McNair’s final drive against the Rams in itself is something that should never be forgotten in Super Bowl history.

With 1:48 to go in the game, the Titans had the football and were driving down the field under McNair’s command.

On a third-and-5 with just 22 seconds left and one timeout, McNair scrambled all over the Georgia Dome turf, evaded a tackle, and threw a dart to Dyson for 16 yards to get to the Rams 10-yard line:

Of course, on the next play, McNair completed one last pass. Except it went just 9 yards to Dyson, who was tackled a yard short of the end zone, the moment everyone remembers from Super Bowl XXXIV.

The talk surrounding Karlsson smells a little bit like created hype for a trade deadline lacking a lot of top-tier names on the market, but there is probably at least a seed of truth to such a rumor. Still, it sounds crazy to consider the idea that the best defenseman in the league is on the block. While his season is sub-par by his standards, he’s still likely to crack 60 points even if he stays with the Senators, which is outlandish for a fantasy defenseman. Karlsson is already showing signs of shaking off the rust from an offseason marred by an ankle injury, posting 10 points in his last 12 games.

The current iteration of the Sens is a fantasy sinkhole. If Karlsson escapes, he arguably jumps into the top 10 overall for fantasy value going forward. If you really think he’s going to move or need to make a big splash in your league, consider asking about him now. The actual NHL franchises have to do it, so you should, too; if there’s even a chance Karlsson is on the market, you have to at least ask.

“You gotta get some things out of your head,” Patriots safety Duron Harmon said. “You’ve got to be ready to move on to the next play. I know as a safety, I’m the last line of defense and I have that extra burden of making tackles in the open field if a guy is running free. I focus on that. I think as a defensive back you just have to focus on being a man about your business. No matter what comes your way, this is the time for that.”

With Brees and Garoppolo going nowhere, Bradford should be right behind Cousins and ahead of his replacement starting teammate, Case Keenum, as a desired veteran QB solution. Health is always the concern; otherwise, Bradford has proved he can be productive in different systems.

Whitehead is a tackling machine who makes a ton of plays against the pass, too. Although he could help Patricia on the weak side, it’s more likely he finds a new home. Watch out for the Giants.
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Although we just spent five paragraphs talking about the Raiders’ defense, let’s not forget about Derek Carr and the Raiders offense.

“?‘There’s a camera pointed right at our defensive coach making his calls. Is that allowed?’ a Lions employee asked in a call to the NFL booth. No, it certainly was not. So the videotaper was stopped. Then after a while he began again,” the magazine reported at the time.

Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame. The Bengals have to come out of this draft with a better plan for their offensive line after the disaster of 2017, and McGlinchey is a great step in the right direction. He has proven himself against some of the country’s best edge-rushers during his Notre Dame career, and he’ll improve both the pass- and run-blocking for a team that desperately needs it. This would be a great spot for the Bengals to trade down as well and pick up multiple picks to address the line.

The fact that the Raiders are able to lean on their defense could be mean big things for the 2017 season because this was a unit the team couldn’t really trust last year (the Raiders finished 26th overall in total defense in 2016). It’s still way early, but if the Raiders defense can just rank in the top 20 this year, that could be exactly what they need to make a run at the AFC West title.

Carr was consistent throughout the game (22 of 32, 262 yards, two TDs) and he made sure to involve pretty much everyone when he was throwing the ball: The Raiders quarterback completed passes to a total of eight different receivers.

Oh, there was also Beast Mode, who went full Beast Mode in his Raiders debut.

“We understood what happened with the hurricane and obviously us being on the road,” defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh told reporters. “We understood the challenge coming into the season was really going to be that way even if we did play our first game against Tampa. I’m excited to get back home and have an opportunity to play in Hard Rock.’’

As well as Zimmer has done keeping his bandaged offense intact, he’s a defensive mind by trade, having spent 20 years as an NFL defensive coach before the Vikings hired him. Minnesota’s 17 points per game allowed is ranked fifth in the NFL.

The Chiefs don’t have a consistent answer at cornerback opposite Marcus Peters, so White makes a ton of sense in this spot. He’s long, fast and competitive in the mold of Peters. Kansas City will look to add some depth at linebacker, defensive line and running back in later rounds.

Free agency signings decimated the Cowboys’ secondary as Morris Claiborne, J.J. Wilcox and Barry Church all went to greener pastures (stressing the color green). Byron Jones should take over one safety position, while Jeff Heath is slated to fill the other spot. Peppers would be a better fit long term next to Jones. Eventually, Peppers can turn into Dallas’s version of Tyrann Mathieu, but in 2017, he can focus on just playing safety. The Cowboys desperately need pass rushers, but Peppers is better value at this spot than the pass rushers.nike-youth-cardinals-117

It remains unclear whether Bruce Arians will opt to return for another season or walk away from coaching the Cardinals.

If Arians is not back, it would stand to reason that the Cardinals would overhaul the roster and make it a team-wide reset.

It hasn’t been a great rookie season at QB for Mitchell Trubisky. But it has been a necessary part of the learning process. Enough good things have happened for the Bears to hope that he makes a big jump in Year 2 and becomes a reliable starter.

