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Sunday Insider: Fourth-and-5

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG
  • Star Tribune
  • October 20, 2012 - 11:47 PM
Three observations ...

• When did mild-mannered Nate Burleson become the obnoxious guy who vows not to let fines stop his end-zone celebrations? Fortunately for Nate's wallet, Nate only averages four scores a year.

• Plaxico Burress, Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and any other old unemployed receivers no longer worth their accompanying baggage need to move along. You had your day.

• Giants rookie David Wilson needs only 18,269 more yards to break Emmitt Smith's career rushing record after declaring he'll reach the Hall of Fame -- after six games, 15 carries and 87 yards.

... and two bold predictions

• It's not over in the Big Easy. One man's predicted Super Bowl champion marches on when the Saints pick up Win No. 2 at Tampa Bay.

• In what's certain to bring comfort to Packers fans, we're taking the Rams over Green Bay as this week's upset special.

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