Potential free agent Decker: Family is my priority

 

Eric Decker might not be wearing a Broncos uniform in 2014. (USATSI)
Eric Decker won't be wearing a Broncos uniform in 2014. (USATSI)

 

Denver Broncos broad receiver Eric Decker won't be a Denver Broncos broad receiver much longer. Decker will hit the free-agent market on March eleven except the Broncos lock him up earlier than then, but that doesn't sound like one thing that is going to happen.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio on Tuesday, Decker said he wants to stay in Denver, however taking good care of his family comes first. "I wish to determine something out and stay here," Decker mentioned. "However on the same time, my precedence is taking care of my household. Me and my wife are having a child mid-March and it's even more tough as a result of I need to have her be snug. Those are kind of the added stresses to this process."

Decker understands the importance of enjoying with Peyton Manning, however he isn't going to let that be the figuring out think about his determination.

"Is it simpler to play with Peyton Manning? Yes, 100 percent," Decker stated. "But you continue to need to be in the appropriate spot, you continue to must discover a option to get open, you still should discover a way to make a play. I do really feel I am a reasonably good ball participant."

Decker ranked within the high 15 in every major receiving category in 2013, catching 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns, but a variety of that had to do with Manning. Earlier than Manning came to Denver in 2012, the fourth-12 months receiver totaled 50 catches for 718 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons mixed.

If Decker wants No. 1 receiver money for those statistics, he isn't admitting it – a minimum of not publicly, "It isn't all concerning the cash for me. It is about going to work on daily basis and having enjoyable and enjoying my job," Decker said. "For me it is 'am I going to have enjoyable going to work every day' that doesn't add as much as any greenback amount. That's priceless."

Decker did admit that he is trying around although. "It is pure to look at other teams, what their conditions are receiver smart, what are their large moves? How a lot salary cap do they have left? What are some potential organizations that might be good to go to?"

If the Broncos do resolve to throw money at Decker, they should be careful because each Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas will likely be free agents after the 2014 season.

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Potential free agent Decker: Family is my priority

 

Eric Decker might not be wearing a Broncos uniform in 2014. (USATSI)
Eric Decker won't be wearing a Broncos uniform in 2014. (USATSI)

 

Denver Broncos broad receiver Eric Decker won't be a Denver Broncos broad receiver much longer. Decker will hit the free-agent market on March eleven except the Broncos lock him up earlier than then, but that doesn't sound like one thing that is going to happen.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL radio on Tuesday, Decker said he wants to stay in Denver, however taking good care of his family comes first. "I wish to determine something out and stay here," Decker mentioned. "However on the same time, my precedence is taking care of my household. Me and my wife are having a child mid-March and it's even more tough as a result of I need to have her be snug. Those are kind of the added stresses to this process."

Decker understands the importance of enjoying with Peyton Manning, however he isn't going to let that be the figuring out think about his determination.

"Is it simpler to play with Peyton Manning? Yes, 100 percent," Decker stated. "But you continue to need to be in the appropriate spot, you continue to must discover a option to get open, you still should discover a way to make a play. I do really feel I am a reasonably good ball participant."

Decker ranked within the high 15 in every major receiving category in 2013, catching 87 passes for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns, but a variety of that had to do with Manning. Earlier than Manning came to Denver in 2012, the fourth-12 months receiver totaled 50 catches for 718 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons mixed.

If Decker wants No. 1 receiver money for those statistics, he isn't admitting it – a minimum of not publicly, "It isn't all concerning the cash for me. It is about going to work on daily basis and having enjoyable and enjoying my job," Decker said. "For me it is 'am I going to have enjoyable going to work every day' that doesn't add as much as any greenback amount. That's priceless."

Decker did admit that he is trying around although. "It is pure to look at other teams, what their conditions are receiver smart, what are their large moves? How a lot salary cap do they have left? What are some potential organizations that might be good to go to?"

If the Broncos do resolve to throw money at Decker, they should be careful because each Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas will likely be free agents after the 2014 season.

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SUPER BOWL XLVIII Prediction Game Preview/Pick- Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos

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SUPER BOWL- MetLife Stadium- East Rutherford, NJ

 

Seattle Seahawks (13-3, 6-2 away) vs. Denver Broncos (13-3, 7-1 home) 02/02- 6:25PM EST

 

Line: DEN -3.0

Over/Under: 48.0

 

The stage is set come Sunday night, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, two teams that have poured their blood, sweat and tears since training camp opened back in July will play for it all on the world’s biggest stage… Super Bowl XLVIII at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

 

Much of the story line leading up to Sunday’s big game in the league’s biggest media market has been the weather as these two teams will play in the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. Will the weather cooperate? Will the game be moved to Friday, Saturday or Monday? None of that folks… the game will go on as schedule as the forecast calls for cold but nothing more. No snow, no rain…. Just cold and just football. Super Bowl Sunday! The way it should be here in America.

 

Let’s talk football now. The Seattle Seahawks (15-3) with the NFL’s best and most ferocious defense will look to deny the NFL’s best offense, the offensive machine that is the Denver Broncos (15-3).

 

While the Seahawks will be in search of their first ever Super Bowl victory… the Denver Broncos, no strangers to Super Bowl titles will be trying to help Peyton Manning with another ring and a chance to make NFL history by becoming the first starting quarterback to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl championship.

 

To be honest unlike the Broncos, I was a nay-sayer most of last season with the Seahawks not believing they can win on the road, not believing they can win the big games, not believing they had what it takes to win it all…. I was wrong! I do believe they have the tools to win it all, but the test will be great as they will put their top-rated defense against the top-rated offense. A first since Super Bowl XXV when the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 following the 1990 season.

 

Sunday’s game will also mark the first meeting of two No. 1 seeds since the 2009 season when New Orleans beat the Peyton Manning led Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.

 

It will be a great matchup,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

 

And while the Seahawks may not be the ‘marquee’ team that we wanted in the Super Bowl, there is no denying that they are a great football team that did what they had to do and deserve to be there with a chance to make history of their own by capturing their first Super Bowl title for the city of Seattle.

 

Seattle lost in their only other previous Super Bowl appearance in 2005 to Pittsburgh 21-10.

 

The Seattle offense averaged 26.1 points per game during the season but it was the defense that has carried them this far by allowing only 14.4 points per contest. Now just how well the defense can contain Peyton Manning who set league records by throwing for 5,477 yards with 55 touchdowns to pace an offense that averaged an NFL-best 37.9 points per game remains to be seen… but I like their chances.

 

Peyton’s been extraordinary,” Carroll said. “People couldn’t even dream to have the year that Peyton’s had before this season with all the numbers. We’re up against it.”

 

Manning has been picking teams apart all season long with his choice of offensive weapons, be it running back Knowshon Moreno (13 TDs), receivers Wes Walker (10 TDs), Eric Decker (11 TDs), Demaryius Thomas (14 TDs) and tight end Julius Thomas (12 TDs) and although the Seahawks lack the experience of not having one player with Super Bowl experience… they have great confidence in their defense.

 

I’ve never seen experience play in games,” said Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman who has been making headlines all over the media with his trash talking, questions of sportsmanship and racial attitudes, but there is no denying he gets it done on the football field.

 

Sherman led the NFL with eight interceptions and has been the leader in a hard-hitting secondary know as the “Legion of Boom.”

 

I am just a guy trying to be the best,” said Sherman. “I am a guy who wants to help this team win. I am a fiery competitor who puts his life into his work and puts everything into his work.”

 

Tale of the tape for the Seattle defense is impressive… 14.4 points allowed per game, 273.6 total yards 172.0 passing yards, a league-best 39 forced turnovers and 44 sacks led by ends Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.

 

They are as good as advertised,” said Manning. “Probably one of the most impressive things is how well they play together as a unit.”

 

Manning has thrown for 580 yards on 67.5 passing percentage with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his two Super Bowls where he is 1-1.

 

The Seahawks have a little bit of offense punch themselves backed by third-year quarterback Russell Wilson, who is the only QB to post a passer rating of at least 100.0 in each of his first two seasons and his 24 regular-season victories are the most by a quarterback for his first two years since 1950.

