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Silver And Black Pride

Silver Minings: Will the Raiders be making any trades?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Will they make any moves ahead of November 3? The NFL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching. Next Tuesday, November 3, is the deadline for teams to make deals. Will the Raiders be active ahead of that date? Sure they will. The question though, will they be buyers or sellers? They are still alive in the playoff hunt and look like they have a chance to sneak into the playoffs. Could there be some missing pieces out there? Or, could they opt to sell instead, dealing away some players to acquire draft capital or cut salary? Your guess is as good as mine....

ClutchPoints

Matt Ryan’s bold claim on what Falcons can do after Panthers win

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is hoping that the team’s Week 8 win over the Carolina Panthers is “the start of something.” Although the Falcons are long shots to make the playoffs this season with a record of just 2-6, Ryan isn’t giving up hope just yet after a big win over the Panthers. “I […] The post Matt Ryan’s bold claim on what Falcons can do after Panthers win appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Acme Packing Company

Week 8 NFL Picks: APC expects Packers to pick up another game on Bears in NFC North

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports We see Chicago losing to the Saints on Sunday, helping the Packers to open up their lead in the division. The Green Bay Packers head into week eight holding the top spot in the NFC playoff picture. Green Bay’s 5-1 record matches that of the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks, but early tiebreakers are going the Packers’ way for now. These two teams met in the Divisional Playoffs in January, with the Packers emerging as the victors, but they do not play this year during the regular season. As a result, there will be no head-to-head tiebreaker available to...

www.milehighreport.com

Can the Broncos beat the Chargers?

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ I reached out to Bolts from the Blues’ Michael Peterson to find out where the Broncos could attack LA. Sunday represents a bit of a crossroads for this Broncos team. The trade deadline is days away and the playoffs are little more than a longshot. With injuries up and down the roster and a struggling quarterback, a loss to rookie Justin Herbert and the plucky Chargers team could push Elway to sell of whatever pieces he can. With that in mind, what are the Broncos chances against LA? I reached out to Bolts from the Blues’ Michael Peterson to find out. 1st...

Cat Scratch Reader

Mid-year CSR fantasy league standings update

Here’s a shout out to the leaders and losers after seven games. We are over halfway through the fantasy football season so it’s time for a standings update in CSR leagues 1, 2 and 3…and a little smack talk of course. While I admit I’m not killing it so far I’m at least making the playoffs in all three... barely. Others in each league... not so much. Take CSR League Uno for instance. We have Tank for Trevor (1-6) taking the tanking part literally at No. 12, long timer KeepPounding88 (3-4) at No. 11 and Caleb’s team (3-4) squeaking into the top 10. Even at 3-4 though there are...

Pats Pulpit

Fantasy Football Week 8 Preview: Jonathan Taylor ready to emerge; Weather could impact Josh Allen

Photo by Elsa/ Related: Week 7 Fantasy Football Recap: Tom Brady dominates the Raiders; Tyler Lockett has career day Welcome to Week 8: the half-way mark of the fantasy football season. In the Week 6 preview, we dove into strategies for your team based on were you stood in the standings. As we enter the home stretch of the season, let’s quickly revisit these strategies. Beginning with the 7-0 and 6-1 records, the playoffs are likely in your future. For those sitting at 5-2, you're most likely here as well, just you might just not be as comfortable yet. While you're team may seem...

Pride Of Detroit

Cheat Sheet: Can the Lions keep the win streak alive against the Colts?

Photo by Bobby Ellis/ Indianapolis Colts s vs. Detroit Lions game preview and prediction. In the first two seasons under Matt Patricia, the Lions have only put a multiple game win streak together once. In Week 2 and Week 3 of 2019. If the Lions win Sunday against the Colts it’ll be the longest win streak the Lions have had since the 2017 season when they put a three-game win streak together in the middle of the season. That season the Lions went 9-7, missed the playoffs, and Jim Caldwell was let go from his head coaching position. Unlike Caldwell, if Patricia can somehow right the...

The Viking Age

AFC contender reportedly expressed interest in trading for Adam Thielen

The Baltimore Ravens reportedly asked about the availability of the Minnesota Vikings receiver. Following their most recent loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings came to the realization that a 1-5 start to the season probably isn’t going to result in a trip to the playoffs for the second year in a row. So […] AFC contender reportedly expressed interest in trading for Adam Thielen - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - Minnesota Vikings News and Fan Community

Cincy Jungle

NFL fantasy football starts and sits for Week 8

Photo by Justin Casterline/ Who should and shouldn’t be in your lineup for Week 8. Week 8 is here, and for many teams this may be their last chance to make a run for the playoffs. With several teams on bye weeks and many more going through COVID outbreaks, it really has made planning on a lineup pretty hard for fantasy players this season. Here are this week’s starts and sits to help you through. Running backs Start Mike Davis, Panthers: The last time these two teams met in Week 5 Davis had his best game of the season. He ran for 89 yards, but more importantly, he also caught nine of...

