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the Cleveland Browns’ 2017 season appeared to be lost. The team was defeated by the Jacksonville Jaguars, moving its record to 0-10. Considering that no team has ever made the NFL playoffs with 10 losses,For a brief moment there on Sunday, the result seemed to dash any remaining hope in Cleveland that the Browns would make a run.
thanks to the assiduous investigations of a Redditor who goes by MrMolonLabe,It turns out, the Browns are still in this thing: Provided that 46 different games go their way — including two ties — a hypothetical 6-10 Cleveland Browns can be the second AFC wild card team.
It’s all rather simple. First, Tennessee, Houston, Dallas and Carolina; Week 13 wins from New England, Denver, Kansas City, Jacksonville, New England and Cincinnati. Also, Tennessee, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Detroit and the Giants; Week 14 wins from Indianapolis, the Jets,Authentic Nick Vannett Jersey, Kansas City, New England, Chicago, Washington and San Francisco; Week 15 wins from Denver, Miami,Authentic Rees Odhiambo Jersey, Jacksonville, New England, New Orleans, and the Bills and Dolphins need to tie in Week 17., Minnesota and Dallas; Week 16 wins for Baltimore,Authentic Frank Clark Jerseyy, Cleveland wins out — that’s the easy part.1 Then the Browns need the following: Week 12 wins from Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Washington; and Week 17 wins for Kansas City, Kansas City, San Diego, New England,Authentic Lavonte David Jersey, Indianapolis, the Broncos and Raiders need to tie in Week 12
there would be four AFC teams with a record of 5-10-1 and five more at 5-11. The Patriots, Steelers, Chiefs and Titans would win their respective divisions,If all this happens,Authentic Mike Evans Jersey, and the Jaguars would get the first wild card at 12-4. That leaves the Ravens and Browns tied for the last spot at 6-10. The Browns would win the tiebreaker because their Week 15 win over Baltimore would split the season series, and Cleveland would have a better record in the division.
Luckily, we happen to have forecasts for each of those games and can assign a probability for each of those discrete events based on each team’s current Elo rating.2 Here’s how it shakes out:
we’ll need a better estimate: There have been 5 ties since 2012 over 1,440 games played,Some are trickier than others: Elo can’t tell us the probability that a given NFL game will end in a tie because most NFL games do not end in ties. For that,3 giving us a back-of-the-napkin probability of a specific game going to a tie as 0.35 percent,Womens O. J. Howard Jersey, a rate of about 1 tie every 288 games.
NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win,As Thanksgiving approaches, its second in a row.
NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night's clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week's most-watched program, while Thursday's face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked third,As with last week, Nielsen said. Sunday's game was the fourth "Sunday Night Football" so far in this young season to top 20 million viewers.
ranking 12th, 15th and 22nd,Three editions of "The Voice" helped NBC as well, as well as the network's powerhouse drama "This Is Us," ranking 11th.
CBS' freshman comedy "Young Sheldon" (ranked sixth) and ABC's new medical drama "The Good Doctor" (10th) held their status as the cream of the fall crop.
the Broncos are playing musical chairs at quarterback. As Denver travels to face the Raiders, it'll be second-year pro Paxton Lynch starting, with Brock Osweiler expected to be inactive after playing the past three weeks (Lynch, Osweiler, and Trevor Siemian have each now spent time at first, second,Once again, and third on the depth chart). This is clearly the right move for the 3-7 Broncos. With this season cooked, it's time to find out what you have in your first-round talent before potentially re-entering the QB market this offseason.
Lynch was mediocre in two starts, and he lost the starting job competition to Siemian before being sidelined with a preseason shoulder injury. But expectations are still high for the 23-year-old, especially considering the second-year leap taken by 2016's two other first-round selections, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz (fair or not, the comparisons are coming). Fortunately for Lynch, he gets to face the league's worst pass defense in Oakland,Last year, according to Football Outsiders, before taking on the 31st-ranked Dolphins. He reportedly also will have a more streamlined game plan to work with now that Bill Musgrave has replaced Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.
having come in with the QB already on the roster, but Lynch's play is somewhat of a referendum on general manager John Elway,Head coach Vance Joseph i't tied to Lynch, who traded up in the draft to grab the Memphis product. If the young thrower doesn't show promise over the next month, it could leave the front office scrambling for a solution at the position while what has been a championship defense seems to whither away. Peyton Manning is not walking through that door.
announced Tuesday, is headlined by Ray Lewis,Womens C.J. Prosise Jersey,1. The 2018 Hall of Fame semifinalist list, Randy Moss, and Brian Urlacher. Current 49ers GM John Lynch is also up for induction. Gil Brandt ranked all 27 semifinalists.
Barry Jackson spoke with several current and former Dolphins players about their opinions on CTE and the NFL. “I don’t know what this game will look like in 20 years but I do believe people will be playing football," tight end Julius Thomas said. "How it’s played,Womens Nick Vannett Jersey,2. In Miami, that’s a whole other story.”
