How Baker Mayfield Led the Rams to an Improbable Win: ‘Just Like We Painted It’

ENGLEWOOD, Calif. — Exhausted, elated, and a little overwhelmed, Rams coach Sean McVay walked to the podium after a 17-16 win over Las Vegas Thursday night. “Just as we painted it,” he said quietly. The Rams acquired fallen quarterback Baker Mayfield on waivers Tuesday afternoon. Two days later, Mayfield executed a 98-yard touchdown drive with 1:45 to play, tying the Raiders by 16 points with 15 seconds to play. Kicker Matt Gay reached the extra point, and intercepted Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr’s safety Taylor Rapp as time expired to…

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DA says Matt Araiza, ex-Bills pundit in alleged gang rape case will not be charged

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that no criminal charges will be filed against former Bills Matt Araiza after he was accused in a civil suit in August of participating in the gang rape and false imprisonment of a 17-year-old girl. Ultimately, prosecutors determined that the evidence clearly did not support criminal charges and there was no path to a possible criminal conviction. The DA’s office said in a statement. “Prosecutors can only bring charges when they morally believe they can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”…

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Oregon CB Christian Gonzalez is declared for the 2023 NFL Draft

Oregon cornerback Christian Gonzalez will exit the Ducks’ game and enter the 2023 NFL Draft, Christian Gonzalez announced Sunday. Here’s what you need to know: Gonzalez tallied 50 tackles, including 35 solo for the Ducks this season. He ranks third in the Pac-12 in interceptions (four) and is tied with Stanford’s Jonathan McGill and Colorado’s Nico Reed for passes defended (seven). Thank you Lord 💚🦆# prodex pic.twitter.com/DFXKxqZlVv – Gonzo (@chrisgonzo28) December 4, 2022 Scout report After a breakout sophomore season with the Buffaloes, leading the team in assists and passing…

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Deshaun Watson starts the Browns’ first game against the Texans after being suspended

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is set to make his first start with the team after being suspended 11 games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy in connection with more than 20 accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. Here’s what you need to know: Watson will make his Browns regular season debut on Sunday when the team takes on the Texans, the team it was traded from this offseason, in Houston. The QB spoke to the media this week but declined to answer any non-football questions, citing advice from…

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The Rams put Matthew Stafford at the IR position in a move that could signal the end of the QB season

Today, Saturday, the Rams announced that quarterback Matthew Stafford has been placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury. While modern injury reserve rules allow players to return after four games, the 3-8 Rams have only six games remaining and little hope of a playoff. The move could effectively signal the end of Stafford’s 2022 season. Here’s what you need to know: Stafford cleared his second of two concussion protocol runs Friday, but coach Sean McVay said the team is still “gathering information” about a neck injury Stafford sustained…

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NFL Week 13 Sample Predictions: Predictions for the 49ers vs. the Dolphins, Giants vs. the Leaders, and more

Welcome to my game predictions for Week 13 of the NFL season. If you’re new here, I’m showing the score for each game and the winning percentage for each team using my NFL betting form. The model gradually scrapes old data and uses data from this year as the season progresses. My NFL betting model takes a series of different metrics and creates a projection for each team. These projections are then used to project a spread and total for each game. My model can find the chance that the…

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Steelers ruled RB Nagy Harris against the Colts with an abdominal injury

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Nagy Harris was pulled out of Monday’s game versus the Colts with an abdominal injury. Here’s what we know. Left midway through the second quarter, Harris got a treat on the sidelines, came back and scored a 6-yard rushing touchdown to put the Steelers up 13-0. He went into the locker room just before half-time and was subsequently removed from the match. Harris had 10 rushes for 35 yards and a score before getting out. Monday entered with a season-high 550 yards and three touchdowns. What…

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Bucs All-Pro Tristan Wirfs was pulled with an apparent leg injury in exchange for the Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Tristan Werfs walked off the field with an apparent injury to his left leg in overtime against the Browns on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know: The injury occurred in less than four minutes to go in the OT. Wirfs was not putting weight on his left leg because he was being helped into the cart. Wirfs, 23, was a first-team All-Pro in 2021. 🙏🙏🙏 @tristanwirfs78 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers November 27, 2022 This story will be updated. (Photo: Kim Clement/USA Today) .

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Bears dismissed Jets QB Justin Fields: What will the offense look like under Trevor Siemian?

The Bears will be without quarterback Justin Fields when they take on the Jets on Sunday. Here’s what you need to know: Fields suffered a separated left shoulder and torn ligament against the Falcons on November 20. Chicago coach Matt Eberflus said the QB will not be placed on injured reserve. Backup Trevor Siemian will be making his 30th career start, and first as a bear. idle to # Chef: pic.twitter.com/3kRps14DQs – Chicago Bears November 27, 2022 background story After a slow start to the season, Fields was on a…

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Eagles Esoterica: NFL fine horror stories, from grandma remarks to socks — and more socks

According to the NFL, about $4 million has been raised to assist former players through the NFL Foundation since 2011. ‘Tis the season for giving. Bo Wulf: Do you have a story of the worst fine you got from the league or one you didn’t think you deserved? Haason Reddick: Crazy, I’ve never been fined. Wulf: You’ve never been fined? Reddick: Never for, like, something I didn’t deserve. I was fined once for a fight, but that was it. Wulf: Do you know any stories of teammates getting bad ones? Reddick: I just know a…

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