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  •  Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is all that stands between the NFL and another packed offseason news cycle Drop in for the predictions stay for the conversation because in just about every case there s more than one way to come at these topics The way the 2022 season unraveled for Green Bay affirms that the Packers might have been best off trading Rodgers last offseason instead of entering into a market setting contract extension with him That extension does give the team all offseason to find a trading partner before a 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 58 3 million option bonus is due in Week 1 I think the Packers are done with him a longtime NFL team executive said on the condition of anonymity for competitive reasons The time to jump off was last year They missed the ability to maximize their compensation And they missed the playoffs When they moved Davante Adams they should have moved Aaron and said We are starting over and we have all these picks They could have sent him to Denver The jumping off point is even more obvious now Rodgers weekly pontifications through The Pat McAfee Show have included suggestions the team should re sign declining veteran players who are Rodgers friends while questioning whether the Packers will provide the best opportunity for him to win additional MVP awards I think he showed his true colors last offseason when he held them hostage and took 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 50 million a year another exec said He knew he could get his best deal from the Packers and now that he has it now that he has secured the bag he is open to leaving The Jets have been rumored as a logical landing spot for Rodgers based on their need at the position and the presence of new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett who coached Rodgers in Green Bay Execs have pointed to Tennessee as an intriguing potential landing spot The Packers might not trade Rodgers to an NFC contender such as San Francisco even if the 49ers were interested in absorbing the contractual ramifications Tennessee is a great spot for him the first exec said I could totally see that the second exec said What about the Jets I just don t know that he is going to want to be in New York the first exec said Mike Vrabel and Tennessee seem more his pace Whether Vrabel wants to put up with his s who knows But Matt LaFleur was the offensive coordinator with Vrabel so Vrabel could pick his brain Robert Saleh and LaFleur are close Those teams all have ties The Raiders are also in the market for a quarterback pending Carr s expected departure from the team Vegas would be fine for him the first exec said It just seems like a weird fit Rodgers personality and Josh McDaniels I think Josh would probably rather develop his own guy than have Rodgers and I think he d rather have Jimmy Garoppolo than Rodgers Quite a few other teams need quarterbacks and could be in the mix depending on factors that include Rodgers interest in those markets The bottom line is that NFL execs think the Packers are more likely to trade Rodgers than to hold onto him Who are these guys a veteran coach countered I d love to be the hypothetical owner in Green Bay listening to the GM and president present the trade case to me so I could reply OK in summary you want to trade an MVP caliber player who still creates 2 3 wins per season so we can attempt to solidify our evaluation of our third year drafted quarterback while he is throwing to sub average weaponry It sounds like we are patterning ourselves after our rivals Which one Chicago Few expect team and player to reach agreement on a long term extension this offseason unless Jackson drops his reported demands for a fully guaranteed contract like the one Deshaun Watson signed The Ravens did defuse some of the tension by publicly recommitting to Jackson amid questions about whether the contract impasse had contributed to the quarterback missing games late in the season If it wasn t for all of the comments that general manager Eric DeCosta and coach John Harbaugh said in their postseason presser I would think he is going to get traded an exec said I feel like he is just going to get tagged now and play on the tag I don t think anyone is going to offer sheet him for two ones and his contract demands The question is are they going to have the stones to stand in there Do you risk a chance of a team coming in after the draft and offer sheeting him then Whether the Ravens apply the exclusive or non exclusive franchise tag would affect what can happen next Using the exclusive tag would cost more and prevent other teams from signing Jackson to an offer sheet while making it easier for the Ravens to maximize compensation in a trade The non exclusive tag would make sense if the Ravens hoped another team might sign Jackson to an offer sheet In that case the Ravens would receive two first round draft choices in return for Jackson if they let him go It might be harder under those circumstances for Baltimore to command more than that in return from another team There could be additional risk for the Ravens If another team waited until after the 2023 draft before signing Jackson to an offer sheet those first round picks would be in 2024 and 2025 Those picks also might be relatively late in the order if Jackson were to succeed with his new team Jackson would also have to sign the offer associated with the franchise tag to facilitate any trade That part might be a formality if another team were willing to enter into a contract amenable to Jackson Matt Cassel is the most recent quarterback traded while on the franchise tag The New England Patriots used the tag to retain his rights in 2009 before trading him and Vrabel to the Chiefs for a second round pick It is hard to build an offense around Lamar another exec said You can certainly do it but a place like the Jets is that the best fit for what Nate Hackett wants to do Mike McDaniel probably would do great with Lamar Maybe a Lamar for Tua trade makes sense Maybe Atlanta would make sense for Lamar with Arthur Smith but I think Baltimore tags him and holds onto him Solid veteran quarterbacks rarely reach the market but with Carr s contract calling for him to receive 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 4 million on Feb 15 his release from the Raiders appears more likely than Las Vegas finding a trade partner for its recently benched quarterback Why would anyone else pay Carr anything approaching the salary Las Vegas is seeking to avoid paying I am fascinated by Carr because I think he may be the first person who suffers from I am not paying a mediocre QB an exec from a team with an established quarterback said I think Carr is more likely to be Nick Foles than Kirk Cousins Foles got an OK deal with the Jags but nothing earth shattering even at the time When you look at the landing spots who is going to go pay Derek Carr 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 30 million Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed deal with Minnesota for three years and 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 84 million in 2018 He became the NFL s highest paid player and the first quarterback to sign a fully guaranteed deal spanning more than one season Foles signed a four year 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 88 million deal with Jacksonville a year later but was released after one year and 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 30 5 million Carr is closer to Cousins than Foles in sustained career production Will that equate to the same sort of deal That Garoppolo Carr level of quarterback on the open market is going to be fascinating another exec said The top of the market is established at 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 50 million and even some of the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 million guys aren t worth it Then you have Kirk Cousins making 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 35 million and he is going to be in the last year of his deal If Carr and Garoppolo settle for deals in the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 15 25 million range then what What happens with Carr and Garoppolo is going to be instructive to what Kirk Cousins should expect on the open market this exec said It s going to either scare Minnesota into doing another deal like they did last year or Kirk Cousins is finally going to fail in the business of football Some failure that would be By the end of the 2023 season Cousins will have earned more than 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 200 million from the Vikings alone An agent discounted the idea Carr s next deal would come in as low as the execs suggested it could He thought there were too many teams desperate for quarterbacks and too few viable options for Carr s market to crater He cautioned that what some execs say in February could differ from what other execs do in March Carr Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are three veteran quarterbacks teams might consider signing as starters at varied price points Add three or four drafted rookies to that group and there still would be more teams with potential openings nine at least than there are viable starters unless you re eager to play with Sam Darnold Baker Mayfield Teddy Bridgewater or the like Houston Indianapolis Las Vegas New Orleans the Jets Tampa Bay and Washington all might need quarterbacks Miami is a wild card with Tua Tagovailoa s health concerns San Francisco and Arizona could have shorter term needs The agents like to keep driving it up and I totally understand that and it seems like there is always one team that pays a third exec said You just have to have the guts to not do it Those good coaches like Brian Daboll can get more from the cheaper guys Kyle Shanahan doesn t need a superstar quarterback Seattle trades Russell Wilson and performs better with Geno Smith I think it s a really fascinating tipping point to watch I m banking on the Giants signing both players for less than the franchise tag values at their positions Under this scenario the team would use the franchise or transition tag to help leverage a workable multi year deal with Barkley before free agency At quarterback the Giants would offer Jones a shorter term deal at less than the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 32 million annual average associated with the franchise tag The team would be betting on Daboll s ability to get more from a cheaper free agent quarterback or a rookie if Jones thought he could find a better situation elsewhere The hope would be that Jones might value Daboll s role in his development sufficiently to accept such a deal It all sounds so easy but the Giants face a balancing act as they seek to reward Jones and Barkley for strong seasons while maintaining long term flexibility For a team that is just getting out of cap trouble they would be wise to slow play it but it is really hard to slow play two guys another exec said When you are setting up a program you want to send the right message to your players to your coaches The message is almost as important as the dollars The Giants under Daboll are facing a situation similar to the one the Rams faced following Sean McVay s first season with Los Angeles Both teams wanted to reward running backs coming off excellent seasons When you are trying to build a culture it is really hard not to reward players who are playing at a high level and at high volume as well the first exec said Todd Gurley had played 80 percent of the snaps for the Rams in 2017 rushing for 1 305 yards and 13 touchdowns for a team that reached the playoffs unexpectedly The Rams then entered into a four year 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 60 million extension with Gurley only to regret the agreement Barkley played 80 percent of the Giants snaps last season while rushing for 1 312 yards and 10 touchdowns He turns 26 this week Gurley was entering his age 24 season when the Rams re signed him Is anybody going to value Saquon Barkley more than the New York Giants an agent asked So where is Saquon going You don t have to franchise him Save the tag for your quarterback It is a one year deal Who cares about a one year deal That depends whether you think Daboll can get as much or more from another quarterback at a considerably lower rate That is quite the qualifier admittedly but let us paint a picture You are telling me Brady is going to be calling San Francisco at Jacksonville next season and he is going to be looking down to the field at Trey Lance and Trevor Lawrence and it s going to be a 7 7 game in the second quarter and he is going to be sitting there saying I m where I should be in Jacksonville s press box a veteran coach said He has played too well too recently I just don t buy it That doesn t mean Brady is bluffing by announcing his retirement I m sure he knows all of his current options and would rather do this another exec said I truly think he got to the point where he wanted to retire last year he just didn t know how Last year and this year showed him the fantasy of going out on top is probably gone Given where his kids are in New York and Miami there are only a handful of places he could maybe play Does he want to start over and do all that Brady was linked to the Dolphins last offseason to the point Miami incurred tampering penalties for its pursuit of him The Dolphins could need a quarterback in the near future as chronic concussions threaten Tagovailoa s career The Raiders have been seen as a logical landing spot for Brady given his ties to McDaniels The 49ers seemed like a good fit given the state of their team and Brady s childhood fandom of the team Jason Witten spent one year in the ESPN broadcast booth before returning for a final season Brady is much older He might stay retired But if the right situation presents itself will he be able to resist Not everyone is sold With so much focus on officiating in the championship round one might expect the league to take a hard look at something But there s a huge gap between what the public thinks of officiating and what the NFL s officiating brass think of officiating As a result nothing is changing unless someone with stature is sufficiently aggrieved think Sean Payton after his Saints came out on the short end of that postseason non call for pass interference against the Rams Everyone is all hellbent on the playoffs and the officiating and the leadership in officiating but guess what they are running it back because there is no one to spearhead change an exec said Sean Payton is not getting involved Bill Belichick is not getting involved Andy Reid is not getting involved Rich McKay is not getting involved Kyle Shanahan is not getting involved and Philadelphia isn t getting involved Who is standing on the table No one is standing on the table unless say Super Bowl referee Carl Cheffers sufficiently ticks off someone as influential as Chiefs coach Andy Reid Four years ago Reid and the Chiefs proposed changes to overtime after New England eliminated Kansas City from the playoffs without Reid s team possessing the ball in the extra period This season Cheffers roughing the passer call against Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones cost Kansas City against the Raiders The call enraged Reid to the point that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he couldn t recall his coach reacting more angrily to an official s call Will anything major in officiating change Tune in to the Super Bowl and find out Subscribe to The Athletic for in depth coverage of your favorite players teams leagues and clubs Try a week on us Credit theathletic com You can read the original article here
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     Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is all that stands between the NFL and another packed offseason news cycle Drop in for the predictions stay for the conversation because in just about every case there s more than one way to come at these topics The way the 2022 season unraveled for Green Bay affirms that the Packers might have been best off trading Rodgers last offseason instead of entering into a market setting contract extension with him That extension does give the team all offseason to find a trading partner before a 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 58 3 million option bonus is due in Week 1 I think the Packers are done with him a longtime NFL team executive said on the condition of anonymity for competitive reasons The time to jump off was last year They missed the ability to maximize their compensation And they missed the playoffs When they moved Davante Adams they should have moved Aaron and said We are starting over and we have all these picks They could have sent him to Denver The jumping off point is even more obvious now Rodgers weekly pontifications through The Pat McAfee Show have included suggestions the team should re sign declining veteran players who are Rodgers friends while questioning whether the Packers will provide the best opportunity for him to win additional MVP awards I think he showed his true colors last offseason when he held them hostage and took 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 50 million a year another exec said He knew he could get his best deal from the Packers and now that he has it now that he has secured the bag he is open to leaving The Jets have been rumored as a logical landing spot for Rodgers based on their need at the position and the presence of new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett who coached Rodgers in Green Bay Execs have pointed to Tennessee as an intriguing potential landing spot The Packers might not trade Rodgers to an NFC contender such as San Francisco even if the 49ers were interested in absorbing the contractual ramifications Tennessee is a great spot for him the first exec said I could totally see that the second exec said What about the Jets I just don t know that he is going to want to be in New York the first exec said Mike Vrabel and Tennessee seem more his pace Whether Vrabel wants to put up with his s who knows But Matt LaFleur was the offensive coordinator with Vrabel so Vrabel could pick his brain Robert Saleh and LaFleur are close Those teams all have ties The Raiders are also in the market for a quarterback pending Carr s expected departure from the team Vegas would be fine for him the first exec said It just seems like a weird fit Rodgers personality and Josh McDaniels I think Josh would probably rather develop his own guy than have Rodgers and I think he d rather have Jimmy Garoppolo than Rodgers Quite a few other teams need quarterbacks and could be in the mix depending on factors that include Rodgers interest in those markets The bottom line is that NFL execs think the Packers are more likely to trade Rodgers than to hold onto him Who are these guys a veteran coach countered I d love to be the hypothetical owner in Green Bay listening to the GM and president present the trade case to me so I could reply OK in summary you want to trade an MVP caliber player who still creates 2 3 wins per season so we can attempt to solidify our evaluation of our third year drafted quarterback while he is throwing to sub average weaponry It sounds like we are patterning ourselves after our rivals Which one Chicago Few expect team and player to reach agreement on a long term extension this offseason unless Jackson drops his reported demands for a fully guaranteed contract like the one Deshaun Watson signed The Ravens did defuse some of the tension by publicly recommitting to Jackson amid questions about whether the contract impasse had contributed to the quarterback missing games late in the season If it wasn t for all of the comments that general manager Eric DeCosta and coach John Harbaugh said in their postseason presser I would think he is going to get traded an exec said I feel like he is just going to get tagged now and play on the tag I don t think anyone is going to offer sheet him for two ones and his contract demands The question is are they going to have the stones to stand in there Do you risk a chance of a team coming in after the draft and offer sheeting him then Whether the Ravens apply the exclusive or non exclusive franchise tag would affect what can happen next Using the exclusive tag would cost more and prevent other teams from signing Jackson to an offer sheet while making it easier for the Ravens to maximize compensation in a trade The non exclusive tag would make sense if the Ravens hoped another team might sign Jackson to an offer sheet In that case the Ravens would receive two first round draft choices in return for Jackson if they let him go It might be harder under those circumstances for Baltimore to command more than that in return from another team There could be additional risk for the Ravens If another team waited until after the 2023 draft before signing Jackson to an offer sheet those first round picks would be in 2024 and 2025 Those picks also might be relatively late in the order if Jackson were to succeed with his new team Jackson would also have to sign the offer associated with the franchise tag to facilitate any trade That part might be a formality if another team were willing to enter into a contract amenable to Jackson Matt Cassel is the most recent quarterback traded while on the franchise tag The New England Patriots used the tag to retain his rights in 2009 before trading him and Vrabel to the Chiefs for a second round pick It is hard to build an offense around Lamar another exec said You can certainly do it but a place like the Jets is that the best fit for what Nate Hackett wants to do Mike McDaniel probably would do great with Lamar Maybe a Lamar for Tua trade makes sense Maybe Atlanta would make sense for Lamar with Arthur Smith but I think Baltimore tags him and holds onto him Solid veteran quarterbacks rarely reach the market but with Carr s contract calling for him to receive 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 4 million on Feb 15 his release from the Raiders appears more likely than Las Vegas finding a trade partner for its recently benched quarterback Why would anyone else pay Carr anything approaching the salary Las Vegas is seeking to avoid paying I am fascinated by Carr because I think he may be the first person who suffers from I am not paying a mediocre QB an exec from a team with an established quarterback said I think Carr is more likely to be Nick Foles than Kirk Cousins Foles got an OK deal with the Jags but nothing earth shattering even at the time When you look at the landing spots who is going to go pay Derek Carr 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 30 million Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed deal with Minnesota for three years and 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 84 million in 2018 He became the NFL s highest paid player and the first quarterback to sign a fully guaranteed deal spanning more than one season Foles signed a four year 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 88 million deal with Jacksonville a year later but was released after one year and 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 30 5 million Carr is closer to Cousins than Foles in sustained career production Will that equate to the same sort of deal That Garoppolo Carr level of quarterback on the open market is going to be fascinating another exec said The top of the market is established at 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 50 million and even some of the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 40 million guys aren t worth it Then you have Kirk Cousins making 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 35 million and he is going to be in the last year of his deal If Carr and Garoppolo settle for deals in the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 15 25 million range then what What happens with Carr and Garoppolo is going to be instructive to what Kirk Cousins should expect on the open market this exec said It s going to either scare Minnesota into doing another deal like they did last year or Kirk Cousins is finally going to fail in the business of football Some failure that would be By the end of the 2023 season Cousins will have earned more than 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 200 million from the Vikings alone An agent discounted the idea Carr s next deal would come in as low as the execs suggested it could He thought there were too many teams desperate for quarterbacks and too few viable options for Carr s market to crater He cautioned that what some execs say in February could differ from what other execs do in March Carr Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are three veteran quarterbacks teams might consider signing as starters at varied price points Add three or four drafted rookies to that group and there still would be more teams with potential openings nine at least than there are viable starters unless you re eager to play with Sam Darnold Baker Mayfield Teddy Bridgewater or the like Houston Indianapolis Las Vegas New Orleans the Jets Tampa Bay and Washington all might need quarterbacks Miami is a wild card with Tua Tagovailoa s health concerns San Francisco and Arizona could have shorter term needs The agents like to keep driving it up and I totally understand that and it seems like there is always one team that pays a third exec said You just have to have the guts to not do it Those good coaches like Brian Daboll can get more from the cheaper guys Kyle Shanahan doesn t need a superstar quarterback Seattle trades Russell Wilson and performs better with Geno Smith I think it s a really fascinating tipping point to watch I m banking on the Giants signing both players for less than the franchise tag values at their positions Under this scenario the team would use the franchise or transition tag to help leverage a workable multi year deal with Barkley before free agency At quarterback the Giants would offer Jones a shorter term deal at less than the 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 32 million annual average associated with the franchise tag The team would be betting on Daboll s ability to get more from a cheaper free agent quarterback or a rookie if Jones thought he could find a better situation elsewhere The hope would be that Jones might value Daboll s role in his development sufficiently to accept such a deal It all sounds so easy but the Giants face a balancing act as they seek to reward Jones and Barkley for strong seasons while maintaining long term flexibility For a team that is just getting out of cap trouble they would be wise to slow play it but it is really hard to slow play two guys another exec said When you are setting up a program you want to send the right message to your players to your coaches The message is almost as important as the dollars The Giants under Daboll are facing a situation similar to the one the Rams faced following Sean McVay s first season with Los Angeles Both teams wanted to reward running backs coming off excellent seasons When you are trying to build a culture it is really hard not to reward players who are playing at a high level and at high volume as well the first exec said Todd Gurley had played 80 percent of the snaps for the Rams in 2017 rushing for 1 305 yards and 13 touchdowns for a team that reached the playoffs unexpectedly The Rams then entered into a four year 1 Credit https theathletic com 4157315 2023 02 06 nfl predictions offseason quarterback moves 60 million extension with Gurley only to regret the agreement Barkley played 80 percent of the Giants snaps last season while rushing for 1 312 yards and 10 touchdowns He turns 26 this week Gurley was entering his age 24 season when the Rams re signed him Is anybody going to value Saquon Barkley more than the New York Giants an agent asked So where is Saquon going You don t have to franchise him Save the tag for your quarterback It is a one year deal Who cares about a one year deal That depends whether you think Daboll can get as much or more from another quarterback at a considerably lower rate That is quite the qualifier admittedly but let us paint a picture You are telling me Brady is going to be calling San Francisco at Jacksonville next season and he is going to be looking down to the field at Trey Lance and Trevor Lawrence and it s going to be a 7 7 game in the second quarter and he is going to be sitting there saying I m where I should be in Jacksonville s press box a veteran coach said He has played too well too recently I just don t buy it That doesn t mean Brady is bluffing by announcing his retirement I m sure he knows all of his current options and would rather do this another exec said I truly think he got to the point where he wanted to retire last year he just didn t know how Last year and this year showed him the fantasy of going out on top is probably gone Given where his kids are in New York and Miami there are only a handful of places he could maybe play Does he want to start over and do all that Brady was linked to the Dolphins last offseason to the point Miami incurred tampering penalties for its pursuit of him The Dolphins could need a quarterback in the near future as chronic concussions threaten Tagovailoa s career The Raiders have been seen as a logical landing spot for Brady given his ties to McDaniels The 49ers seemed like a good fit given the state of their team and Brady s childhood fandom of the team Jason Witten spent one year in the ESPN broadcast booth before returning for a final season Brady is much older He might stay retired But if the right situation presents itself will he be able to resist Not everyone is sold With so much focus on officiating in the championship round one might expect the league to take a hard look at something But there s a huge gap between what the public thinks of officiating and what the NFL s officiating brass think of officiating As a result nothing is changing unless someone with stature is sufficiently aggrieved think Sean Payton after his Saints came out on the short end of that postseason non call for pass interference against the Rams Everyone is all hellbent on the playoffs and the officiating and the leadership in officiating but guess what they are running it back because there is no one to spearhead change an exec said Sean Payton is not getting involved Bill Belichick is not getting involved Andy Reid is not getting involved Rich McKay is not getting involved Kyle Shanahan is not getting involved and Philadelphia isn t getting involved Who is standing on the table No one is standing on the table unless say Super Bowl referee Carl Cheffers sufficiently ticks off someone as influential as Chiefs coach Andy Reid Four years ago Reid and the Chiefs proposed changes to overtime after New England eliminated Kansas City from the playoffs without Reid s team possessing the ball in the extra period This season Cheffers roughing the passer call against Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones cost Kansas City against the Raiders The call enraged Reid to the point that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he couldn t recall his coach reacting more angrily to an official s call Will anything major in officiating change Tune in to the Super Bowl and find out Subscribe to The Athletic for in depth coverage of your favorite players teams leagues and clubs Try a week on us Credit theathletic com You can read the original article here
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    Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is all that stands between the NFL and another packed offseason news cycle.