 

Running back Marshawn Lynch (1,257 yards 12 TDs) will try to open up the ground attack against a Denver defense that has stepped up allowing an average of just 15.0 points and 268.5 yards in their last four games, including the playoffs.

 

But, oddsmakers are counting on the experience and just the overall power of the Denver offense by making the Broncos a (minus -3.0) point favorite, but with anybody who is everybody betting on all things Super Bowl related and the line expected to move back and forth as game time approaches, stay up to date and in the know with the latest lines up until kickoff right here at Wonder Punter.

 

This is the Super Bowl… everything is magnified… experience, numbers, stats, history and records are a thing of the past when these two teams take the field on Sunday night as it will come down to execution and taking care of the ball and whichever team does the better job and wants it more, wins… it’s that simple. Which team will make history? Seattle winning their first Super Bowl or Denver adding to Manning’s NFL legacy?

 

I’d like to have to be, like, 70 to have a legacy. I’m not even 100 percent sure what word even means,” said Manning.

 

I’m down the homestretch of my career, but I’m still in it. It’s not over yet. And so it’s still playing out.”

 

As good as the Seahawks defense has been and is, can they do enough to keep the Broncos at bay and give the offense a chance? Ball control may play a part but Denver can score so quickly… will it matter? So many questions, so many ways to dissect the biggest game of the year in all of American sports, but in the end as mentioned before… execution, taking care of the football and who wants it more will decide the winner. Who will do the better job to take home the trophy? All indications point to the Broncos which is hard to go against, but in the end, I favor the Seahawks doing the better job on both sides of the footbal and predict the Seattle Seahawks lifting this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII championship trophy as the NFL’s best team for the 2013 season.

 

Prediction/Pick- Seattle Seahawks

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

NFL Prediction Playoff Game Preview/Pick- San Diego vs. Denver

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AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF

 

San Diego Chargers (9-7, 4-4 away) @ Denver Broncos (13-3, 7-1 home) 01/12- 4:40PM EST

 

Line: DEN -9.0

Over/Under: 54.5

 

The San Diego Chargers will travel into the Mile High city on Sunday evening feeling pretty good about themselves after last week’s road win and going against a Broncos team they defeated earlier on the road as well.

 

The Chargers (10-7) beat Denver 27-20 back on December 12 behind running back Ryan Mathews 127 rushing yards and holding the high-powered offense of the Broncos to their season-low in points. Denver had outscored their opponents by an average of 20.4 points a game winning seven in a row at home before their loss to the Chargers.

 

Beating them again may prove to a tougher challenge with the Broncos being healthier this time around.

 

It’s tough to say you’re confident knowing what you’re going against. You don’t wan to take that the wrong way,” San Diego Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said.

 

“….. We have been the underdog all year. We are out to continue to believe in ourselves.”

 

Denver (12-4) averaged a whopping 37.9 points per game during the season and were held to under 30 points in only three games, but two of those came at the hands of the Chargers… a 28-20 win and 27-20 loss.

 

It taught us a lesson,” tight end Jacob Tamme said of last month’s loss. “We did kind of reboot after that and yes, I think we know that we need to play our best ball going forward and that’s what we are planning on doing.”

 

This Sunday’s game will mark a year since the Broncos lost to eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 38-35 in double overtime, a game that the Ravens had tied with just 31 clicks on the clock.

 

You don’t harp on the first time you fell off your bike, but you remember falling off and you know you don’t want to do it again,” tight end Julius Thomas said.

 

San Diego is hot having won their last four regular-season games and then last week’s wild-card win at Cincinnati, despite Philip Rivers completing 12 of 16 for a season-low 128 with one touchdown and no turnovers, but he will need a better game if they want to leave Denver with a win.

 

Going on the road in a playoff game is not going to be easy, regardless of who you’re playing,” San Diego coach Mike McCoy said.

 

The Chargers will try to keep their running game going were last week they ran wild on the Bengals accounting for a season-high 196 yards and are averaging 170.2 yards during their five-game winning streak. San Diego is 10-2 when they run for better than 102 yards a game and are 0-5 when they fail to reach that mark, but their top rushing producer Mathew is questionable for Sunday’s contest after suffering an ankle injury.

 

As for the Broncos… what more can we say about the year Peyton Manning has had setting an NFL-record for a single-season with 5,477 passing yards and 55 passes for paydirt, and will have his full core of receivers available to target including Wes Walker who’s been out action with a concussion he suffered back on Dec 8 against Tennessee. Walker still finished in the league with 18 receptions in the red zone.

 

Wes brings a lot to this offense and we’re excited to have him back,” said teammate Demaryius Thomas, who finished second in the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions.

 

Manning has lost his last three postseason games to the Chargers and is 4-6 overall, but this is a different Denver team and the oddsmakers have made the home Broncos a big (minus -9.0) point favorite on Sunday, but get the latest odds up until game time right here at Wonder Punter.

 

Philip Rivers has a 99.1 QB rating and is 6-2 all-time in Denver and will be looking for another week of magic to help his advance.

 

They’re a No. 1 seed for a reason. This is a heck of a team and it’s rare to play an opponent three times in a season and being a division opponent, one we know well, they know us well. It’s going to be awesome,” said Rivers.

 

Do the underdog Chargers have what it takes to win another big game on the road against a healthy Denver Broncos team? Too many weapons I say, prediction… Broncos to advance to next week’s AFC championship game.

 

Prediction/Pick: Denver Broncos

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

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NFL Prediction Week 15 Thursday Night Game Preview/Pick

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NFL Free Pick and Prediction, Lines & Odds Chargers vs. Broncos

San Diego Chargers (6-7) @ Denver Broncos (11-2) 12/12- 8:25PM EST

 

Line: DEN -10.0

Over/Under: 55.5

 

The San Diego Chargers, who’s slim playoff hopes hang in the balance will have their hands full on Thursday night trying to contain a Denver Broncos team that is putting up big numbers in recent weeks.

 

Denver (11-2) already in the driver’s seat in the AFC West after clinching a playoff spot look to continue their offensive surge where their 1,086 offensive yards in the last two weeks has been their best two-game stretch of the late season, with no signs of letting up.

 

The Peyton Manning lead offense put up a season-high 551 yards against a respectable Tennessee Titans defense in last Sunday’s 51-28 win and securing a playoff spot going into Week 15 doesn’t change the teams mindset.

 

I guess you have some security but our job is not finished- winning this division is number one and winning this conference is number two,” wide receiver Eric Decker said. “And we have to make sure that we get better as team as a whole. We have a big goal and expectations for this year and that’s just one week at a time and grinding away.”

 

Manning has been on fire the last two weeks throwing for 800 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions and his 39 completions against Tennessee set a team record. Manning has 45 touchdowns on the season, which is five shy of matching Tom Brady’s single-season set back in the 2007 season.

 

It’s safe to say Manning will recapture his record this season that he originally set with 49 back with the Colts in 2004, but he may be without one his top targets, Wes Walker, who suffered his second concussion in the last four games.

 

Welker is listed as doubtful, but with plenty of weapons at his disposal, who now have four players with at least 10 touchdowns (an NFL record), don’t expect the Broncos to miss a beat the rest of the way.

 

Tight end Julius Thomas (11 TDs) says… “All year, we’ve been talking about how dynamic our entire offense is. There are guys that maybe hadn’t been getting as many touches in the beginning of the season. Now, they’re going out there and they’re showing everybody what they can do.”

 

So, with a hot offense that now seems to be hitting on all cylinders, the Chargers (6-7) realize the task on-hand in Mile High and understand they must play error-free the rest of the way to have any chance for postseason play.

 

I can’t wait,” linebacker Jarrett Johnson said. “It’s going to be a great challenge. As a competitor and an athlete in the NFL, these are the opportunities you want. We worked ourselves into a hole and we have to depend on other people, but the only thing we’re focusing on is what we can control, and right now that’s Denver.”

 

And focused they better be, as the oddsmakers have made the Broncos a big (minus) -10.0 favorite at home. Get the latest lines here at Wonder Punter up until kick off.

