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NFL . Com:  Week 11 Power Rankings

1 - 49ERS (9-1)
Call it a gut-check win for a banged-up 49ers team that refused to fold against the fast-improving Cardinals. The Niners faced a 16-0 deficit midway through the second quarter and a three-point deficit in the final minutes of the game. In both cases, the NFC West leaders answered. This game could have been remembered for a fourth-quarter Jimmy Garoppolo interception that put the Cardinals in great position for the upset, but instead, coordinator Robert Saleh's defense forced a quick three-and-out, and Garoppolo redeemed himself with a scoring march capped by a blitz-beating touchdown pass to Jeff Wilson Jr. to take the lead for good. Garoppolo wasn't perfect, but he tied a career high with four TDs and again looked like a quarterback who won't blink in the big moment. That trait should be especially useful come January. Next week's Sunday night showdown with the Packers has Game of the Year potential.

2 - RAVENS (8-2)
3 - PATRIOTS (9-1)

4 - SEAHAWKS (8-2)
With Seattle having just spent Week 11 on a bye, let's take a closer look at Russell Wilson's MVP prospects. The Seahawks quarterback has been a monster this season, entering Week 12 as the NFL's leader in passing touchdowns (23) and passer rating (114.9). Throw in three rushing scores, and he's responsible for a league-best 26 TDs this season, one more than Lamar Jackson. Wilson is on pace to establish career highs in passing yards per game (273.7), completion percentage (68.5) and passer rating. Factor in Seattle's continued standing as an NFC superpower -- a position reinforced by Week 10's Monday night win over the previously undefeated Niners -- and the fact that Wilson does his damage without a superstar accompaniment ( Tyler Lockett is his No. 1 receiver), and "DangeRuss" has made his best case ever for the game's most coveted individual award.

5 - SAINTS (8-2)
As you could tell from his 23 touches and 122 scrimmage yards in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, Alvin Kamara is back to being a focal point. That's important for the Saints, who have several stars on offense but need their dynamic running back at full strength to reach their full potential. Kamara had more touches by the midway point of the second quarter than he had during the entirety of Week 10's loss to Atlanta, and while his production doesn't jump off the page, he was moving like he did before a high ankle sprain brought his season to a halt last month. Kamara was just one bright spot in a nice get-right game for the Saints, who washed out the bad taste of that Falcons loss by making life miserable for Jameis Winston. While Winston piled up interceptions, Drew Brees moved the offense with his usual efficiency in a routine win. Yes, life is back to normal in New Orleans

6 - PACKERS (8-2)
What a difference a year makes for the Packers, who exit their Week 11 bye atop the NFC North at 8-2. This time last year, in the last, dying gasps of the Mike McCarthy era, Green Bay was in a fog at 4-5-1. A healthy Aaron Rodgers has been a big part of the rebound. New coach Matt LaFleur's arrival has surely played a part. But don't overlook the rise of running back Aaron Jones as a force. Last season, Jones struggled to get on the field at times and was dogged by reports of subpar conditioning. A year later, Jones is a weekly contributor who's shed the belly, as Rodgers called it. Jones' 14 touchdowns from scrimmage are tied with Christian McCaffrey for the most in football. He's producing like a star.

7 - VIKINGS (8-3)
Kirk Cousins is having a nice little stretch for himself. He showed doubters he could go on the road and beat a quality opponent in prime time in the Vikings' Week 10 win over the Cowboys. And on Sunday, the quarterback proved he can led a team back from the abyss -- in this case, a 20-0 halftime deficit against the Broncos. Cousins was immaculate in the second half, piling up 261 passing yards and three TDs over four consecutive touchdown drives. The quarterback didn't do it himself, but he proved he can step to the front of the pack and lead this Minnesota team when it doesn't have the luxury of leaning on Dalvin Cook and the running game. One final takeaway: The Vikings are so hard to beat in their building; if they can take the NFC North and host a game or two in January ... look out.

8 - COWBOYS (6-4)
Remember way back in September, when Dak Prescott was the trendy MVP pick? That talk died off quickly as Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson raced up the board, but Sunday was a nice reminder of what a complete star Dak has become under center. The Cowboys quarterback was in complete control against the Lions, throwing for 444 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-27 win. He did his damage with the help of awesome work from the Dallas offensive line, but without the typical contributions from Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliott (though the latter did have a pretty touchdown reception). Instead, it was Michael Gallup (an emerging playmaker) and Randall Cobb who did the bulk of the damage, just another reminder of how deep and dangerous this Dallas attack really is. Factor in another Eagles loss, and the Cowboys are the favorite to repeat as NFC East champions. Save your Jason Garrett melodrama for another week.

