Mark Craig's Fourth-and-5

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 17, 2013 - 3:16 AM

Three observations …

• People not old enough to remember the late Todd Christensen need to Google the former Raider if they think tight ends as major receiving threats is a new thing. Christensen died this week of complications from a liver transplant surgery. He had 92 catches in 1982 and 95 in 1986, both records for tight ends at the time.

• Remember when Panthers coach Ron Rivera came to the Metrodome on the hot seat back on Oct. 13? Well, he’s 5-0 since then. And his new nickname — “Riverboat Ron” — is sticking. It started when he went for it on fourth-and-1 twice on the opening drive of that 35-10 victory over the Vikings.

• Although Peyton Manning has to be the early front-runner to win yet another league MVP, he’s got a lot of competition heading down the stretch. Drew Brees, Russell Wilson and Jamaal Charles are contenders.

Two predictions …

• Speaking of Peyton, he’s not too beat up to take down the 9-0 Chiefs.

• The Jets have alternated wins and losses for nine games in a row, but will win at Buffalo for their first two-game winning streak.

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2014 preseason     
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Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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