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[Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0163

2020.09.17 16:00 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0163

PART ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-THREE
A minute or so later, Dad and I had reached the ground floor and were heading around the elevator to the stairs. “You know … if you’re going to spend the evening in your room and Robbie’s still not home yet, I think I might take your mother out to dinner,” he said, breaking the silence between us.
I wasn’t sure if he was asking me my opinion on that, or just letting me know his plans. But hey, if my parents were finally getting along well enough to start dating again, who was I to argue? “Sounds good, Dad.” With a cheeky grin, I then added, “At least I don’t have to give you the same lecture you just gave me, right? It’s not as if you two are going to get up to anything at your age…”
I had maybe two seconds warning, as his hand left my shoulder and his fingers spread across the back of my head before he shoved me face-first into the stairs before us. Hard.
I yelped in shock, just managing to catch myself before my nose collided with the step. Then I scrambled up a few steps on my hands and toes before regaining my feet. “Sooo uncool,” I laughed, making sure I maintained my head-start in case he tried that again.
“You think that’s uncool,” he said, in a blend of amusement and irritation as he followed me up the stairs. “Watch me strap your ass like a four-year-old if I catch you calling your mother old again.”
Wait … did that mean they were still …
Oh, GROSS!!!!!!
“Not that it bothers me, Sam, but did you mean to leave that out?”
With my mind currently so far past the gutter, it was three-quarters of the way to the East River, it took me a few seconds to realise he meant the family crest displaying prominently on my ring. “Oh, uh, not really,” I admitted, unable to believe I had left that exposed for the world to see. It had been out since before I punched the hole in the wall.
Remembering the wall, I quickly reverted the ring into a simple band by feel while my eyes searching the landing above for where this Nuncio guy would’ve started the repair. Only …
… it wasn’t there. I mean, the wall was there, but there was no hole.
Not even a dent!
I stopped in the exact spot I was standing when I threw that hissy-punch and ran my hand over the perfectly rendered and painted wall. Then I poked at it even, lightly at first, but with more force when it appeared to hold some strength.
It looked so perfect that I thought he must have covered it with cardboard or something and then painted it to look right. An illusion of sorts.
When I went to push it a third time with more force again, Dad caught my wrist. “Don’t,” he said, with a quick headshake. “You’ll break it again.”
I looked from him to the hole/not hole and back to him again. “How?” I asked, gesturing at the repair with my free hand.
“Different branch of the family, Sam. Strahan’s not the only magician of sorts amongst us, though he is one of the more famous ones.”
I laid my other hand over the spot. If I hadn’t done the damage and seen daylight through the opening with my own eyes … “Dad, this is really weirding me out,” I said, drawing my fingers together until it was only my grouped fingertips touching the wall.
Dad’s smirk was almost a grimace. “I promised you baby steps, Sam, and when I say something, I own the space I say it in. What you’re looking at is the work of a different branch of the family to ours. We can’t do that. We can’t even pretend to. So, for now, it’s best that you just leave it alone and move on.” As he went to nudge me towards the next set of stairs I dodged out of the way, determined to get to the bottom of this. To convince myself that I wasn’t lost my mind.
He paused and arched one eyebrow slyly. “Unless you want to forgo your weekend with your girl in favour of having a family history lesson with me?”
Oh, hell to the no! At that point, I didn’t care if that ‘other branch’ of Dad’s were time travellers that could grab the wall from yesterday and swap it out with today! Nothing was getting between me and his approval of my weekend with Gerry!
Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have whirled on my heel and charged up the last half a flight of stairs three at a time like the place was on fire, but I was on a high the likes of which I couldn’t remember and I couldn’t help myself. It didn’t stop the tips of my ears from burning at the knowing chuckle that followed me up the stairs.
This time as I let myself into the apartment, I kicked off my shoes and went searching for Mom, if only to get through the necessary afternoon routine of, ‘How was school?’ ‘Great, Gillespie is an asshole.’ ‘Sam Wilcott, don’t you be coming in here and using that gutter language …’ Or words to that general effect.
I can’t say I remember the specifics, but I do recall kissing Mom on the cheek on my way through the sitting room, then snagging an apple and an orange out of the fruit basket on the kitchen island before locking myself in my room.
* * *
Llyr saw the shocked look on Ivy’s face as he came in the door and chuckled all over again. “I take it the whirlwind’s already in his bedroom?” he asked, walking straight into the sitting room where Ivy was still staring blankly at the hallway that led to their side of the apartment.
Sam had been so frantic about the wall that Llyr hadn’t worried about shoes when he left. As such, he slid up behind Ivy and wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her back into his chest where he could kiss the back of her head. “He’s not wasting any time.”
“What’s going on, Llyr?”
“He and Geraldine have planned themselves a little getaway this weekend.”
Ivy gasped in horror. “Llyr! He can’t!”
Llyr caught her jaw and lifted it to kiss her from behind. “Let the boy grow up, Ivy. He can’t stay ten forever.”
“How can you be so calm about this?”
“Because this isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve had sons before.”
As soon as the words left his mouth, Llyr knew he’d not only lost the moment, but they were probably going to have another fight. Sure enough, Ivy stiffened and turned slowly in his arms. “Sons before?” she asked with a frown. “As in plural?”
Llyr couldn’t look at her. Even though it had been hundreds of billions of years since the betrayal by his first wife and his subsequent ostracization as everyone in Tir na nOg took her side (including their three children), it still hurt to think about.
All he knew about his remaining son was what he heard in whispers. That Bran, his eldest, had chosen to live amongst the humans of their realm as their ‘humanised’ ruler. But rather than admit he was dying at the hands of a human, he had his younger brother Manawyddan behead him before the poison in his wound killed him. Branwen, their little sister, had died soon after of a broken heart. To this day, as far as he knew Manawyddan lived in peace with his wife and their children. Grandchildren Llyr had never met, and probably never will.
All of that happened after he left.
He’d tried to stay in touch with his kids. By the realms, he’d tried. Days turned into weeks, into months, into eons. But while he was imprisoned, Euroswydd and Penarddun had raised his kids to hate him, and nothing he could do, short of getting into their heads and forcing them to think differently, was going to change that. Not that that stopped him from trying, even after he left Tir na nOg.
One of the many perks of NOT wearing a seclusion ring was a blood relative could be contacted no matter where in the realms that individual was. Time, and time, and time again, no matter which of his children he tried to contact, the outcome was always the same. They’d be happy, right up until they realised it was him, and then their faces would fall and they would end the communication without another word.
“Did something happen to them?” Ivy asked, her voice no longer full of anger. Her hand went to his cheek where she wiped away a tear he didn’t remember shedding.
“Yeah,” he admitted.
Ivy slid her arms over his shoulders. “Do you want to talk about it?”
He shook his head, but his mouth opened of its own accord. “A long time before I met Danika’s mother, I was married to a woman named Penarddun, and I thought we were happily married with three beautiful kids.”
“She thought otherwise?”
It killed him to nod, but after swallowing hard, he did. “She and her lover drugged me and imprisoned me. It took me a long time to break out of that hole, and when I finally did, my three children were all adults and Penarddun had given Euroswydd two more sons. I wanted to kill him for that, and I was shocked when not only his sons stopped me, but mine did too. They sided with their mother and step-father against me, and my family wasn’t mine anymore.”
“You lost everything.”
Llyr pinched his lips together and nodded once more. “I couldn’t risk hurting my kids to get to him. I still loved them, even though they had nothing but hatred for me. So I left them in peace. I don’t talk about it much. Danika, Fisk, Margalit and Najma know they have blood relatives in Tir na nOg, but Fisk has already said he’ll put his fist through his half-brother’s head before he ever breaks bread with him, and Danika’s plans for him rivals that of my mother.”
Blinking back the wetness that threatened to spill from his eyes, Llyr looked down at her with a weak smile and added, “Mystallians take family loyalty very seriously, babe, and in Danika’s eyes, what Manawyddan did in turning on me was unforgivable. By then, he was the only one of my children in Tir na nOg that was still alive, and once Danika, and then later the twins made their opinion of him clear, I finally stopped trying to contact him.”
“But you haven’t stopped thinking about him?”
Llyr wanted to say he had. That it was ancient history. Whole galaxies had come and gone since then, so of course, he’d moved on. But he couldn’t make his lips form the lie. The lie that Ivy would’ve seen right through anyway. Family did mean everything to him. Even after the betrayal that brought them all here, family still meant everything to him.
“My mother was so pissed when she found out why she hadn’t been able to reach me. She wanted to take our realms to war over it. Uncle Avis had to lock her down for ages, and she was still spitting poison at them when he finally let her off the leash.”
“Literally?”
Llyr should’ve seen that one coming. “Figuratively. We’re not shifters, babe. Otherwise, I’d have fixed that wall myself.”
Her eyes fell to his chest and her shoulders lowered in defeat. “I’m no better than your ex-wife.” The words were soft, whisper-quiet. He’d almost missed them.
Almost.
Not what Llyr expected to hear from her. “Come again?” he asked with a harsh edge to his voice. The mere thought of Ivy comparing herself to Penarddun’s treachery was enough to have him wanting to rip something to pieces.
“I took your son from you. Just like she did.”
Llyr pressed his lips into the top of her head. He couldn’t deny that, but everything else was different. For starters, Ivy didn’t have a secret lover waiting in the wings. “Unlike her, you did it for the right reasons, babe. You thought you were doing the right thing by Sam. And even when you thought I was gone, you never turned him against me. You are nothing like Penarddun.”
She looked up at him, tears welling in her eyes. “I knew you were never far,” she admitted. He arched an eyebrow and she huffed a weak laugh. “Good lord, you really have no idea how much those cigars of yours reek, do you?”
The corners of his mouth crept into a smile and he pulled away from her just enough to lower his head and press his brow to hers until all he could see were her bright blue eyes. “Perhaps I wanted you to know I was there, babe.”
“Well, I knew. And I think in his own way, Sam did too. He always slept better after I smelt your cigars in the vicinity.” Ivy twisted her head to the left, breaking the contact between them. “I should never have kept Sam from you.”
The past was done now, and Llyr wasn’t about to lose her to things that neither of them could change. Not when the future was finally heading in the direction he wanted. “Since Sam’s locked himself in his room for at least the afternoon, and no one else is home, do you want to go out for a while? We can go anywhere in the world. The beaches of Hawaii?” As a distant memory occurred to him, he altered his suggestion to, “Or how about the reefs of North Queensland? It’s just on dawn over there. Perfect for diving. And you always said you wanted to scuba the Great Barrier Reef…”
“We can’t just appear on someone’s diving vessel…”
Which wasn’t a ‘no’. Llyr felt his lips part into a broad grin. “Why don’t you go and get ready? I’ll make some phone calls. Trust me, with the amount of money I can afford to spend, small diving businesses will be scrambling to get us on their boats.”
That made Ivy smile. “So long as it’s a small operation dive shop and you tip really well,” she clarified. “Not one of those big, industrial affairs.”
“Wouldn’t dream of it, babe.”
* * *

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2020.09.11 17:32 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at the Washington Football Team
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season is the franchise's 88th season in the National Football League and the fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2019 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will begin that journey Sunday afternoon as they take a trip down 95 to face off against the division rival with a new name Washington Football Team. To go with the name they also have a new coach in Ron Rivera who is looking for a fresh start after spending the last nine years as the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera inherits a defense that has 4 first round picks on the defensive line that will be facing off against an injury riddled offensive line of the Eagles as they will be without starting LT Andre Dillard and starting All-Pro RG Brandon Brooks. The Eagles bought back former LT Jason Peters who will look to protect Carson Wentz’s blind side. IF the Eagles OL is able to give Wentz time, he proved last year against the WTF that he has great chemistry with Jackson who has torched his former team in the past. Defensively Eagles fans will get their first look at their revamped secondary which will include Pro Bowler Darius Slay and Jalen Mills at safety. They will look to keep Terry McLaurin under control as he burnt the Eagles secondary in both games last season with long TDs. If the Eagles can get a lead early, I think their defense should be able to keep Dwayne Haskins under control and force the second year QB into some turnovers. Always fun to start the season vs a division rival and happy to have some football again in these crazy times. Go Birds!
General Information
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Date
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 79°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 5%
Cloud Coverage: 69%
Wind: South 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5.5
OveUnder: 42.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
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Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Football Team Radio
Washington Football Team Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
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Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Football Team Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 105 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 831)
XM Radio XM Streaming 825 XM 226 (Streaming 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 831)
Eagles Social Media Football Team Social Media
Website Website
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Cowboys 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Football Team 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Giants 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Series Information
The Washington Football lead the Philadelphia Eagles (85-80-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Football Team (3591-3386)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 6-2 against the Washington Football Team
Ron Rivera: 3-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Ron Rivera: Tied 1-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against the Washington Football Team: 5-2
Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 10-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 14-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Football Team No. 30
Record
Eagles: 0-0
Football Team: 0-0
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Eagles 37 - Washington Football Team 27
The Eagles looked to keep their playoff hopes alive and and opened up the scoring with a Jake Elliot FG in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Dwayne Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went into half-time trailing 10-14, but took back the lead in the 3rd quarter on a Miles Sanders TD reception that put the Eagles up 17-14. The Eagles and Washington Football Team traded TD passes in the 4th quarter before the Washington Football Team regained the league with a pair of Dustin Hopkins FGs put the Washington Football Team's up 24-27. Carson Wentz answered the call leading the Eagles on a four and half minute 75 yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Greg Ward TD reception. The Eagles defense forced a fumble on the ensuing drive which was returned for a TD by Nigel Bradham for a nail in the coffin putting the Eagles up 10 with no time on the clock to give the Eagles the win.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/15/2019 Eagles Football Team 37-27
09/08/2019 Eagles Football Team 32-27
12/30/2018 Eagles Football Team 24-0
12/3/2018 Eagles Football Team 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Football Team 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Football Team 30-17
12/11/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Football Team Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Football Team Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Football Team Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Football Team 37-34
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Football Team Football Team
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Football Team Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Haskins 119 203 58.6% 1365 7 7 76.1
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Peterson 211 898 59.9 4.3 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
McLaurin 58 919 65.6 15.8 7
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Ioannidis 8.5 46
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Collins 117 78 39 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Dunbar 4 13
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Way 79 3919 79 49.6 44.1 30 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 94.6% 53 35/37
Hopkins 30 35 83.3% 53 21/22
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Simms 32 819 25.6 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Quinn 16 78 4.9 15 0 9
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 274.7 31st
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 98.9 22nd
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 175.8 32nd
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 16.6 32nd
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 29.1% 32nd
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 42.9% 22nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 48.8% 27th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 385.6 27th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 146.6 31st
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 238.9 18th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 27.2 27th
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 48.9% 32nd
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 63.2% 22nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.0% 27th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +1 13th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 6.6 14th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 52.2 8th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - N/A
Washington - N/A
Connections
Washington Football Team’s HC Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebackers coach from 1999-2003.
Washington Football Team’s QB coach Ken Zampese worked as an offensive assistant for the Eagles in 1998.
Washington Footbal Team’s CB Ronald Darby played the previous 3 seasons with the Eagles.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Washington Football Team during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Washington Football Team (2016-2018) after he was released from the Eagles.
Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Football team in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft and played one season for them before being cut in 2017.
Eagles backup TE Richard Rodgers was signed with the Washington Football Team this past offseason before being released Sept. 5th and signing with the Eagles.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Football Team
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) P Tress Way (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) G Brandon Scherff
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Rogers
The Eagles have won each of their last 6 games vs. Washington, marking their longest such streak since 12/16/01-12/12/04 (7 games). Philadelphia is 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField.
Carson Wentz has posted a 5-0 record vs. Washington since 2017, completing 128-of-185 (69.2%) attempts for 1,460 yards (292.0 per game), 14 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.1 passer rating.
Fletcher Cox has 12.5 sacks in 16 career games vs. Washington, which are his most against any NFL team and the most by any NFL player vs. Washington since 2012. Only four players have more sacks vs. Washington since 1982: Lawrence Taylor (19.0, 1982-93), Michael Strahan (17.0, 1994-2007), Justin Tuck (15.0, 2005-13) and Simeon Rice (14.0, 1996-2005).
The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 season openers, which are the most opening day victories in the NFL since 2011.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Doug Pederson (since 2016). Pederson is one of two head coaches in team history to win 4 straight season-opening contests, join-ing Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47). The Eagles are one of only five NFL teams to start the season 1-0 in each of the last four years, joining Baltimore, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota.
Draft Picks
Eagles Football Team
WR Jalen Raegor DE Chase Young
QB Jalen Hurts RB Antonio Gibson
LB Davion Taylor OT Saahdiq Charles
S K’Von Wallace WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
OT Jack Driscoll C Keith Ismael
WR John Hightower LB Khaleke Hudson
LB Shaun Bradley S Curl Kamren
WR Quez Watkins DE James Smith-Williams
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Football Team
S Will Parks QB Kyle Allen
DT Javon Hargrave CB Ronald DArby
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman LB Thomas Davis
CB Darius Slay RB Peyton Barber
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Football Team
S Malcom Jenkins QB Case Keenum
CB Ronald Darby CB Josh Norman
RB Jordan Howard CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Nelson Agholor TE Vernon Davis
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai WR Paul Richardson
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill TE Jordan Reed
RB Darren Sproles OT Donald Penn
DT Timmy Jernigan CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Nigel Bradham CB Kayvon Weber
G Ereck Flowers
LT Trent Williams
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (97) needs 3 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (35) needs 1 TDs to move up to 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6276) needs 192 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Washington Football Team OLB Ryan Kerrigan (90) needs 1.5 sacks to become the Washington Football Team's all-time leader in sacks passing Dexter Manley (91).
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
PFF Stats to Know
Play Action Passing
[Threshold = QBs with at least 20% snap count of the QB with the highest snap count of Play Action for the season] In the 2019-2020 season, no QB had a worse completion rate via Play Action than WFT’s Dwayne Haskins at 54.9% and only 2 others had worse such Passer Rating. For comparison, the Eagles’ Carson Wentz was at the top of the bottom 3rd in both metrics. Whereas has Wentz fared near the top of Play Action % of snaps during his NFL tenure and his completion % and Passer Rating have both ranked near the top in each of ‘16-‘18, in 2019 he did not do well in that respect. How Wentz performs in Play Action with injuries at the OL and WR positions, as well as how much the coaching staff will even ask him to turn his back to this particular DL and keep it...I’m not sure.
Matchups to Watch
Washington Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
NFL battles always start in the trenches and this is perhaps the biggest advantage the WFT has against the Eagles in this Week 1 tilt. Washington always had a formidable front that lead to intriguing battles between the two teams but the addition of Chase Young and the injuries the Eagles have already sustained make this match up concerning for Philly. The Eagles projected Week 1 starting OL prior to the injuries was, from left to right: Dillard, Seumalo, Kelce, Brooks, and Lane Johnson. Now, the Eagles will start: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, TBD, TBD. Lane Johnson has practiced everyday this week in a limited capacity which makes me believe that he'll start but it's an uneasy feeling knowing he's working his way back from injury too. The logical guess at RG is Matt Pryor, but they've also tried out Nate Herbig in practice. Either way, the Eagles have a massive downgrade at RG with Brandon Brooks out. Fortunately, the Eagles may have accidentally upgraded in the short term with Jason Peters at LT but the depth in the trenches is already spread too thin. The Eagles are lucky to be as deep as they are on the OL given they aren't totally screwed (yet) but the current state of line makes this a very formidable match up for the Football Team (get a damn team name, jerks) to take advantage of. Additionally, they aren't just deep at EDGE, they are deep at DT as well. Payne, Allen, and Ioannidis are very stout and capable of dominating opposing OLs. Washington's roster is very thin but it isn't on the defensive line. They have more than enough ammunition to put the Eagles in difficult situations. This mismatch will force the coaching staff to be creative in their run designs and how they give help to the OL in pass protection.
Washington Secondary vs Eagles Passing Attack
The Eagles much beleaguered WR room went through a mini-makeover in the offseason and a lot of new, young, and fast faces were added to the mix. What they lack in proven talent, outside of DeSean Jackson's return, they make up for in athleticism. One thing Howie Roseman said this offseason was he was frustrated with the lack of speed on the team. It took him a while to understand that athleticism does matter. It's not just that the new group of receivers are fast, but they all have strong overall athletic profiles. But as previously mentioned, this is an unproven group going up against a very weak opposition. WFT brought back Kendall Fuller this offseason, who was a real good jack-of-all-trades player in the secondary for the Chiefs last season. His status for Sunday is questionable given his limited participation this week in practice. Opposite him is former Eagles favorite Ronald Darby. If I'm Doug Pederson, I make it a point to go after him all day. Even when Darby is at his best, which isn't often these days, he has absolutely zero ball skills. Washington may play Fabian Moreau if Fuller can't go, which is another defender the Eagles should target. Jimmy Moreland and Landon Collins are quality players, more so the latter, but they can't hide the deficiencies that should be easily exploitable by the Eagles. Remember, Philly put up over 30 in week 15 last year with less in the WR room than they currently have against a secondary that really isn't better than it was then. If Jalen Reagor is able to go, that would add another dimension to this offense the Eagles have lacked for a long time. If the Eagles can do a good enough job slowing down Washington's front, they are more than capable of picking apart a subpar secondary. And I didn't even talk about Ertz and Goedert! Or Miles Sanders through the air!
Washington Offensive Line vs Eagles Defensive Line
Despite the current injury limitations on the Eagles defensive line, this is a matchup that heavily favors the Eagles. Haskins finished 2019 on a positive note in his last 3 starts prior to his ankle injury; one thing he's never been known for is his pocket ability and ability to avoid taking sacks. Put a statue behind a bad offensive line and you are going to have issues. Trent Williams is now gone having finally forced his way out and his logical replacement, rookie Shaadiq Charles, isn't likely to play in week 1. Wes Martin, their starting left guard, is a below average player himself. The only player on the Washington Football Team's offensive line that is good is Brandon Scherff. While the Eagles aren't 100% on the defensive line, they are one of the few teams in the NFL with likely more talent and depth on their defensive line than the Washington Football Team's. Barnett has been limited in practice and has missed the last few weeks with another injury and his status is questionable while Hargrave is likely to miss a couple games as well. The Eagles still have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, the return of Malik Jackson, and a lot more to throw at this beleaguered unit. Additionally, this is a defensive front that is always stingy against the run under Jim Schwartz even when the DL isn't at peak health. There are a lot of matchups to exploit and Schwartz has a lot of options to exploit them. For his faults as a coordinator with secondary scheming, Schwartz is a God at maximizing the talents of his pass rushers. Given the current state of the Washington OL and Haskins own difficulties under pressure, this is a juicy match up for Philly.
Washington Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
Washington is incredibly thin and young at the skill positions but that isn't the sort of thing that has deterred the Eagles from allowing big plays in the past. This is a secondary, and really a pass defense in general, that went through a major shake up this offseason and for good reason. The Eagles defense was pretty average per DVOA which was encouraging given what they had, but they consistently allowed big play after big play in 2019. Opposing WR1s absolutely shredded Philadelphia last season as they were automatic monsters against an overmatched, elementary secondary. Darius Slay and NRC were added to the mix and should provide immediate help to this unit. Avonte Maddox will start at CB2; while this is an iffy move, the additions of Slay and NRC should allow the Eagles to help him out a bunch. The Eagles finally have players that can play in man coverage and one of the best CBs in the league in shadow coverage. Schwartz has admitted that he will allow Slay to shadow receivers but likely not 100% of the time. This makes sense as it should be a matchup-specific thing... this is that time. Furthermore, allowing Slay to shadow receivers will lead to considerable scheme changes on defense as they can't play the coverages they've played the last four years while shadowing receivers. What does this look like and how quickly does it come together? Terry McLaurin is the only real commodity at receiver for Washington and he's a tremendous talent. Even when he was the only real receiving threat last year, he still tore the Eagles apart. Another major change for the Eagles is in the safety room with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles added Will Parks to the room but he will miss the first 3 weeks due to injury. They also retained Rodney McLeod; this could be a good thing or bad thing depending on which Rodney shows up. If another year away from knee surgery helps, then he'll be fine. But if last year's version shows up then the Eagles have a big problem. Lastly, the Eagles will be starting Jalen Mills at safety. Apparently, the cure for being a bad cornerback is a position switch to safety despite never playing it in the NFL. All that being said, the middle of the defense is slower and more unknown than it has ever been. LB1 is Nate Gerry. LB2 is Duke Riley. Mills is the new Jenkins. Will Parks is out. Does McLeod have enough left in the tank? Offenses are fast and innovative; the Skins lack a lot of talent on offense but their new offensive scheme could lead to some issues in the middle of the Eagles defense. If I'm Washington, I lean heavily on motions and play action to confuse the middle of the Eagles defense. Get guys who struggle to cover to cover your athletic RBs then take plenty of shots to Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are clearly better at CB than they've been in years but have considerable question marks in the Safety and in the LB rooms as it pertains to pass defense. Better CBs should lead to better pass defense overall but there are matchups to take advantage of. Washington might not be the best team to fully exploit these weaknesses, but they could.
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2020.08.09 02:20 Angel466 [The Celestial Wars] The Long Way Home - Chapter 2.19

