Under Review – The Most Interesting Players and Teams of 2014

Allan Brown Under Review Columnist In a year where ‘bad boys’ dominated the sports headlines, it’s time to reflect on all that was right in the sports world in 2014. Keeping in mind that, sadly, the antics of Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Jameis Winston and Alex Rodriguez were the real headlines of the year, I am choosing – although with two notable exceptions – to concentrate...
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NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Bills, Broncos Dolphins, & Seahawks

  Adrian Peterson Chris Mortensen reports that RB Adrian Peterson has again requested a personal meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell.  According to Mortensen, the NFL says that they have in fact responded to Peterson’s request and offered the exact type of hearing that his reps have proposed. However, Mortensen adds that the league has made it clear that disciplinary...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Falcons, Lions, Seahawks, Texans

Adrian Peterson ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned on Sunday Countdown that Adrian Peterson is likely to resume his playing football “sooner rather than later.” “My sense is still that he will play this season,” Schefter said, via “and sooner rather than later.” Falcons WRs Harry Douglas (foot) and Devin Hester (ankle) are both expected to play against...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Garafolo's Sunday Wrap: Are Cardinals walking road to Glendale? (VIDEO)

Patrick Peterson was on the bus inside AT&T Stadium, ready to head to the airport with his Arizona Cardinals teammates following their 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys when he posted his usual post-victory tweet. This one, though, included an interesting hashtag at the end. "Was great to see so many @AZCardinals fans in Dallas today! 7 & 1 but still more work to do!...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Garafolo's Week 9 Wrap: Cardinals challenging host jinx

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Patrick Peterson was on the bus inside AT&T Stadium, ready to head to the airport with his Arizona Cardinals teammates following their 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys when he posted his usual post-victory tweet. This one, though, included an interesting hashtag at the end. It's a short road to Glendale for the Cardinals. They work there. But that's where...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The MVP Elimination Game

When was the last time there was a truly wide open MVP race? Most awards are decided nearly unanimously. Peyton Manning last year, Aaron Rodgers in 2011, Tom Brady in 2010 and 2007, and so on. Occasionally, we’ll get a close race, but it’ll be between only two players, like in 2012 between Manning and Adrian Peterson, or Shaun Alexander’s win over Manning in 2005. The last...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Bills, Broncos, Cowboys, Redskins

  Adrian Peterson The judge said that Adrian Peterson’s trial should be set for first week of December, but did not offer a specific date. (Albert Breer) Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, was hoping to get a trial set for before Thanksgiving. (Albert Breer) If the trial date is set for December 1, Peterson would have a chance to play again this season, but he would obviously...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

FANTASY PLAYS: QBs have more value amid injuries

The 2014 season may go down as the worst year ever for the first five picks in fantasy football drafts. Let's assume your league went LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte and Eddie Lacy at the top of the draft. They have combined for 810 yards and one touchdown through three games, giving them 87 fantasy points based on standard scoring formats (1 point for 10...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Upset Picks for Week 3 of the NFL Season

We didn’t necessarily perform too well with our upset picks last week, going 0-3 after a solid 3-1 performance to open the season. It didn’t help that our article was published mere hours before the Adrian Peterson news. But I digress. Week 3 offers up a nice slate of action with some division rivals going up against one another in early-season impact games. There will also be...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Must Watch Head-to-Head Match Ups in NFL Week 3

courtesy: Fox Sports The first two weeks of NFL action are in the books, and everything that’s happened on the field seems almost irrelevant at this point. The Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson controversies have overshadowed the league’s on-field product, but hopefully at this point next week, we’ll only be talking about real, actual football. Let’s get that trend started now...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson will help restore your waning faith in the NFL

The last 10 days have been quite the bummer if you're an NFL fan. From Ray Rice to Adrian Peterson to Roger Goodell to bailing sponsors to upset citizens demanding that heads roll, faith and public trust in the league has been shaken to its core. It's depressing. But if you're looking for a ray of light, look no further than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. You want someone...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 192 – Adrian Peterson, Seattle Seahawks, And Robert Griffin III

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein gives us his thoughts on Charles Barkley publicly defending Adrian Peterson’s discipline philosophy of his children, the Seattle Seahawks’ loss to the San Diego Chargers, Robert Griffin III, and more!
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Winning next week will heal all wounds for the Seattle Seahawks

