Concussion Legacy Foundation CEO and co-founder Chris Nowinski said this kind of thinking is a flaw.

In the Sunday night game, Derek Carr threw for 300 yards and a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch ran for two scores and weathered a late push from the Miami Dolphins to claim a 27-24 win. Miami Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China recovered an early surprise onside kick and intercepted Carr once, but couldn’t convert either opportunity into points.

Passing a sideline concussion test does not mean a player didn’t suffer a concussion. Players can experience a concussion but not show symptoms until the next morning, and they would still be at risk of suffering the grave consequences of a second concussion. Nowinski said teams and doctors need to be more aggressive in holding out players.

“If they show signs of concussion like holding their head after impact and you cannot find another reason why they would hold their head, you have to assume concussion and you cannot clear them,” Nowinski said. “I’ve talked to a lot of doctors. No one can come up with any reason why his hands would go to his head and drop to his side and not move, other than a concussion.”

Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, said both Colts medical staff and independent docots continued to monitor throughout the game, in adherence with the NFL’s unstated policy. Brissett only experienced symptoms after he had showered and was ready to leave the stadium, Sills said.

“It sounds like if you pass the protocol, you’re forced to put him back in,” Nowinski said. “We need to know what kind of guidance [independent doctors] are given. Are any NFL players kept Cheap Barcelona Jerseys out just in case? Or are we just accepting [several players] are going to show symptoms after the fact, and thank god they survived?”

Sills disagreed with the notion a replay could provide clear evidence of a concussion. “There is no medical professional or scientific body in the world that would say that video is alone is sufficient to cause a concussion,” Sills said.

In some cases, the protocol protects such players. On Sunday, the Redskins announced wide receiver Ryan Grant had cleared tests after his head bounced off the turf. And yet trainers escorted him to the locker room, and he stayed out of the game and remained in the recovery protocol this week.

Reason for hope: The defense is an absolute monster.

Entering Sunday’s game, the Vikings had held four of their previous six opponents under 10 points, and two of those opponents were the Rams and the Falcons. They allowed the fewest points per game and fewest yards per game of any team in the league. They had the second-best third-down defense and the second-best goal-to-go defense. You wish they were better at generating turnovers (just 19 all season entering Sunday), but the defense is so good at limiting opponents in so many situations that it should keep the Vikings in every game.

Reason for concern: Since they didn’t secure the No. 1 seed, the prospect of having to win an outdoor game in Philadelphia to advance to the Super Bowl (which would be in their own home stadium, by the way) looms large. And as great as Case Keenum’s story and season have been, we haven’t seen him tested under playoff pressure.

But perhaps this is a sign of what’s to come. Certainly, Toronto spent all offseason focusing on a changed approach that prioritized a quicker pace and, yes, more threes. DeRozan is slowly but surely joining the revolution.

Reason for concern: Same as for a lot of teams in this NFC field — inexperience. Jared Goff has been an NFL starter for a season and a half. Gurley is a third-year player. The wideouts and tight ends are a young, inexperienced group. And there’s also the fact that no other potential playoff team but Tennessee entered Week 17 with more turnovers than the Rams’ 19. The margin for error shrinks this time of year.

X factor: Aaron Donald. The Rams’ all-world defensive tackle is the kind of player you just feel is built for the playoffs. He might be the best defensive player in the league, he’s looking for a big new contract, and there just aren’t many interior offensive linemen who can Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap handle him. Donald is Wade Phillips’ game-wrecker, the way Von Miller was for the Broncos on their Super Bowl run two years ago.

I’ve grown up in football all my life and my dad went through some times at the University of Minnesota where it wasn’t very good and they weren’t saying very good things, Gutekunst said. The one thing I learned about that, usually (for) the guy in the chair it’s not as Basketball Jerseys hard to take. You worry about your family.

Thigpen relies on his size and athleticism and lacks a plan when attacking from the edge.

Rosen understands how to maneuver within the pocket, often stepping up and sliding with two hands on the ball to avoid pressure ready to fire. Rosen has terrific placement and accuracy to all parts of the field and also makes throws with touch and anticipation.

And your eyes do not deceive you, those forays to the rim, always the meat of his game, have become even more effective this season. Wiggins is shooting a career high 70.5 percent within three feet this season, significantly better, for comparison’s sake, than MVP-level attackers James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

But the portions, which should be growing as he’s surrounded by more talent, instead are getting smaller. The percentage of his shots that are within three feet have declined for the second straight year, and now sit at 23 percent. Perhaps even more alarming, his free throw rate, which peaked at .437 FTA per field goal attempt in his second season, has plummeted to a mere .286 this season, and his ability to shoot them effectively seems to have abandoned him.

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Winston marched the Bucs from his 25 to the Patriots 19 before throwing an incompletion on the final play.

