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Sport NFL Winners and Losers: A QB from the XFL might have essentially ended Matt Patricia's time with Lions

00:10  23 november  2020
00:10  23 november  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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The Houston Roughnecks had a proud Sunday. The Detroit Lions did not.

The Roughnecks, one of the teams in the defunct (for now, the league plans to be back in 2022) second run of the XFL, saw their old quarterback P.J. Walker help get the Carolina Panthers a 20-0 win over the Lions on Sunday. Teddy Bridgewater couldn’t play due to a knee injury, so Walker, who was Houston’s starting quarterback in the XFL and one of the league’s stars, got the start.

Walker, an undersized quarterback out of Temple who was undrafted in 2017, had appeared in two games in his career, both this season. He had 15 career yards. He’d waited a long time for an opportunity like Sunday and did an excellent job with it. He made one bad mistake, an interception into the end zone when he didn’t see the defender underneath, but bounced back from it. He threw another pick into the end zone, but the Panthers still cruised to an easy win. Walker finished with 258 yards and a touchdown, both of which are more than the Lions as a team had all day.

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Patricia was hired by the Lions as their new head coach in February. In discussions today with Lions management, the reporter involved acknowledged that the allegations have not been substantiated. We have spoken to Coach Patricia about this at length as well as the attorney who represented him at the time .

The Lions are coached by Matt Patricia , an assistant with the Pats from 2004 to 2017, winning three Super Bowls. Something really funny happened in the Super Bowl this year. The Patriots ran a trick play—a reverse wide receiver pass thrown to a quarterback on a wheel route.

It’s hard to lose decisively when you have two picks in the end zone, but Detroit managed to do it. The Lions have a lot of injuries on offense, but getting shut out by a suspect Panthers defense while Walker moved the ball on Matt Patricia’s defense, is not a good look. The Lions were completely outplayed in every way by a Panthers team that was just 3-7 coming in and playing its backup quarterback. Carolina had 374 yards to 185 for the Lions. It’s hard for the Lions to use injuries as an excuse when they were without their starting quarterback and also superstar running back Christian McCaffrey. But that’s Matt Patricia’s Lions.

Get ready for three hours of speculation over Patricia’s job status when the Lions play on Thanksgiving, assuming Patricia still has a job by Thursday. The Lions are 4-6, and you’re bound to hear a lot of griping this week about how everyone is stuck watching them again on the holiday. The only positive for the Lions is there won’t be fans in Ford Field to boo the entire organization for how it has fallen apart under Patricia’s watch. But Patricia and the sorry state of the Lions will be the story the whole day. It has to feel like deja vu for the Lions’ ownership. It’s one thing to get embarrassed by a 3-7 team with a quarterback from the XFL, but that didn’t happen with the entire country watching around turkey dinner.

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Matt Patricia ’ s debut as the Lions ’ head coach was an ugly loss to the Jets, and he says another loss like that would Patricia was hired to replace Jim Caldwell, the former Lions head coach who was fired after You have to near elite coverage men in the back end to cover longer, while the QB holds the ball Longer.

Matt Patricia : His first season as Lions head coach didn’t go well and his second started with the Lions The Lions beat a talented Chargers team at home in Week 2 and then had a nice upset win at the Eagles Philip Rivers needed a touchdown at the end and couldn’t get it done, as the Chargers’ final drive died in

Walker’s story should be celebrated. It’s an easy story to root for, finding his chance after going to a startup league that saw a rough and early demise to its first season due to a pandemic. He wasn’t perfect, but he was good enough to lead his team to a win, which is more than can be said for Matthew Stafford.

Maybe the Lions can mine the leftovers from the XFL for their next coach.

a football player on the field: Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker breaks way from Detroit Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant during the first half of an NFL game on Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker breaks way from Detroit Lions cornerback Desmond Trufant during the first half of an NFL game on Nov. 22, 2020, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Here are the winners and losers from Week 11 in the NFL:

WINNERS

Washington Football Team: The injury to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was a brutal one, but Washington got a win that — you’ve heard this before — somehow keeps them in the NFC East race.

Washington had a nice all-around day. Alex Smith was efficient, rookie running back Antonio Gibson scored again and had 94 rushing yards and the defense played well. Ron Rivera is getting a lot out of a team that is still rebuilding.

