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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4 days ago  |  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...
Via Total Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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...
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8 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Round Table: FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Results, Advice And Tips

This year FFLockerRoom Sports’ Thomas Schriner, Jonathan Stulberg and Christopher Ziza all took part in the annual (FSWA) Fantasy Sports Writers Association fantasy football tournament. Pitting the best minds in the industry among one another in 12-team leagues and then an ultimate playoff challenge in which each of the league winners goes against one another, there are definite...
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August 22, 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

Toby Gerhart Hopes To Be Jaguars’ Version of ‘Beast Mode’

Toby Gerhart hasn’t had the opportunity to carry the load for a team since he left Stanford.  The powerful running back had the chance to learn from the NFL best at his position, Adrian Peterson. A fresh legged Gerhart is now the man at running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars after Maurice Jones-Drew was allowed to leave via free agency. After getting a three-year, $10.5 million...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Toby Gerhart Hopes To Be Jags’ Version of ‘Beast Mode’

Toby Gerhart hasn’t had the opportunity to carry the load for a team since he left Stanford.  The powerful running back had the chance to learn from the NFL best at his position, Adrian Peterson. A fresh legged Gerhart is now the man at running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars after Maurice Jones-Drew was allowed to leave via free agency. After getting a three-year, $10.5 million...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Christiine Michael believed to be as explosive as Adrian Peterson

According to Louis Riddick of ESPN,  Chrstiine Michael’s strength coach at Texas A&M believes the second-year Seahawks back is just as explosive as Adrian Peterson. Have said B4..Strength coach at A&M, who trained both Michael and A.Peterson, told me Christine's athletic explosiveness is on par with A.P. — Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 9, 2014 Don’t be surprised...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Notre Dame Leprechaun Gets Selfies With Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, Scott Van Pelt, And Numerous Others At ESPN Upfront In New York

It must be a bittersweet day for Notre Dame Leprechaun Johnny Romano. In his last official event as the Leprechaun, he traveled to New York City for an ESPN Upfront, where the network unveiled its new Bristol SportsCenter studio, and he apparently made it his goal to take a selfie with every famous athlete or sports personality that he could find. By the look of his Twitter feed...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Marshawn Lynch hall of fame material?

Marshawn Lynch is one of the top running backs in the NFL today. The only others even in the conversation are Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, and Jamaal Charles. Steven Jackson, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Willis McGahee are under consideration as well, but more for past glory than anything current. With the league revolving more and more around passing based offenses, bell...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Do You Love the NFL Tournament? Second Round, Region 1 and 2

Football Nation continues its "Why Do You Love the NFL Tournament" with the second round this week. Yes, it's the second round, not the third! The second round of the tournament is broke down into two articles: this one which includes the second round for regions 1 and 2, and another article, that will be released Wednesday, will feature regions 3 and 4.The article...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Five NFL Running Backs On the Rise In 2014

Elite running backs are hard to come by these days; it is even rarer that they would be the team's No. 1 offensive option. Which makes Adrian Peterson's MVP season even more amazing to think of; only three other running backs have won the MVP award since the year 2000.So in this pass-focused league who will be the main guys keeping the ground and pound philosophy alive?Here...
Via Football Nation
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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