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Denver Broncos Torch New Orleans Saints: Five Things We Learned

Peyton Manning has been getting better each week. The cohesion between Manning and his offense has improved every week. The scary part? Manning is STILL getting better.Uh Oh.In a display of aerial mastery unseen since, well, the last time he did it, Peyton Manning ripped the Saints defense apart for 305 yards and three touchdowns. By doing so, the Broncos laid a good beating upon...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

AFC South Review: Colts Defeat Titans In Overtime, Go To 4-3

This week we saw a Colts team rally in the closing minutes of the fourth to push a divisional game to overtime, and witnessed Jacksonville compete in what could easily have been the second divisional upset of Green Bay this season. Colts Don’t Flinch In The Clutch The Colts won the overtime coin toss, and elected to receive.After a deep Rob Bironas kick and touchback, the Colts...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The NFL's Top 8 Running Backs Right Now

Just looking at the numbers won’t always tell the story about who the best players at each position are. Each season is unique, and guys who barely made an impact the year before sometimes explode and have a tremendous year. However, elite running backs need to have some consistency over the past year or two (hence one of the many reasons Chris Johnson will not be found here),...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 10 Waiver Wire Report

The BCS picture is starting to take shape and so should your league landscape.  At this point in the season, you are either firmly out of contention (better luck next year) or you are making your playoff push (cue ‘Eye of the Tiger’).  If you are looking through the waiver wire to find a weekly starter, you are not going to find any.  With just two or three weeks left in the...
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NFC South Review: Falcons, Bucs Rout Foes; Saints, Panthers Fall

The fun began Thursday night in the NFC South, as the Buccaneers routed the Minnesota Vikings on the road, 36-17.  Quarterback Josh Freeman had his third consecutive game with three passing touchdowns, but it was rookie running back Doug Martin that had the break-oput performance in this one.  Martin finished his day with 135 yards rushing, and a score on 29 carries, as well as...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Continue Dominance Over Cowboys In Jerry Dome: Five Things We Learned

Call it "Jerry's Curse". Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sunk $1 Billion into his own personal 'Taj Mahal'. In 2009, the Cowboys moved from their old home in Texas Stadium into their current residence, Cowboys Stadium. Texas Stadium proved to be an absolute nightmare for visiting teams, for several reasons. Upon completion in the late 1960's, Texas Stadium...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Funday: Thoughts From Week 8's Games

There's a long way to go and Matt Ryan had appeared to be the early front runner for MVP. Not anymore. He's got competition from Peyton Manning now. Did you see the Broncos beat down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints Sunday night? Denver is starting to hit its stride. Better not peak too soon though in today's NFL.Here's the rest of the league in a nutshell...
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Patriots Score 45 Unanswered Points, Crush Rams in London

St. Louis came out firing with an upset on their minds against the New England Patriots, but ended up being little competition for the Pats in England, falling 45-7.On the first possession of the game Sam Bradford hooked up with Chris Givens for a 50-yard touchdown-- the fifth straight game the two have connected for a 50-yard play or longer."You can't ask for a better start...
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Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears: Hero and Zero of the Game

The Chicago Bears staged a tremendous comeback over the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.  Early on in the game it very much looked like the hero of the game was going to be the Carolina Panthers' defense and the zero of the game was going to be Jay Cutler.  However, about halfway through the third quarter, this game changed in a huge...
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Dallas Cowboys: Time For Jason Garrett To Go

It is official as of Sunday: I have lost all faith in Jason Garrett’s ability to be a head coach in the National Football League – hell, at this point, I wouldn’t have faith in his ability to lead the North Texas Renegades to a Pee Wee championship.The Cowboys are now 3-4, and the things which had been classified as bad luck or poor timing must now be labeled in the only way...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Red Carpet: Week 9 Awards (BCS Shake-up Edition)

Welcome back to another edition of the college football awards, which are a little late this week thanks to us being caught in the rubble of the BCS shake-up this weke, much like every one else.Let's get started...The "Big Game Bob comes up small" award goes to Bob StoopsThis one is really your fault, ESPN. Because you, more than anyone involved in the college football...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Top Seattle Seahawks In Final Seconds: Hero-Zero Of The Game

He's baccckkk! Well, no, it's not Michael Jordan; but to Detroit Lions fans it could be the savior to their season. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was back to his form of last season, leading the Detroit to a big win over the visiting Seattle Seahawks.At Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Stafford guided the Lions to a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The Lions...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Hold On For Thrilling Win Over Cowboys: Hero & Zero Of The Game

