‘Our guys believe’: Gamble pays off as Jaguars stun Ravens at the finish
The Jaguars pulled out one of their most memorable wins in years, roaring back for a 28-27 win over the Ravens on Sunday, a victory that wasn’t decided until Justin Tucker’s 67-yard field goal with no time left fell yards short.
Four takeaways: How will Jaguars respond to dreadful showing in Philly?
The Jaguars went to Philadelphia with a chance to come home tied for the best record in the NFL. Instead, after building a 14-0 lead, they gave the game away, losing to the Eagles 29-21. Here are my four biggest takeaways from the game:
Day after ‘devastating’ loss, Jaguars looking for answers
Half a day after a dejected Jaguars' head coach Urban Meyer called the team's 24-21 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati "devastating" and "heart-breaking," he was back to work trying to find the answers for why his team has yet to win a game after a month of the season.
New Jaguars’ receivers are thinking about quarterback situation, without naming names
It, of course, is the Jaguars’ soon-to-be addition of quarterback Trevor Lawrence, whom the Jaguars will almost certainly select with the first pick of the NFL Draft on April 29. When I asked Marvin Jones about coming to play for a rookie quarterback, he danced around the topic, while grinning about it. “The quarterback who comes in here, I’m going to be a tool that he can use, that he can lean on, and the same goes for everybody. So yeah, [I’m] definitely excited.”Dorsett is also clearly aware of the likelihood that he will be catching passes from a rookie quarterback in his first year in Jacksonville. “I definitely do think I have a good grasp on this offense,” Agnew said.
With Brady's largesse, Bucs keeping title gang together
AdThe 26-year-old Godchaux gets $16 million for two years, with $9 million guaranteed. His three-year deal with the Browns reportedly is valued at $33.75 million, with $24 million guaranteed. He has been a rare steady performer on a weak defense in Detroit and got a three-year deal. Ad— Jacksonville added Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris with a three-year, $24.4 million deal that includes $14 million guaranteed. Elflein received a three-year, $13.5 million deal with $6 million guaranteed, while Erving agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with $8 million guaranteed.
Brady-led Bucs top Lions 47-7 to end 13-year playoff drought
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. The Bucs (10-5) set a franchise record with 588 yards and snapped the NFL’s second-longest postseason drought behind Cleveland’s 18-year run that can end Sunday. RECORD WATCHBrady has thrown a franchise-record 36 touchdowns and set a personal record with 348 yards passing by halftime. Tampa Bay set team records in points (34) and yards (410) in the first half. Lions: Stafford left the game with an ankle injury after he was 2 of 3 for 17 yards on his only possession.
Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals following a brush with the novel coronavirus. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is also back after missing a game with a knee injury. Cincinnati is without running back Joe Mixon, whose lingering foot injury is forcing him to miss a third game in a row. Receiver Cooper Kupp, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and running back Darrell Henderson all were active after missing practices with injuries. Raiders: T Kolton Miller (ankle), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota, RB Theo Riddick, G John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross.
Rivers' 3 TDs in 2nd quarter help Colts beat Lions 41-21
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)DETROIT – Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to give the Indianapolis Colts a double-digit lead and they beat the Detroit Lions 41-21 on Sunday. Hines had so much energy he celebrated each of his two touchdowns in the second quarter with moves that would make a gymnast proud, pulling off roundoffs into full twists in the end zone. Stafford's second touchdown pass helped the Lions pull within six points early in the third quarter, but he turned the ball over to let Indy pull away. Lions: WR Kenny Golladay (hip), WR Jamal Agnew (ribs) and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) left the game.