Pro Football Notebook-Preview Week 17

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Chargers-Broncos….Battered Bolts-Only 1-defensive starter left in the secondary…..DL-without Corey Liuget…..OL-without King Dunlap-Orlando Franklin….C-Trevor Robinson being examined for possible concussion too-would be 16th of season on team……Philip Rivers (4,564-27TD-12 Int-37-sacks)……Brock Osweiler (1,735P-9TD) since replacing Peyton Manning….WR-Demarius Thomas (100R)-Emmanuel Sanders (71R)….RBs-CJ Anderson-Ronnie Hillman (1330R)…Broncos Defense (49QBX-37 Takeaways).

Chargers…Sign FA-CBs-Cassius Vaughn-ex Lions….Brandion Ross-ex-Dolphins…..Chargers-16 Players on IR….16-Concussions this year

 

Seahawks-Arizona…Cardinals win puts them in position to hold home field advantage-entire NFC-playoffs…Carson Palmer-vs-Russell Wilson shootout #1-vs-#2 QBs….Palmer (34TD)…Wilson (31TD)

 

Packers-Vikings….Adrian Peterson (1,418R) can win rushing title….Minnesota needs to run ball-keep Aaron Rodgers off the field….Packers OL-falling apart-allowed 42-sacks…Winner takes NFC-North-home field game in wildcard round.

 

Carolina-Tampa Bay….Panthers beat up on offense…..(14-1) playing for home field advantage entire NFC playoffs….Cam Newton (33TD)….Jameis Winston finishing up strong rookie season (23TD-13Int)

 

Chiefs-Raiders….Kansas City trying to win 10th game in a row after (1-5) start….Secure home field wildcard playoff game….Derek Carr (31TD-3,793P).

 

Steelers-Browns….Pittsburgh needs to bounce back from terrible loss last week in Baltimore…Ben Roethlisberger (18TD-14Int)….WR-Antonio Brown (123R-1,300Y)….Cleveland may not have QB-Johnny Manziel-concussion.

 

Jets-Bills…Red hot Ryan Fitzpatrick career best year (3,724-29TD)….Jets trying for 11th win of year…..Buffalo major disappointment (7-8) missing playoffs again.

 

Patriots-Miami….Tom Brady taking a beating….no run game, both OTs hurt, WR group injured….QB-Ryan Tannehill getting pounded (44QBX)…..Dolphins have lost 7-ol-9.

 

Bengals-Ravens….QB-AJ McCarron playing with sprained left wrist….Will rely on run game….Ravens got decent game from journeyman QB-Ryan Mallett in surprise win over Steelers-faces strong pass rush this weekend.

 

Eagles-Giants…Chip Kelly has been fired….Tom Coughlin may be coaching last game….NY defense playing poorly….Eli Manning (33TD) this year.

 

Jaguars-Houston….Blake Bortels continues to grow at QB (4,189-30TD) with little help at run game….Texans trying to finish out injury riddled season at (9-7) win weak AFC-South.

 

Washington-Dallas…Kirk Cousins got better week by week- drove Redskins to division title (3,993-26TD)….Cowboys are (4-11)-absolute mess on offense with IR-Dez Bryant, loss of Tony Romo.

 

Detroit-Chicago….Matthew Stafford strong 2nd half of season-nearly (4,000Y-29TD)….Jay Cutler only (8Int) entire season….RB-Matt Forte likely playing final game of career with Bears before free agency.

 

Saints-Falcons….Drew Brees trying to overcome all team’s defensive shortcomings….(31TD)….Defense has allowed all timre cord (43-TD) passes….Atlanta’s Julio Jones (127R)-to set all time single season pass catching mark.

 

Colts-Titans….Indy to start 4th different QB this season on Sunday, either street free agents Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley….Chuck Pagano coaching final game….Titans likely to wind up with lst pick in NFL draft for whomever new coach is.

 

Rams-49ers….St. Louis-tremendous growth on defense (25-turnovers)….RB-Todd Gurley (1,110R)…..Niners now (4-11) facing major changes in off season.

 

 

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