 

Despite the spread, the Chargers are feeling good and confidence is high after their big 23-point win over the Giants and hope to continue in the right direction.

 

That is one of our better all-around games,” Chargers coach Mike McCoy said.

 

The Broncos enter Thursday night having defeated the Chargers four-straight times, including a 28-20 win back in San Diego on November 10 and predict another win for the Broncos over the Chargers.

 

Too much Broncos offense.

 

Prediction/Pick: Denver

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

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Strahan, Dungy, Bettis among HOF semifinalists

The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced Feb. 1. (USATSI)
The 2014 Pro Soccer Corridor of Fame class will likely be introduced Feb. 1. (USATSI)

In September, 126 trendy-period football gamers made the preliminary list for the category of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, it was whittled all the way down to a semifinal listing of 25.

Here are the 25 that survived the minimize, through the HOF.

Morten Andersen, Okay – 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

Steve Atwater, S – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-ninety five Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Derrick Brooks, LB – 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-seventy seven St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings

Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Tony Dungy, Coach – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts

Kevin Greene, LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-ninety six Dallas Cowboys

Marvin Harrison, WR – 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts

Joe Jacoby, T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

Jimmy Johnson, Coach – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-ninety nine Miami Dolphins

Walter Jones, T – 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks

John Lynch, FS – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

Karl Mecklenburg, LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Payments, 2000 Washington Redskins

Will Shields, G – 1993-2006 Kansas City Chiefs

Michael Strahan, DE – 1993-2007 New York Giants

Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 Nationwide Football League

Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

Steve Wisniewski, G – 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

George Younger, Contributor – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

Finally, this record will get knocked down to fifteen finalists (plus two senior nominees in Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey), and the HOF voters will focus on and resolve in New York Metropolis on Feb 1. The election results shall be announced that evening.

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Strahan, Dungy, Bettis among HOF semifinalists

 

The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class will be announced Feb. 1. (USATSI) The 2014 Professional Football Corridor of Fame class will be announced Feb. 1. (USATSI)

 

In September, 126 modern-era football players made the preliminary list for the category of 2014 Pro Football Corridor of Fame. On Wednesday, it was whittled all the way down to a semifinal list of 25.

Listed here are the 25 that survived the lower, by way of the HOF.

Morten Andersen, Ok – 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints, 1995-2000, 2006-07 Atlanta Falcons, 2001 New York Giants, 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs, 2004 Minnesota Vikings

Steve Atwater, S – 1989-1998 Denver Broncos, 1999 New York Jets

Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-ninety five Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers

Derrick Brooks, LB – 1995-2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers

Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-ninety three Minnesota Vikings

Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos

Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Proprietor – 1977-2000 San Francisco 49ers

Tony Dungy, Coach – 1996-2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08 Indianapolis Colts

Kevin Greene, LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-ninety five Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers

Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-ninety six Dallas Cowboys

Marvin Harrison, WR – 1996-2008 Indianapolis Colts

Joe Jacoby, T – 1981-1993 Washington Redskins

Jimmy Johnson, Coach – 1989-1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1996-99 Miami Dolphins

Walter Jones, T – 1997-2008 Seattle Seahawks

John Lynch, FS – 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos

Karl Mecklenburg, LB – 1983-1994 Denver Broncos

Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Payments, 2000 Washington Redskins

Will Shields, G – 1993-2006 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

Michael Strahan, DE – 1993-2007 New York Giants

Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Soccer League

Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams

Steve Wisniewski, G – 1989-2001 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders

George Young, Contributor – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-seventy eight Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 Nationwide Soccer League

Eventually, this list will get knocked down to fifteen finalists (plus two senior nominees in Ray Guy and Claude Humphrey), and the HOF voters will talk about and determine in New York City on Feb 1. The election results will likely be introduced that night.

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NFL Week 12 Power Rankings Wonder Punter

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Power Rankings NFL week 12

 

Last night’s Monday night game brought to an end of another exciting week in football in which some teams improved their Power Rankings and others continued to fall as quarterback injuries have taken their toll. Week 11 also brought the end of the NFL’s only unbeaten team when Kansas City fell to the Broncos.

Here is this week’s Week 12 Power Rankings for teams 1-32 with records and last week’s ranking.

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1 Denver Broncos (9-1 LW: 2)- Round 1 goes to the Broncos… rematch with KC in two weeks.

 

2 Seattle Seahawks (10-1 LW: 3) Other then a home game against the Saints, they should be able to run the table the rest of the way.

 

3 New Orleans Saints (8-2 LW: 4)- Undefeated at home so far… but the playoffs may mean winning on the road.

 

4 Carolina Panthers (7-3 LW: 6)- Beating quality teams now and only getting better.

 

5 Kansas City Chiefs (9-1 LW: 1)- Still a solid team on defense… but the offense will need to get better if they expect to make some noise in the playoffs.

 

6 New England Patriots (7-3 LW: 5)- Patriots are still looking for the flag… they got earlier in the year against the Saints. So…

 

7 Indianapolis Colts (7-3 LW: 7)- Good comeback win at Tennessee, but I still think Rams game.

 

8 San Francisco 49ers (6-4 LW: 8)- They were so close to being 8-2…. Two tough games in a row.

 

9 Cincinnati Bengals (7-4 LW: 10)- Their win on Sunday should put them in position for the AFC North crown and a first-round bye.

 

10 Detroit Lions (6-4 LW 9)- Can we do the fake field goal play over again?

 

11 Chicago Bears (6-4 LW: 12)- Big home win over the Ravens.. which Rams team will they face on Sunday?

 

12 Philadelphia Eagles (6-4 LW: 13)- Finally a team in the NFC East is playing like they want to win it.. Nick Foles getting it done.

 

13 New York Jets (5-5 LW: 13)- Jekyll and Hyde if you ask me… we just don’t know what team will show up on Sundays.

 

14 Arizona Cardinals (6-4 LW: 16)- Winning games despite no running game and a QB who’s thrown more INTs then TDs.

 

15 Miami Dolphins (5-5 LW: 21)- Gritty performance and win against San Diego with all the distractions staring at them.

 

16 San Diego Chargers (4-6 LW: 17)- If they could just finish games… but now they still have three games left against the Chiefs and Broncos.

 

17 Dallas Cowboys (5-5 LW: 15)- Big game against the resurgent Giants Sunday on the road.

 

18 Green Bay Packers (5-5 LW: 14)- No Aaron Rodgers…. No hope!

 

19 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-6 LW: 25)- Is this the same Steelers team who we all left for dead earlier? Held the Lions scoreless in the second half.

 

20 Cleveland Browns (4-6 LW: 18)- Big home game on Sunday against the Steelers. If they win… maybe still a chance?

 

21 Buffalo Bills (4-7 LW: 27)- Winnable games coming up against the Bucs, Falcons, Jags and Dolphins… Wildcard? hmmm maybe.

 

22 Baltimore Ravens (4-6 LW: 19)- Failing to score on first-and-goal at the Chicago 5-yard line. Story of the year for the offense.

 

23 St Louis Rams (4-6 LW 20)- In a division with Seattle and San Francisco… it’s tough.

 

24 New York Giants (4-6 LW: 26)- Four wins in a row now with Dallas coming up.

 

25 Oakland Raiders (4-6 LW: 24)- Is Matt McGloin the answer at quarterback?

 

26 Tennessee Titans (4-6 LW: 22)- How big do the losses to the Jags and Colts look now in an AFC race that’s up for grabs.

 

27 Washington Redskins (3-7 LW: 23)- So much for running the tables like last year.

 

28 Houston Texans (2-8 LW: 28)- Still playing hard… that’s all you could ask for at this point.

 

29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8 LW: 31) Two in a row… and they had some winnable games throughout the season.

 

30. Atlanta Falcons (2-8 LW: 29)- Unlike the Texans, this is a football that has quit on everybody. Embarrassing!

 

31 Minnesota Vikings (2-8 LW: 30)- Playing for a quarterback in next year’s draft.

 

32 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9 LW 32)- It was fun while it lasted.