9 - CHIEFS (7-4)
10 - TEXANS (6-4)
23 - BEARS (4-6)
25 - LIONS (3-6-1)

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Ian Rapoport - Interesting notes on early fan voting for the Pro Bowl: Ravens QB Lamar Jackson leads all QBs. … Patriots QB Tom Brady is 9th for QBs. … Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leads all RBs. … Cowboys Amari Cooper is 1 at WRs, Michael Thomas is 2. … Nick and Joey Bosa are 1 & 2 for DEs. ... Rams DL Aaron Donald is No. 1 for DTs & 49ers Arik Armstead & DeForest Buckner are 2 & 3. … Steelers TJ Watt and Packers Preston Smith are 1 and 2 for OLBs. … Ravens CB Marcus Peters leads CBs & Richard Sherman is No. 2. Minkah Fitzpatrick is 1 at FS.

 

 

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Here ya go.....this has got to be some kind of record no?

ESPN:  The NFL has disciplined 33 players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns -- with fines totaling $732,422 -- as penalty for the brawl that broke out in the closing seconds of their game on Nov. 14.

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Just now, Leader said:

Here ya go.....this has got to be some kind of record no?

ESPN:  The NFL has disciplined 33 players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns -- with fines totaling $732,422 -- as penalty for the brawl that broke out in the closing seconds of their game on Nov. 14.

500K of the fines were to the teams involved, but I do not think the lost game checks from the suspensions are added into that total. I'm guessing it brings it up to over 2 million if you take into account lost game checks. 

Record? I'd think it would have to be. 

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3 minutes ago, Golfman said:

500K of the fines were to the teams involved, but I do not think the lost game checks from the suspensions are added into that total. I'm guessing it brings it up to over 2 million if you take into account lost game checks. 

Record? I'd think it would have to be. 

This sting wont go away soon.....

(Myles) Garrett lost his appeal this week and stands to lose about $1.2 million in salary for missing the six remaining games.

Rudolph, who was not suspended, was slapped with the biggest fine, of $50,000. Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey, who won an appeal reducing his suspension from three to two games, was fined $35,096 for fighting.

Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended for one game, but his $10,527 fine was rescinded upon appeal.

In addition, both the Browns and Steelers franchises were fined $250,000 each.

Fines collected go to programs for NFL former players.

Three Cleveland players were also fined for plays that happened before the melee.

Safety Damarious Randall was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness and was ejected for a hit to the head of Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson, which knocked Johnson out of the game with a concussion.

Defensive end Chad Thomas was fined $21,056 for a hit on Rudolph. From the same play, cornerback Greedy Williams was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness on a hit that left Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster with a concussion as well.

The Browns travel to Pittsburgh for the rematch Dec. 1.

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12 hours ago, Leader said:

This sting wont go away soon.....

(Myles) Garrett lost his appeal this week and stands to lose about $1.2 million in salary for missing the six remaining games.

Rudolph, who was not suspended, was slapped with the biggest fine, of $50,000. Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey, who won an appeal reducing his suspension from three to two games, was fined $35,096 for fighting.

Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was suspended for one game, but his $10,527 fine was rescinded upon appeal.

In addition, both the Browns and Steelers franchises were fined $250,000 each.

Fines collected go to programs for NFL former players.

Three Cleveland players were also fined for plays that happened before the melee.

Safety Damarious Randall was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness and was ejected for a hit to the head of Steelers receiver Diontae Johnson, which knocked Johnson out of the game with a concussion.

Defensive end Chad Thomas was fined $21,056 for a hit on Rudolph. From the same play, cornerback Greedy Williams was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness on a hit that left Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster with a concussion as well.

The Browns travel to Pittsburgh for the rematch Dec. 1.

Pouncey is going to lose two game checks. His salary is 7.5 million, but I'm not sure how much of that is salary, vs. bonuses. 

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Football Perspective -  The most overpaid player in the NFL is Sam Koch. The Ravens punter has had just 2 punts in Baltimore’s last 14 quarters, and both came with the Ravens up by more than 35 points. The second most overpaid player is Jared Goff.

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30 minutes ago, Leader said:

Football Perspective -  The most overpaid player in the NFL is Sam Koch. The Ravens punter has had just 2 punts in Baltimore’s last 14 quarters, and both came with the Ravens up by more than 35 points. The second most overpaid player is Jared Goff.

Goff has 0 TD passes in the last 14 quarters too

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On 11/24/2019 at 7:16 PM, Leader said:

Peter Bukowski -  Patriots have scored one TD each of the last two games and won both. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers only had two total wins in Aaron Rodgers games where they only scored one TD.

well, we have 1 this year vs Bears.

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Ben Fennell -  Ravens had 12 runs over 10yds last night. Wild amount of explosive runs for one game - most in a game in the NFL this season (Cowboys had 10).

2019 10+yd Runs:

1. Ravens - 66
2. Vikings - 46
3. 49ers - 44

31. Bears - 14
32. Dolphins - 13

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