When the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Philadelphia Eagles, they will want the best results, of course, it would be better if the Steelers main quarterback Ben Roethlisberger does not consider retirement after games.
Roethlisberger was tackled eight times, which has been the most of his career, during 2008’s 15-6 loss to the Eagles.
“I left the airport after the game and drove home and thought about myself,” Ben said in an interview on Tuesday. “I asked myself ‘if you wanted to play like that, did you really want to play football, or just retire.'” That year Ben was 26 years old, then he came to his teammate Brett Keisel’ home and talked to drink all night. Four months later, Ben won the Super Bowl.
Ben was sacked 46 times that year, but the Steelers still won the Super Bowl, and now this offensive lineup is much better than that time. Ben was intercepted only two times this season.
Ben threw three touchdown passes in the driving rain to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week two.
However, the Steelers is hard to beat the Eagles. The Steelers have never won the Eagles since 1965. Steelers and Eagles are currently two wins and zero losses, so this Sunday’s game will be very intense.
Minnesota Vikings are preparing for the grand opening night of their new home.
Of course, the main evening show will be competition, and the Vikings will face the partition rivals Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night race. However, the Vikings will give surprises to 66,000 spectators.
According to media reports, the celebration will include DJ Skee, Iceland football captain, the Mountain of “Game of Thrones” actor, the Minnesota Orchestra and the special anniversary of the died singer Prince.
The celebration is how important for the Vikings? They successfully requested Union agreed to increase one-minute intermission to hold activities. Minnesota Orchestra consists of 70 musicians, will come to the field to perform at halftime. 215 volunteers will ensure timely site cleared to prepare for the second half.
Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson will participate in the new Vikings cheer song, which adapted from a Viking battle song of the European Cup this year.
As for the activities that commemorate the prince, are still mysteries. We only know that the stadium turf at the event will be marked with 15,000 square feet of projection.
NFL and the NFL Players Association announced that they would investigate in the verdict about Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absorbed multiple hits to the head in the season-opening.
Newton suffered four times hits to the head in that game, including the one occurred in the Panthers last wave of attacks. Only the last hit was whistled for a foul, but the foul was neutralized by Newton’s foul in passing toward a direction without wide receiver intentionally.
After the last crash, Newton was evaluated by the medical personnel and determined he did not show signs of brain concussion.
The NFL issued a statement on Friday morning that officials believe concussion inspection process was properly followed. However, the players union said they would exercise their right to investigate the matter.
In the current regulations, if the findings of the players union contrary to the league’s, the union can appeal to a neutral arbitrator, which has authority to punish the Panthers and others are responsible for Newton’s health.
After the game, the Panthers coach Ron Rivera question the referee did not whistle for fouls instead of the doctor did not allow Newton to enter concussion inspection process.
According to Rivera, the doctor and neurological consultant agree Newton did not need to leave the game with his situation that time. Newton asked four times whether the impact will have an adverse effect, but he passed all checks.
After an investigation into the reports of the Al-Jazeera in NFL players using illegal drugs, NFL announced that the Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has not used or received any illegal drugs.
League issued a statement on this Wednesday: After allegations by the US branch of Al Jazeera documentary produced to conduct a comprehensive inspection, NFL did not find any credible evidence that the Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison and Green Bay Packers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers obtain or use regulations prohibit drugs to enhance the performance.
Last week, three players participated in a survey interview. The investigation, with the support of expert consultants and other athletes, began in January this year led by the NFL and legal teams. The investigation includes interviewing witnesses, reviewing past records and other materials, electronic searches, laboratory analysis and review.
Al-Jazeera reported that the three players, quarterback Peyton Manning and free agent linebacker Mike Neal were accused of obtaining illegal drugs. League announced in July Manning was innocent, but did not announc details of the investigation for Neal.
The documentary is not well for all athletes, especially for Manning, Harrison, Peppers and Matthews is. The four never tested positive.
Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak did not announce the starting quarterback candidate after the end of the preseason, but he said he already had enough information to make a decision.
Trevor Siemian helped the Broncos to a 17-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in their third preseason game, who also completed 10 of 17 passes for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception that came off a deflection.
After the game, when Kubiak was asked to evaluate the performance of Siemian’s, Kubiak mentioned his calm performance which his teammates also mentioned this point. Kubiak commented: “I’m impressed, I think he was very calm.”
Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch entered the field after Siemian, but Mark Sanchez did not appear. Kubiak represented that the decision of the starting quarterback candidate, pay close attention by the outsiders, will be made in the next few days.
