NFL: Philadelphia Eagles narrowly win over New York Giants

Between two mediocre teams – at best – members of the worst division in the league (the NFC East), the image of the evening could have been this burlesque fall of Daniel Jones, the New York Giants quarterback, unable to finish his run mad to the opposing endzone, stumbling alone after 80 yards traveled. But a few actions later, the Giants had scored to regain the advantage over the Philadelphia Eagles (14-10, 39th) and store the bloopers without consequence the fall of their quarterback.

The Giants even believed they made the difference six minutes from time when Jones found Sterling Shepard for a new touchdown (21-10, 54th). But these Eagles, as irregular as they were unruly, still had resources. Carson Wentz first found Greg Ward to quickly reduce the score (21-16, 56th) after an offensive series of 78 yards in just 1’39. And then in the last minute after a new penalty against them, the Philadelphia players ended up finding the solution, via a spectacular reception from Boston Scott to regain, definitively, the advantage (22-21, 60th).

This result changes everything for the Eagles, who would have been bottom of the division in the event of a loss and now take the lead with two wins, four losses and a draw. The Dallas Cowboys (2 wins – 4 losses) to respond on Sunday for their match against Washington.

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NFL : Tennessee écrase Buffalo – Foot US – NFL

After spending two weeks without being able to train, due to an explosion of coronavirus cases in their ranks (now under control), the Tennessee Titans have not been slowed down in the slightest. In a clash between unbeaten, moved to Tuesday night, they dominated the Buffalo Bills (42-16) in power. This success was symbolized by the huge uproar that Derrick Henry inflicted on Josh Norman, sending the cornerback flying like a puppet.

Beyond that milestone, the Titans had a solid game, Henry scoring two touchdowns on the ground and Ryan Tannehill making a card with three touchdown passes plus one on the run. The defense, meanwhile, caused three losses of ball for the Bills (including two interceptions). Tennessee is now four wins (0 loss and one game late, against Pittsburgh) while Buffalo has four wins and one loss.

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NFL: New Orleans comes back from afar against Los Angeles – football US – NFL

Unrecognizable for a little over twenty-five minutes at the Mercedes-Benz Superdorme, the New Orleans Saints ended up beating the Los Angeles Chargers (30-27 AD) with nothing, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, finally forgetting the absence imposed on star receiver Michael Thomas, suspended by his team after causing a fight in training with a teammate.

The Chargers came into the game better, Justin Herbert finding Keenan Allen for the game’s first touchdown (7-0, 9th). But the rookie quarterback was not done, distributing two additional touchdown passes (for Mike Williams and Hunter Henry) swelling the score to 20-3 (26th). The Saints then seemed a little lost on the ground. But a last successful offensive series before half-time allowed Drew Brees to reduce the gap in strength (20-10).

New Orleans ended up equalizing at the start of the fourth period thanks to a reception of 41 yards from Jared Cook (20-20, 49th). But Herbert thought he had offered victory to the Chargers by becoming the first rookie quarterback to achieve four touchdown passes during a “Monday Night Football” by finding Williams, again, for 64 yards.

New Orleans still had resources and after a spectacular reception from Alvin Kamara over a defenseman, the Saints’ offense turned to Taysom Hill his handyman. The latter found the flaw for the touchdown on a race for himself less than a minute from the end (27-27). The Chargers’ biggest regrets will undoubtedly come from this last minute. While Herbert (with an exceptional reception from Williams) had put his kicker in a position to give the victory to LA, the latter saw his 50-yard kick crash against the post, sending the game into overtime.

In extra time, Will Lutz gave the Saints three points (30-27, 65th) before the defense stopped the Chargers to ensure victory and a 17-point comeback allowing New Orleans to switch back to a positive record. (3 wins-2 losses).

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NFL: New Orleans comes a long way against Los Angeles

Unrecognizable for a little over twenty-five minutes at the Mercedes-Benz Superdorme, the New Orleans Saints ended up beating the Los Angeles Chargers (30-27 AD) with nothing, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, finally forgetting the absence imposed on star receiver Michael Thomas, suspended by his team after causing a fight in training with a teammate.

The Chargers came into the game better, Justin Herbert finding Keenan Allen for the game’s first touchdown (7-0, 9th). But the rookie quarterback was not done, distributing two additional touchdown passes (for Mike Williams and Hunter Henry) swelling the score to 20-3 (26th). The Saints then seemed a little lost on the ground. But a last successful offensive series before half-time allowed Drew Brees to reduce the gap in strength (20-10).

New Orleans ended up equalizing at the start of the fourth period thanks to a reception of 41 yards from Jared Cook (20-20, 49th). But Herbert thought he had offered victory to the Chargers by becoming the first rookie quarterback to achieve four touchdown passes during a “Monday Night Football” by finding Williams, again, for 64 yards.

