11:45 PM EDT, Mon October 20, 2014
The Phinsider 3 hours ago
MNF: Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers Live Thread

MNF: Houston Texans @ Pittsburgh Steelers Live Thread

Monday Night Football features the Houston Texans traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Join us here to discuss this game live or yesterdays thrilling win by the Miami Dolphins over the Chicago Bears. The 3 and 3 Steelers enter tonight's game coming off a loss and have won and lost games in a strange alternating fashion all year long meaning tonight, if they hold true to form should be a win for Pittsburgh. The Steelers will need to start stringing together wins to climb from the bottom of their division but are not in terrible shape and a win tonight would put them only one game...
Windy City Gridiron 4 hours ago
Chicago Bears vs Miami Dolphins: A look inside the numbers

Chicago Bears vs Miami Dolphins: A look inside the numbers

We'll take a deeper look at the statistics, both individual and team, and also run down the playing time breakdown for the Chicago Bears in their devastating 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins. All statistics and snap counts are taken directly from the NFL's Game Statistic and Information System. There wasn't a lot of bright spots for the Chicago Bears in their ugly loss at the hands of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff racked up 3.5 sacks in the first half, Matt Forte had a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown and punter Pat O'Donnell had 3...
Pats Pulpit 5 hours ago
Do the Patriots win in this scenario?

Do the Patriots win in this scenario?

Down six, two minutes to go. Do the Patriots win in this scenario? For this week's GMC Playbook question, Marshall Faulk poses the following scenario: .@SBNation, 2 minute drill preparation: Down by six, on your own 30. Do you win or lose? http://t.co/cDd0yzZU0l #GMCPlaybook — Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) October 15, 2014 So, do the Patriots win, down six, with two minutes to go from their own 30? The Patriots offense looks to be returning to the levels it was at in 2013 with Gronkowski on the field. Brady was the master of the last-minute drive a season ago. Although he hasn't...
The Phinsider 5 hours ago
6 Observations from Miami Dolphins' Convincing 27-14 Victory Over Chicago Bears

6 Observations from Miami Dolphins' Convincing 27-14 Victory Over Chicago Bears

Six observations and a few notes from the Miami Dolphins victory over the Chicago Bears. The Miami Dolphins saved their season yesterday with a convincing 27-14 victory over the Chicago Bears. There was plenty of good and plenty of perspective to be gained from this victory after a week of doom-and-gloom after the devastating loss to the Green Bay Packers eight days ago. Here are some observations and a few notes on the game: 1. Dolphins started fast despite going three-and-out on the opening possession The first offensive play of the game was a sack on Ryan Tannehill. The first possession...
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit 5 hours ago
Week 7 Patriots vs Jets: Best and Worst Plays of the Day

Week 7 Patriots vs Jets: Best and Worst Plays of the Day

The Patriots pulled off a win against the Jets; which plays were the most important during the game? The Patriots needed every point they had to pull out the win against the Jets (New York doesn't go for two if the Patriots if the Patriots were up by eight). The Patriots didn't have the game tied up until the final kick was blocked, even though the team flirted with a 95+% chance of victory after Danny Amendola pulled a touchdown out of no where. All said, the Jets only had two plays the entire game when they were considered the favorite. One with with 23 seconds left in the game, aftere...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 5 hours ago

Dolphins add WR LaRon Byrd to practice squad

The Miami Dolphins will sign wide receiver LaRon Byrd to the practice squad, according to a report. The Miami Dolphins are signing wide receiver LaRon Byrd to the practice squad, according to a report from the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson. No corresponding move has been announced to open the space on the practice squad. Byrd was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He appeared in four games his rookie season, but landed on injured reserve for the 2013 season due to concussion symptoms. This season, he has spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and the...

John Idzik on Percy Harvin Trade

John Idzik addressed the media today on the Percy Harvin trade. Here are some of the key points. Idzik said #Jets did "a ton of background" on Percy Harvin. "I thought it was prudent to move forward (with the trade)." — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) October 20, 2014 Idzik said bringing in "a person like Percy" will help the offense. Called him "explosive." #jets — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) October 20, 2014 #Jets GM John Idzik has no concerns about Percy Harvin's character, says it could be "a potential coup" for NY — Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) October 20,...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 9 hours ago

Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay for 25 yards in first quarter

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill found tight end Charles Clay for a 25-yard gain in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears. For the first time this season, Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay looked healthy and fast. And, for the first time this season, Clay was a big part of the Miami offense. The Dolphins got Clay involved early, with quarterback Ryan Tannehill finding him on a 25-yard pass play in the first quarter. The play design was well executed, with Tannehill faking a handoff to running back Damien Williams, while Clay leaked out from his position on the left side...
Patriots Gab 9 hours ago

Tom Brady talks Peyton, Bears, and Percy Harvin

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI radio show this morning and was asked about Peyton Manning’s record breaking night last night. “It’s pretty incredible,” Brady said. “It’s hard to throw touchdown passes and he — even in the last two years — I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s pretty incredible. It’s a great […]
Patriots Gab 10 hours ago

Tom Brady talks about Danny Amendola and the win over New York

Q: How good do you feel for Danny Amendola? It seems like he was really involved today. TB: Yeah, it was a big time play that he made there. That was a great kind of ad lib. He ran a little return route and then when he saw me scramble, broke it up field like […]
Patriots Gab 10 hours ago

Belichick takes the blame for the run defense

Here’s the Friday transcript from Patriots.com of Belichick’s weekly conference call. Q: What are your thoughts on Josh Kline and Jordan Devey? How has their development come along since the start of the season? It seems like they’ve held their own the last two weeks against good defensive lines. BB: I would say based on last […]
Patriots Gab 10 hours ago

