Colts’ T.Y. Hilton struggles in return, says loss ‘totally on me’

HOUSTON — Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton couldn’t call NRG Stadium his second home after the way he played Thursday night against the Texans. Instead, Hilton said the Colts’ 20-17 loss was “100 percent” on him after he struggled in his return following a three-game absence because of a calf injury. “I let the team down,” said Hilton, who finished with three catches, none in the second half, for 18 yards in arguably his worst performance in eight career games in Houston. “Totally on me.” Hilton went into Thursday’s contest…

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Classic matchup – Dallas Cowboys’ ‘America’s Team’ vs. New England’s ‘We are all Patriots’

9:09 AM ET Todd Archer Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children Mike Reiss Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 With their win last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots guaranteed a 19th straight winning record and closed in on a Dallas Cowboys‘ mark that is among the most treasured in franchise history. From 1966 to 1985, the Cowboys never had a…

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NFL upholds one-game ban for Browns’ Larry Ogunjobi for shoving Mason Rudolph

The one-game suspension for Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was upheld by appeals officer James Thrash on Wednesday, the NFL announced. Thrash, however, rescinded Ogujobi’s fine of $10,527. Ogunjobi had been disciplined for shoving Mason Rudolph from behind during last Thursday night’s game after Browns teammate Myles Garrett had hit the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback on top of his head with his helmet. 1 Related The NFL said rulings on the appeals by Garrett and the Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey will be issued later in the week. Garrett was given an…

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Mike Tomlin says Steelers accept responsibility for role in Browns melee

PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opened his weekly news conference by accepting responsibility for his team’s role in Thursday night’s melee with the Cleveland Browns. “It was ugly,” said Tomlin, who had refused to take any questions about the incident directly after the game. “It was ugly for the game of football. I think all of us that are involved in the game, particularly at this level, want to safeguard and protect the game, its integrity. And in that instance, it was compromised, obviously, with an unfortunate incident. “None…

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After rolling another playoff contender, Ravens are NFL’s scariest team – Baltimore Ravens Blog

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Minutes after the Baltimore Ravens knocked off another likely NFL playoff team, coach John Harbaugh complimented his pass rush, handed out game balls to two of his running backs and summed up the hottest streak in the league. “Let’s keep stacking statements,” Harbaugh said. “As the stakes get bigger, the focus gets narrower because the rewards are much greater. Our opportunity is right there in front of us.” The Ravens (8-2) don’t have the NFL’s best record. Baltimore isn’t even the AFC’s top seed. But with…

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JuJu Smith-Schuster’s status for Steelers’ Week 12 game uncertain

PITTSBURGH — Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered more than a concussion when he was hit by Joe Schobert and Greedy Williams in the second quarter of Thursday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Smith-Schuster also hurt his knee, and his status for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati against the Bengals is uncertain, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The third-year receiver has battled a toe injury throughout the season, but he hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year. He has 38 receptions for 524 yards and three touchdowns this season.…

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Last-second 49ers TD ‘worst-case scenario’ for Caesars

The ending of the San Francisco 49ers–Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday produced a “worst-case scenario” for Caesars Sportsbook — and for some Cardinals bettors. The 49ers opened as 13.5-point favorites at Caesars Sportsbook but closed as 10-point favorites. At other Vegas sportsbooks, the spread closed at 49ers -9.5. Down 30-26 with two seconds left at their 22-yard line, the Cardinals attempted a lateral that led to a sequence in which the 49ers recovered a fumble for a touchdown. The NFL changed its extra-point rule in 2018 (in the offseason after…

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Niners’ George Kittle (knee, ankle) won’t play against Cardinals

Niners tight end George Kittle, listed as doubtful due to knee and ankle injuries, will miss his second straight game Sunday when San Francisco visits the Arizona Cardinals, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Niners also will be without running back Matt Breida and kicker Robbie Gould, a source told Schefter. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who was questionable because of a rib injury suffered in the first quarter of Monday night’s overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, will play Sunday, according to a source. Kittle was injured in the…

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Lions’ Ty Johnson out of concussion protocol, can join backfield committee

Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson has cleared concussion protocol and is available to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson, a rookie out of Maryland who became Detroit’s starting back after Kerryon Johnson went on injured reserve last month, suffered the concussion last week against the Chicago Bears. He practiced Thursday and Friday and was initially listed as questionable. Johnson has 44 carries for 153 yards this season along with 13 receptions for 58 yards. He will be part of a backfield committee, along with J.D. McKissic and Paul…

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Source — Steelers’ Mason Rudolph won’t pursue legal action against Browns’ Myles Garrett

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will not pursue legal charges or take additional action toward Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett following Thursday night’s on-field altercation, a source told ESPN on Friday. It is now considered an NFL matter exclusively. Earlier Friday, Rudolph’s agent Tim Younger said “no options have been removed from the table,” after tweeting late Thursday night that “the matter will be reviewed thoroughly.” Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said Friday that they are not investigating Garrett, adding that they had not received a complaint…

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