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Top 10 games of 2021 NFL schedule: Marquee matchups feature top QB duels

Top 10 games of 2021 NFL schedule: Marquee matchups feature top QB duels

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326533

This will be the first year for the NFL's 17-game format, and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on deck. We rank the must-see games.

     


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/05/12/nfl-schedule-2021-10-best-games-heavy-chiefs-buccaneers/5060956001/
Broncos agree to terms with veteran right tackle Bobby Massie

Broncos agree to terms with veteran right tackle Bobby Massie

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326527

Eight days after Ja’Wuan James was lost for the season with a torn Achilles, the Broncos found his replacement by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with veteran right tackle Bobby Massie, according to his agency.

Massie, who turns 32 on Aug. 1, was one of several offensive tackles who worked out for the Broncos on Wednesday, including former Tennessee starter Dennis Kelly.

James was put on the non-football injury list last Friday.

The Broncos will be Massie’s third NFL team. He played four years with Arizona and the last five with Chicago. His first three seasons with the Bears (2016-18) overlapped with Broncos coach Vic Fangio’s final three as defensive coordinator.

Originally a fourth-round pick by the Cardinals in 2012 (No. 112 overall), Massie has started 110 of his 118 career games.

From 2014-18, he started all but four of 64 games for the Cardinals and Bears, but missed six games in ’19 (high ankle sprain) and eight games last year (knee). Neither issue required surgery. He became a free agent earlier this offseason when Chicago declined his contract option.

If the Broncos are counting on Massie to start in James’ spot, they can continue to develop Calvin Anderson as the backup swing tackle. Anderson started one game at left tackle last year.

In a depth move Wednesday, the team signed offensive tackle Ryan Pope.

Pope (6-foot-7, 315 pounds) has not appeared in a regular-season game since leaving San Diego State. He went undrafted in 2019 and bounced from Detroit to San Francisco, Jacksonville and Green Bay. He spent most of ’20 on the Packers’ practice squad.

Sterns, Vincent agree. The Broncos started the process of getting their draft picks under contract by agreeing to terms with fifth-round safety Caden Sterns (Tuesday night) and seventh-round cornerback Kary Vincent (Wednesday afternoon).

Both players will sign the standard rookie four-year contracts.



https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/12/bobby-massie-broncos-agree-to-terms/
2021 Detroit Lions, NFL schedule release live updates: The schedule is out!

2021 Detroit Lions, NFL schedule release live updates: The schedule is out!

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326525

The 2021 NFL schedule released on Wednesday night on NFL Network.

      


https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2021/05/12/nfl-schedule-2021-dates-updates-detroit-lions/5052903001/
Tigers, Royals

Tigers, Royals

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326526

The Detroit Tigers take on the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on May 12, 2021.

      


https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/sports/mlb/tigers/2021/05/13/tigers-royals/5065813001/
NFL announces full 17-game regular-season schedule for 2021

NFL announces full 17-game regular-season schedule for 2021

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326522

The NFL's expanded regular-season schedule is now a reality, with the league on Wednesday announcing a slate that includes 17 games for all 32 teams.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/05/12/nfl-schedule-2021-17-games-tom-brady-patriots/5063743001/
Top 10 games of 2021 NFL schedule: Marquee matchups feature top QB duels

Top 10 games of 2021 NFL schedule: Marquee matchups feature top QB duels

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326521

This will be the first year for the NFL's 17-game format, and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on deck. We rank the must-see games.

      


https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/05/12/nfl-schedule-2021-10-best-games-heavy-chiefs-buccaneers/5060956001/
Broncos 2021 schedule predictions: How Denver fares with and without Aaron Rodgers

Broncos 2021 schedule predictions: How Denver fares with and without Aaron Rodgers

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326508

The Denver Post sports staff weighs in on how the Broncos will fare in 2021 with or without Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers being traded to Denver:

Ryan O’Halloran

Without Rodgers: 9-8

With Rodgers:15-2

I’m officially bullish on the Broncos, even without Rodgers in the fold, after seeing their schedule. Their first three opponents went a combined 9-39 last year and will start rookie quarterbacks. If they can survive a Baltimore-Pittsburgh-Las Vegas-Cleveland stretch in October, they can kick-start their season against three NFC East teams (Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia). And with Rodgers? Look out, folks. Even if the price to acquire No. 12 includes an offensive skill-position player, there is still plenty of talent surrounding Rodgers and he will make the offense top-10 quality.

Kyle Newman

Without Rodgers: 8-9

With Rodgers: 12-5

Even if Teddy Bridgewater can be a game manager for the Broncos — or even if Drew Lock somehow makes a jump in Year 3 — they simply aren’t a winning team with either of those guys at the helm. But if Rodgers comes to Denver, the Broncos go from treading water at QB to fringe Super Bowl contenders overnight. Add in the fact that Denver has one of the league’s weaker schedules (.471 combined opponent winning percentage in 2020), and Rodgers would break Denver’s five-year playoff drought.