Yes, the 49ers are playing well with Jimmy Garoppolo at QB. And yes, it was on the road. Even so, that was an embarrassing and bewildering loss for a team that’s supposed to be the main threat to a Steelers-Patriots rematch in the AFC championship game. Most troubling of all, Blake Bortles was back to being Blake Bortles with his three-interception performance.

McCown, 38, won the starting job over Hackenberg and Bryce Petty despite the fact that he has a career 78.2 passer rating and is 2-20 in his last 22 starts.

It’s really not a great sign that an injury to McCown can cause this much panic for a football team, but this is the Jets we’re talking about. Anyway, McCown exited the game after his second drive and Hackenberg finally took over.

The Bengals’ first-round pick, receiver John Ross, got off to a nice start against the Colts. He caught a pass for six yards and added 25 yards on a reverse. That’s where the good part of his night ended, though.

Ross left the game with a knee injury. He went back to the locker room, but eventually returned to the sideline. He was listed as questionable, but it never seemed like he’d return.

It seems vague, but Notre Dame has been looking to improve its defense for quite some time now. This class, there was a major focus for the staff to land prospects who could compete right away and make the defense better. The coaches were able to land commitments from Derrik Allen, Houston Griffith, Shayne Simon, Jack Lamb and Jayson Ademilola, all ESPN 300 defensive prospects.chargers_093

Ovechkin tied it at 4 by beating Ward with a slick backhand.

“If we’re sitting here and (Aho’s shot) goes in, it’s a whole different situation,” Carolina coach Bill Peters said. “But it didn’t, and then Ovie made a good play, and that’s what he does, right?”

Ward made 21 saves for the Hurricanes, who turned a one-goal deficit into a lead in bang-bang fashion.

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“That’s part of it, especially when it’s probably our best player,” Brown said. “But probably more so it’s a divisional game and we can finish it in the first five minutes of the third period. And that’s what we did.

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Titans’ Jurrell Casey says Jaguars’ Blake Bortles will ‘choke’ with game on line

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles just tallied his third 3,500-yard passing season in his last three years, but Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey is unimpressed. He thinks even less of what the QB can do in crunch time.

Baker Mayfield will dominate the 2018 NFL Draft process just like Deshaun Watson did a season ago, but how high can the Heisman Trophy winner go? It’s possible, but not likely, that the Browns will want to draft him in the top five, but Mayfield has plenty of fans around the NFL. He’s a lot more like Russell Wilson and Drew Brees than Johnny Manziel, and NFL teams firmly believe that. Nearly every team in the top 14 will be interested, led by the Broncos or Redskins (whichever doesn’t sign Kirk Cousins), the Bills (in a trade-up), the Jets and the Browns. It would be a surprise if he drops below the top 14.

“I think there are things that I’ve done, but I’m not done yet. So you know, we’ll see.”

The Lions had three wins in four seasons for the first time in 20 years, but they have not made the playoffs in consecutive seasons since three straight appearances from 1993-95.

Caldwell went 36-28 as the Lions coach and, prior to taking over the Lions in 2014, was 26-22 in three seasons with the Colts. He helped lead the Colts to the Super Bowl in 2009, his first year, but Peyton Manning’s neck injury that cost him the 2011 season resulted in a 2-14 campaign and Caldwell’s firing.

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What Tomlin said makes perfect sense in terms of the importance of gaining home field advantage in the AFC playoffs.

Eli Manning’s reward for starting 222 consecutive games for the Giants, including two Super Bowl victories, was a trip to the bench in favor of … Geno Smith?

Although Manning took the shocking news like the unflappable pro he is, expressing he’ll remain ready to play for the Giants “when needed,” it’s clear they don’t want the veteran QB anymore.

Everyone knows how difficult it is to beat Belichick and Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium in the postseason, as their 17-3 record proves.

But I think Tomlin believes this year will be different. The Patriots don’t have Julian Edelman to pick up clutch first downs; they don’t have Dont’a Hightower on defense to wreck havoc.

“I had no idea. I’m guessing that the clock started right before [Beal] caught the ball, but I’m not sure,” Gallinari said. “I wasn’t on the table listening to what the referees were saying, so I have no idea.”

Dak Prescott made it three straight games without a passing touchdown in the Cowboys’ third consecutive blowout loss, a 28-6 defeat to the Chargers on Thanksgiving.

Prescott (20-of-27 passing, 179 yards, two INTs, two sacks, 60.6 passer rating) also threw his third pick-six of the season, a 90-yard TD return by Los Angeles’ Desmond King that sealed Dallas’ fate in Week 12 — and for the 2017 season.

With a 5-6 record, the Cowboys need a ton of help to even get back to sniffing true wild-card contention. They’ve lost three straight games without the services of suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott, and he’ll miss three more.chargers_045-180x180

The time off between the end of the regular season and the bowl date allows teams to heal up.

New contributors also emerge in bowl practice. We want to know which teams benefited from the time off the most and are likely to be fresh. Some rosters will be in the best shape they’ve been all year, while other teams will be missing key players who played a huge role in the team’s success.

