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Washington Redskins: Daniel Snyder Needs To Dump Mike Shanahan

As of the writing of this article, the Indianapolis Colts are 5-3.Nobody in the world gave the Colts a chance to win at least five games all season.Yet there they stand, quite a lot better than the 2-14 disaster from last year.Quarterback Andrew Luck has been a major reason for Indy's "surprise" record. Another reason?Coaching.Why bring this up in an article about the...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints: Five Things We Learned

I can’t wait to listen to sports talk radio today here in Philadelphia, as I’m sure it will be a blood-bath calling for the firing of Andy Reid, the benching of Michael Vick and a slew of other venomous demands.Last night’s game played right into everything that has been said about the Eagles this season.We saw issues in the red zone for Philadelphia while we saw a passing...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Andy Reid & Michael Vick: Off With Their Heads

We've seen it long enough and some of us are sick. Andy Reid and his commitment to Michael Vick is not only dumbfounding, it has cost the Philadelphia Eagles their season.Throughout the first six games, it seemed Vick did everything in his power to spell the Eagles' demise.The Eagles could have lost every game but somehow Philadelphia managed to crawl into their bye week...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Top 5 Reasons They'll Miss The Playoffs

Bill Murray should purchase the Washington Redskins.One of Murray's classic films, "Groundhog Day", has some painfully real similarities to the Washington Redskins. His character Phil found himself stuck in an endless time loop, repeating the same things over and over, trying to do something, ANYTHING differently each time in an effort to break free of the loop and...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Week 10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pick-ups

Waiver Wire Pick-ups of The WeekFor the full version, head over to FFChamps.com, or click here.  QUARTERBACKSRyan Tannehill, Miami DolphinsWeek 9 stats: 22/38, 290 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INTTannehill hung tough at Indy and hasn’t chucked an interception in any of his last four starts.The rookie field general is worth a look if you are in a tight spot at quarterback, as he has...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Hammer Nail In Eagles' Coffin: Hero and Zero of the Game

The New Orleans Saints like the Superdome. They also like to blitz. And blitz. And blitz. On Monday Night in Louisiana, the Saints pressured and sacked the Philadelphia Eagles in route to a 28-13 victory.On center stage, in front of a national television audience, the Saints kept their playoff hopes alive, while the Philadelphia Eagles sunk a little lower with their fourth straight...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Heads Must Roll In Philadelphia: 3 Studs And Duds From Monday's Loss

The Philadelphia Eagles have lost four straight after suffering a loss to the dismal New Orleans Saints Monday night and have dropped to 3-5. With a final score of 28-13, there was more than enough blame to go around for this Eagles team. With (another) terrible performance, there were three players who stuck out and gave it their all despite playing uphill all game.There was...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

#TuesdayTunes: Week 9, Parachute Pants & Jean Jacket Edition

I know what you're thinking: Where the heck were my sumptuous tunes on Monday, Pagel!?  I'm here to apologize and tell you that I had to deal with the most annoying inconvenience on Monday.  A situation that spiraled my whole day completely out of control.  Okay, it wasn't THAT bad, but it sure as hell was annoying.  Some fine, upstanding young gentleman stole my...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Drive to Victory: Andrew Luck Wins One For Chuck

Obviously, Andrew Luck's self-awarded C grade stands for "Clutch". Then again, Indianapolis' entire campaign has stood for "Chuckstrong".With 5:58 remaining in Sunday's game, the Colts (5-3) capped off a 13-play series with an Adam Vinatieri 43-yard field goal to claim a 23-20 lead over the Miami Dolphins (4-4). In this shockingly significant battle...
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NFC South Review: Buccaneers Offense Rolls On, Falcons Remain Perfect

Buccaneers 42, Raiders 32Despite a slow start Tampa Bay may be the one team that no one wants to play right now.  Since overcoming their offensive struggles during their bye week, the Bucs have been unstoppable, scoring at least 35 points in their last three wins, and managed to pull themselves even at .500 at the midway point of the season.  This week was no exception as the Bucs...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Champs & Chumps: Doug "Muscle Hamster" Martin Runs Over Raiders

Before you read this article, don’t forget to go out and vote! In the case that you do not know who to vote for, I recommend that you write-in Tim Tebow. It will be funny. If you are reading this after November 6th, hopefully you voted and did not let me down (again).Enough political jibber jabber. It’s time for Champs and Chumps!Some of the top fantasy performers of the week...
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Chiefs' Recent Desperate Moves Reek More than 1-7 Season

