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Look out. That familiar sight is the New England Patriots romping through December, looking like a Super Bowl team.
With this weekend's time change in mind, let's fall back to the preseason. In my Aug. 31 column, I made five not-so-bold predictions, hoping but not expecting that a couple would eventually prove true. As you'll read, it looks like I was mostly right about being mostly wrong.
Tom Brady and the best offense in the NFL got upstaged by an undersized rookie.
Quarterback Sam Bradford was active in practice Friday for the St. Louis Rams, who have listed him as questionable for Sunday's game at Arizona.
The Cincinnati Bengals traded Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday other day for what could turn out to be two first-round draft picks.
Newly acquired Brandon Lloyd looked good in his first practice with the St. Louis Rams. Mark Clayton's back, too.
Tim Tebow has lost his top target even before making his first start of the season.
Tim Tebow has lost his top target even before he makes his first start of the season.
It might be a while before Rams quarterback Sam Bradford can work with newly acquired Brandon Lloyd.
Kyle Orton's still a member of the Denver Broncos. For how long is anybody's guess.
The Denver Broncos have fired coach Josh McDaniels, who went 5-17 after winning his first six games last year.
Ray Rice ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens frustrated Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton in a 31-17 victory Sunday.
A side benefit of Joe Gibbs' resignation is that it gave Washington Redskins fans a chance to hear from owner Dan Snyder, who has been reluctant to speak publicly in recent years about his franchise.
August has not been Al Saunders' month.
It didn't change the outcome of the game. It didn't change possession of the ball. In fact, the opponent gained a first down on the play. But Lorenzo Alexander's tackle of Tennessee quarterback Tim Rattay on Saturday night is Washington's play of the summer so far.
"This had nothing to do with Tim," Lloyd told 104.3 The Fan radio station in Denver.
Lloyd said he would play Sunday against Dallas and was excited for his reunion with McDaniels and eager to work with Bradford and Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo.