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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.

 

By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter

 

 

 

 

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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.

Wk HOU BUF
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).

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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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Book: Jets CB has vasectomy after 10 children

 

Ten kids is enough for Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. (USATSI) Ten kids is enough for Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. (USATSI)

 

Apparently 10’s the magic number for Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie. At the very least once we’re talking about kids. In a brand new book concerning the 2011 New York Jets that’s set to be released next week, Cromartie advised the author that he had a vasectomy late in the 2011 season.

“I bought snipped,” Cromartie instructed author Nicholas Dowidoff, through the New York Submit.

Dowidoff’s guide, ‘Collision Low Crossers: A 12 months Contained in the Turbulent World of NFL Soccer,’ is about to be released on Nov. 19.

As for Cromartie, regardless of being a two-time Professional Bowler, he’s probably greatest recognized for having 10 kids with eight totally different ladies. Cromartie has so many children, he has hassle remembering all of their names. If you want to see Cromartie attempt to identify each of his youngsters, simply watch the clip beneath from a 2010 episode of HBO’s Arduous Knocks.

Cromartie appears to have settled down now. Not only did he have the vasectomy, but he is been married since 2010 and has two youngsters together with his present wife.

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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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Reed reunites with Ryan, signs with Jets

Reed An Asset For The Jets

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – When New York Jets coach Rex Ryan learned Tuesday that Ed Reed had been released by the Houston Texans, he rushed upstairs to general manager John Idzik’s workplace to make a pitch for the 9-time Professional Bowl security.

About 30 hours later, after Reed cleared waivers, it was a performed deal.

“It’s solely a rumor that I pulled a hamstring,” Ryan mentioned jokingly Thursday, recalling his hurry-up offensive.

All the pieces happened shortly.

After a midnight meeting with Idzik, Reed returned to the facility early Thursday morning, signed his contract, practiced on aching toes (new cleats) and claimed he is ready to help the Jets for their playoff push. He is anticipated to play in a situational position Sunday towards the Buffalo Payments.

“It feels good,” Reed mentioned after apply. “It feels proper.”

This is a reunion for Reed and Ryan, who spent seven seasons along with the Baltimore Ravens.

Ryan, who once referred to as Reed “the best security that’s ever played,” insisted this wasn’t a sentimental move. He still believes Reed, 35, coming off an unproductive stint with the Texans, can make an impression on a defense.

“I’d say that is a false statement, that he can’t play anymore,” Ryan said.

Reed misplaced his starting job in Houston, where he managed solely sixteen tackles and had zero interceptions or pass breakups in seven games. He was waived after making critical feedback about the teaching employees.

As soon as he turned accessible, the Jets broke down tape of his seven video games, attempting to find out if Reed is washed up or a sufferer of circumstances.

It is the latter, stated defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, one other former Ravens assistant close with Reed. Thurman said they were satisfied together with his protection expertise, both man-to-man and in numerous zones. They imagine his stats were low as a result of opponents averted throwing in his neighborhood.

“He wasn’t far off from the man we had in Baltimore,” Thurman stated. “Is he the same? Not at 35, but he is not far from it. It wasn’t what he was doing [in Houston]; it was what the offense wasn’t doing.”

The Jets have been getting torched by the long ball (seven pass plays of at the least 45 yards allowed), and so they believe Reed – one of the prolific ball hawks in historical past – will assist the problem.

Now, with a probable Hall of Famer in the deep center, Ryan practically dared opponents to throw deep on them.

“They’ve thrown the ball over our head a few times,” Ryan said. “Let ‘em throw it there now.”

Reed said he was contacted by the Jets and New England Patriots. His respect for coach Invoice Belichick is well-documented, however he opted for the Jets because of his familiarity with the coaches, the system and security Dawan Landry, one other ex-Raven.

The idea of reuniting with Ryan additionally was alluring.

“It’s awesome,” Reed said. “I don’t assume either one of us wished to move this chance up.”

The Jets declined to spell out Reed’s role past Sunday, although he is expected to be a serious contributor. He grew to become a malcontent as his enjoying time dwindled in Houston, the place he played only 12 snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Reed mentioned there are “plenty of reasons” why his marriage failed with the Texans, including: “To place it easy for you, it simply wasn’t an excellent fit.”

Ryan likened Reed’s state of affairs to what Randy Moss experienced with the Oakland Raiders. He was depressing there however revived his career when he was traded to the Patriots.

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Ed Reed is now reunited with Rex Ryan, joining the Jets as they attempt to shore up their move protection for a playoff push.

Reed said he’ll settle for any position, insisting: “I do not plan on rocking no boats.”

His arrival will imply less taking part in time for second-yr security Antonio Allen, who has been beginning alongside Landry. There are occasions when the Jets use a three-safety bundle.

“I’m not coming in like, ‘It’s me,'” Reed stated. “I’m right here to help any manner I can.”

There are questions about Reed’s well being (offseason hip surgery) and motion skills. He is heard the criticism.

“It is like Ed Reed is held to a better normal,” he mentioned. “I created that monster. I’ve been blessed to create that monster. I adore it. I am all for it.”

It was a bold, win-now transfer by the Jets, who imagine Reed can bolster their pass defense for a playoff push that seemed inconceivable just a few weeks in the past. However the panorama has modified, because the Jets are a shocking 5-4, at the moment holding the second wild-card place in the AFC.

In addition they consider his intangibles will assist their young protection. Asked to describe Reed’s affect on their young defensive backs in follow, Thurman smiled and said, “A few of them wished to get his autograph.”

Reed is among the most achieved defensive gamers in recent historical past. He has 61 interceptions for 1,541 return yards (a league document) and seven touchdowns. He is a five-time All-Pro, last making it in 2010. He was the NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months in 2004.

Information from ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen was used in this report.

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Ravens not interested in reunion with Reed

Ed Reed’s NFL Future

 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Baltimore Ravens aren’t concerned about bringing back security Ed Reed, coach John Harbaugh mentioned Wednesday.

Reed, 35, spent eleven seasons with the Ravens before signing with the Houston Texans as a free agent this year. He was released Tuesday by the Texans, days after saying the group was “outplayed and outcoached” in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals – the seventh straight defeat for the Texans after a 2-0 start.

