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Love for safeties … Safety is not generally regarded as a marquee position on NFL draft night.

The first day of the NFL’s regular season began with drama surrounding one of the league’s best wide receivers a game-time decision for Sunday’s prime-time game and the possibility of national anthem protests at stadiums around the country, but the emotional high point came when the Texans took the field in Houston.

Watt wasn’t the only injured Texans player; linebacker Brian Cushing, wide receiver Bruce Ellington and tight ends C.J. Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin were out with concussions during the team’s 29-7 loss to Jacksonville. That puts the Texans in a jam with a game Thursday in Cincinnati, and Coach Bill O’Brien hasn’t said whether he’ll start Tom Savage or rookie Deshaun Watson, who entered the Jaguars’ loss in the second half and promptly delivered a touchdown drive.

No safety has been taken in the draft’s top 10 since Eric Berry went fifth overall to the Chiefs in 2010. There haven’t been two safeties taken in the top 10 of the same draft since Michael Huff went seventh to the Oakland Raiders followed by Donte Whitner going eighth to the Buffalo Bills in 2006.

But two safeties, Ohio State’s Malik Hooker and LSU’s Jamal Adams, are strong candidates to break the trend.

It’s also a risky move, as Morton did a nice job maximizing a talent-poor group led by quarterback Josh McCown. Starting over from scratch again at quarterback and coordinator will be difficult, and Bowles’ lack of job security could scare away potential hires. The Jets reportedly tried to hire Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo last year, and he is now a coaching free agent, but he could look at other opportunities, such as potentially working under Steve Wilks in Arizona, as being more secure.

New-school quarterbacks get old-school coaches: Pete Carroll’s hire of Brian Schottenheimer as Seahawks offensive coordinator mirrors Carolina’s decision to pair Cam Newton with Norv Turner. Two of the most unique quarterback talents to enter the league this decade will be placed in two of the most traditional, old-school offenses possible. (Newton with Turner looks like a better fit.) For Carroll, this looks like a missed opportunity to reset his offense with fresh ideas.jaguars_110

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The preseason comes to a close Thursday with almost every NFL team in action.

Two teams that won’t be playing: the Cowboys and Texans, who were scheduled to meet in Houston before Hurricane Harvey pushed the matchup first to Dallas, then cancellation. The Cowboys raised more than $2 million by holding a telethon Thursday night, giving fans a chance to talk to their favorite players.

Here’s the entire slate of games. Check back in throughout the day for updates on all the action.

Like Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes won’t be starting Week 1. But like Trubisky, Mahomes has a bright future.

Notably not among that list were the eight known team owners who donated to Trump’s presidential campaign, Jets owner Woody Johnson, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Jaguars owner Shad Khan, Texans owner Bob McNair, Buccaneers owner Edward Glazer and Rams owner Stan Kroenke.

Save for Lurie and Ross, however, who have overtly associated themselves with Democratic objectives, many of the others, much like the majority of the NFL power set, have demonstrated more conservative leaning.

Their performance against the Patriots on Sunday in Mexico City was dreadful. It’s clear that the talk about the Raiders being a championship contender during what’s left of their time in Oakland was nothing more than that.

So the Giants haven’t given up, after all. But was the spirited effort, especially on defense, in Sunday’s stunning victory at home over the Chiefs merely a one-time thing? Or can the Giants keep it going Thanksgiving night at FedEx Field against the Redskins?

The Dolphins are reeling and there’s little realistic hope that matters will improve when they play Sunday at New England. Jay Cutler’s playing status is uncertain after he was placed in the concussion protocol. That could mean Matt Moore starting at QB against the Patriots. The last time some observers wondered if the Dolphins were better off with Moore at QB, they lost by a 40-0 margin at Baltimore.jaguars_076

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Because he didn’t find the end zone in Week 13, Barber’s game might get overlooked.

The Jacksonville Jaguars join the Steelers, Patriots and Chiefs among the projected AFC division winners, thanks in large part to a pass defense that has been lights out. Opposing quarterbacks have a league-low 63.5 passer rating against the Jags — the league average is 88.3 — with four touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Since 2002, the year the league expanded to 32 teams, only nine other squads have held opponents to as low of a passer rating during the first nine weeks of the season.

Of the seven games on Friday night, five of them feature at least one team that is in the top nine in defensive rating (San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons), the top five in slowest pace (Memphis Grizzlies, Spurs, Utah Jazz, Heat, Sacramento Kings), or both. Thus, two games stand out as the most likely candidates for players to produce more than average across the board:

The Phoenix Suns (worst defensive rating, fifth-fastest pace) at the Denver Nuggets (T13th-worst DRTG, 18th-fastest pace) and the Indiana Pacers (ninth-worst DRTG, 17th-fastest pace) at the Los Angeles Lakers (17th-worst DRTG, fastest pace) both feature bad defenses and fast paces, especially compared to the other games on the docket. Plus, the Pacers are on the second half of a back-to-back, and their net rating (e.g., average margin of victory) drops by 8.7 points on the second half of a back-to-back compared to when rested, so their defensive performance is likely to be worse than the above-stated average on Friday.

