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The Los Angeles Chargers Virgil Green Color Rush Jersey , fresh off their demolition of the Baltimore Ravens last week, now travel back across the country for another 10am start. This time, they will face the #2 seed New England Patriots for an opportunity to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead for the AFC Championship.Game timeKickoff is set for Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 10:05 a.m. PT at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.TV schedule and TV channelsThis will be televised nationally on CBS Caleb Sturgis Color Rush Jersey , and will air in Los Angeles and Orange County on KCBS-TV Channel 2.Announcers: Play-by-play Jim Nantz, color analyst Tony Romo, sideline Tracy Wolfson & Jay FeelyOnline streamFUBO | Game Pass (audio only)RadioChargers radio is on KFI-AM 640 and called by Matt Smith, analyst Daniel Jeremiah, and sideline reporter Shannon Farren. The Spanish Broadcast is carried by KFWB-AM 980 called by Mario Solis and Jorge Villanueva.OddsChargers +4.0 | O/U 47.5Matchup history: Patriots lead 24-15-2 (2-1 in postseason play)Enemy blog: Pats Pulpit | Twitter: @PatsPulpit| Facebook: Pats PulpitBolts from the Blue on Twitter: @BFTB_ChargersBolts from the Blue on Facebook Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was out for the second straight game, due to an MCL sprain in his right knee.Austin Ekeler started in place of Gordon on Sunday against Cincinnati, with rookie Justin Jackson Mike Pouncey Color Rush Jersey , who gained 62 yards during the second half of last week’s comeback win at Pittsburgh, slated for plenty of playing time.The Chargers were without nose tackle Brandon Mebane for a third straight game, as he cares for his newborn daughter. The visiting Bengals were missing two key starters on defense: cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion).In other Week 14 lineup news around the league:— With James Conner out for Pittsburgh because of an ankle injury, Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley were in line for the bulk of the work in the backfield for the Steelers against Oakland.— San Francisco is missing two key skill-position players, running back Matt Breida (ankle) and wide receiver Pierre Garcon (knee), against Denver. The Broncos lost cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (broken leg) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ruptured Achilles tendon) to major injuries last week.— The depleted Arizona wide receiver group got thinner with the loss of Chad Williams, who aggravated a hamstring injury late in the week and was inactive for the game against Detroit.— Dallas left tackle Tyron Smith was active for a key NFC East showdown against Philadelphia Isaac Rochell Color Rush Jersey , after missing the previous two games with a neck issue. The first- Cowboys, however, held linebacker Sean Lee out for a fifth straight week with a hamstring injury. Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan was inactive again with a back issue after being listed as questionable on the injury report. Jernigan has played just one game this season, two weeks ago.From the earlier games:— Miami’s Danny Amendola played against New England, his former team, after sitting out the last game because of a knee injury.— Baltimore put quarterback Joe Flacco on the inactive list for the fourth straight game, despite his return to practice this week with the expectation he would serve as Lamar Jackson’s backup at Kansas City. Instead , Flacco rested his hip injury with Robert Griffin III as the second-stringer behind Jackson.— The New York Giants traveled to Washington without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who stayed home with a quadriceps injury. The Redskins were in worse shape, with guard Tony Bergstrom (knee/ankle) the latest offensive lineman to be sidelined— Green Bay was down three starters on the offensive line against Atlanta: left guard Lane Taylor (foot), right guard Byron Bell (knee) and right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee/illness).— Indianapolis had T.Y. Hilton suited up against Houston, despite a shoulder injury that kept him out of practices this week, but fellow wide receiver Dontrelle Inman was out with a shoulder injury.— Carolina played at Cleveland without kicker Graham Gano, whose knee injury forced the Panthers to sign replacement Chandler Catanzaro Chargers Customized Color Rush Jerseys , kicked a 59-yard field goal to beat the Browns in overtime earlier this season for Tampa Bay. Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward remained in concussion protocol after getting hurt last week, with Terrance Mitchell activated to make his first start after missing eight games with a broken right wrist.— Sam Darnold returned for the New York Jets after a three-game absence because of a foot injury, setting up a matchup of first-round draft pick quarterbacks in Buffalo against Josh Allen. The Jets had running back Isaiah Crowell (toe) and wide receiver Robby Anderson (ankle) back. They were questionable on the injury report.

