On Monday, Oct. 16, the NFLPA filed a motion for a temporary restraining order with the New York Southern District Court. A judge granted the TRO on Tuesday, Oct. 17, but it will only remain in place until Oct. 30 or until the presiding judge hears the case.
This is the same court that heard Tom Brady’s Deflategate appeal. In that case, they sided with the NFL and upheld Brady’s suspension. However, the issue of “fundamental fairness” is the cruz of Elliott and the NFLPA’s argument.
Football Story of the Week: Kyle Meinke of MLive.com on Lions long-snapper Don Muhlbach, who played his 200th game for the franchise Sunday in Minnesota—tied for third in the glorious history of the Detroit Lions. A quick clip:
Obit of the Week: Laura Mansnerus of the New York Times, on the passing of Hugh Hefner, at 91. Great last line of the obituary: “Mr. Hefner will be buried in Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, where he bought the mausoleum drawer next to Marilyn Monroe.”
Ingram has actually been one of the league’s busiest players near the goal line over the past 3? seasons. During the 2014-16 regular seasons, Ingram’s 26.5 OTD ranked seventh in the NFL. He scored 25 touchdowns during the span. Ingram remains the Saints’ lead and goal-line back. Expect more of the touchdowns to go his way in the second half, though both backs are viable fantasy starters.
The Panthers can see that coming, too, with Newton hitting a half-dozen receivers in the road wins over New England and Detroit, and hitting each of those six guys multiple times against the Lions.
“I think he’s learned,” Rivera said. “He still throws those deep digs, he still throws those bang 8s, those deeps outs, and he still throws the vertical. But in between, he’s getting the ball into other players’ hands quicker. And he’s limiting the number of hits he has to take.