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Television viewership suffered while the country focused on bigger issues.
All due respect to the New England Patriots, but the Dallas Cowboys are heading into the playoffs as the team to beat in either conference.
The Giants' first-round playoff opponent won't be the only scheduling detail determined in Week 17.
Some have bristled at Detroit's star quarterback continuing to play in a rout just one week before a division championship game against Green Bay - and, perhaps, the playoffs beyond that - but coach Jim Caldwell said he never even entertained the notion of lifting Stafford from the game.
Bryant is the first player in 38 years to both pass for a TD and catch a TD pass in a MNF game.
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Everton manager Ronald Koeman mocked Wenger for claiming Williams's 86th-minute victor stemmed from an erroneously awarded corner. Arsenal's inability to kill the game off against a rival was simply a case of déjà vu for supporters in the visiting enclosure.
Bryant's first career National Football League pass was a 10-yard touchdown to tight end Jason Witten that gave the Cowboys a 35-21 lead over the Lions in the third quarter. It left Roberts lying right on his back, and fans in Dallas partying with the Cowboys comfortable ahead at the time, 42-21. This isn't how we've practiced. That's what allows you to play at a high level.
Zenner says he'll continue to work hard in preparing for each opportunity that may come along. And Garrett has gotten them this far with the routine-is-key approach. While Highland Park binds Stafford and the Jones family, the quarterback said he doesn't know the younger Jones and hadn't reached out to his dad, Cowboys executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones.
The Lions came out hot, as well, and introduced a national audience to a player they may not have heard of before in running back Zach Zenner. And like with the present playoff situation, the Lions and Packers figure prominently into the equation.
So now the question is how the Cowboys (12-2) keep their edge with two games that won't change their spot in the playoff bracket - starting Monday night at home against Detroit (9-5) - along with a bye before their postseason opener. "I was really nervous". I did not think we were going to call that play. But since I asked the questions, I will answer it. I'm not saying I'm a great mathematician or anything. The Seattle Seahawks haven't had a two-game winning streak in more than a month. The Lions can't catch the Cowboys for the one-seed, and the Giants are locked into the five-seed. But their offense has gone four games without a 20-point outing. "Whatever they think is best for our team, then that's what's going to happen". It probably isn't a good thing if the last line of defense is making the tackle, but Dallas has to love this hit and effort. So it's just timing. It's pretty much impossible to doubt or hate this kid at this point.
"It's clear that the election had an impact", NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at an owners' meeting earlier this month. "I talk about the guys we have". I was hoping he would get closer to 20 carries tonight to put him in position to break it next week but the coaches made a decision to get Darren McFadden more touches and rest Zeke for a lot of the second half.
For Bournemouth, Nathan Ake will have to sit this one out as he can not take field against his parent club. Junior Stanislas, who has contributed to six of their 22 goals is nearing return from his injury.
Ravens have won four straight and six of seven in series. 1 Games in which the Minnesota Vikings have gained 100 yards rushing. Rivalry or not, there's a lot at stake. "The Pittsburgh and Ravens rivalry is pretty fierce, pretty intense, hard-hitting".
They went on sale this month but are in very short supply, so if you order them now you won't get them in time for Christmas. This means that if you recycle them in the traditional way by meshing them you will get a fire at your recycling factory.
And now that we're here, we have to capitalize on that chance and play up to that momentum that we've had over the last few weeks. If they were playing anyone but the Packers, perhaps there would be a little more momentum on Detroit's side.
The 'Star Wars' actress passed away yesterday aged 60, four days after suffering a cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles. Bill Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in " Star Wars " trilogy, summed up what many were feeling.
The Council acknowledges that North Carolina House Bill 2 "supersede (s) and preempt (s)" the City's Ordinance. The Charlotte City Council scheduled an emergency session Wednesday morning to do just that, WFAE reports .
With nothing to play for in Week 17 against the New York Jets, the Bills will also start a different quarterback on Sunday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Bills, backed up presumably by not-ready rookie Christian Hackenburg.
A true story based on the life of Indian wrestler Mahaveer Singh Phogat and his two daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari . The Fans are Waiting for the Movie for a Long Time and When it Come on the Big Screen Everyone Praises Aamir Khan .
Italian police said the 24-year-old had been in Chambery in France before starting his train journey to the city. Italy had Amri's fingerprints on file as a result of him having been in prison in Sicily between 2011 and 2015.
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014 .
Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, two to Nelson, in the Packers' 34-27 win over the Lions at Lambeau Field earlier this season. Green Bay Packers (at Detroit; 70%) - If the Packers beat (or tie) the Lions, they are NFC North champs and in the playoffs.
San Francisco's season from hell will conclude next Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks travel to Levi's Stadium. "It's disgusting . But numerous young players feel like the game Saturday provided an example that will follow them throughout their careers.
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Despite the Tigers yardage being down from a season ago, I do not think the entire blame should be placed on the offensive line. He ranks 42nd in the nation in passer effficiency rating (140.79) and his 7.0 yards per attempt is tied for 72nd in the nation.
Tomlin may sit stars, but rest of Steelers to face Browns
Mentally, I think the Steelers need to nail the coffin shut on the regular season, so to speak, and put another win together. The other was a Chiefs win over Denver, but now KC is in either way. "We just went into attack mode", Roethlisberger said.
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Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox will serve as the sideline reporter. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants and can end their chances at a division title with a win.
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An official with the investigation said that they "followed the instructions as given and we got in nine out of 10 times". Wisconsin's enrollment growth of almost 14 percent was higher than the national one of about 6.7 percent.
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The warning is valid from 9am on Friday Morning until 9am on Saturday morning with winds expected to moderate by Saturday morning. Mr Yousaf said additional staff and specialist equipment would be brought in to deal with winter weather effects on the railways.
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Winston has cut down on his mistakes in year two and has benefited from a healthy and productive wide receiver in Mike Evans . Under that scenario, the Redskins would finish, at worst, 9-6-1, while the Bucs and Packers could get to only 9-7.