Archive for May, 2011

Will Bears, Chiefs fall victim to playoff hangovers?

With “The Hangover II” opening on Memorial Day weekend, “NFL Total Access” made the natural segue into which NFL playoff teams will suffer a football hangover in 2011. 

Brooks: No doubt Big Ben among top QBs

Where should Ben Roethlisberger rank among the best QBs in the NFL?

Portrait Session: Mark Sanchez

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez poses for a portrait at the NFL Network studios on May 25, 2011.

DDFP: Redemption for Danny White and Danny Marino – plus the best apocalyptic movies

Inspired by the redemptive powers of spring, Dave alters history in favor of Dannys — White and Marino — in the latest installment of the “N if L”.

Sapp: ‘Players must take care of each other’

NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp, never one to bite his tongue, wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts on the reaction from James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley over what’s now known as the “Steelers rule.”

Three and out: Moss won’t move needle with Jets

Jets QB Mark Sanchez wasn’t openly lobbying for his team to pursue veteran Randy Moss, but he does believe the former superstar still has something in the tank.

First and 10: Every picture tells a story

Every year, the Pro Football Hall of Fame holds a contest to select the best photographs from the previous season. Some are dramatics, some funny. Some introspective and some filled with action. is proud to roll out a photo essay not only giving you a glimpse of the best photos, but an explanation from the photographers themselves about what they shot and how they captured the image. We think you’ll enjoy, so check it out here.

Data Points: Highest third-down passer ratings

When it comes to NFL starting quarterbacks, there’s no better way to judge the meaning of passer ratings than to look at performance on third down.

La Canfora: Asomugha to Jets would be surprise

Nearly every day of the locked-out NFL offseason brings about new ideas as to where the prize of the free-agent market, Nnamdi Asomugha, could end up.

Sanchez thinks Randy Moss has big catches left

Jets QB Mark Sanchez didn’t feel the need to openly campaign for Randy Moss the way others have done for Nnamdi Asomugha or Plaxico Burress, but thinks the verteran receiver has plenty left to help a team.

A few minutes with … Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez, a close friend of the NFL Network, took a few minutes during his visit Wednesday to answer some pertinent offseason questions about the Jets, his personal life and life with Rex Ryan.

Track record doesn’t favor a Portis revival

After back-to-back seasons in which he missed 19 games because of injuries, Clinton Portis believes he has a lot left in the tank. The latest from Portis is that he would like to take what’s left to the Giants and exact revenge on his former team, the Redskins.

Portrait Session: Cameron Wake

Miami Dolphins LB Cameron Wake during a portrait session at the NFL Network studios.

Data Points: Ward tops in receptions last 10 years

As well-known as Hines Ward has been as a player, it may not be a stretch to say that he’s still underrated.

Three and out: No alarm over Peyton Manning

Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery earlier in the week, but the procedure shouldn’t affect his immense value in fantasy land.

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