Chargers WR Keenan Allen voted 2017 NFL Comeback Player of the Year by writers

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, who missed virtually all of 2016 with an ACL injury and returned to finish third in the league in receiving yards this season, is the 2017 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, chosen by the Professional Football Writers of America in voting announced Friday.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who threw for 28 touchdowns, was named as the 2017 NFL Most Improved Player of the Year, the PFWA also announced.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was allegedly paid $130,000 during Trump’s presidential campaign to keep quiet about the affair and has since denied that it happened. But in a 2011 interview with In Touch (h/t CBS Sports), which was released this week, she said she first slept with Trump when she met him at the American Century celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006.

The day after her first tryst with Trump, she ran into him at a party at the hotel she was staying at, where he was hanging out with Roethlisberger.

He was hanging out with Ben for a long time, Daniels recalled. A couple other people around, nobody famous. Mostly people trying to hang on to them. Ben had just won the Super Bowl that year. Donald excused himself. He had to leave, I don’t remember why, and he made Ben promise to take care of me. I stayed another 15-20 minutes and Ben Roethlisberger actually walked me up to my room that night because Donald told him to. Yeah, he walked me all the way to my hotel room.patriots_126_c50524a87e887ccc-180x180

Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson flirt with history in Lions loss

The Detroit Lions racked up nearly 400 yards of offense in the first half Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson were kept quiet in the second half of the team’s 37-27 loss.

Kids Jay Bromley Jersey Stafford threw for 327 yards in the first two quarters, a franchise record. He was on pace to break the NFL single-game passing yards record, which stands at 554 yards and was set in 1951 by Norm Van Brocklin. Stafford nearly broke the record last season when he threw for 520 yards against the Packers.

Pittsburgh took a hint, and made some halftime adjustments to get more pressure on Stafford and tighter coverage on Megatron. It worked, at least enough to keep Detroit’s offensive duo from putting their names in the history book this week.

Kids Cedric Peerman Jersey Their current lease in Oakland runs for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, leaving their 2019 status up in the air. Davis said that the team could stay in Oakland for the 2019 season, a few places that they could play during the 2019 season.

The Raiders playing a season in the Chargers old house seems kinda cruel, but are the people of San Diego going to complain if they have a home team for a season right now? Probably not.

Adrian Peterson’s wife says he’s already walking after knee injury vs. Packers

The knee injury suffered by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday is a torn meniscus, according to head coach Mike Zimmer, and his wife says that he was already walking on the injured leg before the end of the night.

According to Larry Fitzgerald, Sr. (Yes, that Larry Fitzgerald. He’s a sports writer based in Minnesota), Peterson had an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury, but the running back’s wife believes he will be OK. Zimmer even said that it’s possible Peterson will play in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.

While Peterson has had a rough start to the 2016 season, managing just 50 yards on 31 carries with zero touchdowns, it is big news for the Vikings that the former MVP isn’t seriously injured. The team already Dan Fouts Jersey lost Teddy Bridgewater for the year and Peterson’s backups, Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon, haven’t had much running room either in the first two weeks.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer seemed to believe that good news was on the way for Peterson on Sunday night, telling reporters that the injury “calmed down” after the game.

Peterson’s injury Danny Woodhead Jersey also revealed a bizarre flaw in the new U.S. Bank Stadium, as he had to limp his way through a sports bar on his way to the locker room:

I can’t believe the Vikings have to walk Adrian Peterson through a restaurant to get to the locker room pic.twitter.com/otjYbrEhGT

— Steve Palec (@stevepalec) September 19, 2016
Peterson has dealt with knee injuries in the past, including tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in 2011. He is just 275 rushing yards away from being the 16th player in NFL history with 12,000 career rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns from being the ninth player to 100.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS: We want stars to speak out, unless we don’t like what they have to say. Two seasons ago, Marshawn Lynch was vilified for not talking to reporters. Now Colin Kaepernick is being treated the same way for speaking out. Who do we want our athletes to be?

