Category: Rugby

Jimmy Garoppolo helps Patriots beat Cardinals 23-21

Jimmy Garoppolo helps Patriots beat Cardinals 23-21

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo, starting in place of suspended Tom Brady, threw for 264 yards & a touchdown, leading the severely depleted New England Patriots to a 23-21 victory over the favored Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.

Arizona's Chandler Catanzaro missed a 47-yard field goal with 41 seconds to play.

The miss came after Garoppolo, in his first NFL start, directed the Patriots from their own 19 to the Arizona 15 to set up Stephen Gostkowski's 23-yard field goal for what proved to be the winner with 3:44 to play.

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Chiefs overcome 17-point deficit, beat Chargers 33-27 in OT

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Chiefs overcome 17-point deficit, beat Chargers 33-27 in OT

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Patriots say Rob Gronkowski, 2 others will miss opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the New England Patriots' opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury.

The team confirmed Friday night that Gronkowski had been downgraded from questionable to out for the game. Also missing the game will be offensive linemen Jonathan Cooper & Nate Solder – & suspended quarterback Tom Brady.

The Providence Journal first reported that the players did not travel with the team to Phoenix. The team declined to comment approximately whether the players made the trip.

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Patriots say Rob Gronkowski, 2 others will miss opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the New England Patriots' opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury.

The team confirmed Friday night that Gronkowski had been downgraded from questionable to out for the game. Also missing the game will be offensive linemen Jonathan Cooper & Nate Solder – & suspended quarterback Tom Brady.

The Providence Journal first reported that the players did not travel with the team to Phoenix. The team declined to comment approximately whether the players made the trip.

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Patriots say Rob Gronkowski, 2 others will miss opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the New England Patriots' opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury.

The team confirmed Friday night that Gronkowski had been downgraded from questionable to out for the game. Also missing the game will be offensive linemen Jonathan Cooper & Nate Solder – & suspended quarterback Tom Brady.

The Providence Journal first reported that the players did not travel with the team to Phoenix. The team declined to comment approximately whether the players made the trip.

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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20

Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20

DENVER (AP) — Cam Newton will obtain a few extra days to recover from his latest beating by Von Miller & crew. At least he won't have to seethe for seven months.

Denver's dominant defense came up huge against Newton again & the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.

The Broncos collected three sacks & hit Newton eight more times, not counting the abuse he took on his 11 runs.

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Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20

Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20

DENVER (AP) — Denver's dominant defense came up huge against Cam Newton again & the Broncos escaped with a 21-20 victory over the Carolina Panthers Thursday night when Graham Gano missed a 50-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.

Newton was sacked three times & clobbered all night long yet appeared to have done just enough to obtain a measure of revenge for that bludgeoning seven months earlier in Super Bowl 50, when Von Miller stripped the ball & the Lombardi Trophy from his grasp.

Newton put the Panthers on the cusp of victory with a 16-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin at the Denver 37 in the closing seconds, & another short pass to Ted Ginn Jr. put Gano well within his range.

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Brees agrees to short extension, gives Saints cap assist

Brees agrees to short extension, gives Saints cap assist

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees decided against holding out for the lengthy contract extension he coveted & took one for the team.

Brees agreed to new contract that keeps him in New Orleans through the 2017 season, & a person familiar with the deal says it guarantees the record-setting QB $44.3 million the next two years.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because financial details of the extension had not been announced.

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Brees agrees to short extension, gives Saints cap assist

Brees agrees to short extension, gives Saints cap assist

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees decided against holding out for the lengthy contract extension he coveted & took one for the team.

Brees agreed to new contract that keeps him in New Orleans through the 2017 season, & a person familiar with the deal says it guarantees the record-setting QB $44.3 million the next two years.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because financial details of the extension had not been announced.

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