Packers vs. Falcons 2017 live updates: Scores, highlights, and results from Sunday Night Football

The Falcons opened their new stadium the same way they closed their last one: with a win over the Packers.

Three-and-outs, penalties, you name it, and the Bills’ rookie head coach was clapping. He’s a very encouraging guy! But he could see through his rose-colored glasses, saying after losing to the Panthers that there were no moral victories.

You can be forgiven if you thought he used to work for Andy Reid. His clock management certainly made it look like he did. His worst move with the clock: Near the end of the game, trailing by six points, he let 15 seconds lapse off the clock before a crucial third down.

Authentic Youth Jarret Stoll Jersey Overall, Sunday’s Bills-Panthers game looked like it crawled, half-formed, from the lab that gives us the league’s worst Thursday Night Football showdowns. Neither team found the end zone in a 9-3 grindfest that somehow made each team look worse. Mike Tolbert, returning to Charlotte after spending the last five seasons with the club, gained only 5 yards on three carries. His one reception brought him up to 7 yards on the day.

This one’s shaping up about the way that you’d expect, except the Ravens look better than advertised. Well, the defense does, anyway. The Ravens have eight sacks, eight interceptions, and three forced fumbles through two weeks.

Just last season, McDermott was the Panthers defensive coordinator. He takes his 1-0 Bills to Carolina on Sunday, seeking a festive homecoming.

As Bills head coach, McDermott has continued his art of visualization as a personal trait as well as a teaching tool for his players. McDermott believes that visualizing a play, a game, a goal, meditating on it, is a huge step to actualization.
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He coached against Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the last five years of Panthers practices. Surely he has a trick or two to make Newton squirm in this game.

DeVante Parker made an amazing catch to save Jay Cutler from an interception

DeVante Parker made a catch on Sunday that was great for a couple of reasons.

He saved Jay Cutler from throwing an interception.
It was just a badass grab over Casey Hayward.

The focus, concentration, and reach that it takes to be able to pull that off is phenomenal. It literally put Hayward on the ground, as Parker was stopped just short of the end zone.

The appeal could have been heard either by Goodell or by an arbitrator Goodell designated. Goodell selected Harold Henderson, who also heard the appeals of Hardy and Adrian Peterson. Henderson has denied a request from Elliott’s representatives to make his accuser available to testify during the appeal hearing. Henderson also declined to release transcripts and notes from meetings with Elliott’s accuser.

In Hardy’s case, Henderson determined that the 10-game suspension issued by the league was excessive. Henderson reduced Hardy’s suspension to four games. Henderson upheld Peterson’s suspension. Both Peterson and Hardy were suspended before the league adopted its current domestic violence policy in Dec. 2014.

The appeal began on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and continued through Thursday, Aug. 31, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano. Elliott, the NFL’s director of investigations Kia Wright Roberts, and the NFLPA’s forensics expert all testified on Tuesday. The appeal hearing was initially scheduled for two days, but was extended after the NFL decided to make a witness available by telephone after initially refusing.

Henderson had three options: overturn the suspension, uphold the six-game suspension, or reduce the number of games Elliott is suspended. Henderson chose to uphold the suspension.
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This game played out pretty much like the NFC Championship Game

Green Bay’s defense simply couldn’t stop Atlanta’s offense. The Falcons led 24-7 at half and 31-7 in the third, before two fourth-quarter Aaron Rodgers TDs made the final score a little closer. Jordy Nelson, Mike Daniels and Green Bay’s starting tackles all didn’t finish the game due to injury.

This one was never in too much doubt, as the Giants offense sputtered and New York never led (game was tied 7-7 in the second quarter). The Giants were down 17-7 at half and never threatened the spread, as Detroit pulled away in the fourth quarter thanks to an 88-yard punt return TD from Jamal Agnew.

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Now that the season is underway, you can still use fandom as a helpful tool when it comes to trade value. Knowing that a potential trade partner loves the Steelers and hates the Packers, you can feel more confident in trying to demand a greater package in return for Martavis Bryant than Davante Adams, regardless of their performance thus far in 2017. The heart will often outweigh the head in situations like this — and the savvy fantasy football participant needs to take both into account to maximize success.

