Pat Johnston


Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.


Patriots WR Julian Edelman seen in walking boot

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was seen on crutches and in a walking boot following the Patriots AFC East-clinching victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Edelman left the game in the fourth quarter with a foot injury.

Stevie Johnson wants coach to give up play-calling

Bills receiver Stevie Johnson wants head coach Chan Gailey to give up some of the play-calling duties on offense. Johnson's comments came after the Bills fell to 4-7 on the season after a 20-13 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Greg Jennings inactive vs Giants

The Packers will be without starting wide receiver Greg Jennings on Sunday night against the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium.

Pats roll over Colts, 59-24

The Patriots turned three of Andrew Luck's four turnovers into 21 points in a 59-24 blowout victory on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

Ravens-Steelers Inactives

The Ravens and Steelers have released their inactives for Sunday night's game at Heinz Field. Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger will sit with a rare rib injury.

Gerald Wallace to return for Nets vs. Kings

Gerald Wallace will return to the Brooklyn Nets' lineup on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Wallace has missed the past six games after spraining his ankle in the Nets season opener on Nov. 3.

Seahawks overwhelm Jets, 28-7

The Seahawks defeated the Jets, 28-7, on Sunday at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks shut the Jets out during the final three quarters of play while scoring the final 21 points of the game.

Bearcats beat Skyhawks 80-57 to open season

The Cincinnati Bearcats defeated the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, 80-57, on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena to begin their 2012-2013 basketball season. The Bearcats were led by Cashmere Wright's 16 points and a stifling defense.

RGIII has x-rays on ribs, results negative

Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III had x-rays on his ribs following Washington's 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The x-rays came back negative on Griffin's sore ribs.

Isaac Redman's career day leads Steelers in win

Isaac Redman had a career day for the Steelers in a 24-20 win over the New York Giants. Redman rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers completed a fourth quarter comeback.

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