Florida breaks NCAA record by scoring in 366th straight game

No. 21 Florida set an NCAA football record Saturday by scoring in its 366th consecutive game despite losing to LSU, 17-16.

The Gators got on the scoreboard with Eddy Pineiro’s 25-yard field goal in the second quarter against LSU on Saturday. That broke the previous mark set by Michigan (1984-2014) and tied by the Gators last week.

The Wolverines played 365 games over 30 years without being shut out. Michigan’s streak ended with a 31-0 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, 2014.

Florida hasn’t been shut out since a 16-0 home loss to Auburn on Oct. 29, 1988.

The most notorious case of psychological locker room warfare can be found in Iowa City. Since 1979, Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium has painted its visitor’s locker room pink. Like, all of it, from the walls to the lockers to the toilets. Then-head coach Hayden Fry learned of pink’s subliminal powers of docility while earning his master’s degree in, yes, psychology.

Today, those renovated visiting digs are considered among the nation’s finest. But they are still really, really pink. Back in the day, Michigan coach Bo Schembechler so despised the paint job and its supposed voodoo that he would have his equipment staff cover every surface with white Cheap Jerseys Elite butcher paper. These days, Schembechler’s former quarterback, Harbaugh, has the walls papered Nike NFL Jerseys Size Chart with Go Blue-friendly artwork.

Nick Saban: Trying to get Tide to listen to me instead of to media

After a one-score victory over unranked Texas A&M on Saturday, Alabama coach Nick Saban complained about the positive media coverage of his top-ranked team, likening it to “rat poison.”

“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of you guys,” Saban said in comments directed to reporters gathered in the postgame news conference. “All that stuff you write about how good we are? All that stuff they hear on ESPN? It’s like poison. Like rat poison.”

Micheal Ferland, Kris Versteeg and Mikael Backlund also scored, and Mike Smith made 25 saves for his first victory with Calgary.

Brandon Tanev, Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets. Steve Mason, pulled after giving up five goals in a 7-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, stopped 39 shots.

“We had a difficult time moving the puck,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. “I think they got a little faster. They closed some time and space on us and we had a difficult time making the adjustment that you’ve got to go hard and fast in this league and they won’t slow down for you. We got a little bit slow, real slow, slow with the puck and ended up having to play in area we’re not real good at right now.”

Flames newcomer Jaromir Jagr wasn’t in the lineup because he wanted Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal more time to recover his game legs.

Calgary improved to 17-17-12 in home openers . . . Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien MLB Authentic Jerseys played his 500th game for the Jets franchise.

Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ rings through the stands at Florida’s game Saturday

Music fans were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Gainesville, Florida, native Tom Petty this week. As a tribute to his passing, the Florida Gators played Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” before the start of the fourth quarter of Saturday’s home game against the LSU Tigers.

The crowd joined together to sing the song. Before Petty was famous, he once worked as a groundskeeper at UF. On UF’s website, a statement announcing the plan for the tribute also mentioned that the school might look to adopt playing the song as a new tradition.

Harbaugh notwithstanding, modern visitors to the pink room don’t react so much with uncontrollable emotions, be it ignited anger or hypnotic tranquility. After four decades, it’s become a welcomed rite of passage.

“I know I am supposed to be deeply offended about the pink locker room, but I love college football,” said Penn State head coach James Franklin, who won at Iowa two weeks ago, 21-19. “I was so excited to get in there and see it. It was kind of like, ‘I’ve made it!’ Then we blew a lead in the fourth quarter, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute …'”

Besides dividing the lobes of the mind, among the most popular forms of harassment is the division of the room and as a result, the team. Lockers, benches and NBA Jerseys For Sale Wholesale Jerseys From China walls are lined in a manner that ensures teams are kept from feeling any sense of togetherness.

Dolphins’ Adam Gase: Jay Cutler will remain starter, despite shutout

Despite being shut out in London, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said quarterback Jay Cutler will remain the starter.

It was the first time since December 2013 that the Dolphins had been shut out. Despite Cutler’s shoddy performance, Gase said the team wants to “figure out” what the root of the issue is.

“It’s not time to panic,” Gase told reporters. “We’ve been through way worse than this. So we want to figure out what’s going on and then fix the problem. That’s really the only thing we’re concerned about.”

Cutler threw for 164 yards and an interception against the Saints in the 20-0 loss. He also fumbled the ball, but the Dolphins recovered it. He has not thrown for a touchdown in the past two games.

The Dolphins signed Cutler to a one-year, $10 million contract in August after he was released from the Bears.

