Archive for September, 2011

Data Points: White’s sack dominance

How good was Reggie White? The Hall of Fame defensive end is the only player in NFL history to record more than 100 sacks in his first 100 career games. That’s not what makes White such a compelling figure — as you’ll see in Thursday night’s “A Football Life” documentary about White and former Eagles teammate Jerome Brown (NFL Network, 10 p.m. ET), but it’s part of White’s legacy.

Fantasy Live Podcast: Trade Troubles

On this week’s edition of the NFL Fantasy Live podcast, NFL.com insider Jason La Canfora visits to talk about Ryan Mathews.

Three and out: Vick ‘100 percent chance’ to play

Michael Vick says he will play on Sunday, but he has a matchup that should make fantasy owners wary.

Week 4 Playbook picks: Split on Patriots-Raiders

The ‘Playbook’ crew of Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Matt Millen and Joe Theismann make their Week 4 picks.

Ask for stats and you shall receive

Tom Brady is on pace for a historic season, but Jason Smith explains that 2011 Tom Brady is not 2007 Tom Brady.

Wednesday’s job seekers from around the NFL

Multiple players have workouts and tryouts around the league on Wednesday.

First and 10: And the nominees are…

Get an early clue about next year’s Class of 2012 when the Pro Football Hall of Fame releases its preliminary list of nominees on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. Log onto NFL.com or tune into NFL Network for full coverage.

Suddenly, sunshine and blue skies in Romo’s world

Wasn’t it just two weeks ago that Tony Romo was left for dead after leading an embarrassing Cowboys collapse in the season opener?

Martz makes it hurt to be Cutler

Poor Jay Cutler. The guy has been pummeled during his time with the Bears thanks to Mike Martz’s pass-happy offense and his reluctance to scale back.

Get Dolphins RB Thomas in your lineup

Yesterday we took a look at the surprising WRs who were targeted the most in Week 3, and also a glance at some surprising trends that brought us names like Andre Caldwell, Davone Bess and Dane Sanzenbacher (Jim Tressel is smiling somewhere). Today, it’s time to spotlight the RBs and take a look at the ‘touch leaders’ for Week 3.

Data Points: Passer efficiency at an all-time high

On Tuesday, we told you that five quarterbacks are still on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing yardage record. As it turns out, 2011 is shaping up to be a banner year for passing efficiency as well.

Cover Two Podcast: Romo’s guts and glory

People love ‘em and people hate ‘em, but when you play quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, you’re one of the most scrutinized players in the NFL. Tony Romo has been picked apart for years, but right now the pickings are good.

Data Points: Brady still on pace for 7,000

Last week, we told you that five quarterbacks, after two weeks, were on pace to shatter Dan Marino’s single-season passing yards record. Well, now that three games are in the books, there still are five passers on pace to beat that mark.

Three and out: Gates out for an extended period?

With the Monday Nightmare out of the way, it is time to look forward. Here are three big stories on a Tuesday morning.

First and 10: High drama on both coasts

Relive two of Sunday’s most dramatic games as they happened, with NFL Replay Tuesday night on NFL Network.

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