It happens every year around this time. Everybody wants to take what we’ve seen so far in the
That old saying is starting to crop up: "If the playoffs started today, then . . ."
Well, if the playoffs started today, we would say, a) "Why are they starting in the middle of the week?" and b) "What happened to the second half of the season?"
As another unpredictable Sunday reminded us, it's too early to draw any solid conclusions about which teams will rise and fall in the second half.
That Arizona and Seattle played to a 6-6 tie, with both kickers missing chip shots in overtime, is almost beyond belief.
Or what about Miami's Jay Ajayi running for a combined 418 yards in 54 carries the last two weeks?
"He makes it hard to go away from the run, because it's just positive plays so many times," Dolphins Coach Adam Gase said Monday, still basking in the afterglow of a 28-25 win over Buffalo. "You just know if we're in third down, it's going to be third-and-manageable."
There’s the synchronicity of Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s oldest active player at 43, making his 43rd consecutive field-goal attempt, the longest such streak in league history. He made both of his tries Sunday against Tennessee to break the record of 42 held by former
It’s surprising, too, that with the regular season nearing the midway point, only one team, Philadelphia, has returned a kickoff for a touchdown. And the
Philadelphia is the first club since Kansas City in 2013 to have kickoff-return touchdowns by different players in consecutive weeks.
Duel in Dallas
The stage is set for a battle of the rookie quarterbacks, with Philadelphia playing at Dallas on Sunday night.
That game pits
There was speculation that Tony Romo might be able to return to the Cowboys for this game, but he’s still rehabbing from a fractured bone in his back. Prescott is expected to get
After winning at Jacksonville, the
The Raiders gave Coach
For Del Rio, the best part about staying in the Sunshine State this week will be getting to see his son, Luke, play quarterback for the University of Florida. The Gators will play Georgia at Jacksonville’s
"This is the same field that he was by my side for nine years, throwing the ball in pregame warmups and things like that," the coach said. "It will be really awesome to go back and watch him play. He was on the sideline with me as a young man, and now he's grown into a guy who has a chance to lead a program like Florida in a stadium where we grew up watching the Jaguars and Gators play."
Asked if he gets stressed watching his son play, Del Rio said: "That's harder than anything I do. There's no question about it. That's the hardest thing I do. Coaching, playing, no problem, but watching your kid, that's tough."
While his older brother was famous for barking out “Omaha!” at the line of scrimmage, it sure sounded as if Eli Manning shouted “Trump!” as an audible when the
After the game, Manning denied invoking that candidate's name.
"Trump? Trump? No, no Trump calls," he told reporters. "We are using something very similar, but there is not a 'Trump,' not an audible that we are using. Nothing there, nothing there."