CHAPTER NINETEEN

Good luck, brat, wherever the fuck you are, Avis thought to himself as he turned and stormed back towards the cabin. Because you’re damn sure gonna need it, and I’m not coming back for your fucking funeral.
But there was no point dwelling on it. Maui had chosen his preordained coffin over common sense, and he had a much bigger problem to deal with. One that had slipped his memory until he felt the chill of Asgard’s winter and remembered the circumstances of the last time he’d felt it. There was no question that he and Odin were solid. He doubted if anything could undermine that friendship, but the same could not be said about him and Lord Loki. After everything that he’d been through in recent years, it had slipped his mind just how upset Lord Loki had been when Avis murdered one of the trickster god’s unestablished sons.
Well, not him—directly, of course. Officially, it was Narvi’s own twin brother that tore the mouthy little prick to pieces in the middle of Odin’s celebratory feast in his grandson’s honour. But every celestial in the room knew Avis had been the one to make him do it. As always, Odin understood his reasons and stood by him as a friend, but when Loki lost his shit and demanded retribution (both for the death of one son and the mind-fuck of the other), the All-Father thought it best if Avis left Asgard and stayed away for a few decades until the trickster god calmed down.
To date, it hadn’t even been one. It hadn’t even been half of one. The frustration of being chased from his best friend’s feasting hall at the peak of its festivity was why Avis had taken his time with so many of Tawhirimatea’s daughters … which in turn allowed the hellions to finally catch up with him.
Bottom line, it might be a bit soon for him to show his face in Asgard.
Huffing out a sharp breath of annoyance at what that meant for him and his family, Avis saw the puff of warm air and realised none of his girls were wearing appropriate cold-weather gear. Technically he wasn’t either, but after what he’d been through in Hell, he doubted if any shift in temperature would ever bother him again.
As he entered the cabin, he noticed two of the guards had already taken up stations at either end of the cabin roof with their headpieces rotating constantly in search of danger. Good. Despite their insane speeds, he hadn’t liked the idea of all four of them being cramped inside the room instead of out here on lookout. It felt wrong.
Clarise didn’t appear to be showing any signs of discomfort in the cold either, though as a shifter, that was hardly surprising. She could constantly reset her internal temperature at will, if her insides were even still Mystallian. His beloved wife was clever like that. “Sweetheart, am I correct in assuming the girls’ governesses have got their side of the room heated to keep the girls warm since they’re asleep and can’t do it for themselves?” Heads would roll if they hadn’t. Literally.
“Yes, my love. Diviten and Gingen are aware of the Mystallian comfort limits and would have taken appropriate measures to ensure their wards’ well-being.”
He nodded in approval, accepting Clarise’s word as an end to the matter. “Excellent. When they wake up, would you mind putting a discreet fur lining inside Cora’s clothes, much like what you’ve done for yourself? Until she gets her shifting back, she’s not going to be able to do it for herself, and she’s too much like me to admit she’s cold when no one else is reacting to it.”
“Of course,” Clarise replied, crossing the room to sidle up against him with her head resting against his ribs. “But our current circumstances are only temporary, are they not? Once Lord Odin learns of our presence, we should be perfectly comfortable inside the Asgardian palace.”
Avis stilled with his eyes fixed on the dividing wall over her head, but through his peripheral vision, he saw her twist her head and narrow her eyes into slits of suspicion. “Unless you have done something to jeopardise that.”
“I wouldn’t technically say I jeopardised it … exactly …” he hedged.
Clarise broke all contact and stepped around in front of him with her hands on her hips; her expression as frosty as the environment outside. When that didn’t elicit an immediate response from him, the fine line of her right eyebrow rose in silent warning.
“Look, the truth is I’m not exactly sure where I sit with the Asgardians in general,” he admitted, but when her eyes flared and she sucked in an explosive breath, his hands went up with his fingers flared to ward off whatever she was going to say. “I was justified,” he insisted, earning him a short reprieve in the form of her cautious exhalation. He folded one arm across his chest to act as a ledge for his other elbow and scratched his eyebrows with his thumb and middle finger in a de-stressing massage that covered a large portion of his eyes. “For the most part.”
“What happened?”
At least she hadn’t outright accused him of anything, yet. He growled lightly under his breath at the cowardice he was showing by hiding his eyes and lowered his hand to look at her. “There was a … situation in Asgard. A frost giant by the name of Hrungnir, who couldn’t handle his mead, ran his mouth at an Asgardian feast in his honour. He claimed he would kill everyone in the room and carry the Halls of Valhalla on his shoulders to his homeland Jotunheim.”
Avis had hoped she’d jump on the bait he dangled before her because they both knew his temper was dark enough to react violently to such a threat. If she had, he could then claw back some credibility by saying he hadn’t reacted to that part at all. Just because Hrungnir’s insults had been aimed at the Asgardians and not him was beside the point. Odin had been mad enough for both of them.
But no, Clarise didn’t bite. She maintained her position with her back as straight as an arrow and her hands still on her hips, waiting for him to continue.
Seeking out a momentary reprieve from that glare, Avis took advantage of his height and looked over her head to the wall on the other side of the room. “Lord Thor came in on the tail end of Hrungnir’s boasting and lost it. Even as drunk as he was, Hrungnir knew he was in trouble, but before Lord Thor could kill him on principle, Hrungnir threw out a death-challenge.”
“If Lord Thor was the superior warrior, why would Hrungnir challenge him?”
Relieved she was talking to him again, if only to ask questions, Avis met her eyes. “Because the next time they met, Hrungnir wouldn’t be drunk, and he’d have his weapons on him. As a guest of Odin’s, Hrungnir had nothing but his mouth at the feast. Lord Thor didn’t care and would’ve crushed his skull with Mjolnir there and then, but with the challenge laid out, nothing would happen until the two met on the border between Asgard and Jotunheim a few days later.” Avis held up one finger, not to stave off her questions, but to emphasise his next point. “It wasn’t a contest. Just one blow from Mjolnir killed Hrungnir, but Lord Thor was right in front of Hrungnir when the giant keeled over dead. The brash idiot got trapped under the carcass.”
“Any particular reason why Lord Thor didn’t simply shapeshift out from under the dead giant?”
It was a fair question. As one of the Aesir, Thor, like his father before him, could trace his line back to demonic shifters. “The most important reason of all, sweetheart. Establishment and subsequent thrall. Word of Lord Thor’s victory spread to the mortal realm almost as soon as it happened and by the time the other Asgardians got to him, it was believed Lord Thor couldn’t free himself, and the gods didn’t have the strength between them to free him either.”
“Who in the realms would tell their mortals a story like that?” Almost as soon as she said the words, realisation flashed across her face and Avis sneered in total agreement.
“Mm-hmmm,” he hummed. “Once again, Lord Loki for the win.” He released a light raspberry and shook his head. “I tell you, sweetheart, there’s no way I’d put up with his cra…” —Avis caught himself and amended it to— “…his rubbish if we were back in Mystal. I really wouldn’t. The first time he even thought about pulling something like that, I’d make him think he was a rat and stuff him in a locked shoe chest with no air holes for a few eons.”
Clarise’s expression soured. “You are getting off-topic,” she warned.
Damn. He was hoping she hadn’t noticed. “Yeah, well, Odin wanted me to reach out to Griffith for help since he’d still have his full strength and wouldn’t be knee-capped by Lord Loki’s prank. He didn’t like it when I told him I hadn’t spoken to my family in years and wasn’t about to start then, not even for him.” He frowned at her condescending expression. “What? I was still sore at them since they didn’t stand by me against your father.”
“But they did,” Clarise corrected.
“I know that now,” he snapped irritably. “But back then, I was just mad. Like, all the time. I blamed everyone else but me for what happened.” Her condescension was replaced with a look of parental disapproval, and that judgement brought out the worst in him. The faintest wisps of red crept into the edges of his vision as he shook his head. “Don’t say it, Clarise, or I swear I’ll start using profanity. It’s not who I am now, but I won’t lie about who I was back then either.”
He paused to see if she’d cross that line anyway, and relaxed when she didn’t. “Anyway, the mortals didn’t know about Lord Magni, Lord Thor’s three-year-old son. Since he had no establishment, he had no thrall, and the kid was Asgard’s answer to Griffith. He broke away from his governesses at the palace and spent two days getting to his father’s side on foot. I was part of the search party that went looking for him. No one in a million years thought he’d actually make it to his father. But he did, and just as Odin and I tracked him to the border, we saw him lift the dead giant over his head and toss the body far into Jotunheim. Odin and Lord Thor were ecstatic, and on top of their praises, they gave Lord Magni Hrungnir’s horse, Golden Mane.” He rubbed his hands together, then parted them casually. “The kid was a shifter, so riding a frost giant’s beast that big didn’t bother him for long. And the celebratory feast we had that night made the one that Hrungnir took part in seem like a snack. Everyone wanted to hear Lord Magni’s story, and Lord Thor was happy to relay it … over … and over … and over.”
Now, they were getting to the troubling part of his tale. In hindsight, Avis was starting to see a pattern between his heavy drinking and his tendency to behave badly. “The party went for days. Weeks, even. People who didn’t normally come to the feasts turned up to take part.” He closed his eyes for a moment. “Including some of the unestablished kids.”
Avis could almost feel the tension in the room surge in anticipation of what he was about to say next. “Lord Loki had two of his sons in attendance. Twin boys. Lords Narvi and Vali. They were basically good kids, but with a skinful under their belts, they got mouthy. Real mouthy. Lord Narvi in particular. I could ignore it so long as they were insulting everyone else, but then Lord Narvi turned that sass on me, and he had plenty to say.” Avis’ teeth ground together at the memory until a muscle twitched under his right eye. He met Clarise’s gaze, all but daring her to speak right then. “I warned him, Clarise. By the Twin Notes of all creation, I warned him more than I’ve ever warned anyone else to shut his mouth, but he just … kept … pushing, and my patience finally ran out.”
“What did you do?”
“Lord Narvi’s mother realised I’d reached breaking point and tried to block my line of sight on him by flipping a table to hide them both, but by that stage, it was already too late. I was going to get him, and even as I stood up to do it, Odin and Lord Thor tried to hold me back. Lord Loki killing himself laughing on the sidelines didn’t help matters one bit. I remember someone trying to cover my eyes with something, and in a fit of rage, I went for the nearest person I could find to attack Lord Narvi on my behalf before that happened. Lord Narvi’s twin brother, Lord Vali.” It was painful to acknowledge the hurt in Clarise’s eyes, but he forced himself to keep going. “I made Lord Vali shift himself into a wolf with the mental command to tear his brother to pieces. Lord Narvi didn’t survive.”
Clarise rubbed her forearms as if to stave off the cold. They both knew it had nothing to do with the temperature. “You murdered a baby.”
It was a vile accusation, but not one Avis could refute. “He was a young man, old enough to drink, but yes, ultimately I killed one of Lord Loki’s unestablished sons. Lord Loki wanted my hide after that, and things blew up from there. Odin seemed more annoyed than outraged, and since Lord Loki was only his blood brother and not real kin, my old friend sided with me. Before any more blood was drawn, Odin’s youngest son, Lord Baldur got in the middle of everything and started to calm it all down.”
Thinking of how easily he’d done that, Avis shook his head. “That kid’s got an impressive career in front of him as a negotiator, I’ll tell you. He was actually pulling it off. Odin met my eyes while the boy worked his magic on the crowd and in his surface thoughts I saw him telling me to leave and come back in a few decades when the dust had settled. So I did. Today’s the first day I’ve set foot back in Asgard since.”
“Do you think Lord Odin blames you for the discord?”
“I don’t think Odin cares either way, to be honest. If he wanted to hold me accountable for the killing, I wouldn’t have left his feasting hall. The only thing I can see him having a problem with is the fact that I came back too soon. All that happened just a few months before your family caught up with me.”
“Just a moment,” Clarise said, her brow scrunching in confusion. “I thought you once told me that your nephew Strahan branded you with some kind of magical ward to prevent you from entering the celestial realm.”
Avis subconsciously rubbed his thumb over the spot under his chin where the painful brand had been. “He did, but Odin’s a god of magic in his own right. While I was here, he intercepted me in Midgard and used his magic to push back the power of the brand in order to take me to Asgard.”
“I was not aware Lord Odin was innately magical.”
“He wasn’t … isn’t. That’s why he couldn’t get rid of the brand totally for me. He could only negate it while we were both within his realm.” But thinking about which Asgardian did have the innate magical ability, Avis’ smile grew. “Lord Baldur’s their innate mage. He just hasn’t developed it beyond a few basic tricks yet because he’s always trying to put out fires inside a pantheon full of blooded warriors. That neutrality is why his parents are so protective of him, no question. Lady Frigg even made a deal with nature …”
Clarise straightened, her eyes widening with realisation. “Oh, I remember that. It was two or three centuries ago, was it not? She invoked a promise from every plant and animal in the realm to do her son no harm.”
Highly doubting that she realised she’d interrupted him and loving her all the more for it, Avis pinched his lips together to contain his delight and nodded. It certainly wouldn’t have happened twelve months ago. “And it worked, sweetheart. I saw it with my own eyes. The kid’s completely invulnerable to everything anyone can throw at him. His parents even set up displays to show it off, permitting anyone of any size to try and hurt him with a weapon. It all just bounces off.”
“Rocks and forged weapons would not fit into the living or former living category.”
“True, but Lord Baldur’s fatalistic nightmares had such a prophetic nature to them that his father neutralised the threat of standard weapons long before Lady Frigg even thought of adding living things to the equation.” Avis pulled himself up, realising he had subconsciously diverted the subject again. Staring hard at the dividing wall, he raised his hand and placed it flat on the solid surface, reminding himself of what was at stake.
“I’d let Odin know I was here if I was on my own because at the end of the day Lord Loki’s huffing and puffing doesn’t mean anything to me. But you and the girls aren’t established, and at the very least, that mother-f…” —he sucked his upper lip between his teeth and dragged it through, curling his flattened hand into a fist against the wall in the process— “…that particular god’ll be looking for an eye for an eye where his dead son is concerned. Be Damned all over again before I give him either one of our girls to murder in cold blood.”
“No,” Clarise agreed. “While I grieve for his loss, I will not permit him to mitigate it by killing one of ours, which means we must continue to be discreet in our travels.”
Because he’d already been playing with the idea for a while now, Avis was way ahead of her. “I was thinking since we’re already in the mortal realm, we should stay down here and travel as we did in the Chaotic Ocean, setting up the night house somewhere in space away from the sapient mortals. Maybe in the middle of one of their suns or something.”
Clarise stared hard at his chest as she drummed the tops of her fingers together in a fingertip applause of contemplation. “This is not Chaos, beloved,” she said, finally lifting her eyes to his. “Whilst we were travelling through my homeland, we were fully aware that Father knew where we were at all times and had chosen to turn a blind eye to us. It is not the same situation here. If we do anything to stand out in one place too long, we will draw the pantheon’s attention.”
Which quashed the use of the overnight house, but not necessarily the demon steeds …
As it dawned on him where she was going with this, his eyes widened in horror. “You want us to mingle with the Asgardian mortals?”
“We mingled with the Damned on the Akheron River, did we not?”
Avis wasn’t impressed. “Firstly, they were deceased souls in eternal torment. They knew their places at the bottom of the heap. Mortals before their physical expiration date have an entirely different outlook on things, and it’s one of self-gratification. Secondly, I’ll only be able to tag them one at a time. Even if I bounce from one to the next, to get any serious numbers done, I’ll be internalising for weeks every time we stop …”
“Not if we blended in instead of conquering them.”
Avis hated that idea even more. “Why in the realms would we want to do that?”
Clarise put both hands against his chest, then drifted them up to his shoulders and hooked them behind his neck. “Since we are counting our reasons, I can think of two,” she said, smiling up at him as her fingers massaged the muscles at the base of his skull. “One, the less we stand out, the less likely the Asgardians will learn of our presence. Two, it would be incredibly educational for the girls to experience the Asgardian way of life.”
Avis groaned and tilted his head back to stare at the ceiling. They were back to this again. He thought he’d put the kibosh on this schooling crap weeks ago.
His next inhalation brought a lungful of lavender with it, and he knew it wasn’t a coincidence. “Clarise …” he grumbled, wanting to argue this out even as his body took the lead and his arms banded around her shoulders, holding her against him. He leaned down and kissed her forehead, then pressed his forehead to hers and whispered, “You’re playing dirty again.”
Her smile broadened without denying it. “I am certain the journey through Midgard will not be as bad as you are envisioning, beloved. At the very least, the Asgardian palate is to your liking. It must be. You have mentioned many of Odin’s feasts, and I doubt you would have returned after the first one if they had served you a beverage like darida.”
Avis felt his stomach roil at the mere mention of the Yarusian brew that had more in common with stale urine, in his opinion.
Clarise’s hand found his cheek, refocusing his attention on her. “They may not be as cultured as we are, but I am certain we will make the best of it.”
“My other concern with staying permanently in the mortal realm is just how easy it is to get turned around down here. Bearings in the celestial realm are easier to maintain because there’s usually only one sun. In the mortal realm, every single galaxy has hundreds of billions of them.”
Clarise slid her hands down his arms and turned around to face the far wall. She moved her left hand over to hold his right hand in both of hers and turned his glove palm up. “What if I created something similar to the glowing bead that gave us the direction sense you require?”
Avis looked over her head to where she held his hand. “What sort of something do you have in mind?” The last thing he wanted was a thousand glowing beads that had his hand looking as if a firefly possi had taken up residence.
Clarise ran her fingers over the glove, settling on the space between the cuff and his wrist. “I was thinking of an embossed arrow just here on the inside of your glove. One that doesn’t stand out at all, unless you already knew it was there.”
“And the purpose of this arrow?” He couldn’t see how a single arrow would help.
“By having it constantly point towards Mystal, you will have your bearing, beloved.” To prove her point, she turned her own wrist over and crafted a tiny embossed arrow, half the size of a pin, to appear on the cuff of her own glove. “See?” she asked, twisting her hand from left to right and showing him how the arrow remained on a constant heading.
Avis was impressed, but he still saw a potential problem. “And what about up and down? We need three dimensions in the mortal realm, sweetheart. Not two.”
Clarise lifted her arm, and despite being a two-dimensional image, the arrow appeared to bank forward until only the back of the fletching was visible. “Like that?” she asked, smugly.
Avis chuckled and cupping her chin with his hand, he twisted her head to give her a quick kiss on the lips. Then he rolled his hand over and lay it across her palm. “My turn,” he declared.
Moments later, he stepped away from her, his gaze fixed on the embossed arrow on his glove. The tip and tail quivered, pivoting on a central point as if it were alive. Just as she had done, he twisted his arm from side to side, fascinated by the way it maintained the same alignment as Clarise’s had towards the front of the catamaran. He even turned in a tight circle, his eyes glued to the arrow to see if it would move. It didn’t. “And you’re sure that’s the way back to Mystal?” he asked, lifting his right hand to point in the same direction of the arrow. It wasn’t that he doubted her integrity, just her knowledge of Mystal’s actual location within the Known Realms.
“Yes, my love. No matter where you are, that mark will always point you towards home, as long as you continue to have it.”
He looked up at her and grinned. “I could’ve used this six years ago. You know that, right?”
Clarise crossed the room and folded herself back into his arms. “Need I remind you just who was responsible for our separation back then?”
Avis snorted and refrained from answering. He’d walked into that one.
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CHAPTER TWENTY

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2020.08.06 03:10 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0120

PART ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY
Lady Col smiled and raised her hand, brushing her fingers against Robbie’s cheek. “You will never know how difficult it was for me to let you go this afternoon when every instinct I had was telling me to bundle you up and bring you back to the Prydelands.”
“What’s the Prydelands?”
“That is our home, handsome. The one place in the world where we do not have to pretend to be something we are not.”
Robbie believed her. “So why didn’t you take me there?”
She lowered her hand to his knee. “I am a firm believer in allowing people to choose their own paths. If you had no desire now or ever to understand why the world felt different to you, I would have respected your decision and stayed away. That is my gift to you. But I would have been close by.”
“The way Llyr was with Sam.”
Lady Col’s smile was soft and warm. “Eventually, when you learn what we are, you will understand just how strong Llyr’s love for his children is. He would do anything for them, even if that meant protecting them from a distance as a homeless man, living on the street and eating garbage.”
“That’s already impressive as it is,” Robbie admitted, thinking of the multi-billionaire living in such deplorable squalor.
“I agree. It is incredibly difficult for people like us to not take over when we feel a wrong decision is being made. Nevertheless, I would have respected your wishes until you had children of your own.”
Not that he had plans for any Robbie Juniors yet, but he still had to ask. “Why? What would’ve happened then?”
“Nothing bad, sweetheart. As the parent of your child or children; your choices would continue to be respected until they reached maturity. Only then, would I offer them the same opportunity to learn of their heritage that I offered you.”
“Even if I didn’t agree with it?”
“It would not be your decision to make at that point.”
Robbie stared at the plush rug before him. “Sam turns twenty-one in a couple of months.”
From the corner of his eye, he saw Lady Col nod very slightly. “Yes, I know, dear. Fortunately for all concerned, Llyr came to his senses before I needed to step in on Sam’s behalf. Our family is very adamant about not overstepping on each oth…”
“…each other’s space,” Robbie concluded with a roll of his eyes, having heard Llyr incite that phrase at least a million times a day. Sometimes for the most ridiculous reasons.
Lady Col’s grip on his knee tightened in reprimand. “While I am certain that has become rather tedious to hear where you and your roommates are concerned, it is a necessary evil for us. There is too much power to be wrought within the family to allow anyone to take away our right to be ourselves as adults.”
“The Nascerdios are a global power.”
“That and more, Robert. Many who wear the Nascerdios ring are part of a particular family called the Mystallians. Have you ever heard that word before?”
Mystical stallions. Mystallians. He hadn’t heard it right. Given that he’d been eavesdropping on Llyr and Ivy, Robbie was about to say ‘No, of course not…’ but as he opened his mouth to speak, she tilted her head and arched one shapely eyebrow at him.
That one tiny action without a single verbal cue had him swallowing heavily and reassessing every white possible lie he’d said so far that week. “I … might have overheard it once,” he admitted. “When Llyr and Miss W thought I was asleep.”
“How much else did you overhear, sweetheart?”
“Something about ocean lords and getting mad enough to cause tidal waves that could dump an oil rig on 10 Downing Street.”
Robbie watched the women, and neither one of them reacted with any level of shock. If anything, Lady Col’s smile grew in warmth and understanding.
“And that failed to frighten you?”
“Are you kidding? Of course, it fri …” But when he realised his answer was an automatic one and not necessarily the truth, he stopped and blinked, huffing out a sharp breath. “You know what? Actually, no, it really didn’t,” he said, shaking his head. He then raised his hand and gestured at the fish tank against the opposite wall. “I even went out the following day and bought that in the hopes it would help Sam through his troubles.”
“Because you have faith in magic?”
“Because Dad always did.”
Lady Col slid her fingers through Robbie’s and closed them supportively. “What sort of magic did your father believe in, Robert?”
Robbie had to dig deep into his memory. This was going back almost twenty years to when he was just a boy. “Dad believed in everything,” he said. “He always said, ‘A man makes his own luck, but there’s no harm in stacking the deck in your favour’.”
Lady Col’s lips parted into a broad, astute smile that reached all the way to her eyes, setting the tiny dots of gold to sparkle like glitter. And when she looked over her shoulder at Dr Griffin, the albino woman smiled and nodded as well.
“What? What’d I say?” he asked, looking from one to the other in concern.
“Nothing bad, handsome,” she said, repeating herself from before. “It was more of a hint of confirmation of what I already suspected about your ancestry. That saying goes remarkably close to something that is often said about one particular member of the family.”
“Do you believe in things like lucky rabbit’s feet?” Doctor Griffin asked.
Robbie was quick to shake his head. “Hell, no. Not things like that. The kind of luck that that rabbit had, I could do without.”
“So what then?” Lady Col asked.
“Simple things. Nonsensical things. Lifting ladybugs on to his fingers and making up silly rhymes as they flew away. Or avoiding cracks in the footpaths. Four-leaf clovers were one of his favourites. He’d find them all the time, but he’d never pick them. He said it would only be lucky if it stayed in the ground where it was growing. He taught me to enjoy the simple things and to be happy within myself.”
“And from there, the world just seemed to have a way of making itself work for you.”
Robbie thought about his years in early high school. “Most times.”
He saw an edge to Lady Col’s eyes and her hand tightened as her thumb dusted his knuckles. “You are a strong, young man, Robert O’Hara,” she said.
Robbie wondered where that came from, but then decided it didn’t matter.
“Apart from the magic of luck, how do you feel about stronger magic?”
“Like what?”
“Say, for example, the magic within the Arthurian Legends.”
“You mean Merlin and stuff?”
Lady Col nodded.
Robbie hitched a shoulder. “I dunno. I mean, everyone’s heard of fire-breathing dragons and magic swords …”
“…and ocean lords capable of creating tidal waves that can drop an oil rig on to 10 Downing Street,” she concluded for him.
Robbie suddenly lunged to his feet, taking a few steps only to stop and turn back. “You’re saying real magic is real?” he asked, only to realise how stupid he question had been. “I-I mean …”
Columbine rose to her feet, without making a move towards him. “It is not magic to us, dear. It is the natural order of things. Different branches of the family specialise in different elements.” She also made a sweeping gesture to the fish tank. “Llyr and his family gravitate towards the oceans.”
Robbie looked at the tank, almost as if to convince himself it was still there. Then he turned back to his visitors. “And you?”
“My passions are medicine, education and music, though I have become quite adept at a number of other things.”
“That’s how you were able to pull off the miracle of Mason’s recovery.”
“Would you like to see a little piece of magic, just so you know it is real?”
“Sure.”
Lady Col went to the wire fruit basket on the island counter and returned with a banana and a small bunch of grapes. She picked each of the grapes off the stem and lay the stem between the two fruits.
As Robbie came closer to see what she was doing, she stepped away from the coffee table.
Then, the banana grew tiny arms and legs and rolled itself upright, using its newly formed arms to self-peel its top third. Two tiny blemishes within the flesh of the banana could have been mistaken for eyes. It certainly appeared that way, when it looked around, then bent down and picked up the grape stalk.
In doing so, the stalk melted into a black cane which it started to dance with.
Robbie couldn’t believe his eyes and knelt down in front of the coffee table to be that much closer to the dancing figure. When the dance was over, it went over to the grapes and began juggling them like bowling balls.
To convince himself that it was real, Robbie reached forward and stole a grape from the top of the juggling arc, popping it into his mouth and biting it with a refreshing crunch.
“How are you doing that?” he asked, unable to take the smile from his lips.
“It’s not actually magic,” Lady Col admitted, as the banana rolled the grapes to the table and laid down beside them, turning back into a regular piece of fruit.
Robbie almost wanted to give it a proper burial after that. He certainly wasn't going to eat it.
“The only one of us with true magic is Strahan.”
“Strahan the Magician.” It was kinda in the title.
Dr Griffin plucked a grape from the coffee table and tossed it lightly to bounce off of Robbie’s head. “Don’t be a smart-alec,” she grinned as he chuckled and ducked out of the way.
“What’s your specialty?” he asked of Dr Griffin. “Apart from medicine.”
Between one instant and the next, Dr Griffin disappeared, and in her place was someone who looked exactly like him, right down to the clothes he was wearing, only in an albino form. “I’ve been known to impersonate a few people now and again,” he heard his own voice say.
This was another level entirely.
Rising to his feet, he went over to where he/she was still perched on the couch. “Dang,” he whispered, seeking out every imperfection which he knew about and finding them all in exactly the right places. “I’m me, and I still think you’re me.”
Another heartbeat later, he/she was back to being Dr Griffin. “Like Lady Col said, we all have our specialties.”
Keys rattled in the front door lock two seconds before Lucas let himself back in. “I swear if she wasn’t my sister I’d…” the threat died in his throat when he saw Robbie’s guests. His eyes moved from one to the next and back again. “Hey…uh—hi,” he stammered.
“Hello, Officer Dobson,” Lady Col said with a smile of greeting.
“Doctor Nascerdios. Doctor Griffin,” Lucas answered politely. “Ahh, please don’t take this the wrong way, but when the hell did you get here?”
Lady Col’s lips tightened. “To be honest, I find the choice of language to be more atrocious than the question itself,” she said. “I do not find profanity necessary in any form.”
“They must’ve been on the stairs when you walked Charlie to her car,” Robbie explained.
“So, have you gotten your answers yet?”
Robbie looked at the women. “Some,” he admitted. “But I want to know a lot more.”
“You are welcome to join us for the evening, Robert. I can answer many more of your questions if you like.”
Robbie really wanted to. Like … really, really wanted to. “I can’t,” he said, with a bitten back curse of annoyance. “Sam’s going to be home in an hour and I told him I’d be here.”
“What if I gave you my word that I would have you back in time for his arrival?”
Robbie looked from Lady Col to Lucas and back again.
“Oh, for the love of God, just go, man,” Lucas snapped, waving his hands in a shooing motion. "I could use some real peace and quiet to get some sleep.”
Robbie then looked down at himself. Dressed in only jeans and a t-shirt, he wasn’t exactly at his shining best.
Dr Griffin snickered and even Lady Col smiled.
“You look fine, sweetheart. All you will need is some shoes and we will take care of the rest.”
Looking at where the peeled banana and grapes still lay on the coffee table, hell yeah he wanted more answers! Racing into his room, he grabbed his wallet, phone and keys and returned to the living room, where he shoved his way past Lucas to get to the alcove behind him.
“HEY!” Lucas snapped.
“Sorry, man,” Robbie called over his shoulder, as he slammed his feet into an awaiting pair of flip-flops. He turned, waiting for the women, almost shaking with excitement. “Ready when you are, Lady Col.”
The dark-haired woman with the strange eyes smiled and gestured for him to precede her out the door which he did at an incredible speed of knots.
“Later, Lucas!”
* * *

