The 2018 NFL regular season was an exciting one for players and fans alike and networks cashed in after two years of declining ratings. For starters Parris Campbell Jersey
, there was a record-setting 1,371 touchdowns scored this season and 73 games were decided by three points or less. Because of that combination of offense and parity, all of the major networks carrying the NFL experienced significant increases in viewership throughout the season. Overall viewership was up roughly five percent from the year prior and NFL games made up 46 of the top 50 most-watched shows on cable - even the disappointing wild card games experienced an increase in year-over-year viewership for the first time in five years.A lot of the offense and excitement came from the league's impressive rookies and second-year players like New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, both of whom appear to be future Hall of Famers based on talent alone. Other rookies like Nick Chubb Will Harris Jersey
, Calvin Ridley, D.J. Moore, and Kerryon Johnson all made positive impacts with their respective teams. Of course, an influx of fresh talent means some veteran players were pushed out of the league either by their own accord or as a result of not being able to earn a roster spot anymore. Players like Jason Witten and Eric Decker announced their retirement, while Le'Veon Bell was absent for a whole different reason. And those are just a couple of the talented players who didn't suit up during the 2018 regular season. Cornerback Marcus Peters criticized himself for playing poorly when his Los Angeles Rams lost at New Orleans last weekend.That doesn’t mean Saints coach Sean Payton can say anything about it, however.Peters reacted sharply in the Rams’ locker room Thursday when asked about postgame comments by Payton in which the veteran coach said the Saints liked the matchup of receiver Michael Thomas going against Peters http://www.detroitlionsteamonline.com/austin-bryant-jersey
, a former Pro Bowl selection. Peters also claimed Payton said something to him or his teammates during New Orleans’ 45-35 victory.“Tell Sean Payton to keep talking that (expletive),” Peters said. “We’re going to see him soon. You feel me?”New Orleans sent the Rams (8-1) to their first defeat of the season with a 487-yard offensive game last Sunday.Thomas caught 12 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown, none bigger than the 72-yard touchdown catch on which he burned past Peters to seal the win. All told, Thomas made six catches when Peters was in coverage on him.“They were going to travel Marcus to him, and that was fine by us,” Payton said afterward. “We thought we really liked that matchup Max Scharping Jersey
, a lot.”Peters repeatedly blamed himself for having a bad game, and he refused to echo defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ claim that he had put together a poor scheme that didn’t help Peters.After a few seconds to think about it Thursday, Peters had more to say about Payton.“Yeah, because I liked what he was saying on the sidelines, too,” Peters said. “So tell him Brian Burns Jersey
, keep talking that (expletive), and I hope he sees me soon. And then we’re going to have a nice little bowl of gumbo together.”Peters didn’t elaborate on what Payton said on the sideline, but that delicious dinner date is a distinct possibility for January.The Saints (7-1) and the Rams are the only one-loss teams in the NFC, putting both on track for first-round postseason byes if they can maintain their outstanding starts.Los Angeles hosts the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.