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Here are all the Packers games outside the NFCN...I was going to say they got lucky to avoid Tampa (#2 in NFCS), but then they took that beatdown to the Saints anyway.
at Saints (loss)
All four teams face the same two divisions. That's huge with this. A Vikings team that was facing, say, the AFCS and NFCE, while the Pack was facing the AFCN and NFCW, would at least theoretically be a threat to win the division.Hilarious that I still don’t see them losing the division.
Holy schedule. All those games are not gimmiesHere are all the Packers games outside the NFCN...I was going to say they got lucky to avoid Tampa (#2 in NFCS), but then they took that beatdown to the Saints anyway.
at Saints (loss)
The Buccaneers promoted safety Andrew Adams from the practice squad and signed long snapper Carson Tinker. They placed long snapper Zach Triner and defensive back Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve.
On the Bucs’ game-winning kick by Ryan Succop on Thursday, Triner snapped despite a torn tendon in his finger. Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com reports Triner will miss 10-12 weeks with his injury.
I did a double take when I saw this because IR is out for the season in my mind. Not used to it being potentially three weeks.
Ronald Jones will get another chance.
The Buccaneers running back disappeared from Thursday’s regular-season opener after fumbling in the first half. He didn’t return, finishing with four carries for 14 yards on only six snaps.
Via Scott Smith of the team’s official website, Jones will start on Sunday against the Falcons.
Vita Vea did not record an official statistic. Not a tackle, sack or quarterback hit. Yet by any other measure he was the Bucs’ most dominant defensive player in the Bucs 31-29 win over the Cowboys on Thursday night.
The 6-foot-4, 347-pound defensive tackle helped hold running back Ezekiel Elliott to 33 yards. But more impressively, he consistently pushed the pocket and forced quarterback Dak Prescott to check the football down or throw it away on critical downs...