Chiefs' Henne delivers with Mahomes hobbled in playoff win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — (AP) — The experience is evident in the salt that peppers the beard of Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne. “Definitely, nerves are high,” Henne said afterward, “but once you get in the game and get going, it's just like, repetition. On the 12th and final play of the drive, Henne hit the All-Pro tight end one last time for the touchdown. With Henne again watching from the sideline, the All-Pro quarterback led the Chiefs the rest of the way to victory.wftv.com
Purdy, Lawrence, Jones have memorable playoff debuts
A trio of playoff quarterback newcomers provided some memorable playoff moments. Brock Purdy, Trevor Lawrence and Daniel Jones all won in their first career starts in the postseason with performances for the history books. Purdy became the first rookie quarterback to account for four touchdowns in a playoff game as he became the first rookie QB to win a playoff start since Russell Wilson in 2012. Irrelevant,” Purdy was the lowest-drafted rookie quarterback to win a playoff start, going 110 spots after T.J. Yates, who won for Houston in 2011. Jones joined Steve Young and Lamar Jackson as the only QBs to throw for at least 300 yards and rush for at least 70 yards in a playoff game.wftv.com
Chargers players voice support for Staley after playoff exit
Yet after they suffered the third-largest collapse in postseason history and fell to the Jaguars 31-30 on Saturday night, players reiterated their support for embattled coach Brandon Staley. He led the Chargers to their first playoff appearance since 2018, but his decisions that contributed to his team blowing a 27-0 lead have prompted intense scrutiny. While Bosa, the Chargers' standout pass rusher, is used to change, he said he supports Staley and is comfortable with the staff in place. Staley called a late timeout when the Raiders were content to play for a tie, which would have put the Chargers in the playoffs. If Staley returns, it will be because he led the team to the playoffs despite injuries to key starters.wftv.com
Chargers players voice support for Staley after playoff exit
Justin Herbert, Joey Bosa and the rest of the Los Angeles Chargers were still stinging Sunday from the disappointment of seeing their season end in Jacksonville less than 24 hours earlier. Staley has a 19-16 record, including playoffs, in his two seasons.news.yahoo.com
Mr. Saturday: Trevor Lawrence levels up in stirring, miraculous comeback victory
But as it turned out, Lawrence would spend the rest of the game being very good indeed. Another errant Lawrence pass, another interception – then another, and another. For heaven’s sake, the Jaguars weren’t going to let Lawrence throw any more, would they? We couldn’t get any momentum going, couldn’t get any drive going,” Lawrence said. Lawrence transformed from a tentative, misfiring embarrassment into the sleek, confident yardage-devouring machine he'd been over the season's second half.wftv.com
Late-season surge has Jaguars' Allen looking dominant again
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — Josh Allen was the last player off Jacksonville’s practice field Wednesday. Allen has started getting technique tips from Jaguars assistant offensive line coach Todd Washington. Allen had been admittedly disappointing since, even going eight consecutive games this season without a sack. “Really just getting an extra set of ears, extra set of eyes, extra input,” Allen said. “You have to find a way to win, and right now we’re finding multiple ways to win,” Allen said.wftv.com
Trevor Lawrence is becoming The Guy; NFC South shouldn't be allowed a playoff team; and previewing the head coaching market
Trevor Lawrence is, statistically, turning into the guy everyone's been waiting forTrevor Lawrence has arrived. He's not the best quarterback in the NFL, but he's certainly turned into someone worth building around for sustained success. Intra-divisional rivalries are still a compelling part of the NFL season, even if the teams that populate those games are no good. Ejiro Evero, Broncos defensive coordinator: Ejiro Evero is a first-time defensive coordinator, but he's the only piece of the Broncos coaching that actually works. Still, he's done a fine job as and should get a serious look at head coaching gigs after the season.wftv.com
‘Full Florida man:’ Scantily clad Jacksonville Jaguars causes social media stir during game
The mascot known for pushing the boundaries was shown multiple times during the broadcast of the game wearing nothing but his mascot head, a slimmer version of his mascot suit along with a tiny pair of American flag swimming briefs.
