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  1. Why has Aaron Dobson been benched?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been a bit perplexing why a New England Patriots offense that has had trouble getting their passing game in gear -- partly due to a receiver corps that can't create separation -- would leave arguably their best outside receiver (Aaron Dobson) in...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Will Bears blitz more in Week 5?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears couldn't figure out how to slow down Aaron Rodgers Sunday, as the quarterback threw four touchdowns, leading his Green Bay Packers to a 38-17 win in Chicago. They failed to generate any pressure on Rodgers, as they worked in zone co...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  3. Is Foles nursing a shoulder injury?

    Tom Carpenter

    No one in their right mind expected Nick Foles to match his 27:2 TD:INT ratio from last season. He currently sits at 6:4 in that department after throwing zero scores and two interceptions during Sunday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Overall he h...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. Will Chargers get rushing game in gear?

    Tom Carpenter

    The San Diego Chargers' passing attack was in sync Sunday, as QB Philip Rivers threw for 377 yards and 3 TDs against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, they managed only 41 rushing yards on 20 attempts. Only the Oakland Raiders are averaging fewer ru...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Latest buzz on Jerick McKinnon's role

    Tom Carpenter

    Rookie RB Jerick McKinnon exploded for 135 rushing yards (7.5 YPC), plus a 17-yard catch, against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Starter Matt Asiata chipped in three short-yardage touchdowns and 100 combined yards. Fantasy owners would like to see...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. Will Raiders fire McKenzie, woo Gruden?

    Tom Carpenter

    As was generally expected, the Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen Monday evening. Tony Sparano likely will take over as their interim head coach. What's next for the struggling Raiders franchise? Will general manager Reggie McKenzie follow A...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  7. Extensions ahead for Murray, Garrett?

    Tom Carpenter

    When a franchise has key people performing well, it often leads to wins, but it also can lead to huge paydays that can sap cap space. Consider DeMarco Murray, who has racked up an NFL-best 534 yards and five touchdowns during the first four games of ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  8. Blackout rule coming to an end Tuesday?

    Tom Carpenter

    For decades, the NFL's blackout rule has kept fans from watching home games on TV, if they don't "sell out" early enough. The rule has been under siege in recent years and may finally come to a formal end on Tuesday. "At 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  9. DeAngelo Williams out several weeks?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Carolina Panthers backfield has been devastated by injuries, as DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert are battling significant maladies. Stewart and Tolbert missed Sunday's game, and Williams was unable to finish. Coach Ron Rive...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. How will Bengals use Marvin Jones?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Cincinnati Bengals managed to rack up a 3-0 record without WR Marvin Jones, who has been out with a broken foot. He is expected to make his season debut when the Bengals face the New England Patriots Sunday, following their Week 4 bye. How wil...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. How does Bridgewater impact Patterson?

    Tom Carpenter

    With Adrian Peterson out of the mix and rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater making his first start Sunday, there was hope in Fantasyland that second-year WR Cordarrelle Patterson might finally break out. Instead, he saw a season-low four passing targets, zer...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  12. Will Goodell cede some of his powers?

    Tom Carpenter

    Aside from his press conference last week, we haven't seen or heard much from Roger Goodell of late. He's been busy doing things largely behind the scenes to get the NFL into a better place in the public's eye. Although there were plenty of calls ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  13. End of the line for Dennis Allen?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, I noted that Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and GM Reggie McKenzie were squarely on the hot seat heading into their overseas tilt with the Miami Dolphins. Surely, the heat on their seats rose further after they were mopped up 38-14 in ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  14. Will Joe Philbin make it to 2015?

    Tom Carpenter

    The bye week is a traditional time for a franchise to replace an embattled head coach. The Miami Dolphins have their bye in Week 5, but coach Joe Philbin should be safe, since his Fins beat down a hapless Oakland Raiders team 38-14 on Sunday. Howe...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. Michigan likes John over Jim Harbaugh?

    Tom Carpenter

    Because San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh played his college ball at the University of Michigan, he has long since been connected to the school as a potential coaching candidate. That buzz has increased in recent weeks as current coach Brady Hok...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  16. Ingram on pace for Week 7 return?

    Tom Carpenter

    A broken hand will keep Mark Ingram sidelined for his second consecutive game Sunday evening when the New Orleans Saints square off with the Dallas Cowboys. However, it appears it won't be too long before he is back in game action. "No Mark Ingram...

    Blog | September 28, 2014