Archive for November, 2011

Texans’ Schaub has “significant” foot injury

Matt Schaub’s “significant” injury opens the door for Matt Leinart, but the fantasy matchups don’t seem to favor the new Texans starter.

Cards’ Skelton says life as backup is difficult

Hey, everyone on the John Skelton bandwagon. Everyone had to see this one coming, right?

Sanders: Tebow has the ‘it’ factor

NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders says Tim Tebow has the “it” factor. But is that enough for the Broncos to sustain long-term success?

Data Points: Keep feeding Rice

After Baltimore’s surprising Week 7 loss to Jacksonville, the focus was on the fact that RB Ray Rice had a mere eight rushing attempts in that game. In each of the next two weeks, Rice’s workload was bumped up to 18 carries — and the Ravens came out on top. So it’s somewhat distressing for Ravens fans that Rice then had a season-low five carries in Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks.

Three and out: Vick suffers broken ribs

Injuries to Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin take things from bad to worse for the Eagles while Frank Gore downplays his knee injury.

Data Points: Witten third on TE receptions list

Jason Witten still has a long way to go to catch Tony Gonzalez, the NFL record-holder for career receptions by a tight end, but the Cowboys TE does deserve congratulations for passing Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome to move into third on the all-time list.

Fantasy Feedback: Week 10

In this week’s Fantasy Feedback: The Broncos aren’t throwing it, the Lions and Ravens aren’t running it and no one knows exactly what the Redskins are doing.

Eagles’ McCoy gets celebration shot in on Reid

As entertaining as it is watching Eagles coach Andy Reid mix it up with his players in sideline celebrations, it’s only funny until someone gets hurt.

Got ‘em? Need ‘em? Palmer was on ticket hunt

Sure, Carson Palmer is settling in as the Raiders’ starting QB. But keep in mind that just a few weeks ago, that most certainly was not the case.

Three and out: Bradshaw out, Nicks questionable

In today’s Three and out: Hakeem Nicks is a game-time decision, Plaxico Burress looks like a go and Andre Johnson is out for one more week.

Tale of Tape: Chargers-Raiders kick off TNF

Heading into NFL Network’s first Thursday Night Football broadcast, the Raiders and Chargers (both 4-4) are looking for something to tip control of the AFC West in their favor.

Chargers’ Rivers admits he’s in a funk

Philip Rivers has seen better days, but there’s only so many ways he can explain it.

Three and out: Nicks expected to play Sunday

Hakeem Nicks was back to work for the Giants, but Plaxico Burress sat out another practice for the Jets.

Playbook mailbag: 49ers hunting for the SB?

This time of year, everyone is starting to line up their teams as ponies in an NFL derby race toward the Super Bowl. You have the usual steeds – the Packers, Steelers, and the Patriots – but a few interesting names are starting to enter the mix.

First and 10: Thank God it’s Thursday

NFL Network’s second-half schedule of Thursday night games kicks off at 8 p.m. ET with an important divisional showdown, as Carson Palmer’s Oakland Raiders battle Philip Rivers’ San Diego Chargers for first place in the AFC West.

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