The Sunday portion of the NFL Week 8 slate wrapped up with the Steelers vs. the Lions in Detroit on “Sunday Night Football.”
The game featured two of the league’s top quarterbacks in Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, although Roethlisberger has been underwhelming this season: he came into the week 25th in the league in passer rating.
The suspended Cleveland Browns wideout is in the Big Apple today and will meet with the league on Wednesday regarding his reinstatement, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a league source.
The former All-Pro wideout is still serving an indefinite ban for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. If his suspension is lifted, the Cleveland Browns still control the receiver’s contract rights.
Peppers now has 151 career sacks, just ahead of Doleman’s 150 1/2 sacks. Next on the list is former Rams, Steelers and Panthers linebacker Kevin Greene, who retired with 160 sacks. Bruce Smith is the all-time leader with 200 sacks since the NFL added sacks as an official statistic in 1982. Reggie White, who played for the Eagles and Packers before spending his final season in Carolina, retired following the 2000 season with 198 sacks.
With White, Greene and now Peppers, three of the top four sacks leaders all played for the Panthers at some point during their careers. Peppers is sure to join Greene and White in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A New York City judge decided Monday to deny a motion to vacate the six-game suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in August. Judge Katherine Polk Failla ruled that Goodell Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys acted in accordance with the collective bargaining Cheap Custom Hockey Jerseys agreement and that Elliott had ample opportunity to challenge Goodell’s findings in arbitration hearing, according to the Dallas Morning News.