Browns short-handed as they face Jets
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)The Cleveland Browns are short-handed as they try to clinch the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2002, the longest active drought in the NFL. They learned Sunday morning they will be without starting rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills against the New York Jets because of an illness. The Browns will be missing receivers Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge and linebacker Jacob Phillips. The Indianapolis Colts will be without both starting offensive tackles when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers. This comes after they placed LB Whitney Mercilus on the COVID list on Christmas.
Colts recover another late fumble, beat Texans 27-20
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal (14) makes a catch under pressure from Houston Texans free safety Eric Murray (23) in the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – Philip Rivers threw a late, tiebreaking touchdown to Zach Pascal and the Indianapolis Colts defense recovered a fumble in the end zone with 19 seconds left Sunday to seal a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Watson answered by moving the Texans to the Colts 21. Coutee had five catches for 53 yards and one score before the fumble, and David Johnson had 11 receptions for 106 yards. Sanchez punted in that week's game, a loss to Tennessee.
Cowboys' Elliott inactive; Stafford will start for Lions
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is inactive against San Francisco with a calf injury the two-time rushing championship has been battling for several weeks. Safety Deon Bush (foot) is also out after being listed questionable with Johnson. Cowboys: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, CB Rashard Robinson, DE Bradlee Anae, LB Luke Gifford, DE Ron’Dell Carter. ___JACKSONVILLE AT BALTIMOREJaguars: CB Sidney Jones, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Quincy Williams, DT Daniel Ross, QB Jake Luton. Ravens: DE Calais Campbell, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Marcus Peters, RB Mark Ingram, LB Kristian Welch, DE Jihad Ward, C Trystan Colon-Castillo.
Halftime analysis: Lions trail after coughing up 3 turnovers in sloppy start on Thanksgiving
DETROIT -- With the eyes of the nation upon them for the first and only time this season, the Detroit Lions are continuing to play like the Detroit Lions. Then Detroit got the ball back, handed it off to Jonathan Williams for the first time ever, and he fumbled. The Lions have at least scored (twice), so they’re already doing better than last week. But they’re also losing by nine points against a three-win team that has already fired its coach and general manager. If this lead holds, you have to wonder if we’re about to see the last two quarters of Matt Patricia in Detroit.mlive.com
Detroit Lions embarrassed 41-25 by Houston Texans on Thanksgiving: Live updates recap
Texans 23, Lions 17HALFTIME -- Houston Texans 23, Detroit Lions 14Halftime analysis: Lions trail after coughing up 3 turnovers in sloppy start on ThanksgivingSecond quarter:09 -- Houston Texans drive starts on own 9Halftime. 6:15 -- Houston Texans drive starts on own 25The Texans are moving, getting the ball into Will Fuller’s hands. Lions 14, Texans 1314:54 -- Houston Texans drive starts on own 21Houston fumbled it right back, this is disgusting. Texans 13, Lions 74:32 -- Detroit Lions drive starts on own 23Jonathan Williams fumbles, Texans recover. Deshaun Watson (Since Week 5)➤ Total Pass EPA: +65.0 (2nd, Mahomes: +81.1)➤ Total Rush EPA: +16.3 (2nd, Murray: +24.8)#WeAreTexans pic.twitter.com/oSVC0uzPD9 — Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 24, 2020DVOA offensive ranking: Lions 15th | Texans 14thDVOA defensive ranking: Lions 25th | Texans 29thPassing yards per game: Lions 247.5 (15th) | Texans 274.3 (8th)Rushing yards per game: Lions 95.4 (29th) | Texans 84.6 (31st)Points per game: Lions 22.7 (23rd) | Texans 22.7 (23rd)Points allowed per game: Lions 28.7 (28th) | Texans 27.2 (23rd)Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 258.4 (25th) | Texans 252.4 (22nd)Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 139.0 (30th) | Texans 159.3 (32nd)Takeaways: Lions 10 (28th) | Texans 5 (32nd)mlive.com
Eagles get Jeffery, Sanders back for game against Giants
The NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles have gotten healthier on offense in time for another division game. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is back in Philadelphia’s lineup against the New York Giants, his first action since foot surgery last year. Running back Miles Sanders, the Eagles' leading rusher, is also back after missing three games with a knee injury. Okung will miss his fifth game this season because of injury, so Dennis Daley starts, protecting Teddy Bridgewater’s blindside. The Buccaneers are playing without left guard Ali Marpet, who will miss his second consecutive game with a concussion.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10: Broncos Rookie KJ Hamler Beginning To Emerge
By Matt Citak(CBS Boston)- Well folks, Week 10 is here, which means we have entered the final month of the fantasy regular season. While it may not be the biggest week on the waiver wire, there are still some solid pickups available. With that said, here are the top waiver wire adds for Week 10. If David Johnson is unable to suit up this week, Duke Johnson will make a solid fantasy play for a Week 10 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. With Travis Kelce and Hayden Hurst both on byes, you’d be hard pressed to find a better replacement than Hooper this week.detroit.cbslocal.com
Lions WR Golladay makes 2020 debut; Bucs' Godwin also active
Jeudy is active for the Bucs game as Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel makes his first start while Drew Lock recovers from a shoulder injury. Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, WR Christian Kirk, RB Eno Benjamin, OL Mason Cole, OL Josh Miles, DL Leki Fotu. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
Chiefs begin title defense with 34-20 victory over Texans
That run includes a come-from-behind 51-31 victory over the Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Texans' Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, but he also was under relentless pressure and was intercepted once. The elusive Johnson finished it off by scampering 19 yards to the end zone for a 7-0 lead. Watson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a TD later in the quarter to make the final score a bit more respectable. The teams then stood together in a line that stretched from one end zone to the other for a moment of silence before the coin toss.
Watson agrees to 4-year, $160 million extension with Texans
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) laughs with running back Duke Johnson (25) on the sidelines during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool)HOUSTON Deshaun Watson has agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the Houston Texans. As a child growing up in Georgia, it was always my dream to play in the NFL, Watson wrote in the post. In his post Watson thanked Texans coach and general manager Bill O'Brien and many members of the team's staff as well as his mother and other family members before sending a message to Texans fans. Now back to the work ..."Houston traded up to select Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft.