For the first time in 13 years, neither Tom Brady nor Aaron Rodgers reached the divisional round of the playoffs. The NFL still has plenty of exciting football this weekend featuring Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Dak Prescott and many other stars. 1 seed Chiefs (14-3) are coming off a bye and aiming for their fifth straight trip to the AFC championship game. The Eagles (14-3) led the NFL with 70 sacks and had four players with at least 10. The Bengals finished with three straight punts and only one first down on a roughing-the-punter penalty.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are running out of explanations for the team’s disappointing start. Once again, the running game (46 yards, 2.9 per carry) was virtually nonexistent. If you don’t execute your job well, then it doesn’t matter who’s on the other side,” Brady added. But with the Bucs ranking last in the league in rushing, it’s difficult to fault them for not running the ball more. WHAT NEEDS HELPThe defense continues to keep the Bucs in games by not yielding a lot of points.3 months ago Sports Talk Florida
After a slow start the Tampa Bay Lightning evened their record (3-3-0) with back to back wins in Miami and at home against the New York Islanders. Rays Roster Update:(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)The Tampa Bay Rays have some immediate moves that have to be completed five days after the completion of the World Series when the offical hot stove season begins. What to expect:I would anticipate Tampa Bay will certainly activitate Brandon Lowe, Shane Baz, J.P. Feyereisen, and Andrew Kittrege from the 60-day IL. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)The Tampa Bay Lightning opened their three game west coast swing with a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite the 4-3 record, Florida State seems to be making upward strides in restoring competitiveness to the program.3 months ago Sports Talk Florida
The Jets (7-10) ended the season with six straight losses, finishing a disappointing collapse for Robert Saleh’s squad. The Jets reached midfield with 7:28 left on a 27-yard penalty after a defensive pass interference call on Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou. The Jets had tied it with about 12 minutes left on a 35-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein. Tight end Mike Gesicki led the Dolphins with 46 yards, including a 32-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Jets: Enter the offseason with a big question mark at quarterback after Zach Wilson’s rough second NFL season.26 days ago Sports Talk Florida
NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros aren’t just beating the Yankees, they’re chomping them up. Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Chas McCormick followed a dropped flyball with an early two-run homer and the Astros beat Gerrit Cole and the Yankees 5-0 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 AL Championship Series lead. Houston aims to close out the series on Sunday night when Lance McCullers Jr. starts against Nestor Cortes. Only one of 39 teams has recovered from a 3-0 postseason series deficit to win, Boston against the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS. Some Yankees fans, already angry after two losses in Houston, booed Judge after a pair of strikeouts and jeered Boone during pregame introductions.3 months ago Sports Talk Florida
Two golfers with very different profiles are vying to finish a turbulent year on the European tour as its No. 1 player heading into the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course in Dubai. “Rory is the best player in the world,” Fox said Wednesday. Just go out and try to beat the golf course and see what happens in that sense. “I remember when I first came here in 2015, everyone said they didn’t think that it would necessarily suit me because it is a big golf course,” Fitzpatrick said.2 months ago Sports Talk Florida
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores hasn’t spoken much about the Miami Dolphins since joining the Pittsburgh Steelers in February. Sunday night’s game between the Steelers and Dolphins marks Flores’ return to South Florida for the first time since he filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and three teams shortly after the Dolphins fired him. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin and Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel downplayed the idea of Flores’ familiarity with the Dolphins — and Tagovailoa — being an advantage for the Steelers. “You don’t really get all the fluff.”Many Steelers players have said it’s like having another head coach on staff. The NFL suspended Ross and fined him $1.5 million following a six-month investigation stemming from Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit.3 months ago Sports Talk Florida
His perpetually upbeat persona has even become a running joke in NASCAR circles over the years. “They just do a great job of getting to where they need to be,” Blaney said of Logano and his group. They’ve really shown strength this year and showed a lot of strength last week and earned themselves a spot in Phoenix. It’d be nice to join them.”Logano will start 17th in Sunday’s race, right in the middle of the pack. There’s a few of those in NASCAR right now, too.3 months ago Sports Talk Florida