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Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan’s coaching tenure hasn’t quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco. He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign. With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee injury in Week 3 this year, the Niners have started the season 2-10 for the second straight year under Shanahan. Shanahan is just the fifth coach to begin his tenure with a team…

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Week 13 was chock full of black eyes for the NFL

Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the NFL reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13. It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew. The poor performance by referee Walt Anderson’s crew Thursday night sullied an otherwise classic Saints-Cowboys showdown that reminded everyone defense can be sexy, too. Jaylon Smith’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Alvin Kamara was the most egregious non-call, one that Fox Sports rules analyst Mike…

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Week 13 Proves Unlucky As NFL Continues to Struggle with Attendance

As Week 13 began to wind down on Sunday, it became clear that 13 was still unlucky for getting fans in the seats at some games. As far as some were concerned, Cincinnati’s Paul Brown stadium could have used a few more fans as the Bengals got beat convincingly by the Denver Broncos, 24-10: Cincinnati #DENvsCIN RT @CraigMowers1: @[me] kickoff at Paul Brown pic.twitter.com/WBjT8RRQTP — Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 2, 2018 Playoff contention elimination fever. pic.twitter.com/QUmkK0iFnV — Do-Bo (@DonkeyBoner43) December 2, 2018 .@Bengals I’m lonely pic.twitter.com/OPe4CNAt1d — David Simone…

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Chiefs Release RB Kareem Hunt After Hotel Video Surfaces

Hunt, 23, had been placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list on Friday after video surfaced of him attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel. The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt after video surfaced on Friday that appeared to show the star running back attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, the team announced Friday night. “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue,” the team said…

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With Win Over Saints, Cowboys Prove Their Defense Can Compete With NFL’s Offensive Juggernauts

As we all penciled in conference title games among the few elite teams in the NFL and dreamt of another offensive spectacular in the Super Bowl, the Dallas Cowboys decided to make a statement on Thursday night. DeMarcus Lawrence had said it earlier in the week, but who took him seriously? The Saints, winners of 10 straight and owners of the best record in football with the likely MVP under center, entered AT&T Stadium averaging 37.2 points per game.  Dallas didn’t care. With the fourth-best red-zone defense, third-best scoring defense…

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Weak 12: Three Quarters of the Season Done and Most NFL Stadiums Are Half Empty

With only five more weeks of regular season play, the NFL is still the object of scorn on social media as fans wonder why stadiums from coast to coast have loads of empty seats. One fan caught an embarrassing image of rows upon rows of empty seats at the New York Jets’ MetLife Stadium, as the New England Patriots came to town to trounce them 27-13: A lot of empty seats and TB12’s at Jets version of MetLife Stadium pic.twitter.com/ArSTYlH5fF — Kevin Kernan (@WheresKernan) November 25, 2018 There was quite…

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Week 12 Takeaways: Seahawks Get It Done, Steelers Give One Away, Bills and Jags Brawl, Hue Jackson’s Latest Humiliation

Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened on Sunday afternoon. Get the full Sunday breakdown from Andy Benoit and Gary Gramling on The Monday Morning NFL Podcast. Subscribe to The MMQB Podcasts now and it will be in your feed first thing Monday morning Things That Made Me Giddy This Steelers Fake Field Goal Is the Real Meaning of Christmas: The kicker gets to throw one, everyone’s favorite offensive lineman gets to catch one, the team gets to celebrate. (It was an especially nutsy call as the last play of…

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On Thanksgiving, the Cowboys Finally Feel Like the Team They’ve Wanted to Be

This was the vision for the 2018 Dallas Cowboys right from the jump. By their own design, they were getting younger, and, in doing so, banking on a growing defense to take serious steps forward. And with a 24-year-old quarterback, and turnover at receiver and tight end, plus a generational group of offensive linemen, it made sense to saddle up behind the tailback they took fourth overall in 2016. This was always going to be Ezekiel Elliott’s offense. Amari Cooper has made it go. “We were getting suffocated a little…

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Lamar Jackson or Joe Flacco? Breaking Down the Ravens’ QB Controversy

One of the greatest challenges an NFL head coach can face is an in-season quarterback controversy. That’s especially true when said coach is 5-5 and reportedly on the hot seat. John Harbaugh, welcome to the spotlight. You’ll be the talk of the NFL throughout Thanksgiving week. On the surface, it might appear like Harbaugh faces no controversy at all. With Lamar Jackson playing for an injured Joe Flacco on Sunday, the Ravens snapped a three-game losing streak. Therefore, the future starts now—it’s Jackson’s team, simple as that. Except it’s not…

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Weak 11: Empty Seats Abound As the NFL Season Enters Final Stretch

The NFL season is nearly coming to its end, with only six more weeks of regular season play left. Which has caused many fans on social media to wonder about all the empty seats in stadiums everywhere. Several fans were sad to note the empty seats as the Baltimore Ravens squeaked by the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 at the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium: Plenty of empty seats with no one in them at the stadium. 10 minutes to go in the third quarter #Ravens #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/Mj7E59kk62 — Sunday Sports Voice (@SSVonWNST)…

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