For 58 minutes on Monday night, the Miami Dolphins chased the New York Jets around et Life Stadium trying to catch a 2-9 team that could not get out of its own way in most games they played this year.Miami’s game plan, so it appeared, was to allow the Jets to run themselves out of luck, which they did in a 16-13 loss to the Dolphins at home, giving the Jets their 10th loss of the season, and more
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One up — San Diego Chargers
The Chargers needed to come up with a big win at the right time to move up in the race for one of the AFC wild card slots. On Sunday, that’s exactly what they did.
Philip Rivers threw four touchdowns. Ryan Matthews ran for one more. Keenan Allen had 11 receptions for 121 yards. Most importantly, the Chargers finished the game well. The go-ahead touchdown was scored in the final minute of the game over the Ravens’ defense that had caused two turnovers.
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On the same day the Chiefs lost and nearly every team in the AFC North lost, the Chargers won. With just four games left to go, the Chargers now have a key win over an AFC North team under their…
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In my creative writing club we were challenged to write a limerick about someone who inspires us.
I immediately thought of Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch is my favorite NFL player. He is currently the center of a media storm about his relationship with reporters. So I whipped up a little something, and it goes like this:
The Seahawks have a rusher called ‘Shawn
Empowered by agility and brawn
He mistrusts reporters
Giving one word retorters
Our Beast Mode will not be outdrawn
He definitely makes me smile.
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“What Marshawn Lynch’s Silence Says About the NFL”, Rolling Stone, by Kenneth Arthur, 2 Dec 2014 – http://goo.gl/eV7bZP