SPORTS NEWS

Packers looked good, Seahawks looked better

Column: RICK SOLEM
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The Green Bay Packers looked like a Super Bowl bound team Sunday.

The Washington Redskins were never in the mix and the 38-20 score is no indication to how lopsided a win this was at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

Nobody in the NFC looked better, but, perhaps, that’s because the front runners in the NFC played each other later that night … and only one  team looked any good.

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UW-L FB: Walsh rumblin' stumblin'

By RICK SOLEM
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All the momentum had shifted.

A crowd-oohing stick by UW-La Crosse senior Brett Benson forced a fumble.

Teammate Andy Walsh, all 260 pounds of him, picked it up and pulled the plow 53 yards for a touchdown, seemingly tip-toeing the sideline every step of the way.

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NFL Playoff Predictions

Column: RICK SOLEM
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There may not be a more exciting game to kick off the 2013-14 NFL season.

It’s the rematch of the AFC Divisional playoff between the Baltimore Ravens at the Denver Broncos.

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UW-L FB can't recover from slow start

By RICK SOLEM
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Sometimes, it looks like the first game of the season.

For the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse football team, that was exactly the case - figuratively and literally.

The defense didn’t show up to start. The offense took the first quarter off and, before the Eagles knew it, they had a 21-point deficit.

That was too much to overcome Saturday. UW-L scored with 13 seconds remaining in the contest to make it a 35-24 loss to the University of Dubuque at Veterans Memorial Field.

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NFL: The NFC by division

Column: RICK SOLEM
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Finally, baseball is over and the NFL is here!

That’s how I feel about it anyway. Then again, I’ve felt that way for most of the summer.

Here’s the NFC by division. I feel like the NFC is a lot more competitive top to bottom than the AFC … except for the Bears. The Bears still suck.

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