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Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Sunday Punch -

1. Adrian Peter­son

Run­ning back Adrian Peter­son is hop­ing to re­boot his ca­reer with the New Or­leans Saints. But he didn’t see much play­ing time in the sea­son opener, to­tal­ing just 18 yards on six car­ries. “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps,” he said. Had Peter­son’s pro­duc­tion not tanked, and had he not suf­fered a sea­son-ending in­jury in 2016, he wouldn’t have had to sign with New Or­leans in the first place.

2. Video re­play

Last Sun­day, Kirk Cousins fum­bled with 1:29 left in the Red­skins’ 30-17 loss to the Ea­gles. But video re­plays sug­gested the play should have been ruled an in­com­plete pass. In a world with 14 dif­fer­ent cam­era an­gles, tele­photo zoom lenses and slow mo­tion video, we still can’t get re­play right. What a first-world prob­lem.

3. Ben­gals

The Cincinnati Ben­gals fired of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Ken Zam­pese this week af­ter their of­fense failed to score a touch­down in two games. The Ben­gals be­came the first team since 1939 to open the sea­son with two home games and not score a touch­down in ei­ther. We all know what the real prob­lem is: The Ben­gals don’t have Jay Gru­den any­more.

4. Leg-shav­ing ac­ci­dent

Apoel Ni­cosia, a Real Madrid player, suf­fered an in­fected hair fol­li­cle while shav­ing his legs, his team man­ager said. Ni­cosia was forced to sit out a game. A for­mer English player, Gary Lineker, says Ni­cosia has the strat­egy all wrong. Soc­cer play­ers should do as Lineker did — wax your legs.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rams de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Wade Phillips will be work­ing against his son, Wes, the Washington Red­skins’ tight ends coach, in Sun­day’s game in Los An­ge­les. Phillips equates good coach­ing to good teach­ing.

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