“I was just showing what I’ve been doing all year, except last week,” said Young, who committed a combined 19 turnovers in back-to-back road losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma State. “Just showing that I can manage the game and get my teammates involved and get them involved early. And they did a great job executing.”
Young’s first 3-point attempt — which he made — didn’t come until there was 15:26 left in the game.
On defense, Richard Sherman has 30 career interceptions and two in his last two home playoff games. Safety Kam Chancellor has three postseason interceptions, including one of 90-yard touchdown return against Cam Newton in 2015. Seattle won four of its last five meetings with Detroit, which has gone to the playoffs twice in the last three seasons.
It would be wise to hang with this game into the fourth quarter, especially if the Lions are trailing. Or maybe just make sure you’re in front of a TV somewhere in the fourth quarter. Detroit has won eight times after trailing in the fourth quarter or overtime. Quarterback Matthew Stafford led the team in those eight wins, the most by a quarterback in a single season since 1970. Stafford has passed for better than 4,000 yards for six consecutive seasons.
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According to the filing, the NFL’s director of investigations, Kia Roberts, testified that following her interviews with the woman who accused Elliott of domestic violence, she recommended to the league that the Dallas player not be suspended. However, Roberts was left off the NFL panel that decided on Elliott’s punishment, and her recommendation was not included in the league’s final report or official letter to him.
“Arbitrary decision-making and internal inconsistencies continue to plague the most senior level of management of the League,” the NFLPA said in a statement released Friday. “This is the latest and best example of the Players’ belief that independent, transparent and collectively bargained policies generate the best systemic results for all parties.”