Extra Points: Harbaugh, Falcons, London

We were due for a close Thursday night game, right? So much for that. Here’s tonight’s look around the NFL as Packers fans relish tonight’s blowout..

  • Deion Sanders remains steadfast in his assertion that 49ers players want Jim Harbaugh out, writes Cam Inman of the Mercury News. “I have sources that wear football uniforms, coats, suits and ties,” Sanders said. “This is real. You’re talking about Trent Baalke. We know there is a rift between he and Harbaugh. We all know..that has trickled down into the locker room. Not only are my sources correct, I checked (with) three insiders from different networks and it’s 100 percent. You can shoot the messenger but the message is real.” For his part, Harbaugh shrugged off Sanders’ comments earlier this week.
  • After the Falcons were forced to use a tight end at right tackle last week when three of their offensive linemen went down with injuries, head coach Mike Smith suggested this week that the league’s competition committee could look at increasing the size of active gameday rosters in future seasons. D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the details.
  • In a lengthy and interesting piece for The MMQB.com, Jenny Vrentas examines the possibility of the NFL eventually establishing a franchise in London, addressing potential roadblocks and discussing how it could work.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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