    Drop in for the predictions, stay for the conversation, because in just about every case, there’s more than one way to come at these topics.

    The way the 2022 season unraveled for Green Bay affirms that the Packers might have been best off trading Rodgers last offseason instead of entering into a market-setting contract extension with him. That extension does give the team all offseason to find a trading partner before a $1

    Credit: https://theathletic.com/4157315/2023/02/06/nfl-predictions-offseason-quarterback-moves/

    58.3 million option bonus is due in Week 1.

    “I think the Packers are done with him,” a longtime NFL team executive said on the condition of anonymity for competitive reasons. “The time to jump off was last year. They missed the ability to maximize their compensation. And they missed the playoffs. When they moved Davante (Adams), they should have moved Aaron and said, ‘We are starting over and we have all these picks.’ They could have sent him to Denver.”

    The jumping-off point is even more obvious now. Rodgers’ weekly pontifications through The Pat McAfee Show have included suggestions the team should re-sign declining veteran players who are Rodgers’ friends, while questioning whether the Packers will provide the best opportunity for him to win additional MVP awards.

    “I think he showed his true colors last offseason when he held them hostage and took $1

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    50 million a year,” another exec said. “He knew he could get his best deal from the Packers, and now that he has it, now that he has secured the bag, he is open to leaving.”

    The Jets have been rumored as a logical landing spot for Rodgers based on their need at the position and the presence of new offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who coached Rodgers in Green Bay. Execs have pointed to Tennessee as an intriguing potential landing spot. The Packers might not trade Rodgers to an NFC contender such as San Francisco even if the 49ers were interested in absorbing the contractual ramifications.

    “Tennessee is a great spot for him,” the first exec said.

    “I could totally see that,” the second exec said.

    What about the Jets?

    “I just don’t know that he is going to want to be in New York,” the first exec said. “Mike Vrabel and Tennessee seem more his pace. Whether Vrabel wants to put up with his s—, who knows? But Matt LaFleur was the offensive coordinator with Vrabel, so Vrabel could pick his brain. Robert Saleh and LaFleur are close. Those teams all have ties.”

    The Raiders are also in the market for a quarterback pending Carr’s expected departure from the team.

    “Vegas would be fine for him,” the first exec said. “It just seems like a weird fit, Rodgers’ personality and Josh McDaniels. I think Josh would probably rather develop his own guy than have Rodgers, and I think he’d rather have (Jimmy) Garoppolo than Rodgers.”

    Quite a few other teams need quarterbacks and could be in the mix, depending on factors that include Rodgers’ interest in those markets. The bottom line is that NFL execs think the Packers are more likely to trade Rodgers than to hold onto him.

    “Who are these guys?” a veteran coach countered. “I’d love to be the hypothetical owner in Green Bay listening to the GM and president present the trade case to me so I could reply, ‘OK, in summary, you want to trade an MVP-caliber player who still creates 2-3 wins per season, so we can attempt to solidify our evaluation of our third-year drafted quarterback while he is throwing to sub-average weaponry? It sounds like we are patterning ourselves after our rivals. Which one, Chicago?’ ”

    Few expect team and player to reach agreement on a long-term extension this offseason, unless Jackson drops his reported demands for a fully guaranteed contract like the one Deshaun Watson signed.

    The Ravens did defuse some of the tension by publicly recommitting to Jackson amid questions about whether the contract impasse had contributed to the quarterback missing games late in the season.

    “If it wasn’t for all of the comments that (general manager) Eric DeCosta and (coach) John Harbaugh said in their postseason presser, I would think he is going to get traded,” an exec said. “I feel like he is just going to get tagged now and play on the tag. I don’t think anyone is going to offer-sheet him for two ones and his contract demands. The question is, are they going to have the stones to stand in there? Do you risk a chance of a team coming in after the draft and offer-sheeting him then?”

    Whether the Ravens apply the exclusive or non-exclusive franchise tag would affect what can happen next.

    Using the exclusive tag would cost more and prevent other teams from signing Jackson to an offer sheet while making it easier for the Ravens to maximize compensation in a trade.

    The non-exclusive tag would make sense if the Ravens hoped another team might sign Jackson to an offer sheet. In that case, the Ravens would receive two first-round draft choices in return for Jackson if they let him go. It might be harder under those circumstances for Baltimore to command more than that in return from another team.

    There could be additional risk for the Ravens. If another team waited until after the 2023 draft before signing Jackson to an offer sheet, those first-round picks would be in 2024 and 2025. Those picks also might be relatively late in the order if Jackson were to succeed with his new team.

    Jackson would also have to sign the offer associated with the franchise tag to facilitate any trade. That part might be a formality if another team were willing to enter into a contract amenable to Jackson.

    Matt Cassel is the most recent quarterback traded while on the franchise tag. The New England Patriots used the tag to retain his rights in 2009 before trading him and Vrabel to the Chiefs for a second-round pick.

    “It is hard to build an offense around Lamar,” another exec said. “You can certainly do it, but a place like the Jets, is that the best fit for what Nate Hackett wants to do? Mike McDaniel probably would do great with Lamar. Maybe a Lamar-for-Tua trade makes sense. Maybe Atlanta would make sense for Lamar with Arthur Smith, but I think Baltimore tags him and holds onto him.”

    Solid veteran quarterbacks rarely reach the market, but with Carr’s contract calling for him to receive $1

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    40.4 million on Feb. 15, his release from the Raiders appears more likely than Las Vegas finding a trade partner for its recently benched quarterback.

    Why would anyone else pay Carr anything approaching the salary Las Vegas is seeking to avoid paying?

    “I am fascinated by Carr because I think he may be the first person who suffers from, ‘I am not paying a mediocre QB,’ ” an exec from a team with an established quarterback said. “I think Carr is more likely to be Nick Foles than Kirk Cousins. Foles got an OK deal with the Jags, but nothing earth-shattering even at the time. When you look at the landing spots, who is going to go pay Derek Carr $1

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    30 million?”

    Kirk Cousins signed a fully guaranteed deal with Minnesota for three years and $1

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    84 million in 2018. He became the NFL’s highest-paid player and the first quarterback to sign a fully guaranteed deal spanning more than one season. Foles signed a four-year, $1

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    88 million deal with Jacksonville a year later, but was released after one year and $1

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    30.5 million.

    Carr is closer to Cousins than Foles in sustained career production. Will that equate to the same sort of deal?

    “That Garoppolo/Carr level of quarterback on the open market is going to be fascinating,” another exec said. “The top of the market is established at $1

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    40-50 million, and even some of the $1

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    40 million guys aren’t worth it. Then you have Kirk Cousins making $1

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    35 million, and he is going to be in the last year of his deal.”

    If Carr and Garoppolo settle for deals in the $1

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    15-25 million range, then what?

    “What happens with Carr and Garoppolo is going to be instructive to what Kirk Cousins should expect on the open market,” this exec said. “It’s going to either scare Minnesota into doing another deal, like they did last year, or Kirk Cousins is finally going to fail in the business of football.”

    Some failure that would be! By the end of the 2023 season, Cousins will have earned more than $1

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    200 million from the Vikings alone.

    An agent discounted the idea Carr’s next deal would come in as low as the execs suggested it could. He thought there were too many teams desperate for quarterbacks, and too few viable options, for Carr’s market to crater. He cautioned that what some execs say in February could differ from what other execs do in March.

    Carr, Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are three veteran quarterbacks teams might consider signing as starters, at varied price points. Add three or four drafted rookies to that group, and there still would be more teams with potential openings — nine, at least — than there are viable starters, unless you’re eager to play with Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Teddy Bridgewater or the like.

    Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, New Orleans, the Jets, Tampa Bay and Washington all might need quarterbacks. Miami is a wild card with Tua Tagovailoa’s health concerns. San Francisco and Arizona could have shorter-term needs.

    “The agents like to keep driving it up, and I totally understand that, and it seems like there is always one team that pays,” a third exec said. “You just have to have the guts to not do it. Those good coaches like Brian Daboll can get more from the cheaper guys. Kyle Shanahan doesn’t need a superstar quarterback. Seattle trades Russell Wilson and performs better with Geno Smith. I think it’s a really fascinating tipping point to watch.”

    I’m banking on the Giants signing both players for less than the franchise-tag values at their positions.

    Under this scenario, the team would use the franchise or transition tag to help leverage a workable multi-year deal with Barkley before free agency.

    At quarterback, the Giants would offer Jones a shorter-term deal at less than the $1

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    32 million annual average associated with the franchise tag. The team would be betting on Daboll’s ability to get more from a cheaper free-agent quarterback (or a rookie) if Jones thought he could find a better situation elsewhere.

    The hope would be that Jones might value Daboll’s role in his development sufficiently to accept such a deal.

    It all sounds so easy, but the Giants face a balancing act as they seek to reward Jones and Barkley for strong seasons while maintaining long-term flexibility.

    “For a team that is just getting out of cap trouble, they would be wise to slow-play it, but it is really hard to slow-play two guys,” another exec said. “When you are setting up a program, you want to send the right message to your players, to your coaches. The message is almost as important as the dollars.”

    The Giants under Daboll are facing a situation similar to the one the Rams faced following Sean McVay’s first season with Los Angeles. Both teams wanted to reward running backs coming off excellent seasons.

    “When you are trying to build a culture, it is really hard not to reward players who are playing at a high level and at high volume as well,” the first exec said.

    Todd Gurley had played 80 percent of the snaps for the Rams in 2017, rushing for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns for a team that reached the playoffs unexpectedly. The Rams then entered into a four-year, $1

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    60 million extension with Gurley, only to regret the agreement.

    Barkley played 80 percent of the Giants’ snaps last season while rushing for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns. He turns 26 this week (Gurley was entering his age-24 season when the Rams re-signed him).

    “Is anybody going to value Saquon Barkley more than the New York Giants?” an agent asked. “So where is Saquon going? You don’t have to franchise him. Save the tag for your quarterback. It is a one-year deal. Who cares about a one-year deal?”

    That depends whether you think Daboll can get as much or more from another quarterback at a considerably lower rate.

    That is quite the qualifier, admittedly, but let us paint a picture.

    “You are telling me Brady is going to be calling San Francisco at Jacksonville next season and he is going to be looking down to the field at Trey Lance and Trevor Lawrence and it’s going to be a 7-7 game in the second quarter and he is going to be sitting there saying, ‘I’m where I should be, in Jacksonville’s press box?’ ” a veteran coach said. “He has played too well, too recently. I just don’t buy it.”

    That doesn’t mean Brady is bluffing by announcing his retirement.

    “I’m sure he knows all of his (current) options and would rather do this,” another exec said. “I truly think he got to the point where he wanted to retire last year, he just didn’t know how. Last year and this year showed him the fantasy of going out on top is probably gone. Given where his kids are in New York and Miami, there are only a handful of places he could maybe play. Does he want to start over and do all that?”

    Brady was linked to the Dolphins last offseason, to the point Miami incurred tampering penalties for its pursuit of him. The Dolphins could need a quarterback in the near future as chronic concussions threaten Tagovailoa’s career.

    The Raiders have been seen as a logical landing spot for Brady, given his ties to McDaniels. The 49ers seemed like a good fit given the state of their team and Brady’s childhood fandom of the team.

    Jason Witten spent one year in the ESPN broadcast booth before returning for a final season. Brady is much older. He might stay retired. But if the right situation presents itself, will he be able to resist? Not everyone is sold.

    With so much focus on officiating in the championship round, one might expect the league to take a hard look at something. But there’s a huge gap between what the public thinks of officiating and what the NFL’s officiating brass think of officiating.

    As a result, nothing is changing unless someone with stature is sufficiently aggrieved — think Sean Payton after his Saints came out on the short end of that postseason non-call for pass interference against the Rams.

    “Everyone is all hellbent on the playoffs and the officiating and the leadership in officiating, but guess what, they are running it back because there is no one to spearhead change,” an exec said. “Sean Payton is not getting involved, Bill Belichick is not getting involved, Andy Reid is not getting involved, Rich McKay is not getting involved, Kyle Shanahan is not getting involved and Philadelphia isn’t getting involved. Who is standing on the table?”

    No one is standing on the table unless, say, Super Bowl referee Carl Cheffers sufficiently ticks off someone as influential as Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

    Four years ago, Reid and the Chiefs proposed changes to overtime after New England eliminated Kansas City from the playoffs without Reid’s team possessing the ball in the extra period.

    This season, Cheffers’ roughing-the-passer call against Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones cost Kansas City against the Raiders. The call enraged Reid to the point that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he couldn’t recall his coach reacting more angrily to an official’s call.

    Will anything major in officiating change? Tune in to the Super Bowl and find out.

    Subscribe to The Athletic for in-depth coverage of your favorite players, teams, leagues and clubs. Try a week on us.

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  •  PHOENIX AP A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix the pilot hung a Chiefs Kingdom flag out of the window as players coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway About an hour later it was the Philadelphia Eagles who arrived in Arizona with an It s a Philly Thing flag fluttering in the runway as quarterback Jalen Hurts coach Nick Sirianni and others made their way to a fleet of buses Super Bowl 57 is just one week away The Chiefs will face the Eagles on Feb 12 in Glendale Arizona Both teams landed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in ideal Phoenix winter weather bright sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s Team personnel occasionally stopped to take pictures and videos on the runway Former Chiefs star Christian Okoye was on hand to pass out hats to Kansas City s players as they got off the plane The former star running back lives in Southern California and made the short trip to Phoenix They called me and wanted me to come over here and welcome the team Okoye said So I said Yes of course my team s over here getting ready to win the Super Bowl Oddsmakers are expecting a good game though they disagree with Okoye and are giving the Eagles a slight edge Philadelphia opened as a 1 1 2 point favorite according to FanDuel Sportsbook The Chiefs advanced to their third Super Bowl in four seasons when Harrison Butker made a 45 yard field goal with 3 seconds left to push Kansas City past the Cincinnati Bengals 23 20 in the AFC championship game last weekend The Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers 31 7 in the NFC title game They ve looked dominant in the playoffs so far also beating the New York Giants 38 7 in the divisional round Philadelphia is back in the Super Bowl five years after beating the New England Patriots 41 33 Now a mostly new generation of Eagles led by Hurts and Sirianni will come to Arizona to try and win another title The teams will both take part in the Super Bowl LVII Opening Night on Monday in downtown Phoenix where all the players and coaches from both teams are available for the annual media extravaganza Then it s down to business The Chiefs will practice throughout the week at Arizona State s football facilities while the Eagles will do their preparation at the Arizona Cardinals practice facility There are no shortage of storylines Kansas City coach Andy Reid goes against his former team which he led to Super Bowl 39 in a game that s also the first matchup of Black starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl with Mahomes and Hurts There s also a brother against brother showdown between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce Your browser does not support HTML5 audio Sign up below to be added to our mailing list for the latest news updates access to exclusive contests and more Everything you love about wokv com and more Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices You may be offline Please check your connection and try again using the Retry button Credit wokv com You can read the original article here
    Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57
     PHOENIX AP A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix the pilot hung a Chiefs Kingdom flag out of the window as players coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway About an hour later it was the Philadelphia Eagles who arrived in Arizona with an It s a Philly Thing flag fluttering in the runway as quarterback Jalen Hurts coach Nick Sirianni and others made their way to a fleet of buses Super Bowl 57 is just one week away The Chiefs will face the Eagles on Feb 12 in Glendale Arizona Both teams landed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in ideal Phoenix winter weather bright sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s Team personnel occasionally stopped to take pictures and videos on the runway Former Chiefs star Christian Okoye was on hand to pass out hats to Kansas City s players as they got off the plane The former star running back lives in Southern California and made the short trip to Phoenix They called me and wanted me to come over here and welcome the team Okoye said So I said Yes of course my team s over here getting ready to win the Super Bowl Oddsmakers are expecting a good game though they disagree with Okoye and are giving the Eagles a slight edge Philadelphia opened as a 1 1 2 point favorite according to FanDuel Sportsbook The Chiefs advanced to their third Super Bowl in four seasons when Harrison Butker made a 45 yard field goal with 3 seconds left to push Kansas City past the Cincinnati Bengals 23 20 in the AFC championship game last weekend The Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers 31 7 in the NFC title game They ve looked dominant in the playoffs so far also beating the New York Giants 38 7 in the divisional round Philadelphia is back in the Super Bowl five years after beating the New England Patriots 41 33 Now a mostly new generation of Eagles led by Hurts and Sirianni will come to Arizona to try and win another title The teams will both take part in the Super Bowl LVII Opening Night on Monday in downtown Phoenix where all the players and coaches from both teams are available for the annual media extravaganza Then it s down to business The Chiefs will practice throughout the week at Arizona State s football facilities while the Eagles will do their preparation at the Arizona Cardinals practice facility There are no shortage of storylines Kansas City coach Andy Reid goes against his former team which he led to Super Bowl 39 in a game that s also the first matchup of Black starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl with Mahomes and Hurts There s also a brother against brother showdown between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce Your browser does not support HTML5 audio Sign up below to be added to our mailing list for the latest news updates access to exclusive contests and more Everything you love about wokv com and more Tap on any of the buttons below to download our app Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices You may be offline Please check your connection and try again using the Retry button Credit wokv com You can read the original article here
    Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57
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    Chiefs, Eagles land in Phoenix, prepare for Super Bowl 57

    PHOENIX — (AP) — A few minutes after the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes landed in Phoenix, the pilot hung a “Chiefs Kingdom” flag out of the window as players, coaches and staff got off the plane and walked across the runway.

    About an hour later, it was the Philadelphia Eagles who arrived in Arizona, with an “It's a Philly Thing” flag fluttering in the runway as quarterback Jalen Hurts, coach Nick Sirianni and others made their way to a fleet of buses.

    Super Bowl 57 is just one week away.

    The Chiefs will face the Eagles on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

    Both teams landed at Goldwater Air National Guard Base in ideal Phoenix winter weather — bright sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s. Team personnel occasionally stopped to take pictures and videos on the runway.

    Former Chiefs star Christian Okoye was on hand to pass out hats to Kansas City's players as they got off the plane. The former star running back lives in Southern California and made the short trip to Phoenix.

    “They called me and wanted me to come over here and welcome the team,” Okoye said. “So I said ‘Yes, of course' — my team's over here getting ready to win the Super Bowl.”

    Oddsmakers are expecting a good game, though they disagree with Okoye and are giving the Eagles a slight edge. Philadelphia opened as a 1 1/2-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

    The Chiefs advanced to their third Super Bowl in four seasons when Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left to push Kansas City past the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game last weekend.

    The Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers 31-7 in the NFC title game. They’ve looked dominant in the playoffs so far, also beating the New York Giants 38-7 in the divisional round.

    Philadelphia is back in the Super Bowl five years after beating the New England Patriots 41-33.

    Now a mostly new generation of Eagles — led by Hurts and Sirianni — will come to Arizona to try and win another title.

    The teams will both take part in the “Super Bowl LVII Opening Night” on Monday in downtown Phoenix, where all the players and coaches from both teams are available for the annual media extravaganza.

    Then it's down to business. The Chiefs will practice throughout the week at Arizona State's football facilities while the Eagles will do their preparation at the Arizona Cardinals' practice facility.

    There are no shortage of storylines: Kansas City coach Andy Reid goes against his former team — which he led to Super Bowl 39 — in a game that's also the first matchup of Black starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl with Mahomes and Hurts.

    There’s also a brother-against-brother showdown between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.

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  •  The top seeded Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are on the way to a Super Bowl ticket price worthy of the NFL s two best teams meeting each other After a slight softening of ticket prices following the conference championship games Super Bowl LVII seats saw an uptick over the course of the week The game s get in cost went from 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html5 600 per ticket one week ago to roughly 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 000 going into Monday morning Get in prices reflect the cheapest seat in the stadium including broker fees According to data from online ticket marketplace TicketIQ that 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 000 mark keeps Super Bowl LVII among the most expensive get in tickets in Super Bowl history ranking behind only the 2020 Super Bowl between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami which hit 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 603 and the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Glendale which notched a record 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html8 764 due to a ticket speculator meltdown The third place all time slot represents a strong demand despite the Chiefs and Eagles having both won Super Bowls in the past five seasons not to mention Glendale lacking the draw of rotational tourist hotspots like Miami and New Orleans In what has become an extremely well regulated inventory market for Super Bowl tickets it s suggestive of two things The fan bases of the Chiefs and Eagles are living up to the expectation that they would travel for this game and the NFL s Super Bowl ticket demand is continuing a strong showing following the reduced capacity COVID 19 pandemic game in 2021 Interestingly the average price for Super Bowl LVII tickets has remained fairly stable dropping only slightly from the conclusion of the conference championship games Following the AFC and NFC title games on Jan 29 the average price of a Super Bowl LVII ticket was around 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 720 according to TicketIQ data That average price is now down to around 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 400 as we approach Moving Monday the Monday before the Super Bowl which some brokers believe is a line that begins to showcase how prices will trend later in the week Inventory across secondary market platforms has also been fairly consistent with a total of roughly 2 500 to 2 700 tickets available each day over the past week It s a far cry from the volatility of ticket prices the last time this game was in Glendale Eight years ago in Super Bowl XLIX this same site became host to the biggest ticket panic in the game s history That was thanks largely due to secondary market speculators who bet against Super Bowl ticket prices for the 2015 game and spent months selling tickets they didn t have in hand The theory behind the short selling was fairly simple Sell the seats to buyers months in advance then fill the orders close to the game and make a profit by scooping up seats that were cheaper than the ones they had already sold The only issue The market went in the opposite direction and a stranglehold on inventory sent prices into the stratosphere Speculators who sold seats to the game anywhere from 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html2 500 to 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html4 000 in advance were suddenly scrambling to fill orders that were spiraling to between 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html8 000 to 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 000 per ticket The melt up resulted in some speculators booking losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more Some declined to fill orders and instead went out of business losing everything in arguably the biggest Black Swan event in ticket selling history While that s unlikely to happen again in Super Bowl history it doesn t mean tickets can t still see sizable price increases over the course of the week How this one goes remains to be seen but brokers will be watching very closely over the next 48 hours to see whether the trend falls off or pushes for record territory Credit sports yahoo com You can read the original article here
    Tickets are hot for Chiefs vs. Eagles. Can they beat historic 2015 price of Patriots-Seahawks?
     The top seeded Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are on the way to a Super Bowl ticket price worthy of the NFL s two best teams meeting each other After a slight softening of ticket prices following the conference championship games Super Bowl LVII seats saw an uptick over the course of the week The game s get in cost went from 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html5 600 per ticket one week ago to roughly 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 000 going into Monday morning Get in prices reflect the cheapest seat in the stadium including broker fees According to data from online ticket marketplace TicketIQ that 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 000 mark keeps Super Bowl LVII among the most expensive get in tickets in Super Bowl history ranking behind only the 2020 Super Bowl between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami which hit 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html6 603 and the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Glendale which notched a record 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html8 764 due to a ticket speculator meltdown The third place all time slot represents a strong demand despite the Chiefs and Eagles having both won Super Bowls in the past five seasons not to mention Glendale lacking the draw of rotational tourist hotspots like Miami and New Orleans In what has become an extremely well regulated inventory market for Super Bowl tickets it s suggestive of two things The fan bases of the Chiefs and Eagles are living up to the expectation that they would travel for this game and the NFL s Super Bowl ticket demand is continuing a strong showing following the reduced capacity COVID 19 pandemic game in 2021 Interestingly the average price for Super Bowl LVII tickets has remained fairly stable dropping only slightly from the conclusion of the conference championship games Following the AFC and NFC title games on Jan 29 the average price of a Super Bowl LVII ticket was around 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 720 according to TicketIQ data That average price is now down to around 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 400 as we approach Moving Monday the Monday before the Super Bowl which some brokers believe is a line that begins to showcase how prices will trend later in the week Inventory across secondary market platforms has also been fairly consistent with a total of roughly 2 500 to 2 700 tickets available each day over the past week It s a far cry from the volatility of ticket prices the last time this game was in Glendale Eight years ago in Super Bowl XLIX this same site became host to the biggest ticket panic in the game s history That was thanks largely due to secondary market speculators who bet against Super Bowl ticket prices for the 2015 game and spent months selling tickets they didn t have in hand The theory behind the short selling was fairly simple Sell the seats to buyers months in advance then fill the orders close to the game and make a profit by scooping up seats that were cheaper than the ones they had already sold The only issue The market went in the opposite direction and a stranglehold on inventory sent prices into the stratosphere Speculators who sold seats to the game anywhere from 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html2 500 to 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html4 000 in advance were suddenly scrambling to fill orders that were spiraling to between 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html8 000 to 1 Credit https sports yahoo com super bowl 2023 tickets are hot for chiefs vs eagles can they beat historic 2015 price of patriots seahawks 034931508 html9 000 per ticket The melt up resulted in some speculators booking losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more Some declined to fill orders and instead went out of business losing everything in arguably the biggest Black Swan event in ticket selling history While that s unlikely to happen again in Super Bowl history it doesn t mean tickets can t still see sizable price increases over the course of the week How this one goes remains to be seen but brokers will be watching very closely over the next 48 hours to see whether the trend falls off or pushes for record territory Credit sports yahoo com You can read the original article here
    Tickets are hot for Chiefs vs. Eagles. Can they beat historic 2015 price of Patriots-Seahawks?
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    Tickets are hot for Chiefs vs. Eagles. Can they beat historic 2015 price of Patriots-Seahawks?

