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Unprepared coaches, weary, injured players not sold on NFL series

Thursday Nfl Game

December 21, 2006|By Ken Murray | Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER

It seemed like a good marketing tool for the NFL to launch a series of Thursday night games on the NFL Network this season, but one month into the prime-time project, coaches would rather walk across burning coals than play on three days' rest.

The quick turnaround creates a competitive imbalance and makes players more susceptible to injury, say coaches who have participated in the late-season TV series.

Vikings@Packers Tonight, 8, NFL Network Line: Packers by 3 1/2

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