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Tua Tagovailoa’s leadership plan is to be “the same Tua I’ve always been”

When he found out about his demotion, Ryan Fitzpatrick said he felt it “was my team.” Indeed, the veteran quarterback won over teammates. It didn’t matter. The Dolphins now are Tua Tagovailoa‘s team for the present and the future. The rookie is taking all the lessons he learned in the six months with Fitzpatrick heading [more]

Post-game stat change costs daily fantasy contestant $1 million prize

Rob Huntze won $1 million in a DraftKings daily fantasy contest. Until he didn’t. As explained by David Purdum of ESPN.com, a change to the official statistics from Monday night’s Bears-Rams game robbed Huntze of the jackpot he believed he’d won. After the game ended, DraftKings’ official tabulation showed that Huntze had scored the most [more]

Johnny Hekker named NFC special teams player of the week

Johnny Hekker had one of the best games for any punter ever on Monday night. Certainly the best in the NFC for the week. So it was obvious that Hekker, the longtime Rams punter, would be named NFC special teams player of the week this week. Hekker averaged 44.2 yards per punt and, incredibly, landed [more]

Terrell Burgess will miss rest of season with broken ankle

Rams rookie safety Terrell Burgess will miss the rest of the season, coach Sean McVay said Tuesday. Burgess will undergo surgery Wednesday on his broken ankle. “Godspeed,” Burgess tweeted, along with praying hands, on Tuesday night. “It’s a shame because he was doing so well in really both phases, special teams and defense,” McVay said. [more]

Russell Wilson still favorite for MVP

The man who has never received an MVP vote remains the favorite for MVP. According to PointsBet, the NBC Sports official betting partner, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to represent the best bet for MVP, at -110. (Bet $110 to win $100.) Wilson has stayed in the top spot despite his team’s first loss of [more]

Rams waive kicker Samuel Sloman

Samuel Sloman had to know this was coming after the Rams signed Kai Forbath last Tuesday. Sloman was down to his last miss, and that came Monday night. The kicker reached the end of the line on the Rams’ 53-player roster Tuesday. The team announced it waived Sloman. Sloman made a 22-yarder in the victory [more]

Shaq Lawson on Tua Tagovailoa’s first start: It’s going to be incredible

It’s Tua Tagovailoa week in Miami. The Dolphins announced a quarterback change during their bye week and the first-round pick will be taking over from Ryan Fitzpatrick when the Rams come to town on Sunday. With the Dolphins 3-3 and Fitzpatrick coming off two good performances, the timing of the change has been questioned but [more]

Matt Nagy: It’s unacceptable for our offense to be outscored by our defense

The Bears lost in ugly fashion last night, scoring only 10 point against the Rams. Making matters worse was that the offense scored only three of those points. “[W]e’ve got to get stuff figured out,” Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters after the game regarding the offense. “It’s not good enough and to be outscored [more]

Sean McVay gives game ball to “phenomenal” Johnny Hekker

It’s not often that a punter could legitimately be described as a game’s most valuable player, but Johnny Hekker has a case for it after his Rams beat the Bears on Monday night. Hekker averaged 44.2 yards per punt and, incredibly, landed all five of his punts inside the Bears’ 10-yard line, with none of [more]

Nick Foles says Brian Griese’s broadcast comments came from a miscommunication

As the offense of the Chicago Bears sputtered against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, ESPN broadcaster Brian Griese relayed a conversation from quarterback Nick Foles during their production meetings over the weekend that seemed to indicate a disconnect between Foles and head coach Matt Nagy. During the fourth quarter, Griese spoke of the [more]

Rams hold Bears’ offense without a TD, intercept Nick Foles twice in 24-10 win

The Los Angeles Rams intercepted Nick Foles twice and held the offense of the Chicago Bears to just a lone field goal as they cruised to a 24-10 victory on Monday night. Jalen Ramsey intercepted Foles with just over three minutes left to play to end any hope of a late comeback for the Bears. [more]

Terrell Burgess carted off for Rams after ankle injury

Los Angeles Rams rookie safety Terrell Burgess was carted off in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears after suffering an apparently bad ankle injury. Burgess, a third-round pick out of Utah, was making a tackle of Bears running back David Montgomery when he got bent over backward with his left [more]

Rams lead Bears 10-3 at halftime

So far, Monday Night Football has followed the script: The first half was a defensive battle. Here’s hoping you bet the under. The Rams lead the Bears 10-3 at halftime. The Bears have 126 yards and the Rams 223. The teams combined for six punts. Josh Reynolds caught a 4-yard pass from Jared Goff with [more]

Josh Reynolds gives Rams 7-0 lead on 4-yard touchdown

The Rams used a bit of trickery to score the first touchdown Monday. They broke the huddle with five seconds left on the play clock, quickly set and snapped the ball. Bears cornerback Buster Skrine was slow getting over to Josh Reynolds, and that’s all the separation the Rams receiver needed. Reynolds made a easy [more]

Tyler Higbee is inactive for Monday Night Football

Tight end Tyler Higbee was the only Rams player with a designation for Monday Night Football. The Rams listed him as questionable with a hand injury. Higbee won’t play. The Rams have him among their inactives. Higbee has 18 catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns. The Rams’ other inactives are kicker Kai Forbath, center [more]

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