FANTASY PLAYS: Week 11 waiver adds with 6 teams on bye
Six teams — including all of the AFC East — are off this week. But besides the Patriots, no other team has essential fantasy starters to replace.
San Francisco’s break forces you to fill in for running back Matt Breida and tight end George Kittle. Cleveland’s only regular fantasy starters ...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection.
More than a hunch.
“When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,” the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. “I just woke up feeling really ...
Falcons flop, lose momentum after ugly 28-16 loss to Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan packed his belongings, left Atlanta’s subdued locker room and slowly walked down the corridor toward the team bus, pulling his wheeled luggage.
He and the Falcons may have left their playoff hopes behind.
Their three-game winning streak came to ...
No. 5 Georgia carries on its tradition as Running Back U
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When Elijah Holyfield was pondering where he wanted to go to college, he certainly took an interest in history.
Specifically, Georgia’s long lineage of great running backs.
“It was a very big deal to me. I’ve watched Georgia football for a long time and I’ve really ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Georgia is heading back to the Southeastern Conference championship game behind a new running back tandem that has capably stepped in for the dynamic duo that led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last year
The Bulldogs had to replace
The latest thing to sweat on fantasy football waivers besides byes and injuries: real-life NFL trades.
The deal that sent Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville last week prompted immediate pickups and high free agency acquisition budget (FAAB) bids on Cleveland rookie Nick ...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Watching Nick Chubb score on a couple of long touchdown runs and Baker Mayfield burn his defense on long passes made Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther sick.
His defense, which was so good at preventing big plays during his tenure in Cincinnati, is ...
Offseason of work pays dividends for driven Georgia
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 3 Georgia is confident its dominant win over South Carolina won’t be the only major statement it makes this season.
The Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference)
DETROIT (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for 138 yards in a dominant first half for Cleveland, and the Browns wrapped up the preseason with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to Devon Cajuste on the first play from scrimmage, and the top ...
Austin Peay (8-4 last season) at No. 3 Georgia (13-2), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: No line.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
After falling to Alabama in last season’s national championship game, the Bulldogs need to show they have found capable replacements for ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A massive front five should help Georgia adjust to some dramatic changes on offense.
The projected starters on No. 3 Georgia’s offensive line in Saturday’s opener against Austin Peay have an average weight of more than 320 pounds. Four of the five are 6-foot-5 or ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Zamir White’s knee injury takes some of the mystery out of Georgia’s attempt to reload at tailback after losing Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to the NFL.
D’Andre Swift, already the favorite to take the first snap in
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb may be in his first days of training camp, but he’s already been given a nickname.
“He’s ‘Old School,’” running back Duke Johnson said prior to Friday’s practice as Chubb stood nearby. “His helmet, his face mask. He doesn’t really ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed the second of their first-round draft picks, Georgia running back Sony Michel.
New England selected Michel 31st overall, eight spots after taking one of his college blocker, Isaiah Wynn.
Michel is expected to be a major ...
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Browns hit new low — and that’s saying something — by joining 2008 Detroit Lions in infamy as only teams to go winless in 16-game schedule. Nothing went right. Decision to start rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer ...
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The massive hole on the left side of Cleveland’s offensive line may be shrinking.
Needing to find a replacement at tackle following the retirement of perennial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas, the Browns used the first pick in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night on ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):
LSU running back Derrius Guice, Iowa All-American cornerback Josh Jackson and Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams were left in the green room when the first round of the draft ...
How can the Lions ace the NFL Draft? ESPN’s Todd McShay offers a way for the Lions to get off to a strong start in his three-round mock draft posted Tuesday (pay site).
The ESPN draft analyst cautions this isn’t a traditional mock draft, based on league rumblings, but rather who he’d pick ...
Former Georgia players show off for NFL coaches, scouts at 2018 Pro Day
While the NFL Scouting Combine brought college football’s top athletes to Indianapolis, the 2018 Georgia Pro Day brought the NFL’s top coaches and scouts to Athens Wednesday. Several outgoing Georgia players worked out in a variety of drills at Georgia’s indoor practice facility in an attempt to ...
