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PFT’s Week Eight picks

The good news is that MDS and I both stayed on the right side of .500 last week. The bad news is that it we weren’t very far above. With 15 Week Seven games, we each went 8-7, splitting the two games on which we disagreed. This week, we disagree on three games. Hopefully, we’ll…

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Micah Hyde on dealing with Julio Jones: You have to pray

The last time the Packers faced the Falcons was in 2014 and they saw a 31-7 lead shrink considerably over the course of the second half thanks in large part to the exploits of Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. The Packers held on for a 43-37 win, but Jones had 11 catches for 259 yards…

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Dan Quinn says Falcons are “so different” than team that faded last year

The Falcons started 4-1 this season before losing close games to the Seahawks and Chargers the last two week to drop closer to .500 on the season. The losses also may have left some people wondering if this is the start of a replay from last season. The Falcons were 6-1 to open the 2015…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills S Aaron Williams has a neck injury but not a concussion. The Dolphins are continuing to help victims of Hurricane Matthew. The Patriots are in no need to rush RB Dion Lewis as he comes back from knee surgery. Some think the Jets are just like the Cubs, without the lovable part. Ravens return…

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Aaron Rodgers denies calling Brett Favre “grandpa” when they met

I’ve been working my way through Jeff Pearlman’s excellent Brett Favre bio, hoping to experience it one page at a time without picking up any of the entertaining nuggets lurking in the latter pages. But I couldn’t avoid learning about one specific anecdote regarding the first time Favre met Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay’s first-round pick in…

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Devonta Freeman being held out of contact in Falcons practice

The Falcons are worried enough about Tevin Coleman’s hamstring injury that they signed two running backs yesterday. Today, they’re taking no chances with their other main back. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was wearing a non-contact jersey in practice today, and will ostenisbly be added to…

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Davante Adams named NFC offensive player of the week

In the absence of a reliable running game, the Packers needed someone to take on a larger role. Wide receiver Davante Adams did just that. Adams was named NFC offensive player of the week after catching 13 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in last Thursday’s win over the Bears. Adams hadn’t caught more…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Patriots QB Tom Brady’s 132.6 passer rating is by far the highest in the NFL. Jets WR Brandon Marshall has dropped six passes, most in the NFL. Marshall also leads the league in passes not caught, with 38 passes thrown his way that he didn’t catch. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is averaging 6.37 yards a…

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Week Eight Power Rankings

1. Patriots (6-1; last week No. 2): They may be here for a while, especially if they can avenge their only loss of the season to date. 2. Cowboys (5-1; No. 4): A return to glory is entirely possible. 3. Vikings (5-1; No. 1): They weren’t going to win them all. On Sunday, they wouldn’t…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

The Bills missed a lot of tackles against the Dolphins. Everyone on the Dolphins is hopping aboard the RB Jay Ajayi bandwagon. K Stephen Gostkowski hasn’t lost the trust of his Patriots teammates. A stroll down the memory lane of QB Geno Smith’s Jets career. There’s no firm timetable for Ravens T Ronnie Stanley’s return.…

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Browns claim Callahan, Ikard

The Browns have claimed rookie quarterback Joe Callahan after he was waived by the Saints on Saturday, NFL Network reported. The Saints had claimed Callahan from the Packers eight days earlier. With the Browns, Callahan finds himself as close to actually playing as he’s been after Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler suffered a concussion in…

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Ratings still shrinking

After seven weeks, the NFL has a problem. Whether the league wants it acknowledge it publicly or privately or will try to minimize it with damage-control doublespeak (“we don’t have fewer viewers, the same viewers are viewing less“), the NFL has a problem. Ratings are down, every week in nearly every broadcasting window. For Week Seven,…

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Packers will put Jared Abbrederis on injured reserve

With injuries piled up at running back and cornerback, the Packers need some roster spots right now. They’re opening one by placing defensive back Chris Banjo on injured reserve and Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he’s getting some company. Per Silverstein, wide receiver Jared Abbrederis will also make the move to I.R.…

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Packers to put safety Chris Banjo on injured reserve

The Packers are struggling to keep defensive backs on the field, and now another one is headed to injured reserve. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Packers safety Chris Banjo is going on IR. Banjo apparently has a short-term injury, and might have been available in three or four weeks. But with a…

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Damarious Randall to miss more time after surgery over the weekend

The Packers placed cornerback Sam Shields on injured reserve last week, which leaves him unavailable through at least Week 14, and another member of the position group will be out for multiple weeks as well. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Damarious Randall had surgery over the weekend after missing most of the last three…

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