That’s who he is; he’s not going to have a 180-yard, two-score game. He’s not going to win you a DFS GPP. But he’s a high-floor option — especially in the right matchup, which Week 14 should be for him, as the Colts travel to Buffalo to face a Bills defense that has allowed 11 rushing touchdowns to running backs in the past five weeks, only stopping the inexplicably imploding Chiefs rushing attack. You can’t expect Gore to finish Week 14 as the overall No. 1 RB, but if you need a low-end RB1, he’s got as good a shot as anyone.

Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: But as the quasi-surprise replacement for Doug Martin (most expected Jacquizz Rodgers to be the workhorse), Barber got 23 carries for 102 rushing yards, and added four receptions for 41 more, leading the team in both rushing and receiving yardage. He topped 3.0 yards after contact per rush.jaguars_032

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Oklahoma focused on using its big men in the paint to spread the floor and incorporate more pieces to help Young.

Sooners coach Lon Kruger said he wanted a more “efficient” game from Young.

Seth Roberts, WR, Raiders: Here’s the skinny: Michael Crabtree is suspended for Week 13 while Amari Cooper is dealing with a variety of injuries. When Crabtree sat out Week 4 due to injuries, Roberts played on 93 percent of the team’s snaps. Oakland’s matchup is against the New York Giants, who enter the weekend ranked 29th in the league against the pass. Basically, there’s a lot to like about Roberts and for owners in desperate need of a WR2 or flex play, Roberts has tremendous upside as the Raiders are looking to get back into the playoff picture.

When the NFL was planning the Raiders’ relocation, they envisioned the team being so good right now that fans in Oakland would continue to support it even though they knew the Raiders were leaving. The franchise’s long-time slogan is “commitment to excellence.” Mark Davis and Co. need Gruden to elevate the Raiders the way he once did Tampa Bay — and then to keep them there all the way to their new home.

Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: There’s been no sign of Hogan at New England’s practices this week. Given that the Patriots should be able to handle the Bills, Hogan will likely sit out for the fourth consecutive weekend.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles: After being limited in Wednesday’s practice, Jeffery (foot) was a full participant Thursday.

Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: While Martin (concussion) hasn’t officially been ruled out, he isn’t expected to play this weekend.

Put that in the context of Keenum, Foles and Bortles making about $9.2 million combined in salaries and bonuses for this season. Will the Redskins and other NFL teams hit the pause button before handing out contracts worth $25 million per year or more to Cousins and other quarterbacks? Should they?

“I think everyone at this point is frustrated by this situation,” Lockhart said, and added: “The commissioner and the owners do want the players to stand.”

The owners’ meeting will include “a discussion about the entire issue, including the [anthem] policy,” said Lockhart, who declined to make a prediction about the outcome of those deliberations.jaguars_017

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The Vikings hadn’t won a playoff game since they advanced to the NFC Championship in an eventual defeat against — guess who?

franchise tag would be. It’s mind-blowing how impressive the 49ers have looked in the five games that he started compared to the previous 11. This also comes as he’s had minimal time to take in Shanahan’s offense.

Lifting their own curse, the Vikings had a lot to celebrate.

The question of why Colin Kaepernick is unemployed has been hotly debated since he opted out of his Niners’contract in early March (something he did to get ahead of their plan to release him) and became an unrestricted free agent. I’ve been consistent on this one—and it’s not about what I think, but I what know, having spoken with someone with just about every team in the league about it over that time.

But as The MMQB continues its coverage of the anthem protests across the NFL, and Kaepernick’s place in the debate, and looked for a new way to approach this story, I wanted to go to the teams and ask why they individually decided to stay away. I went to teams that would have had reason to kick the tires on backup or stopgap starter-level quarterbacks, and granted anonymity in pursuit of honesty.

This isn’t enough points given what we’ve seen from Saints-Panthers this season. Yeah, it’s tough to beat a team three times (so they say, whoever they is), but the Saints are just a bad matchup for Carolina.

Their offensive line negates Carolina’s dangerous defensive line and their pass-catching running backs can negate the blitz-heavy approach that Steve Wilks brings with Carolina’s defense. New Orleans has been very good at home and Drew Brees has been great at home in the playoffs: in four home playoff games with New Orleans, he’s completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,153 yards and 8.4 yards per attempt with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions. I think the Panthers have a lot of upside, but they need Cam Newton to be perfect, and he doesn’t have enough around him for it to happen.sabres_005

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He’s already doused the flames, telling reporters he absolutely plans on being back in New England next season.

In New York, he’d be paired with Dave Gettleman, a newly hired general manager who recently spent more than three years in charge of the Carolina Panthers roster. Unless the Giants fired their brand new GM, Belichick would walk into a job where he’s splitting roster management duties with someone else.