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NFL Week 1 local headlines: Wentz’s magic touch hailed; Raiders K gets philosophical

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The first Sunday of the NFL season is in the books and close games proved to be at a premium.

Only three of Sunday’s 12 contests were decided by a touchdown or less as a number of offenses struggled to get going.

The Cowboys again look like an NFC juggernaut, and offensive line issues continue to derail the Seahawks. The Jaguars raised eyebrows with a beatdown of the Texans, while there were contrasting coaching debuts for the Rams’ Sean McVay and the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan.

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New Jersey may have been Koo’s first home away from South Korea, but he prides himself on his ability to adapt to any situation 鈥?an important trait to have as both an immigrant and a kicker. He had no problem getting used to Georgia.
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My girlfriend tells me she doesn’t know what I am, doesn’t know what accent I have, Koo said, laughing. I’m accustomed to just adapting to everything that’s been thrown my way. Being in a different culture entirely made me pick up everything along the way. I don’t really notice it, but when I went to New Jersey and I’m saying ‘yes ma’am’ and ‘no ma’am,’ I know it’s been a fun journey.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick just did the whole dramatic comeback thing against Atlanta.

Sporting News predicts the Seahawks will come out of the NFC and earn their second chance in four seasons to try to spoil things for the league’s nastiest dynasty. This time, though, it won’t come down to not giving Marshawn Lynch the ball at the 1-yard line — and not just because, you know, he doesn’t play for them anymore.
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In addition to snatching victory from Seattle, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick just did the whole dramatic comeback thing against Atlanta. The Patriots also have lost a pair of heartbreakers to the Giants, and they’ve won each of their other three titles by a field goal.

Originally handed a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott made most of the time given, rushing for 104 yards on 24 carries and catching five passes for 36 yards. Now with the a federal court injunction granted, Elliott’s suspension will be temporarily lifted and he could play the entire season as the Cowboys hope to return to the playoffs.

Dak Prescott was solid in his season debut, going 24 for 39 with 268 yards and a touchdown. The game manager held up well in the pocket behind the best offensive line in the league, but he failed to connect on a big-yardage play. In fact, the biggest highlight in the Cowboys passing game may have come on a catch Cole Beasley, who pinned the ball to his helmet along the sidelines for a first down.

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Date set for hearing on Ezekiel Elliott’s motion for temporary restraining order

The hearing on the motion for a temporary restraining order filed by the NFLPA on behalf of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been set for Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET, per U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant.

With most color guys, what you’re getting is a retelling of what just happened on the field. The better ones can usually make it interesting and accessible to fans at home.

Romo told you what coaches and players were seeing and thinking.

None of this happens by accident. Romo still has a proximity to the game; it hasn’t even been a year since he was holding a clipboard for Dak Prescott. He’s played against most of the players and teams and coaches that he’ll watch from the booth.

Like he said during the broadcast, he’s “seen football for 14 years.” The insight that comes with that was on display.

His cadence isn’t as practiced as his more experienced broadcasters. That will come with time. But I’ll gladly trade an announcer talking too fast as long as there’s something worth listening to coming out of his mouth.

Only Robert Woods played more snaps among Rams receivers than Kupp in the team’s season opener, though I expect Sammy Watkins to soon enough be an every-down player for Los Angeles. It was exhilarating to watch this offense make such noted strides and Kupp continued his scorching summer (he was a preseason standout), catching four passes and a touchdown in his NFL debut. This is an add for anyone looking for wide receiver depth, as Kupp’s talent and role within an offense that looks on the rise gives me faith he could emerge as a flex play in 12-plus team leagues in time.
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Browns cut Calvin Pryor after reported fight with teammate Ricardo Louis

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Calvin Pryor won’t be taking the field with the Browns on Sunday.

The safety was cut Thursday, coach Hue Jackson said, calling the move an internal matter after Pryor reportedly got into a fight with receiver Ricardo Louis.

