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Division Links: BGN discusses benching Wentz and firing Pederson; BtB is rooting for Eagles win; Colt McCoy preps for Sunday start

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Bleeding Green Nation What does it take to fire a Super Bowl winning coach? From glory to inglorious As the 2020 Eagles season does its best Operation Smash Hit impression, the chances that Doug Pederson is able to survive it seem to decrease by the week. Could Jeffrey Lurie really fire the coach who finally got him a Super Bowl, and just three years removed from it? What does it take to fire a Super Bowl winning coach? 32 other coaches have won the Super Bowl, 5 of which are still coaching the team they won with. 11 didn’t...

NFL Spin Zone

Los Angeles Chargers have become parody of themselves

The Los Angeles Chargers continue to lose in spectacular fashion. Ever since Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons have had the reputation of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, kickstarted by blowing a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots. The Los Angeles Chargers have since taken that role over, specifically in the 2020 NFL […] Los Angeles Chargers have become parody of themselves - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Bleeding Green Nation

Comparing Howie Roseman’s drafting performance to the rest of the NFL

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ How does the Eagles’ general manager stack up against his peers? The Eagles are in a tailspin. At 3-7-1, they are poised to finish near the bottom of the NFC East, a division on pace to become the worst division in NFL history. The team is a far cry from the 2017 team, which was so deep that it won the Super Bowl despite suffering significant injuries. The precipitous slide begs the question: how in the hell did we get here? There is no shortage of blame to go around. Carson Wentz looks like a shell of his former self, playing statistically and...

Inside the Iggles

Will the Philadelphia Eagles make another magical run in December?

The Philadelphia Eagles are 11-4 in December the last three seasons. A 3-7-1 Philadelphia Eagles team heading into the December stretch is not what anybody expected in 2020. This organization houses the second most expensive roster in the NFL, a $100-million franchise quarterback, and a Super Bowl-winning head coach. On paper, those three key attributes […] Will the Philadelphia Eagles make another magical run in December? - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

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Broncos’ Country Week 13 Mailbag: By fans for fans

Josey Jewell is playing well enough to keep Mark Barron off the field. | Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Tackling your questions about Von Miller, Alexander Johnson, Mark Barron, the draft, free agency, and more. The Broncos find themselves caught between the Kendall Hinton game and a primetime showdown with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. After Kansas City, Denver closes out the final month of their season with the Panthers, Bills, Chargers, and Raiders. If they can’t finish the stretch 4-1 or better it will mark the fourth straight season with a losing...

Bleeding Green Nation

What does it take to fire a Super Bowl winning coach?

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports From glory to inglorious As the 2020 Eagles season does its best Operation Smash Hit impression, the chances that Doug Pederson is able to survive it seem to decrease by the week. Could Jeffrey Lurie really fire the coach who finally got him a Super Bowl, and just three years removed from it? What does it take to fire a Super Bowl winning coach? 32 other coaches have won the Super Bowl, 5 of which are still coaching the team they won with. 11 didn’t get to decide when to leave: 9 were fired and 2 technically resigned but were...

Cincy Jungle

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 13: Everything to know

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Zac Taylor gets another shot at the first NFL team that hired him. Last year, it was prematurely deemed as the Tua Bowl. And then it was changed to the Burrow Bowl. It’s only natural that almost a full season later that Cincinnati Bengals face the Miami Dolphins again after each team got the quarterback they desired and they won’t even get to square off against one another. Joe Burrow’s in California getting his ACL and MCL fixed at the moment while Tua Tagovailoa is on the other side of the country rehabbing a thumb injury that might...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Is Kirk Cousins having a Pro Bowl season?

From the "life comes at you pretty fast" department we bring you the headline you see above, wondering if Vikings QB Kirk Cousins is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. Wait. Didn't I just read in this space a month ago a fever dream about desperately trading Cousins because he had been so awful? You did. At the risk of sounding like a flip-flopper, I will invoke a quote attributed to famed economist John Maynard Keynes: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" While I still think some of the long-term questions about Cousins are valid — in particular whether the...