NIDWALDEN DeAndre Yedlin Jersey , Switzerland (AP) — A special counsel’s office in Switzerland says it has closed an investigation into a regional prosecutor’s links with FIFA president Gianni Infantino.After reports in the “Football Leaks” series last November, a criminal proceeding for possible passive corruption was opened against Rinaldo Arnold, a childhood friend of Infantino.Arnold accepted invitations to be a FIFA guest at last year’s World Cup in Russia, and at the body’s annual congress in Mexico City in May 2016.The chief prosecutor in the Upper Valais region was also linked to brokering meetings between Infantino and Swiss federal prosecutors who have investigated FIFA for more than four years, before Infantino was elected in 2016.The special counsel’s office says it has dismissed suspicions Arnold accepted benefits in connection with his work.Infantino said in November he broke no FIFA rules by extending invitations to a friend. It wasn’t long ago that Manchester United fans were growing impatient with the missed chances that Marcus Rashford was squandering. Under Jos茅 Mourinho this season, the England international had struggled in front of goal, having only scored four goals in 13 Premier League appearances.聽In came Ole Gunnar Solskj忙r and as well as the sun appearing from behind the clouds, Rashford’s one-on-one ability and overall composure improved immeasurably. From the four goals he previously scored to six goals in eight starts that followed, the local academy hero had silenced his doubters over the Christmas period and into the New Year.With how quickly Rashford not only burst onto the scene but also remained in the line-up, it’s easy to forget that he is still only 21 years old. The forward has shown his maturity and respect for others while rotating in-and-out of the squad under Louis van Gaal and Mourinho.Mostly operating from the wide left, Rashford wasn’t scoring as many goals as he would have liked , however. A combined 21 goal contributions in all competitions is the Englishman’s highest tally so far, which came last season, but he is only four away from already equalling that –聽something that should be achieved by the end of February.What has been remarkable is how quickly Rashford has adapted to his new manager in Solskj忙r. Although it’s clear how the Norwegian had lifted the heavy and solemn mood around the training pitches at Carrington, the boy from Wythenshawe has come on leaps and bounds in front of goal when beforehand his finishing was erratic and unreliable.Anthony Martial might be a touch older than his English teammate, but it has been clear for fans to see how much further along in his development when given the chance in a one-on-one situation he was.The France international – whether playing left wing or through the middle – would have ice running through his veins as he approach the goalkeeper, waiting for them to make their move. Either by giving them the eyes or giving himself up until the very last millisecond, Martial’s choice is made for him by the goalkeeper. He keeps his composure and, nine times out of 10, slots the ball home.With Solskj忙r, a former gunman for Manchester United that was ever so reliable, tutoring him and teaching him the tricks of the trade Gyasi Zardes Jersey , Rashford’s output and goals have gone through the roof. When beforehand he might have snatched at the shot or panicked with the opportunity, the England international takes his time, picks his spot and beats the goalkeeper on a regular occurrence.Rashford’s versatility across the front three is what will also make him a world-class forward that will be unplayable on his day. Being only 21, there is still a few years before he reaches his prime with further development in the works. But, even in present day with Jesse Lingard and Martial, the fluidity and adaptability between the three is what has made the Red Devils so difficult to deal with in recent weeks.Whether he is starting from the left, the right or through the middle, Rashford is a player that doesn’t stick to convention. When he scored the winning goal at Wembley against Tottenham in January, he occupied the right-hand side, waiting for Paul Pogba’s curvaceous ball over the top to lack onto.With the onrushing defender close him down and Hugo Lloris standing tall, Rashford could quite easily have wasted the opportunity and panicked in the moment. Instead Bobby Wood Jersey , he got the ball out of his feet, knew where the goal was, and placed it out of reach for Lloris into the bottom left-hand corner. It all happened in a matter of seconds and highlighted the immense progress made under Solskj忙r.Manchester United have now opened talks with Rashford regarding a new, long-term deal that will see his best years played at Old Trafford. It’s clear, being a Manchester-born boy, that he will want to stay, but it’s important from the club to reflect his importance in the team and have a manger聽– whether that’s Solskj忙r or potentially Mauricio Pochettino – who can get the very best out of him.

