24 Nov 2014, 07:54pm by Vincent Verhei
In very scary news, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed safety Eric Berry on season-ending non-football illness list after doctors discovered a mass on the right side of his chest. The Chiefs have said that a lymphoma diagnosis is the "leading consideration." Berry will see a specialist to determine a final diagnosis.
With all that has happened in Berry's career (three Pro Bowls, wrapped around a lost season due to a torn ACL in 2011), it's hard to believe that he is only 25 years old. We send our best wishes out to Berry and his family.
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24 Nov 2014, 04:04pm by Andrew Potter
Ryan Mallett's tryout in Houston didn't last very long
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24 Nov 2014, 02:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King has yet more to say about Odell Beckham, Jr.'s ridiculous catch on Sunday night, plus info on where the Bills-Jets game was nearly played, thoughts on the uncertainty of the AFC North, and reflections on the career of Charles Woodson.
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24 Nov 2014, 08:49am by Mike Tanier
Plus Lions bashing, Hilton babies, and that Odell Beckham catch, because so much can be said about a great catch that everyone has already seen and has already been overhyped as a human achievement on par with the moon landing.
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22 Nov 2014, 08:56am by Mike Tanier
Featuring the Incredible Shrinking Seahawks, the Shaun Alexanderization of Shady McCoy, and the Bills in Ice Station Pegula.
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21 Nov 2014, 02:38pm by Tom Gower
For this week's SNF column for NBC Sports, I took a look at Dez Bryant. DeMarco Murray is getting most of the publicity because he has the stats, but Dez is still really, really good.
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20 Nov 2014, 05:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The NFL has announced that this week's Jets-Bills game will not be played Sunday due to nine zillion feet of snow in Buffalo. It will be moved, probably to Monday night and either to Detroit or Washington. Because if there's any town filled with Bills fans, it's Washington. And by "filled with Bills fans," I mean, "Tim Russert's kid."
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20 Nov 2014, 05:17pm by Vincent Verhei
When the Steelers released LeGarrette Blount this week, I said that Pittsburgh was the third team to give up on the running back in the last two years. Reader "RickD" disagreed with me, saying that New England had not given up on Blount, they had been outbid for his services. Well, chalk that one up to RickD, apparently. The Patriots resigned Blount right away when he became available, even with Jonas Gray coming off a great game.
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19 Nov 2014, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Can't believe I missed this when Nate Silver threw it up last week, since it is one of my favorite subjects. I love to discuss expansion possibilities, and I feel bad for cities that don't get to have NFL football. But I also think the logistics of a London franchise would be awful. Silver here tries to estimate the NFL fan base of two dozen different possible expansion markets and points out what I think is mind-numbingly obvious. If you want to expand to another country, we happen to have two very nice countries directly to the north and south of us that already have larger established football fanbases.
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19 Nov 2014, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Long article today by Richard Deitsch asking if advanced stats will ever be used on NFL broadcasts. Includes a lot of interview with me, since this question is a passion of mine. To summarize my feelings on the issue: 1) The goal is really not getting advanced stats onto game broadcasts, but rather to get commentators to understand the ideas behind those stats; 2) studio shows are a better place for advanced stats than broadcasts themselves; 3) I'm available.
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Ben Roethlisberger's ability to perform under a heavy pass rush remains critical to Pittsburgh's offensive success.