NFL 8/37/17: Haden to PIT, Receiver News

When it comes to Joe Haden getting released, I think Cleveland did the Pro Bowl veteran a favor. Perhaps they should have made the move earlier in the offseason, but at least the corner joins a playoff roster with Super Bowl aspirations. The Browns could have chosen to pay him and stay the course, which…

7/28/17: Ravens on the Pendulum

Sorry, Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco fans, I’m not putting money on a quarterback with a back injury. The AFC North has been challenging enough when healthy, let alone giving Flacco too much credit for that one ring a star-studded defense paved the way for. The remnants of what the defense used to be is soon-to-be 35-year-old,…

Extra Point: Patriots Beat Steelers

First and foremost, none of these teams had much of a pass rush in the opener. Both QBs have hardware, and in this game they had time to do whatever they wanted. Maybe it was from a lack of showing their defensive hand to the rest of the league, but I won’t buy that concept.…

Will These Running Backs Start Again?

Heading into the 2014 season, these running backs were listed as starters on their respective teams: Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants Darting the “Black Hole” for the “Big Apple,” Jennings showed that he can be a do-it-all back in limited action. He took advantage of opportunities with the “Silver & Black” and the…

AFC Playoff Picture

This is how the AFC playoff picture currently looks, heading into the final week of the regular season: 1. New England 12-3 (home-field advantage, first-round bye): This was clinched in week 16, plays the winner of 4 vs. 5. 2. Denver 11-4 (first-round bye): Can clinch with a win week 17 hosting the Raiders, if…

Steelers Will Bounce Back In Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans are coming off 21-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Now, they host another AFC North team in the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are coming off a 20-13 defeat to the New York Jets. Things were looking good for the Steelers, who just won three in a row and Ben Roethlisberger tossed a dozen touchdowns…

NFL Quarterly: AFC North

AFC North Standings Through 4 weeks of action there are 2 undefeated teams, the Cincinnati Bengals being one of them. There is stiff competition in the AFC North, where the Bengals watched the Baltimore Ravens move to 3-1 and the Pittsburgh Steelers drop to 2-2 The Cleveland Browns are also coming off a bye with…

NFL Week 2 TNF: Steelers & Ravens Clash

TNF: Steelers (1-0) at Ravens (0-1) Pittsburgh jumped out in front of Cleveland in week 1. It was a tale of two halves as they held on to win by a field goal, but the other 27 points were scored in the first half and the D allowed points for a comeback. Big Ben looked…

NFL Playoffs: Who Gets In? Who Matches Up?

Last spot in the AFC up for grabs Dolphins lose to the Jets at home. Why? Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play after a knee scare. Miami didn’t get on the scoreboard last week against the rival Bills, the rival Jets are playing for head coach Rex Ryan’s j-o-b. The reigning champions won’t make…

Drew’s Review: AFC Rankings

A F C 1. BRONCOS  Peyton, Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Moreno, Miller, Phillips and coaching. Denver is a Super Bowl built team inside and out and they can beat you focusing on just one of these offensive players each week. Then they have two pass rushers that can get by anyone and a legit secondary when healthy.…