12:58 AM EST, Thu December 08, 2016
Baltimore Beatdown 6 hours ago
Ravens have a great record in playoffs vs. current AFC playoff teams

Ravens have a great record in playoffs vs. current AFC playoff teams

If the season ended today, the Patriots, Broncos, Texans, Chiefs and Raiders would all be in the playoffs along with the Ravens. If the season ended today, the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders would all be in the playoffs along with the Baltimore Ravens. If history in the AFC playoffs plays any role, the Ravens would be bound to have success against AFC teams that currently occupy playoff spots. Since 2000, the Ravens have faced the Patriots, Broncos, Texans, Chiefs and Raiders in the playoffs with a combined record of 7-2 against...
Buffalo Rumblings 9 hours ago
NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Bills fall after loss, but not by much

NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Bills fall after loss, but not by much

The 6-6 Bills remain around the middle of the pack in the power rankings, avoiding a big fall after a big loss. The Bills dropped a heart-breaker to the Raiders on Sunday in magnificent fashion, giving up 29 straight points in the 38-24 loss that put their playoff chances on life support. The power rankings, however, either didn’t notice or didn’t care, because the team remains around the middle of the pack in most of the rankings across the Internet. SBNation, for example, only dropped the Bills one spot, to 15. As usual, they don’t give team-by-team blurbs, but the Buccaneers moved...
Buffalo Rumblings 10 hours ago
Bills getting healthier in first on-field prep for Steelers

Bills getting healthier in first on-field prep for Steelers

Woods and Darby returned to practice today. The Bills took the practice field today as they begin preparing for the Steelers to come to town on Sunday. And, believe it or not, Buffalo’s getting healthier. Ronald Darby, who missed most of the Jaguars game with a concussion and was held out of Week 13’s contest against the Raiders, is out of the concussion protocol, per Rex Ryan via Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News. He was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Robert Woods, who’s missed the past two games with a knee injury and hasn’t practice since suffered that injury,...
Buffalo Rumblings 11 hours ago
The 24 minutes that (likely) ended the Bills season

The 24 minutes that (likely) ended the Bills season

A look at how things went wrong in Oakland. The Bills playoff hopes were essentially on the line this past Sunday when they traveled to Oakland to play the Raiders. With about 65% of the game completed, they were winning by 15 points. This is how it all fell apart. 3rd quarter; 9:01 on the clock - Touchdown Mike scores his second rushing TD of the game, Dan Carpenter nails the extra point, and the Bills are up 24 - 9 on the 9-2 Raiders in Oakland. The Bills have a 93.9% chance of winning. 3rd quarter; 5:17 on the clock - Derek Carr and the Raiders have just marched the ball 75 yards down...
Jets Week 13 Anti-Game Ball: Todd Bowles

Jets Week 13 Anti-Game Ball: Todd Bowles

The Jets losing is a negative. The Jets losing the way they lost is a major negative. There is one silver lining. During my pair of recent absences, Smackdad took over this post and changed a few things. Now the anti-game ball returns with its rightful name restored. The rules of the anti-game ball were made to be broken. Usually I give it to a player. This week I am giving it to the head coach, Todd Bowles. The reason I don’t usually give it to a coach is the same reason I do my best to avoid giving it to the quarterback each week. Whenever you lose, the odds are good the head coach is a...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 11 hours ago
Dolphins defensive snap counts from Week 13 (at Ravens)

Dolphins defensive snap counts from Week 13 (at Ravens)

Taking a look at the players who were on the field against the Ravens for the Miami defense. The Miami Dolphins defense struggled all day against the Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday. In a game that ended 38-6, there was not a lot of good done by the defense. However, we still need to review who played how much of the game, and that is what we do this afternoon with our weekly snap counts look at the defense. This morning, we took a look at the offense’s snap counts. Defensive Ends Andre Branch - 56 snaps, 78% Cameron Wake - 45, 62% Mario Williams - 36, 50% Terrence Fede - 17, 24% Nick...
Why Bryce Petty Has No Pressure on Him