Reed went unclaimed on waivers Wednesday and is now free to signal with any team.

He had simply 16 tackles in seven video games and lately lost his starting job in Houston.

The Ravens start veteran James Ihedigbo and first-spherical pick Matt Elam at safety.

“There aren’t any plans to vary our secondary personnel at the moment,” Harbaugh stated. “We’re happy with what we have now. Our guys are enjoying nicely, so that’s where we’re at.”

The New York Jets have shown curiosity in Reed, a supply informed ESPNNewYork.com. Their level of interest wasn’t instantly identified, but it surely seems to be greater than cursory, the supply mentioned.

In Houston, Texans coach Gary Kubiak addressed Reed’s release and stated the transfer was made for football causes and not due to his criticism of the group.

“It all will get again to football,” Kubiak said. “Obviously there’s loads stated and this and that. I talked to him yesterday. We’re enjoying young guys, actually like the way in which D.J. [Swearinger is] enjoying and Shiloh [Keo is] taking part in his role.

“In respect to his career and what [Reed has] finished and for us to be in the scenario we’re enjoying him eight to 10 plays, that was going to continue with the way we’re doing it proper now, I assumed it was honest to him to offer him a possibility to play somewhere else and do no matter he wanted. That is how we came to the conclusion.”

Reed can be considered one of the greatest players in Ravens historical past. He went to nine Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months in 2004.

“Ed is a Raven, and he’ll always be a Raven,” Harbaugh said. “I’m sure he’ll be in the ring of honor someday, and I am positive he’ll be in the Hall of Fame sometime. We have kept in touch with Ed, on and off right here frequently. He is a good pal of everyone here.”

ESPN.com Texans reporter Tania Ganguli and ESPN.com Jets reporter Rich Cimini contributed to this report.

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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….

 

 

 

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NFL Power Rankings – Week 10

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Power Rankings for the NFL week 10 – WonderPunter

 

With 9 weeks of the NFL season in the books, let’s take a look at Week 10’s Power Rankings where a few teams made some jumps and others went backwards after this past weekend’s games.

 

1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-0)- As much as I still think they are not deserving of the top ranking.. they are still the only undefeated team. Bye week then a showdown with the Denver Broncos.

 

2. Denver Broncos (7-1)- With the bye week out of the way, can they continue to play at a high-level without head coach John Fox on the mend for possibly two months for a heart attack? Chargers and Chiefs coming up.

 

3. Indianapolis Colts (6-2)- They have beaten some quality teams to this point, but remember no more Reggie Wayne to help the offense.

 

4. Seattle Seahawks (8-1)- Expected better from a team that has struggled against the Rams and Bucs for victories.

 

5. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)- Big home game against the surging Carolina Panthers this Sunday.

 

6. New Orleans Saints (6-2)- Will look to bounce back against the Cowboys after Sundays loss to the Jets.

 

7. New England Patriots (7-2)- They head into the bye week after an impressive blowout win over the Steelers 55-31.

 

8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-3)- Can they avoid back-to-back road losses with the Ravens coming up?

 

9. Chicago Bears (5-3)- Big road win on Monday night in Lambeau gave them a big move up the rankings. Next up Detroit and possibly Jay Cutler returning to action.

 

10. Detroit Lions (5-3)- Coming off their bye week with a road game at Soldier Field.

 

11. Carolina Panthers (5-3)- All their wins have been against bad teams, now they visit the Niners on Sunday to prove their worth.

 

12. Green Bay Packers (5-3)- Dropped from last week and now with Aaron Rodgers out of action, they may continue to fall.

 

13. Dallas Cowboys (5-4)- Still middle of the road for me but they are in first place in a weak NFC East. Will be tested against the Saints on Sunday night.

 

14. New York Jets (5-4)- Good home win against a good Saints team leading into the bye week.

 

15. San Diego Chargers (4-4)- Another fourth quarter loss last week, now next up is the Denver Broncos.

 

16. Tennessee Titans (4-4)- I still like this football team and have the hapless Jags coming into town.

 

17. Miami Dolphins (4-4)- Can they overcome all the bad press this week and beat a winless Bucs team on Monday night?

 

18. Cleveland Browns (4-5)- Is Jason Campbell the answer to Hoyle?

 

19. Arizona Cardinals (4-4)- Next up is the Texans as they look to go above .500, unfortunately they have the 49ers and Seahawks to contend with in their division.

 

20. Philadelphia Eagles (4-5)- Back-up quarterback Nick Foles completely embarrassed the Raiders with seven touchdown passes, yet Vick may still get his job back when healthy.

 

21. Baltimore Ravens (4-4)- Offense must improve if they want to contend.

 

22. Washington Redskins (3-5)- With Minnesota coming up Thursday night, now is the chance to string some wins together in the winnable NFC East.

 

23. Buffalo Bills (3-6)- Tough road loss to the unbeaten Chiefs, but still like the direction they are going.

 

24. Oakland Raiders (3-5)- Horrible defensive performance against the Eagles. Next up is the lowly Giants, but it’s always tough for west coast teams to head east and win.

 

25. Houston Texans (2-6)- Defense is still there and had the Colts beat, but losing their coach proved too tough to overcome.

 

26. Atlanta Falcons (2-6)- Season is over and people are wondering why future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez wasn’t traded to a team with a chance to win it all?

 

27. St. Louis Rams (3-6)- Playing with a back up QB and heading into Indianapolis on Sunday.

 

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)- Was Sundays blowout loss to the Patriots 55-31 their rock bottom? The worst we’ve seen in years!

 

29. New York Giants (2-6)- They have a very beatable Oakland team coming into town on Sunday.

 

30. Minnesota Vikings (1-7)- I guess the Josh Freeman quarterback of our future experiment is over after one game.

 

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-8)- Gave Seattle all they could handle and showed some pride before falling in OT.

 

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)- What hasn’t been said already? Next up at Tennessee. 

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NFL Prediction Sunday Game Preview/Pick- Saints vs. Jets

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NFL Prediction Sunday Game Preview/Pick- Saints vs. Jets

 

New Orleans Saints (6-1) @ New York Jets (4-4) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: NO -6.5

Over/Under: 45.5

 

Expected to be one of the better games on Sunday, New Orleans (6-1) defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will put his Saints defense to the test against his brother (and head coach) Rex Ryan and his New York Jets who look to rebound after last weeks road whipping at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

The new and improved Saints defense this year is in large part to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who has implemented a 3-4 scheme to apply more pressure on the opposing quarterback and it has shown in the stat sheet where the Saints are a plus-eight in turnover differential, lead the NFL with 3.4 sacks per game and among the best with points allowed (17.1).

 

A huge improvement whereas the last five seasons (including their Super Bowl year of 2009) they have been second-to-last in yards allowed and gave up a league-record 7,042 last season.

 

When you have the league’s worst defense a year ago and you have the same players, people think that those players that were playing in that scheme were terrible,” said linebacker Curtis Loften. “So you get a new defensive coordinator that comes in and plays to the strengths of players in this locker room, and guys are playing out there confident, playing fast… like it’s a whole different team.”

 

Rob Ryan was fired after last season by the Dallas Cowboys, but has his 3-4 defense working this year which will spell trouble for Jets quarterback Geno Smith who has been sacked 28 times this year (second only to Miami’s Ryan Tannehill) and has thrown 13 interceptions… tied for third in the NFL.

 

Rob Ryan is 0-4 against his brother Rex in matchups with both as either coordinator or head coaches.

 

It’s a highly motivated group,” said Rob Ryan.

 

We all have egg on our face from last season and take that seriously. We want to be a hell of a lot better than what people think we are, so we’re just working hard to be a little tiny part of our success.”

 

After last weeks debacle against the Bengals… coach Ryan decided to skip the film session Monday.

 

I thought it would be more beneficial just to move on to New Orleans, get a start on them, and that’s what we did,” he said.

 

It’s no secret that the success of the Jets (4-4) this year is riding on the shoulders of rookie Geno Smith who must perform at more consistent level to give his team a chance to win. 93.7 passer rating in wins and 51.7 in losses.

 

I’m the type of guy that’s always going to put it behind me because you can’t get it back,” said Smith. “It’s come and gone. As bad as I want to take some of those throws back, to have some of those plays back, you can’t get them back.”

 

As for Drew Bress, he continues to remain of the league’s elite quarterbacks, leading the NFC with a passer rating of 109.2 and touchdown passes with 19. He currently ranks second in yards (2,290).

 

However, against the Jets, Brees is 2-2 with three touchdowns and five interceptions.

 

For New York to have a chance against the Saints, error-free football on both sides of ball must be played. Too much New Orleans I feel.

 

My Prediction for the Saints vs Jets game PICK: New Orleans Saints

By Mario Martinez

 

New Orleans Saints (6-1) @ New York Jets (4-4) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

Line: NO -6.5
Over/Under: 45.5

Expected to be one of the better games on Sunday, New Orleans (6-1) defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will put his Saints defense to the test against his brother (and head coach) Rex Ryan and his New York Jets who look to rebound after last weeks road whipping at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The new and improved Saints defense this year is in large part to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who has implemented a 3-4 scheme to apply more pressure on the opposing quarterback and it has shown in the stat sheet where the Saints are a plus-eight in turnover differential, lead the NFL with 3.4 sacks per game and among the best with points allowed (17.1).

A huge improvement whereas the last five seasons (including their Super Bowl year of 2009) they have been second-to-last in yards allowed and gave up a league-record 7,042 last season.

“When you have the league’s worst defense a year ago and you have the same players, people think that those players that were playing in that scheme were terrible,” said linebacker Curtis Loften. “So you get a new defensive coordinator that comes in and plays to the strengths of players in this locker room, and guys are playing out there confident, playing fast… like it’s a whole different team.”

Rob Ryan was fired after last season by the Dallas Cowboys, but has his 3-4 defense working this year which will spell trouble for Jets quarterback Geno Smith who has been sacked 28 times this year (second only to Miami’s Ryan Tannehill) and has thrown 13 interceptions… tied for third in the NFL.

Rob Ryan is 0-4 against his brother Rex in matchups with both as either coordinator or head coaches.

“It’s a highly motivated group,” said Rob Ryan.

“We all have egg on our face from last season and take that seriously. We want to be a hell of a lot better than what people think we are, so we’re just working hard to be a little tiny part of our success.”

After last weeks debacle against the Bengals… coach Ryan decided to skip the film session Monday.

“I thought it would be more beneficial just to move on to New Orleans, get a start on them, and that’s what we did,” he said.

It’s no secret that the success of the Jets (4-4) this year is riding on the shoulders of rookie Geno Smith who must perform at more consistent level to give his team a chance to win. 93.7 passer rating in wins and 51.7 in losses.

“I’m the type of guy that’s always going to put it behind me because you can’t get it back,” said Smith. “It’s come and gone. As bad as I want to take some of those throws back, to have some of those plays back, you can’t get them back.”

As for Drew Bress, he continues to remain of the league’s elite quarterbacks, leading the NFC with a passer rating of 109.2 and touchdown passes with 19. He currently ranks second in yards (2,290).

However, against the Jets, Brees is 2-2 with three touchdowns and five interceptions.

For New York to have a chance against the Saints, error-free football on both sides of ball must be played. Too much New Orleans I feel.

PICK: New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints (6-1) @ New York Jets (4-4) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

Line: NO -6.5
Over/Under: 45.5

Expected to be one of the better games on Sunday, New Orleans (6-1) defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will put his Saints defense to the test against his brother (and head coach) Rex Ryan and his New York Jets who look to rebound after last weeks road whipping at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals.

The new and improved Saints defense this year is in large part to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who has implemented a 3-4 scheme to apply more pressure on the opposing quarterback and it has shown in the stat sheet where the Saints are a plus-eight in turnover differential, lead the NFL with 3.4 sacks per game and among the best with points allowed (17.1).

A huge improvement whereas the last five seasons (including their Super Bowl year of 2009) they have been second-to-last in yards allowed and gave up a league-record 7,042 last season.

“When you have the league’s worst defense a year ago and you have the same players, people think that those players that were playing in that scheme were terrible,” said linebacker Curtis Loften. “So you get a new defensive coordinator that comes in and plays to the strengths of players in this locker room, and guys are playing out there confident, playing fast… like it’s a whole different team.”