 

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Golf pro behind ad urging Jags to ink Tebow

Golf Pro Admits To Tebow Advert

 

Dewey Arnette insists he’s not the man to prepare a rally or publicly urge others to face up for one thing, but the golf professional, who has tutored the likes of Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke, has discovered himself behind the motion to deliver Tim Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Arnette – who spends time in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Grenadines, and fees $400 an hour for his wisdom on the links – says he was the one who spent $1,200 to purchase an ad within the Monday editions of the Florida Instances-Union.

Tebow ad

Ex-PGA Tour golfer Dewey Arnette took out this $1,200 ad in Monday’s Florida-Instances Union urging Jaguars boss Shahid Khan to ink Tim Tebow.

“I do not really get behind causes and hold up indicators,” Arnette stated. “But this was different.”

“Pricey Mr. Khan,” the ad says, referring to team proprietor Shahid Khan. “Sign Tim Tebow & we will fill the stadium!” The ad is signed by “The Residents of Jacksonville.”

ESPN asked the Florida Times-Union advert gross sales department to reveal who was behind the ad. Citing confidentiality, the paper declined to reveal who represented “The Citizens Of Jacksonville” till Arnette gave his permission. It turns out Arnette has been behind a slew of latest Tebow propaganda.

Previously six weeks, Arnette and his son John have gauged the reaction after holding up “Tebow to Jax” signs in Jacksonville’s San Marco Square and handing out Tebow T-shirts in the streets. The Arnettes also have purchased ads on radio stations and billboards round city, and have paid to have Tebow phrases written on airplane banners which have flown over stadiums. Dewey Arnette even spent cash to place “Tebow to Jacksonville” messages on place mats at the Metro Diner, a neighborhood scorching spot. The proprietor of the diner, Arnette said, was so supportive, he gave Arnette an even bigger advert than what he paid for.

Tebow, who gained the Heisman Trophy in 2007 while on the College of Florida, performed his highschool ball in Jacksonville.

“I don’t want to come off as odd,” Arnette said. “The thing is, having accomplished this stuff, I know how supportive individuals are of Tim Tebow round right here. And our requirements for the staff are simply so low right now.”

In two years’ time, Tebow has gone from getting a playoff victory because the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos to being out of the league. He performed sparingly last season with the Jets and was cut from the New England Patriots on Aug. 31.

For his or her part, the Jaguars, who have lost nine of their first 10 video games this season, have seemed disinterested in Tebow. Khan, when asked in regards to the idea of signing Tebow final month, advised TMZ, “We’d like lots of good gamers.”

Arnette, whose file of eight straight birdies in a PGA Tour occasion stood for 12 years, says he is a realist.

“I anticipate it to fully fall on deaf ears,” Arnette mentioned. “But I simply needed to give it a strive. Yeah, this isn’t a type of actual injustices on the earth. But I really feel bad for him. He deserves a shot.”

In the meantime, Tebow just lately signed with CAA broadcasting agent Nick Khan (no relation to the Jaguars’ owner) to figure out a attainable on-air future.

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NFL Week 11 Game Recap- Broncos Top Undefeated Chiefs To Win 27-17

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs (9-1)- 17

Denver Broncos (9-1)- 27

 

Line: DEN -7.0

Over/Under: 49.0

 

The Denver Broncos on Sunday night showed us that for now… they are the better team in the NFL as they knocked-off the now no-longer undefeated Kansas City Chiefs 27-17 and take over the top-spot in the AFC West by virtual of the tie-breaker over the Chiefs.

 

In what was the biggest game of the year so far, Peyton Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown and went barely touched as Kansas City with a league-leading 36 sacks went blank on Sunday night.

 

They were under fire last week because Peyton got hit a few times but they’ve done a great job all year,” said Bronco’s interim coach Jack Del Rio, now 2-0 while head coach John Fox recovers from heart surgery. “We knew this was a game you had to play well in the trenches to have a chance.”

 

With concerns on the Denver offensive line, tackles Chris Clark and Orlando Franklin, shut out Kansas City’s sack duo of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali along with the rest of the KC defense.

 

We just keep our heads down and keep blocking- don’t look at the scoreboard, don’t look at the time, keep blocking your guy—like tunnel vision,” Clark said.

 

The Chiefs didn’t even record a single hit on Manning.

 

Our plan was to get to the quarterback but the ball is coming out quick,” Hali said. “He did a great job and their team did a great job protecting him.”

 

Manning agrees…

 

The protection was outstanding, we ran the ball consistently, tried to keep them off-balance,” Manning said. “We wanted a mix of running and passing game and I’m really proud of those guys up front.”

 

Both teams now sit at 9-1 in the NFC West with round 2 scheduled in two weeks.

 

Denver got out to a 10-0 lead after the first quarter against a Chiefs defense that came into the game also leading the league in points allowed (12.8), but Denver’s offense eventually became too much as they possess the league’s highest-scoring offense at 41.2 and held a 17-10 lead at halftime.

 

Kansas City’s defense hasn’t allowed more then 17 points all year, however the offense isn’t built on going toe-to-toe with a high-powered offense.

 

Chief’s quarterback Alex Smith finished with 230 yards and two touchdowns and the Kansas City as a whole finished with 344 total yards, but it wasn’t enough.

 

We didn’t do a good job offensively,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said. “That’s my responsibility. We’re a young football team. We’ll get it worked out and fixed and get better next week.”

 

Kansas City returns home to take on the San Diego Chargers before hosting Denver in the second of two in two weeks and Denver will be faced with another marquee match-up against New England in prime-time next Sunday night.

 

For Sunday night however, round one goes to the Broncos.

 

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NFL Week 11 Recap and Scores

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Scores for Week 11 NFL Games

 

With Week 11 of the NFL season almost in the books with the conclusion of Monday night’s game… we were entertained with some good ballgames between the 49ers/Saints, (Thursday’s) Colts/Titans, Ravens/Bears and Sunday night’s marquee match-up that saw the undefeated Chiefs lose their first game of the season to the Denver Broncos.

Here is a quick recap of each game through Sunday night and how they faired against the spread.

 

Thursday 11/14

 

Indianapolis Colts (7-3)- 30

Tennessee Titans (4-6)- 27

 

Line: IND -3.0

Over/Under: 42.5

 

Colts rally from 14 points back to beat Titans.

 

 

Sunday Games: 11/16

 

Oakland Raiders (4-6)- 28

Houston Texans (2-8)- 23

 

Line: HOU -10.5

Over/Under: 40.5

 

Oakland backup quarterback rookie Matt McGloin leads Raiders over Texans.

 

Arizona Cardinals (6-4)- 27

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)- 14

 

Line: ARI -9.0

Over/Under- 40.5

 

Carson Palmer throws for 419 yards and 2 TDs to lead Arizona to third straight win.

 

Atlanta Falcons (2-8)- 28

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8)- 41

 

Line: TB -2.0

Over/Under: 43.5

 

Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey rushes for 163 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tampa Bay to their second straight win.

 

Detroit Lions (6-4)- 27

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-6)- 37

 

Line: DET -3.0

Over/Under: 45.0

 

Surging Steelers rally late with two touchdowns to beat Lions.

 

Washington Redskins (3-7)- 16

Philadelphia Eagles (6-5)- 24

 

Eagles claim sole possession of first place in NFC East.

 

Cleveland Browns (4-6)- 20

Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)- 41

 

Line: CIN -4.5

Over/Under: 40.0

 

Bengals score 31 points in the second quarterback to snap two game losing streak with win.

 

Baltimore Ravens (4-6)- 20

Chicago Bears (6-4)- 23

 

LINE CHI -3.0

Over/Under: 40.5

 

Bears kick 38-yard field goal in OT to hand Ravens fourth loss in last five games.

 

New York Jets (5-5)- 14

Buffalo Bills (4-7)- 37

 

Line: NYJ -1.5

Over/Under: 39.0

 

Bills force four turnovers and shutdown Geno Smith

 

San Diego Chargers (4-6)- 16

Miami Dolphins (5-5)- 20

 

Line: SD -2.5

Over/Under: 44.5

 

Dolphins win for only the second time in the last seven games.

