Jeff Darlington

@JeffDarlington

Sports reporter for NFL Network & NFL.com. Traveling the country to bring you football's freshest news, notes and anecdotes. Instagram: @jeffdarlington

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May this help get your day started right. From this week's team-released game notes... The Mattural.

Does a coach fly coach? Probably not. But Jim Harbaugh still isn't exempt from getting the pat down by security.

Tell me Colin Kaepernick doesn't look like a dude who belongs playing QB in Cali. Some West Coast style right there.

Coach Jim Harbaugh, rocking the camo backpack, heading to the bus.

Loading up busses here at 49ers' training facility, scheduled for a 2:30 PT departure to airport. Then... to Atlanta.

This makes me regret not attending the funeral of a chick I was dating because I had to cover a game. Man, I miss Kate.

Goodnight, Atlanta.

After 17 weeks of people seemingly caring little about the Falcons, it looks like the spotlight is finally turned on:

Side-by-side photo of fields, 30 miles apart, both outdoors, after games on same day. Ravens (left), Redskins (right).

To contrast with FedEx, here's a picture 30 miles away Sunday, also outdoors, where Ravens play on synthetic grass:

Growing chatter today about impact of terrible field conditions at FedEx. I took this picture at end of the night:

Goodnight, Landover.

A long but entertaining day. I promise, I always do my best to appreciate every minute of it.

I've now lived, Richard. And life is good.

Goodnight, Landover.

Look out for my interview w/ Redskins coach Mike Shanahan in his office upon arrival at FedEx... Later on .

More evidence of Cowboys-Redskins magnitude? 12 overflow auxiliary tables for extra 100 reporters in back of press box.

Coors Light & pizza on the sand at Ft Lauderdale Beach underneath a rockin' full moon. The way to spend an evening off!