Anybody claiming to have the NFC South figured out is lying. One week Newton looks like Superman, then next week he looks like he’s got Kryptonite strapped to him. The Atlanta Falcons admittedly still haven’t found an offensive identity. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are young and not ready to make a push. But what about the New Orleans Saints?
Some placed Sean Peyton on the hot seat after his team’s 0-2 start. But on Sunday, he guided his team to its fourth straight victory by topping the Green Bay Packers 26-17.
Rodgers and the Packers are hoping the team will remain in playoff contention with backup Brett Hundley as the starter, giving Rodgers a chance to play again this season if his collarbone heals quickly enough. If the 4-3 Packers — having lost 26-17 to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in their first game without Rodgers — are out of the playoff hunt, there’s no reason for Rodgers to push to return before the season ends.
When Rodgers fractured his left collarbone in 2013, he did not have surgery. He missed seven games and returned for the regular-season finale at Chicago, throwing a fourth-down touchdown pass in the final minute to beat the Bears and send the Packers into the playoffs as the NFC North champions at 8-7-1.
Here are three questions with Ravens receiver Jeremy Maclin:
Omnisport: You’ve done the London trip twice now in your career. What’s it like playing over in Wembley Stadium?