Don’t expect to see Jeremy Hill in a Bengals uniform in 2018. Hill, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, appeared to tweet a goodbye message to Cincinnati on Wednesday. “Been one hell of a ride Cincinnati on to the next chapter,” he wrote above a video of highlights from his Bengals years. It has seemed clear since last May that Hill’s time in Cincinnati was limited. The Bengals took running back Joe Customized Basketball Jerseys Mixon in the second round of the 2017 draft and also expressed interest in Leonard Fournette, who went off the board fourth overall. Hill did not finish out the year after choosing to have season-ending ankle surgery in November. “Jeremy thinks he needs to have ankle surgery,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said at the time, noting that he was surprised by the decision. “He’s consulted a couple of physicians. Both said this is something that Customized Baseball Jerseys could wait until after the season, and he just felt like it was causing too much discomfort.” Hill wrote Customized Football Jerseys about the disappointment of the season on his Instagram account after the surgery. “I know in many ways for myself 2017 feels like a bad dream that I can’t wake up from but I know I wouldn’t be experiencing any of this if it wasn’t for a purpose,” he wrote. “I’m aware a lot of you have written me off but this is only the beginning for me.” Hill was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2014 draft and rushed for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season. He was never able to recapture the success of his first year. Although he rushed for 11 touchdowns in 2015, that season will be most remembered for a mistake he made in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Hill fumbled with 1:36 left in fourth quarter with the Bengals leading the Steelers 16-15 and poised to win their first playoff game since the 1990 season. The Steelers ultimately came back to win, and both the Bengals and Hill were never quite the same afterward. The Bengals have had two losing seasons in the past two years, and Hill played in only seven games in 2017, rushing 37 times for 116 yards and no touchdowns. Although technically he started all seven games, Hill was often playing only the first series of each half and had lost significant playing time to Mixon, who finished the Customized Hockey Jerseys season with 913 all-purpose yards. Hill, 25, will now enter free agency in a market that could feature Steelers All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Hill started 43 games and carried the ball 704 times for 2,873 yards and 29 touchdowns during his time in Cincinnati. “I’m not nervous at all,” Hill said to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think the chips will fall where they may and I’m good with that going forward. I’m going to put the work in and when you do that you can sleep good at night knowing you did everything you could, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Atlanta Falcons Customized Basketball Jerseys quarterback Matt Ryan will be in familiar territory for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Ryan grew up 32 miles outside Philadelphia in Exton, Pennsylvania, and attended Penn Charter High School. He was a big Donovan McNabb fan when McNabb was the quarterback of Customized Football Jerseys the Eagles. “It’s always good to go back and play there, for sure,” Ryan said. “Obviously the family and friends, it’s great to see them. But it doesn’t matter where we go this time of the year. We’re just excited to be going and just still have the opportunity to keep playing.” But Ryan certainly won’t receive Customized Hockey Jerseys a warm reception from the Eagles or their fans. Ryan is 1-3 all time against the Eagles in Philadelphia, completing 86 of 148 passes for 1,056 yards with eight touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 87. Last year’s game there was arguably his worst of the season. He completed just 18 of 33 passes for 267 yards, with a touchdown, an interception and a season-low passing rating of 78.7 in a 24-15 loss at Lincoln Financial Field. Ryan is 6-3 on the road this season following this past weekend’s 26-13 wild-card win against the Los Angeles Rams. And his playoff road record is now 1-2. For Customized Baseball Jerseys the Falcons to advance to the NFC Championship Game, Ryan will have to play at an MVP level against an Eagles defense that ranked in the top five in total defense (fourth), rushing defense (first), third-down percentage (third) and scoring (fourth). Ryan, who has put a renewed emphasis on footwork the past few years, has made plays with his feet the past two games and might have to do the same against the Eagles. “He’s a hell of a competitor, and those of you that know him know the nice guy you see through the media, but in between those white lines, he is a wolf,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “I love what he stands for as a competitor, and his teammates know that, too. I thought there’s all sorts of examples, getting hit and bouncing back up, getting ready for the next one. He really showed that kind of toughness to his teammates.” Atlanta opened as a favorite on the road against the Eagles, who have Nick Foles at quarterback rather than injured starter Carson Wentz (ACL).