The 2014 Seattle Seahawks are many things. They are remarkably talented and deep; their defense continues to defy the best efforts of the league office to ensure every team in the NFL fields a 300-yard-per-week passing game. They are all but invincible at home at Fortress 12th Man.  They are also 1-1 after two weeks. The harsh reality of the NFL is this: you are only as good as...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday wrap: Chargers knock the Seahawks off their pedestal

The talk was, and will be, about Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and other unfortunate situations. On Sunday, it was also about a run of minor to serious injuries to some really key players, with Robert Griffin III leading that list in notability and severity. But out on the West Coast, it was about an outstanding football game played by a very good team. And that team was...
Via Fox Sports
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Week 2 Takeaways

Smokin' Jay Doesn't Care About Your New Yard10) If you got through the weekend without having a star player injured or suspended, you won your fantasy football matchup9) Cleveland took a big lead at home behind a dominant defense, and somehow won anyway8) Kansas City had a 10-minute drive which was almost entirely composed of bailout calls against the defense, ending in a missed...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL on Fox Previews Week 2 of the 2014 Season

Fox has regional coverage once again this week and from its preview of the coverage has no word on what it will broach on its pregame shows, but you can expect Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson talk. What else you’ll see on Fox tomorrow, like the regional splits and announcing assignments. Well, you won’t be watching regional splits and the announcing assignments, but you get what...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

BSO Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice Week 2

Week 1 of the NFL season is almost in the books, and the new rule changes for defenders were suppose to lead to more fantasy points, at least according to Richard Sherman. There were plenty of fantasy stars who disappointed (i.e. Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers) and there were a few surprise stars who grabbed the attention of the NFL community. The name that comes to everyone’s...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Juice This: Adrian Peterson Does Dallas

So, that phone call Jerry Jones got wasn’t from Adrian Peterson—it was from Michael Sam. And already, two guys are going to test Roger Goodell’s new stepped-up domestic violence policy. Plus, Pam Oliver is dissing Fox, Josh Gordon has a new temp job and somehow, prospective owners are still circling the wagons on the Buffalo Bills. We want to know, why? JERRY, IT’S FOR...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

In the backfield: Top ten fantasy running backs of 2014

Finally, its that time again for football, and with football back in the mix comes fantasy football.  Down and Distance is proud to kick off it’s annual ‘In the backfield’ column, giving you it’s top fantasy running backs heading into the week.  To start this fantasy season off, we present to you the top ten backs of the 2014 season.  If you can get a hold of any of these...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

8 Injuries That Would Derail the NFL Season

There are many factors to include when looking at the most valuable players in the National Football League. For example, just because Adrian Peterson might be one of the best all-around players in the NFL, it doesn’t make him one of the most valuable. In order for that to be the case, a player must play on a contending team. At least, that’s one of the factors I take into account...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pyle's 'Lucky Enuf' Uniforms Make Debut

Pyle designed his uniform for Lucky Enuf based on the Seahawks uniforms. The collar includes the OIL logo patch. The pants and helmet prominently display the Lucky Enuf horseshoe. The uniform was "skinned" onto Adrian Peterson by a user at Fiverr. For reference, here is the logo he's used for the last seven seasons: 
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 Preview: Ranking The Top 10 Defense/Special Teams

Think fantasy defenses don’t matter? In 2013, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense scored more fantasy points than Adrian Peterson in ESPN standard scoring leagues. Defenses like last year’s Seahawks unit don’t come around often, obviously, but you get the point. Having a defense that can consistently give you 10-plus points per game is a huge plus. Seattle is an obvious top choice...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 Preview: Top 10 Sleepers Who Can Help Your Team

For all of the chance and uncertainty that comes with playing fantasy football, NFL fantasy drafts actually are quite predictable. The first few rounds of your draft almost certainly will have the same players go off the board. Peyton Manning, for example, will be among the first quarterbacks to go. Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles likely will top the list of running...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Numbers Say Beast Mode Should Report To Camp

Friday saw the start of Seattle Seahawks training camp with the glaring absence of starting running back Marshawn Lynch, who is holding out, presumably, for more money or an extension.  While the sudden retirement of wide receiver Sidney Rice frees up some cap space, the Seahawks, so far, don’t seem inclined to move that savings into Lynch’s bank account.  So, the question...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Damaged Goods: 10 Most Critical Players Returning From Injury

The 2013 NFL season was not a kind one to players in terms of injuries. It seemed that every week we saw another superstar go down with a serious injury that either ended or endangered their season.There were so many injuries last season that some dubbed it the Year of the Injury. And that was before the season had ended.With so many serious injuries (including some late in the season...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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