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Following the most impressive win of the early NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons arent exactly being rewarded. Cheap Avalanche Jerseys .One week after going into Denver and handling the defending league champion Broncos 23-16, the Falcons stayed out west and headed to Seattle. Coming back with a road victory over the Seahawks (3-1 and coming off a bye) would stamp Atlanta (4-1) as a Super Bowl favorite.Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!Atlanta started 6-1 last season and finished 8-8. While this team looks more balanced, more polished and more dangerous than the 2015 version, it still has plenty to prove. On the scoreboard, and in the standings.I think that we are mentally tougher, a more resilient group for sure, Matt Ryan says.You learn from that. Obviously, we started fast last year and things didnt go our way in the second half of the season. I think what you learn is that the difference between wins and losses is a handful of plays and youve got to be on the right end of them. Weve done a really good job of being opportunistic early in the season.No kidding. Ryan leads the NFL with a 121.6 passer rating, and Julio Jones has averaged a phenomenal 21.5 yards a catch. This is a matchup of the Falcons No. 1-ranked offense against the Seahawks top-ranked defense. Very juicy indeed.You get caught up in the peaks and the valleys just like Pete (Carroll) always says, star cornerback Richard Sherman notes, treat everything like a championship opportunity. You always treat it like youre playing the No. 1 offense. You start treating it like the No. 32 offense, and if the No. 32 offense, they (might) go put up 500 yards on you because theyre still pros, theyre still getting paid to do this. So we dont get caught up in any of that.But Sherman did acknowledge that facing Jones and Ryan would be fun.The action began Thursday night with San Diegos 21-13 home victory over Denver.Philip Rivers threw for 178 yards and a touchdown, passing Hall of Famer Dan Fouts to become San Diegos career passing leader.The victory may have saved embattled coach Mike McCoys job. The Chargers (2-4) were coming off a mistake-filled loss at Oakland.The Super Bowl champion Broncos (4-2) were coached by special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis after Gary Kubiak was ordered by doctors to sit out because of a migraine condition that mimics strokes.Off this week are Minnesota, at 5-0 the NFLs only unbeaten team, and Tampa Bay (2-3).Dallas (4-1) at Green Bay (3-2)There remain enough doubters about the Cowboys that this is another prove-it game. The way Dak Prescott is throwing it (155 passes without a pick) and Ezekiel Elliott is running it (league-high 546 yards), Dallas is proving you can win behind rookies .There are certainly a lot of areas where we have to get better, coach Jason Garrett says, but were doing a good job coming off the ball, getting into blocks and finding places for runners to run. The runners are running well.Still, the Packers hold opponents to 42.8 yards rushing per game. If the Cowboys, 4-11 at the Packers, come close to their 155.2 yards per game on the ground, it will be impressive. And possibly decisive.San Francisco (1-4) at Buffalo (3-2)With Colin Kaepernick now the starter, hes going to attract attention for more than his refusal to stand during the national anthem. It took a four-game slide with Blaine Gabbert showing little at quarterback for coach Chip Kelly to make the change.We need to move the football offensively and thats why we made the decision to do what we were doing, Kelly says. So, hopefully we can get a little more consistency on the offensive side of the ball and thats what I think we need.Critical things in third down I think have been the things that weve really tried to emphasize and work on as we get moving forward here. Thats what were hoping for and thats why we made the move.Buffalo is hoping to keep streaking after going 3-0 since elevating Anthony Lynn to offensive coordinator and firing Greg Roman.Cincinnati 2-3) at New England (4-1)Tom Bradys first regular-season game in Foxborough after serving his four-game Deflategate suspension. Listen for wild cheers of support -- and some nasty chants about Roger Goodell -- and look for Brady to fill the air with regulation footballs. Many of those are likely to land in the hands of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and a new favorite, TE Martellus Bennett, who had three TD catches last week.The Bengals were humiliated in Dallas, and they havent won in New England