Taking a look at which big favorites might get tripped up in Week 7 of the NFL season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers on Thursday signed veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus in hopes of boosting not only their pass rush but their championship hopes. A first-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2012, Mercilus had 57 sacks in nine-plus seasons. He has three sacks this season but only one season of eight-plus sacks in his career. That was 2015, when he had 12. The Texans released the 31-year-old Mercilus this week. With 2020 Pro Bowler Za’Darius Smith on injured r
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Washington’s Taylor Heinicke grew up watching Green Bay Packers games on television and idolizing Brett Favre, their Hall of Fame quarterback. Now the 28-year-old quarterback is about to match up with Favre’s successor as Washington tries to cool off reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and snap the Packers’ five-game winning streak. “Brett Favre is the reason I started loving football,” Heinicke said. “I had so many of his jerseys. I remember watching the Packers game every Sunday