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Villanueva is a veteran, an Army Ranger and captain who served three tours in Afghanistan and has a Bronze Star for valor. It’s a heated, complex issue, and in 2016, Villanueva said he agreed with Colin Kaepernick’s message about police brutality against African-Americans, but not his form of protest.

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Roethlisberger was so bad that Jacksonville safety Barry Church, who had one of the Jags’ two pick-sixes, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after the game that Roethlisberger appeared flustered.”

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Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said of the Steelers quarterback: You could definitely tell he’s a little older and he was getting a little tired. To me, he’s an elite quarterback, and they’ve got a really good team.”

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Philadelphia owns perhaps the best offensive line and the best defensive line in football, something that has been true since September. That’s a recipe to beat any team, including these Patriots. The depth and strength up front explains how the Eagles survived injuries to Peters, Wentz, running back Darren Sproles and starting middle linebacker Jordan Hicks. As the Eagles players celebrated only the third NFC Championship in franchise history, it was notable how many of them were already looking ahead.
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Mens Shaquille O’Neal Jersey The former Cardinals coach did not win in the sense of staying a coach and taking another shot at winning a Super Bowl, but it’s hard to argue he didn’t go out on a high note. It is really, really difficult to walk away from the NFL as a champion; even a guy like Peyton Manning needed help from a historically great defense and didn’t win on his arm.

Plucking Bears castoff Cutler from the Fox broadcast booth for one year and $10 million is one thing. Getting Tebow to give up his burgeoning baseball career now that he actually seems to have found his swing would have been another.
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After scoring Green Bay’s first touchdown of the season with his legs, the two-time NFL MVP hit Nelson on a 6-yard score for his first TD pass of the season.

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The Bills, according to Forbes, made $53 million last season. If Pegula earned $40 million in 2016, the Bills’ tax deduction could reduce his tax bill to zero.

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University of Michigan sports management Professor Rodney Fort wrote a report that estimates the depreciation tax break has caused baseball teams to rise 19 percent in value, he told The Post.

The NFL’s relaxed rules on touchdown celebrations have led to more fun and creativity.

A couple of Steelers might have set a new standard in this department Sunday.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster hauled in a touchdown pass early in the second quarter from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead. After the play, he teamed up with running back Le’Veon Bell for most likely the first game of hide-and-seek perfectly executed during a professional sporting event.

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With starter Kenny Hill graduating, the Horned Frogs addressed their need at quarterback by inking one of the best in the country in Justin Rogers.

The Hokies have made a habit of developing strong defensive backs, and in this recruiting cycle, they had to address a need at the position, as three starters are gone and depth needs to be built. To that end, they signed six defensive backs in December, including ESPN 300 safety Chamarri Conner, junior college transfer cornerback Jeremy Webb and four-star cornerback D.J. Crossen. Crossen and Jermaine Waller already are on campus. — Adelson

The Louisiana native, who is the nation’s No. 4 dual-threat QB recruit, had offers from the likes of Texas, Miami and LSU. Rogers is still rehabbing from an ACL injury suffered last year. Once he fully recovers, he figures to challenge Shawn Robinson for the title of TCU’s QB of the future. — Trotter

It’s difficult to find a more irrelevant team in the league right now. At least the Browns are so bad that they’re interesting. The Colts fall squarely in the nothing-to-see-here category.

The offense is about as nonthreatening as it gets right now. There isn’t much help for QB Eli Manning. But at the same time, Manning is missing some passes and contributing to the woes. The effort level of Giants players this season isn’t the only indictment of Ben McAdoo’s coaching. He is an offensive-minded coach. And his offense is dreadful, even if injuries are a major part of the problem.

How often the Falcons use the blitz will be interesting. Foles is better against the blitz (89.6 passer rating) than he is against non-blitzing defenses (75.7 passer rating), but he’s considerably worse when he’s under pressure (23.8 passer rating) compared to when he’s well-protected (107.8 passer rating), according to PFF.

This might seem obvious, but the Falcons’ ability to dominate the Eagles’ offense might come down to their ability to get after Foles without blitzing.

Of course, the Jaguars had a reply. This one was a 14-yard TD pass from Bortles to Tommy Bohanon, the ninth Jacksonville receiver of the game, that restored the Jaguars’ 14-point lead.chargers_044

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Not a great officiated game, but it happens, Williams said. It happens in the NBA every once in a while. I just thought they were the more aggressive team, played harder down the stretch, got some calls that went their way. That kind of shifted the momentum of the game; it happens.

This was Rivers’ first ejection of the season but the 16th of his career, according to ESPN Stats and Information data.

It is what it is, Rivers said of the officiating. I don’t have any control over that. With our guys, what I always tell them is to keep our composure. No fourth-quarter techs. I honestly — I heard what Blake and Sam said. I guess you can give a guy a tech for anything. I didn’t think either one of them really earned it. But you still can’t get ’em.
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Following the game, a 23-20 Steelers win, Kinkhabwala reported that the Steelers were told Shazier had suffered a spinal contusion and that they wouldn’t know more until the swelling was reduced.

Ryan’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he continues to improve, the Steelers said in a statement late Monday night. He will stay overnight to continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

In the immediate aftermath of Shazier’s injury, current and former NFL players used social media to express concern and offer support for him.

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No. 20 Florida — which reached No. 5 in December before falling out — and No. 23 Nevada both returned to the poll after being ranked earlier this season, while No. 24 Rhode Island checked in for the first time this season.

New York Giants at Green Bay (4:40 EST Sunday, Fox) Congrats, Packers. You get to host a wild-card team in your playoff opener. Condolences, Packers, it’s the Giants. Gulp.