NESN.com

Super Bowl Champion Matt Chatham Puts Cam Newton’s Performance In Perspective

While Cam Newton didn’t put together his finest performance in Week 12, he did show flashes of brilliance. Newton struggled passing the ball against the Arizona Cardinals’ defense in the New England Patriots’ 20-17 win Sunday, but in recent weeks has shown a strong rapport specifically with wide receivers Jakobi Meyers and Damiere Byrd. Three-time […] The post Super Bowl Champion Matt Chatham Puts Cam Newton’s Performance In Perspective appeared first on NESN.com.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions coach Darrell Bevell did not spoil daughters' wedding proposals

Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell says his daughters' knew about plan to ask permission. Also: T.J. Hockenson, Jack Fox's Pro Bowl odds        

NESN.com

LeGarrette Blount Fires Off Hot Take About Patriots Running Backs

LeGarrette Blount was a solid running back over the course of his nine-year NFL career, but his self evaluation might be a bit inflated. During a recent appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show,” Blount preached the importance of having an effective running back. The three-time Super Bowl champion closed his argument with a fairly hot […] The post LeGarrette Blount Fires Off Hot Take About Patriots Running Backs appeared first on NESN.com.

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Week 13: Broncos at Chiefs - Everything we know

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos will try to tame the 800 pound gorilla that is the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. Here is everything we know. The Denver Broncos (4-7) will hit the road in Week 13 to take on the AFC West leading Kansas City Chiefs (10-1) in an attempt to shock the world. Denver hasn’t beaten Kansas City since Week 2 of 2015, a streak of 10 straight losses. The good news for Denver is that the NFL is unlikely to force them to play without a quarterback on the roster this week....

Bucs Nation

Buccaneers Carlton Davis, Alex Cappa are leaders in Pro Bowl voting

Carlton Davis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on September 20, 2020. | Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Young stars getting recognized around the league. Despite their struggles as of late, several Tampa Bay Buccaneers players are getting love from those inside and outside the NFL. A couple of them even lead their respective positions in votes — neither one is named Tom Brady. Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III and guard Alex Cappa lead the NFC in votes at each...

Arrowhead Pride

Arrowheadlines: The Chiefs offense is a ‘cheat code’

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Chiefs headlines for Thursday, December 3 The latest Kansas City Chiefs offence is ‘like a cheat code’, says Jay Ajayi | Sky Sports Former Super Bowl-winning running back with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jay Ajayi, believes the Kansas City Chiefs could be set to win back-to-back titles, describing their offence as “ridiculous” and “like a cheat code”. Kansas City are 9-1 on the season, with their quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing for 462 yards and three touchdowns in their latest win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday - 359 of...

Big Cat Country

Jaguars nominate Jarrod Wilson for ‘Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award’

Photo by Harry Aaron/ Wilson is being recognized for his actions on and off the gridiron. The Jaguars have nominated safety Jarrod Wilson for the Athletes in Action Bart Starr Award, an award that honors the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. “The Award is named after Bart Starr who, in addition to being in the NFL Hall of Fame, was selected as MVP in Super Bowls I and II. The award is voted on by players around the league and will be presented at the 2021 Athletes in Action Super Bowl...

Arrowhead Pride

Arrowheadlines: The competition for MVP is fading

Photo by Peter Aiken/ Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, December 2 The latest Patrick Mahomes’ competition for NFL MVP is fading | New York Post A bet on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl is not as simple as it might seem, and there’s not much value in the 5/2 odds offered at most sportsbooks. A bet on Mahomes to win the MVP award at the price of -400 appears to be that easy. “It’s Mahomes and there’s nobody else,” said Vinny Magliulo, a veteran Las Vegas bookmaker and VSiN oddsmaker. “Aaron Rodgers is second, but he’s not a close second.” MVP watch:...

ClutchPoints

Eagles’ Jalen Hurts pick did ‘not sit well’ with Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz was taken second overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he immediately made his talents apparent in his second season in 2017. Wentz went 11-2 in his 13 games that year, but an injury derailed his campaign–allowing backup QB Nick Foles to lead Philly to a Super Bowl victory. […] The post Eagles’ Jalen Hurts pick did ‘not sit well’ with Carson Wentz appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

Should Patriots Consider Starting Jarrett Stidham? Matt Chatham Discusses

Is Cam Newton’s job under center secure? Although Newton didn’t have his best performance in the squad’s win over the Arizona Cardinals, three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Chatham isn’t giving up on the former MVP. Newton most certainly didn’t live up to his own expectations in Week 11, but in a season without a typical […] The post Should Patriots Consider Starting Jarrett Stidham? Matt Chatham Discusses appeared first on NESN.com.

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: ‘04 Rams named one of the worst playoff teams in history

Photo by Joel Richardson/The The Washington Post via Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. As the 2020 season starts to head down it’s final stretch, Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports decided to take a look back at some of the worst teams to make the playoffs over the years. One of the teams included happened to be the 2004 Rams squad, who limped into the playoffs with an 8-8 record. “This was the true end of the “Greatest Show on Turf” era in St. Louis,” says DeArdo. “Two years after their shocking upset loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI,...

Ramblin' Fan

Did LA Rams OC Kevin O’Connell lose QB Jared Goff?

The LA Rams hired OC Keven O’Connell to connect with QB Jared Goff , and he did instantly. But what happened to that connection? The LA Rams knew that their quarterback, Jared Goff, needed help in the offseason. After a charmed NFL career that launched him to competing in the Super Bowl in just his […] Did LA Rams OC Kevin O’Connell lose QB Jared Goff? - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pats Pulpit

Of course Bill Belichick is meticulously preparing the Patriots to play at a new stadium

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Related: Bill Belichick puts the brakes on any speculation about a Matt Patricia reunion In the aftermath of the New England Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl 53, NFL Films released a mic’d-up clip showing a pre-game conversation between Bill Belichick and referee John Parry. The topic: the retractable roof of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Belichick was concerned about the process of the roof being closed and wind possibly coming through to impact the kickoff. Talk about a detail-oriented coach. That attention to detail was also on...

The Phinsider

Xavien Howard Needs to be, Firmly, Included in DPOY Discussions

Notice that I didn’t do a First Take/Mike Greenberg style tease with this headline. I didn’t say “Should Xavien Howard be included in DPOY award discussions? The reason is two fold. First, I’m not a hack. Secondly, and I suppose more importantly, there is no question if Xavien Howard should be included when everyone is talking about who should win defensive player of the year. He, unequivocally, belongs in that discussion and there’s a case that he’s the front runner for the award. The NFL defensive player of the year award gets handed out before the Super Bowl. I...

Still Curtain

Writers’ Picks: Steelers Week 12 matchup vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Still Curtain provides their predictions of the second matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) and Baltimore Ravens (6-4). Two of their three previous times the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to beat the Baltimore Ravens twice in a single-season (postseason included), they advanced to the Super Bowl. 2017-18 marking the year in which they didn’t, […] Writers’ Picks: Steelers Week 12 matchup vs. Baltimore Ravens - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Viking Age

3 former Vikings on track to make the Pro Bowl this season

Which former Minnesota Vikings players could earn a Pro Bowl selection this year? This past offseason, the Minnesota Vikings saw a number of notable players part ways with the franchise from both sides of the ball. This season is Minnesota’s first without Stefon Diggs in the lineup since 2014. Diggs wound up getting traded to […] 3 former Vikings on track to make the Pro Bowl this season - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - Minnesota Vikings News and Fan Community

The Phinsider

NFL Power Rankings Week 13: Chiefs remain dominant; Dolphins continue to climb in latest power rankings

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The Miami Dolphins advanced to 7-4 on Sunday and find themselves right in the thick of things in the AFC. But where will they rank among the NFL’s top teams in The Phinsider’s official power rankings? You’ll have to keep reading to find out. This is how Kevin and I usually do the Power Rankings each week. Here on The Phinsider, we do our weekly power rankings via a draft. Josh Houtz and I take turns selecting the team we believe has the best chance to win the Super Bowl. We start with a clean slate each week, rather than starting with last...

The Falcoholic

Falcons vs. Raiders: Hat tips & head-scratchers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Falcons beat the brakes off of the Raiders in a game packed full of moments worthy of a hat tip. The Atlanta Falcons obliterated the Las Vegas Raiders at home, and the plaudits abound — especially on defense. The offense didn’t really join the party until the second half, but all’s well that ends well, right? Here’s Hat tips & Head-scratchers for Atlanta’s win over Las Vegas. Hat tips Foye Oluokun’s strip-sack fumble Pro Bowl-bound? He’s absolutely deserving. Foyesade Oluokun has been a regular in the hat tips section of...

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Broncos at Chiefs betting odds: Denver a two touchdown underdog to Kansas City

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos enter Week 13 as ridiculous 14-point underdogs to the AFC West leading Kansas City Chiefs. Do they have a shot? The Denver Broncos are coming off a four touchdown loss to the New Orleans Saints, but really that game should forever have an asterisk next to it for the NFL’s decision to force the team to play without a quarterback. Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking like a repeat Super Bowl champion behind Patrick Mahomes. According to SportsBetting.com, the Broncos are a whooping 14-point underdog on the road...

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