Posted on: August 26, 2010 10:01 pm
Posted by Will Brinson
We tweeted earlier wondering who would have the best numbers between Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning.
Rodgers won the battle (but not by much), throwing up a monster first half line, going 21/29 with 195 yards and 3 TDs. Manning wasn't exactly bad though, going 13/23 with 199 yards, 2 TDs and an interception.
Elsewhere (well, in New England, actually), Tom Brady and Sam Bradford are having a decent little night of their own.
Brady went 10/12 for 175 yards and 2 TDs including a 65-yard bomb to Randy Moss; Brady also "lost" a series when Brandon Tate took the opening kickoff 97 yards to the house.
Bradford, in what amounts to an audition for the Rams' starting job, looked superb while going 15/22 for 189 yards and 2 TDs. (Of course, ex-Duke guy Thaddeus Lewis had, as of this writing, ripped the Pats for 74 yards and a TD, so maybe it's a defensive thing.)
Bad news hit for the Rams, though, when Donnie Avery left on a cart after a nasty knee injury.
We'll keep you updated on that as we find out more.
Posted on: August 14, 2010 7:00 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2010 7:35 pm
Saturday features a pretty good slate of preseason games, each with some interesting storylines. You can follow all the action on our NFL Scoreboard, but for now, let's take a quick walk through the schedule and let you know what we're looking for; hit us with what you're watching in the comments or on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) .
(Ed. Note: Sorry, we published an un-saved version that didn't have the SD/CHI and SEA/TEN games on there. Our bad.)
Tags: A.J. Feeley, Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Arizona Cardinals, Arrelious Benn, Ben Tate, Brandon Marshall, Brian rice, Calvin Johnson, Chad Henne, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Gerald McCoy, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Jahvid Best, Jermichael Finley, Joe Haden, Josh Freeman, Kurt Warner, Mardy Gilyard, Matt Leinart, Miami Dolphins, Mike Williams, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Steve Slaton, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Posted on: July 20, 2010 3:16 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2010 3:40 pm
Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit saved everyone's favorite position ranking debate for last.
Posted on: June 21, 2010 7:36 pm
Apparently, as he told the Green Bay Press-Gazette , he has more now than he had four or five years ago.
Driver, who has recorded five-straight 1,000-yard receiving years and enters his 12th season in the league at the age of 35, had arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees this offseason, and he said that he’s pain-free. “I’m able to do things I wasn’t able to do 4-5 years ago,” he told the newspaper. “I wasn’t able to squat free-weight anymore. Now I’m back to that. I can squat straight down and come back up without any pain. I couldn’t lunge, I couldn’t twist, I couldn’t do anything. I played with a lot of pain, and now that pain is over with.”
I’ll be interested to see how Driver responds this season. He didn’t participate in drills Monday during the Packers mini-camp, but assuming he continues to heal, he and WR Greg Jennings still should put up major stats with QB Aaron Rodgers throwing to them. Unless Driver, and his fresh knees, suddenly get old. That’s not likely to happen, though. Driver’s work ethic is well-regarded, especially since the former seventh-round pick has made himself into one of the top receivers of the last decade. If he wants to play until he’s 40, as he says, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t.
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