 

Minnesota Vikings (2-8)- 20

Seattle Seahawks (10-1)- 41

 

Line: SEA -13.0

Over/under: 45.0

 

Seahawks record 13th home win in a row as Percy Harvin makes season debut.

 

Green Bay Packers (5-5)- 13

New York Giants (4-6)- 27

 

Line: NYG -3.0

Over/Under: 41.0

 

Giants win their fourth straight game to stay in contention in the NFC East.

 

San Francisco 49ers (6-4)- 20

New Orleans Saints (8-2)- 23

 

Line: NO -3.5

Over/Under: 50.0

 

Saints use three 4th quarter field goals to remain perfect (6-0) at home.

 

Kansas City Chiefs (9-1)- 17

Denver Broncos (9-1)- 27

 

Line: DEN -7.0

Over/Under: 49.0

 

The Broncos take the first of two meetings as they move into first place by virtual of the tie-breaker.

 

Monday 11/18

 

New England Patriots (7-2) @ Carolina Panthers (6-3) 11/18- 8:30 PM EST

 

Line: CAR -3.0

Over/Under: 46.5

 

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Two defenses fantasy football players must own for the playoffs

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Marcell Dareus will muscle OLs

In the event you’re in stable place to make your fantasy soccer playoffs, it is time to begin planning forward, stashing useful players in your bench.

Or on this case, defenses. Within the Fantasy Sports activities Writers Affiliation Trade Insiders League – a one hundred twenty-workforce, 10-division battle royale – it appears to be like like I’ll make the postseason, a 40-staff, multi-stage survivor collection, so to speak.

I don’t usually carry two DTs except it is a formidably deep league like this one. I’ve completed so now as a result of I need to save a hammer FAAB bid for the postseason, and it helps to get a bounce on any benefit doable.

Ergo, I’ve paired the Houston Texans with the Buffalo Bills. Take a look at their remaining schedules by means of the standard fantasy playoffs.

Check out all those Jacksonville Jaguars duels. Squee.

When picking a DT, I focus a lot much less on factors allowed and as an alternative on the ditch matchups, and for these two golf equipment, I’m optimistic on how their respective defensive traces will overpower their opponents’ front five for many of these contests.

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eleven OAK NYJ
12 JAX BYE
thirteen NE ATL
14 @JAX @TB
15 @IND @JAX
16 DEN MIA

As for the midrange tilts: Geno Smith could torment the Bills’ secondary, however the New York Jets rook should be sacked a bunch within the process. The Atlanta Falcons’ offensive line ought to be weak enough to control, but with Roddy White transferring back into type, there’s extra threat than there was only a few weeks ago. Of course, smart betters usually go against Matt Ryan on the street.

The Indianapolis Colts’ absence of Reggie Wayne hasn’t stopped them in latest weeks, and T.Y. Hilton labored Houston the last time he confronted them. But with Gary Kubiak returning, it’s going to be helpful for Wade Phillips to give attention to simply D once more with out the crew being in second-half chaos.

I dig how the remainder of these matchups play out. Maybe the Denver Broncos will be in position to relaxation their playmakers, together with Peyton Manning (ankle), however I’ll wait on that one.

The Bills are still widely obtainable (sixty five percent of leagues I polled) and even Houston, who’s only unfastened in 22 percent, might still be snagged in a number of video games (for J.J. Watt alone).

Tim’s work has been featured by USA Today/Sports activities Weekly, amongst numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist within the Fantasy Sports Writers Affiliation awards. The Boston College alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won a number of trade leagues in both baseball and soccer.

Throughout baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports activities Radio, the place he typically crashes different exhibits, as nicely.
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NFL Week 11 Sunday Night Game Preview/Pick- Kansas City vs. Denver

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NFL Prediction Kansas vs Denver Week 11 free Pick

 

Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) @ Denver Broncos (8-1) 11/17- 8:30PM EST

 

Line: DEN -9.5

Over/Under: 49.0

 

After much anticipation, the wait is almost over as the NFL’s only unbeaten team, Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) go into Denver’s Mile High Stadium to battle the 8-1 Denver Broncos in an AFC West showdown on Sunday night that will determine first place.

 

Sunday’s marquee match-up will be the first of two meetings in a three week period between these two ball clubs who have been amongst the league’s best all season long.

 

Denver’s Peyton Manning is expected to play despite a sore right ankle as an MRI preformed Monday showed no additional damage. Manning only participated in walkthroughs to preserve the ankle as much as possible.

 

It’s certainly my preference to be out (at practice), but I’m trying to do what’s best for the team in order for me to get healthy,’” Manning said.

 

Manning first suffered the injury last month after taking hits to the same area in back-to-back games and then last week against San Diego was hit again, but despite the beating to the ankle interim coach Jack Del Rio states Manning will be the starter on Sunday.

 

The Kansas City defense, which has been their ‘calling-card’ all season long will pose the biggest challenge for Manning to date as he must face a defense that has a league-high 36 sacks, with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali combining for 20.

 

The Broncos have given up the second-fewest sacks in the league with only 13, but eight have come in the last three games with left tackle being the biggest concern where replacement Chris Clark has been inconsistent since Ryan Clady has been lost for the season with a foot injury.

 

(Manning) will definitely play this week so that’s good news,” Del Rio said. “We’re definitely on high alert in wanting to protect our quarterback. We didn’t do it as well as we could (against San Diego), and we have an even greater challenge this week in the team that’s sacked quarterbacks more then anyone in this league.”

 

For the Kansas City Chiefs, coming off their bye week are ready to go, however their star Pro-Bow wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was pulled over for speeding in Riverside, MO and also charged with possession of marijuana. Bowe posted $750 bond and is set to appear in court on December 18.

 

Although Bowe is not expected to be punished by his team for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy or face any penalties until after his court appearance, however, the NFL may decide to potentially hand down a one-game suspension or fine.
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There are rules and regulations put in place and we’ll abide by the rules and regulations, and we’ll make sure we take all the information that comes out as it goes through the process,” coach Andy Reid said. “That’s where we’re going with it.”

 

I addressed him, had that opportunity to talk to him, and I’ll leave it at that. There are laws, rules and regulations, and I’ll leave it at that.”

 

Defense has been the strong point for the Chiefs all season long as the offense has been sometimes shaky, but it will take a full effort to win at Denver on Sunday night as Kansas City will facing their biggest threat to keep them from a continued perfect season. Their 9-0 start ties the best start since the 2003 KC team.

 

Off-season acquisition Alex Smith has given the KC offense a much needed boost compared to last year’s team, but it’s been the defense that is doing the job.

 

But despite Kansas City’s success this season, many feel the Broncos are still the better team in the AFC West and not much respect has been given to the Chiefs including the oddsmakers who now have the line spread at Denver (minus) -9.5 and clearly feel they are the favorite going in on Sunday. But, as always with lines constantly changing up until kickoff, check the spread often here through Wonder Punter and place your bet(s) when ready.

 

Denver swept the Chiefs last season for the first time since 2007, but Andy Reid’s team have been historically successful returning from byes, such as in Philadelphia where his Eagles won 13 straight games after a bye week.

 

December 1st both teams will meet again, but for Sundays game, my money is on the Denver Broncos as I feel that they are indeed the better team and as long as Manning is able to be effective calling the signals… I predict the Broncos beating the Chiefs .

 

PICK: Denver

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NFL Predictions Week 11 Preview and Picks

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Free NFL Picks and predictions for Week 11

 

NFL Week 11 is going to be another great week of NFL games with the four big ones in my opinion being Cleveland @ Cincinnati, San Francisco @ New Orleans, Kansas City @ Denver (Sunday night) and New England @ Carolina (Monday night). Here is my quick preview for each game along with the spread and my pick/prediction for each match-up. Remember, you can check the latest lines and place your favorite bet(s) right here through Wonder Punter. Good Luck!

