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Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 18 mins ago

Giants vs. Colts 2014: Five questions with Stampede Blue

What can the Giants expect on Monday night? Let's get to know more about the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants' opponent on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. How? With our weekly 'Five Questions' segment, this time feature Josh Wilson of SB Nation's Colts web site, Stampede Blue. Ed: What is the Indy defense? How do you explain shutting out Cincinnati one week and then giving up 51 points the next week? More About The Colts Indianapolis Colts blog Stampede Blue Josh: There's that old adage about how you're never as good as your best game and you're never as bad as your...
Blogging The Boys 24 mins ago
DeMarcus Lawrence To Return vs Cardinals; Gives Cowboys More Options On Third Down

DeMarcus Lawrence To Return vs Cardinals; Gives Cowboys More Options On Third Down

DeMarcus Lawrence will make his season debut against the Cardinals and give the Cowboys an even better DL rotation, especially on third downs. When DeMarcus Lawrence rejoined practice ten days ago, he had "everybody frothing at the mouth," according to the always ebullient Jerry Jones. That excitement was driven partly by the relief of having the 2014 second-round pick back at practice and possibly ready to help a near moribund defensive line, but it was driven at least as much by the way Lawrence looked and moved. "Since he’s been off he has been in the weight room," Cowboys defensive...
Battle Red Blog 28 mins ago

Bleach Social: Where Are You Watching Texans-Eagles?

After two weeks on the road, the Houston Texans returns to NRG Stadium to host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Where will you be watching? You'll have to forgive DeMeco Ryans, Connor Barwin, James Casey, Bryan Braman, Andrew Gardner, Donnie Jones, and Jeff Maehl if they wander into the wrong locker room on Sunday. It's Old Home Week for those former Texans, and I know that I'm eager to see how they fare against their former employers. Hopefully, they're all awful. I trust you'll be watching as well, so I ask you: What your plans for Texans-Eagles on Sunday afternoon? Will you be at...

Nick Foles Isn’t Broken

This feature is a weekly piece on BleedingGreenNation.com titled From The Eagles, featuring Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro. The intention is to provide a perspective directly from the Philadelphia Eagles in this forum for the great fans who visit BGN. Do not push the panic button. Do not sound the alarms. Nick Foles watches what you watch and he knows that he's got to make better decisions and deliver the football with better accuracy and cut down on the mistakes he's making in this 2014 season. The sentiment around town seems to waver between bewilderment and outright panic over Foles, who...
Canal Street Chronicles 28 mins ago

Saints News, 10/30/14: Saints Sore For Various Reasons, But Vow To Be Ready For Thursday Night

From WWLTV.com: The New Orleans Saints are sore, both physically and because they have to play again on Thursday, this time in Carolina just 96 hours after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. "It is a quick turnaround and I am not a fan of it," Saints tackle Zach Strief said. "I think it is tough on guys. I think it is hard especially on older players." Tweets Dah well, game day tomorrow another opportunity to advance our progression #whodat— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) October 29, 2014 Bose Presents: Game Changer – @TheJimmyGraham...

NFL power rankings Week 9: Arizona Cardinals almost at the top

The big win over the Eagles forces everyone to pay attention. The Arizona Cardinals have the full attention of the Internet world and the national media. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 on Sunday, there is consensus around power rankings. The Cardinals, who now have the best record in the NFC at 6-1, are the league's second-best team right now. Delilah Cassidy's rankings for our site have them second. A HUGE win over the Eagles this week shoots the Cardinals up to be the best not only in the west but also in the NFC. Bruce Arians has coached his team to near perfection...
Cat Scratch Reader 28 mins ago

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Defensive Preview

The Panthers defense kinda looked like its old self, even in defeat, against the Seahawks. Can they build on that solid performance against a Saints team coming off a huge win Sunday night? The 13 points allowed in the loss to the Seahawks was the second fewest allowed by the Panthers this season and the lowest total they've allowed since week 2. The Panthers defense was able to stymie the Seahawks offense, giving up only 230 yards of total offense until the last drive. Unfortunately, that last drive was the difference between the win and a loss for Carolina. However, even in defeat, there...
Turf Show Times 58 mins ago

Is it Time for the Rams to Clean House?