There’s also the issue that he’s under contract with the Patriots. How long that deal is, what kind of stipulations it has, and even how much Belichick is getting paid are all secrets, but it’s a reasonable assumption that he isn’t a few weeks away from becoming a free agent coach.

Brady said he practiced in full on Friday, though he was listed as a limited participant on the injury report.

Asked how his injured right hand was feeling and whether he threw any footballs Friday, Brady said: I’m not talking about that.

But those who watched him were relieved and impressed, with one source saying, He threw the ball all over the yard.

Burkhead, meanwhile, will play Sunday after missing the past three games with a knee injury he suffered in Week 15 of the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Burkhead is expected to be a regular part of New England’s running back rotation against the Jaguars.

Fellow running back Mike Gillislee, meanwhile, again was inactive due to a knee injury that is not sufficiently recovered.

Don’t get down on Watt for his inability to get after the quarterback — after all, it’s only his second ever NFL game — but it is a reminder that Watt is rookie and we probably shouldn’t expect too much of him just yet. He’s not going to be like his brother, J.J. Watt, in his first professional season. He’ll probably be forced to give up some snaps to Harrison, who’s been doing this forever. And he’s going to experience some growing pains.

But everything Watt has done seems to demonstrate that he’s going to be able handle himself when the real games begin. No, he didn’t get a sack on Sunday. But there’s more to playing outside linebacker than getting sacks. He looked solid in run defense. That matters too.sabres_818

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The NFL’s two Wild Card games on Sunday will attract bets from average Joes to professional bettors.

The Jaguars are favored by 8.5 against the Bills and the Saints are favored by 6.5 over the division-rival Panthers in a game that has already seen plenty of line movement.

With two eye-popping games and NFL odds already on the move, you need to know what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is picking.

With a 176-80 record, SportsLine is beating nearly every expert tracked on NFLPickWatch for the second year in a row.

In Bills-Jaguars, the model is leaning Under (39.5), saying it hits in 53 percent of simulations. Buffalo could have major issues moving the ball with a limited LeSean McCoy (ankle), if he plays at all. The Bills cleared 24 points just three times this season.

Jacksonville, meanwhile, is No. 2 in the NFL in scoring defense (16.8 points per game).

The model also has a strong against the spread picks for both Sunday Wild Card games that you absolutely need to see and is calling for a team with strong Super Bowl aspirations to go down hard. You can only get those picks at SportsLine.

Baez said researchers determined that Hernandez’s case was the most severe case they had ever seen in someone of Aaron’s age. Hernandez was 27 when he was found dead in his cell on April 19.

Hernandez’s brain was examined by Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist who had previously conducted a study of 202 brains, 111 of them from former NFL players, and found that all but one of them was diagnosed with CTE. Of the 202 brains in the study among players from all levels of football, 87 percent had CTE.

CTE has been shown to have side effects. Several former NFL players experienced symptoms of depression and some committed suicide. It wasn’t known whether Hernandez had CTE, because while a person can experience symptoms, CTE cannot be confirmed until after death.sabres_801

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NFL, Google have Vikings, Patriots in Super Bowl 52

The Philadelphia Eagles should not play the NFC Championship Game this weekend. Neither should the Jacksonville Jaguars with the AFC Championship Game.

I was pissed because I seen Amendola head-butt the hell out of Gip in front of the ref and you all don’t call nothing? Bouye said. It don’t make no sense, man; it’s a lot of stuff that don’t make no sense. I have a lot of respect for these people in this locker room. They kept fighting; we all kept fighting. We knew there was stuff we couldn’t control, and we kept it close.

The alleged head-butt from Amendola seemed to perturb Bouye the most.

I’m going to defend my teammates, Bouye said. You all see it on TV, the one where Amendola head-butted Gip. Right after the whistle was blown. Right in front of them. I’m just asking how you going to let them do that?

Bouye also said that multiple NFL players were texting him after the game about how the Patriots got all the calls during their win.

You all see it, Bouye said. I got players hitting me up in the NFL saying the same thing. But at the end of the day, we can’t put the blame on them. We didn’t execute good enough. They executed good enough.

This will be the second head-coaching opportunity for McDaniels, 41, who went 11-17 as Broncos coach in 2009-10. After a year with the Rams as offensive coordinator following that stint in Denver, McDaniels rejoined the Patriots in 2012 and has led an offense that has finished in the top four in points scored for each of the last six seasons.

In Indianapolis, McDaniels will get the chance to work with one of football’s top talents at quarterback in Andrew Luck, provided Luck’s health doesn’t continue to hold him back.

We have an edge to us, veteran defensive end Calais Campbell said. We want to intimidate opponents. We do a lot of trash talking. I love the intensity, but I have to tell the young guys sometimes to do it smart, do it between the whistles. That trash talking is a big part of our game. I am big fan of greatness, and I study a lot of great athletes — Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant. They were the biggest trash talkers. Reggie White was a big trash talker. So it’s OK to do it, especially when you are beating people. I don’t wanbears_137-223x223