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ere playing for the division title. I think this is exactly how youd want it. I know this is the way Id prefer it. Packe
NEWARK, N. John Johnson Jersey .J. -- Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils took a lot of grief considering his scored the first of his career-best three goals just 12 seconds into a crucial game against the Florida Panthers. "He could have had a hat trick in the first 10 minutes, if he paid attention to the puck," quipped linemate Jaromir Jagr, who added a goal and three assists in a wild 6-3 victory over the Panthers on Monday night. "He missed the net twice. "He should not have had to wait until the third period. He could have celebrated after 10 minutes. He likes it the hard way, I guess." Veteran forward Dainius Zubrus yelled across the Devils locker room to Zajac that he probably should have had five goals. He then quickly pointed out that he once scored four in a game. It was a rare fun night for the Devils, who are hoping a late-season rally can get them into the playoffs. New Jersey has seven games left. "All we care about is wins at this point," said Zajac, who added an assist in matching his career high with four points. "The wingers were on it. They were getting me the puck. I think I have more chances this game than I ever had." Besides right wing Jagr, Zajacs left wing Ryane Clowe added a goal and two assists before leaving the game in the third period with an undisclosed injury. Zajac opened the barrage against Dan Ellis and then netted his second of the night midway through New Jerseys three-goal first period. He completed the hat trick by putting a rebound past Ellis at 9:37 of the third. Jacob Josefson scored the other Devils goal, and Cory Schneider stopped all 13 Florida shots he faced after replacing Martin Brodeur in the second period when New Jerseys lead was cut to 4-3. Brodeur stopped only six of nine shots, but was credited with the win. Devils coach Pete DeBoer didnt blame him. "We needed a wake-up call, and I didnt feel a timeout would be enough of a jolt for us," he said. Dmitry Kulikov, Brad Boyes and Brandon Pirri scored for Florida, which lost for the sixth time in seven games. Ellis faced 32 shots, including 18 in the first period. "I expected 60 minutes, and we obviously were not ready to play," Panthers coach Peter Horachek said. "The Zajac-Jagr line scored five of the six goals. I asked them to be aware of where they are on the ice and what was going on, and we turned pucks all over the ice and were not ready to play. "Right from the beginning we put ourselves behind the 8 ball and it was 3-0. Youre not going to win too many games that way against a team fighting for the playoffs." The Devils started as if they were carrying a grudge from their last meeting in Florida, when they blew a 3-1 lead and lost 5-3 on three third-period goals. That led to losses in four of five games. Zajac got the Devils going in this one right after the opening faceoff. Defenceman Mark Fayne took a shot from the point, and Zajac put in the rebound after Jagr touched it. The Devils record for fastest goal is 8 seconds by Kirk Muller and Alexander Semak. Jagr made it 2-0 with a snap shot from the right circle for his 24th goal of the season and 705th of his career. His three assists gave him 1,047, two behind Gordie Howe for eighth in NHL history. The blowout seemed on a little more than two minutes later when Zajac scored during a power play. Things got worse for the Panthers when captain Ed Jovanovski was given a four-minute roughing penalty for taking out his frustration on Ryan Carter with 4:14 left in the period. However, that woke up the Panthers. Kulikov scored a short-handed goal on a nice setup by Nick Bjugstad at 17:22. Boyes cut the deficit to 3-2 early in the second by outfighting Fayne along the boards and beating Brodeur with a top-shelf backhander from the right circle. Clowe restored the two-goal lead a little more than two minutes later by converting Zajacs pass, but Pirri -- standing high in the slot-- deflected a shot by Dylan Olsen past a startled Brodeur to make it 4-3. Devils coach Pete DeBoer then pulled Brodeur -- who seemed blameless on the goals -- in favour of Schneider. He stopped eight shots the rest of the period, including a power-play breakaway by Scottie Upshall. Jacobson restored the Devils two goal lead with a short-handed goal at 4:02, and Zajac capped his big night with his 16th of the season. NOTES: This is the Panthers final road trip of the season. They will play the New York Islanders on Tuesday and then return home for their final five games. ... Florida G Roberto Luongo missed his