3:52 PM EST, Fri November 27, 2015
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 19 mins ago

Jameis Winston wins third Rookie of the Week award

Jameis Winston was named Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance against Philadelphia Eagles. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback completed 19 of 29 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns with no turnovers this past Sunday, tying the rookie record for most touchdowns passes in a game and becoming the first rookie to do so while not throwing an interception since Ray Buivid in 1937. This is WInston's third Rookie of the Week award after winning it in week two and week five, and the Bucs' fifth Rookie of the Week award this week as linebacker Kwon Alexander won it in week three and...
Blogging The Boys 52 mins ago

With Cowboys Season Done, It's Okay To Let Go Now

Some of us let go a little earlier, some of us hung on to hope as long as possible, but now it's time to collectively move on. A few Cowboys fans gave up on the season when Tony went down injured for the first time after Week 2. But for most fans, the prevailing thought was that the Cowboys would be able to win some games in his absence, and that if the team managed a record of around .500 when Romo came back, the Cowboys would still be in play. The Cowboys hit .500 faster than most people would have thought after losing to the Falcons and then losing to the lowly Saints in successive...

Buccaneers mostly healthy, Colts likely without Mike Adams, Anthony Castonzo

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without defensive end George Johnson and backup safety Keith Tandy against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, while Austin Seferian-Jenkins is listed as doutbful, a downgrade from previous weeks, and is not expected to play. Other than that, the Bucs are mostly healthy. Guard Evan Smith and Ali Marpet both participated fully in practice today and are listed as probable and questionable, respectively on the injury report. If Marpet can go, he will start. Otherwise, Smith will get the nod. Backup defensive end Josh Shirley was listed as probable, and no other...

Will the 49ers run defense stand up to Chris Johnson without Glenn Dorsey?

The San Francisco 49ers run defense was shredded by Thomas Rawls. Can they bounce back in Week 12 with Glenn Dorsey finished for the year? The San Francisco 49ers face the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday, looking to rebound from an all around bad performance in Week 3. The focus in that game was on Colin Kaepernick's awful day, but the 49ers defense struggled plenty on its own. It did not help to be put in a 14-0 hole, but the 49ers defense still took one on the chin. Carson Palmer threw for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, but one of the big problems was Chris Johnson. The...
Daily Norseman 1 hour ago

Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Final Injury Reports for Both Teams

Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is running a $1.25M fantasy football league on Sunday. First place wins $100,000.Join now! It's injury report day, everybody! Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons have released their final injury lists going into this Sunday's game at the Georgia Dome, so let's take a look and see what they say. We'll start, as we usually do, with the visiting team. Minnesota Vikings Player Position Injury Sunday Status Everson Griffen DE Hip/Shoulder Questionable Harrison Smith S Knee Questionable Trae Waynes CB Ankle Questionable Anthony...

Giants injury report, 11/27: Larry Donnell, Justin Pugh, Mark Herzlich out Sunday

Center Weston Richburg is doubtful, leaving Giants with a makeshift offensive line. Tight end Larry Donnell (neck) will miss a third straight game for the New York Giants on Sunday when they face the Washington Redskins. Offensive guard Justin Pugh (concussion) will miss a second straight, and linebacker Mark Herzlich (quad) will also not play. Center Weston Richburg, dealing with a high ankle sprain, is doubtful. The injury list leaves the Giants with a number of concerns heading into Sunday's critical game. There is now concern thatDonnell could miss the remainder of the season. A report...
Field Gulls 1 hour ago

Seahawks Cigar Thoughts Broadcast, Week 12

Matt and Jacson chop up the Seahawks' crucial win over the 49ers, discuss the long-term impact of Thomas Rawls, and look ahead to their huge showdown with the Steelers. Welcome back! We here at the 'Cast certainly hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. This week, Matt and I humbly offer our thoughts on the Seahawks' latest victory over the 49ers, the impact of Thomas Rawls, and a look forward to one of the most challenging opponents on the schedule in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thanks for joining us, and enjoy! As always, wanna give a huge thank you toGlow Nightclub in...
Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago

Little-Big Plays: Carolina vs. Dallas Week 12

Highlighting the little plays that made all the difference between winning and losing in Carolina's 33-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day Little-big plays are the plays that may not stand out in the box score, but go a long way to winning – or losing –a game. Little-big plays extend drives that lead to scores, turn field goals into touchdowns, or flip field position. On the other hand, negative little-big plays can abruptly end drives and take points off the board. Here are the little-big plays that helped the Carolina Panthers beat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12...
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 2 hours ago

Austin Seferian-Jenkins likely to miss yet another game with shoulder injury

Austin Seferian-Jenkins' shoulder injury is starting to get almost comical. The tight end still has not been cleared for contact, Lovie Smithtold Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times today, andRoy Cumming of the Tampa Tribune says his participation against the Indianapolis Colts is "not looking good" and he's likely to be listed as doubtful, after being questionable (more likely to play) the past games. All of that despite the fact that Adam Schefter reported last Sunday that the Bucs expected him back against the Colts. Seferian-Jenkins' participation has been a weekly question, and he's been...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago

Bill Romanowski with latest leak about Colin Kaepernick and iPad use

Colin Kaepernick has been the subject of a variety of leaks from somewhere this season. Bill Romanowski had the latest such leak related to Kaepernick's iPad use. The circus is never-ending with this franchise. Colin Kaepernick had surgery earlier this week in Colorado to repair a torn labrum, and is back in California to rehab it over the next several months. The injury could require a four-to-six month rehab process, and there will be plenty to track of that. In the meantime, there has been plenty of discussion about the nature of the injury and what's next for Kaepernick and the...
Acme Packing Company 2 hours ago

Quick Outs Week 12: The Packers are nearing rock bottom

After another embarrassing loss, it might not be a question of how good Green Bay can be, but how bad. You could make the argument that no team in the NFC North has played worse than the Packers over the last 4-5 weeks, which is a stunningly weird and depressing thing to write. The Lions are suddenly streaking, the Vikes are consistently solid if not spectacular, and the Bears - rejuvenated under John Fox, Adam Gase and Vic Fangio - have played some of their best football in the Jay Culter era. The Packers meanwhile, continue to free fall, which is the main subject of this week's Quick...
Pride Of Detroit 3 hours ago

Will Jim Caldwell survive the front office change?

When the Lions were 1-7, Jim Caldwell's firing was a foregone conclusion, but with the team on a three-game winning streak, could Caldwell save his job? Three weeks can change a lot. A balmy autumn afternoon can be replaced by two feet of snow. A presidential candidate can gofrom a leading candidate to an afterthought. Or, an NFL franchise can transform from a team in desperate need of a complete organizational overhaul to a team that may just need some minor tweaks. At 1-7 during the bye week, directly off the heels of a 45-10 beatdown via the Kansas City Chiefs, the Detroit Lions needed...
Bucs Nation 3 hours ago

Game 10, Offensive Drive Analysis: Power Re-energized

For a four game stretch, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense was averaging 26.5 points per game. The following two games, the scoring took a nose dive Against the NY Giants, the offense mustered 18 points in a loss. Next, the Bucs' offense only put up 10 points, but came away with a win. The only relationship I found was the run game was becoming stifled in recent weeks. OC Dirk Koetter had noted in his weekly press conference that the offensive line needed to improve its blocking, also acknowledging the run game was becoming slowed down. Last Week'sOffensive Drive Analysis: Power Outage The...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 3 hours ago

