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Randy Moss, Ray Lewis among Hall of Fame semifinalists for 2018

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018. It includes six first-year eligible candidates in defensive back Ronde Barber, guard Steve Hutchinson, linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher, wide receiver Randy Moss and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. In addition, safety LeRoy Butler, defensive ends Leslie O’Neal and Simeon [more]

Report: Officials erred in safety ruling, costing Miami two points

First, it was Tennessee that got jobbed by officials. Then, it was Washington. Now, we find out the Dolphins did, too. Needless to say, it was not a good weekend for the league’s officiating crews with three high-profile blown calls. Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reported Tuesday that the NFL has determined officials [more]

Shawn Lauvao heads to injured reserve

The injured reserve list in Washington continued to grow on Tuesday afternoon. Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced on Tuesday morning that center Spencer Long, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and running back Chris Thompson were done for the season because of injuries. The team made an official announcement of those moves several hours later and added [more]

Kirk Cousins, Mike Mularkey are right about officiating

When it comes to player and coaching errors, NFL teams have no choice but to be transparent; they regularly face the media, starting with the moments after the game in which they made the mistake about which they’ll be grilled by reporters. So Titans coach Mike Mularkey is right. Regardless of the private accountability that [more]

Sterling Shepard still not feeling well, sits out practice

Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard didn’t play in the team’s 12-9 overtime win over the Chiefs last Sunday as a result of migraine headaches that led the team to make him a Saturday addition to their injury report. The Giants estimated that Shepard would have been a limited participant in practice on Monday, but things [more]

Washington putting three on injured reserve

Faced with a short week and a growing list of injuries, Washington cleared three roster spots Tuesday. Coach Jay Gruden told reporters they were placing running back Chris Thompson, wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and offensive lineman Spencer Long on injured reserve. Thompson suffered a broken fibula Sunday, leaving them perilously thin in the backfield, since [more]

NFC playoff picture: Falcons are in, Seahawks are out

Monday night’s game was a big one in the NFC playoff race. The Falcons’ win over the Seahawks gives Atlanta the sixth and final spot in the playoff picture, while Seattle is on the outside looking in. Here’s how it all looks before Thanksgiving: LEADERS 1. Eagles (9-1): The class of the conference. 2. Vikings [more]

Monday’s PFT PM: Five-Down Territory edition

Every Monday during the season, we take a look back at the Sunday that was, and any relevant developments since then, via the PFT PM podcast, Five-Down Territory style. This Monday was no different, albeit a little later than usual. But better never than late, or something. Check it out below. If you do, you’ll [more]

Kirk Cousins frustrated with grounding call officials apparently got wrong

Kirk Cousins was not pressured when officials flagged him for intentional grounding late in Sunday’s loss to the Saints, and the rule requires that the passer face “an imminent loss of yardage because of pressure from the defense,” via Mark Maske of The Washington Post. Thus, officials appear to have erred after Cousins took the [more]

Terrelle Pryor having ankle surgery

Washington wide receiver Terrelle Pryor‘s disappointing 2017 continues. Pryor will have arthroscopic ankle surgery today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. There’s no word on how long he’ll be out. That’s the latest setback for Pryor in a season in which he signed a one-year contract with the hopes that he could prove himself and [more]

D.J. Swearinger: Our guys didn’t play the full 60 minutes

After the Saints came back from 15 points down in the final six minutes to force overtime, the focus in the New Orleans locker room was on the 11 straight passes Drew Brees hit on the way to tying the game. The Saints would go on to win 34-31 with a field goal in overtime [more]

Chris Thompson fractured his fibula Sunday

There was a lot of pain for the Redskins on Sunday afternoon. They blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter before losing to the Saints 34-31 in overtime and they lost running back Chris Thompson to a serious injury. Thompson got rolled up from behind at the end of a Kirk Cousins scramble in [more]

Saints complete comeback in OT for eighth straight win

The Saints were down 15 points in the fourth quarter, but they found themselves in time to extend their winning streak to eight straight games. Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in the final minutes to tie the score at 31 with just over a minute to play and Mark Ingram ran twice for 51 [more]

Saints score 15 straight to send game to overtime

The Saints’ seven-game winning streak was on life support in the fourth quarter, but Drew Brees and company have given the Superdome a jolt. Brees hit Alvin Kamara for an 18-yard touchdown with 1:05 left to play and then handed the ball to the rookie for a two-point conversion that tied the score at 31. [more]

Kirk Cousins shakes off big hit, pushes lead to 11 points

The Saints need to get to work if they’re going to keep their seven-game winning streak alive. Kirk Cousins shook off a big hit on a third-down scramble, remained in the game after the Redskins got a first down on a fake punt and then delivered a 40-yard touchdown to Ryan Grant that put Washington [more]

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