    The top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are on the way to a Super Bowl ticket price worthy of the NFL’s two best teams meeting each other.

    After a slight softening of ticket prices following the conference championship games, Super Bowl LVII seats saw an uptick over the course of the week: The game’s “get in” cost went from $1

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    5,600 per ticket one week ago to roughly $1

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    6,000 going into Monday morning. “Get in” prices reflect the cheapest seat in the stadium, including broker fees.

    According to data from online ticket marketplace TicketIQ, that $1

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    6,000 mark keeps Super Bowl LVII among the most expensive “get in” tickets in Super Bowl history, ranking behind only the 2020 Super Bowl between the Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami (which hit $1

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    6,603) and the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Glendale (which notched a record $1

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    8,764, due to a ticket speculator meltdown). The third place all-time slot represents a strong demand, despite the Chiefs and Eagles having both won Super Bowls in the past five seasons, not to mention Glendale lacking the draw of rotational tourist hotspots like Miami and New Orleans.

    In what has become an extremely well-regulated inventory market for Super Bowl tickets, it’s suggestive of two things: The fan bases of the Chiefs and Eagles are living up to the expectation that they would travel for this game; and the NFL’s Super Bowl ticket demand is continuing a strong showing following the reduced-capacity COVID-19 pandemic game in 2021.

    Interestingly, the average price for Super Bowl LVII tickets has remained fairly stable, dropping only slightly from the conclusion of the conference championship games. Following the AFC and NFC title games on Jan. 29, the average price of a Super Bowl LVII ticket was around $1

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    9,720, according to TicketIQ data. That average price is now down to around $1

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    9,400 as we approach “Moving Monday” — the Monday before the Super Bowl, which some brokers believe is a line that begins to showcase how prices will trend later in the week. Inventory across secondary market platforms has also been fairly consistent, with a total of roughly 2,500 to 2,700 tickets available each day over the past week.

    It’s a far cry from the volatility of ticket prices the last time this game was in Glendale. Eight years ago in Super Bowl XLIX, this same site became host to the biggest ticket panic in the game’s history. That was thanks largely due to secondary market speculators who bet against Super Bowl ticket prices for the 2015 game and spent months selling tickets they didn’t have in hand. The theory behind the short-selling was fairly simple: Sell the seats to buyers months in advance, then fill the orders close to the game and make a profit by scooping up seats that were cheaper than the ones they had already sold. The only issue: The market went in the opposite direction and a stranglehold on inventory sent prices into the stratosphere.

    Speculators who sold seats to the game anywhere from $1

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    2,500 to $1

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    4,000 in advance were suddenly scrambling to fill orders that were spiraling to between $1

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    8,000 to $1

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    9,000 per ticket. The “melt up” resulted in some speculators booking losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Some declined to fill orders and instead went out of business, losing everything in arguably the biggest Black Swan event in ticket selling history.

    While that’s unlikely to happen again in Super Bowl history, it doesn’t mean tickets can’t still see sizable price increases over the course of the week. How this one goes remains to be seen, but brokers will be watching very closely over the next 48 hours to see whether the trend falls off or pushes for record territory.

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  •  Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday s action at the Pro Bowl Games The inaugural Pro Bowl Games concluded on Sunday with more skills competitions and three flag football games to determine the NFC AFC winner NFL com s Grant Gordon breaks down Thursday s competitions from the 2023 Pro Bowl Games featuring stars from the AFC and NFC The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23 20 in the AFC Championship Game Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will take on the Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31 7 on Championship Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will face the Kansas City Chiefs The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys to reach the NFC Championship Game for a second straight season where they will face the top seeded Philadelphia Eagles The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship Game and will face the Kansas City Chiefs for the second consecutive year The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 38 7 on Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27 20 on Saturday to advance to their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 14 on Monday night to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 2018 season The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24 17 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year The New York Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since their Super Bowl winning 2011 season They will face their NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles The Buffalo Bills held off the Miami Dolphins 34 31 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs You won t want to miss a moment of the 2022 season NFL gives you the freedom to watch LIVE out of market preseason games LIVE local and primetime regular season and postseason games on your phone or tablet the best NFL programming on demand and MORE Credit nfl com You can read the original article here
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     Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday s action at the Pro Bowl Games The inaugural Pro Bowl Games concluded on Sunday with more skills competitions and three flag football games to determine the NFC AFC winner NFL com s Grant Gordon breaks down Thursday s competitions from the 2023 Pro Bowl Games featuring stars from the AFC and NFC The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23 20 in the AFC Championship Game Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will take on the Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31 7 on Championship Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will face the Kansas City Chiefs The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys to reach the NFC Championship Game for a second straight season where they will face the top seeded Philadelphia Eagles The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship Game and will face the Kansas City Chiefs for the second consecutive year The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants 38 7 on Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27 20 on Saturday to advance to their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 14 on Monday night to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 2018 season The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 24 17 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year The New York Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since their Super Bowl winning 2011 season They will face their NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles The Buffalo Bills held off the Miami Dolphins 34 31 to advance to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs You won t want to miss a moment of the 2022 season NFL gives you the freedom to watch LIVE out of market preseason games LIVE local and primetime regular season and postseason games on your phone or tablet the best NFL programming on demand and MORE Credit nfl com You can read the original article here
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    Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday's action at the Pro Bowl Games. The inaugural Pro Bowl Games concluded on Sunday with more skills competitions and three flag football games to determine the NFC-AFC winner.

    NFL.com's Grant Gordon breaks down Thursday's competitions from the 2023 Pro Bowl Games featuring stars from the AFC and NFC.

    The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in the AFC Championship Game Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII, where they will take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

    The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, on Championship Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII where they will face the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys to reach the NFC Championship Game for a second straight season, where they will face the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.

    The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to reach the AFC Championship Game and will face the Kansas City Chiefs for the second consecutive year.

    The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants, 38-7, on Saturday to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

    The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20, on Saturday to advance to their fifth consecutive AFC Championship Game.

    The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-14, on Monday night to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since the 2018 season.

    The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 24-17, to advance to the AFC Divisional Round for the second consecutive year.

    The New York Giants upset the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday to advance to the NFC Divisional Round for the first time since their Super Bowl-winning 2011 season. They will face their NFC East rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.

    The Buffalo Bills held off the Miami Dolphins, 34-31, to advance to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

    You won't want to miss a moment of the 2022 season!

    NFL+ gives you the freedom to watch LIVE out-of-market preseason games, LIVE local and primetime regular season and postseason games on your phone or tablet, the best NFL programming on-demand, and MORE!

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  •  Ladies and gentlemen your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion Eli Manning and the NFC The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition netting 12 points in the overall competition Even so the NFC needed to overcome a 21 15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33 27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC 18 13 The NFC overcame the six point deficit in Game 3 with Kirk Cousins led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co to win the whole thing 35 33 It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game 6 29 p m Eli Manning and Co beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35 33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games 6 27 p m That is indeed the call and that will end the game Poyer held Hockenson though even if he hadn t Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee 6 27 p m Cousins ball falls incomplete but there s a flag in the end zone is this game going to end on defensive holding 6 25 p m Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain but the receiver is tackled short That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth and goal at the 1 6 24 p m Cousins gets a small completion forcing the AFC to use its first timeout 6 23 p m An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game 6 23 p m Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work 6 19 p m Another halfback pass this one from Jacobs doesn t work out He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off The NFC gets the ball back 35 33 with just two minutes remaining 6 18 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points The AFC is going for the 2 point conversion with the clock winding toward the two minute warning 6 17 p m Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth and goal This is a must score opportunity for the AFC 6 17 p m Third and goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs 6 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins to Kittle for six Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT The NFC leads 35 27 in the final half of play 6 13 p m Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink and dunk drive 6 11 p m The NFC starts the second half with the ball and can lengthen its lead with a score Cousins promptly throws a near interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer 6 07 p m Cousins hits Lamb for the 1 point conversion That gives NFC a 28 27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21 15 6 06 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone tying the game at 27 27 point after attempt pending 6 04 p m Cousins connects with Juszczyk but he s downed at the 1 yard line The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining 6 03 p m Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left 6 01 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC And there s Carr s first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining 27 21 following an incompletion on the 1 point attempt 5 59 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins finds St Brown hero of the best catch event to tie the game But Cousins can t connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive keeping the score tied 21 21 with just 1 07 left in the half 5 55 p m Two minute warning 1 57 5 54 p m Interception AFC No one wants to score Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game 5 51 p m Turnover on downs NFC The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from Hill Either way it worked for the best The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1 yard line 5 49 p m Turnover on downs AFC Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth and mid to turn the ball over for the AFC Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge 5 46 p m The AFC starts with the ball and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start He connects with Diggs for a long gain but it s undone by an illegal shift 5 45 p m Remember the AFC starts with a 21 15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games 4 48 p m Turnover on downs NFC It ultimately doesn t matter as Goff overthrows his intended target The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle 4 46 p m The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down but offsetting penalties illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff arm on the NFC gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left 4 45 p m Things getting close here NFC has fourth and 19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go ahead score 4 44 p m Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence s pass down keeping the AFC s lead to just five NFC can take the lead with a score 4 40 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence tries to go deep a few times but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown He didn t get both feet in bounds but it s the Pro Bowl so it s fine The two minute warning is here so the AFC will attempt the 2 point conversion after 4 36 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go ahead score NFC leads 13 12 4 33 p m Interception NFC No score The AFC gets a little tricky throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score 4 32 p m Interception AFC Pat Surtain II jumps Goff s route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone setting up an easy scoring opportunity 4 32 p m NFC starts the second half on offense needing a score 4 27 p m An incompletion ends the NFC s scoring drive before the clock runs out and it ll have a 12 6 deficit to start the second half 4 24 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC One play later Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead That s a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday AFC leads 12 6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother 4 23 p m Turnover on downs NFC Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr blitzes on fourth down causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground The AFC will take over at about the 19 yard line 4 19 p m There s a two minute warning in the first half Not as high scoring as Game 1 4 17 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch and catch with Adams The 1 point attempt is no good and the conferences remain tied 4 12 p m INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN NFC The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown The 2 point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete giving the NFC a 6 0 lead 4 11 p m The AFC s second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone setting up third and mid from the 2 for some reason 4 10 p m Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass catcher Stefon Diggs The latter s brother Trevon Diggs is in defense of the Bills receiver Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part 4 09 p m The Jaguars Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod 4 08 p m Here comes the second 7 on 7 flag football game It s all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games The AFC won kick tac toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet 3 50 p m FINAL NFC wins Game 1 33 27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter That s worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings tying the Pro Bowl Games 9 9 3 45 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Smith finds Lamb again for the go ahead score the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey making the score 32 27 A successful 1 point conversion makes it 33 26 NFC with just 12 seconds left 3 42 p m Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point after attempt giving the AFC a 27 26 lead with 2 00 left to play in Game 1 3 41 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point after conversion 3 41 p m Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change Either way Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first down gain 3 37 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Turns out none of that matters Juszczyk tosses a flea flicker back to Smith who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown The 1 point conversion is no good though NFC leads 26 20 3 36 p m A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the no run zone He scrambled after C J Mosley attempted to blitz him which is the only scenario where QBs can run so not sure what the issue there is 3 35 p m This time it s Smith s turn for a receiver Kittle to drop an easy pass One play later he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third and goal from the 3 3 34 p m NFC gets the ball out of halftime The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half 3 30 p m Smith s pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone He returns it but can t get in the end zone tying the game at 20 20 heading into the second half 3 28 p m NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime 3 27 p m Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2 point conversion tying the game at 20 20 with just seconds left on the clock 3 25 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass catcher resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty incomprehensible for a flag football game The resulting yardage will result in a 2 pint try for the AFC 3 21 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC They re scoring at will out there By design obviously Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T J Hockenson not only for the long touchdown but also the 1 point attempt The NFC leads 20 12 with 1 09 left in the first 3 19 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC There s another Huntley Andrews connection almost too easy for the AFC The point after attempt is again no good keeping the NFC in the lead 13 12 3 15 p m That s a two minute warning 3 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC One play later Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score The NFC lengthens their lead to 13 6 after the failed 2 point conversion 3 12 p m Turnover on downs AFC Huntley has another ball dropped this time by Ja Marr Chase in the end zone to turn the ball over on downs That gives the NFC the ball at midfield 3 11 p m NFC sends a blitz but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain even though replay shows the ball hit the ground That sets up fourth and mid 3 10 p m Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams but the ball bounces off the receiver s hands Two plays later and the AFC faces third and mid 3 08 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC And there s an NFC response Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score The Smith Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7 6 lead 3 06 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game AFC is going for a 1 point attempt and doesn t get it It s still 6 0 AFC in the first quarter 3 p m The AFC is on offense first already driving down the field in their opening drive The AFC has second and goal from 6 yards out The 2023 Pro Bowl games which will conclude with three flag football games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN ABC and Disney XD Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN s app or website Cable cutters can watch via fuboTV which comes with a free trial In Canada viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN which includes every NFL game The Pro Bowl s second set of events will begin at 3 p m ET on Sunday Feb 12 The flag football games the final events of the Pro Bowl will conclude the competition in Las Vegas They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch Gridiron Gauntlet Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas marking the second time the venue hosts the event Prior to 2022 the event was held in Orlando Fla over the previous four seasons Prior to that Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game
     Ladies and gentlemen your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion Eli Manning and the NFC The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition netting 12 points in the overall competition Even so the NFC needed to overcome a 21 15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33 27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC 18 13 The NFC overcame the six point deficit in Game 3 with Kirk Cousins led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co to win the whole thing 35 33 It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game 6 29 p m Eli Manning and Co beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35 33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games 6 27 p m That is indeed the call and that will end the game Poyer held Hockenson though even if he hadn t Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee 6 27 p m Cousins ball falls incomplete but there s a flag in the end zone is this game going to end on defensive holding 6 25 p m Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain but the receiver is tackled short That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth and goal at the 1 6 24 p m Cousins gets a small completion forcing the AFC to use its first timeout 6 23 p m An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game 6 23 p m Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work 6 19 p m Another halfback pass this one from Jacobs doesn t work out He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off The NFC gets the ball back 35 33 with just two minutes remaining 6 18 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points The AFC is going for the 2 point conversion with the clock winding toward the two minute warning 6 17 p m Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth and goal This is a must score opportunity for the AFC 6 17 p m Third and goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs 6 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins to Kittle for six Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT The NFC leads 35 27 in the final half of play 6 13 p m Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink and dunk drive 6 11 p m The NFC starts the second half with the ball and can lengthen its lead with a score Cousins promptly throws a near interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer 6 07 p m Cousins hits Lamb for the 1 point conversion That gives NFC a 28 27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21 15 6 06 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone tying the game at 27 27 point after attempt pending 6 04 p m Cousins connects with Juszczyk but he s downed at the 1 yard line The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining 6 03 p m Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left 6 01 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC And there s Carr s first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining 27 21 following an incompletion on the 1 point attempt 5 59 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Cousins finds St Brown hero of the best catch event to tie the game But Cousins can t connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive keeping the score tied 21 21 with just 1 07 left in the half 5 55 p m Two minute warning 1 57 5 54 p m Interception AFC No one wants to score Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game 5 51 p m Turnover on downs NFC The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from Hill Either way it worked for the best The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1 yard line 5 49 p m Turnover on downs AFC Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth and mid to turn the ball over for the AFC Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge 5 46 p m The AFC starts with the ball and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start He connects with Diggs for a long gain but it s undone by an illegal shift 5 45 p m Remember the AFC starts with a 21 15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games 4 48 p m Turnover on downs NFC It ultimately doesn t matter as Goff overthrows his intended target The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle 4 46 p m The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down but offsetting penalties illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff arm on the NFC gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left 4 45 p m Things getting close here NFC has fourth and 19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go ahead score 4 44 p m Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence s pass down keeping the AFC s lead to just five NFC can take the lead with a score 4 40 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence tries to go deep a few times but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown He didn t get both feet in bounds but it s the Pro Bowl so it s fine The two minute warning is here so the AFC will attempt the 2 point conversion after 4 36 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go ahead score NFC leads 13 12 4 33 p m Interception NFC No score The AFC gets a little tricky throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score 4 32 p m Interception AFC Pat Surtain II jumps Goff s route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone setting up an easy scoring opportunity 4 32 p m NFC starts the second half on offense needing a score 4 27 p m An incompletion ends the NFC s scoring drive before the clock runs out and it ll have a 12 6 deficit to start the second half 4 24 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC One play later Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead That s a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday AFC leads 12 6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother 4 23 p m Turnover on downs NFC Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr blitzes on fourth down causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground The AFC will take over at about the 19 yard line 4 19 p m There s a two minute warning in the first half Not as high scoring as Game 1 4 17 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch and catch with Adams The 1 point attempt is no good and the conferences remain tied 4 12 p m INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN NFC The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown The 2 point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete giving the NFC a 6 0 lead 4 11 p m The AFC s second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone setting up third and mid from the 2 for some reason 4 10 p m Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass catcher Stefon Diggs The latter s brother Trevon Diggs is in defense of the Bills receiver Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part 4 09 p m The Jaguars Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod 4 08 p m Here comes the second 7 on 7 flag football game It s all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games The AFC won kick tac toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet 3 50 p m FINAL NFC wins Game 1 33 27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter That s worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings tying the Pro Bowl Games 9 9 3 45 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Smith finds Lamb again for the go ahead score the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey making the score 32 27 A successful 1 point conversion makes it 33 26 NFC with just 12 seconds left 3 42 p m Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point after attempt giving the AFC a 27 26 lead with 2 00 left to play in Game 1 3 41 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point after conversion 3 41 p m Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change Either way Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first down gain 3 37 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC Turns out none of that matters Juszczyk tosses a flea flicker back to Smith who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown The 1 point conversion is no good though NFC leads 26 20 3 36 p m A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the no run zone He scrambled after C J Mosley attempted to blitz him which is the only scenario where QBs can run so not sure what the issue there is 3 35 p m This time it s Smith s turn for a receiver Kittle to drop an easy pass One play later he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third and goal from the 3 3 34 p m NFC gets the ball out of halftime The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half 3 30 p m Smith s pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone He returns it but can t get in the end zone tying the game at 20 20 heading into the second half 3 28 p m NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime 3 27 p m Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2 point conversion tying the game at 20 20 with just seconds left on the clock 3 25 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass catcher resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty incomprehensible for a flag football game The resulting yardage will result in a 2 pint try for the AFC 3 21 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC They re scoring at will out there By design obviously Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T J Hockenson not only for the long touchdown but also the 1 point attempt The NFC leads 20 12 with 1 09 left in the first 3 19 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC There s another Huntley Andrews connection almost too easy for the AFC The point after attempt is again no good keeping the NFC in the lead 13 12 3 15 p m That s a two minute warning 3 13 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC One play later Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score The NFC lengthens their lead to 13 6 after the failed 2 point conversion 3 12 p m Turnover on downs AFC Huntley has another ball dropped this time by Ja Marr Chase in the end zone to turn the ball over on downs That gives the NFC the ball at midfield 3 11 p m NFC sends a blitz but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain even though replay shows the ball hit the ground That sets up fourth and mid 3 10 p m Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams but the ball bounces off the receiver s hands Two plays later and the AFC faces third and mid 3 08 p m TOUCHDOWN NFC And there s an NFC response Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score The Smith Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7 6 lead 3 06 p m TOUCHDOWN AFC Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game AFC is going for a 1 point attempt and doesn t get it It s still 6 0 AFC in the first quarter 3 p m The AFC is on offense first already driving down the field in their opening drive The AFC has second and goal from 6 yards out The 2023 Pro Bowl games which will conclude with three flag football games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN ABC and Disney XD Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN s app or website Cable cutters can watch via fuboTV which comes with a free trial In Canada viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN which includes every NFL game The Pro Bowl s second set of events will begin at 3 p m ET on Sunday Feb 12 The flag football games the final events of the Pro Bowl will conclude the competition in Las Vegas They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch Gridiron Gauntlet Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas marking the second time the venue hosts the event Prior to 2022 the event was held in Orlando Fla over the previous four seasons Prior to that Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl Credit sportingnews com You can read the original article here
    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game
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    NFC takes down AFC in revamped all-star game

