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Already Tuesday, you guys.
All 256 Regular-Season NFL Games, Ranked According To Watchability
I really root for only one NFL team, and that NFL team plays 16 games in the regular season. I watch way more games than that, though, because I am an American, damn it, and football games are awesome. Unfortunately, not every game is equally watchable—for every wild Colts-Lions finish you have a Cardinals-Jets snoozefest. So what were the best games of the 2012 regular season, regardless of rooting interest?
Bruce Irvin's time if Clemons' out as feared - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have yet to confirm or dismiss fears that defensive end Chris Clemons suffered a torn ACL during the fourth quarter of their 24-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
NFL Playoff Schedule 2013: Someone please beat the Falcons - Bucs Nation
This may come as a surprise, but I am not an Atlanta Falcons fan. It's nothing personal. Well, maybe a little. But it's pretty hard to like any division rival, and the Falcons just tend to push my...
Gif Recap: Redskins Playoff Loss to the Seahawks via Stephen Colbert Animated Gifs - Hogs Haven
The highs and lows of the Redskins playoff matchup to the Seahawks using gifs from the brilliant, Stephen Colbert.
Monday Musings: Blame your offense, Redskins, not RG3 - CBSSports.com
I was talking to an NFL defensive coach on Friday about the read option. I asked him point blank: When will it get figured out? "In the summer," he said. "It will take one offseason of putting the work on it, and it will be figured out. It's tough to do during the season, but it all gets figured out. Plus, the quarterbacks take too many hits in that offense. The whole premise is to leave a guy unblocked, and he can hit the quarterback. They won't last long that way."
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 18 DVOA Ratings
Once again, it is time for postseason DVOA ratings. As always, the following rules apply: All 32 teams are ranked, whether they made the playoffs or not. Teams are ranked in order of weighted DVOA, not total season DVOA. Since weighted DVOA is meant to lower the strength of older games, these ratings do not include Weeks 1-4, and Weeks 5-10 are somewhat discounted. Teams which did not play in the wild card round are treated as if they had a bye week. (That includes both the 20 non-playoff teams and the four teams with byes.)
The Redskins May Have Been Pumping Artificial Crowd Noise Into The Stadium During Yesterday's Game
This morning, DC sports blogger Dan Steinberg retweeted a number of tweets from Redskins fans who claimed to have heard fake crowd noise coming from the FedExField PA system at yesterday's NFC Wild Card game.
Russell Wilson is a more valuable quarterback than RGIII, and other insights from the economics of the NFL
The NFL playoffs over the weekend were, as they always are, full of drama and hard hits. Any one game (or even one season) can be determined by an odd bounce or ill-timed fumble, or a horrifying twist of your star quarterback’s knee, as Redskins fans were reminded Sunday night.
KENNEWICK: Host, fellow player recount time Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson spent in Tri-Cities as a Dust Devil | Latest News | Tri-CityHerald.com
When Dana Brunsdon of Kennewick agreed to open her house up to the Tri-City Dust Devils' host-a-player program in 2010 and 2011, she figured she might have a few players come through who one day would play in the big leagues.
Richard Sherman's side of the story to post-game confrontation with Trent Williams
"Swing!" Sherman said he told Williams in a daring tone. "He told me was going to swing, and he swung. That's what he did, and that's that. He thought I was going to be scared. I'm not scared."
Overlooked by the majority of the league, Wilson lasted until the 3rd round of the 2012 draft. Earning $390,000 in 2012, he completed 252 passes for 3,118 yards and 26 TDs, tying a league record for passing TDs by a rookie. Exceeding all expectations, he’s an ideal choice for the VIZIO TOP VALUE PEFORMER award.
Thiel: ‘Weird’ Wilson wires Seahawks comeback | Sportspress Northwest
"It is a little weird," said Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson. "To keep his composure in this wild environment, first playoff game for him and all . . . it’s just weird. "But Russell Wilson always does it. I’ve seen veteran, older quarterbacks crumble and crack in the same situation. Not him."
Monday thoughts: LEO, Commings, BCS, Escobar & Ertz " Seahawks Draft Blog
Chris Clemons’ injury last night has started a discussion about the teams future at the LEO. In the short term, it’s pretty easy to wonder whether Ray Edwards gets another look. He recently worked out for the Seahawks and would debut against the team that cut him a few weeks ago. It’s a storyline waiting to be written. You could also argue there’s a reason why such a big-name pass rusher remains a free agent. And his time in Atlanta was a major disappointment. Danny Kelly at Field Gulls has also touted Aaron Maybin as a possible target. Whoever comes in, it’s only fair that Bruce Irvin gets his chance to start against Atlanta. What about the long term?
Advanced NFL Stats: Coaches Bring Passiveness To Wild Card Weekend
I'm never quite sure what decision-making trends to expect out of the NFL playoffs. It seems any decision can be justified by the playoffs. "It's the playoffs," one of the exalted keepers of the true knowledge can say. "You have to leave it all on the line," he says as the coach keeps the offense on the field for a fourth and goal.
