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NFL Week 7: Eagles-Cowboys failed to deliver high-octane thrills
2013-10-22

Just as we said it would ya know, without anything that remotely resembled an offensive shootout. The Cowboys 17-3 victory actually was the perfect illustration of how far the division that not too long ago was the best in the NFL has fallen. To Dallas credit, its shorthanded defense the Cowboys played without standout DE DeMarcus Ware held the Eagles to a measly 3.7 yards per play and forced three turnovers. Oh, and that Philadelphia offense that was revolutionizing the NFL? Not so much. As bad as it was for the Eagles, they are just one game back in the standings and will have to hope Michael Vicks return is sooner than later. As for the division, the race to eight (maybe nine) victories continues.

WHICH TRADITIONAL NFL AXIOM WAS ON DISPLAY?

You win with defense. In the first hour of play Sunday, we needed an addendum: You win with defense, which sometimes is the best offense. The first three touchdowns scored in the early games came via defensive players a pair of interception returns (Buffalos Nickell Roby and Carolinas Captain Munnerlyn) and a fumble recovery and return (Atlantas Thomas DeCoud). In all, there were six defensive touchdowns Sunday notably Antonio Allens game-turning, 23-yard pick-six for the Jets, following Logan Ryans 79-yard interception return earlier for the Patriots. League-wide, there have been 30 pick-sixes the most through seven weeks since 2003 (31).

WHO SHOWED HE CAN STILL BE A SPECIAL TEAMS NIGHTMARE?

Devin Hester hadnt taken a punt or a kickoff return for a touchdown since Nov. 13, 2011 until Sundays 81-yard jaunt against the Redskins. Never mind that Washingtons special teams are a disaster. Instead, Hester again proved he is one of the greatest return guys of all time. By the numbers, he actually now is the best. Including the postseason, Hester has 20 return touchdowns one more than Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. And considering Hester is only running back plays on special teams Sanders played on special teams and defense, of course that mark might be even more impressive. Unfortunately for the Bears, Hester was one of a few highlights yesterday in a 45-41 loss to the Redskins.

WHICH RIVALRY NEVER FAILS TO DELIVER?

The Ravens and Steelers added one more chapter to a rivalry that has seen nine of the past 10 games decided by a touchdown or less. Pittsburgh won for the first time last week against the Jets and immediately built on that with Sundays win at home against the Ravens doing it the old-fashioned way. The Steelers, with rookie LeVeon Bell (93 yards) leading the way, rushed for 142 yards. On the other side of the ball, Lawrence Timmons (17 tackles) and the Steelers defense held the Ravens to 82 yards adding frustration to the considerably subpar season for Ray Rice. He had 45 yards on 15 carries, but that included a 13-yard pickup. Thirty-two yards on 14 carries wont cut it but it will delight Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

WHO FACES YET ANOTHER LONG ROAD BACK?

Former New Jersey high school legend Brian Cushing suffered one of the more gruesome injuries on a day of gruesome injuries. Cushing suffered a broken leg and torn LCL. He missed the majority of last season with a torn ACL in the same leg, and now faces another complicated surgery and intense rehab. Cushing made a solid comeback this season, and he had 44 tackles before going down Sunday. Losing Cushing was just the latest blow for the Texans, who have seen a once-promising season completely slip off the tracks. RB Arian Foster also left Sundays game with a hamstring injury, and Houston fell to 2-5 with a fifth consecutive loss. The Texans bye week has arrived. Too bad theyll spend the time counting the ways it all went wrong.

RICHARD SHERMAN, SEAHAWKS CB

Just imagine how fun Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day would be at the Prudential Center. This is a guy who will tell you he is the best cover corner in the league, and its getting harder and harder to argue with him. He has three interceptions this season, one of which he returned for a touchdown. More important, those three picks have come as teams increasingly flow their entire passing offenses away from him. Sherman is one-fourth of a secondary that could go as a group to the Pro Bowl. CB Brandon Browner and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor are at the top of their games mostly because theyre also feasting on Shermans success.