PART ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE

((AUTHOR'S NOTE: a second WP popped that was able to follow on directly with the one from the day before. For those who are interested, it's here.
Apparently, when I made this hyperlink yesterday, it didn't take for the first few hours, which was just the start of the hassle I had with my computer and phone yesterday. I have since sorted it out, but for those who didn't see it because it refused to behave for the first half of the day, I've put it in a second time now. enjoy!))
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I made a family tree/diagram of the Mystallian family that can be found here
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For those who want to read this from the very beginning: Part One
FULL INDEX OF BOB THE HOBO TO DATE CAN BE FOUND HERE!!
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2020.07.22 19:49 ISaidTalkToMeNICE Mike J Fans: Why do you think he would have been a good Bachelor?

(FYI- This is not a bad case of deja vu lol. I deleted the other post I made because I incorrectly posted it as an unpopular opinion and we already have a thread of for that.)
Confession-I didn't watch the full season of Hannah Brown's Bachelorette (sorry not sorry but I never cared for her) but I did see clips of Mike on her season on YouTube. I see and understand why people like him. On the season, he came across like he was being authentic, he had a great personality and seemed to be a fun guy. He's also one of the most popular black contestants from the franchise which was a plus for him. We all know it's harder for black people who are part of BN to gain that social media following (ex. Rachel Lindsay has less than a million followers on IG while Demi Burnett has 1.3 mil followers and she wasn't even a lead and came after Rachel). But despite those positive traits I still don't understand why so many were and still are campaigning for him to be Bachelor?
He's a good age to be The Bachelor (32) but I don't think he is actually ready to settle down. I've watched several of his interviews and how he has conducted himself after HB's season and noticed some red flags.
One thing I noticed is he is the type to kiss and tell (ex. Demi Lovato). That whole situation gave me clout chaser vibes and I felt bad for Demi because I think he was just using her. In fact, Demi no longer follows him on IG but Mike still follows her. He spilled in multiple interviews about their situation-ship and that she "kisses really well". (Source: https://www.glamour.com/story/demi-lovato-mike-johnson-relationship-timeline ) That was soooo tacky. I'm sure he was geeked because a celebrity was expressing interest in him but all that gossiping he did showed me that he lacked boundaries and respect for whatever they had going on and he is not someone I could trust (maybe Demi felt that too). According to the timeline in the article I posted, the same day Demi and Mike broke up he went on Keke/Sara Haines/Michael Strahan show and asked Keke out on a date. SMH.
Also, I didn't like the interview he did with the Breakfast Club (not sure if anyone saw that). He came across like he was trying too hard and I noticed that there were some in the comment section who commented the same thing I was thinking. [Sidenote: in the interview I remember him saying that his mom told him that if the girl he's dating "can't use his comb then don't bring her home" and I never thought much of it then because I've heard that saying alot but I wonder if that would have caused controversy in Bachelor Nation (if he were picked as Bachelor)? ]
No one is perfect but it seems like alot of people were rooting for him to be the next Bachelor (such as Rachel L) and yes he's funny and we need a black Bachelor but Mike just had too many red flags IMO to be taken seriously. Matt James ain't it but I don't think Mike was either. I always felt like Eric from Rachel's season would have been a great choice and Rachel really liked him as well.
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2020.07.04 03:47 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0087

PART EIGHTY-SEVEN
With his badge on clear display, Daniel made his way through the Fifth Precinct for the first time in what had to be at least thirty years. Ironically, it hadn’t changed that much. Same dark green and cream paint job and same slightly off-centre concrete flooring due to decades of foot traffic.
Some of the older bloods recognised him. He saw that moment in their eyes, where they went from half asleep at their desks, to sitting up and slapping each other in the shoulder and getting nods of confirmation.
Yeah, he was a little bit of a celebrity. Not because of anything he did. Just his last name. Everyone knew the Nascerdios were all connected, and that Daniel was just as friendly with Strahan the Magician as he was with Clefton the superstar or Keiko and Marieke the supermodels.
If just one more person asked him for their private phone numbers, he would scream.
Unless it was someone he didn’t like. Then he might give them Marieke’s. That bitch might have been drop-dead gorgeous, but everyone had to keep telling her that or she’d have the ugliest meltdown known to man. Over, and over again. And Heaven help anyone who tried to take the spotlight away from her for ten seconds.
Keiko was the exact opposite. She found the beauty in everything. Two minutes in her company had anyone thinking they could conquer the world. There had been quite a few times in his life when he’d cried on her shoulder because his mother was busy elsewhere. Most recently was when his Dad died. He’d been strong for his younger brothers and sisters, but when the funeral was over and he’d wanted to crawl into a bottle for a few weeks, Keiko turned up in his favourite watering hole and they drank to old memories until she took him home. That was twelve years ago, and he’d died peacefully in his sleep an old man, just as he had wanted. Daniel still missed him.
He went up to the second floor, found Lieutenant Harris’ closed door and rapped on the glass insert. “Yes?” a shrill voice demanded from inside.
Daniel opened the door to find the Lieutenant standing hear his window, staring out at the street below. He turned to meet Daniel’s eyes. “Who are you?”
The streaks of yellow-green that went through Harris’ aura were immediately telling, but Daniel knew from experience it could be that the man was having a bad day. Everyone had those.
“Daniel Nascerdios,” he said, not bothering with the badge on his belt. “Major Crime Squad.”
More sickly green flared through his aura. Interesting. “What do you want, detective?”
This was not the way Daniel wanted this conversation to go. He wanted Harris relaxed, co-operative. Instead, the lieutenant was already working himself up into a defensive position, and they’d barely said ‘hello’.
“I need your insights,” he said, waving a hand at the visitor’s chair in front of Harris’ table.
Harris nodded in approval and Daniel sat down, putting himself at a lower position that would hopefully seem less intimidating to the officer. “I looked into Dobson’s background and something doesn’t add up.” Like why the fuck is he still a patrolman? “And I’m hoping you can give me some insights into his personality that aren’t in his file.”
A reddish-violet flashed across Harris’ aura. This was definitely a man who had no problem stepping on the necks of the defenceless.
“Don’t let his charms fool you,” Harris warned, taking his seat, and pulling it forward to be that much closer to Daniel. “He’s a manipulative, nasty piece of work. I’ve seen his type a hundred times before. Getting through life by standing on the backs of others.”
Daniel leaned into one arm of his chair. “How do you mean?”
“The man is as fake as a three-dollar-bill and I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. He was a football jock back in high school and even back then, he was nothing but trouble. You know the type. Always centre of attention and stirring up trouble when they’re bored.”
Daniel had read Dobson’s sealed records and knew he had been a driving force behind O’Hara coming forward against his mother’s boyfriend. But all of that happened before Dobson was eighteen and was part of a sealed investigation. Harris should have had no way of knowing about that.
“What sort of trouble has he stirred up?”
“His methods are insidious,” Harris said, changing the subject slightly. “He pretends to be your friend. Gets in close. Then, when he’s got his hooks into you, he starts poisoning the water until you don’t know which way is up. And whatever he gets you to do, he makes damn sure none of it comes back at him. He’ll always be somewhere else, with someone else, while the fall guy goes down.”
“That’s not good,” Daniel said rubbing his chin thoughtfully. The more Harris spoke, the more his aura took on the reddish-violet of vindictiveness. “Is that why you’ve kept him here?”
Harris nodded. “The bastard’s got nothing on me, so I can’t be pushed around. But that doesn’t stop him from fishing though. Whenever he can, he spends hours and hours going through old cases to see what he can dig up on good officers. But I won’t let him win. Not while I’ve got the pips. My advice: charge him if you can, or send him back here where he belongs. He’ll only screw up your investigation if you keep him too long.”
“So, you’re saying it’s not that he’s incompetent…”
“Oh, he is. But he knows how to cover his tracks to let others take the fall. And when that doesn’t work, he switches it up to intimidation instead of real police work. That’s the reason you won’t find anything in his records because anyone who’s ever had a problem with him has recanted after Dobson and his friends pay them a visit off-duty.”
Daniel straightened with a severe frown. “That’s a very serious accusation, Lieutenant. Do you have anything corroborating that?”
Harris sat back in his chair as a flash of bright orange swept through his whole aura. But he recovered quickly, suppressing the orange of fear and forcing more of that reddish-violet to come through. “If I had proof, he’d be behind bars. I know how to do my job, detective. Unfortunately, Dobson knows the law as well and knows how to circumvent it. There’s always a way around everything if you know how.
“Look, you asked for my opinion on his character, and I’m giving it to you. Do. Not. Trust. Him. He’s the kind of man who would offer to get you a coffee and then spit in the bottom of the cup out of spite. He’s selfish and jealous of what others have. Are you married, detective?”
The left-field question caught Daniel by surprise. “What?”
“It’s a simple question. If you are, don’t let Dobson anywhere near your wife. They fall for his charms like you wouldn’t believe. It’s just another way he gets his hooks into people.”
Wow. Just … wow. Daniel had seen some hard-ons in his life, but that was definitely in the top five. Harris had done everything but cross himself.
Pressing his hands into the arms of the chair, Daniel pushed himself to his feet. “Well, I appreciate your time, Lieutenant,” he said, holding his hand out.
Harris took his hand and shook it firmly. “Anytime, detective. But I am deadly serious about Dobson. You don’t want anything to do with him. He’s an insect, in desperate need of crushing.”
“Then why don’t you keep him in the precinct instead of out there on the streets?”
“Even a cockroach serves a purpose in the world, detective. He uses that fake charm of his to keep the people in his neighbourhood in line without the need for paperwork.”
Make that the top two.
“I’ll see myself out, Lieutenant Harris. Pleasure meeting you.”
Daniel made his way through the precinct, nodding at those who ogled at him but not overly interested in a conversation. He walked out of the glass and timber front doors of the precinct and down the five steps to the sidewalk. He bipp-opened his car and slid in behind the wheel, closing the door behind him.
No wonder Dobson hadn’t gone anywhere in his career. Nothing Harris said was a provable crime in itself, but the depth of innuendo would’ve had every other precinct running for the hills. Hell, he’d seen the vindictiveness shining strong in the man’s aura as he shredded Dobson’s character, and even he had to wade through the crap.
One thing’s for sure. When this was all over, at the very, very least, Dobson was getting his transfer. Preferably to One Police Plaza.
* * *

PART EIGHTY-EIGHT

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2020.04.29 07:49 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0021

PART TWENTY-ONE
I awoke with a start as a cool evening breeze drifted across my face and throat and I realised hours had passed. Or maybe it was the movement inside the room that woke me. Either way, I fumbled with my phone and dropped my feet to the ground. Pins and needles burned through the muscles and I stood up and leaned into the rail to stretch them out.
As I did so, I realised the sun was completely gone and the city's nightlife was in full swing. I looked at my phone and saw it was almost nine-thirty in the evening. Damn, I hadn’t realised I was that tired. The empty packet of Chex Mix had been dropped and blown against the side wall that separated our balcony from next door’s, and once I had full feeling (or at least 80% feeling) back in my legs, I went and picked it up, scrunching it in my hand.
It was a weird thing with me. Indoors, I didn’t tend to care about the mess. But outdoors had to be pristine. Wildlife didn’t choke on the mess inside. Even this part of the city had pigeons.
Voices were inside, so stuffing the empty bag in my pocket, I opened the door a fraction and gave a tentative knock … because, well, they were my parents. And now I had an image in my head that no guy wanted of their parents being alone in a bedroom. Eww.
I knocked a little harder.
“Heard you the first time, son. Come on in,” Dad answered.
I was never going to get enough of hearing that. My dad calling me ‘son’. He was feeding a jewelled cufflink through the long sleeve of his light blue silk shirt. Behind him still on the bed was the jacket.
Mom leaned against the kitchenette bench, grinding her teeth over something, but I couldn’t take my eyes off Dad.
“Wow.”
I couldn’t help myself. It was such a complete turnaround from Bob the hobo that I was having a hard time remembering the two were the same person. Dad was clean-shaven with the shine of his ebony hair matching the gleam in his jet black eyes. My eyes. My hair. Under all that gunk I’d never noticed before. His broad shoulders were pulled back, making him stand both tall and proud. Like Schwarzenegger.
He was watching me through the mirror, and seeing my reaction, he smiled and turned towards me. “I scrub up pretty well, don’t you think?” he asked, taking up the jacket by the lapel and sliding his arms into it. He shrugged it into place across his shoulders and did up the button at the waist as if he’d been born to it.
As he worked the button, I saw the ring on his right ring finger. A solid square men’s ring with rounded corners and a crest inside. Again, like royalty, though I was too far away to see the crest.
“Are you like … a secret king or something?” There’s been plenty of movies over the years that covered this, but I never thought in a pink fit that that could be my reality. I half-expected him to scoff and wave the idea aside as ludicrous.
Instead, he saw where I was looking and twisted his hand to see the ring himself. “Not here,” he said with a hint of regret. “But where I’m from, I’m worshipped like a…”
“LLYR!” Mom roared, which had Dad’s eyes slide to hers and he smiled brazenly. Even I could tell he had no intention of finishing that statement. He was baiting her, and she was biting. What I couldn’t understand was over what.
He raised his hand and beckoned me forward with two fingers. “C’mere, Sam. You might as well know what’s obvious to everyone else.”
I won’t say I was scared to cross the floor, but I was certainly apprehensive. Mom wasn’t happy with this, and her rage vibe was making me super uncomfortable. When it came to her detonations, she could match off with a Tsar bomb, with the same level of devastation. “What’s obvious to everyone else?” I asked when I was right alongside him.
He did NOT smell like the home brand soaps and supplies I bought him. He had a fresh oceanic scent about him that contrasted perfectly with the lingering hint of burnt cigar that escaped on his breath. The only part of him that mom couldn’t scrub clean, though knowing her, she probably tried.
He rolled his hand so that his ring face was showing and lifted it for me to see.
It was just as well the bed was right behind me because now that I was looking straight at it, I knew exactly what that crest represented. Everyone in the world did. I had to sit down as the insane possibility tried to take roost in my head. “You’re a Nascerdios?”
Forget freaking royalty! That implied just one country was in play! The Nascerdios family were the closest thing to world royalty as the planet had! Wherever there was money, chances were the Nascerdios family weren’t far behind. Wherever there was a specialty, a Nascerdios was almost guaranteed to be in the top five.
“That’s right, kiddo,” Dad said, sitting on the bed beside me. He reached over and took my right hand by the wrist, bringing it close enough that we could both see he was spreading the fingers around my ring apart. Then, he rolled my hand over so that it was palm down and touched four points on the ring. As I stared, the metal swelled and expanded into a flat square, much like a regular men’s dress ring. Then Dad covered the ring with his palm, and when he withdrew it, my ring was identical to his. “As are you, son.”
I was a Nascerdios?! I was a fucking Nascerdios?! I swung my attention back to Mom, who still looked as if she wanted to jump over the top of me and choke Dad where he sat. “Why wasn’t I allowed to know that?”
Her lips were pinched so tightly together they were practically bloodless. “It’s a lot more complicated than just a name, Sam. People born with a lot of money, often forget what it’s like not to have any. People born with a lot of power, triply so. You were always going to follow him into his world one day, Sam, but we both agreed that giving you a basic grounding in life first would be good for your sense of self-worth and understanding that everything comes at a cost.”
She looked at Dad once more and said, “If you take something off someone else, you may have it, but that person who worked their whole life for it, doesn’t. No son of mine was going to have that attitude.”
I swung back to Dad. “You didn’t steal anything, did you, Dad?”
Now it was Dad’s turn to glare at Mom. “No, I haven’t stolen anything. I’ve been given a lot of offerings over the eo—over the years, but I’ve never taken a damn thing that wasn’t freely given to me first.” He looked down at me and said, “You have my absolute word on that, Sam. To my knowledge, none of us have. Though I suppose I can’t really speak for everyone anymore since there’s a lot of us now,” —he gestured at me— “A number which is growing by the day.”
I was still getting the vibe that I was missing something. Something that Dad wanted me to know, that Mom didn’t. Wracking my brain, the only thing I could come up with was, “So, am I related to Strahan the Magician?” He was the biggest celebrity I could think of with that last name.
Why was Dad finding everything I said funny?
He chuckled and covered his eyes, shaking his head. “Yeah, Sam. Strahan’s my cousin. He’s also the one who made our rings, which is why they’re so …what’s the word? Fanky?”
“Funky,” Mom and I both said in unison.
“Right. That. In time you’ll get a full who’s who of everyone, but I promised you we’d take this nice and slow. So this is me, taking it nice and slow.”
My head went to the next logical point. “Do I have a lot of money?”
“Have you earned a lot of money?” Mom asked pointedly before Dad could answer.
I scratched the helix of my ear as if she'd clipped it anyway. “Well, not really I suppose ... but …hey, hang on,” I clicked my fingers and focused back on Dad. “That money in my wallet last week. That was you, wasn’t it?”
Dad’s smile softened and he nodded. “I was the one who found your wallet, remember?”
“You know I don’t remember anything about that.”
“Well, you know I found your wallet then. Your roommates told you, and so did I. Is that better?”
“And because no one would believe a hobo had put several thousand dollars in my wallet, you thought no one would notice.”
“Something like that,” Dad admitted, reaching into his breast pocket.
“You are NOT lighting up another one of those hideous things right now, Llyr,” Mom snarled, all but daring him to cross that line.
Dad breathed out a sigh and withdrew his hand. “I forgot what a taskmaster you could be, Ivy.”
I snorted at their byplay, but my attention was drawn back to my ring. My ring! My Nascerdios ring.
I AM A FUCKING NASCERDIOS!!!!

PART TWENTY-TWO

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2020.04.23 13:38 Angel466 [Bob the hobo] A Celestial Wars Spin-Off Part 0015

PART FIFTEEN
Llyr’s heart shot straight into his throat when he approached what he thought would be a good spot to situate himself in anticipation of Sam and Cuschler’s arrival and heard Sam scream like he was already being murdered.
Llyr knew it was Sam. He had no reason to know, but he knew nonetheless, and when he charged around that pylon and saw that fuck-knuckle tracing lines on Sam’s chest with a blade, all bets of secrecy were off.
Llyr reached out with his innate power and brought the East River to life. He fed his rage into the water until it surged like a Kraken to do his bidding. Each of the gang members died quickly. Unfortunately, the quickest was also the first, and for what that bastard did to Sam’s chest, Llyr should’ve controlled his temper and saved him ’til last. Instead, the water smashed into his head so hard his neck snapped at the impact and he was dead before he hit the ground. So Llyr had to make do with the other one who had also decided it was appropriate to terrorise his son with a blade.
After encasing that little parasite in water, Llyr shifted the gravitational pressure within that water column until it held the same compression rate as the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Watching that fucker’s head and chest pop like a grape was satisfying, even if it had scared Sam a little.
Because … nobody … nobody. Hurt. His. Kids.
Fucking nobody!
Once they were all dead, Llyr realised Sam was still staring at the source column of water that held the only proof of what he had witnessed. “Don’t start drooling kid,” he whispered, willing Sam to hold it together just a few more seconds. On a parting whim, he had the column of water sink back into the East River where it would then shoot the bodies out into the North Atlantic Ocean for the world’s deep-sea marine life to take care of. “Stay with me, son.”
Maybe he had overreacted. If he had, he certainly wasn’t about to apologise for it. But as Sam fell to his knees, gathered up his torn hoodie and began to rock himself, Llyr began to wonder if he needed to bring in the family’s resident healer.
If that had to happen, Ivy would lose her mind. But Columbine owed him for sicc’ing his other kids on to him. In less than a decade, he could’ve introduced them all and let them take however long they wanted to, to get to know each other. All sides would probably be a bit peeved at him for keeping Sam a secret. The magic wielder of the family knew Llyr had a child he was keeping on the down-low because that was the only way Llyr could secure Sam a ring that would keep him safe. Rings didn’t just happen. They had to be forged, by very special people. Strahan had made more rings in the last three hundred years than he had in the last three hundred billion years. But it kept the mage busy.
Fortunately, Llyr already had his ‘Bob’ disguise in place, so when Sam turned away from the river, all Llyr had to do was collapse where he stood and pretend to be asleep.
“BOB!”
Despite his age, Llyr wasn’t a great actor. He pretended to sniff loudly as if he’d only just woken up to the sound of his name and pulled himself up on to one arm.
Sam covered the ground between them unnaturally quickly and slammed into Llyr’s chest, wrapping his arms around Llyr’s neck driving him back into the round. “I found you!” the boy cried; his relief palpable.
Llyr put his chin over Sam’s shoulder and held him just as tightly. Yeah, son. You found me. But then Llyr felt Sam’s body start to shudder and he realised Sam was unravelling fast. “Hey,” he chuckled, trying to inject some levity into the situation for Sam to hang onto. “It’s good to see you too, Sam. You feelin’ better?” Just to make it look good, Llyr patted his chest and added, “I’m afraid I’m all out of coffee money, this time.”
Sam snorted, then turned back to where he’d been attacked. “Did you see…?”
Llyr hoped if he pretended not to know what Sam was talking about, Sam would dismiss it as his overactive imagination. “What was I supposed to be seein’ kid?”
Immediately, he realised that was exactly the wrong thing to say. Sam’s face dropped and a sheen of tears coated his eyes. He looked down at the hoodie that he still had clutched in his hand, and Llyr knew his son was in trouble.
“Hey, Sam. Look at me,” Llyr said, ditching his hobo routine to ensure he had Sam’s undivided attention. “I saw it too.”
Sam blinked and swallowed heavily. “You did?”
“Remember when I told you, nothing is as it seems? I was very serious. That…” Llyr gestured to where the water column had been created. “…isn’t even in the top one hundred of weird shit I’ve seen in my life. But since I’ve been here, I’ve learned to go with the flow. People don’t like learning their view of the world isn’t what they thought it was. You’re better off accepting that things like that exist and keeping them to yourself. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. You are more sane than almost everybody else on this planet.”
“You’re weird, Bob, but somehow, that logic helps.”
“Because I’m a pretty smart guy.”
Llyr saw Cuschler step around the far end pylon and shook his head ever so discreetly.
With a nod of understanding, Cuschler stepped back behind the pylon, out of sight.
Hoping Sam was over the worst of it, Llyr slipped back into his ‘Bob’ guise. “What are you doing down here anyway, kid? Don’t you have college this morning?”
The whimpering groan that escaped Sam’s throat as the boy closed his eyes meant for Llyr, he had his head firmly back on the right way. “Yeah, I am,” he admitted. “But I wasn’t going until I found you.”
“So how many classes have you missed?”
“Ummm, just the morning one so far.”
“Good. Then as soon as we get you back to your apartment, you can grab a change of clothes and get your butt to school where it belongs.”
“Sure thing, dad.”
Although the title had been made in jest, Llyr felt his entire body freeze and his eyes shot across to Sam, who was watching him carefully.
“You okay, man?”
Forcing himself to breathe once more, Llyr swallowed and grinned weakly. “Yeah, sure. Forget it. Long story I’ll have to tell you about one day, and today ain’t it. We gotta get you home so you can get to school.”
“If Boyd doesn’t put me in the hospital first for sneaking out of the apartment.”
“Well, if you don’t own your own space, Sam, others are going to own it for you. It’s the way of everything.”
“More Bob wisdom?”
“More like a family mantra, kid. You’ll get used to it.”
Sam reached down and hooked his arm through Bob’s duffle, slinging it up on to one shoulder. “I’m putting you up in a motel for the night,” he said as he stepped towards the busy street, surprising the hell out of Llyr.
“Yeah, no you’re not,” he argued.
Sam turned and grinned at him. “I know you don’t know me very well, but trust me. Once I decide I’m going to do something, I don’t change my mind. I want to do this for you, man. I don’t know where the money came from, and I want to spend some of it on you. To make up for the dick-headed way Boyd and Lucas treated you last week. They should never have chased you off.”
“But you didn’t do that, Sam…”
“You’re not going to talk me out of it, Bob. You deserve this. You were nice to me, and now I’m returning the favour.”
Llyr’s grin widened as he caught up with Sam. “That’s more like it,” he murmured, slapping Sam on his bare shoulder in approval. "You'll get there yet."

