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    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    The current rushing stats are skewed by all the big running plays. And where did those come from?... Go to last post

    edave 10-01-2014 01:22 AM

    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    OK. Take your 10/5 as gospel. That divides the NFL into 3 parts, 10/17/5

    A win above your... Go to last post

    darvon 09-30-2014 09:49 PM

    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    I think this is definitely a case where we need more information for all the spots after 5.
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    Ragar 09-30-2014 09:10 PM

    Who Should Replace Dennis Allen in Oakland?

    FInally someone will coach Oakland that can motivate people and get things done.

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    darvon 09-30-2014 06:56 PM

    Who Should Replace Dennis Allen in Oakland?

    The Mrs. very much wants Chucky back. Everyone else gets a "meh" from her. Go to last post

    Hoser 09-30-2014 05:33 PM

    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    I don't know. Maybe.
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    Hoser 09-30-2014 05:15 PM

    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    Aaron Rodgers is great. The Bears pass D and pass rush is suspect, to say the least. Not ready to... Go to last post

    iwatt 09-30-2014 04:26 PM

    Top 10/Bottom 5 - Week 5!

    If they are the fifth best team in the league and not impressing you, you are a super-tough grader.... Go to last post

    ScottDCP 09-30-2014 03:10 PM
    Patrick Sullivan

    Who Should Replace Dennis Allen in Oakland?

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    Patrick Sullivan 09-30-2014 02:24 PM
  • Contributors

    Cris Collinsworth

    Former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and Emmy-winning analyst from Sunday Night Football and Inside the NFL.
    Dave Lapham
    Has called game for the Bengals radio network for 25 years. Analyst for Big 12 games on Fox Sports Net. Played 10 years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.
    Turk Schonert
    NFL quarterback for 10 years with the Bengals and Falcons. Has served as quarterback coach for the Buccaneers, Bills, Panthers, Giants and Saints and Offensive Coordinator for the Bills.
    Phil McConkey
    Played 6 years in the NFL as a WR, punt returner and kick returner for the Giants, Packers, Cardinals and Chargers. Played college football at the Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy before joining the NFL. Best remembered for his oustanding game in Super Bowl XXI.
    Josina Anderson
    Josina "JoJo" Anderson is contributing reporter on Showtime's Inside the NFL and is a weekend co-anchor/reporter/producer for FOX 31 Sports in Denver, Colorado. Josina produces the nightly sportscasts and covers the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Rockies.
    Jerry Jones
    NFL Draft Expert, has published the acclaimed Drugstore List since 1978.
    Russell S Baxter
    Researcher, writer and editor covering the NFL for over 30 years.
    Andy Freeland
    Statistician and researcher for NBC's Sunday Night Football.
  • Of Note (Week 8, 2012)

    Every Tuesday, we’ll recap the previous week with a few things of note. Sometimes the obvious is the most interesting, while we’ll try and mix in a surprise or two along the way…

    If you’re looking for some Peyton Manning comparisons from his days with the Colts, here’s one of many. In his final 7 regular-season games with Indianapolis, No. 18 threw 17 touchdown passes compared to 13 interceptions. In his first 7 games with the Broncos, he’s thrown for just as many scores but been picked off only 4 times, 3 of those in the Week 2 loss at Atlanta. Currently, the prolific passer has total 300-plus yards passing in 5 straight games and exactly 3 TD passes in each of his last 4 contests…

    More quarterback numbers. The Steelers have finally won 2 games in a row for the first time all season but despite a so-so 4-3 record, QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sharp and surprised some in terms of his choice of scoring targets. In 7 games this season, the Pittsburgh signal-caller has thrown for 14 scores and been picked off just 3 times. And consider that in 15 outings in 2011, Roethlisberger threw 21 TD passes and 15 interceptions. And as for those 14 touchdown strikes, only 5 have gone to wide receivers while 9 have been grabbed by tight ends and running backs, led by TE Heath Miller (6)…

    In Sunday’s 23-22 win over the Panthers, the Chicago Bears defense struck again. Cornerback Tim Jennings picked off 2 passes by QB Cam Newton and returned 1 for a score, the sixth interception return for a touchdown in 7 games for Lovie Smith’s team in 2012. In case you’re wondering, the NFL record for most interception returns for touchdowns by a team in a season is 9, held by the then AFL’s San Diego Chargers in 1961…

    We’ve mentioned the issues of the Chiefs before on this page but things seem to be getting worse for Romeo Crennel’s team after a 26-16 loss to the Raiders. Kansas City has now committed a league-high 25 turnovers in 7 games this season, including 4 in Sunday’s loss to the Silver and Black. Crennel’s club has also coughed up the ball at least twice in every one of their contests this season. But consider this dismal comparison: the 49ers (19), Packers (21) and Patriots (24) have all committed fewer turnovers in their last 24 games dating back to 2011 than the Chiefs have in 2012…

    They had to do a little traveling to get it done, but the Patriots finally beat a team from the other conference this season via a 45-7 rout of the Rams. Entering 2012, Bill Belichick’s team was an astounding 38-6 vs. the NFC during the regular season dating back to 2001 (41-8, including 5 Super Bowl appearances over that span). But 6 weeks into this campaign, the Pats had already dropped decisions to the Cardinals (20-18) and Seahawks (24-23). New England’s 38-point victory on Sunday was also atypical of this season for the Belichick’s club, their 5 wins by a total of 96 points (3 by 21-plus) and their 3 losses by a total of 4 points…