Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette left their game against the Steelers with an injury to his right foot. The Jaguars’ training staff examined Fournette on the sideline and walked him back to the locker room in the second quarter.
Luckily for the Jaguars, Fournette came out warming up with the team for the second half, and is expected to play in the third quarter.
This season, Kelce had 83 receptions for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns. He was second only to Tyreek Hill in yards receiving and first in receiving touchdowns.
It’s not Kelce’s first concussion this season. In October, he suffered a hit to the head against the Texans and initially remained in the game. But after a second evaluation, he would be removed from the game.
If you ever find yourself in Alvin Kamara’s apartment, one of the first things that will happen is that you will be offered an Airhead. Just open the bottom drawer in the kitchen, he says.
It’s about four hours after practice ended on Friday and Kamara is hanging out on his couch with Antonio Morgan (DJ Tonee if you’re from Atlanta), who flew in for the Saints-Falcons game on Sunday. The two have been friends since Kamara was in 6th grade. When Kamara is asked what has changed in his life this year, the year that everything seems to have changed, Morgan answers for him.
At 1 a.m., he piles into an eight-seat Mercedes Sprinter to fit his 13-person crew and heads to the club. The van pulls up to the front, and Kamara leads the way inside, turning around frequently to make sure everyone gets through the velvet ropes. He weaves through the crowd, frequently being stopped for pictures and well wishes, arriving in his section at 2 a.m. But within minutes he leaves the club, abruptly.
The Falcons will have their hands full with the Rams first, but they match up with them well offensively and defensively. They’re not going anywhere else if they don’t win there, but you can bet it will be played at the level of the NFC championship already being at stake.
The marquee names in the NFC may be largely absent this year (no Cowboys, Packers, Seahawks or Giants from last January, for example), but a showdown like this will do just fine. The LA Coliseum has not hosted an NFL playoff game since 1994, and the Rams have not played a postseason game there since 1979 … seven years before coach Sean McVay was born.
Enough subplots for you on that side? The Falcons led the Super Bowl by 25 points last year. (Yeah, you probably didn’t forget.) They had to win their way in last week against the Panthers, or else put an exclamation point on a Super Bowl hangover that would have devoured their offseason.