“As an owner in the NFL and NBA for years, I have met many players, coaches and staff from seemingly every background possible,” Benson said. “But as this week has demonstrated, there are very sensitive, difficult and emotional matters affecting this country. Now more than ever we must find solutions Cheap Jerseys Online China that unite and don’t divide us.

“Today, Drew Brees and team leadership stated that our team will stand for the national anthem. Regarding the issues of social injustice, I stand ready to offer our organizations, our Cheap Jerseys MLB China players, and our community meaningful support and resources to move from protest to solution.”

Giants vs. Cowboys preview: Odell Beckham Jr. is always in the spotlight

In his three NFL seasons, Odell Beckham Jr. has quickly become one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. When it comes to his critics, there are almost to unique personas Beckham Jr. is judged as: The uber-productive pass-catcher who is re-writing record books and undoubtedly one of the league’s most talented players, and the boat-riding, kicking-net fight, headline stealing personality who is a detriment to his team because of what he does off the field.

The NFL veterans who remain free agents are well aware of how it works. They’ll stay in shape and patiently wait for opportunities to continue already-successful NFL careers.

Here are 11 familiar veterans who remain available to teams that might want — or need — their services as the 2017 season begins and progresses. They’re listed in alphabetical order. (Spotrac maintains a comprehensive list of all available NFL free agents.)

Barnidge, who made the Pro Bowl in 2015 thanks to a 1,000-yard receiving season with the Browns, was cut by Cleveland in April. The soon-to-be-32-year-old is the top tight end available in free agency should a team need to support that position on its depth chart.

Boone, a five-year starter with the 49ers who signed with the Vikings as a free agent Cheap Raider Jerseys before the 2016 season, has managed a remarkable career despite his going undrafted out of Ohio State in Cheap Professional Jerseys 2009. That hefty contract is part of the reason he was cut by Minnesota.

People don’t necessarily appreciate his impact and how the loss of him for the year dramatically affects even a championship team.

Edelman brings so much to the Patriots with his quickness, clutch play, versatility, leadership and veteran savvy along with his great rapport with Brady. Whether it’s making a sensational catch (like the one he made in Super Bowl LI), running a jet sweep or being the team’s leading punt returner, Edelman contributes in so many ways.

But it also is his toughness, his ability to shake off big hits in those tight windows out of the slot, that makes him a fan and team favorite.

Edelman caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards last season, and his 356 catches over the past four seasons lead the Patriots. He has caught another 80 passes in the playoffs over that same period, which includes two Super Bowl wins.

After the loss to the Chiefs, Brady admitted it’s a major challenge to replace Edelman: “Yeah, I think we will feel that all year. He’s just one of those types of players. It is always about consistency, dependability. That’s the challenge of a football season.”

Berry is a big, physical safety who got his hands on Gronkowski at the line of Cheap NHL Jerseys scrimmage and wasn’t overpowered by a tight end who has made a career out of being a freight Cheap Oakland Raiders Jerseys train.

Yes, Brady could’ve made better throws, but Berry didn’t allow much margin for error. Even on Gronkowski’s two receptions, he had the safety on his hip.

With Peters and Berry locking down so much of the New England attack, the pressure was on Terrance Mitchell, who stepped up to the plate and allowed just two receptions on the nine times he was targeted.

The Chiefs defense will look to continue to shut down opposing quarterbacks in the remainder of the season but will have to do so without Berry, who suffered a ruptured Achilles late in the win Thursday night. He’ll miss the rest of 2017.

Denver took a 24-7 lead into the fourth quarter in this opener and the Broncos were feeling pretty good.

Peterson could get a fair amount of play time if Ingram gets hurt — he’s missed 12 games over the past four seasons. So Peterson appears to be more of an expensive insurance policy than a player who is going to get enough touches to stick it to anybody, much less his former team in the season opener.

It’s sad when a formerly great player such as the seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time league rushing champion plays out his final years as a shadow of his former self on the field and as a subject of ridicule off the field. It would be nice to be able to root for Peterson to continue his climb up the NFL career rushing list (he currently ranks No. 16) while hoping he finally makes it to a Super Bowl. But his obviously over-sized ego, along with his shaky off-field reputation, precludes many from being the Peterson fans they were earlier in his career.

And why not? The Chargers were 1-155 in their history when trailing by 17 or more in the fourth quarter and Denver was 175-0-1 with a fourth-quarter lead of 17 or more.

Then came a nightmarish eight-minute stretch in which they had two turnovers that were converted into touchdowns, a missed field goal and a punt.

“The game was in firm control for about three quarters there and we felt good but you turn the ball over twice on the short side of the 50, it’s going to be a problem with Philip Rivers,” Joseph said.

Before those fourth-quarter foibles, Trevor Siemian threw two TD passes to Bennie Fowler and ran for another score.

