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The Friday 5: November 22nd

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Myles Garrett Suspension Upheld

The NFL has decided to uphold Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett’s indefinite suspension for pulling off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him in the head with it. Garrett met with the NFL this week to appeal a suspension that will go at least through the end of this season and the playoffs.

During his meeting with NFL, Garrett said Rudolph used a racial slur which led to the incident. Rudolph has denied the allegation, and the NFL has said they found no evidence of its occurrence. Garrett is a talented, young player, who made a terrible mistake. Hopefully he learns from it and comes back better for it.


Waiting All Week for Sunday Night

We are with you Carrie Underwood, because Sunday Night Football promises to be 🔥, when the 8-2 Green Bay Packers take on the 9-1 San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. 

It looks like 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo just might have his trusty tight end George Kittle back, and wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel should play. The Niners’ run game has struggled of late, but the Packers’ 25th-ranked run defense should help right that ship. 

Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers comes into the game with a 17:2 touchdown to interception ratio, but he’s facing a 49ers’ pass rush that is tied for most sacks in the league with 39. That’s a lot of sacks. The 49ers’ defense ranks first in passing yards allowed and second in points allowed, but it is 20th in rush yards allowed. So, the Packers’ keys to victory are a big game from running back Aaron Jones and protecting Rodgers. Advantage: 49ers


Dak vs. the Patriots’ Defense

In what many thought might have been a Super Bowl match-up before the season, the 6-4 Dallas Cowboys are heading to Foxborough to face the 9-1 New England Patriots. 

Although the Cowboys have had an up-and-down season, quarterback Dak Prescott is playing like an MVP, having passed for 3,221 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In last week’s match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots’ defense had five sacks, a fumble recovery, and held the Eagles to only three third-down conversions. The Cowboys key to victory – protect the quarterback and feed Zeke in the run game.

Tom Brady and the Patriots’ offense are averaging over 28 points a game and the Cowboys’ D is giving up just under 20. The Cowboys will be fighting to hold on to their lead in the NFC East, but on the road in Foxborough is no easy task. 


Battle of the Birds

Coming off their bye week, the Seattle Seahawks are off to Philly to take on the 5-5 Eagles. With the NFC East up for grabs, this is a must-win for Carson Wentz and Co. 

MVP-candidate Russell Wilson has thrown 23 touchdowns and just two interceptions all season, while leading Seattle’s seventh-ranked offense. The Seahawks are undefeated in road games, but Lincoln Financial Field is a whole different ballgame. That being said, the Eagles, who were held to 255 yards of total offense last week against the Patriots, have been inconsistent at best.

But on any given Sunday, anything can happen, and for reasons we can’t fully explain, we see Philly coming out victorious.


Together at Last

After 138 long days, Los Angeles Clippers fans finally saw Paul George and Kawhi Leonard together on the court. And they even got an exciting win, defeating the Boston Celtics, 107-104, in overtime.

George returned from injury last week, while Leonard had sat out the last three games, so there was some rust to the tune of 10 turnovers from George and Leonard and 23 from the Clippers overall. 

George finished the night with 25 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer, eight assists, and five rebounds, while Leonard has 17 points and six rebounds. It’s November. These guys in June will be scary. The stars are shining bright in LA.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.