Posts Tagged ‘Thursday Night Football’

Fantasy football: Julio Jones struggles at home

Can Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones break his home woes against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football?

Dolphins look for ground game to get back on track vs. Bills

The Miami Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills on “Thursday Night Football” to attempt to snap their two-game slide. To do so, the Dolphins have to take advantage of the Bills’ league-worst rushing defense, which surrenders an average of 163.7 yards per game. Coming off a game in which rookie QB Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions, it becomes especially critical that the Dolphins get the ground game going and protect their young signal caller. The Bills’ linebackers have struggled playing in space all year, which works right into the Dolphins’ favor with their zone-running scheme spearheaded by talented RB Reggie Bush. The “Playbook” crew breaks down Miami’s use of the stretch play. To stop this stretch attack, the Bills’ linebackers […]

Colts ride third-down success vs. Jaguars

The Indianapolis Colts are looking to make a playoff push as they begin the second half of the season in Jacksonville on “Thursday Night Football.” Andrew Luck will make his primetime debut, four days after his rookie-record 433 yards passing in a comeback win over the Miami Dolphins. While the Colts’ passing proficiency has been remarkable, when you go inside the numbers the true key to their 5-3 start has been their ability to convert on third down. The Colts are a league-best 42.1 percent converting on third downs of six yards or more. Their talented group of receivers, led by veteran Reggie Wayne, has been able to shred zone coverages and Luck has made opposing defenses pay with his […]

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

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

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

Eric Davis examines how San Francisco’s won an NFC slug-fest over the Seattle Seahawks on “Thursday Night Football”.

Can the Seahawks combat an angry 49er pass rush?

The San Francisco 49ers play host to the Seattle Seahawks tonight in a matchup that has huge implications for the NFC West picture.

Steelers will be ready for Titans’ two-deep shell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have revamped their passing attack this year courtesy of Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley.

Rams could have opportunities against Cardinals

Expect a heavy dose of pressure with press man behind it tonight once again from Arizona’s defense. The Cardinals’ corners typically press the outside receivers, while bringing pressure up the middle.

“Playbook” Crew Highlights Key Plays from Thursday

During the Baltimore Ravens’ 23-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns on “Thursday Night Football,” several key moments of the game left a lasting impression on the “Playbook” team.

Mayock: Browns have to stop Steelers’ run game

Some casual observers might view Thursday night’s matchup between the Browns and Steelers, on paper, as a lopsided affair.

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.

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.

Next up for the 40-yard dash: RoboCop

A strange sight unfurled Saturday in the crowded Lucas Oil Stadium concourse, just outside the media center.

Ward on Roethlisberger: ‘He’s just a better person’

During a sitdown with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders , Hines Ward explained he now has a big brother-little brother relationship with Ben Roethlisberger, who he says has truly become a team leader.

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