The Philadelphia Eagles had one of the luckiest catches you’ll ever see near the end of the first half against the Falcons.
Trying to get into field-goal range after a Falcons punt, Nick Foles soared a pass for Zach Ertz. It went off the knee of Keanu Neal and ended up up getting caught by Torrey Smith:
First came Pittsburgh’s trip to Louisville last Tuesday, when Panthers coach Kevin Stallings was heard by reporters responding to a hectoring fan by quipping, “At least we don’t pay our guys $100,000.” After the game, Stallings confirmed and explained his comments. “Probably said the wrong thing, but I’m not gonna let people talk crap about my players,” Stallings told reporters.
Thompson said it was an honor to serve as the Packers’ GM and thanked Murphy and head coach Mike McCarthy.
“Additionally, I want to thank every player that has stepped on the field for us. This is the players’ game and I appreciate all the sacrifices they have made for the Packers. I look forward to supporting this team in my new role as we strive to win another championship.”
A year ago, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this exact scenario could come to fruition.
“GM Ted Thompson is under contract through 2018, but this could be the year he steps aside and becomes a senior scouting adviser,” Rapoport wrote at the beginning of 2017. Thompson returned for another year, but now he’ll likely step into an advisory role.
The seven Fitzpatricks—Minkah and Destiny have two sisters and a brother—waited the storm out, blinking into the sunlight the next day to survey the damage. Their backyard was filling with water. An otter floated past as they moved the contents of their cellar upstairs. The house was condemned, and they relocated to a shelter. They moved to Melissa’s mother’s basement in Old Bridge. Minkah Sr. dropped his son at the ShopRite on Route 9 every day, where football coach Rich Hansen would collect him and take him the rest of the way; unable to afford the cafeteria meal, Minkah ate free peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches for lunch.
That’s probably not a play that they need to call on third-and-1 down six with their season up in the air. Perhaps the snap before, when it was second-and-6 and Ted Ginn (another former high school quarterback) got his hands on the ball, it would have been a better play.
The Saints got off to a bad start in this game, but have made a push in the second half. The play call there was a good idea, but perhaps it came in the wrong moment by Sean Payton’s team.