1:36 AM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times
Previously covered the Falcons
Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballLOS ANGELES -- Jared Goff asserted himself as an MVP candidate, and the Los Angeles Rams made a prime-time statement that they were Super Bowl favorites.
That was a month ago, in a thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Sunday, the Rams continued a downward trend in an uninspiring 30-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagl..Read More
8:52 PM ETESPN.comHere's the latest on all the major injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for the rest of the season:
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay PackersJones left in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. It's not believed to be serious, although with only two games to play, there's a chance he could be done for the season. The Packers had only one other halfback, Jamaal Williams, on their active roster Sunday, along wit..Read More
10:15 PM ETDan GrazianoESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2011
New Jersey native and author of two published novelsIsn't it amazing that, even with 15 weeks of regular-season evidence in the hopper, so many of us still lock in on one-week samples?
A week ago, the Cowboys were flying high, Eli Manning was looking like the Giants' quarterback of the foreseeable future, the Chargers couldn't beat the Chiefs, the Vikings' offense was broken and the Redskins didn't have a ..Read More
12:42 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Seattle Seahawks committed a season-high 14 penalties for a franchise record 148 yards in their 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Cornerback Shaquill Griffin took issue with one of the flags -- a pass interference penalty called against him that set up San Francisco's game-winning field goal in overtime.
"The penalty that they called on me, it was a terrible call," he said inside a silent Seahawks locker room,..Read More
1:52 AM ETTim McManusESPN Staff Writer CloseLOS ANGELES -- The magic of Saint Nick reappeared Sunday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, helping the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams in one of the biggest upsets of the season.
The drill is quite familiar by now: Nick Foles steps in for Carson Wentz, the public doubts Foles' ability to lead the charge, and the team responds by rising to improbable heights.
That story began to unfold at this very stadium thi..Read More
10:58 PM 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 AmericaSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Call it the week of broken streaks.
One day after the Cleveland Browns ended the Denver Broncos' 11-game winning streak against them and three days after the Los Angeles Chargers put a stop to the Kansas City Chiefs' nine-game hex over them, the San Francisco 49ers made it a tr..Read More
10:30 PM ETJeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writer
Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com
University of Florida graduatePITTSBURGH -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has his kicker's back, and it seems that will continue for the rest of the season.
After practicing to keep his job late last week because of struggles all year, Chris Boswell helped seal Sunday's 17-10 victory over the New England Patriots with a 48-yarder in the final minutes. He had missed a 3..Read More
6:39 PM ETJordan RaananESPN Staff Writer CloseEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Pump the brakes on that illogical playoff talk. Hold off on the idea that the New York Giants offense is fixed.
At least that is obvious after watching them stumble their way through Sunday's 17-0 loss in the steady rain to the Tennessee Titans. It was the second time the Giants were shut out in the span of less than a year. They were also blanked last December in Arizona.
It was the seventh time Manning was shut out as ..Read More
12:54 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While talking this week about the damage a resurgent Seattle Seahawks team is capable of doing in the playoffs, veteran receiver Doug Baldwin noted that they've got to get there first.
It's all but certain they still will, but their 26-23 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday means that berth will have to wait.
And it means you can put on hold for now any talk of the Seahawks (8-6) making a deep run in the playoffs. Tha..Read More
9:18 PM ETJeremy FowlerESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writer
Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com
University of Florida graduatePITTSBURGH -- Coach Mike Tomlin promised "Redemption Sunday."
Instead, he got the Gronk hurdle.
Steelers cornerback Joe Haden's leaping interception over New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the fourth quarter was the signature play of the year for a Pittsburgh defense that finally exorcised the Patriots demon.
The red zone jump w..Read More
7:17 PM ETVaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune
Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee
Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002ATLANTA -- Sure, it was the lowly Arizona Cardinals, but the quality of the opponents wasn't Tevin Coleman's fault.
All Coleman could control was how he performed with nothing except pride on the line. His 5-9 Atlanta Falcons were officially eliminated from th..Read More
7:45 PM ETMichael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ClosePreviously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com
Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal GazetteORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Detroit Lions trudged off the field late Sunday afternoon, some faster than others, all pretty quickly. There wasn’t much else to do after a loss that effectively ended their season with two games remaining.
A chance at the playoffs: extinguished. A third consecutive winning season, something the ..Read More