The Rams are the surprise team of the year thus far, sitting atop the NFC West at 3-1 with defending division-champion Seattle coming to LA for a Week 5 showdown. Few saw this coming from a team that went 4-12 last season, fired its coach and produced one of the NFL’s lowest-rated quarterbacks in Goff. Not helping was the fact that Snead had traded a king’s ransom to the Titans in order to move up to the top spot in last year’s draft for the right to select the Cal QB ahead of Carson Wentz, who had a far superior rookie season.

Jameis Winston rallied Tampa Bay late with an 18-yard TD pass to Cameron Brate that trimmed New England’s lead to 16-14 with 2:09 remaining.

After Gostkowski’s fourth goal put the Patriots up by five, Winston marched the Bucs from his 25 to the Patriots 19 before throwing an incompletion on the final play.

It might not have come down to a last-minute drive if not for another poor performance by Tampa Bay’s Nick Folk.

The veteran kicker missed two field goals and an extra-point before beating the New York Giants on a last-second kick last week. He missed three more field goals Thursday night, including a 31-yarder in the fourth quarter that would have cut a nine-point deficit to six with just under six minutes to go.

“I left points out there,” said Folk, who also misfired from 56 yards just Cheap International Soccer Jerseys before halftime and 49 yards on the second play of the fourth quarter. “We should have won the game 20-19, so this one’s on me.”

With his 186th career regular-season win as a starter, Brady tied Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most by a quarterback in NFL history. He also has 25 Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys postseason victories, including five Super Bowls.

Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu to miss 2-3 weeks, report says

One of Atlanta’s key targets escaped significant injury this weekend. Another may not be as lucky.

Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is expected to miss two to three weeks with a hamstring injury after getting hurt in the team’s loss to the Bills on Sunday, ESPN reported.

According to the report, Sanu had an MRI Monday morning and Falcons coach Dan Quinn will address the team’s injuries later in the afternoon. Given the timeline and the team’s upcoming bye week, Sanu may only miss the Falcons’ Week 6 matchup against the Dolphins before returning if he’s deemed healthy enough.

Sanu suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday’s meeting and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was also without Julio Jones after the star wide receiver exited in the second quarter with a hip flexor injury and did not return.

Sanu, 28, has 16 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown through the first four weeks of the season.

Chubb was the defensive leader for the 24th-ranked Wolfpack, who harassed Cheap Heat Jerseys reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson the entire night at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Chubb entered with 5 1/2 sacks on the season and the All-American added another as he blew past Louisville left tackle Geron Christian, a 6-6, 315-pound junior also considered an NFL prospect.

Thursday’s game drew plenty of NFL talent evaluators to Raleigh, including Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, Washington vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, Panthers Cheap Football Practice Jerseys interim general manager Marty Hurney and Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas.

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He should have had five interceptions.

Taylor had two picks, but he dropped three others on the rainy day. He also forced a fumble.

Losing free safety Kurt Coleman (sprained knee) for a month is big for this defense in terms of the leadership and communication he brought to the secondary. He had a calming effect on a young group. Carolina signed veteran Jairus Byrd to fill in, but will he be ready in time for Sunday’s game against the Lions, or will Carolina have to go with rookie Demetrious Cox? Either way, the back end of a strong defense has been weakened by the loss of Coleman. — David Newton

Oh, my, the play is under review. It looked like the ball bounced off the heel of a Bears player, but the ruling on the field is that the Packers touched the ball first to down it. The Packers are challenging the ruling.

Three-and-out again for the Packers again after Pernell McPhee sacks Rodgers.

After the punt, and a penalty for an illegal block in the back, the Packers will take over on their own 15.

The Bears can’t convert on third-and-11. Glennon completes a pass to Howard but it’s not close to the first down.

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Linebacker Vince Williams (98) replaces Lawrence Timmons at inside linebacker.

The Saints will have at least one new starter on every level of their defense as they continue to try to revamp that side of the ball. Free-agent linebacker A.J. Klein (53) should be the biggest difference-maker as the quarterback of the defense, and Marshon Lattimore (23) could provide a huge boost if he proves ready to start as a rookie. Left tackle Terron Armstead (72) is still recovering from a shoulder injury, but he’s only expected to miss a month or so of action. First-round rookie Ryan Ramczyk will hold down the left Real Madrid Cheap Jerseys tackle spot until Armstead is healthy enough to return. — Mike Triplett

Linebacker Vince Williams (98) replaces Lawrence Timmons at inside linebacker. He has 17 career starts in four seasons. The Steelers’ defense is hoping for several Pro Bowl performances from high draft picks Ryan Shazier (50), Bud Dupree (48) and Stephon Tuitt (91), who have gained valuable starting experience the past three years. Pittsburgh also added veteran cornerback Joe Haden, who’s number was unknown at the time of publication, late in the preseason. One of the league’s best offensive lines spends a third season together, but Youth NFL Cheap Jerseys the Steelers aren’t relying on continuity to translate to easy wins. “We’re not seeking comfort,” coach Mike Tomlin said. — Jeremy Fowler

The Texans lost four defensive contributors — cornerback A.J. Bouye, linebacker John Simon, safety Quintin Demps and nose tackle Vince Wilfork — to free agency or retirement, but feel their defense should still be one of the best in the league, especially with the return of J.J. Watt (99). The offense will feature a new Week 1 starting QB (Tom Savage, 3) and center (Nick Martin, 66). — Sarah Barshop

One person who played with Cravens in the past and considers him a friend said he was not surprised when he heard the news Sunday.

