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SFGate

BART sets the record straight (again) for 49ers fans on the seat colors

So much like the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the colors are close, but not quite.

ClutchPoints

Micah Parsons, not Mac Jones, is NFL’s best rookie, says three-time Super Bowl champion

The young punks showed up in the first two weeks of the new NFL season. This year’s batch of rookies has been truly impressive, displaying composure and confidence against more seasoned opponents. But for a three-time Super Bowl champion, one only newcomer has been head and shoulders above the field: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons. […] The post Micah Parsons, not Mac Jones, is NFL’s best rookie, says three-time Super Bowl champion appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Baltimore Sun

Former Ravens WRs Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith Sr. among 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

After helping the Ravens win a Super Bowl in 2012, former receiver Anquan Boldin is among 10 first-year eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Falcoholic

What to know about Falcons - Giants before Sunday’s Week 3 matchup

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Two 0-2 teams will duke it out Sunday, and if the Falcons want to get back on track, they have to be able to handle the Giants. The Falcons unexpectedly were destroyed by the Eagles and then beaten by the defending Super Bowl champions. Now 0-2, they’re on to the easiest game on the schedule thus far, which based on what we’ve seen to this point should not mean that you get too comfortable. Still, if last Sunday’s improvement against the Buccaneers meant anything at all, the Falcons should be able to hang out with the...

Turf Show Times

How should Rams attack Bucs defense?

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports LA is working through injuries at the running back position, and the Bucs are one of the best teams at stopping the run The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are traveling cross-country to compete in a highly anticipated matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. This will be a clash of the current #1 and #2 teams in the NFL, according to recent power rankings. The Rams did not necessarily exchange two first round draft selections and Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford in order to win in the regular season - the real measuring...

Pats Pulpit

Vince Wilfork among nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2022 class

Photo by Scott Cunningham/ The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced 122 modern-era nominees. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 122 modern-era nominees for the class of 2022 on Wednesday, and former New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork stands in the trenches in his first year of eligibility. The No. 21 overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft played 11 campaigns with New England after arriving out of the University of Miami. Along the way arrived two Super Bowl victories, five Pro Bowls, four combined All-Pro selections and a place on the franchise’s 50th...

The Falcoholic

Andre Rison, John Abraham among 122 Modern-Era Nominees Announced for Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022

Jay Drowns/Sporting News via via A few former Falcons are one step closer to Canton. For those that overcome the odds and make it to the NFL, there’s typically two goals: win a Super Bowl and make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Although it’s rare to get both, especially in Atlanta, it’s a dream worth chasing. On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame revealed a list of 122 modern-era nominees for the class of 2022. Of those names, a good number of former Atlanta Falcons players have been nominated and are now one step closer to joining the prestigious club of...

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan deserves better in year fourteen

Matt Ryan is in year fourteen with the Atlanta Falcons, a team that consistently has let their franchise quarterback down. A player who the one year he was well supported won an MVP and led the Falcons to the edge of winning a Super Bowl. Let’s get one thing out of the way, if you […] Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan deserves better in year fourteen - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

GMEN HQ

NY Giants injury update: Evan Engram trending towards playing vs. Falcons?

The NY Giants could be getting Pro Bowl tight end Evan Engram back, in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium  NY Giants tight end Evan Engram took a step Wednesday towards making his 2021 debut Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons. Engram, who has been sidelined since suffering a […] NY Giants injury update: Evan Engram trending towards playing vs. Falcons? - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - NY Giants News & New York Giants Fan Community

Turf Show Times

3 key takeaways from Rams’ 2021 season so far

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via What have we learned from LA’s wins over the Bears and Colts, and how does this translate against the reigning Super Bowl champions? The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are headed to SoFi Stadium for a highly-anticipated matchup — and what could be a preview of the NFC Championship game — on Sunday. Both teams are 2-0 and figure to be in contention again in 2021. What do LA’s performances so far tell us ahead of the highly-anticipated Week 3 contest? 1 - The pass rush has been relentless But teams...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears’ fans, there’s a Roquan Smith shirt!

Get the brand new Roquan Smith shirt right here! Through two games of the 2021 NFL season, the Chicago Bears Roquan Smith is on a mission to put his name up there with the absolute best defenders in the game today. He was snubbed of a Pro Bowl spot in 2020, and while he was named 2nd Team All-Pro, he wants all the accolades. First Team All-Pro, a Pro Bowl nod, and a place on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list sounds like attainable goals for Chicago’s 24-year old inside linebacker, and now you can show your support for Smith with his first ever shirt form our partners over at...

Turf Show Times

Everything you need to know about the LA Rams next opponent: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The reigning champs look even better than they did a year ago My job of doing these primers could not possibly go any easier than covering the 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not only did the LA Rams face the Bucs last season (and won), not only did the Bucs win the Super Bowl, therefore making them well-known to most NFL fans by now, but on top of all of that, they didn’t change. Like, at all. The Bucs have returned all of their starters, key reserves, and coaches from the 2020 championship season and so far that plan seems to be going off...

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Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship and fiancée Logan Harrell

Colts' Rodrigo Blankenship proposed to Logan Harrell in August. They are planning a wedding in 2022, after the Colts win the Super Bowl, he says.       