PART SIXTEEN

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2020.02.29 17:19 jddennis 2019 Book Bingo Breakdown

This was my second year doing the book bingo! Last year, I did one sheet. Since I knew about it ahead of time, I thought I'd up the challenge this year, and do two! I just finished the other day. I thought I'd give you a short break down of my selections, and a brief review of my impressions for each title.
#Sheet 1:
Bingo Square Title Author Review
Slice of Life/Small Scale Fantasy Howl's Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones I've seen the film several times in theaters, but this was the first time I read the book. I was surprised how different it was, but I absolutely loved the story! I was really glad to see that the story deemphasized the war and gave more backstory to Prince Justin.
Novel Featuring a Protagonist with a Disability Age of Assassins RJ Barker In a lot of ways, this one feels like the literary equivalent of comfort food. It's really enjoyable, and flew by pretty easily. It was fairly easy to anticipate what's going to happen, but there was enough that was interesting to keep things enjoyable. I really liked the Welsh tinge to the story. I'll definitely come back to this series.
SFF Novella The Big Bah-Ha C.S.E. Cooney Read in C.S.E. Cooney's collection, Bone Swans. This took me longer than it should (yay moving), but it was really lovely in terms of prose. Since I was only able to get in a page or two before falling asleep, the plot was a bit lost on me.I'll probably re-read this at some point.
Self-Published SFF Novel They Mostly Come Out at Night Benedict Patrick I got this one for free, and it was okay. Honestly, I found the writing really uneven. It was really bad about summarizing things that would have made interesting scenes. The main character felt way too passive until the end, and then it turned into a level-up story. Those are big turn-offs for me.
SFF Novel Featuring Twins The Lions of Al- Rassan Guy Gavriel Kay I thought the characters were well done, and the setting was a great nod to medieval Spain. I loved the epilogue, too. When the plot was moving it was great. But the book suffered from a lot of info-dumps. It was hard to pay attention a lot of the time due to all the authorial exposition. If the story hadn't ground to a halt so often, I think I would have truly loved this book. As it is, though, it was only likeable.
Novel Featuring Vampires The Greyfriar Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith This one was a disappointment. I don't think it needed to be set on planet Earth -- a secondary world setting probably would've been better. Also, all the characters were pretty poorly done. The princess comes off as a Mary sue and the Greyfriar is her edgelord emo boyfriend. The only reason they get along is some hardcore Stockholm Syndrome. The authors specialize in media tie-in fiction for the CW shows Arrow and the Flash, and it's apparent. While I enjoy those shows, my taste in fiction has moved beyond that writing level. I don't think I'll be continuing this series.
Graphic Novel or Audiobook Tiamat's Wrath James S.A. Corey The 8th book of a 9 book series. I wouldn't be continuing if I didn't like it. I appreciate that they have finished the storylines of several of the fan-favorite characters.
SFF Novel by Author local to you Strange Practice Vivian Shaw I think this is a perfect alternative for people who like the tone of the Wayfarer's series, but disliked the lack of plot. This one has a decent plot with a very interesting villain, but it's rather straightforward. In fact, it ends with a demon ex machina twist. The characters, and their interactions, are really what make this book tick. It's a cozy take on urban fantasy that was just an absolute delight to get lost in. I'm definitely going to circle back to the rest of this series.
SFF Novel Featuring an Ocean Setting Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick It’s hard to pigeonhole this story into one genre. There are many science fiction elements. Virtual reality, cloning, artificial intelligence, and interstellar travel are all in play. But the reader also gets a strong dose of magic, virgin births, and fantastical creatures. Perhaps calling this work a science fantasy is the safest. Whatever it may be, this is an enjoyable brain-tickler that I can't recommend enough.
Cyberpunk Blackfish City Sam J. Miller This was an instance where the parts were better than the whole. There were a lot of great concepts in this book, but it didn't gel together. I think the author's writing style was too distant -- the entire story was emotionally cold.
2nd Chance The Kingdom of the Cursed Greg Keyes The second in an ongoing series. I thought the first book was okay, but wasn't as engaged with this one as I had been with other works by Keyes. It's a portal fantasy, and the writing has a very strong fairy tale feel to it.
Afrofuturism Rosewater Tade Thompson No knock on the performance, but I had a hard time with the audiobook due to the accent. That shows a personal blindspot more than anything. The actual story was really good! I thought the parallels with Star Trek Discovery were really fun. I wonder if alien fungi is moving into the cultural zeitgeist some. I've purchased the rest of the trilogy, and look forward to getting around to them. If the TBR weren't so high, I'd get to them immediately, but I felt the need to finish these Book Bingo challenges off.
Fantasy Novel Published in 2019 The Rage of Dragons (Orbit Edition) Evan Winter I really liked how this novel was structured. I can see how it would work as a strong serialized, self-published story. I really didn't like the plot, though. I think revenge stories are overdone in general, and this really didn't have anything new to say from a theme perspective. Tau became a very hard character to like. I'll continue with the series, but hopefully there's a more interesting perspective/arc/thematic message.
Middle Grade SFF Novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill I really enjoyed the authorial voice in this one. It's not the first Barnhill I've read, and she's got a great sense of using prose to convey the world. It's spot-on tone appropriate for the intended younger audience, but is strong enough of a story to hold my audience. I should find more authors similar to her for my reading pleasure.
A Personal Recommendation from Fantasy Gifts Ursula K. Le Guin I finished this one, but it didn't grab me. I understand Le Guin is an absolute master, but sometimes interest isn't there. In fact, I started (and completed) a nonfiction book in the middle of reading Gifts. I don't plan to continue with this series, but I'll definitely read more of her work in the future.
Any Fantasy Book of the Month or Read-along Book Senlin Ascends Josiah Bankroft This one reminds me of a mixture of "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" and "The Phantom Tollbooth." It's very episodic, based on the tower's nature. I like the simplicity of the quest (Senlin looking for his missing bride) and how it leads to all sorts of different adventures. I'll definitely continue this series.
Media Tie-in Novel The Deep Rivers Solomon I liked this one for what it was, and I appreciated the telephone-game nature of interpretation of the story of Drexciya. I don't think I liked the conclusions that the story reached. As Daveed Diggs' afterword points out, the Remembering in the clipping. song is more of a Seder-like collective experience in story-telling. In Solomon's third-hand remix, they turn the Remembering into a genetic storage of memory into one member of society. I think it was supposed to elicit a conversation about how Caucasian USA wants to sanitize it's historical memory of the American slavery system. But, to me, it felt like it directed the conversation to gaslighting and emotional abuse of an individual scapegoat. While I think the story was beautifully written, I don't think it was cleanly executed.
Novel Featuring an AI Character The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi I really enjoyed this one. It's a straightforward heist tale, and I have a fondness for those. But the post-singularity society was a real treat. The prose is laser-focused on delivering evocative, fun descriptions. Rajaniemi wrote with such verve and panache it's hard to believe this was his debut novel. I'll definitely be continuing on with this series.
SFF Novel that has a Title of Four or More Words The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe Three interlinked stories published in one novel. I liked all three, but I think the final one, V.R.T., was my favorite.
Retelling! Fair Peril Nancy Springer This one was a lot more humorous than I thought it'd be, and it was definitely a product of the nineties. I liked the idea of Faerie existing as an overlay of our own world. I also appreciated the theme of how the choices of our parents are reflected in our own lives.
SFF Novel by an Australian Author The Corpse-rat King Lee Battersby I really loved this one. It's got a lot of humor, and Marius is an absolute delight of character development. I love how Battersby takes him from a selfish heel at the start to a genuinely likeable person by the end. It's a lot of fun, and I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more of Battersby's work in the future.
The Final Book of a Series Children of Ruin Adrian Tchaikovksy As of now, the end. The author has stated he's playing around with a potential sequel, but close enough. This book is a great continuation from Children of Time. It combines a lot of disparate genre elements, notably both horror and utopianism. The main aliens are uplifted octopuses, and (ambitiously), they're far less human than the uplifted spiders. I felt like there was a whole series of material crammed into this book. Super ambitious and highly recommended.
#OwnVoices The Lesson Cadwell Turnbull Set in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this book tells the story of the repercussions of an alien invasion. It's set up as a braided novel -- each chapter is it's own short story. It's interesting to get the perspective of several people who are closely tied to the aliens and to learn about their motivations. Honestly, I couldn't put this one down. It's definitely in my top 5 for 2019.
LitRPG One More Last Time Eric Ugland I got this one from the Prime Reader Library; that was this book's only saving grace. The main character, Montana, is an absolute dunce. His backstory is so poorly thought out and inconsistent, it's infuriating. It was a quick read (I finished it in a morning), though, so there was minimal time investment. I don't plan to continue with this series. Honestly, I think the LitRPG square is the weakest one for the Bingo. I don't think I'll voluntarily look for any books in this subgenre again.
Five SFF Short Stories Fearsome Journeys Jonathan Strahan (Editor) Epic fantasy is really hard to capture in short story form, and I think this volume suffered from that. There were a lot of good stories that really clicked with me, but some really were a huge chore.
#Sheet 2

Bingo Square Title Author Review
Slice of Life/Small Scale Fantasy The Golem and the Jinni Helene Wecker Excellent historical fantasy that explores the intersection of immigrants in New York City. Some of the reincarnation aspects to the story were unexpected. But the characters (and their clear personal goals) were the real highlight of this book.
Novel Featuring a Protagonist with a Disability A Red Sun Also Rises Mark Hodder A 2012 steampunk novel written like a Victorian epistolary novel. The prose is really well done, as is the worldbuilding -- the aliens are really cool. The book does a great job of confronting the question of evil, and is really entertaining.
SFF Novella The Box Jumper Lisa Manetti Told by an unreliable narrator, this story deals with Harry Houdini's quest to expose the falsity of Spiritualism. The timeline is very screwy on this one, so there were some really odd anachronisms. But overall, it was an interesting look at several important historical figures and the Spiritualist movement.
Self-Published SFF Novel The Dream Engine Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant This one just was not good. It's a huge rip-off. The world feels paper-thin, and the characters are no better. If you are interested in stories that feature dream worlds, I'd skip this and go to Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui and The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome by Serge Brussolo.
SFF Novel Featuring Twins Down Among the Sticks and Bones Seanan McGuire Although I don't have a twin, I really felt this book spoke to me about children chafing under parental expectations. I felt like I had been to a therapy session after reading this one. All things considered, it was quite enjoyable, if cathartic.
Novel Featuring Vampires Certain Dark Things Silvia Moreno-Garcia I wanted to like this one better than I did. The idea of Mexican vampire gangsters was really cool, but there was a lot of extraneous world-building for a standalone novel. I didn't like where the characters ended up at the book's conclusion, either.
Graphic Novel or Audiobook Kushiel's Chosen Jacqueline Carey Second book in the series. Built admirably on the first. The pacing gets a bit loose in the middle, but the overall story is really good. And the steamy sections are quite enjoyable.
SFF Novel by Author local to you Exiles at the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker Chalker was from Baltimore, and I live just north of that. Another second book in a series. I liked the story ok, but it ends on a cliffhanger. I wasn't interested enough to immediately get the next volume. The author's fascination with genitalia was repetitive and uninteresting overall.
SFF Novel Featuring an Ocean Setting The Roof of Voyaging Garry Kilworth I started reading this one fresh off of Christina Thompson's excellent non-fiction work: The Sea People. When talking about the Polynesian migration to New Zealand, Thompson wrote about the legend of Kupe and the Octopus. It was really awesome to see Killworth use this story as the opening basis of his excellent work. All-in-all, this is an unsung fantasy classic. The action is brisk, the people jump off the page, and the world feels far more real than many others. I wish this got a lot more attention. I'm definitely moving on to the rest of the trilogy as soon as possible!
Cyberpunk Reamde Neil Stephenson This one had a solid premise -- There's an MMORPG that's built around ethical gold farming and hackers are exploiting it for their own financial good. Then, through a really contrived accident, it becomes an homage to Tom Clancy, complete with the gun porn. It basically felt like a bait and switch, and was rather unsatisfactory. Turgid writing, bad plotting, and a dearth of ideas made this one entirely disappointing.
2nd Chance An Illusion of Thieves Kate Glass (Carol Berg) I don't think I've ever read a "comfy" heist novel, but that's the best way to describe this one. I haven't read any of Berg's books for over a decade and this was a nice way to return. I'm interested in following the rest of this series!
Afrofuturism Escaping Exodus Nicky Drayden I really enjoyed this one. Drayden does a great job of creating an interesting cast of characters and then spinning conflict from their competing priorities. The setting, a space beast that's been forced into work as a colony ship, is really compelling. It allows for some great environmental commentary.
Fantasy Novel Published in 2019 Titanshade Dan Stout A fun, hard-boiled novel. The book plays with its tropes well. I liked how ecological disaster and scarcity drove the story. Excellent commentary on current environmental issues.
Middle Grade SFF Novel Genesis Bernard Beckett Excellent philosophical novel for kids. Very interesting, if not unexpected twist at the end. Could also work for the AI square.
A Personal Recommendation from Fantasy The Cloud Roads Martha Wells I really enjoyed the world building for this book. Moon is a fascinating character, and the interpersonal drama was the highest point of this one. I plan to continue with this series. Pretty good for a recommendation!
Any Fantasy Book of the Month or Read-along Book Good Omens Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett I read this to prep for the upcoming tv show. It was super enjoyable! I laughed out loud quite a bit. Probably my favorite scene was when the bikers following the four horseman decide to pick apocalyptic names for themselves.
Media Tie-in Novel Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus When I saw the movie, I absolutely fell in love with this story. So reading the novelization made absolute sense. In a lot of ways, this was the perfect media tie-in novel. It expanded on the motivations of all the major viewpoint characters. I especially loved reading the viewpoint of the river god, brief though it was.
Novel Featuring an AI Character Starsight Brandon Sanderson I liked this one a lot. It was a better book than Skyward -- particularly because it challenged the main character's perceptions about the people she was fighting against. This isn't a cosmere book, but it explores several very similar concepts -- particularly the different realms. M-Bot was a fun character, but I wish he'd been used more.
SFF Novel that has a Title of Four or More Words The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers I thought this one could have been better. Too many characters and too little tension made this one rather limp-wristed.
Retelling! Spinning Silver Naomi Novik I really loved this book. Sure, it's a loose retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, but it's also got echoes of the myth of Persephone, also. All of the viewpoint characters are interesting, fascinating people. I love that, aside from the consuming Chernobog, there's no true evil in the story. Everyone is trying to get by with the hand they're dealt. The conflict comes from different priorities ricocheting like billiard balls.
SFF Novel by an Australian Author The Stone Mage and the Sea Sean Williams I liked this one. It feels like a post-apocalyptic Australia, and it's cool to see the mix of magic and technology. I remember reading the Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Force Heretic trilogy that Williams co-wrote. This book feels very much like an audition to write a Star Wars novel. Not a bad thing; this was an entertaining work targeted at a younger audience.
The Final Book of a Series Dog Wizard Barbara Hambly I came across this one already owned in my Kindle library, and the premise sounded intriguing. So I quickly powered through the series so I could use it for this particular title here. Overall, I liked the series quite a bit. It didn't seem to dated to me. But the climax of the story relied a bit too heavily on magical technobabble to be wholly effective.
#OwnVoices The Bird King G. Willow Wilson The opening was a bit loose, and at first I thought the book had a bit of a tin ear. I respect the political points that were being addressed, but it felt a little clumsy. But the ending, and the overall message of the book was very strong. I'm really glad I finished this one.
LitRPG Accidental Thief Jamie Davis and C.L. Davis I know the authors of this series, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It's a fairly straightforward story that reads like a gaming session transcript. I got it from the library and it was a good listen while playing video games. I may continue with the series, but it's not high on my TBR.
Five SFF Short Stories Galactic Empires Neil Clarke (Editor) Last year, I read some sword and sorcery and underwater horror. So, to shake it up: space opera short stories! Lots of good stuff here, some that I had difficulty getting through. One of my unexpected favorites is "All the Painted Stars" by Gwendolyn Clare.
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2020.02.18 02:56 Viewfromthe31stfloor Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

Edit: forgot to put NYTimes and date in the title. Sorry.
After a cruise ship docked in Cambodia, passengers streamed off the ship, maskless, and fears are rising that the country could become a vector of transmission.
Feb. 17, 2020 Updated 8:05 p.m. ET SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia — When Cambodia’s prime minister greeted passengers on a cruise ship amid a coronavirus scare on Valentine’s Day, embraces were the order of the day. Protective masks were not.
Not only did Prime Minister Hun Sen not wear one, assured that the ship was virus-free, his bodyguards ordered people who had donned masks to take them off. The next day, the American ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy, who brought his own family to greet the passengers streaming off the ship, also went maskless.
“We are very, very grateful that Cambodia has opened literally its ports and doors to people in need,” Mr. Murphy said.
But after hundreds of passengers had disembarked, one later tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, health officials worry that what Cambodia opened its doors to was the outbreak, and that the world may pay a price as passengers from the cruse ship Westerdam stream home.
Before the Westerdam docked in Sihanoukville, fearful governments in other countries had turned the ship away at five ports of call even though the cruise operator, Holland America, assured officials that the ship’s passengers had been carefully screened.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to allow it entry appeared to be a political calculus as much as anything else. The region’s longest-serving ruler and a close ally of China, he is known for his survival skills.
But Mr. Hun Sen’s critics worry that the aging autocrat might have acted rashly.
Of course, he had to do the dictator thing: photo op, roses, exploit this for its maximum value,” said Sophal Ear, an expert in Cambodian politics at Occidental College. “Whatever is in the best interest of Cambodians is completely irrelevant to him.”
It is too early to tell whether the decision to let hundreds of passengers from the Westerdam fly off has the makings of an epidemiological disaster. Cambodian health authorities said that 409 of the 2,257 passengers and crew had left Cambodia for their homes scattered across the globe. The rest remain in hotels in Phnom Penh, the capital, or on the ship.
But deficiencies in screening for the coronavirus aboard the ship, along with continued complacency about the epidemic in Cambodia, are raising fears this small Southeast Asian nation could prove to be a surprising vector of transmission for a virus that has already killed more than 1,700 people, mostly in China, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Many health experts urge people who have been in contact with coronavirus patients to self-quarantine for 14 days, lest they add another spoke to the contagion network.
But on Monday, Mr. Hun Sen directed officials in Phnom Penh to treat passengers from the Westerdam to a sightseeing jaunt.
“To tour the city is better than staying in rooms or at the hotel feeling bored or scared,” said a post on Mr. Hun Sen’s Facebook page.
The lack of urgency in Cambodia, where officials milled around the ship on Monday without protection, points to the obstacles in trying to contain a virus that experts warn is spreading faster than SARS or MERS.
This is influenza-like transmission,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “It’s like trying to stop the wind.
Last week, when the Westerdam docked in Sihanoukville, the Cambodian government and the cruise operator deemed the vessel virus-free.
The declaration was at a minimum premature.
Only 20 people out of the 2,257 onboard were tested for the virus before disembarking, and that was because they had reported themselves to ship medical staff with various ailments.
The woman who twice tested positive after traveling on to Malaysia, an 83-year-old American, was not among those 20, Holland America said.
Health monitoring for the rest of the passengers was limited to a handful of temperature checks conducted with infrared thermometers, passengers said. In a statement, Holland America said that during one of those screenings, not a single person on board recorded an elevated temperature.
On Monday, an announcement broadcast to passengers remaining on the Westerdam warned that they should avoid the ship’s hot deck and return to their air-conditioned rooms to avoid falsely high temperature readings.
Some health experts have questioned the efficacy of infrared thermometers, also known as temperature guns, saying they measure the heat emanating from the surface of the body, rather than core body temperature.
Various environmental factors can distort thermometer gun reading, said Gary Strahan, who runs a small infrared device company in Texas.
“In Cambodia, you have warmer background temperatures,” he said. “It could impact the measurement. That’s the issue with any noncontact thermometer.”
Even if temperatures are accurately gauged, people may be taking medication that lower their temperature, like some arthritis drugs.
And in any case, people who are asymptomatic can still pass on the coronavirus, scientists have found.
“A person who does not present as feverish is not necessarily uninfected with a disease or a virus,” said Jim Seffrin, an expert on infrared devices at the Infraspection Institute in New Jersey.
In the wake of the positive test in Malaysia, Cambodian health officials said they would be relying on a domestic lab to test all passengers and crew members still in the country for the coronavirus.
On Monday evening, passengers celebrated news from Cambodian health officials that a first batch of 406 people in Phnom Penh had tested negative, although there was no certainty they would not later test positive.
“People on the ship are very grateful to the people of Cambodia,” said Tammie Graves, an American from Kansas. “I was a bit worried that they might be afraid of us, even at the hotel, but it hasn’t been like that at all.”
On Monday afternoon, more than 100 Westerdam passengers took up Mr. Hun Sen’s offer of a capital tour, piling in buses to see the royal palace and other sites.
In pictures of the excursion, posted on a government-linked website, only one person can be seen wearing a mask.
Despite cases of coronavirus popping up in Southeast Asia, Mr. Hun Sen has campaigned against masks, arguing that they are better at spreading fear than stopping germs. At a news conference last month, he announced that he would kick out anyone who dared wear a mask.
Even as other governments instituted China travel bans that angered Beijing, Mr. Hun Sen traveled to the Chinese capital and met with Xi Jinping, China’s leader, in another photo op.
And as other countries organized airlifts of people trapped in Wuhan, the city where the virus is believed to have originated, Mr. Hun Sen said he would not ferry Cambodian students home because they should be “joining with Chinese to fight this disease.”
The sense of solidarity makes sense in a country heavily dependent on China for its fortunes, after having turned its back on a West that was demanding progress in human rights in return for aid and investment.
A torrent of Chinese cash has remade Cambodia, nowhere more so than in Sihanoukville, a once sleepy beach town that is now a sprawling construction site of gilded casinos and towering residential blocks. More than 90 percent of businesses in the city are now Chinese owned.
On Monday, Oeun Yen, a masseuse here, worried about the massages she had given three female passengers from the Westerdam before the virus case was confirmed by Malaysia. She was not afraid at first, she said, because the prime minister had assured people all was fine.
Now I am more concerned,” she said.
In a country where Mr. Hun Sen has dissolved the biggest opposition party and political assassination is not uncommon, such mild concern is as much as many ordinary residents are willing to muster.
But there is also widespread skepticism of the government’s contention that only one person in Cambodia has so far tested positive for coronavirus, a Chinese citizen who has since returned home.
“There is a natural lack of credibility and trust associated with the Cambodian government,” said Ou Virak, a human-rights activist and founder of the Future Forum, a local think tank. “This is Hun Sen’s Westerdam problem, because even if he was doing the right thing, purely as a humanitarian, he will be seen as the puppet of China instead.”
On Monday, Mr. Hun Sen announced yet another publicity stunt: He wants to invite the passengers of the Westerdam to a party.
Masks won’t be welcome.
Reporting was contributed by Sun Narin in Sihanoukville; Roni Caryn Rabin and David Yaffe-Bellany in New York; and Richard C. Paddock in Denpasar, Indonesia.
Hannah Beech has been the Southeast Asia bureau chief since 2017, based in Bangkok. Before joining The Times, she reported for Time magazine for 20 years from bases in Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok and Hong Kong. @hkbeech
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2019.12.24 16:43 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 27-13 WIN AT SEATTLE (12/22/19)

The Cardinals defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-13 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday. Arizona now has eight wins at CenturyLink Field, twice as many as any other visiting team since the venue opened in 2002.

NFL Leaders – Road Wins at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Wins
1 Arizona 8
2t L.A. Rams 4
2t San Francisco 4
2t Washington 4
5t Atlanta 3
Arizona has a 5-2 record at CenturyLink Field dating back to 2013, including a 4-1 record in their last five visits.
The Cardinals 14-point win over the Seahawks on Sunday tied for the biggest point differential in a home loss for the Seahawks in the last eight seasons (2012-19). Baltimore also earned a 14-point victory over Seattle (30-16) in Week 7 earlier this season.
Making his first-ever start at the Seahawks home field, QB Kyler Murray became the fifth different Cardinals QB to earn a victory over Seattle at CenturyLink Field, joining Carson Palmer (2015,16), Kurt Warner (2008, 09), Drew Stanton (2017) and Jake Plummer (2002).
In leading the Cardinals to a victory over Seattle on Sunday, Murray has now established a franchise record for wins by a rookie QB.

Franchise History – Wins by Rookie QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Wins
1t Kyler Murray (2019) 5
2t Matt Leinart (2006) 4
2t Neil Lomax (1981) 4
4t Josh Rosen (2018) 3
4t Jake Plummer (1997) 3

ARIZONA GOES FOR 25+ POINTS AGAIN IN WIN OVER SEATTLE

On Sunday, the Cardinals posted 27 points, 5 scoring drives, 3 TDs, 21 first downs, 412 total net yards and 253 rushing yards in Seattle. It marked the ninth time this season – and eighth time in the last 11 games – that the Cardinals scored 25+ points in a game. Since the beginning of October (Week 5), only New Orleans (9) has scored 25+ points in more games than the Cardinals (8).

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 25+ Points (Since Week 5)

Rnk Team GMS
1 New Orleans 9
2t Arizona 8
2t Baltimore 8
2t San Francisco 8
5t Minnesota* 7
5t Seattle 7
5t Tampa Bay 7
*Play on MNF in Week 16
With five scoring drives against the Seahawks on Sunday (3 TDs, 2 FG), the Cardinals now have 65 total scoring drives in 2019. That is currently tied for the eighth-highest total in the NFL this season. In 2018 the Cardinals ranked #32 in the NFL with 39 total scoring drives.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives (2019)

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 81
2t Kansas City 76
2t San Francisco 76
4 New Orleans 75
5 Tampa Bay 73
6 Dallas 69
7 Seattle 66
8t Arizona 65
8t Minnesota* 65
8t New England 65
8t Atlanta 65
*Play on MNF in Week 16
The Cardinals finished Sunday’s game in Seattle with 412 total net yards of offense. It was the fifth time this season Arizona had 400+ net yards in a game. The Cardinals posted 400+ yards in a game just once over the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined.
After allowing just two sacks against the Seahawks on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-1 when allowing two sacks or fewer this season.
Sunday’s game in Seattle marked the seventh time this season that the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Only Green Bay (9) has more games without a turnover in 2019. The Cardinals seven games without a turnover are the most in a single season in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Games Without a Turnover (Season)

Rnk Year Games
1 2019 7
2t 2016 6
2t 2015 6
2t 1974 6
5t 2014 5
5t 2008 5

CARDINALS GROUND GAME PILES UP 200+ YARDS FOR THE THIRD TIME

Arizona rushed for 253 yards and two TDs on 40 attempts in Seattle, marking the third time the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game in 2019. It is the first time since 1983 (3x) that the Cardinals had 200+ rushing yards in at least three games in a season.
Combined with their 226 rushing yards in Week 15 vs. Cleveland, the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Games 12-13 of the 1982 season.
Arizona’s 479 rushing yards in the last two games is the Cardinals highest total in any two-game stretch in 38 years. The last time the Cardinals had more rushing yards in a two-game span than was in Games 11-12 of the 1981 season (499).
In the Cardinals five wins this season the team has rushed for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs. That is an average of 200.6 yards/game and 2.4 TDs/game.
The Cardinals 253 rushing yards on Sunday represent the second-highest total ever for a Seahawks opponent at CenturyLink Field. The only visiting team to rush for more yards at CenturyLink Field was Kansas City, who posted 270 rushing yards on 11/28/10.

Rushing Yards by Road Team at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Yards Att. Avg. Date
1 Kansas City 270 48 5.6 11/28/10
2 Arizona 253 40 6.3 12/22/19
3 Arizona 249 35 7.1 9/15/02
4 L.A. Rams 244 43 5.7 12/17/17
5 Minnesota 243 27 9.0 11/4/12
Entering Week 17, the Cardinals are averaging 5.06 yards per rush attempt in 2019 (1,919 yards on 379 carries). Should that number hold through next week’s game, Arizona will establish a new franchise record for team rushing average in a season. The previous record of 4.87 yards per attempt was established in 1960.

Franchise Record – Team Rushing Average (Season)

Rnk Year Avg. Yds Att
1 2019 5.06 1,919 379
2 1960 4.87 2,356 484
3 1948 4.82 2,560 531
4 1985 4.73 1,974 417
5 1979 4.66 1,998 429
Only Baltimore (5.57) has a better team rushing averaging than Arizona (5.06) this season.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Average (2019)

Rnk Team Avg. Yds Att
1 Baltimore 5.57 3,073 552
2 Arizona 5.06 1,919 379
3 Tennessee 4.87 1,978 406
4 Cleveland 4.86 1,819 374
5 Carolina 4.83 1,778 368
Sunday’s game at Seattle marked the Cardinals 10th with 100+ rushing yards this season. The 2019 season marks just the second (11 in 2015) time in the last 17 years that the Cardinals had 100+ rushing yards in at least 10 games in a season.

DEFENSE HAS SEASON-BEST PERFORMANCE IN SEATTLE

Arizona’s defense allowed season-lows in points (13), TDs (1), first downs (13), first downs passing (8), third conversions (1), total net yards (224), net passing yards (133) and completion percentage (51.6%) in the win over Seattle on Sunday.
The Cardinals defense forced Seattle’s offense into season-lows in first downs (13), third down conversions (1), third down conversion percentage (8.3%), total net yards (224), average yards per play (4.0), net yards passing (133), gross passing yards (169) and average yards per pass attempt (3.7) on Sunday.
Seattle’s 13 points scored on Sunday represents the Seahawks lowest total in a home game in over two years. Prior to Sunday, the last time Seattle scored 13 points or fewer at home was when they scored seven vs. the Rams on 12/20/17.
On its opening drive of the game, Seattle went 89 yards on nine plays and scored a TD. On their final 12 drives, the Seahawks posted two FGs (both in fourth quarter) and gained just 135 total net yards (43 rushing, 92 passing).
Seattle gained 125 net yards on its first two drives on Sunday. It remaining five first half drives netted minus-21 yards and no first downs.
According to ESPN, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished Sunday’s game with a 10.5 QBR, which is the second-lowest of his career. Of Wilson’s four games with the lowest QBR, three home come against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Wilson finished Sunday’s game having completed just 16-of-31 pass attempts (51.6%) for 169 yards, a TD and a 78.6 passer rating.
The five Seattle WRs who played in Sunday’s game finished with a combined three receptions for 56 yards.
Seahawks WR *D.K. Metcalf** was held without a reception for the first time this season.* Prior to Sunday, Metcalf had at least one catch in each of the first 14 games and had multiple catches in 13 of 14 games. He entered Sunday averaging 3.7 receptions and 58.5 receiving yards per game.
Seattle WR Tyler Lockett was held to just one reception for 12 yards on Sunday. It marked the fourth time this season he was held to one reception or fewer and his 12 receiving yards represented his second-lowest total in a game this season.

A MEMORABLE SEASON TURNS INTO A HISTORIC ONE FOR JONES

LB Chandler Jones recorded six tackles, 4.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, a career-high six QB hits and two forced fumbles in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. It marked the second time this season Jones posted 4.0 sacks in a game (Week 7 at NY Giants). He became just the third player in NFL history with 4.0+ sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining Reggie White (2 in 1986) and Karl Mecklenburg (2 in 1985).
Entering Week 17, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (19.0) and forced fumbles (8). Should he finish the year as the league leader in both categories, he would become just the seventh player in NFL history to lead the league in both sacks and forced fumbles in a season.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 19.0
2 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 16.5
3 Chandler Jones (NO) 14.5
4 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 14.0
5 Danielle Hunter (Min) 13.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8
2 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 7
3 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 6
4 Khalil Mack (Chi) 6
5 Ryan Anderson (Was) 5

NFL History - Players Leading League in Sacks & Forced Fumbles

Year Player (Team) Sacks FF
2016 Vic Beasley (Atl) 15.5 6
2013 Robert Mathis (Ind) 19.5 10
2001 Michael Strahan (NYG) 22.5 6
1998 Michael Sinclair (Sea) 16.5 6
1990 Derrick Thomas (KC) 20.0 6
1985 Richard Dent (Chi) 17.0 7
Jones (19.0 sacks and 8 forced fumbles) now joins Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2013) as the only players with 19.0+ sacks and 8+ forced fumbles in a single season.
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (96.0) and forced fumbles (27)

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2012-19)

Rnk Player Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 96.0
2 Von Miller (Den) 93.5
3 J.J. Watt (Hou) 90.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 84.5
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 82.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2012-19)

Rnk Player FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 27
2t Von Miller (Den) 23
2t Robert Quinn (Dal) 23
2t J.J. Watt (Hou) 23
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 22
With 19.0 sacks in 2019, Jones has now surpassed his own franchise single-season record for sacks (17.0 in 2017) and joins Aaron Donald (20.5 in 2018) as the only players in the last five seasons (2015-19) to have 19.0+ sacks in a season

Franchise Record – Sacks in a Season

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 19.0
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 17.0
3 Simeon Rice (1999) 16.5
4 Curtis Greer (1983) 16.0
5 Bertrand Berry (2004) 14.5
With his first sack of QB Russell Wilson on Sunday, Jones passed Calais Campbell (56.5 in 138 games) for second place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones has 60.0 sacks in just 63 games with Arizona.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks (Top-5)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Chandler Jones (2016-) 60.0 63
3 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56. 5 138
4 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
5 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
Only four different players in NFL history have had more sacks over a three-year span than Jones has in the last three seasons for Arizona (49.0).

NFL History – Sacks Over 3-Year Period

Rnk Player Sacks Years
1 Reggie White 57.0 1986-88
2 Mark Gastineau 54.5 1983-85
3t Michael Strahan 52.0 2001-03
3t Reggie White 52.0 1985-87
5 J.J. Watt 51.5 2012-14
6 Reggie White 50.0 1987-89
7 Chandler Jones 49.0 2017-19
8 J.J. Watt 48.5 2013-15
9t Derrick Thomas 48.0 1990-92
9t Lawrence Taylor 48.0 1986-88
Jones now has 96.0 sacks in his career. Only five players in NFL history had more sacks in their first eight NFL seasons.

NFL History – Sacks in 1st Eight NFL Seasons

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Reggie White (1985-92) + 124.0
2 DeMarcus Ware (2005-12) 111.0
3 Jared Allen (2004-11) 105.0
4t Von Miller (2011-18) 98.0
4t Derrick Thomas (1989-96) + 98.0
6 Chandler Jones (2012-19) 96.0
7t Richard Dent (1983-90) + 93.0
7t Leslie O’Neal (1986-94) 93.0
7t Simeon Rice (1996-03) 93.0
10t Bruce Smith (1985-92) + 92.0
10t J.J. Watt (2011-18) 92.0
+Hall of Fame Inductee
In NFL history, only Reggie White (3) and J.J. Watt (3) have more seasons with 17.0+ sacks than Jones (2).

NFL History – Seasons with 17.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) 17+ Years
1t Reggie White (Phi)+ 3 1986 (18.0), 1987 (21.0), 1998 (18.0)
1t J.J. Watt (Hou) 3 2012 (20.5), 2014 (20.5), 2015 (17.5)
3t Chandler Jones (AZ) 2 2017 (17.0), 2019 (19.0)
3t Elvin Dumervil (Den/Bal) 2 2009 (17.0), 2014 (17.0)
3t DeMarcus Ware (Dal) 2 2008 (20.0), 2011 (19.5)
3t Michael Strahan (NYG)+ 2 2001 (22.5), 2003 (18.5)
3t Richard Dent (Chi)+ 2 1984 (17.0), 1985 (17.5)
3t Mark Gastineau (NYJ) 2 1983 (19.0), 1984 (22.0)
3t Tim Harris (GB/SF) 2 1989 (19.5), 1992 (17.0)
+Hall of Fame Inductee
One more sack would give Jones 20.0 sacks in 2019. There have been just 12 seasons of 20+ sacks in NFL history.

NFL History – Seasons with 20.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Michael Strahan (2011) 22.5
2t Jared Allen (2011) 22.0
2t Mark Gastineau (1984) 22.0
2t Justin Houston (2014) 22.0
5t Chris Doleman (1989) 21.0
5t Reggie White (1987) 21.0
7t Aaron Donald (2018) 20.5
7t Lawrence Taylor (1986) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2014) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2012) 20.5
11t DeMarcus Ware (2008) 20.0
11t Derrick Thomas (1990) 20.0
Since being acquired by Arizona in 2016, Jones’ 60.0 sacks easily lead the NFL. In that same span (2016-19), his 17 forced fumbles are tied with Khalil Mack for the NFL lead and his 66 tackles for loss rank second behind only Aaron Donald.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 60.0
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 52.0
3 Danielle Hunter (Min)* 47.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 47.0
5 Von Miller (Den) 45.0
*Plays on MNF
Jones has at least a partial sack in 12 of 15 games this season, including in each of the last seven games
Between 1982 and 2018, the Cardinals played 584 total games and there were just two instances of a player recording at least 4.0 sacks in a game. Jones has accomplished the feat twice in the last nine games this season.

Franchise Record – Sacks (Game)

Rnk Player Sacks Opponent
1 Curtis Greer 4.5 12/18/83 vs. Philadelphia
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 12/22/19 at Seattle
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 10/20/19 at NY Giants
2t Bertrand Berry 4.0 11/14/04 vs. NY Giants
5 19 times 3.0 Most recent, Dwight Freeney, 12/27/15 vs. Green Bay
Including postseason, Jones now has 14.5 sacks in 10 career games against the Seahawks (13.5 in 9 regular season games; 1.0 in Super Bowl XLIX). All 14.5 sacks have been of Seattle QB Russell Wilson, who he has sacked more times than any other QB in his career.
Since joining the Cardinals in 2016, Jones has 11.5 sacks in eight games against the Seahawks.
Jones has 10.5 sacks in five career games at CenturyLink Field. He has at least one sack in all five games he has played at the venue and multiple sacks (1.5 or more) in four of five games.

Jones Career Games at CenturyLink Field

Date Sacks
12/22/19 @ Sea 4.0*
12/30/18 @ Sea 1.0*
12/31/17 @ Sea 2.0*
12/24/16 @ Sea 1.5*
10/14/12 @ Sea 2.0
*While with Arizona
Jones entered Sunday’s game in Seattle having already established a career high with six forced fumbles in 2019. He has now extended that record to eight, which is twice as many as he had in a single season entering the 2019 campaign (previous career high was four).
Since Pro Football Reference began tracking the stat in 1993, no Cardinals player had more than six forced fumbles in a season.
Jones (8) is the first player to record at least eight forced fumbles in a season since Robert Mathis had 10 in 2013.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER CAREER HIGH IN RUSHING YARDS FOR DRAKE

RB Kenyan Drake rushed for a career-high 166 yards and added a pair of rushing TDs on 24 carries (6.9 avg.) against the Seahawks on Sunday. He went over 100 rushing yards in a game for the fifth time in his career and third time with Arizona this season. He now has more 100-yard performances in seven games with the Cardinals (3) than he had in 54 games with Miami (2).
Prior to the Cardinals win over Cleveland in Week 15, Drake (4 TDs) had never rushed for multiple TDs in a game. With his performances against the Browns and Seahawks the past two weeks, he has now done so in consecutive games.
The only player in franchise history to have more TDs in any two-game span than Drake has the last two weeks (6) was Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers in 1929.

Franchise Record – TDs in Two-Game Span (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs Games
1 Ernie Nevers (1929) 9 10 (3) & 11 (6)
2 Ernie Nevers (1929) 7 11 (6) & 12 (1)
3t Kenyan Drake (2019) 6 14 (4) & 15 (2)
3t Donny Anderson (1973) 6 1 (3) & 2 (3)
3t Bob Shaw (1950) 6 2 (5) & 3 (1)

Longest Runs—Franchise History

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 John David Crow (TD) 83 vs. Washington, 10/4/58
2 Elmer Angsman (TD) 82 vs. Detroit, 10/23/49
3t Kenyan Drake (TD) 80 at Seattle, 12/22/19
3t Andre Ellington (TD) 80 vs. Atlanta, 10/27/13
3t Tim Hightower (TD) 80 at Atlanta, 9/19/10
3t Paddy Driscoll (TD) 80 vs. Kansas City, 10/18/25
It also represented just the fifth TD run of 80+ yards in the NFL this season.

TD Runs of 80+ Yards (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Yds Opponent
1 Damien Williams (KC) 91 vs. Minnesota, 11/3
2 Nick Chubb (Cle) 88 at Baltimore, 9/29
3 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 84 vs. Jacksonville, 10/6
4 Matt Breida (SF) 83 vs. Cleveland, 10/7
5 Kenyan Drake (AZ) 80 at Seattle, 12/22
In seven games with the Cardinals, Drake has rushed for 583 yards and seven TDs on 111 carries (5.3 avg.) and added 25 receptions for 148 yards. His seven rushing TDs are three more than he had in any of his three full seasons with the Dolphins.
A LONG RUN AT CENTURYLINK
Drake’s 80-yard TD was the longest rushing TD by a Seattle opponent at CenturyLink Field since Minnesota RB Chester Taylor had a 95-yarder on 10/22/06.
Dating back to Week 9 – when Arizona acquired Drake via a trade with Miami – he joins Tennessee’s Derrick Henry (748 yards and 8 TDs) as the only players in the NFL with 500+ yards yards and at least seven rushing TDs.
Sunday’s win over Seattle marked Drake’s seventh career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. He has posted three of the four highest single-game scrimmage yardage totals of his career in his seven games with Arizona. His 184 total scrimmage yards against the Seahawks represent the second-highest single-game total of his career.

Drake’s Seven Career Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards

Rnk Team Yds Rush Rec Opponent
1 Miami 193 114 79 12/11/17 vs. New England
2 Arizona 184 166 18 12/22/19 at Seattle
3 Arizona 162 110 52 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
4 Arizona 146 137 9 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
5 Miami 141 120 21 12/3/17 vs. Denver
6 Miami 115 46 69 10/7/18 at Cincinnati
7 Miami 113 78 35 12/17/17 at Buffalo

FITZGERALD GETS TOUCHDOWN #120 AND SURPASSES 17,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards in Seattle on Sunday, including a 21-yard TD reception in the second quarter. It was the 120th TD catch of his career, which ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time list for career TD catches.

NFL Career Leaders—Touchdown Receptions

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 WR Jerry Rice (1985-04)+ 197
2 WR Randy Moss (1998-12)+ 156
3 WR Terrell Owens (1996-10)+ 153
4 WR Cris Carter (1987-02)+ 130
5 WR Marvin Harrison (1996-08)+ 128
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (2004-)# 120
7 TE Antonio Gates (2003-18) 116
8 TE Tony Gonzalez (1997-14)+ 111
9t WR Steve Largent (1976-89)+ 100
9t WR Tim Brown (1988-04)+ 100
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player
Only Hall of Fame WRs Jerry Rice (176 with San Francisco) and Marvin Harrison (128 with Indianapolis) had more career receiving TDs with a single team.

NFL Leaders - TDs with Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player Team TDs Rec Rush Ret
1 WR Jerry Rice+ 49ers 187 176 10 1
2 RB Emmitt Smith+ Cowboys 164 11 153 -
3 RB LaDainian Tomlinson+ Chargers 153 15 138 -
4 WR Marvin Harrison+ Colts 128 128 - -
5 RB Jim Brown+ Browns 126 20 106 -
6 RB Walter Payton+ Bears 125 15 110 -
7 WR Larry Fitzgerald# Cardinals 120 120 - -
8 TE Antonio Gates Chargers 116 116 - -
9 FL Lenny Moore+ Colts 113 48 63 2
10 RB Shaun Alexander Seahawks 112 12 100 -
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Players
Fitzgerald now has 13 career TD receptions against the Seahawks, including seven at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald – who ranks second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list behind Jerry Rice (22,895) – now has 17,038 receiving yards for his career, which converts to over 9.5 miles.
No other player in NFL history is within 1,000 yards of Fitzgerald or Rice on the all-time receiving yardage list. Fitzgerald has over 4,000 more receiving yards than any other active player. Cowboys TE Jason Witten – who ranks second among active players – has 12,953 career receiving yards.

NFL Leaders – Career Receiving Yards (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 22,895
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 17,038
3 Terrell Owens (1996-2010) 15,934
4 Randy Moss (1998-2012) 15,292
5 Isaac Bruce (1994-2009) 15,208
After catching four passes against the Seahawks on Sunday, Fitzgerald now has at least one reception in 242 consecutive games, which includes all 15 career games he has played at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a reception is the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a catch is also the longest in NFL history with a single team.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 242 11/7/04 – 12/22/19 15 years, 1 month, 16 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
Fitzgerald now has 82 career receptions at CenturyLink Field, more than he has in any other road stadium in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie Wayne (83 at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Stadium) has more receptions in a single road venue than Fitzgerald has at CenturyLink Field.

NFL Record – Receptions in Road Venue (Career)

Rnk Player Rec Stadium
1 Reggie Wayne 83 TIAA Bank Field
2 Larry Fitzgerald 82 CenturyLink Field
3 Larry Fitzgerald 78 Edward Jones Dome*
4 Tony Gonzalez 72 Qualcomm Stadium*
5 Tim Brown 71 Arrowhead Stadium
*No longer an NFL venue

GONZALEZ MAKES IT TO 20 IN A ROW AND 30 FGS ON THE SEASON

K Zane Gonzalez – named a Pro Bowl alternate last week - connected on his first two FG attempts in Seattle before a blocked attempt in the third quarter ended his NFL-long streak of 20 consecutive made FGs. Gonzalez is just the second player in team history to make at least 20 consecutive FGs. Only Neil Rackers (31 straight in 2005) had a longer streak.

Franchise Record—Consecutive FGs Made

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (Games 1-10, 2005) 31
2 Zane Gonzalez (Games 5-15, 2019) 20
3t Chandler Catanzaro (Games 7-15, 2015) 19
3t Jay Feely (Game 11 in 2011-Game 5, 2012) 19
5t Jay Feely (Games 3-13, 2010) 18
Gonzalez has 30 FGs this season, tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. Prior to 2019, Gonzalez’s career high for FGs was 15. He has six more FGs in 2019 (30) than he had in his first two NFL seasons combined (24).

Franchise Record – Field Goals (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 40
2 Phil Dawson (2017) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (2019) 30
3t Jay Feely (2013) 30
3t Greg Davis (1995) 30
Gonzalez’s 30 FGs this season are tied for third in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Field Goals (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) FGs
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 33
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 30
3t Josh Lambo (Jax) 30
5 Chris Boswell (Pit) 28
After scoring nine points in Seattle on Sunday (2 FG, 3 PAT), Gonzalez now has 121 points in 2019 (30 FG, 31 PAT). That is the fifth-best total in the NFL in 2019.