We've just seen word that the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to "shake things up" after a historically bad start to the 2012 season that has left them with a 1-7 record, without holding a lead the entire season, and looking like the clear-cut choice for the worst team in professional football.The good news is that Kansas City Chiefs' Romeo Crennel has relieved...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Week 10: Winners and Losers of Latest BCS Poll

We all know the BCS system has its flaws; we routinely look at the rankings and then scratch our heads as to how a computer ranked a certain team so high or so low.  This weeks rankings are still headed by the number one Alabama Crimson Tide.  However, some top teams were shuffled down the rankings and are now holding on for a miracle to move back up, while other teams shot up...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks: Hero and Zero of the Game

It was a cold and cloudy day Sunday in Seattle.Well, when isn't it?Still, gray, cloudy, nippy days in early November are perfect for football. Trust me when I tell you that once the game begins, and the players are running full speed, giving their all and more, the temperature is perfect. Any colder and you get hypothermia from the sweat mixing with low temperature. Any hotter...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans: Five Things We Learned

Here are five things we can take away from this week's game:The Texans Can Win DirtyThe Bills hung around way too long in a game they should have been crushed in. A lot of credit goes to Buffalo, but most goes to the Texans offense who came out very flat. In the end they were able to string some yards together and win by a wide margin and that is what good teams do-- stay in...
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November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers: Five Things We Learned

After a start hotter than most would have imagined (4-0), the Arizona Cardinals had seemingly faltered.The Cardinals have lost their last five games in a row, and now sit at 4-5.The last of those losses came this past weekend on their road trip to Green Bay.The Packers on the other hand, have accumulated a four-game winning streak heading into their Week 10 bye.Let's look at...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks: Five Things We Learned

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch set the standard for what is known as "beast mode".What it means is that a runner is running with such ferocity and power, that the very Earth trembles beneath it every time they carry the ball.I chose those words on purpose, because for me the first time I saw Lynch go "beast mode" was in a Wild Card playoff game following...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Champs and Chumps, Week 10

Champs of the Week:1.     Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon- 321 rushing yards, 5 TD’sThis one almost seemed personal to Barner. The senior back, originally from L.A., set a school record with 321 rushing yards in five touchdowns in the high-scoring affair with USC. With all the talk early in the year about De’Anthony Thomas being the Heisman candidate on this Oregon Ducks squad...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks: Marcus Mariota Heisman Watch Week 9

FINALLY! It took 9 games before quarterback Marcus Mariota and the first-string offense for the Oregon Ducks got to play an entire game. But they made the most of it.The Ducks’ offense usually blows opponents out in the first half and Mariota and crew only get 30 minutes or less to rack up impressive stats. This game, however, went down to the wire and Mariota proved why he is...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Red Carpet: Week 10 Awards, Close Shaves Edition

Welcome in to another edition of the college football awards, which saw one gigantic game live up to the hype, and saw a bunch of teams barely escape with their BCS lives, as well.Let's go...The "instant classic" award goes to LSU & AlabamaBut don't expect these two teams to just forget about their hatred of each other and the emotions of Saturday night'...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Offense is Exploding

Last season the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their last ten games in a row to finish the season with a 4-12 record which eventually led to the firing of then head coach Raheem Morris. One of the problems in the 2011 season was lack of offense.Quarterback Josh Freeman finished the season only completing 62 percent of his passes, while throwing only 16 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons: Hero and Zero of the Game

Hero: QB Matt Ryan: Often times pressured, Ryan was able to stay composed in the pocket and extend the play.At times unflappable, Ryan orchestrated several productive drives that resulted in points for the Falcons.If Matt Bryant would have been able to connect on two more field goals the Falcons' margin of victory would have been even larger. Ryan finished the night 24 of 34...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle": Week Nine

Football Nation proudly presents the 20th episode of “Monday Morning Huddle”. Host Dave Holcomb talks about the team Tony Gonzalez claims no one is talking about: the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. Then, Holcomb discusses the Steelers comeback win at the Meadowlands despite some tough calls in the first half, Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers hot streak and the blues continue...
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NFC East Review: Pittsburgh Steelers Grind Down New York Giants

Several teams in the NFC East had the opportunity to record signature wins – and one still does heading into the Monday Night game – but at the end of the day on Sunday, all that those teams had to show for their efforts was major disappointment.With the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) in desperate need of a win against New Orleans tonight, here is what happened with the other three...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

AFC West Review: Peyton Manning Continues to Impress

The AFC West started off the month of November with a 2-2 record, as the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos were able to find the win column, while the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders both took home losses. This article recaps the AFC West action from week nine.Kansas City at San DiegoSan Diego finally stopped their losing skid and for the moment bought a little time...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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