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More details emerge regarding Amazon’s Chargers-Chiefs rating

There’s no dispute that the NFL draws a live audience unlike any other product, wherever the NFL televises its games. This year’s unprecedented shift from broadcast TV to exclusive streaming on Thursday nights sparks natural curiosity regarding the actual number of people who can and will seek out the game — and purchase the ability [more]

Week 3 injury report roundup: J.K. Dobbins, Jakobi Meyers questionable for Ravens-Patriots

Week Three of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Browns and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

Chiefs rule out Harrison Butker, Mike Danna

The Chiefs ruled out kicker Harrison Butker and defensive end Mike Danna. Butker has a left ankle injury and Danna a calf injury.Special teams coach Dave Toub said Thursday that Butker had “really bad” swelling in his ankle after injuring it in the season opener.His injury forced safety Justin Reid to help fill in with [more]

Colts rule Shaquille Leonard out; Michael Pittman Jr. set to return

The wait for Colts linebacker Shaquille Leonard‘s first appearance of the 2022 season will last at least another week.Colts head coach Frank Reich ruled Leonard out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Leonard is coming back from June back surgery and has been practicing for the last few weeks without getting the green light to [more]

Jonathan Taylor: If we don’t play great fundamental football, Sunday won’t end well

The Colts had an ugly loss to the Jaguars last week and enter their Week Three matchup against the Chiefs 0-1-1.Indianapolis was particularly inept on offense, managing only three first downs in the first half.Running back Jonathan Taylor — who had 54 yards on nine carries, 21 of which came on one play — knows that [more]

Skyy Moore: Can’t be mad about playing two offensive snaps, have to wait my turn

Chiefs rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore only played two offensive snaps against the Chargers in Week Two and they were both kneeldowns at the end of the game, but Moore hasn’t spent the last week complaining about his role.Moore, who also serves as the team’s punt returner, said he’s “not too worried about anything” when [more]

Harrison Butker remains out of practice

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker missed another day of practice, and his availability for Sunday is not looking good. Special teams coach Dave Toub said Thursday that Butker is “attacking” the rehab process but made it sound as if Butker will need at least another week.“The swelling was really bad in his ankle,” Toub said, via [more]

Michael Pittman, Shaquille Leonard practice again, but no call on Sunday

Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman acknowledged that he was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, but he wasn’t willing to discuss much else about his quad injury when he spoke to reporters.Pittman said that “practice felt good” and that “we’re going to leave that up to coach and just kind of play it out this [more]

Nielsen pegs Amazon’s Week 2 Thursday night viewership at 13 million

Amazon overpromised and, officially, barely overdelivered.Nielsen, which was retained by Amazon to generate TV-style ratings for the non-TV broadcast of last Thursday’s Chargers-Chiefs game, has pegged the viewership for the game at 13 million.Amazon raised eyebrows by telling advertisers that the Thursday night package would generate an average audience of 12.5 million viewers. Nielsen has, [more]

Six days later, the Nielsen numbers for Amazon’s first regular-season game aren’t available

Well, we’re waiting.Six days ago, Amazon broadcast the NFL’s first Thursday night regular-season, streaming-only game. Nielsen, for the first time ever, had been retained to provide ratings data for a program not on traditional TV.One day before the next Amazon game, the Nielsen numbers still haven’t been released.Over the weekend, the ratings supposedly were coming [more]

Brandon Staley: Justin Herbert remains “day-to-day”

Six days ago, Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert fractured rib cartilage during a hit that clearly affected him for the remainder of his team’s game against the Chiefs. Five days ago, coach Brandon Staley called Herbert “day-to-day.” Today, Staley provided an update.Per Staley, Herbert remains “day-to-day.” Staley added that Herbert will participate in individual drills on Monday.So [more]

Harrison Butker does not practice on Wednesday

The Chiefs may have to go another week without their regular kicker.Head coach Andy Reid told reporters in his Wednesday press conference that Harrison Butker won’t practice on Wednesday, as Kansas City begins to get ready to play Indianapolis.Butker injured his left ankle during the Week One victory over the Cardinals.“[Ankle injuries are] tricky,” Reid [more]

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