Jaysse Lopez has brought his Las Vegas-based Urban Necessities consignment banner to New York City , securing space to sell rare and hard to find sneakers on Broadway inside American Eagle. And the storeowner is pulling out all stops to impress Big Apple consumers."Retail has changed so much that it’s got to be about experience. It's about finding creative ways to get someone to say, ‘I’ve got to go in there,' because retail is so broken," Lopez said. "You’ve got to find ways to motivate your guests to come in."To excite shoppers, Lopez will bring barbers and tattoo artists into the store as well as introduce the Makers Studio, where customers can guests look through imagery used on past Urban Necessities merchandise that could be printed on apparel immediately in store. He will also use a Supreme pinball machine to host a monthly high-score tournament, with the winner getting half of the money in the machine as a store credit.From a product perspective, Lopez said the store will be stocked with a selection of footwear curated specifically to the market. Aside from acclaimed the Adidas Yeezy styles and Air Jordans that dominate resale, the shelves will feature beloved Nike silhouettes such as rare Dunk SBs and Air Force 1s, both staples in NYC fashion.What you won't find in the store are items that would compete with what American Eagle sells such as accessories, denim and bottoms. (However, Urban Necessities may stock items such as Just Don shorts in the summer.)Although there's excitement surrounding the new venture, Lopez is aware that sneakerheads may question the atypical pairing of Urban Necessities and American Eagle. He, too, had reservations in the beginning.“When we first started having the conversations, when I spoke with [American Eagle chief commercial officer] Andrew McLean, I was like Cheap Yeezy , 'This is extremely humbling that you’ve expressed interest in this, but here’s my concern: Is my consumer going to get it?'" Lopez said. "And American Eagle had the understanding that those consumed by sneakers might poke fun at this or say that [American Eagle] isn’t the culture."But he quickly learned that their consumer bases weren't all that different."We started getting into who they’re catering to, their demographic, and then I started paying attention to who is walking into my stores. Four out of 10 people walking into the store are wearing American Eagle product," Lopez said. "They’re one of the biggest vendors of denim in the United States, and I start going to trade shows and all I saw was American Eagle joggers, hoodies, sweaters, pants, T-shirts."Only time will tell if the decision to open inside American Eagle was the right move, but Lopez has bet on his instincts before and won.After opening Urban Necessities in September 2014, he hit $1 million in sales by the end of its first year in operation. Since then, he's grown the business each year, hitting $20 million in sales in 2018.While NYC is Urban Necessities' new home, it won't be its last. Lopez said he would like to open at least eight more doors and confirmed the next to open is in Toronto, which should debut by October.Urban Necessities' new NYC door is now open and can be visited Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET and on Sundays from 11 a.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET.Want more?Nike Slips Behind Adidas in Corporate Reputation RankingsHere’s How Many Pairs of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Inertia' Released in the US and EuropeJordan Brand Goes Back to the '90s With New Sneakers That Remix Its Retro 'Dream It, Do It' Ad Campaign Men hoping to mimic Migos' distinctive style have reason to cheer. Quavo Cheap Yeezy From China , who makes up one-third of the popular rap group, has a new collection for spring with Boohoo Man.The collection features more than 200 items, with apparel and accessories. On the apparel end, the rapper's eccentric style is captured in tie-dye denim, bright velour two-pieces and '90s-inspired rock tees. The items are designed with festival season in mind, perfect for wearing to events like Coachella or Governor's Ball.Accessories also show off Migos' distinctive flair, with items ranging from see-through body bags and bucket hats to mesh utility vests and fanny packs. As for footwear, summery sandal slides are among the offerings.While Boohoo Man's partnership with Quavo is new, the brand has worked with other entertainers and influencers in the past, including Tyga, French Montana and Rae Sremmurd.“We’re delighted to announce our largest global partnership to date with international hip-hop artist, Quavo," Boohoo Man CEO Samir Kamani said in a statement. "Quavo appeals to our target audience and we’re excited to have him join the Boohoo Man family. 2019 is going to be a huge year for our brand, and this collaboration is only the beginning.”The collection will be available to purchase beginning on April 11 at Prices range between $5-$75.Want more?Kanye West Launches Yeezy Lemonade Stand to Benefit Mental Illness CharitySelena Gomez Goes for a Laid-Back, Leggy Look in New Puma Sneaker CampaignMigos’ Culture II Apparel Is Now Sold in China Through Stadium Goods

