Archive for October, 2010

Do Bengals’ problems start with coaching?

Do the Bengals’ problems begin with poor coaching? Unless they reverse course, the facts seem to point to this being the end of Marvin Lewis’ eight-year run in Cincinnati.

Lions’ Best returns to practice on Wednesday

The Lions were going to take over the NFC North in 2010 and all of the Lions superstars were going to be huge fantasy performers, too. That lasted about a half. Or long enough for Bears DE Julius Peppers to drive Lions QB Matthew Stafford into the Soldier Field turf.

Broncos quick to defend Josh McDaniels

While the heat in Denver has been aimed at Josh McDaniels, his team has been quick to defend him, saying that ire has been misplaced.

‘Tailgate Warriors’ on tonight’s menu

Episode 2 of The Food Network’s “Tailgate Warriors” will air Wednesday night, with a tasty visit to the Black Hole. Host Guy Fieri took the show to a preseason game at Oakland Coliseum, where he offered some tailgating tips and sampled the fare from some veteran Raiders fans.

Thanksgiving treat: Keith Urban answers bell in Dallas

Country singer Keith Urban will be the star of the halftime show during the Thanksgiving game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.

What’s next for Cowboys?

Charles Davis, Brian Baldinger and Mike Mayock examine what’s next for the Dallas Cowboys.

La Canfora examines coaching hot seat

NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora takes a look at four coaches who he considers to be on the hot seat during or after the season: Marvin Lewis, Mike Singletary, Lovie Smith and Wade Phillips.

Put unheralded Laurinaitis, Ruud on your radar

James Laurinaitis and Barrett Ruud are both very effective middle linebackers who don’t get recognized a lot, and one element is missing from their respective repertoires.

Colts TE Tamme a solid pickup this week

Jacob Tamme of the Colts could have a big fantasy week against the Texans, one of the worst teams defending against the tight end.

Can Romo return for fantasy playoffs?

The Cowboys just announced that QB Tony Romo is expected to miss six to eight weeks, and that he will not undergo surgery. Meaning that he could be ready for the fantasy playoffs.

Morris on Bucs: ‘Why not us?’

You have to give Bucs head coach Raheem Morris credit for being confident, and bringing that mentality to his team.

Week 7 power rankings: Giants climbing

The Ravens, Steelers and Jets held the top three spots in my power rankings again this week, but the Giants climbed two spots after their Monday night win.

Another QB done for the season?

Not even Bret Michaels, former lead man of ’80s hairband Poison, could bring the rock-n-roll out of Kurt Warner Monday night during what could be Kurt’s last night on “Dancing With the Stars.”

Monday Nightmare: Romo’s injury also reality

Fans of the Seinfeld series will recall George Costanza telling Jerry that independent George and relationship George should never intersect. Because a George divided against itself cannot stand.

Manning is so close, but those interceptions …

Are you kidding with these interceptions, Eli? Giants QB Eli Manning tossed an interception with just under three minutes left in a blowout — his third of the game. Hopefully that did not keep you from winning or losing this week. But these interceptions keep Manning from being an elite fantasy quarterback. Manning has done a great job of making fantasy stars of WRs Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith. And even WR Mario Manningham has some value. But those interceptions keep Manning from making that leap. Manning had four touchdown passes and more than 300 passing yards, but he still had less than 25 points in NFL.com standard leagues. What’s worse — and I don’t know if this is my […]

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