Rob Ryan was fired after last season by the Dallas Cowboys, but has his 3-4 defense working this year which will spell trouble for Jets quarterback Geno Smith who has been sacked 28 times this year (second only to Miami’s Ryan Tannehill) and has thrown 13 interceptions… tied for third in the NFL.

Rob Ryan is 0-4 against his brother Rex in matchups with both as either coordinator or head coaches.

“It’s a highly motivated group,” said Rob Ryan.

“We all have egg on our face from last season and take that seriously. We want to be a hell of a lot better than what people think we are, so we’re just working hard to be a little tiny part of our success.”

After last weeks debacle against the Bengals… coach Ryan decided to skip the film session Monday.

“I thought it would be more beneficial just to move on to New Orleans, get a start on them, and that’s what we did,” he said.

It’s no secret that the success of the Jets (4-4) this year is riding on the shoulders of rookie Geno Smith who must perform at more consistent level to give his team a chance to win. 93.7 passer rating in wins and 51.7 in losses.

“I’m the type of guy that’s always going to put it behind me because you can’t get it back,” said Smith. “It’s come and gone. As bad as I want to take some of those throws back, to have some of those plays back, you can’t get them back.”

As for Drew Bress, he continues to remain of the league’s elite quarterbacks, leading the NFC with a passer rating of 109.2 and touchdown passes with 19. He currently ranks second in yards (2,290).

However, against the Jets, Brees is 2-2 with three touchdowns and five interceptions.

For New York to have a chance against the Saints, error-free football on both sides of ball must be played. Too much New Orleans I feel.

PICK: New Orleans Saints

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NFL predictions Week 9 Preview & Free Picks

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Here is a look at this Sunday’s NFL Week 9 games Predictions & Free Picks:

 

Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) @ Buffalo Bills (3-5) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: KC -3.0

Over/Under: 40.0

PICK: Kansas City

 

Minnesota Vikings (1-6) @ Dallas Cowboys (4-4) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: DAL -10.0

Over/Under: 47.5

PICK: Dallas

 

Tennessee Titans (3-4) @ St. Louis Rams (3-5) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: TEN -3.0

Over/Under: 39.5

PICK: Tennessee

 

New Orleans Saints (6-1) @ New York Jets (4-4) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: NO -6.0

Over/Under: 45.5

PICK: New Orleans

 

San Diego Chargers (4-3) @ Washington Redskins (2-5) 11/03- 1:00PM EST
Line: SD -1.0

Over/Under: 51.0

PICK: Washington

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Atlanta Falcons (2-5) @ Carolina Panthers (4-3) 11/03- 1:00PM EST

 

Line: CAR -7.5

Over/Under: 44.0

PICK: Carolina

 

Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) @ Oakland Raiders (3-4) 11/03- 4:05PM EST

 

Line: OAK -2.5

Over/Under: 44.5

PICK: Oakland

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7) @ Seattle Seahawks (7-1) 11/03- 4:05PM EST

 

Line: SEA -16.0

Over/Under: 40.5

PICK: Seattle

 

Baltimore Ravens (3-4) @ Cleveland Browns (3-5) 11/03- 4:25PM EST

 

Line: BAL -2.5

Over/Under: 41.0

PICK: Baltimore

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5) @ New England Patriots (6-2) 11/03- 4:25PM EST

 

Line: NE -6.5

Over/Under- 43.5

PICK: New England

 

Indianapolis Colts (5-2) @ Houston Texans (2-5) 11/03- 8:30PM EST

 

Line: IND -1.0

Over/Under: 44.0

My NFL Prediction for this sunday is ? PICK: Indianapolis 

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NFL Power Rankings- Week 9

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Here is this weeks NFL Power Rankings as we head into week 9.

 

1. Kansas City Chiefs (8-0)- Still don’t know if they are the best all around football team but they do have a great defense and are undefeated.

 

2. Denver Broncos (7-1)- With a banged up Peyton Manning on Sunday, they showed their might after being down 14-points to the Redskins.

 

3. New Orleans Saints (6-1)- I like their chances in the NFC if they can secure home-field advantage.

 

4. Indianapolis Colts (5-2)- No Reggie Wayne but next up is the Texans.

 

5. Green Bay Packers (5-2)- Big home game on Monday night against division foe Chicago.

 

6. San Francisco 49ers (6-2)- Seem to have turned the corner before leading into the bye week.

 

7. Seattle Seahawks (7-1)- Struggled mightily on the road against a Rams team… was not impressed.

 

8. Cincinnati Bengals (6-2)- Quarterback Andy Dalton is making a solid name for himself.

 

9. New England Patriots (6-2)- Turned it on in the second half against Miami to win at home.

 

10. Detroit Lions (5-3)- Amazing performance by ‘All-World’ Calvin Johnson in their come from behind win over Dallas

 

11. San Diego Chargers (4-3)- Big road game on the East coast against Washington this week.

 

12. Carolina Panthers (4-3)- ‘Trap’ game this week against Atlanta before meeting San Francisco.

 

13. Dallas Cowboys (4-4)- Calvin Johnson punished the Cowboys on Sunday. Another late-game collapse.

 

14. Chicago Bears (4-3)- Big Monday night showdown at Lambeau Field against the Packers.

 

15. Baltimore Ravens (3-4)- Can get back to .500 with a win over a struggling Cleveland team Sunday.

 

16. New York Jets (4-4)- Talk about laying an egg last Sunday at the hands of Cincinnati losing 49-9.

 

17. Tennessee Titans (3-4)- Chance to get back in the hunt with Rams, Jags and Raiders on the horizon.

 

18. Miami Dolphins (3-4)- Have now lost four straight after winning first three games with Cincinnati on Thursday night.

 

19. Arizona Cardinals (4-4)- Can Carson Palmer keep them in the hunt?

 

20. Oakland Raiders (3-4)- Chance to make a wildcard move with the Eagles, Giants and Texans coming up…. but they are they Raiders!

 

21. Cleveland Browns (3-5)- Lose at home Sunday versus Ravens and season may be over.

 

22. Buffalo Bills (3-5)- Tough home game against the Chiefs Sunday.

 

23. Atlanta Falcons (2-5)- Well I thought there was hope…

 

24. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-5)- Can still win some games…. but not this week with New England coming up.

