The Green Bay Packers continued their dominance over the NFC North in 2012 by winning the division with an 11-5 record. After winning the division, the Packers went on to defeat the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC Wild Card game before losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional round. As good as the Packers have been in recent years, this team could certainly use some help in several key areas.
Football odds makers will have all the lines for every game when the season starts up in August, everything from totals, spreads, moneylines, futures and prop bets.
The Dallas Cowboys will host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, December 23rd at 1 PM ET. The Dallas Cowboys find themselves in the thick of the NFC playoff race with an 8-6 record. However, the Cowboys will need to take care of their own business in the next two weeks while receiving a bit of help from others around the league in order to grab the sixth and final NFC playoff spot. Currently, the Dallas Cowboys are tied with the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and New York Giants for the last playoff spot but would not be in the playoff picture because of various tie breakers. A win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday would go a long way in helping the Cowboys secure the six seed.
This week’s Sunday night game pits the New Orleans Saints against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Kickoff is slated for 8:20 PM ET, Oct 28. New Orleans has won its last two games to climb to 2-4 and potentially salvage its season after dropping the first four games of the season.
Sportsbook odds makers believe the home field advantage and having Peyton Manning at quarterback will help the Denver Broncos easily defeat the New Orleans Saints and have set the Broncos as 6 point home favorites. The total for Sunday night’s game is 55.5 points.
There are many top draft-eligible prospects from FBS-level programs for South Florida Bulls and this write up deals with the preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft. Until the start of the college football season, this summer series will run.
1. DT Cory Grissom (6-2, 315)
Grissom boasts 28 starts under his belt and no returning player on the South Florida roster has started more games over his career than him besides B.J. Daniels. if it were not for a broken ankle that he suffered in April, he would be higher on this list. For the Georgia-native, Durability has been an issue in the past as he battled several injuries over his first two seasons, seeing limited playing time in 2009 and redshirting in 2008. Grissom should see a rise up draft boards once he proves he is healthy, although flying under the radar as a pro prospect.
Excessive off-season workouts have resulted in violations and have made NFL to punish the Seattle Seahawks. By having live contact during an organized team activity, the league’s management council and the players’ union determined that Seattle violated the collective bargaining agreement’s off-season workout rules.
Offseason workouts have been curtailed under the new collective bargaining agreement. The Seahawks will forfeit scheduled OTA practices today and Thursday, plus a workout day Friday, as punishment. On those days, players are prohibited from being at the facility, even though they will be paid for the sessions. On those three days, the players are not allowed to report to team headquarters. The Seahawks are not allowed to reschedule the workouts at a later date.
Peter Konz signed a $3.58 million deal when Atlanta Falcons signed him as a second-round draft pick. Konz was picked by the Falcons with the 55th overall pick, in the second round. He was projected to be selected in the first round of the draft. His deal includes a $1.05 million signing bonus.
The Falcons also signed defensive tackle Travian Robertson (seventh), rookie draft picks fullback Bradie Ewing (fifth rounder) and safety Charles Mitchell (sixth). However, the terms of those deals were undisclosed. During the three-day rookie minicamp at right guard, Konz spent most of the practice and received some snaps at center.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a lookout for a few along the offensive line, as they head into the NFL Draft. Pittsburgh could have some alternatives at the OT position or on the interior of the O-Line, picking at No.24 in the first round.
It doesn’t matter who the Steelers choose with their NFL picks the draft is always a fun and exciting time for both the players and the fans.
Here are the projections that we see best fit the Steelers’ roster.
Many NFL experts scoffed at the Carolina Panthers front office when they drafted Cam Newton No. 1 overall. Newton came out of nowhere when he won the Heisman Trophy and the national championship last season.
The bandwagon for Cam Newton was overflowing after his victory in the BCS Title Game but the sturdy quarterback began hearing comparisons to much less talented players in the NFL. JaMarcus Russel’s name was unfairly brought up and Vince Young was also used as an example of what Newton could become.
Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback is the major concern for the Cardinals as there is really no proven starter on the roster. Derek Anderson will likely be cut as soon as possible, leaving Max Hall and John Skelton to battle it out. The team will almost definitely acquire a veteran once free agency begins, with the most likely candidates Kevin Kolb from Philadelphia or Donovan McNabb. In addition, the team failed to address their offensive line in the draft which could be a source of problems this season.
Denver Broncos: With the second overall pick in the draft, the Broncos got the extremely talented outside linebacker Von Miller. With him and Elvis Dumervil returning, the team’s outside pass rush should be much better. The problem lies on the inside of the defensive line. With the switch to a 4-3, and both of last year’s top players cut, there aren’t really players suitable to step in to start. The team failed to address this need in the draft, so they will have to try in free agency.