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Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 8 Sleepers

Week 7 resulted in a rash of injuries to stars Reggie Wayne, Doug Martin, Jermichael Finley, and Arian Foster.  Wayne is done for the year as is Doug Martin if his labrum is torn as reported. Greg Schiano is still adamant Martin’s not done, so cross your fingers and add Mike James. Foster’s hamstring aggravation […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks are gone in the NFL schedule, and plenty of teams are still shifting around, especially in the AFC. New England recovered enough to topple New Orleans with five seconds left. The Jaguars, Giants and Buccaneers are still win-less, while only divisional rivals Kansas City and Denver remain unbeaten. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 6

The regular season is almost halfway done for fantasy owners and Week 6 could make or break your season if you are below .500. Below are some players who will make great production against their opponents in the sixth week of the season. Start ‘Em Cam Newton (vs. Minnesota): Newton struggled with multiple picks and a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 5

It’s now five weeks into the season, and the standings are getting rattled. New England and Seattle have finally lost. Denver, Kansas City and New Orleans continue to dominate. Three AFC North teams are 3-2. The NFC East is led by a sub-.500 team. It’s a very tumultuous time indeed, so let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 4

It seems like only yesterday we were all excited for the NFL season to finally begin. Now, it’s already a quarter over. The season has already been filled with some massive surprises. The Falcons are 1-3. The Chiefs are 4-0. New England is working smoothly with its rookie receivers. The Texans are sliding. Detroit is […]

Bill Belichick No Longer NFL’s Highest Paid Coach

Sometimes you don’t realize how valuable something is until it’s gone, or, in the New Orleans Saints’ case, suspended for an entire season. Sean Payton did not coach a game in 2012, as he was serving a year-long suspension for his role in the Saints’ locker room bounty scandal. Without Payton, the Saints fell significantly […]

Let’s Go: Patriots Open Up Preseason with 7-6 Victory over New Orleans

After months of updates, signings, and analysis, the New England opened up the 2012 campaign last night, squeaking past the New Orleans Saints 7-6 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The game was sloppily played, marred by turnovers, and inundated with mistakes.  There were a total of four turnovers (two from each squad), and 15 […]

Cris Carter Adds Fuel to the Saints’ Bountygate Fire

In an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Hill & Schlereth,” Cris Carter admitted to placing bounties on opposing players. “I’m guilty of it,” Carter said.  “…I put a bounty on guys before. I put bounties on guys. And the guys tried to take me out, a guy tried to take a cheap shot on me, I […]

Saints’ Payton Violated NFL’s Image with Bounty Program, Gets One-Year Ban

As punishment for his complicity in the New Orleans Saints’ “bounty program,” Saints coach Sean Payton received a one-year ban from the NFL Wednesday. Roger Goodell also banned St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams – the Saints’ defensive coordinator from 2009-2011 – indefinitely, Saints GM Mickey Loomis for eight games and assistant coach Joe […]

Practice What You Preach: Saints Investigated for Bounty Pool

The New Orleans Saints are in some serious hot water today after the NFL announced on Friday that the team’s players and coaches have been offering monetary rewards for knockouts and bounties for injuries. The league announced that the team was in violation of the “bounty rule” over the course of the 2009, 2010, and […]

Rob Gronkowski Has Returned the Tight End to the NFL

As strength and conditioning training has gotten better and better over the years, NFL players have become stronger and faster. Running backs like Adrian Peterson can both bust through lanes without a lead-blocker and also break tackles on short-yardage runs. Slot-receivers like Wes Welker can slip into the middle of the field, then burst for […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one more week left, and the playoffs will be finalized. New England survived a scare to maintain the top spot, while the AFC West and NFC East will be decided in the final week. The AFC North is still up for grabs; Baltimore is currently in line for a home playoff game for a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

There’s just two weeks left in the season, but five playoff spots remain un-clinched. The NFC Wildcard race is pretty much locked up, but the AFC race is as heated as ever. New England and Kansas City took advantage of their competition losing to improve their standing. Ditto for Dallas, who reclaimed the division lead […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games left and the playoffs can get underway. The Texans and Broncos continue to roll. San Francisco is slipping away from a bye. And the Cowboys suddenly aren’t looking their best. Indy’s magic number to clinch Andrew Luck is down to two, so that should be interesting to see what happens with Peyton […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

It’s just a month until the playoffs start, and the tension isn’t letting up. Houston is still winning despite being down to their third quarterback. New England is still having trouble playing 60 minutes. Even Green Bay is winning close games now. Both wildcard races are still very heated. And let’s not forget that it’s […]