“That’s the first in five years for me,” linebacker Clay Matthews said. “But you’ve got to expect it.”
But it did not rattle them.
Neither did Matt Flynn’s fluke interception that was deflected by defensive tackle Peria Jerry, bounced off of linebacker Paul Warrilow’s right foot and into the hands of linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who returned it 71 yards for a touchdown that gave the Falcons a 21-10 halftime lead.
Week 14 in Pictures
The New England Patriots fear that star tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
CINCINNATI — Here’s the transcript on referee Jeff Triplette’s explanation on why he reversed the play where the Colts appeared to stop the Bengals on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line late in the first half of their 42-28 loss:
Were there differing views among the officials about whether BenJarvus Green-Ellis was down initially?
Triplette: There was discussion about whether the runner was touched down at the goal line or not.
What did you see in the review?
The Pittsburgh Steelers nearly had a miraculous game-winning touchdown against the Miami Dolphins, but Antonio Brown’s toe stepped out of bounds. Are the Steelers’ playoff hopes dead?
Staley sprained his right knee early against the Rams last week and he did not return. It was initially believed Staley would miss a couple of games. But Staley practiced Thursday and Friday and said Friday he would play.
Left guard Mike Iupati is out again, however. It’s the third straight game he’ll miss due to a sprained knee.
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Adrian Peterson was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury in the second quarter against the Ravens. The Minnesota Vikings running back is doubtful to return, the team announced.
Stop the presses: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has thrown an interception. Foles’s first interception of the season came in the second quarter on a snowy day against the Lions, and Detroit’s Chris Houston did the honors of picking him off. Both offenses have struggled to hold onto the ball all day in the cold and…