NFL news
5 views | +0 today
Follow
NFL news
stay current on NFL action
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Titans rally, top Steelers on FG as time expires

Titans rally, top Steelers on FG as time expires | NFL news | Scoop.it

The Tennessee Titans gave themselves a little breathing room with a much-needed victory, and the Pittsburgh Steelers still can't win away from Heinz Field.

 

Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as time expired, and the Titans beat the Steelers 26-23 on Thursday night to snap a two-game skid.


Matt Hasselbeck threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt with 4:19 left to tie it at 23, and the Titans (2-4) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Steelers. More importantly, the team that had given up more points than any other team in the NFL held an opponent to fewer than 30 points for the first this season.

 

Pittsburgh (2-3) lost its third straight road game this season and the fifth in six games dating to last season despite Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 363 yards and becoming the Steelers' career passing leader.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Ryan, Falcons improve to 5-0, rally by Redskins

Ryan, Falcons improve to 5-0, rally by Redskins | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

Matt Ryan went on to lead three scoring drives in the fourth quarter Sunday, scraping together enough points for a 24-17 win that gave the Falcons their first 5-0 start in franchise history.

 

Robert Griffin III isn't the type of quarterback to run out of bounds, and Sean Weatherspoon knew it. The Atlanta Falcons' linebacker kept up the pursuit and went for the tackle. His upper body rammed into the helmet of the rookie, who doesn't shy from contact.

 

Griffin was down and done. A mild concussion, according to Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. On a day in which the Falcons' usually powerful offense was a bit out of sync, the defense had made a play that changed the game. There was no dispute. It was a clean hit.

 

My Analysis:

 

If it wasn't for RG3's concussion, Atlanta would have lost this game. 

This was one of the first times Atlanta has had to play from behind this season, especially after offensive lapses early on.

 

Matt Ryan reverted back to earlier career-form throwing a boneheaded pic-6, and the rushing game failed to matriculate the ball. Turner continue to exhibit loss of explosion and confidence. Basically, Washington defense wreacked havoc.

 

Yet, somehow, someway, after the denense made critical stops and forced a turnover, Ryan found a way to regroup his troops and march down the field for 3 scoring drives in the 4th quarter.

 

These last two weeks have provided necessary lessons for the Falcons' Superbowl aspirations. What they've lacked, defense, has stepped up to make bold statements and secure wins when the offense falters.

 

Although the running game is hit or miss, especially behind Michael Turnup - I mean Turner, the Flacons are learning more and more and appear threatening to many teams title chances.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Dolphins get win at Cincinnati

Dolphins get win at Cincinnati | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

Two blown leads, two overtime losses. The Miami Dolphins had become masters of last-minute misery in their past two games, finding creative ways to give 'em way.

 

An easy interception let them finally finish one off.

 

Reshad Jones picked off Andy Dalton's overthrown pass at midfield with 1:22 left on Sunday, preserving a 17-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that ended back-to-back weeks of heartbreak for Miami.

 

My Analysis:

 

The Dolphins are scrappy bunch that have fallen short a couple of times. They lack superstar players, but they don't lack heart or confidence. Discipline, fortitude and veteran leadership are what this team lacks, and unfortunately those 3 components make winning teams.

When Miami matures and learns how to close games they'll be a problem matchup, but until then they'll have to keep counting on other teams to be themselves,

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Bears "old" defense bullies Cowboys as Romo doles out 5 INTs

Bears "old" defense bullies Cowboys as Romo doles out 5 INTs | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

Although Romo was sacked only once, on the game's first series, he was pressured relentlessly and threw five interceptions. That matched his career high, first done five years ago in his first full season as a starter.

Lance Briggs plucked the ball out of the air and started rumbling down the field. As the Chicago linebacker approached the end zone, he fully extended his right arm over his head with the ball in his hand. Charles Tillman, another of the five defensive starters in their 30s, also returned an interception for a touchdown in the Bears' 34-18 victory Monday night. 

 

 

 

Analysis:

The only people not saying "oh no" when Romo recklessly flung the ball was Chicago's defense, who eagerly awaited every opportunity. Romo threw 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 INTs, tying the most in his career. Although Romo sported a Cowboys uniform, he was the Bears' best player. Two of his interceptions were housed. Dallas scored 18 points, so Chicago technically needed one offensive touchdown to win. Romo's questionable decision-making unraveled any chance Dallas had of winning. Usually Tony "No Show" has the patience to wait and save his awful games for playoff stretches, but why wait? Why not come out and stink it up on Monday Night Football when everybody is watching? 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Cards improve to 4-0 with OT win vs. Dolphins

Cards improve to 4-0 with OT win vs. Dolphins | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

The Arizona Cardinals didn't get a great game from their defense, just two great plays.

 

The result was another wild win at home. Jay Feely kicked a 46-yard field goal 6:31 into overtime to keep the Cardinals unbeaten with a 24-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

 

Analysis: Who expected the Cardinals to be 4-0? Dont worry I'll wait. Is this a fluke? No. The Cardinals, by means of tenacious D have proven that their relentless ball hawking ability will keep them competitive in any game. They prefer ugly, low scoring games. Run the numnbers up, or risk losing

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Brees breaks Unitas' record in front of Payton

Brees breaks Unitas' record in front of Payton | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees has set an NFL record with touchdown passes in 48 straight games, breaking the mark set by Johnny Unitas a half-century ago.

