06 Oct 2014, 09:04am by Mike Tanier
Featuring the Not That Great rankings!
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04 Oct 2014, 08:21am by Mike Tanier
Build your own Patriots-Cardinals preview adventure!
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03 Oct 2014, 03:17pm by Aaron Schatz
It takes a lot of time to put together, but the KUBIAK midseason update is done. Click to read more about it.
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03 Oct 2014, 03:09pm by Tom Gower
The Bengals and Patriots rank fourth- and sixth-worst in the league in third down conversion percentage, so this week's NBC Sports column covers that and how third down conversion percentage varies by yards to go.
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03 Oct 2014, 02:39pm by Vincent Verhei
The New Orleans Saints defense has been very bad through four games (last in the league in defensive DVOA), and it's about to get a whole lot worse. Free safety Jairus Byrd, the team's star free agent signing, tore his meniscus in practice on Thursday and has been placed on season-ending IR. Byrd's forced fumble against Atlanta in Week 1 is New Orleans' only forced turnover this year.
Rafael Bush will likely take Byrd's place in the starting lineup. Bush has started seven games in his four-year NFL career.
3 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2014, 4:02am by atworkforu
01 Oct 2014, 08:51pm by Vincent Verhei
The St. Louis Rams have announced that they will stick with Austin Davis as their quarterback even after Shaun Hill returns to health. (Sam Bradford, of course, is out for the year with a torn ACL.) Hill started the season opener against Minnesota, but left that game with a thigh injury, and Davis has taken every snap since then.
9 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2014, 5:44pm by EricL
29 Sep 2014, 11:33pm by Tom Gower
Per Jay Glazer, so I'm trusting this report after Sunday night's AP report that was quickly retracted. As Mike Sando's survey revealed, nobody actually has any idea how good a coach Allen has been given the situation in Oakland. Offensive line coach Tony Sparano will likely be the interim head coach, allowing both coordinators to keep their jobs. The question now becomes, will GM Reggie McKenzie be next on the chopping block?
61 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2014, 9:28pm by Jerry
29 Sep 2014, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bills decided to pull EJ Manuel and go with Kyle Orton as their new quarterback. I asked Matt Waldman, who was very high on Manuel coming out of college, for some thoughts on what's gone wrong. (Click to read more.)
41 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2014, 8:25pm by Noah of Arkadia
29 Sep 2014, 03:31pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King lays out his early favorites in the MVP race. Can you guess who they are? (Hint: the list includes three quarterbacks, one running back, and one defensive end.)
4 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2014, 6:34pm by Jerry
Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.