in 30 years. Brady is 5-1 against them with 12 TDs and a 101.2 passer rating.Kansas City (2-2) at Oakland (4-1)One of the NFLs great rivalries resumes -- this is game 115, KC leads 60-52-2 -- with the Chiefs needing to maintain their dominance in the AFC West. Theyve won three straight vs. Oakland and six straight within the division. Alex Smith loves seeing the Raiders on the other side of the line of scrimmage: Hes 7-1 with 18 TDs, three interceptions and a 106.1 passer rating in this matchup.These are the new Raiders, though, formidable and, at last, a threat to make the playoffs, a place they last visited 14 years ago. They rank fourth in total offense, a necessity considering they are last in defense.Philadelphia (3-1) at Washington (3-2)Another long-term rivalry (Washington leads 84-73-5), and this one should say a lot about the NFC East race.Philly stumbled at Detroit after losing its momentum from a 3-0 start by having an early bye. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has been terrific, but its the Eagles defensive performance that has been just as crucial. They havent allowed a touchdown in the second half and just six points overall.Washington dropped its first two games, but Kirk Cousins throwing to DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder and Jordan Reed has sparked the attack.Pittsburgh (4-1) at Miami (1-4)For the first time, twins Maurkice (Steelers) and Mike Pouncey (Dolphins) are opponents. Their showings on the offensive line will be critical, especially for Miami, which has been awful with the ball, struggles to protect Ryan Tannehill, and is a minus-7 in turnover margin; only the Jets are worse.Just what Ben Roethlisberger needs is another dangerous receiver.Well, hes got one: Sammie Coates is averaging an NFL-best 22.1 yards per catch, with at least one reception of 40 yards or more in each game. Big Ben leads the league with 15 touchdown passes, the most through five games in Steelers history, and WR Antonio Brown is tops with 37 catches.Baltimore (3-2) at New York Giants (2-3)Unlike their AFC North brethren, the Ravens have stalled on offense, leading to the firing this week of coordinator Marc Trestman.Barring falling into an early hole, look for plenty of balance with the ball from Baltimore, with Terrance West toting the ball.Odell Beckham Jr. finally got into the end zone last week at Green Bay, but that didnt do much for New York, which has dropped three in a row.Even more worrisome: New York is minus-7 in turnover differential, with only three takeaways. All that money spent on the defense has yielded minimal returns thus far.Los Angeles (3-2) at Detroit (2-3)The Lions might have benefited from a missed call by officials in their comeback win against the Eagles. They expect DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) back after missing three-plus games, and cornerback Darius Slay comes off a strong performance in which he had a clinching interception.To get to .500, Detroit will need to figure out Todd Gurley. The 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year went for 140 yards on 16 carries and had two TDs in last years win over the Lions in St. Louis. Gurley has yet to break out this season, though, with only a 2.7-yard average. But he has rushed for three scores.Indianapolis (2-3) at Houston (3-2)Given the other matchups this Sunday, its a shame the flex schedule hasnt begun yet.Still, this is for first place in a division, albeit the mediocre AFC South.The Colts are 23-5 against Houston, and Andrew Luck has won 14 of his past 15 starts within the division. He might need a big game because Indy is not likely to shut down receivers DeAndre Hopkins, Jaelen Strong and rookie Will Fuller.New York Jets (1-4) at Arizona (2-3), Monday nightThe Jets crucible of five 2015 playoff teams in six weeks ends here. It hasnt been pretty, and with Carson Palmer expected back from his concussion, the Cardinals will be a difficult opponent.But Arizona also has lost both starting guards, Mike Iupati and Evan Mathis, and New York has a good defensive line.Jets coach Todd Bowles is close with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, having played for Arians at Temple (1982-85) and serving as his defensive coordinator with Arizona in 2013-14.Jacksonville (1-3) at Chicago (1-4)Back from London after their first win and then a bye, the Jaguars believe they could make some inroads in the AFC South. Getting by Chicago is a must.But they are 4-21 on the road in coach Gus Bradleys four seasons, including 0-6 against NFC teams.The Bears have gotten good enough play from backup QB Brian