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TGS weekly MVP tracker: Von Miller and a bunch of surprise quarterbacks

With 14 whole weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Von Miller, Broncos: With five sacks and 15 pressures in three Denver victories, Miller has been the best player in the game. He makes like a hell of a lot easier for an inexperienced quarterback. 2. Carson Wentz, Eagles: I’m serious. The league’s seventh highest-rated passer...
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Top 5 NFL Players from Week 3

This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons He gashed the Saints at will on Monday night in the Superdome. He rushed for...
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Watch: Falcons rookie Deion Jones takes INT 90 yds for TD

The rookie out of LSU, and New Orleans native, returned home on Monday night and made a huge impact for the Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints. Check out this interception return for a TD that put the Falcons up 45 to 25 in the 4th quarter….. Deion Jones! https://t.co/7xu0HYpdIo — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) September 27, 2016
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Watch: Matt Ryan hits Devonta Freeman for TD on beautifully executed swing pass

The Atlanta Falcons went up 14-7 on the New Orleans Saints on this 13 yard swing pass. Check out the execution as Ryan lofts the ball over the rushing defender and Freeman is wide open…… Great execution by Falcons https://t.co/WbLlNIJacm — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) September 27, 2016
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Watch: Andrew Luck connects with TY Hilton on 63 yd game-winning TD pass

Andrew Luck hit TY Hilton over the middle and Hilton did the rest on this 63 yard TD reception. This put the Colts up 26-22 with just over a minute left and the Colts would hold on to beat the Chargers as the Colts move to 1-2 and the Chargers fall to 1-2. Can you say… CLUTCH?! Luck. Hilton. 63 yards.WOOOOOOOWWWWWW. https://t.co/meELpfKlDB — NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2016
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Watch: TY Hilton makes phenomenal over-the-shoulder catch on sideline

Check out this catch by TY Hilton on the sideline. Way to drag the toes! Wow. Just wow, @TYHilton13! Incredible toe drag from the @Colts WR.
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Watch: Doug Baldwin makes incredible diving catch

Check out this incredible diving catch by Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks. Catch of the day? I think so. CATCH OF THE DAY?! Ladies and gentlemen, @DougBaldwinJr. #WeAre12 #SFvsSEA https://t.co/UexzDBqebn — NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2016
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Watch: Patrick Peterson makes one-handed interception

This play did not go at all like Tyrod Taylor envisioned. Patrick Peterson beat his guy to the spot and then became the receiver as he made a fantastic one-handed interception down the sideline….. ARE YOU KIDDING, @RealPeterson21?! #BeRedSeeRed #AZvsBUF https://t.co/UoDuHhLSyi — NFL (@NFL) September 25, 2016
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Will Dak Prescott Lead the Dallas Cowboys Over the Chicago Bears?

Dak Prescott is one of the most popular names in the NFL early this season and rightfully so. The Dallas Cowboys saw Tony Romo go down with an injury during the preseason, but their rookie quarterback has stepped up in a big way to fill the void that was left by Romo’s injury. After falling to the New York Giants in Week 1 by a final score of 20-19, the Cowboys were able to bounce...
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Fantasy Football: Start or Sit Terrelle Pryor in Week 3?

Terrelle Pryor made the position switch from quarterback to wide receiver a couple years back and will be asked to show his full transformation this week for the Cleveland Browns. After Corey Coleman went down with an injury, Pryor will be a key part of the Browns’ offensive game plan this week against the Miami Dolphins. What should fantasy football owners expect from Pryor and...
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Fantasy Football: Phillip Dorsett Is a Huge Sleeper in Week 3

The Indianapolis Colts are set to take on the San Diego Chargers in Week 3 as they look for their first win of the season. It has been a rough first two weeks of the season, but Chuck Pagano and his team are keeping faith in themselves. Injuries have been a big part of their struggles and it appears that some of their key players are on the mend. One key player that went down with...
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Fantasy Football: Start or Sit Davante Adams in Week 3?

