Danny Amendola Rookie Cards may be elusive with third Super Bowl ring

Just like on football cards, everybody’s attention seemed to be on Tom Brady Sunday evening in Gillette Stadium.

Now part of that was due to the drama about the gash on his hand held shut by some stitches, but we all know that the drama of him and the New England Patriots potentially reaching another Super Bowl and possibly getting a record-by-himself sixth Super Bowl ring was a big deal, too.

That Super Bowl trip is happening with a 24-20 come-from-behind victory, and that’s because of two fourth-quarter touchdown catches from Danny Amendola, who might have the toughest Rookie Card to find of all the Patriots.


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So, who gets the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award?

CooperThe biggest driver on football cards these days is the Rookie Card and now that the regular season is over most of those big-name newcomers are done for the year.

So, naturally, that makes us wonder who get the Rookie of the Year nod? We’ll focus on offense since it matters the most when it comes to cards. (On defense Buzz thinks it will probably go to Kansas City’s Marcus Peters, who tied for the NFL lead with eight interceptions and two TDs.)

But on offense it’s not as easy.

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch in Week 14

JohnnyManzielBuzz-worthy or bust-worthy — those might be the labels thrown around this week depending on what Cleveland’s Johnny Bench Football does as starter for the Browns.

Johnny Manziel has probably been a disappointment to many considering where his cardboard ranked among his rookie peers last year but this week’s game could end up being a coming out party showing or one where the moralists and scouts say “I told you so” before they bail on his cardboard.

Love ’em or hate ’em, Manziel is one to watch against the San Francisco 49ers. Keep reading for four more …

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Buzz List: Five NFL players to watch this week

JohnnyManzielThe Pittsburgh Steelers will likely be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday when they take on the Cleveland Browns and that team’s likely QB is our pick for a prime player to watch on Sunday. He’s “Johnny Football,” Johnny Manziel, who completed 15 of 33 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown in a 31-10 loss on Nov. 5.

Could a decent game against an AFC rival be enough to spark interest — or at least some optimistic hype — in a guy who was an unquestioned top rookie on cardboard last year? And what about a good game? Buzz thinks that could re-ignite some serious interest.

Keep reading for four more guys to watch on Sunday.

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