Archive for October, 2011
Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antonio Cromartie, Baltimore Ravens, Bucky Brooks, Chris Johnson, Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, John Harbaugh, Jonathan Vilma, Michael Fabiano, Mike Ditka, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, Ray Rice, Terrell Owens, Terrell Suggs
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.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Around the League, Atlanta Falcons, Cliff Avril, Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh
You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Terrell Owens, Tennessee Titans
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.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Aaron Rodgers, Dan Marino, Drew Brees, Tom Brady
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.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Three and out, Baltimore Ravens, Chris Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Jackie Battle, Jason Garrett, Ray Rice, Ryan Torain, Shanahanigans, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Suggs, Tony Romo
There’s no question that DeMarco Murray should be the starter for the Cowboys.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Monday Nightmare, Arian Foster, Josh Scobee, Ray Rice
Thank you for nothing, Ray Rice. Literally.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Blog Log Blog, Christian Ponder, DeMarco Murray, Demaryius Thomas, Jackie Battle, Roy Helu
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.
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Baltimore Ravens, Christian Ponder, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jason La Canfora, Michael Lombardi, New York Jets, Philip Rivers, Terrell Owens, Terrell Suggs
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Aaron Curry, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Jason Brown, Jay Ratliff, Joe Berger, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Phillip Rivers, Playbook, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | Brian Billick Tags: The Coaches Show
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: DeMarco Murray, Marshawn Lynch, Plaxico Burress
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Earnest Graham, Kregg Lumpkin, LeGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys, Tashard Choice
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.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Arizona Cardinals, Beanie Wells, Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders, Santana Moss, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins
With Tim Hightower done for the season, the running back rotation in Washington has been simplified by one.
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points,
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.