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NFL Weekend with John Brockway

NFL Weekend with John Brockway

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Playoff Record: 7-3
Regular Season Record: 160-96

SUPER BOWL 50

BRONCOS VS PANTHERS

BRONCOS FIVE QUESTIONS:

1. CAN THEY TURN SHORT PLAYS INTO LONG PLAYS? MY ANSWER: A FEW

2. WILL THE RUNNING BACKS AVERAGE MORE THAN FOUR YARDS PER CARRY? MY ANSWER: NO

3. CAN THEIR EDGE RUSHERS SHED SOME OF THE EXTRA PANTHERS BLOCKERS? MY ANSWER: NOT VERY OFTEN

4. WILL PEYTON MANNING HAVE TIME TO GET TO SECOND AND THIRD READS? MY ANSWER: YES

5. HOW WILL THE LINEBACKERS MATCH UP WHEN CAM NEWTON RUNS THE BALL? MY ANSWER: STAY IN THEIR OWN LANES

PANTHERS FIVE QUESTIONS:

1. CAN THE WR’S WIN MATCHUPS AGAINST THE DENVER SECONDARY? MY ANSWER: NOT OFTEN

2. WILL CAM NEWTON RUN MORE THAN USUAL TO ENSURE STAYING AHEAD OF THE CHAINS? MY ANSWER: YES

3. WILL THE INTERIOR DEFENDERS BE ABLE TO PUT PRESSURE ON PEYTON MANNING? MY ANSWER: YES

4. WILL THE BEATABLE SECONDARY MAKE UP FOR THEIR DEFICENCIES BY FORCING KEY TURNOVERS? MY ANSWER: YES

5. HOW HEALTHY AND EFFECTIVE WILL JONATHAN STEWART BE? MY ANSWER: CLOSE TO HIS NORMAL EFFECTIVENESS

MATCHUP TO WATCH: PANTHERS O-LINE/BLOCKERS VS BRONCOS D-LINE

PICK: PANTHERS 21-19


INJURY REPORT

• PANTHERS LB THOMAS DAVIS EXPECTED TO PLAY IN SUPER BOWL 50 DESPITE A BROKEN ARM

• PANTHERS DE JARED ALLEN (BROKEN FOOT) EXPECTED TO RETURN FOR SUPER BOWL 50

• BRONCOS FS DARIAN STEWART EXPECTED TO PLAY IN SUPER BOWL 50 DESPITE A SPRAINED MCL IN
HIS KNEE

• BRONCOS SS T.J. WARD (ANKLE) EXPECTED TO PLAY IN SUPER BOWL 50

IN THE NEWS

• CHARGERS TO STAY IN SAN DIEGO FOR 2016 SEASON THOUGH AGREEMENT WITH RAMS STILL LIKELY TO SEND TEAM TO L.A. IN 2017

• BROWNS QB JOHNNY MANZIEL UNDER LEAGUE INVESTIGATION AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING EX-GIRLFRIEND IN A CAR LAST WEEK; POLICE HAVE REPORTEDLY DECIDED NOT TO PRESS CHARGES AFTER THE WOMAN WAS UNCOOPERATIVE

• LIONS WR CALVIN JOHNSON EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT

• REPORTS SAY BRONCOS QB PEYTON MANNING HIRE PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS TO SEEK OUT SOURCE OF AL JAZEERA ALLEGATIONS OF HIS — USE OF HGH

• COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL SAYS NFL WILL INSTITUTE A “ROONEY RULE” FOR WOMEN TO FORCE TEAMS TO INTERVIEW MORE FEMALES FOR EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

• CHIEFS SIGN TE TRAVIS KELCE TO FIVE-YEAR, $46 MILLION CONTRACT WITH $20 MILLION GUARANTEED

• EAGLES SIGN DE VINNY CURRY TO FIVE-YEAR, $47.25 MILLION EXTENSION WITH $23 MILLION GUARANTEED

• RAIDERS DE JUSTIN TUCK RETIRES AFTER 11 SEASONS IN THE NFL

• RAIDERS WILL HOST TEXANS FOR MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME IN MEXICO CITY NEXT SEASON

• LIONS FIRE VP OF PRO PERSONNEL SHELDON WHITE AFTER 19 SEASONS WITH THE ORGANIZATION

• FREE AGENT RB MONTEE BALL ARRESTED FRIDAY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFTER ALLEGEDLY PUSHING OR THROWING HIS GIRLFRIEND INTO A TABLE IN A HOTEL

John Brockway can be heard talking NFL on the Spadora on Sports radio program. His blog can be found at SpadoraOnSports.com

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