The TST staff gives their takes on whether the Rams need (another) regime change. The results may surprise you... There was much optimism amongst fans as the season was nearing. Jake Long and Sam Bradford were progressing well through their rehab, the team had added a lot of talent via the 2014 draft, and were expecting breakthrough seasons from third year players such as Brian Quick, Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson. Then, in week three of the preseason, injuries would damper expectations. Sam Bradford, the centerpiece of the entire Rams rebuild, crumpled as his ACL gave way again....
The Falcoholic 1 hour ago

Falcons Sign Sean Baker To Practice Squad, Waive Kimario McFadden

The safety dance continues. The Falcons may have waived Sean Baker in favor of Charles Godfrey earlier this week, but they clearly like what the reserve safety and special teamer can bring to the table. The Falcons have signed S Sean Baker to the practice squad and waived S Kimario McFadden: http://t.co/vFUbKYrdwA — Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) October 30, 2014 With Dwight Lowery signed to a one-year deal and Zeke Motta no lock to return, the Falcons could head into next season with Dezmen Southward, William Moore and Kemal Ishmael as the only three safeties on the roster. Keeping Baker...

Daily Bucs Links: Free agency misses

Here's your open thread for today. Losing Barron was 'tough' on draft-mate David | Tampa Bay TimesSafety Mark Barron and linebacker Lavonte David figured they would anchor the Bucs defense for years to come when they were the first two players taken by the team on that side of the ball in the 2012 NFL draft. Ankle injury still hampers Bucs' Doug Martin | Tampa Bay TimesTAMPA — The ankle injury that took Bucs RB Doug Martin out of Sunday's game against the Vikings in the third quarter still had him sidelined three days later. He watched Wednesday's practice with a walking boot on his left...
Daily Norseman 1 hour ago

Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 10/30

Week 9 of action in the National Football League officially gets underway this evening, as the New Orleans Bounty Hunters travel to Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South contest. Go Carolina! Since the last time we brought you an Open Thread. . . -Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 8 against Tampa Bay. -Ted started breaking down some of the situation the Minnesota Vikings are facing against the Washington Redskins this weekend. -Kyle doesn't like baseball. And pants. Mostly pants, I think. -And,...
NFL picks against the spread, Week 9: 49ers with a sizable spread for the SuperContest

NFL picks against the spread, Week 9: 49ers with a sizable spread for the SuperContest

The 49ers are back in action as a 10-point favorite against the Rams. Do I take them with one of my five SuperContest picks? Who else should I consider? Welcome back for another week of Fooch's picks! I am not exactly dominating in the world of the LVH SuperContest, but I am making progress one week at a time. I put together my second straight 3-2 performance, which combined with a 5-0 performance four weeks ago has moved me up firmly into the middle of the upper half of the standings. I can't imagine that lasts long, so I'm gong to enjoy it while I can. For those that missed the previous...

Giants vs. Colts 2014 Scouting Report: When the Colts have the ball

How will the Giants defend the high-flying Indianapolis offense? Quarterback Andrew Luck. Wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Donte Moncrief and Hakeem Nicks. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener. Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. The Indianapolis Colts possess an embarrassment of riches at the offensive skill positions. How is the New York Giants' defense going to deal with all of them on Monday when the 3-4 Giants host the 5-3 Colts at MetLife Stadium? That's a heckuva good question. The Colts lead the league in yards per game (452.2), are second in points per...