 

New York Jets (5-4) @ Buffalo Bills (3-7) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: Even

Over/Under: 40.5

 

With the Jets coming off their bye week, I have to think they will play the better game and expected a little from the Bills to this point. If Geno Smith is on…

 

PICK: NYJ

 

Baltimore Ravens (4-5) @ Chicago Bears (5-4) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: CHI -3.0

Over/Under: 45.0

 

The Ravens are coming off a big home win last Sunday against a Cincinnati team without much offensive production. The Bears will be without Jay Cutler. Still like the Bears in this one being at home.

 

PICK: Chicago

 

Cleveland Browns (4-5) @ Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: CIN -6.0

Over/Under: 42.0

 

The Bengals have lost back-to-back games in overtime and lost the last meeting with Cleveland but will go with Cincy in this one to get it done.

 

PICK: Cincinnati

 

Washington Redskins (3-6) @ Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: PHI -4.5

Over/Under: 53.0

 

Too much at stake for the Eagles with a chance to get into sole possession of first place with a win and Nick Foles has been great the last two weeks.

 

PICK: Philadelphia

 

Detroit Lions (6-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: DET -2.5

Over/Under: 47.0

 

The Steelers have been playing better ball since their ‘rock bottom’ game a few weeks backs, but with a healthy Lions duo of Stafford/Johnson… I like the Lions on the road.

 

PICK: Detroit
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Atlanta Falcons (2-7) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: EVEN

Over/Under: 43.0

 

The ‘experts’ have it even.. I kind of agree. With a very disappointing Falcons team this year, can the Bucs win two in a row?

 

PICK: Atlanta

 

Arizona Cardinals (5-4) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: ARI -8.5

Over/Under: 41.0

 

As long as the Cardinals don’t have a ‘let-down’ game, they should win easily.

 

PICK: Arizona

 

Oakland Raiders (3-6) @ Houston Texans (2-7) 11/17- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: HOU -7.0

Over/Under: 41.5

 

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is back, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is questionable…. seems like a Texans win to me.

 

PICK: Houston

 

San Diego Chargers (4-5) @ Miami Dolphins (4-5) 11/17- 4:05PM EST

 

Line: SD -1.0

Over/Under: 45.5

 

Always tough for a West Coast team to travel East and play but with the Dolphins in the midst of controversy… can they stay focused?

 

PICK: San Diego

 

San Francisco 49ers (6-3) @ New Orleans Saints (7-2) 11/17- 4:25PM EST

 

Line: NO -3.0

Over/Under: 47.5

 

I expect a better performance this week from the 49ers, but New Orleans is just a very good team in the Dome. Should be a good. Too much Saints.

 

PICK: New Orleans

 

Minnesota Vikings (2-7) @ Seattle Seahawks (9-1) 11/17- 4:25PM EST

 

Line: SEA -12.0

Over/Under: 45.5

 

After last week’s solid road performance, I think the Seahawks have shaken off their two-week funk with those close victories.

 

PICK: Seattle

 

Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) @ Denver Broncos (8-1) 11/17- 8:30PM EST

 

Line: DEN -7.5

Over/Under: 49.0

 

The first of two anticipated meetings is soon upon us.. can the much ‘talked-about’ Kansas City defense do enough to slow down the Broncos?

 

PICK: Denver

 

New England Patriots (7-2) @ Carolina Panthers (6-3) 11/18- 8:30PM EST

 

Line: CAR -2.5

Over/Under: 46.5

 

Monday night showdown. Tough one for me… Pats 2-2 on the road thus far but are still the Patriots and the Panthers have won five straight. If Carolina has another defensive performance like last week, I like their chances.

 

PICK: Carolina

 

There are my predictions and Good luck with your teams and picks!

 

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Fox back in December?

 

John Fox is hoping to be back on the Broncos sideline before the season ends. (USATSI) John Fox is hoping to be again on the Broncos sideline before the season ends. (USATSI)

 

Denver Broncos coach John Fox continues to be in Charlotte, N.C., recovering from his Nov. 4 open-coronary heart surgical procedure, however his goal is to be in Denver quickly – as quickly as he’s medically cleared to fly – and his ultimate objective is be on Denver’s sideline earlier than the Broncos common season ends on Dec. 29.

“My aim and dream is to be there (on the sideline) before the conclusion of the season,” Fox mentioned on Tuesday during a convention call with Denver media, through the Related Press.

Returning to the sideline before the season’s over may be a lofty goal, but if anybody can do it, it’s in all probability Fox. The Broncos coach pointed out that not only is he wholesome now, however he was released from the hospital after solely four days. Most patients who bear aortic heart valve substitute surgical procedure are hospitalized for 5 to seven days.

“I’m very, very wholesome,” Fox mentioned. “I was out [of the hospital] in 4 [days]. So, this isn’t because of poor lifestyle, not being healthy, an excessive amount of stress, not enough stress. That is principally one thing I used to be born with that I wanted mounted. I feel the short restoration speaks to what nice form I am in.”

An issue with Fox’s heart was discovered in 1997, but he wasn’t instructed till this year that surgical procedure would completely be mandatory. Fox referred to as the problem a ‘delivery defect’ and said that his coronary heart issue had nothing to do with the pressures of teaching.

“Sure, there’s some stress and stress concerned in coaching,” Fox said. “However I feel lots of people out there in Denver, on this nation, really around the globe, have very strain-packed jobs. I believe our army comes to mind possibly as a type of that I do not assume coaching compares to. So, it wasn’t the pressure of teaching or any sort of factor.”

Fox made national headlines on Nov. 2, when it was reported he had suffered a heart assault on a Charlotte golf course. What actually happened is that Fox grew to become dizzy as a result of his coronary heart valve was almost utterly closed. “I was receiving very little blood to my physique,” Fox stated.

The Broncos third-year coach then described his expertise on the golf course, “I don’t know for those who’ve ever passed out before, however you are feeling it overcoming you,” Fox stated. “Principally you get tunnel imaginative and prescient and you attempt to fight it off. I hit two pictures, a chip shot and a putt that I can truly let you know I do not keep in mind every little part of it. Then I needed to sit on the ground and truly lay on the bottom. I by no means really passed out, but you’re preventing passing out. And I hit two golf photographs in the midst of it.”

Though Fox mentioned he wish to be again on the sideline before the Broncos regular season ends, he did not supply any timetable for his return.

“I can simply tell you that I’m working very laborious to get higher and I feel like my docs are pleased that I’ve improved day-after-day,” Fox stated. “So things are going great. I like the place I am at right now and we’ll see the place that leaves us.”

In the interim, interim coach Jack Del Rio will handle issues, including Denver’s Sunday night time showdown with undefeated Kansas Metropolis in Week eleven.

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Fox wants to comeback before the end of the season

Do NFL Coaches Work Too Arduous?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Only a week after open coronary heart surgery, Denver Broncos coach John Fox is already breaking down game video and stated Tuesday that he nonetheless hopes to rejoin the group before the top of the season.

“My purpose and dream is clearly to be there earlier than the conclusion of this season,” Fox stated during a convention call.

“I really feel good,” Fox mentioned, as he thanked folks for the entire nicely-wishes and help he had received the past 10 days, together with ” … all the fans out there, obviously the Broncos group to allow me this time to get my well being back, and the process is going very well … and firstly my spouse, Robin.”

Fox experienced dizziness and lightweight-headedness throughout a spherical of golf Nov. 2 in Charlotte, N.C., throughout the Broncos’ bye week. He was taken to a hospital, and underwent surgery two days later to exchange his aortic valve. He continues to get better at his dwelling in Charlotte.

Docs have mentioned recovery time varies from patient to affected person, and it is potential Fox might miss the rest of the common season. But he affirmed Tuesday his restoration is going well, and that he hopes to re-be part of the group as rapidly as medical doctors will permit it.

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John Fox said Tuesday that the stress of coaching in the NFL played little or no part in his heart situation.

Fox also mentioned he will return to Denver when he is allowed to journey by air and finish out his recovery.

“I can just let you know I’m working very onerous to get higher and my medical doctors are pleased I’ve improved day-after-day,” Fox mentioned. “Issues are going nice they usually like where I’m at right now.”

Fox said he has identified aortic valve surgery was a chance since having the problem first identified in 1997, when he was the New York Giants’ defensive coordinator. The valve, Fox mentioned, usually has three flaps that management blood movement to the body, but Fox’s outdated aortic valve had just two.

