Category: NFL playoff picture

Despite Weekend of Troubles, Pete Carroll Remains Optimistic About Seattle’s Playoff Hopes

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Seattle Seahawks' playoff chances took a hit when they lost another tight game on the road, this time in Miami. Still, based on tiebreakers, they'd be the sixth seed in the NFC if the season ended right now. With road games remaining at Chicago and Buffalo and home tilts ...

San Francisco Tight End Vernon Davis: “We can do whatever we want.”

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

There's two sides to every coin, right? On one side of this past week's Monday Night Football game, you have a San Francisco 49ers team that dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving notice that they'll be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. On the other, you have a ...

Jason Babin Trying his Hardest to not Pay Attention to the Sacks Record

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

After all the doom and gloom of the early season in Philadelphia, some positives are finally materializing for the the Eagles late in the 2011 season. For one, they've got defensive end Jason Babin in reach of setting the new single-season sacks record. He has posted three in two consecutive games -- ...

Cliff Avril, Detroit Lions Close in on a Playoff Berth

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Much of the national attention on the Detroit Lions' defense has been on tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, or perhaps veteran end Kyle Vanden Bosch. Much of the attention from opponents has been on those guys as well, which has helped Cliff Avril put up a mighty fine season. ...

Jim Harbaugh Wins the NFC West in His First Season

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Is there any question who the NFL Coach of the Year is at this point? Perhaps you could argue Mike McCarthy for his, thus far, undefeated run in Green Bay. Or maybe Marvin Lewis for the job he's done so far in Cincinnati. But, to me, the shoe-in is John ...

Atlanta Falcons’ Tony Gonzalez: “We know we’re a playoff team.”

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

To me, the Atlanta Falcons are one of the most frustrating teams in the NFL. They've got Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Michael Turner, Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones on offense, just to name a few guys. That sounds like a dynamic offensive group that should have Atlanta playing at an ...

John Elway Credits John Fox for the Denver Broncos’ Turnaround

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Denver Broncos were 1-4 to start the season when their bye week rolled around. Now, nearly two months later, they've won five in a row and lead the AFC West division. Yet again on Sunday they found a way to beat a team in the final minutes, this time ...

Raiders vs. Dolphins: Carson Palmer and Oakland Aim to Retain Lead in AFC West and Inside Track to Playoff Berth

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

When the Oakland Raiders acquired Carson Palmer via trade from the Cincinnati Bengals following the injury to Jason Campbell, many people laughed, cringed, or some combination of both. It's hard not to argue that the Raiders mortgaged way too large a piece of their future gave up too much to ...

Jay Cutler Injury Update: Chicago Bears QB Doesn’t Want to Jinx it, but Hopes He’ll Be Back for the Playoffs

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Jay Cutler helped get the Chicago Bears in position to make a return trip to the NFL playoffs in 2011. Now he just wants to whatever he can to be ready to play if the Bears do qualify for the postseason. Cutler injured his thumb against San Diego two weekends ...

It’s Up to Sam Bradford to Keep a Losing Team From Making the Playoffs

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Sam Bradford was supposed to be the quarterback that took the St. Louis Rams through the rebuilding process. Turns out that process may have only taken one year. Sure, the Rams, at 7-8, aren't the most special team in the NFL or the NFC, by a longshot. But the fact that ...