Dwayne Haskins starts for Washington despite breaking rules
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Dwayne Haskins gets his second consecutive start for Washington with quarterback Alex Smith out again because of a right calf injury. Philadelphia receiver DeSean Jackon is active against Dallas after missing two months with an ankle injury. Harrison being inactive against the Rams comes as the Seahawks welcome defensive tackle Bryan Mone back from injured reserve following a lengthy stint because of an ankle injury. The Rams were without rookie running back Cam Akers, who had already been ruled out with an ankle injury. Washington: QB Alex Smith, RB Lamar Miller, WR Terry McLaurin, OT David Steinmetz, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB Thomas Davis.
Jackson leads surging Ravens to 40-14 rout of Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Ravens built a 26-point halftime lead against helpless Jacksonville and rolled to a 40-14 victory Sunday that boosted their playoff chances and extended the Jaguars' losing streak to 13 games. Lamar Jackson threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to carry the Ravens (9-5) to their third straight win following a three-game skid. Robinson was limited to 35 yards rushing before leaving in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. The highlight of the fourth quarter was a 22-yard first-down run by Baltimore offensive lineman Tyre Phillips with a Jackson fumble.
Vikings outlast error-prone Jags 27-24 on Bailey's OT kick
Minnesota Vikings place kicker Dan Bailey (5) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 23-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Cowboys, Panthers and Jaguars (1-11), who lost their 11th straight game, are a combined 8-27. Chase McLaughlin even had a chance to win it with a 62-yard field goal at the end of the fourth quarter that fell short. FOUR FIGURESJefferson joined Pro Football Hall of Fame member Randy Moss (1998) as the only rookies in Vikings history to reach 1,000 receiving yards. Vikings: CB Jeff Gladney (calf) and TE Brandon Dillon (ankle) each left the game.
Jaguars sticking with Glennon even though Minshew is healthy
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mike Glennon (2) throws a pass as he is rushed by Cleveland Browns defensive end Adrian Clayborn, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Quarterback Mike Glennon is getting another start for the Jacksonville Jaguars even though Gardner Minshew is fully healthy. Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday he’s sticking with Glennon at Minnesota (5-6) on Sunday. It probably helped that Glennon was solid in his first start since Week 4 of the 2017 season. Glennon didn’t have a turnover — the first time since the season opener Jacksonville played a clean game — and wasn’t sacked. “There’s no doubt that we are going to try to win every single game that we play,” Marrone said.
Highs, lows of Texas Longhorns' strong start, including biggest surprise for team
Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns throws a pass in the fourth quarter defended by Trace Ford #94 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. 11 Texas Longhorns will enter the bye week with a 3-1 record, tied for best in the Big 12. As we approach the trenches of the 2019 college football season, let's take a look at some of the highs and lows of Texas' strong start. The Texas receiving core has been, by far, the biggest surprise for this team. With the early season injury bug hitting the Texas backfield, the success of the Longhorns' run game was in the hands of Ingram.
What to watch for when No. 9 Texas takes on No. 6 LSU
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas opened the season strong last week and is now 1-0 under Tom Herman for the first time. If he continues his supreme route running from last week, receiver Devin Duvernay will be a huge part of the Texas offense against the Tigers. What will the Texas running game look like this week against LSU with Jordan Whittington sidelined? Texas moved the ball with ease for the most part last weekend, but LSU will be no cakewalk. He could be a sneaky offensive weapon for Texas this weekend if the LSU defense fails to keep an eye on him.
6 things to know as Texas prepares to kick off its season against Louisiana Tech
As the Longhorns get ready to kick off their season against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, here are six things to keep an eye on in the season-opener. Texas' Offensive LineThe Texas offensive line remains one of the biggest question marks with this team. His 6'6'' frame makes him an easy target for Ehlinger, who will be going against a confident Louisiana Tech defense. Louisiana Tech Secondary ConfidentDarryl K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is one of the most prized places to play in all of football. It appears that the Louisiana Tech secondary is ready to put these Texas receivers to work.
5 critical questions for the Longhorns as Texas prepares to open their season on Saturday
HOUSTON - By Jake Meltzer, KPRC ContributorA lot of familiar faces will be on the field when the University of Texas takes the field against Louisiana Tech on Saturday. In the season-opener last year against Maryland, the Texas offense came out strong scoring 29 points. If Texas can emphasize ball security and third-down efficiency like they did to finish the season last year, Texas should win their opener with ease. 3. Who is one key player on Louisiana Tech that Texas should be aware of heading into Week 1? Yes, this is the Texas Longhorns and the expectations are higher than the UT Tower, but Herman knows how to win games.