Redskins accuse Seahawks of cheap shots
Sherman "was taunting Mike Shanahan on the sideline, telling Mike, 'You can't throw over here.' "I wanted to go over and punch him (Sherman) myself," fullback Darrel Young said. "Yeah, that (post-game smash) was uncharacteristic of Trent. But you get enough of something, you want to put a stop to it. I hope we got Seattle on our schedule next year.''
FedEx - We Tear ACLs on Vimeo
Adrian Peterson, Chris Clemons, Robert Griffin III. All three players injured their knees on FedEx Field's rotten turf. FedEx should demand that the owners upgrade the field. Do they really want their brand name associated with poor quality?
Swing and a miss | National Football Post
This writer was dead wrong about Russell Wilson and Seattle. Now, it’s time to own up.
Russell Wilson can’t wait to start practicing for Falcons
Russell Wilson had just led the Seahawks to the franchise’s first road playoff victory since 1983, but the rookie quarterback already was setting his sights on next Sunday’s divisional game against the Falcons.
Zach Miller comes up big for Seahawks - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
"He was my last read and he was there for me," Wilson said of Miller. "He did a great job of making that big-time catch and continuing on for a big first down. He had a tremendous game tonight."
Pete Carroll on assistant coach interviews: ‘they’re not going to travel’ | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
"Both of those guys have been contacted," coach Pete Carroll said of Bevell and Bradley, "and I think it’s a real positive for the program when people want to talk to your guys. I’ve always thought that’s a real cool thing. There’s a time and a place. Both of our guys are very aware of what we’re doing and what we’re in for here, and neither one of them are going to let this distract them or get in the way. There’s very limited opportunities for any of that. They’re not going to travel and go places and run around and all that. "In all due respect for what we’re after right now, it’s low on their list. Both these guys feel exactly the same way about it.
Pete Carroll on Clemons and Hauschka injuries; assistants interviewing for other jobs | HeraldNet.com
"He will have to have surgery, so we'll miss him," Carroll said. "It's a big loss for us in a lot of ways. Chris has been a great football player, a symbol of consistency for the years we've had him, and he's been a great leader for him too. . . We'll miss the heck out of him."
Ray Edwards May Be on His Way to Seattle After All and More NFC West News | Bleacher Report
ith Clemons out, rookie first-round pick Bruce Irvin will start in his place. However, overall, it leaves the defensive line very thin. It is believed, amidst wide speculation, that former Atlanta Falcon Ray Edwards would be the next logical choice to take Clemons' roster spot:
Jim Harbaugh: Colin Kaepernick 'savant-like' for 49ers - NFL.com
"I think it'll be a big challenge. And one that Colin is very excited about," Harbaugh said Monday, via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. "He's so far -- now it's early -- but expectations will be high that he will be on it as well. "He's got a good grasp of the game plan so far. I'm excited that he's ... it's a bit savant-like, you know, the way he's handling it so far this week. So that's really encouraging."
Leslie Frazier expects Percy Harvin to return to Vikings - NFL.com
Percy Harvin had a tumultuous 2012 season with the Minnesota Vikings, leading to speculation the team will try to move him in the offseason. Coach Leslie Frazier said Monday he expects Harvin back.
Sunday divisional games: Falcons looking for first playoff win under Mike Smith | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
With the divisional round set, let's take a quick look at the main storylines setting up for this weekend's playoffs. We'll have much more comprehensive coverage through the week, but here's a quick primer, starting with the two Saturday games.
What NFP is hearing - Draft Rumblings. | National Football Post
Russ Lande lets us know what he is hearing from scouts around the league.
Monday Observations: Did offensive coordinators' job chances stall? - NFL -
By and large, this was not a weekend of offensive wizardry. I don't think I'll get much argument there.
ProFootballWeekly.com - Harvin's role with Vikings remains unknown
Since WR Percy Harvin landed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, he has remained silent. When his Vikings teammates and coaches have been asked about him, their silence also is curious.
Running Backs: On the Move? - Offseason Low Down - Rotoworld.com
Accessible via Nick Mensio's Master List, this year's free agent running back class is topped off by three or four capable starters and roughly ten viable No. 2 backs. Cap cuts and trade candidates can strengthen the 2013 running back market. When attempting to pinpoint backs that might be on the offseason move, we begin with high-salaried players and progress toward running backs nearing the end of contracts, on teams who likely have no intention of extending them long term.
Jamaal Charles’ 2012 was one of the most inconsistent seasons in RB history
A couple of weeks ago, I heard my buddy and co-worker Sigmund Bloom say on the Footballguys Podcast that Jamaal Charles was having one of the craziest seasons ever. As Sigmund noted, Charles has been an incredibly frustrating fantasy player. This year, he had three games with 10 or fewer rushing yards… and he also became the first player in NFL history with two games with over 225 rushing yards in the same season.