" Washington coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday. "We don't have really enough guys to go 11-on-11 right now." His team is preparing to face the Giants in the middle of a three-games-in-12-days stretch. Meanwhile,3. ?"We're only going to do walk-throughs this week, New York could use its eighth offensive line combination in 11 games after right guard D.J. Fluker hurt his toe Sunday.
4. 2015 first-round pick Shaq Thompson has finally broken through as part of a deep Panthers linebacking corps. He's done it by basically becoming a slot defender. “He’s not just a stiff linebacker that can’t guard anybody,” tight end Ed Dickson said. “You won’t have matchup problems like you would usually with other teams.”
5. Ken Norton Jr. is out as Raiders defensive coordinator. Oakland is currently last in the league in takeaways and sacks. John Pagano will now be asked to change that,Womens Rees Odhiambo Jersey, and fast.
6. Joe Gibbs has some regrets about how much of his life he dedicated to football. "I sat down with both my boys a few years back,” Gibbs said while promoting an upcoming documentary on the former Washington coach. “I said, ‘Don’t do what I did.’ . . . It’s the one thing that I’ll go to my grave second-guessing."
7. Bears fans, with sprained ligaments in his right knee., here's the good news: Jordan Howard is back to his historically bruising (bruisingly historic?) ways. He recently tied Matt Forte and Gale Sayers,Womens Frank Clark Jersey, getting to 2,Authentic O. J. Howard Jersey,500 scrimmage yards faster than any other Chicago back. And the bad news? Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd is going to be out for a while, if not the season
8. Here's an interesting theory: could high ticket prices be hurting the Cowboys on the field?
9. Chip Scoggins makes the case that the Vikings offensive line is the most improved position group in the NFL this year. They've gone from Minnesota's fatal flaw in 2016 to the "strength of our football team," in the words of coach Mike Zimmer.
Next up is a trip to frigid Foxborough (snow forecast) to face the Patriots.
Keeping up with this run of good news for the Miami Dolphins, here’s a report card for their 30-20 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday:
Before breaking this down, coming up one shy.,Womens Lavonte David Jersey, a word is in order for the Dolphins and their discipline. Or lack thereof. With about five minutes left, Ndamukong Suh was called for a holding penalty on a Bucs run up the middle. How a defensive lineman holds in that situation is a question worth asking most of the time, but maybe not on a day when the Dolphins managed to draw penalties every which way. The team record entering the game was 18, and the Dolphins seemed hell-bent on breaking that record
was a throw you’d scold a rookie for unloading. A veteran? C’mon. At least his third INT was off a deflection and not his fault.,Matt Moore came in after Jay Cutler suffered a concussion and had a strong second half,Womens Mike Evans Jersey, culminated by that 61-yard touchdown bomb perfectly thrown to Kenny Stills to force a 20-all tie. You’d have to think that Cutler will remain Adam Gase’s guy if he’s healthy enough next week vs. New England. Cutler had two interceptions in the first three series that handed the Bucs 10 points. His second pick, thrown while off balance across the middle
Damien Williams started with a 69-yard run. After that, the running game disappeared. What stung the most was a fourth-and-1 plunge on the Bucs’ 34 by Williams with 6:50 left. He was stopped for no gain.
a one-handed catch and drew a taunting penalty against safety T.J. Ward. He had 95 yards.,Kenny Stills had a monster day with 180 receiving yards, but that can’t mask an up-and-down effort by the trio. A pass glanced off DeVante Parker’s hands and resulted in an interception. Jarvis Landry made an uncharacteristic fumble. It was one of four turnovers by Miami in the first half, resulting in a touchdown. Landry did have a touchdown catch
it was a false start on Matt Moore’s first snap.,Laremy Tunsil was called for holding, one of several penalties by the Dolphins to wreck potential touchdown drives. Another example: Mike Pouncey was called for a critical false start on third-and-goal at the 3. Jermon Bushrod was man-handled by Gerald McCoy (no crime there) for a 6-yard loss by Kenyan Drake. Two plays later, pushing Dolphins back to their 15 and a false start in the red zone, he was called for holding to wipe out 48-yard pass to Jarvis Landry. Later
The line was called out by Cameron Wake on Friday for not living up to its name. Sunday was no different — at least until Jordan Phillips was robbed of what should have been a sack for a safety. Overall, however, not enough plays by this high-priced unit.
then inexplicably decided to ignore Howard.,How would the unit do following the release of Rey Maualuga? That was the question. The Dolphins chose to start Chase Allen over Mike Hull, and Allen made his presence felt with a big hit early. But once again, Kiko Alonso remained in his slump. The Bucs victimized him early by throwing to tight end O.J. Howard
Much-maligned Xavien Howard rebounded from a tough day against Carolina. The Dolphins were pitching a second-half shutout before allowing the Bucs to drive from their own 25 with three minutes remaining and the score 20-20, resulting in the winning field goal and avoiding overtime that the Dolphins didn’t deserve anyway.
flipping the field to give the Dolphins a chance. Michael Thomas was hit with a holding penalty on a punt return with 8:48 left.,With the Dolphins fighting to get back in it in the third quarter, Alerraun Verner was called for a costly holding penalty on a punt, forcing Miami to start on its 5. Matt Haack and Walt Aikens combined to down a punt on the Bucs’ 2