Jordy Nelson

Packers WR Jordy Nelson injures quad in loss

Aaron Rodgers saw his top receiver sidelined for almost all of Sunday’s loss to the Falcons.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson suffered a quad injury on the team’s opening scoring drive against Atlanta and did not return as the Falcons rolled to a 34-23 win.

Nelson had zero targets at the time of his exit.

The 10-year veteran was Rodgers’ top target in last week’s win over the Seattle Seahawks, reeling in seven catches on eight targets for 79 yards and the game-sealing touchdown.

The Pack also lost Randall Cobb to a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.

Bobby Heenan

Former WWE star Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan dies at 73

 

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Kansas City Chiefs

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If nothing else, the 2017 Kansas City Chiefs are developing different ways to beat their opponents.

In one of their two games, they prevailed in a high-scoring, high-yardage shootout. In the other, they played a defensive battle that was tied until midway through the fourth quarter, when Justin Houston deflected an Eagles pass that teammate Chris Jones intercepted. The play set up Kansas City’s go-ahead touchdown.

The common denominator is that both games were Kansas City victories, the latest being a 27-20 decision against the Philadelphia Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Miami Dolphins

CARSON, Calif. — Hurricane Irma? Being displaced for nine days? A starting linebacker going AWOL before the game?

The Miami Dolphins overcame one of the strangest weeks in franchise history, capping it off Sunday with a 19-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey tied a career high with a winning, 54-yard field goal with 1:10 remaining. Miami claimed Parkey off waivers after the preseason.

Dolphins players rushed the field in jubilation after Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo missed a 44-yard attempt with five seconds left. The team was able to let out a collective sigh of relief during a stretch when Miami didn’t get any breaks on or off the field.

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Sam Bradford

Vikings won’t risk Sam Bradford’s knee, will start Case Keenum vs. Steelers

It’s Sunday morning, and the Minnesota Vikings now know who will be starting at quarterback for their Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starter Sam Bradford tested out his injured knee Sunday morning and the team has decided not to risk his health, and will instead start backup Case Keenum, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

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Emmys 2017

11:00 p.m.

Hulu’s dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” wins the Emmy for outstanding drama series. Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 thriller, Hulu’s victory with the “Handmaid’s Tale” is a huge win for the streaming service.
Showrunner Bruce Miller closed the show with a thank you and a call to action.
“Go home, get to work, we have a lot of things to fight for,” Miller said.

 

10:55 p.m.

No shocker that Elisabeth Moss has won the lead actress Emmy for her performance in the dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
She thanked her mom and had to be censored for a part of her tribute, which we can only assume included some swears.
Oprah Winfrey  presents the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award for 'The Handmaid's Tale' to actor Elisabeth Moss.

Moss didn’t get far before Oprah Winfrey announced that her series had won for best drama.

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Patriots

 

One game into the New England Patriots’ season, quarterback Tom Brady was questioning his team’s attitude and competitiveness. Coach Bill Belichick was saying that the Patriots had suffered from a combination of “bad coaching” and “bad playing” in their season-opening defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs. And there was the predictably gloomy speculation from the outside, with some observers wondering if this would finally be the time Belichick and Brady wouldn’t find any solutions.

All of that is so last week now.

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Dallas Cowboys

DENVER – Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys offense disappeared in Denver.

Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing last season, had just 8 rushing yards on nine carries in the Cowboys’ 42-17 loss to the Broncos Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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