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#1 Posted : 13 August 2018 07:22:55(UTC)
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鈥?The “Killer B’s” have the Pittsburgh Steelers on top.The surging Steelers moved up three spots to No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday Jessie Bates III Bengals Jersey , receiving nine of 12 first-place votes for 381 points in balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL.Pittsburgh (11-2) won eight in a row and clinched the AFC North title for the third time in four seasons with a 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday night.Ben Roethlisberger became the only quarterback in NFL history with the third 500-yard game of his career.Running back Le’Veon Bell had 125 combined yards and a touchdown. And wide receiver Antonio Brown had 11 catches for 213 yards.“There hasn’t been much talk about Ben Roethlisberger in the MVP race, but there should be,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said. “He’s coming off another monster game with 506 passing yards and two touchdowns in a thrilling win over the Ravens, helping the Steelers to another AFC North title and positioning them for what could be a deep playoff run.”The Steelers host the New England Patriots (10-3) in a highly anticipated matchup, with the winner likely getting home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.Despite losing quarterback Carson Wentz for the season with a torn ACL, the Philadelphia Eagles inched up a spot to No. 2. The Eagles picked up two first-place votes.“How far can Nick Foles take the Eagles?” asked Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “Not as far as Carson Wentz might have.”The Patriots dropped two places from the top spot after Monday night’s 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. They received the remaining first-place vote and trail the Eagles by only one point, 363-362.“Tom Brady was a little off Monday night against Miami, but don’t count him out Sunday against Pittsburgh Hayden Hurst Youth Jersey ,” said John Clayton of ESPN 710 Seattle.The Minnesota Vikings also fell two spots to No. 4 after losing Sunday to the Carolina Panthers. The Vikings will attempt to clinch the NFC North when they host the reeling Cincinnati Bengals.The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints remained at Nos. 5 and 6 despite close losses.And the Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars each moved up a spot, to Nos. 7 and 8, after close wins.“With a relentless pass rush and Blake Bortles gaining confidence, the Jags have the look of a playoff upstart capable of doing some serious damage,” said Ira Kaufman of SB Nation Radio.The Panthers (9-4) beat the Vikings 31-24 and are tied with the Saints for first place in the NFC South.The Atlanta Falcons (8-5) moved up two spots to No. 9 after beating the Saints last Thursday night.And the Seattle Seahawks dropped three places to No. 10 after losing to the Jaguars. The Seahawks host the Rams in a key NFC West matchup on Sunday.“Have a chance to sweep (the) Rams,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said of Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. 鈥?There’s only one team the Atlanta Falcons need to be concerned about the rest of the way.Their own.The defending NFC champions trail division rivals New Orleans and Carolina by one game with two weeks remaining in the regular season. But if the Falcons (9-5) beat the Saints (10-4) and Panthers (10-4), they win the NFC South again . One victory in the final two games guarantees Atlanta a playoff berth.“We’re right where we need to be at this point of the season,” quarterback Matt Ryan said after Monday night’s 24-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . “We’ve got to find a way to get back to work this week Cheap Mike Hughes Jersey , try to improve and make sure we play the best we’re capable of playing this Sunday.”“That’s really all our focus needs to be about,” he added. “If we’re worried about anything else then you’re not as locked in as you need to be.”Devonta Freeman had 194 yards from scrimmage 鈥?rushing for 126 on 22 carries and catching five passes for a team-high 68 yards 鈥?to pace Atlanta’s fifth victory in six games, which eliminated Green Bay from playoff contention.Ryan threw for 212 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions.“Can’t think too far into the future. Always focus on what we’ve got next,” Falcons safety Keanu Neal said. “Look too far ahead, you lose sight of the present.”Freeman’s 32-yard TD run gave Atlanta a 10-point lead that the defense nearly let slip away over the final eight minutes.The 5-foot-6, 206-pound running back kept pounding away at the Bucs defense until finally finding his way into the open field, darting through a gaping hole on the right side before cutting back to elude the only defender with a shot at tackling him on his way to the end zone.“We had a sense this would be a big night for him. We talked about that before the game Carlton Davis Jersey ,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “We thought he would have his opportunities. If he could get to the next level and to a linebacker or safety or corner, make sure he had a plan how he wanted to finish.”With Freeman’s sidekick, Tevin Coleman, out with a concussion, third-string running back Terron Ward shared the rushing load with the two-time 1,000-yard rusher.“I saw him hit the sideline. And, Free one-on-one with anyone in the open field, I’m taking Free P.J. Hall Youth Jersey ,” Ward said.Some things to know about Falcons-Buccaneers:JAMEIS SHINESJameis Winston had his sharpest performance of the season for the Bucs (4-10), who have lost nine of 11 following a 2-1 start.The third-year pro completed 27 of 35 passes for 299 yards and three TDs with no turnovers. He had TD passes of 30 yards to O.J. Howard, 42 yards to Mike Evans and 16 yards to Adam Humphries, the latter pulling Tampa Bay to 24-21 with four minutes remaining.The Bucs got the ball back with a minute left. Winston completed three passes, moving them into position to allow Patrick Murray to try a 54-yard field goal that sailed wide right on the final play.“I think this is Jameis Winston at his best,” coach Dirk Koetter said. “We’ve seen him at his best for parts of several games, but this was probably his best and most complete game.”CONTAINING JULIOFalcons wide receiver Julio Jones had a monster game against the Bucs three weeks ago with 12 receptions for 253 yards and two TDs in a 34-20 win at Atlanta. Tampa Bay knew it needed to do a better job against him to have any chance this time.Ryan targeted the star receiver eight times Monday night, but Jones only had three catches for 54 yards.The Falcons offset the drop in production Vita Vea Buccaneers Jersey , finishing with 201 yards rushing.RING OF HONORFormer Bucs coach Jon Gruden, who has spent the past nine seasons as ESPN’s game analyst on Monday Night Football, was inducted into the Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium during a halftime ceremony.Gruden was acquired from the Oakland Raiders for two first-round draft picks, two second-round draft picks and $8 million before leading the 2002 Bucs to the club’s only Super Bowl championship in his first season in Tampa Bay.Gruden was fired after the 2008 season and moved into the broadcast booth the following year. The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 and don’t have a postseason win since their Super Bowl run 15 years ago..
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