At the same time, the task was made easier because the man handing off to Peterson was Joe Webb, the first quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game without having attempted a single pass during the regular season. With No. 1 quarterback Christian Ponder scratched an hour before kickoff because of a bursitis in the elbow of his throwing arm, the inaccurate Webb was a huge help to the Packers aspirations for a victory by hitting on just three passes for 22 yards in the first half..

On the individual income tax side the changes are very sweeping as well. There still remains seven separate individual income tax brackets. However, the rates and income cutoffs for each bracket has changed. It s ambitious for a depleted Bucs defense, absolutely. But if you can hold Atlanta to fewer than 20 points, you win. The Falcons are 0 5 when they don t get to 20, and they re 8 0 when they score 20 or more.

RHP Trevor Graham, Franklin Pierce University A Division II First Team All America selection, Graham could be the first Raven selected in the 2013 draft. The Florida native fashioned a microscopic 1.63 ERA and led the team in strikeouts per nine innings (9.2) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.91). Ranks among national leaders in several pitching categories..

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Athens) of the Los Angeles Chargers completed 25 of 36 passes for 268 yards and one touchdown and no interceptions in a 17 16 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Rivers threw a 6 yard touchdown pass with 10:19 left in the game as Los Angeles took a 14 10 lead. The Chargers got the ball back at their 8 yard line with 4:09 left in the game and trailing 16 14.

A fascinating Tribune report Friday unearthed evidence of NFL heavy handedness in a five page list of requests the league wants honored, but no smoking gun. The documents revealed the NFL seeks gasp to close a busy stretch of Congress Parkway between Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue for nearly three weeks. Better start rationing food now, commuters..

Another ABC show that saw an outsized improvement in C3 was its new Beltway thriller (and media buyer fave) “Designated Survivor.” The Kiefer Sutherland drama jumped from a strong 2.2 in live same day to a 2.7, earning itself a quick full season order in the process. “Designated Survivor” was premiere week’s No. 2 new series behind “This Is Us” and in posting that currency rating, it nearly doubled the 1.4 C3 rating posted by year ago time slot occupant “Nashville”..

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