second straight game because of an upper-body injury. ... Devils rookie D Jon Merrill sat out after being hit in the cheek with a puck on Saturday. Adam Larsson was recalled from Albany (AHL) to replace him. Defencemen Bryce Salvador and Anton Volchenkov sat out with lower-body injuries. Samson Ebukam Youth Jersey . -- Jerel Worthy and his Michigan State teammates charged across the field, holding four fingers in the air while celebrating another sweet victory over their biggest rival. Gerald Everett Jersey .The 24-year-old quarterback spent four seasons at Northern Illinois and in 2013 was a finalist for the Heisman, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in U. http://www.laramsauthoritystore.com/Authentic-Josh-Reynolds-Rams-Jersey/ . The club was unable to retain hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, who is bound for Atlanta. Seitzer replaces Greg Walker, who was assisted by Scott Fletcher this season as the Braves finished 79-83.(SportsNetwork.com) - The quarterback is the epicenter in every NFL city, the first player commented on and evaluated, be it positive or negative. And when that signal caller happens to be Peyton Manning, any blip, no matter how slight, in a career defined by consistency is going to be overblown. To be fair to those currently questioning Manning, he is obviously far closer to the end of his brilliant career than the beginning with a medical record that includes four neck surgeries so its not exactly out of bounds to be on the lookout for what is the inevitable decline for every player. Manning has looked mortal in recent weeks, almost like an actual 38-year-old man with Mondays four-interception implosion in Cincinnati serving as the main course for the haters. Nobodys worried about him, hes fine, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said of Manning. If he wasnt fine, he wouldnt be playing. Fine is a relative term in the NFL. The 38-27 setback against the Bengals was Mannings first quadruple INT game since 2010 and helped assure that the road to AFC championship would go through Foxbrorough and not the Rocky Mountains, a potential death blow when it comes to the fairytale ending of Manning walking off stage left with the Lombardi Trophy. Manning finished 28-for-44 for 311 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati, but his four picks resulted in a terribly poor and unManning-like 61.8 passer rating. We have to find a way to learn from this, a dejected Manning said. All four of Denvers losses have come on the road this season and 11 of Mannings 15 interceptions have come away from Mile High. Meanwhile, six of those 11 picks came at the hands of the Bengals and Patriots, two teams the Broncos may have to beat if they plan on being in Glendale come February. John Elway overhauled his defense following the Super Bowl XLVIII collapse against Seattle last season and bringing in players like DeMarcus Ware, Aquib Talib and T.J. Ward has certainly helped on that side of the ball as evidenced by Denvers current standing as the third-ranked stop unit in all of football. What Elway didnt address, however, was the offensive line, the teams real Achilles heel against both the Seahawks and Cincinnati on Monday night. We gave up two sacks and we lead the whole National Football League in sacks per pass (play), Broncos coach John Fox said when discussing his much- maligned OL on Tuesday. We did not coach well enough and we did not play well enough. They had a better night than we did. The thought in Denver was the return of star left tackle Ryan Clady, who missed most of the 13 campaign with a Lisfranc injury would be enough. The plan was for Chris Clark, who replaced Clady at LT last season, to bump over to the right side with Orlando Franklin moving inside to left guard opposite solid right guard Louis Vasquez. And if the 12 version of Clady, who allowed just one sack the entire season, showed up this time around all of that might have worked but the former All- Pro has been average at best this season despite the reputation-generated Pro Bowl nod he received on Tuesday night. The 14 Clady has been playing at a level nowhere near the AFCs best left tackles -- Clevelands Joe Thomas and the Bengals Andrew Whitworth -- and one high-profile, scouting-based website has him rated as the 45th best tackle in the NFL. Clark, meanwhile, couldnt carry his own water at right tackle before being replaced by Paul Cornick, who also faltered, leaving the Broncos to make wholesale changes, kicking Vasquez outside, moving Manny Ramirez from center to right guard and inserting veteran pivot Will Montgomery. The lack of consistency has hurt but the bigger issue has been