And what type of taste facing the Seahawks will leave in Jackson’s mouth.
If I told you that there was a player in December averaging over 21.5 rebounds-plus-assists per 48 minutes while blocking at least one shot and shooting at least 50 percent from the field and 38 percent from distance? “LeBron James” would probably be your initial response, and you’d be right. But Horford also checks all of those boxes this month, and while we aren’t looking at a large sample of games, the versatility is impossible to overlook.
“This is one of the biggest games in Jacksonville in a long time,” Jackson said. “I’ve been having this circled on my calendar for a long time.
“I just can’t wait for Sunday night, seeing how I feel and just seeing what will go down.”
Dombrowski said pitcher Steven Wright’s arrest Friday night on charges related to domestic assault won’t increase the Red Sox’s need to add a starting pitcher. Major League Baseball has begun an investigation into the matter. There is precedent for a suspension, with Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman missing 30 games in 2016 and catcher Derek Norris receiving a one-month ban at the end of the 2017 season.
Reason for optimism: No 6-6 or 7-5 team has an easier remaining schedule. Even coming off two straight losses, the Lions have a golden opportunity to get on track Sunday against slumping Tampa Bay (4-8) at Raymond James Stadium.
Reason for pessimism: It’s unknown whether the hand injury quarterback Matt Stafford suffered in last Sunday’s loss to Baltimore will affect his performance the remainder of the season. If he’s not playing at a high level, the Lions have no shot at the playoffs because of flaws on defense and in the running game.
Biggest remaining game: With Chicago and Cincinnati on tap following Tampa, Detroit could have a decent shot at the NFC’s second-wild card spot entering the season finale against visiting Green Bay.
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