Los Angeles came one step closer to getting the NFL back into the nation’s second largest city for the first time since 1995, when AEG, the company in charge of the proposal, and Farmers Insurance Agency announced a naming rights deal in a joint statement. The deal is reportedly a 30-year agreement worth $700 million, and the proposed stadium will be named Farmers Field. Reports also say the deal will be worth $1 billion if Los Angeles is able to get two NFL teams to play in the building. The deal, of course, is contingent upon the city being able to lure at least one NFL team to move into the proposed stadium.
Among the most likely are the Minnesota Vikings, the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Vikings are in the most need of a new stadium after the roof collapsed on the Metrodome in December forcing the Vikings to move two home games. A new state-of-the-art stadium in the second biggest market will be a tempting proposition for the Vikings if the option is there. However, San Diego and Jacksonville are also strong candidates to make the move. The Chargers have been in need of a new stadium for years and the Jaguars have routinely had trouble selling out their massive stadium, even after closing off parts of the upper level.
A move to Los Angeles will make sense for any of the three franchises. The city had hoped to have a team in Los Angeles for the 2010 season, but with that in the rear view and the looming labor issues, they may have to wait until at least 2012 to bring the NFL back. Regardless of what team moves there and when it happens, it seems pretty clear that the NFL will return to Los Angeles sometime in the near future.
The New England Patriots and New York Jets are still battling for the top spot in the AFC East after a pair of hard fought victories on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans. The Atlanta Falcons share the same 8-2 record to stand alone atop the NFC standings. The San Diego Chargers improved to 5-5 Monday night, scoring a TD in all four quarters en route to a 35-14 win over the 3-7 Denver Broncos. Check for all NFL Week 11 results below!
Thursday, November 18, 2010Chicago Bears 16, Miami Dolphins 0 – Robbie Gould notched three FG’s as the Chicago defense held Miami to 187 total yards.
Sunday, November 21, 2010Buffalo Bills 49, Cincinnati Bengals 31 – Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns to rally his squad after being down 21 at the end of the second.
Dallas Cowboys 35, Detroit Lions 19 – The Cowboys scored 28 second half points to win big at home. (more)
The Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets both notched big wins over the Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings to stay atop their respective divisions at 4-1. The Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons currently lead in the NFC following after claiming victory on the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers. Bye Week teams included the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. Check below for all NFL updates scores!
Sunday, October 10, 2010Jacksonville Jaguars 36, Buffalo Bills 26 – David Garrard completed 16 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24, Cincinnati Bengals 21 – Connor Barth split the uprights from 31 yards out with one second to spare for the Bucs to win in dramatic fashion.
Atlanta Falcons 20, Cleveland Browns 10 – Matt Ryan led his Falcons to score two touchdowns in the final two quarters to solidify the W.
Detroit Lions 44, St Louis Rams 6 – The Lions posted 21 points in the second block and coasted from there. (more)
Week 4 showcased a number of upsets to keep Divisions close all around. The Jacksonville Jaguars shocked the Indianapolis Colts to keep the AFC South interesting. Donovan McNabb led the Washington Redskins to defeat his former Philadelphia Eagles and share a hold of the NFC East lead. The Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are first to rest up with bye weeks now in effect. All week 4 scores are listed below.
Sunday, October 3, 2010Atlanta Falcons 16, San Francisco 49ers 14 – Kicker Matt Bryant split one through the uprights with six seconds remaining for the Falcons to earn their third win of the season.
New York Jets 38, Buffalo Bills 14 – LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns from 19 carries.
Cleveland Browns 23, Cincinnati Bengals 20 - Terrell Owens caught 10 passes for an impressive 222 yards, but the Browns were able to hang on for their first victory of the season.
Green Bay Packers 28, Detroit Lions 26 – Aaron Rodgers completed 12-of-17 for 181 yards and three touchdowns. (more)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was focused on his football team more so instead of media responses following their successful 35-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. When asked about the potential options to rest the starters he kept it simple as always, saying “we’ll kind of have to figure all that out here in the next couple of days. Right now, our focus this morning was to come in and watch the Jacksonville game, make some corrections on that, talk about the things that we need to do and then get ready for Houston.”
