Found October 23, 2012 on
It's not often that a region responds with angst to its team winning a football game, but that is exactly the case in New England. Despite the Patriots slipping past the Jets with a 29-26 overtime victory on Sunday, there are plenty of Pats fans panicking, particularly because New England's defense -- especially the secondary -- continues to be an issue. And right now, that issue doesn't seem to have a solution. Looking at the AFC, however, reveals that the Patriots are still among the conference's elite. The Texans look to be far-and-away the AFC's best team, but after seeing Houston trounce a banged-up Baltimore squad on Sunday, it's clear that the rest of the conference is fairly weak. NFL insider Luke Hughes caught up with assistant editor Ricky Doyle to discuss last weekend's Week 7 action, and they hardly stopped at the AFC slate. The two also broke down Cam Newton's woes, the disappointing Lions and the Chicago Bear...

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford featured in new “This is ESPN” commercial

After Matthew Stafford proudly displayed his “new shirt” during a Monday Night Football commercial that aired earlier in the year, ESPN has once again used the Lions QB in a new commercial that is set to air during tonight’s Monday Night Football broadcast. In this new commercial Stafford walks in just after the bulldog mascot for the University of Georgia (Stafford’s alma...

Yeah, this pretty much sums up Matthew Stafford’s experience on Monday night (pic)

Ouch, that ain’t pretty. The Chicago Bears took it to the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football in a brutal NFC North battle, winning by a score 13-7 that doesn’t adequately illustrate just how dominant of a performance the Bears put on under the Monday night lights. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did go 28 of 46 [...]

Lions QB Matt Stafford’s new ESPN commercials

As a huge Detroit Lions fan I always get excited to see them getting publicity and being in commercials, but the more that these come out and the more games the Lions lose I start to wonder if they should be practicing more and shooting commercials less.Either way here are two new and funny “This is Sportcenter” commercials starring Matt Stafford and Georgia Bulldogs Mascot Hairy.

Matt Stafford Continues To Disappoint in Week 7

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford had another disappointing performance Monday against the Bears but once again threw a late TD pass to somewhat salvage the game for fantasy owners.Fantasy Spin:Stafford picked up 73 yards and a touchdown on the team's final drive with Chicago leading 13-0 and finished 28-of-46 for 261 yards, one TD and one INT in a 13-7 loss.

Fantasy Football 2012 Week 8 Quarterback Rankings: Top 25

  Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has struggled this season and is not a great play this week against Seattle. We are nearly at the mid-point of the fantasy football season, which means that bye weeks are now in full swing and some fantasy owners are simply trying to hang on for dear life as their season potentially hangs in the balance. This week, the quarterback position is...

NFL Week 7 thoughts & recap

Let’s take a look back at some of the things that stood out from Week 7 in the National Football League! Welcome back Chris Johnson to the NFL. I look forward to most Fantasy owners starting him next week and for him to run upwards of 20 yards…for the entire game.

Detroit Lions Need To Find Their Swagger Following Another Loss

In July I was enjoying a long weekend in Vegas and wandered into Harrah’s to take a look at the Super Bowl odds and I remember looking up and seeing the Lions were at 18-1 odds.I couldn’t believe what I was seeing because going into this season; I felt that the Lions had a great shot of getting to the Super Bowl. I didn’t bet on them because I am a Bears fan and that would...

Lions-Bears Monday night storylines

Coming off a season-saving, confidence-building overtime victory at Philadelphia, the Detroit Lions head to Chicago to take on the Bears in a Monday Night match-up between bitter rivals. Here are five storylines to watch: 1. Perceptions change so rapidly in the NFL. After a shaky Week 2 loss to Green Bay, the Bears were getting ripped and downgraded. Now theyre back up to No. 4...

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: Three Bold Predictions

Bears and Lions. Doesn’t exactly have the same aura as Bears and Packers but in this day the rivalry is just as big, if not bigger. Although the Bears players have taken the high road when asked about their hatred toward the Lions it no secret there is no love lost here.This Lions bunch has been labeled dirty -- no matter how much fourth-year quarterback Matthew Stafford wants...

Detroit Lions: What Happened to Super Expectations?

In the preseason, I wrote about Bill Ford Jr. making the prediction that the Lions would win the Super Bowl this season. I then also added, hastily, that it might not be that crazy of a thought. Everything about the Lions showed that their needle was indeed pointing up. Yet, here we are six games into the 2012 campaign and Detroit is in familiar territory; the basement of the NFC...

Fantasy football start em sit em week 8

Tune in each week to me and the news of the CCB. If not you will look like a guy who has lost his mind, or perhaps his head, it is Halloween soon after all. Headless Horseman anyone?

Seahawks-Lions Preview

History says a second straight trip to the postseason is highly unlikely for the Detroit Lions after multiple turnovers cost them a chance at a victory in their last contest. Holding on to the ball has been particularly difficult for the Seattle Seahawks on the road. After squandering countless offensive opportunities in their latest losses, the Lions and Seahawks will look to...

Re-evaluating the NFC North QB wives/girlfriends

What follows isn’t a ranking or rating of any kind, but a list. I’ll let you decide for yourself which NFC North QB, the leader of the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, or Detroit Lions, landed the best arm-candy. Matthew Stafford‘s gorgeous former University of Georgia cheerleader who made sports blog “news” (do they make air quotes strong enough for...
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