AFC, NFC title games draw lackluster TV ratings

Good thing the NFL can count on the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots drawing more attention than the NFC and AFC title games.

According to, Atlanta’s 44-21 beatdown of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship drew an overnight rating of 27.4. When the Patriots took on the Broncos during the same time slot last year, that game racked up a 31.8 overnight rating.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association on Wednesday announced results from the investigation, which found Dolphins physicians and an unaffiliated medical consultant did not notice Moore was bleeding from the mouth, a symptom of a concussion, before allowing him to re-enter and finish the game.

Head coach Dan Quinn said enduring labor pains to support the team at the Georgia Dome embodied the toughness he expects from his players, which is why Katie Levitre earned the game ball.

We gave Andy Levitre’s wife a game ball because it was a week late, and we put ‘ultimate toughness’ on it, Quinn said. She had gone into labor during the game, but waited it out. So we thought that was definitely worth the game ball. … She doesn’t know that yet, so if she’s watching, Andy will bring that today.

According to Andy Levitre, he didn’t even know his wife was in labor until a Falcons staff member told him after the game.

I went and showered up, came outside, we went home for like an Cheap Jerseys And Snapbacks hour, went to the hospital and then she gave birth, Levitre told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Daughter Lily Gene Levitre was born Jan. 15 at 12:07 a.m. ET. Both Katie and Cheap Jerseys China NHL Lily celebrated the Falcons’ NFC title win over the Packers one week later at home.

Dalvin Cook making strong first impression, could emerge as fantasy stud

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott proved last year that rookie running backs can be fantasy football assets. Dalvin Cook could join him this year among the fantasy elite.

The Vikings traded up to get Cook with the 41st pick in last month’s NFL Draft despite having already signed former Raiders back Latavius Murray. Most NFL teams use multiple running backs, and Cook appears poised to be the lightning to Murray’s thunder.

Speed backs can be hard to predict while making the jump to the NFL. The game is faster and they sometimes can’t rely purely on their speed like they did in college. But Cook looks like a solid all-around back.

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has certainly been impressed with his rookie during OTAs.

“He certainly caught our eye in the rookie stuff,” Shurmur told reporters, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Now that he’s in with the vets, you can still see all the things that we saw. He’s a very instinctive runner. He’ll get his foot down and gets up the field. He’s actually pretty instinctive when it comes to who to block in pass protection and he catches the ball extremely well… He’s making good progress.”

While it is not uncommon for a coach to praise his rookie, it’s nice to hear that Cook has done well as a blocker. That can often be one of the main Cheap Jerseys China NHL detriments to playing time early in a running back’s career.

From a fantasy standpoint, Cook will Cheap Ireland Jerseys possess more value in PPR (points per reception) leagues than in standard leagues, at least to start the season, because Murray figures to claim most of the red-zone carries.