Two Newcastle United players Fifa Ultimate Team Coins feature in the ‘FIFA 14 Ultimate Teams – Team Of The Week’ for their performances in the last week.
No prizes for guessing who one Fut 14 Coins of them is…
Yes Yohan Cabaye who played a stormer against West Ham in our 3-1 win.
fifa 14What about the other player who make sit onto the subs bench….
Well I could have given you a dozen guesses but I very much doubt you would even get close.
Making the subs bench on the FIFA 14 team this week was james Tavernier, currently on loan at Rotherham.
Tavernier earns the spot after a quality performance where he made a couple of goals and scored a great one himself, Rotherham winning 3-0 at Shrewsbury.
Broncos’ Matt Prater boots NFL
Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL record 64 yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos’ game against Tennessee on Sunday.
Prater’s kick on a clear day in 14 degree weather with nary a hint of wind barely cleared the crossbar.
Prater spread his arms and hollered. His holder, Britton Colquitt, jumped on his back in jubilation as their teammates rushed into the tunnel for halftime.
The record breaking kick cut Tennessee’s lead to 21 20 at the break.
The 64 yarder bested the record of 63 set by New Orleans’ Tom Dempsey in 1970 and tied by Denver’s Jason Elam in 1998, Oakland’s Sabastian Janikowski in 2011 and San Francisco’s David Akers last season.
Janikowski’s and Elam’s kicks also came in Denver’s thin air.
Prater has long said he figured his only chance of breaking the record would be to do it in September before the weather gets nasty in Denver.
But this was the coldest game of the season for the Broncos, although the temperature at kickoff of 18 degrees was much better than it had been during the week, when the Broncos practiced in temperatures ranging from zero to 3 degrees.
It didn’t appear Prater would get his chance at a long field goal when the Broncos got the ball with 52 seconds left in the first half because Steven Johnson’s block in the back penalty moved Denver back to its 15 yard line. Then, a false start on right tackle Orlando Franklin moved them back to the 10.
They lost their last timeout when receiver Wes Welker was injured moments later, so they ran a play to Jacob Tamme, who got out of bounds at the Tennessee 46 with 3 seconds left.
That brought out the field goal unit and Colquitt lined up at the right hash mark on the 46 on Denver’s side of the 50 yard line.
Titans kick returner Leon Washington lined up at the back of the end zone, ready to return the ball if it fell short after all, nobody had ever kicked one that far in a game, although kickers nowadays routinely kick them farther in warm ups without a rush or pressure.
All Washington had, however, was the best view of the longest field goal in NFL history, turning to watch it clear the crossbar, then trotting off the field as the officials raised their arms in the air.
What NFL teams are interested in signing free agent QB Chris Simms
NFL teams are interested in signing free agent QB Chris Simms
SOURCE: TEXANS BRING IN RAMSEY
The Houston Texans have had Denver free agent Patrick Ramsey in for a visit and are considering him for their backup quarterback spot. The Texans are also looking at free agent Chris Simms. The Tennessee Titans are trying to re sign Simms.
BILLS SIGN QB FITZPATRICK
The Buffalo Bills signed free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts during last season with Cincinnati. He set career highs in completions (221), passing yards (1,905) and touchdowns (eight).
SOURCE: SPIKES RE SIGNS WITH 49ERS
Linebacker Takeo Spikes agreed to a two year, $6 million contract with the 49ers Friday, according to a source.
The two time Pro Bowler had 96 tackles and a sack in 13 starts last season. He also intercepted three passes. Spikes, 32, is entering his 12th season. He’s played for the Bengals, Bills, Eagles and 49ers and is considered one of the best leaders among defenders.
CONSIDINE HEADED TO JAGUARS
The Jaguars have been looking for safeties through the draft and in free agency the past few years. On Friday, they reached a two year deal with Eagles safety Sean Considine.
The former fourth round pick of the Eagles agreed to a two year, $3 million deal to leave the Eagles. He had been contacted by eight teams at the start of free agency. He picked Jacksonville as his first visit and the deal came together quickly.
Though he didn’t start last season, Considine was considered a player on the rise in 2006 and 2007 when he had a total of 17 starts. His best season was in 2006 when he had 85 tackles in 16 games. He started in nine of those games.
CARDINALS SIGN ST. PIERRE TO 1 YEAR DEAL
The Cardinals reached an agreement to re sign a quarterback but it wasn’t Kurt Warner. It was Brian St. Pierre.
Pierre, who came to the Cardinals from the Steelers last year to be the third string quarterback, accepted a one year, $1 million deal to stay in Arizona. St. Pierre worked with Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt when he was offensive coordinator of the Steelers.
The 29 year old St. Pierre has thrown only one pass in a regular season game during his six year NFL career.
NORRIS GOES BACK TO SAN FRANCISCO
Fullback Moran Norris has been on five NFL rosters during his eight year career, so when he hits free agency, he can return to a couple of homes.
On Friday, Norris agreed to return to his San Francisco rather than stay in Detroit. According to a source, Norris agreed to a three year, $5 million deal from the 49ers, the team he played with in 2006 and 2007. He played for the Lions last season.
TEXANS SIGN DREESSEN TO 3 YEAR DEAL
Texans backup tight end Joel Dreessen agreed Friday to a three year, $3.6 million deal with the team, according to a source.
On Thursday, the Texans gave him the low tender as a restricted free agent. Rather than take the one year deal at $1.010 million, Dreesen accepted a three year deal that helped the Texans lower his 2009 salary cap number.
INTEREST IN WARNER PICKING UP
Talks between the Cardinals and the agent for Kurt Warner broke off Thursday in Phoenix without a deal, but Warner did receive a couple of phone calls early Friday morning from some NFL teams interested in having him visit.
Mark Bartelstein, Warner’s agent, said some teams called, but Warner isn’t sure what to do about the interest of other teams. Warner would like to play two more seasons for the Cardinals or retire.
The Cardinals are offering between $10 million and $12 million a year. Warner would prefer a deal in the range of $14 million to $16 million.
TITANS, FULLER AGREE ON DEAL
The Titans agreed to terms on a contract with veteran Vincent Fuller, the team’s primary nickel back for the past two seasons.
Tim Tebow Better Than Three NFL Hall of Famers
Tim Tebow is already being proclaimed a hall of famer by some.
Tebow appeared on the list next, at number seven, and preceded hall of famers Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen and last year’s offensive rookie of the year Cam Newton. Tebow up until this point has just 14 starts and a completion rating of 47.3 percent, while Earl Campbell and Marcus Allen are multiple time pro bowlers, as well as Cam Newton who also made a pro bowl team in his firt season. Tebow has yet to make a pro bowl.
This seems to suggest that the NFL films are trying to bank in to Tebow mania by trying to draw as many viewers as possible, rather than to be objective. Clearly, Tim Tebow has no business being on the list ahead of hall of famers, and the fact that he is, confirms the fact that Tebow mania has gotten way out of hand.