Cairo Santos’ late FG helps Chiefs snap Chargers’ winning streak

SAN DIEGO — Alex Smith knows http://www.chargers.us.com/Philip_Rivers_Jersey Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004. Smith earned his first NFL victory at the aging concrete bowl in Mission Valley on Sunday, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 victory against San Diego that snapped the Chargers’ five-game winning streak. “There might be something to it. I’m definitely comfortable here,” Smith said. “I’ve played a lot here — high school, college and as a professional. I think it had more to do with executing out there for sure.” That, he did. Smith completed three straight passes for 43 yards on the drive capped by rookie Cairo Santos’s winning 48-yard field goal with 21 seconds left. Just like that, the Chiefs made the AFC West a three-team race. Coming off Packers Jarrett Bush Jersey their bye, the Chiefs (3-3) pulled within 1 1/2 games of San Diego (5-2). The Denver Broncos (4-1) hosted San Francisco on Sunday night. Had the Chiefs lost, they would have dropped three games behind San Diego. “I think this team is in a good place mentally,” Smith said. “We took this challenge on, and we had two weeks to get ready with the bye week. We took it on as a challenge with no one giving us a chance. We felt like coming into this game, we were a couple plays away from being 4-1. This was an opportunity for us to kind of show what we’re made of, show the country. I feel like we’re in a good place and we’ll keep going.” Coach Andy Reid, in his second season with the Chiefs, improved his career record in games following a bye week to 14-2 (.875), the most victories of any NFL head coach in games following a bye week. “I don’t think there’s a secret to it,” said Reid, who compiled most of that post-bye magic while coaching Philadelphia. “When we have good players and good coaches, good things happen. I’ve been lucky enough to be in those situations.” The Chargers flunked their sternest test in a month and lost for the first time since a defeat at Arizona in the season opener. Jamaal Charles scored once and gained 95 yards to give him 6,113 for his career, moving him to the top of Kansas City’s career list. He passed Priest Holmes, who had 6,070. “That http://www.chiefs.us.com/Husain_Abdullah_Jersey was my first time winning here,” Charles said. “That was big, it was a big win. That’s a good team, they have a great defense, great quarterback on their side. That was an amazing game to pull off today. The team fought with will and we went out there to play a great game.” Charles weaved in and out of traffic to score on a 16-yard run on the first play of the second quarter. Former teammate Brandon Flowers leveled…
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Percy Harvin became more trouble than he was worth

All of Seattle is asking Charles Johnson Jersey the same question: Why? In what has to be one of the most shocking in-season trades in Seattle Seahawks history, star wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the New York Jets for future draft considerations, sources confirmed Friday afternoon. The reasons are two-fold. The obvious one is to make salary-cap space for the future big-money deal coming for quarterback Russell Wilson at the end of this season, a deal that likely will be way north of $100 million for four to five years. Even so, why do it now? Why trade your http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/carolina-hurricanes_c-1727.html most explosive offensive weapon, the man a large part of the offense is built around, five games into a season in which you hope to return to the Super Bowl? The answer is the Seahawks were tired of Harvin’s act, several sources have confirmed. The bottom line: He was more trouble than he’s worth. Harvin played in only one regular-season game last year after undergoing hip surgery. He has played in every game this year but continues to have nagging injury issues that cause him to miss or skip practice. One team source also said Harvin had confrontations with teammates and dealt with anger issues. It’s not like the Seahawks didn’t know http://www.panthersshop.us.com/Deangelo_Williams_Jersey Harvin had issues. One confrontation he had while playing for the Minnesota Vikings happened in a game in Seattle on Nov. 4, 2012. Harvin had a heated argument on the sidelines with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier that was shown on television. That was the last game Harvin played for the Vikings, as he was placed on injured reserve afterward with an ankle problem. Four months later he was traded to Seattle for first- and seventh-round draft picks in 2013 and a third-round pick in 2014. So the Seahawks paid him $18.3 million the last two seasons and gave up three draft picks — for a guy who played eight games for them. Seahawks radio broadcaster and http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/minnesota-wild_c-1752.html former quarterback Warren Moon talked about Harvin on 1090-AM radio in Seattle on Friday. “Chemistry on any team is very important,” Moon said. “I think in some ways Percy upset that chemistry.” So despite his enormous talent, the Seahawks believe they are better served to move on without him and move up young players they want to give a shot. Share on Facebook

Cardinals’ Peterson says he expects to play better

The Arizona Cardinals made Patrick Peterson the highest-paid Calais Campbell Nike Jerseys cornerback in the NFL. Now his coach and general manager are criticizing his recent play Peterson acknowledged on Thursday there is room for improvement. ”I do believe I’m not playing to the best of my ability right now,” he said, ”but that’s definitely going to change.” The spate of criticism came after DeSean Jackson beat Peterson on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in Arizona’s 30-20 victory over Washington last Sunday. Coach Bruce Arians said the game ”was not good for him.” ”Got beat on an inside route when he was supposed to have inside technique – can’t happen,” Arians said. ”When you’re playing inside man-to-man, you have to force your guy outside. It was not his best game.” General manager Steve Keim talked in a radio interview about Peterson’s ”tendency not to focus and lack of intensity for 60 minutes.” It was not the first touchdown Peterson has allowed this season after he signed a five-year, $70 million contract – $47 million guaranteed. A Pro Bowl player in each of his three seasons, Peterson has proclaimed Morgan Moses Authentic Jersey himself the best cornerback in the NFL, and the Cardinals paid him as if he was. He knows he is ripe for criticism anytime he makes a mistake, and when a cornerback makes a mistake, it’s there for all to see. ”It comes with the territory by being the highest-paid cornerback and being recognized as one of the top cornerbacks in the league,” he said. ”Is that something that I might shy away from? Not at all. Is it something I’m scared of? Am I worried about the concerns or criticisms I’m getting thus far in the season? Not at all, because we have 11 games to go. I have a lot of games to improve.” Peterson disagreed with Keim’s assessment, sort of. ”As far as lack of concentration or lack of focus, that’s not an issue at all,” he said, but later added, ”It’s not a lack of focus, just being more aware that any given time the ball can come your way.” Peterson and cornerback Antonio Cromartie are often in 1-on-1 matchups as defensive coordinator Todd Bowles designs an array of blitz schemes to pressure the passer. ”Patrick’s one of the reasons we do a lot of the things we do inside,” Bowles said. ”So for him to give up a pass or two here and there doesn’t mean he struggles. It just means that we left him out of there too long. We have to do a little more things to help him.” Good friend Tyrann Mathieu knows Peterson is a big target for criticism, because of who he is. ”You hear things and obviously you see things,” Mathieu said. ”I think he’s handling everything well. Can he get better? Absolutely. I think we all can. But he’s on that level where he can’t have a bad game. People can’t go for a…
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Tony Meola has agreed to a contract Dri Archer Jersey with the expansion New Jersey Ironmen of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The team said Tuesday the 2000 MVP of Major League Soccer will join the club when it opens its preseason Sept. 16. “The name itself gives us a lot of credibility,” Ironmen coach Omid Namazi said. “Tony is a great goalkeeper that performed well for his country on the national team, and now he has returned to play back in his home state.” The MISL season is to start in October. The Ironmen will join Baltimore, California, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, La Raza de Monterrey, Orlando and Philadelphia. http://www.cowboysofficialnflproshop.com/anthony-hitchens-jersey_c-396.html The 38-year-old Meola played every minute for the national team in both the 1990 and 1994 World Cup, including a 2-1 victory over Columbia to advance to the second round in 1994. “I feel better than I have in three or four years,” Meola said at a news conference. “I have been working hard to stay in shape, and my personal goal is to be the best goalkeeper in the league.” Meola, who is from New Jersey, was a member of the New York-New Jersey MetroStars from the inception of the MLS in 1996 until 1999. He was traded to Deone Bucannon Autentic Jersey Kansas City in 1999 and had a league-record 16 shutouts the following year in leading the team to the league championship. He was the MVP of the MLS Cup. Meola remained in Kansas City until 2004 before returning to the MetroStars in 2005 and 2006, the year the team named changed to the New York Red Bulls. He was released by the Red Bulls after the season. “I look forward to not only playing soccer again, but I am also excited about moving back to New Jersey full time,” Meola said. “This is where I am supposed to be.” Ironmen coach Omid Namazi said. “Tony is a great goalkeeper that performed well for his country on the national team, and now he has returned to play back in his home state.” The MISL season is to start in October. The Ironmen will join Baltimore, California, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, La Raza de Monterrey, Orlando and Philadelphia. http://www.bengalsofficialnflproshop.com/aj-mccarron-jersey_c-382.html The 38-year-old Meola played every minute for the national team in both the 1990 and 1994 World Cup, including a 2-1 victory over Colombia to advance to the second round in 1994. Share on Facebook

