Archive for October, 2012

Rap Sheet Rankings: The Week 8 Edition

The records don’t matter much. The fact that the Cowboys shocked everyone with a win over the Giants in the opener doesn’t figure into it much, either. Nope. It’s just that, whenever the Giants and Cowboys play, it’s must-see TV. Was there any doubt this would be the No. 1 game this week in my rankings? Throw in the Cowboys on-again, off-again issues. Throw in the game-by-game heroics of Eli Manning. Throw in some essential Cowboys injuries — Sean Lee, DeMarco Murray — and you’ve got some intrigue. Oh, and did I mention the Cowboys have never beaten the Giants at their new home. Will that change this Sunday? While you’re thinking… Check out the Rap Sheet Rankings just posted […]

NFL fantasy football: DeMarco Murray likely out again

In today’s Three and Out: DeMarco Murray appears to be out again, Maurice Jones-Drew isn’t sure when he’ll be back and Danny Amendola could return sooner than expected.

Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich breaks down his game-ending sack of Mark Sanchez

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich was caught by cameras getting a “bro hug” from the usually stoic Bill Belichick after Sunday’s game-ending sack of Mark Sanchez. On Wednesday morning Ninkovich dialed up the “NFL AM” crew to discuss the Patriots’ 4-3 start, Tom Brady’s sideline demeanor and the upcoming matchup with St. Louis in London.

Packers WR Randall Cobb creates rapport with Aaron Rodgers

Randall Cobb wakes up early to talk about how the Packers will make there way in the NFC North.

Boley: Giants thinking ‘revenge’ in matchup with Cowboys

The New York Giants opened up the defense of their Super Bowl title with a loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Linebacker Michael Boley, who has three interceptions on the season, told “NFL AM” Wednesday that the Giants are keying on Sunday’s rematch. “(Game 1) was a game we felt we should have won, hands down,” Boley said.  “(It was) a game that we came out and really didn’t play as well as we felt that we should have. This game is definitely a game we look to get some revenge on.”

Best of NFL Week 7 in Instagram

During each week of the season we will collect and curate the best Instagram photos from our NFL photographers. Here are our picks for Week 7. Follow @NFL on Instagram. Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans New York Jets at New England Patriots Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

NFL Fantasy LIVE podcast (10/23/12)

This week on the “NFL Fantasy Live” podcast, Jason Smith, Elliot Harrison and Michael Fabiano try to figure out what the heck happened to the Detroit Lions’ offense. Also, Celebrity League member Jerry O’Connell jumps on to bask in the glory of defeating Fabs by .6 of a point in Week 7.

Analyzing the body language of Bears QB Jay Cutler and Panthers QB Cam Newton (or something)

Before we get started, that headline is a total lie. If you clicked here to read my body language analysis, stop reading and go watch CNN. I just saw a body language “expert” breaking down the presidential debate last night… which I’m sure is riveting. Is there a more ridiculous thing around? No, I’m not going to analyze body language. What I am going to analyze is facts. Like, how Bears QB Jay Cutler was destroyed by Ndamukong Suh’s side suplex, only to return one play later and lead his team to victory. And words, which are what Panthers QB Cam Newton uses after each loss. Like how Newton said, “I think you can go around the locker room and expect […]

NFL fantasy football: No plans to sit Trent Richardson

In today’s Three and Out: Despite a rib injury, the Browns are expressing no plans to rest Trent Richardson.

Vikings DE Brian Robison says key to TNF is stopping Bucs running game

Vikings DE Brian Robison discusses the TNF matchup with the Buccaneers.

Just Sayin’: Baltimore Ravens D is finally trendy

Mark Kriegel opines on the importance the Baltimore Ravens defense has had on the NFL.

Double Coverage: Adrian Peterson MVP?

The Double Coverage guys debate whether Adrian Peterson is NFL MVP through seven weeks.

Monday Nightmare: Megatron fizzles

Anybody who needed a minimum of four points from Calvin Johnson on Monday night must have felt pretty good about their chances. But the nightmare was only beginning.

Madden curse watch week 7: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

Historically, players who are featured on the cover of the “Madden NFL” franchise experience significant drops in their offensive production. is tracking the performance of Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions over the course of the 2012 season because we believe Johnson will debunk the Madden curse. It’s Monday Night Football! Time for a good ol’ NFC North matchup. Lions at Bears. Does it get any better than this? Here’s our hero Calvin Johnson AKA Megatron. “Nobody gets the football like Megatron”  – Jon Gruden Madden. Agree or Disagree? Let the game begin! ————————————————————————————————————————————– FIRST HALF ————————————————————————————————————————————– The Bears score a touchdown on their first possession and a field goal moments later to take the early lead. Meanwhile Calvin Johnson has a […]

Fantasy football: Maurice Jones-Drew not an option

Should fantasy football owners be worried about Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew‘s foot injury?

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