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outscored Denver 36-15 in the th

4 Mar 2018 at 03:05

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Tony Gonzalez Jersey . -- The Atlanta Falcons continue to protect their NFC South lead by finding productive replacements for injured starters.The latest evidence of the teams depth came in Sundays 38-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Fill-in starters Matt Wile and Jalen Collins and backup receiver Taylor Gabriel were three players highlighted by coach Dan Quinn on Monday as playing crucial roles in the win.The Falcons (7-4) will take a one-game lead over Tampa Bay into this weeks game against Kansas City (8-3).Collins, a second-round pick in 2015, is in the spotlight as the replacement for star cornerback Desmond Trufant, who has missed two straight games with a shoulder/pectoral injury that could end his season.Atlanta players have accepted the likelihood that Trufant is facing season-ending surgery.That loss is truly significant, but we have got guys behind him like Jalen Collins, defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said after Sundays game. We also have a lot of young guys behind him as well that are ready to compete. I dont think the drop-off will be too big. We have got guys that are hungry.Quinn challenged Collins and cornerbacks Robert Alford and Brian Poole to defend Arizona receivers close to the line. Collins shared the team lead with six tackles, including one for a loss, against Arizona.I really appreciated him competing, Quinn said of Collins Monday. ... He had difficult matchups on a number of good players and he just kept responding. Were anxious to see where he goes, but for me his arrow is certainly trending up.Quinn said the team would add another defensive back this week if Trufant is placed on injured reserve.Wile excelled in his NFL debut as regular punter Matt Bosher missed the game with a hamstring injury. Wile averaged 58 yards on two punts and had touchbacks on each of his seven kickoffs.Quinn, who acknowledged last week he was nervous about having a punter with no NFL experience making the start, applauded Wiles debut.When your opportunity comes, you go nail it, Quinn said.Gabriel didnt start but had four catches for 75 yards , including two touchdowns on screens which showcased his speed.Rookie tight end Austin Hooper had two catches and Levine Toilolo also had a catch as tag-team replacements for Jacob Tamme, who was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury during the teams bye week.The team also weathered a wave of injuries at linebacker early in the season. Sean Weatherspoon was placed on IR while DeVondre Campbell missed four games and Deion Jones missed one game.Quinn said it is important to recognize the value of every backup.Thats why we push each guy to take them as far as we can, knowing when your opportunity is called, youre ready to answer, he said. Thats one of the best ways to demonstrate earning respect from your teammate. Heres my opportunity, Im going to go nail it.Game notes Quinn said DE Adrian Clayborn, who left the game with a knee injury, will see a doctor this week. An update on Clayborns status is expected on Wednesday. ... Following his review of the game film, Quinn said he hopes S Keanu Neal is not fined for a hit on Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. Both players lowered their helmets before the contact. I thought it was a very clean hit where hes hitting the strike zone exactly where we want him to, Quinn said of Neal.---For more NFL coverage: and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Jersey .C. -- When North Carolina freshman Ryan Switzer reported to training camp in August he was a little miffed to learn he was third on the depth chart at punt returner. Larry Johnson Jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. . Reigning world champion Eve Muirhead of Scotland opened with a 12-2 rout of Winnipegs Jennifer Jones in a battle of teams bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:31 left and another with 3:13 remaining to score a season-high 30 points, Stephen Curry also had 30 points with five 3s, and the balanced Golden State Warriors held off the Phoenix Suns 133-120 on Sunday night.Kevin Durant added 29 points, nine rebounds and five assists as Golden State just missed a third 30-point performance by its star three. The Warriors avoided a second home loss at this early stage that would have matched their total of two defeats at Oracle Arena in each of the past two regular seasons.Thompson shot 11 for 18 also with five 3s and scored 14 of his points in the fourth, while Draymond Green finished with 14 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds for Golden State.Eric Bledsoe and T.J. Warren scored 20 points apiece to lead six players in double figures for the Suns.MAGIC 119, THUNDER 117OKLAHOMA CITY -- Serge Ibakas baseline jumper with less than a second remaining lifted Orlandao past Oklahoma City.Ibaka, who was traded from the Thunder to the Magic in the offseason, scored a career-high 31 points and added nine rebounds and four blocks.With the score tied in the final minute, Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook missed a pull-up jumper, and Orlando rebounded and called timeout with 11 seconds remaining to set up Ibakas winner with 0.4 seconds left.Westbrook finished with 41 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season and 40th of his career. The Thunder had won 20 straight when Westbrook tallied a triple-double.Elfrid Payton scored 23 points and Evan Fournier added 21 for the Magic, who snapped a three-game losing streak.CAVALIERS 100, HORNETS 93CLEVELAND -- LeBron James sparked a fourth-quarter comeback with 11 points, Channing Frye scored a season-high 20 and Cleveland beat Charlotte.James, who finished with 19 points, also had five assists in the final period. Dee Ford Jersey. He had eight points on 4-of-15 shooting through three quarters.Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and Kevin Love added 17, but neither played in the fourth quarter as Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue stuck with the group that helped Cleveland take control of the game.Kemba Walker scored 21 points for the Hornets, who have lost two straight after starting the season 6-1.TIMBERWOLVES 125, LAKERS 99MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins had a career-high 47 points, equaling the entire Lakers starting lineup to lead Minnesota.Wiggins made 14 of 21 shots and Nemanja Bjelica added a career-high 24 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves, who played without starting guard Zach LaVine and reserve forward Shabazz Muhammad. Both missed the game with sore right knees.Lou Williams scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Lakers, who got 47 points from their starters and 52 from their bench. Julius Randle had 14 points and six rebounds and Jordan Clarkson scored 14.TRAIL BLAZERS 112, NUGGETS 105PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Trail Blazers handed the struggling Nuggets their fourth straight loss.CJ McCollum added 21 points for the Blazers, who have won five of their last six games. Portland trailed 57-50 at the break, but came alive in the second half and outscored Denver 36-15 in the third quarter.Jamal Murray hit a 3-pointer to pull Denver within 110-105 in the final seconds, but the rally came up short. It was the Blazers seventh straight victory over the Nuggets at the Moda Center.Murray and Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 19 points apiece and Kenneth Faried added 18. The Nuggets have struggled with injuries this season and have just three wins. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 


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