The fight occurred before practice Thursday, and Pryor was not on the field during the portion of practice open to the media, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Jackson said he didn’t expect Louis, who was at Thursday’s practice, to be released and that rookie Kai Nacua is expected to take Pryor’s spot on Sunday.

Pryor was traded to the Browns from the Jets in June for linebacker Demario Davis. He was drafted by New York in 2014 in the first round

The Browns take on the Steelers at home in Week 1.

The first quarter is bad, both from my perspective as a Seahawks fan and for anyone who enjoys fun things. Seahawks defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who has one of the most uplifting stories in this year’s rookie class, intercepts Aaron Rodgers point-blank and rumbles the length of the field for an incredibly rare and joyous Fat Guy Pick-Six.

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I do not yell. I do not swear. The person that my children see in this moment is, essentially, the same gentle father who guides them through every morning and every night. Perhaps I say, Gosh darn it, which my daughter parrots, which makes me smile even though my blood is BOILING. I calmly pour myself a glass of gin in a mug. The game, somehow, stays scoreless through the quarter.

Glennon is familiar with the Falcons from his days with the Buccaneers in the NFC South.

Atlanta returns several stellar playmakers on defense, including linebacker Vic Beasley (15 1/2 sacks in 2016), safety Keanu Neal (five forced fumbles) and linebacker Deion Jones (108 tackles). The Falcons registered 34 sacks, which marked their highest total since 2006.

Glennon is familiar with the Falcons from his days with the Buccaneers in the NFC South.

They’re really fast, he said. Their linebackers move really well. They have found guys that fit the scheme really well. … There’s a reason why they got to the Super Bowl last year.

It was unexpected. But it was a great move for us. We’ve got a good backup, he said, adding that ultimately they didn’t know how much they could trust Sloter if Trevor went down. If Trevor goes down, we know what [Osweiler] can do. It’s security.

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He’s one of the best in our league. We’ve got to really prepare for him. Never going to be easy, Talib said. He’s one of the smartest guys in the league. He can make all the throws. He is super competitive, so it’s a great way to start the season.

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Henderson’s ruling is expected at any time

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The Cowboys went through their training camp with the idea of getting Elliott ready for Week 1 even as a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy was handed down. Elliott’s appeal was heard last week by arbitrator Harold Henderson in New York. Elliott was away from the team last week but took part in meetings and a walk-through last Saturday.

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The Redskins are fully aware of Cravens’ situation and what he must handle. But they were still caught off-guard by his decision. Cravens went missing for a day late last season and for three days while at USC. When asked if Cravens had discussed retirement in the past, Gruden said, No, not to this extent.

On Saturday morning, Cravens spoke with Gruden in his office but the topic was his role for the season opener vs. the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 10. Cravens has been out since undergoing surgery to repair the medial meniscus in his knee after the first preseason game.

Later on Saturday, while teammates attended a team party at corner Josh Norman’s house, Cravens texted the other defensive backs in a group chat about his retirement plans. One of the players showed Gruden the text.

We wanted to focus instead on the worst depth situations for the other offensive and defensive units

“We don’t walk around with entourages. We don’t need all that,” he said. “When you’re not out there flashing and you’re not putting it in people’s faces and you’re not developing that haterade toward you because what you have and who you are, people have a tendency to accept you as being normal. And that’s what we are. Born and raised in Oakland, we weren’t born with silver spoons in our mouth and we don’t act like it.”

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However, some injuries are much harder to overcome. When Oakland lost Derek Carr to a broken leg in Week 16, the Raiders’ playoff hopes were dashed; the drop from Carr to rookie backup Connor Cook was too steep. The fact is just about every contender would be in serious trouble if the starting quarterback were lost for the season.

We wanted to focus instead on the worst depth situations for the other offensive and defensive units, looking at teams for which an injury to a starter would cause the biggest problems. Any references to pass-pressure stats are courtesy of Football Outsiders’ game charting project in coordination with Sports Info Solutions.
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