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what its record should be based on points scored and allowed — also known as their Pythagorean win percentage — and how much better or worse its opponents are in relation to a .500 team. A good team playing against good opponents will be near the top, these take into account a team’s actual record,Unlike other power rankings, while one that struggles against mediocre or poor teams will trend toward the bottom. A more detailed description of the method can be found in the Week 1 rankings.
but it will need to see quarterback Cam Newton improve his performance from the first time around. When facing no pressure against the Saints in that matchup,Authentic Xavier Woods Jersey, but since they are in the NFC South with the Saints, their playoff chances — despite being a very good team — are no sure thing at 74 percent. The good news for Carolina is it gets to face New Orleans again in Week 13, he was 12 for 20 with three interceptions,Authentic Emmitt Smith Jersey,The Panthers have a three-game winning streak of their own, giving him a passer rating of 31.3 in a clean pocket. Throwing the ball away on each of those opportunities would have produced a better passer rating.
making him eligible to return to the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 24 against the Seattle Seahawks. It’s uncertain who assumes his workload,Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will serve his six-game suspension in full, but Alfred Morris did manage 53 yards on 11 carries — 49 yards after contact with three missed tackles — in a Week 10 loss at the Atlanta Falcons.
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Tevin Coleman will likely be Atlanta’s go-to running back this week with Devonta Freeman doubtful because of a concussion. Freeman leads the team in rushing with 515 yards and five touchdowns on 116 carries, creating 3.5 yards per carry after contact with eight runs of 15 yards or more, but Coleman has been the more elusive back, both superior to Freeman’s marks this season.
but this year he is struggling,Beasley was one of the better slot receivers in the league, nearly a yard fewer than he had in 2016. Lining up against him will be slot corner Patrick Robinson, averaging just 0.87 yards per route run from the slot, who ranks eighth among 32 slot corners this season for yards allowed per cover snap (0.89) and No. 1 for passer rating against when targeted in coverage (54.4).
scoring 2.56 points per drive. The Vikings boast one of the league’s toughest defenses,The Rams’ offense is the second-most efficient in the NFL, however, allowing 1.6 points per drive (ninth) along with the second-fewest rushing yards allowed per carry (3.4). Los Angeles, should be able to see running back Todd Gurley take advantage of Vikings middle linebacker Eric Kendricks in space.
Gurley is fourth in the league in rushing (754 yards) with a league-leading seven rushing touchdowns, per Pro Football Focus, adding 35 receptions and three receiving touchdowns catching passes out of the backfield. Kendricks ranks 45th against the run among 54 qualified linebackers, and 25th in pass coverage.
The challenge awaiting the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday has just gotten more difficult.
The team is preparing to bounce back from a 27-7 thumping by the Atlanta Falcons that saw quarterback Dak Prescott get sacked a total of eight times -- as the absence of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith proved to be a much bigger detriment than they had hoped. Backup tackle Chaz Green was taken to the woodshed by defensive end Adrian Clayborn, and veteran Byron Bell gave up two sacks of his own when the Cowboys finally did decide enough was enough from Green (albeit much too late).
Hoping to get Smith back on the field to protect them against one of the best defensive fronts in the NFL, the Cowboys will now have to again plan without him. The pro bowler hasn't practiced this week and although head coach Jason Garrett says he's "making progress", he will reportedly not take the field against the Eagles -- according to Jane Slater of NFL Network.
Given how historically poor Green played, look for Bell to start in Week 11. He's already begun taking first-team reps in practice this week, and the Cowboys are planning to scheme help for him on the left edge if needed.
This is another monumental blow to a Cowboys' team already without Ezekiel Elliott, Dan Bailey and defensive leader Sean Lee as they ready for what is currently the best team in football. It'll be all they can muster to keep Sunday's game competitive, and they better leave it all on the field if they want to pull off this upset.
The ongoing feud between Jerry Jones and the NFL has reached new heights.
The NFL sent a letter to Jerry Jones' attorney Wednesday laying the foundation to potentially remove Jones as owner of the Dallas Cowboys due to his ongoing sabotage of commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, Womens Nolan Carroll Jersey, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
The letter accuses Jones of meddling with Goodell's contract negotiations and describes the Cowboys owner's actions as "detrimental to the league's best interests."
Jones has repeatedly clashed with the NFL's compensation committee over his attempts to block Goodell's extension,Womens Byron Jones Jersey, even threatening to file a lawsuit.
The NFL's strong language implies it may consider punishing Jones for his actions under Section 8.13 of Article VIII of the NFL's Constitution & Bylaws, a possibility multiple owners have already discussed, Pro Football Talk previously reported.
