Final NFL stat leaders in every major category for 2020 season

Final NFL stat leaders in every major category for 2020 season

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6:00 AM ETNick WagonerESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com
Previously covered University of Missouri football
Member of Pro Football Writers of AmericaIn the most unusual of seasons, played amid the coronavirus pandemic, some semblance of normalcy could be found in the names that marked the top of the NFL's statistical leaderboards.
All-time greats such as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady added to..

Sanders: No Eagles players liked QB switch

Sanders: No Eagles players liked QB switch

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12:46 PM ETTim McManusESPN Staff Writer ClosePHILADELPHIA — Eagles running back Miles Sanders said “nobody” on the team was in favor of the decision to pull quarterback Jalen Hurts in favor of Nate Sudfeld during a three-point game early in the fourth quarter against the Washington Football Team on Sunday night.
“If I'm being honest, nobody liked the decision. Nobody. That's all I can say,” Sanders said during an appearance on 94.1 WIP on Tuesday. “I don't know who was the main p..

Giants sign DC Graham to contract extension

Giants sign DC Graham to contract extension

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8:12 PM ETJordan RaananESPN Staff Writer CloseEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Patrick Graham will return for a second season as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator and assistant head coach after signing a contract extension with the team Tuesday.
Graham decided against pursuing any head-coaching opportunities for 2021, including with the New York Jets, who had requested permission on Monday to interview him for their vacancy.
Graham, 41, is an up-and-coming coach who just finished his first..

McVay not answering questions on quarterbacks

McVay not answering questions on quarterbacks

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8:54 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times
Previously covered the Falcons
Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay has no intention of revealing before kickoff whether Jared Goff or John Wolford will start at quarterback in Saturday's wild-card playoff game at the Seattle Seahawks.
“I'm not gonna make an announcement on who is starting and who is not,” McVay said tersely ..

GM noncommittal on Darnold’s future with Jets

GM noncommittal on Darnold’s future with Jets

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6:18 PM ETRich CiminiESPN Staff Writer CloseLongtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News
Syracuse University graduateFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas, who once deemed Sam Darnold untouchable, was noncommittal Tuesday on whether Darnold will return as the starting quarterback in 2021.
Douglas deferred, saying the next coach will be “a big part of that” decision — one that could have a huge impact on the NFL offseason and the 2021 draft. The Jets, picking secon..

Stefanski out vs. Steelers, among 5 positive tests

Stefanski out vs. Steelers, among 5 positive tests

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11:13 AM ETJake TrotterESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Big 12Joined ESPN.com in 2011Graduate of Washington & Lee UniversityCleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, two additional members of the coaching staff and two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be available for the AFC wild-card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night if the game remains as scheduled.
In making the announcement Tuesday, the Browns said special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer will serv..

More Browns woes: 2 players caught drag racing

More Browns woes: 2 players caught drag racing

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6:49 PM ETJake TrotterESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Big 12Joined ESPN.com in 2011Graduate of Washington & Lee UniversityCleveland Browns left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. and wide receiver Rashard Higgins were both cited for drag racing Tuesday morning.
“We are aware of the incident, will gather more information and handle this matter appropriately,” a team spokesman said.
The citation occurred in Westlake, Ohio, about 10 miles from the Browns' practice facility.
According to the service re..

P. Manning, Woodson among 15 finalists for HOF

P. Manning, Woodson among 15 finalists for HOF

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6:48 PM ETJeff LegwoldESPN Senior Writer Close Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News
Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans
Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board
of Selectors since 1999Four players in their first year of eligibility are among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021.
Quarterback Peyton Manning, defensive back Charles Woodson, wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive end Jared Allen lead the list of fin..

Source: Texans hiring Pats exec Caserio as GM

Source: Texans hiring Pats exec Caserio as GM

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9:49 PM ETSarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee
Marquette University graduateHOUSTON — The Houston Texans are hiring longtime New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio as their next general manager, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.
Caserio was in Houston to interview with the team earlier in the day. He was expected to fly back home to New England on Tuesday night, a source said.
Caserio, 45, has served as Patriots dir..

Methods to watch Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans wild-card megacast

Methods to watch Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans wild-card megacast

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11:27 AM ETESPNThe Tennessee Titans ended the Baltimore Ravens' season in 2019 and face them in the wild-card round rematch at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN and its family of networks.
“We' re just focused on the game,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “Previous games have little bearing. It's got some history, the rivalry does, sure. But what impact does any of that have on the next game?”
Baltimore — which is riding a five-game win streak — has an emotional playoff history with T…

Titans have had Lamar Jackson’s quantity, however can this protection cease him?

Titans have had Lamar Jackson’s quantity, however can this protection cease him?

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Jan 5, 2021Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today
Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times
Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. — After winning the AFC South title, the Tennessee Titans were “rewarded” with a wild-card matchup against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens — who are riding a five-game winning streak — which means being tasked with containing one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers in quarterback Lamar Jackson.
It's an unenviable ass..

The best way to watch Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans wild-card megacast

The best way to watch Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans wild-card megacast

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11:27 AM ETESPNThe Tennessee Titans ended the Baltimore Ravens' season in 2019 and face them in the wild-card round rematch at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN and its family of networks.
“We're just focused on the game,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “Previous games have little bearing. It's got some history, the rivalry does, sure. But what impact does any of that have on the next game?”
Baltimore — which is riding a five-game win streak — has an emotional playoff history with T..

Titans have had Lamar Jackson’s quantity, however can this protection cease him?

Titans have had Lamar Jackson’s quantity, however can this protection cease him?

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6:00 AM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today
Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times
Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. — After winning the AFC South title, the Tennessee Titans were “rewarded” with a wild-card matchup against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens — who are riding a five-game winning streak — which means being tasked with containing one of the NFL's most dynamic playmakers in quarterback Lamar Jackson.
It's an unenviable assi..

Patrick Mahomes designing performs for Chiefs throughout prolonged break

Patrick Mahomes designing performs for Chiefs throughout prolonged break

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Jan 5, 2021Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shortly after quarterback Patrick Mahomes found out he wasn't going to play in last Sunday's regular-season finale, he headed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility to draw up some plays he planned to share with his coaches. His would-be two-week break from football had barely lasted a couple of hours.
It was part of Mahomes' plan to st..

No. Three decide will reveal how dedicated Dolphins are to Tua Tagovailoa

No. Three decide will reveal how dedicated Dolphins are to Tua Tagovailoa

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Jan 5, 2021Cameron WolfeESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post
Graduate of the University of Houston
A native of Jackson, Miss.DAVIE, Fla. — Shortly after the Miami Dolphins' season ended with a deflating thud after a 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills, there was a faint rainbow of good news 1,500 miles away.
The Tennessee Titans' last-second win against the Houston Texans meant Miami, which owns Houston's first- and second-round picks courte..

Patrick Mahomes designing performs for Chiefs throughout prolonged break

Patrick Mahomes designing performs for Chiefs throughout prolonged break

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6:00 AM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shortly after quarterback Patrick Mahomes found out he wasn't going to play in last Sunday's regular-season finale, he headed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility to draw up some plays he planned to share with his coaches. His would-be two-week break from football had barely lasted a couple of hours.
It was part of Mahomes' plan to sta..