Memories of their 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI are likely to linger for the Falcons for a long time.

But the hurt from the 28-3 lead the Falcons blew to New England last February has risen closest to the surface of their psyche this week with a Super Bowl rematch Sunday night against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. having arrived.

Jacksonville possesses multiple units that operate at an elite level. The Jaguars can run the ball with Leonard Fournette behind an overlooked offensive line, and they can rush the passer. Jacksonville leads the NFL with 33 sacks; the next-closest team has 24. They may not be a great team, but in this NFL, the ability to do a couple of things great is good enough. The Jaguars also have outscored opponents by 73 points, the second-best margin in the league. They have a road to 8-4: Chargers, at Browns, at Cardinals, Colts.

Brett Hundley has all the physical tools necessary, and with time and the talented roster around him, he can navigate the offense. Their bye week comes this week, the perfect time to regroup.

What if Hundley can’t adjust? He was awful passing in his first start, throwing for just 87 yards. It’s a team that was 4-6 with Rodgers at one point last season.

Sunday’s delicious late-afternoon matchup between the 10-2 Eagles and 9-3 Rams in Los Angeles is unquestionably the game of Week 14.

“These are the games that you better be ready to go for because they are a great football team,” first-year Rams coach Sean McVay said. “It’s an exciting matchup.”

The Eagles rank first in the NFL in scoring differential (plus-146), and the Rams second (plus-139). The Eagles’ offense is averaging the third-most yards per game (385.1), and Rams’ Cheap Bruins Jerseys the fourth-most (372.7). The Eagles’ defense is allowing the sixth-fewest points per game (17.92), and the Rams’ the seventh-fewest (18.50).

The Eagles appeared to be on cruise control en route to home-field advantage throughout the playoffs until they were tripped up by the Seahawks last week. They are now tied with the Vikings with the best record in the NFC, though Minnesota has the tiebreaker edge at the moment based on strength of schedule.

The Rams lost to the Vikings in Week 11, but they beat the Saints (9-4), so Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK a Rams win Sunday would give them head-to-head tiebreakers over two of the three teams battling fighting for first-round playoff byes.

As for the future of marijuana in the NFL, it’s as cloudy as Britton’s living room during those post-practice smoke-outs.

From Stanford man Richard Sherman on national TV after his team won the NFC Championship “celebrating” with a long, loud, crazed, classless trashing of the receiver he covered, Michael Crabtree, to players scoring and then grabbing at their crotches, to Seattle receiver Doug Baldwin, another Stanford man, choosing the Super Bowl, for crying out loud, to mime an end-zone defecation, then defiantly defending his behavior as meeting his and his teammates’ standards.

The Browns gave Cooper a look last year, but waived him after five games. Now, after three NFL deaths, the 27-year-old finds himself in O-line heaven: Dallas.

Austin was a 5-foot-8 speedster and all-purpose weapon coming out of West Virginia, and the Rams traded up to get him. He immediately established himself as a triple threat — running, receiving and returning — and in 2016, the Rams signed him to a $42 million extension. However, he has yet to have a breakout season — Austin has only one game with 100 or more receiving yards, just five with 100 or more yards from scrimmage. That’s probably why the Rams signed Robert Woods to a five-year, $39 million contract in March.

“There is a police-state mentality in the NFL,” says Jackson.

A retired coach who worked in a state where marijuana is now legal agrees: “As far as the NFL goes, [legalizing pot] is a nonstarter.”

While the league remains intractable, Fettner the sports agent believes that a progressive view will benefit all parties. “NFL testing for marijuana is not doing anybody any favors — including the NFL,” the agent sums up. “It makes them look bad, it makes the players look bad, and it glamorizes marijuana, which is the exact opposite of what you want to be doing. Marijuana has become less of a big deal for everyone — except for the guys who make the rules.”