MARTIN OUT FOR AWHILE: Doug Martin expected to miss time with hamstring injury. Charles Sims takes over as the Bucs’ lead running back.

SERIOUS BOAT RIDE: Ron Rivera’s not having any of your shenanigans. Longtime fans of the Panthers know very well the demeanor of Riverboat Ron Rivera. Contrary to the exuberant sounding nickname, Ron has only two facial settings on the sidelines: upset and not upset.

DAKTOBERFEST: Why Dak Prescott’s got this for Cowboys: Mom, family, community. Being a mama’s boy is who Dak Prescott is, growing up in a three-bedroom trailer in Princeton, La., before becoming a high school star at Haughton (La.) and college star at Mississippi State. Now he’s looking to do the same in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Menu Marcus scored 20 points, including two free throws the closing seconds of overtime, and Kansas State held on to beat No. 7 Kansas 85 on Monday night. Spradling added 15 points for the Wildcats, who blew a nine-point lead with less than 2 minutes left regulation, only to survive for just their third win over the Jayhawks 26 played at Bramlage Coliseum. Hundreds of students flooded the court when the final buzzer sounded to celebrate the end of a six-game skid against Kansas. The Wildcats, who had lost 48 of the last 51 the series, hadn’t beaten their rivals their on-campus octagon since Feb. 14. Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points for the Jayhawks, including a putback of his own miss with 6 seconds left to force overtime. Perry had 19 points, Naadir Tharpe added 13 and Brannen Greene Kobe Bryant Jersey scored 10 for Kansas. The Wildcats took the lead with 17 left the second half, and never trailed until Tarik Black scored the opening basket of overtime. But every time the Jayhawks tried to build a lead, the Wildcats had answer – a three-point play by, a free throw by Omari Lawrence, or a big putback from unheralded big man D.J., who had nine points. Still, it wasn’t over until ‘s two free throws with 21 seconds left gave Kansas State 83 lead, and Wiggins missed a 3-pointer at the other end. Black missed another shot, and the Wildcats finally corralled the rebound, allowing time to run out. It was the first victory six tries against Kansas for Wildcats coach Bruce Weber, and just the fourth loss 26 against Kansas State for his counterpart, Self. Unlike the first meeting January, when the Jayhawks raced out to a big lead and then simply nursed it through the second half, the rivals played to a draw Monday night.

Kansas State surged to early lead thanks to some poor shooting by the Jayhawks, only to go into a slump of its own. Both teams eventually got into foul trouble as the game began to resemble old Big Eight tussle, and the result was a 29 halftime tie. fact, there have been more bodies on the court than baskets made, and the Jayhawks’ Black even had to limp off after twisting his ankle while going up for a rebound. The angst reached a crescendo midway through the second half, when Gipson of the Wildcats and Kansas guard Frank got into a shoving match. Both were given technical fouls. Kansas was already playing without reserve forward Jamari Traylor, whom Self sat for disciplinary reasons. With the nagging injury to Black on top of the foul trouble, one of the deepest teams the nation had its depth tested one of the rare instances all. The Jayhawks didn’t quite respond the way Self would have liked. After taking a 35 lead with 17 remaining, the Wildcats ripped off the next nine points. And even when turned his right ankle and briefly went to the locker room, Kansas State was still able to match the Jayhawks basket for basket. The Wildcats couldn’t close the game regulation, though. Wesley Iwundu made one of two free throws with 30 seconds left to give Kansas State a lead, but Tharpe quickly answered with a layup. Iwundu was fouled again but missed the front end of a 1-and-1, giving Wiggins a to send the game to overtime.

