Packers confident facing Cowboys without injured Nelson

The Associated Press br /> The Green Bay Packers were better prepared to play without Jordy Nelson after the star receiver was ruled out of the NFL divisional playoff against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. br /> Nelson had an NFL-high 14 touchdown catches in the regular season as quarterback Aaron Rodgers' top target in the Packers' prolific passing attack. But he suffered broken ribs in a tackle as the Packers beat the New York Giants 38-13 in the wild-card round last weekend, and still wasn't right on Friday. br /> The offense struggled to hit big plays in 2015 while Nelson was sidelined for the entire season with a knee injury, but Green Bay proved last week that it can win without him, scoring all their points after he left. br /> With Rodgers, the league's best quarterback over the past two months, connecting regularly even on desperation passes, the Packers have won seven straight games. br /> And in Nelson's absence, Rodgers still has Randall Cobb, who caught three touchdown passes against the Giants, Davante Adams emerging as a playmaker, and Jared Cook as an athletic target at tight end. The Packers should do their share of scoring against a Dallas defense that ranked 26th against the pass. br /> Then again, sensational Cowboys rookies Zeke Elliott and Dak Prescott, operating behind the best offensive line in the NFL and complemented by Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, also should supply points. br /> Elliott and Precott are the third rookie running back-quarterback starting tandem in the playoffs in the Super Bowl era. Of note, the other two pairs lost their playoff debuts. br /> The Cowboys and Packers share an NFL postseason history that dates back five decades. Dallas holds a 4-3 edge, but since they beat the Packers three years in a row in the 1990s, they haven't been back to the NFC Championship game in 21 years. br /> All four home teams this weekend are tipped to win, especially the New England Patriots, who are 15 1/2-point favorites over the visiting Houston Texans, just the sixth time in 50 years that a team has been favored by at least 15 points in a playoff game. br /> New England has won its past four meetings with Houston at Gillette Stadium by a combined 150-49, but the Patriots say they aren't taking anything for granted against the NFL's top-ranked defense. But how does Houston, which lost 27-0 in September to a Patriots team without Tom Brady, go about beating a team that the odds-makers say is one of the most unbeatable in playoff history? br /> Running back LeGarrette Blount has taken a lot of pressure off Brady's arm this season, rushing for a New England single-season record 18 touchdowns and career-high 1,161 yards. And the defense has been creating turnovers at a high rate during their ongoing seven-game win streak. br /> That walking boot being worn by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after Pittsburgh's win against Miami last weekend is very worrisome to the Steelers. But Roethlisberger tends to always show up in the playoffs, and he's expected to perform against the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday. br /> The Steelers eased past the Chiefs 43-14 on Oct. 2, but that was in Pittsburgh. Kansas City is better now than it was back then, although so are the Steelers. br /> If the Chiefs can get pressure on Big Ben and somewhat control Antonio Brown, the league's most dangerous receiver (and non-quarterback), and running back Le'Veon Bell, it can use its relatively conservative offense to its advantage. But will coach Andy Reid turn the reins loose a bit when the Chiefs have the ball? br /> The Chiefs haven't won a playoff game in 23 years. br /> Then again, the Atlanta Falcons are the only team among the eight left who have not won a Super Bowl. br /> Facing the Seattle Seahawks at home on Saturday is one of those prove-it games for Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan and wideout Julio Jones. Which opponent to better prove that your offense, and an improving defense, are capable of a long postseason run than against the big kid on the NFC block? br /> The Seahawks bring superior experience, coaching, and swagger. br /> Seattle is as accomplished as any NFC playoff team, and many of the key contributors to its recent success remain on the scene: Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin. And now that Thomas Rawls seems healthy, there's a running game to complement Wilson, Baldwin and tight end Jimmy Graham. br />   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2017Related News

World Sports: PBA 10,000-point club

THE Defense Minister Jerry Codinera was the last player to join the 10,000-point club to be in the company that include Atoy Co, four-time Most Valuable Players Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, three-time MVP William Adornado, two-time MVPs Abet Guidaben and Benjie Paras, league's 25 Greatest Players Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Jojo Lastimosa, Allan Caidic, Francis Arnaiz, and The Bull Nelson Asaytono......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 9th, 2017Related News

Police outreach

Hundreds of drugs surrenderers received gift packages, toys and used clothes from the Nagcarlan Municipal Police headed by Chief Insp. Reynaldo N. Vitto and Supt. Serio Manacop of the Laguna Provincial Police Office. The event was held in Barangay Banca Banca, Nagcarlan, Laguna, in partnership with the Police Provincial Advisory Council headed by Celso C. Dioko, Nagcarlan Mayor Nelson M. Orsuna, and Councilor Rexon Arevalo. Roy Tomandao.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2017Related News

Hofmann, Chope make weight for title defenses

Reigning and defending URCC champions Chris Hofman and Will Chope successfully made weight for their upcoming title defenses at URCC 29: Conquest, Saturday night in San Francisco (Sunday morning, Manila time). Chope, arguably the most active fighter in the world, weighed in at 154 pounds for his newly-elevated URCC world lightweight title defense against Fabricio Guerreiro, who came in at 155.5 pounds.  Two-division champ Hofmann, who'll be putting his also newly-elevated URCC world middleweight championship on the line, came in at 185 pounds, against challenger David Douglas, who came in at 181 pounds.  The new URCC world flyweight championship will also be up for grabs, as Derrick Easterling (124.5 lbs.) meets Mefi Monterroso (124.5 lbs.).  Same goes for the new URCC women's world flyweight championship, as Jaymee Nievera (124 lbs.) takes on Jamie Thorton (124 lbs.)  The winners of the flyweight title matches are expected to take on lineal URCC flyweight champions CJ de Tomas and Geli Bulaong.    u> strong>URCC 29: Conquest Weigh-in Results /strong> /u> Lightweight Title: Will Chope (154 lbs) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (155.5 lbs) Flyweight Title: Derrick Easterling (124.5 lbs) vs. Mefi Monterroso (124.5 lbs) Middleweight Title: Chris Hofmann (185 lbs) vs. David Douglas (181 lbs) Women's Flyweight Title: Jaymee Nievera (124 lbs) vs. Jamie Thorton (124 lbs.) Lightweight: Samuel Alvarez (156 lbs.) vs. Ronny Tsutsui (158 lbs.) Middleweight: Kailan Hill (184 lbs) vs. Jumoke Hunter (185.5) Welterweight: Lee Roy Castro (172 lbs) vs. Abraham Vaesau (173 lbs) Featherweight: Nelson Ocampo (145.5 lbs) vs. Brady Wong (145.5 lbs) Welterweight: Zach Andrews (170.5) vs. Daniel McWilliams (171.5) br /> br /> URCC 29: Conquest happens on Saturday, January 7th at the Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco, California. Catch the telecast on Friday, January 13, 10:30 PM on S+A channel 23.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 6th, 2017Related News

Rodgers on a roll and has Packers looking unstoppable

The Associated Press br /> Forget Dak Prescott, Tom Brady, and Matt Ryan. Aaron Rodgers has probably been the NFL's top quarterback since Thanksgiving in late November. He's re-established that dynamic connection with receiver Jordy Nelson for the Green Bay Packers, and Ty Montgomery's emergence as a receiver-turned-running back has been a revelation. Rodgers is on a roll, and when he gets going, the Packers look unstoppable, capable of building big leads and coming back from any deficit. After a 1-2 start in 2014, Rodgers famously admonished fans to R-E-L-A-X. This season, after a 4-6 start, he promised to 'run the table' and led them to another NFC North division title. They feature in the showcase of wild-card playoffs weekend, when they host Eli Manning and the New York Giants on Sunday. The playoff history between the Packers and Giants is rich. For the record, the Packers have a 4-3 edge. The Giants won the first matchup and the NFL title in 1938, beating the Packers 23-17. The Packers won the next four games and NFL championships in 1939, '44, 61 and '62. The Giants won the last two playoff games in 2008 and 2012, both at Lambeau Field, and went on to win the Super Bowls. The Packers' weakness is in defense, where the secondary is depleted. The offense has been on a remarkable run of mistake-free football during their six-match winning streak, but they could be hard-pressed to keep up in high-scoring games like they were during a midseason four-game slump. The Giants are showing elements of the frenzied pass rush and opportunistic defense that won them their last two NFL crowns. Over the last 11 games, opponents have averaged just 16 points against the Giants. They need that stingy defense because of their ineffective offense. The Giants didn't score 30 points in any game, and haven't even reached 20 points since Nov. 27 against the hapless Cleveland Browns. The running game is so-so, and Manning seems comfortable throwing only to Odell Beckham Jr. Not that it's a bad idea. In the other game on Sunday, Pittsburgh hosts the Miami Dolphins, who turned around their season with an Oct. 16 victory over the Steelers. But Miami is yet another team using a backup quarterback, Matt Moore, after starter Ryan Tannehill was ruled out on Thursday because he wasn't ready to practice on a sprained left knee. If Jay Ajayi can run wild again, Miami has a solid chance. However, the Steelers are a tested bunch and got to rest several key players in the regular season finale, including Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Wild-card weekend begins with the Oakland Raiders, one of the AFC's powers until the past three weeks, traveling to the Houston Texans on Saturday, followed by the Detroit Lions at the Seattle Seahawks. Raiders rookie Connor Cook will become the first quarterback in NFL history to make his first start in a playoff game. Derek Carr and Matt McGloin remain injured. Cook had 150 yards passing and a touchdown in his NFL debut last week. Meanwhile, the Texans are going back to the so-far-underwhelming Brock Osweiler after Tom Savage was concussed last week. Neither the Seahawks nor the Lions have been inspiring in the past month, with Detroit throwing away the NFC North crown with three straight closing defeats, and Seattle kicking away a bye by splitting its final six games. These are two of the worst running teams in American football, but Seattle has gotten back Thomas Rawls, which could make for a distinct edge. The Seahawks also have the better defense, though its been vulnerable against the pass since star safety Earl Thomas broke his left leg a month ago. Detroit's Matthew Stafford is the first quarterback to lead eight game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since the 1970 merger, but he's been sacked an NFL-most 37 times. The Lions are also down to their third running back. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 6th, 2017Related News


TECHNO FAIR. Naga City Mayor John Bongat and DOST Regional Director Tomas Briñas (2nd from left), along with Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion (3rd from right) and Bicol Business Month Chair Joe Perez (leftmost) cut the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of.....»»

Source: Bicolmail BicolmailCategory: NewsNov 23rd, 2016Related News


BEST OF BICOL. Naga City Mayor John Bongat and DTI Regional Director Joy Blanco, along with Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion (leftmost) and PCCI VP for South Luzon Jeremie Lo (rightmost) lead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon to officially open the Agri-Aqua Tra.....»»

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Igwa nang kasimbagan an Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa resolucion kan Sangguniang Panlungsod na hinahagad sa agencia na iconvertir an nagkaperang mga city road pasiring sa national road. Si Bise Alcalde Nelson Legacion, pamayo kan SP na.....»»

Source: Bicolmail BicolmailCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2016Related News

Dolly Parton to receive lifetime award at 50th annual CMAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dolly Parton will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 50th annual Country Music Association Awards......»»

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MAGKASAMANG inendorso sa publiko nina S/Supt. Gilbert Cruz ng PCRG Camp Crame at Mr. Nelson Guevarra ng (FFCCCII)  ang bagong hotline na &'8220;Itaga mo sa BATO 2286&'8221; na isang response number at police assistance laban sa krimen at droga......»»

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SINALUBONG ni National Press Club (NPC) Vice President Benny Antiporda si PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa nang magtungo ito sa burol ni C/Insp. Nelson Pagaduan sa Holy Trinity Chapel sa Parañaque City na nabaril at napatay ng mga holdaper sa 7-Eleven con.....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2016Related News


DINAMAYAN at niyakap ni PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa ang pamilya na naiwan ni C/Insp. Nelson Pagaduan nang magtungo ito sa burol sa Holy Trinity Chapel sa Parañaque City na nabaril at napatay sa checkpoint sa 7-Eleven convenience store sa nasabing lungso.....»»

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Acting chairman utas sa shootout (Kumasa sa riding-in-tandem)

PATAY ang isang acting barangay chairman nang makipagbarilan sa mga pulis na lumusob sa isang bahay sa bisa ng search warrant sa Caloocan City kahapon ng madaling araw. Agad binawian ng buhay si Nelson Nazareno, acting chairman ng Brgy. 139 sa nasabing lu.....»»

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Acting Brgy. Chairman, tigok sa parak

TODAS ang isang acting barangay chairman matapos makipagbarilan sa mga pulis nang lusubin ang bahay nito sa bisa ng search warrant sa Caloocan City kaninang madaling-araw. Dead-on-the spot sa mga tama ng bala si Nelson Nazareno, acting chairman ng Brgy. 1.....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2016Related News

Arraignment of Petrasanta, 3 others reset

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division on Thursday canceled the arraignment of former Philippine National Police officials Raul Petrasanta, Eduardo Acierto, Nelson Bautista and Ricardo Zapata Jr. in a graft case they are facing in conn.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2016Related News

How would Marc Nelson, Joey Mead, and KC Montero describe EDSA traffic?

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Whose shoe caught fire on Celebrity Car Wars? Joey Mead, Marc Nelson, KC Montero spill the beans

Whose shoe caught fire on Celebrity Car Wars? Joey Mead, Marc Nelson, KC Montero spill the beans.....»»

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Hot Stuff: Catch the First-Ever History Con Right Here in Manila!

Marc Nelson, Joey Mead King, and KC Montero are among the many guests who will be present at this first entertainment convention of its kind......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleAug 12th, 2016Related News

Gov supports DOE’s ‘e-tricycle’ campaign

Pushing for environmental friendly initiatives, Davao Oriental Gov. Nelson Dayanghirang says he is open to the Department of Energy’s innovation for green and energy efficient public transport – the electric tricycle dubbed as “e-trike.....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2016Related News