Takeaways

8 takeaways from the Patriots’ heartbreaking OT loss to the Cowboys

Mac Jones is a quick study — but not quite quick enough. The New England Patriots couldn’t quite pull off a comeback over the Dallas Cowboys, who managed a walk-off touchdown in overtime, with Dak Prescott finding CeeDee Lamb for 35 yards. The Cowboys won, 35-29.

The Patriots rookie quarterback was nearly the scapegoat then the hero in regulation. He threw a pick-six to Trevon Diggs with two and a half minutes left in the game. The Patriots had needed just a first down to win it. Instead, they gave Dallas the lead. Then Jones did something remarkable. He hit Kendrick Bourne for 75 yards on the following play with Diggs in coverage. It was a truly special play: gutsy as any play he’d made all year. But he left 2:11 on the clock for the Cowboys, who managed to tie the game, send it to overtime and win

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2021 WNBA Playoffs first-round takeaways: Mercury escape in thriller over Liberty; Sky pull away from Wings

The 2021 WNBA Playoffs got underway on Thursday night with the single-elimination first round, and the second game of the doubleheader between the Phoenix Mercury and New York Liberty was a showcase for this format. After a thrilling, back-and-forth fourth quarter, the Mercury escaped with an 83-82 win thanks to a last-second free throw by Brianna Turner.

Skylar Diggins Smith went for 22 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Brittney Griner added 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. But it was Sophie Cunningham who stole the show, stepping up in the absence of Diana Taurasi to bury six 3-pointers en route to a career-high 21 points. 

The first game of the night was not quite so dramatic. While the Chicago Sky did allow the Dallas Wings to get back in the game in the second half, they pulled away in the fourth quarter to make sure they would

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2 Main Takeaways From Aaron Rodgers’ New Interview

A closeup of Aaron Rodgers wearing a Green Bay Packers helmet.

A closeup of Aaron Rodgers wearing a Green Bay Packers helmet.

Aaron Rodgers broke his silence on his situation with the Green Bay Packers during an interview with Kenny Mayne on the SportsCenter anchor’s final show.

The superstar quarterback provided some clarity on his feelings toward the franchise.

“With my situation, look it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan,” Rodgers told Mayne, via ESPN. “I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. [We’ve had] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way.”

Rodgers added that it’s more about his relationship with the front office.

“I think sometimes

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Week 5 Takeaways + Updated Rankings (2020-21 Fantasy Basketball)

With Week 6 on the horizon, we polled our experts for their biggest takeaways of the last week and what they mean for fantasy basketball. Here are Brad CamaraAlex BurnsAaron LarsonAdam Koffler, and Zak Hanshew with their takeaways and updated Rest of Season rankings.

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My biggest takeaways this week center on some dominant big men. There hasn’t been a more dominant player over the last week than Clint Capela, who’s been tearing opposing defenses to shreds and blocking everything in sight. In four games played in Week 5, the big man averaged a ridiculous 22.0 points, 18.8 boards, and 1.3 steals … to go with an unbelievable 5.5 swats.

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