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An NFL season that has been all about the raging controversy over players’ protests during the national anthem brought forth another development Sunday to keep the focus away from the field. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, still out of work after beginning the players’ protest movement last season, filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of improperly colluding to keep him unemployed.
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Most any neutral NFL fan is rooting against an upset so the football world can feast on another helping of Pats-Steelers with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Patriots, of course, would not tip their hands. But if they are being honest, they would come to a contrarian conclusion: The Jaguars, not the Steelers, pose a larger challenge to them.

The presence of Bortles and the Steelers’ track record makes the statement seem crazy on its face. But what would worry the Patriots about the Steelers? The Patriots know they can beat the Steelers, because they always do. Ben Roethlisberger has lost his last four games against New England, playoffs included, and hasn’t beaten the Patriots since 2011.

Rodgers’s injury came a week after two other standouts, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Houston Texans defensive ace J.J. Watt, suffered season-ending injuries. It also happened a week after Rodgers provided his latest dose of late-game magic to give the Packers a thrilling victory at Dallas in perhaps the most compelling game of the season.

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There might be some evidence to justify the owners’ hope that a mutually agreeable solution to the anthem issue can be reached. After all, the NFL and NFLPA issued a joint statement last week vowing to work cooperatively on the matter. How often do these two sides do anything like that?

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It didn’t open up running lanes for Fournette. When the Pats later shut down Fournette, it put Bortles in some uncomfortable third-and-long situations.

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Lawyers for Kaepernick said that he has not been included in correspondence between the league, a group called the Players Coalition and the NFL players’ union. That’s despite a statement Saturday from the Coalition stating that the former 49ers quarterback was invited to the Monday meeting, along with Commissioner Roger Goodell and Texans owner Bob McNair, whose inmates running the prison remark angered his and other players.

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McNair made his inmates comment at a meeting earlier this month to which Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, a Coalition member, said Kaepernick had been invited. That also was news to Kapernick attorney Mark Geragos, who told Slate, We specifically reached out to the [NFL Players Association] and to the Players Coalition, and we were verbatim told that Colin had no role.

The NFL also had helped create an impression that Kaepernick was being offered chances to join the dialogue. We look forward to him joining the conversation, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said last week.

No. 22 Tennessee hangs on to beat Vanderbilt 67-62

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden disagreed with his coach’s assessment this week that the sophomore guard wasn’t slumping.

Chargers: Los Angeles will clinch a wild-card berth with a win over the Raiders combined with a Titans loss/tie against the Jaguars and a Bills loss/tie against the Dolphins, or a win combined with a Titans loss/tie and Ravens loss/tie, or a tie combined with a Titans loss and a Bills loss/tie.

Bills: Buffalo will clinch a wild-card berth with a win combined with a Ravens loss to the Bengals, or a win combined with a Chargers loss/tie and a Titans loss/tie, or a tie combined with losses by the Chargers and Titans.

Eagles: Philadelphia has clinched the NFC East and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Vikings: Minnesota has clinched the NFC North. The Vikings will clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Bears, or a Panthers loss/tie against the Falcons, or a Saints win over the Buccaneers, or a Rams win over the 49ers.

“A little different, so I guess we’re figuring where we need certain things (with Parker) coming off the bench to start the game,” Spurs guard Danny Green said. “Trying to get a happy medium of getting some fast pace, slower pace, getting it inside, working outside, but turn the ball over a little less, move it a little bit better.”

Parker responded with 12 points, five assists and one turnover, but LaMarcus Aldridge struggled without the veteran point guard.

The Pacers stymied Aldridge offensively even without the injured Myles Turner, limiting the Spurs forward to a season-low 10 points. Aldridge finished 5 for 14 from the field.

Bowden said he did believe he was slumping, and his relief was evident when his shots started falling against Vanderbilt.

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The initial review from the league of Sunday’s Cardinals-Panthers game agrees with Newton, as Ed Werder of ESPN reports Calais Campbell should’ve been flagged for a low hit on Newton in Carolina’s win.

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Alabama coach Nick Saban has railed for years about the influence of agents — both legitimate and sleazy.

If a guy didn’t get drafted in the first or second round, he should have kept his butt in school, Saban said last summer.

That comes from the coach who probably does the best job of advising his juniors on the NFL Draft.

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When juniors go undrafted, there is no other league to go develop in, Saban added. If they don’t make the team [as a free agent], there is nothing for the guy to do. That’s bad for the league.

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Maybe that means Munchak could garner some kind of assistant head coach role with the Steelers. He’s never had an OC role before. Oddly enough, Haley turned down an interview with the Cardinals back in 2013 to remain as the Steelers offensive coordinator.

The bigger issue for the Steelers might be on the defense. They gave up 45 points to the Jaguars. Perhaps had they been able to play some defense, we wouldn’t be looking at Haley as the problem.

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Maybe this season ends the same way as last season, as so many other recent seasons have: With the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. It’s certainly probable, if not likely. But if the 2017 NFL season has taught us anything, it’s that this sport can be weeeeeird.
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OK, so the Patriots are back in the playoffs. No surprise there, must be a year that starts with 2-0. The Steelers are in too, as NFL law decrees. The Chiefs made it back in for a third straight year and the Falcons overcame all those memes to elbow their way through.

After that? No Packers, no Seahawks, no Cowboys, just eight teams that weren’t playing January last year. And nearly half of those teams, we still kinda can’t believe they’re in. The Rams? The Jaguars? The Buffalo-freakin’-Bills?!?!

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Baltimore tight end Watson, a 14-year pro, assists countless people through his charitable arm, the One More Foundation.

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