Full circle for Jets' Gore with facing familiar foe in 49ers
It all comes full circle for the 37-year-old Gore on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, when his Jets host the team with which he began his career 16 years ago. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)NEW YORK – Frank Gore took his first snap as a pro in what seems like a lifetime ago. “I want to win, especially coming off a loss last week,” Gore said, referring to the Jets' 27-17 defeat at Buffalo. “I love Frank Gore,” said 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who remembers watching him at the University of Miami while serving as the offensive quality control coach at Tampa Bay from 2004-05. So, to see Gore on Sunday at 37 facing the franchise with which he spent his first 10 NFL seasons might amaze some.
Dolphins' ground game stuffed by Bills in 37-20 loss
Eric Espada / Getty ImagesMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage tried to get from the dressing room to the training room following Sunday's game, the door was locked. Ballage netted just 9 yards on nine carries, and the Dolphins totaled only 23 yards rushing in their 37-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The sputtering ground game was nothing new for the Dolphins. "It starts with not establishing the running game, not having positive plays early," Miami center Dan Kilgore said. Because they were repeatedly stuffed in the early going, the Dolphins faced third-and-13 or longer four times in their first three possessions.
Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage says he has nothing to prove
Kalen Ballage #27 of the Miami Dolphins is tackled by Myles Jack #44 and Telvin Smith #50 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. DAVIE, Fla. - Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage says he has nothing to prove. Ballage could assume a bigger role with the team as Mark Walton serves his four-game suspension. So far this season, Ballage has 35 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Moving forward it's about getting in there, getting in rhythm, touching the ball more.