Detroit Lions free agency preview: Cordarrelle Patterson highlights uninspiring running back class
This is the second of a seven-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs heading into free agency. McKissic (Commanders), Latavius Murray (Ravens), Damien Williams (Bears), Malcolm Brown (Dolphins)Breakdown: Cordarrelle Patterson is the top running back on the free-agent market after delivering a true breakout season. He ran 153 times for 618 yards and six touchdowns, adding 52 catches for 548 yards and five scores. He ran for 601 yards and three touchdowns on 153 attempts in his first season in Detroit. Penny ran 25 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17.mlive.com
Detroit Lions free agency preview: Exploring potential running backs to pair with D’Andre Swift
This is the second of an eight-part series previewing the Detroit Lions’ positional needs heading into free agency. He didn’t see the ball much, running 52 times for 181 yards and two scores, but ranked as the fourth-best pass blocker among running backs and fullbacks per Pro Football Focus. Lynn is known for getting the most out of his backfield, with the well-respected Duce Staley coaching his running backs in Detroit. 2021 NFL draft: 5 running backs who could make sense for the Detroit LionsMark Ingram is another name worth tracking after seeing his role vanish in Baltimore. Related: D’Andre Swift’s role could double for Detroit Lions next seasonmlive.com
Cashing in: Rams QB Wolford to make high-profile NFL debut
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford (9) gestures during an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Los Angeles. Wolford will make his NFL debut for the Rams on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 against Arizona after nearly two full seasons as a backup in which he never took a snap. “It's a lot of hard work, and I'm confident in the time I've spent that has gotten me here. “I'm confident in John, but I'm also confident in the other 10 players around him. ... Los Angeles also activated LB Micah Kiser from injured reserve, but he won't play this week, McVay said.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 17: Philip Rivers, AJ Dillon Could Help You Win It All
(CBS)–The final week of the regular season is here. Waiver wire recommendations are here to help you get over the final hump and secure your league’s fantasy crown. QB Philip Rivers, Indianapolis Colts- Rivers was far from stellar in the Colts’ Week 16 loss to the Steelers. Rivers is the top streaming QB option in the final week of the season. But Jon Gruden is not one to just take the final week of the season off.detroit.cbslocal.com
Seahawks wrap up NFC West title with 20-9 win over Rams
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC West title with a 20-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, with Russell Wilson throwing a 13-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister with 2:51 left for the clinching score. Seattle flustered Jared Goff, shut down the Rams' run game, and held Los Angeles (9-6) to a season low in points. Now, Los Angeles risks missing the playoffs entirely if it loses to the Cardinals and Chicago beats Green Bay next Sunday. Seahawks: Seattle closes the regular season facing San Francisco next Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10
Josh Reynolds and Gerald Everett caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff, and the Rams won a matchup of dominant defenses, beating the Bears 24-10 on Monday night. “We proved that we were the better defense today,” Floyd said after a six-tackle performance in his first game against Chicago since the Bears released him last offseason. After his first sack, Floyd jumped up and went toward the Bears sideline, shouting and gesticulating at the team that let him go. We’re just one tight unit right now.”The Rams led 10-3 at halftime after holding the Bears to 126 yards. ... TE Tyler Higbee was inactive with a hand injury, missing his second game since 2016.
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.
Rams open SoFi Stadium in style with 20-17 win over Cowboys
Dak Prescott passed for 266 yards and a touchdown, but Dallas managed three points on its six drives in the second half. The opening of Rams owner Stan Kroenke's $5 billion stadium project was a historic night for the Los Angeles area, albeit one that should have been much more festive. Elliott tied it early in the second quarter with a 19-yard TD catch during which he ran through most of the Los Angeles defense. Van Jefferson's first career reception was a beautiful 31-yard grab in the second quarter, but it was the promising Rams rookie's only reception. Right tackle Cam Erving and tight end Blake Jarwin both didn't return from knee injuries in the second quarter.
Gurley, Brown help Rams ground out 17-7 win over Bears
Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown celebrates after scoring against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown ran for touchdowns and the Los Angeles Rams were able to ground out a 17-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night. Cooper Kupp was the Rams only active starting receiver, which might explain why the Rams relied more on their ground game. Goffs pass was intercepted by Roquan Smith at the Bears 17 to end the Rams second drive before they scored on their next possession. Brandin Cooks (concussion) also was inactive,Bears: RT Bobby Massie suffered a back injury during the second half.