Despite his routine mannerisms in Monday’s press conference, people couldn’t help but notice a slight difference in his tone when the simple question of how he’s doing was asked. “I’m doing good. Doing real good. It was a good day for us yesterday,” he said. “We’ll try to hopefully stay on that track. Good preparation, good practice and play well.”
The Patriots will next be tested against the Houston Texans, a squad still fighting to gain a wild-card playoff spot. If one scenario plays out New England will find themselves battling the Texans again in the first round. For now they’ll put the regular season to a close on Sunday, January 3rd at Reliant Stadium. New England Patriots tickets are available now with us at AceTicket.com!
After struggling two weeks ago in Foxboro against the Carolina Panthers, Randy Moss caught four touchdown passes in yesterday’s 35-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars back at Gillette to keep the New England Patriots atop the AFC East Division. The 10-5 Patriots are certainly playing with confidence looking ahead to their upcoming post-season campaign.
“It’s the time of year where we really need to start playing good football,” said QB Tom Brady, “and I think today was one of our best 60 minutes that we played all year.” Brady was able to complete 26 of 28 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns.
Wes Welker pulled in 13 receptions for 138 yards. He has now caught over 10 passes for at least 100 yards in his last seven games. He is the NFL leader in receptions with 122. “I knew my numbers would probably go up just having Tom and the type of offense we’re in,” said Welker, “but I never knew it would be like this.”
The Pats are next scheduled to square up against the Houston Texans on Sunday, January 3rd. New England Patriots tickets are now available!
QB Peyton Manning threw for 208 yards and four touchdowns on his way to leading the Indianapolis Colts past the 7-7 Jacksonville Jaguars 35-31 Thursday night at Jacksonville Stadium. In the victory Manning became the first quarterback to ever pass over 4,000 yards in ten seasons. The Colts were down by three with five minutes to go when Manning connected with trusted receiver Reggie Wayne for a 65 yard pass for the go-ahead score.
Despite reaching a career milestone during yesterday’s action, Peyton chose to applaud Wayne for coming through in the clutch. “What a huge play when we needed it,” said Manning. “He’s a great player. He comes to play. We haven’t gotten him the ball recently as much as we’d like, but he draws a lot of attention and you still want to get him the ball. His presence allows us to get other guys open.”
Jacksonville stayed right with the Colts through all four quarters. David Garrard completed 23 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns. “We knew they were going to put up points,” said Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker. “I was saying all game, ‘It’s going to be a shootout.’ They score, we score. We always play them tough. Obviously, we didn’t do a good enough job.” Indianapolis is just two games away from posting perfection this regular season. They will matchup with the New York Jets on December 27th before facing the Buffalo Bills on January 3rd.
This week’s thrilling set of matchups caused for some numerous close battles and upsets. The Jacksonville Jaguars edged out the New York Jets by 2 with a field goal in the final seconds. The Cincinnati Bengals stunned Big Ben and the Pittsburgh Steelers to put themselves at 7-2. Denver QB Kyle Orton fell to injury against Washington for the entire second half, which led to a Redskins 13-0 fourth quarter run. The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts remained perfect at 9-0 after defeating the St Louis Rams and New England Patriots. Check for all Week 10 scores below.
Thursday, November 12, 2009San Francisco 49ers 10, Chicago Bears 6 – QB Jay Cutler threw for a total of five INT’s, resulting in a San Francisco field goal in the fourth quarter to solidify the W.
Sunday, November 15, 2009Tennessee Titans 41, Buffalo Bills 17 – RB Chris Johnson led the Titans to their third straight victory with 132 yards rushing and 2 TD’s from 26 carries.
New Orleans Saints 28, St Louis Rams 23 – The Rams scored a TD with under 3 minutes left, but simply ran out of time to gain any more momentum against a tough Saints defense.
Miami Dolphins 25, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 – Miami racked up 19 points in the first half and barely held off the rallying Bucs offense in the final quarter to win by 2.
Minnesota Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 10 – Brett Favre and Sidney Rice connected deep for 200+ yards, as the Vikings defense held Detroit to just 10 total points.
Jacksonville Jaguars 24, New York Jets 22 – The Jaguars put the Jets under .500 with a field goal to end the game up 2.
