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Kings Of The League

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 21, 2010

On any given Sunday, any NFL team can become kings of the league. Sometimes it's with a memorable play. Sometimes it's with an upset win. And sometimes, it's for an epic comeback for the ages. The Philadelphia Eagles had one such comeback vs the Giants and with it became kings of the league for a day.

The Giants had dominated the game for almost 4 quarters. Three quarters and 8 minutes to be exact. They had held the Eagles down throughout most of the game. They had sacked Michael Vick 3 times. Vick had thrown an interception. The Eagles looked for all intents and purposes as... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, michael vick, eagles, giants, nfc

Concussions, Goodell, and Walk Outs

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 17, 2010

... out that there are even more concussions in the NFL this season than before. Despite the rules on "illegal hits" more players are getting concussions. In the 21st century, we can almost rebuild an entire human with prosthetics, bionics, and transplants and yet no one is able to make a better football helmet. Hard to believe, and yet it is true. Aaron Rogers suffered his 2nd concussion and by all accounts a pretty bad one as he spent the Monday after the game in bed from hitting his head on the ground. Not from an illegal hit, but for his head hitting the ground. There also seems to be... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, roger goodell, concussions

Those Who Can't

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 15, 2010

...and now with Favre out maybe for the rest of the season, the Vikings look to finish at the bottom of their division. They fired their coach, but if they had benched Favre several weeks ago, they might not be where they are now.

The Entire NFC West - Is there a worse division in all of football? These teams are mediocre - all of them. They might win or they might not win and a team that wins 7 or 8 games may make the playoffs and get home field advantage. It's fairly pathetic when the team at the top has a 6 and 7 record....not even 500. The Rams, Seahawks, Cardinals, and 49ers... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, titans, cowboys, vikings, nfc, afc, bengals, jets

Those Who Can Do

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 13, 2010

...teams that seem to be ahead of the curve this season and some who were hyped to be ahead of the game, but as time goes on we see they are just not all that. Those who can do and those who can't - don't make it to the playoffs.

The New England Patriots are far and away the best team in football. They have beaten several of the "so called" top teams. They were counted out when they started the season with their young defense. They were counted out when they traded away star receiver Randy Moss. The one thing that people never take into account is that you can never count the... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, nfc, afc, nfl standings, football playoffs

The Streak

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 10, 2010

In the NFL, Brett Favre is once again the top story. Will he play this weekend? Will his consecutive games streak end? What about the Jen Sterger investigation now in the hands of Roger Goodell? Can Favre stay in the drama spotlight until the end of the season?

Brett Favre has allegedly had a lot of trouble throwing the ball this week. He has allegedly practiced little to none. Of course, I say allegedly because I believe that anything that comes out of Favre's and the Vikings mouths is subject to speculation. Favre has an insatiable need to be in the spotlight and this is just... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings

All Show And No Stay

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 7, 2010

...BEST team in the NFL, certainly the BEST team in the AFC. They do everything so great. They are unstoppable. They should get the Super Bowl trophy now right? I don't think so.

It makes it much more difficult to be all bluster and jokes when your team gets bombed 45-3 on Monday Night Football. It makes it a lot harder to convince everyone of your greatness. It makes it a lot harder for the media to endlessly hype you if you fail so dismally. But let's look at the team a little more closely. They lost the season opener to the Ravens. They almost lost to the Vikings. They... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, patriots, new york jets, mark sanchez, tom brady

Is This The End?

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 6, 2010

Brett Favre left the game very early in the 1st quarter on Sunday for the Vikings after suffering a SC sprain (sternoclavicular) to his right throwing shoulder after being hit and put on the ground. It is the first such injury of Favre's career and may be the last.

Favre had an x-ray at the field that was negative for fracture or break. He will have an MRI today. It remains to be seen if he will play next Sunday. I am going to say that if he cannot play and if he may be out significant time, that it may be the end of Favre's career. The Vikings did win yesterday with Tavaris Jackson... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, brett favre, vikings, adrian peterson

Protection

By Deborah Horton, published on Dec 3, 2010

A lot of talk this week about NFL player protection and favoritism and making examples. Hines Ward of the Steelers saying the NFL isn't interested in player protection. Terrell Suggs of the Ravens saying that only QBs like Brady and Manning really get protection. James Harrison of the Steelers saying that the NFL is specifically targeting him to make an example. As always in things like this, the truth resides somewhere in the murky middle.

The NFL has selectively chosen to protect only certain players. The QB, WR, and TE position to be exact. They are not concerned with running... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, player protection rules

Hot And Cold

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 29, 2010

...the season. And they are at the bottom of the standings, again.

Panthers - They have had one injury after another. I think almost the whole team has been injured this season. They got Clausen back, but it matters little. They have lost 5 in a row and are in the same division as the Saints and Falcons.

Cardinals - In quite possibly the worst division in football, the Cardinals are at the bottom of the NFC West and have lost 5 in a row. The Cardinals never recovered from the Matt Leinart debacle and right now they just have to be hoping to get a top QB in the 2011 draft.

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Tags: football, nfl, football standings

A Life Lived On

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 28, 2010

Chris Henry, late receiver for the Bengals, died on December 16 after a fall from a moving pickup truck and an argument with his girlfriend and mother of his 3 children. Henry was 26. Henry had had a lot of things in his life that had not been as great as they could have been but after his death, four people found hope in a life lived on.

Chris Henry, before he passed away, was known by most only as a guy who had had a lot of trouble earlier in his career. Most casual observers only knew him as this guy. After his death, those closest to him in the NFL tried to make it known that... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, chris henry, organ donation

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