The Broncos held Rivers to 115 yards passing through three quarters but let him engineer Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality a comeback when Siemian threw an interception and Jamaal Charles fumbled on plays that were Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys upheld despite video evidence that had the crowd of 76,324 convinced they should have been overturned.

Adrian Peterson: Exchange with Sean Payton about running routes

Adrian Peterson says a first-half sideline exchange Monday night with coach Sean Payton was simply Peterson suggesting the New Orleans Saints run the ball up the middle, which they then did.

At first, Peterson said the brief exchange, video of which circulated on the internet during the game, was “confidential” and “just communication.”

When asked more questions after the Saints’ 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson offered a clarification.

“One thing I said to him was, ‘Hey, let’s run this inside zone.’ And we came out and we ran that,” said Peterson, who joked that he might have been yelling, “I love you!

Watson made the most of it early, providing a spark with a touchdown drive capped by his short scoring throw to his fellow Clemsonite at wideout, DeAndre Hopkins. While taking four more sacks vs. the Jaguars, he managed to use his legs to escape a collapsing pocket (two rushes for 16 yards), something Savage is incapable of doing.

On a day Houston needed an uplifting victory on the strength of J.J. Watt and the defense, Bill O’Brien’s initial decision to play Savage cost the Texans more than a game. Now they’re staring at 0-1, with the prospect of preparing Watson to make his first professional start on a short week, on the road at Cincinnati on Thursday night.

The Bengals are very beatable, given Watt and friends will face an offense led by Andy Dalton that failed to score a point in Sunday’s 20-0 loss to Baltimore. But a prime-time Cheap Jerseys Custom game against a talented Cincinnati defense away from the comforts of home is far from an ideal spot to officially Cheap Jerseys China NHL throw Watson into the fire, even against the misfiring “Red Rifle.”

The numbers paint an ugly picture for the home team’s starter.

Savage dropped back 19 times in the first two quarters and completed just seven of his passes. He averaged a meager 4.8 yards per pass — a full yard less than Osweiler’s 2016 mark.

But Savage’s failure to move the chains Sunday isn’t all on him. The Texans’ offensive line, putting together its best Auburn impression, allowed him to get sacked six times. When he did have time to plant his feet and look downfield, his targets were blanketed by what looks like one of the league’s elite secondaries. 2016 draft pick Jalen Ramsey and 2017 free agent acquisition A.J. Bouye kept top wideout DeAndre Hopkins in check, limiting him to a 43.8 percent catch rate.

Avril said he wasn’t aware that officials had flagged him for pushing Rodgers until later in the game.

“I was surprised, but then again I’m not surprised. Aaron Rodgers,” Avril said. “They try to protect their quarterbacks, but I don’t even think he fell to the ground. It’s funny, but it is what it is.”

Lane’s ejection elevated rookie Shaquill Griffin into the No. 2 cornerback role opposite Richard Sherman.

“I didn’t even know he threw a punch because there was a lot going on,” Adams said. “I didn’t know if they saw it or what actually happened. There was just a lot of hand fighting going on. Nothing Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys to try to kill each other, but it’s football.”

The Super Bowl 51 rematch was not scheduled as the season-opener as some had Cheap Jerseys China NHL hoped. But the Patriots probably don’t mind a few weeks of warm-ups before their grudge match against the team from which they stole the title.

The Bills have almost completely turned over three positions since last season

“I have always held a strong conviction that protesting or standing up for justice is just simply, the right thing to do,” Bennett wrote. “This fact is unequivocally, without Cheap Hockey Jerseys Canada question why before every game, I sit during the national anthem — because equality doesn’t live in this country and no matter how much money you make, what job title you have, or how much you give, when you are seen as a ‘N—–,’ you will be treated that way.”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement Wednesday, saying that Bennett “represents the best of the NFL — a leader on his team and in his community.”

The Packers lost TE Jared Cook and RG T.J. Lang on offense, replacing them with Martellus Bennett (80) and Jahri Evans (73), respectively. Former nickel defensive back Micah Hyde is now in Buffalo, and Green Bay looks like it will start two new cornerbacks, free agent Davon House (31) and rookie Kevin King (20). — Rob Demovsky

The Bills have almost completely turned over three positions since last season: wide receiver, cornerback and safety. Gone are last year’s starting receivers — Sammy Watkins (traded to Rams) and Robert Woods (signed with Rams) — as well as starting cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore (signed with Patriots) and Cheap Jerseys And Hats Ronald Darby (traded to Eagles). In contrast, Buffalo returns its entire starting offensive line from last season, and while the alignment of the defensive front seven is different in 2017, the personnel is basically unchanged. — Mike Rodak