While the first game has already been played, with the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots suffering a surprise loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, the first Sunday of the season brings us 12 games and a lot of exciting storylines to follow. With that in mind, Starsport looks at five of the most interesting storylines to track over the coming weeks. Are the New England Patriots in trouble?
The British-born star won two Super Bowls in his career alongside being named as an All-Pro as one of the best players in the league, so he knows a thing or two about what it takes to win in the National Football League. And he thinks 2016 champions New England Patriots, who opened the 2017 season on Thursday night with a surprise defeat at home to the Kansas City Chiefs, are a good bet to make it back to the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons.
Jenkins, the New Orleans Saints defensive lineman, who grew up in Bath, was inspired to play American football by legendary running back Adrian Peterson. But now, after being signed to the Saints’ practice squad as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, the 24-year-old Brit gets to train alongside Peterson as he tries to break his way into the professional game.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".