06 Dec 2012, 02:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, you knew this was coming, but we've got some interesting numbers here about how Atlanta's defensive weakness matches Cam Newton's passing strength. Cover Watch looks at Thursday night's game and just how rare it is for a double-digit road favorite to cover.
3 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 6:28pm by Joshua X
05 Dec 2012, 05:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, look who's back on the B.S. Report. We talk about Seattle, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, and of course the Patriots. There's also Zach Lowe if you like some NBA talk. By the way, I mention in the podcast that it would be better for Seattle's cornerbacks to drop their appeals right now so they would miss only regular-season games and not playoff games. And today, Brandon Browner dropped his appeal; don't know about Richard Sherman yet.
5 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2012, 7:40am by bubqr
04 Dec 2012, 09:54pm by Aaron Schatz
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04 Dec 2012, 07:32pm by Aaron Schatz
New England is back on top, with Denver and San Francisco close behind. Plus: What's wrong with the Chicago defense lately?
138 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 5:08pm by In_Belichick_We_Trust
03 Dec 2012, 12:14am by Aaron Schatz
Calvin Johnson is just the second player in NFL history to get 125 receiving yards in four straight games. The other is a guy you have probably never heard of. This is the kind of thing Mike Tanier would have written about in Walkthrough once upon a time. Chase Stuart does a great job of it here.
2 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2012, 1:52pm by Raiderjoe
01 Dec 2012, 03:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Nancy Gay tells the story of how Jovan Belcher went from Long Island high school star to Division I-AA standout at Maine, then entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent and worked his way into the starting lineup. As you have probably heard by now, Belcher killed himself and his girlfriend in a murder-suicide this morning. Everything that's been said about the tragedy has pretty much been said all over the Internet today. As of now, the NFL still plans to have the Chiefs and Panthers play tomorrow as scheduled. We'll let you know if that chanegs.
56 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2012, 9:27pm by commissionerleaf
30 Nov 2012, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Lorenzo Alexander, Alan Ball, and other players with lots of special teams tackles in 2012. (Click to read more.)
15 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2012, 9:14pm by dryheat
30 Nov 2012, 12:06am by Aaron Schatz
As Sam Farmer from the Los Angeles Times points out, perhaps that's part of what makes them elite players in the first place.
21 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2012, 2:12pm by The Hypno-Toad
29 Nov 2012, 02:04pm by Aaron Schatz
What happens when the offense that depends more on its No. 1 receiver than any other meets the defense that leads the league in defending against No. 1 receivers?
10 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 2:04am by perruques
27 Nov 2012, 06:36pm by Aaron Schatz
The hottest team in the NFL is... Cincinnati? Or maybe Detroit. Or it may still be San Francisco or New England. But it is definitely not Atlanta.
121 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2012, 1:52pm by vsizzle