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The focus Tuesday and Wednesday was on the players’ desire to have a stage to address social causes, and the associated protests during the anthem that resulted. But in the background loomed the reality that the discord of the past few weeks wasn’t good for anyone’s bottom line, and the ratings might just be the first proof.

There’s no question this had an impact on the business, said Giants owner John Mara. But this is an important social issue. And sometimes you have to put the interests of the business behind the interest of issues that are more important than that.

It’s an admirable thought. It’s also not exactly the NFL’s endgame here.

Bosa’s record-breaking sack came when Sunday’s game in Foxborough was tied 7-7 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

The previous record of 18 1/2 sacks was set by Aldon Smith with the 49ers over the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The NFL began counting sacks as an official stat in 1982.

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The Chargers went on to lose at New England 21-13, its record dropping to 3-5. The Chargers have a bye next week and visit the Jaguars in Week 10.

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“There’s no doubt in my mind, if the league thinks he was a really good safety, just wait until you see his versatility and what he can do as a linebacker,” Saleh said, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He’s going to be unbelievable.”

Reid might have to play at an “unbelievable” level if he wants to ensure he’ll remain with the 49ers after this season. The fifth-year veteran asked general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan if the move to linebacker would guarantee him Bay Area employment in 2018.

88.7 percent. FPI might be singing a different tune if the Chiefs lose a third straight game in Week 8 to the Broncos, but for now, the Chiefs are an overwhelming favorite to win the AFC West. Despite the recent losses, they still have the second-most points per game and third-best point differential.

94.8 percent. The Steelers already are 3-0 in division play and the only team with a winning record in the AFC North. FPI gives them nearly a 95 percent chance of winning back-to-back division titles for the first time since 2007-08.

The Giants head into their bye week with the NFL’s third-worst record. Only the winless Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers have fared worse, and this Giants team entered the season with lofty expectations after finishing 11-5 last season while ending a five-year playoff drought.

What happened: Peters tore his right ACL and MCL when a Washington defender was blocked into the side of his leg during last Monday night’s game.

Potential return? Peters will be pushing to return by the start of training camp in 2018. Peters has two years remaining on his contract, but at age 36, he must decide whether he wants to continue playing or end what could very well be a career that lands him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said following the 33-0 loss to the Rams that Palmer had a broken arm.

The veteran quarterback was replaced by backup Drew Stanton in the second quarter of the NFL matchup at Twickenham Stadium. The Cardinals intially said Palmer, who was 10 of 18 for 122 yards and an interception, was questionable to return before later ruling him out.

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Todd Gurley cashed in that turnover to give the Rams a 13-0 lead with an 18-yard touchdown run. The Rams added 10 more points to hold a 23-0 halftime advantage.

Willie Snead’s return to health shouldn’t hurt Ginn much, as he’s lined up on the perimeter on 71 percent of his routes this season (Snead and Brandon Coleman are the team’s primary slot receivers). Ginn remains a flex option.

The Luke Kuechly Youth jersey game itself had come under a monthlong attack by the president of the United States, with no letting up. It was also a prickly regional problem.

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Going with Mitch Trubisky is the right move, but it’s a tough week to make that switch against the Vikings defense, which can be pretty good from time to time. I also don’t trust John Fox to set up his rookie QB to succeed.
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Two winless teams, a rubbernecker’s delight of a game. The Chargers’ woes can be blamed on bad luck as much as anything else. Three of their four losses this season were within a three-point margin.

Whereas for the Giants, they’re just bad. The offense isn’t talented outside of Odell Beckham Jr. and average pocket statue Eli Manning. The coaching is so incompetent that I can’t believe Ben McAdoo hasn’t been appointed to Trump’s cabinet.
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Atlanta had six penalties over the course of the game. But the timing of two specific penalties was particularly painful for the Falcons. Both helped Miami’s offense keep rolling on the Dolphins’ second touchdown drive.

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Roethlisberger is the first quarterback in league history to throw more than 50 passes with no touchdowns and five interceptions in a game. Even so, this loss can’t be placed entirely at his feet. Two of his picks were the result of tipped balls. A third came after his intended target slipped and crashed to the turf while his pass was already in the air.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant denies a report that he has requested a trade because he’s unhappy with his role.

The Buccaneers are hoping to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 this year, and a win over the defending champions would be a huge confidence booster for this group.

Thursday night’s total is set at 56 points. The UNDER is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams.

While these two teams have historically seen their totals go UNDER when they match up, each of New England’s last eight games has gone OVER the posted total. With the best offense and the worst defense in the NFL, Patriots games figure to feature plenty of fireworks until something changes.

The Eagles would be pretty screwed without Jernigan right now. With Fletcher Cox out, Philadelphia would be down to Beau Allen and Elijah Qualls as the starting defensive tackles. Both of those players have shown promise but they’re not as good as Jernigan.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually keeps his temper in check but had some pointed words for Mike Mitchell after the Pittsburgh Steelers safety dived into the back of his knees following a third-quarter pass in Sunday’s game.

“Certainly when I got fired up, I thought [the hit] was pretty late,” said Smith, who screamed something at Mitchell after the hit. “I mean, when you get hit in the back of your knee like that, I didn’t understand how that happened. Certainly guys falling, rushing the quarterback, I get it when it’s happening from the front and guys are trying hard. That one to me just seemed so weird to get hit that low coming from behind.”