the athleticism or lack thereof, as the Denver O-Line has trouble getting to the second level in the running game, and Vasquez struggles mightily against speed on the outside as evidenced by Carlos Dunlaps big game on Monday night. No one covers for a mediocre offense line better than Manning, a signal caller who possesses a lightning-quick release as well as a football IQ that is off the charts. Manning can and does vary his snap count better than just about any other QB who has ever played the game but eventually a defense is going to get its chances against a stationary target and the lack of consistent pass protection has left Manning a battered and bruised mess with the playoffs looming. Perhaps no team ticketed for the postseason needs a first-round bye more than the Broncos and they can lock that up with a Week 17 win as a two-touchdown favorite over 3-12 Oakland or a Bengals loss at Pittsburgh. A rested and relatively healthy Manning is the difference between a deep playoff run and one-and-done. I learned a long time ago it doesnt matter how you start the race its how you finish, said Fox. Well step back from (Monday night), well learn from it, well analyze and decipher went wrong and hopefully get it fixed. WEEK 17 (All Times Eastern) Cleveland (7-8) at Baltimore (9-6) (-9), Sunday, 1 p.m. - An awful Week 16 loss in Houston against a Texans team playing its fourth quarterback this season left the Ravens in desperate straits, needing a win along with a San Diego loss at Kansas City to reach the postseason. The Browns have shut down Johnny Manziel for the season due to a hamstring injury and could also be without Brian Hoyer (shoulder) leaving rookie Connor Shaw and the recently- signed Tyler Thigpen as the options at the QB position. Ravens 23, Browns 10 Jacksonville (3-12) at Houston (8-7) (-10), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Texans are still alive after upsetting Baltimore last week behind Case Keenum after the Texas native was brought back off the St. Louis Rams practice squad when injuries befell Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie Tom Savage. Houston needs to beat the Jags and hope the Chargers lose at Kansas City and the Ravens lose at home to Cleveland. Texans 17, Jaguars 13 San Diego (9-6) at Kansas City (8-7) (-2 1/2), Sunday, 1 p.m. - Both the Chargers and Chiefs remain alive for the final playoff berth in the AFC. San Diego controls its own destiny and will advance to the postseason with a win, while Kansas City can qualify for the playoffs with a win along with losses by both Baltimore and Houston. Chiefs 20, Chargers 17 Dalllas (11-4) (-6 1/2) at Washington (4-11), Sunday, 1 p. Gerald Everett Rams Jersey. . - The Cowboys are the NFC East champions and will attempt to earn a first-round bye in Week 17. Dallas will secure the week off with a win combined with losses by both Seattle and Arizona. Cowboys 31, Redskins 17 New York Jets (3-12) at Miami (8-7) (-6), Sunday, 1 p.m. - It was in Sun Life Stadium last December when Woody Johnson surprised most observers by giving Jets coach Rex Ryan a reprieve after a meaningless 20-7 Week 17 win over Miami. Fast forward one year and New York is 3-12 entering Week 17 and Ryan has already filed his change of address form and is deciding between Mayflower and Atlas. The Dolphins, meanwhile, havent played postseason football since the 2008 season and last Sunday, on the day they were officially eliminated for the sixth straight season, Ross decided to bring back lame-duck coach Joe Philbin for another year despite a tenure that defines mediocrity. Dolphins 24, Jets 14 Chicago (5-10) at Minnesota (6-9) (-6 1/2), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The two afterthoughts in the NFC North finish their seasons and a battle to avoid the cellar of the division. The Vikings can at least hang their hat on the development of rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater, who has an impressive 105.7 passer rating over his previous fours starts. The embattled Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears after a concussion ended Jimmy Clausens one-game tenure. Despite all his troubles, Cutler always plays well against Minnesota, winning seven of his past eight starts against the Vikings with 20 TD passes in those games. Vikings 20, Bears 17 Buffalo (8-7) at New England (12-3) (-4), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Pats have already earned the No. 1 spot in the AFC but history says Bill Belichick will still use his starters at times in the regular-season finale. This is the fourth time under Belichick that the Pats seed was set going into Week 17 and he has rested a few starters and