Siemian, joined the Broncos in 2015, has made good use the opportunity to work with quarterback Peyton Manning. In the past few weeks, he was stable and has an opportunity to become the starting quarterback.
When the game finished, Siemian was asked if he believes he will be a starter, he said: “I am confident, but eventually it depends on (Kubiak).”
NFL Jerseys Reports — Denver Broncos may gradually make the decision about the starting quarterback. The team’s coach Gary Kubiak announced that Trevor Siemian would attend the third preseason against the Los Angeles Rams as the starting quarterback.
This may not be big news, but the third preseason game is always the most telling about a team’s starting lineup so that Trevor may get the longest look with the first-team offense.
Kubiak said that “Trevor is doing well and deserves the opportunity,” but that does not mean he is a regular-season starter. The starting lineup will likely have his name if he performed well in the third preseason game.
Kubiak said:” I will make a final decision next week.” We believe the final competition is between Mark Sanchez and Trevor.
Cam Newton committed a wrong, which the league focuses on, in the first preseason.
In the latter half the first quarter of the first preseason game, Carolina Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein stole Baltimore Ravens’ passing before he fought back 95 yards and completed a touchdown. But this touchdown was canceled.
The touchdown was canceled because of Newton’s foul behavior. That is officially recorded as “illegal substitution”, because Newton premature ran inside to celebrate when Klein was running all the way. Panthers could not get the touchdown, only began to attack at 26 yards. However, Panthers succeeded to get a touchdown in the subsequent attack.
“I’m just too excited,” Newton expressed after the game. “I hope they were able to give a warning.”
The NFL stresses that players and coaches came into the pits during the games are foul in the new season.
“We were told about this,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said.” We talked about this with referees, but we still foul, so I was disappointed.”
On the bright side, the best way is that the silly foul which led to touchdowns canceled, happened in the preseason. Rivera represents to have learned from that experience, and Newton also said he would not make the same mistake.
Disaster struck the New Orleans Saints.
First-round pick defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has been carried out the field on Monday, according to preliminary test results, he may fracture fibula.
Rankins will receive more checks, and he may get into the team short-term injured reserve after getting surgery this week.
Saints had hoped Rankins to become the mainstay of the team defensive line. Rankins, who is regarded as one of the most devastating defensive tackles, has an eye-catching performance in training camp. Rankins stole the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in last week’s joint training, and the performance attracted attention. He also performed well in the first preseason.
In the case of Rankins’ long-term absence, defensive end Cameron Jordan will lead the team to rushing, and he will be Kasim Edebali’s partner. It is difficult to conceive of new saints start to the season.
After a deep consideration on Tyrod Taylor‘s contract in the offseason, the Buffalo Bill decide to re-sign the starting quarterback.
The Bill announced the extension on Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract worth $92 million over six years. Rapoport added Taylor would earn $9.5 million in 2016, all of which is “fully guaranteed, but after that, there is a lot of prove-it in the deal.”
The team has the choice to pick up the contract in 2017, and Taylor will make $27.5 million ($ 15.5 million bonus and $ 12 million basic salaries) if they do so. However, although it’s unlikely to happen if he plays out the extension, he would earn $ 112 million in six years.
Taylor was scheduled to enter the last year of his deal with his just over $1 million annual salary, which is the lowest of all the starting quarterback. Now he will get the salary in line with his true value.
General manager Doug Whaley called Taylor “undeniably the leader of the Buffalo Bills.” Whaley added Taylor showed a willingness to become a team leader in the offseason, which made the team impressed and proved his value.
After served for the Baltimore Ravens as a backup quarterback for four years, Taylor showed his ability to become a double threat as the starting quarterback in the Bill in the first year.
Denver Broncos star cornerback Aqib Talib will soon come back.
According to local media reports, Talib had a private training in front of the coaching staff this weekend, and the results made us excited. The team’s coach Gary Kubiak expressed the hope that Talib would be able to return to training field next week.
Talib was on the non-football injury roster at the time of initial training camp, when he was recovering from shootings in the leg. According to the NFL official reporter Ian Rapoport, NFL is investigating the shootings of Talib, and likely will make the appropriate punishment on Talib after the survey results are released.
But before that, the Broncos only concern about Talib’s injury recovery. As the hero of the team last season, Talib is an important part of the tactical system of the team defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Kubiak hopes Talib could recover soon so that the strongest defense group can return to the state with Von Miller’s re-signing completed.