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Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.

I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport.

Having grown rapidly since it was founded in 2009, the IPSF is now made up of 25 national federations, including Spain, Japan and Mexico, and is due to welcome new members from the US and China next year.

In 2012, it hosted the first World Pole Sports Championship, which launched to coincide the with London 2012 Olympic Games.

And I hope people will give the owners the benefit of the doubt that it takes time to get up to speed on these issues. We aren’t there yet, but we are getting there.sabres_012

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What she told police: Elliott’s accuser told police that when she and Elliott arrived at his apartment after a night out, he lost it when she asked him a question. She claimed Elliott threw her against a wall, grabbed her throat, yanked her by the left wrist, and then dragged her across the floor, giving her a rug burn on her right knee.

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His celebration was the best part about the first half though. He paid tribute to J.R. Smith, current Cleveland Cavalier, by doing the wind up celebration he did when with the Knicks in 2013.

It’s going to be hard for Garrett to top that celebration, but I’m willing to see him try.

His first half of football was promising in every way — aside from the whole Browns being bad thing.
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Elliott’s alleged victim told police that he had abused her five times from early July 17 to July 22 in Columbus. The police interview took place on July 22, and was then followed by an interview with the intake unit of the prosecutor’s office that same day. The NFL determined Elliott had been violent in three instances that week. Elliott has denied he was ever abusive toward the woman.

The Buccaneers drafted Evans in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft. If he continues to pick off great quarterbacks like Brady, he’ll be one of the more welcome additions to Tampa’s defense in a while.

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For the game, Stafford had nine passes batted down at or behind the line of scrimmage. The Lions also finished the game without safety Glover Quin (concussion) and receiver Golden Tate (shoulder).

Unity is the recurring theme, but that unity has to include facing racism head-on. I thought the NFL’s announcement that it would support efforts in Congress to reform the criminal justice system was a positive step forward and sign that the players and league can work toward social justice goals together.

There was also a drop in the coordinators who are people of color from 14 to 13. This is a concern because assistant coaches and, especially coordinators, are thought of as a direct pipeline to the head coach role. None of these figures come close to reflecting the demographic of the athletes.

We’re going to continue to encourage them to stand. We’re going to continue to work on these issues in the community. … I can’t deal with hypotheticals right now. We’ll deal with those issues as they come up.

Multiple NFL head coaches and general managers stated that they wanted to sign Mr. Kaepernick, only to mysteriously go silent with no explanation. … NFL teams who ran offensive systems favorable to Mr. Kaepernick’s style of play instead employed retired quarterbacks or quarterbacks who had not played in a regular season game in years … while prohibiting Mr. Kaepernick from even trying out or interviewing for those jobs.

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We’ve known the teams and locations for months. With Thursday’s release of the 2017 NFL schedule, we now know the dates and times of each of the four games in London and the Patriots-Raiders matchup in Mexico City.

The 2017 International Series games will begin with a Week 3 matchup between the Ravens and Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sept. 24. That will be followed a week later at Wembley with the Saints facing the Dolphins.

The London games will shift to Twickenham Stadium in Week 7 with the Browns and Vikings squaring off at the famed rugby venue. Twickenham will host the Cardinals and Rams a week later.
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Agreeing with the president that it is bad for the league if players protest the anthem does not fit the collusion criteria 鈥?but, If they agree that no one is going to hire Kaepernick, that’s collusion, she said.

The complaint does demand expedited discovery including depositions and document production 鈥?which, if the arbitrator grants it, is a potential nightmare for the NFL. However, Grieb said, the standard for discovery and the limit of subpoena power is lower for arbitration than for trials.

It’s hard work to make adjustments to the game and having injuries and things like that.

The matchup that matters most: Quintana (and the lefty relievers) versus Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy. Quintana held lefties to a .584 OPS compared to .732 versus righties. As mentioned here before, Harper had a sizable platoon split this season, with a much worse strikeout-to-walk ratio against southpaws. Yet in the eighth inning of Game 2, Joe Maddon let Carl Edwards Jr. face Harper (who represented the tying run) instead of bringing in Mike Montgomery. Boom. Game tied. With three lefties in the pen — Montgomery, Brian Duensing and Justin Wilson — Harper shouldn’t see a right-hander in a tight game unless it’s closer Wade Davis.

The prediction: The Nationals hit a lot better at home this season (.287/.352/.471 versus .245/.312/.428), so that may favor the Cubs. Quintana has been very good of late, with a 45-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his final six starts. Scherzer’s health is a wild card, but it seems he may have to pitch a gem. Here’s saying he does. Nationals win 4-2.

There’s not many LeBrons out here, guys that don’t get injured. There’s not many Russells [Russell Westbrook], but even Russell’s gotten injured. There’s not many guys like that. I think Derrick has done a great job of fighting through injuries and coming back and fighting through injuries and coming back and it takes a strong mental guy to be able to do that. I fought through a lot myself.”

Keep an eye on Mack, who had by far his best pro game in Week 5. He rushed for 91 yards on nine attempts, including a nifty 35-yard run and a touchdown. He’s clearly the Colts’ most explosive back, and while Frank Gore is the unquestioned starter, Indy might have found something in Mack with his Week 5 usage. The hope is that can serve as a springboard game, making Mack a savvy add and stash.ravens_136