The 2016 NFL season is entering Week 3, which means that fantasy football owners have to make decisions on who to play in their lineup. There are quite a few players that will be difficult to decide whether to start or sit them this week. One of those players is Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Davante Adams, who has been inconsistent throughout his short career with the Packers...
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Five injuries to monitor entering Week 3

With the weekend arriving, here are a handful of NFL injuries to keep an eye on for Week 3. Thomas Rawls: The second-year running back was supposed to be a breakout fantasy star in 2016, but Rawls hasn’t been healthy. He has been missing Seattle Seahawks practices all week with shin injury, which puts his status for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers very much in doubt...
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Five teams that can’t afford to lose in Week 3

We are officially through the first two weeks of the 2016 NFL season and we are beginning to find out which teams are good and not so good. As we head into Week 3, this is a pivotal time for some teams, who are still winless on the season. Majority of these teams played well one week and looked bad the next, while others have lost by less than a touchdown. With that being said,...
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The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 3 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the Minnesota Vikings. Why the Vikings? Because Sam Bradford looked like Tom freakin’ Brad circa 2007 against the Green Bay Packers in his Vikings debut Sunday night, but now the oft-injured, inconsistent former No. 1 overall pick...
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Aaron Rodgers: ‘I Know I Have to Play Better, And I Will’

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been one of the hottest topics around football, but not for good reasons. After losing to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football last week, fans and the media began freaking out about the issues that the offense has continued having this season. Last season was a brutal year for the Green Bay offense and it was expected to improve...
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Adrian Peterson may be finished with the Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson has widely been viewed as the best running back in the NFL throughout the majority of his career. He has been the face of the Minnesota Vikings’ franchise and has helped get them back to relevance in recent years. Unfortunately, his tenure with the Vikings could be coming to an end. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Peterson may be done with the Vikings...
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Watch: Jacoby Brissett runs for 27 yard TD

The third string quarterback of the New England Patriots looked pretty good on this play! @JBrissett12! 27 yards to the HOUSE! : https://t.co/cwnT5bPB2K: @NFLonCBS #TNF #HOUvsNE https://t.co/WSJXu2kf2T — NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016
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TGS Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Texans, Vikings make big jumps

Editor’s Note: The NFL Power Rankings this season at This Given Sunday are a collaborative effort between Matt Clapp and Jay Rigdon. Feel free to tell them how much they hate your team on Twitter (@Matt2Clapp; @JayRigdon5). 1. New England Patriots (2-0; Last Week: 1)  New England is down to their third-string quarterback this week, and possibly next week as well. Julian Edelman...
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NFL quarterback power rankings: Week 3 edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’re ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. Here’s how we view things after Week 2… 1. Eli Manning, Giants: I can’t believe I’m saying this, because I’ve often been critical of Eli, but the guy has been nearly perfect this season. Deep, short, intermediate, you name it. He’s hitting everything. Manning leads the league with...
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TGS weekly MVP tracker: A defensive player leads entering Week 3

With 15 whole weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Von Miller, Broncos: It takes a lot for a defensive player to win MVP, but Miller has carried the Broncos in back-to-back wins to start the season. He’s been the most dominant player in football by a wide margin, which has him in the top spot early on.  2. Eli Manning, Giants...
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Week 3 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 3 is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we’ve ranked all 16 games from most appealing to least enticing. 1....
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NFL Injury Report: Post-Week 2 Edition

Taking a look at the biggest injuries from around the NFL and their impact on Week 3 and beyond. Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots (shoulder injury, day-to-day)  Jimmy Garoppolo is likely out for Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans, but the Patriots still have hopes that their backup and current Tom Brady replacement can play hurt with a shoulder injury. A shoulder...
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Top 5 NFL Players from Week 2

This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos Sometimes people worry that  big new contract will make a player less focused on...
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Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers regressing with offensive struggles

The first two weeks of the NFL season have been a difficult stretch for the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers as the usually potent Packers offense has stalled to open 2016. As two lackluster performances in back to back games to open the season has now raised concerns in Green Bay in regards to Rodgers and the struggling offense. Rodgers and the Packers had a rough...
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