NFL Capsule: 49ers at Cardinals

NFL Capsule: 49ers at Cardinals


Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 4-3; Arizona 3-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 24-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 4; Cardinals No. 19

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat 49ers 21-19, Dec. 11, 2011

LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Seahawks 13-6; Vikings beat Cardinals 21-14





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers have allowed 173.4 yards passing per game. Cardinals averaging 204.1 yards passing per game. ... Against Seattle, RB Frank Gore earned 32nd 100-yard rushing game since 2005, most in NFL in that span. ... QB Alex Smith has thrown five interceptions - total he threw all of last season. Four have come in last two games. ... San Francisco has 41 wins Monday night, second only to Dallas (44). .. 49ers 15-4 against NFC West foes since 2009. ... 54 percent of San Francisco's rushing plays have gained at least 4 yards, tops in NFL. ... San Francisco is second in NFL in yards rushing with 1,246. ... Arizona's defense, ranked seventh in NFL and fourth against pass, is just 20th against run, allowing 166 yards rushing vs. Minnesota and 165 against Buffalo in the last two games. ... Cardinals only team not to allow more than 21 points in a game. ... Minnesota QB Christian Ponder was 8 for 17 for 58 yards with one TD and two INTs against Arizona. ... Four teams Cardinals beat to start season all rank above Arizona now in AP Pro32 rankings. ... Cardinals beat San Francisco last season - one of only three 49ers losses - after losing QB Kevin Kolb on first series with what turned out to be season-ending concussion. John Skelton came on to throw for 282 yards and three TDs, with two INTs in 21-19 win. WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven for 149 yards to top 1,000 yards receiving in season for sixth time in eight years in NFL. Last week in loss to Vikings, Fitzgerald had four catches for 29 yards. ... 49ers win would give them two-game lead over Arizona in NFC West. Arizona win would snap 3-game slide and tie Cardinals with San Francisco atop division standings.


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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Redskins vs. Jets Preseason Week 2: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

After a fight-filled start to joint practices between the Redskins and Jets, the Skins' 2018 NFL preseason schedule continues Thursday night at Fed Ex Field against New York. 

Week 2 of the NFL preseason still doesn't provide a lot of answers to questions about team performance, but it begins to reveal the depth the Redskins could have this season.

One storyline that won't be taking place, is the return of former Redskin Terrelle Pryor, who told reporters after Monday's practice he won't be playing in the game.

The Redskins have bigger things to worry about though, like who will replace rookie Derrius Guice, who's now out for the year with a torn ACL.

The Redskins also have one less name in the fight for receiver depth as well, after Robert Davis suffered a season-ending leg injury as well. 

Ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.


Who: Washington Redskins vs. New York Jets

What: Game 2 of the 2018 NFL Preseason

When: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: Watch ESPN

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Point Spread: Washington, -3

Over/Under: 39.5

Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy


5:00 PM: Redskins 100
5:30 PM: Redskins Nation
6:00 PM: Best of the Sports Junkies
7:00 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live


Week 1: Thurs., 8/9, vs. New England Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (L, 26-17)

Week 2: Thurs., 8/16, vs. New York Jets, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)

Week 3: Fri., 8/24, vs. Denver Broncos, 7:30 p.m. 

Week 4: Thurs., 8/30, vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7:30 p.m. 



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There are quite a few things that are wrong with this Terrelle Pryor statement

There are quite a few things that are wrong with this Terrelle Pryor statement

After pulling off a tremendous half-spin move when DJ Swearinger got in his face at Richmond, Terrelle Pryor released a statement on Twitter about the confrontation.

The fact that he felt the need to release the statement in the first place was a strange decision. That strangeness is absolutely overshadowed by how weird the statement itself is, though.

First, let's read it. Then, when you're done reading it — and trying to figure out who thought this was the right thing to do (which may take you a few minutes, so don't rush) — let's go over what makes it so bizarre.

Here's the message, which came out Wednesday night:

Now, here's what stands out...

The hashtags

They get worse and worse as you read them.

#headturn? #FlinchNRunGang? #SillyGuy?

SILLY GUY?!?!?!?

It's one thing to try and laugh at yourself when something embarrassing happens to you. It's another thing to start the #FlinchNRunGang, which is a one-member gang and will forever remain a one-member gang.

The message

Getting into a scrap with DJ Swearinger seems like it'd be a putrid life decision, so while the way he did it will never be forgotten, it was in all likelihood a smart choice not to square up.

With that being said, claiming he didn't do so because he wanted to be a "positive role model for the kids who came to training camp to watch us" is as outlandish as it gets. After all, he said earlier in August that cheapshots by the 'Skins would be handled "accordingly," which isn't very role model-ish!

Pryor's three paragraphs make you cringe after the first reading. After the fourth, they'll make you want to deactivate your Twitter account so you don't have to read them again.

The irony

The overall message is odd, but the last part of it is so ironic it deserves its own subheading in this blog.

"I will continue to work hard and lead by example by not making it about me and keeping the focus on the Jets organization," Pryor writes.

Well, as everyone knows, the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise is release a statement that literally no one asked for. (That was sarcastic.) (That's actually not the best way to end a storyline and direct the focus back onto your franchise.)

The battery level

You can see in the upper right corner of the wideout's Notes app that his phone nearly died before he plugged it into his charger.

That's a shame, really, because if it did hit zero-percent, maybe he would've had more time to ponder his situation and come to the conclusion that keeping this all in his drafts folder was the correct play. 

On the other hand, though, he wouldn't have become the first person in the history of the Internet to publicly use #FlinchNRunGang in hashtag-form, so at least he has that going for him.