The controversial outcome of the NFC Championship Game sent two Michael Thomases to the Pro Bowl.They share a name, but they likely feel very different about trekking to Orlando for an exhibition game Sunday.For Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, who was voted as a Pro Bowl starter, it will be bittersweet in the aftermath of an admitted missed call that could have sent his team to the Super Bowl instead of the Rams.For Giants safety Michael Thomas, who was selected as a first alternate to the Rams' Cory Littleton in the one roster spot per conference reserved for a special teams standout, it will be the fulfillment of a career-long individual goal.Players headed to the Super Bowl are removed from the Pro Bowl, which is played on the Sunday between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. So the Saints' Thomas is in while Littleton is out as he and the Rams prepare to face the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.It will be the first time for the two current NFL players with the … [Read more...] about 1 name, 1 game, 2 players: How controversial NFC Championship Game sent Michael Thomas X 2 to Pro Bowl
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has had the most accomplished career of any player in NFL history, and that fact was cemented when he guided New England to a 37-31 AFC Championship Game overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.With that AFC title, Brady will now play in the ninth Super Bowl of his illustrious career.He’s already won five Super Bowls, often out-dueling some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. In order, Brady bested Kurt Warner (Rams), Jake Delhomme (Panthers), Donovan McNabb (Eagles), Russell Wilson (Seahawks) and Matt Ryan (Falcons). Discounting Delhomme, who was a late-bloomer, the other four players were among the NFL’s best quarterbacks at the time and over their careers accumulated 18 Pro Bowl bids, three All-Pro selections and an MVP award. There are two quarterbacks on the other side of that coin -- the two that Brady was unable to defeat in the Super Bowl.Super Bowl LIII Preview: Do Patriots or Rams have the edge? That would be … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 2019: These 2 quarterbacks are the only ones Patriots’ Tom Brady has ever lost to in the Super Bowl
After a crazy Sunday in the NFC and AFC title games, the Patriots will meet the Rams in the 2019 Super Bowl. The Jets, of course, have appeared in the game just once — after the 1968 season, when they beat the Colts in an historic upset. So when will the Jets win it all again, as they move forward with second-year quarterback Sam Darnold and new head coach Adam Gase? Here is your chance to vote: When will Jets win the Super Bowl again? Darryl Slater may be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DarrylSlater. Find NJ.com Jets on Facebook. … [Read more...] about POLL: As Patriots face Rams in Super Bowl 2019, when will Jets win it all again?
By Matt Lombardo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 32) Green Bay Packers (via New Orleans Saints): Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina The Packers need to add quality depth at the wide receiver position, in order to give Aaron Rodgers the best chance to succeed under new head coach Matt Lefleur. Oklahoma's Deebo Samuel would be a good start. Samuel has among the most reliable hands in this year's draft class. After the catch, Samuel is very shifty when it comes to navigating the middle of the field and making defenders miss. 31) Kansas City Chiefs: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama The Chiefs are eventually going to have to think about life after Eric Berry, and Alabama's Deionte Thompson could be an ideal complement to the All-Pro in 2019, and his eventual successor. Thompson is a legitimate ballhawk over the middle of the field who has outstanding ball-skills. In addition to supreme cover-skills, Thompson has flashed elite closing speed and acceleration to make his way up near the … [Read more...] about Latest NFL Mock Draft 2019: Wild 1st round with 4 trades as Giants get Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins or Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray; Nick Bosa or Josh Allen No. 1?
College Football All-Star Game season has arrived, with the 2019 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, and the 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl practices get underway this week, with the game set for Saturday, Jan. 26, in Mobile Ala.Here are the complete rosters for both the North Team and South Team of College Football senior All-Stars, who will showcase their skills this week in front of scouts from across the NFL, while being coached by Jon Gruden, Kyle Shanahan, and the staffs of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers:NORTH Team: Coaches: Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders staff1) Corey Ballentine: DC 6-foot, 204 pounds Washburn1) Tony Pollard: RB 6-foot, 208 pounds Memphis2) Kris Boyd: DC 6-foot, 195 pounds Texas2) Dexter Williams: RB 5-foot-11, 215 pounds Notre Dame3) Drew Lock: QB 6-foot-4, 225 pounds Missouri3) Germaine Pratt: ILB 6-foot-3, 240 pounds North Carolina State4) Darnell Savage: S 5-foot-11, 200 pounds Maryland5) Andy Isabella: WR 5-foot-10, 195 pounds UMASS5) John Cominsky: DE … [Read more...] about 2019 Senior Bowl rosters: Complete breakdown of North and South teams