Panthers C Aleksandr Barkov, who leads the team with eight multi-point games, returned to the lineup after missing Saturday’s 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche with an upper-body injury. . Red Wings D/RW Luke Witkowski saw his first action since the conclusion of his 10-game NHL suspension for returning to the ice to rejoin a fight Nov. 9 against the Calgary Flames, and fought twice with Panthers C Micheal Haley, who leads the NHL with nine fighting majors.
Speaking of “down to the wire,” that’s when Ngakoue did his best work on Sunday.
The Jaguars were nursing a six-point lead with 1:48 left in the game, but their defense had improbably allowed the Browns to move the ball from Cleveland’s 22 all the way down to Jacksonville’s 40-yard line. After incomplete passes on first and second down, the Browns were looking at a third-and-10. They still had plenty of time to score if they could just make a first down right there. The Browns may have even elected to try to go for it on fourth down if they didn’t make it on third down at that point in the game.
Coincidentally, the evidence includes the last quarterback to take the Eagles on a Super Bowl run. The starters who have torn ACLs, whose styles have depended as much on their legs as their arms, in the last 12 years are Robert Griffin III, Brian Hoyer … and Donovan McNabb.
McNabb tore his right ACL in November 2006, at age 30 and in his eighth season. He returned for the 2007 opener, led the Eagles back to the NFC title game in 2008 and made his sixth and final Pro Bowl appearance in 2009, his final year in Philly.
A successful day of parenting has two qualities: (1) good logistics and (2) getting the hell out of the house. They work in tandem, and the farther you go, the more logistical planning you need.