GMG - Las Vegas Weekly

September 4, 2014

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∑ Arizona Cardinals Given their proximity to Las Vegas, the Cards will be easy to follow with the majority of their games televised locally. ∑ Atlanta Falcons Starting center Joe Hawley is the most prominent former UNLV Rebel in the NFL. ∑ Baltimore Ravens Any team that derives its name from an Edgar Allan Poe poem is worthy of casual fandom (and the Ravens' dark defensive style could be interpreted as Poe-ish). ∑ Bu alo Bills Everyone can empathize with a long-suffering group, and the Bills have gone a league-high 14 years since their last playoff appearance. ∑ Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera made so many gutsy play calls that he gained the nickname "Riverboat Ron." ∑ Chicago Bears In a league that sometimes feels set in its ways, the Bears think outside of the box. One example: the hiring of Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman to take over last year. ∑ Cincinnati Bengals Who hasn't grown tired of quarterback Andy Dalton and the Bengals losing in the fi rst round of the playoffs for three straight years? 16 LASVEGASWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 410, 2014 PUT YOUR root DOWN Not sure which NFL team to cheer for this season? Here's a case for all 32 of 'em By Case Keefer

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