The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 17, 2018

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Once More, Nick Foles At His Best When Eagles Needed Him Most (Philly.com) What Foles pulled off Sunday was as close as he could come in a regular-season game to replicating those forever memories that he produced earlier this year.

Titans’ Story Changing Because Of Derrick Henry (Tennessean) Derrick Henry has 408 rushing yards in his past two games after managing 474 in the season’s first 12.

Is It Time To Panic About The Patriots? (Yahoo Sports) The Patriots fell to 9-5 with Sunday’s defeat and are on track to miss a first-round bye for the first time since 2009.

Dallas Still Has a Dak Prescott Problem (The Ringer) Dallas was shut out for the first time in 15 years on Sunday, proving that Amari Cooper’s acquisition alone can’t cover all of the team’s issues.

Huge Moneyline Bets on Rams Come Up Empty (The Action Network) The biggest bet we could find was at the Mirage, where one bettor put up $180,000 that would have won $20,000 if the Rams prevailed.

Expand the Playoff, College Football (Wall Street Journal) The current four-team format has sucked all the urgency out of bowl season. But money will be what pushes the playoff to eight teams.

My Dad’s Friendship With Charles Barkley (WBUR) The heartwarming Charles Barkley story that broke the Internet this weekend.

Heupel, Kelly, Saban Are Finalists For AP Coach Of Year (Associated Press) UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons.

Eagles Suddenly Very Much Alive and Have a Doozy of a Question to Answer (Philly.com) It sounds silly, borderline absurd, but the Eagles are not dead. They might not be fully alive, but they are a lot closer to it than a team could possibly expect to be in their situation.

How America Broke OPEC (Wall Street Journal) Remember when America’s political class fretted about “peak oil” and dependence on foreign energy? So much for that. The U.S. the other week for the first time in 75 years became a net petroleum exporter.

Marcus Mariota Could Be First QB Fined For Helmet Hit (The Big Lead) Mariota may hear from the NFL office — he’ll likely face a fine. In fact, he could have gotten ejected for the play.

Despite Reports, Charter Did Not Submit Bids for Fox Regional Sports Networks (Awful Announcing) Charter not only didn’t submit any bids, but they also didn’t even sign the non-disclosure agreement prospective bidders were required to sign to see the official bid book.

Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart (New York Times) Netflix’s movie chief’s mandate is to make the streaming service’s original film lineup as formidable as its television operation, which received 112 Emmy nominations this year, the most of any network.

Raiders Still Searching for 2019 Home, Could Return to Oakland (CBS Sports) Mark Davis will face considerable league-office backlash if the Raiders’ 2019 locale isn’t resolved by the Super Bowl.

Fire Everybody, But Start With Coach Vance Joseph (Denver Post) If Elway cannot find the right coach for the job, then the Broncos might have to do the unthinkable and fire the most legendary icon in the history of Denver sports.

Which SEC Team Did The Best Job Of Keeping Its Best Recruits Home? (Saturday Down South) Here’s a look at how every team fared with the top 30 prospects in their home state.

Sebastian Janikowski Hilariously Makes Zero Effort To Thwart 49ers TD Return (For The Win) The veteran kicker does not appear to have any interest in doing anything that does not involve kicking a football.

No One Wants to Play With Maroon 5 At the Super Bowl (The Big Lead) Apparently Maroon 5 is having trouble lining up guests to jam with them and it’s all because of Colin Kaepernick.

 

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