13 Nov 2006, 09:23pm by Mike Tanier
Think having five defensive starters hurt is a problem? Not if you are Tim Lewis and the New York Giants. (Click link to read more.)
13 Nov 2006, 07:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Go back to your Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Read what David Lewin wrote about Philip Rivers. Be amazed at how accurate it was. Look at the projection for Jason Campbell. Note that no recent top QB prospect has both more college starts and a higher collegiate completion percentage than Campbell. Adjust expectations of possible late-season Washington upsets accordingly.
37 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 1:28am by Erasmus
13 Nov 2006, 01:22pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King opens this week's column with some thoughts about Rutgers before delving into his usual fare.
96 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 4:32pm by TGT
13 Nov 2006, 12:24pm by P. Ryan Wilson
There were a lot of weird games yesterday, but was any more surprising than the Chargers-Bengals? Not only did Cincinnati lose a 28-7 halftime lead, San Diego racked up 42 second-half points. Martyball is dead and the Bengals playoff hopes are on life support, but hey, at least Ocho Cinco's back. Chad Johnson had 11 receptions for 260 yards (260!) and two touchdowns.
15 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 5:26pm by Kellerman
13 Nov 2006, 01:55am by Aaron Schatz
Wow. What a week for injuries. Discuss here. Orlando Pace is done for the year after tearing a triceps. Clinton Portis broke his hand and will probably miss a couple weeks at least, maybe more. Tony Gonzalez is out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury. Luke Petitgout broke his leg. Troy Polamalu, Deshea Townsend, and Frank Gore all had concussions, and I assume T.J. Whosyourdaddy had one too after that Marlon McCree cheap shot.
23 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 11:19am by drtobes
11 Nov 2006, 11:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The idea behind this column is simple: NFL kickers are more consistent kicking off than they are kicking field goals. But until I did the research for this article, I had no idea just how dramatic the difference really is.
59 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2010, 1:35pm by Jameszeee
10 Nov 2006, 09:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz examines which teams are consistent, no matter who the opponent is. (Click link to read more.)
10 Nov 2006, 12:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Dr. Z gives us his midseason All-Disappointment Team and frankly, I expected to see more Steelers on the roster. Small mercies.
22 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 2:55pm by Ryan Mc
09 Nov 2006, 09:46pm by Doug Farrar
Doug Farrar attempts to explain what changes referees have made in the way they call holding. (Click link to read more.)
09 Nov 2006, 12:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Santa Clara 49ers! According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "owner John York declared that months of negotiations with the city are over and that he plans to move the team to Santa Clara." The Mayor's office seemed "stunned and perplexed" by the move and "City Hall sources did not rule out the possibility that York's sudden announcement could be an attempt to cut a better deal for the football team." It's also worth noting that if the 49ers move, San Francisco is probably out of the running for the 2016 Olympics.
58 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2006, 4:32pm by joel in providence
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.