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Colin Kaepernick era underway for 49ers?

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers unleashed a new offensive wrinkle on Sunday. After losing their first game of the season in Week 3 to the Minnesota Vikings, it appears that Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have decided that it’s time to inject some life into their Alex Smith paced attack. In a surprise move the 49ers out-Tebowed the New York Jets in the...
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September 30, 2012  |  1 Comment

Philadelphia Eagles are a defensive team, so play like one

The Philadelphia Eagles have Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and the list of offensive players goes on, but the real strength of this Eagles team is in the defense. In 2011, the Eagles defense came out to a slow start, but finished 2nd in total defense, tied for 1st in sacks and tied for 1st in interceptions. That was with a slow start where they were about to fire defensive...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers pass rush anemic in 2012 again

The Carolina Panthers pass rush is anemic in 2012 and there is not much the Panthers can do about it. The Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was brought into Carolina as a Jim Johnson disciple to bring pass rush schemes that could bolster the defense of the Panthers. However 2011 came and the Panthers finished 25th in total sacks with only 31 and it is understandable...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Reggie Wayne is cementing his legacy beyond Manning

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has been one of the best wide receivers in the franchise’s history and 2012 is proving one myth wrong. That myth is that Reggie Wayne was only good because of Peyton Manning and if you took Manning out of the equation he would have fell flat on his face. Well 23 catches for 294 yards in three games later, Wayne is showing he can succeed...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Williams’ time to shine for the Cardinals

As the NFL season progresses we will begin to see what players and teams are for real; and which ones are not.  Some players will impress and solidify their role as a key component for their team, while others will fade off and be forgotten.  These next few weeks will be running back Ryan Williams’ time to show which role he will take with the Arizona Cardinals.  He could keep...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

TPF’s hottie of the week: Stacy Keibler

Wait one minute…I stopped watching wrestling at the age of around 12, but if this was the kind of scattered ass that surrounds the WWE, I clearly made a huge mistake. Our hottie, Stacy Keibler is an actress, model, retired professional wrestler and former cheerleader of the Baltimore Ravens. Keibler is best known for her work with the World Champioship Wrestling (WCW) and World...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 4: Trendspotting the Jacksonville Jaguars

Maurice Jones-Drew, Blaine Gabbert and Cecil Shorts provided the Jaguars faithful with another last minute, come from behind, dramatic lead change. This time, the defense held on to a 22-17 win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. This was a good win for team that desperately needed one, and should provide a jolt of confidence for this young team as they prepare to take on...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning turns role players into stars

Everywhere in sports, great athletes have the same qualities. They win championships. They win individual awards. Most of the time, they end up in their respective sports hall of fame. But perhaps the most intriguing trait of those athletes — and what separates the very best from the great — is their ability to make teammates better. Michael Jordan did it in basketball. Wayne...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens defense continues to look awful

This just in, the 2012 Baltimore Ravens defense starring Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata can make anyone look good, even Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. On Thursday night the Baltimore Ravens narrowly escaped at home versus the Browns with a 23-16 victory to improve to 3-1.Once again the swiss cheese Ravens secondary got sliced up again, but they stunk more like...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 4: Picks, predictions based on confidence

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills: I haven’t jumped on the Ryan Fitzpatrick, C.J. Spiller and Buffalo Bills hype yet. Beating the Browns and crushing the Chiefs isn’t much to write home about. There is no doubt the Patriots defense need a lot of work and the team is having a hard time replacing TE Aaron Hernandez. There might be hope for the Bills this week but I honestly...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL pick 3 ATS Week 4: Seahawks ready for a let-down

Sometimes in the NFL you can’t account for the unthinkable, unpredictable and flat-out crazy. Russell Wilson and Golden Tate experienced what crazy was all about on Monday night and a number of sportsbooks actually handed money back to bettors. After a questionable (if you can call it that) call, Sportsbook.com and one casino in Las Vegas handed out refunds. According to the Huntington...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

A wake up call to the Packers defense

Defense isn’t sexy like offense. Those hard-hitting tackles may feed a masochistic urge for some, but for the most part, it’s not as fun to watch as a spectacular wide receiver catch. Some defensive players get the ink, but invariably the media attention goes to the offense. Any NFL coach knows, however, when it comes to the fourth quarter, you don’t want those last minutes...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 5 reasons the Rams should return to L.A.

