Eagles, 49ers pounce with eyes on Super Bowl

Oct 29, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch on the field before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Levi’s Stadium.

But we knew already in training camp the AFC was far more crowded with seemingly contending teams than the NFC. We knew the AFC was piling top-end quarterbacks like the Miami Dolphins piled points against the Denver Broncos. And thus we knew that front offices around the league perceived this to be the year for NFC contenders to strike.Eight weeks into the NFL season, that difference rings true.

Byard is two seasons removed from his second All-Pro recognition in eight seasons with Tennessee. The savvy veteran has intercepted 27 passes, deflected 63 total and recorded 681 tackles since the Titans selected him in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. And while this season has started more slowly for Byard (PFF ranks him the 33rd-best safety this year), PFF has graded him as a top-10 safety in the league four different years, including the last two seasons. headtopics.com

Will the trade deadline make a difference between the AFC defending its Super Bowl title and the NFC swooping in? It’s too soon to say. But the Eagles and 49ers gave it their best chance. And they picked a good year to take swings.Congratulations to the veteran defensive lineman for upgrading from a 2-6 New York Giants team to the 5-2 Seattle Seahawks.

(including playoffs), tying an NFL record. But Carolina got the draft capital that positioned it to select quarterback Bryce Young first overall this spring. And they’d have benefited from flipping one more prime piece – pass rusher Brian Burns – for capital before his price tag skyrockets at the end of this season.The Bears reportedly gave their star cornerback a chance to seek a trade around midnight entering today. headtopics.com

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