The Latest on Week 11 within the NFL (all instances EST):
Nick Foles and Adam Vinatieri acquired again on observe rapidly in Indianapolis.
In his first look since breaking his left collarbone within the season opener, Foles threw an ideal 34-yard TD cross to DJ Chark on Jacksonville’s second possession to make it 7-0.
The Colts answered with a 13-yard TD run from Marlon Mack however the louder roar got here when Vinatieri made his 500th extra point with the Colts to tie the rating at 7 late within the first quarter. Vinatieri has missed 5 area objectives and 6 extra factors this season, which prompted the Colts to usher in kickers for tryouts on Tuesday. But they determined to stick with the NFL’s profession scoring chief.
The Cleveland Browns have upgraded their draft place courtesy of their commerce of operating again Duke Johnson to the Houston Texans.
The Browns have now landed a third-round choose within the subsequent 12 months’s draft after Johnson dressed for his 10th recreation of the season for Houston taking part in at Baltimore. The Browns had been initially assured a fourth-rounder within the deal struck in August.
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is making his season debut for the Miami Dolphins.
Shula attended a Dolphins recreation for the primary time this 12 months Sunday and was on the sideline in a golf cart earlier than kickoff towards the Buffalo Bills, greeting workforce executives and a few of his former gamers, together with quarterback Dan Marino.
Shula, who turns 90 in January, not too long ago returned to South Florida from California, the place he lives for a lot of the 12 months.
Shula holds the NFL document for many teaching victories with 347. He retired following the 1995 season.
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An AFC showdown that includes Houston’s Deshaun Watson and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson highlights the NFL’s Week 11 schedule. It’s intriguing sufficient to overshadow a 2018 Super Bowl rematch between New England and Philadelphia.
Aside from a key matchup of two of the AFC’s high three groups, the Watson-Jackson matchup of former first-round draft picks is the league’s first between quarterbacks with at the least 15 touchdowns passing, 5 speeding and a quarterback ranking of 100 or larger via their first 9 video games.
Watson is 2 touchdowns passing from changing into the fifth participant to have 20 and at the least 5 TDs speeding via the primary 10 video games of a season. Carolina’s Cam Newton was the earlier to take action in 2015.
Jackson final week joined Ben Roethlisberger, who did it in 2007, to change into the one gamers to submit two video games with an ideal quarterback ranking of 158.Three in the identical season.
The AFC North-leading Ravens are 7-2 and have gained 5 straight. The South-leading Texans are 6-Three and have gained 4 of 5.
The AFC East-leading Patriots are coming off their bye week to face the Eagles, lower than two years after Philadelphia gained its first Super Bowl title by beating New England 41-33 in Minnesota.
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