 

25. St. Louis Rams (3-5)- Gutty performance on Monday night against the Seahawks… and without Sam Bradford.

 

26. Philadelphia Eagles (3-5)- As bad as they have been, they are in the NFC East!

 

27. Houston Texans (2-5)- Next up… the Colts.

 

28. Washington Redskins (2-5)- Winnable game on Sunday with San Diego making the cross-country trip.

 

29. New York Giants (2-6)- Horrible record and yet still in hunt in the NFC East… Amazing!

 

30. Minnesota Vikings (1-6)- Who’s starting this week at quarterback?

 

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7)- Will firing their head coach now make a difference?

 

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7)- After last Sundays beating by the 49ers… even the people of London don’t want them.

 

There is this weeks Power Rankings as I see it. Good luck with your teams.

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Dalton throws 5 TDs as Bengals blister Jets

Dalton, Jones Mild Up Jets

CINCINNATI – Marvin Jones usually tosses his receiver gloves into the stands on his method to the locker room, a means of letting followers share in the moment.

This pair – and this second – was all his.

Jones caught four of Andy Dalton’s career-excessive five landing passes on Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals drubbed the New York Jets forty nine-9, a dominant efficiency that will turns heads across the NFL.

As Jones ran off the sector, he turned down the fans who needed a souvenir glove.

“I’m maintaining those,” mentioned Jones, who had profession highs with eight catches for 122 yards. “I will frame ‘em or no matter. I normally dish them out. Not this sport.”

The second-year receiver and third-yr quarterback went into the membership’s report ebook as its top landing mixture. Jones set a Bengals file for landing receptions, scoring on catches of 9, 6, 17 and 6 yards. He is the primary NFL receiver with 4 touchdown catches in a recreation since Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did it in 2007.

Dalton’s 5 touchdown passes gave him eleven in his final three video games, his best such span. He is the first quarterback to throw for five TDs in opposition to the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988.

“That is the place I wish to be,” said Dalton, who was 19 of 30 for 325 yards in little greater than three quarters. “That is how I want to be taking part in. It’s tough to do.”

The Bengals (6-2) won their fourth in a row and padded their AFC North lead by profiting from New York’s step-slow pass defense and its rookie quarterback, who had his worst day but. Geno Smith threw two interceptions that had been returned for touchdowns before heading to the bench early within the fourth quarter.

It was Cincinnati’s most lopsided victory during coach Marvin Lewis’ eleven seasons. The Bengals are 2½ games forward of second-place Baltimore, which had its bye week.

“It is a assertion,” defensive end Carlos Dunlap mentioned. “This is likely one of the first video games we had been in a position to finish as a result of we jumped on them early. This was only a assertion recreation.”

New York (4-4) couldn’t break its sample of win-one, lose-one. The Jets took their most lopsided loss since a forty five-3 loss to New England in 2010.

“It’s been up-down, up-down all 12 months,” stated Smith, who was 20 of 30 for 159 yards. “That is the way in which it has been up to now. Typically we do it, different instances we don’t. That’s part of growing consistency.”

This one slipped away fast.

The Bengals bought touchdowns on their first two possessions whereas the Jets managed only one net yard in the first quarter – their fewest for 1 / 4 since 2009.

The Bengals figured they could benefit from New York’s man-to-man protection by throwing deep. Dalton’s line gave him loads of time and he was on target more often than not, setting up loads of massive performs.

The largest came from Jones, a fifth-spherical draft choose with a number of velocity. In his breakout game, he showed a very good pair of hands and some nifty strikes, too. His 30-yard catch arrange Dalton’s 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham, who was uncovered at the back of the tip zone.

A.J. Inexperienced additionally had two catches that went for more than 50 yards each as Dalton confirmed he can full the lengthy throw – one in every of his largest deficiencies in his first two seasons.

“I might say that absolutely surprised me,” coach Rex Ryan mentioned of his protection’s collapse. “We got beat in each protection known to man. 5 touchdown passes? I don’t know what number of instances that is occurred in my lifetime. Not fairly often.”

Smith confirmed he’s nonetheless obtained an terrible lot to be taught. With the Jets trailing 28-6 popping out of halftime, Smith made two extra obvious mistakes.

Chris Crocker returned his first go of the second half 32 yards for a touchdown. Early within the fourth quarter, Adam “Pacman” Jones ran another back 60 yards for a score, sidestepping the diving Smith to achieve the top zone.

Smith has had three interceptions returned for touchdowns within the final two games. New England’s Logan Ryan ran one again 79 yards for a score in the course of the Jets’ 30-27 overtime victory last week.

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was taken off the field on a cart within the first half after hurting his left knee and apparently struggling a concussion whereas making an attempt to make a tackle. Lewis stated Maualuga wasn’t critically injured… It was the primary time the Bengals returned two interceptions for a touchdown since Dec. sixteen, 1984, against Buffalo… Ryan stated he benched cornerback

Dee Milliner

during the recreation as a result of “he wasn’t getting it accomplished.”
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Rams-Panthers game draws $47,250 in fines

THE BIG APPLE – The St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers drew a total of $forty seven,250 in fines from the NFL for their chippy game final Sunday.

Rams defensive lineman Chris Lengthy acquired the largest advantageous Friday, $15,750 for pointless roughness for throwing a punch throughout a skirmish within the third quarter of St. Louis’ 30-15 loss. Long was penalized and ejected after he was caught swinging his right hand at Panthers guard Chris Scott as players from both sides have been pushing and shoving.

Chris LongChris Long was fined $15,750 for throwing a punch that led to his ejection towards the Panthers.

A pair of receivers – Carolina’s Steve Smith and St. Louis’ Brian Fast – have been fined $7,875 for striking an opponent within the face. Additionally docked $7,875 had been Rams guard Harvey Dahl for a late hit and Panthers safety Mike Mitchell for taunting.

Four gamers had been fined $15,750 for roughing the passer: Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo, Miami linebacker Jelani Jenkins, Houston defensive end Jared Crick and Tennessee linebacker Akeem Ayers.

Orakpo was penalized for his hit on Chicago quarterback Josh McCown in the third quarter of Washington’s 45-41 win.