Joe Webb may have edge on Cam Newton — at Nerf hoops, receiver

Cam Newton versus Joe Justin Tuck Jersey Webb. Comparing the two Carolina Panthers quarterbacks probably doesn’t seem fair. Newton is a two-time Pro Bowler, the first pick of the 2011 draft and the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner. Webb is a third-string quarterback, a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft and on the roster primarily as insurance because Newton had offseason ankle surgery. But this isn’t a debate over who is the better quarterback. It’s a debate over who is the better all-around athlete when it comes to, let’s say, Nerf basketball and playing wide receiver. Those topics arose Thursday http://www.nhlshoponline.us.com/nhl-jerseys/colorado-avalanche_c-1753.html when Webb was being asked about practicing as a wide receiver as insurance in case rookie Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) can’t play. Without Benjamin, Webb would be the fifth receiver behind Jerricho Cotchery, Jason Avant, Brenton Bersin and Philly Brown. It’s not an unfamiliar role. He caught six passes as a wide receiver while with the Minnesota Vikings from 2010-13. For some reason, Newton decided to enter the interview from the locker next to Webb’s. Or maybe he was dragged into it. Whichever, it was entertaining. On being a wide receiver, Newton http://www.panthersshop.us.com/Charles_Johnson_Jersey actually addressed that Wednesday during his media availability. “I’m a football player,” he said. “It’s not pretty much anything I can’t do — I think. Who cares what I think, though?” Fast forward to Thursday, when Webb was asked if he was a better receiver than Nerf basketball player. Newton interjected: “Absolutely.” That led to Webb being asked if Newton could play wide receiver. Newton again interjected: “Ain’t no surprises.” To which Webb said, “He can get out there, but I’ll have to be the one throwing to him.” Asked what kind of route he would send Newton on if he were throwing to him, Webb said, “I’d send him across the middle. Set him up for the kill.” Newton laughed. Webb added, “If he treats me good that week, I might send him on a go route.” Asked if Newton had the speed to beat a defensive back — or even a linebacker, deep, Webb said, “Yeah, he’d have to do a lot of double moves to beat them.” Webb is confident he can http://www.raidersshop.us.com/James_Jones_Jersey play wide receiver if the Panthers activate him. Coach Ron Rivera only said “we’ll see” when the subject came up. Webb also is confident in his Nerf basketball ability, bragging how he beat Newton in a game of PIG. “Shooter, layup, dunk … the PIG game is mine,” Webb said. “I’ve won how many times? I beat D.A. [backup quarterback Derek Anderson] like 10 times yesterday. This guy [Newton] has been retired like two days.” Next up: Cam Newton versus Aaron Rodgers. That will be decided Sunday on Green Bay’s Lambeau Field. Share on Facebook

