With Ezekiel Ansah and Anthony Zettel dealing with injuries this week, the Detroit Lions have added some help on their defensive line. The Lions are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith. Smith was waived by the Buccaneers on Nov. 4 after playing just seven snaps in his only game with Tampa Bay this season.
Jameis Winston has a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, an injury the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping will not cost him any more playing time. X-rays were negative, and coach Dirk Koetter said an MRI performed Monday revealed no structural damage. ''He'll be day to day for right now,'' Koetter said, adding that Winston has not been ruled out for next Sunday's game at Buffalo.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hold a simple winning formula for beating the Kansas City Chiefs, and it mostly revolves around handing the ball to Le'Veon Bell. The Steelers running back carved up the Chiefs for 179 rushing yards Sunday, and they knocked off the league's last unbeaten team at Arrowhead Stadium. In January, Bell rushed for 170 yards as the Steelers knocked the Chiefs out of the postseason.
The Arizona Cardinals were in fine spirits as they boarded a plane for London on Monday, buoyed by the addition of Adrian Peterson and his impressive debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There was a noticeable uptick in the team's energy and the home fans' enthusiasm from the time Peterson first touched the ball on Sunday. Five days after being acquired in a trade with New Orleans, Peterson rushed for 134 yards in Arizona's 38-33 victory over the Buccaneers.
The Steelers running back carved up the Chiefs for 179 rushing yards Sunday, and they knocked off the league's last unbeaten team at Arrowhead Stadium. Bell delivered a repeat performance of his play against the Chiefs in the division playoff last season. In January, Bell rushed for 170 yards as the Steelers knocked the Chiefs out of the postseason.
The Packers had a devastating loss on Sunday, and it was not the 23-10 defeat in Minnesota. Green Bay lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and now hope backup Brett Hundley can do enough to get the NFL franchise into the playoffs for the ninth straight year. While the Packers lost to the Vikings, the New England Patriots won again as Tom Brady reached another milestone, but he was not exactly impressed.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not off to a good start, and it doesn’t get better with news that quarterback Jameis Winston has an injured throwing shoulder. Winston, who left Sunday’s game in the first half with the injury, has a sprained AC joint in his right throwing shoulder according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. While that sounds bad, Rapoport also reported that Winston could play through the injury.