Jenkins hit Buffalo’s Thad Lewis, knocking the quarterback’s helmet off – though Lewis was able to full a 17-yard cross to Stevie Johnson – through the Dolphins’ 23-21 loss.

Crick had successful beneath the left knee of Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith within the first quarter of Houston’s 17-sixteen loss to the Chiefs.

Ayers’ nice came as a result of his hit on the knee of San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of the 49ers’ 31-17 win. Ayers was known as for a penalty that negated an interception by Bernard Pollard.

In different fines announced Friday:

• New England rookie cornerback Logan Ryan was fined $10,000 for grabbing at his groin at the end of an interception return against the New York Jets.

Ryan, enjoying for the injured Aqib Talib, picked off Geno Smith late within the first quarter and returned it 79 yards for a touchdown. As he reached the tip zone, he fell backward and reached for his groin.

• Denver defensive deal with Kevin Vickerson was docked $10,000 for hitting Indianapolis offensive lineman Samson Satele throughout an extra-point attempt within the third quarter of the Colts’ 39-33 win. Vickerson was not penalized for the play in which he appeared to punch at Satele’s right knee, sending the center to the sideline for the rest of the game.

• Baltimore linebacker Elvis Dumervil (facemask), Cleveland linebacker Eric Martin (late hit) and New York Giants defensive finish Damontre Moore (late hit) were all fined $7,875.

 
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NFL Prediction Sunday Game Preview & Free Pick- Jets vs. Bengals

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NFL Prediction Sunday Game Preview & Free Pick- Jets vs. Bengals

 

New York Jets (4-3) @ Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) 10/21- 4:05PM EST

 

Line: CIN -6.0

Over/Under: 41.5

 

With the halfway point of the NFL season upon us, the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) find themselves with a two-game lead on both the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North and look to build on it as they seek their fourth straight win on Sunday against a Jets team coming off their biggest win of the season 30-27 over the AFC East leading New England Patriots.

 

For the Bengals, much of their success can be attributed to quarterback Andy Dalton and the kicking heroics of Mike Nugent who has two game-winning field goals in back-to-back weeks against Buffalo and Detroit.

 

These last couple have come down to the end and we’re finding ways to win the game,” Dalton said. “For us, it’s big. We’re 5-2 now and it sets us up where we want to go.”

 

Dalton, himself has played a big part of winning the last two games by completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 709 yards with six touchdowns, one INT and a 119.7 passer rating.

 

The task this week will be tougher for Dalton has he will be facing a Jets defense ranked fourth overall in the NFL, third with 24 sacks second against the run with 77.7 yards per game.

 

For the Jets (4-3), they know they can only go so far as rookie Geno Smith can take them, but he continues to make strides and impress on a weekly basis.

 

Just keep making strides,” coach Rex Ryan wants from Smith. “I think you see it on the practice field. I think he’s comfortable with our system.”

 

I think now it’s become his system.”

 

Smith realizes consistency is what he needs to improve on if he wants to experience success in the league.

 

I definitely want to continue to play consistently, and that’s something I have been working extremely hard at,” Smith said. “I’ve been beating myself over it because I know with that consistency at the quarterback (position), it usually leads to success with the team.

 

That’s something I’m trying to do, something I pride myself in, being a consistent decision-maker.”

 

With the Bengals lack of a solid running game, expect a heavy-dose of an air attack by Dalton, who has the weapons to make big plays such as Marvin Jones and All-Pro receiver A.J. Green.

 

Green has 43 receptions with 619 yards to be ranked amongst the league leaders.

 

New York has dominated the Bengals, winning nine of the past 10 meetings, but Cincinnati hopes it comes down to one-last kick to put Nugent in a position to win it.

 

I do it in the off-season when I’m just out by myself,” Nugent said. “If you can try to put as much pressure on yourself as you can when you’re practicing, put yourself in the situation, maybe that adds up and makes it easier when it actually happens.”

 

I like the Bengals in this match-up, but if Geno Smith can play with consistency.. he may be able to pull off another late game magic of his own.

My Prediction & Pick for this game will be,…..

Pick: Cincinnati Bengals 

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Sources: Rams called Favre after QB injury

For all the questions about whether the Rams would call Tim Tebow after Sam Bradford suffered his season-ending knee harm, they didn’t. They called a bigger-identify, larger-profile quarterback.

After the workforce misplaced Bradford to a season-ending knee injury, St. Louis called Brett Favre on Sunday night time, asking whether or not the 44-year-previous retired quarterback, who’s now a grandfather, could be keen to depart his farm to plow by way of the again half of the Rams’ schedule, league sources mentioned.

Favre hasn’t performed since December 2010, however that didn’t stop the Rams from reaching out to Favre’s agent, Bus Prepare dinner.

One supply conversant in the Rams’ conversations mentioned that if Favre took them up on their interest, “it may break Twitter.”

Yet the person who famously wavered over whether or not to play too many times to count did not waver this time. Via Prepare dinner, Favre instructed the Rams that he was retired – actually, actually, officially.

Brett FavreBrett Favre, who final played in 2010 with the Vikings, made it clear in a radio interview Thursday that he’s retired for good.

Favre was requested concerning the Rams’ curiosity in an interview with Sports Talk 570 Powered by ESPN in Washington on Thursday and made it clear he’s not returning to the NFL.

“It is flattering, however you know there isn’t any method I am going to do this,” he stated.

Favre said his 2010 NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings, when a shoulder harm ended his consecutive-begins streak at 297, satisfied him it was time to stop enjoying.

“I had an awesome career. I think if something, the last 12 months that I played was an apparent writing-on-the-wall imaginative and prescient for you, if you will,” he mentioned. “It was time.”

Favre mentioned he is “content material” along with his life away from the game.

“My family took a backseat for 20 years. My 14-yr-outdated daughter plays volleyball and is in the ninth grade and will probably be taking part in once more the following three years. I’ve taken trips that I by no means thought I might take. I’ve gone to Yellowstone and I’ve gone to Glacier Nationwide Park… We’ve gone down to the Bahamas, we have finished things that really all people in my family simply sort of waited for.

And even if he did have any hopes of returning, he stated Thursday that his physique will not permit it.