Trevor Lawrence isn't winning yet, but at least he's losing a little better
In his second year, now underway, Trevor Lawrence probably won’t do any of that. Lawrence and Mahomes met in Kansas City Sunday, a mostly routine 27-17 Kansas City victory. Prior to Sunday, the Jaguars’ running game ranked seventh in the NFL with 146.8 rushing yards per game … but the passing game ranked 22nd with 230.6 yards per game. Sunday, Jacksonville caught Kansas City napping with an onside kick to start the game, but then stalled out 15 yards later. Until they turned a fourth-quarter Mahomes interception into a touchdown, the Jaguars had scored exactly zero points off three Kansas City turnovers.wftv.com
Ekeler's Edge: Justin Turner & Saquon Barkley on the toxicity of fantasy football
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsLos Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler and Matt Harmon are back from another episode of Ekeler's Edge! Austin and Matt also spend time talking with Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner, who explains the die-hard fantasy football league that he is in with his teammates, and Saquon Barkley, following the Giants loss to the Cowboys on Monday. 01:10 Dealing with the Jags loss08:00 Justin Turner interview09:50 Overcoming adversity / injuries11:40 Dodgers fantasy football league14:30 Co-managing a team17:00 How fantasy has changed fans21:00 Justin’s Dolphins thoughts22:40 Justin Turner Foundation26:00 The mentality of sports & social media31:30 Chargers-Jaguars recap38:00 Justin Herbert update39:00 Ask Austin questions39:30 Time to move on from drafting RBs in the 1st round of fantasy? 55:20 How are Austin’s fantasy teams doing? 60:30 Saquon Barkley interview63:00 Returning from injury64:00 Saquon’s in-season workout routine67:00 Giants’ culture under Brian Daboll70:40 Fansgiving Dinner72:50 Can we start a RB fraternity?wftv.com
Chargers reeling after Slater, Bosa suffer major injuries
Jacksonville's 38-10 rout on Sunday not only was the Chargers' second straight defeat, but the injury list grew longer as the game wore on. Not only does quarterback Justin Herbert's rib injury remain a concern, but offensive tackle Rashawn Slater will likely miss the rest of the season due to a torn left biceps. The injuries come at the worst possible time for Los Angeles, which was already missing center Corey Linsley because of a knee issue, wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) and cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle).news.yahoo.com
Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Wide Receivers
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)This NFL offseason has been one for the books, especially at the wide receiver position. Whatever you thought fantasy positional draft rankings might look like for 2022 when last season ended is definitely not how things are set to look come the preseason. Of course, none of this is going to change the main man at the top of the fantasy wide receiver position. [2022 Fantasy Draft Rankings: QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs]Will AJ Brown fit in seamlessly across from Devonta Smith, with Jalen Hurts as his QB? And to help the entire process, our analysts have revealed their wide receiver draft rankings for 2022:wftv.com
Defense 1st, then offense at top of NFL draft, no early QBs
NFL Draft Football Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson celebrates after being selected by the Detroit Lions as the second pick in the NFL football draft Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. It's the first time in 31 years that no player on offense went in the opening five picks. But no quarterbacks, hardly a surprise in a draft rich with linemen, receivers and defensive backs. “He’s an athletic freak,” Georgia defensive coordinator Will Muschamp told The Associated Press. Another Georgia standout, defensive tackle Jordan Davis, was taken by Philadelphia at 13 after yet another deal, getting matters back to the defensive side.wftv.com
AP source: Jaguars interview ex-Vikings GM Spielman for role
Vikings Firings Football FILE - Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Jaguars interviewed former Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman on Monday for an undisclosed front-office role, according to a person familiar with the process. The 59-year-old Spielman spent the last 16 years in Minnesota, the past decade as the team's GM. They have a second interview lined up with former Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson on Tuesday. The 54-year-old Pederson first met with Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Baalke on Dec. 30.wftv.com