How Nick Chubb’s combine results would fair against track and field athletes
The NFL Scouting Combine just wrapped up on Monday. Over the course of four days, former college football players participated in this year’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The weekend is meant for NFL coaches and scouts to get a better insight on whether or not their organization ...
Georgia’s senior class has combined for a lot of positive memories over their time in Athens, racking up 41 wins. But which of those wins rise above the others? The Red & Black’s Emily Giambalvo and Jed May ranked the 10 best wins for Georgia’s Class of 2017.
10. South Carolina – ...
Bulldogs upbeat about the future despite disappointment of national title game loss
ATLANTA — Being as tantalizingly close to a championship as Georgia was in Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship game against Alabama, only to come up short, is supposed to hurt.
And make no mistake, there was plenty of pain in the Bulldogs’ lockerroom following their ...
STAFF PICKS: The Red & Black football writers predict who will win the national championship
On Monday evening, Georgia and Alabama will battle for the top spot in college football in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. Our football writers chime in on who will win and what will make the difference in the game.
Everything about this season has gone just about ...
Legendary professional wrestler Ric Flair has revealed that he is rooting for the University of Georgia in the College Football Championship Game.
In a YouTube video, the iconic “Nature Boy” informed his followers that he expects the Georgia Bulldogs to “whoop” the Alabama Crimson Tide ...
ATLANTA (AP) — There’s no mystery in what the Georgia and Alabama offenses do best: Run the ball.
Stopping them is harder to manage, though both defenses do that quite well, too.
Alabama has grabbed a berth in the College Football Playoff championship game by whipping top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl. Defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne’s interception set up his one-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, one play before Mack Wilson picked off a pass and raced 18 ...
Guerin Emig: Kenneth Murray must withstand Georgia run game for OU to win Rose Bowl
LOS ANGELES – With so much focus on how Roquan Smith does against Baker Mayfield, we’re forgetting another matchup critical to Monday’s Rose Bowl – how Kenneth Murray does against Nick Chubb.
How Murray, Oklahoma’s freshman middle linebacker, does against Georgia’ vaunted running ...
Powerful running game could push No. 3 Georgia to title game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 3 Georgia will bully its way into the College Football Playoff national championship game.
The Bulldogs bring to the Rose Bowl the two things a team needs to keep Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma’s potent offense in check: A relentless running game ...
Dogs’ Chubb, Michel happy they returned for senior seasons
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nick Chubb and Sony Michel had a dream of bringing a championship to Georgia when they decided almost exactly one year ago to return for their senior seasons.
They’ve already helped lead No. 3 Georgia to the Southeastern Conference championship. Now the two tailbacks ...
NORMAN — Sunday afternoon, not even an hour after the Oklahoma Sooners were announced as the No. 2 team in the country and slated for a Rose Bowl matchup against No. 3 Georgia, we were again talking about the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
That game, of course, was when the Sooners lit up Alabama in a ...
No. 2 Oklahoma (12-1, 8-1 Big 12) vs. No. 3 Georgia (12-1, 7-1 SEC)
LOCATION: Pasadena, California
Oklahoma: QB Baker Mayfield. The Sooners’ electrifying signal-caller is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy after passing for 4,340 yards with 41 touchdowns ...
No. 4 Auburn faces No. 6 Georgia in rematch for SEC title
No. 4 Auburn (10-2, 7-1 SEC, CFP No. 4) vs. No. 6 Georgia (11-1, 7-1, CFP No 6) in Atlanta, Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Auburn by 2½.
Series record: Georgia leads 57-56-8.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
The winner is essentially guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. ...
No. 7 Georgia protects playoff hopes, crushes Georgia Tech
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia took care of its state bragging rights so it could shift its focus to bigger championships.
Sony Michel ran for 85 yards and a touchdown, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 7 Georgia protected its playoff hopes with a dominant 38-7 win over Georgia Tech on ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s journey to the Southeastern Conference championship game — and possibly a shot at the national title — began almost a year ago.
Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy could’ve gotten an early start on their NFL careers.
