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Dre Kirkpatrick talks about his miss and awkward hit on the Chiefs punt return touchdown. Bengals make some cuts, and the Falcons are serving cupcakes with a kick.

Falcons to sell alcohol infused cupcakes this season

Over the last few years, Cupcakes have become very popular. In most larger cities throughout America, cupcake stores are booming. While cupcakes are amazing, only one thing could make them even better, alcohol. Apparently, the Atlanta Falcons are hoping to make everyone’s dream of alcohol and cupcakes a reality. The Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons, announced yesterday that they have a new alcohol infused cupcake stand for the 2014 NFL season.

Cincinnati Bengals' Dre Kirkpatrick addresses punt-return TD - ESPN
It was arguably the most attention-grabbing play in a game full of highlight-worthy catches, returns and turnovers. After Kansas City Chiefs punt returner De'Anthony Thomas narrowly avoided a big collision as he caught a late-first quarter punt Thursday night, the speedster reversed course and raced clear past the Cincinnati Bengals' coverage unit 80 yards for a touchdown that tied the preseason opener at 10. It was a wild play in a game that had many of them. All told, including the ground he covered running across the field, the rookie Thomas ran 114.3 yards on the return.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs game: final score, schedule - Stabley Times

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their NFL preseason tonight with a game against each other in which each team had something to prove. Both teams marched into the playoffs last season but neither accomplished as much in the postseason as it wanted to, and now each team attempts to take a needed step forward. And each team did - but only on one side of the ball. Final score and upcoming schedule for both teams below.

Cincinnati Bengals cut three after preseason opener - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals announced three cuts Friday afternoon, one day after their 41-39 loss in the preseason opener at Kansas City. Receivers Conner Vernon and Jeremy Johnson, along with defensive tackle Zach Minter, were released. All three appeared in Thursday night's game. Vernon caught a touchdown pass from third-team quarterback Matt Scott in the closing minute of the ballgame. The 12-yard reception was his only catch.

Bengals Quarterback Throws Up Twice, Follows Up With Touchdown (Video) | NFL | NESN.com

Playing in the NFL takes some serious guts. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Scott spilled some of his over the field during Thursday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Scott, who finished up his career at the University of Arizona in 2012, is the fourth quarterback on Cincinnati’s depth chart, making him a long shot to make the team.

Michael Sam makes NFL debut | ProFootballTalk

Listed as a third-stringer on the depth chart and expected by many to not make the 53-man team, Michael Sam's quest to become the first openly-gay player on a regular-season roster moved on Friday night to an actual game.

Reggie Bush has some sage advice for Johnny Manziel | 60 Max Power O - Pro Football News, Coverage and Analysis

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush knows a thing or two about being a bigtime celebrity basking in the limelight before you even play in your first NFL game. The game's newest athlete-celebrity, Browns QB Johnny Manziel, could probably learn a few things from Bush's experience.

NCAA takes a big step closer to extinction | ProFootballTalk
A 99-page ruling has resulted in one very big problem for the NCAA. On Friday, years of labeling revenue-generating athletes as "students" in order to justify not sharing with them the billions of dollars that have come from tickets sales, media deals, and other efforts to capitalize on fan inter...

Nick Foles matches his 2013 interception total in less than a quarter | ProFootballTalk
Last year, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw 317 passes.  Two were intercepted. This year, Foles has thrown nine passes.  Two have been intercepted by the Bears.