Quick hit: Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is expected to play for the first time since suffering a gruesome broken ankle in Week 1. Darby, acquired from Buffalo just prior to the season for Jordan Matthews, was taken with the 50th overall pick in the 2015 draft. He was selected three spots after the Eagles selected Eric Rowe (remember him?). Vegas Vic’s take: Sometimes, it just looks TOO easy. Consider. Dallas will be without RB Ezekiel Elliott after he exhausted all his legal options.
Andy Reid’s record in the game after a regular-season bye is well documented and extremely impressive, but Doug Pederson’s isn’t so bad, either. Even with last year’s loss. Big Red is 16-2 in his head-coaching career after a bye, with those 16 wins accounting for nearly 10 percent of his 179 regular-season victories. Reid and the Chiefs have their bye this week. Pederson, one of the brightest leaves to sprout from Reid’s coaching tree, is in just his second year as a head coach.
Resident handicapper Vegas Vic and the rest of the staff pick this week’s games. Quick hit: Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffin can become the first player ever to record a sack in each of his team’s first nine games. He, Dwight Freeney (2009) and Robert Mathis (2005) are the only players to do so in the first eight. Freeney and Mathis were each playing for the Colts.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".