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Marcus Mariota is the team’s ascendant young quarterback

The gap between the average tier for 49ers QB Brian Hoyer (4.00) and the team’s opposing QBs (2.88) is the NFL’s seventh largest. San Francisco faces zero Tier 1 QBs and five Tier 4 QBs, so there could be opportunities for the 49ers if Hoyer can outperform expectations in Kyle Shanahan’s system, as some think he might.

The Vikings play the third-toughest lineup of opposing QBs, with five games against Tier 1 QBs and two more against Matthew Stafford, who climbed into the top 10 and is now solidly in the second tier. That lineup becomes tougher if Cam Newton bounces back from a down 2016 season.

The Colts play a league-high 13 games against Tier 3-4 QBs, which is why they’ll be back in the 8-8 range if Andrew Luck is healthy and plays a full season. When will Luck be healthy? How will he perform with zero offseason work? I can’t assume the best in the absence of any evidence, and so the Colts come away with a four-win projection.

The most important thing you need to know to become a Jaguars fan is that you should be yelling “DUUUUUUVAAAAALLLLL” as loudly and as frequently as possible. It’s a reference to the county the team is located in. That’s a much more exciting element of Jaguars fandom these days than the actual team.

Marcus Mariota is the team’s ascendant young quarterback, and he’s an easy guy to root for because he always has time to make fans feel special. Just don’t try to give him a nickname. When he entered the league in 2015, Mariota said, “I don’t have a nickname. And I’m not looking for one, either.”

I’m reading this tight end first. It’s trips speed, so I don’t have any wide receivers to worry about. I’m reading through this tight end to hold him off my corner, so he can come over the top of the seam route. steelers_037

Devoted fans took to social media Tuesday to show their appreciation.

Or so it would appear at first glance. But it turns out that there’s also a lot of churn in the world of NFL uniforms this season because most teams are upgrading to a new Nike tailoring template. You’ll be hearing a lot about how the new template is lighter and tighter, how it has fewer seams and so on. But from a visual standpoint, the most obvious changes — and they’re almost all for the better — can be seen around the jersey collars.

Shanahan would only confirm quarterback Brian Hoyer and left tackle Joe Staley are starting, and “everyone else, we’ll find out on Sunday.

The family went on: “Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this legendary dining institution. We are especially thankful to the late Mike Garcia for the opportunity he gave our family 20 years ago. By-Th’-Bucket over the past 60 years of operation has served millions of guests and has created countless memories and for that we will be forever grateful.”

Devoted fans took to social media Tuesday to show their appreciation.

“Thanks for the years of great clams and catfish!” a diner named Robyn K posted on Yelp. “Even after moving to Morgan Hill I found myself coming back up here for good fish. Another institution gone. … Good luck to the Furiosis in their future endeavors.”magic_024