Hoyer -- three straight 300-yard games, six TDs, no picks -- that Jay Cutler might not get back his job once fully healthy. Helping Hoyer has been RB Jordan Howard, whos second among NFL rookies with 296 yards rushing.Carolina (1-4) at New Orleans (1-3)How the mighty have fallen. Carolinas chances of winning a fourth consecutive NFC South are fading after losing their first two division matchups. A third one could be devastating, and they go against the prolific Drew Brees with an underachieving secondary and defense on the whole.But at least they will have 2015 league MVP Cam Newton back at quarterback after he missed the loss to Tampa Bay with a concussion.As always, New Orleans chances ride on Brees arm. He seems more comfortable every week with his current group of targets: Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead, Coby Fleener and rookie Michael Thomas.Cleveland (0-5) at Tennessee (2-3)Down Nashville way, theyre singing optimistic songs about the Titans in the AFC South. Dont laugh too hard: a win and a Colts victory creates a three-way tie at the top.The Titans can run the ball, with DeMarco Murray second in the NFL with 461 yards rushing and 633 yards from scrimmage. Murray leads everyone with 33 first downs.Cleveland is gutsy, but so banged-up. The Browns believe this is a good opportunity to get off the schneid, but theyll need to figure out how to close out a victory if they get in position.---AP NFL website: and Cheap Avalanche Jerseys China . LOUIS -- St. Cheap Avalanche Jerseys Authentic . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Since the destruction of one of WWEs most beloved tag team trios, The Shield, in 2014, each of its members --?Seth Rollins,?Dean Ambrose, and?Roman Reigns?-- has gone on?to?be?successful as singles wrestlers. While Rollins has risen as one of the New Eras greatest heels over the course of the past two years, and Ambrose has ascended to become a true top babyface (if an unlikely one) as WWE world champion, Reigns character and his portrayal of it have struggled to find footing.The WWE has attempted to make Reigns the most clear-cut good guy imaginable, with his various fights against The Authority -- primarily composed of Rollins,?Triple H?and?Stephanie McMahon?--?standing as his primary storyline over the past two years. The key problem lies in Reigns fan reception when battling at the main card: Hes written to be the kind of face that?John Cena?has represented for the company over the past 11 years.While Reigns faces a similar level of disdain to Cenas from most older fans, he also gets at least a little bit less support from the younger fans that are typically able to balance the Cena sucks chants with Lets go, Cena to articulate just how much support Cena retains to this day.?There have been some signs of a change in Reigns current feud with United States champion?Rusev, as this move feels like a demotion; Reigns has been in the WWE world?championship picture for the past two years, winning the top title three times.Before he can get back to fighting for the top title on his brand, the Universal championship, Reigns still needs a character makeover.These are the hurdles he faces going forward.Problem 1: His opponentsRomans problems as a character begin with his opponents.In the majority of his feuds and premier matches, Reigns has faced off against some of the top headliners the business has to offer -- many of whom hold a significantly higher amount of respect from the WWE Universe. Right from the start, his earliest singles feuds included Rollins,?Randy Orton,?Big Show,?Triple H,?Bray Wyatt?and?Brock Lesnar.The feuds with those aforementioned names have had Reigns, as a character, with his back against the wall. Even against the likes of Rollins and Triple H -- two classic heels in their feuds with Reigns -- the crowd embraced the bad guys, for one reason or another. Reigns failed to garner the intrigue of the fan base, and part of it stems from who he has faced.Problem 2: The writersWWEs writers have given Reigns one of the heaviest uphill battles to becoming a main event contender in recent memory. Rollins hit the right notes early and quickly received a ringing endorsement from live crowds and fans in his new role as the guy you love to hate. Ambrose went through the classic buildup of being a mid-card attraction as United States champion and later Intercontinental champion, before lifting himself up into the main event by winning the WWE world championship.Reigns fight against authority is familiar to WWE fans, and it has worked before. In the Attitude Era, this strategy worked