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Menu Though the Baltimore Orioles are off to a strong start, they still appear to have their issues with the Texas Rangers. After back-to-back defeats following their 7 start, the visiting Orioles can get back on track by avoiding a sixth consecutive loss to the Rangers on Friday night. Baltimore averaged 5 runs those first seven contests but has totaled five the last two. The Orioles led 3 and chased Hamels the top of the sixth inning Thursday before Texas scored five times the bottom of the frame en route to a 6 victory. The baseball gods weren’t too kind to us, Orioles manager Showalter said. Nolan Reimold had two hits and Trumbo clubbed his third home run for Baltimore, which has batted.202 and been outscored 40 while seven of eight to the Rangers. The Orioles have dropped five a row at Texas after winning six straight there, including the postseason. That’s why you got, Baltimore veteran Adam Jones said. Just keep moving forward as a team and keep getting better. Nomar Mazara continued his strong career start for Texas with two more hits and a RBI the series opener. The 20-year-old Dominican outfielder is 8 for 20 with three RBIs his first five league contests. Perez will try a third time to earn his first victory of 2016 when he takes the ball for the Rangers. The left-hander issued five of his nine walks and hit a batter for the second straight game, when he allowed three runs and seven hits 6-3 innings of a 3 loss to the Los Angels. ”I thought his stuff was good,” Texas manager Banister said. ”But, it was the five walks and the hit batter – the freebies that we’ve got to cut down on.” Perez didn’t walk anybody while yielding three runs 6-3 innings of a 4 home victory over the Orioles on Aug. 29. Trumbo is 4 for 9 with a home run and a double against Perez while Manny Machado is 3 for 9 with a. Wieters and J.J. Hardy have each gone 3 for 6 with a double versus Perez. The Orioles hand the ball to Worley, who allowed two earned runs and seven hits 4-3 innings of a 5 win over Tampa Bay on. The right-hander’s only previous appearance against the Rangers came April 2013 with Minnesota. Prince Fielder hasn’t faced Worley since that season but is 4 for 9 with a double and a home run against him. Fielder, who went 0 for 4 on Thursday, is 7 for 40 with 14 strikeouts. Jones also went 0 for 4 his return from going six games without at-bat because of a rib injury. He is 2 for 14 with six strikeouts 2016. He’s going to hide it as much as he can if he wasn’t, Showalter told MLB’s official website. But he’s going to be frank with us…. It’s more about than.

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You heard me: Bold fantasy football predictions for all 32 teams

Any time you have any sort of opinion these days, it is labeled a “hot take.” The more outlandish the opinion, the “hotter” the take. I sort of hate all of it, but this column is the closest I come to that sort of thing … it’s my ninth annual bold predictions piece, aka “You heard me.”

The premise is very simple. Pretend we are having a conversation and I’d say something nutty.

ME: You know, I believe the Redskins win the Super Bowl!
YOU: What?!!?
ME: You heard me!

It’s an outrageous and unlikely prediction, but it’s not impossible. All 32 teams, in theory, could win the Super Bowl.

And frankly, it’s not important whether I get it right.

You heard me.

So here you go. One bold prediction per NFL team, in alphabetical order, with my thinking behind it. You heard me.

Arizona Cardinals: I say John Brown, currently being drafted at WR30 and behind Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald, finishes as a top-12 fantasy wide receiver. My thinking: He had 10 regular-season games in 2015 with 99 yards OR a touchdown … the same number as Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins. The deep threat on a deep-throwing team, he has continued to improve and takes the next step this year.

Carolina Panthers: I say Devin Funchess, currently being drafted as WR46 in the 13th round, outscores Kelvin Benjamin, currently being drafted as WR24 in the sixth round. My thinking: He’s 6-foot-4 and Benjamin is 6-foot-5, so they’re both obvious red zone targets. Both of these guys will start, so I ultimately expect it to come down to touchdowns, and it’s not crazy to think Funchess could get more of those than Benjamin. Funchess is having a great camp, building on a nice second half last season and certainly is a much cheaper option.

The response to Kaepernick was an up-close view of the machine and the powerful components that combine to make it work. He exposed the mainstream impulse to discuss social issues only within boundaries that empower it. On its face, the concept of what the flag stands for is uncomplicated, and pouring Kaepernick’s statement through the funnel of patriotism allows the majority to remain on the offensive. It allows a smothering of thought to masquerade as courage, for people to maintain their delusions and lack of knowledge while appearing to be provocative. Too many of Kaepernick’s critics know nothing — and have shown they don’t care to know — about the black community, its relationship with police or the staggering statistics that have driven thousands to the streets.

