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The 5-2 and red-hot Green Bay Packers will take on the 2-4 New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome this Sunday. Sure, the Packers are the way better team, but no one has beaten Sean Payton in his own stadium since 2010. Here are five bold predictions for the game.
5. Packers have 500 yards of offense
The Saints may be ninth in yardage on defense, but most teams haven’t had their bye yet. The Saints defense really hasn’t looked good except for a Week 3 victory at home over the putrid Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers has thrown 18 touchdowns and just one interception this year, and that’s facing stingy defenses like Seattle, Detroit, New York Jets and Miami.
He should be able to get around 350 passing yards, but don’t be surprised if Eddie Lacy and the Packers running game racks up close to 150 yards. The Packers offense has been a machine that no one can stop.
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We’re more than a third of the way into the NFL season and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 8!
• Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 7 (READ)
• QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 8 (READ)
• Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 8 (READ)
• The 10 crappiest Super Bowl champions ever (READ)
• Five bold predictions for Week 8 in the NFL (READ)
• Johnny Manziel’s new GF has an absolutely incredible Instagram (READ)
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This week Chris and Adam ask “Are the Green Bay Packers defense for real?” heading into a tough road game at the Superdome.
The guys also look into how great of a season Jordy Nelson is actually having and where it stacks up all-time.
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At this point I am no longer going to try to predict what we will see from this team from week to week. One minute they look like one of the most dominant teams in the league (56 minutes of Sunday), and then they detonate all that hard work in two awful plays. One was as boneheaded of a play as can happen where Corey White tried to jump a pass and intercept a short out to Golden Tate on 3rd-14. This play is inexcusable for a number of reasons; you have to be aware of not only the down and distance (especially late in the game), but also of who you are defending. Tate is one of the most lethal YAC guys in the league and can’t be allowed to get into the open field EVER, on top of that if he just makes the tackle there the Saints get the ball back with good field position and a 13 point lead. They would have needed 2-3 first downs to put the game pretty much out of reach for the Lions at that point and would have had all of the momentum. It was the perfect example of one the biggest issues this defense has had
It may be hard to believe but the 2014 NFL regular season is nearly half over. Where does the time go? It feels like yesterday the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers were kicking off the year on Thursday Night Football, but here we are.
Since the year is about half done now is a great time to hand out cover32′s mid-season awards. We’ll be nominating our MVP for each position, beginning with safety and working our way up to quarterback.
Here they are: the NFL’s best at each position so far this season:
Safety: Eric Weddle – San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers may be getting all the headlines, but the Chargers secondary has been a major part of their success. The combination of Brandon Flowers at corner and Eric Weddle at safety make San Diego a dangerous team to throw against.
Weddle has turned back the clock this season and has outplayed a number of much younger studs at the safety position like Minnesota’s Harrison Smith.
Perfection on the mile high field. #ChargerNation #EricWeddle #RespectTheB
Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 8 in the NFL:
5. Mike Smith gets fired
Frustration is boiling over in Atlanta
The last time a team travelled to London and played poorly, their head coach was fired on the plane ride back across the bond. If the Falcons lose to the Lions in the latest edition of pro football in England, Smith could very well suffer the exact same fate as Dennis Allen. That would drop Atlanta to an extremely disappointing 2-6, on the heels of a total debacle last season. At some point, the ax falls on the head coach when losses start to pile up.
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If Brian Hoyer struggles again this weekend you can bet we’re on the verge of seeing Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was awful last week in Jacksonville, and should he pull something similar against Oakland this weekend Johnny Cleveland will get his shot.
Off the field Manziel’s antics are legendary. From partying with Gronk, to partying in Mexico, to partying in Vegas to pulling some strange tail Johnny Football is doing quite well for himself.
But, apparently Manziel might be settling down. Rumors have surfaced in recent months he’s dating TCU student Colleen Crowley…And she’s pretty darn good looking. She’s also got quite the following on Instagram, and for good reason. Here are her top-10 posts of all time (or so far).
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Packers WR Randall Cobb has put together a very strong season so far, but he recently admitted that his contract situation played a role in his early struggles. “I mean, it definitely had something to do with it,” Cobb said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “But I think I found peace mentally, and that’s the biggest thing, having that peace and being able to not worry about those things.” The touchdowns have been there for Cobb this year as he currently leads all receivers in touchdowns with eight, but it wasn’t until Week 4’s game against Chicago that he surpassed 58 yards receiving. Since then, Cobb has caught at least one touchdown in ever game and has two 100-yard performances. “The mental side of things is very important,” Cobb said. “I think I was pressing a little bit too much early on this season, trying to do too much instead of just being myself and doing what I do. Just relaxing and playing ball.” Cobb, 24, has plenty to gain from a big 2014 season as he’s in the final year
Aaron Rodgers, the star QB of the Green Bay Packers has been dating the gorgeous, Olivia Munn since mid spring. Munn recently did an interview with The New York Post and a vintage yellow-gold ring was spotted with a large emerald on her right finger. This was a gift from Rodgers, but it was not an engagement ring.