extremely well for Stone Cold Steve Austin, who often feuded with Mr. McMahon, and it was similarly effective for D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), who did the same. The storyline isnt broken, but the way the writers have approached it with Reigns is.Even in Reigns greatest moments -- his 2015 Royal Rumble win; his Wrestlemania 31 fight with Lesnar; and his big win at Wrestlemania 32 over Triple H -- the reaction from the crowd was tepid; fans either rooted for his well-respected opponents or didnt react at all. Thats not good.Problem 3: The mic workReigns biggest flaw is on the mic, where he lacks the one key component that can get a wrestler to win over fans, no matter how good they are technically in the ring. Being able to talk is what makes some of the best talent in the WWE as good as tthey are. Cheap Colorado Avalanche Jerseys. Getting back to Problem 2, wrestlers who are bad at this have historically had managers for them. For example, Brock Lesnar has struggled at times on the microphone during his current tenure in the WWE, but his manager Paul Heyman more than covers up for his faults -- and makes Lesnar look menacing as the silent and dangerous brawler. Greats like The Undertaker and Kane had Paul Bearer, solving the potential issues their silent demeanor might cause -- and making people excited for their characters. This could work for Reigns, who out of the ex-Shield trio certainly has had the most trouble on the mic.Problem 4: The suspensionOn June 21, Reigns was suspended from the WWE for violating the companys wellness policy. While specifics of the violation are not known, if Reigns and the WWE want him to be the face of the company, representing them poorly does each party no favors.Even though he returned for Battleground and performed well with Ambrose and Rollins for the title, Reigns suspension puts a blemish on his career that he truly couldnt afford at that particular moment, given his current standing with fans.WWE could have rolled with the punches and given in to popular demand, using the incident to push Reigns towards being a heel. It would be a more natural fit, given crowd reactions and the bad guy stigma of a suspension, and the silent persona mixed with certain heel-like elements of his look -- his unkempt beard and all-black gear thats an artifact from when The Shield broke into the WWE the most prevalent among them -- but WWE simply didnt pull the trigger.The solution?For the time being, it appears to be Rusev.Despite the predicament they were in, it looks as if the WWE writers have found a solution for Reigns in the perfect stereotypical heel that Rusev is. Not only does it give Reigns the chance to remain in the spotlight with a title shot (and a potential win) going into one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year, but it also gives him a chance to build from the ground up, similar to Ambroses journey.His problems, in the end, arent about his wrestling ability, which has gradually improved over the past year and was fully on display in his feuds with?A.J. Styles?and his Shield brethren. He has shown his prowess as a strong competitor in the ring. His signature moves -- the Superman punch and the spear -- certainly come with charisma and history of their own, although hell inevitably be compared to previous stars, such as Edge, Goldberg and others, who made the move so popular.By fighting someone like Rusev, who is as universally hated by the fan base as any character in the company at this moment, Reigns has the chance to truly rise to the occasion as the kind of good guy that the WWE has wanted him to be since the dissolution of The Shield. The only difference is a big one: Hell get the chance to emerge into that spotlight naturally, rather than being forced there.If he beats Rusev, its possible well see Reigns battle it out with the likes of Wyatt,?Sami Zayn,?Kevin Owens,?Cesaro,?Darren Young?and?Titus ONeil?-- providing ample?opportunity?for?Reigns?to?climb the proverbial ladder and garner some respect from the fans. There are pitfalls to be wary of there too, though: Most of those opponents already have tremendous support from the crowd, and the wrong move could undo the positive steps Reigns has taken of late.A win for Reigns at SummerSlam and a chance to run with the United States championship could be the beginning of the proper reformation of his character.But no matter what, its abundantly clear that Reigns has a long way to go before he reaches the level that the WWE has tried to push him toward as a main event player. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '