Danny Amendola mistakenly gave away Tom Brady’s 400th TD ball

The prize money haul included the $10-million jackpot bonus for winning the season’s FedExCup points competition, virtually clinched him Player of the Year honors and returned the 22-year-old American to the number one world ranking. MOST CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES(regular season only) Bold indicates active playersrank name touchdowns1. It was the first game Brees has missed because of injury since joining the Saints in 2006. Late in the game he dropped Toby Gerhardt like a sandbag.


Jacksonville tried to do it Sunday with a backup cornerback at safety and an undrafted rookie quarterback seeing time at corner. He has completed 72.2 percent of his passes.

Shortly before the New England Patriots kicked off the season, it was still unknown whether Tom Brady would be under center after being suspended for four games by the NFL. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell went as far as to say the team was “built” and failed to make any additions before the start of the season, despite a heaping helping of injuries.

Tyrod Taylor threw for 277 yards and three touchdown passes as Buffalo hammered Miami 41-14.

Kaepernick finished the game 9 of 19 for 67 yards along with his four picks. He gashed the Jaguars for a 43-yard gain on the Patriots first possession of the game. That’s why you’re the HEAD coach. Last week, he outsmarted himself by going mostly with a four-man rush and concentrating on keeping as many defenders in coverage as possible for fear that Tom Brady would have too much success beating the blitz. Last week they combined for over 200 yards and Robinson had two touchdowns to boot.

Rhodes stretched out to try to corral Allen, when Sendejo approached from the side and inadvertently smacked into Rhodes’ face with his chest, bending Rhodes’ neck backward. Roethlisberger was on the turf for several minutes before limping off the field.

Brady added his 401st touchdown pass, a 13-yard strike to Keshawn Martin in the third quarter.

– Pat Eaton-Robb reporting from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

– It’s amusing that it took this long for me to realize it, but Walt Coleman sounds exactly like the sheriff in every horror movie where a carload of teenagers is driving into scary hillbilly country. First place takes home $100,000! Kaepernick ran for 46 yards and scored the 49ers’ only touchdown.

– Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland; Steve Reed reporting from Carolina. That hasn’t been the case during these last 15 playoff-deprived seasons.

“Oh, that’s the reason we lost”, Ryan said, sarcastically.

MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns as Minnesota rolled over San Diego. It was his first touchdown since November 24, 2013 at Green Bay.

Dwight Lowery intercepted two passes by rookie Marcus Mariota, one for a 69-yard TD.

“We want to play better every single week”, said tight end Rob Gronkowski, who finished with his 16th career 100-yard day. However, that could improve: according to the game charters at Pro Football focus, this year’s run-blocking unit for the Patriots are the highest-rated in the NFL, the same as they were in 2007.

Anytime you can best Merlin Olsen on the football field is noteworthy. New York came out of the blocks fast, building a 12-0 lead after the first quarter, and it was a lead they would refuse to give up despite some strong pressure from the Redskins in the fourth.

A corner of the field in caught fire during the Rams pre-game pyrotechnics show while introducing the starters.

The only thing that appears capable of slowing down this team is the schedule.

The game did get underway after the delay. On the path to the Super Bowl, they’d eventually pass the 1983 Washington Redskins (peak Elo: 1800), 1968 Baltimore Colts (1803), 1942 Chicago Bears (1804) and the 2004 version of themselves (1817) to set the all-time record Elo rating of 1849 after their victory in the AFC championship game.

Josh McCown is starting for Cleveland after returning from a concussion sustained on the season’s opening drive.

DeMarco Murray is a no-go for the Philadelphia Eagles.

If not for some Keystone Cops clock management and critical Red Zone mistakes committed against Dallas and Atlanta, the Giants would be 3-0 instead of 1-2.


In 2001, coach Belichick brought in free agents David Patten, Larry Izzo, Mike Vrabel, Antowain Smith, Bryan Cox and Roman Phifer.

Stephen Gostkowski