Instead, all ...
Senior Day: Chubb, Michel lead No. 7 UGa past Kentucky 42-13
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, it was a most appropriate way to finish up between the hedges.
In the final home game of their stellar careers, Chubb and Michel combined for five touchdowns to lead a dominant running game and No. 7 Georgia bounced back impressively from ...
No. 7 Georgia faces Kentucky looking to get over 1st loss
Kentucky (7-3, 4-3 SEC) at No. 7 Georgia (9-1, 6-1, CFP No. 7 CFP), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 21.
Series record: Georgia leads 56-12-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
After a 40-17 blowout by Auburn, Georgia can’t afford another loss if it still hopes to make a run ...
Johnson, No. 10 Auburn knock off No 2 Georgia, 40-17
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson and the Auburn Tigers delivered an emphatic statement to the rest of the Southeastern Conference: Don’t forget us.
The 10th-ranked Tigers emerged from the shadows of the nation’s top two teams, riding Johnson and a smothering defense to a 40-17 victory ...
No. 2 Georgia faces big test against No. 10 Auburn
No. 2 Georgia (9-0, 6-0 SEC, CFP No. 1) at No. 10 Auburn (7-2, 5-1, CFP No. 10), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 2 ½.
Series record: Georgia leads 57-55-8.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Bulldogs have topped the playoff rankings for two straight weeks and can almost ...
The Southeastern Conference doesn’t have any football players putting up video game-style numbers.
There’s Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm but no Baker Mayfield. Nick Chubb, Damien Harris and Kerryon Johnson, but no Bryce Love. And if that keeps up there probably won’t be much Heisman Trophy ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Defensive coordinators preparing to face No. 2 Georgia have something else to worry about.
When loading the box to stop the Bulldogs’ deep and productive corps of tailbacks, defenses must respect freshman quarterback Jake Fromm as a threat for more than ...
Pigskin Picks: Clemson, Gamecocks must limit trouble from the Chubb cousins
Georgia running back Nick Chubb and N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb were not close as kids despite growing up just 46 miles apart in north Georgia. But the cousins have a lot in common:
• Descendants of free blacks who founded
No. 2 Georgia thriving on deep running game led by Chubb
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nick Chubb has been given fewer carries per game this season than at any point in his Georgia career.
He couldn’t be happier.
Chubb leads an unusually deep tailback corps that has powered No. 2 Georgia (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference,
Here are some things to watch in Week 10 of the Southeastern Conference football season:
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 19 LSU at No. 1 Alabama. LSU (No. 19 CFP) has done an impressive job resurrecting its season after a stunning home loss to Troy on Sept. 30. The Tigers have won three straight ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sony Michel slipped through the line untouched, sprinted past several defenders and then spun into the end zone.
The rout was on, and the losing streak was essentially over.
Michel put third-ranked Georgia up big early and put Florida away late, scoring on ...
No. 3 Georgia (7-0, 4-0 SEC) vs. Florida (3-3, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Georgia by 14.
Series Record: Debatable. Georgia counts a victory in 1904 and says it leads 50-43-2. Florida insists it didn’t compete at the varsity level until 1906 and calls it ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart challenged his offensive linemen, reminding them of how the Bulldogs managed a measly 75 yards against Vanderbilt a year ago.
Not only did they respond, the offensive line earned a game ball for a dominating performance that paved the way ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs knew they could run the ball better than they did last season, and now they’re starting to show just how much they can punish opposing defenses.
Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns and 138 yards, and fifth-ranked Georgia routed Vanderbilt 45-14 ...
No. 5 Georgia (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (3-2, 0-2), Saturday, Noon ET (ESPN).
Line: Georgia by 17 ½.
Series record: Georgia leads 55-20-2.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The Bulldogs are looking to remain perfect overall and in the SEC on their way to a showdown with Florida on Oct. ...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There would be no frantic finishes or dramatic comebacks in the latest edition of the Georgia-Tennessee rivalry.
The seventh-ranked Bulldogs made sure of it.
Jake Fromm threw a touchdown pass and ran for two ...