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Staff Predictions: San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams

Another interesting note is that Sean Mannion has been promoted to second string and will be active for the game as Goff's backup. May it come quickly, painlessly, and mercifully. Of course, this brings back the regular analysis: When the offense can't stay on the field, the defense is eventually going to get exhausted and wear down late in games.


Derek Carr breaks fibula in win over Colts

Derek Carr breaks fibula in win over Colts

Carr was hurt on a sack by Colts linebacker Trent Cole . The injury took place on a fourth-quarter sack by the Indianapolis Colts, leading to Carr grabbing his ankle. Carr turned that into a TD pass to Jalen Richard and Oakland scored again to open the second half on a 22-yard run by DeAndre Washington . He had one pass attempt in two previous appearances this season, most recently in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers when Carr was briefly sidelined with a dislocated right pinkie.


Broncos, Chiefs have postseason hopes on line Sunday night

Broncos, Chiefs have postseason hopes on line Sunday night

With the Oakland Raiders (11-3) now holding a one game lead in the division, the Chiefs will need a victory to keep their division title hopes alive. But he's very confident. It was never "if" the team would make the playoffs, but "where" they would finish. You're probably confused by that section head and wonder what onions has to do with a football game, but I'm trying to keep it PG here.


Tigers Bring Back Alex Avila

Tigers Bring Back Alex Avila

The former White Sox catcher is reuniting with his dad, Al Avila , who is the Tigers' General Manager. The younger Avila spent his first seven big league seasons donning the olde English D. A converted third baseman in college, Avila graded out well defensively early in his career (although last year's pitch-framing stats were near the bottom in Major League Baseball, not dissimilar to Saltalamacchia's) and has been considered a solid game-caller.


Howard sidelined again with back tightness

Howard sidelined again with back tightness

The Hawks will also be without Dwight Howard (back tightness) for a third straight game. Hardaway travelled with the team to Denver. After playing three times in four days, the Denver Nuggets hope a two-day break before hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Friday reinvigorates their offense.


Washington keeps playoff hopes alive with win in Chicago

Washington keeps playoff hopes alive with win in Chicago

The touchdown was set up by Meredith's 32-yard catch and run to the Washington 1. "I felt like I would have a few opportunities today and it comes down to us really being great in the run game and protecting Kirk back there". Even Cousins got in on the act with five carries for 13 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Josh Bellamy had little chance to catch the first Barkley pass in the second quarter but failed to do the No.