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The New England Patriots didn't start the 2012 season with much of a bang. For many, losses to the Ravens, Cardinals, and Seahawks looked to show the weaknesses of a team on its way down in the power rankings.To make matters worse, the defense appeared just as suspect as 2011, casting more doubt on their ability to compete against the best teams in the AFC. With Peyton Manning dispelling all doubts in Denver and Matt Schaub leading the way in Houston, the AFC power rankings were shaping up much differently than in recent years.But the Patriots took a significant turn after going 3-3 in a seemingly mediocre AFC East division. Now they appear poised to make the customary run into and through the postseason.Here are five reasons the Patriots will surprise the competition and represent once more in the Super Bowl.
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It’s Thanksgiving, and Ndamukong Suh is on the field. Today will not be the day to lay aside “dirty player” accusations. Suh rushed Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in Thursday afternoon’s game, and while he didn’t end up with the sack, his foot did end up in an unfortunate place — or fortunate, if Suh is trying to continue his tradition of questionable attacks — er...
Peyton Manning says he’s not trying to do the things he did at 28. Once again, he’s trying to fake everyone out. Manning is an MVP and Comeback Player of the Year candidate. The latter is pretty much a wrap.
It’s true that he isn’t trying to do the same things at 28; he had 49 touchdowns and a passer rating of 121.1. That would be ridiculous.
Maybe he was talking about...
In response to Ndamukong Suh kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the ballsack yesterday at Ford Field in Detroit, NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said the defensive tackle’s notorious history as a Lion will be … Continue reading →
Ndamukong Suh has done it again. After being kicked out of a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Packers last season for stomping on the arm of Packer lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith, Suh is in the spotlight this Thanksgiving for kicking Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub right in his “Thanksgiving Turkey.” Suh is often regarded as the [...]
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After ranking 23rd overall in 2011, the Denver Broncos offense has turned things around this season.
Last season, the Broncos ranked 25-of-32 among teams in points scored (309) and scored 30 points in a game on just two occasions. Needless to say, the Broncos have made great improvements in 2012.
This season, the Broncos have scored 30 points...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. There was a time, much earlier in this lost Chiefs season, when a tightly contested, narrow loss at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos would have been inspiring.
Not any more. Not really.
The Chiefs hung around with Manning and the Broncos most of Sunday afternoon, playing ultra-conservative and mistake free, but ultimately fell, 17-9. The loss...
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who was voted the NFL's dirtiest player, appeared to intentionally kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during Thursday's game in Detroit. Video via: Maximilian Pruckner
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is fine, but he did receive a concussion test Sunday during the Broncos' 17-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Mike Klis of The Denver Post.
Manning took a blow to the head and was knocked to the ground by Chiefs defensive lineman Tyson Jackson as he threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds left...
Kansas City wideout Dwayne Bowe saw 12 targets Sunday but had just four receptions for 41 yards.Fantasy Spin:Bowe had to catch passes from Brady Quinn while watching Peyton Manning sling the ball to Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. How cruel. He should be parked on fantasy benches.
After kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during yesterday’s game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could end up getting suspended for one game.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the NFL will review Suh’s kick on Monday and he could face a one-game suspension.
In speaking to sources around football, the general sentiment is that the Lions should...
Today is Thanksgiving but the only fans in the AFC West that are giving thanks are the Denver Broncos. Broncos fans are thankful that the organization got rid of Tim Tebow in favor of superstar Peyton Manning. Manning has paid off as the Broncos are 7-3 and firmly in control of the division.The San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders have less to be thankful for...
The 2012 season is trucking along and Denver continues to win while Oakland, San Diego, and Kansas City continue to be unimpressive. This article will recap this weekend’s games from the AFC West.Denver @ KCDespite a stunning start to the game in which Kansas City held a slim lead throughout most of the first half, Denver narrowly beat the Chiefs.In the first half, Kansas City...
The NFL world was watching the Houston Texans face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day this year and saw one of the most ridiculous rules in the league on display. RB Justin Forsett took a handoff from QB Matt Schaub and ran up the middle for seven yards. He was hit by a Lions defender spun to the ground with his elbow and knee touching. Not hearing a whistle, Forsett jumped back...
Due to this being National Turkey Week, and family/Black Friday/food coma obligations, this week’s Fantasy Football previews will be solely my Play, Bench, and Sleeper suggestions. No analysis, no jokes, but A LOT of food. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Houston Texans at Detroit Lions Play: Matt Schaub (QB2), Arian Foster (RB1), Andre Johnson (WR1), Owen Daniels [...]