Barry Sanders once beat us so bad on Thanksgiving I felt nothing but awe - Windy City GridironYes Dan Feeney Color Rush Jersey , today is Thanksgiving and the Bears are going to Detroit to play the Lions for the 12th time in our history. Our first game was in 1947. Our most recent, 2014. But the height of the turkey day rivalry came in the 1990s, when we linked up for four games between 1991 and 1999, losing three of four, including 1997.Thanksgiving NFL expert picks: Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears - Pride Of DetroitOf course, the Lions have a couple of impactful injury situations of their own. Marvin Jones Jr. and Kerryon Johnson have already been declared out, meaning Matthew Stafford will have his work cut out for him facing an already tough Bears defense. That’s not the team you want to be shorthanded against, but Stafford will have to lean on the likes of Kenny Golladay, Bruce Ellington (maybe), and Zach Zenner. This is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have, where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years Kyle Emanuel Color Rush Jersey , the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 07: A date which shall live in infamyOn this Pearl Harbor remembrance day, it is important not to make light of the calamity that Japan unleashed on the US base of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It was a world-changing moment not only for the loss of life, but for the reverberating affects of this nation entering WWII. Instead, we will focus on the words spoken by FDR the following day, making the case that Dec. 7 should be a date long remembered for its infamy. That said, if you’ll humor me just a little, there might be a date a little lighter on infamy, but surely worth remembering for the Chargers faithful:November 25, 2012.Kirby Lee | US PresswireThe Chargers were not having a great season, and they entered this game at 4-7.The Ravens were having a resurgent season, standing at 9-2. The game would be played at Qualcomm Brandon Mebane Color Rush Jersey , and the Chargers were underdogs in a losing season. That said, they played hard and long that day. Philip Rivers, while sacked six times that day, did not give up an interception or fumble for just the 3rd time in 11 games.The Bolts were knocking on fate’s door, up 13-10 in the final 2 minutes of the 4th quarter. The defense was doing its job, and the mighty Ravens were facing inevitable defeat. They were squarely in ‘4-down territory,’ but with 29 long yards between the ball and the 1st down marker, it’s a dubious prospect.Joe Flacco saw that his first read was no good, and in an instant he dumped the ball off to Ray Rice, seemingly attempting to maintain field position (which, in the best case scenario would leave 10-20 seconds and no time outs for them to work with if they get the ball back).What followed was the longest 4th down conversion since 2001: a 30-yard weaving scramble that set the Ravens up for a field goal.What were the odds that this would be successful?According to ESPN,RESULTSThe Ravens would win in overtime with another field goal. This win would also offer the Ravens the AFC North crown over the Bengals Michael Schofield Color Rush Jersey , who ended up with the same record. Of course, the Ravens would continue to run the board in the postseason and even win a SuperBowl trophy over the 49ers. The Chargers would play fairly well in December, but their terrible October/November record (1-6) would doom the team. The funny thing is, with this win, the Chargers would have at least had an 8-8 season. Their wins over the Bengals and the Steelers the following two weeks really complicated the AFC North, a scenario currently playing out this year as well: The Steelers are wary of the Ravens on account of the Chargers’ improbable win over Pittsburgh. The real result of November 25, 2012 was that the curse of “the Chargers are gonna’ Charger” was solidified for all to see.I’m sorry, did you open this Advent Calendar expecting happy emotions and good times? You probably did.So here’s a little trinket to improve the whole deal: The longest verified 4th down distance since 1998 (and possibly longer, but records are tough to find):Hahaha, the Raiders. On 10/13/2013, they didn’t try it- they punted.And that punt didn’t even make it to the 1st down marker. Good times!-Jason “Sorry about the emotions” Michaels