He had it monitored since and stated cardiologists instructed him final season he would wish surgical procedure following the 2013 season.

“[It] was progressively getting worse a yr in the past; they thought it will last one other 12 months,” Fox stated.

Fox has told others with the group that doctors believe he had simply 54 percent of the right blood movement through the valve on the time of his incident on the golf course. Fox added that after discussions together with his medical team, he does not believe the stress of teaching had a significant impact on what occurred to him.

“I am very, very wholesome,” Fox mentioned. ” … It wasn’t attributable to life-style, not being wholesome, an excessive amount of stress. It’s basically one thing I used to be born with. … That is actually not a lifestyle drawback.

“Certain, there’s some strain and stress involved in coaching,” he added, “however I think lots of people out there, in Denver, within the country, really around the globe have pressure-packed jobs. I feel our army involves mind as one of those I do not assume teaching compares to. It wasn’t the strain of teaching or that form of factor.”

Fox mentioned he watched the Broncos’ 28-20 win Sunday over the San Diego Chargers, however “I’ve obtained to admit I needed to cease watching components of it … couple of things, knew it wasn’t the very best factor for me at that second.”

The third-yr coach mentioned he even referred to as the league workplaces to discuss Corey Liuget’s hit on quarterback Peyton Manning in the closing minutes of the sport. Manning aggravated a proper ankle harm on the play.

Fox stated he feels adequate now that he is in each day contact with interim coach Jack Del Rio, as well as a few others within the group.

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Wonder Punter NFL Week 11 Power Rankings

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NFL Power rankings for week 11 2013

 

With a 10 full weeks of NFL games in the books, let’s take a look at our new NFL Power Rankings for Week 11 which will begin on Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts who were a constant top 5 teams in our rankings took a hit with their bad loss at the hands of the Rams, as did some other teams after Sunday and Monday night’s game. The Carolina Panthers made the biggest jump with their impressive defensive performances win at San Francisco. And Tampa Bay and Jacksonville are in the win column… finally.

 

1 Kansas City Chiefs (9-0)- Even with the bye week, I will keep them in No. 1 spot, however they will be challenged in the next two of three weeks with the Denver Broncos on the bill.

 

2 Denver Broncos (8-1)- Denver’s next three games…. KC, at New England, at KC. Things are about to get interesting in the AFC.

 

3 Seattle Seahawks (9-1)- Seattle put together a full road game against the Falcons on Sunday and dominated them. Much more impressive win.

 

4 New Orleans Saints (7-2)- World beaters at home… except in the NFL you only get to play half at home during the regular season.

 

5 New England Patriots (7-2)- Coming off their bye week, they will have a great road test at Carolina on Monday night.

 

6 Carolina Panthers (6-3)- One quality victory down with a road win at San Fran., can they duplicate another at home against the Patriots on Monday night?

 

7 Indianapolis Colts (6-3)- I don’t think anyone is sure what happened to them on Sunday’s ugly home loss to the Rams…. They couldn’t have been looking ahead to the Titans, could they have?

 

8 San Francisco (6-3)- A bounce here, a bounce there, who knows… but teams 6 and 7 beat them at Candlestick.

 

9 Detroit Lions (6-3)- Big road win at Soldier Field to take over sole possession over first place in the NFC North.

 

10 Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)- Back-to-back road losses at Miami then Baltimore.. lose to Cleveland on Sunday and they may have a problem.

 

11 New York Jets (5-4)- Coming off their bye week with winnable game at Buffalo on Sunday.

 

12 Chicago Bears (5-4)- Can Josh McCown hold it together ‘til Cutler makes it back… whenever that is.

 

13 Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)- Nick Foles has had two great back-to-back games. My favorites now to win a weak NFC East.

 

14 Green Bay Packers (5-4)- Despite their quarterback injuries, they have a winnable game at the Giants on Sunday.

 

15 Dallas Cowboys (5-5)- In what was probably their ‘rock bottom’ game on Sunday, they are still in first place in the NFC.. but barely.

 

16 Arizona Cardinals (5-4)- Too bad they have play in the same division as the Seahawks and 49ers.

 

17 San Diego Chargers (4-5)- Too bad they have to play in same division as the Chiefs and Broncos.

 

18 Cleveland Browns (4-5)- Win at Cincinnati on Sunday and they may have a chance to win what is now a weak AFC North.

 

19 Baltimore Ravens (4-5)- It’s a good thing the defense showed up on Sunday against the Bengals because the offense was nowhere to be found.

 

20 St. Louis Rams (4-6)- The Tavon Austin show and a blowout win at Indy.

 

21 Miami Dolphins (4-5)- In week one following the bullying-blowup, they lose to the winless Bucs.

 

22 Tennessee Titans (4-5)- First they lose Jake Locker for the year, then they lose to the worst team in the league.

 

23 Washington Redskins (3-6)- In a weak NFC East, they show no signs of wanting it.

 

24 Oakland Raiders (3-6)- Have now lost 12 straight on East Coast trips and now word Terrelle Pryor may be out for awhile.

 

25 Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)- What’s all this talk about trading away ‘Big Ben?’ Will that make them better… and will anybody take a banged-up quarterback?

 

26 New York Giants (3-6)- Must I keep talking about the NFC East anymore… they’re still in it but have some tough games coming up.

 

27 Buffalo Bills (3-7)- It’s all about building a foundation for 2014.

 

28 Houston Texans (2-7)- Still better then their record indicates.

 

29. Atlanta Falcons (2-7)- I used to think they were better then their record indicated.

 

30 Minnesota Vikings (2-7)- With Christian Ponder’s status up in the air for Sunday’s game, will we see another quarterback change for the Vikings?

 

31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8)- Guess they didn’t want to be ranked last in the league.

 

32 Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)- Well for about 32 hours they were ranked 31st….

 

 

 

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

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Cowboys’ Jones vows not to shake up staff

How Bad Are The Cowboys?

 

IRVING, Texas – Jerry Jones sees no purpose to shake up the Dallas Cowboys’ teaching workers during the bye week, though he does have some direct recommendation for his coaches.

JonesWe’re 5-5. We’re tied for the lead in our division. We have gamers coming again. We’ve got one of the best quarterbacks in the Nationwide Football League. We’re off of a tough loss. That does not name for main changes out here at all.

- Jerry Jones

Jones, the Cowboys’ proprietor/normal manager, was adamant on his radio present Tuesday morning that defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin would not be a midseason departure and coach Jason Garrett would not seize play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Bill Callahan.

Each potentialities had been subjects of media speculation in the wake of the Cowboys’ 49-17 loss Sunday night to the New Orleans Saints.

“Say it any manner you need to, I’m not even going to deal with – actually I am not – the teaching workers as to whether or not they’re protected or they are not,” Jones stated on KRLD-FM. “We’re 5-5. We’re tied for the lead in our division. We have players coming back. We have got the most effective quarterbacks within the Nationwide Football League. We’re off of a tough loss.

“That does not name for main changes out right here at all.”

Jones firmly answered “no” when asked about the potential for change within the offensive play-calling duties. Garrett gave up those duties this offseason on the urging of Jones.

Monte Kiffin and Jason Garrett

Jerry Jones says he isn’t contemplating giving the offensive play-calling duties again to educate Jason Garrett, left, or changing defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, right, during the Cowboys’ bye week.

With Callahan calling plays, the Cowboys rank fourth within the league in scoring at 27.four factors per game. However, they have sputtered offensively since a fifty one-48 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 5 and were held to 193 complete yards in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.

Jones particularly shouldn’t be glad with the way in which receiver Dez Bryant is being utilized. Bryant has fifty two catches for 749 yards and eight touchdowns this season but was focused only twice towards the Saints, who double-teamed him on a constant basis.

“We need to get him the ball extra,” Jones said. “I believe that’s the sort of thing that is an inexpensive thing that you could regulate over a two-week interval that we’re going into with our bye week. How can we work to get him the ball more?”