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2023 Pro Bowl Games champion: Eli Manning and the NFC.

    The younger Manning led his team to victory over Peyton and the AFC by way of two victories in the flag football round of competition, netting 12 points in the overall competition. Even so, the NFC needed to overcome a 21-15 deficit to start the final competition after the AFC five skills competitions and the second flag football game.

    Geno Smith led the NFC to a 33-27 victory in the first game over Tyler Huntley and the AFC, while Trevor Lawrence led a comeback performance in Game 2 over Jared Goff and the NFC, 18-13. The NFC overcame the six-point deficit in Game 3, with Kirk Cousins-led NFC beating Derek Carr and Co. to win the whole thing 35-33.

    It was about as good a result as the NFL could have hoped for, with the game coming down to the final minutes in a close game.

    6:29 p.m.: Eli Manning and Co. beat older brother Peyton and the AFC 35-33 in the new and improved 2023 Pro Bowl Games.

    6:27 p.m.: That is indeed the call and that will end the game! Poyer held Hockenson (though even if he hadn't, Fitzpatrick would have been penalized for an illegal rush). AFC coach Peyton Manning is livid, arguing that Cousins should be penalized for taking a knee.

    6:27 p.m.: Cousins' ball falls incomplete but there's a flag in the end zone ... is this game going to end on defensive holding?

    6:25 p.m.: Cousins to his Vikings teammate Jefferson for a decent gain, but the receiver is tackled short. That forces the AFC to use its final timeout with the NFC needing to convert fourth-and-goal at the 1.

    6:24 p.m.: Cousins gets a small completion, forcing the AFC to use its first timeout.

    6:23 p.m.: An incomplete pass stops the clock with a minute left in the game.

    6:23 p.m.: Looks like the NFC is pretty much going to run this clock out with a running clock and the AFC having only two timeouts with which to work.

    6:19 p.m.: Another halfback pass (this one from Jacobs) doesn't work out. He threw it way behind the intended receiver and has it nearly picked off. The NFC gets the ball back 35-33 with just two minutes remaining.

    6:18 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Carr takes the blitz in stride and finds Knox in the flat for a touchdown and six points. The AFC is going for the 2-point conversion with the clock winding toward the two-minute warning.

    6:17 p.m.: Turpin with another timely blitz to set up fourth-and-goal. This is a must-score opportunity for the AFC.

    6:17 p.m.: Third-and-goal coming up after a Chase drop in the end zone and decent run by Josh Jacobs.

    6:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins to Kittle for six! Then Cousins to Jefferson for the PAT! The NFC leads 35-27 in the final half of play.

    6:13 p.m.: Cousins is leading the NFC on a dink-and-dunk drive.

    6:11 p.m.: The NFC starts the second half with the ball, and can lengthen its lead with a score. Cousins promptly throws a near-interception to Bills safety Jordan Poyer.

    6:07 p.m.: Cousins hits Lamb for the 1-point conversion! That gives NFC a 28-27 halftime lead after starting the game down 21-15.

    6:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins just tosses the ball to Juszczyk in the end zone, tying the game at 27-27 — point-after attempt pending.

    6:04 p.m.: Cousins connects with Juszczyk, but he's downed at the 1-yard line. The NFC uses its second and final timeout of the game to set up a potential game-tying score heading into halftime with 3 seconds remaining.

    6:03 p.m.: Cousins throws a backward pass to Juszczyk in the end zone; he then throws it to a wide open Jefferson for a big gain. Timeout NFC with 27 seconds left.

    6:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. And there's Carr's first score of the game with a rolling touchdown pass to Chase. That gives the AFC the lead back with just 35 seconds remaining — 27-21 following an incompletion on the 1-point attempt.

    5:59 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Cousins finds St. Brown, hero of the best catch event, to tie the game. But Cousins can't connect with Kittle on the ensuing drive, keeping the score tied 21-21 with just 1:07 left in the half.

    5:55 p.m.: Two-minute warning (1:57).

    5:54 p.m.: Interception, AFC. No one wants to score! Cardinals safety Budda Baker picks Carr off and gives it back to the NFC with a chance to tie the game.

    5:51 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. The AFC returns the favor with a blitz from ... Hill? Either way, it worked for the best: The AFC denies a scoring opportunity and takes over at its 1-yard line.

    5:49 p.m.: Turnover on downs, AFC. Turpin comes on a blitz on fourth-and-mid to turn the ball over for the AFC. Now the NFC gets its chance with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins leading the charge.

    5:46 p.m.: The AFC starts with the ball, and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr gets the start. He connects with Diggs for a long gain, but it's undone by an illegal shift.

    5:45 p.m.: Remember, the AFC starts with a 21-15 lead as a result of the score from the previous skills competitions in the Pro Bowl Games.

    4:48 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. It ultimately doesn't matter as Goff overthrows his intended target. The AFC wins Game 2 in a defensive struggle.

    4:46 p.m.: The AFC had the NFC stopped short on fourth down, but offsetting penalties — illegal blitz by the former and an illegal stiff-arm on the NFC — gives the latter one more down with 31 seconds left.

    4:45 p.m.: Things getting close here. NFC has fourth-and-19 and has only one timeout with 39 seconds left for the go-ahead score.

    4:44 p.m.: Saints linebacker Demario Davis bats Lawrence's pass down, keeping the AFC's lead to just five. NFC can take the lead with a score.

    4:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Lawrence tries to go deep a few times, but finally hits Stefon Diggs over the top for a touchdown! He didn't get both feet in bounds but it's the Pro Bowl, so it's fine. The two-minute warning is here, so the AFC will attempt the 2-point conversion after.

    4:36 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Goff hits Dalvin Cook for an easy touchdown, then threads the needle between Mosley and Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick for a go-ahead score. NFC leads 13-12.

    4:33 p.m.: Interception, NFC! No score! The AFC gets a little tricky, throwing a backward pass to Stefon Diggs before he tries to throw it to Lawrence in the end zone. Trevon Diggs intercepts it and very nearly returns it for a score.

    4:32 p.m.: Interception, AFC! Pat Surtain II jumps Goff's route in defense of Justin Jefferson and returns it near the end zone, setting up an easy scoring opportunity.

    4:32 p.m.: NFC starts the second half on offense, needing a score.

    4:27 p.m.: An incompletion ends the NFC's scoring drive before the clock runs out, and it'll have a 12-6 deficit to start the second half.

    4:24 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. One play later, Lawrence hands the ball off to Henry on a zone read to give the AFC the lead. That's a bit easier for Henry than on a typical NFL Sunday. AFC leads 12-6 over the NFC after Trevon Diggs blankets his older brother.

    4:23 p.m.: Turnover on downs, NFC. Jets cornerback Justin Hardee Sr. blitzes on fourth down, causing Goff to stumble and put the ball on the ground. The AFC will take over at about the 19-yard line.

    4:19 p.m.: There's a two-minute warning in the first half. Not as high-scoring as Game 1.

    4:17 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Lawrence responds with a nice long drive to tie the game with an easy pitch-and-catch with Adams. The 1-point attempt is no good, and the conferences remain tied.

    4:12 p.m.: INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR TOUCHDOWN, NFC. The NFC sends a blitz with Micah Parsons, forcing Lawrence to throw on the run to avoid the safety. Alexander picks it off and easily returns it for a touchdown. The 2-point conversion attempt between Goff and McCaffrey falls incomplete, giving the NFC a 6-0 lead.

    4:11 p.m.: The AFC's second snap hits the turf just short of the end zone, setting up third-and-mid ... from the 2, for some reason.

    4:10 p.m.: Some miscommunication between Lawrence and his intended pass-catcher, Stefon Diggs. The latter's brother, Trevon Diggs, is in defense of the Bills receiver. Doubt there will be much slacking off on his part.

    4:09 p.m.: The Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence gets the second start at QB for the AFC, while Jared Goff will get the NFC nod.

    4:08 p.m.: Here comes the second 7-on-7 flag football game. It's all knotted up at 12 apiece following a win each by the NFC in two events between flag football games: The AFC won kick-tac-toe while the NFC won the gridiron gauntlet.

    3:50 p.m.: FINAL: NFC wins Game 1 33-27 over the AFC after time runs out on the latter. That's worth six points for the NFC in the overall standings, tying the Pro Bowl Games 9-9.

    3:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Smith finds Lamb again for the go-ahead score — the conference declines a holding penalty on Ramsey, making the score 32-27. A successful 1-point conversion makes it 33-26 NFC with just 12 seconds left.

    3:42 p.m.: Huntley connects with Bills tight end Dawson Knox for the successful point-after attempt, giving the AFC a 27-26 lead with 2:00 left to play in Game 1.