I apologize for my tardiness. Normally , I have this column written by Thursday or Friday, getting it out in plenty of time before Sunday’s games. However, this week has been extra busy, and the World Series is only one of a handful of reasons for that.That being said, even though I had plenty of Red Sox coverage to deal with on Friday night, I had every intention of getting this thing written after Game 3 wrapped up. Well, at least until the Red Sox and Dodgers decided to play the longest game in World Series history. These two teams played for 18 innings — TWO whole games — at Dodger Stadium, and the Red Sox had multiple opportunities to win the game. But the best offense in baseball was all but lifeless, scoring two runs in 18 innings, and allowing the Dodgers to walk it off in bottom of the 18th.So, instead of getting a chance to write out my NFL picks for this week, I spent my Friday night (and part of Saturday morning) watching one of the most dreadful baseball games of my life. It was definitely an experience, I will give it that. So that’s why this column isn’t getting written until the very last minute. Better late than never, right?On to the picks.(Home teams in caps, and all lines courtesy of (-3) over JAGUARS – London The designated “home” teams for these ridiculous London games have had serious trouble covering the spread in recent attempts, and meanwhile, this Jaguars offense is more incompetent right now than the London Silly Nannies. Neither team is a sure bet, as Philly blew a 17-0 lead last week to Carolina, but Jacksonville is in a slump of all slumps right now.Ravens (-2.5) over PANTHERSCheck it out, we’ve got ourselves a home underdog! As I mentioned seven seconds ago Jordan Richards Color Rush Jersey , the Panthers came back from a 17-0 deficit to beat the defending champion Eagles last week. But the Eagles aren’t playing their best football right now, while the exceptional Ravens defense held Drew Brees and the Saints to seven points through three quarters.Ultimately, that Baltimore defense should be too tough for the Panthers, even at home.Browns (+8) over STEELERSThey might not be winning a lot of games, but the Browns are covering spreads left and right, mainly because they have a knack for taking games to overtime. They are 5-2 against the spread this season. I wouldn’t normally endorse picking the Browns on the road, but Baker Mayfield makes you feel a little bit better about it simply for the fact that’s he’s brought this team from complete and total irrelevancy to minor relevancy.And plus, eight points is a big spread. Cleveland is 3-0 ATS in its last three games against Pittsburgh. Le’Veon Bell still apparently doesn’t exist. And lastly鈥?are we really that confident in the Steelers, even at home?CHIEFS (-9.5) over BroncosPatrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt are the best fantasy football duo I have ever had. They are absolutely incredible. Thanks to those two guys, my fantasy team is a win away from going to 8-0, my best ever start to a fantasy football season. I just wish I had Tyreek Hill to go along with it. My team next season might be 60 percent Chiefs.Also, take the Chiefs in this game because they are 7-0 against the spread this year. They even covered in their one loss at New England. Jets (+8) over BEARSThis is a bold pick, but the vaunted Chicago defense is vulnerable right now. They gave up 31 points, and the win, to Brock Osweiler two weeks ago in Miami (something they may never fully recover from emotionally), and then Tom Brady and the Pats burned them at home last week for a 38-31 victory. It’s hard to imagine this Bears team losing a third straight game, especially at home to the Jets. But teams are putting up points against this defense, and asking them to cover eight points might be a little too much.Seahawks (+3) over LIONSThe Lions are 5-1 against the spread this season, and the fact that they’ve been so successful ATS makes me nervous. One of my good friends is from Detroit and has taught me to never trust the Lions, even when they seem like they just might be trustworthy.BENGALS (-3.5) over BuccaneersYeah Jonathan Jones Jersey , nobody is watching this game.Redskins (-1) over GIANTSSaquon Barkley and O’dell Beckham Jr. are the lone bright spots in this New York black hole. It’s funny that this is pretty much the second straight year in which the Giants front office thought they were Super Bowl contenders but instead are most likely headed for a top three pick in the draft.COLTS (-3) over RaidersI don’t often bet on the Colts, but when I do, it’s against Jon Gruden’s Raiders. Gruden has been depleting this Oakland team on what feels like a weekly basis, and the most recent blow came in the form of a trade that sent Amari Cooper to Dallas earlier this week. Even the Raiders players are starting to hate Gruden, unsure if they are even going to still be with the team the next week.RAMS (-9) over PackersI was looking for any possible reason to pick the Packers to cover nine points in this game, and even Aaron Rodgers isn’t a good enough reason. That’s because Green Bay has one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, allowing 