Cincinnati Bengals 18, Pittsburgh Steelers 12 – Cincinnati kicker Shayne Graham knocked all four FG attempts through the uprights, as the defense held the Steelers to 3 second half points.
Washington Redskins 27, Denver Broncos 17 – The Broncos were held scoreless in the second half with QB Kyle Orton sidelined due to injury.
Carolina Panthers 28, Atlanta Falcons 19 – Panthers QB Jake Delhomme threw for 195 yards and 2 TD’s from 15 passes completed.
Kansas City Chiefs 16, Oakland Raiders 10 - Oakland started off hot with 10 first quarter points but struggled from there to get anything going.
Green Bay Packers 17, Dallas Cowboys 7 – Green Bay turned it on in the fourth with 14 points, redeeming themselves from their dismal showing last week against Tampa Bay.
Arizona Cardinals 31, Seattle Seahawks 20 – QB Kurt Warner had another stellar performance, completing 29 passes for 340 yards and 2 TD’s.
San Diego Chargers 31, Philadelphia Eagles 23 – RB LaDainian Tomlinson broke out with 96 yards and 2 TD’s rushing.
Indianapolis Colts 35, New England Patriots 34 – QB Peyton Manning marched his team down field for 3 fourth quarter TD’s to come back and win by 1.
Monday, November 16, 2009Baltimore Ravens 16, Cleveland Browns 0 – Baltimore scored 16 points in the third quarter as Cleveland’s offense struggled all game. Brady Quinn failed to complete over 100 passing yards while throwing for 2 INT’s.
Bye Week Teams: New York Giants, Houston Texans
Week 6 showed some expected blow outs but also featured a handful of stunning upsets. The Buffalo Bills were able to steal a win from the New York Jets with a field goal in OT. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Eagles for their second win of the season. After dominating the Giants 48-27 yesterday, the New Orleans Saints have really proved themselves as the top team to beat. They remain undefeated along with the Broncos, Colts, and Vikings while the Buccaneers, Titans, and Rams struggle to post their first win for 2009. Find all Week 6 scores below.
Sunday, October 18, 2009Houston Texans 28, Cincinnati Bengals 17 – Cincinnati was up by three heading into the third quarter but were shut down by the Texans defense for the entire second half.
Green Bay Packers 26, Detroit Lions 0 – QB Aaron Rodgers produced two passing TD’s and 358 yards for Green Bay to coast by Detroit.
Minnesota Vikings 33, Baltimore Ravens 31 – The Ravens came back with 21 points in the fourth, but Favre took control and led his men down field for a last minute field goal to pull ahead.
New Orleans Saints 48, New York Giants 27 – QB Drew Brees threw for 369 yards and four TD’s for the Saints give New York their first loss of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cleveland Browns 14 – WR Hines Ward came up with 159 yards from eight receptions and 1 TD.
Carolina Panthers 28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 – DeAngelo Williams scored the go-ahead TD from the 1 yard line with 29 seconds remaining.
Kansas City Chiefs 14, Washington Redskins 6 – The Chiefs earned eight fourth quarter points to earn their first win of the season.
Jacksonville Jaguars 23, St Louis Rams 20 – The Jags came back with 14 fourth quarter points and the final FG in overtime to keep St Louis defeated.
Arizona Cardinals 27, Seattle Seahawks 3 – QB Kurt Warner completed 32 passes for 276 yards and two TD’s.
Oakland Raiders 13, Philadelphia Eagles 9 – Oakland held the Eagles to just three field goals all game to take this one by four.
New England Patriots 59, Tennessee Titans 0 – Tom Brady made history with five TD passes and 35 points in the second quarter alone, leading the Patriots to demolish the Titans 59-0.
Buffalo Bills 16, New York Jets 13 – Buffalo edged the Jets with an overtime field goal away at Giants Stadium.
Atlanta Falcons 21, Chicago Bears 14 – The Falcons took the one score advantage in the second quarter and held on from there to win by seven.
Monday, October 19, 2009Denver Broncos 34, San Diego Chargers 23 – The Broncos pulled away in the end with 10 fourth quarter points to solidify the win and their undefeated record at 6-0.
Bye Week Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers.
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