“I’m like a yardstick, I am so stiff,” he mentioned. “So I’m just making an attempt to.. not keep in form to play, but stay in shape to do everyday things, not solely with my daughter and my wife and my grandson, but really just for me.”

The Rams ended up signing veteran quarterback Brady Quinn, who had been released by the New York Jets earlier this week, and brought again Austin Davis, who spent the 2012 season and the 2013 preseason with the staff. Each quarterbacks will again up Kellen Clemens, who will get his first start this season when the Rams host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.

Davis, who like Favre performed at the University of Southern Mississippi, holds most of the college’s passing records. He also has Prepare dinner as his agent.

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NFL Power Rankings- Week 8

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NFL Power Rankings – Week 8

 

Here is this the NFL Power Rankings for Week 8:

 

#1 Kansas City Chiefs (7-0)- Still not sure they are the best team in the league, but they are undefeated and we can’t argue with a defense giving up only 11.6 points a game.

 

#2 Indianapolis Colts (5-2)- They did beat the Broncos, but which team will show up every week… the team that beat the Broncos or the team that lost to the Chargers.

 

#3 Denver Broncos (6-1)- Two improvements needed.. take care of the ball and better pass defense.

 

#4 Seattle Seahawks (6-1)- Making a believer out of me.

 

# 5 New Orleans Saints (6-1)- Still wondering how they lost to the Patriots in the last second..

 

#6 San Francisco 49ers (5-2)- 49ers are establishing their running game once again to open up the offense.

 

#7 Cincinnati Bengals (5-2)- Andy Dalton is looking for his third straight 300-yard passing game against the Jets this week.

 

#8 Green Bay Packers (4-2)- Eddie Lacy has given the Packers a solid running game leading all running backs the last three weeks.

 

#9 New England Patriots (5-2)- With Rob Gronkowski back, will the offense take off?

 

#10 Dallas Cowboys (4-3)- Defense has looked great since the Broncos left town.

 

#11 Detroit Lions (4-3)- Tough loss at home giving up the game-winning field goal against the Bengals in the last second.

 

#12 New York Jets (4-3)- Big road win at New England and Geno Smith showed he is becoming a legitimate NFL quarterback.

 

#13 San Diego Chargers (4-3)- Have the talent, just need to play a full 60-minutes of football.

 

#14 Chicago Bears (4-3)- Struggling defense and now Jay Cutler is out four weeks… can they keep it together?

 

#15 Tennessee Titans (3-4)- Now that Jake Locker is back, look for them to get back to winning.

 

#16 Baltimore Ravens (3-4)- A .500 team is all they may be this year.

 

#17 Miami Dolphins (3-3)- Back to reality after winning their first three games… now have dropped three-straight.

 

#18 Carolina Panthers (3-3)- Has Cam Newton shaken off his sophomore jinx?

 

#19 Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)- Michael Vick out one more week, but with Tampa up this week, Nick Foles can get it done.

 

#20 Atlanta Falcons (2-4)- They found the red zone last week.

 

#21 Buffalo Bills (3-4)- Big road win at Miami last week.

 

#22 Cleveland Browns (3-4)- Back to Brandon Weeden calling the signals. Not good!

 

#23 Washington Redskins (2-4)- Good home win versus Chicago, but next up is the Denver Broncos.

 

#24 Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4)- Can they continue to create turnovers and win some games?

 

#25 Arizona Cardinals (3-4)- Carson Palmer is not the answer…

 

#26 Houston Texans (2-5)- Had the Chiefs on the ropes before losing, but now no Brian Cushing to led the defense.

 

#27 Oakland Raiders (2-4)- Terrelle Pryor… get rid of the ball.

 

#28 St. Louis Rams (3-4)- Sam Bradford is lost for the season.. not that he was setting the league on fire. But still?

 

#29 New York Giants (1-6)- Win the turnover battle, win the ball game.

 

#30 Minnesota Vikings (1-5)- Is Josh Freeman the answer, he wasn’t on Monday night?

 

#31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6)- Their ‘best’ running back is now lost for the season.

 

#32 Jacksonville Jaguars (0-7)- Is there anything really to say about this team?

Those are my NFL Power Rankings for Week 8

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Source: Jets tipped refs on Patriots’ FG push

The New York Jets were aware of the New England Patriots’ earlier use of the unlawful pushing method on discipline goals, and they made positive Sunday’s game officials knew it, too.

In actual fact, the Jets’ sideline alerted the officiating crew during the recreation to watch out for it, a person aware of the state of affairs told ESPN.com Monday.

Sure sufficient, the Patriots had been busted in time beyond regulation, and it price them the sport.

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A penalty on Chris Jones, middle, gave the Jets new life in an eventual extra time win against the Patriots.

Publicly, the Jets said little in regards to the matter. Coach Rex Ryan probably didn’t wish to come off as a tattletale, however he left little doubt Monday that he knew concerning the Patriots’ practice, and he didn’t deny blowing the whistle on them.

While he wouldn’t answer directly about whether he was aware the Patriots had used it as soon as the previous week against the New Orleans Saints, Ryan mentioned, “The coaches watch each single play of every single recreation, so we’re aware of the opponents’ tendencies and everything else.”

In different words, he knew.

Ryan declined to say whether that information was shared along with his gamers, saying he’d “depart that in-house,” and he also avoided the query of whether he tipped off officials before Sunday’s sport.

“Once more, you recognize what? My feedback with the officers, I will simply depart that method,” he mentioned.

The Jets have a historical past of contacting the league with concerns before facing the Patriots. Before last season’s game in Foxborough, they wished the game officers to be aware of attainable unlawful substituting by the Patriots while utilizing their hurry-up offense.

The Jets were well-schooled on the new “push” penalty, players said Monday. Along with the obligatory tutorial in coaching camp from officers, who travel the country to coach teams on new rules, the players have been “reminded” as recently as early final week, stated Damon Harrison, a member of the sphere purpose unit.

They had been reminded as a result of the Patriots appeared to get away with it last week against the Saints, whose defense is coached by Ryan’s brother Rob. A wire service photograph from the Patriots’ recreation in opposition to the Saints in Week 6 seems to show that Chris Jones pushed teammate Will Svitek on Garrett Hartley’s 39-yard discipline goal late in the fourth quarter. Jones and Svitek ran the same approach towards the Jets, however the umpire saw it and immediately threw a flag – 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. It nullified a fifty six-yard field goal miss by Nick Folk, who followed up by nailing one from forty two yards in overtime, lifting the Jets to a 30-27 win.

