With controversial receiver Antonio Brown on board, even a trip to Miami proved no stumbling block to the NFL champion New England Patriots. The Patriots, led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady, had lost five of their last six games in Miami, but they crushed the Dolphins 43-0 on Sunday as Brown caught four passes for 56 yards in a touchdown in his first game for the Super Bowl champions. The Patriots inked Brown on Monday, after he engineered his departure from the Oakland Raiders but before a civil lawsuit was filed against him by his former trainer accusing him of sexually assaulting her. There was speculation that Brown would end up sidelined on the NFL commissioner's exempt list as the league looked into those allegations. But with no criminal charges pending Brown was free to play, and the Patriots wasted no time in making use of him. "I don't make any of those decisions, so I just show up and do my job," said Brady, who found Brown with a 20-yard touchdown pass shortly before … [Read more...] about Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins
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Sport by Press Association 15/09/2019, 10:17 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Antonio Brown scored on his New England Patriots debut in a 43-0 win over AFC East rivals the Miami Dolphins. Brown joined the reigning Super Bowl champions last weekend, having been traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers and cut by the Oakland Raiders this off-season. He was then accused of rape in a lawsuit filed by his former physical trainer Britney Taylor but was active for Sunday’s game. His four catches netted a team-high 56 receiving yards and one of Tom Brady’s two passing scores, the other going to James White. Quarterback Brady also ran for a touchdown, as did Sony Michel, while Stephon Gilmore and Jamie Collins scored on interception returns. The Green Bay Packers held off a stop-start fightback attempt from the Minnesota Vikings to win 21-16 at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers threw touchdowns to Geronimo Allison and Jamaal Williams as his side … [Read more...] about Touchdown for Antonio Brown on New England Patriots debut
The new NFL season gets underway tonight as the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers. All roads lead to Miami, Florida for Super Bowl LIV in February - but plenty of twists and turns lie ahead. The New England Patriots enter the season as defending champions, with the Los Angeles Rams looking to go one better after losing out in the showpiece at the end of last season. MVP Patrick Mahomes also leads his Kansas City Chiefs into the season with high hopes, whilst plenty of teams are hovering with hopes of emerging as contenders for the championship. After a hectic off-season with some huge stories and developments, here are 10 questions yet to be answered as the new season gets underway. 1) Are the Browns genuine contenders? The Cleveland Browns have been something of a laughing stock in the NFL for a number of years. The historic franchise have been perennial underachievers, and they hit rock bottom with just one win in 30 games in the 2016 and 2017 seasons combined. But last … [Read more...] about 10 big questions entering new NFL season
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 7:29 AM EDT Jul 22, 2019 Take it from me, few things are more fun (if thankless) than the prediction business. So, with training camp doors swinging open, it's time to reveal my now-annual NFL record projections. The methodology? Using the latest pre-camp info, I predict all 256 regular-season games on the 2019 schedule, letting the chips fall where they may. From there, I add bonus prognostications for all 11 postseason contests. The results? Well, I've correctly forecast a Super Bowl eight months ahead of schedule (Seahawks over Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII) ... and also had some spectacular misses, including way-off-base outlooks for Seattle and Indianapolis just a year ago (both teams reached the postseason, of course, avoiding last-place finishes I envisioned). But 2018 produced extra fun when Seahawks LBs Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright kindly (and correctly) dismissed my predictive powers. Wagner even followed up to rib me after … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL record predictions: Will Patriots return to Super Bowl?
Farah Hannoun and John Morgan MMA Junkie Published 8:44 PM EDT Jul 19, 2019 SAN ANTONIO — Love him or hate him, Greg Hardy is in it for the long haul. He takes on Juan Adams at UFC on ESPN 4 on Saturday at AT&T Center in San Antonio. It will be just his third UFC fight, and already he is eyeing championship gold. "I am going for the heavyweight gold," Hardy told MMA Junkie after a Wednesday workout. "I'm here to take everything that everybody loves and adores and put it around my waist." Hardy (4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has split his first two appearances in the UFC. He had a disqualification loss to Allen Crowder at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in his official promotional debut, but followed it up with a first-round TKO win over Dmitrii Smoliakov at UFC on ESPN+ 8. He once again will be featured on the main card - his first two fights were co-main events. And his placement high up in the billing so early in his UFC career has brought criticism. "The Prince of War" knows the kind of … [Read more...] about Greg Hardy discusses time in UFC ahead of bout with Juan Adams