NFL franchise in London? Not as crazy as you’d think

With the New England Patriots taking on the St. Louis Rams on Sunday in London, there has been much debate over the possibility of an NFL franchise on European soil.

The “NFL AM” backfield, former Pro Bowl cornerback Eric Davis, columnist Mark Kriegel and insider Steve Wyche, discuss the feasibility. As a former player, Davis gives insight into what a player goes through during long-distance travel and has a unique take on practicality of a London franchise.

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

Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb, who snatched two touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers in Sunday’s 30-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams, dropped by “NFL AM” Wednesday morning to discuss his team’s play.

The fantasy football treasure has become one of Rodgers’ favorite targets. Cobb talks about his rapport with his quarterback, the tough road the Packers have in the “Black and Blue Division” and the upcoming matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison stopped by “NFL AM” Tuesday morning to discuss, among other things, the Thursday Night Football matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Robison, fresh of a three sack, eight tackle, one forced fumble performance against the Arizona Cardinals, won this weeks “Hello My Name Is” segment on “NFL AM”.

The six-year pro said the key for the Vikings defense on Thursday will be stopping Bucs running back Doug Martin.

“Definitely we have to stop their run game, they have a shifty running back back there that made a lot of plays in the New Orleans game for them,” Robison said. “So we have to stop their running attack and then be able to get after the passer.”

Just Sayin': Baltimore Ravens D is finally trendy

“NFL AM” analyst Mark Kriegel discusses the decline of the  Baltimore Ravens defense. Looking around the NFL it’s easy to see how the hard-nosed defense in decline has made it’s impact on the entire league.

Double Coverage: Adrian Peterson MVP?

“NFL AM” analyst Mark Kriegel and insider Steve Wyche discuss the importance of Adrian Peterson in this episode of Double Coverage. Does one of them consider the Minnesota Vikings’ star the league MVP?

Kriegel: Cam Newton shouldn’t shoulder load of Panthers woes

“NFL AM” analyst Mark Kriegel says the struggles of Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton isn’t all on the second-year pro.

Comparing Newton and Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III, Kriegel sees one key difference that is hindering Cam’s performances.

What did you see: Redskins-Giants

Former Pro Bowl cornerback and current “NFL AM” analyst Eric Davis has some strong opinions on the Redskins’ secondary breakdown on Victor Cruz‘s game-winning touchdown.

Jonathan Dwyer discusses Steelers offense, Sunday’s win

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer woke up early Monday morning to chat with “NFL AM” insider Steve Wyche.

Dwyer ran for 122 yards in the Steelers’ 24-17 victory on Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals. On Monday morning he discussed his play, future prospects to remain the starter and the Steelers offense under OC Todd Haley.

Redskins’ London Fletcher: RG3 always gives Redskins a chance

Veteran Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher joined “NFL AM” Friday morning to discuss his team’s Week 7 matchup with the division-leading New York Giants. Fletcher discussed the reasons for the Redskins success over the Giants last year and also touched on the impact of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

“When you have a guy as talented as he is, playing the way he’s playing, he gives you a chance, you feel like no matter what the situation is, no matter what the score is, you have a chance to win,” he said.

But is Fletcher, who was teammates with Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner on the St. Louis Rams, ready to call RG3 the most talented guy he’s played with? Find out his answer.

Eric Davis breaks down the 49ers’ ‘TNF’ victory over the Seahawks

“NFL AM” and San Francisco 49ers radio analyst Eric Davis examines how San Francisco won an NFC West slugfest over the Seattle Seahawks on “Thursday Night Football.” Davis analyzes the plays that keyed the 49ers’ 13-6 victory.

Burress: Jets can win Super Bowl with Mark Sanchez

Free-agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress stopped by “NFL AM” to chat with analyst Mark Kriegel.

The former New York Jet and New York Giant hit on topics ranging from why he isn’t getting offers from NFL teams, to his comeback after a prison stint, to his belief that quarterback Mark Sanchez can lead the Jets to a Super Bowl.

“With that defense and with the running game, those are some of the things that he need to get to be a championship quarterback and I believe he will,” Burress said.

Eric Davis dissects Seahawks’, 49ers’ defenses

In his Man 2 Man segment, former 49ers Pro Bowl cornerback and “NFL AM” analyst Eric Davis breaks down the “Thursday Night Football” matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. Davis dissects the motors that power the league’s fourth (Seahawks) and first (49ers) ranked defenses.

Which .500 team’s glass is half-empty; which is half-full?

Eleven NFL teams started the season 3-3. For some, the climb to .500 has been a surprise. For others, the fall to mediocrity is a shock to fans and pundits alike.

“NFL AM” analyst Eric Davis and NFL.com insider Steve Wyche tell you whose record is an indicator of good things to come and whose will sink as the season progresses.

Marvin Lewis says A.J. Green is most talented receiver he’s coached


Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis joined “NFL AM” Thursday morning to discuss the team’s start to the 2012 season.

The 10-year head coach opined on the Bengals disappointing 3-3 start after a playoff appearance last season. Lewis also discussed his team’s struggles on the ground, his relationship with Ray Lewis, the rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers and dynamic wide receiver A.J. Green.

“By far the most talented guy I’ve seen as a receiver,” Lewis said of Green.

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