116.5 yards per game, and Todd Gurley is already difficult enough to stop when you have a good run defense.This Rams team is just too good.CARDINALS (+1) over 49ersThis game is going to be wildly intense. Which team will advance to 2-6 while the other drops to 1-7? I can’t even imagine the pressure these players are under.VIKINGS (+1.5) over SaintsOnce again, we have the game of the Week on Sunday Night Football. The Saints are red hot right now, having won five straight games, while the Vikings are getting back on their feet after a bad start with three straight wins. The big selling factor on the Vikings in this game? They are pretty dominant against the spread when playing at home; 29-11-1 ATS in their last 41 home games at U.S. Bank Stadium and the Metrodome. Patriots (-13.5) over BILLSIt’s hard to turn my back on the Bills in this game when they are nearly two-touchdown underdogs, but could I really live with myself if I actually bet on Derek Anderson against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? That question answers itself.Last week: 7-7This week: 1-0Season: 52-51-5 Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it.Already in are NFC division winners Dallas (East), New Orleans (South), Chicago (North) and the Los Angeles Rams (West). AFC divisions clinched belong to New England in the East and, well, nobody else. But there are clear leaders .Seattle owns an NFC wild card, and the LA Chargers have one in the AFC, though they can still win the AFC West.“You either believe in something or you don’t,” says coach Pete Carroll, whose 9-6 Seahawks made the postseason in what was considered a rebuilding year. “I think just staying the course and knowing we’re on to something. Believing in the history. We know what we’re capable of doing. We’ve shown it over a lot of years. You’re always adapting Troy Niklas Color Rush Jersey , but it’s staying what you’re true to. I think that’s what is happening. We look like a team that we have seen before, and that’s powerful.”Most powerful so far has been New Orleans, with the league’s best record at 13-2, and a dynamic offense led by Drew Brees. The Saints have home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.The Rams (12-3) get the other opening-round bye if they beat San Francisco on Sunday. If they lose and the Bears win at Minnesota, Chicago (11-4) earns the week off and Los Angeles drops to the third seed.A Bears win also could keep the Vikings (8-6-1) out of the postseason, providing defending champion Philadelphia (8-7) wins at Washington. Only the Vikings or Eagles can get the second NFC wild card.“We’ve got to empty the bucket, and that’s the way we’ve got to play next week at home,” Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph says. “I’m really looking forward to that environment.”In the AFC, seeding is more muddled. Any of four teams could be the top or second seed.The simplest route is if Kansas City (11-4) and New England (10-5), currently the top two in the conference, both win Sunday. But if the Chiefs lose at home to Oakland and the Chargers (11-4) win at Denver, Los Angeles moves into the top spot.Houston (10-5) also could wind up No. 1 in the AFC with losses by the Chiefs, Patriots against the Jets, and Chargers. New England, the only unbeaten team at home this year, would get the first seed with a victory and losses by the Chiefs and Chargers.And get this: Houston doesn’t even own a division title. If the Texans fall at home to Jacksonville, the winner of the Colts at Titans game in Tennessee takes the AFC South, and the Texans become a wild card, joining either the Chiefs or Chargers.Texans coach Bill O’Brien, whose club began the season 0-3 , is intrigued by the division being so ensconced in the playoff picture this year.“I think that’s an interesting question because I can remember the question was, two years ago, ‘Why is the AFC South so bad?'” he says. “Now, ‘Why is it so good?’“…I’ve never thought it was bad. I think every year it’s been extremely difficult to win games in the division. I just think there’s a lot of great coaches. You’ve got Frank (Reich) in Indy, Mike (Vrabel) in Tennessee, Doug (Marrone) in Jacksonville. You’ve got a lot of great players, quarterbacks, so you’ve got a tough division.”The AFC division often looked at as the toughest has been the North, which, not surprisingly, has come down to Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh. Except the Ravens (9-6) host the Browns, while the Steelers (8-6-1) must beat visiting Cincinnati and hope their archenemies from Cleveland sidetrack Baltimore, either beating or tying the Ravens.Neither the Ravens nor the Steelers can be a wild card — except if Pittsburgh ties the Bengals, then Indianapolis and Tennessee also tie. Then the Steelers are in.Of course, Pittsburgh also can win the North with a draw and a loss by Baltimore.Your head spinning yet?

