The New York giants and Dallas cowboys face off in a major NFC East showdown on Thanksgiving Day. Then they’ll do that again, off the field, as each will meet star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., according to NFL Media.
According to Jay Glazer, Beckham will visit the Cowboys on Monday, December 5. As for the Giants, they reportedly still haven’t set a date. According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson, OBJ will also meet with the Buffalo Billswhile conversations with the Kansas City heads and Baltimore Ravens keep happening.
Beckham, 30, visited the Giants facility early last month to check on former teammate Sterling Shepard following Shepard’s ACL tear, but did not meet with anyone from management. This time the visit is scheduled, and what seemed like an unlikely reunion with the franchise that selected him 12th overall in 2014 NFL draft is now possible.
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This score assumes Bryce Perkins will start at quarterback for the Rams. When Matthew Stafford plays, give Los Angeles an extra touchdown. The quarterback situation for LA feels curiously irrelevant after seeing the defensive efforts of the largely healthy Rams defense over the past two weeks. When Chris Olave and Juwan Johnson Jalen Ramsey start cooking, something isn’t quite right.
UPDATE FROM THE EDITOR: Rams head coach Sean McVay announced Wednesday that Stafford is on the league’s concussion protocol and will not play against the Chiefs.
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Patrick Mahomes is a panacea. Perhaps too obvious, but how could Chiefs fans be more thankful for anything other than No. 15, whose chemistry with Travis Kelce and unflinching creativity have set Kansas City up for another title run?
Turducken is a turkey stuffed with duck, then stuffed with chicken and later layered in dressing.
As part of his Thanksgiving feast, Mahomes had his cooks prepare him a Turducken.
Mahomes gave his review via Twitter saying “Turducken = ‘fire emojis’.”
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“I think I caught him,” Henry said in the Patriots locker room late Thursday night. “He said it hit the ground. But I believe my hand was under the ball. The hand was under the ball, hitting the ground, which caused it to jump up.
“They called. I just have to live with it.”
On the third-and-goal play from the 6-yard line, quarterback Mac Jones fired a pass near the goal line to Henry, who was covered by Viking Chandon Sullivan’s defensive back. Henry had both hands on the ball as he charged towards the goal line.
Officials initially ruled it a touchdown before reverting the call to an incomplete pass after a protracted review.
A touchdown would have given the Patriots a 30–23 lead midway through the third quarter, assuming a successful point-after effort. Instead, they settled for a 25-yard field goal from Nick Folk. The Vikings went on to score the last 10 points of the game.
Justin Jefferson continues to make history, this time displacing one Minnesota Vikings great in the record books.
The 23-year-old wideout passed Hall of Fame pass catcher Randy Moss on Thursday night for the most receiving yards in a player’s first three seasons. Jefferson entered Minnesota’s 33-26 victory over the New England patriots with 4,109 career yards, beating Moss’ three-year total (4,163) in the second quarter.
“It means a lot,” Jefferson told reporters of the performance after the game. It means my course to the Hall of Fame is near. But I just keep working and doing what it takes to make matches for this team. I like this team. I would do anything for it. When the ball is in the air, it’s mine.”
Bills linebacker Von Miller suffered a knee injury in Thursday’s 28-25 victory over the Lions and was ruled out after being taken to the locker room.
The initial diagnosis of Miller’s injury is a knee sprain, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Among other things, Miller will undergo an MRI to confirm the diagnosis Friday, but will miss some time, Rapoport added.
Head coach Sean McDermott told reporters in his post-game press conference that he had no update.
Miller suffered the injury with just over two minutes left in the first half when his leg became entangled under a Detroit offensive lineman. He made his way to the sidelines under his own power, but was taken away after emerging from the medical tent.
Dallas 28, NY Giants 20
What to know: This could be 12 days that define the Cowboys’ season. After losing to Green Bay in overtime on November 13, the Cowboys responded with two wins in four days by beating Minnesota and the New York Giants. They were almost perfect against the Vikings and less so against the Giants, but they went 8-3 and won their division rival. “It was a win,” said Dak Prescott, who recovered from two first half interceptions with two touchdowns in the second half. “It was a win against a divisional opponent and sometimes the win is all that matters.”
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Yes, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid heard all the criticism and concerns this offseason about how they would maintain a championship tribe without Tyreek Hill and others.
Fresh off a thrilling 30-27 victory over the division rival Chargers from Los Angelesand sitting firmly in the driver’s seat of the AFC West, the Chiefs (8-2) (briefly) stop to smell the roses.
“It starts at the top,” Mahomes said when asked about the Chiefs’ success despite overwhelming staff turnover. “If you look at the organization, everyone comes to work with the mindset of how they can improve themselves to make this organization better,” he concluded.
Mahomes and Company are effectively four games away from the Los Angeles Chargers in the division standings and are positioned to win the AFC West for the seventh consecutive season.
“There were some ambiguities because we hadn’t played games with some guys yet,” head coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday about his concerns in the preseason.
Under a flurry of off-season decisions, Kansas City decided to part ways with veteran defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, paving the way for a high school youth movement.
“But as (the season) went on, I could see that we kept improving and we were going to be fine,” said Reid. Kansas City started four rookie defensive backs in Sunday’s victory over Justin Herbert’s Chargers. And despite some early misspellings, Kansas City held Los Angeles to just seven points in the second half.
“We have good players, a good locker room – coaches who are willing to work,” Reid said of his team’s championship culture. ‘It’s everyone. It’s not one thing we do. It’s everyone involved.”