October 26, 2015 |
Six weeks in, and there are still five unbeaten teams. That has never happened before in the NFL, and if you're looking for reasons why it has now, it should come as little surprise that superior quarterback play tops the list. There is, however, an element of surprise to some of the quarterbacks playing at an elite level and in the one team that has remained unbeaten in spite of its quarterback play. Tom Brady, who at 38 is saying he wants to play 10 more years, is the league's highest-rated passer.
October 17, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 6 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Sam Bradford, QB, Eagles vs. Giants. Bradford seems to be getting into a rhythm with Philly's up-tempo offense, passing for 603 yards and 5 TDs over the last two weeks. Next up: The NFL's most generous secondary. Arian Foster, RB, Texans at Jaguars. He's gotten past his groin injury and reclaimed the workhorse role in Houston's backfield. Meanwhile, Alfred Blue is dealing with a turf toe. Antonio Andrews, RB, Titans vs. Dolphins.
October 4, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 4 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals vs. Chiefs. You have to be impressed by the way Dalton and his receiving corps dismantled the Ravens pass defense in Week 3. Meanwhile, the Chiefs have given up 10 passing TDs already. Derek Carr, QB, Raiders at Bears. Carr has been en fuego over the last two weeks, teaming up with rookie Amari Cooper as one of the most prolific young duos in the league.
September 20, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 2 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals vs. Chargers. San Diego's secondary gives up plenty of TD passes, so Dalton should have a fine outing in his home opener. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Lions at Vikings. We expected Abdullah to overtake Joique Bell at some point this season, but not quite this quickly. Against the defense that just made Carlos Hyde the darling of fantasy football, Abdullah is a must-start.
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.