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Bryce Petty has faith he can flourish in NFL

As scouts and draft experts continue to question his game, former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty firmly believes he can succeed in the NFL, writes Jim Trotter.

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Brett Favre vs. the Bears
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Having his number retired against the Bears would be fitting for the former Packer. His 60 passing touchdowns vs. the Bears are his most against any team.

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Report: Giants & Cowboys to meet Week 1
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The Giants will begin the regular season against the Cowboys in the Sunday night slot, a league source told NJ.com. The Giants have lost four straight against their division rivals, their longest losing streak against them since Dallas beat them in five straight between 1992 and 1994.

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Jimmy Smith: 2nd-richest Raven

The cornerback will reportedly get $21 million guaranteed in his extension. QB Joe Flacco is the only Ravens player with more guaranteed money in his current contract than the reported amount in Smith's.

Ravens need a healthy Jimmy Smith
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The CB will reportedly get $21M guaranteed in his four-year extension -- 10th-most among current CB deals. Baltimore allowed an NFL-low 7 passing TDs during the first half of the season but in its first game without Smith (foot injury) in Week 9, it allowed 6.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning will face each other for 17th time (inc. playoffs). Find out date/time on NFL schedule release show, 8 ET, ESPN

David Purdum: Fading 49ers a popular bet
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Most experts in Las Vegas think that San Francisco will not finish above .500 this season. Over-unders for every NFL team

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Favre shines on Thanksgiving
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Brett Favre had 3 Thanksgiving games with at least 250 pass yards, multiple TD passes and no INTs, the most in NFL history. In his last Thanksgiving start with the Packers in 2007, he completed a team-record 20 straight passes in Green Bay's 37-26 win over the Lions.

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Brett Favre vs. the Bears
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Having his number retired against Chicago is fitting for the former Packer:

  • 60 pass TDs vs. the Bears, his most against any team
  • 42 INTs against the Bears, his most vs. any team
  • Last NFL game (as a member of the Vikings) was played against the Bears
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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Sure sounds like Steelers at Patriots in Thursday night regular-season opener. Full NFL schedule release tonight at 8 on ESPN.

Mark Helfrich: Chip Kelly is not crazy
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This season's Eagles will look a lot different than last year's (hello, Tim Tebow!), but Kelly's former OC believes in him: "I think it's unfortunate that I've had to answer this question more than once: Chip Kelly is not insane. No, he's got a plan. He's got a method."

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Another deep WR class
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It's a good year to need a wide receiver in the draft. While there are fewer players who had 90-plus grades from Scouts, Inc. compared to last year's draft, there are more with 80 and 70 grades.

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Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

Kiper cautions against ruling out Marcus Mariota at No. 1 overall. Unsure about Jameis Winston's off-the-field issues.

Packers to retire Brett Favre's number
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Favre's No. 4 will be retired this season on Thanksgiving, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Packers will play the Bears that night, according to ESPN and multiple reports.

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Will they be thankful for each other?
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The Packers will host the Bears at Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night, sources tell ESPN's Rob Demovsky. It appears this will be Green Bay's first Thanksgiving home game since 1923.

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Draft Academy: Winston goes to UM
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Former FSU QB Jameis Winston meets with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who prepares Winston for the team meetings in Indy, including giving advice on how to handle Winston's past: "Whatever situation it is, just address it. Boom. You don't have to go on and on and on about it."

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