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How Following NFL News Can Bring Value to Many Different Consumers

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Perhaps the biggest surprises of the National Football League’s preseason are yet to come. The preseason finales will soon wrap up, and the rosters need to be trimmed to 53 men by the league offices Tuesday deadline.

Yet NFL odds show the Buffalo Bills are strong favorites to win the Super Bowl, as they have been since the season’s end in February. The Los Angeles Rams were crowned champions with the Vince Lombardi trophy after beating the Cincinnati Bengals. But even those two teams will need to make roster cuts to reach the NFL threshold of 53 men.

Cut Off

This season the NFL has expanded the practice squad to 16 players. Meaning by this point, most teams are cutting their players who will just be re-signed to the practice squad, which now allows for 69 players, including the practice squad within the organization. There are also opportunities to move freely between the practice squad and the 53-man roster should injuries or COVID-19 sideline key players.

The expanded practice squad by six spots is key because, as we’ve seen the past few years, COVID-19 and injuries can really hinder a team’s available roster spots. They will now be able to move players as needed fairly readily.

Injuries

There are a number of ways to get updates on news. For practices, some of the quickest sources are the team-beat writers in their respective markets. So a Panthers fan should follow the Charlotte Observer or local Athletic reporters who are at practice each day. They are usually the ones there live and meet immediately with the coaching staff and players and are available to ask about specific observations, including injuries.

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On game days, that looks a little different. The NFL requires teams to list injury reports at specific points. Each team is required to list their final injury report 90 minutes before their scheduled kickoff. Prior to that, there is usually an update on Fridays, and the national reporters will start checking with team executives and players’ agents to see their statuses.

Lastly, the pregame shows – whether on FOX, CBS, ESPN, or NFL Network – usually have a go-to go to either read off the key injuries and/or report updates just before kickoffs as players who are questionable or probable go through their warm-ups.

Fantasy Football

One of the biggest developments in the last 40 years has been the game within the games: fantasy football. For decades people would draft players across different teams based on NFL lines to form their own fantasy team, and then they would use that to compete against eight, 10, 12, 16, and sometimes more fantasy teams in their own leagues.

That’s where even more attention is being dedicated now. National media companies are employing writers to have all the key injury news, rankings of players based on projections, the moves that are made, and what they mean in terms of fantasy points — it’s really endless.

Beyond the traditional season-long leagues, there are daily or weekly fantasy leagues, where a fee is paid for a tournament entry to compete against thousands of others. That scoring is generally similar, but it throws in a salary that varies each week based on matchups and especially injury news for snap counts at those key skill positions.

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As far as who to follow is up to the individual’s experience. A diehard fan may have a larger following, whether on social media or through traditional media companies’ apps. That may include local beat writers for their team and their rivals’, national reporters, team sites, and more. 

Other fans may want to know about just their team and only follow their local reporters/publications for analysis, news, Vegas NFL odds, and other updates. Meanwhile, some just need to know general league stuff from national reporters, who may be later than local writers but eventually get to it.

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BALL – Lost from St. Gilloise on Saturday and leaves a warning to SC Braga (Europa League)

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BALL - Lost from St.  Gilloise on Saturday and leaves a warning to SC Braga (Europa League)

Club Brugge’s win at the Estadio do Dragao left the football world open-mouthed and still echoes in Belgium, but Saint-Gilloise’s visit to Braga won’t have such a devastating impact, João Gamboa is convinced.

“I think Dragao’s 0-4 won’t happen again, but Saint-Gilloise are a great team and Braga might have difficulty imposing their game,” warns the midfielder, who switched from Estoril to “Leven”. .

Gamboa is well aware of the value of the warriors of the European enemy. Not so much because of the natural knowledge of Belgian football, which he acquired in three months, but because of fresh memories: Leuven met Saint-Gilloise on Saturday and lost at home 0-3.

“Saint-Gilloise is not at the level of Brugge, but they are a team with a very good organization and quite dangerous in counterattacks,” signals the midfielder, who highly appreciates the opposing Warriors’ team. an “intellectual” form of how he plans his game, as well as an indication of some personality that can make a difference.

“Center Burgess is very strong and he makes a difference in set pieces; and Boniface [avançado] It has great quality. In the game with Leuven, he almost did not score a goal from the center of the field, ”he is recovering.