The Dallas Cowboys have a big fancy stadium. They have an owner who likes to throw around money to his team and himself (face-lifts aren't for free), and generally everything the Cowboys do seems to make headlines.The New York Giants are used to the headlines from playing in the Big Apple, to being the defending Super Bowl Champions. On Sunday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Arkansas Becomes Bowl Hopeless After Loss to Ole Miss

That whooshing noise you hear is the sound of the rest of the Arkansas Razorback football season going down the toilet. As a matter of fact, I vote we just call it a season and move on to hiring the next coach. Who’s with me?Arkansas now stands 3-5 on the season. With Tulsa, South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU left on the Hogs 2012 schedule, there’s virtually no chance...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Green Bay Holds Off Big Underdog Jacksonville for 3rd Straight Win

Coming into the game Jacksonville was a 15.5 point underdog but it came down to a 4th down Jacksonville failure that sealed the Green Bay 24-15 victory.With the score 21-15 and 2:59 on the clock Jacksonville faced 4th-and-4 at the Green Bay 44, after rookie Casey Hayward made a fantastic open field tackle on Justin Blackmon on the previous play forcing the 4th down. On a drive that...
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Denver Broncos Are The Best Team In The AFC

Despite only being 3-3 the Denver Broncos are the best team in the AFC and should be the favorites to represent the conference in the Super Bowl.The Broncos have played the toughest schedule in the NFL this season but their final 10 games rank as the easiest in the league.Peyton Manning has been what Denver expected and more. He has elevated the play of the entire offense and is...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Debate: Who Should Start In Philly? Michael Vick Or Nick Foles?

Well, after just eight weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles are deeply involved in a quarterback controversy between veteran Michael Vick and third round pick Nick Foles.It would surely be one of the biggest moves of Andy Reid's career if he were to choose University of Arizona star Foles over decade plus NFL star Michael Vick.Michael Vick has certainly had a season worthy of a quarterback...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: The Suggestion Box Is Probably Full

Cam Newton showed his lack of leadership by the way he spoke to the media in the previous weeks. Is it the team that can't produce, Cam, or both?The Carolina Panthers haven't had one single game with a rusher with over 100 yards. The defense ranks 19th in both rush and pass defense. Plus, players on the defensive side, like Chris Gamble, have been sidelined with injuries...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

New England Patriots at St. Louis Rams: Five Things We Learned

It was a tough loss for the Rams and a great win for the Patriots.  Sadly my preseason prediction that the Rams would win didn't come true.  Below are five things that we learned from the game.Bradley Fletcher Needs To GoHe has been playing for the Rams since 2009 but isn't very good.  Today he cost the Rams a lot of penalties.  Fans are now very upset with Fletcher and...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

New England Patriots at St. Louis Rams: Hero and Zero of the Game

I am still fuming from the loss but with the storm coming I want to get this article done and written as fast as possible.  So here we go the hero and zero of the game...HeroTom BradyI don't like Tom Brady, but clearly he was the hero of the game.  He managed to get four touchdowns during the game.  That's something most quarterbacks can't do against the Rams. He had...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams VS. New England Patriots Week 8 Recap

It was a great game for the New England Patriots but a horrible game for the Saint Louis Rams.  The Rams have had a lot of trouble beating the  Patriots since the Super Bowl loss to them and today was no exception.  The final score of the game was 45-7. The Rams actually did dominate the ball.  The Rams had the ball for 31:06 while the Patriots had it for just under 29 minutes...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Lose Another Close One: Five Things We Learned

1. The Panthers gameplan was better than the Bears. Carolina played good enough to win this game, but lost it in the end. Stop me if you have heard this before. The gameplan was shifted from the normal spread offense that the Panthers normally run to a more traditional-style scheme to help quarterback, Cam Newton with his reads and to also hopefully spring a more efficient rushing...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Destroys Rams In Old England: Hero & Zero of the Game

To those few who had the audacity to imagine that Sam Bradford could out-duel the great Tom Brady and his high power attack, try not to take it too hard. He's still got it and he's gonna keep on winning games. So stop dissing on that arm- he still looks like the quarterback who wins Super Bowls.Oh, and for the pundits who claimed that this game in London, England was not...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Panic Mode In Philly: 5 Studs n Duds In Sunday's Loss

Before Sunday morning, Head Coach Andy Reid was undefeated (13-0) after the bye week.Now, Andy Reid is 13-1 after the bye.It was surely a disappointing game by the Eagles, on offense and defense.As always, there were at least a few players who gave it their all, but this week (again) the duds outnumbered the studs.The Falcons marched into Philly being 6-0, and left 7-0. With a final...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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