Peyton Manning has won his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in a landslide.
Jets DE Sheldon Richardson was named the NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year. Richardson received 23 votes; Kiko Alonso, a second-round choice (46th overall), got 19 votes.
The Carolina Panthers really weren’t even expected to contend for a playoff spot this season, but they surpassed all expectations and then some. Unfortunately, a team they got the better of during the regular season got the better of them in the playoffs.
When Panthers Coach Ron Rivera said that he felt the team under the most pressure this week will be San Francisco he was dead wrong. Not only is his team the one that HAS to win this game, if he really believes that the Panthers are playing with house money he is setting his team up for failure.
The Carolina Panthers have a first-round bye in the upcoming playoffs and they have an extra week to prepare for whatever team may end up facing them in Bank of America Stadium. Cam Newton recently said that they don’t care who their opponent is, but the key to winning is forgetting about egos and focusing on their opponent.
The Panthers’ second-ranked defense is just too tough and they are going to make life miserable for Geno Smith.
It’s expected that Beason will challenge Mark Herzlich for a starting spot at middle linebacker with the Giants once he learns the defensive scheme. The Giants rank 21st in overall defense.
Carolina has some major injury concerns in the secondary as they prepare to host Eli Manning and the Giants on Sunday in a game crucial for both 0-2 teams.
The 28-year-old tweeted on Wednesday: “Thank u to the giant organization and fans!!! I had a blast and was blessed to be with such a good organization for so many years!”
The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron, the league’s first Hispanic referee, to senior director of officiating.
It’s that time of year again — the time when NFL coaches are on the hot seat.
The NFL season has not even reached the halfway point, but the fire under the seat of 10 head coaches is already quite hot.
The Eli Manning-Cam Newton matchup is intriguing, especially with both defenses only having three days to prepare.