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  1. Dolphins' defense keeps season alive

    James Walker

    MIAMI -- This was the big-play defense the Miami Dolphins envisioned in the preseason. Although it took eight games, it could not have happened at a better time. The Dolphins rode the wave of their aggressive defense and timely plays in a 22-20 ov...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. Week 9 temperature check: Dolphins fans

    James Walker

    It's our favorite time of the week again. Let's check the game-day temperature of Miami Dolphins fans entering Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Are Dolphins fans super confident? There is not much to feel good about after a four-gam...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Will Dolphins lose confidence, morale?

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins began the season with playoff aspirations. Miami came off a 7-9 season and spent more than $200 million in free-agent contracts to improve the team. A fast, 3-0 start only added to the hype. But Miami's playoffs dreams have take...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  4. Power Rankings: AFC East slumping

    James Walker

    It was not a banner weekend for the AFC East. The division was winless in two games in Week 9. But the biggest issue I have with's latest Power Rankings is about the team that didn't play: the New England Patriots (5-3). The Patriots w...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. Five-step drop: Jake Long dilemma

    James Walker

    With two teams on the bye, the AFC East is shorting its progression. Here are five notes and observations on Week 9 in the division: The Miami Dolphins (4-4) have a tough decision to make with left tackle Jake Long. It is clear the pending fre...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  6. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Mario homecoming: The Houston Texans will meet a familiar face when Mario Williams returns Sunday as a member of the Buffalo Bills. Williams was the No. 1 overall pick of Houston in 2006. He had a productive...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  7. Power Rankings: Dolphins on the rise

    James Walker

    Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey had an interesting quote after Sunday's 30-9 victory over the New York Jets. "It shows the NFL what we can do," Pouncey said. "I think we deserve a little bit of respect now that we're winning football games." ...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  8. AFC East Stock Watch

    James Walker

    FALLING 1. New England Patriots: The Patriots went 14-2 last season. They already have eclipsed last season's loss total after a two-game losing streak against the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. New England showed several flaws from the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Jets 27, Bills 11

    James Walker

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Here are some initial thoughts on the New York Jets' 27-11 victory over the Buffalo Bills. What it means: The Jets (5-3) are back in the postseason hunt. New York took itself from the brink of implosion early in the season to...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  10. AFC East injury report

    James Walker

    Here is the final injury report for Week 9 in the AFC East: New York Jets (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (5-2), Sunday at 1 p.m. ET Jets Questionable: WR Plaxico Burress (low back), DT Mike Devito (knee), DT Kenrick Ellis (ankle), CB Isaiah Trufant ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 9: Rex Ryan versus Buffalo: The New York Jets should feel very confident facing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. New York swept the Bills last season by a combined score of 76-21, and Ryan is 3-1 against ...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  12. Power Rankings: Patriots slide

    James Walker's NFL Power Rankings are out for Week 9, and it was not very kind to the New England Patriots. New England was finally knocked out of the No. 2 spot, following a 25-17 loss to the reigning AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots dr...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  13. Steelers-Patriots halftime notes

    James Walker

    PITTSBURGH -- The New England Patriots lead the Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-3, at intermission. Here are some notes at halftime: After getting pummeled by the Cleveland Browns in Week 9, you knew the Patriots would respond by playing more physic...

    Blog | November 14, 2010
  14. AFC North High Energy Player of the Week

    James Walker

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 9: This week's High Energy Player in the AFC North was a no-brainer, because Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis put together one of the most dominant performances of 2010. H...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  15. AFC North Week 9 decisive moment

    James Walker

    There were warning signs early that it wasn't going to be the New England Patriots' day during their 34-14 blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns. But the biggest sign was a play right before halftime that sealed New England's fate. With New England...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  16. Seven-step drop: Bad Ochocinco

    James Walker

    Here are some notes and observations from Week 9 in the AFC North: I recently wrote that it's time to blow up the Cincinnati Bengals' trio of Chad Ochocinco, Carson Palmer and Marvin Lewis. Monday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was another bi...

    Blog | November 09, 2010