Those are part of it. But the answer, I think, is something along the lines of gravity.

Gravity, of course, is that “force of attraction that exists between any two masses, any two bodies, any two particles.” It’s relentlessly strong, right? It would exhaust you to climb 25 flights of stairs — to fight the earth’s gravity for a mere 15 minutes — while it just effortlessly sits there holding down all the world’s objects 24/7/365. What a thing, gravity. Gravity isn’t just important to earth; the earth, as an entity, is nothing but a gravitational construct.

The Steelers (11-2) trailed by 11 points going into the fourth quarter but capped an emotionally draining week to rally for their eighth straight victory, one they couldn’t wait to share with Shazier, who joined the giddy postgame celebration via Facetime.

The Broncos’ 3-1 start this season is a distant memory. They have not been close to winning a game since their Week 5 bye. Overall, the Browns have the highest negative differential, being outscored by 132 points this season. The Colts are second, at 125. The Broncos are challenging to pass both teams, now down at minus-109.

Without making any rash moves, keep an eye on Rodrigues’ role as it develops following his recent promotion from the AHL. Two goals and one assist in three games (plus-two) is a good start. We’re further intrigued by the former Boston University forward’s role centering sniper Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart, while also serving on the Sabres’ top power play.nike_redskins_3050

Kiper has Jonathan Allen going to Jacksonville in the first

Piper has the 49ers selecting Solomon Thomas with the second overall pick. Thomas is a relentless pass rusher with speed and power. Drafting quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in the second round is a great idea because he has a huge arm and can make plays with his legs. Quincy Wilson is a physical cornerback who can line up against bigger receivers.

The Bears have a lot of needs, and Kiper addressed three of them with these picks. Jamal Adams would be an instant upgrade for Chicago at safety, and defensive end DeMarcus Walker has the versatility to be an impact player right away. Cornerback Damontae Kazee is a bit of a surprise in the third round, and he may be a reach there.

Game Youth Shea Weber Jersey Kiper has Jonathan Allen going to Jacksonville in the first, and notes how disruptive Allen would be next to Malik Jackson. He’s right, and it’s a great pick, as is tight end Evan Engram in the second. Engram would fill the void left by the team’s decision to trade Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. Versatile offensive lineman Aviante Collins fills a need, but he’s a developmental prospect and a reach in the third round.

Also, I was strongly considering Dalvin Tomlinson even before Johnathan Hankins signed with the Colts. Both Jay Bromley and Robert Thomas are free agents after the 2017 season and Jerry Reese has historically prioritized drafting a defensive tackle a year ahead of time, usually in the second round.

Game Youth Vernon Hargreaves III Jersey You can’t put an asterisk beside sacks, but context is key. I might be a little jaded by the fact that McDowell, whose breakdown I just finished, didn’t have nearly the amount of opportunities to rush an offensive tackle one-on-one as McKinley did, and thus didn’t have the sack numbers. However, I don’t think there is any question that McDowell will be the better edge rusher in the NFL, barring injury.

Team Rice Pro Bowl 2016 roster: Odell Beckham Jr., Adrian Peterson headline offense-heavy team

The Pro Bowl kicks off Sunday and it features teams crafted by Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice.

In the most declined Pro Bowl ever, a total of 133 players were selected for a game that will have just 86 players in action. On Team Rice, all three quarterbacks are replacements for players that dropped out, as only Team Irvin’s Russell Wilson actually made it when the teams were first announced.

After it was played in Glendale, Ariz. in 2015, the Pro Bowl is back in Hawaii in 2016 and set to air at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2. Below we take a look at the roster of Team Rice.

While Michael Irvin followed two offensive picks with three straight defensive picks, Jerry Rice addressed defense with just one of his first five picks. Instead, he added two quarterbacks and two wide receivers in the first five picks, adding them to a roster that already featured Odell Beckham Jr. as captain.

In a game where defense isn’t taken very seriously, the decision to target passers and receivers early is probably a sound one for Rice, who also snagged the first running back off the board by taking Adrian Peterson with his seventh selection.

Eli Manning, 35, was Rice’s first selection, and he is the only quarterback in the game who is older than 27, so his veteran leadership might be especially helpful Sunday.

Team Rice has an interesting blend of veterans participating in a Pro Bowl for possibly the last time and young players who have long careers ahead of them. With his second pick, Rice picked second-year pass rusher Khalil Mack, but in a game where defensive backs often make the difference, he’ll have young players like Marcus Peters and Jason Verrett mixed in with veterans like Brent Grimes and Charles Woodson.

The special teams weren’t actually selected during the Pro Bowl Draft by Rice and were pre-determined Tuesday, one day before Irvin and Rice picked teams. While kickers and punters typically don’t make much impact on Pro Bowls (unless they’re getting crushed by Sean Taylor), the addition of Tyler Lockett could be a big one for Team Rice. The rookie is as dangerous as any player with the ball in his hands and will likely get offensive touches as kickoff returns aren’t allowed by Pro Bowl rules.