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5 NFL Teams That Deserve a Little Love

Cleveland Browns v Miami Dolphins

The Gase-Tannehill relationship is just starting to yield results (Credit: Eric Espada/Getty Images)

– Jim Bearor

Ugly animals don’t get screen time on Sarah McLachlan commercials, and you don’t see a lot about the Miami Dolphins on SportsCenter. Tony Romo thinks football is a meritocracy and I agree with him, but sometimes it isn’t covered as such. The Kansas City Chiefs don’t move the needle like the Dallas Cowboys do, and cute golden retrievers get more people to pick up their phone and donate to the ASPCA than some mangy one-eyed mutt.

I’m not suggesting we need more clips of ugly dogs or Chiefs highlights, but once in a while, it’s cool to acknowledge their existence. So in this article, I’m going to give some love to teams who get glossed over. These five squads might not be sexy but they’re worth keeping a tab on, because right now they’re doing a decent job of dancing in the dark, and I’m interested to see what they look like when the lights come on in the playoffs. Continue reading

Three Takeaways From a Stunning Bills Win Over the Cardinals

LeSean McCoy was dominant Sunday against Arizona. (Getty Images)

LeSean McCoy was dominant Sunday against Arizona. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

For the third week in a row the Bills played a weird game, but this time they were the beneficiaries.

It’s such a great feeling to watch the Bills win. More importantly it’s a relief to not feel terrible in the days after another bad Bills loss. Especially when you’re considering the expectations the team had, those first two losses felt especially sour. Something else that made those first two losses feel a little worse than usual was the bizarre manner by which they came. It was by no means crazy that the Bills could lose to the Ravens and Jets, but it was pretty wild that they could only score 7 points in one game and give up almost 400 yards passing to Ryan Fitzpatrick in the other. They weren’t just losses, they were “what the hell is going on?” losses. In the same vein in which a bizarre loss can feel a tad bit worse than a loss of the more traditional fashion, a bizarre win can feel that much better. And boy was this a bizarre win. Continue reading

The Flagrant Foul: Week 3 NFL Roundup

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills

LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills ran amok in Sunday’s home thrashing of the Arizona Cardinals (Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY)

– Bill Annechino

With another great football Sunday in the books (and the first official football Sunday of fall!), let’s take a run through the league and see what stood out.   Continue reading

The Flagrant Foul: Week 2 NFL Roundup

Who's the real culprit for the Bills problems?

Who’s the real culprit for the Bills problems? Is GM Doug Whaley to blame? (Getty Images)

– Bill Annechino

Jets @ Bills (Thursday):

So, by now everyone knows that the Bills’ insanely reactionary answer to Thursday night’s embarrassment was to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman.  Many people have also (correctly) pointed out that it wasn’t Greg Roman’s offense that gave up 37 points and 500 yards.  I’ve seen various reactions from the Bills’ Mafia calling for Rob or Rex Ryan’s head, but that really misses the bigger point:  Doug Whaley is the worst GM in football.  Continue reading