taken others out early in the past. Patriots 26, Bills 21 Philadelphia (9-6) at New York Giants (6-9) (-3), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Eagles December collapse was completed last weekend when a loss at Washington eliminated them from the NFC playoff picture. The Giants continue to enjoy the talents of star rookie wideout Odell Beckham, Jr., who has 79 catches, the most ever by a player in his first 11 NFL games. Despite missing four contests, OBJ leads all rookies with 1,120 receiving yards and is tied for the rookie lead with 11 receiving TDs. Giants 30, Eagles 24 New Orleans (6-9) (-4) at Tampa Bay (2-13), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The biggest and perhaps only storyline here is the Bucs ineptness. One more loss and Tampa Bay will secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Saints 24, Buccaneers 13 Indianapolis (10-5) (-7) at Tennessee (2-13), Sunday, 1 p.m. - The Colts are on the verge of finishing perfect in the AFC South for a second consecutive season and need to recapture a little mojo after a 42-7 drubbing at the hands of Dallas last weekend. Overall Indy has won six straight over the 2-13 Titans and both head coach Chuck Pagano and QB Andrew Luck have never lost to Tennessee. Colts 27, Titans 14 St. Louis (6-9) at Seattle (11-4) (-13), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. - Seattle has the edge in the NFC with one week to play. With a win, the Seahawks will lock up the NFC West and a first-round bye. Meanwhile, as long as the Detroit-Green Bay game does not end in a tie, the Seahawks will secure home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs for the second year in a row. Seahawks 20, Rams 13 Arizona (11-3) at San Francisco (7-8) (-6), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. - Arizona has secured a playoff berth and can still win the NFC West and earn a first-round bye with a win and a Seattle loss. If that scenario comes to fruition and Green Bay also loses, Arizona will be the No. 1 seed in the NFC. 49ers 23, Cardinals 10 Oakland (3-12) at Denver (11-4) (-14 1/2), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. - Denver has already clinched the AFC West and can earn a first-round bye with a win. The Broncos can also secure a first-round bye with a Cincinnati loss. Broncos 30, Raiders 13 Carolina (6-8-1) at Atlanta (6-9) (-4), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. - The NFC South will be decided when the Falcons host the Panthers. The winner advances to the postseason, becoming only the second team to win a division with a record under .500 (Seattle, 2010), while the losers season comes to an end. Carolina is attempting to become the first team to repeat as NFC South champions since the division was established in 2002. We have a game at home and if you win, youre in, said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. We are where we are and were excited about our chances. Were prepared for this moment, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton countered, and hopefully well seize it. Falcons 24, Panthers 16 Detroit (11-4) at Green Bay (11-4) (-7 1/2), Sunday, 4:25 p.m. - The Lions and Packers are both in the postseason but the NFC North is still up for grabs. The winner here will claim the division title and also earn a first-round bye. The NFC North champion can also secure the No. 1 seed with some help -- Green Bay would need a Seattle loss, and Detroit would need both Seattle and Arizona to lose. This game will also mark the first time since the 1993 season in which two teams with at least 11 wins will play each other in the regular- season finale to determine a division champion (Dallas at New York Giants, January 2, 1994). I think playing in a playoff-type game is exactly how you want to go into the playoffs, said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy. Its great that were playing for the division title. I think this is exactly how youd want it. I know this is the way Id prefer it. Packers 33, Lions 20 Cincinnat1 (10-4-1) at Pittsburgh (10-5) (-3 1/2), Sunday 8:30 p.m. - The final game of the 2014 regular season will decide the AFC North division. Both the Bengals and Steelers have already clinched a playoff berth but the division crown along with an all-important home playoff game are at stake. They know us and we know them, said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Its a big football game. Its going to be a good, classic AFC North football game. How else would you want it? I know our guys are excited. Steelers 27, Bengals 21 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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