Packers, Saints on stage for ‘mini Super Bowl’

Look past the towering rock concert stage that engulfs part of the Lambeau Field parking lot and there’s a pair of massive banners depicting Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees hanging off the arena across the street

Trash to treasure, Panthers to start Hangartner (Yahoo! Sports)

Geoff Hangartner, a former fifth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers affectionately dubbed “Piggy” by former center Jeff Mitchell, has re-signed with the team after being released by the Bills and could start the season opener at right guard

Last 2 Super Bowl champs open schedule

The NFL looks for the biggest extravaganza it can find for its kickoff game. It found a doozy for Thursday night: New Orleans at Green Bay. Look for lots of points at Lambeau Field as the two most recent Super Bowl champions, led by title game MVPs, go at it., Also expect a huge, perhaps ..

PAIN FORECAST; GIANTS LOSE GOFF FOR SEASON

The season hasn’t begun, but you must wonder how many more hits the Giants can take before their defense crumbles. The season doesn’t start until Sunday but the Giants have to hope it hasn’t ended before the opening kickoff, as yet another devastating injury has rocked the team. Jonathan Goff, the steady, developing starting middle ..

NFL.com Power Rankings

RANK 1 GREEN BAY PACKERS RANK 2 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS RANK 3 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS RANK 4 PITTSBURGH STEELERS RANK 5 NEW YORK JETS RANK 6 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES RANK 7 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS RANK 8 ATLANTA FALCONS RANK 9 BALTIMORE RAVENS RANK 10 HOUSTON TEXANS RANK 11 NEW YORK GIANTS RANK 12 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS RANK ..

Saints Ranked #4 in NFL Power Rankings – Don Banks (SI)

Don Banks of SI.com have the Saints ranked #4 on his NFL Power Rankings for the first week of the 2011 Season. NFL Power Rankings 1 Last Week: – Green Bay Packers (0-0) With the consensus being that this Packers team is stronger and deeper than last year’s championship club, research reveals that only two ..