Monday Moments You May Have Missed
Denver Broncos linebacker Randy Gregory and Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi were both suspended for 1 game, as a result of exchanging punches after Los Angeles' 51-14 victory over Denver on Sunday. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan handed down the suspensions on Monday. Runyan siting violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules, specifically "striking, swinging at, or clubbing the head, neck, or face of an opponent with the wrist(s), arm(s), elbow(s) or hand(s).”
The Los Angeles Chargers locked in their 1st playoff spot since 2018 after beating the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night 20-3. Austin Ekeler scored with two, 1-yard runs and the defense intercepted Nick Foles 3 times.
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel announcing Monday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is under concussion protocol (AGAIN) and his status is unknown for upcoming Sunday game against the New England Patriots. It isn't being made clear at this point when exactly the injury occurred. The team saying the 24-year-old self reported to the team Dr.'s on Monday after starting to experiencing some symptoms.
Los Angeles Charger Derwin James was ejected from Monday nights game for an aggressive helmet to helmet hit with about 5:20 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.
The Denver Broncos letting go head coach Nathaniel Hackett before he finishes out his 1st season. The 43-year-old is just the 5th NFL coach to be fired during their 1st season.
Arizona Cardinals will finish out the season without safety Budda Baker. The Pro-Bowl starter suffered a shoulder fracture during Sundays game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He did in fact play out the rest of the game with the injury, not knowing it was a fracture at that point.
Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl tackle Lane Johnson will miss the rest of the regular season with a torn tendon in his abdominal area. Johnson suffered the injury in Sundays loss 40-34 to the Dallas Cowboys.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey is expected to return to the court as soon as Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Maxey hasn't played since Nov. 18 because of a foot injury. The 22-year-old will probably be on a minutes restriction when he does return.
The Brooklyn Nets extended their win streak to 9 games after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 125-117. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant scoring 32 points each, helping extend the Nets longest winning streak since moving to Brooklyn.