Despite Saint-Gilloise’s ability to make a name for themselves, Gamboa believes the Warriors have a reason to win tomorrow’s game: “Braga is stronger and has European experience that could be decisive against the Belgians.”

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BALL – Ruben Amorim talks about the delay and accuses Marseille of being “immodest” (Sporting)

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Ruben Amorim’s statements after the 1-4 defeat in Marseille.

Delayed arrival at the stadium: “As for the delay, it was due to traffic jams. A meeting is held between members of the two clubs and UEFA where they explain how many minutes it takes to leave the hotel and reach the stadium. This is a learned thing. We were late because we were completely stuck in traffic. It’s not our fault, we sent the team in 45 minutes, warmed up, connected the feet, did a massage and mental activation, I don’t want anyone from Sporting to complain about this. But the tone of the people of Marseille, as if it were our fault… They lacked a bit of humility, and I hope it doesn’t happen to them. And when they talk to us as if we are to blame, it is confusing …. And people at UEFA have to be so sensitive, because we always talk about business, about how the Super League was just business, and at the moment it’s all the same. What we did was protect the players, connect the legs, massage, warm up. We were the ones who got hurt because we didn’t have time. I know it annoys Marseille because they don’t know when to come out for a warm-up, but it’s not our fault and we’re sorry for our delay. We want to follow all the rules. It’s not our fault, we did everything according to the rules.”

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Dynamo Apeldoorn Benfica Champions Volleyball

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Dynamo Apeldoorn Benfica Champions Volleyball

GAME REVIEW

Champions League
1st hand 2nd round
Final result
Dynamo Apeldoorn one
Benfica 3
1.º set 2.º set 3.º set 4.º set
12-25 25-20 18-25 12-25

O Benfica won (1-3) on Tuesday, October 4, in the Netherlands, Dynamo Apeldoorn, in the game related to the 1st leg of the 2nd round of the Volleyball Champions League, taking a safe and important step towards reaching the next stage.

O Benfica came out strong and decisive in attacking the net from the first points, easily dominating the opponent and bringing the set to victory in it. With a five-point lead of 6-11, Eagles increased to 9-16 and stopped only at 12-25 (0-1). The six blocks of defense were decisive.

O balance was the dominant note for most of the second set, slightly behind the Dutch team – 16-14. O Benfica reacted and turned to 17-18.but some errors in the service and lack of aggression in the block allowed the opponent to win a partial 25-20 (1-1).

Not 3rd set Reds advanced 1-4, packing for 5-9. With one noticeable improvement in serviceMarcel Matz’s men opened fire in a partial, ending in triumph 18-25 (1-2).

In what happened in the final set of the fight, Benfica again performed at a high levelas he did in the first, and taking advantage of the failure of the men at home, won with a clear score of 12-25 (1-3)in a game in which the Reds, for example, threw nine aces against zero opponents.

O Thus, “Benfica” received an important advantage in a draw., a decision on which will be made on Wednesday, October 12, at 20:00 in Pavilion No. 2 da Luz. In the middle, on Saturday, at 20:30, the reds go to Leishoyesin the call to the 1st round of the 1st stage of the National Championship.

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STATEMENTS

Marcel Matz (Benfica manager): “We managed to play well, we gave a good response after losing at the weekend. [na Supertaça]. This is an experienced group. Since I arrived, I don’t think we’ve ever lost two official games in a row, thanks to players who have a lot of potential. It was a good game, everyone did well in the end. We have to play the second game, but we have taken the first step. Now it’s time to try to come home strong and win with the support of our fans.”

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Dynamo Apeldoorn-Benfica
1-3
Omnisportcentrum
Benfica starting XI
James Violas, Hugo Gaspar, Pablo Nathan, Peter Wolfartetter, Rafa and Thales Falcao
alternates
Bernardo Silva (left), Ivo Casas (left), Andre Lopez, Eduardo Brito, Bernardo Westermann, Aaro Nikula, Lucas France, Japa and Arthur Puron
Dinamo Apeldoorn original squad
Taihuis (L), Gion-Ramon Martinez, Berkhout, Boehudt, Brilewis and Buck
alternates
Lipke (L), Niek Tijhuis, De Ruyter, Meis, Hoffmann, Bosma, Van Kooten, Laan and Kruk
1.º set 2.º set 3.º set 4.º set
12-25 25-20 18-25 12-25

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