New Orleans still had resources and after a spectacular reception from Alvin Kamara over a defenseman, the Saints’ offense turned to Taysom Hill his handyman. The latter found the flaw for the touchdown on a race for himself less than a minute from the end (27-27). The Chargers’ biggest regrets will undoubtedly come from this last minute. While Herbert (with an exceptional reception from Williams) had put his kicker in a position to give the victory to LA, the latter saw his 50-yard kick crash against the post, sending the game into overtime.

In extra time, Will Lutz gave the Saints three points (30-27, 65th) before the defense stopped the Chargers to ensure victory and a 17-point comeback allowing New Orleans to switch back to a positive record. (3 wins-2 losses).

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US football, NFL: Chicago beats Tampa Bay on Tom Brady error

Tom Brady, four fingers of his right hand raised, approaching the referee. This will remain the strong image of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defeat against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night (20-19). The legendary quarterback then realized that his missed pass had come on a fourth attempt and that his team, led by one point with 33 seconds remaining, had just lost the game for good. This is a rare mistake for Brady, six-time Super Bowl winner, who has built his career on his composure and his performance in this kind of situation.

But if Tampa Bay lost Thursday, Brady is not the only culprit. The Floridians were too unruly (11 penalties for 109 yards in total) and crumbly in their offensive line (3 sacks conceded). Without forgetting this fumble runner Ke’Shawn Vaughn, on a perfect tackle from Vincent Fuller, who put Chicago in an ideal position to get back in front just before half-time (14-13) thanks to two touchdowns in just 1’12 ”.

The second half was all about a three-point kicking rally. It was Cairo Santos who had the last word for Chicago, from 38 yards to 1’13 ” from the end. Chicago now has a record of four wins for just one loss. Tampa Bay is three wins and two losses.

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NFL : Kansas City et Green Bay vainqueurs – Foot US – NFL

The NFL did not have a day like any other this Monday. Following the positive case of quarterback Cam Newton, the meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots was postponed until Monday evening. It took place and saw the victory of the Chiefs, the defending champions, despite the excellent defensive game plan of the Patriots who did not concede a touchdown in the first half. But Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City quarterback, ended up finding the solution and making two touchdown passes and giving victory to his team (26-10). For the Patriots, Brian Hoyer, established in the absence of Newton, was replaced during the game by Jarrett Stidham.

At Lambeau Field, logic has been respected, the Green Bay Packers have preserved their invincibility (30-16) against the Atlanta Falcons who have still not won this year. Aaron Rodgers offered a demonstration with 27 successful passes of 33 attempted, 327 yards and 4 touchdown assists. Three went to tight receiver Robert Tonyan, who now has five this season.

Note that earlier today, coach and general manager of the Houston Texans, Bill O’Brien was fired. His team started the season with four losses as they have the biggest payroll in the league and O’Brien has sent many draft picks all over the place over the past year and a half.

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Brady-Herbert, the shock of the generations at Tampa Bay – LA Chargers – Foot US – NFL

On the lawn of Raymond-James Stadium in Tampa Bay, nearly 21 years will separate the two starting quarterbacks this Sunday (at 7 p.m. on L’Équipe). With on one side veteran Tom Brady (43) at the helm of the Buccaneers, and on the other, leading the Los Angeles Chargers, a twenty-two-year-old rookie, Justin Herbert. Since 1950, no one has been able to find a trace of a clash where the two QBs had such an age gap. When Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2002, Herbert was still a month away from celebrating his fourth birthday …

Justin Herbert: tenured because of the doctor

The story of Herbert’s beginnings in the line has a tragicomic origin. This season, the former University of Oregon was to be a substitute. But two weeks ago, incumbent Tyrod Taylor felt pain just before a game against defending champion Kansas City. And when the Chargers’ doctor wanted to give an injection of anti-inflammatory drugs, he punctured Taylor’s lung which is still not fit to resume. Aligned in the last minute, Herbert had played rather well, with 311 yards accumulated in the pass and a touchdown pass (as well as an interception). But his team had lost (23-20 AD).

Rebelote last week with a narrow loss against Carolina (21-16) but 330 yards and again a touchdown and an interception. Herbert can now become the first quarterback to pass 300 yards in his first three games. But that will require him to tame a solid defense from the Buccaneers and lead his attack as well as his legendary opponent.

“I was a big fan of Tom Brady, he explained. I watched him growing up and he did some amazing things. The opportunity to be lined up against him will be really cool. “

The prospect of facing a rookie can also make Brady happy. In his career, he has a record of 14 wins and two losses against starting quarterbacks, with ten wins in a row, series in progress. “Herbert did a very good job, Brady warned, however, and we will have to play very well to beat this team. “

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The Kansas City Chiefs dominate the shock against the Baltimore Ravens – football US – NFL

The most anticipated clash of this season’s start between defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs and last year’s best regular-season team, the Baltimore Ravens, did not disappoint. And the distant duel between the two quarterbacks either. Patrick Mahomes, league MVP in 2018 and the Super Bowl last season, won it without discussion against LaMar Jackson, MVP of the 2019 regular season. Mahomes notably achieved a dream first half with four touchdowns ( one running and three passing). He finished the night with a total of five, leading his team to the 34-20 victory.

