NFL players wear helmets on the field and often hide behind cliches off the field.
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Unlike their NBA and MLB counterparts, NFL players wear helmets that both provide anonymity and a place to hide when things don’t go well.
Displays such as the one rookie Zay Jones put on in front of his locker room following the Buffalo Bills’ 9-3 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers are unexpected in the NFL.
These men are gladiators, and gladiators don’t cry, even after a heartbreaking loss where, despite an inept showing from the offense for the first 58 minutes, the Bills STILL had a chance to earn a strong non-conference win.
With the game’s outcome still in doubt, Buffalo was mounting a potential game-winning touchdown drive, moving to the Carolina 33-yard line.
Limited Youth Tommy Wingels Jersey Facing a fourth-and-11, Tyrod Taylor dropped back and lofted a flawed pass in the direction of Jones, who was running a corner route into the end zone.
The NFLPA filed a lawsuit against the NFL before the appeal ended and added a motion asking for an injunction. Harold Henderson, who was the arbitrator assigned by Goodell to hear the appeal, upheld the league’s decision and Elliott’s suspension.
Judge Amos Mazzant, a federal judge in Texas, decided to grant Elliott’s injunction on Friday.
You could call it a defensive slugfest if you want to be generous, but in truth it was a poorly played game. Neither offense was in sync, with the Bengals stinking up the joint for the second week in a row. The Texans tried their best to hide Watson, but their running backs rarely found holes against Cincinnati’s defensive line. The result was a meandering punt fest that won’t help Thursday Night Football’s low reputation.
In the end, the Texans get in the win column for the first time this season, while the Bengals are dangerously verging towards a full-on crisis. Here are four things we learned from the game.