Why Bryce Petty Has No Pressure on Him

On today's podcast, I will offer four takes on the state of the Jets. What does Todd Bowles absolutely have to avoid to keep his job? Why are the next four games a risk-free opportunity for Bryce Petty? Why should Petty's presence in the starting lineup perhaps lead the Jets to pump the breaks on playing other inexperienced guys on offense? Is it possible we have seen a Jets legend play his final snap in the green and white? These are my topics on today's show. This podcast is called Locked on Jets. You can hear it Monday through Friday. It can be heard here on GGN, on iTunes, and on...
Buffalo Rumblings 15 hours ago
Buffalo Bills take Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey in latest SB Nation mock draft

Buffalo Bills take Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey in latest SB Nation mock draft

Humphrey is the latest highly-touted cornerback for the Crimson Tide. College Football Bowl season is about to begin, which means the traditional NCAA coverage is about to be replaced by NFL Draft talk. With the Bills on the cusp of playoff elimination, it’s our sworn duty to start informing you on the topic, in anticipation of months of speculation. SB Nation’s draft writer Dan Kadar published a brand new mock draft to start the week, hypothesizing what might happen if the quarterbacks available in the draft aren’t very highly regarded. With the Bills slated to pick 13th, he has them...
Gang Green Nation 15 hours ago
NY Jets: The Bewildered Mr. Bowles

NY Jets: The Bewildered Mr. Bowles

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles immediately after the Jets lost the sixth game of the season in his post-game press conference:  Ryan Fitzpatrick is my starting quarterback for week 7. Todd Bowles one day later:  Geno Smith is my starting quarterback for week 7. Todd Bowles in the same press conference:  I will never tell you about a quarterback change in my post-game press conference. Todd Bowles in his week 13 post-game press conference:  I am changing quarterbacks next week. Bryce Petty will be my starting quarterback the last four games of the season. Bryce Petty:  That's news...
Jets Gab 16 hours ago

Jets Coach Todd Bowles Admits He Screwed Up the Way He Changed QB’s Monday Night

The Jets season has been a disaster pretty much from day one, and now there appears there’s issues even when it comes to trying to communicate changing quarterbacks, as Jets coach Todd Bowles admitted he botched the exchange, Rich Cimini of ESPN New York has the story. Bowles was so busy tearing into his team […]
Dolphins Gab 16 hours ago

Cardinals at Dolphins NFL Week 14 Capsule

ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-6-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-5) REGULAR SEASON SERIES   CARDINALS DOLPHINS SERIES LEADER   8-3 STREAKS Past 3   COACHES VS. OPP. Bruce Arians: 0-0 Adam Gase: 0-0 LAST WEEK W 31-23 vs. Washington L 38-6 at Baltimore LAST GAME 9/30/12: Dolphins 21 at Cardinals 24 (OT). Arizona WR Andre Roberts has game-tying […]
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 16 hours ago
49ers vs. Jets: A prospector’s guide

49ers vs. Jets: A prospector’s guide

We take a look at pertinent facts, figures and history in the Week 14 matchup with the New York Jets. The San Francisco 49ers host the New York Jets this Sunday in a matchup with draft pick implications, and some measure of pride on the line. The game kicks off at 1:05 p.m. PT on CBS, with Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, and Jamie Erdahl on the call. This game is, well, it’s a football game. But it is probably in the running for worst games of the year. You can look through matchups involving the Jets, 49ers, Bears, Jaguars, and Browns to find other awful matchups, but considering how Week 13...
Todd Bowles Clarifies Comments on Bryce Petty Plan

Todd Bowles Clarifies Comments on Bryce Petty Plan

Todd Bowles indicated on Monday night that the Jets had been planning to start Bryce Petty for the final four games of the 2016 season. A few people wondered why the Jets picked this number of games to start Petty. Bowles clarified a bit on Tuesday. On if Ryan Fitzpatrick still would have been the starter if the team was still in contention…Obviously we would have stuck with Ryan, but now that we’re not in contention, we want to get (Petty) some experience so we’re going to play him a little more. The Jets seemed to be waiting for Elimination Day to make a change. It came so now Petty...
Buffalo Rumblings 16 hours ago
NFL playoffs odds, Week 14: Buffalo Bills chances shrinking