Ndamukong Suh opens up about his experience as a RamI CBS SportsNdamukong Suh joins Reiter’s Block to discuss the current state of his new team , what the difference has been between the Rams and his previous teams, and what the ceiling is for the Rams’ talented defense. Should Rich Saul be enshrined in Canton? I Rams TalkJohnny Gomez makes the argument that former Los Angeles Rams center Rich Saul deserves to be posthumously enshrined in the Hall Of Fame. Let’s hope it happens.Stan Canyon getting a roof. I Rams WireThe Rams’ future home at Hollywood Park is looking more and more like the renderings. The beautiful lines of the outer shell and forum-esque pillars can now be seen rising out of the construction site . Key Packers returning for Sunday I Packers WireThe Green Bay Packers may have a few key contributors returning for Sunday’s loss game in Los Angeles. Receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison and cornerback Jaire Alexander all participated in practice on Tuesday and may be good to go by Sunday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel scouts the Rams for Wisconsinites I Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Here’s what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is telling Packers fans about the Rams. It’s always interesting to hear Rams scouting reports from other region’s newspapers.There’s still plenty to work on according to Jared Goff I Rams WireThe Rams seem to be a team that judges itself more on a play-to-play basis, than on whether they won or lost a game. Jared Goff was somewhat critical of his offense following the Rams’ 39-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. See where Goff is looking for improvement鈥 The Los Angeles Rams will be looking to get back on track against the 3-11 Arizona Cardinals today. But despite the record difference Gerald Everett Color Rush Jersey , I’m nervous about how this team is going to play. They’re seemingly running out of gas down the stretch and are banged up to boot.If the Rams are going to pull back into form, it’ll take more consistent effort from their star players.Jared GoffSince the bye week, Goff has looked like Jeff Fisher came back to be the head coach. He has been less than accurate even when the offensive line can keep the pocket clean. Sean McVay needs to find a way to get his QB out of his own head so that Goff can get back to being a functional leader of this offense.C.J. AndersonTodd Gurley will be a game-time decision and if he’s able to go Cooper Kupp Jersey , he will almost certainly be less than 100%. With the Rams extremely thin at RB, they brought in Anderson to help share the load as Gurley recovers.It’ll be interesting to see how much Anderson is involved and how effective he can be after joining the team last week.Andrew WhitworthI love me some Andrew Whitworth, but he’s been less than stellar the past few games. I’m not sure if it’s father time catching up Tyler Higbee Color Rush Jersey , a nagging injury, or something else.... but the Rams need him at the top of his game against Cardinals pass rusher Chandler Jones.Aaron DonaldDonald has a chance to put himself in the record books this week, and the Cardinals provide an excellent opportunity for him to excel.We know he’s going to be damn near unstoppable , and that’s why he’s here. It’s amazing to watch.ANYONE else on the front 7That said, the Rams need SOMEONE else to step up. Ndomukong Suh and Michael Brockers have been ghosts this season and Dante Fowler Jr. has flashed at times, but has been inconsistent.The Arizona offense is not a good unit. They are in the middle of a rebuild and the Rams front seven needs to show up and finally flash some potential.

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