Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories 20) Only Reggie White (47 games) reached 60 career sacks in fewer games than J.J. Watt (66 games)… ESPN Research21) Roethlisberger has had the most 30-yard, “down the field” completions in the last 10 years… ESPN Research22) Tyrod Taylor went 21-of-25 for 234 yards with three TDs and a pick on 1st or 2nd down but just 2-of-5 for 8 yards, two interceptions and four sacks on third down…. ESPN Research23) 2014: Bills gave up two TDs to a tight end. 2015: Bills have given up two TDs to a tight end… ESPN Research24) Travis Benjamin’s first four TDs are all over 50 yards which hasn’t happened since Patrick Peterson did it his rookie year.25) Titans ran the ball 82 percent of the time from under center and threw the ball 89 percent of the time from the shotgun… ESPN Research26) Johnny Manziel has three TD passes and all were thrown over 30 yards down the field to Travis Benjamin… ESPN Research27) The last time the Browns had a 21-0 halftime lead, Bill Belichick was the head coach… ESPN Research28) Julio Jones has more receptions than DeMarco Murray has carries…I heard that on Mike & Mike on my way in to work 11) The Cardinals take 41 seconds of real time between plays, second most in the NFL…ESPN Stats & Info12) The Eagles 21 first-half yards against Dallas was their lowest total since playing the Cardinals in ’94… ESPN Stats & Info13) The last time the broadcast team of Dave Pasch and Tom Luginbill did an ASU home game was the crazy finish Wisconsin game…a tweet from Devils Digest14) Before David Johnson’s day versus the Bears, Ollie Matson in 1958 was the last Cardinal with a rushing and kickoff return touchdown in the same game…NFL press release15) Out of Cam Newton’s 64 games played, he has 25 games with both a passing and rushing touchdown, overtaking Steve Young who took 121 more games to do the same thing…NFL press release16) If the Steelers beat the Rams, Ben Roethlisberger will be the winningest quarterback in Pittsburgh Steelers history…NFL press release17) Only Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald caught 400 passes in fewer games than Antonio Brown… NFL press release18) Marcus Mariota has more TD passes in his first two career games than any player in NFL history… NFL press release19) Ryan Mallett went 0-for-14 with an interception under pressure against Carolina…ESPN Research 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals kick returner David Johnson (31) runs the opening kickoff or a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) 29) The Miami Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to play against Blake Bortles and not sack him… ESPN Research30) Derek Carr was 7-of-9 for 142 yards and a TD on play-action versus Baltimore… ESPN Research31) Every quarterback in the NFL except for Tom Brady and Kirk Cousins had more rushing yards than the Eagles running backs… ESPN Research32) Doug Russell won the 1935 rushing title and returned to rush for 11 yards in his first two games of 1936, now DeMarco Murray has done the same… ESPN Research33) Murray rushed out of the shotgun 36 times last year and half that already this year… ESPN Research34) Last year, DeMarco Murray averaged 3 yards before first contact and now he averages getting hit for the first time 3 inches behind the line.35) Sam Bradford went the whole first half without completing a pass that traveled 1 yard beyond the line of scrimmage… ESPN Research36) The first seven Eagles drives went 324 inches, 252 inches, 0 inches, 72 inches, 144 inches, 432 inches(!!!) and 0 inches…MMQB (with my math skills)37) Since Andy Dalton became QB, Cincinnati has three double-digit win seasons and made it to the playoffs four straight years for the first time in team history… MMQBcenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Every week as part of my show prep (and because I’m genuinely interested), I read through as many research notes as I can find. Sometimes I research my own stats to see if there’s a statistical trend that backs up what I think I’m seeing when I watch games. Unfortunately for my time efficiency, occasionally those stats show me nothing and I throw them out.Here are the stats (or interesting tidbits) from Week 2 of the NFL and Week 3 of the college football season that I’m using on the show this week. 1) The Saints have lost six straight at home…Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB)2) Tyrod Taylor has more passing yards, more touchdown passes, a higher completion percentage and a higher quarterback rating than Peyton Manning…Yours truly3) David Johnson is the only player in NFL history to have a touchdown catch, touchdown rush and kickoff return for a touchdown in his first two games…NFL press release4) Tom Brady became the first quarterback in history to throw for 450+ yards with three TD passes and no INTs with over 50 attempts in the same game…ESPN Stats & Info5) The Giants are 22-28 since beating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII and have no playoff appearances…MMQB6) Only 5 teams have turned the ball over more than Sam Bradford…Trey Wingo7) The Week 2 loss to the Packers was the first double-digit loss in the NFL career of Russell Wilson…ESPN Stats & Info8) Seattle’s former defensive coordinator is 2-0 while Seattle is 0-2…Yours Truly9) The Giants are the only team in NFL history to start a season 0-2 while having at least a 10-point, fourth quarter lead in both games…Sportscenter10) The Eagles are paying DeMarco Murray $55,000 per yard rushing…Trey Wingo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Weve known for a while that Seattles offensive l

first_imgWe’ve known for a while that Seattle’s offensive line was bad, but in its 6-6 tie with Arizona on “Sunday Night Football,” the Seahawks would have been as well stationing five large potted plants in front of QB Russell Wilson.Sowell allowed a sack, a hit and three hurries along with two holding penalties during his 39 snaps before exiting the game with a sprained MCL. The former Cardinal was unable to deter one of the best defensive lines in the NFL and Russell Wilson was punished as a result.All the pressure created by the Cardinals wasn’t completely on Sowell. Gilliam, a third-year tackle, had his fair share of issues and was on his heels for most of the game due to the Cardinals’ blitz-happy defense.Gilliam “only” surrendered a hit and three hurries and recorded two penalties, but he was also destroyed right after the snap on at least two more occasions on quick passes that didn’t have a chance to become pressure, and was bad in the run game, too. This wasn’t a good game for the Seattle O-line.The penalties and miscues also haunted guard Germain Ifedi, who allowed a quarterback hit and three hurries, not to mention an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals took advantage of the Seattle Seahawks’ Swiss cheese offensive line in the 6-6 draw on Sunday Night Football.When Pro Football Focus’s Sam Monson revealed his 10 worst individual performances from Week 7’s action, three Seahawks offensive linemen found their names on the list. Tackles Bradley Sowell and Garry Gilliam headline the poor performances at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Comments   Share   Seattle’s offensive performance only allowed for two field goals despite a 225-yard performance from Wilson. Seattle was very limited to what they were able to forge on the ground with running back Christine Michael carrying for 52 yards on 16 rushes.One victory for the Cardinals was how well the defense was able to contain Wilson and one of the best tight ends in the game, Jimmy Graham.In regards to how well Arizona was able to put pressure on Wilson and his offensive line, Arians credits his defense playing well and Seattle’s front playing poorly.“I think a combination. Things have been written about their offensive line all year, but I thought our guys, the front four, run and pass … When your linebackers have 20-something tackles, your D-line is doing a hell of a job,” Arians said during Monday’s media availability.Linebacker Deone Bucannon was the leading tackler for the Cardinals with 11 solo tackles on a combined 13. – / 46 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Top Stories Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of a football game, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more