    3:41 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Huntley finds Chase all alone in the back of the end zone! Jaire Alexander stood idle as he watched the two play catch. AFC has a chance to take the lead back with a successful point-after conversion.

    3:41 p.m.: Peyton Manning is arguing with refs over some sort of rule change. Either way, Huntley finds Derrick Henry for a first-down gain.

    3:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. Turns out, none of that matters. Juszczyk tosses a flea-flicker back to Smith, who then finds him wide open underneath for another touchdown. The 1-point conversion is no good, though. NFC leads 26-20.

    3:36 p.m.: A Smith touchdown is negated because he was in the "no-run zone." He scrambled after C.J. Mosley attempted to blitz him, which is the only scenario where QBs can run, so not sure what the issue there is.

    3:35 p.m.: This time it's Smith's turn for a receiver — Kittle — to drop an easy pass. One play later, he finds KaVontae Turpin underneath to set up third-and-goal from the 3.

    3:34 p.m.: NFC gets the ball out of halftime. The conference scored on all but the last drive in the first half.

    3:30 p.m.: Smith's pass is intercepted by Derwin James in the end zone. He returns it but can't get in the end zone, tying the game at 20-20 heading into the second half.

    3:28 p.m.: NFC gets across midfield and calls timeout with one second left for one more play before halftime.

    3:27 p.m.: Huntley to Adams in the back of the end zone is good for a 2-point conversion, tying the game at 20-20 with just seconds left on the clock.

    3:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Huntley throws to Adams who pitches it back to Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill for the score. Jalen Ramsey then bowls over the Miami pass-catcher, resulting in an unnecessary roughness penalty — incomprehensible for a flag football game. The resulting yardage will result in a 2-pint try for the AFC.

    3:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. They're scoring at will out there! (By design, obviously(. Smith this time finds Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson, not only for the long touchdown but also the 1-point attempt. The NFC leads 20-12 with 1:09 left in the first.

    3:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. There's another Huntley-Andrews connection — almost too easy for the AFC. The point-after attempt is again no good, keeping the NFC in the lead, 13-12.

    3:15 p.m.: That's a two-minute warning.

    3:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. One play later, Smith throws a beautiful corner route to CeeDee Lamb for a score! The NFC lengthens their lead to 13-6 after the failed 2-point conversion.

    3:12 p.m.: Turnover on downs, AFC. Huntley has another ball dropped, this time by Ja'Marr Chase in the end zone, to turn the ball over on downs. That gives the NFC the ball at midfield.

    3:11 p.m.: NFC sends a blitz, but Smith avoids the pressure and connects with Adams for a nice gain (even though replay shows the ball hit the ground). That sets up fourth-and-mid.

    3:10 p.m.: Huntley throws a beautiful bottle over the middle to Davante Adams, but the ball bounces off the receiver's hands. Two plays later and the AFC faces third-and-mid.

    3:08 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. And there's an NFC response! Geno Smith throws to George Kittle in the flats, and none of the AFC defenders can pull the flag as he runs unimpeded for the score. The Smith-Kyle Juszczyk connection is good for a point to give the NFC an 7-6 lead.

    3:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Tyler Huntley to Ravens teammate Mark Andrews for the first score of the game! AFC is going for a 1-point attempt ... and doesn't get it. It's still 6-0 AFC in the first quarter.

    3 p.m.: The AFC is on offense first, already driving down the field in their opening drive. The AFC has second-and-goal from 6 yards out.

    The 2023 Pro Bowl games, which will conclude with three flag football games, will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, ABC and Disney XD. Kirk Herbstreit and Pat McAfee will call the game.

    Cable subscribers can stream the Pro Bowl using ESPN's app or website. Cable-cutters can watch via fuboTV, which comes with a free trial. In Canada, viewers can watch the Pro Bowl with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

    The Pro Bowl's second set of events will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12. The flag football games, the final events of the Pro Bowl, will conclude the competition in Las Vegas. They will begin following the conclusion of the Best catch, Gridiron Gauntlet, Kick Tac Toe and Move the Chains events.

    The 2023 Pro Bowl games will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, marking the second time the venue hosts the event. Prior to 2022, the event was held in Orlando, Fla. over the previous four seasons. Prior to that, Aloha Stadium in Honolulu was home to the Pro Bowl.

    Credit: sportingnews.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  LAS VEGAS The revamped Pro Bowl Games didn t feature any tackling but the flag football contests as well as the skills competitions provided plenty of competitive drama The NFC captured honor as the winner of the Pro Bowl Games 35 33 led by a strong performance from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the final of three flag games Cousins threw a pair of touchdowns to San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and fullback Kyle Juszczyk Meanwhile the defense slowed the Derek Carr led offense to hang on for the win The NFC players take home 1 Credit https www espn com au nfl story _ id 35584256 2023 pro bowl games nfl live updates las vegas84 000 apiece for their win with the AFC settling for 1 Credit https www espn com au nfl story _ id 35584256 2023 pro bowl games nfl live updates las vegas42 000 Carr made what was likely his final appearance at Allegiant Stadium as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders in Game 3 throwing a touchdown and interception for the AFC A ROUGHNESS PENALTY The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books and the most memorable play so far is an unnecessary roughness penalty It s true Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams The AFC and NFC are tied 20 20 in this first of three flag games Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate Tyler Huntley GENO SMITH S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33 27 victory in the first of three flag football games Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr with a perfectly timed spin move It was Lamb s second touchdown of the game That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9 9 tie entering the upcoming Kick Tac Toe portion VERSATILE SKILLS The AFC won the Kick Tac Toe competition among the kickers punters and long snappers earning another three points That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall among other things The overall score is 12 12 entering the second of three flag games DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY The AFC held a 12 6 lead at halftime of the second flag game overcoming a pick six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence The AFC scored the go ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone read run from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry The second flag game ended with an 18 13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest This game was highlighted by three interceptions including Jaire Alexander s pick six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs Notably Diggs interception came at the expense of his brother Stefon who was attempting a pass on a trick play But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later The AFC took a 21 15 lead into the third and final flag game after it won the move the chains competition and the NFC led by the Lions Amon Ra St Brown who won the best catch contest The 21 15 overall score will be the starting score in the final flag game with the winner taking the overall victory The final minutes of the 2023 Pro Bowl Games is set up for a fun finish with the NFC leading 28 27 at halftime of the third and last flag game Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings threaded the needle for a tight throw to Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb on an extra point to put the NFC ahead Credit espn com au You can read the original article here
    Kirk Cousins helps NFC pull out Pro Bowl Games victory
     LAS VEGAS The revamped Pro Bowl Games didn t feature any tackling but the flag football contests as well as the skills competitions provided plenty of competitive drama The NFC captured honor as the winner of the Pro Bowl Games 35 33 led by a strong performance from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the final of three flag games Cousins threw a pair of touchdowns to San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and fullback Kyle Juszczyk Meanwhile the defense slowed the Derek Carr led offense to hang on for the win The NFC players take home 1 Credit https www espn com au nfl story _ id 35584256 2023 pro bowl games nfl live updates las vegas84 000 apiece for their win with the AFC settling for 1 Credit https www espn com au nfl story _ id 35584256 2023 pro bowl games nfl live updates las vegas42 000 Carr made what was likely his final appearance at Allegiant Stadium as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders in Game 3 throwing a touchdown and interception for the AFC A ROUGHNESS PENALTY The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books and the most memorable play so far is an unnecessary roughness penalty It s true Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams The AFC and NFC are tied 20 20 in this first of three flag games Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate Tyler Huntley GENO SMITH S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33 27 victory in the first of three flag football games Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr with a perfectly timed spin move It was Lamb s second touchdown of the game That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9 9 tie entering the upcoming Kick Tac Toe portion VERSATILE SKILLS The AFC won the Kick Tac Toe competition among the kickers punters and long snappers earning another three points That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall among other things The overall score is 12 12 entering the second of three flag games DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY The AFC held a 12 6 lead at halftime of the second flag game overcoming a pick six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence The AFC scored the go ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone read run from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry The second flag game ended with an 18 13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest This game was highlighted by three interceptions including Jaire Alexander s pick six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs Notably Diggs interception came at the expense of his brother Stefon who was attempting a pass on a trick play But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later The AFC took a 21 15 lead into the third and final flag game after it won the move the chains competition and the NFC led by the Lions Amon Ra St Brown who won the best catch contest The 21 15 overall score will be the starting score in the final flag game with the winner taking the overall victory The final minutes of the 2023 Pro Bowl Games is set up for a fun finish with the NFC leading 28 27 at halftime of the third and last flag game Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings threaded the needle for a tight throw to Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb on an extra point to put the NFC ahead Credit espn com au You can read the original article here
    Kirk Cousins helps NFC pull out Pro Bowl Games victory
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    Kirk Cousins helps NFC pull out Pro Bowl Games victory

    LAS VEGAS -- The revamped Pro Bowl Games didn't feature any tackling, but the flag football contests -- as well as the skills competitions -- provided plenty of competitive drama.

    The NFC captured honor as the winner of the Pro Bowl Games, 35-33, led by a strong performance from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in the final of three flag games. Cousins threw a pair of touchdowns to San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

    Meanwhile, the defense slowed the Derek Carr-led offense to hang on for the win.

    The NFC players take home $1

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    84,000 apiece for their win, with the AFC settling for $1

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    42,000.

    Carr made what was likely his final appearance at Allegiant Stadium as a member of the Las Vegas Raiders in Game 3, throwing a touchdown and interception for the AFC.

    A ROUGHNESS PENALTY? The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books, and the most memorable play so far is an ... unnecessary roughness penalty?

    It's true. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown. The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams.

    The AFC and NFC are tied 20-20 in this first of three flag games. Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate, Tyler Huntley.

    GENO SMITH'S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL: The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33-27 victory in the first of three flag football games.

    Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go-ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks' Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. with a perfectly timed spin move. It was Lamb's second touchdown of the game.

    That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9-9 tie entering the upcoming Kick-Tac-Toe portion.

    VERSATILE SKILLS: The AFC won the Kick-Tac-Toe competition among the kickers, punters and long-snappers, earning another three points. That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet, which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall, among other things. The overall score is 12-12 entering the second of three flag games.

    DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY? The AFC held a 12-6 lead at halftime of the second flag game, overcoming a pick-six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The AFC scored the go-ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone-read run from Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

    The second flag game ended with an 18-13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest. This game was highlighted by three interceptions, including Jaire Alexander's pick-six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs. Notably, Diggs' interception came at the expense of his brother, Stefon, who was attempting a pass on a trick play.

    But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later.

    The AFC took a 21-15 lead into the third and final flag game after it won the move-the-chains competition and the NFC -- led by the Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown, who won the best-catch contest. The 21-15 overall score will be the starting score in the final flag game, with the winner taking the overall victory.

    The final minutes of the 2023 Pro Bowl Games is set up for a fun finish, with the NFC leading 28-27 at halftime of the third and last flag game. Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings threaded the needle for a tight throw to Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb on an extra point to put the NFC ahead.

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  •  When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney mainly for the halftime show he could never have envisaged he d be playing in one But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider Mailata didn t celebrate after the Eagles won last week s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs knowing the job was not done While the one time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two week Super Bowl lead in he s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019 I m so focused in on the game right now he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia I m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in Wherever our feet are just focus there The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia and they didn t include watching the game for the game Yeah skipping school to watch I probably shouldn t have done that he said But I didn t understand the game I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances That s a real story He understands the game now after doing more mental reps than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game It s so hard you really want to go on the field and be part of what we re building but you can t do that he said of his learning experience You ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts It s a situation the 25 year old could never have imagined he d be in but one he s achieved because he never gave up with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday s Super Bowl I don t like being told I can t do something Mailata said That s probably the reason I m here in America in the first place I can t help but prove people wrong I hate when people tell me I can t do something and that s what we heard all last week This is the No 1 defence in league and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have I m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that s what I ve been doing all year I just want to do what I ve done all season what s gotten me to this point Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal
     When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney mainly for the halftime show he could never have envisaged he d be playing in one But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider Mailata didn t celebrate after the Eagles won last week s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs knowing the job was not done While the one time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two week Super Bowl lead in he s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019 I m so focused in on the game right now he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia I m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in Wherever our feet are just focus there The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia and they didn t include watching the game for the game Yeah skipping school to watch I probably shouldn t have done that he said But I didn t understand the game I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances That s a real story He understands the game now after doing more mental reps than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game It s so hard you really want to go on the field and be part of what we re building but you can t do that he said of his learning experience You ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts It s a situation the 25 year old could never have imagined he d be in but one he s achieved because he never gave up with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday s Super Bowl I don t like being told I can t do something Mailata said That s probably the reason I m here in America in the first place I can t help but prove people wrong I hate when people tell me I can t do something and that s what we heard all last week This is the No 1 defence in league and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have I m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that s what I ve been doing all year I just want to do what I ve done all season what s gotten me to this point Credit foxsports com au You can read the original article here
    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal
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    Aussie Jordan Mailata’s hilarious Super Bowl reveal

    When Jordan Mailata was skipping school on a Monday morning to watch the Super Bowl at home in Sydney “mainly for the halftime show”, he could never have envisaged he’d be playing in one.

    But the hulking Australian is now revelling in the excitement of the biggest sporting event on the US calendar having used the mantra of defying people who tell him what he can’t do to help guide his Philadelphia Eagles to the decider.

    Mailata didn’t celebrate after the Eagles won last week’s NFC Championship game to lock in a Super Bowl date with the Kansas City Chiefs, knowing the job was not done.

    While the one-time NRL hopeful is doing best to enjoy and soak in all the experiences that come with the two-week Super Bowl lead-in, he’s also keeping his mind locked in on the job at hand under advisement from his senior teammates who tasted success in 2019.

    “I’m so focused in on the game right now,” he told a media scrum jostling to speak to the 160kg offensive tackle in Philadelphia.

    “I’m going to enjoy all the experiences but the advice I received from the vets is to stay focused and locked in. Wherever our feet are, just focus there.”

    The Eagles left for Arizona on Monday morning to round out their preparations for the Super Bowl showdown with the Chiefs.

    Mailata told the locals about his Super Bowl experiences in Australia, and they didn’t include watching the game for the game.

    “Yeah, skipping school (to watch), I probably shouldn’t have done that,” he said.

    “But I didn’t understand the game, I was just watching it mostly for the halftime performances. That’s a real story.”

    He understands the game now after doing more “mental reps” than potentially anyone after being drafted by the Eagles despite never having played the game.

    “It’s so hard, you really want to go on the field and be part of what we’re building, but you can’t do that,” he said of his learning experience.

    “You’ve got to learn how to be a professional and take your mental reps, how to take notes in our meetings and be a good student.”

    Mailata has evolved beyond a student into a key plank of the Philadelphia offensive unit, the man given the task of protecting superstar quarterback Jalen Hurts.

    It’s a situation the 25-year-old could never have imagined he’d be in but one he’s achieved because he never gave up, with stories of his pursuit of an NRL career that never happened having emerged in recent times as evidence of his sheer will to achieve his goals.

    That same desire helped his team defy the critics to take down the San Francisco 49ers last week and will be needed in spades against the Chiefs in next Monday’s Super Bowl.

    “I don’t like being told I can’t do something,” Mailata said.

    “That’s probably the reason I’m here in America in the first place. I can’t help but prove people wrong.

