After playing only eight seasons in Tulane Stadium, on September 28, 1975 the Saints lost 21-0 to the Cincinnati Bengals for their first regular season NFL game in the Louisiana Superdome. In 1980 the Saints finished the season with franchise worst record of 1-15. Fans showed up at the Superdome wearing paper bags over their heads and
The season opener against the kansas city chiefs appeared to signify the end of Tom Brady’s illustrious nfl career. Pat patricia’s defense was exposed many times by the likes of the speedster Tyreek Hill and new offensive superstar in Kareem Hunt. The two combined for over 280 yards alone and forced the new england defense to break more than bend. Tom Brady himself had a disappointing game throwing 16 for 36 and 267 yards with no touchdowns having trouble moving the ball down the field as fast as the chiefs were able to do with ease. Next week against the saints tom brady was able to dissect their
In today’s society, we have former National Football League(NFL) quarterback Collin Kapernick who’s no longer in the NFL because of his protest against racial inequality. However, many people believe he is no longer in the NFL because of his talent. Kapernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47. Although they didn’t win, he threw for 302 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 62 yards. Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem.
During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals. When asked about it, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” News outlets immediately attacked
It back fired and gave the Steelers field goal range to kick the winning kick and later costed the linebacker the first 4 games of the next season. The NFL has also made it so that you cannot hit quarterbacks to hard. The NFL has tried to cut down on the injuries given to quarterbacks by giving the unnecessary roughness call to the players. It’s given out when the refs think a hit is “too hard” and gives the offense 15 yards. Later in 2016, the NFL announced a new rule that made it if you got two unsportsmanlike conduct that you will get ejected out of the game after one game involving Carolina Panther’s cornerback Josh
Many people all around the nation are in debate whether or not high school football should remain a sport. In addition, it was recorded that between the years 2005 and 2014, ninety-two high school football players have been killed due to football injuries. Although, high school football has been a traditional sport in all states, but many are wondering if football is truly worth the risk. However, endless numbers of parents across the nation have numerous opinions on their sons playing football or not. Nonetheless, if parents are letting their sons play this game, they understand the risks of their sons getting injured.
The Broncos had been struggling without a great quarterback. Really the last time they had a good quarterback was back in the 90’s with John Elway. Tim changed this. He brought the Broncos back to the playoffs, where he led them to a playoff win, the first post-season win since 2005. Then, a drastic change happened in Tim’s career, and this is where it started to fall
What kind of ethics and determination does it take to not miss a day of work for 18 whole years from age 23 to 41? On September 20th, 1992, Don ‘The Magic Man’ Majkowski tore a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, kicking off an untouchable record in NFL history. Brett Favre started the next game on 9/27/92, played every Sunday for the next 18 years, 19 seasons, until December 5th, 2010 in a game against the Buffalo Bills when an AC sprain in his right shoulder caused him to be inactive the next week, ending the unreal record at 297 consecutive regular season starts, 321 including the playoffs. In addition, the next closest streak is 208/227 for Peyton Manning from ’98 till ’11, furthermore, the three closest active-streaks today are owned by Peyton’s younger brother Eli which has 174/185 since ‘04, San Diego’s Phillip Rivers, who is at 151/160 since ’06, and Baltimore’s Joe Flacco claiming 119/134 consecutive regular season/playoff starts since ‘08.
The Green Bay Packers traveled to Gillette Stadium tonight to face the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The Patriots came into the game trying to forget about their off-season stemming from the “Deflategate” scandal. Tonight, we got to see just how the Patriots offense would look for the first four games potentially without their field general, Tom Brady. Brady is looking at a potential four-game suspension unless the court decides to reverse the league’s decision. Both teams’ first strings played the entire first quarter, however, the Packers saw the bulk of the action.
I will never forget how scared I was when this happened. Luckily, the blackout we experienced was the result of a blown transformer. The power company was not able to restore power that night. The football team had to return the following day to finish the game, and the Bearcats came home with a victory. Personally, I came home with a new perspective on how those innocent people who lost their lives 14 years ago must have felt as they realized they were under
There record is 7-4 and well to me that 's somewhat awful for a team that can do SO much more! I know they have lost Jordy Nelson (Wide Reciever #87) for the whole season with a torn ACL (during preseason) and that 's really tough! Now, mind you the Packers are still managing without him, but it 's not the same! Aaron Rodgers (Quarterback #12) has been just handing the ball to Eddie Lacy (Running Back #27) and even though he is a huge guy with a lot of talent, it doesn 't always help the Packers much to only move 5 or 10 yards in one play. Also Rodgers like to throw to Davante Adams
In Tom’s second year, Patriots’ starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe got injured. Tom immediately took over the team and took them to a Super Bowl and received the MVP for the game. All was going good for Brady until the 2008 season when he suffered a severe knee injury that benched him for the whole season. Many worried that this injury would be the end for Tom Brady but he was back for the next season. In 2011, Tom Brady made the headlines by making it to another Super Bowl.
I told myself that I was going to play the homecoming game because we were playing the worst team in the state and figured I couldn’t hurt myself any worse, failure number two. That game I ended up tearing my ACL on the 8th play of the game, and just like Tony Gwynn’s world, three strikes you’re out. Indeed I was, I was out for six months with five months of therapy. I was in a failure hole, and was looking to stay in that hole, but I soon realized that I can either sit and pout or come back better than I was the first time. My decision was to come back better, that was one step forward.
One of those games being the 1981 divisional playoff game where Tony had 169 total yards of offense and 2 touchdowns. However, the Dolphins did not win that game and were eliminated from the playoffs. Tony played for the Dolphins for 9 years before retiring. He retired with 3,543 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns and 3,592 receiving yards also with 16 receiving touchdowns. He also passed for 61 yards and a touchdown.
Next week they have a huge game against the second place Green Bay Packers. 6. Pittsburgh Steelers: 6-4 (9) One thing I am certain about is the Steelers will win one of the wild cards in the AFC. If it weren’t for an abundance of injuries, the Steelers would, in my opinion, be a top three team in the entire league. Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t even supposed to play this week, and, despite playing on basically one foot, he threw for 379 yards and three touchdowns.