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MIAMI (AP) -- Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday. He was 75.
Patrick Daugherty breaks down all of Week 5's top plays, including T.J. Yeldon.
Jeff Brubach takes a look at fantasy defenses and kickers for Week 5.
Rich Hribar breaks down every game in the NFL to help owners prepare for their Week 5 fantasy football matchups.
A quarter of the NFL season has flown past us, and we’re starting to get an idea of which teams still legitimately have a shot of making a playoff run and which ones are starting to think about next season. This is our first attempt to diagnose and project the 2016 NFL draft picture, and it’s admittedly a serious reach. There are hundreds of factors that will change over the next six months before the draft descends in Chicago next spring. [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] But the picture slowly is revealing itself, and after a handful of conversations with league sources and talent evaluators, we have a bit better idea of how the talent pool in college football is starting to shape up. With that in mind, enjoy our first mock draft of the season — but first, some notes: • We used the inverse of Shutdown Corner’s Week 5 power rankings to determine the order. It’s far from a perfect system (we have, for instance, no AFC South or NFC East team picking below the 20th spot, which won’t happen; at least one from each division will make the postseason and, thus, pick somewhere between 21 and 31, with the New England Patriots losing a first-round pick this season because of Roger Goodell saying so). • We intentionally excluded a few underclassmen of note, including: Penn State QB Christian Hackenburg , LSU CB Tre’Davious White , Clemson WR Mike Williams , Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller , Auburn DE Carl Lawson and West Virginia S Karl Joseph . Various reasons — injury, poor play, a possible desire to return to school next year — had us skipping over these talented players who, if they declare, could firmly find themselves in the first-round picture. • Have some fun with this! We understand that undertaking a mock in early October is a serious stretch. But we’re going off the information we have now, making some projections and — yes — things most certainly will change from now until April. But there’s no reason to get angry over a mock draft. What did it ever do to you? Without further ado …
CLEVELAND (1-3) at BALTIMORE (1-3)
It turns out the Detroit Lions might not have been the only team that potentially saw an outcome of a game turn on a bad call. Cleveland Browns cornerback Tramon Williams told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the NFL admitted he was not offsides on a missed field goal by the San Diego Chargers as time expired Sunday. The Browns were penalized, the Chargers got five yards closer and kicker Josh Lambo made a 34-yard kick to win the game 30-27. [ Play Yahoo Daily Fantasy and get a 100% deposit bonus with your first deposit ] The NFL denied it told the Browns anything about that play, and a league spokesman said the " video we have is inconclusive because we do not have a shot from the line of scrimmage." The Plain Dealer said according to a source the league hadn't even reviewed game film for the Browns as of Wednesday afternoon, when Williams made his claim. That wasn't Williams' story. "It came back that I wasn't offside," Williams told Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer. "I moved when the ball was snapped." It is nearly impossible to see if Williams was conclusively offsides or not in the all-22 coaches film on NFL.com's Game Pass. Williams is on the far right side of the Browns' defensive formation.
Playing some of the best football of his career, Philip Rivers helped rally the San Diego Chargers and avoid what would have been a third straight loss. The Pittsburgh Steelers could sure use a vintage performance from Michael Vick, though both quarterbacks figure to be aided as a top pass-catcher from each team returns from suspension. One of these teams will fall below the .500 mark after Monday night's meeting in San Diego.
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