He added that you never know if a player loves the game until he faces adversity.

Cravens’ only comment came via a post to his Instagram story later Sunday evening that read, “Thank you to those who showed their true colors today. Both positively in support and negatively in misunderstanding and frustration. Either way my response is the same to both groups, I love ya! and thank ya! God Bless.”

The highest-paid defensive player is Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who signed a six-year, $114 million extension last summer that guarantees him $70 million. Next is Ndamukong Suh, who plays Donald’s position and signed a six-year, $114.375 million contract with the Dolphins in 2015 that guarantees him nearly $60 million.

It doesn’t hurt that New England poured resources this offseason into winning while they still can with Tom Brady. The future Hall of Famer is 40 now, so the team struck big in the offseason by trading for Brandin Cooks and Phillip Dorsett, and signing Stephon Gilmore.

He returned to wrestling, but two years later, Lesnar again announced a departure. This time, he dove into the world of MMA and in his fourth pro fight, won the UFC heavyweight championship.

The formula for success for Lesnar in all of his ventures has been simple: He’s bigger and stronger than his competition and surprisingly agile given his size.

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That is after he played on a one-year contract last season worth almost $20 million.

Cousins will play under the franchise tender for the second straight season after going to his first Pro Bowl last season. The 28-year-old Michigan State alumnus Kids Basketball Jerseys Cheap threw for a career-high 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season and ran for another four scores. It was his second straight 4,000-yard passing season after putting up 4,166 yards with a career-best 29 touchdowns and 11 picks for a personal-best 101.6 passer rating.

While we would have liked to work out a long-term contract before this season, we accept his decision, Allen said. “We both share high hopes for this season and we are looking forward to training camp starting next week. And we remain hopeful that a long-term contract will be signed in the future.”

Cousins has likely priced himself out of Washington for next season and could be looking at a huge payday next spring and many believe he is hoping to reunite with former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who is now the head coach in San Francisco.

Despite not coming to an agreement on a long-term deal, Cousins will be handsomely paid in 2017 with a one-year contract worth nearly $24 million. That is after he played on a one-year contract last season worth almost $20 million.

A guy who is on pretty much every video board promo in the Bronx during Lsu Cheap Jerseys every home game, despite playing in just 19 games this year, wants nothing to do with playing for one of the most storied, decorated franchises in the history of professional sports.

So, sure. Let’s openly criticize that guy, who admittedly played through pain this year so he could be on the field, and who could possibly lose another year of his career because of the injuries.indians_049

Mixon has boomed in OTA and minicamp practices, with Dalton and others praising his versatility.

Already offsetting the risk of MIxon is the base reward. At worst, with Bernard not close to seeing action, Mixon will provide the pop on third downs. He’s an explosive receiver who can also thrive in pass protecting for Andy Dalton. Mixon’s speed and quickness can match a healthy Bernard, and it comes from a bigger frame.

Mixon has boomed in OTA and minicamp practices, with Dalton and others praising his versatility. The early NFL knock on Mixon was his conditioning, a point of contention for the Bengals after Hill has struggled to stay in ideal shape. Mixon responded by working and running harder, including getting in some extra training sessions with fellow former Sooner Adrian Peterson.

The Bengals should feel comfortable calling upon Mixon to do everything in camp. Bernard can’t do anything at the moment about the rookie’s upward trajectory in the passing game. Hill’s biggest edge over Mixon is experience, and through all his woes, Hill has come through in short-yardage and goal-line situations.

Astros stars Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve helped Houston to Houston Texans Cheap Jerseys a 19-1 win against the Blue Jays. Correa went 4 for 5 with three runs scored, two home runs, five RBIs and a walk. He is now batting .325 this season. Altuve remained par for the course with another huge game, collecting three hits with four runs scored, a home run, three RBIs and two walks. He is now batting .347 this season.

Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland finished two outs away from a no-hitter in a 10-0 win against the White Sox. Freeland, who had to sit through two long Rockies at-bats near the end of the game, tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up just one hit (Melky Cabrera) and nine strikeouts. He is now 9-7 with a 3.77 ERA this season.indians_127