“It’s not that kind of ring, by the way. It’s not the special ring. I mean, it’s a very special ring, but it is not the special ring.” – Munn
With that being said, it is clearly not an engagement ring, and there leaves a great chance of it being a “Promise Ring.” The definition of a promise ring from Urban Dictionary is “a ring of any shape and size as long as it’s not from a gum machine that portray you marrying he/she in the near future. Some opinions on promise rings are not the greatest. This was taken from TheKnot.
I personally, think they are pretty stupid. Isn’t an engagement ring a symbol of a promise? Why have a ring before the engagement ring? I guess the whole
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn are not engaged, but that hasn’t stopped the Green Bay Packers quarterback from giving his girlfriend a special ring as a show of affection. The New York Post did an interview with the actor and noticed a vintage yellow-gold ring that has a large oval emerald (Packers colors?) on Munn’s…Read More
Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers (5-2) look to extend their four game winning streak against the New Orleans Saints (2-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This NFC contest will be nationally televised on NBC, with kickoff at 7:30 CT. The Packers enter this game after delivering a 38-17 beat down to the Carolina Panthers. The Saints come into this game after blowing a 13 point fourth quarter lead to the Detroit Lions, losing 24-23. For the Packers to head into the bye week on a high note, here are five keys for them to beat the Saints.
Pressure Drew Brees
Standing at six feet tall, Drew Brees is one of the smaller quarterbacks in the NFL. So, if a defense can get pressure on Brees, it limits his visibility. That’s what the Packers need to do on Sunday night. They need to collapse the pocket on Brees, limit his throwing windows, and make him release the football sooner than he intended too. With tight end Jimmy Graham not 100%, that takes away one of Brees’ big
Is there any job in the world that’s better than being the backup for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers? I doubt it.
Matt Flynn will make just under one million dollars this season for the honor of holding a clipboard on the sidelines and watch the greatest player in the NFL do his work.
Sounds like a great reason to go out and party to me, and that’s exactly what Flynn did at the Pearl Jam concert on Monday night in Milwaukee:
This is Matt Flynn’s moment. pic.twitter.com/daSDbiHYkq
— Kevin Mueller (@KevinMueller) October 21, 2014
Flynn also got to go backstage with T.J. Lang to meet the whole gang:
Even better pic.twitter.com/7kqaxzBAii
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) October 21, 2014
You can catch a video of Flynn surfing through the crowd at Deadspin here.
Nothing says life is good like partying like it’s 1994.
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As we reach the midpoint of the 2014 season, there have been plenty of surprises around the league. The Dallas Cowboys, yes the Dallas Cowboys, have a league best record at 6-1. The New Orleans Saints, who many predicted would be in the Super Bowl, are struggling at 2-4. Probably the most surprising team is the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, who are at 3-3. One team that hasn’t fallen below expectations is the Green Bay Packers. After starting 1-2, Aaron Rodgers told Packers fans everywhere to RELAX. Obviously Rodgers knew what he was talking about, as the Packers have rattled off four straight wins. The Packers are playing great football and might just be the favorites in the NFC. Looking at the NFC standings, there are four teams that have a better record than the Packers: The aforementioned Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles (5-1), the Arizona Cardinals (5-1), and the Detroit Lions (5-2). First let’s start with the Lions. The Lions and Packers are tied for the NFC North lead. Wh
Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Seven weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Peyton Manning – Manning’s record-setting night against the 49ers was a quarterback clinic, showing he’s still the best in the business. (LW: 1)
2. Aaron Rodgers - Right now, the Packers are absolutely cruising to wins, led by their cool-customer QB, who is playing better than ever. (LW: 2)
3. Andrew Luck – Nobody is putting up better numbers than Luck who has the Colts rolling after five straight wins. (LW: 3)
4. Tony Romo – When a guy has led his team to the best record in the league, it’s worthy of praise. No matte
A great story emerged this week about how Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn both attended the Pearl Jam concert at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Monday. A lot of the amusing qualities and entertaining anecdotes that emerged from the outing by the Packers signal-callers revolved around both photos of Flynn…Read More
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