The Falcoholic

Fantasy football preview: Week 8

David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Get prepared for your fantasy matchups! Hey Falcoholics! It’s time to talk fantasy football. Last week, the Atlanta Falcons lost in dramatic fashion to the Detroit Lions, worsening their record to 1-6. Although the playoffs are all but out of reach, we’re not halfway through the 2020 regular season. This week the Falcons play their second divisional game in 2020, again versus the Carolina Panthers. QB Matt Ryan If you look primarily at fantasy football, Matt Ryan has been one of the more inconsistent quarterbacks in 2020. This week, Ryan...

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears: 5 Trade targets at the 2020 NFL trade deadline

The Chicago Bears should try to trade for these players Less than a week away, the trade deadline is fastly approaching and the Chicago Bears need to consider being buyers before the deadline. Sitting at 5-2, the Bears have a defense good enough to carry this team into the playoffs even with their lackluster offense. […] Chicago Bears: 5 Trade targets at the 2020 NFL trade deadline - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

The Pewter Plank

Buccaneers: 3 biggest roadblocks remaining on the 2020 schedule

Three biggest roadblocks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the remaining schedule The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked primed and ready to make a run at the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t some challenges standing in the way. The Buccaneers, who are standing at 5-2 at almost the midway point of the season, […] Buccaneers: 3 biggest roadblocks remaining on the 2020 schedule - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Dawg Pound Daily

Cleveland Browns 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft Week 8 edition

A 7-round Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL mock draft heading into Week 8 The Cleveland Browns are now 5-2 heading into Week 8, and with just one game to go until their bye week. It’s the best start for the team in over 25 years, and the playoffs are completely within reach, which feels great to […] Cleveland Browns 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft Week 8 edition - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Ramblin' Fan

Can LA Rams pull off trade with 4 AFC Teams in next 160 hours?

Can LA Rams pull off a trade with 4 AFC Teams in the next 160 hours? NFL rumors report plenty of NFL trade interest. The LA Rams are good and getting better. The Rams have a good chance of making it to the NFL Playoffs. But this article is about the NFL have-nots. Now seven […] Can LA Rams pull off trade with 4 AFC Teams in next 160 hours? - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Acme Packing Company

Wednesday Cheese Curds: What will Packers do with trade deadline looming?

James Lang-USA TODAY Sports We have confirmed reports that Brian Gutekunst tried to acquire a tight end, but The Green Bay Packers are in an interesting position today, as the NFL sits six days away from the trade deadline. The Packers are currently in the pole position for the NFC playoffs, holding the top seed in the conference at 5-1. With that in mind, being buyers at the deadline would make sense — a resurgent Aaron Rodgers and top-level offense has the team humming aside from a blip against Tampa Bay. Indeed, on Tuesday a report emerged, establishing that general manager Brian...

Inside the Iggles

Dissecting the Philadelphia Eagles best option for a WR trio

Are the Philadelphia Eagles finally set at wide receiver? For what seems like forever, the Philadelphia Eagles have been searching for help at the wide receiver position. A season ago, Carson Wentz miraculously took the walking wounded to the playoffs, throwing touchdowns to a bunch of practice squad players. This after injuries were sustained by […] Dissecting the Philadelphia Eagles best option for a WR trio - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Horseshoe Heroes

Matt Eberflus calls out Colts defense for poor first-half performances vs Browns and Bengals

Colts DC Matt Eberflus called out the defense for its awful first-half performances against the Browns and Bengals. If the Indianapolis Colts have any shot at making the playoffs, they simply need to get off to better starts in games. In Week 5 against Cleveland, they fell down 20-10 at halftime and were somehow fortunate the […] Matt Eberflus calls out Colts defense for poor first-half performances vs Browns and Bengals - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears: Nick Foles and Matt Nagy honeymoon coming to an end?