Jets QB Geno Smith curses at fan

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Embattled http://www.packersshop.us.com/Ray_Nitschke_Jersey quarterback Geno Smith lost his cool after the New York Jets’ third straight loss, shouting an obscenity at a heckler as he walked off the field Sunday at MetLife Stadium. “F— you!” Smith yelled at the fan moments after the Jets’ 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions. Footage of the incident, caught on camera by WCBS 2 New York, shows Smith — with his helmet off — glaring into a crowd before spewing the profane response. The heckler isn’t seen on camera, and there is no audio of the fan yelling at Smith. Smith opened his postgame news conference by apologizing for the outburst. He declined to specify what the fan said to set him off, saying only that it came from “one guy,” and it wasn’t a Michael Vick-related comment. Nevertheless, the fan was sitting in a section behind the Jets’ bench that chanted “We Want Vick!” during the game. Smith suffered another poor performance — an interception and two lost fumbles — resulting in a few Vick chants throughout the game. Smith received a vote of confidence from Jets coach Rex Ryan, who said the second-year quarterback will remain the starter for next week’s game at the San Diego Chargers. But the pressure is mounting on Smith, and his outburst showed that it could be affecting him. “I want to apologize if Packers Morgan Burnett Elite Jersey any kid saw me saying any negative remarks walking off the field,” Smith said. “I kind of let my temper get the best of me in that situation. It’s part of my learning process. I have to get better with that. I have to let that stuff roll off my back, but today I didn’t do well with that.” The incident brought back memories of a similar outburst by Ryan, who was fined $75,000 by the NFL for yelling a profanity at a fan as he walked off the field at halftime of a game in 2011. The league didn’t immediately respond to a question on whether Smith is subject to a fine. Smith received public support from his teammates, at least one of whom lashed out at the fans. Asked how he’d respond to the angry fans, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson said, “Shut up. If that’s the case, produce a child to make it to the NFL, we’ll see what he’s got. Other than that, just shut up. We’ve got coaches to do that.” Smith said he had no reaction to the fans chanting for Vick. The fan base is frustrated because Smith has eight turnovers in four games, coming off a rookie season in which he committed 25 turnovers. “The important thing is that I get my guys rallied up and get them ready to go next week because next week is the most important game for us,” said Smith, who completed only 17 or 33 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. “We can’t dwell on this,” he added. “Whatever it is,…
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Jaguars receiver Shorts makes ‘risky’ return

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III admittedly hurried back from his latest injury. It seemed like an odd decision for a fourth-year player who had missed so much time recently with hamstring issues. Even Shorts called it ”risky.” The move might pay off, though – literally. Shorts caught a career-high 10 passes for 103 yards in a 16-14 loss at Tennessee on Sunday. Although he also fumbled in the fourth quarter of a close game, his return gave quarterback Blake Bortles a reliable receiver and showed Shorts could be a viable free-agent option – for the Jaguars (0-6) or another NFL team. ”I can see where people on the outside would question it,” said Shorts, who is in the final year of his rookie contract. ”I get that. But considering my situation, it was a chance I wanted to take.” Shorts missed most of training camp because of a strained right hamstring. He returned for the final two preseason games, but then tweaked his left hamstring just days before the regular-season opener. He sat out the first two games and then re-injured his left hamstring Geno Smith Authentic Jersey at San Diego on Sept. 28. He sat out Jacksonville’s following game against Pittsburgh, but was surprisingly back on the field for practice a few days later. ”It’s the obvious: It’s my last year of the contract, there’s so much stuff going on, the fact that the team’s depending on me to step up, improve and make plays,” Shorts said. ”To not be out there, it was tough. I think I learned from it. I think I grew as a man from it. And I think I’m a better person from this. But I’ve got to continue to be healthy.” Shorts has missed four games in three-plus seasons, hardly the kind of availability that will get him the kind of money he’s looking for in a second contract. But if he can stay on the field – and keep making plays – his market value surely will improve. ”It felt good to go out there and contribute and be a help to the team,” he said. ”I’d be lying if I didn’t say that. … The next step would be to stack them up. You never know when opportunities may come. You’ve just got to make the play when it comes your way.” The Jaguars need him, too. Playing alongside as many as seven rookies on offense, including quarterback Blake Bortles, Shorts provides a stabilizing calmness to a unit that has struggled in every game this season. ”I do think there’s a comfort level there,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. ”Blake only starting a couple of games now and kind of saying, ‘I know Cecil has got a good feel for what we’re trying to get done,’ and we put him in certain spots where we feel if maybe he might be a primary read on a certain play or two.” Shorts was targeted a team-high 16 times. ”He has a…
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Between his suspension jersey

