Archive for October, 2011

First and 10: Cast your Pro Bowl ballot

The time has come to nominate your Pro Bowl players for 2012. Cast your vote for the AFC and NFC’s best players at each position.

Evans: Falcons shouldn’t whine about Lions’ taunts

You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.

Don’t expect to start Owens soon

Terrell Owens has completed his workouts, and judging by the lack of interest among NFL teams, don’t expect to add him to your fantasy roster any time soon.

Data Points: Still three for the show

There’s no change in our weekly update of the quarterbacks on pace to break Dan Marino‘s single-season passing yardage record. But here’s a little extra food for thought: If Patriots QB Tom Brady is held to 62 yards passing this week at Pittsburgh, he will still be on pace to break Marino’s mark of 5,084 yards.

Three and out: Murray not guaranteed job

There’s no question that DeMarco Murray should be the starter for the Cowboys.

Monday Nightmare: Rice cooked my team

Thank you for nothing, Ray Rice. Literally.

Searching for the next big fantasy stud

At the midway point of the fantasy season, Jason Smith has a few suggestions for guys who could be fantasy spark plugs the rest of the way.

First and 10: Whither T.O.?

Be sure to tune into NFL Network Tuesday afternoon as free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens drops by after his public workout intended to impress NFL scouts.

Playbook: Jets’ disguise might have fooled Rivers

With six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, his Chargers down by three, Phillip Rivers released what must have looked to him like an easy completion to his go-to-receiver on a pivotal 3rd-and-6.

The Coaches Show: Week 7 analysis

Brian Billick and Jim Mora discuss the hottest topics from around the league, including fresh-face quarterbacks making an impact, the Lions’ backslide, and an examination of the pros and cons of the “Wide 9” defense.

Fantasy Faux Pas Monday: RB Roulette

With so many byes and injuries, running back roulette was a common theme in fantasy football this week, leading to several pretty big fantasy faux pas moments.

Bucs’ Graham done for season

Earnest Graham is finished for the year with a torn Achilles’ tendon, but with Tampa having a Week 8 bye, it should give LeGarrette Blount enough time to get healthy.

What’s next for Murray after setting record?

With injured starter Felix Jones out, DeMarco Murray had a chance to step up and seized the opportunity in the biggest of ways, setting a franchise record with 253 rushing yards on 25 carries.

Three and out: Hightower done for season

With Tim Hightower done for the season, the running back rotation in Washington has been simplified by one.

Data Points: Harder to reach 300

It’s safe to say that defenses around the NFL are finally starting to catch up. True, there were some prolific passers enjoying their bye weeks in Week 7, but the number of 300-yard passers dropped so significantly that it can’t be ignored. And with “only” six 300-yard performances in each of the previous two weeks, you can call this a trend. After 56 300-yard passing games through six weeks, there were a grand total of three in Week 7.

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