The topic of whether the St. Louis Rams should return to L.A. needs to be discussed. St. Louis Rams fans will hate this article, because it threatens your very existence as a fan for the ones who go to the games in St. Louis, MS. However with the actual building of a stadium in Los Angeles, CA, the Rams should be given the opportunity to return to the city the Rams called home for...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans fail in big win

On Sunday the Tennessee Titans and the Lions gave us an exciting game. The Titans made big plays on offense, defense, and special teams. They did this throughout the whole game. They also gave up many big plays. It was nice to see that this team didn’t give up when the Lions kept roaring back. A game that should be an instant classic on the NFL Network, also showed continued failure...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert’s got the looks, but does he have the goods?

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert obviously has a pretty boy persona. When he entered the NFL last season, he had long blonde hair and looked more like a model for Abercrombie and Fitch than a football player. If he had the physique of a Tim Tebow, he could easily start peddling ‘I can’t believe it’s not butter’ spread like Fabio and there’s nothing wrong...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Packers big plays have gone missing

Last year, the Green Bay Packers had one of the most dynamic offenses in the game. They led the league in scoring, with 560 points which is also a team record. Pretty impressive for a team that has been around the NFL since 1922 and produced great offenses in the 60′s and 90′s.So what is going on in 2012? Green Bay is averaging just 19 points a game this season when they averaged...
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September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers: NFL Week 3 paper champion

Whenever there’s a conversation about the best quarterbacks in the NFL San Diego Chargers QB, Philip Rivers, is always thrown in the mix along with guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and the Manning’s. The one thing Rivers does not possess that the others do is a championship, yet he’s often spoken about as if he’s won one. Philip Rivers is a great fantasy football...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Titans to trade Chris Johnson?

It’s 2012 and the Tennessee Titans need to finally trade Chris Johnson or better known in 2012 as CJ2 yards per carry to another team soon. It’s not based on the fact he has only rushed for 45 yards on 33 carries for a grand total of 1.4 yards per carry or his drop in production from the year he rushed for 2,006 yards in 2009. It’s based on what the future of this Tennessee...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Where is the New York Jets’ elite defense?

Rex Ryan is a defensive genius. Throughout his career, he has formed widely feared defenses. Even in 2011, a season when the New York Jets had that unprecedented implosion, the defense was ranked 5th in the NFL. All offseason, we were promised that the Jets would have that top ranked offense again. There were acquisitions that would seemingly back that up. The Jets signed strong...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Now we get to see the real Buffalo Bills

The Bills expunged the bitter taste from their mouths after a putrid Week 1 loss to the New York Jets by pounding on the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns in succession. It’s easy to write those two wins off as bullying smaller, less talented opponents, but at the end of the day 2-1 is 2-1, and the Bills sit in second place of their division. If you’d looked at the schedule...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Expanding NFL Sunday Ticket should be next on the list

For years, NFL Sunday Ticket has been exclusive to Direct TV with no other company able to offer that deal to their customers. It’s understandable as the NFL would want an exclusivity contract with one company, which is the reason for EA Sports being the only video game company to make a NFL licensed game in the last several years. At first, many people loved the idea of the...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Are the Buffalo Bills competitive enough to win the AFC East?

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills took a serious blow to their offensive attack on Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns. Late in the first quarter, C.J. Spiller caught a screen pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and got tackled, landing on his left shoulder after a 25-yard gain. When Spiller went down and had to be carted off the field, the Bills’ offense seemed...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Should Nick Foles be the starting quarterback for the Eagles?

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid left the door open a crack and the fans and media rushed through it according to CBS Sportsline. Reid did his best to make sure that door remained closed. He made it clear Michael Vick is his starting quarterback.Reid said this when asked about the quarterback position: “Right now, we’re with Michael and that’s what we’re doing. We...
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September 26, 2012  |  4 Comments

Got defense? RG3 can’t do it all for the Redskins

The Washington Redskins obviously drafted a franchise quarterback for the future with Robert Griffin III also known as RG3, but the defense of the Redskins has to give him some help in the future if they plan on winning anything this season and beyond. RG3 is used to having to outscore teams, because of the terrible defenses he played with at Baylor, but the Redskins are starting...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t need training camp

Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a much publicized holdout in the off-season.  Everyone hyped it up and explained how he would have a ‘down’ year. Jones-Drew came into Week 1 with a performance that shows holding out of training camp really doesn’t matter anymore. Jones-Drew was demoted as the starter in Jacksonville against the Minnesota Vikings in...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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