Patterson, a dynamic receiver and return man out of Tennessee, was the Vikings’ third pick of the first round, and they sent four picks to the Patriots to take him. He scored an Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys NFL-record 109-yard kickoff return as a rookie and made the Pro Bowl as a return man. However, he lost his starting job to seventh-round pick Charles Johnson the following year as he failed to Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys click with new QB Teddy Bridgewater and his numbers dropped.

Whatever happens the rest of the season, it sure appears that Sean McVay can coach.

And it’s not Wade Phillips’s defense that’s doing the heavy lifting, it’s McVay’s offense leading the way.

Before his College Football Playoff performance against Clemson and Georgia, Payne Best Cheap Jerseys From China was a first-round pick. But his play in those two huge games will not go unnoticed. He’d fit perfectly in the Redskins defense and could help keep Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan productive.

The Packers don’t have an immediate need at cornerback, but they’ve always valued the position, and Ward is a top-10 talent in this draft class. He can help keep the position a strength and allow the Packers to invest in offensive and defensive line throughout the rest of the draft and free agency.

Arizona is a prime contender to trade up for Josh Rosen (or Baker Mayfield), but if the Cardinals stay put, they’ll likely look to bolster their receiving corps or keep their defense strong. Landry had a down 2017 season but is still a first-round talent.

The Ravens might move on from recent first-round receiver Breshad Perriman this year, and it’s clear they need help at the position. Ridley is a great fit for their offense, and Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is known for coveting Alabama players in the draft.

Edmonds repeatedly shows an ability to make short and wide elusive maneuvers, keeping a low center of gravity and firing upfield with vision and top-end speed. He has flashed versatility as a third-down running back, and his hip fluidity and body control should translate well to a role as a pass-catcher in the NFL, an area in which he’ll likely have immediate NFL value.

A standout defender for UConn the last three seasons, “Foley” Fatukasi has been tremendously disruptive this season, being used as a nose, three-, and five-technique along the defensive line. For a 300-plus-pound defender, he works in space and on the edge with great control and Buy Cheap Jerseys upfield leverage. He offers outstanding lower-half strength and explosiveness off the snap to win with leverage and put himself in position to punish as a pass rusher.

Despite plenty of college experience, his best football may be ahead of him in the NFL.

Maybe it’s time to accept that this is simply a mediocre team that isn’t likely to develop into anything more formidable.

A third straight non-playoff season would raise more questions among outsiders about Coach John Harbaugh and QB Joe Flacco, but the Ravens are patient and seem fully committed to both.

The Cowboys return from their bye for a busy week in which RB Ezekiel Elliott’s immediate playing status must be clarified and players must find out whether owner Jerry Jones’s stand-or-else mandate for the national anthem will mesh with what the league figures out at the owners’ meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh yeah, there also is a football game to be played Sunday at San Francisco.

Many people see that Thursday’s game should be the tipping point for the NFL to reconsider the games, but then owners also have to consider dollar signs, receiving $1.86 billion from NBC, CBS, Twitter and Amazon over the two-year Thursday night TV and streaming package that ends after this season.

The NFL on Monday defended its replay reversal of Austin Seferian-Jenkins’s TD-turned-fumble, but its case remains unconvincing. It was baffling even to former NFL officiating czars Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino. That’s not saying the Jets would have beaten the Patriots if the Cheap Football Practice Jerseys TD call Cheap Epl Jerseys had stood, as it probably should have. But they would have had a chance.

While Tom Brady is the league’s biggest star and the league’s greatest-ever QB, Aaron Rodgers is probably the NFL’s most indispensable player. And now the Packers have lost him, quite possibly for the season. They don’t have a backup like Jimmy Garoppolo to step in, as the Patriots would have minus Brady. Coach Mike McCarthy is pledging to go with Brett Hundley as the starter, squelching talk that Colin Kaepernick or Tony Romo could get a call. But it’s difficult to imagine the Packers being a factor in the NFC’s Super Bowl chase with the untested Hundley at QB.