WHEN THE TEXANS HAVE THE BALL Leinart will make his first start since November of 2009 with the Cardinals. The Texans are tied with Oakland and Minnesota with an NFL-best 13 rushing touchdowns in 2011, and Foster leads the NFL with 148.1 yards from scrimmage per game this season. He also is the first running […]
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WHEN THE PANTHERS HAVE THE BALL In four road starts, Newton has passed for 1,313 yards (328.3 per game) with four touchdowns while rushing for 137 yards and six touchdowns. He ranks sixth in the NFL with 2,885 passing yards and is third in the league with nine rushing touchdowns. Running back DeAngelo Williams has […]
WHEN THE BROWNS HAVE THE BALL In two career games against the Bengals, McCoy has completed 38-of-65 passes (58.5 percent) for 456 yards with four touchdowns, an interception and a 94.1 passer rating. In his past three starts in November, the second-year quarterback has a 90.2 passer rating. Ogbonnaya had a career-high 115 rushing yards […]
WHEN THE VIKINGS HAVE THE BALL The expected absence of Peterson (872 rushing yards, 16 receptions, 12 total TD) could be a devastating blow to a Minnesota offense that’s fifth in the league in rushing (143.1 ypg) and has depended heavily on its workhorse back. It also hasn’t helped matters that Ponder (955 rushing yards, […]
Prelude to a Nightmare Following the first few weeks after Cleveland’s week one loss to the Bengals, I considered the game a fluke. The Bengals needed a quick-snap touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green with less than five minutes to go in the fourth quarter to take their first lead of the game. […]
49ers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for punching Cardinals receiver Early Doucet in last Sunday’s game.
Doucet was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck Goldson in the helmet area.
Packers linebacker Erik Walden was arrested and booked into Brown County Jail earlier this morning after allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. According to the report, the incident occurred at 2:30am CT and authorities were called a few hours later. Walden’s live-in girlfriend was treated for a cut and bump on her head and an […]
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung has been fined $7,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the second quarter of the team’s 24-7 win over the Rams, a league spokesman confirmed on Friday. On a 1st-and-10 play from the Rams’ 27-yard line, Okung cleared Rams linebacker Brady Poppinga from the pile following a one-yard run by […]