Archive for October, 2011
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Arian Foster, Carson Palmer, Chicago Bears, Cliff Avril, Jeff Darlington, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, New York Jets, NFL Network, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Stephen J. Dubner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Tebow
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.
Posted: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags:
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 […]
Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook, Akeem Ayers, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Chris Johnson, Cortland Finnegan, Houston Texans, James Casey, Joel Dreessen, Jurrell Casey, Mario Williams, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Schaub, Nate Washington, Owen Daniels, Peyton Manning, Shaun Smith, Tennessee Titans, Wade Phillips
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.
Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Antonio Gates, LeGarrett Blount, Roy Helu, Ryan Torain, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins
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.
Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Albert Breer, Bradie James, Cam Newton, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, Jeff Darlington, Michael Fabiano, NFL Network, Rich Eisen, Ryan Mathews, Tim Tebow, Tony Romo
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
LaMarr Woodley rarely disappoints during his appearances on NFL Network.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos, Kyle Orton, NFL Total Access, Open Locker Room, Tim Tebow
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, Brandon Lloyd, St. Louis Rams, Steven Jackson
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Champ Bailey, Derrick Mason, Jim Harbaugh, Jim Schwartz, NFL Total Access, Open Locker Room
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: LaDainian Tomlinson, New York Jets, Shonn Greene
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jahvid Best, LeGarrette Blount, Maurice Morris, Peyton Hillis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Data Points, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
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.
Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, Donovan McNabb, Ed Sabol, Gil Brandt, Jeff Darlington, Jordy Nelson, Kansas City Chiefs, LaMarr Woodley, NFL Films, Super Bowl
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.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Barrett Ruud, Brian Urlacher, David Harris, Desmond Bishop, James Farrior, Patrick Willis, Playbook, Ray Lewis, Sean Lee
While every question has its merit – and believe it, we enjoy answering every one of them, so keep sending them in to email@example.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?”
Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: NFL Fantasy Live podcast, Carson Palmer, DeMarco Murray, Joe McKnight, Tim Tebow
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.