The owner of another team said Thursday that the compensation committee’s deal with Goodell could be completed before or during the December owners’ meeting in Dallas and that the extension will not be subject to a further vote of all the owners, as Jones is seeking. In the meantime, the owner said, I’m sure there will be more leaks and more letters back and forth.
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Tim MacMahon, ESPN.com: Fiction. His chances at MVP are a heck of a lot better than winning another title with the Cavs, but not good enough for me to bet on it. The Cavs’ extended struggles decrease LeBron’s odds of winning MVP this season and probably Curtis McElhinney Authentic Jersey his odds of staying in Cleveland this summer.
Dave McMenamin, ESPN.com: Fact. So long as the Cavs shake off their midseason slump and start stringing wins together again, LeBron’s MVP candidacy should come into focus. And he’s trying to play all 82 games, which could bolster his case. Now, another title? That’s a different story.
Somehow, after the 1 p.m. games, the New England Patriots trailed the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East Division, falling to 1-2 at home and 2-2 overall. At least the Pats had company at 2-2; the New York Jets 锟斤拷 a team many believed was trying to tank this season 锟斤拷 beat Jacksonville 23-20.
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The offense was dynamic and the defense was solid during the upset Thursday night at New England. No one was calling QB Alex Smith merely a game manager, at least for one night, and WR Tyreek Hill and rookie RB Kareem Hunt were superb. The loss of safety Eric Berry to a season-ending torn Achilles’ tendon is significant. But it might be time to rethink the Chiefs’ potential to go deep into the AFC playoffs, provided that Coach Andy Reid allows the offense to keep this aggressive, attack-down-the-field approach.