Archive for October, 2011

First and 10: Tebow the hero

The Tim Tebow era got off to a memorable start in Miami Sunday, where the former Florida Gator looked terrible for three and a half quarters before rallying the Broncos to turn a 15-0 deficit with 2:39 left into an 18-15 overtime win.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 7

The Cowboys haven’t gotten much from Tony Romo today — 111 yards and a touchdown — but they haven’t needed it with DeMarco Murray already well over 100 yards with a rushing TD. It’s becoming impossible to know what to make of the Packers’ running game. Ryan Grant and James Starks have gotten an equal number of carries and have been equally unimpressive — 4 rush, 18 yards each. After hearing all week that Jackie Battle would get the bulk of the carries, it’s Dexter McCluster leading the team in carries at halftime. McCluster has five carries, Battle has three, Thomas Jones has two while Le’Ron McClain has one — which went for a one-yard touchdown. Steven Jackson has started well with 12 rushes for 59 yards and […]

Tale of the Tape: Texans, Titans fight for South

With the monotony of Indianapolis’ annual contention for the AFC South stifled by Peyton Manning’s injury, Houston and Tennessee will battle for the division lead Sunday as we approach the season’s midpoint.

Three and out: Bucs’ Blount ruled out

LeGarrette Blount has been ruled out, Antonio Gates is still on track to play and Joe Theismann casts his lot with Ryan Torain in today’s edition of Three and Out.

First and 10: Get those ballots in

Friday is the last chance to have your say in who wins top honors for last weekend’s games by voting for the NFL’s Hardest Working Man award, the Rookie of the Week, Air & Ground Player of the Week, and Never Say Never Moment of the Week.

Woodley doesn’t see impact of losing Harrison

LaMarr Woodley rarely disappoints during his appearances on NFL Network.

Broncos’ Bailey says Tebow is special player

We’ll presume that Champ Bailey has seen almost everything there is to see in the NFL over 13-plus seasons. What he hasn’t seen is anything, or rather anyone, quite like Tim Tebow.

Rams’ Bradford a game-time decision vs. Cowboys

Sam Bradford is uncertain for Sunday’s game against Dallas and his uncertainty will have a ripple fantasy effect on the rest of the Rams offense.

Bailey amazed Harbaugh, Schwartz escaped fines

NFL veterans Champ Bailey and Derrick Mason wouldn’t have a problem with the NFL lightening the pocketbooks of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz following their instantly infamous post-handshake fight … hmmm … scuffle.

Jets’ Tomlinson to start versus Chargers

The Jets are hosting the Chargers on Sunday and LaDainian Tomlinson will get the start against his old team, but he remains a very risky play for fantasy owners.

Three and out: Best advised to sit rest of season

After his second concussion of the season, Jahvid Best is being advised to sit out the rest of the season leaving a hole in both the Lions and fantasy owners’ rosters.

Data Points: Brees getting picked more often

The torrid pace that Saints QB Drew Brees set in the first three weeks of the season has slowed down just a bit — he had thrown three TD passes in each of his first three games. Still, what was even more impressive for the number of pass attempts is that he had tossed only two interceptions in that span. The last three games have seen a dramatic reversal. It’s understandable that Brees hasn’t kept up the pace with TD passes, but he’s actually thrown more picks than scoring passes.

First and 10: A life in pictures

Ninety-four-year-old Ed Sabol became the oldest man ever inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year. See how the founder of NFL Films changed the way we watch sports and earned the gratitude of generations of NFL stars when “A Football Life: Ed Sabol” premieres on NFL Network Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

Playbook mailbag: Who’s our favorite MLB

While every question has its merit – and believe it, we enjoy answering every one of them, so keep sending them in to playbook@nfl.com or via Twitter at #askplaybook – only a special kind of question can launch us into a raging debate. That question starts or ends with “why?”

Fantasy Live Podcast: Palmer Reading

In the first hour, Jason Smith, Elliott Harrison and Michael Fabiano discuss why you need Tim Tebow on your roster and when Carson Palmerwill become fantasy ready. In hour two, the guys talk to Steve Wyche about DeMarco Murray’s fantasy value and why you need to pick up Joe McKnight if your running backs are letting you down.

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