16 Nov 2015, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
The Saints are on pace to break the NFL record for touchdown passes allowed, so out you go, Rob Ryan. UPDATE: Well, change of plans. Apparently, these original reports were incorrect. In a press conference today, Sean Payton insisted that Rob Ryan was still his defensive coordinator. As of Monday afternoon, at least.
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16 Nov 2015, 08:50am by Mike Tanier
Also featuring speculation about the content of Rob Ryan's blackmail videos.
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15 Nov 2015, 07:21pm by Scott Kacsmar
Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for passing yards, but will he spend more time being the guy expected to break the record than the actual record holder? Regardless, he's always been on a record pace for it despite challenges from his peers and his health. (Click to read more.)
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14 Nov 2015, 09:29am by Mike Tanier
Hey folks! I am back after a week of flying across the country and not being able to easily update stuff. Look for a cool insidery feature from me at Bleacher Report in the weeks to come. Until then: the usual previews, including Part II of Peyton Manning's novella.
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12 Nov 2015, 03:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The time has come to join Part II of the Loser League! Pick the worst fantasy football players for Weeks 10-17 and you'll get a chance to win a free copy of our 2016 KUBIAK fantasy football projections.
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10 Nov 2015, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Breaking and unexpected injury news. Andrew Luck will miss 2-6 weeks with a laceration in one of his kidneys as well as a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. It's not quite as bad for the Colts as you might imagine. They have a bye this week, and Matt Hasselbeck is still a reasonable backup at the age of 40. I assume Hasselbeck faces Atlanta in Week 11 -- the Falcons schedule gets EVEN MORE RIDICULOUSLY EASY with this injury -- and probably Tampa Bay in Week 12. Perhaps Luck can be back in time for Week 13 at Pittsburgh?
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09 Nov 2015, 05:28pm by Andrew Potter
Ben Roethlisberger's latest injury is just part of a string of bad news for the Steelers this year.
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06 Nov 2015, 04:47pm by Vincent Verhei
This is a fun little discovery by a British statistician called Joey Faulkner. In looking at how many NFL plays were run from each yard line, he noticed a pretty gradual curve, with a massive spike at the 20 -- which isn't surprising, since so many drives start there after touchbacks. However, he also noticed smaller spikes at the 30, 40, 50, the other 40, et cetera, all over the field more or less between the 10s. His hypothesis: NFL referees, like all humans, have a natural tendency to spot the ball right on the 10-yard lines when they end up anywhere near that general vicinity.
34 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 8:25am by fest201620
05 Nov 2015, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz
Big changes in Detroit, where the Lions have fired team president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew. Apparently there's going to be some major overturn throughout the front office...
#Lions source on the firings today: “Total wipeout.” Apparently, bosses are going through the building deciding who stays and goes.
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04 Nov 2015, 10:14pm by Vincent Verhei
Hat tip to reader "TimK" for this one. It's a couple of weeks old, but still relevant for Denver, and really for any other team undergoing a major change in coaching and/or personnel.
17 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2016, 10:32pm by zaini46
Critical games this weekend in the Pac-12, Big Ten, and ACC could go a long way in determining conference championships -- and maybe even playoff berths.