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GLENDALE, Ariz. Andre Johnson Womens Jersey . -- David Johnsons chances of being the NFLs Most Valuable Player are slim at best, given the Arizona Cardinals record after Sundays 48-41 loss to the New Orleans Saints.Still, the second-year running back is putting up numbers that are hard to ignore.Johnson made NFL history on Sunday with his 108 yards from scrimmage. He became the first player to record 100-plus scrimmage yards in 14 straight games to start a season.It means a lot. No one else has ever had it, so this is probably my favorite thing that Ive accomplished that has to do with football, Johnson said.Johnson also tied Hall of Famer Marcus Allen (1985) for the second-longest streak with at least 100 scrimmage yards at any point in a single season. Only Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (15 in 1997) has a longer single-season streak in NFL history.In a season that has gone astray from what the Cardinals (5-8-1) and their fans expected, Johnson has produced all season long.His 73 catches and 800 receiving yards lead all running backs, and hes in the top five in rushing yards with 1,138 on 260 carries.Hes also in the top five with 13 rushing touchdowns, and no NFL player has more total touchdowns over the past two seasons. Johnson scored twice against the Saints and has 30 in 30 games.The Cardinals will have a losing season for the first time in four seasons under coach Bruce Arians, but Johnson is the star of the offense.You have to acknowledge anyone that does something for the first time in the history of the NFL. Thats very unique, Arians said. Very happy for David, very proud of him.Johnson has the support of his veteran teammates, who feel he deserves to be the MVP.As impressive as a stat as that is, quarterback Carson Palmer said. You kind of expect it. Hes a great player. Why not go for 16?I think hes, if not the best, one of the best players in this game, Palmer said. Typically that award goes to the ... player that has the better record, but theres no doubt that hes one of a kind.Star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed with Palmer, which meant a lot to Johnson.I had to come a long way, seriously, Johnson said. I was third-rounder, maybe not even supposed to get drafted. A lot of stuff has happened and it means a lot to hear it from those guys.Arians used Johnson at wide receiver several times on Sunday in an effort to get as many of his most dynamic offensive players on the field at the same time.With Michael Floyd having been released earlier in the week, the Cardinals were short-handed in experience at the position.Johnson said he had not lined up at receiver so often since early in his college days at Northern Iowa. He even drew double coverage.We scripted it up all week to have me play receiver a little bit, Johnson said. I enjoy doing that. Anyway I have a chance to have the ball in my hands.Johnson is still 200 yards away from 1,000 receiving yards on the season, but is hopeful to get to that mark and finish with 1,000 yards in rushing and receiving. The only two players to have accomplished the feat are Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk.I definitely have that on my radar, Johnson said. Anything can happen. I could break out with 130 yards or 100 yards in one game. The skys the limit.Johnson is an expectant father and celebrated his 25th birthday on Dec. 16. Hes been too busy to stop and reflect on his season.When I told Larry how old I was, he joked with me. Im 25, second year, so he was probably like 20 in his second year, Johnson said. He gave me a hard time and I just told him I had to get as much as I can in early, because with me being second year at 25, I have to do as much as I can.---For more NFL coverage: AP NFL website: and Max Scharping Texans Jersey .1 million pounds ($61.2 million) on Saturday, giving the beleaguered English Premier League champions a major lift. Tytus Howard Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play. . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alabamas suffocating defense bottled up LSU running back Leonard Fournette and provided Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts the luxury of a few scoreless quarters to get accustomed to deafening Death Valley.Hurts finally escaped the grasps of LSUs stingy defense on a 21-yard touchdown run that broke a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama remained unbeaten with a 10-0 shutout of the 13th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night.You can talk about winning ugly and maybe it wasnt always pretty, because we certainly didnt execute and do things the way wed like, but youve got to give LSU a lot of credit, Alabama coach Nick Saban said. It was a tough atmosphere for us out there. But our defense was outstanding.Saban could have used any number of superlatives to describe his defense, which didnt let LSU run a play from inside the Crimson Tide 30.Weve got some pretty hateful guys that play defense around here that are pretty good competitors, Saban said. When they get challenged a little bit, they usually respond and I think they responded really well tonight.The Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 AP) won for the sixth straight time against LSU (5-3, 3-2, No. 15 AP), and remained alone in first place in the SEC West -- a game ahead of Auburn.Hurts, a freshman who has exceeded expectations by establishing himself as one of the most dynamic, explosive players in college football, was the games leading rusher with 114 yards on 20 carries. He also completed 10 of 19 passes for 107 yards.He has great poise. I dont think the stage is too big for him at all, Saban said about Hurts. He expects a lot of himself and we expect a lot of him because hes in a role that has tremendous responsibility. He has handled that very, very well.LSU had its share of big plays -- but virtually all on defense, forcing Hurts into an early interception, stopping Hurts on a fourth-and-goal play and forcing him into a third-quarter fumble. But LSUs offense could not capitalize against menacing defensive end Jonathan Allen and Co.We played our butt off on defense but we lose as a team, LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron said. We just couldnt get anything going on offense.The Tigers finished with 125 total yards. Alabama had five sacks, one more than LSUs offense had allowed in any other game this season. Allen, linebackers Rashaan Evans and Ryan Anderson; and end Dalvin Tomlinson each sacked LSU quarterback Danny Etling, while Rueben Foster and Tim Williams combined on a sack.Were just dominating the line of scrimmage, Allen said.Etling completed 111 of 24 passes for 92 yards and also was intercepted by Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter on a pass that seemed to sail off target because he was being hit. DOnta Foreman Youth Jersey. The turnover led to a late Alabama field goal. The offense also looked flustered at times. LSU had to burn two timeouts early in the second half to avoid delay-of-game penalties, then was called for delay of game on third down in Alabama territory on a subsequent drive.We just had some miscommunications on what we were trying to do. Unfortunately, that was kind of what bit us, Etling said. We did some stupid things and made some inaccurate throws.SILENT STARFournette, whose 2015 Heisman Trophy hopes faded when he was held to 31 yards on 19 carries in Tuscaloosa last year, had 35 yards on 17 carries. One game after touchdown runs of 78, 76 and 59 yards against Mississippi, Fournettes longest run against the Crimson Tide was 9 yards. Hed declined interview requests in the week leading up to the game, and he didnt speak afterward.Saban explained his teams success against Fournette this way: When you play a great player like that, everybody has to really focus on doing their job. Our guys did it last year. We played a lot of the same stuff that we played a year ago.COACHING CONTRASTWhile Alabama coach Nick Saban improved to 8-3 against his former team since taking over the Crimson Tide in 2007, the result clouded the future of the coaching position at LSU. Orgeron , a popular Cajun whod overseen victories in his first three games since Les Miles was fired in late September, could have emerged as a leading candidate to remain long-term with a victory over Alabama.THE TAKEAWAYAlabama: Orgeron said earlier this week that Alabama might have the best defense in college football history, and it certainly looked like he was on to something.LSU: As much as LSU has tried open up its offense by changing formations and passing more, Etling didnt have the poise, or the blocking, to succeed against Alabama. LSUs running game suffered because of the Tigers inability to throw, and it looked a lot like their losses to Bama when Miles was coaching.POLL IMPLICATIONSAlabama: Alabama continues to strengthen its case as the best team in the nation.LSU: The Tigers might not tumble out of the Top 25 because of how close they played the nations top team, but theyll fall.UP NEXTAlabama: The Tide hosts Mississippi State next Saturday.LSU: The Tigers travel to meet Arkansas next weekend. ' ' ' 

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