They are the also the first team to win the AFL flag from seventh place. The scenes on the field, in the rooms and in the stands on Saturday night in Sydney are something that won't easily be forgotten by Bulldogs fans, whatever the outcome on Saturday.
Even with Newton, the Panthers offense wasn't exactly awe-inspiring against Atlanta. On the defensive side, the Falcons attacked the Panthers aggressively and the Panthers were caught napping plenty of times. The Notre Dame product had 148 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a 67-yard punt return for the go-ahead score in the second half. They ended up 11-5 with Drew Stanton, who will take over again if Palmer is sidelined against the 49ers and beyond after hitting his head on ...
Very rarely is a reigning major champion benched for the opening session of a Ryder Cup, but Masters victor Danny Willett found himself in exactly that position at Hazeltine National on Thursday. "We didn't win the Ryder Cup". McIlroy is primed to bring that fighting spirit to the team effort this week, but first came his perspective on the Ryder Cup.
The San Francisco 49ers are not considering a quarterback change, head coach Chip Kelly again said . His leadership and playmaking replaced that void left by Orlando Scandrick, who missed the game with a double-hamstring injury for the second straight time this season.
Wing-back is not a role Moses has been accustomed to playing in his career but Conte added: "Yes, but if he plays in this way it's fantastic". David Luiz, Gary Cahill and César Azpilicueta played in a back three that were rarely troubled against a tame Hull attack and Conte was pleased the new formation proved effective after disappointing results against Liverpool and Arsenal.
The bumper TV ratings for Saturday's grand final highlight why the AFL is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the two northern expansion teams. But a long-range goal to Boyd after Sydney star Lance "Buddy" Franklin was stripped of the ball in the centre square by Bulldogs veteran Dale Morris capped the performance and a subsequent goal by Liam Picken sealed the result, sending the Bulldogs faithful wild.