Mark Kiszla

Without Rodgers: 6-11

With Rodgers: 11-6

Find a way to pry Rodgers away from Green Bay and the Broncos will end their 11-game losing streak to Kansas City, make the 2021 playoffs and jump back in the Super Bowl conversation for the foreseeable future. Sound good? Of course it does. But what if Denver can’t pull off a trade for Rodgers? I see pain. And a pink slip for coach Vic Fangio. So you tell me: Would first-round draft picks in 2022 and 2023, plus two starters on the current Broncos roster be too much to get a deal for Rodgers done?

Sean Keeler

Without Rodgers: 9-8

With Rodgers: 13-4

Bye-bye Monday Night Football. (For now.) Hello, NFC East! Actually, for this team — as it’s currently constructed — you’ll take that swap. Regardless of who’s taking the snaps at quarterback, a 3-0 start against the Giants, Jags and Jets feels like an absolute must. And regardless of who’s behind center, totally doable. The opening three opponents and four of the Broncos’ first six foes are projected by VegasInsider.com to win eight or fewer contests. Short of Rodgers in orange and blue, you can’t ask for much better than that.



https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/12/broncos-2021-schedule-predictions-aaron-rodgers/
10 must-see games on the 2021 NFL schedule

10 must-see games on the 2021 NFL schedule

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326509

The NFL unveiled its 2021 schedule Wednesday. Here are 10 non-Broncos games that will be appointment viewing.

Browns at Chiefs (Week 1, Sept. 12, 2:25 p.m.)

The rematch from last year’s AFC divisional round beats out Jets/Panthers and Cowboys/Buccaneers for the best opener. Can Cleveland put its immediate mark on 2021 with a win over Super Bowl-caliber Kansas City?

Rams at Colts (Week 2, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.)

By the end of the second game, both franchises should have a decent preliminary feel for their new quarterbacks as Matthew Stafford takes over in Los Angeles and Carson Wentz attempts to revive his career in Indianapolis.

Buccaneers at Patriots (Week 4, Oct. 3, 6:20 p.m.)

Tom Brady returns to New England for the first time since leaving the Patriots. The defending Super Bowl champ Buccaneers will face Cam Newton (or Mac Jones?) and a New England team looking for a new identity.

Bills at Chiefs (Week 5, Oct. 10, 6:20 p.m.)

The rematch of last year’s AFC title game features two of the NFL’s most exciting offenses. Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen each threw for two touchdowns in last season’s regular season tilt, which was also won by K.C.

Dolphins at Jaguars (Week 6, Oct. 17, 7:30 a.m.)

The second of two games in London in 2021 (the Jets and Falcons face off the week before), Europe gets a first-hand glimpse at the hype surrounding second-year QB Tua Tagovailoa and No. 1 overall pick Justin Lawrence.

Saints at Seahawks (Week 7, Oct. 25, 6:15 p.m.)

The Jameis Winston Era will be in full swing when the Saints travel to Seattle for a Monday Night Football bout. And it will be an interesting midseason harmony check for quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.

Buccaneers at Saints (Week 8, Oct. 31, 2:25 p.m.)

Brady haters might want to tune in, as the QB struggled against the Saints during the 2020 regular season, going 0-2 with five picks. The Halloween matchup will likely play a big role in determining the NFC South winner.

Bears at Steelers (Week 9, Nov. 8, 6:15 p.m.)

Justin Fields and Chicago travel to Pittsburgh for a midseason test on Monday Night Football. Chicago has won three straight over Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers, but Pittsburgh is 27-5 all-time at home on MNF.

Jaguars at Jets (Week 16, Dec. 26, 11 a.m.)

The top two picks from this year’s NFL draft square off in the Meadowlands. While their respective rookie impact will likely be evident by this point, who wins the quarterback battle between Lawrence and Zach Wilson?

Vikings at Packers (Week 17, Jan. 2, 6:20 p.m)

The NFC North rivals split in 2020, with Minnesota holding off a late Packers comeback for a win in the latter game. Depending on how things go in Green Bay, it might be a gut-check for quarterback Jordan Love.



https://www.denverpost.com/2021/05/12/2021-nfl-schedule-must-see-games/
Orlando area spring football schedule with preview of every game

Orlando area spring football schedule with preview of every game

13/05/2021, USA, Multi Sports, USA Publications, Article # 30326511

High school football spring games involving Orlando area programs take place throughout the month of May.



https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/football/os-sp-hs-spring-football-20210421-my4f6iahgfcqdd3xu7nb2cdlw4-story.html
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