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NFL Week 11 – What To Look Forward to From This Week’s Matchups

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Mohamed Bughrara

Tennessee Titans (7-3) at Green Bay Packers (4-7), Thursday, 8:15 p.m.:

Four days after rallying to overcome the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers (4-7) failed to recapture the magic in a lifeless 27-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. 

Green Bay’s sixth loss in seven games effectively destroys any realistic hope of Matt LaFleur’s squad making the playoffs in 2022.

Chicago Bears (3-7) at Atlanta Falcons (4-6), 1 p.m.:

This is an interesting one. The Bears are entertaining to watch, but they aren’t winning games. The Falcons have a couple wins and are trying some interesting things with their ground game. 

The distinction here is that Atlanta has a superior run defense, allowing 4.42 yards per carry on average, which sits just outside the top 10 in the league. That could be the key for the Falcons, who are still hoping to catch the NFC South division leaders.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

Georgia public colleges to expand admissions testing requirements for fall 2026

Georgia colleges are reverting to requiring standardized test scores for all new applicants, signaling a shift from pandemic-era policies. Beginning in fall 2026, institutions including Augusta University, The University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will mandate SAT or ACT scores, a decision unanimously approved by the Georgia Board of Regents.

Water-hogging data centers flagged in latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ environmental watchdog report

In its annual report released on Thursday, the Georgia Water Coalition spotlighted the detrimental effects of record economic growth on the state’s waterways, particularly in the coastal region, where a surge in state-of-the-art data centers poses a significant threat to Georgia’s rivers. The report urges urgent action from public officials and residents to advocate for policies that safeguard natural resources crucial for clean drinking water and outdoor recreation, emphasizing the need for coordinated water planning to address mounting environmental pressures.