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CARSON http://www.steelerscheapauthenticstore.com/benny-snell-jr.-jersey-cheap , Calif. (AP) — Jeff Driskel ran away from Chargers star Joey Bosa, scrambled past a linebacker and dived into the end zone to cap a thrilling effort by the Cincinnati Bengals‘ young quarterback.Except the officials took the touchdown off the board after video review in accordance with this season’s NFL rule that equates a quarterback’s dive with a slide to protect passers.Driskel didn’t realize the rule had changed, and he didn’t want the protection.“No, I was not giving myself up,” Driskel said.The Bengals (5-8) aren’t giving up on their tumultuous season either, and their effort reflected it during their fifth consecutive loss, 26-21 to Los Angeles on Sunday.Cincinnati held the Chargers’ powerful offense to 288 yards and two touchdowns, keeping it out of the end zone entirely after Los Angeles’ first two drives. The Bengals never led, yet they outgained the Bolts and had two chances to tie the game with 2-point conversions, including a final shot with 1:54 to play.But Cincinnati still had just enough mishaps — some with the rulebook, others with its headsets, still others with aggressive play calling that didn’t quite work out — to fall just short of knocking off one of the NFL’s top teams on the road.Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was sweaty and frustrated after watching his players barely miss out on a win that could have energized them down the stretch. Instead, Cincinnati fell into last place in the AFC North with its seventh loss in eight games, and Lewis’ crew must win out just to finish at .500 after a 4-1 start.“Well, the team needs to win, so that’s the only progress that really counts Zach Gentry Jersey , is winning,” said Lewis, whose team is on its third losing streak of five games or more during his 16 seasons in charge. “We’ve got guys playing big-time football, and we’ve got to make sure we’re playing it all the time.”Lewis shrugged off the notion of a moral victory with 14 players on injured reserve, but Cincinnati hung with the Chargers without quarterback Andy Dalton, receiver A.J. Green and linebacker Vontaze Burfict, among others.After going 17 of 28 for 170 yards in his second career start, Driskel was frustrated to be denied his third rushing touchdown. On the ensuing fourth-and-inches, guard Alex Redmond committed a false start, forcing Cincinnati to kick a field goal.“The whole philosophy behind it is to continue to give (the quarterback) protection as he slides forward, just like he used to do when he slid feet-first,” referee John Hussey said.Driskel was disappointed with the ruling, even after a game in which Lewis called his overall play “career changing.”“Obviously that’s within the rulebook, and however that’s interpreted,” Driskel said. “But if that’s how it’s interpreted, I’ve got to find a way to get in there some other way.”Driskel hit John Ross with a TD pass with 20 seconds left in the first half to make it 14-12 Chris Lindstrom Jersey , and Lewis aggressively called for a 2-point conversion — but it failed when Driskel couldn’t hit Giovani Bernard. That point would have been handy late in the fourth quarter when the Bengals could have trailed by seven instead of eight.The Chargers got the ball to midfield with 1 second left in the first half to attempt a Hail Mary, but Jordan Willis inexplicably jumped offside, allowing Michael Badgley to kick a 59-yard field goal at the gun.“It’s very frustrating,” Bengals safety Jessie Bates said. “It’s as simple as staying onside. It’s what we learned since the first time we played football. It’s disappointing that we keep having the same thing come up. It costs us points as well.”Cincinnati went on fourth-and-1 from its 35 on the opening drive of the second half, but Joe Mixon got stuffed and the Bolts kicked another field goal. Center Billy Price then committed a false start on fourth down in Chargers territory later in the third quarter.Driskel drove the Bengals 79 yards in the waning minutes for Mixon’s TD. They went for two again, and Driskel had time to make a throw — but everyone was covered, and Los Angeles’ Darius Philon sacked him.Cincinnati then botched an onside kick that didn’t even go the required 10 yards, and the Bengals headed home to regroup for their final home game of the season against Oakland.The Bengals even had problems with their communication headsets in the first half. The offense managed to get its plays in by hand, but the defense sometimes had to wing it, according to linebacker Nick Vigil.“That led a little bit to some of our demise, I think,” Lewis said. “The first half was ridiculous. I’ve not been in an NFL game where that’s been an issue like it was today.” ATLANTA (AP) — Yes, it’s time for another story about the Patriots trying to accomplish something nobody has done since the 1972 Dolphins.But not THAT story.Eleven years after falling one win short of matching Miami’s undefeated season, New England is attempting to become the first team since those famed Dolphins to follow a loss in the Super Bowl with a championship the very next year.Not quite as glamorous. But in some respects, every bit as difficult.“When we got back to camp, Don Shula made us watch that game every day for like a week http://www.falconscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-kaleb-mcgary-jersey ,” said Mercury Morris, the outspoken running back who mostly sat the bench during Miami’s humbling 24-3 loss to Dallas in Super Bowl VI. “He told us, ‘See how sick you feel now? Just think of how sick and sorry you’ll be if you don’t go redeem yourself.'”With their win over the Dolphins, the Cowboys became the first team to come away with the title a year after a Super Bowl loss. (They had fallen 16-13 to Baltimore in Super Bowl V). Then, sparked by their own humbling defeat, the Dolphins did the same thing — and went 17-0 along the way.Neither feat has been repeated in 46 years since, although the Patriots came oh-so-close to perfection in the 2007 season, losing the Super Bowl to the Giants to finish 18-1.“It made us very aware of what we had to do better than the year before,” Dolphins punter Larry Seiple said of the loss at Tulane Stadium, where Miami managed only 185 yards. “It kind of inspired us to stay together as a team and get back there.”As it turns out, easier said than done.Over the years, other teams have had their chances.The 1980s Denver Broncos went to three Super Bowls over four seasons and lost all of them badly — to the point that John Elway conceded to wondering whether it was worth all the fuss fighting to get back, year after year.In the 1990s, the Buffalo Bills made four straight Super Bowls and lost every one.But they are the exceptions.Most teams that lose the Super Bowl don’t come close the next season, and that trend has increased since the advent of free agency, when turning over a third of the roster — even for the most successful teams — is becoming the norm.Over the past 20 seasons Kendall Sheffield Jersey , nine Super Bowl losers have failed to even make the playoffs the next year. Another four made the playoffs but lost their first game. Not a single one has returned to the Super Bowl. Until this season.“The biggest issue to me was feeling like we were going to right a wrong from that last season,” said Kurt Warner, whose Rams fell off the map after their 20-17 Super Bowl loss to New England in 2002 that marked the start of the Patriots dynasty. “Anytime you allow one season to carry over into another, I think you’re going to have problems.”New England has rebounded from last year’s Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Making their ninth Super Bowl appearance since the start of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era, the Patriots seem to come up with new ways every year to reimagine what’s possible.“I think, honestly, after what happened last year in the Super Bowl, guys are hungry,” linebacker Kyle Van Noy said. “And I feel like we got humbled. We’re not taking things for granted.”Neither did the Dolphins.And though they ended up undefeated, that wasn’t the main mission when they started that season. They were motivated by a lopsided loss in the biggest game the season before.“It was an embarrassing performance,” Morris said. “It was a specific source of redemption. Because pride is one thing. But to redeem yourself from something is another. There’s more value in the concept of redemption than there is in being great.”


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