The “push” penalty, on the books this season for the primary time, is designed to enhance player safety. This was the first time it was enforced.

Former Jets special-groups coach Mike Westhoff, an ESPN Radio analyst, studied a tape of the play and stated it was “very, very evident” that it was orchestrated. He mentioned Jones “cheated again in his stance,” permitting him to get in place to push Svitek from behind.

“I watched the tape. You do not have to be Sherlock Holmes,” Westhoff stated in a cellphone interview. “I am unable to show this – I do not know what they teach – but these guys are pretty sharp up there [in New England]. I can’t think about them operating a way and not being aware of it. In my view, it was coached, taught and applied that very manner. I think they did it on function and received caught.”

Westhoff said he “blocked loads of kicks with that very same approach,” nevertheless it was authorized up until this season. He said it’s an unsafe apply because of “the drive it generates,” a big body pushing one other large body right into a blocker.

DeMario Davis, another particular-groups contributor, stated he was “very aware of the rule.”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick admittedly wasn’t, acknowledging Monday his postgame interpretation was incorrect. Rule 9, Part 1, Article 3 from the rule e-book is pretty simple: “Workforce B gamers cannot push teammates on the line of scrimmage into the offensive formation.”

Willie Colon, another inside blocker on the sphere objective unit, said “all coaches should have information of the rules.” But he conceded he did not know what was going on till after the game.

How could a head coach make such an oversight? Ryan didn’t need to go there.

“I am not frightened about that,” he mentioned, bristling after a number of questions concerning the controversy. “The main focus is going to be wherever you guys want it to be, but I feel we outplayed New England, and I think that’s why we received the game.”

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Belichick was ‘wrong’ FG play wasn’t penalty

New England Patriots coach Invoice Belichick took defensive lineman Chris Jones off the hook Monday, admitting he was “wrong” when he stated Sunday he did not consider his staff dedicated a penalty on a pivotal missed area aim try by the New York Jets in time beyond regulation.

Chris Jones A penalty on Chris Jones, middle, gave the Jets new life in an eventual additional time win against the Patriots.

Belichick mentioned after Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the Jets that he didn’t think it was a penalty in opposition to Jones for pushing a teammate on Nick People’s fifty six-yard discipline goal attempt as a result of Jones wasn’t on the second degree of the defense.

Given another chance after the penalty, People transformed from 42 yards with 5:07 left to give the Jets the win. Folk attempted and made two field targets in regulation towards the Patriots as effectively. New England didn’t use the same method on the earlier area purpose makes an attempt, nonetheless.

Jones took responsibility after the sport, but in revisiting the play on his weekly day-after-game convention call Monday, Belichick changed his stance.

“On the field aim play on the end, Chris is clearly making an attempt to do the suitable factor by stepping up and taking accountability,” Belichick stated. “But that is not his accountability. That’s ours. I just need to do a greater job of coaching that. That’s not his fault.”

The wire service photo from the Patriots’ recreation towards the Saints in Week 6 seems to show that New England had used the same play – with the same two gamers (Jones looping behind Will Svitek) – on the New Orleans Saints’ 39-yard area goal on Oct. thirteen with 2:24 remaining in the sport. No penalty was referred to as then.

The Saints tried to make the rating 27-23. But if the officers had called a penalty, the Saints might have prolonged the drive and probably run out the clock so the Patriots would not have had a chance to win the game late, which they did when Tom Brady connected with Kenbrell Thompkins on a 17-yard touchdown strike, giving New England a 30-27 victory.

Rob Ryan, the brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan, is the Saints’ defensive coordinator.

The Jets’ sideline, aware that the Patriots had beforehand used the pushing approach, alerted the officiating crew during Sunday’s recreation to be careful for it, according to an individual aware of the situation.

BelichickClearly we are fallacious. It’s our job to grasp the principles. Regardless of the bottom line is, we didn’t do it properly.

- Bill Belichick

Rex Ryan was requested Monday whether or not he was conscious of the Patriots’ use of the technique towards the Saints the week earlier than.

“Let’s put it this fashion,” he stated. “The coaches watch each single play of each single game, so we’re aware of opponents’ tendencies and every thing else.”

Ryan was unusually coy when requested whether or not his gamers have been made aware of the Patriots’ pushing technique.

“What we discuss to our group, I am going to just depart in-home,” he said.

Ryan responded the identical means when asked whether or not his coaching workers tipped the officials earlier than the game.

“Once more, you understand what? My comments with the officials, I’ll simply go away that way,” he mentioned.

On Monday, Belichick was requested a comply with-up question on the play in the recreation against the Jets, specific to his remarks Sunday about Jones not being on the second level.

“Clearly we’re flawed,” he mentioned, before including: “It is our job to grasp the foundations. Regardless of the backside line is, we didn’t do it properly.”

Asked whether or not it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of decision by Jones, Belichick turned issues again to the coaching workers.

“We have to educate it higher. What he did was basically what he was being told to do,” he said.

None of the Jets gamers made accessible to the media Monday would answer directly when asked whether special-teams coordinator Ben Kotwica schooled them on the Patriots’ approach. Damon Harrison, who blocked Svitek, stated the coaches reminded them of the no-push rule firstly of the week.

“The man on to my right was giving a teammate a push,” Harrison mentioned. “On the time, Rex stated to me it was a penalty. Going back to training camp, there was an emphasis made that you could’t push anybody on discipline objectives. I overheard the refs speaking, and I was simply praying it was getting in our favor.”

Former Jets particular-groups coach Mike Westhoff said he used the pushing approach “1000’s of occasions” in his profession, but it surely was authorized until this season. He mentioned he was a proponent of the rule change because of safety issues.

Belichick also was asked about the Patriots using the tactic during his weekly radio interview on WEEI on Monday.

“Beforehand, when the rule was a little bit bit different, it was quite common to see guys get pushed from the second degree. This 12 months, I’ve seen it fairly a bit on film. Yeah, we’ve accomplished it, too. There are a number of examples of it this yr,” he said.

 
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