Sports at a glance
Jags over Dolphins
The idea has merit: Take teams you don’t expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule.
That’s what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at Cleveland last week, and tonight, it’s Jacksonville hosting Miami. Denver and the Jets get the honor next week before some of the big boys take the stage.
That doesn’t mean Dolphins-Jaguars will be a total dud. Miami has been somewhat competitive in division losses to New England and Buffalo. Jacksonville, led by the dynamic play of quarterback Gardner Minshew, has been a whole lot more than that, stunning Indianapolis and falling at Tennessee late in the game. Jacksonville, ranked 19th in the AP Pro32, has a sieve of a defense. So does No. 27 Miami.
North Florida is a 2-¢ point favorite over South Beach. Jaguars, 30-27
Packers’ WR may
Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams says he doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be able to play Sunday night at New Orleans after leaving the Packers’ previous game early with a hamstring injury.
Adams left the Packers’ 42-21 victory over the Detroit Lions in the second half and didn’t practice Wednesday.
Sunday night’s Packers-Saints game features two of the NFL’s most prolific receivers in Adams and New Orleans’ Michael Thomas, but injuries could prevent either guy from playing.
Thomas missed the Saints’ 34-24 loss at Las Vegas on Monday with an ankle injury. The Saints didn’t have practice Wednesday but were required to release an injury report, on which they estimated that Thomas wouldn’t have practiced.
Adams has 17 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns through the first two games of the season. He ranks third in the NFL in catches and sixth in yards receiving.
get some fans
The Carolina Panthers will be allowed to have some fans — around 5,200 — for their second home game of the season.
Carolina was not allowed to have any fans in the stadium for its Sept. 13 home opener against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The change comes after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he will allow a capacity of 7% for venues with a seating capacity of more than 10,000. Team owner David Tepper has been pushing hard for the Panthers to have some fans in the stadium this season.
Their next home game is Oct. 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Associated Press