The Dallas defense, which switched to a 4-3 scheme after the offseason firing of Rob Ryan and hiring of Kiffin, ranks final within the league with an average of 439.8 yards allowed. Dallas has damaged the franchise file for yards allowed in two of the final three games, giving up 623 yards in a loss to the Detroit Lions and 625 to the Saints.

Jones is optimistic that the defense will drastically improve after the bye, when defensive deal with Jason Hatcher, cornerback Morris Claiborne and security J.J. Wilcox are anticipated to return from injuries. Beginning linebackers Sean Lee and Justin Durant suffered hamstring strains towards the Saints which are anticipated to sideline them for three or four weeks, Jones confirmed.

Kiffin is considered one of many architects of the Tampa 2 scheme, but Jones mentioned the Cowboys must play extra man coverage to succeed with their personnel, contemplating the damage attrition to the defensive line.

“It’s essential to most likely man up more in the secondary than we’ve been doing, reasonably than counting on zone,” Jones mentioned. “Because if we will not get stress and we’re counting on the normal zone as you would possibly mentally image it, then that is a recipe for what occurred to us the opposite evening.”

The Cowboys enter their bye week at500 after consecutive eight-8 seasons. Dallas, which is making an attempt to finish a 3-yr playoff drought, is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles atop the NFC East standings.

“Certainly, 5-5 shouldn’t be acceptable,” Jones mentioned. “We will say that we had been shut on all however one of those video games. We have been competitive and very easily may have gained any of those four [different] video games that we misplaced. I would have to say it could be a stretch to say that we should have received or we should always have been in there shut in New Orleans. You may get pretty critical of every part when you use New Orleans as a basis to criticize on, but typically, sure, I am going to take our chances with Kansas City the best way we played them up there the second recreation of the 12 months. We had an opportunity to win that ballgame and performed nicely enough to win. Denver, we had an opportunity to win.

“So that you look again on these and I do not assume you take a look at what occurred to us in New Orleans the opposite evening and grow to be panicky.”

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NFL Week 10 Recap/Scores and standings

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Here is the NFL Week 10 games from around the league along with how they faired along with the betting lines.

 

Thursday 11/07

 

Washington Redskins (3-6)- 27

Minnesota Vikings (2-7)- 34

 

Line: WSH -1.0

Over/Under: 48.5

 

RB Adrian Peterson and QB Christian Ponder rally the Vikings back for a win against the Redskins.

 

Sunday Games: 11/10

 

Seattle Seahawks (9-1)- 33

Atlanta Falcons (2-7)- 10

 

Line: SEA -3.5

Over/Under: 47.0

 

The Seahawks get back on track with a solid road performance against the disappointing Falcons.

 

Detroit Lions (6-3)- 21

Chicago Bears (5-4)- 19

 

Line: DET -1.5

Over/Under: 52.5

 

QB Matt Stafford (3 TDs) and Reggie Bush (105 yards rushing) led the Lions to a big road win over their division rival.

 

Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)- 27

Green Bay Packers (5-4)- 13

 

Line: PHI -1.5

Over/Under: 47.0

 

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had another big day with three touchdown passes.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8)- 29

Tennessee Titans (4-5)- 27

 

Line: TEN -11.5

Over/Under: 42.0

 

The Jags opened the second half off their season by notching their first victory of the year on the road.

 

St. Louis Rams (4-6)- 38

Indianapolis Colts (6-3)- 8

 

Line: IND -8.0

Over/Under: 43.5

 

Bad, bad home loss to a team they should have beat. No excuses on this one.

 

Oakland Raiders (3-6)- 20

New York Giants (3-6)- 24

 

Line: NYG -7.5

Over/Under: 41.5

 

The Giants have now won three straight after a 0-6 start.

 

Buffalo Bills (3-7)- 10

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)- 23

 

Line: PIT -2.5

Over/Under: 42.5

 

After hitting rock bottom last week, the Steelers bounced back with a solid performance at home.

 

Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)- 17

Baltimore Ravens (4-5)- 20 OT

 

Line: BAL -1.5

Over/Under: 44.0

 

After the Bengals sent the game into overtime with a “Hail-Mary,” it was the Ravens who won it with a 46-yard field goal.

 

Carolina Panthers (6-3)- 10

San Francisco 49ers (6-3)- 9

 

Line: SF -6.0

Over/Under: 43.0

 

Carolina’s defense shuts down the 49ers as they win their fifth straight with a quality win on the road.

 

Houston Texans (2-7)- 24

Arizona Cardinals (5-4)- 27

 

Line: ARI -3.5

Over/Under:

 

Arizona hands the Texans a franchise-record a seventh straight loss.

 

Denver Broncos (8-1)- 28

San Diego Chargers (4-5)- 20

 

Line: DEN -7.0

Over/Under: 56.5

 

Peyton Manning throws for 330 yards and four yards in the win and they now set their sights on the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs next week.

 

Dallas Cowboys (5-5)- 17

New Orleans Saints (7-2)- 49

 

Line: NO -6.0

Over/Under: 54.5

 

New Orleans bounces back from last week’s loss by putting a hurting on the Cowboys in a prime-time showdown.

 

 

Monday 11/11- 8:30PM EST

 

Miami Dolphins (4-4)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8)

 

Line: MIA -1.0

Over/Under: 41.0

 

PICK: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

 

 

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

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Texans coach Kubiak released from hospital

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was launched from the hospital Tuesday, two days after struggling what has been identified as a transient ischemic assault.

The workforce updated Kubiak’s standing in an announcement, saying that the 52-year-old is expected to make a full restoration.

Gary Kubiak

Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the Reliant Stadium turf at halftime on Sunday night.

The Texans didn’t say when Kubiak will resume his coaching duties. Kubiak suffered the attack while leaving the sphere at halftime of Sunday night’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, happens when blood move to the brain is briefly interrupted, sometimes by a blood clot or narrowed blood vessels.

TIAs are sometimes called mini-strokes and might trigger stroke-like symptoms together with sudden dizziness, numbness, vision loss or unconsciousness, though symptoms last just a few minutes or a number of hours and no everlasting brain harm occurs. TIAs are often warning signs for a future stroke.

Kubiak additionally released a statement Tuesday, thanking Texans proprietor Bob McNair and the group.

“I wish to thank my household, the McNair household, the Texans organization, the medical doctors and staff at Houston Methodist and your complete Houston neighborhood for all the love and help we’ve got acquired over the previous three days,” Kubiak said in the assertion. “I’ve been by way of an ordeal, and my focus now could be to get back to good health.

“Docs have informed me I will make a full recovery, but we have not decided when I might be cleared to return to the office. Again, thank you for the assist and concern.”

Houston squandered an 18-level lead towards the Colts with out Kubiak, and the 27-24 setback was the staff’s sixth straight loss.

The Texans (2-6) haven’t named an interim coach as they prepare for Sunday’s game at Arizona. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, a former head coach for Dallas, took over after Kubiak was taken to the hospital, and he ran Houston’s apply Monday. The Texans might want to work out who’s calling the plays on offense since that was done by Kubiak.

Kubiak’s well being problems are the latest blow to a team already in disarray in an underneath-performing season crammed with quite a few injuries and the benching of quarterback Matt Schaub. The six-recreation skid is tied for the longest dropping streak in workforce history.

Now the Texans will try to regroup and adjust to Kubiak’s doubtless absence Sunday. Players stated they believe Houston’s assistant coaches will prepare them nicely for Sunday’s sport.

“I think we’re in great arms with whoever has to step up,” linebacker Joe Mays mentioned. “You’re in nice hands as a result of now we have a terrific group of coaches.”

Kubiak was the second NFL coach with a severe medical concern this previous weekend. Denver Broncos coach John Fox underwent heart surgical procedure in North Carolina on Monday after being hospitalized on Saturday. Fox felt dizzy last week, and docs really helpful quick aortic valve substitute surgery.

Kubiak was employed in 2006 and is within the midst of a three-year deal that has him below contract by way of 2014. An eighth-round select of Texas A&M, he spent nine years as John Elway’s backup in Denver and has made his mark as an offensive guru and quarterbacks mentor.

Data from The Associated Press was used on this report.

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