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NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, key matchups on all games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 preview: Predictions, facts, player spotlights and key matchups on all games
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Jameis Winston’s active arm makes Bucs a live underdog
Football expert Phil Steele is the owner and publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, regarded as the college football bible. Get in-depth coverage of college and pro football 24/7/365 at PhilSteele.com. Buccaneers (+3) over FALCONS: The Bucs head to Atlanta following a season sweep of the Falcons in 2015 with a new head coach...
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Tavon Wilson to start at strong safety for Lions
Tavon Wilson will start at strong safety for the Detroit Lions to start the season, but he’s unlikely to play every snap.        
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Saints, Bears change kickers
The New Orleans Saints have changed kickers, cutting veteran Kai Forbath on Tuesday and signing Wil Lutz, a rookie who spent the preseason with Baltimore.  The move comes days after it appeared that Forbath, the former UCLA kicker who took over with the Saints last season, had won a preseason competition...
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Detroit News NFC team rankings
Detroit News reporter Justin Rogers ranks the teams in the NFC.        
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Julio Jones still limited in Wednesday’s practice

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Green Bay Packers ink DL Ricky Jean-Francois
Run stuffer Ricky Jean-Francois is joining a team that allowed the fifth-fewest rushing yards in the NFC last season.
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Rams agree to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker
The Rams continued to restock the defense Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent tackle Tyrunn Walker. Walker, 27, is the third defensive player added to the roster, joining cornerback Kayvon Webster and linebacker Connor Barwin. Walker is expected to provide backup for tackles Aaron Donald...
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DeShone Kizer sharp in pro day workout; Bears prepare for closer look
For a minute there it felt like the signal-caller had turned signal sender. DeShone Kizer, the quarterback some believe has the highest ceiling in this year's NFL draft, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Chicago" as he warmed up for his pro day workout Thursday morning at Notre Dame. But...
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Jets' Darrelle Revis charged after altercation
Darrelle Revis was roughed up during a fight in Pittsburgh’s South Side on Thursday, according to local CBS affiliate KDKA.
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Detroit Lions going with Jake Rudock as backup QB, Dan Orlovsky says
Dan Orlovsky indicated last weekend that his second tenure with the Detroit Lions is over.        
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Chicago Bears re-sign OL Eric Kush to two-year contract
The Sports Xchange The Chicago Bears re-signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
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Atlanta Falcons promote Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator
The Sports Xchange The Atlanta Falcons promoted secondary coach Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator on Friday.
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USA TODAY's NFL mock draft 1.0: Lions take WKU OL Forrest Lamp
Nate Davis' first crack at a mock draft just two days after the Super Bowl        
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Atlanta Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator
The Sports Xchange Atlanta didn't wait long to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
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Buffalo Bills hire Gill Byrd to coach defensive backs
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — First-year Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has hired Gill Byrd to oversee the team's defensive backs.Byrd has 12 years of NFL coaching experience, and was a four-time All-Pro defensive back during a 10-year playing career with the San Diego Chargers (1983-92). He most recently spent the 2014-15 seasons coaching cornerbacks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and held similar roles in Chicago (2006-12) and St. Louis (2003-05).
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New York Jets have "eyes on" QB Mike Glennon
Alex ButlerFeb. 4 (UPI) -- With just Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg at the top of its quarterback depth chart, the New York Jets need to make an addition.
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John Lynch, Brian Dawkins look to join small contingent of safeties in Hall of Fame
John Lynch is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and will learn Saturday if the hall’s selection committee has approved his entry.
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Super Bowl 51: What's the forecast for Houston, Texas, compared to past years?
