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NFL Super Bowl odds: Green Bay Packers fall, New England Patriots hold steady

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

This week's games kick off on Thursday night when the Chiefs and Raiders face off -- giving Kansas City a chance to potentially boost their Super Bowl odds beyond where they already stand. For the seventh week in a row, the New England Patriots have remained Bovada's Super Bowl favorite, and they are currently positioned with a 4/1 chance of winning this season's big game. The Pittsburgh Steelers and other dominant league teams, though, just might give them a run for their money.

49ers host Cowboys with elusive win still out there

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Bobby Beathard schemed for years to beat the Cowboys as an NFL front-office executive. Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard will get the call at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., when the San Francisco 49ers try for the seventh time to garner their first win, this time at the Cowboys' expense. Beathard's NFL debut last week in Washington nearly culminated in a victory.

Ravens look to escape purple haze against Vikings

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings look to be headed in opposite directions. After a 2-0 start, the Ravens (3-3) have lost three of four, including last weekend in overtime to the Chicago Bears. After appearing to be an also-ran in the NFC North early, the Vikings (4-2) have won two division games in a row, and the injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemingly opened the door for Minnesota to control its own destiny.

Packers QB Brett Hundley prepares for 1st NFL start

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Brett Hundley is getting more reps at Green Bay Packers practice and answering a lot more questions from reporters in the locker room. Life has changed for Hundley since starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a right collarbone injury. Hundley is preparing to make his first career NFL start on Sunday against New Orleans.

Brett Hundley confident he can keep Packers rolling

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Everyone outside the building has given up on the Packers, but Brett Hundley and his teammates haven’t. “I’ve been doing this my whole life,” Hundley said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “Aaron’s a Hall of Famer, and I want to be a Hall of Famer one day.

Packers look a little healthier at Wednesday’s practice

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Over the years, the Packers have been able to count on Aaron Rodgers coming up with ways to cover for players missing due to injury while still winning games. Rodgers is out with a broken right collarbone and that makes it all the more important that the Packers have as many other pieces on hand as possible the rest of the way. Wednesday’s practice had some positive news on that front as the team gets ready to face the Saints.

Vince Biegel returns to practice after five-month absence

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The fourth-round draft pick broke a bone in his foot the second day of the team’s rookie minicamp in May. The Packers placed him on the physically unable to perform list, keeping him out the first six weeks of the season. Biegel will need time to work himself back onto the 53-player roster, and the Packers have three weeks to activate Biegel and Goodson from PUP. “I look at any player’s initiation into the practice structure,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said of Biegel, via Ryan Wood of the USA Today Network.

The Morning Huddle: NFL Owners Side With Players Over President

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The NFL will not force its players to stand for the national anthem. In fact, such a possibility was not discussed during the morning gathering with players or the afternoon’s owners-only session (and Eric Reid later said he'd continue kneeling). Instead, players spent much of their time with 11 team owners and Goodell explaining the social issues they see in America and what they feel franchises could do to better support their work in those areas.

Packers sign Jerod Evans to practice squad

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The Packers signed quarterback Jerod Evans to their practice squad to serve as a practice arm. Evans originally signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie out of Virginia Tech on May 12. The Eagles placed him on injured reserve on May 16 and later released him.

Packers sign QB Evans to practice squad after Rodgers hurt

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed rookie quarterback Jerod Evans to the practice squad after Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone against Minnesota. The Packers announced Evans' signing Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 232-pound