Without a touchdown on a return commitment (by Devin Duvernay) in the second period, Baltimore would have suffered a real correction. Jackson was limited to 97 yards on the pass (plus a touchdown pass) and 83 on the run. Far too little to worry the champions. This result confirms the difficulty LaMar Jackson has in finding solutions to the Chiefs, against whom he has already lost three times in the regular season, while he has a record of 21 wins and a single loss against all other opponents.

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Miami Heat defeat Boston to face Los Angeles Lakers in NBA finals – basketball – NBA

The Miami Heat will play the sixth final in its history, in search of its fourth title from Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers of LeBron James. On Sunday, the Heat ended up dominating the Boston Celtics (125-113) in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final (victory 4 wins to 2). The decision was made at the very end of the match. With nine minutes on the clock, Boston had just had its best period of the game. The Celtics, who had chased the score for almost three quarters, ended up taking the advantage and widening a six-point gap (96-90, 41st) on a stolen ball (4th in Miami’s 8 possessions) by Jaylen Brown to Tyler Herro.

Miami was faltering, and the prospect of a Game 7 was nothing to write home about for the Heat. It was then that his young players put a huge boost. In six minutes, they sealed the fate of this series. Herro opened the hostilities with two consecutive baskets to put the two teams tied (96-96). The Bam Adebayo show then began. Already omnipresent, eager to make people forget Game 5 where he had designated himself as the main culprit of the defeat, the young interior took matters into his own hands during four consecutive possessions. Adebayo started by dunking with authority on Daniel Theis (42nd). He then got a basket plus foul (hitting the free throw), then served Jimmy Butler under the circle, having drawn two defenders to him. Bam Adebayo finally caused Theis’ sixth fault, forcing the German to go and sit permanently on the bench (104-102 in favor of Miami, 43rd).

A 26-6 conceded in six fatal minutes in Boston

Moments later, the prowess of Duncan Robinson, three points, and Herro, halfway, widened the gap (112-102). Unable to procure open shots, when they seemed to have found the solution against the Miami zone earlier in the game, the Celtics were never able to return. They conceded a terrible 26-6 in less than six minutes and thirty seconds of play. And if ever they had kept a last hope of reversing the situation, Robinson (15 points, 6 rebounds) was in charge of extinguishing it behind the arc of a circle (119-104, 46th). Man of the match with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, Adebayo was pleased in the last minute with a small back dunk. With these performances, Jimmy Butler (22 points) and Goran Dragic (15) did not even need to achieve XXL performances to bring Miami to the final.

Boston could of course have regrets about this match, especially having lacked three-point address (32% to 15 out of 46), never having had a Gordon Hayward at his best level (12 points but above all many defensive errors) or to have been unable to take advantage of the good presence of the Celtics under the panels (13 offensive rebounds). But, Sunday, among the leaders, only Jaylen Brown (10 of 17 shooting and 26 points) survived, Jayson Tatum experienced new slumps in the shoot (9 of 26), just like Marcus Smart (8 of 22) or three-point Kemba Walker (3 out of 10).

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For the first time in history, the NBA Finals will pit two teams that had not participated in the play-offs the previous season. Both the Heat and the Lakers finished in tenth place in their conference in 2018-19.

Instead of the most visible opposition in NBA history at this level (12 clashes between Lakers and Celtics), the 2020 final will feature an unprecedented poster between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. It will also offer many topics for discussion, given the links between LeBron James and Miami, with whom he won his first two titles (2012 and 2013), but also between Pat Riley (the president of the Heat) and the Lakers. , which he coached for nine seasons (1981 to 1990) obtaining four champion rings.

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NFL: Green Bay Packers confirm New Orleans Saints

In the Sunday night clash between the New Orleans Saints, at home but in an empty Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Green Bay Packers, we mostly expected the attacks. And we were not disappointed. The Packers won 37-30 in a meeting where the two quarterbacks approached 300 yards and managed three touchdown passes each. If Drew Brees did not have much to be ashamed of, after two first days where he did not shine all the time, it was Aaron Rodgers had the last word for Green Bay, with a touchdown pass two yards for Robert Tonyan two minutes from the end, which gave the Packers ten points (37-27).

Like his team, which now has three wins and zero losses, Rodgers has started the season perfectly with 9 touchdown assists and not the slightest interception in three games. He will have the opportunity to confirm in a week against the Atlanta Hawks, defensively crumbly and unable to hold a score this season.

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