Nick Foles told ESPN that he sometimes questions the Chicago Bears play calls Welp, the Chicago Bears went from tied for first in the NFC to barely in the playoffs if the playoffs started today. We knew this team was not as good as other teams near the top of the conference, but this showing […] Chicago Bears: Nick Foles and Matt Nagy honeymoon coming to an end? - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

Pride Of Detroit

POLL: Do the Lions have a legitimate shot at the playoffs?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Yeah, it sounds ridiculous, but... maybe? The Detroit Lions have climbed their way back to .500 with wins in three of their last four games. While a couple of those wins can be chalked up to poor opponents, it’s never easy to win in this league, and one of Detroit’s wins came against a 5-2 Cardinals team that just took down one of the best teams in the league. Not only that, but the Lions appear to have made some serious changes to fix their biggest problems earlier in the season. After allowing 170.3 rushing yards per game in the first four games of the...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys hot topic: It may be time to blow it up and start over

What do you do now, guys? | Photo by Abbie Parr/ But can Jerry and Stephen Jones actually do that? While the depths may be a bit more pronounced, 2020 is not the first time the Dallas Cowboys have obviously been in need of drastic action. We saw the team largely fall apart in 2015 and, to a lesser extent, in 2017. As has been customary since Jerry Jones bought the team, the plan was to rebuild while still competing for the playoffs the next year with some new personnel and a few coaching changes, although Jason Garrett hung on to his job in those years. And it worked, sort of, as Dallas...

Bolt Beat

LA Chargers: 3 most overrated players by Charger fans

Some players on the LA Chargers get more love than they probably deserve. The LA Chargers are always one of the most interesting teams to watch in the NFL. Every season it seems like the Chargers have the talent to make a run at the NFL Playoffs and more times than not they find ways […] LA Chargers: 3 most overrated players by Charger fans - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community

NESN.com

Peter King Believes Bill Belichick Needs To Come To This Realization

Peter King doesn’t need to see any more from the 2020 Patriots. He doesn’t view them as a threat to make any noise in — let alone reach — the NFL playoffs this season. As such, King believes New England should starting looking toward the future. The Patriots have several pressing matters to address moving […] The post Peter King Believes Bill Belichick Needs To Come To This Realization appeared first on NESN.com.

Turf Show Times

Rams have been dominant early season team since Sean McVay was hired

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Over the first 7 games, LA is 21-7 with the best point differential in the NFL since 2017 During his first season as a head coach, Sean McVay led the LA Rams to a 5-2 start after seven games, the last of which was a 33-0 stompfest over the Arizona Cardinals. That team also won four of their next five games but was knocked out in the wild card round of the playoffs by the Atlanta Falcons. In 2018, McVay coached the Rams to a 7-0 start that eventually became 8-0 and then 11-1. LA’s seventh victory that season was a 39-10 defensive squashfest over the San...

Field Gulls

Jason Myers having stellar second season with Seahawks

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Seattle Seahawks have had a bit of an adventure with its special teams over the past few seasons, particularly at placekicker. Steven Hauschka had repeated issues with the extended extra point, Sebastian Janikowski retired after blowing his hamstring out trying to kick a long field goal in the playoffs, and we don’t talk about the kicker who replaced Hauschka but preceded Janikowski. Enter Jason Myers, whose 2019 season really was... alright, I guess. He was 23/28 on his field goal attempts, but 6/11 from 40+ yards out. He also missed four extra points...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: All of a sudden, playoffs don’t seem so unreachable

The Detroit Lions were 1-3 and no one believed they could become relevant again in 2020. But out of nowhere, the playoffs are seriously within reach. After beginning the 2020 season 0-2 and then falling to 1-3 through the first three weeks of the bye week, nobody thought that the Detroit Lions would get back […] Detroit Lions: All of a sudden, playoffs don’t seem so unreachable - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Bear Goggles On

The Chicago Bears must improve in this area to become Super Bowl contenders

The Chicago Bears must improve in this area or they will fail in the playoffs When you look at the current standings around the NFL, many find it hard to believe the Chicago Bears are 5-1. Many view the team as pretenders and not contenders. The thing is, this team is looking very similar to […] The Chicago Bears must improve in this area to become Super Bowl contenders - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

The Falcoholic

Falcons 22, Lions 23: Atlanta finds yet another way to lose dramatically

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Falcons didn’t help themselves in the least. The Lions, at 2-3, still have hope for the playoffs even if those hopes are dimming. With just 1 win so far, the Falcons aren’t technically out of it, but their hopes would require a dramatic, never seen before turn around. Can they move towards that impossible goal with a win against the Lions? Read on to find out. First quarter After the Lions won the toss and deferred with Powell bringing the ball out to the 18, the Falcons offense starts with a run by Todd Gurley that bounces outside for a short gain....

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign