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Falcons built the one offense that can keep pace with the Packers - SBNation.com
It’s tough to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and co., but if any team can do it, it’s the Falcons.

Steelers are dealing with flu bug prior to game vs. Patriots - SBNation.com
It doesn’t seem to have inflicted any of their stars.

Seahawks could lose 2nd-round pick due to nondisclosure of Richard Sherman’s injury - SBNation.com
The Seahawks could be in for a big punishment for keeping Richard Sherman’s injury quiet.

Raiders apply for relocation to Las Vegas - SBNation.com
The Las Vegas Raiders are one step closer to a reality after the franchise applied for relocation Thursday.

Mel Kiper's 1st 2017 mock draft has QBs Mitch Trubisky, Deshaun Watson going in top 10 - SBNation.com
Myles Garrett at No. 1 and Mitch Trubisky at No. 2 is becoming an early consensus, but three months can change plenty.

Adrian Peterson wants to stay in Minnesota, but named potential suitors if he doesn’t - SBNation.com
Some make more sense than others.

Falcons built the one offense that can keep pace with the Packers - SBNation.com
It’s tough to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and co., but if any team can do it, it’s the Falcons.

Patriots feasted on bad quarterbacks, but also had to face tough defenses to get this far - SBNation.com
New England’s eight-game winning streak came against passers like Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jared Goff.

Progress Reports: Third-Down Conversions
Our review of key areas in which the Bucs sought improvement in 2016 continues with one of the more critical statistics in football: third-down conversion rate, offensively and defensively.

TBT: Bucs Win NFC Championship Game
On this day in 2003, the Buccaneers defeated the Eagles in the NFC Championship game to advance to the Super Bowl.

Watch: Robert Ayers 2016 Highlights
Watch some of DE Robert Ayers' best highlights from the 2016 season.

Watch: Brent Grimes 2016 Highlights
Watch some of CB Brent Grimes' best highlights from the 2016 season.

Return On Investment: Defense
The Bucs have rarely put together a single class of unrestricted free agents that made as much of a positive impact as the Class of 2016.

Watch: Top Plays of the 2016 Season
NFL Network breaks down the best plays from 2016.

Adrian Peterson Names Buccaneers As A Team He Wants To Play For | Pewter Report
On ESPN's television show First Take, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a team he would like to play for.

East-West Shrine Game Practice Recap Day 4 (With Video) | Pewter Report
On the final day of East-West Shrine practices, the skill players came alive as positions of need for the Buccaneers faired well in their last audition.

Adrian Peterson says he wants to return to Minnesota Vikings, would consider New York Giants, Tampa Buccaneers, Houston Texans
If he were to enter free agency, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says he would want to go to a Super Bowl-contending team, mentioning the Giants, Texans and Buccaneers as possible destinations.

Stroud: Ranking the Bucs' top 10 players under age 25 | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs were the eighth-youngest team in the NFL when the 2016 season began with an average age of 25.7, and that figure will likely go lower next season.

Mel Kiper projects Michigan's Taco Charlton to Bucs in first round - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs have a big need for a receiver opposite Mike Evans, but Taco Charlton could be too good to pass up in the NFL draft.

Stroud: Ranking the Bucs' top 10 players under age 25 | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs were the eighth-youngest team in the NFL when the 2016 season began with an average age of 25.7, and that figure will likely go lower next season.

Adrian Peterson says if not back with Vikings, he'd like Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs have a complicated situation at running back for 2017, with Doug Martin facing a suspension, Jacquizz Rodgers an unrestricted free agent and Charles Sims coming off his second major injury absence in three seasons.

Hardy Nickerson 'Jr.' returns to his roots for Shrine Game | Tampa Bay Times
As much as anyone playing in this week's East-West Shrine Game, his is a name sure to bring a smile to football fans in the Tampa area: Linebacker Hardy Nickerson, who played for his father in high school and college, is now trying to follow his footsteps into the NFL.

What to make of Adrian Peterson's interest in the Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
Thanks, but no thanks, AP.Don't want you. Don't need you. Well, we need someone, but not you.