Weather conditions for Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas with the New England Patriots playing the Atlanta Falcons. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Super 51 kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, where the New England Patriots face off against the Atlanta Falcons. And the game will have some pretty balmy weather. Sunday's high is 77 degrees; the low is still warm, at 66 degrees. There's a slight, 30 percent, chance of showers, but they dip to below 20 percent after 6 p.m., right in time for the game. It'll be quite humid, with an average 70 percent humidity, and dew points in the 60s. Winds will reach 15 mph from the south in the afternoon. During game time, the high temperature will be about 69 degrees, 6.3 degrees above the average Super Bowl high temperature, with a low of 65 (depending on the length of the game), 21.6 degrees warmer than the average. Super Bowl 51 temperature comparison to average.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Conditions are looking dry, humid, and mostly cloudy during the game. Check out the forecast: 6:30 p.m. Temperature: 69 degrees Chances of precipitation: 20 percent Humidity: 78 percent Winds: 10 mph, from the south - 8:00 p.m. Temperature: 66 degrees Chances of precipitation: 15 percent Humidity: 85 percent Winds: 10 mph, from the south - 9:30 p.m. Temperature: 65 degrees Chances of precipitation: 15 percent Humidity: 90 percent Winds: 10 mph, from the south Sunday evening hourly temperature forecast.Kelly Reardon, cleveland.com  Most notable Super Bowl weather: The coldest non-domed Super Bowl was in New Orleans, Louisiana, between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins in 1972, when temperatures ranged from 43 to 24 degrees. The coldest domed Super Bowl was between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1982 in Pontiac, California, with temperatures ranging from 16 to 5 degrees. The warmest Super Bowl of all time was in 2003, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Oakland Raiders in San Diego, California, and high temperatures reached 82 degrees. The snowiest Super Bowl was in 2006, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit, Michigan, when 1.1 inches of snow accumulated on the field. The wettest Super Bowl of all time was in Miami, Florida, in 2007 when the Indianapolis Colts played the Chicago Bears, and 0.92 inches of rain fell on the game. Fun Super Bowl weather statistics: 17 of 50 played indoors (34 percent) 19 of 50 had a trace or more of rain (38 percent) 2 had snow on game day (1982, 2006) 1 played during an ice storm (2000) Outside games with high wind gust (1980, 1984, 1989,2007, 2016) Previous Super Bowl weather, 1967 - 2016 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Super Bowl weather, 1967-2016.NOAA Southern Region Headquarters  Super Bowl weather, 1967-2016.NOAA Southern Region Headquarters  What team are you rooting for? Keep checking cleveland.com/weather for daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is cleveland.com's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
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John McKay's son Rich takes aim at Super Bowl title with Falcons
Full coverage | Super Bowl LI: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots Feb. 3, 2017, 6 a.m. In less than a week, the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will play in the final game of the year, Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Scroll for The Times' coverage of Super...
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Eric Yarber expected to join Rams' staff as receivers coach
Eric Yarber, UCLA’s receivers coach since 2012, is expected to join the Rams’ staff. Yarber, 53, attended Los Angeles Crenshaw High and played on special teams as well as at receiver for the Washington Redskins’ team that won Super Bowl XXII in 1988. He has coached in the NFL with the Tampa Bay...
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Patriots TE Gronkowski to miss game against 49ers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a chest injury, according to the injury report filed by the team Friday. Receiver Chris Hogan is also out with a back injury.Gronkowski was staggered in the second quarter...
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That loud noise you heard this week was the Bears season getting worse
For a 2-7 football team, the Bears sure have a lot to say. And the more their silliness surfaced this week, the more you understood why they are one of the four worst teams in the NFL. Start with outside linebacker Pernell McPhee, apparently overpaid by the syllable, who made sure the Bears would...
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WMU AD: Fleck a hot commodity, 'and that's a good thing'
The Broncos coach's six-year extension runs through 2020.        
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Lions still not sure what they have in Johnthan Banks
The Detroit Lions are still trying to figure out what they have in Johnthan Banks.        
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Fantasy Football: Week 11 Kicker and Defense rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The NFL's top defense and kicker might be taking seats for Week 11 byes, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of attractive options still available.
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Fantasy Football: Week 11 Wide Receiver Rankings
Alex ButlerMIAMI, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Perennial studs like Julio Jones, Demaryius Thomas, and Brandon Marshall join breakout star Tyrell Williams on the bench for the Week 11 bye slate.
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Buccaneers' Mike Evans on Trump protest: 'I know I've hurt a lot of people'
Buccaneers receiver offers expanded apology for not standing during national anthem.         
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Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 3 winners against the spread
A crowd of sports bettors would line up to buy Shane Ray a drink the next time he’s in town. The Denver Broncos linebacker will just need to look out for another group wanting to ...
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Los Angeles Rams have a touchdown problem
The Sports Xchange THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams are fortunate to be 1-1 after two games without the benefit of a touchdown.
