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    Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

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    The NFL opens its slate today with playmakers and some big matchups.

    By Chick Ludwig
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    Dayton Daily News


    It's been a long wait, but football is back. The NFL staged an exhibition Sunday in Canton and cranks up with a full schedule this weekend.

    With that in mind, here are five things to look for during the NFL's 64-game preseason slate, which begins tonight:

    1 High-profile quarterbacks Carson Palmer (Bengals), Daunte Culpepper (Dolphins) and Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers) are on the mend from injuries. Palmer likely won't play until Game 3 when Green Bay visits Paul Brown Stadium on Aug. 28 (8 p.m., ESPN).

    2 Browns second-year quarterback Charlie Frye is gaining his teammates' trust, but he needs a center because LeCharles Bentley is out for the year and Bob Hallen left the club. Center Alonzo Ephraim is due to start at Philadelphia tonight, but Ross Tucker could win the job.

    3 Today's nationally televised game — Indianapolis at St. Louis, FOX, 8 p.m. — features dome teams known for high-powered offense. New Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri's 48-yard field goal lifted New England over the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI.

    4 Fantasy becomes reality when New Orleans plays at Tennessee

    (8 p.m. Saturday). Saints tailback Reggie Bush (Southern California) squares off against Titans QB Vince Young (Texas) in a Rose Bowl rematch.

    5 Monday Night Football — Oakland at Minnesota, ESPN, 8 p.m. — is finally here. Metrodome fans will see a familiar face when Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss makes his debut against his former team. The Vikings will also introduce new uniforms.


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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    I just narrowed my list down to 100 reasons.

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    #5 - only one that matters

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    1, 2, and 3 all dont seem like very good reasons....

    you'd think they could find someone to come up with better reasons than that!

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    #4 should be fun. But the one that catches my eye...Vikings/Raiders, now that is news worthy.

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    #6 You get to watch Bret Favre suck in all 20 games instead of just 16.

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    Only 1 reason!

    1). It's NFL football baby and it's back!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    "singersp" wrote:
    #6 You get to watch Bret Favre suck in all 20 games instead of just 16.
    now that is funny stuff

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    Re: Top 5 reasons to be excited for NFL preseason

    #7 (For the Packer fans) The first 4 pre-season loses won't count against the Packers regular season record.

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