For two years he was the backup to Jalen Hurd, despite averaging 2.31 more yards per touch than the starter. Of course it was frustrating. But Kamara still believed that wherever he ended up in the NFL, whatever round he was drafted, it would work out. As long as I get the chance, he would tell friends before the draft, I’ll shine.
At Tennessee, Kamara had gotten his hair dreaded and begun to wear the gold grill in his mouth during games. He had discovered his own vibe, figured out who he was. And he had learned that the more he could simply be himself, the better he played.
The last wild-card game is the divisional matchup from the NFC South between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints. During the regular season, eight of Carolina’s games were predicted correctly by AccuScore, while the accuracy in the Saints games was better with 11 correct games. In the third meeting between the two, New Orleans has 61-percent win probability. The Saints don’t have any big injury concerns and have beat the Panthers twice already. In fact, when AccuScore simulated the entire NFL playoffs, the computer picked the Saints to make Super Bowl 52.
A source told PFT that the Steelers would be undefeated if they were coached by Bill Belichick.
Hyperbole aside, complaints about the job Tomlin did in Pittsburgh’s 45-42 loss to Jacksonville in Sunday’s divisional playoff game are legit.
The source pointed specifically to the final 47 seconds of the game, when the Steelers decided against kicking a field goal to narrow the lead to seven and then attempt onside kick. They scored a touchdown as time expired, giving themselves no chance to get the ball back and tie the game.
While that was one of many calls Tomlin and his staff may want back, the gripes from the team’s investors run deeper than the loss to the Jaguars – for example, there was Antonio Brown going Facebook Live in the locker room while Tomlin dressed down the Patriots last postseason; and last week, Le’Veon Bell suggested in a tweet that a win over Jacksonville was a surety.
Smith’s priorities are understandably and appropriately elsewhere with his wife undergoing treatment, so handing personnel control to someone else may be a sound decision for all involved with the Texans.
At 12-3, the Case Keenum-led Vikings already clinched a first-round bye and are favorites to appear in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1976. The Vikings could become the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium.