's ankle
WDAFPRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (WDAF) - PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to play through an ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1. Fans realized how serious the injury could be after the Colts sacked Mahomes in Week 5. The injured ankle tarnished some of the Mahomes Magic as reality caught up to the star quarterback and his fans. "We knew that his ankle was injured so we decided to possibly have a healing service to help him heal that ankle quicker." The church plans to hold prayer services Sunday morning to ask for God's help in healing Mahomes' injured ankle.
Mark Brunell: Minshew a positive, but an agonizing start for Jaguars
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Could the start to the 2019 season have been any worse for the Jaguars? Sure, a 40-26 loss to the Chiefs is disappointing, but how that defeat played out is about as agonizing as possible. Let's start with the most obvious thing and that's the injury to Nick Foles. I know it's early, and I know we were playing Patrick Mahomes, but the defense couldn't get off the field. The Jaguars travel to Houston next to play a tough Texans team.
Four takeaways: Jaguars show that discipline still lacking
(George Varkanis, News4Jax)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars opened the 2019 season with one of the worst quarters of football imaginable. Preseason matters: Especially early in the game, the Jaguars looked like a team adjusting to the speed and intensity of the regular season opener. By the time the Jaguars got their first score, the Chiefs had already taken control. It landed in the waiting arms of DJ Chark who made an over-the-shoulder grab for the Jaguars first touchdown of the year. Dealing with adversity: I pointed this out as one of the big keys to the Jaguars' season.