December 13, 2014 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 15 of the 2014 season. Watch 'em roll Eli Manning, QB, Giants vs. Redskins. Washington has coughed up 28 passing touchdowns vs. just five interceptions all season. Manning should have little trouble taking advantage, as he did in Week 4, especially given the firepower (read: Odell Beckham Jr.) at his disposal. Joique Bell, RB, Lions vs. Vikings. Bell has racked up a pair of touchdowns in each of his last two games. Even with Reggie Bush back, he remains the starter and is getting the lion's share of the carries.
November 16, 2013 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 11 of the 2013 season. Watch 'em roll Case Keenum, QB, Texans vs. Raiders. In his three starts, Keenum has thrown seven touchdown passes and zero interceptions, while making Andre Johnson's owners very happy. With Oakland's sad-sack defense on tap next, the rookie could bring a smile to your face, too. Houston's running game is struggling, so Keenum will need to fling it often in an attempt to collect his first NFL victory. Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers at Dolphins.
January 6, 2013 |
HOUSTON - J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers, and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year. Matt Schaub made his postseason debut a successful one when Foster's 1-yard touchdown in third quarter helped the Texans to a 19-13 AFC wild-card playoff win over the Bengals on Saturday. Now comes the big test. The Texans (13-4) move on to the second round on Jan. 13, when they visit the New England Patriots, who beat them, 42-14, in Week 14. Shayne Graham kicked four field goals for the Texans, while Foster finished with 140 yards and became the first NFL player to have 100-yard games in each of his first three playoff games.
December 24, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - A.J. Green doesn't really care about the Cincinnati Bengals' sorry past. The wide receiver wasn't part of it and hasn't really taken the time to study it. The Bengals were bad. End of story. And now they're good. Beginning of story. Andy Dalton hit Green for a 21-yard pass in the final minutes to set up Josh Brown's 43-yard field goal with four seconds left to lift the Bengals to a 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Cincinnati (9-6) clinched a second straight playoff berth after beating the Steelers (7-8)
December 13, 2012 |
Keys to Victory 1. Pressure on Dalton. Despite the departures of Jason Babin and Jim Washburn, the Eagles' defensive line showed only marginal improvement Sunday against Tampa Bay. Fletcher Cox and Cullen Jenkins recorded first-half sacks, but both could be considered coverage sacks. The defense as a whole played better, although it broke down once again in the second half. To beat the Bengals, defensive ends Brandon Graham, Trent Cole, and Co. are going to have to apply some pressure on quarterback Andy Dalton.
December 13, 2012 |
Recent history: The Eagles and Bengals played to a 13-13 tie on Nov. 16, 2008 in Cincinnati. The Bengals lead the series, 7-3-1. OFFENSE Eagles 362.9 yards per game (11th) Bengals 355.2 yards per game (15th) Quarterback Eagles Nick Foles is coming off an impressive performance vs. the Bucs and hasn't thrown an interception in 142 attempts. He had eight completions of 20 yards or more vs. Tampa Bay, and completed 9 of 15 passes against the blitz. But the Bengals lead the league in sacks.
November 26, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth saw his quarterback get tackled after the whistle and went after the guy who brought him down, touching off a scrum that ended with three ejections. Whitworth and two Oakland linemen face significant fines for their ejection during the fourth quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. "They were probably looking for a fight because they weren't doing much on the field," Whitworth said. The Raiders (3-8)
November 19, 2012
Jets 27, Rams 13 ST. LOUIS - Mark Sanchez directed a turnover-free offense, and Bilal Powell ran for the first two touchdowns of his career to help the Jets end a three-game losing streak by beating St. Louis. Chaz Schilens scored on a 25-yard reception, and Nick Folk kicked a pair of 51-yard field goals for the Jets (4-6), who were outscored by 58-16 the previous two games. N.Y. Jets 3 10 0 14 – 27 St. Louis 7 0 0 6 – 13 First quarter StL–Gibson 1 pass from Bradford (Zuerlein kick)
November 12, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - A.J. Green was right. The defending Super Bowl champions have a lot of holes, and not just on their defense. Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes - each to a different receiver - as the Cincinnati Bengals ended their four-game losing streak on Sunday by swamping the reeling New York Giants, 31-13. The Bengals (4-5) took advantage of a fumble and two Eli Manning interceptions (both which set up third-quarter touchdowns) to back up Green's observation that there were a lot of holes in New York's defense.
October 5, 2012 |
STEELERS (-3) over Eagles: What a strange, bizarre, otherworldly start to the 2012 season. The Birds (3-1) are sitting atop the NFC East and look like, well, ugly. But first-place ugly. The Eagles have put 66 points on the board in four games, an average of 16 1/2 points per, and have allowed 83 points, an average of 20.7 ppg. You're giving up more than you're scoring and still hold down the penthouse with a 3-1 mark. And let's not forget the 12 turnovers. Now they travel to the western end of the commonwealth to face a Pittsburgh team that is sitting under water at 1-2 and coming off a bye. The rest should help, and the fact that the Steelers probably will welcome back three huge pieces to their puzzle (Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall)