Rushing record in reach for Elliott
While the NFL and reps for Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott
continue to duke it out in court over his six-game suspension for domestic violence, he’s still allowed to play.
And if “Zeke” should rush for at least 80 yards in Denver on Sunday, he’ll have done that in 16 consecutive games, dating back to his rookie season.
According to Cowboys broadcaster and ex-NFL quarterback Babe Laufenberg, via ProFootballTalk.com, that would be an NFL record. Elliott currently is tied with Marcus Allen, who ran for 80plus in 15 straight games between the 1985 and 1986 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders.
is the Seattle Seahawks, which should use its massive home-field advantage to lay waste to the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle should be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to the Pack in a big way.
Probably the safest bet of the week and the most popular on Yahoo with about 41% of selections, the Oakland Raiders host the New York Jets. Even after a somewhat spirited effort in losing to Buffalo last week, we don’t see the Jets doing much in the Black Hole. n IS ODELL OK?: The New York Giants on Saturday listed receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as questionable for Monday night’s home opener against Detroit.
Beckham practised this week on a limited basis, for the first time in nearly a month after suffering a nasty ankle sprain. He vowed he’ll try to play Monday.
Although a player being listed as questionable ostensibly means he’s unlikely to play, a report Friday from ESPN said don’t be surprised to see Beckham take the field against the Lions, as “everything seems to be trending in that direction” according to a source. n VIKINGS BRING IN ANOTHER QB: With starting quarterback Sam Bradford listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a knee injury, the Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Kyle Sloter from their practice squad. Backup quarterback Case Keenum would start in Pittsburgh if Bradford cannot play. n CHIEFS CUT SPILLER, AGAIN: The Kansas City Chiefs have again released veteran C.J. Spiller, clearing room on the roster to promote fellow running back Akeem Hunt before Sunday’s home opener against Philadelphia. Spiller signed with the Chiefs in the off-season in an attempt to resurrect his career, which had been derailed by injuries.