Packers chasing top seed: Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy wants none of your theories about his team being better off without having a first-round bye in the postseason. McCarthy has not minced words about his team going after one of the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs — and that means not resting his players as he did a year ago at the end of the regular season. That likely won’t have any effect on this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans, but it will mean something for fantasy owners who are playing for a championship in Week 17 when the Pack visits the Minnesota Vikings.
Bradshaw still uncertain to play: New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw still appears uncertain to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens (although practicing Friday improves his outlook), meaning David Wilson could earn his second start of the year. Hopefully he’s learned his lesson from last week when he reportedly missed time due to his struggles in blitz pickup (among other things). If there’s one thing Wilson has learned in his rookie season, it’s that Tom Coughlin does not suffer mistakes. If he does, it will open the door once again for Kregg Lumpkin.
Sherman in NY to appeal: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman missed practice Thursday as he traveled to New York for the scheduled appeal his four-game suspension for Adderall. If the appeal is not upheld, he could be forced to serve the penalty as soon as Sunday, making him unavailable for the showdown with the 49ers. Sherman’s potential absence would do wonders for the fantasy prospects of Colin Kaepernick and Michael Crabtree. We all wait to learn more.
– Marcas Grant
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