NFL playoffs odds, Week 14: Buffalo Bills chances shrinking

In a normal year, the Bills would be okay. This isn’t a normal year. Traditionally speaking, the Buffalo Bills should be right in the middle of the AFC playoff race. If they were in another division or another year, it would be a different story at 6-6. But in 2016 in the AFC East, Buffalo is all but eliminated from the playoff race. FiveThirtyEight.com This graph from FiveThirtyEight.com shows that a 6-6 team usually has a 29% chance of making the playoffs. Not great, but still doable. With the AFC west running amok on the AFC wild card race and the New England...
Sheldon Richardson Is Hurting His Trade Value

Sheldon Richardson Is Hurting His Trade Value

After a disappointing day at the office for Sheldon, the talented defensive lineman continues to hurt his trade value. Sheldon Richardson only played 44 of 73 snaps Monday night against the Colts, his lowest percentage of total snaps all year. He was credited with one dumb personal foul, but not a single tackle. You heard that correctly? He didn't have a single tackle in the 44 plays he was in.If you can't remember seeing him, we're not surprised, he appeared in only 6 defensive snaps in the 2nd half. Why did Sheldon appear in only 6 snaps in the 2nd half?  According to Todd Bowles it was...
Gang Green Nation 18 hours ago
New York Jets Flight Connections 12/07/16

New York Jets Flight Connections 12/07/16

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 and NFL links for this Wednesday... Dom Cosentino: This isn't even rock bottom yet for the Jets. Brian Costello: HC Todd Bowles is now in a desperate scramble to save his job. Connor Hughes: Bowles isn't thinking about his future with the Jets. Rich Cimini: Bowles admits a miscommunication on the quarterback change. Dennis Waszak Jr.: The Jets planned two to three weeks ago to play QB Bryce Petty in the final four games. Darryl Slater: Barring injury,...
Jets Waive RB C.J Spiller & WR Jeremy Ross

Jets Waive RB C.J Spiller & WR Jeremy Ross

It's not the most surprising or exciting move, but the Jets have officially waived C.J Spiller according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport The Jets signed Spiller at the start of November, potentially trying to catch some of the old magic. However the former 1,000 yard rusher showed there wasn't much left in the tank as he amassed 3 rushing attempts for 9 yards and 1 reception for 7 yards in 4 games with the Jets. Last night Spiller received more carried and more targets than Bilal Powell, which is just completely unacceptable. Hopefully this signals the Jets intent to integrate Powell into the...
Pats Pulpit Dec 6, 2016
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount aims to set personal and franchise records against stingy Ravens defense

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount aims to set personal and franchise records against stingy Ravens defense

Can the Patriots running back find success against the top defense in the NFL? New England Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount is in the midst of the best season of his career. He’s picked up 957 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns, along with 31 receiving yards. His 988 yards from scrimmage trails only the 1,021 yards he generated in his rookie season. He would have more touchdowns if the Patriots handed Blount the ball on the goal line during the final drives against the Seahawks, 49ers, and Jets, instead of passing the ball or kneeling to kill the clock. Blount’s 13 rushing touchdowns...
Gang Green Nation Dec 6, 2016
NY Jets: The Worst Pass Rush Money Can Buy

NY Jets: The Worst Pass Rush Money Can Buy

The Indianapolis Colts came into last night's game with major problems protecting the quarterback.  The Colts had given up multiple sacks in every game this season, and ranked second worst team in the NFL with 38 sacks allowed before last night. No matter, the Jets cured what ailed the Colts.  The Jets became the first team all season not to sack Andrew Luck multiple times in a game.  The Jets had one lonely sack, shared by Leonard Williams and Deon Simon, and after a little pressure early in the game the Jets failed to even hurry the Colts quarterback as the game wore on. The New York...
Young Jets Defenders See Playing Time Increase

Young Jets Defenders See Playing Time Increase

Injuries and other circumstances saw some Jets defenders get extensive playing time. Rontez Miles did not come off the field in place of an injured Calvin Pryor. Taking Pryor out of the equation for Miles admittedly isn't much of a youth movement. Darron Lee also played every snap, and his role seems to be a full-time one at this point. Deon Simon also got over half the snaps in place of an injured Steve McLendon. With the Jets officially eliminated, we will likely see less experienced players have their snaps increase going forward. ...

AFC East Player News

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