NFL Investigating Preseason Helmet-swinging Incident
2013-08-20

In the video,Texans defensive end Bet on NFL nfl football betting Online Bingo Sonny Matt Damon betting odds to win Poker Madden Betting Pandemonia Antonio Smith gets into a scuffle with Miami offensive lineman Richie Incognito, eventually ripping off his helmet and swinging it at him, narrowly missing Incognito's head in the process.
No penalty was called on the play.
Miami head coach Joe Philbin has already contacted the league about a possible fine and/or suspension.
The NFL could fine Smith as the helmet cannot be used as a weapon, by rule.
And there is history between the two: last season, Smith was fined $21,000 by the NFL - reduced to $11,000 after an appeal - for kicking Incognito while he was on the ground.



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Can the Saints Repeat as Super Bowl Champions in 2010?
2010-06-18

The Saints can and they should make another run at a Super Bowl win, but it will not be easy by any means. And since when has anything been easy in the NFL? Never that's when. The Saints didn't lose too much in free agency from the 2009 season, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem, and the NFL betting agrees.


As far as gaining a free agent, the Saints get former Chicago Bears defensive end Alex Brown. He is past his prime but he still can play and provide pass rush for the Saints in 2010. Brown, defensive back Leigh Torrence, and fellow defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson will do their part to help the Saints defense. Neither one of their free agent pickups are stars but they can help the Saints in their own ways.


The Saints ranked 25th in total defense in 2009 and they ranked 20th or below in all the most vital defensive categories. So those aforementioned defensive free agents and the incumbent defensive players on the Saints have to either play up to their abilities or above their heads for the Saints to get back to the promise land. Their defense has nowhere to go but up, because their offense can only cover up the defense's shortcomings for so long like they did in 2009.     


Drew Brees is a bonafied star at quarterback with his accuracy, consistency, and smarts. The reigning Super Bowl XLIV MVP has the competitiveness and the smarts to not be one of those players who rests on his laurels. Brees will give everything he has and more to get to Super Bowl XLV and win it. Plus Brees has talent up the ying-yang at receiver at his disposal.. All these stretch the defense receivers and tight ends he has to work with, has to make any quarterback get giddy.


The Saints have a good enough defense (but they need improvement) to help the offense make it seem like they don't have to go at it alone. The most talented part of the Saints defense is the defensive line. But that is not to say that it is the best part of their defense, because the linebackers are the most productive portion of their defense. Defensive tackles Remi Ayodele and Sedrick Ellis will have been together on the interior of the defensive line for three years when the 2010 season rolls around. Their main functions are to keep offensive linemen off of inside linebackers Jonathan Vilma (starter) and alternates Anthony Waters and Marvin Mitchell, as well as provide pass rush and defend the run. The first seven players of the Saints defense (defensive line and linebackers) are the most vital part of their defense bar none. Because if they don't provide pressure and defend the run then the sort of underachieving secondary won't eat. Free Safety Darren Sharper is old as dirt and he can only do so much, although he still can play and he is very effective (refer to 2009 game film).


This has got to be the season Reggie Bush stands up and uses the prodigious gifts that he was born. Okay so he is not a durable or every down back. So what. But an average of 4 touchdowns on the ground and 2 receiving per year since 2006, isn't going to cut it any more. The Saints have seven running backs on their current roster as of this writing, and three of them are fullbacks or are strictly around for their blocking and bulk size. So Bush has no excuse as far as worrying about some other back cutting into his carries, except for maybe bigger and physical back Pierre Thomas who gained 793 yards on the ground in 2009 which led the team. Luckily in 2009 the Saints running game was good enough to take pressure off the passing game, which all the NFL betting community are keeping a close eye on.


The Saints are good to go on offense and defense (especially offense) to gain another Super Bowl ring, but as any former Super Bowl winner will say, "It's hard to repeat." The Saints have a target on their back for the 2010 season like they have never had before in from 1967-2008 or 42 years of service.       


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