How 15,000 ceramics are made a day in Gujarat, India
In 2001, the founder of Mitticool ceramics learned many of his customers in India don't have regular access to electricity. So he invented a fridge made out of clay. It keeps food 8 degrees cooler than the outside air, but it doesn't need any electricity to run. And while other ceramics companies in the region shut down, Mitticool is thriving thanks to the success of the powerless, eco-friendly fridge.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars sponsor sues to have name removed from 'clown game'
The title sponsor for Jacksonville's season finale against Indianapolis is suing the Jaguars in hopes of having its name disassociated from the game during which disgruntled fans are planning to dress as clowns to protest team owner Shad Khan's decision to retain general manager Trent Baalke. RoofClaim.com, a roofing company based in Georgia that does business in Florida, is seeking to avoid "its brand being emphasized as the primary sponsor of the clown game,” according to a complaint filed Thursday in circuit court in Jacksonville. It also wants temporary and permanent injunctive relief from the Jaguars using the RoofClaim brand.news.yahoo.com
Falcons take advantage of Jaguars’ mistakes in 21-14 victory
Cordarrelle Patterson ran for a career-high 108 yards and two touchdowns in his return from an ankle injury and the Atlanta Falcons found the end zone and the win column for the first time in three weeks in a 21-14 victory over woeful Jacksonville.
Israel Is Sending Robots With Machine Guns to the Gaza Border
via IDFGaza is often described as the world’s largest open-air prison. Over two million people inhabit the tiny coastal strip, and they must endure a 70 percent unemployment rate; frequent shortages of medical supplies, fuel and clean water; constant power outages; and the fundamentalist governance of the extremist group Hamas. Add to that the Israeli air strikes that knocked down multiple high-rise residential buildings in a war last May—the third war since Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007.news.yahoo.com
Jaguars owner unveils plans to develop downtown Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (AP) — The Jaguars unveiled plans Thursday to develop downtown Jacksonville, with team owner Shad Khan committing $60 million to a city-owned performance center that was key in luring new coach Urban Meyer to the NFL. The Jaguars expect the venture to be a catalyst for downtown growth that could draw more people to the area for work and entertainment. “My goal is for downtown Jacksonville to be the envy of cities here in the U.S. and elsewhere, and I see no reason why we can’t achieve that goal,” Khan said. Meeting rooms and offices are all located in the bowels of the nearly 30-year-old venue. The 125,000-square-foot building will house locker rooms, meeting rooms, training and recovery areas, medical support facilities, a weight room, dining facilities, coaching and scouting offices, a draft room and public meeting space.wftv.com
MONDAY HUDDLE: Can Gators slow down LSU star Joe Burrow?
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators celebrates after a game against the Auburn Tigers. Now, Florida will turn its attention to another group of Tigers, the LSU Tigers, this week in what will be an even bigger challenge. Those are video gamelike numbers, but on the flip side, Florida will be by far the best defense Burrow has faced thus far. Much was made about how Central Florida was upset by losing 27-24 at Cincinnati last Friday, which seems odd. Florida State seems overmatched, but it also isnt the same dominant Clemson team as last year.
Wentz and Foles sit out in preseason game, Eagles beat Jags 24-10
Philadelphia's third-string quarterback was knocked out of the team's 24-10 preseason victory against the Jaguars on the opening drive Thursday night. The team already was without backup Nate Sudfeld, who broke his left wrist in the team's preseason opener against Tennessee. Thorson beat the blitz by lofting a deep ball toward the left sideline. KEY INJURIESJaguars running back Alfred Blue left the game in the first half with a left ankle injury and did not return. Jaguars play at Miami, and coach Doug Marrone said at least some starters will play for the first time in the preseason.