NFL Leaders – Total Points (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 140
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 138
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 127
4 Matt Gay (TB) 122
5 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 121
His 121 points represent the fifth-best single-season total in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Points (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Points (Scoring)
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 140 (40 FG, 20 PAT)
2 Chandler Catanzaro (2015) 137 (28 FG, 53 PAT)
3 Jay Feely (2013) 127 (30 FG, 376 PAT)
4 David Johnson (2016) 122 (20 TD, 2-pt. conv)
5 Zane Gonzalez (2019) 121 (30 FG, 31 PAT)

HUNDLEY CLOSES OUT THE SEAHAWKS

Against a Seattle team with whom he spent the 2018 season, QB Brett Hundley saw his most extensive action in nearly two years as he helped close out the Cardinals victory in Seattle following an injury to starter Kyler Murray. Hundley entered the game with the Cardinals leading 20-7 in the third quarter and was able to build that lead by the game’s end (27-13)
On the Cardinals six possessions under Hundley’s direction, the team ran 33 plays, totaled 131 yards and gained 10 first downs. Those six drives covered 18:30 in time of possession. In the fourth quarter alone, Arizona’s offense had seven first downs, held a 10:18 to 4:42 advantage in time of possession and outscored Seattle 7-6.
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The Cardinals defeated the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers 24-20 in the season-opener at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. With the victory, Arizona earned its first Week 1 win since 2015 and first Week 1 road victory since 2010.
With the victory on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-2 at Levi’s Stadium. The Cardinals also improved to 9-2 in their last 11 games against the 49ers.
The Cardinals (who trailed 13-10 entering the fourth quarter) were one of six teams to come back to win after trailing in the fourth quarter on Kickoff Weekend (Chicago, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, the Los Angeles Chargers and Washington). That is the most fourth-quarter comeback victories on Kickoff Weekend since 2016 (nine teams).
Arizona trailed 10-0 early and entered the fourth quarter trailing 13-10 but went on to earn the comeback victory. In 2019, the Cardinals were 0-7-1 in games they trailed entering the fourth quarter. Prior to yesterday, the last time the Cardinals won a game in which they trailed entering the fourth quarter was on 10/28/18 vs. San Francisco (trailed 12-3 entering the fourth and won 18-15).
The Cardinals comeback victory was the result of two long fourth quarter TD drives (94 and 75 yards). It marked the first time since 2016 (12/18 vs. New Orleans; 75 and 75 yards) that Arizona had multiple TD drives of 75+ yards in the fourth quarteOT of a game.
OFFENSE PUTS UP BIG NUMBERS IN WEEK 1

Franchise History – 400+ Yds & 25+ 1st Downs in Week 1

Year Opponent Yds 1st
**2020 9/13 San Francisco 404 29
2015 San Francisco 4
2t Washington 4
5t Atlanta 3
Arizona has a 5-2 record at CenturyLink Field dating back to 2013, including a 4-1 record in their last five visits.
The Cardinals 14-point win over the Seahawks on Sunday tied for the biggest point differential in a home loss for the Seahawks in the last eight seasons (2012-19). Baltimore also earned a 14-point victory over Seattle (30-16) in Week 7 earlier this season.
Making his first-ever start at the Seahawks home field, QB Kyler Murray became the fifth different Cardinals QB to earn a victory over Seattle at CenturyLink Field, joining Carson Palmer (2015,16), Kurt Warner (2008, 09), Drew Stanton (2017) and Jake Plummer (2002).
In leading the Cardinals to a victory over Seattle on Sunday, Murray has now established a franchise record for wins by a rookie QB.

Franchise History – Wins by Rookie QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Wins
1t Kyler Murray (2019) 5
2t Matt Leinart (2006) 4
2t Neil Lomax (1981) 4
4t Josh Rosen (2018) 3
4t Jake Plummer (1997) 3

ARIZONA GOES FOR 25+ POINTS AGAIN IN WIN OVER SEATTLE

On Sunday, the Cardinals posted 27 points, 5 scoring drives, 3 TDs, 21 first downs, 412 total net yards and 253 rushing yards in Seattle. It marked the ninth time this season – and eighth time in the last 11 games – that the Cardinals scored 25+ points in a game. Since the beginning of October (Week 5), only New Orleans (9) has scored 25+ points in more games than the Cardinals (8).

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 25+ Points (Since Week 5)

Rnk Team GMS
1 New Orleans 9
2t Arizona 8
2t Baltimore 8
2t San Francisco 8
5t Minnesota* 7
5t Seattle 7
5t Tampa Bay 7
*Play on MNF in Week 16
With five scoring drives against the Seahawks on Sunday (3 TDs, 2 FG), the Cardinals now have 65 total scoring drives in 2019. That is currently tied for the eighth-highest total in the NFL this season. In 2018 the Cardinals ranked #32 in the NFL with 39 total scoring drives.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives (2019)

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 81
2t Kansas City 76
2t San Francisco 76
4 New Orleans 75
5 Tampa Bay 73
6 Dallas 69
7 Seattle 66
8t Arizona 65
8t Minnesota* 65
8t New England 65
8t Atlanta 65
*Play on MNF in Week 16
The Cardinals finished Sunday’s game in Seattle with 412 total net yards of offense. It was the fifth time this season Arizona had 400+ net yards in a game. The Cardinals posted 400+ yards in a game just once over the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined.
After allowing just two sacks against the Seahawks on Sunday, Arizona improved to 5-1 when allowing two sacks or fewer this season.
Sunday’s game in Seattle marked the seventh time this season that the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Only Green Bay (9) has more games without a turnover in 2019. The Cardinals seven games without a turnover are the most in a single season in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Games Without a Turnover (Season)

Rnk Year Games
1 2019 7
2t 2016 6
2t 2015 6
2t 1974 6
5t 2014 5
5t 2008 5

CARDINALS GROUND GAME PILES UP 200+ YARDS FOR THE THIRD TIME

Arizona rushed for 253 yards and two TDs on 40 attempts in Seattle, marking the third time the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game in 2019. It is the first time since 1983 (3x) that the Cardinals had 200+ rushing yards in at least three games in a season.
Combined with their 226 rushing yards in Week 15 vs. Cleveland, the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Games 12-13 of the 1982 season.
Arizona’s 479 rushing yards in the last two games is the Cardinals highest total in any two-game stretch in 38 years. The last time the Cardinals had more rushing yards in a two-game span than was in Games 11-12 of the 1981 season (499).
In the Cardinals five wins this season the team has rushed for 1,003 yards and 12 TDs. That is an average of 200.6 yards/game and 2.4 TDs/game.
The Cardinals 253 rushing yards on Sunday represent the second-highest total ever for a Seahawks opponent at CenturyLink Field. The only visiting team to rush for more yards at CenturyLink Field was Kansas City, who posted 270 rushing yards on 11/28/10.

Rushing Yards by Road Team at CenturyLink Field (2002-19)

Rnk Team Yards Att. Avg. Date
1 Kansas City 270 48 5.6 11/28/10
2 Arizona 253 40 6.3 12/22/19
3 Arizona 249 35 7.1 9/15/02
4 L.A. Rams 244 43 5.7 12/17/17
5 Minnesota 243 27 9.0 11/4/12
Entering Week 17, the Cardinals are averaging 5.06 yards per rush attempt in 2019 (1,919 yards on 379 carries). Should that number hold through next week’s game, Arizona will establish a new franchise record for team rushing average in a season. The previous record of 4.87 yards per attempt was established in 1960.

Franchise Record – Team Rushing Average (Season)

Rnk Year Avg. Yds Att
1 2019 5.06 1,919 379
2 1960 4.87 2,356 484
3 1948 4.82 2,560 531
4 1985 4.73 1,974 417
5 1979 4.66 1,998 429
Only Baltimore (5.57) has a better team rushing averaging than Arizona (5.06) this season.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Average (2019)

Rnk Team Avg. Yds Att
1 Baltimore 5.57 3,073 552
2 Arizona 5.06 1,919 379
3 Tennessee 4.87 1,978 406
4 Cleveland 4.86 1,819 374
5 Carolina 4.83 1,778 368
Sunday’s game at Seattle marked the Cardinals 10th with 100+ rushing yards this season. The 2019 season marks just the second (11 in 2015) time in the last 17 years that the Cardinals had 100+ rushing yards in at least 10 games in a season.

DEFENSE HAS SEASON-BEST PERFORMANCE IN SEATTLE

Arizona’s defense allowed season-lows in points (13), TDs (1), first downs (13), first downs passing (8), third conversions (1), total net yards (224), net passing yards (133) and completion percentage (51.6%) in the win over Seattle on Sunday.
The Cardinals defense forced Seattle’s offense into season-lows in first downs (13), third down conversions (1), third down conversion percentage (8.3%), total net yards (224), average yards per play (4.0), net yards passing (133), gross passing yards (169) and average yards per pass attempt (3.7) on Sunday.
Seattle’s 13 points scored on Sunday represents the Seahawks lowest total in a home game in over two years. Prior to Sunday, the last time Seattle scored 13 points or fewer at home was when they scored seven vs. the Rams on 12/20/17.
On its opening drive of the game, Seattle went 89 yards on nine plays and scored a TD. On their final 12 drives, the Seahawks posted two FGs (both in fourth quarter) and gained just 135 total net yards (43 rushing, 92 passing).
Seattle gained 125 net yards on its first two drives on Sunday. It remaining five first half drives netted minus-21 yards and no first downs.
According to ESPN, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson finished Sunday’s game with a 10.5 QBR, which is the second-lowest of his career. Of Wilson’s four games with the lowest QBR, three home come against the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field. Wilson finished Sunday’s game having completed just 16-of-31 pass attempts (51.6%) for 169 yards, a TD and a 78.6 passer rating.
The five Seattle WRs who played in Sunday’s game finished with a combined three receptions for 56 yards.
Seahawks WR *D.K. Metcalf** was held without a reception for the first time this season.* Prior to Sunday, Metcalf had at least one catch in each of the first 14 games and had multiple catches in 13 of 14 games. He entered Sunday averaging 3.7 receptions and 58.5 receiving yards per game.
Seattle WR Tyler Lockett was held to just one reception for 12 yards on Sunday. It marked the fourth time this season he was held to one reception or fewer and his 12 receiving yards represented his second-lowest total in a game this season.

A MEMORABLE SEASON TURNS INTO A HISTORIC ONE FOR JONES

LB Chandler Jones recorded six tackles, 4.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, a career-high six QB hits and two forced fumbles in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. It marked the second time this season Jones posted 4.0 sacks in a game (Week 7 at NY Giants). He became just the third player in NFL history with 4.0+ sacks in multiple games in a single season, joining Reggie White (2 in 1986) and Karl Mecklenburg (2 in 1985).
Entering Week 17, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (19.0) and forced fumbles (8). Should he finish the year as the league leader in both categories, he would become just the seventh player in NFL history to lead the league in both sacks and forced fumbles in a season.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 19.0
2 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 16.5
3 Chandler Jones (NO) 14.5
4 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 14.0
5 Danielle Hunter (Min) 13.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8
2 T.J. Watt (Pitt) 7
3 Shaquil Barrett (TB) 6
4 Khalil Mack (Chi) 6
5 Ryan Anderson (Was) 5

NFL History - Players Leading League in Sacks & Forced Fumbles

Year Player (Team) Sacks FF
2016 Vic Beasley (Atl) 15.5 6
2013 Robert Mathis (Ind) 19.5 10
2001 Michael Strahan (NYG) 22.5 6
1998 Michael Sinclair (Sea) 16.5 6
1990 Derrick Thomas (KC) 20.0 6
1985 Richard Dent (Chi) 17.0 7
Jones (19.0 sacks and 8 forced fumbles) now joins Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2013) as the only players with 19.0+ sacks and 8+ forced fumbles in a single season.
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Jones leads the NFL in both sacks (96.0) and forced fumbles (27)

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2012-19)

Rnk Player Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 96.0
2 Von Miller (Den) 93.5
3 J.J. Watt (Hou) 90.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 84.5
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 82.5

NFL Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2012-19)

Rnk Player FF
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 27
2t Von Miller (Den) 23
2t Robert Quinn (Dal) 23
2t J.J. Watt (Hou) 23
5 Ryan Kerrigan (Was) 22
With 19.0 sacks in 2019, Jones has now surpassed his own franchise single-season record for sacks (17.0 in 2017) and joins Aaron Donald (20.5 in 2018) as the only players in the last five seasons (2015-19) to have 19.0+ sacks in a season

Franchise Record – Sacks in a Season

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 19.0
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 17.0
3 Simeon Rice (1999) 16.5
4 Curtis Greer (1983) 16.0
5 Bertrand Berry (2004) 14.5
With his first sack of QB Russell Wilson on Sunday, Jones passed Calais Campbell (56.5 in 138 games) for second place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones has 60.0 sacks in just 63 games with Arizona.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks (Top-5)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Chandler Jones (2016-) 60.0 63
3 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56. 5 138
4 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
5 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
Only four different players in NFL history have had more sacks over a three-year span than Jones has in the last three seasons for Arizona (49.0).

NFL History – Sacks Over 3-Year Period

Rnk Player Sacks Years
1 Reggie White 57.0 1986-88
2 Mark Gastineau 54.5 1983-85
3t Michael Strahan 52.0 2001-03
3t Reggie White 52.0 1985-87
5 J.J. Watt 51.5 2012-14
6 Reggie White 50.0 1987-89
7 Chandler Jones 49.0 2017-19
8 J.J. Watt 48.5 2013-15
9t Derrick Thomas 48.0 1990-92
9t Lawrence Taylor 48.0 1986-88
Jones now has 96.0 sacks in his career. Only five players in NFL history had more sacks in their first eight NFL seasons.

NFL History – Sacks in 1st Eight NFL Seasons

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks
1 Reggie White (1985-92) + 124.0
2 DeMarcus Ware (2005-12) 111.0
3 Jared Allen (2004-11) 105.0
4t Von Miller (2011-18) 98.0
4t Derrick Thomas (1989-96) + 98.0
6 Chandler Jones (2012-19) 96.0
7t Richard Dent (1983-90) + 93.0
7t Leslie O’Neal (1986-94) 93.0
7t Simeon Rice (1996-03) 93.0
10t Bruce Smith (1985-92) + 92.0
10t J.J. Watt (2011-18) 92.0
+Hall of Fame Inductee
In NFL history, only Reggie White (3) and J.J. Watt (3) have more seasons with 17.0+ sacks than Jones (2).

NFL History – Seasons with 17.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) 17+ Years
1t Reggie White (Phi)+ 3 1986 (18.0), 1987 (21.0), 1998 (18.0)
1t J.J. Watt (Hou) 3 2012 (20.5), 2014 (20.5), 2015 (17.5)
3t Chandler Jones (AZ) 2 2017 (17.0), 2019 (19.0)
3t Elvin Dumervil (Den/Bal) 2 2009 (17.0), 2014 (17.0)
3t DeMarcus Ware (Dal) 2 2008 (20.0), 2011 (19.5)
3t Michael Strahan (NYG)+ 2 2001 (22.5), 2003 (18.5)
3t Richard Dent (Chi)+ 2 1984 (17.0), 1985 (17.5)
3t Mark Gastineau (NYJ) 2 1983 (19.0), 1984 (22.0)
3t Tim Harris (GB/SF) 2 1989 (19.5), 1992 (17.0)
+Hall of Fame Inductee
One more sack would give Jones 20.0 sacks in 2019. There have been just 12 seasons of 20+ sacks in NFL history.

NFL History – Seasons with 20.0+ Sacks

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Michael Strahan (2011) 22.5
2t Jared Allen (2011) 22.0
2t Mark Gastineau (1984) 22.0
2t Justin Houston (2014) 22.0
5t Chris Doleman (1989) 21.0
5t Reggie White (1987) 21.0
7t Aaron Donald (2018) 20.5
7t Lawrence Taylor (1986) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2014) 20.5
7t J.J. Watt (2012) 20.5
11t DeMarcus Ware (2008) 20.0
11t Derrick Thomas (1990) 20.0
Since being acquired by Arizona in 2016, Jones’ 60.0 sacks easily lead the NFL. In that same span (2016-19), his 17 forced fumbles are tied with Khalil Mack for the NFL lead and his 66 tackles for loss rank second behind only Aaron Donald.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 60.0
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 52.0
3 Danielle Hunter (Min)* 47.5
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 47.0
5 Von Miller (Den) 45.0
*Plays on MNF
Jones has at least a partial sack in 12 of 15 games this season, including in each of the last seven games
Between 1982 and 2018, the Cardinals played 584 total games and there were just two instances of a player recording at least 4.0 sacks in a game. Jones has accomplished the feat twice in the last nine games this season.

Franchise Record – Sacks (Game)

Rnk Player Sacks Opponent
1 Curtis Greer 4.5 12/18/83 vs. Philadelphia
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 12/22/19 at Seattle
2t Chandler Jones 4.0 10/20/19 at NY Giants
2t Bertrand Berry 4.0 11/14/04 vs. NY Giants
5 19 times 3.0 Most recent, Dwight Freeney, 12/27/15 vs. Green Bay
Including postseason, Jones now has 14.5 sacks in 10 career games against the Seahawks (13.5 in 9 regular season games; 1.0 in Super Bowl XLIX). All 14.5 sacks have been of Seattle QB Russell Wilson, who he has sacked more times than any other QB in his career.
Since joining the Cardinals in 2016, Jones has 11.5 sacks in eight games against the Seahawks.
Jones has 10.5 sacks in five career games at CenturyLink Field. He has at least one sack in all five games he has played at the venue and multiple sacks (1.5 or more) in four of five games.

Jones Career Games at CenturyLink Field

Date Sacks
12/22/19 @ Sea 4.0*
12/30/18 @ Sea 1.0*
12/31/17 @ Sea 2.0*
12/24/16 @ Sea 1.5*
10/14/12 @ Sea 2.0
*While with Arizona
Jones entered Sunday’s game in Seattle having already established a career high with six forced fumbles in 2019. He has now extended that record to eight, which is twice as many as he had in a single season entering the 2019 campaign (previous career high was four).
Since Pro Football Reference began tracking the stat in 1993, no Cardinals player had more than six forced fumbles in a season.
Jones (8) is the first player to record at least eight forced fumbles in a season since Robert Mathis had 10 in 2013.

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER CAREER HIGH IN RUSHING YARDS FOR DRAKE

RB Kenyan Drake rushed for a career-high 166 yards and added a pair of rushing TDs on 24 carries (6.9 avg.) against the Seahawks on Sunday. He went over 100 rushing yards in a game for the fifth time in his career and third time with Arizona this season. He now has more 100-yard performances in seven games with the Cardinals (3) than he had in 54 games with Miami (2).
Prior to the Cardinals win over Cleveland in Week 15, Drake (4 TDs) had never rushed for multiple TDs in a game. With his performances against the Browns and Seahawks the past two weeks, he has now done so in consecutive games.
The only player in franchise history to have more TDs in any two-game span than Drake has the last two weeks (6) was Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers in 1929.

Franchise Record – TDs in Two-Game Span (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs Games
1 Ernie Nevers (1929) 9 10 (3) & 11 (6)
2 Ernie Nevers (1929) 7 11 (6) & 12 (1)
3t Kenyan Drake (2019) 6 14 (4) & 15 (2)
3t Donny Anderson (1973) 6 1 (3) & 2 (3)
3t Bob Shaw (1950) 6 2 (5) & 3 (1)

Longest Runs—Franchise History

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 John David Crow (TD) 83 vs. Washington, 10/4/58
2 Elmer Angsman (TD) 82 vs. Detroit, 10/23/49
3t Kenyan Drake (TD) 80 at Seattle, 12/22/19
3t Andre Ellington (TD) 80 vs. Atlanta, 10/27/13
3t Tim Hightower (TD) 80 at Atlanta, 9/19/10
3t Paddy Driscoll (TD) 80 vs. Kansas City, 10/18/25
It also represented just the fifth TD run of 80+ yards in the NFL this season.

TD Runs of 80+ Yards (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Yds Opponent
1 Damien Williams (KC) 91 vs. Minnesota, 11/3
2 Nick Chubb (Cle) 88 at Baltimore, 9/29
3 Christian McCaffrey (Car) 84 vs. Jacksonville, 10/6
4 Matt Breida (SF) 83 vs. Cleveland, 10/7
5 Kenyan Drake (AZ) 80 at Seattle, 12/22
In seven games with the Cardinals, Drake has rushed for 583 yards and seven TDs on 111 carries (5.3 avg.) and added 25 receptions for 148 yards. His seven rushing TDs are three more than he had in any of his three full seasons with the Dolphins.
A LONG RUN AT CENTURYLINK
Drake’s 80-yard TD was the longest rushing TD by a Seattle opponent at CenturyLink Field since Minnesota RB Chester Taylor had a 95-yarder on 10/22/06.
Dating back to Week 9 – when Arizona acquired Drake via a trade with Miami – he joins Tennessee’s Derrick Henry (748 yards and 8 TDs) as the only players in the NFL with 500+ yards yards and at least seven rushing TDs.
Sunday’s win over Seattle marked Drake’s seventh career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. He has posted three of the four highest single-game scrimmage yardage totals of his career in his seven games with Arizona. His 184 total scrimmage yards against the Seahawks represent the second-highest single-game total of his career.

Drake’s Seven Career Games with 100+ Scrimmage Yards

Rnk Team Yds Rush Rec Opponent
1 Miami 193 114 79 12/11/17 vs. New England
2 Arizona 184 166 18 12/22/19 at Seattle
3 Arizona 162 110 52 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
4 Arizona 146 137 9 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
5 Miami 141 120 21 12/3/17 vs. Denver
6 Miami 115 46 69 10/7/18 at Cincinnati
7 Miami 113 78 35 12/17/17 at Buffalo

FITZGERALD GETS TOUCHDOWN #120 AND SURPASSES 17,000 CAREER RECEIVING YARDS

WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards in Seattle on Sunday, including a 21-yard TD reception in the second quarter. It was the 120th TD catch of his career, which ranks sixth on the NFL’s all-time list for career TD catches.

NFL Career Leaders—Touchdown Receptions

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 WR Jerry Rice (1985-04)+ 197
2 WR Randy Moss (1998-12)+ 156
3 WR Terrell Owens (1996-10)+ 153
4 WR Cris Carter (1987-02)+ 130
5 WR Marvin Harrison (1996-08)+ 128
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (2004-)# 120
7 TE Antonio Gates (2003-18) 116
8 TE Tony Gonzalez (1997-14)+ 111
9t WR Steve Largent (1976-89)+ 100
9t WR Tim Brown (1988-04)+ 100
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player
Only Hall of Fame WRs Jerry Rice (176 with San Francisco) and Marvin Harrison (128 with Indianapolis) had more career receiving TDs with a single team.

NFL Leaders - TDs with Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player Team TDs Rec Rush Ret
1 WR Jerry Rice+ 49ers 187 176 10 1
2 RB Emmitt Smith+ Cowboys 164 11 153 -
3 RB LaDainian Tomlinson+ Chargers 153 15 138 -
4 WR Marvin Harrison+ Colts 128 128 - -
5 RB Jim Brown+ Browns 126 20 106 -
6 RB Walter Payton+ Bears 125 15 110 -
7 WR Larry Fitzgerald# Cardinals 120 120 - -
8 TE Antonio Gates Chargers 116 116 - -
9 FL Lenny Moore+ Colts 113 48 63 2
10 RB Shaun Alexander Seahawks 112 12 100 -
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Players
Fitzgerald now has 13 career TD receptions against the Seahawks, including seven at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald – who ranks second on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list behind Jerry Rice (22,895) – now has 17,038 receiving yards for his career, which converts to over 9.5 miles.
No other player in NFL history is within 1,000 yards of Fitzgerald or Rice on the all-time receiving yardage list. Fitzgerald has over 4,000 more receiving yards than any other active player. Cowboys TE Jason Witten – who ranks second among active players – has 12,953 career receiving yards.

NFL Leaders – Career Receiving Yards (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 22,895
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 17,038
3 Terrell Owens (1996-2010) 15,934
4 Randy Moss (1998-2012) 15,292
5 Isaac Bruce (1994-2009) 15,208
After catching four passes against the Seahawks on Sunday, Fitzgerald now has at least one reception in 242 consecutive games, which includes all 15 career games he has played at CenturyLink Field.
Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a reception is the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 242 consecutive games with a catch is also the longest in NFL history with a single team.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 242 11/7/04 – 12/22/19 15 years, 1 month, 16 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
Fitzgerald now has 82 career receptions at CenturyLink Field, more than he has in any other road stadium in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie Wayne (83 at Jacksonville’s TIAA Bank Stadium) has more receptions in a single road venue than Fitzgerald has at CenturyLink Field.

NFL Record – Receptions in Road Venue (Career)

Rnk Player Rec Stadium
1 Reggie Wayne 83 TIAA Bank Field
2 Larry Fitzgerald 82 CenturyLink Field
3 Larry Fitzgerald 78 Edward Jones Dome*
4 Tony Gonzalez 72 Qualcomm Stadium*
5 Tim Brown 71 Arrowhead Stadium
*No longer an NFL venue

GONZALEZ MAKES IT TO 20 IN A ROW AND 30 FGS ON THE SEASON

K Zane Gonzalez – named a Pro Bowl alternate last week - connected on his first two FG attempts in Seattle before a blocked attempt in the third quarter ended his NFL-long streak of 20 consecutive made FGs. Gonzalez is just the second player in team history to make at least 20 consecutive FGs. Only Neil Rackers (31 straight in 2005) had a longer streak.

Franchise Record—Consecutive FGs Made

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (Games 1-10, 2005) 31
2 Zane Gonzalez (Games 5-15, 2019) 20
3t Chandler Catanzaro (Games 7-15, 2015) 19
3t Jay Feely (Game 11 in 2011-Game 5, 2012) 19
5t Jay Feely (Games 3-13, 2010) 18
Gonzalez has 30 FGs this season, tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. Prior to 2019, Gonzalez’s career high for FGs was 15. He has six more FGs in 2019 (30) than he had in his first two NFL seasons combined (24).

Franchise Record – Field Goals (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) FGs
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 40
2 Phil Dawson (2017) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (2019) 30
3t Jay Feely (2013) 30
3t Greg Davis (1995) 30
Gonzalez’s 30 FGs this season are tied for third in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Field Goals (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) FGs
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 33
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 32
3t Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 30
3t Josh Lambo (Jax) 30
5 Chris Boswell (Pit) 28
After scoring nine points in Seattle on Sunday (2 FG, 3 PAT), Gonzalez now has 121 points in 2019 (30 FG, 31 PAT). That is the fifth-best total in the NFL in 2019.

NFL Leaders – Total Points (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Harrison Butker (KC) 140
2 Wil Lutz (NO) 138
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 127
4 Matt Gay (TB) 122
5 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 121
His 121 points represent the fifth-best single-season total in franchise history.

Franchise Record – Points (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Points (Scoring)
1 Neil Rackers (2005) 140 (40 FG, 20 PAT)
2 Chandler Catanzaro (2015) 137 (28 FG, 53 PAT)
3 Jay Feely (2013) 127 (30 FG, 376 PAT)
4 David Johnson (2016) 122 (20 TD, 2-pt. conv)
5 Zane Gonzalez (2019) 121 (30 FG, 31 PAT)

HUNDLEY CLOSES OUT THE SEAHAWKS

Against a Seattle team with whom he spent the 2018 season, QB Brett Hundley saw his most extensive action in nearly two years as he helped close out the Cardinals victory in Seattle following an injury to starter Kyler Murray. Hundley entered the game with the Cardinals leading 20-7 in the third quarter and was able to build that lead by the game’s end (27-13)
On the Cardinals six possessions under Hundley’s direction, the team ran 33 plays, totaled 131 yards and gained 10 first downs. Those six drives covered 18:30 in time of possession. In the fourth quarter alone, Arizona’s offense had seven first downs, held a 10:18 to 4:42 advantage in time of possession and outscored Seattle 7-6.
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2019.11.08 07:43 thepropertylabre California's Top Real Estate Agent

California's Top Real Estate Agent
Luxury Apartments in Los Angeles home market shows no signs of cooling. The average luxury home sales price in the city grew 10.5 percent — to $7.4 million — during the second quarter of 2015, while the average number of days on the market fell 11 percent (to 88 days), according to a Los Angeles real estate agent. Witness record-setting sales in some of the hottest markets — with many buyers paying all cash. "It's a healthy market, and there's no better place to invest," says John Aaroe Group's Aaron Kirman, one of THR's top 25 agents — presented here in alphabetical order — selected for their client rosters and killer deals.

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Josh and Matt Altman
These star real estate agents moved their business to Douglas Elliman in February after nearly a dec­ade with Hilton & Hyland. During the past 12 months, they have represented the unnamed buyer of Reba McEntire's Beverly Park home ($22.25 million) and Miley Cyrus in the purchase of her 5-acre vineyard estate in Hidden Hills ($5 million). Brothers Matt, a former talent agent, and Josh, who is writing a book about selling property, hold the listing for Denise Richards' nearly $8 million Hidden Hills home Residences at W Hollywood.
Santiago Arana
The Bolivia native, who moved to the U.S. short-term to learn English but decided to stay when he found his calling in real estate, was part of the team that sold author-screenwriter Victoria Foyt and director Henry Jaglom's Santa Monica home at 609 E. Channel Road — used in Beverly Hills Cop — in July for $23 million, one of the top sales to date in Santa Monica. "I'm having the best year of my career by far," says Arana. He also represented the buyer of Michael Strahan's $21.5 million Brentwood home and sold Dan Romanelli's Malibu estate to Lady Gaga for $23 million.
Joe Babajian
The hottest type of home right now is a one-story house on a flat lot with a promontory view over the pool, says Babaji. "You would think it would be common, but it's not," he notes. "That's been the formula for getting the top dollar." This year, he sold such a house in Trousdale Estates for around 3,000 dollars per sq ft — an original price per square foot on the Westside. He has a piece of land in Beverly Hills with an asking cost of $49 million in escrow, and he's listing Cheryl Tiegs' Bel Air home for $15 million. Previous sales also include Dean Martin's old home. "When I sold Nic Cage and Tom Jones' house owned before by Dean Martin, Nic walked through the house saying he had a vision of Dean in the house and that's why he wanted to buy it," Babajian recalls.
Ernie Carswell
"What I'm seeing built back up is a very different mountain than I've seen in my 30 years of business," says Carswell of the current real estate cycle. "This is a mountain of cash, not loans." He is representing Katy Perry in her high-profile attempt to acquire a former Los Feliz convent for $14.5 million. He also has begun working with a developer on Della Reese's old Bel-Air home, which she sold for $7.5 million in November. "Quickly built, fast money making doesn't interest me," Carswell notes. "Solid classics and something that will be here 100 years from now — that's what I want for me and what I want to represent when I represent someone else."
Chris Cortazzo
The Malibu dynamo, whose first client was Richard Gere, sold Gere's former $60 million Paradise Cove bluffs home to Jimmy Iovine in January. "That's a great way to start the year," jokes Cortazzo, adding that Malibu is only getting better: He auctioned a Frank Gehry-designed residence acquired by Patrick Dempsey for $15 million in June, and he's listing David and Yolanda Foster's Carbon Beach residence for $23.5 million.
Drew Fenton
Fenton, who has represented such clients as Christina Aguilera and the Osbournes, sold Calvin Klein a 9,350-square-foot view home in the Hollywood Hills for $25 million this summer. He also represented Nile Niami in his $9.5 million acquisition of Scooter Braun's Hollywood Hills home, and he's listing Simon Fuller's Beverly Hills house for nearly $19 million. His company is listed among the Top Real Estate Companies in California.
Josh Flagg
The Million Dollar Listing star says he has sold more than 20 homes at more than $5 million each this year. Among them is a Beverly Hills house on Tower Lane that he sold for $6 million — then sold again a month later for a million dollars more. Flagg, who remembers starting his career by putting together multimillion-dollar deals in his high school math class, also is preparing to list Andrew Getty's 8-acre estate in the Hollywood Hills.
Tomer Fridman
Fridman, who has a law degree from Loyola Law School, says much of his business has revolved around gated communities. "I think there's been a huge trend by celebrity buyers because of the privacy factor and the lifestyle factor," he says. "Their kids can ride their bikes in the street without being harassed by paparazzi." Fridman recently handled the $20 million sales of a Hidden Hills home to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and represented Justin Bieber in his $7.2 million Calabasas sale to West's sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian. On the future of the Los Angeles market, he notes, "We've always been focused on the entertainment industry clientele, but we're seeing foreign buyers and investors and the need to have good access to an international clientele. Los Angeles is turning into an international market. There's a lot of spectacular new construction."
Aaron Kirman
President of global properties at his company, Kirman has shut down about 300 million dollars in sales this year and has a calculated $600 million in listings. He's listing the Danny Thomas residence with 360-degree views atop Hillcrest in Trousdale Estates for a rumoured $135 million. He also is co-listing Malibu developer and Sportsmen's Lodge owner Richard Weintraub's $60 million Malibu estate, La Villa Contenta.
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2019.10.22 01:05 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 27-21 WIN AT THE NEW YORK GIANTS

• The Cardinals earned their third consecutive win by taking down the Giants 27-21 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Arizona has now won three consecutive games for the first time since 2015 (Games 13-15).
• Combined with their victory at Cincinnati in Week 5, the Cardinals have won consecutive east coast games with a 10:00 AM kickoff (AZ time) for the first time since moving to Arizona in 1988. • With the victory, Arizona has now won three consecutive games – and four of the last five – against the Giants. The Cardinals current three-game winning streak against the Giants is the longest against New York since Arizona won seven straight from 1974-77.
• Arizona improved to 2-1 all-time at MetLife Stadium and 2-0 against the Giants at the venue, which opened in 2010.
• With the victory over the Giants, the Cardinals improved to 3-3-1 under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona has as many wins this month as it had in all of 2018.
• Among the eight first-year head coaches in 2019, only Kingsbury and Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur have their team at .500 or better. LaFleur (6) and Kingsbury (3) have more combined wins (9) than the other six first-year head coaches combined (7).

First Year Head Coaches in 2019

Coach Team Record
Matt LeFleur Green Bay 6-1
Kliff Kingsbury Arizona 3-3-1
Vic Fangio Denver 2-5
Freddie Kitchens Cleveland 2-4
Bruce Arians Tampa Bay 2-4
Adam Gase NY Jets* 1-4
Brian Flores Miami 0-6
Zac Taylor Cincinnati 0-7
Play on MNF* **CARDS SCORE FIVE TIMES AGAINST NEW YORK, UP SEASON TOTAL TO 33 SCORING DRIVES
• The Cardinals scored five times against the Giants on Sunday (3 TD, 2 FG) upping their season total to 33 scoring drives in 2019. Arizona’s 33 scoring drives this season are tied for fourth in the NFL. • The Cardinals had 39 total scoring drives in 2018.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 38
2 Kansas City 35
3 L.A. Rams 34
4t Arizona 33
4t Dallas 33
• Sunday’s matchup against the Giants marked the fourth time this season Arizona had at least five scoring drives in a game. The Cardinals had six such games in the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined. • With 26, 34 and 27 points in the last three games, the Cardinals have scored 25+ points in three consecutive contests for the first time since the final three games of the 2016 season.
• After scoring at least three points in all four quarters against the Giants on Sunday, the Cardinals have scored at least three points in nine consecutive quarters dating back to their Week 5 win at Cincinnati.
THIRD STRAIGHT WITHOUT A TURNOVER
• Sunday’s win over the Giants marked the fourth game this season – and third in a row – in which the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Through seven games, Arizona has committed just four turnovers and has yet to lose a fumble. The 2019 season marks the first time in franchise history that the Cardinals had four turnovers or fewer through the first seven games of a season. Arizona’s four turnovers in 2019 are the fewest in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Fewest Giveaways (2019)

Rnk Team GA INT Fum
1 Arizona 4 4 0
2t New Orleans 5 4 1
2t Tennessee 5 4 1
4t Chicago 6 4 2
4t Indianapolis 6 3 3
The 2019 season marks the first time in franchise history the Cardinals did not lose a fumble in the first seven games of a season. Arizona is the only team in the NFL that has yet to lose a fumble this season. • Dating back to Week 4 vs. Seattle, rookie QB Kyler Murray has attempted 115 consecutive passes without throwing an INT. He has also run the ball 49 times this season without a fumble.
ARIZONA APPLIES CONSTANT PRESSURE ON GIANTS ROOKIE QB
• Facing Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones for the first time, the Cardinals defense amassed a season-high eight sacks, three forced fumbles (two lost), and 12 total QB hits. Yesterday’s game marked just the second time in the last 32 seasons the Cardinals posted at least eight sacks in a game. The other was against Green Bay on 12/27/15 (9 sacks). • Prior to yesterday, the last time the Cardinals recorded at least eight sacks in a road game was on 12/7/86 at Philadelphia (10.0).
• Arizona’s defense applied pressure when it mattered most on Sunday. Holding leads of three points (24-21) and six points (27-21) the Cardinals sacked Jones four times (for minus 32 yards) on the Giants final two drives.
RUSH YARDS – AND RUSHING TDS – CONTINUE TO PILE UP
• The Cardinals rushed for 156 yards and three TDs on 38 carries (4.1 avg.) against the Giants on Sunday. Arizona has now rushed for 100+ yards in each of the last five games – and in six of seven games this season. The Cardinals current streak of 100-yard rushing games marks just the second time in the last 15 seasons (Games 1-5 in 2015) Arizona rushed for 100+ yards in at least five consecutive games.
The Cardinals leading rushers this season are RB David Johnson (300 yds), RB Chase Edmonds (287) and QB Kyler Murray (266). Arizona is the only NFL team this season with three different 250+ yard rushers. • Arizona has at least one rushing TD in each of the last four games and has seven total rushing TDs during that stretch. The Cardinals have eight rushing TDs through seven games in 2019, compared to nine rushing TDs in all of 2018.
• The Cardinals have rushed for 892 yards and eight TDs on 184 carries (4.8 avg.) so far this season. Arizona’s 892 yards are the most through the first seven games of a season since the team had 912 in 2002.
A DAVID-CHASE PRODUCTION
• With 150 total scrimmage yards and three TDs on Sunday, RB Chase Edmonds continued the significant production the Cardinals have received from the RB position this season. Edmonds and fellow RB David Johnson have combined to post 100+ yards from scrimmage in a game five times this season – including in each of the last four contests.
Through seven games, Johnson (615 scrimmage yards, 5 TDs) and Edmonds (387 scrimmage yards, 5 TDs) have combined for 1,002 scrimmage yards and 10 total TDs.

Johnson and Edmonds Production in 2019

Player Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Yds Rec TD
David Johnson 300 2 315 3
Chase Edmonds 287 4 100 1
Totals 587 6 415 4
CARDS FORCE THREE FUMBLES – RECOVER TWO – AGAINST GIANTS
The Cardinals forced three fumbles by Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones on Sunday, including two recovered by Arizona. The Cardinals have now forced an NFL-high 15 fumbles through seven games this season.

NFL Team Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Arizona 15
2t San Francisco 12
2t L.A. Chargers 12
2t Detroit 12
5t Atlanta 11
5t Houston 11
• With three “strip-sacks” of Daniel Jones on Sunday, Arizona’s defense has now recorded an NFL-high 10 strip-sacks of opposing QBs this season.

NFL Team Leaders – Strip Sacks (2019)

Rnk Team SS
1 Arizona 10
2 Houston 8
3t Carolina 5
3t Kansas City 5
3t San Francisco 5
There are just three players in the NFL with at least four strip-sacks this season. Arizona LBs Chandler Jones (4) and Terrell Suggs (4) are two of the three. Both Jones and Suggs had a strip-sack of Daniel Jones on Sunday. Suggs leads all active NFL defenders with 35 career strips sacks.

NFL Leaders – Strip Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) SS
1t Chandler Jones (AZ) 4
1t Terrell Suggs (AZ) 4
1t Whitney Mercilus (Hou) 4
4t Khalil Mack (Chi) 3
4t Vernon Butler (Car) 3
4t Shaquil Barrett (TB) 3
EDMONDS HAS CAREER DAY NEAR HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS
• Second-year RB Chase Edmonds finished Sunday’s game with career highs in total scrimmage yards (150), rushing yards (126) and TDs (3). He rushed for 126 yards and three TDs on 27 carries and added four receptions for 24 yards.
• Yesterday’s game was Edmonds’ first career outing with 100+ rushing yards. His previous career high was 68, which he established two weeks ago in Cincinnati (10/6). Prior to Sunday, Edmonds last rushed for 100+ yards in a game during the final outing of his college career at Fordham. In that contest, Edmonds ran for 185 yards on 28 carries against Bucknell on 11/18/17. That game was held at Jack Coffey Field in The Bronx, just 18 miles from MetLife Stadium. Jack Coffey Field has a capacity of 7,000 while the attendance at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was 73,577.
Edmonds’ three rushing TDs covered 20, 20 and 22 yards. He became the first player in franchise history – and just the sixth player in NFL history – with at least three rushing TDs of 20+ yards in a game.

NFL History – Most Rushing TDs of 20+ Yards (Game)

Player (Team) TD's Opponent
Chase Edmonds (AZ) 3 10/20/19 @ NY Giants
Doug Martin (TB) 3 11/4/12 @ Oakland
Adrian Peterson (Min) 3 10/14/07 @ Chicago
Clinton Portis (Den) 3 12/7/03 vs. Kansas City
Mercury Morris (Mia) 3 9/30/73 vs. New England
Ernie Caddel (Det) 3 9/20/35 vs. Philadelphia
• Edmonds had two 20-yard rushing TDs in the first quarter in Sunday’s victory over New York. Prior to Edmonds, the last Cardinals player to have two rushing TDs in the first quarter of a game was Earl Ferrell on 10/22/1989 vs. Atlanta.
• Edmonds became the first player in Cardinals history with multiple rushing TDs of 20+ yards in the first quarter of a game.
• Combined with his 37-yard rushing TD at Cincinnati in Week 5 and his two-yard rushing TD in Week 6 vs. Atlanta, Edmonds now has at least one TD in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. In fact, Edmonds has over twice as many TDs in the last three games (5) than he had in his first 20 career games combined (2).
IN GAME #55 WITH ARIZONA, JONES HAS CAREER OUTING IN WIN OVER THE GIANTS
• LB Chandler Jones finished Sunday’s game with five tackles, a career-high 4.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, four QB hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Prior to yesterday, Jones’ career high for sacks in a game was 3.0 (9/20/15 at Buffalo while with New England).
• Jones – who wears #55 – has now played 55 career games with Arizona to go along with the 55 games he played for New England. Below is a look his stats through 55 games which each team:

Jones in Arizona vs. Jones in New England

Team Gms Sacks TFL QBH FF FR PD
Arizona 55 49.5 59 81 13 6 12
New England 55 36.0 38 64 10 2 8
Dating back to 2000, Jones became just the fifth NFL player with at least 4.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a single game.

Players with 4.0+ Sacks, FF & FR in a Game (2000-2019)

Year Player (Team) Opponent Sack FF FR
2019 Chandler Jones (AZ) 10/20 @ NY Giants 4.0 1 1
2018 Aaron Donald (LAR) 10/21 @ San Francisco 4.0 1 1
2017 Adrian Clayborn (Atl) 11/12 vs. Dallas 6.0 2 1
2013 Justin Houston (KC) 9/19 @ Philadelphia 4.5 1 2
2003 Simeon Rice (TB) 10/12 @ Washington 4.0 1 1
Jones became just the third player in Cardinals history to record at least 4.0 sacks in a game, joining Curtis Greer (4.5 vs. Philadelphia on 12/18/83) and Bertrand Berry (4.0 vs. the NY Giants on 11/14/04). • With his four-sack performance against the Giants, Jones (49.5) passed Ken Harvey (47.5) and moved into fifth place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones’ 49.5 sacks have come in just 55 games with the Cardinals. He has played in 24 fewer games than any other player in the top-five.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks

Rnk Player (Years) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56.5 138
3 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
4 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
5 Chandler Jones (2016-) 49.5 55
• Since being acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with New England prior to the 2016 season, Jones’ 49.5 sacks lead the NFL. He has 6.0 more sacks than any other player in the league during that stretch.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-19)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 49.5
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 43.5
3 Danielle Hunter (Min) 41.0
4 Von Miller (Den) 40.5
5 Cameron Jordan (NO) 39.5
Jones now has 8.5 sacks in 2019. That represents the highest total in franchise history through the first seven games of a season. Jones surpassed the previous record that he set in 2017 (8.0) when he went on to lead the NFL with a franchise record 17.0 sacks.

Franchise Record – Sacks Thru 1st Seven Games (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 8.5
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 8.0
3t Simeon Rice (1999) 7.0
3t Freddie Joe Nunn (1988) 7.0
5t Chandler Jones (2018) 6.5
5t Curtis Greer (1983) 6.5
• Through the first seven weeks of the ’19 season, Jones ranks third in the NFL with 8.5 sacks.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1t Myles Garrett (Cle) 9.0
1t Shaquil Barrett (TB) 9.0
3 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8.5
4t Preston Smith (GB) 7.0
4t Danielle Hunter (Min) 7.0
4t Cameron Jordan (NO) 7.0
• With his performance against the Giants, Jones joins Tampa Bay’s Shaquil Barrett (4.0 vs. NY Giants on 9/22) as the only players with at least 4.0 sacks in a game this season.
• Dating back to 2013 – his second season in the NFL – Jones’ 21 games with multiple sacks rank second in the NFL behind only Houston’s J.J. Watt (22).

NFL Leaders – Multi-Sack Games (2013-19)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1 J.J. Watt (Hou) 22
2 Chandler Jones (AZ) 21
3 Justin Houston (Ind) 19
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 18
5 Cameron Wake (Ten) 16
Seven games into the 2019 campaign, Jones has already tied his career high for a single season with four forced fumbles. He had four forced fumbles in both 2015 (final season w/NE) and 2016 (first season w/AZ). • Since ProFootballReference.com began tracking the stat in 1993, only two Arizona players had more forced fumbles in a season than Jones has through seven games in 2019: Clyde Simmons (6 in 1995) and Simeon Rice (5 in 1999).
• Giants QB Daniel Jones became the 41st different QB Jones has sacked in his career.
SUGGS ENTERS THE TOP-10 ON NFL’S ALL-TIME SACKS LIST
• LB Terrell Suggs sacked Giants QB Daniel Jones in the fourth quarter, forcing a fumble on the play. He now has 137.5 career sacks, tying Hall of Famers John Randle (137.5) and Richard Dent (137.5) for ninth on the NFL’s all-time sacks list.

NFL All-time Sack Leaders (Top 10)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Years
1 Bruce Smith+ 200.0 1985-2003
2 Reggie White+ 198.0 1985-2000
3 Kevin Greene+ 160.0 1985-1999
4 Julius Peppers 159.5 2002-2018
5 Chris Doleman+ 150.5 1985-1999
6 Michael Strahan+ 141.5 1993-2007
7 Jason Taylor+ 139.5 1997-2011
8 DeMarcus Ware 138.5 2005-2016
9t Terrell Suggs# 137.5 2003-
9t John Randle+ 137.5 1990-2003
9t Richard Dent+ 137.5 1983-1997
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player • After taking down Jones for the first time on Sunday, Suggs has now sacked 75 different QBs in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie White, Julius Peppers and Bruce Smith sacked more QBs than Suggs has in his career.

NFL History – Most QBs Sacked (At Least Half Sack)

Rnk Player (Years) QBs
1t Reggie White (1985-00)+ 77
1t Julius Peppers (2002-18) 77
3 Bruce Smith (1985-03)+ 76
4 Terrell Suggs (2003-) 75
5 Jason Taylor (1997-11)+ 70
+Hall of Fame Inductee PATRICK MAKES BIG IMPACT IN HIS 2019 DEBUT
• CB Patrick Peterson made his presence felt in his first game of the season. Returning to the lineup on Sunday, Peterson totaled seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. The sack was the fourth of his career. The forced fumble was the second of his career – and first since 12/5/15 at St. Louis.
• Late in the fourth quarter, Peterson rushed on a CB blitz on fourth down and took down Daniel Jones for a 10-yard loss. He also forced a Jones fumble on the play that was recovered by Cards LB Haason Reddick at the NY 20-yard line. Arizona kicked a 25-yard FG on the ensuing drive for a six-point lead (27-21).
JORDAN HICKS CONTINUES CAREER SEASON
• LB Jordan Hicks recorded seven tackles, an INT and a pass defensed against the Giants on Sunday. Through seven games, Hicks ranks second in the NFL with 70 tackles. He is the first Cardinals defender with 70+ tackles through the first seven games of a season since LB Ronald McKinnon (74) in 2000.

NFL Leaders – Total Tackles (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Tackles
1 LB Blake Martinez (GB) 76
2 LB Jordan Hicks (AZ) 70
3 LB Bobby Wagner (Sea) 69
4 LB De’Vondre Campbell (Atl) 63
5t LB Joe Schobert (Cle) 62
5t LB Luke Kuechly (Car) 62
• Hicks ended the Giants first offensive possession of the game with an INT of Daniel Jones. It was Hicks’ eighth career INT and first as a member of the Cardinals. Dating back to his rookie season in 2015, only Carolina’s Luke Kuechly (10) has more INTs among NFL inside linebackers.

NFL Leaders – INTs for Inside LBs (2015-19)

Rnk Player (Team) INTs
1 Luke Kuechly (Car) 10
2t Jordan Hicks (AZ) 8
2t C.J. Mosley (NYJ) 8
2t Alec Ogletree (NYG) 8
5t Kwon Alexander (SF) 7
5t Ryan Shazier (Pit) 7
MURRAY SETS NFL RECORD FOR COMPLETIONS – WINS THIRD STRAIGHT
• Rookie QB Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to their third consecutive win on Sunday. He became the first rookie QB to win at least three consecutive games for Arizona since Neil Lomax won four straight in 1981 (Games 11-14).
• Murray completed 14 passes against the Giants on Sunday, giving him 167 completions for the year. Murray’s 167 completions are the most in NFL history in a QBs first seven career games.

NFL History – Completions in 1st Seven Games

Rnk Player (Year) Cmp Team
1 Kyler Murray (2019)* 167 Arizona
2 Nick Foles (2012)* 161 Philadelphia
3 Andrew Luck (2012)* 160 Indianapolis
4 Baker Mayfield (2018)* 159 Cleveland
5 Patrick Mahomes (2017-18) 157 Kansas City
Rookie Season *GONZALEZ ADDS TWO MORE FIELD GOALS – AND 9 MORE POINTS**
• Despite heavy rainfall throughout the game, K Zane Gonzalez was perfect on five kicks against the Giants. He connected on all three PATs and both FG attempts.
• Through the first seven weeks of the 2019 season, Gonzalez is tied for the NFL lead with 18 made FGs. The Cardinals had 12 total FGs in all of 2018.

NFL Leaders – Made FGs (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 18
1t Josh Lambo (Jax) 18
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 16
4t Wil Lutz (NO) 15
4t Greg Zuerlein (LAR) 15
• After scoring nine points on Sunday (3 PAT, 2 FG), Gonzalez ranks second in the NFL with 67 points in 2019.

