The NFL went to season-long Thursday games in 2006, adding to what had previously been just two Thursday games 鈥?both on Thanksgiving. Since then, there have been a plethora of season-ending injuries on Thursday 鈥?including Texans defensive end J.J. Watt last year and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman this year.
If the NFL was actually serious about player safety, the league would ditch Thursday games. Players don’t like them. Coaches don’t like them. But they make money for CBS, NBC and the NFL, which is the only reason there are Thursday games the entire season. As long as the NFL makes money, who cares how many players get injured?
2. NFC South defenses are legit 鈥?Three of the NFL’s top 12 defenses are in the NFC South. The Panthers (8-4) have the league’s sixth-best unit. The Falcons rank eighth and the Saints are 12th. Both the Falcons and Saints defenses played well on Thursday.
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Jeter’s handling of the Stanton situation was questioned; two executives said the proper way to go about it would have been to find the teams Stanton would go to and work from there. But the Marlins put together the parameters for deals to San Francisco and St. Louis, while Stanton preferred the Dodgers and the Yankees.
From the Vikings’ perspective, it would need to be a short-team deal, combined with drafting a potential successor. Because in the Manning scenario, Keenum, Bradford and Bridgewater would all be allowed to walk. It’s sneaky-good landing spot for Manning with a team not far from a Super Bowl run.
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