The response also exposes just how thoroughly unprepared the mainstream is to comprehend America through the lens of the black Americans they cheer and work alongside. Real, difficult concepts — like America not living up to the ideals of its flag (as the Dixie Chicks protested in 2003, to similar backlash), or how police could shoot a 12-year-old child in Cleveland and go unpunished, or how federal oversight of local police was granted in response to officers beating Rodney King when Kaepernick was 3 years old — are met with hostility and simplistic narratives about patriotism and freedom of speech.

Why this Tony Romo injury is more serious than past issues

Not all spine fractures are created equal. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo knows this firsthand.

Once the pain has resolved and satisfactory healing has occurred, the athlete can be cleared to return. This could range from a few weeks to a few months. As Garrett noted, the Cowboys have gotten “a lot of different timetables for when [Romo] can return.”

At Haughton (La.) High School, Prescott became the quarterback after the starter got hurt. At Mississippi State, he became the quarterback when the starter got hurt.

He is set to become the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback, at least for a little while, because Tony Romo got hurt.

Jason Garrett won’t say it yet, but Prescott is looking like the Cowboys’ starting quarterback for at least the season opener if not several weeks after that with Romo in a brace because of a compression fracture of his L1 vertebra.

For the first time since 2006, the Cowboys will have a season opener with somebody other than Romo as their starting quarterback.

Romo and Prescott exchanged text messages on Saturday. Prescott told Romo he was sorry he got hurt and hopes he gets better soon. Romo told Prescott he has his back.

“But this is still his team,” Prescott said. “I’m just going to try to do my best to hold the fort down, I guess you could say, give this team a great chance to succeed and win games each and every week.”

Roger Staubach won the 1969 season opener as a Cowboys rookie, beating the St. Louis Cardinals by completing 7 of 15 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown. Troy Aikman lost his first season opener as a Cowboys rookie, completing 17 of 35 passes for 180 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 28-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Quincy Carter was the last rookie to start a Cowboys season opener. He completed 9 of 19 passes for 34 yards and two interceptions in a 10-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And that’s the history Prescott walks into.

But the supporting cast of Prescott is much greater than what Aikman and Carter had. The Cowboys went 11-2-1 in 1969, but Craig Morton started the rest of the games that season.

Prescott has the best offensive line in football with three Pro Bowlers in Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin. He has a healthy Dez Bryant, something Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore didn’t have last year after Romo went down twice with a broken left collarbone. He will have Jason Witten, a 10-time Pro Bowler. And he can hand the ball off to Ezekiel Elliott, the fourth overall pick in the draft.

“I’m just going to do everything I can to make sure I’m ready to play my role as the starting quarterback and to get these playmakers the ball around me,” Prescott said. “We’ve got a number of playmakers, a great offensive line. The pressure is not really on me. I’ve just got to go out there and play my game and be myself.”

The gold mine that is Arena Bowl X: Gruden vs. Warner, 20 years later

Long gone but never forgotten, Friday is the 20th anniversary of perhaps the best non-NFL game in American football history. Arena Bowl X pitted a pair of quarterbacks who would move on to bigger things, trading scores throughout the night in a tiny auditorium filled with 11,411 fans dressed as farm animals in Des Moines, Iowa.

Just three plays in, the Dallas Cowboys lost their starting quarterback, Romo, to a back injury. Though Romo could have potentially returned to the lineup in a regular-season game, the Cowboys chose to stick with Prescott.

Prescott said the last time he came in off the bench was his sophomore year at Mississippi State.

“It’s no different,” Prescott said. “I prepare just like I’m going to start the game, and I’m ready at all times, like I’m going to start the game. I gotta go in at any second, so it wasn’t any different.”

Facing third-and-8 from the Dallas 38, Prescott found Cole Beasley for 12 yards on his first play, but the drive stalled. On his second drive, he relied on Ezekiel Elliott’s legs to move the ball until he found Jason Witten down the seam.

The ball was underthrown, but Witten was able to reach around the linebacker and pull the ball down for a 17-yard score.

“I told him ‘I love you, thank you for catching that,'” Prescott said. “I needed that.”

It was Prescott’s fifth touchdown pass in three preseason games.

On his fifth drive of the game, Prescott was able to lead the Cowboys to a Dan Bailey field goal, executing a two-minute drive by completing 8 of 9 passes for 64 yards. He completed passes to five pass-catchers — Beasley, Brice Butler, Devin Street, Geoff Swaim and Alfred Morris.

Black doesn’t want players to exclude anything from their diet. She wants them to eat healthy 90 percent of the time and eat what they want the other 10 percent. That’s what sold Ramsey — whom Black said has been her toughest case in her three seasons with the Jaguars — on eating better.

The players interviewed for this story all said Black has helped them and that they’re grateful she’s not overbearing when it comes to nutrition and checking out what they eat.

But some did admit to being afraid of the 5-foot-7 Black.

Such as 6-foot-3, 317-pound guard A.J. Cann. He loves pasta, and when the Jaguars serve it, the second-year player wants to load up a huge plateful … but he doesn’t.

“I’m like, ‘How much can I get?’ and she’s like, ‘Not a lot,’” Cann said. “It was the tiniest scoop ever. So I’m looking at her. She like walks away, but I’m like, I want to take an extra scoop so bad, but she’s looking, so I said, ‘Nah, I’m not going to take the extra scoop.’

Richard Sherman’s vote for best NFL QB doesn’t go to Russell Wilson

O’Brien has discussed his decision in the past, but Wilson had remained quiet on what went on behind the scenes leading up to his departure from Raleigh, North Carolina. That was until Saturday when he gave a commencement speech at Wisconsin’s graduation and addressed that very topic.

In his speech, Wilson recounted the conversation he had with O’Brien prior to Wilson returning for his senior season at NC State. In Wilson’s words, he was not only told that he would not start at quarterback for the Wolfpack, he was told he would not get the opportunity to play for NC State.

“The summer before my senior year of college, I’m playing minor-league baseball. I called my football coach at NC State and said, ‘Hey coach, I’d like to come back for my senior year. He told me I wasn’t coming back,'” Wilson recalled, as transcribed by ESPN.

“He said, ‘Listen son, you’re never going to play in the National Football League. You’re too small. There’s no chance. You’ve got no shot. Give it up.’ Of course, I’m on this side of the phone saying, ‘So you’re telling me I’m not coming back to NC State? I won’t see the field?’ He said, ‘No son, you won’t see the field.’

“Now, this was everything I had worked for and now it was completely gone. If I wanted to follow my dream, I had to leave NC State. I had no idea if I would get a second chance somewhere else.”

Wilson’s account of his talk with O’Brien doesn’t paint the coach in the best light with Wilson claiming O’Brien told the player to give up playing football because he had “no chance” of making the NFL. As we all know, Wilson went on to a fantastic season at Wisconsin and has become a Super Bowl winning quarterback with theSeattle Seahawks.

Tom Brady probably won’t be pursuing a career as a chef anytime soon, but maybe he should. His cookbook has been a hot-seller.

Forget Rachael Ray or Gordon Ramsey. If you want the best recipes in your kitchen, you need to get your hands on a copy of Brady’s cookbook. Of course, you can’t actually do that, because the cookbook is sold out on Brady’s website.

If you do get your hands on a copy, Brady knows what recipe you should make first. During an interview with GQ this week, the Patriots quarterback revealed which one of the 89 recipes is his favorite.

Before the big reveal though, Brady would like to make something clear about his book of recipes.

“It’s not a cookbook,” Brady told GQ. “It’s a nutrition manual.”