NFL Scoring Leaders (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1t K Justin Tucker (Bal) 68
2 K Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 67
3t K Josh Lambo (Jax) 64
3t K Greg Zuerlein (LAR) 64
3t K Harrison Butker (KC) 64
CARDS KEEP SAQUON BARKLEY IN CHECK – OTHER ODDS AND ENDS FROM WEEK 7
• Arizona’s defense limited Giants RB Saquon Barkley – the league’s reigning Rookie of the Year – to 72 yards on 18 rush attempts and eight yards on three receptions. Of Barkley’s 21 touches on Sunday, nine resulted in gains of two yards or fewer, including four that produced negative yardage.
• The Cardinals started four rookies – all 2019 draft picks – against the Giants on Sunday: QB Kyler Murray, WR Andy Isabella, CB Byron Murphy and S Jalen Thompson. It was the first career start for Isabella, who became the seventh different rookie to start for the Cardinals so far this season. • Arizona converted its only fourth down attempt against the Giants. On their first drive of the game, the Cardinals had the ball 4th-n-3 at the Giants 35-yard line and Murray completed a four-yard pass to WR Trent Sherfield for a first down. Arizona has been successful on all five of its fourth down conversion attempts this season. The Cardinals are the only team in the NFL that has a 100% conversion rate on fourth down in 2019.

NFL Leaders – 4th Down Conversion Pct (2019)

Rnk Team Pct Con Att
1 Arizona 100.0 5 5
2 Indianapolis 87.5 7 8
3t Minnesota 75.0 3 4
3t San Francisco 75.0 3 4
4t Baltimore 72.7 8 11
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2019.10.21 20:09 WhatMyHeartHeld NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 27-21 WIN AT THE NEW YORK GIANTS (10/20/19)

• The Cardinals earned their third consecutive win by taking down the Giants 27-21 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Arizona has now won three consecutive games for the first time since 2015 (Games 13-15).
• Combined with their victory at Cincinnati in Week 5, the Cardinals have won consecutive east coast games with a 10:00 AM kickoff (AZ time) for the first time since moving to Arizona in 1988.
• With the victory, Arizona has now won three consecutive games – and four of the last five – against the Giants. The Cardinals current three-game winning streak against the Giants is the longest against New York since Arizona won seven straight from 1974-77.
• Arizona improved to 2-1 all-time at MetLife Stadium and 2-0 against the Giants at the venue, which opened in 2010.
• With the victory over the Giants, the Cardinals improved to 3-3-1 under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona has as many wins this month as it had in all of 2018.
• Among the eight first-year head coaches in 2019, only Kingsbury and Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur have their team at .500 or better. LaFleur (6) and Kingsbury (3) have more combined wins (9) than the other six first-year head coaches combined (7).

First Year Head Coaches in 2019

Coach Team Record
Matt LeFleur Green Bay 6-1
Kliff Kingsbury Arizona 3-3-1
Vic Fangio Denver 2-5
Freddie Kitchens Cleveland 2-4
Bruce Arians Tampa Bay 2-4
Adam Gase NY Jets* 1-4
Brian Flores Miami 0-6
Zac Taylor Cincinnati 0-7
*Play on MNF
CARDS SCORE FIVE TIMES AGAINST NEW YORK, UP SEASON TOTAL TO 33 SCORING DRIVES
• The Cardinals scored five times against the Giants on Sunday (3 TD, 2 FG) upping their season total to 33 scoring drives in 2019. Arizona’s 33 scoring drives this season are tied for fourth in the NFL.
• The Cardinals had 39 total scoring drives in 2018.

NFL Leaders – Scoring Drives

Rnk Team Drives
1 Baltimore 38
2 Kansas City 35
3 L.A. Rams 34
4t Arizona 33
4t Dallas 33
• Sunday’s matchup against the Giants marked the fourth time this season Arizona had at least five scoring drives in a game. The Cardinals had six such games in the previous two seasons (2017-18) combined.
• With 26, 34 and 27 points in the last three games, the Cardinals have scored 25+ points in three consecutive contests for the first time since the final three games of the 2016 season.
• After scoring at least three points in all four quarters against the Giants on Sunday, the Cardinals have scored at least three points in nine consecutive quarters dating back to their Week 5 win at Cincinnati.
THIRD STRAIGHT WITHOUT A TURNOVER
• Sunday’s win over the Giants marked the fourth game this season – and third in a row – in which the Cardinals did not commit a turnover. Through seven games, Arizona has committed just four turnovers and has yet to lose a fumble.
The 2019 season marks the first time in franchise history that the Cardinals had four turnovers or fewer through the first seven games of a season.
Arizona’s four turnovers in 2019 are the fewest in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Fewest Giveaways (2019)

Rnk Team GA INT Fum
1 Arizona 4 4 0
2t New Orleans 5 4 1
2t Tennessee 5 4 1
4t Chicago 6 4 2
4t Indianapolis 6 3 3
The 2019 season marks the first time in franchise history the Cardinals did not lose a fumble in the first seven games of a season. Arizona is the only team in the NFL that has yet to lose a fumble this season.
• Dating back to Week 4 vs. Seattle, rookie QB Kyler Murray has attempted 115 consecutive passes without throwing an INT. He has also run the ball 49 times this season without a fumble.
ARIZONA APPLIES CONSTANT PRESSURE ON GIANTS ROOKIE QB
• Facing Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones for the first time, the Cardinals defense amassed a season-high eight sacks, three forced fumbles (two lost), and 12 total QB hits. Yesterday’s game marked just the second time in the last 32 seasons the Cardinals posted at least eight sacks in a game. The other was against Green Bay on 12/27/15 (9 sacks).
• Prior to yesterday, the last time the Cardinals recorded at least eight sacks in a road game was on 12/7/86 at Philadelphia (10.0).
• Arizona’s defense applied pressure when it mattered most on Sunday. Holding leads of three points (24-21) and six points (27-21) the Cardinals sacked Jones four times (for minus 32 yards) on the Giants final two drives.
RUSH YARDS – AND RUSHING TDS – CONTINUE TO PILE UP
• The Cardinals rushed for 156 yards and three TDs on 38 carries (4.1 avg.) against the Giants on Sunday. Arizona has now rushed for 100+ yards in each of the last five games – and in six of seven games this season. The Cardinals current streak of 100-yard rushing games marks just the second time in the last 15 seasons (Games 1-5 in 2015) Arizona rushed for 100+ yards in at least five consecutive games.
The Cardinals leading rushers this season are RB David Johnson (300 yds), RB Chase Edmonds (287) and QB Kyler Murray (266). Arizona is the only NFL team this season with three different 250+ yard rushers.
• Arizona has at least one rushing TD in each of the last four games and has seven total rushing TDs during that stretch. The Cardinals have eight rushing TDs through seven games in 2019, compared to nine rushing TDs in all of 2018.
• The Cardinals have rushed for 892 yards and eight TDs on 184 carries (4.8 avg.) so far this season. Arizona’s 892 yards are the most through the first seven games of a season since the team had 912 in 2002.
A DAVID-CHASE PRODUCTION
• With 150 total scrimmage yards and three TDs on Sunday, RB Chase Edmonds continued the significant production the Cardinals have received from the RB position this season. Edmonds and fellow RB David Johnson have combined to post 100+ yards from scrimmage in a game five times this season – including in each of the last four contests.
Through seven games, Johnson (615 scrimmage yards, 5 TDs) and Edmonds (387 scrimmage yards, 5 TDs) have combined for 1,002 scrimmage yards and 10 total TDs.

Johnson and Edmonds Production in 2019

Player Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Yds Rec TD
David Johnson 300 2 315 3
Chase Edmonds 287 4 100 1
Totals 587 6 415 4
CARDS FORCE THREE FUMBLES – RECOVER TWO – AGAINST GIANTS
The Cardinals forced three fumbles by Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones on Sunday, including two recovered by Arizona. The Cardinals have now forced an NFL-high 15 fumbles through seven games this season.

NFL Team Leaders – Forced Fumbles (2019)

Rnk Team FF
1 Arizona 15
2t San Francisco 12
2t L.A. Chargers 12
2t Detroit 12
5t Atlanta 11
5t Houston 11
• With three “strip-sacks” of Daniel Jones on Sunday, Arizona’s defense has now recorded an NFL-high 10 strip-sacks of opposing QBs this season.

NFL Team Leaders – Strip Sacks (2019)

Rnk Team SS
1 Arizona 10
2 Houston 8
3t Carolina 5
3t Kansas City 5
3t San Francisco 5
There are just three players in the NFL with at least four strip-sacks this season. Arizona LBs Chandler Jones (4) and Terrell Suggs (4) are two of the three. Both Jones and Suggs had a strip-sack of Daniel Jones on Sunday. Suggs leads all active NFL defenders with 35 career strips sacks.

NFL Leaders – Strip Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) SS
1t Chandler Jones (AZ) 4
1t Terrell Suggs (AZ) 4
1t Whitney Mercilus (Hou) 4
4t Khalil Mack (Chi) 3
4t Vernon Butler (Car) 3
4t Shaquil Barrett (TB) 3
EDMONDS HAS CAREER DAY NEAR HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS
• Second-year RB Chase Edmonds finished Sunday’s game with career highs in total scrimmage yards (150), rushing yards (126) and TDs (3). He rushed for 126 yards and three TDs on 27 carries and added four receptions for 24 yards.
• Yesterday’s game was Edmonds’ first career outing with 100+ rushing yards. His previous career high was 68, which he established two weeks ago in Cincinnati (10/6). Prior to Sunday, Edmonds last rushed for 100+ yards in a game during the final outing of his college career at Fordham. In that contest, Edmonds ran for 185 yards on 28 carries against Bucknell on 11/18/17. That game was held at Jack Coffey Field in The Bronx, just 18 miles from MetLife Stadium. Jack Coffey Field has a capacity of 7,000 while the attendance at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was 73,577.
Edmonds’ three rushing TDs covered 20, 20 and 22 yards. He became the first player in franchise history – and just the sixth player in NFL history – with at least three rushing TDs of 20+ yards in a game.

NFL History – Most Rushing TDs of 20+ Yards (Game)

Player (Team) TD's Opponent
Chase Edmonds (AZ) 3 10/20/19 @ NY Giants
Doug Martin (TB) 3 11/4/12 @ Oakland
Adrian Peterson (Min) 3 10/14/07 @ Chicago
Clinton Portis (Den) 3 12/7/03 vs. Kansas City
Mercury Morris (Mia) 3 9/30/73 vs. New England
Ernie Caddel (Det) 3 9/20/35 vs. Philadelphia
• Edmonds had two 20-yard rushing TDs in the first quarter in Sunday’s victory over New York. Prior to Edmonds, the last Cardinals player to have two rushing TDs in the first quarter of a game was Earl Ferrell on 10/22/1989 vs. Atlanta.
• Edmonds became the first player in Cardinals history with multiple rushing TDs of 20+ yards in the first quarter of a game.
• Combined with his 37-yard rushing TD at Cincinnati in Week 5 and his two-yard rushing TD in Week 6 vs. Atlanta, Edmonds now has at least one TD in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. In fact, Edmonds has over twice as many TDs in the last three games (5) than he had in his first 20 career games combined (2).
IN GAME #55 WITH ARIZONA, JONES HAS CAREER OUTING IN WIN OVER THE GIANTS
• LB Chandler Jones finished Sunday’s game with five tackles, a career-high 4.0 sacks, three tackles for loss, four QB hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Prior to yesterday, Jones’ career high for sacks in a game was 3.0 (9/20/15 at Buffalo while with New England).
• Jones – who wears #55 – has now played 55 career games with Arizona to go along with the 55 games he played for New England. Below is a look his stats through 55 games which each team:

Jones in Arizona vs. Jones in New England

Team Gms Sacks TFL QBH FF FR PD
Arizona 55 49.5 59 81 13 6 12
New England 55 36.0 38 64 10 2 8
Dating back to 2000, Jones became just the fifth NFL player with at least 4.0 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a single game.

Players with 4.0+ Sacks, FF & FR in a Game (2000-2019)

Year Player (Team) Opponent Sack FF FR
2019 Chandler Jones (AZ) 10/20 @ NY Giants 4.0 1 1
2018 Aaron Donald (LAR) 10/21 @ San Francisco 4.0 1 1
2017 Adrian Clayborn (Atl) 11/12 vs. Dallas 6.0 2 1
2013 Justin Houston (KC) 9/19 @ Philadelphia 4.5 1 2
2003 Simeon Rice (TB) 10/12 @ Washington 4.0 1 1
Jones became just the third player in Cardinals history to record at least 4.0 sacks in a game, joining Curtis Greer (4.5 vs. Philadelphia on 12/18/83) and Bertrand Berry (4.0 vs. the NY Giants on 11/14/04).
• With his four-sack performance against the Giants, Jones (49.5) passed Ken Harvey (47.5) and moved into fifth place on the franchise all-time sacks list. Jones’ 49.5 sacks have come in just 55 games with the Cardinals. He has played in 24 fewer games than any other player in the top-five.

Franchise Career Leaders – Sacks

Rnk Player (Years) Sacks Games
1 Freddie Joe Nunn (1985-93) 66.5 131
2 Calais Campbell (2008-16) 56.5 138
3 Simeon Rice (1996-2000) 53.5 79
4 Curtis Greer (1980-88) 50.5 94
5 Chandler Jones (2016-) 49.5 55
• Since being acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with New England prior to the 2016 season, Jones’ 49.5 sacks lead the NFL. He has 6.0 more sacks than any other player in the league during that stretch.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2016-19)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (AZ) 49.5
2 Aaron Donald (LAR) 43.5
3 Danielle Hunter (Min) 41.0
4 Von Miller (Den) 40.5
5 Cameron Jordan (NO) 39.5
Jones now has 8.5 sacks in 2019. That represents the highest total in franchise history through the first seven games of a season. Jones surpassed the previous record that he set in 2017 (8.0) when he went on to lead the NFL with a franchise record 17.0 sacks.

Franchise Record – Sacks Thru 1st Seven Games (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1 Chandler Jones (2019) 8.5
2 Chandler Jones (2017) 8.0
3t Simeon Rice (1999) 7.0
3t Freddie Joe Nunn (1988) 7.0
5t Chandler Jones (2018) 6.5
5t Curtis Greer (1983) 6.5
• Through the first seven weeks of the ’19 season, Jones ranks third in the NFL with 8.5 sacks.

NFL Leaders – Sacks (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Sacks
1t Myles Garrett (Cle) 9.0
1t Shaquil Barrett (TB) 9.0
3 Chandler Jones (AZ) 8.5
4t Preston Smith (GB) 7.0
4t Danielle Hunter (Min) 7.0
4t Cameron Jordan (NO) 7.0
• With his performance against the Giants, Jones joins Tampa Bay’s Shaquil Barrett (4.0 vs. NY Giants on 9/22) as the only players with at least 4.0 sacks in a game this season.
• Dating back to 2013 – his second season in the NFL – Jones’ 21 games with multiple sacks rank second in the NFL behind only Houston’s J.J. Watt (22).

NFL Leaders – Multi-Sack Games (2013-19)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1 J.J. Watt (Hou) 22
2 Chandler Jones (AZ) 21
3 Justin Houston (Ind) 19
4 Cameron Jordan (NO) 18
5 Cameron Wake (Ten) 16
Seven games into the 2019 campaign, Jones has already tied his career high for a single season with four forced fumbles. He had four forced fumbles in both 2015 (final season w/NE) and 2016 (first season w/AZ).
• Since ProFootballReference.com began tracking the stat in 1993, only two Arizona players had more forced fumbles in a season than Jones has through seven games in 2019: Clyde Simmons (6 in 1995) and Simeon Rice (5 in 1999).
• Giants QB Daniel Jones became the 41st different QB Jones has sacked in his career.
SUGGS ENTERS THE TOP-10 ON NFL’S ALL-TIME SACKS LIST
• LB Terrell Suggs sacked Giants QB Daniel Jones in the fourth quarter, forcing a fumble on the play. He now has 137.5 career sacks, tying Hall of Famers John Randle (137.5) and Richard Dent (137.5) for ninth on the NFL’s all-time sacks list.

NFL All-time Sack Leaders (Top 10)

Rnk Player (Year) Sacks Years
1 Bruce Smith+ 200.0 1985-2003
2 Reggie White+ 198.0 1985-2000
3 Kevin Greene+ 160.0 1985-1999
4 Julius Peppers 159.5 2002-2018
5 Chris Doleman+ 150.5 1985-1999
6 Michael Strahan+ 141.5 1993-2007
7 Jason Taylor+ 139.5 1997-2011
8 DeMarcus Ware 138.5 2005-2016
9t Terrell Suggs# 137.5 2003-
9t John Randle+ 137.5 1990-2003
9t Richard Dent+ 137.5 1983-1997
+Hall of Fame Inductee #Active Player
• After taking down Jones for the first time on Sunday, Suggs has now sacked 75 different QBs in his career. In NFL history, only Reggie White, Julius Peppers and Bruce Smith sacked more QBs than Suggs has in his career.

NFL History – Most QBs Sacked (At Least Half Sack)

Rnk Player (Years) QBs
1t Reggie White (1985-00)+ 77
1t Julius Peppers (2002-18) 77
3 Bruce Smith (1985-03)+ 76
4 Terrell Suggs (2003-) 75
5 Jason Taylor (1997-11)+ 70
+Hall of Fame Inductee
PATRICK MAKES BIG IMPACT IN HIS 2019 DEBUT
• CB Patrick Peterson made his presence felt in his first game of the season. Returning to the lineup on Sunday, Peterson totaled seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. The sack was the fourth of his career. The forced fumble was the second of his career – and first since 12/5/15 at St. Louis.
• Late in the fourth quarter, Peterson rushed on a CB blitz on fourth down and took down Daniel Jones for a 10-yard loss. He also forced a Jones fumble on the play that was recovered by Cards LB Haason Reddick at the NY 20-yard line. Arizona kicked a 25-yard FG on the ensuing drive for a six-point lead (27-21).
JORDAN HICKS CONTINUES CAREER SEASON
• LB Jordan Hicks recorded seven tackles, an INT and a pass defensed against the Giants on Sunday. Through seven games, Hicks ranks second in the NFL with 70 tackles. He is the first Cardinals defender with 70+ tackles through the first seven games of a season since LB Ronald McKinnon (74) in 2000.

NFL Leaders – Total Tackles (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Tackles
1 LB Blake Martinez (GB) 76
2 LB Jordan Hicks (AZ) 70
3 LB Bobby Wagner (Sea) 69
4 LB De’Vondre Campbell (Atl) 63
5t LB Joe Schobert (Cle) 62
5t LB Luke Kuechly (Car) 62
• Hicks ended the Giants first offensive possession of the game with an INT of Daniel Jones. It was Hicks’ eighth career INT and first as a member of the Cardinals. Dating back to his rookie season in 2015, only Carolina’s Luke Kuechly (10) has more INTs among NFL inside linebackers.

NFL Leaders – INTs for Inside LBs (2015-19)

Rnk Player (Team) INTs
1 Luke Kuechly (Car) 10
2t Jordan Hicks (AZ) 8
2t C.J. Mosley (NYJ) 8
2t Alec Ogletree (NYG) 8
5t Kwon Alexander (SF) 7
5t Ryan Shazier (Pit) 7
MURRAY SETS NFL RECORD FOR COMPLETIONS – WINS THIRD STRAIGHT
• Rookie QB Kyler Murray led the Cardinals to their third consecutive win on Sunday. He became the first rookie QB to win at least three consecutive games for Arizona since Neil Lomax won four straight in 1981 (Games 11-14).
• Murray completed 14 passes against the Giants on Sunday, giving him 167 completions for the year. Murray’s 167 completions are the most in NFL history in a QBs first seven career games.

NFL History – Completions in 1st Seven Games

Rnk Player (Year) Cmp Team
1 Kyler Murray (2019)* 167 Arizona
2 Nick Foles (2012)* 161 Philadelphia
3 Andrew Luck (2012)* 160 Indianapolis
4 Baker Mayfield (2018)* 159 Cleveland
5 Patrick Mahomes (2017-18) 157 Kansas City
*Rookie Season
GONZALEZ ADDS TWO MORE FIELD GOALS – AND 9 MORE POINTS
• Despite heavy rainfall throughout the game, K Zane Gonzalez was perfect on five kicks against the Giants. He connected on all three PATs and both FG attempts.
• Through the first seven weeks of the 2019 season, Gonzalez is tied for the NFL lead with 18 made FGs. The Cardinals had 12 total FGs in all of 2018.

NFL Leaders – Made FGs (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1 Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 18
1t Josh Lambo (Jax) 18
3 Justin Tucker (Bal) 16
4t Wil Lutz (NO) 15
4t Greg Zuerlein (LAR) 15
• After scoring nine points on Sunday (3 PAT, 2 FG), Gonzalez ranks second in the NFL with 67 points in 2019.

NFL Scoring Leaders (2019)

Rnk Player (Team) Points
1t K Justin Tucker (Bal) 68
2 K Zane Gonzalez (AZ) 67
3t K Josh Lambo (Jax) 64
3t K Greg Zuerlein (LAR) 64
3t K Harrison Butker (KC) 64
CARDS KEEP SAQUON BARKLEY IN CHECK – OTHER ODDS AND ENDS FROM WEEK 7
• Arizona’s defense limited Giants RB Saquon Barkley – the league’s reigning Rookie of the Year – to 72 yards on 18 rush attempts and eight yards on three receptions. Of Barkley’s 21 touches on Sunday, nine resulted in gains of two yards or fewer, including four that produced negative yardage.
• The Cardinals started four rookies – all 2019 draft picks – against the Giants on Sunday: QB Kyler Murray, WR Andy Isabella, CB Byron Murphy and S Jalen Thompson. It was the first career start for Isabella, who became the seventh different rookie to start for the Cardinals so far this season.
• Arizona converted its only fourth down attempt against the Giants. On their first drive of the game, the Cardinals had the ball 4th-n-3 at the Giants 35-yard line and Murray completed a four-yard pass to WR Trent Sherfield for a first down. Arizona has been successful on all five of its fourth down conversion attempts this season. The Cardinals are the only team in the NFL that has a 100% conversion rate on fourth down in 2019.

NFL Leaders – 4th Down Conversion Pct (2019)

Rnk Team Pct Con Att
1 Arizona 100.0 5 5
2 Indianapolis 87.5 7 8
3t Minnesota 75.0 3 4
3t San Francisco 75.0 3 4
4t Baltimore 72.7 8 11
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2019.10.15 23:42 TootsNYC Mike Johnson was SO rude to ask out Keke Palmer on the air!

Did you see this one? https://www.glamour.com/story/bachelorette-star-mike-johnson-asked-keke-palmer-out-on-live-television
Mike Johnson from The Bachelorette was on Good Morning America, and he asked Keke Palmer out.
I loved her response: > “Ladies, I’m at work. I’m at work, guys. Go ahead,” Palmer said. “I’m at work.”
And Michael Strahan didn't have her back at all--siding with the guy. > Strahan added, “Okay, at the commercial break, you’ll get her number.”
So it's rude to put her on the spot like that, but mostly:

She's at work!

This is not the place to be bringing up romance and dating.
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2019.10.14 19:21 teacherintraining09 i watched strahan sara and keke with mike johnson so you don’t have to!

mike was just on strahan sara and keke and because i’m still unemployed until november 4 i got to watch it so here we go!
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2019.09.04 23:55 CarlHFB KICKOFF CELEBRATION MATH - Can you get 90 Strahan F2P?

KICKOFF CELEBRATION MATH - Can you get 90 Strahan F2P?

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This is Part 2 of the Kickoff math guide. Full Kickoff math guide is here

Read this first

  • 32 total days to complete
  • 30,000 points required for 90 Strahan
  • 90 Strahan is "evolvable" at a future date (field pass purchase required)
  • You can easily get 2 free 87's F2P by paying 4,000 gems to unlock the master series + seasons in the shop. This is more than worth it. Both are unlocked for free with field pass purchase.
  • Do not forfeit season games if you want Strahan. You are missing out on the seasons achievements.

Math

Here's all you can do to get Kickoff points. Does NOT include exchanging players.
Points Required: 30,000 points
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Master Series Events = 125*5 = 625 points
Playing through a Season = 50 points per win, plus 100 pt events in between games (thanks tdphillips) = Estimated 1,050 points per season (Season is repeatable and points are awarded on 2nd completion)
Daily Goals 15*12*32 = 5,760 points
League drives 20*3*28 (28 days to account for spinning time) = 1,680 points
Kickoff Achievements = 10,000 points
Kickoff Sets = 6,000 points max if you complete ALL GRAND MASTERS + MASTERS
32 total days to complete
Total: 25,115 points
with Field Pass + 10,000 points
Total: 35,115 points

So how do you get the missing 5,000-8,000 points without the Field Pass?
- Exchanging players
1 point for each player. Buy cheap bronzes/silvers (prices have increased since yesterday).
You can get the missing 5,000-8,000 points for 1.5m-2.4m coins at 300 coins each. (Good luck buying that many players though)
- Playing seasons
Note that we estimated you get 1,000 points per season. This may be the best option if you really want Strahan. 5,000-8,000 stamina will get you the missing 5,000-8,000 points.

TL;DR: If you want Strahan F2P, you better start exchanging players or grinding season games now.
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