As evidenced by the teams still alive in the playoffs, sack differential has become a critical stat, writes Len Pasquarelli in his weekly Tip Sheet column.
The emergence of strong safety Roman Harper is a big part of the Saints' much-improved defense, writes Len Pasquarelli.
It may not sit well with football purists, but wingin' it and winnin' appear to be intertwined this season, Len Pasquarelli writes.
Don't expect the Chargers and Philip Rivers to reach a deal on a contract extension any time soon, Len Pasquarelli writes.
One big issue this season is the use -- and abuse -- of timeouts. Next March, the competition committee should give that and another issue heavy consideration, Len Pasquarelli writes.
Jacksonville QB David Garrard is quite a salary bargain for a starting QB. The Jaguars would be wise to address a new deal with Garrard quickly, given where the market has gone and will continue to go.
If the Arizona Cardinals claim their first playoff berth since 1998, the switch to the 3-4 defense may be a big reason why, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
With a division title now a realistic goal, the Bucs are looking for help, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall might not have much of a future in Atlanta, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.
The Redskins are not regretting their decision to back out of the deal for linebacker Lance Briggs, Len Pasquarelli writes in his Tip Sheet notes.
From Ben Watson's continued progression to the latest on the Bears' efforts to trade Alex Brown, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.
From the plight of black colleges in the draft to Charlie Frye's resolve, Len Pasquarelli covers it all in his Tip Sheet notes.
It can't get any easier than this. Here are the three things each team needs to do to get to the Super Bowl, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The Falcons signed Morten Anderson, admitting they made a mistake handing all the kicking duties to Michael Koenen, writes Len Pasquarelli.
The NFL is still a year away for Brady Quinn, but he's already started the process of searching for an agent.
Thanks to some creativity from both sides, Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour landed a serious payday.