Broncos deal with locker-room strife after loss to Patriots
- December 21, 2016

That's 13 years! The Broncos did the improbable and not only slowed the Patriots offense down, they straight stonewalled them and had them whimpering like a puppy who lost his bone. First, though Denver's offense is less than explosive, the Patriots defense is developing into a unit that is borderline great and will be a factor in the postseason. (more...)
Texans confirm Tom Savage will start vs. Bengals
- December 20, 2016

Bill O'Brien then did unthinkable. It took just 15 weeks, but the Houston Texans were forced to make a move from Brock Osweiler - at least temporarily. Savage led the offense on five scoring drives in the game's final 32 minutes, leaving O'Brien with little choice but to ride the hot hand at the sport's most valuable position. (more...)
Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan likely out for season with torn ACL Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan likely out for season with torn ACL
- December 20, 2016

This is what Wenger has reduced a once great club to - an also-ran, an embarrassing also-ran at that. "The training process these guys go through is to have this ringing in their head of "wait, wait, wait and see" before you raise the flag and this was a classic illustration of that". (more...)
Inside the Numbers: Tom Brady's 2-7 Career Record in Denver
- December 20, 2016

If the Broncos give New England the early lead, it may be hard to overcome that because they flourish by playing from ahead. The Patriots put the ball on the ground twice on that drive. James Develin was key on numerous times, opening holes for the backs with some punishing blocks. Brady explained that he was not consulted before the team claimed Floyd off of waivers, but he said that he'd heard good things about Floyd from friends - perhaps former kicker Jay Feely - who have played with ... (more...)
Packers vs. Bears: Full Report Card Grades for Green Bay Packers vs. Bears: Full Report Card Grades for Green Bay
- December 20, 2016

And while those injuries affected Sunday's game, the lion's share of the blame for the Packers blowing a 17-point lead should fall on the defensive coaches. The Packers are on a three-game winning streak to move to 7-6 on the year, but still on the outside looking in for the playoffs. In just his third season, Clinton-Dix has 11 career interceptions (playoffs included). (more...)
Buccaneers vs Cowboys Game Thread Buccaneers vs Cowboys Game Thread
- December 19, 2016

Penalties on both sides of the ball cost Dallas dearly. Have thoughts on how the Cowboys and Buccaneers are performing? An Irving sack and tipped pass led to a Jeff Heath interception. The Cowboys had a first down on the Tampa Bay 21-yard line late in the third quarter then ended the period with a 7-yard loss on an ill-fated jet sweep to Lucky Whitehead . (more...)