If Dan Campbell builds the kind of ball-control, physical squad he likes and if the new general manager, Brad Holmes, unearths enough playmakers on defense, the Lions could — maybe should — be relevant in a way they haven't been in decades.
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Missouri was a step ahead of South Carolina on both ends in its 81-70 win on Tuesday.
In the Packers' playoff-opening, 32-18 victory over the Rams at noisy — yes, noisy — Lambeau Field, the offense went up against the best defense the NFL has to offer and controlled the game from start to finish.
The Titans finished 9-7 in Matt LaFleur's lone season as offensive coordinator and failed to make the playoffs.
“Anytime you don’t play your best as a football team, it is disappointing. We have a high standard,” coach Matt LaFleur said.
Vince Lombardi once called Hornung “the best all-around back ever to play football,” and while leading Lombardi’s 1960s Packers to three championships, Hornung certainly lived up to that lofty praise with his versatile game. As the left halfback and Lombardi’s “key operative” in the fabled power sweep, Hornung was often the one who would “run to daylight” on the famous play. But he also was an adept passer — Hornung played quarterback at Notre Dame, winning the 1956 Heisman Trophy as a senior — and highly effective as a kicker, pass-catcher and blocker.