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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Breakout NFL star ejected for punching


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Breakout NFL star Phillip Lindsay had his game for the Denver Broncos cut short when he was ejected by officials for throwing punches in his side's 27-14 defeat to Baltimore.

The rookie running back was disqualified a few minutes before halftime for appearing to punch during the scramble for a fumble by Broncos quarterback Case Keenum.

https://twitter.com/Ravens/status/1043928318310043649

https://twitter.com/NFLFootballOps/status/1043930359233015808

Lindsay surpassed 100 scrimmage yards in his first two NFL games - a first in the history of the league - outplaying fellow running back rookie Royce Freeman in the process.

Denver coach Vance Joseph said the call to eject Lindsay was hugely significant in deciding the result.

"He's obviously a big part of what we do offensively," Joseph said. "Losing him, that's a big deal."

After the game, Lindsay denied punching anyone, and claimed he was just trying to get at the ball.

"I definitely feel like I let my team down," Lindsay said. "It's not in my character to be ejected.

"The ball ended up squirting back out. Another Raven dude jumped on the pile, so I went there.

"You try to make a play for your team, but we’re right there on the 34-yard line, and once I tried to hit the ball out, it looked like I was swinging at somebody.

"I feel horrible, because I’m not out there with my team. And that’s my fault. That’s something I’m going to learn from. It’s never going to happen again."

https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/1043961631808659458

Baltimore's offensive line handled Broncos defensive enforcer Von Miller, and Joe Flacco took care of the football as the Ravens sliced through Denver's depleted defense.

Flacco found the time to throw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens pushed aside the previously undefeated Broncos. Miller finished with two tackles and no sacks.

https://twitter.com/Saints/status/1043963915728822279

Elsewhere in the NFL on Monday morning (Australian time) New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was the star of the show as the Saints needed overtime to beat the Atlanta Falcons 43-37 in the NFL. Brees moved ahead of Brett Favre with 6,301 career pass completions, an NFL record.

Records were also broken as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his side to a 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes notched his 13th touchdown pass of 2018, breaking Peyton Manning's mark for most passing scores in the first three games of a season. A bad day for the 49ers was made worse when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a suspected ACL injury during the fourth quarter.

https://twitter.com/NickBromberg/status/1043953877345865731

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and rushed for two more as the Buffalo Bills thrashed the Minnesota Vikings 27-6. Allen completed 15 of his 22 passes for 196 yards but it was on the ground where he did most of the damage as the previously winless Bills pulled off a shock result in Minneapolis.

Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers 31-17 while Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles edged past the Indianapolis Colts 20-16.

https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/1043919575765651456

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence was ejected during the second quarter of their 28-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Spence was dismissed for pulling off Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele's helmet after a scuffle, but the Dolphins recovered from 17-7 down to win.

Jacksonville Jaguars suffered their first defeat of the season in a 9-6 home loss to the Tennessee Titans, who lost quarterback Blaine Gabbert to injury after he was sacked in the first quarter.

https://twitter.com/chrisperk/status/1043923591870517248

The unbeaten record of the Cincinnati Bengals also disappeared as they lost 31-21 at Carolina with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more.

In the battle of teams who started the day without a win, the New York Giants came out on top against the Houston Texans, Eli Manning completing 25 of his 29 pass attempts for 297 yards and two touchdowns.

- with AP

Breakout NFL star Phillip Lindsay had his game for the Denver Broncos cut short when he was ejected by officials for throwing punches in his side's 27-14 defeat to Baltimore.

The rookie running back was disqualified a few minutes before halftime for appearing to punch during the scramble for a fumble by Broncos quarterback Case Keenum.

https://twitter.com/Ravens/status/1043928318310043649

https://twitter.com/NFLFootballOps/status/1043930359233015808

Lindsay surpassed 100 scrimmage yards in his first two NFL games - a first in the history of the league - outplaying fellow running back rookie Royce Freeman in the process.

Denver coach Vance Joseph said the call to eject Lindsay was hugely significant in deciding the result.

"He's obviously a big part of what we do offensively," Joseph said. "Losing him, that's a big deal."

After the game, Lindsay denied punching anyone, and claimed he was just trying to get at the ball.

"I definitely feel like I let my team down," Lindsay said. "It's not in my character to be ejected.

"The ball ended up squirting back out. Another Raven dude jumped on the pile, so I went there.

"You try to make a play for your team, but we’re right there on the 34-yard line, and once I tried to hit the ball out, it looked like I was swinging at somebody.

"I feel horrible, because I’m not out there with my team. And that’s my fault. That’s something I’m going to learn from. It’s never going to happen again."

https://twitter.com/TroyRenck/status/1043961631808659458

Baltimore's offensive line handled Broncos defensive enforcer Von Miller, and Joe Flacco took care of the football as the Ravens sliced through Denver's depleted defense.

Flacco found the time to throw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens pushed aside the previously undefeated Broncos. Miller finished with two tackles and no sacks.

https://twitter.com/Saints/status/1043963915728822279

Elsewhere in the NFL on Monday morning (Australian time) New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was the star of the show as the Saints needed overtime to beat the Atlanta Falcons 43-37 in the NFL. Brees moved ahead of Brett Favre with 6,301 career pass completions, an NFL record.

Records were also broken as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his side to a 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Mahomes notched his 13th touchdown pass of 2018, breaking Peyton Manning's mark for most passing scores in the first three games of a season. A bad day for the 49ers was made worse when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a suspected ACL injury during the fourth quarter.

https://twitter.com/NickBromberg/status/1043953877345865731

Rookie quarterback Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and rushed for two more as the Buffalo Bills thrashed the Minnesota Vikings 27-6. Allen completed 15 of his 22 passes for 196 yards but it was on the ground where he did most of the damage as the previously winless Bills pulled off a shock result in Minneapolis.

Adrian Peterson rushed for two touchdowns as the Washington Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers 31-17 while Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles edged past the Indianapolis Colts 20-16.

https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/1043919575765651456

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence was ejected during the second quarter of their 28-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Spence was dismissed for pulling off Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele's helmet after a scuffle, but the Dolphins recovered from 17-7 down to win.

Jacksonville Jaguars suffered their first defeat of the season in a 9-6 home loss to the Tennessee Titans, who lost quarterback Blaine Gabbert to injury after he was sacked in the first quarter.

https://twitter.com/chrisperk/status/1043923591870517248

The unbeaten record of the Cincinnati Bengals also disappeared as they lost 31-21 at Carolina with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more.

In the battle of teams who started the day without a win, the New York Giants came out on top against the Houston Texans, Eli Manning completing 25 of his 29 pass attempts for 297 yards and two touchdowns.

- with AP

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