A day after taking Bears fans to task for booing the team during a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, guard Kyle Long had a change of heart Monday.
The Detroit Lions signed veteran tight end and Michigan State product Kellen Davis Monday with their top three tight ends injured and potentially all unavailable for this week's game in London against the Atlanta Falcons.
RENTON, Wash. -- In his first public comments since his surprising trade to the New York Jets, former Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin said he would have liked to have been able to go deep a little more often while playing in Seattle.
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Buffalo’s late rally Sunday exposed a season-long issue for the Vikings defense.
Each week, beat guy Matt Vensel will highlight five Vikings stats that really mean something. 96 â win probability, in percentage, for the Vikings before fourth and 20 on Sunday. The Vikings had a victory within their grasp on Sunday when the Bills got the football with just over three minutes left. And you canât ask for a much better opportunity to seize it than the one they got after a pair of sacks pushed the Bills back to fourth and 20. At that point, the Vikings had a win probability of 96 percent, according to advancedfootballanalytics.com, and the Bills had just a 12 percent chance of converting for a first down. But they did, and the Vikingsâ win probability plummeted to 68 percent. The odds were still in their favor, but they couldnât recover from that play. 22 â total quarterback pressures for left defensive end Brian Robison this season. Right defensive end Everson Griffen is getting a lot of attention for his play, and rightfully so. After recording three sacks against the Bills, he now has seven on the season, tied for second in the NFL behind only Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who has eight. But believe it or not, Robison has been more disruptive based on the numbers from Pro Football Focus. Robison has only one half of a sack this season, but he has generated 22 total pressures, which ranks 11th in the NFL. Griffen, meanwhile, is tied for 19th with 19, though his pressures have been much more impactful. 65 â yards after contact per carry for running back Jerick McKinnon against the Bills. Last week, head coach Mike Zimmer challenged the Vikings running backs to get him an average of three yards after contact per carry against the Bills. His rookie running back obliged and then some. According to Pro Football Focus, 65 of McKinnonâs 103 rushing yards came after a Bills defender put a hand on him. Thatâs an average of 3.4 yards after contact per carry. McKinnon also forced four missed tackles against the Bills. He had that many on the season entering the game. one â pressures allowed by offensive linemen Joe Berger and Mike Harris in relief. Thirteen plays into the 17-16 loss to the Bills, the Vikings lost a pair of starting offensive linemen on the same running play. Center John Sullivan suffered a concussion and right guard Vlad Ducasse hurt his knee, forcing Berger and Harris into action. Against a formidable Bills front, and with Harris playing a position he hadnât played since peewee, that duo combined to allow just one pressure, according to Pro Football Focus. McKinnon also had success running behind those two. two â sacks of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater that came in 2.5 seconds or fewer. The Vikings offensive line has been under the microscope after three straight games with at least five sacks allowed. But one statistic suggests that the issues in pass protection arenât all on the big guys. According to Pro Football Focus, only two of the sacks Bridgewater has taken this season came within 2.5 seconds of the snap. The other 13 came after 2.5 seconds, which is tied for the seventh most in the league (keep in mind that Bridgewater has only played three and a half games). So maybe there is something to the rookie holding the ball a split second too long in the pocket.
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