A career-long backup until then, Hoyer had played well to start that season. The following year, the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel; Hoyer held him off until December, when they lost two straight after reaching 7-4 in his comeback season. Hoyer is now on his fourth team since then, including Houston, where he hit his low point when he threw four interceptions in a shutout playoff loss to the Chiefs in the 2015 season.
Rangers C Mika Zibanejad missed his fifth consecutive game due to a concussion and has skated on his own three of the previous four days. However, he has not been cleared for practice yet. … New York scratched D Steven Kampfer. … The Rangers are 14-5-3 over the last 22 games against the Devils, dating back to March 19, 2013. … It was the 10th time the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes and the Devils’ Jimmy Hayes played against each in the NHL. Kevin Hayes has won eight of the 10 meetings against his brother. … Devils scratched D Dalton Prout, D Steven Santini and F Drew Stafford.
“I don’t have anything to say about any of the appeal or anything about that issue, today,” Jones said via the team’s website. “But certainly I’ll be visiting with you guys about it in the future. Right now, today, is just not the time for me to talk about it.”
Marcus Mariota suffered a knee injury on the second drive of the game of the Tennessee Titans’ 12-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The injury limited his mobility but he was able to finish the game.
It was another rough note in a rocky third season for Mariota. After the game, Mariota said he was fine and did not have a visible limp or wrapping on his knee.
Mariota finished the day 16-of-31 for 159 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. He has a career-high 14 interceptions this season.