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Martellus Bennett having a “fundamental” problem with drops

At a time when the Packers are looking for reliable receiving targets, one of the ones they thought they could count on has been less than reliable. Veteran tight end Martellus Bennett is off to a slow start to his Packers career, and they could use him since it seems all their receivers are hurt [more]

Cowboys-Broncos storm delay helps FOX cruise to ratings win

Lengthy weather delays during NFL games can be good for business, especially when they happen during a nationally-televised game that creeps into prime time. Via Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, Sunday’s Cowboys-Broncos game on FOX generated a 16.1 overnight rating, up 18.38 percent from last year’s 13.6 on CBS for a Colts-Broncos game. That’s still [more]

Packers “incredulous” about offensive pass interference penalty

With the Packers trailing the Falcons 17-7 and a minute left in the second quarter last night, Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for a 35-yard gain that appeared to have Green Bay rolling toward a score before halftime. Unfortunately, Packers tight end Martellus Bennett was flagged for offensive pass interference for a pick play. That [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Falcons putting up familiar offensive numbers

The 49ers are 0-2. The Falcons are still scoring points at a remarkable rate. There will possibly come a time when the Falcons miss former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan — who helped them lead the league in scoring last year. That time was not Sunday night against Green Bay, when they cruised to a mostly [more]

Falcons add to lead just before halftime, up 24-7

Aaron Rodgers (or his receiver) made a mistake, and the Falcons made him pay. After picking off Rodgers, the Falcons came right back with another quick touchdown drive, and have a 24-7 lead heading into halftime. Replacement wideout Geronimo Allison seemed to pull up on his route, allowing Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant to make the [more]

Falcons rule Ryan Schraeder, Courtney Upshaw out

The Packers matched the Falcons’ opening touchdown. Now the Falcons are matching the Packers’ injury count. Right tackle Ryan Schraeder has been ruled out for the rest of the game after being taken in to be evaluated for a concussion. He’s been replaced by Ty Sambrailo, who was acquired in a trade with the Broncos [more]

Mike Daniels and Jordy Nelson questionable to return

The good news is the Packers were able to answer the Falcons early score. The bad news is they’re running out of guys. Already playing without both starting tackles, the Packers have two of their top players on the sidelines. Defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hamstring) and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (quadriceps) have left the game [more]

Falcons open their new building in an old way

The Falcons opened their new stadium with a flourish. After cutting the ribbon on the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Falcons scored in an old way – quickly and efficiently. They took the opening kickoff and marched 86 yards in nine plays, with running back Devonta Freeman finishing from a yard out to take a [more]

Packers without both starting tackles tonight against Falcons

The Packers are going to be without both their starting tackles tonight. Both left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga are among the inactives for tonight’s game against the Falcons, along with backup tackle Jason Spriggs. That likely leaves Kyle Murphy (who started for Bulaga last week) and undrafted rookie Adam Pankey (who was promoted from [more]

Aaron Rodgers still has only one career pick-six

If the Nazair Jones defensive touchdown last week at Lambeau Field hadn’t been nullified by an illegal block, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have DOUBLED his career output of interceptions returned for a touchdown. Yes, as Jason Wilde of ESPN.com points out, Rodgers has thrown only one pick-six in his entire career. One. Receiver Jordy [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

Week Two kicked off on Thursday with a Texans win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

No fine for Jeremy Lane after ejection

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected from the team’s Week One loss to the Packers after officials said he threw a punch at Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during an interception return in the first half of the game. Replays of the incident showed no clear punch from Lane, which led to widespread criticism of [more]

Amazon NFL stream will include audio option for football newcomers

When Amazon begins streaming NFL Thursday night games in two weeks, most American fans will watch the CBS feed with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the game. But fans who want a more elementary explanation of the action will have another option. Amazon has decided to offer a separate English-language audio feed, primarily aimed [more]

Bryan Bulaga still out of practice, Mike Daniels limited on Thursday

The Packers defense had a big day in the season-opening win over the Seahawks and defensive lineman Mike Daniels played a big role in their success. Daniels had seven tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and several hits on Russell Wilson over the course of the afternoon. A repeat against Matt Ryan and the Falcons [more]

Panthers claim LaDarius Gunter off waivers

The Panthers spent some time in the last couple of weeks trying to trade one of the two kickers on their 53-man roster, but they haven’t been able to swing a deal and they decided to change course on Wednesday. Graham Gano won the job for the opener and 2017 seventh-round pick Harrison Butker was [more]

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