Lions approval poll: Jim Caldwell (October 2014)

Do you approve of the job Jim Caldwell is doing as head coach of the Detroit Lions? Vote now. With the month of October winding down, it's time for another Jim Caldwell approval poll. Last time we checked in on Caldwell, he received an approval rating of 96 percent. The Detroit Lions were 3-1 at the time, and they've gone 3-1 since then, giving them a record of 6-2 at the halfway point of the 2014 regular season. Here's a full look at Caldwell's past approval ratings: September 2014: 96% approvalAugust 2014: 67% approvalJune 2014: 77% approval Even though the Lions are 6-2, in first place...
Cardinals vs. Cowboys injury report: Patrick Peterson cleared, Tony Romo misses practice

Cardinals vs. Cowboys injury report: Patrick Peterson cleared, Tony Romo misses practice

A look at the first official injury report of the week. The Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys were at practice on Wednesday and each team released their first injury report of the week. For Cardinals fans, there is a big sigh of relief. After leaving the game with a concussion on Sunday, All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson was at practice and passed the concussion protocol. he was limited. The only two players not to practice were running back Stepfan Taylor, who is already ruled out for this week, and safety Tony Jefferson, who is going through the concussion protocol as well. Head...
Turf Show Times 1 hour ago

Rams-49ers: Injury Report Shows How Thin Rams Are

The Rams are dealing with the most serious injury report they have all year. Here's how things stack up as they head to San Francisco. Welp. Let's just get into it. Name POS Injury Wed. Status William Hayes DE Foot DNP Rodger Saffold G Shoulder DNP Janoris Jenkins CB Knee DNP Aaron Donald DT Shoulder DNP Rodney McLeod S Knee DNP Jo-Lonn Dunbar LB Toe DNP Scott Wells C Elbow DNP Cody Davis S Concussion DNP Trumaine Johnson CB Knee Limited Tim Barnes C Shoulder Limited Kenny Britt WR Hip Limited Marcus Roberson CB Ankle Limited Lamarcus...
Texans vs. Eagles: Philadelphia needs to shut down Arian Foster in order to beat Houston

Texans vs. Eagles: Philadelphia needs to shut down Arian Foster in order to beat Houston

Houston Texans writer Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog took the time to answer questions about the upcoming Eagles-Texans game on Sunday, November 2. With the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans scheduled to face off on Sunday, I reached out to our friends/enemies over at Battle Red Blog. The great Brett Kollmann kindly took the time to answer my questions.Let's take a look at the answers. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } 1) Everyone knows that the Eagles have a lot of former Houston Texans player on the roster. Let's name them: Bryan Braman, Connor Barwin, James Casey, Andrew Gardner,...
Cat Scratch Reader 2 hours ago

Panthers vs. Saints: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more

The Panthers will try to end their non-winning ways against the division rival Saints in a prime time matchup for NFC South supremacy. The Panthers are now 3-4-1 after finding yet another way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. But, the good news is the rest of the NFC South sucks too, so... yay us for being the skinniest kids at fat camp? The Panthers will try to get back on track this week as they welcome the New Orleans Saints to town. The game will take place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, October 30 at 8:25 p.m. EDT. Below you will find all the...
Revenge Of The Birds 2 hours ago

10/30 Arizona Cardinals news: Patrick Peterson practices

Your Thursday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFC West news. Larry Fitzgerald won the NFC's Player of the Week award for his performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. And Patrick Peterson passed his concussion tests and practiced on Wednesday. Cardinals No Problem Feeding The BackEllington's carries have gone up, but they don't match the workload of the Cowboys' Murray Patrick Peterson Back At PracticeNotebook: Romo status for Sunday in question; Brown breaks out the Peanut Butter Jelly dance Larry Fitzgerald Earns NFC HonorWide receiver wins offensive player of the week for performance...
The Falcoholic 2 hours ago
Better days are ahead for the Falcons passing game

Better days are ahead for the Falcons passing game

Atlanta has faced some tough opponents in recent weeks, but the schedule ahead looks favorable for Matt Ryan. Matt Ryan opened 2014 with a 448-yard passing game against the New Orleans Saints. Since that game, his numbers have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride, and the Falcons passing game has struggled in recent weeks. Through eight games, Ryan is currently on pace for 4,612 yards, 30 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. If those numbers stood, he would finish with his second-best season in the NFL in terms of yardage and touchdowns. Unfortunately the Falcons are averaging just 13.7...

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