 

The record-setting scoring strike was a 40-yard pass to Devery Henderson against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

 

Unitas set the record between 1956 and '60 and no one had come within 10 games until Brees began to close in late last season. Tom Brady has the third-longest streak, extending his to 37 games Sunday in a victory over Denver.

 

Coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis -- all three suspended in the NFL's bounty investigation -- were permitted by the NFL at Brees' request to attend the game.

 

Unitas' son, Joe, also was present.

 

My Analysis:

 

This accomplishment is far more than setting an NFL record. It's a testament to Brees' work ethic, dedication etc.

 

Stature is believed to directly translate to how successful a quarterback will be, and by NFL standards, Brees' build doesn't quite measure up. Brees stands 6 feet tall, which is about four inches shorter than what most coaches prefer for purposes of projecting vision downfield and seeing over linemen.

 

Brees' height has served as more of an asset than an inhibitor. Defenses sometimes lose him behind his linemen, and he has great pocket mobility, something that traditional, taller quarterbacks struggle with. He probably has the best pump fake in the NFL, and make safeties look ridiculous when manipulates and misdirects them to complete a big pass.

 

He makes average receivers look like pro-bowl caliber players. Just imagine how much better his 5,000+ yard season could have been if he was blessed with a bonafide star like Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald.

 

Besides that, after Brees sustained his shoulder injury the San Diego Chargers pretty much wrote him off. They underestimated his ability to heal and the heart he possesses.

 

Nevertheless congratulations to Brees and his accomplishment. That NFL record will look very nice on his plaque when he's voted into the hall of fame.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Career games by Cruz, Bradshaw carry Giants

Career games by Cruz, Bradshaw carry Giants | NFL news | Scoop.it

Ahmad Bradshaw got furious at himself, and took it out on the Cleveland Browns.

 

Bradshaw fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, setting up a Cleveland touchdown. After that, he was unstoppable, surpassing his yardage on the ground for the season with a career-best 200 yards in a 41-27 victory Sunday.

 

"I was angry at myself for the fumble and I just used it," Bradshaw said. "I was disappointed with the fumble, but you put it out of your mind. I knew I was cool. We knew the running game was there, we were confident."

 

The passing game was there, too. Victor Cruz made a career-best three touchdown catches. Eli Manning hit Cruz for scores of 3, 7 and 28 yards, prompting Cruz's trademark salsa in the end zone after each touchdown.

 

My Analysis:

 

When the running game shows up, the Giants offensive firepower shines. This season New York has had impressive games posting 41, 41, and 36 points, which directly correlates with their run game. After all, the Giants are 9-0 when Bradshaw rushes for more than 100 yards in his career

 

Due to a fumble and a slow offensive start, the Giants found themselves down 14-0 early in the first quarter. Then it's like something clicked and offense poured in. 

 

VictorY Cruz, affected the game differently than he usually does. Typically he blows the tops off defenses and records huge yardage receiving games. Today he did the opposite by finding ways to stretch the defense in short-field situations recording a career-high 3 TDs.

 

Cruz is a legitimate go-to-guy with great route running and offensive I.Q from the second WR slot. He's maturing and becoming a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.

 

A consistent running game allows New York to kick back and fall into cruise control until the playoffs. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Jets WR Holmes out for rest of season

Jets WR Holmes out for rest of season | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

For the second time in nine days, the New York Jets announced a season-ending injury to one of their best players. This time, it's wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who will have surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury to his left foot.

 

The team didn't disclose the exact nature of Holmes' injury, but a Lisfranc -- a mid-foot sprain or fracture -- is one of the toughest foot injuries to recover from.

 

In back-to-back games, the Jets lost arguably their most important non-quarterback players. The bad luck started with All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, who tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. Both injuries were non-contact.

 

My Analysis:

 

This is a devastating loss to an already stuggling Jets offense. The Jets have been grounded for several weeks, and losing the most likely candidate to spark their offense cant bode well. Recently, the descending Jets have returned to pre-season form where rendered incapable of generating any offense. Holmes' injury ensures it only gets worse from here. It's been Superbowl or bust for New York. Prepare for another bust.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Rodgers rallies Packers to win over 0-4 Saints

Rodgers rallies Packers to win over 0-4 Saints | NFL news | Scoop.it

News:

 

Rodgers threw a go-ahead touchdown to Jordy Nelson in the fourth quarter, and the Packers shook off a week's worth of controversy with a rally to beat the New Orleans Saints 28-27 on Sunday.

 

Analysis:

 

We all knew the Pack' would be the Aints, I mean Saints. The Packers were channelling emotions from having last week's game stolen from them by the replacement refs, and the Saints don't care to play defense. Although the game was a tough test, football fans and Saints haters, knew they would sport an 0-4 record by the week's end.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Taylor Royal T Gibson
Scoop.it!

Eagles edge Giants as late field goal falls short

Eagles edge Giants as late field goal falls short | NFL news | Scoop.it

PHILADELPHIA -- Lawrence Tynes' kick sailed wide left and a sellout crowd broke into a wild celebration that quickly halted when they realized it didn't count.


Lucky for the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans, Tynes missed again.

Tynes was short on a 54-yard field goal attempt with 15 seconds left and Philadelphia held on for a 19-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

more...
No comment yet.