Tony Romo out for season, creates more competition for top draft pick

The San Francisco 49ers bid for a high draft pick receives new competition, with word that Tony Romo is done for the season with a clavicle injury. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced on the radio today that quarterback Tony Romo is out for the rest of the year with a hairline fracture of his clavicle. Romo returned two weeks ago from a clavicle injury, and helped guide the Cowboys to a win over the Miami Dolphins. They were down big to the Carolina Panthers at the time of his injury, and are now 3-8 on the season. The battle for the top pick of the 2016 NFL Draft is going to be a...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 3 hours ago

Giants at Redskins 2015, Week 12: Five things to watch Sunday

Here are some keys to Sunday's game. Let's look at five things to watch this Sunday as the New York Giants travel to face the Washington Redskins in a game that will set up what the race for the NFC East title will look like the rest of the way. Can the Giants handle their business? The NFC East has basically beenoffered to the Giants on a silver platter. Injuries and ineptitude have pretty much swept aside the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, appearing to leave the Giants only with the task of dispatching with the Redskins. An any Giants fans well knows, Big Blue never seems to take...

Cardinals vs. 49ers picks and predictions: How badly will Arizona beat San Fran this week?

We go full homer with this weekly post. The Arizona Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers this weekend in Santa Clara. The matchup looks very favorable for Arizona. They are 8-2 with perhaps the best offense in football and face 3-7 Niners team who already lost once to the Cardinals 47-7. Plus, they are now playing Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. It is time for you to make your score predictions. Will the Cardinals continue their offensive rolling? Or will the Niners be able to slow them? What about Gabbert and the Niners offense? They seem to be playing better and the Cardinals are...
Niners Nation 4 hours ago

Scouting 49ers scouts: College games the team attended Week 12

Niners Nation's Greg Valerio highlights and profiles the 2016 NFL draft-eligible prospects from college football games 49ers' scouts attended during Week 12. During this week of Thanksgiving, I would like to briefly wish all the readers, fellow writers, and fans of Niners Nation a wonderful, safe, and joyous Thanksgiving. It is a pleasure bringing this weekly series to you and I truly appreciate the devoted support. I hope you enjoyed your family and friends, got your grubbage on, and enjoyed Thursday's football. Now, let's get started. We are continuing our weekly series, Scouting 49ers'...
Turf Show Times 4 hours ago

2015 Week 12: St. Louis Rams At Cincinnati Bengals

Now at 4-6, the St. Louis Rams are on the road to face the 8-2 Cincinnati Bengals in their toughest test of the season. The St. Louis Rams have their backs against the wall headed to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The Rams are riding a three-game losing streak into a 4-6 record while the Bengals are atop the AFC North at 8-2, though a two-game losing streak has unsettled things for them as well. Of course, the major discrepancy comes in the passing game. Cincinnati is throwing for 262.6 yards per game with QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green leading the way. The Rams, on the other...
Turf Show Times 4 hours ago

Odds Suggest St. Louis Rams Headed To Cincinnati For A Blowout

It doesn't look good. The St. Louis Rams have their backs against the wall headed to face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The Rams are riding a three-game losing streak into a 4-6 record while the Bengals are atop the AFC North at 8-2, though a two-game losing streak has unsettled things for them as well. Of course, the major discrepancy comes in the passing game. Cincinnati is throwing for 262.6 yards per game with QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green leading the way. The Rams, on the other hand, have the worst passing offense in the NFL throwing just 173.9 yards per...
Acme Packing Company 4 hours ago

The Takeaway, Bears vs. Packers: Time for McCarthy to reclaim the keys to the offense

Green Bay's offense needs help, and a change at play-caller may be the only option. At 7-4, the Green Bay Packers' season hasn't ended. However, given the team's performance over the last five games, the time for reevaluation has arrived. Green Bay has fallen into a rut and don't seem to know how to navigate themselves out. While many of their problems can't be resolved until the offseason, perhaps they can fix some over the coming weeks, starting with the play-caller. McCarthy should reclaim play-calling duties For several years, hordes of Packers fans clamored for Mike McCarthy to...

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