first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic vented his frustrations with a horror kung-fu style kick on Ghananian defender as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Evian on Wednesday night.The Swedish superstar launched a dangerous studs-up challenge on Evian defender Jonathan Mensah, who felt the full force as the Ligue 1 strugglers ended les Parisiens’ unbeaten run ended after 26 games.Ibrahimovic was clearly feeling the heat following his country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, and somehow escaped without a booking for his rash tackle that could have left the Ghanaian international badly hurt.Ouch! Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s nasty studs-up tackle hits Jonathan Mensah in the face  Feeling the force: Mensah can’t get out the way as Ibrahimovic’s right boot connects with his headFlattened: Mensah hits the deck after being poleaxed by IbrahimovicPSG missed out the chance to equal a club record of successive wins as second-half goals from Clarck N’Sikulu and Modou Sougou secured a famous win for the hosts. And Ibrahimovic blasted his side’s display as their lead over Lille at the top of the table was cut to just one point.He fumed: ‘It was a bad game. We did not deserve to win.’The team has not been good and we never found our rhythm. This is a good wake-up call. Every game is difficult and we must stay focused.’Revenge: Evian Modou Sougou gives Ibrahimovic a taste of his own medicinelast_img read more

first_imgWEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST  | KickerIs Amari Cooper playing Sunday night?UPDATE:  Cooper is officially ACTIVE.After an MRI on Thursday, Cooper was diagnosed with a bruised knee, and the initial belief at the time was that he would play on Sunday night against Minnesota. Nothing has changed since then, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported very early Sunday morning . Cooper is a must-start if active. If he’s out, expect more targets for Michael Gallup and a variety of secondary receivers, led by Randall Cobb. Because this is a prime-time game, you should have a backup from either the Cowboys, Vikings, 49ers, or Seahawks to sub in if Cooper is a surprise scratch.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back |  Wide receiver | Tight endIs JuJu Smith-Schuster playing Week 10?UPDATE:  Smith-Schuster is officially ACTIVE.Smith-Schuster (toe) was a late add to the injury report on Friday, though no official clarification was given. He dealt with a toe injury earlier in the season, so the most likely reason is that he aggravated it in practice.If Smith-Schuster is active, he’ll be a boom-or-bust WR3 in a tough matchup against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams defense. If he’s out, Diontae Washington and James Washington will be Pittsburgh’s primary wide receivers, but it’s hard to recommend either with Mason Rudolph under center. If anything, Vance McDonald and Jaylen Samuels will benefit the most. Because this game doesn’t kick off until late in the afternoon, fantasy owners should play it safe and either keep JuJu on their benches or have a fill-in from the late/prime-time games ready to go.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash  | DK GPP |  FD cash  | FD GPPMarquise Brown injury updateUPDATE 2:  Brown is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE 1:  NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Sunday morning that Brown is expected to play. After missing two games prior to Baltimore’s bye and returning for last week’s game against the Patriots, Brown (ankle) is once again listed as “questionable” heading into Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderAt this point, it would be a surprise if he’s out, and as long as he’s active, he’s a worthwhile starter against a Bengals’ defense prone to allowing big plays. If Brown is out, Willie Snead would be the primary beneficiary, but he would still be no more than a deep FLEX play. It’s already been a bad week for wide receivers, with Adam Thielen, A.J. Green, Brandin Cooks, T.Y. Hilton, and Sterling Shepard ruled out (and Corey Davis listed as “doubtful”), and it could get even worse depending on the active/inactive statuses of “questionable” WRs Amari Cooper, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marquise Brown. Fantasy football owners will be looking for injury updates all morning, afternoon, and evening, and we’ll be providing them below to help with your Week 10 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions.For the active/inactive status of Le’Veon Bell , click here ; for news on injured QBs  Matthew Stafford  and  Lamar Jackson , go here ; for the Week 10 weather report , click here . Follow us at  @SN_Fantasy  for more news and updates.last_img read more

first_imgIt seems like every Thanksgiving, America is forced to digest butt fumbles, bad coin tosses and bonehead blocked field-goal recoveries, not to mention Lions games.But over the decades, plenty of players have achieved brilliance instead of infamy. 2. O.J. Simpson, RB, Bills (vs. Lions, 1976)Simpson kept the national TV audience tuned in long after his Bills were out of it against the Lions. Detroit cruised to a 27-14 win, but O.J. rushed for a then-single-game record 273 yards, breaking his own record of 250 set three years earlier during his 2,000-yard season.Walter Payton surpassed that a year later, but no one topped either of them until 2000.3. Randy Moss, WR, Vikings (vs. Cowboys, 1998)One of the all-time best revenge games, Moss got back at the Cowboys for passing him over in that year’s draft. The rookie caught three passes — all touchdowns of 50-plus yards, including a flea-flicker two minutes into the game and one bomb while he was being interfered with.The Vikings won 46-36 and wound up one missed field goal away from the Super Bowl.4. Barry Sanders, RB, Lions (vs. Bears, 1997)The annual Thanksgiving appetizer for a decade, Sanders’ best show was this one: 167 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yarder, and humiliation of Bears defenders on virtually every carry.The Lions won 55-20, Sanders moved into second on the all-time rushing list … and retired after the next season, still No. 2.5. Tom Brady, QB Patriots (vs. Lions, 2010)You knew Brady would make this list. He turned Detroit’s defense into hopeless turkeys in a matchup of two teams going in completely different directions. In New England’s 45-24 victory, Brady posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating by completing 21 of 27 pass attempts for 341 yards and 4 TDs, a pair each to Wes Welker and Deion Branch.MORE: Most embarrassing Thanksgiving moments6. Emmitt Smith, RB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins, 2002)Smith, a Thanksgiving staple like Sanders for more than a decade, was coming to the end of his days in Dallas; the Cowboys would cut him at the end of the season. It was his last game against their rival, Chad Hutchinson was the quarterback and the opposing coach was Steve Spurrier, in his first year.Smith rushed for 144 yards, only his second 100-yard game all season, tied for second in all-time 100-yard games behind Walter Payton, and the Cowboys won 27-20.7. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys (vs. Buccaneers, 2006)The Cowboys knew they had something special in the undrafted Romo pretty quickly in his first half-season as a starter. In only his sixth career start, Romo ripped Tampa Bay’s defense in a 38-10 rout.Romo had the first of two five-TD games in his career, going 22-of-29 for 306 yards. Two went to the late Terry Glenn, two to Marion Barber III and the last one, of course, to Terrell Owens. He threw three touchdown passes, including the 50-yarder to Drew Pearson with 28 seconds left that won it for the Cowboys, 24-23.15. Jason Garrett, QB, Cowboys (vs. Packers, 1994)The third-stringer and future head coach replaced injured starter Troy Aikman and backup Rodney Peete, fell behind 17-3 in the first half, endured Brett Favre throwing four touchdown passes to Sterling Sharpe … and won, 42-31.The Cowboys scored 36 second-half points, and Garrett was 15-for-26 for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Before that, he had thrown 24 career NFL passes. 8. Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins (vs. Cowboys, 2012)Just two weeks before this game, Mike Shanahan had all but called Washington’s season over at 3-6. The rookie Griffin was making a virtual homecoming while trying to keep hope alive.It sprang to life unexpectedly. Griffin threw three of his four touchdown passes in a 28-0 stampede in the second quarter and helped hold off a furious Cowboys comeback. Washington won 38-31, the second win in the season-ending, seven-game streak that got them the NFC East title.9-10. Matthew Stafford, QB, and Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions (vs. Eagles, 2015)This would mark the last time Staff and Megatron would celebrate Thanksgiving in Ford Field together, and they ended with a bang in Detroit’s 45-14 rout of Philadelphia.Stafford ripped the Eagles for 337 yards and 5 TDs, with Johnson accounting for 93 receiving yards and 3 of those TDs. With it, Johnson set the record for most receiving TDs (10) in Thanksgiving history.11. Bob Griese, QB Dolphins (vs. Cardinals, 1977)How can a six-touchdown day on Thanksgiving be so forgotten over time? It was a rare holiday game in St. Louis, back when there was a move to stop Dallas from monopolizing the day. Griese threw all six in three quarters, on just 23 attempts, and the Dolphins blew the Cards out, 55-14.Dallas has hosted a Thanksgiving game every year since; only Manning has thrown for as many touchdowns on the day.12. Roger Brown, DE, Lions (vs. Packers, 1962)Not so much the historically overlooked Brown, but the entire line, the “Fearsome Foursome” before the Rams bogarted the nickname. Brown, Alex Karras, Sam Williams and Darris McCord led a Lions defense that sacked Bart Starr 11 times, including once for a safety, as Detroit whipped Vince Lombardi’s 10-0 defending-champion Packers, 26-14. Brown was in on seven of the sacks.13. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers (vs. Colts, 2016)Brown was the latest entry here with his explosion in Pittsburgh’s 28-7 romp in Indianapolis on Thanksgiving night. The Colts had no answers for him in scoring position, as his 5 catches for 91 yards included touchdowns of 25, 33 and 22 yards.14. Clint Longley, QB, Cowboys (vs. Redskins, 1974)Even after 43 years, no Thanksgiving performance has packed more shock value. At the height of the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry, Washington knocked Roger Staubach out of the game with a third-quarter concussion, forcing Dallas to go to the rookie Longley, trailing 16-3. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Here are the 15 greatest NFL Thanksgiving game performances ever.MORE: 2019 NFL Thanksgiving game viewing guide1. Peyton Manning, QB, Colts (vs. Lions, 2004)This game all but assured he’d break Dan Marino’s single-season touchdown pass record of 48; he finished the game with 41, with five games left, and ended up with 49. Manning did it in three quarters, too, throwing his first three to Brandon Stokley and the last three to Marvin Harrison.It was as lopsided a Thanksgiving game as there’s ever been, 41-9 — and on the day Barry Sanders received his Hall of Fame ring.last_img read more