Patriots Podcast: Banged-Up Defense Could Be Vulnerable Against Bears

The New England Patriots are 5-2, but question marks still surround the first-place AFC East team as it enters the season’s midway point. Linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley were put on injured reserve after both left last Thursday’s game against the New York Jets with knee injuries. Also injured is defensive end Chandler Jones, who’s battling a hip injury...
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Redskins Injury Update: Robert Griffin III not ready to go

The Washington Redskins quarterback this week will be........... Colt McCoy! Yes, that is right, Colt McCoy. For those thinking Robert Griffin III would have a chance Monday night against the Cowboys, well, that is simply not in the cards.  #457569776 / gettyimages.comRobert Griffin III is slowly making his way back and has "looked good" in practice, according to head...
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Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Texans Sack Breakdown

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the three sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 30-23 Monday night victory over the Houston Texans. 3rd and 12, 2:29 1st. Shotgun, 11. Steelers block five with Heath Miller blocking and releasing into the right flat. Texans rush four. However, Houston fakes sending ILB Mike Mohamed, occupying the […] Steelers Film Room: Steelers vs Texans...
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Titans Moving On to Zach Mettenberger as Starting QB

The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports. Mettenberg was a highly touted prospect coming out of LSU, but fell in the draft because of a torn ACL to finish his last season at LSU.   The #Titans are moving on. Source says they plan to start Zach Mettenberger (as @jwyattsports said). He took increased...
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Philadelphia-Arizona: Eagles are perfect team to expose Cardinals

When NFL coaches break down game tape to prepare for an upcoming matchup, they study the opponent’s last three or four games. What they see there strongly influences how they’ll plan their attack. Chip Kelly may have dug a bit deeper into Arizona’s 2014 archive since he had a bye week to prepare, but there’s really no need to look any further than the Cardinals’ last three...
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Redskins use Santana Moss’ Native American tattoo as propaganda

Only the Washington Redskins would post something like this as they continue to live in denial over racism that involves the name of their team. “Redskins Facts” posted this tweet showing Santana Moss’ Native American tattoo.  May as well use him for something since he’s been sitting on the bench all season. Loving this ink from Santana Moss: "S/o to.. @tattzbyd to...
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Jets talk of ingenious plan to use Harvin to stretch field

The Jets sound as if they think they’re smarter than the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. After making a deal for wide receiver Percy Harvin, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he believes they will be able to better utilize Harvin’s skills than Seattle did. “I think when you look at how we are going to use Percy, it might be different than how he was used in Minnesota, than...
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San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Thursday night’s NFL game will feature two longstanding AFC West rivals when the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos face off. This match-up features the Chargers (5-2) and Broncos (5-1) and will air on CBS and the NFL Network beginning at 8:25 pm ET from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. The Odds: The Denver Broncos are an 8 point favorite in Thursday’s game...
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San Diego At Denver: Five Things To Know

While it is still rather early in the season, the 5-2 Chargers travel to the 5-1 Broncos in what is lauded as as close to a playoff game as possible without actually being one. The Chargers' all-time record versus the Broncos is 413-403-11 and 11-17 in the postseason (including San Diego's loss after the 2013 season). Should Denver prevail, two of the Chargers' three...
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Who the f*ck is Michael Vick to state Harvin 'won't be a monster here'?

Percy Harvin, who averages one receiving touchdown every three games, must love Michael Vick and Geno Smith making comments about him.“He won’t be a monster here,” Vick told The Post. “He won’t be a monster here. I can assure all the fans of that…That won’t take place here.”“I know it won’t be a problem with Percy being here while he’s here,” Smith added....
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Brett Favre would take Peyton Manning over Tom Brady

The Peyton Manning-Tom Brady debate is one that defines the current generation of the National Football League. On one side, you have a guy who could own almost every major statistical record for a quarterback by the time his career ends. On the other, you have a three-time Super Bowl champion who is still chasing...Read More
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Colts get good news on Reggie Wayne’s MRI

Tweet The Indianapolis Colts got good news Wednesday. Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, who took a hard fall in Sunday’s 27-0 blanking of the Cincinnati Bengals, had an MRI on his bruised left elbow that revealed “nothing of significance,” according to head coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne, Pagano said, will remain day-to-day this week in anticipation of Sundays’ game against the Pittsburgh...
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Steelers Might Have Something in Martavis Bryant

Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant wasted no time making an impact when he finally got a hat on Monday night against the Texans. I said earlier this week that the Steelers tend to over-think decisions like whether or not to use Martavis Bryant. The kid is big and fast, let him run! Ben Roethlisberger targeted Bryant down the field 3 times, and while only 1 of them resulted...
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 8

Between the Percy Harvin trade and injuries to some key people, this week’s waiver wire could be a an interesting one. Here are few of the guys am considering this week.
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Why Brian Orakpo may have played his last game for the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins LB Brian Orakpo has been placed on injured reserve due to suffering a torn pectoral muscle in their 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. But this also will likely mean the end of Orakpo’s tenure as a Redskin. This offseason, there were very tense talks between the powers that be at Redskins Park about whether or not they should re-sign Orakpo to a one-year...
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Bill Belichick sends Darrelle Revis home from practice for being late

Don’t mess with Bill Belichick. It doesn’t matter how much you make, or how important you are to the team, Belichick doesn’t care. On Tuesday, Darrelle Revis broke one of Belichick’s most important rules: Don’t be late. According to the Boston Herald, Revis overslept and missed practice. When he called to let them know, Belichick told him to not bother coming in. Later...
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Brian Hall's Oct. 23 Vikings mailbag

Another loss means another big week for the mailbag. Nothing can bring out questions and angry responses like a three-game losing streak suffered by the Minnesota Vikings. The usual inquiries dominated the submissions this week. Readers want to know about the offensive line, play-calling, quarterbacks and the receivers, particularly Cordarrelle Patterson. The league's 29th-ranked...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 8 Thursday Night Football Preview

Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers Thursday October 23, 2014 San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos This is most definitely the most intriguing Thursday Night Football game of the year to this point. Peyton Manning will try to beat a Chargers team he has historically struggled against, particularly in big games. There are a ton of major fantasy players as well, but that’s pretty much...
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Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles slowly but surely return to health

Slowly but surely, the Philadelphia Eagles are returning to health. Coming off of the bye, Wednesday’s practice saw the return of LG Evan Mathis, C Jason Kelce, RB Darren Sproles and LB Mychal Kendricks in limited action at practice. That’s gotta make you smile. – Birds 24/7 The Birds’ defense did a phenomonal job of shutting down the New York Giants in Week 6. But we’re...
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Report: Brian Cushing will miss some time with knee injury

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is expected to miss at least a week with a knee injury, per Pro Football Talk. Per league source, Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) will miss at least a week. It's been bothering him for the last two games. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 23, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Percy Harvin to save Rex Ryan’s job?

rex ryan jets Some NFL executives believe the Percy Harvin acquisition could end up saving the job of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan for at least another season. If Harvin can somehow manage not to cause yet another team to jettison him, and he can be that explosive player we all know he is, the answer, according to NFL team executives, is yes. The thinking is Ryan, armed with...
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Only way Johnny Manziel reportedly plays this week is if the Browns offense collapses

Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire After last week’s game, in which quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled, some Cleveland Browns fans want to see Johnny Manziel under center. Manziel isn’t expected to play unless the Browns’ offense completely collapses, per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. …Manziel won’t be a starter anytime soon, I’m told. Sources I trust tell me the only way Manziel sees...
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Porn star Brooke Haven: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

Adult film star Brooke Haven made an interesting revelation to TMZ earlier this week when she was discussing the various professional athletes she has partied with. The 34-year-old admitted that she has hung out with “a lot” of athletes, yet she hardly hesitated when asked who parties the hardest. The answer is Sebastian Janikowski. Janikowski, who has spent his entire career...
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NFL team executive: Ray Rice is radioactive

One NFL team executive told Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report that he doesn’t believe that a team will sign running back Ray Rice if he does get reinstated this season because he’s “radioactive.” But in interviews with several NFL team executives, it sounds like no team would sign the running back because, as one said, “Ray Rice will be radioactive for a long time.” That...
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Houston Texans Getting a Gift From the Tennessee Titans in Zach Mettenberger

The Texans need something to help right the ship. After getting out to a 3-1 record Houston has lost the last three to fall to 3-4--exactly where people expected them to be. So now the question becomes whether they are going to fall and become the bottom dweller people expected or right the ship and get back on track.Thanks to the Tennessee Titans decision to start rookie quarterback...
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