Section 8.13,Womens Randy Gregory Jersey, titled "Disciplinary Power of Commissioner", gives Goodell the authorization to discipline an owner if he or she "has either violated the Constitution and Bylaws of the League or has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football."
"Cancellation or forfeiture of the franchise in the League of any member club involved or implicated. If such occurs, the affected franchise shall be sold and disposed of under the provisions of Section 3.8( hereof."
In addition to his feud with Goodell,Womens Chaz Green Jersey,a longtime friend of Donald Trump's, Jones has also been criticized for his controversial comments regarding players protesting during the national anthem. Jones, publicly said he would bench any player who refused to stand for the anthem.
While no Cowboy has kneeled or sat during the anthem, defensive lineman David Irving and ex-Giant Damontre Moore both raised their right fist at the end of the anthem prior to multiple games. Moore was later cut in October.
Although the removal of Jones is a possibility,Womens Xavier Woods Jersey, it remains highly unlikely.
Jones, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, is one of the NFL's longest-tenured owners and holds tremendous weight within the league.
The 75-year-old purchased the Cowboys in 1989 for $140 million. Since then the Cowboys have become the most valuable sports team in the world,Authentic Nolan Carroll Jersey, with Forbes recently valuing them at $4.2 billion.
Jones previously said it's "laughable" to suggest he would be ousted as owner of the Cowboys.
Awuzie (hamstring) practiced at full speed Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Awuzie was able to practice in full ahead of Week 10's game against the Falcons, Wednesday's full practice doesn't guarantee he'll be available for Sunday, but he was still listed as inactive on game day. This could be because of the Cowboys' health at secondary combined with it being unnecessary to rush back a depth player in his first season. Therefore, but it does bode well for his chances.
By a matter of one week, the Raiders dodged yet another bullet when Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott mercifully withdrew his appeal of District Court Katherine Fallia’s October decision that the courts should not intervene in league matters of discipline.
In Week 9, Oakland narrowly escaped with a victory over the Dolphins 27-24 after the team traded away running back Jay Ajayi, making this the second time in as many weeks that the team got good news in avoiding an opponent’s star running back.
With Elliott dropping his appeal, or precisely seven days after the Raiders host the Cowboys on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football, he will serve five more games of his six-game suspension after sitting out Dallas’ 27-7 loss to the Falcons Week 10. That means the second-year back will return Dec. 24,” Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. PT.
Though Oakland will see the Cowboys at less than their best as Elliott is by far the team’s leading running back with 783 rushing yards to Alfred Morris’ 169 — Morris is averaging 6.8 yards per carry on 25 attempts and quarterback Dak Prescott has already scored five rushing touchdowns heading into Week 11.
Pair that with an Oakland defense that ranks No. 26 overall (No. 21 against the run) and a Cowboys team that will have found itself running the ball by that point of the season — and Week 15’s matchup should still be a tough contest regardless of Elliott’s absence.
Having trouble with those Week 11 fantasy start 'em, sit 'em lineup calls? “The Decider” is back to give you his most logical recommendations of whom to play and whom not to play, as well as provide some NFL DFS advice.
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been acting in a way that is “detrimental to the league’s best interests,Authentic Jaylon Smith Jersey,” according to a letter sent to Jones by outside counsel representing the NFL's compensation committee.
The news first was reported by the Wall Street Journal. The letter, dated Wednesday and sent by outside counsel Brad Karp, was obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
Jones has has been critical of the negotiations on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.
Jones has threatened to sue the NFL over the talks, saying that owners had been misled about facts regarding Goodell's deal.
The letter claims "there is no legitimate basis for Mr. Jones to circulate to the full ownership a three-month-old document from a consultant to the Committee - a document that Mr. Jones personally knows to be an outdated, historical artifact of no relevance whatsoever in the context of these lengthy negotiations."
It also says that Jones' “antics, are damaging the League.” It also says "urge Mr. Jones to support the Committee's deliberations, whatever their motivation, not attempt to sabotage them."
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the head of the committee, and had allowed Jones to join on an ad-hoc basis. That invitation was rescinded last week by Blank, and the two did not greet each other before the Falcons-Cowboys game Sunday.
Some of the other owners were so upset with Jones, they threatened to have him removed from the Cowboys, according to the Journal and New York Times. The committee sent him a 'cease-and-desist' letter. Jones responded earlier this week by saying that removing him was "laughable" and "ridiculous."
All 32 owners voted in May to extend Goodell's contract and authorized the compensation committee to work out the details. The league and Goodell have been working on a five-year deal to kick in when his current deal expires in 2019.
Jones didn't begin pushing back against the extension until after Goodell suspended his star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, six games for alleged domestic abuse.
Elliott dropped his appeal earlier Wednesday and will serve the remainder of his suspension. He can return to play by the Cowboys' penultimate game of the regular season on Dec. 24.