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Matt Patricia offered a glimpse into his vision for the Lions when he was introduced as the team’ s head coach. “From a philosophical standpoint, what I’ll tell you is this,” Patricia said. “When you build — and this is really both sides of the ball — you want to build from the ball out, OK?

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The rare win for any NFC East team over a non-divisional foe puts Washington at 3-7. That record is nothing to be proud of and Burrow’s injury was a key moment in Sunday’s 20-9 win, but Washington is playing hard and for the moment still in a playoff race. Every win will be big, no matter how it comes.

Saints defense: We all remember that Teddy Bridgewater came in for the New Orleans Saints last season and the Saints won all five games. Our memories are a little fuzzy on how that happened.

Bridgewater played well, but it was the defense that deserved most of the credit for keeping the team afloat while Brees recovered from thumb surgery. That might be happening again with Brees out with fractured ribs.

Taysom Hill made some plays as his replacement and Sean Payton must have been thrilled his gamble at quarterback paid off for at least one week, but it was the defense that carried the day in a 24-9 win over the Atlanta Falcons. A good Falcons offense got very little going. The Saints are still in the mix to win the NFC South title even without Brees, as long as the defense keeps playing like it did on Sunday.

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Diontae Johnson and the Steelers WRs: It’s pretty amazing to think that the Steelers turned the draft pick they got from the Raiders for Antonio Brown into Johnson.

Johnson has been great for the Steelers, while we all know of Brown’s path since that trade. Johnson had a big day as the Steelers handled business against a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team, winning 27-3. The Steelers often play down to the competition, especially on the road, so an easy win Sunday was nice to see.

The Steelers play the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving in a game that can officially put the AFC North away. The Steelers have multiple strengths but one is their exceptional receiving corps. Johnson was big on Sunday, rookie Chase Claypool had another touchdown and while JuJu Smith-Schuster didn’t do much, he can put up huge numbers if coverage is focused elsewhere.

The Steelers are 10-0. Who knew the Brown trade would work out this well for them?

LOSERS

Baltimore Ravens’ playoff chances: The AFC is deep, and good teams will be left out of the playoffs.

The Ravens might be one of them.

A loss to the Tennessee Titans on Derrick Henry’s touchdown run in overtime puts the Ravens in a tough spot. They’re not going to catch the Steelers in the division. The loss to the Titans also gives Tennessee, another wild-card contender, an all-important tiebreaker.

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The Ravens had a shot to win. Even after giving up a great A.J. Brown touchdown late in regulation, they rallied to send it to overtime. But an offense that has sputtered most of the season went three-and-out to start overtime, and the defense gave up a drive capped by Henry’s run.

The Ravens could still make the playoffs, but their margin of error is almost gone. And they travel to Pittsburgh next.

Patriots’ momentum: It turns out the Patriots’ win over the Baltimore Ravens was probably the highlight of a lost season, not the start of a run back to playoff contention. And a win over the New York Jets before that was just a win over the worst team in football.

The Patriots were on a winning streak, but that came to an end on Sunday at Houston in a 27-20 loss. Deshaun Watson played very well against the Patriots’ lackluster defense and the Texans won. In a deep and tough AFC, that should end the Patriots’ playoff hopes.

The Patriots had won two in a row but are now 4-6. It has been a long, long time since New England was playing out the string in a season, but the loss to Houston pretty much ensures the next six weeks won’t mean much to the Patriots.

Carson Wentz: You have to wonder how close Wentz is to getting benched.

Wentz threw a pick six under pressure, then took a sack from Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon in the end zone. Those two plays accounted for nine of the Browns’ 12 points at that point, and they led 12-7. Wentz threw another pick just ahead of the two-minute warning when the Eagles drove to the 10-yard line, trailing 22-10. Wentz got a touchdown to Dallas Goedert in the final minute, but it was too late as Philadelphia lost 22-17.

Wentz hasn’t gotten a ton of help this season. He wasn’t protected all that well on Sunday, Still, he hasn’t played well and has exacerbated the issues more often than playing above the problems around him. Rookie Jalen Hurts might not be ready. But at some point, you have to wonder if the Eagles will be tempted to try him.

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