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Hot Starts Extinguished: How Do These 4 NFL Teams Pull It Back Together?

A hobbled Big Ben struggled against Baltimore as Pittsburgh lost their third straight game. (Getty Images)

A hobbled Big Ben struggled against Baltimore as Pittsburgh lost their third straight game. (Getty Images)

– Evan Sally

At the end of Week 5 this season, the Eagles, Steelers, Packers and Vikings all had reason to feel great about themselves. With a combined 15-3 record their seasons were off to great starts, with a few of those teams (Eagles and Vikings) being bigger surprises than others (Packers and Steelers). In the ensuing weeks the wheels have fallen off each respective bandwagon. These 4 teams’ great expectations have come to a screeching halt, combining for a putrid 2-12 record since Week 5. What’s going wrong? And what chance does each team have of pulling things together and salvaging a playoff spot? 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