Don’t forget about Detroit in that desperate NFC playoff mix, given it is currently ahead of both Green Bay and Dallas in the pecking order at No. 8. The Lions will get a fight from the Bears early thanks to Jordan Howard’s continued strong running. Eventually, though, Matthew Stafford will get the ball in the fourth quarter with a chance to put it away, back in the confines of his home dome.

The Steelers will be questioned about doing it against their primary foe in the AFC, a Patriots team that will try to match their 11-2 record on Monday night in Miami. The Steelers host them in Heinz Field next Sunday, and they’re on pace to meet again somewhere in the AFC title game.

The Steelers will have the emotional motivation of playing for the still-hospitalized Ryan Shazier, as they did against Baltimore … but they’ll also be playing without his very crucial presence, which was clearly missed Sunday.

Clearly, quarterback was the sore point. The Browns notoriously passed on Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson, so there was DeShone Kizer Sunday … playing very well, the best he has all season. Until, of course, he wasn’t. The wild alley-oop heave for the overtime interception that cost the Browns the game was his season in a nutshell.
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Until then, know that Los Angeles’ second scoring line is still contributing on a regular basis.

Capital One Bowl Mania is back, with the first of 41 games to be placed in confidence order set to kick off on Dec. 16. If you’ve played College Pick ’em then you know the drill, but while the contest is fundamentally the same, the strategy is different.

Bowls present unfamiliar challenges for coaches and players in terms of the timing, the stakes, the matchups, the venue and more. To help you sort it all out, we’ll be providing a Bowl Mania Cheat Sheet, updated with risers and fallers throughout the bowl season. But to start, here’s a look at some of the basic principles of Bowl Mania strategy that we’ll be drawing on to make our picks.

Q: You guys take a ‘one-week-at-a-time’ approach, but is this the type of game you guys have been looking forward to?

The 28-year-old was a healthy scratch just the other night against the visiting Arizona Coyotes, but he is back in the lineup on a forward unit with Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner. That trio has enjoyed its fair share of success. Sometimes it’s just a matter of hitting the reset button. With only six goals and three assists in 25 contests, Atkinson was due such a reboot. Consider targeting the dynamic winger as a trade candidate before he breaks out. After all, 35 goals and 27 helpers came only a year ago.

Sean Allen dissects the barren score sheets of last season’s top-three defensemen and provides his latest top-250 rest-of-the-season rankings for fantasy hockey leagues.

After a rather ho-hum October, Pearson has collected 15 points in 19 games, including seven in his past six. He’s earned one measly assist with the extra skater, but anticipate an improvement in the 25-year-old’s power-play numbers once Jeff Carter eventually returns between Pearson and Tyler Toffoli.lakers_006

The Chargers selected Manning with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft.

“With our without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.”

Beyonce made a distinction about the message Kaepernick hoped to send when he began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016: It was to draw attention to the work that remains to be done in America in terms of race relations, not to protest against those who serve selflessly to defend the nation.

Vitt, meanwhile, testified that Cerullo lied about family emergencies while taking two personal leaves of absences during that 2009 season and referenced a time when Payton needed to ask for police protection for his family when he was out of town because he considered Cerullo a threat. Vilma’s attorneys made similar accusations about Cerullo’s work performance.

The Giants then grabbed Rivers with the fourth overall pick. Because Manning said he did not want to play in San Diego, the Chargers and Giants struck a deal and swapped quarterbacks.

The two have been among the NFL’s most reliable players since, but Manning’s consecutive-starts streak of 210 games will come to an end Sunday after he was benched in favor of Geno Smith when the Giants play the Raiders.

“I honestly thought it was pathetic,” Rivers said Wednesday when asked of Manning’s demotion by Giants coach Ben McAdoo. “He’s been out there 210 straight games — with no telling how many bumps and bruises and injuries — for his team. He won two Super Bowl MVPs. And with the respect he’s had in the locker room over the years, and really the respect he’s gained throughout the league, you feel like the guy has earned the opportunity — if they are in fact deciding to go another direction — he’s earned the opportunity to finish it off these last five weeks.”panthers_099

Alvin Kamara’s Saints teammate compares him to Bruce Lee

When Detroit beat the Celtics last month, Drummond scored 26 points and Jackson had 20. In the rematch, Drummond didn’t make a shot until late in the game and finished with just six points on 1-of-5 shooting while Jackson was 0 for 9 with two points.

“We were locked in,” said Boston center Aron Baynes said. “Our offense wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be, but defensively we had a game plan and we stuck with it. We were trying to pack the paint and make them make plays from the outside. Last time, they really had whatever they wanted inside the paint.”

Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is slated to make his return from a concussion Tuesday night when surging Vegas hosts the slumping Carolina Hurricanes at the T-Mobile Arena.

Fleury, a 14-year NHL veteran, has missed 25 games since Oct. 13, when Detroit Red Wings winger Anthony Mantha crashed into him. Mantha’s knee collided with Fleury’s head, resulting in the third concussion of the goaltender’s career.

Golden State returned from a dominant road trip that might help shape its season and showed once more how important depth is to its success.

Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night.

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