In Week 10 of last season, Pittsburgh’s defense gave up more points than they have ever allowed in the 11-year history of Heinz Field. Once again, the Patriots will visit with Tom Brady, Wes Welker, two dangerous tight ends and a bevy of running backs in tow.
Posts Tagged ‘Playbook’
Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dez Bryant, Indianapolis Colts, Joe Theismann, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Nnamdi Asomugha, Peyton Manning, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks
We hear a lot of banter from the public about the “Playbook” crew’s picks every week, especially when fans ardently disagree with a choice of a winner.
There is one quarterback generating a lot of attention – and we are willing to be the dog fascinated by the squirrel for just this instance. If Miami’s Sun Life Stadium is willing to memorialize Tim Tebow with a day in his honor – OK, it was Florida Gator Day – why can’t we answer one question about him ourselves, right?
Posted: Monday, October 24th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Aaron Curry, Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions, Jason Brown, Jay Ratliff, Joe Berger, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Phillip Rivers, Playbook, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans
With six minutes to go in the fourth quarter, his Chargers down by three, Phillip Rivers released what must have looked to him like an easy completion to his go-to-receiver on a pivotal 3rd-and-6.
While every question has its merit – and believe it, we enjoy answering every one of them, so keep sending them in to firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Monday, October 17th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Adrian Clayborn, Brandon Lloyd, Brandon Pettigrew, Bryan Bulaga, Cam Newton, Josh McDaniels, Marshall Newhouse, Patrick Willis, Playbook, Rob Ryan, Sam Bradford, Tom Brady
With less touchdowns (four) than they have losses this season (five), the Rams were desperate for some kind of weapon on offense.
Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Arthur Moats, Buffalo Bills, Chris Hairston, David Nelson, Donald Jones, Drayton Florence, Eli Manning, Eric Wood, Fred Jackson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kelvin Sheppard, Kyle Williams, Leodis McKelvin, New York Giants, Nick Barnett, Playbook, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Shawne Merriman, Stevie Johnson, Tale of the tape
Just a week ago, the Bills beat the media’s favorite “Dream Team” and now sit atop the AFC East. At 4-1, do the Bills have what it takes to be a contender this year? A lot of questions can be answered after Sunday’s game with the New York Giants.
Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Eye in the Sky, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Sean Lee, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
As we will highlight in our “Tale of the Tape” this week — the Giants versus the Bills — we take particular interest in if and how a defense can get to the quarterback.
Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, Colt McCoy, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Playbook, Reggie Bush, San Francisco 49ers, Wes Welker
We enjoyed bantering with you all with our LeBron James conversation. Now, we’ll return the favor by answering a few of your mailbag questions.
Since NBA commissioner David Stern just announced the first two weeks of the basketball season are no more, we had an interesting corollary for all you roundball-lovers.
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Antonio Smith, Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Bulaga, Buffalo Bills, Chris Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, J.J. Watt, Jeremy Maclin, LeGarrette Blount, Leodis McKelvin, Marshall Newhouse, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Patrick Willis, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Playbook, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans
One of the best matchups of the weekend has to be football’s version of the “Running of the Bulls,” a ground-and-pound contest between Texans RB Arian Foster and Raiders RB Darren McFadden.
It’s been more than a decade since the Lions have been on Monday night football. But when’s the last time the Lions were undefeated (4-0), tied atop their division and favorites over the Chicago Bears?
Twitter-nation wasn’t shy about asking questions this week.
Posted: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Playbook
After watching every game on Sunday, here are a few things we noticed throughout the day.
Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: Eye in the Sky, Calvin Johnson, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Detroit Lions, Greg Olsen, Jason Campbell, Jeremy Shockey, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Playbook, Rex Grossman, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Vernon Davis
Up to this point, we have avoided targeting the real stars of today’s NFL — the pass catchers. So, to all the gun-slinging divas and sticky-gloved jockeys out there, this is your week.