    “I hate when people tell me I can’t do something and that’s what we heard all (last) week, ‘This is the No.1 defence in league’, and we took that as a challenge and we accepted it fully and gave it everything we have.

    “I‘m going to be a broken record and just say the same thing but because that’s what I’ve been doing all year.

    “I just want to do what I’ve done all season, what’s gotten me to this point.”

    Credit: foxsports.com.au. You can read the original article here.

  •  LAS VEGAS The revamped Pro Bowl Games get underway Sunday at 3 p m ET at Allegiant Stadium on ABC ESPN ESPN as some of the NFL s brightest stars square off in a series of competitive skills challenges and three flag football games that will cap the week s events On tap is a continuation of the skills portion that began Thursday Still to come is the completion of the best catch competition the gridiron gantlet kick tac toe and a move the chains event that is a test of strength The AFC won three of Thursday s four events so it will enter Sunday with a 9 3 lead skills competitions are worth three points each The combined scores will roll over into the flag football portion to raise the stakes in the games which players expect to be rather competitive given the reduced risk of injury I think guys are gonna get after it Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II said I think it s gonna be a level up competition wise It s the best of the best A ROUGHNESS PENALTY The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books and the most memorable play so far is an unnecessary roughness penalty It s true Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams The AFC and NFC are tied 20 20 in this first of three flag games Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate Tyler Huntley GENO SMITH S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33 27 victory in the first of three flag football games Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr with a perfectly timed spin move It was Lamb s second touchdown of the game That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9 9 tie entering the upcoming Kick Tac Toe portion VERSATILE SKILLS The AFC won the kick tac toe competition among the kickers punters and long snappers earning another three points That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall among other things The overall score is 12 12 entering the second of three flag games DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY The AFC held a 12 6 lead at halftime of the second flag game overcoming a pick six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence The AFC scored the go ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone read run from Tennesee Titans running back Derrick Henry The second flag game ended with an 18 13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest This game was highlighted by three interceptions including Jaire Alexander s pick six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs Notably Diggs interception came at the expense of his brother Stefon who was attempting a pass on a trick play But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later Credit espn com You can read the original article here
    Diggs picks off … Diggs
     LAS VEGAS The revamped Pro Bowl Games get underway Sunday at 3 p m ET at Allegiant Stadium on ABC ESPN ESPN as some of the NFL s brightest stars square off in a series of competitive skills challenges and three flag football games that will cap the week s events On tap is a continuation of the skills portion that began Thursday Still to come is the completion of the best catch competition the gridiron gantlet kick tac toe and a move the chains event that is a test of strength The AFC won three of Thursday s four events so it will enter Sunday with a 9 3 lead skills competitions are worth three points each The combined scores will roll over into the flag football portion to raise the stakes in the games which players expect to be rather competitive given the reduced risk of injury I think guys are gonna get after it Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II said I think it s gonna be a level up competition wise It s the best of the best A ROUGHNESS PENALTY The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books and the most memorable play so far is an unnecessary roughness penalty It s true Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams The AFC and NFC are tied 20 20 in this first of three flag games Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate Tyler Huntley GENO SMITH S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33 27 victory in the first of three flag football games Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr with a perfectly timed spin move It was Lamb s second touchdown of the game That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9 9 tie entering the upcoming Kick Tac Toe portion VERSATILE SKILLS The AFC won the kick tac toe competition among the kickers punters and long snappers earning another three points That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall among other things The overall score is 12 12 entering the second of three flag games DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY The AFC held a 12 6 lead at halftime of the second flag game overcoming a pick six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence The AFC scored the go ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone read run from Tennesee Titans running back Derrick Henry The second flag game ended with an 18 13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest This game was highlighted by three interceptions including Jaire Alexander s pick six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs Notably Diggs interception came at the expense of his brother Stefon who was attempting a pass on a trick play But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later Credit espn com You can read the original article here
    Diggs picks off … Diggs
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    Diggs picks off … Diggs

    LAS VEGAS -- The revamped Pro Bowl Games get underway Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Allegiant Stadium on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+, as some of the NFL's brightest stars square off in a series of competitive skills challenges and three flag football games that will cap the week's events.

    On tap is a continuation of the skills portion that began Thursday. Still to come is the completion of the best-catch competition, the gridiron gantlet, kick-tac-toe and a move-the-chains event that is a test of strength.

    The AFC won three of Thursday's four events, so it will enter Sunday with a 9-3 lead (skills competitions are worth three points each). The combined scores will roll over into the flag football portion to raise the stakes in the games, which players expect to be rather competitive given the reduced risk of injury.

    "I think guys are gonna get after it," Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II said. "I think it's gonna be a level up competition-wise. It's the best of the best."

    A ROUGHNESS PENALTY? The first half of the first flag football game in Pro Bowl history is in the books, and the most memorable play so far is an ... unnecessary roughness penalty?

    It's true. Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey slammed into Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, knocking Hill forcefully out of bounds as he crossed the goal line for an AFC touchdown. The play touched off some playful pushing and shoving among the teams.

    The AFC and NFC are tied 20-20 in this first of three flag games. Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has caught two touchdowns from his Baltimore teammate, Tyler Huntley.

    GENO SMITH'S ACCURACY EXTENDS TO FLAG FOOTBALL: The NFC added six points to its overall total with a 33-27 victory in the first of three flag football games.

    Dallas Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb scored the go-ahead touchdown with 12 seconds remaining when he caught a pass over the middle from the Seattle Seahawks' Geno Smith and eluded Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. with a perfectly timed spin move. It was Lamb's second touchdown of the game.

    That pulls the entire Pro Bowl Games competition into a 9-9 tie entering the upcoming Kick Tac Toe portion.

    VERSATILE SKILLS: The AFC won the kick-tac-toe competition among the kickers, punters and long-snappers, earning another three points. That was followed by an NFC victory in the gridiron gantlet, which featured Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell busting through a padded wall, among other things. The overall score is 12-12 entering the second of three flag games.

    DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY? The AFC held a 12-6 lead at halftime of the second flag game, overcoming a pick-six thrown by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The AFC scored the go-ahead touchdown on what looked like a zone-read run from Tennesee Titans running back Derrick Henry.

    The second flag game ended with an 18-13 victory for the AFC in a surprisingly defensive contest. This game was highlighted by three interceptions, including Jaire Alexander's pick-six and picks by Pat Surtain II and Trevon Diggs. Notably, Diggs' interception came at the expense of his brother, Stefon, who was attempting a pass on a trick play.

    But Stefon got the last laugh by catching the decisive touchdown minutes later.

    Credit: espn.com. You can read the original article here.

  •  Super Bowl LVll is set and it ll have several significant storylines after the Chiefs defeated the Bengals 23 20 in the AFC Championship Game Legendary head coach Andy Reid will face his former team while Jason and Travis Kelce will make the first siblings to face each other in the Super Bowl Travis Kelce caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City s three point AFC Championship win while Philadelphia amassed 148 rushing yards in a 31 7 NFC Championship win The Super Bowl will be a rematch of a 2021 regular season meeting in which Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes and the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42 30 In last season s matchup Reid returned to Philadelphia and earned his 100th career win with the Chiefs becoming the first coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two teams Reid s 140 victories with the Eagles are the most in franchise history The 2021 matchup was also a coming out party for Jalen Hurts who threw for a career high 387 yards and two touchdowns but Philadelphia 1 3 couldn t keep up with Kansas City s high powered offense Mahomes threw for a career high 5 251 yards and tossed 41 touchdowns to 11 different players this season Sanders ran for 1 269 yards and 11 touchdowns this season and the Pro Bowler will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency Pacheco has local ties after dominating at Rutgers and the hard running tailback will play a key role against the Eagles stout defense McKinnon had 56 catches for 512 yards and 9 touchdowns out of the backfield for the Chiefs and will be a matchup nightmare against Kyzir White and T J Edwards The dual threat running back has a 100 yard this postseason and he ll be a key player to watch on third downs and in the red zone Brown logged 1 496 receiving yards and 11 TDs in 2022 and he ll be a player to watch in one on one coverage The former Giants receiver got a new life after being dealt to the Chiefs and he ll be one of the most explosive players on the field with Mecole Hardman likely out and two others dealing with injuries Smith has 95 catches for 1 196 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2022 and the Heisman Trophy winner dominates in big games going back to his time at Alabama The former Steelers wide receiver was quietly productive this season with 78 catches for 933 yards and 3 TDs Goedert is a top five tight end that had his season disrupted by a five game stint on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury The Chiefs All Pro tight end could be the best player on the field when it all counts Sunday night The son of a Super Bowl champion Brown is a monster left tackle standing 6 8 340 and the Chiefs Pro Bowler will matchup up with Josh Sweat to start Mailata will have a key matchup against the speedy Frank Clark on the edge The former Oklahoma star is an all Pro and the best center in the AFC The All Pro center could be playing his final game of a legendary career The All Pro right tackle will battle Frank Clark and Chris Jnoes while maintaining a groin injury that ll require surgery Jones had two sacks 10 pressures and five hits on quarterback Joe Burrow in the AFC title game Reddick logged 16 5 sacks during the regular season and registered three more since the divisional round The Chiefs dynamic pass rusher had 5 sacks during the regular season and logged 1 5 sacks in the AFC Championship Game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Sweat had a career high 11 5 sacks and his matchup against Orlando Brown will be key for the Eagles Cox could be playing his final game for Philadelphia and after logging 7 sacks during the regular season he ll look to enter free agency with another ring The dominant defensive tackle logged 11 sacks in 2022 and will look to secure a Super Bowl ring ahead of free agency An athletic marvel out of the SEC Bolton finished second in the NFL with 180 tackles ahead of T J Edwards The talented and athletic linebacker could be questionable for the Super Bowl with a concussion The veteran pass rusher had double digits sacks and will play a key role for a young Eagles team throughout the week The Eagles tacking machine will have key matchups against Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon when he gets into open space The former Washington Huskies cornerback has been a starter from day one and has versatility on the outside and in the slot The Eagles swiss army knife will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency and he ll play a major role in limiting Patrick Mahomes The yin to Bradberry s yang Slay will look to cement himself as an all time great with this Super Bowl appearance The All Pro cornerback elevated the Eagles defense and will look to enter free agency with a Super Bowl ring The slot cornerback is key to what Philadelphia likes to do in the secondary and he ll spend the week rehabbing a toe injury while preparing to play Thornhill is an active safety 3 INTs 9 pass breakups and will be a player to watch against Dallas Goedert The Super Bowl is about field position and Siposs could be one of the important players to watch Philadelphia s second year punter has been out since he suffered a high ankle sprain while trying to advance a blocked punt in the win over the Giants in December While out with the injury Siposs was replaced by the 36 year old Brett Kern who has averaged 40 8 yards per kick with a 36 6 net both career lows for the 15 year veteran His 40 8 is the lowest by an Eagles punter since Reggie Hodges averaged 36 8 during the 2005 season and was replaced by Sean Landeta A Solid cornerback who ll play a key role against A J Brown Sneed logged 108 tackles 3 5 sacks 3 forced fumbles and 3 INTs during the 2022 regular season A 2021 sixth round pick Smith overcame predraft health concerns and is now one of the top young right guards in the NFL His matchups against Fletcher Cox and Ndamukong Suh will be critical next Sunday The Eagles right guard has been consistent all season long and the Pro Bowl alternate will have a critical matchup against Chris Jones Philadelphia s Pro Bowl left guard will play in the Super Bowl despite having a hyperextended elbow injury The versatile safety also excels while in the slot A deep threat for Kansas City Valdes Scantling will play a key role with Mecole Hardman out and two others battling injuries The rookie cornerback has an interception in each of the Chiefs postseason wins Townsend will be looking for redemption after a disastrous performance in the Super Bowl 55 loss to the Buccaneers The often injured running back will likely have a reduced role behind Pacheco and McKinnon The veteran is a rotational pass rusher at this point but still registered four sacks this season Watkins 10 7 avg could be the Eagles wide receiver to watch when Kansas City lines up in man to man situations The Chiefs right tackle will be the player to watch in matchups against Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham The undrafted free agent is a talented player and has earned the right to see significant snaps as a rookie The physical wide receiver has carved out a key role in the running game and he s ceded snaps away from Quez Watkins Epps has been solid in his first season as a full time starter and will play the enforcer role in the secondary from his safety position Elliott has Super Bowl experience and fans should be confident if he s forced to make a kick under pressure late in regulation The rookie safety was a teammate of Sauce Gardner s at Cincinnati and has seen key snaps in the dime package for Kansas City White has been solid as the Eagles WILL linebacker but could be a liability if matched up against Jerick McKinnon in open space The former Purdue star has 6 5 sacks in his final 9 games with the Chiefs and offers a strong pass rush prowess off the edge The veteran run stuffer could play a key role in limiting the Chiefs run game on first and second down The second year defensive tackle offers versatility and the ability to slide down to the edge as another rotational pass rusher The NFL draft starts in Mobile and even with the Eagles preparing to face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII all eyes this week will be on Alabama for the 2023 Reese s Senior Bowl Philadelphia has Andre Dillard LT and Isaac Seumalo OG set to hit unrestricted free agency and Jason Kelce could decide to retire With kickoff from Mobile quickly approaching here are seven offensive line prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl on Saturday Thanks for signing up Please check your email for a confirmation Credit theeagleswire usatoday com You can read the original article here
    57 impact players to watch during Super Bowl LVll
     Super Bowl LVll is set and it ll have several significant storylines after the Chiefs defeated the Bengals 23 20 in the AFC Championship Game Legendary head coach Andy Reid will face his former team while Jason and Travis Kelce will make the first siblings to face each other in the Super Bowl Travis Kelce caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City s three point AFC Championship win while Philadelphia amassed 148 rushing yards in a 31 7 NFC Championship win The Super Bowl will be a rematch of a 2021 regular season meeting in which Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes and the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42 30 In last season s matchup Reid returned to Philadelphia and earned his 100th career win with the Chiefs becoming the first coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two teams Reid s 140 victories with the Eagles are the most in franchise history The 2021 matchup was also a coming out party for Jalen Hurts who threw for a career high 387 yards and two touchdowns but Philadelphia 1 3 couldn t keep up with Kansas City s high powered offense Mahomes threw for a career high 5 251 yards and tossed 41 touchdowns to 11 different players this season Sanders ran for 1 269 yards and 11 touchdowns this season and the Pro Bowler will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency Pacheco has local ties after dominating at Rutgers and the hard running tailback will play a key role against the Eagles stout defense McKinnon had 56 catches for 512 yards and 9 touchdowns out of the backfield for the Chiefs and will be a matchup nightmare against Kyzir White and T J Edwards The dual threat running back has a 100 yard this postseason and he ll be a key player to watch on third downs and in the red zone Brown logged 1 496 receiving yards and 11 TDs in 2022 and he ll be a player to watch in one on one coverage The former Giants receiver got a new life after being dealt to the Chiefs and he ll be one of the most explosive players on the field with Mecole Hardman likely out and two others dealing with injuries Smith has 95 catches for 1 196 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2022 and the Heisman Trophy winner dominates in big games going back to his time at Alabama The former Steelers wide receiver was quietly productive this season with 78 catches for 933 yards and 3 TDs Goedert is a top five tight end that had his season disrupted by a five game stint on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury The Chiefs All Pro tight end could be the best player on the field when it all counts Sunday night The son of a Super Bowl champion Brown is a monster left tackle standing 6 8 340 and the Chiefs Pro Bowler will matchup up with Josh Sweat to start Mailata will have a key matchup against the speedy Frank Clark on the edge The former Oklahoma star is an all Pro and the best center in the AFC The All Pro center could be playing his final game of a legendary career The All Pro right tackle will battle Frank Clark and Chris Jnoes while maintaining a groin injury that ll require surgery Jones had two sacks 10 pressures and five hits on quarterback Joe Burrow in the AFC title game Reddick logged 16 5 sacks during the regular season and registered three more since the divisional round The Chiefs dynamic pass rusher had 5 sacks during the regular season and logged 1 5 sacks in the AFC Championship Game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals Sweat had a career high 11 5 sacks and his matchup against Orlando Brown will be key for the Eagles Cox could be playing his final game for Philadelphia and after logging 7 sacks during the regular season he ll look to enter free agency with another ring The dominant defensive tackle logged 11 sacks in 2022 and will look to secure a Super Bowl ring ahead of free agency An athletic marvel out of the SEC Bolton finished second in the NFL with 180 tackles ahead of T J Edwards The talented and athletic linebacker could be questionable for the Super Bowl with a concussion The veteran pass rusher had double digits sacks and will play a key role for a young Eagles team throughout the week The Eagles tacking machine will have key matchups against Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon when he gets into open space The former Washington Huskies cornerback has been a starter from day one and has versatility on the outside and in the slot The Eagles swiss army knife will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency and he ll play a major role in limiting Patrick Mahomes The yin to Bradberry s yang Slay will look to cement himself as an all time great with this Super Bowl appearance The All Pro cornerback elevated the Eagles defense and will look to enter free agency with a Super Bowl ring The slot cornerback is key to what Philadelphia likes to do in the secondary and he ll spend the week rehabbing a toe injury while preparing to play Thornhill is an active safety 3 INTs 9 pass breakups and will be a player to watch against Dallas Goedert The Super Bowl is about field position and Siposs could be one of the important players to watch Philadelphia s second year punter has been out since he suffered a high ankle sprain while trying to advance a blocked punt in the win over the Giants in December While out with the injury Siposs was replaced by the 36 year old Brett Kern who has averaged 40 8 yards per kick with a 36 6 net both career lows for the 15 year veteran His 40 8 is the lowest by an Eagles punter since Reggie Hodges averaged 36 8 during the 2005 season and was replaced by Sean Landeta A Solid cornerback who ll play a key role against A J Brown Sneed logged 108 tackles 3 5 sacks 3 forced fumbles and 3 INTs during the 2022 regular season A 2021 sixth round pick Smith overcame predraft health concerns and is now one of the top young right guards in the NFL His matchups against Fletcher Cox and Ndamukong Suh will be critical next Sunday The Eagles right guard has been consistent all season long and the Pro Bowl alternate will have a critical matchup against Chris Jones Philadelphia s Pro Bowl left guard will play in the Super Bowl despite having a hyperextended elbow injury The versatile safety also excels while in the slot A deep threat for Kansas City Valdes Scantling will play a key role with Mecole Hardman out and two others battling injuries The rookie cornerback has an interception in each of the Chiefs postseason wins Townsend will be looking for redemption after a disastrous performance in the Super Bowl 55 loss to the Buccaneers The often injured running back will likely have a reduced role behind Pacheco and McKinnon The veteran is a rotational pass rusher at this point but still registered four sacks this season Watkins 10 7 avg could be the Eagles wide receiver to watch when Kansas City lines up in man to man situations The Chiefs right tackle will be the player to watch in matchups against Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham The undrafted free agent is a talented player and has earned the right to see significant snaps as a rookie The physical wide receiver has carved out a key role in the running game and he s ceded snaps away from Quez Watkins Epps has been solid in his first season as a full time starter and will play the enforcer role in the secondary from his safety position Elliott has Super Bowl experience and fans should be confident if he s forced to make a kick under pressure late in regulation The rookie safety was a teammate of Sauce Gardner s at Cincinnati and has seen key snaps in the dime package for Kansas City White has been solid as the Eagles WILL linebacker but could be a liability if matched up against Jerick McKinnon in open space The former Purdue star has 6 5 sacks in his final 9 games with the Chiefs and offers a strong pass rush prowess off the edge The veteran run stuffer could play a key role in limiting the Chiefs run game on first and second down The second year defensive tackle offers versatility and the ability to slide down to the edge as another rotational pass rusher The NFL draft starts in Mobile and even with the Eagles preparing to face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII all eyes this week will be on Alabama for the 2023 Reese s Senior Bowl Philadelphia has Andre Dillard LT and Isaac Seumalo OG set to hit unrestricted free agency and Jason Kelce could decide to retire With kickoff from Mobile quickly approaching here are seven offensive line prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl on Saturday Thanks for signing up Please check your email for a confirmation Credit theeagleswire usatoday com You can read the original article here
    57 impact players to watch during Super Bowl LVll
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    57 impact players to watch during Super Bowl LVll