Yeah, I’m itching,” Browner said as he http://www.seahawks.us.com/Byron_Maxwell_Jersey addressed the media for the first time since returning from his suspension. “Just like anybody else who has been held out or is hurt. I’m itching to get out there but I’m taking it a day at a time trying to get better as best as I can.” Browner was activated on Oct. 6 after serving a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy and being inactive against Cincinnati. Due to the conditions of his suspension, Browner was able to remain at team facilities, though he could not practice with the team. “I was able to stay here during the terms of my suspension — it wasn’t PED, it was substance abuse — so I was able to stay here for the meetings, work out, do everything except practicing and play,” Browner said. “So I have been a part of this [team] this whole time.” Despite Browner’s activation, he was unable to play on Sunday against the Bills as he has been battling an ankle injury. Browner remains a limited participant at practice, but assured reporters that his ankle injury is a non-issue. “It’s a lot better,” Browner said. “I feel like I am good to go.” Between his suspension, inactive status against Cincinnati and missing the game against Buffalo with his ankle injury, Browner has now missed six weeks of the NFL season. But he has tried to make use of the extra time by studying and slowing things down so he is best prepared for his first game with the Patriots. http://www.giantsshop.us.com/Antrel_Rolle_Jersey “That’s kind of what I tried to do,” Browner said. “But, it’s hard to get ready for a game other than being out there. But I watch it as much as I can and try to take as much information as I can, that way when I get out there I can play faster. “You never can prepare for those live bullets until you are out there. Playbook and film, you can do that all you want until you get out there, and conditioning and you get hit and all those things that are added into the game once you get out there,” he said. Sometimes it gets tough, but this is our job,” Browner said. “You love what you do. You get up and look forward to going to work.” Browner said he isn’t looking to do too much right way. As a veteran, he carries himself with confidence and is using his experience to play as a part of the defense. “You just play the defense and let the chips fall where they may, and I think we have a good enough team that if we just play the defense, things should play out how you want them to,” he said. http://www.patriotsshop.us.com/Chris_Jones_Jersey “I’m excited to get back out there. I’m fortunate to be able to go play against a divisional opponent.” Share on Facebook

Who will pick up Calvin Johnson & Reggie Bush’s snaps?

With Calvin Johnson Star Lotulelei Jersey and Reggie Bush both inactive Sunday against Minnesota, the Detroit Lions have a bunch of options to replace two of their top offensive stars. To replace Bush, Joique Bell will receive a good portion of the carries and snaps in the backfield. Theo Riddick, who is more of the true backup to Bush as George Winn is the backup to Bell, will likely also see some http://www.raidersshop.us.com/Greg_Little_Jersey work — especially in pure passing situations. Replacing Johnson will be a much tougher task. The Lions will likely run more than they have all season — they are 53-47 pass-run when Johnson isn’t in the game — so both Bell and Riddick should play a factor there. Corey Fuller, the speedster from Virginia Tech, will start in place of Johnson and will likely be the deep threat as long as Golden Tate continues to do damage on underneath routes. In third-down and matchup situations, tight end Eric Ebron stands a good chance of lining up wide as well. Jeremy Ross could see an http://www.panthersshop.us.com/Trai_Turner_Jersey increased role as well. The No. 3 receiver can play inside and outside so he could be a versatile option. When Tate and Ross are outside, that would be when Ryan Broyles would come in to play a slot role. None of those options, other than Tate, are proven contributors. Fuller has four career http://www.raidersshop.us.com/James_Jones_Jersey catches for 79 yards. Ross and Ebron have eight catches each this season and Broyles have one catch. Share on Facebook

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