It’s my favorite time of the season — Thanksgiving week. The byes are over, the playoff push is on with six weeks to go and Thursday boasts a stellar triple-header of holiday football.
Backup quarterback used to be considered a vital position. However, many teams are gambling that they aren’t going to suffer key quarterback injuries.
There are no more undefeated teams as the Falcons fell Sunday in New Orleans. We also got our first tie since 2008 — where’s Donovan McNabb when you need him?
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the New York Jets are working out free agent running backs Steve Slaton and Kahlil Bell.
You can look at the standings and get a pretty good read on the teams that are going to be in the playoffs at the conclusion of the year. But several of those teams still have a lot to prove.
Atlanta is still undefeated, but I’m not totally buying into them. It’s all about the playoffs with this group.
Seven weeks into the season the Eagles have fired their defensive coordinator and the Panthers have fired their GM. Atlanta remains the league’s only unbeaten team, and only three AFC teams have winning records.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been sacked a league-low five times through the first six games of the season, and he’s been hit only 11 times — total.
Six weeks into the NFL season and this is what we know: that old cliche of “any given Sunday” has never been more accurate. Parity, now more than ever.
The Jets are not going to win the division, but they can take baby steps, and that will put them in contention for an AFC Wild Card spot. It looks hopeless right now, but the schedule makers have given them a chance to rise up out of the muck.
“I wasn’t trying to hurt him, obviously,” Jets guard Matt Slauson said. “I must have just caught him by surprise, but unfortunately, things like that happen.”
“He really is that good,” Woody Johnson said of Mark Sanchez. “I wouldn’t look at the numbers too seriously… A quarterback’s job, ultimately, is to win games.”
Rex Ryan says there’s “no question” that Mark Sanchez is the Jets’ starting quarterback. “We’re planning on having success,” he said.
They played hard and they played better, but they fell short against the Texans on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They were fortunate that the 5-0 Texans didn’t play their best game, but the Jets couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities that were in front of them.
Antonio Cromartie is not Darrelle Revis. Let’s just make that perfectly clear. But for the first time in his two-plus-year tenure with the Jets he appears to want to be.
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