Rams stay undefeated, winning 29-27 over Packers

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan
LA Rams Reporter

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @Lucyrk78

Rams 29 – Packers 27

I really had a hard time predicting this game! While I love the Packers, (some of you might know, I write for both the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams) they have been inconsistent all season and not playing as well as we know they can. At the same time, the Rams are (so far) unbeatable and playing more as a consistent, total team week after week.

That’s not how the game Sunday began, however. The Packers defense was firing on all cylinders and playing better than they had in weeks, while the Rams were having a very slow, uncharacteristic start. By game end, Green Bay would fall to 3-3-1, and the Rams would keep their unblemished record.

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San Francisco 49’ers can’t shake the injury bug

Dayna O’Gorman Senior Sports Editor

By Dayna O’Gorman // @DaynaOG

Snakebit. Injury bug. Plain old bad luck. Whatever you want to call it, whatever your favorite term, the San Francisco 49’ers has it. Due to injuries, the promise of the 2018 season, one that looked so bright in the offseason, seems to have lost its luster.

Every team goes through it at some point. Players seem to go down week after week with season-ending injuries. Once it gets started it’s like a train that cant’ be stopped. For San Francisco, injuries hit early and quick.

Obviously, the biggest hit was quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who had just gotten a 5 year, $137 million contract. Garoppolo was expected to be the second coming of Joe Montana and was proving he was worth every dime. Then in the third game of the season, he took off for a 13-yard run, sliding at the end. Unfortunately, that slide caused a torn ACL. San Francisco was then forced to go with backup QB C.J. Beathard for the rest of the season.

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OurTurf’s Mock NFL Draft Part 1

Official Chicago Bears Reporter

By Wanda Wiedman//@WandaW63

Free agency is pretty much on the quiet front with some players still trickling on to teams, such as quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the Tennessee Titans, and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Los Angeles Rams.  But now it’s all about the draft and filling the holes that will make or break a team. So here is my attempt at Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

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NFC East / NFC West – Roster Updates

Meaningful player additions, releases, and re-signings – Last update:  April 19, 2018

 

Dallas Cowboys

Signings: DE Demarcus Lawrence (franchise tag), DT Brian Price, DT David Irving, FB Jamize Olawale(trade from Oakland) LS L.P. Ladouceur, WR Deonte Thompson, LB Joe Thomas, OT Cameron Fleming, TE Jason Witten, G Joe Looney, G Marcus Martin, K Brett Maher, DE Kony Ealy, DT David Irving

Released: DE Benson Mayowa, DT Joe Vellano, CB Orlando Scandrick, WR Brian Brown, WR Dez Bryant

 

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Official Lions Reporter

By Sonja Greenfield // @Mom23RN

 

The votes are in.

The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Terrell Owens, Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard.

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Another Road Loss For The Tennessee Titans

Official Tennessee Titans Reporter

By Karen Christensen //@ksc47

49ers 25 – Titans 23

Being on the road has not been kind to the Tennessee Titans.  When the team left Nashville two weeks ago, they were at the top of the AFC South.  After a loss to the Arizona Cardinals last week and to the San Francisco 49ers this week, the Titans are now second behind the Jacksonville Jaguars who have two consecutive wins.

It stings, it hurts.  What hurts even more, is that Arizona and San Francisco have been having rough seasons with tons of injuries. They were considered teams that should be “easy to beat”.  The Titans are making these easy to beat teams look good, unfortunately.  

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Same Story With Seattle’s Win Today

By Shannon Sanchez //@ShannonSanchez3

 

Seahawks 24 – 49ers 13

 

This week’s victory over San Francisco felt like a broken record.  The distinct discrepancies between the two halves, the defense keeping Seattle in the game, missed field goals, and the offense finding its footing in the second half.   They were able to pull out a win but still did not answer the questions of where this season is heading.  

Seattle’s record is now 7-4 yet concern still arises that they will not even make it to the playoffs.  Something that has only happened once in the 8 years Pete Carroll has been the head coach.  This season has witnessed key contributors like corner Richard Sherman and defensive end Cliff Avril placed on IR; strong safety Kam Chancellor hasn’t played in two games with growing expectancy that he will also join them on IR.

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Eagles Continue Their Stride

Official Eagles Reporter

By Roxaan Herrera // @roxaaneh

Eagles – 33   49ers – 10

Sunday’s game against the 49ers felt sluggish and looked sloppy.  The Eagles started off slow, and the rain didn’t make it any easier.  Still, quarterback Carson Wentz managed to bring his team together and come away with their 6th straight win in Philadelphia.   This win keeps them number one in the league.

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Seahawks Take the “Ugly Win”

By Shannon Sanchez // @ShannonSanchez3

It was ugly, in many ways unsatisfying, but it was a win.

It started out very promising and looked like the Seahawks were going to dominate.  On opening possession, the offense sustained a drive that took 16 plays and 6:22 of the first quarter, which ended in a 25 yard field goal by Blair Walsh.

The defense was dominant in the first quarter as well, keeping San Francisco from converting a first down on their first drive.  After an exchange of 3 and outs, the Seattle defense capitalized as Bobbie Wagner intercepted a Brian Hoyer pass.  There was a fumble on the play which Richard Sherman recovered at the SF 36.  This set up a second field goal for Seattle, which made the score 6 – 0.

In the second quarter, Carlos Hyde found some daylight and took advantage for a 61 yard run that ended at the Seattle 22 yard line.  After

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the long gain, San Francisco was unable to go further than the 22 and kicked a field goal.  Seattle still on top 6-3.

Seattle’s offense was unable to gather any more momentum in the first half.  Russell Wilson was under pressure and sacked, key drops from Tyler McEvoy and CJ Procise and holding penalties all combined to stymie the offense for the remainder of the first half.

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