The four-game losing streak that threatened their season now seems so long ago for the Chiefs. They all but buried it Customized Baseball Jerseys in claiming their most important victory of the season Saturday night. They won a showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers 30-13 at Arrowhead Stadium to surge back into the lead in the AFC West. The Chiefs (8-6) can clinch their second consecutive division championship by winning Customized Basketball Jerseys either of their next two games, on Christmas Eve against the Miami Dolphins at Arrowhead or on New Year’s Eve against the Broncos in Denver. The Chiefs would hold the tiebreaker against either of the two AFC West teams — the Chargers and the Oakland Raiders — that could conceivably wind up in a tie for the division title. Saturday’s victory wasn’t one of Kansas City’s most artistic of the season. The Chiefs twice had to settle for field goals while inside the Los Angeles 20. Harrison Butker, their normally reliable kicker, missed a field goal attempt. They took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, only to see the Chargers forge ahead in the second half. But the Chiefs rallied themselves, intercepting Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers three times and forcing a fumble in the second half. Marcus Peters, in his first game after a suspension, had two of the interceptions. Kareem Hunt rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown and also caught a pass for a score. Kareem Hunt had 206 yards from scrimmage and a pair of touchdowns against the Chargers. AP Photo/Ed Zurga Given the stakes, the Customized Football Jerseys victory was as solid as any the Chiefs have had. “You take any kind of win tonight, but certainly one like that for sure, just the way the team played,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. “That was a red-hot offense, hadn’t turned the ball over in a lot of weeks. They had been real productive. Our defense, to do what they did tonight, was impressive. I thought the way our [offensive] line [played] and the way Kareem ran … it was impressive and fun to watch back there.” The Chiefs wobbled severely this season, losing those four straight games and six of seven at Customized Hockey Jerseys one point to lower expectations on what once seemed to be a promising season. The Chiefs snapped out of it by beating the Raiders last Sunday. After defeating the Chargers, Kansas City has righted itself at the right time. “All of us realize how things can flip, either way,” Smith said. “We just want to keep the edge we’re playing with, keep that mentality. I think we’ve got a good thing going.” It’s not surprising the Chiefs found their comfort zone against AFC West opponents. The win was Kansas City’s eighth straight against the Chargers and its 15th in the past 16 games against divisional opponents. Playing against the Dolphins next week means stepping out of divisional play, but the Chiefs still have plenty on the line. “The stakes will be ever higher,” Smith said. “You win the game, you win the division. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Mike Trout has customized jerseys been knocked for his arm in the past, but the Angels superstar delivered an incredible 250-foot throw to nail Robinson custom jerseys Chirinos at the plate and prevent the go-ahead run from scoring in the ninth inning of the Halos’ game against the Rangers on Wednesday at Angel Stadium. With the score tied at 4, a pair of runners on and two outs, Shin-Soo Choo shot a single to center field, prompting Chirinos to attempt to score from second. Trout fired a no-hop throw to catcher Martin Maldonado, who tagged Chirinos for the final out of the inning. “That throw was incredible,” left fielder Cameron Maybin said. The Rangers challenged the call, but replay showed Customized Basketball Jerseys Chirinos’ foot appeared to be elevated as it crossed the plate, leading the umpires to uphold the ruling. The Angels ultimately fell, 7-5, after the Rangers rallied for three runs in the Custom Team Jerseys 10th, but Trout’s impressive play still drew plenty of praise from his teammates. “Did you ever make a better throw than that one?” shortstop Andrelton Simmons asked Trout afterward. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better throw.” Trout just laughed. “It’s one of them, for sure,” he said. “Obviously, it was a big play in the game. I saw him going around the bases, and I knew I had a shot. Just put it right on the money.”