    Super Bowl LVll is set and it’ll have several significant storylines after the Chiefs defeated the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game.

    Legendary head coach Andy Reid will face his former team, while Jason and Travis Kelce will make the first siblings to face each other in the Super Bowl.

    Travis Kelce caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s three-point AFC Championship win, while Philadelphia amassed 148 rushing yards in a 31-7 NFC Championship win.

    The Super Bowl will be a rematch of a 2021 regular season meeting in which Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes and the Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-30.

    In last season’s matchup, Reid returned to Philadelphia and earned his 100th career win with the Chiefs, becoming the first coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two teams.

    Reid’s 140 victories with the Eagles are the most in franchise history.

    The 2021 matchup was also a coming-out party for Jalen Hurts who threw for a career-high 387 yards and two touchdowns but Philadelphia (1-3) couldn’t keep up with Kansas City’s high-powered offense.

    Mahomes threw for a career-high 5,251 yards and tossed 41 touchdowns to 11 different players this season.

    Sanders ran for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and the Pro Bowler will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency.

    Pacheco has local ties after dominating at Rutgers and the hard-running tailback will play a key role against the Eagles’ stout defense.

    McKinnon had 56 catches for 512 yards and 9 touchdowns out of the backfield for the Chiefs and will be a matchup nightmare against Kyzir White and T.J. Edwards.

    The dual-threat running back has a 100-yard this postseason and he’ll be a key player to watch on third downs and in the red zone.

    Brown logged 1,496 receiving yards and 11 TDs in 2022 and he’ll be a player to watch in one on one coverage.

    The former Giants receiver got a new life after being dealt to the Chiefs and he’ll be one of the most explosive players on the field with Mecole Hardman likely out and two others dealing with injuries.

    Smith has 95 catches for 1,196 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2022, and the Heisman Trophy winner dominates in big games going back to his time at Alabama.

    The former Steelers wide receiver was quietly productive this season with 78 catches for 933 yards and 3 TDs.

    Goedert is a top-five tight end that had his season disrupted by a five-game stint on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury.

    The Chiefs All-Pro tight end could be the best player on the field when it all counts Sunday night.

    The son of a Super Bowl champion, Brown is a monster left tackle standing 6’8, 340 and the Chiefs Pro Bowler will matchup up with Josh Sweat to start.

    Mailata will have a key matchup against the speedy Frank Clark on the edge.

    The former Oklahoma star is an all-Pro and the best center in the AFC.

    The All-Pro center could be playing his final game of a legendary career.

    The All-Pro right tackle will battle Frank Clark and Chris Jnoes while maintaining a groin injury that’ll require surgery.

    Jones had two sacks, 10 pressures, and five hits on quarterback Joe Burrow in the AFC title game.

    Reddick logged 16.5 sacks during the regular season and registered three more since the divisional round.

    The Chiefs’ dynamic pass rusher had 5 sacks during the regular season and logged 1.5 sacks in the AFC Championship Game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Sweat had a career-high 11.5 sacks and his matchup against Orlando Brown will be key for the Eagles.

    Cox could be playing his final game for Philadelphia, and after logging 7 sacks during the regular season, he’ll look to enter free agency with another ring.

    The dominant defensive tackle logged 11+ sacks in 2022 and will look to secure a Super Bowl ring ahead of free agency.

    An athletic marvel out of the SEC, Bolton finished second in the NFL with 180 tackles, ahead of T.J. Edwards.

    The talented and athletic linebacker could be questionable for the Super Bowl with a concussion.

    The veteran pass rusher had double digits sacks and will play a key role for a young Eagles team throughout the week.

    The Eagles’ tacking machine will have key matchups against Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon when he gets into open space.

    The former Washington Huskies cornerback has been a starter from day one and has versatility on the outside and in the slot.

    The Eagles’ swiss army knife will look to win a Super Bowl before hitting free agency and he’ll play a major role in limiting Patrick Mahomes.

    The yin to Bradberry’s yang, Slay will look to cement himself as an all-time great with this Super Bowl appearance.

    The All-Pro cornerback elevated the Eagles’ defense and will look to enter free agency with a Super Bowl ring.

    The slot cornerback is key to what Philadelphia likes to do in the secondary and he’ll spend the week rehabbing a toe injury while preparing to play.

    Thornhill is an active safety (3 INTs, 9 pass breakups) and will be a player to watch against Dallas Goedert.

    The Super Bowl is about field position and Siposs could be one of the important players to watch.

    Philadelphia’s second-year punter has been out since he suffered a high ankle sprain while trying to advance a blocked punt in the win over the Giants in December.

    While out with the injury, Siposs was replaced by the 36-year-old Brett Kern, who has averaged 40.8 yards per kick with a 36.6 net — both career lows for the 15-year veteran.

    His 40.8 is the lowest by an Eagles punter since Reggie Hodges averaged 36.8 during the 2005 season and was replaced by Sean Landeta.

    A Solid cornerback who’ll play a key role against A.J. Brown, Sneed logged 108 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 INTs during the 2022 regular season.

    A 2021 sixth-round pick, Smith overcame predraft health concerns and is now one of the top young right guards in the NFL.

    His matchups against Fletcher Cox and Ndamukong Suh will be critical next Sunday.

    The Eagles’ right guard has been consistent all season long, and the Pro Bowl alternate will have a critical matchup against Chris Jones.

    Philadelphia’s Pro Bowl left guard will play in the Super Bowl despite having a hyperextended elbow injury.

    The versatile safety also excels while in the slot.

    A deep threat for Kansas City, Valdes-Scantling will play a key role with Mecole Hardman out and two others battling injuries.

    The rookie cornerback has an interception in each of the Chiefs’ postseason wins.

    Townsend will be looking for redemption after a disastrous performance in the Super Bowl 55 loss to the Buccaneers.

    The often-injured running back will likely have a reduced role behind Pacheco and McKinnon.

    The veteran is a rotational pass rusher at this point but still registered four sacks this season.

    Watkins (10.7 avg) could be the Eagles’ wide receiver to watch when Kansas City lines up in man-to-man situations.

    The Chiefs’ right tackle will be the player to watch in matchups against Haason Reddick and Brandon Graham.

    The undrafted free agent is a talented player and has earned the right to see significant snaps as a rookie.

    The physical wide receiver has carved out a key role in the running game, and he’s ceded snaps away from Quez Watkins.

    Epps has been solid in his first season as a full-time starter and will play the enforcer role in the secondary from his safety position.

    Elliott has Super Bowl experience, and fans should be confident if he’s forced to make a kick under pressure late in regulation.

    The rookie safety was a teammate of Sauce Gardner’s at Cincinnati and has seen key snaps in the dime package for Kansas City.

    White has been solid as the Eagles’ WILL linebacker but could be a liability if matched up against Jerick McKinnon in open space.

    The former Purdue star has 6.5 sacks in his final 9 games with the Chiefs and offers a strong pass rush prowess off the edge.

    The veteran run stuffer could play a key role in limiting the Chiefs’ run game on first and second down.

    The second-year defensive tackle offers versatility and the ability to slide down to the edge as another rotational pass rusher.

    The NFL draft starts in Mobile, and even with the Eagles preparing to face the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, all eyes this week will be on Alabama, for the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl.

    Philadelphia has Andre Dillard (LT) and Isaac Seumalo (OG) set to hit unrestricted free agency, and Jason Kelce could decide to retire.

    With kickoff from Mobile quickly approaching, here are seven offensive line prospects to watch at the Senior Bowl on Saturday.

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  •  The 2023 Pro Bowl Games begin on Thursday night where the Manning brothers will revive conference rivalries as head coaches Former Tennessee football star Peyton Manning will coach the AFC along with Pro Football Hall of Famer 12 time Pro Bowl player and two time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis as defensive coordinator and Mexico Women s National Flag Football team quarterback Diana Flores as offensive coordinator Former Giants star Eli Manning will coach the NFC with U S Women s National Flag Football team quarterback Vanita Krouch as the offensive coordinator and Super Bowl champion and nine time Pro Bowl player DeMarcus Ware as defensive coordinator The Pro Bowl Games features the first ever AFC vs NFC Flag football games on Sunday and Pro Bowl Skills competitions throughout the week Four Tennessee Titans were selected to participate on the AFC team including Morgan Cox Ben Jones Derrick Henry and Jeffery Simmons Here are the full teams with the full roster changes after injury replacements and Super Bowl related roster changes More Has Ran Carthon already drafted Ryan Tannehill s replacement as Tennessee Titans QB in 2023 Credit tennessean com You can read the original article here
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     The 2023 Pro Bowl Games begin on Thursday night where the Manning brothers will revive conference rivalries as head coaches Former Tennessee football star Peyton Manning will coach the AFC along with Pro Football Hall of Famer 12 time Pro Bowl player and two time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis as defensive coordinator and Mexico Women s National Flag Football team quarterback Diana Flores as offensive coordinator Former Giants star Eli Manning will coach the NFC with U S Women s National Flag Football team quarterback Vanita Krouch as the offensive coordinator and Super Bowl champion and nine time Pro Bowl player DeMarcus Ware as defensive coordinator The Pro Bowl Games features the first ever AFC vs NFC Flag football games on Sunday and Pro Bowl Skills competitions throughout the week Four Tennessee Titans were selected to participate on the AFC team including Morgan Cox Ben Jones Derrick Henry and Jeffery Simmons Here are the full teams with the full roster changes after injury replacements and Super Bowl related roster changes More Has Ran Carthon already drafted Ryan Tannehill s replacement as Tennessee Titans QB in 2023 Credit tennessean com You can read the original article here
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    2023 NFL Pro Bowl updated rosters, injury replacements for AFC and NFC teams

    The 2023 Pro Bowl Games begin on Thursday night where the Manning brothers will revive conference rivalries as head coaches.

    Former Tennessee football star Peyton Manning will coach the AFC, along with Pro Football Hall of Famer, 12-time Pro Bowl player and two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis as defensive coordinator and Mexico Women's National Flag Football team quarterback Diana Flores as offensive coordinator.

    Former Giants star Eli Manning will coach the NFC with U.S. Women's National Flag Football team quarterback Vanita Krouch as the offensive coordinator and Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowl player DeMarcus Ware as defensive coordinator.

    The Pro Bowl Games features the first-ever AFC vs. NFC Flag football games on Sunday and Pro Bowl Skills competitions throughout the week. Four Tennessee Titans were selected to participate on the AFC team, including Morgan Cox, Ben Jones, Derrick Henry and Jeffery Simmons.

    Here are the full teams with the full roster changes after injury replacements and Super Bowl-related roster changes.

    More:Has Ran Carthon already drafted Ryan Tannehill's replacement as Tennessee Titans QB in 2023?

    Credit: tennessean.com. You can read the original article here.

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