Saints’ games vs. Rams, Panthers get flex treatment

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Get out the bent-arm emojis — it’s flexing season.

As we move into the latter portion of the 2017 slate, jerseys cheap game times are suddenly subject to change. Records and stakes matter!

The Week 12 schedule gets a little jucier in the late afternoon slot, with New Orleans’ matchup against the Los Angeles Rams moving to 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. The move, however, means the Rams-Saints won’t be flexed to Sunday Night Football, as some had speculated it could have . In the same week, Tennessee at Indianapolis stays in the 1 p.m. slot but moves to FOX.

In Week 13, a major NFC South battle moves into the national slot with the Carolina at New Orleans game shifting to 4:25 p.m. ET and staying on FOX. Denver at Miami will move to FOX, but stay in the 1 p.m. ET time slot.

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Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints Nike Toddler Game Jersey

After a disappointing loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Sean McVay’s Rams came back with intensity usually reserved for a playoff China Saints Jerseys for cheap game. From the opening kickoff returned by an amped Pharoh Cooper, the Rams played inspired football and appeared more than ready to get back to winning. Their first drive was efficient, covering 59 yards in seven plays and 4:07, with a touchdown pass on a hard slant to Sammy Watkins capping the possession. China Saints Jerseys for cheap almost looked too easy.

Things became more of a mixed bag as New Orleans adjusted, but Jared Goff was incredibly sharp in the first half, tossing two touchdown passes and helping Los Angeles build a 17-10 lead. Though he had his ups and downs, Goff’s line was eye-grabbing: 28 of 43, 354 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Todd Gurley quietly made an impact on the ground, and Cooper Kupp set a new single-game high with eight catches for 116 yards. And perhaps most importantly, the Rams got Watkins involved again, which can go a long, long way with toward future successes for a team that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

Alvin Kamara is the real deal. The rookie running back has seen a well-documented bump in touches since the departure of Adrian Peterson, but his performance Sunday was arguably his best of his career. Filling the envisioned satellite back role perfectly, Kamara became New Orleans’ best option in both the running and passing game, rushing five times for 87 yards and a touchdown, and catching six passes for 101 yards and another score. Think about that: 188 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on just 11 touches. Rarely does a player make such an impact in so few opportunities, and it’s even more uncommon to see a rookie doing it.

Each time he caught the ball, whether in the flats or running down the seam, it was must-watch action. He slipped multiple defenders on many of his runs and even hurdled another. New Orleans didn’t leave with a wholesale Saints jerseys win, but the kid should be proud of his effort — and the rest of the league should be on notice from here on out.

Williams has been with Denver’s practice squad since Sept. 5, signing with the Broncos one day after clearing waivers following his release from the Bills. The running back’s release was surprising, as he appeared primed to serve as LeSean McCoy’s backup in Buffalo. Instead, he’s spent the season toiling on the fields of the Broncos’ training facility.

Now, he’s joining the league’s third-best rushing attack, becoming the third part of a backfield powered by the bullish Mark Ingram and versatile rookie Alvin Kamara. Together, the two have combined to rush for 1,089 yards in the first nine games of the season, bringing a welcome balance to the league’s second-ranked offense. Williams won’t get a large share of the carries, but adds depth to one of the Saints’ most important position groups.

He’s also reuniting with his University of Arkansas position coach, Joel Thomas, who’s now the Saints’ running backs Saints jerseys for cheap coach.

Williams rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown on 27 attempts during his lone season in the NFL in 2016 as a member of the Bills.