Bill Belichick talks about the close win over the Jets

Belichick talked about the big win over the Jets Thursday night. BB: It was, I think, probably about the game we expected. With the Jets it’s always tough; definitely a grind-it-out game. [I’m] obviously really happy for Chris [Jones] at the end. After what happened last year, I thought it was so fitting that he […]
Buffalo Rumblings 11 hours ago

Bills 17, Vikings 16: five observations from Buffalo's Week 7 win

Monday mornings after Bills wins are all about adding context to the fun. Here's what stood out to us from Buffalo's 17-16 win over Minnesota. The Buffalo Bills continued their trend of earning last-second wins against NFC North foes yesterday with a 17-16 win over the Detroit Lions. Added to a 23-20 overtime win over Chicago and a 17-14 road win over Detroit, three of the Bills' four wins thus far in 2014 have been of the last-second variety against their cross-conference competition. A win is a win, but several things will need to change in a hurry if the 4-3 Bills are going to follow...
Richard Hill / Pats Pulpit 11 hours ago

Why the Patriots Struggled Against the Jets Running Game

The Patriots struggled against the Jets rushing attack. Let's pinpoint the reason why. The Patriots run defense undoubtedly struggled against the Jets- and it's a struggle that's reared its head against the Dolphins in week 1 and the Chiefs in week 2. Through seven games, he team has allowed the 5th most rushing yards in the Bill Belichick era, along with the third worst yards per carry allowed. The three games with 190+ rushing yards allowed are the most allowed through seven games under Belichick- and 2002 (the worst year) only had four the entire season. The defense will need to step up...
Gang Green Nation 12 hours ago
Geno Smith: Lost In Cincinnati

Geno Smith: Lost In Cincinnati

Where oh where has our Good Geno gone? Where oh where can he be? There was a time not too long ago when Geno Smith looked like he might develop into something pretty good for the New York Jets.  Over the first seven games of his career Geno was a dynamic presence, the Jets put a vertical offense on display, and despite too many turnovers, an unwelcome but predictable part of a rookie quarterback's growing pains, at times Smith and the offense were actually fun to watch.   It's easy to forget now, but very early in his career Geno had us hoping we had an answer at quarterback.  Consider...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 14 hours ago

Dion Jordan eligible for return to Dolphins as suspension ends

The suspension of defensive end Dion Jordan has ended. After being suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season, only to see that suspension shortened to two games and then be suspended for an additional four games, Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan can finally join his team. Jordan was suspended this offseason for violating the performance enhancing drug policy, an offense Jordan said came from a supplement he was using during the offseason. Under the league's new drug policy, which went into effect during the season and was retroactive to the offseason, many of the...
Pats Pulpit 14 hours ago

New England Patriots Links 10/20/14 - O-Line Showing Steady Improvement

Daily News and Links for 10/20/14 TEAM TALK Conference Call Transcript: Bill Belichick. Totally Patriots - Bryan Stork goes one-on-one in front of North Andover High School students; Joe Vellano shows us a different side of himself. (21 min. video) Patriots This Week - Recapping Patriots wins. (20 min. video) NFL GameDay Morning (NFL.com) Where do the Patriots rank in the AFC? (4.35 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: Going inside the numbers with 2014 Patriots. Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL Jeff...

Jets Anti-Game Ball: Week 7

Since the Jets lose so much, the anti-game ball has become a weekly tradition here on GGN. This week we go back to a man who received the prize a couple of weeks back, Antonio Allen. New England beat Allen for a pair of touchdowns Thursday night. The first was on a busted coverage where he was supposed to have the deep zone but wasn't aware Shane Vereen was breaking deep and let him go. On the second he was beaten soundly by Danny Amendola. Allen has now allowed 5 touchdowns in coverage according to Pro Football Focus. That is tied for the most in the league for safeties and cornerbacks. He...
Gang Green Nation 15 hours ago

New York Jets Flight Connections 10-20-14

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Monday... NY Jets: WR Percy Harvin hopes to be a little difference. PurpleEaters: Harvin from an outside perspective. Rich Cimini: Brett Favre wonders how Harvin will handle New York. Chris Mortensen: The Seattle Seahawks would have released Harvin if they had been unable to trade. Kristian Dyer: HC Rex Ryan traveled a long road to his current standing with the Jets. John Wawrow: Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller...
Windy City Gridiron 15 hours ago

Bears Vs Dolphins: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down

We're going over our notes from yesterday's debacle against the Dolphins. There are several things that just shouldn't happen during a football game if you're a good team, and especially a good offensive team, if that's your coaching and personnel focus. Let's go over them one by one, because the only way to really look at this game is the giant clusterbleep that it turned out as. Let's start with first downs. Getting thirteen first downs by virtue of offensive performance does not get the job done (and picking up a first down on a penalty doesn't help anything when you get nothing out of...

AFC East Player News

  • 11 Percy Harvin

    Percy Harvin

    Divided by the width of a country, Pete Carroll and Percy Harvin look forward, not back

  • 5 Tom Brady

    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady talks Peyton, Bears, and Percy Harvin

  • 3 Julian Edelman

    Julian Edelman

    Patriots WR Julian Edelman says Bears in-fighting "will probably bring them together," 10-20-14

  • 2 Breno Giacomini

    Breno Giacomini

    Breno Giacomini on Percy Harvin fighting Golden Tate before Super Bowl team picture: 'Who cares?'

  • 1 Vince Wilfork

    Vince Wilfork

    Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

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