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Rams secondary still has plenty to prove with game against Buccaneers
Rams cornerback Coty Sensabaugh gave Jameis Winston a rude introduction to the NFL. Sensabaugh was playing for the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 season opener when he intercepted Winston’s first pass for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and returned it for a touchdown. “Hopefully,” Sensabaugh said Tuesday,...
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Lions sign WR Dobson, work out RB Joique Bell
The Detroit Lions made a roster move today, but not at the position where they needed the most help.        
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Lions sign WR Aaron Dobson, work out Joique Bell
The Detroit Lions are signing former New England wide receiver Aaron Dobson, according to a source.        
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Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals blast turnover-plagued Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Sports Xchange GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Carson Palmer threw for three touchdowns, moving ahead of Joe Montana on the NFL's all-time passing yards list in the process.
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Cardinals, Palmer show how things can change in a week
It was a bounce-back Sunday for several teams, including Arizona, and it was back to reality for others such as Tampa Bay.
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Fantasy Football: Julio Jones downplays ankle injury
The Sports Xchange Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not concerned after re-injuring his left ankle during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Fantasy Football: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones downplays ankle injury
The Sports Xchange Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not concerned after re-injuring his left ankle during Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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5 things to know about the Falcons on Monday

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Jimmy Graham active for Seahawks
Jimmy Graham is officially back.The Seattle Seahawks tight end was active for Sunday's season opener against Miami just 9½ months after tearing the patellar tendon in his right knee. Graham went through an extensive pregame workout about two hours before kickoff and his name was absent from the inactive list.Graham had 48 catches but only two touchdowns in 2015, his first season with the Seahawks. He was injured in late November in a game against Pittsburgh just when he was finding more of a role in the offense.
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The Latest: Brees-Cooks TD longest in Saints history
The Latest on Week 1 of the NFL season (all times Eastern):3:25 p.m.Drew Brees knows a mismatch when he sees one and the Raiders paid spectacularly. On first down from his own 2, the Saints quarterback saw the Raiders defense lined up to stop the run, leaving small, speedy receiver Brandin Cooks in single coverage out wide against the taller, but slower, Sean Smith.
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Jameis Winston tosses 4 TDs as Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Atlanta Falcons
By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange ATLANTA -- Dirk Koetter's first season as Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach got off to a good start.
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Winston leads Bucs past Falcons 31-24 in Koetter's debut
ATLANTA — Dirk Koetter got a game ball after his debut as an NFL head coach.Jameis Winston made it all possible.The second-year quarterback bounced back from an early interception to throw four touchdowns passes, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-24 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons in a season-opening matchup between NFC South rivals."Good guys win," quipped Koetter , still dripping with Gatorade after a victory splashing. "Let's do it 15 more times this year."
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The Latest: Eagles fans get lots to like in QB-coach combo
The Latest on Week 1 of the NFL season (all times Eastern):6:20 p.m.Receivers were once routinely warned to stay off "Revis Island," that portion of an NFL field where Jets shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis prowled.No more.Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green pitched a tent there Sunday in the Bengals' narrow 23-22 win, catching 12 passes for 180 yards and beating Revis on a 54-yard footrace of a touchdown in the first half.
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5 things we learned from the Falcons’ loss to the Bucs

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NFL Week 1 Predictions: Who will win Giants-Cowboys, Eagles-Browns, all other games
The Sports Xchange NFL Week 1 picks and predictions for all games on Sunday and Monday.
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NFL Week 1: Keys to all games
The Sports Xchange Houston QB Brock Osweiler, who escaped the unwanted task of following Peyton Manning at Denver, gets his first start as an NFL team's No. 1 quarterback.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers place WR Evan Spencer on reserve/retired list
The Sports Xchange The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed wide receiver Evan Spencer on the reserve/retired list Friday.
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Former NFL coach Sam Wyche awaits heart transplant
The Sports Xchange Former NFL coach Sam Wyche is awaiting a heart transplant in a Charlotte, N.C., hospital.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: Who will win and why
By Mike Sullivan, The Sports Xchange Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston is on the way up as he enters his second NFL season.
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Fantasy Football Alert: Atlanta Falcons going with "hot hand" at RB
Alex ButlerATLANTA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- We all knew that the days of the workhorse running back were numbered.
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