Packers 53-Man Roster Predictions

By Lucy Rendler-Kaplan // @LUCYrk78

After the conclusion of the fourth and final preseason game, the Green Bay Packers are ready to kickoff the official season one week from Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Our favorite team finished with a 3-1 record over the four games, and look healthy and ready to begin striving towards the Super Bowl. At the start of training camp, the Packers had 30 rookies. Today, the roster of 87 players will be cut down to the final 53.

So who will make the team? Here are my predictions. This isn’t a full 53-man roster, because there are still a few trades I’d like to see made prior to the announcement of the final team.

Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Hundley

Rodgers, we all agree, is the best quarterback currently in the NFL, right? He needs a backup though, and with Hundley being seen for a lot of the final preseason game, it looks like he’s got the backup spot.

Running back: Ty Montgomery, Aaron Ripkowski, Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, Devante Mays

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How To Become An NFL Fan

By Liz Panucci // @ourturffb

Have you often wondered what the hype is all about? Do friends disappear from your life a few months every fall? Is it coincidence? That’s when the NFL season starts.

Well, we are here to help! Below are quick steps to get you feeling comfortable during the NFL season, which kicks off Thursday, September 7 and ends the season with the final BIG game, Super Bowl, happening February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Do you live in a city that has an NFL team? If so, being a ‘homer’ is the best choice.

If not, do you have a favorite city out of the 32 NFL teams? Then choose that team.

Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Carolina (Charlotte), Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles (has 2 teams), Miami, Minnesota (Minneapolis), New England (Boston), New Orleans, New York (has 2 teams), Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Tennessee (Nashville), Washington (DC)

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Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints 2017 Season Schedule

Official New Orleans Saints Reporter

By Christy Chauvin @WhoDatWarriors

Gather round as we look at each week of the New Orleans Saints 2017 Season Schedule.

The Saints will not play a team coming off of a bye week this season.

Week 1:  Traveling up to Minnesota will be a good test for the 2017 Saints team. Teddy Bridgewater may not be back as the starter for the Viking which means Sam Bradford will lead the team in week one. The Saints will see alums Tom Johnson and Khai Forbath in action.  The Vikings were 8 and 8 last year; falling down in the second half of the season after a promising start. Vikings head coach, Mike Zimmer, is a player’s coach, and his guys will play hard for him.  If the Saints round up into a better team defensively, there is every reason to expect they can walk away a winner from this game.

Week 2: New England Patriots visit New Orleans, and it will be the dome coming for Brandin Cooks.  Perhaps, there will be a little bit of drama if Malcolm Butler signs with the Saints.  Nevertheless, this will be a tough game for the Saints–playing against the Super Bowl champions.  It must be remembered, though, each NFC South team will play the Patriots, and if each team loses to New England, the game will be a net neutral game in the advancing in the division.  Atlanta Falcons will have a bye week, and then host Miami before traveling to New England to play the Patriots.  Carolina Panthers will play them in Foxborough after having played at San Francisco, hosting Buffalo, and hosting the Saints. Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play them at home after playing at Miami, hosting Chicago, playing in Minnesota, and hosting the New York Giants.  None of these dynamics bode well for any other NFC South team to win against the Patriots.

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