NFLPA asks Patriots to remedy turf issues at Gillette Stadium

Concerned about the new playing surface at Gillette Stadium, the NFLPA has asked the New England Patriots to repair what it believes to be a field that poses an injury risk to players, according to NFLPA assistant executive director George Atallah.

“It’s a reminder to all teams that they can’t have players on [shoddy] fields,” Atallah said.

The NFLPA recently sent its field inspector to Gillette Stadium to inspect the new playing surface, and found the field “borderline actionable.”

Jenkins said he didn’t find Lynch’s tactics unsportsmanlike because “that’s sports” and Lynch “earned every bit of what he did today.”

The 0-2 Jets host the Dolphins in Week 3. Philip Rivers got the ball and drove the Chargers into field-goal range. After taking his final timeout, at the 19-second mark, Rivers used a QB sneak to get the ball near the middle of the field. That decision was questionable enough, leaving the clock running and the Chargers scrambling back to the line of scrimmage. Their only good option was spiking the ball and giving the field-goal unit time to set up. Only the Chargers were subbing in personnel and taking too long to get set on the line as the seconds ticked down.

Case Keenum, QB, Vikings: What a game by Sam Bradfo … wait, what? That was Case Keenum under center for the Vikings? It would have been understandable if anyone was thrown off by the box score or Keenum’s fantasy point total of 28.56, as the sixth-year passer making only his 26th career NFL start moved the ball with ease against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that had tied for the Week 2 lead in fantasy points. Owned in just 0.40 percent and started in 0.18 percent of ESPN leagues, Keenum was almost universally doubted entering the week.
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