Found October 05, 2012 on The Camel Clutch Blog:
In this blog, I will not be discussing all 32 teams and their situations. What will be discussed are several general observations that I have made over the course of the first four games. I will talk about specific players and teams, but I won't cover every one. I will even talk about how the press, especially ESPN, has handled certain matters.

Brady explains his love for football

As he discussed the Patriots' upcoming game against the Colts, Tom Brady was colorfully eloquent when expressing his love for the great game of football.

Rodgers wins Player of the Week honor

GREEN BAY, Wis. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers struggled a bit in his team's 1-2 start to the season, but when he regained his 2011 form in Week 4 against the Saints, the NFL was quick to take note. On Wednesday, the league honored Rodgers, last season's MVP, as the NFC Offensive Player of the Peek. In leading the Packers to a 28-27 win at Lambeau Field, Rodgers...

Rodgers on wearing visor: 'I would never'

GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not considering the possibility of wearing a shield or a visor on his facemask, even after the injury he suffered in Sunday's game. Midway through the third quarter of Green Bay's Week 4 win, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was attempting to tackle Rodgers near the goal line when his finger violently poked the...

Tom Brady Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Ties Peyton Manning's Record Mark

Tom Brady was Tom Brady on Sunday. That's enough to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brady's big performance against the Bills on Sunday netted him the honor for the 21st time, which ties Peyton Manning's mark for the most Player of the Week awards earned by a player since the accolade was instituted in 1984. Brady was in vintage form while dominating Buffalo...

Aaron Rodgers likes the idea of dressing up as a pirate

Over the weekend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was poked in the eye by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins but ended up being okay. During his weekly radio show on ESPN 540 Wisconsin, Rodgers decided to joke about the incident and talk his love of dressing up as a pirate: You know, I have always enjoyed dressing up like a pirate, wearing an eye patch I think would be...

Outsiders Perspective: New England Patriots

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning meet on the field for the 13th time Sunday in Foxboro. We all know this weekend is about Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, no matter what each quarterback tells you. But for one second, let’s indulge their insistent “it’s Patriots vs. Broncos” remarks and look at how the Patriots vs. Broncos fare in the eyes of Football Outsiders‘ smarter stats...

Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots: Three Bold Predictions

A rivalry is about to be renewed in the NFL as Tom Brady faces Peyton Manning for the first time as the signal caller for the Denver Broncos. It's always difficult to make bold predictions when these two first ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks meet, but let's take a look at three big, bad bold predictions for the Sunday afternoon match up at Gillette Stadium.Bold Prediction...

Tom Brady and Gisele Suffer a Heart-Breaking Loss

Sad news in advance of the New England Patriots' highly anticipated show-down against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this weekend, Tom Brady and his family suffered a big loss this week: Gisele's 15-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Vida.  Gisele Bundchen posted this message on Facebook to her fans: "Let’s never take for granted the unconditional love that our...

Devin McCourty Using Tom Brady to Prepare for Peyton Manning, Knows Patriots Must Outcompete Him in Practice

Foxboro, Mass. -- The competition between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady is a longstanding rivalry. Devin McCourty knows all about it, and that's why he's using the Patriots' quarterback to prepare for Manning's visit to Gillette Stadium this weekend. McCourty has faced Manning once before, during his rookie season in 2010, and even picked off the former Colts quarterback...

CLNS Social Media Alert: Week 5 Broncos at Patriots

  With the big matchup between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady at hand, Patriots writers will keep you covered throughout the entire game on Twitter with key highlights and any important news. Be sure to follow us on there @CLNSPatriots. Also be sure to call into Crunchtime with MacAttack on Sunday morning 10/7 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. [...]

Vince Wilfork Believes Peyton Manning is in League With Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers as Most Competitive Quarterbacks (Video)

Peyton Manning has been known as a hard worker his entire NFL career, and Vince Wilfork understands how much work the four-time MVP puts in. Just like his own quarterback, Tom Brady. That's why Wilfork and the Patriots' defense are studying up as much as ever this week, as they prepare for Manning and the Broncos to visit Gillette Stadium on Sunday. "Once again it'...

Jags have deep hole to dig selves out of

Coming off a dominating performance in prime time, the Chicago Bears defense could be in for another big effort against a team that might have the worst offense in the NFL. The visiting Bears look for a third consecutive victory as they face the offensively challenged Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Though Chicago's offense has been inconsistent in 2012, its defense has a league...

Dallas Cowboys Lost Because Of Their Fans

Tuesday night after the Cowboys played, I went to a sports bar because I was off; the Rangers were playing, and my brother apparently had found a hangout.While there, I wound up in a short discussion with some Cowboys "fans."  I had to break it off because I realized they weren't going to listen to me no matter what I said.  That's not going to stop me from getting...

Pat Fitzgerald is not intimidated by Bill O'Brien's Patriots past.

Northwestern heads to once-Happy Valley to face Penn State on the road this Saturday. The game will see the first meeting between Wildcat head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and new Nittany Lion HC Bill O'Brien, who was formally offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. Fitzgerald doesn't seem too intimidated by O'Brien's NFL experience, though.  ....
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