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NFL announces 2014 schedule
CenturyLink Field
The season will open with the Seahawks hosting the Packers on Sept. 4.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Football League released its 2014 regular-season schedule on Wednesday.

It will open with the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4 at what's sure to be a raucous CenturyLink Field celebrating the franchise's first title.

Kickoff weekend features 13 games on Sept. 7, with the first Sunday primetime matchup pitting Peyton Manning against a familiar foe as he leads the reigning AFC-champion Denver Broncos opposite the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Manning, of course, was the Colts' starting quarterback for 13 years before neck surgery and the arrival of Andrew Luck ended his memorable tenure in Indy in 2012.  continue>>

Extra Points: Mock Draft version 4.0
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - If this were a typical NFL calendar year, the draft would be kicking off later this week.

Instead a scheduling conflict with the event's long-time home, New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, pushed the draft back a couple weeks to May 8-10.

The absence of the traditional late April time frame has resulted in a bit of draft overkill, giving the second-guessers -- be they actual NFL personnel people or the thousands of self-titled scouts now polluting the Internet -- more time to second-guess their original second-guesses.  continue>>