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Lets not write off the NFL just yet, no matter what the declining TV ratings say. Sean Harlow Womens Jersey . Still, this was one long day of tedious, bad football that showcased various problems with the current state of the game.All the ugliness concluded as Sunday turned to Monday on the East Coast with a Can you believe that?! 6-6 tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals after each teams kicker missed a gimme field goal attempt late in overtime. Even folks with an appreciation for stingy defense had to be face-palming at the way that one ended.It all began about 15 hours earlier in London, where Case Keenum threw four interceptions -- including one on a ridiculously amateurish miscommunication to thwart what could have been a game-tying drive late -- in the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 loss to the New York Giants.In between, there were other duds that featured sloppy offense, tons of turnovers, plenty of punts and penalties, questionable coaching or various other instances of the sort of blah, take-it-or-leave-it, non-action that led Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden to refer to his teams 20-17 loss against the Detroit Lions (which was 3-all at halftime) this way: It was kind of a snoozer there, for a while.Tell us about it, Jay.Or as Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said of his previously unbeaten teams performance in a 21-10 defeat against the Philadelphia Eagles, a game that included a combined half-dozen turnovers in the first half alone: `Embarrassing, really, is the word, in at least two of the phases.Could have been talking about much of the league, really.In case you missed it, here are the other top topics after the NFL seasons seventh Sunday:NO GOFF: Somehow, Rams coach Jeff Fisher sees fit to keep trotting Keenum out there and keep No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff on the bench. No matter how unprepared he might be, Goff couldnt possibly give the team less of a chance to win than Keenum did Sunday -- could he? Jared is going to play when we feel Jared is ready, Fisher said, adding: We didnt lose this game because of quarterback play. You sure about that, Coach? And even if its true, why not get Goff some experience?DOUBLE 200: Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi joined some exclusive company by running for 214 yards in a 28-25 victory over the Buffalo Bills, making him only the fourth player in NFL history to top 200 on the ground in consecutive games. The others? O.J. Simpson -- yes, THAT O.J. Simpson -- Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams.LANDRYS HIT: Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry leveled Bills S Aaron Williams by launching into him and putting a shoulder into his helmet. The shot sent Williams to the hospital with head and neck injuries. Definitely a cheap hit, Bills CB Nickell Robey-Coleman said.GREENS CATCH: What a catch ! On an old-fashioned, close-your-eyes-and-chuck-it Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green -- surrounded by defenders -- juggled the ball before corralling it with one hand while landing on his back in the end zone for a 48-yard TD in a 31-17 victory over winless Cleveland.AT 43, VINATIERI GETS 43: Indys Adam Vinatieri, still kickin at age 43, made two field goals in a 34-26 victory at Tennessee, giving him 43 successful attempts in a row, breaking the record set by former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt from 2002-04.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Duke Riley Youth Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Takkarist McKinley Falcons Jersey .J. -- Seven games into a disappointing season, New York Giants defensive catalyst Jason Pierre-Paul is getting the feeling hes back. http:///...rlow-falcons-jersey/ . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After watching their athletes pile up medals in Brazil, leaders of the U.S. Olympic team came home and produced results that could resonate every bit as loudly.Among the U.S. Olympic Committees achievements over the past 10 days were the re-embracing of black sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos -- two of the most iconic figures in Olympic history -- the righting of a racially tinged omission dating back 80 years and the decision to take an unflinching look at where Americas Olympic teams stand in their mission to become more diverse.The USOC has used the weeks following the 2016 Games to remind both itself and the world that the Olympic movement was created to bring people of different nations, colors and creeds together -- and not to simply put on a lavish sports festival every two years.Football does it, basketball does it -- they pay homage to all the athletes that came before the people who are famous now, American sprinter Justin Gatlin said. So to be able to do that for our athletes, its an important step in the right direction.Smith and Carlos, whose raised fists on the medals stand sent a strong message about race and, in turn, got them kicked out of the Mexico City Olympics, were present for the USOCs history making trip to the White House last week -- marking what they called the first official USOC event theyd been a part of since their ouster in 1968.That White House trip also included relatives of Americas black 1936 Olympians -- a group that included Jesse Owens but that was never afforded that recognition upon their return from Berlin.And before the DC trip, the USOC unveiled its public scorecards for diversity hiring in a frank, and public, assessment of the Olympic teams shortcomings in that area.Plans for all these initiatives were hatched months ago -- long before Colin Kaepernicks national anthem protests helped vault the issue of racial inequality and police violence into the mainstream of sports.Were not just doing it because its the right thing to do, even though it is, said the USOCs CEO, Scott Blackmun, in speaking about the diversity scorecards. We need to improve our cultural competency. We need to harness the idea of a diverse talent pool because its effective, not just because its fair. Takkarist McKinley Womens Jersey. In short, Blackmun would like to see the talent pool in administrative offices better reflect the talent pool on the field.Carlos, who joined Smith in what remains as one of the most powerful signs of protest in sports history, called his official return to the USOC family a rebirth.To evolve into one of the pillars of the sport and not be within the realm of the sport, its a sensational feeling to come back, Carlos said. I think itll be (good) for young kids to see Dr. Smith and myself, to hear our story and to encourage them to do the right thing relative to sports: Be clean, cherish your sport and spread your sport throughout society.Though those ideals have long been embedded in the Olympic charter, they have often been obscured by the cascade of spiraling costs, corruption, doping scandals and hosting problems that have dominated the recent era of the games.The USOC story line, meanwhile, often veered between its long quest to bring the Olympics back to the U.S. (The Summer Games havent been in America since 1996) and a revolving door of management and governance styles that, after long last, have found stable footing.Even so, a big chunk of Blackmuns own report card will be based on whether the USOC can help bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles.But regardless of the bid, Blackmun has approached his leadership role with the awareness that the USOC has missions that go beyond winning medals and hosting the Olympics.The invitation of the relatives of the 1936 Olympians was especially poignant given they had a chance to shake hands with the nations first black president, Barack Obama.There were 18 black members of that team, including Owens, whose four-gold-medal performance in Nazi Germany, as Obama put it Thursday, Put a lie to notions of racial superiority -- whooped `em and taught them a thing or two about democracy and taught them a thing or two about the American character.---AP Sports Writers Pat Graham and Stephen Whyno contributed to this report. 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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