ClutchPoints

3 Buccaneers takeaways from another Tom Brady domination of Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have played at a high level following their Super Bowl victory. They have started the season 2-0, including a dominant win over the Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady has been elite at the age of 44, once again proving why he is the greatest of all time. The Buccaneers won convincingly over […] The post 3 Buccaneers takeaways from another Tom Brady domination of Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Falcoholic

5 things we learned: Week 2 vs. Buccaneers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A week 2 road game left the Falcons still winless on the 2021 season It definitely was not going to be an easy task by any means. Going into Tampa Bay to take on the defending Super Bowl champions was the mountain that awaited the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and they departed the humid Sunshine State with an 0-2 record after a 48-25 loss at the hands of the champs. However, there were a few positives to pull from this game that the Falcons can possibly build on. Here are a few things we learned from the Falcons week two game against their...

The Falcoholic

Don’t discount Matt Ryan just yet

Photo by Eric Espada/ Between playing from behind for the entire game to being under constant duress against the Super Bowl champions, the odds were stacked against Matt Ryan. Instead of crumbling, the resilient quarterback rose to the challenge and gave the Falcons something to build on. How does a team rebuild with a 36-year-old quarterback? Why did the new regime not select a quarterback in a stacked draft class? What is the point of moving forward with someone who has clearly peaked as a player? These are common, justified questions when assessing the state of the...

ClutchPoints

Rob Gronkowski makes revelation that won’t make Bruce Arians too happy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has lasted in the NFL for years because of his tenacity and toughness. He has four Super Bowl rings to his name, coming out of retirement to join his good buddy Tom Brady in Central Florida and give the Buccaneers their first title since 2002. Gronkowski is a […] The post Rob Gronkowski makes revelation that won’t make Bruce Arians too happy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

VIDEO: Tom Brady teases SoFi Stadium showdown with Rams after beating Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady is locked and loaded for his team’s Week 3 trip to Hollywood to battle it out with the Los Angeles Rams. The 44-year-old icon seems to be having the time of his life as he’s been able to help the reigning Super Bowl champs jumpstart their 2021 NFL season […] The post VIDEO: Tom Brady teases SoFi Stadium showdown with Rams after beating Falcons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

How Jerod Mayo Feels About Patriots’ Looming Showdown Vs. Tom Brady

We’re still 12 days away from the New England Patriots’ titanic Week 4 matchup with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Jerod Mayo was willing to glance ahead during his Tuesday morning video conference. Mayo, the Patriots’ inside linebackers coach, played eight seasons with Brady in New England, winning one Super Bowl and […] The post How Jerod Mayo Feels About Patriots’ Looming Showdown Vs. Tom Brady appeared first on NESN.com.

NFL Spin Zone

Buccaneers could be perfect landing spot for Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman remains unsigned but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly been in contact and could be a perfect spot for the veteran cornerback. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is one of the most respected units in the NFL, as they should be considering that they helped pave the way to a Super Bowl victory […] Buccaneers could be perfect landing spot for Richard Sherman - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom is not getting enough credit

There have been two bright spots for the Atlanta Falcons offensive line – Chris Lindstrom and Jake Matthews. We all have known how good Matthews has been, he has been to the Pro Bowl. While he may not get enough credit, at least people know his name, unlike Lindstrom. Falcons guard, Chris Lindstrom, has been […] Atlanta Falcons: Chris Lindstrom is not getting enough credit - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Bucs Nation

Bucs Nation Podcast: Wrapping Up Week 2 in the NFL

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ On the Monday Morning Xtra Point, Brandon Doughty & Len Martez wrap-up week 2 in the NFL including the Buccaneers 10th straight win overall. Week two in the 2021 NFL season left seven teams undefeated including the Super Bowl Champs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who beat the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday for their 10th straight win overall. And this week on the Monday Morning Xtra Point, former NFL quarterback Brandon Doughty & Len Martez discussed how the Buccaneers, who have now scored a record 30 plus points in an NFL record 9 straight games, have...

Arrowhead Pride

Former Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt signed to Falcons practice squad

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The 39-year-old will have an opportunity to compete for the starting position this week. Former Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt has a new opportunity — it is with the Atlanta Falcons on their practice squad. We have signed P Dustin Colquitt to the practice squad and released OL Bryan Witzmann from the practice squad.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 21, 2021 Colquitt, 39, was released by the Chiefs following their Super Bowl LIV win after 15 years with the club. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in...

Daily Norseman

Thoughts on 0-2

Photo by Norm Hall/ As the Vikings kicked off their first game two weeks ago, with a 0-0 record, they had the same chance as every team to make the playoffs- 43.75%- based on the 7 team playoff format that began last year. And they had the same 3% chance as every team, theoretically given there are 32 teams in the league, to win the Super Bowl, all things being equal. Of course in reality the Chiefs or Bucs have a much better chance to win the Super Bowl, or make the playoffs, than the Lions or the Texans, given what we know about those teams. For the Vikings, now...

The Falcoholic

Falcons Week 2 player of the game: It’s RB Cordarrelle Patterson, again

Photo by Eric Espada/ Mostly an afterthought outside of special teams in his career, Cordarrelle Patterson is being used as so much more in Atlanta, and the benefits have been immediate. No, you are not reading the same article that was written last week, highlighting RB Cordarrelle Patterson as the player of the week against the Eagles. For the second consecutive game to open the season, it was Patterson who was the best player on the field — this time against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the moment, it was a bit of a surprise to some...

The Falcoholic

Press conference takeaways: Arthur Smith will give young players time to prove themselves

Kevin C. Cox/ Atlanta’s head coach responds to Monday’s pressing questions and big problems. After a disastrous Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons looked to rebound in Week 2. Although there was some obvious improvement made, the team ultimately fell to the defending Super Bowl champions 48-25. With 15 more games to go in the regular season and a 0-2 record, the Falcons have but a short time to turn things around, as the likelihood of a playoff berth seems distant. Here are some initial takeaways from Smith’s Monday press conference....

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