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Watch the best plays from the Week 13 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears.
Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 293 yards in his first San Francisco start and
Robbie Gould kicked a 24-yard field goal in the closing seconds.

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Bears 14
The San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season.
Carson Palmer threw 19 yards to Larry Fitzgerald with 32 seconds left in overtime for the game's only touchdown

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Cardinals 18
Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge (82) of Team Rice, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) of Team Rice, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) of Team Irvin, and Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood (70) of Team Rice all show some love after the Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

This All Star game was tremendous display for the NFL and a great sign for NFL fans that the FUTURE IS BRIGHT!!

Why?
Because in this Pro Bowl there were 36 1st time Pro Bowlers. With all that talented youth, we can expect big things during the 2016 NFL season.

A couple of examples would be 24-year old Raiders QB Derek Carr, who has thrown for 53 TDs in his first two seasons, only Hall of Fame Legend Dan Marino has more.

And how about 22-year old Jacksonville WR Allen Robinson, who lead the NFL with 31 20+ yard plays and 1,400+ receiving yards. Jacksonville hasn't had a deep threat like this since WR Jimmy Smith.

Who are your favorite young players in the NFL?

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil was voted the 46th-best player in the NFL by his peers on the "Top 100 Players of 2015."

Catch the entire countdown of the NFL's Top 100 Player in 2015.

I had the distinct privilege to sit down with Chris Harris Jr. Here is what he had to say: 

1) You have been on a roller coaster lately. You tore your ACL and missed the Super Bowl in 2014, recovered and came back to have your best season yet and then sign a 5 year extension. What has this all been like for you?


The injury was a roller coaster for sure. It was a lot of hard work and patience recovering from my knee injury. I've always been one to try and speed up the recovery process. I had to learn to be patient and take my time to come back and play.


2) Does your mindset have to change as a player when a new coach comes in?


New coaches mean lots of changes to a team. You have to build a relationship, chemistry and lots of trust. I'm really looking forward to coming back and establishing that. I've heard incredible things about Coach Kubiak and am really looking forward to forming a bond with him and the rest of the new coaching staff.


3) What is your favorite offseason activity and why?


Bowling, vacationing and spending lots of time my wife, daughter and family.


4) How did you get that nickname Pitbull and who first gave it to you?

Elvis Dumervil (DT, Baltimore Ravens) gave me the name my rookie season. He saw the way I played and practiced on the field and just began calling me "Pitbull".

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Did you watch the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl draft last night?

Captains Michael Irvin and Cris Carter picked some super-duper squads. Check out the highlights here.

Which of the two squads do you think will win?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl kicks-off this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.

Team Carter Team Irvin
QB
Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, Andy Dalton Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford
RB
Jamaal Charles, Justin Forsett, Alfred Morris, John Kuhn C.J. Anderson, Mark Ingram, DeMarco Murray, Marcel Reece
WR
A.J. Green, T.Y. Hilton, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown Odell Beckham Jr., Golden Tate, Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb
TE
Martellus Bennett, Greg Olsen Jimmy Graham, Jason Witten
OT
Joe Staley, Duane Brown, Ryan Clady Joe Thomas, Tyron Smith, Trent Wiliams
G
Evan Mathis, Mike Pouncey, Josh Sitton Kyle Long, Zach Martin, Marshall Yanda
DE
J.J. Watt, Mario Williams, Calais Campbell Robert Quinn, Cameron Wake, DeMarcus Ware
DT
Marcell Dareus, Dontari Poe, Kyle Williams Geno Atkins, Aaron Donald, Sheldon Richardson
OLB
Justin Houston, Connor Barwin, Tamba Hali Elvis Dumervil Clay Matthews, Von Miller
ILB
C.J. Mosley, Lawrence Timmons Luke Kuechly, D'Qwell Jackson
CB
Patrick Peterson, Aqib Talib, Antonio Cromartie, Sam Shields Vontae Davis, Brent Grimes, Joe Haden, Chris Harris Jr.
S
Antoine Bethea, Glover Quin, Donte Whitner Eric Weddle, Mike Adams, T.J. Ward
P
Pat McAfee Kevin Huber
PK
Cody Parkey Adam Vinatieri
RS
Devin Hester Darren Sproles
ST
Justin Bethel Darrell Stuckey
LS
Jon Dorenbos L.P. Ladouceur
Poll: Which player are you most surprise didn't make the Pro Bowl?

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl players have been announced.

But what team are they on?

Remember, the Pro Bowl teams are now chosen via draft! The Pro Bowl Draft airs on Wednesday, January 21 on NFL Network (8:00 PM ET). Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year's alumni team captains and they will take turns drafting player to their teams.

QUARTERBACKS:
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

RUNNING BACKS
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Demarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys

FULLBACKS
John Kuhn, Green Bay Packers
Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders

WIDE RECIEVERS
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

TIGHT ENDS
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots
Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos
Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints
Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers
Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Kyle Long, Chicago Bears
Nick Mangold, New York Jets
Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Peters, Philadelphia Eagles
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers
Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys
Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals
Marcell Dareus, Buffalo Bills
Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams
Gerald Mc Coy, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dontari Poe, KLansas City Chiefs
Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins
Marcus Ware, Denver Broncos
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
Kyle Williams, Buffalo Bills

LINEBACKERS
Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles
Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos
Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
Lawrence Timmons, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Vontae Davis, Indianapolis Colts
Tashaun Gipson, Cleveland Browns
Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins
Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns
Chris Harris, Denver Broncos
Glover Quin, Detroit Lions
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks
Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos
T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers

SPECIAL TEAMS
Justin Bethel of Arizona Cardinals
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Devin Hester, Atlanta Falcons
Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts
Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles
Matthew Slater, New England Patriots
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

Catch the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET.

Last year the Kansas City Chiefs won their first nine games after having the worst season in franchise history the previous year. The Chiefs were the main example for an improving team, but they were not the only team to significantly improve. San Diego, Carolina, and New Orleans all had their teams reach the playoffs after missing the postseason the previous year. Here are a few teams that could take a big step forward.

1. New York Giants- The Giants have been up and down for the past 10 years, but last year was the worst season in the stretch. The team lost its first six games and finished the season 7-9. Quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions, most in the NFL, and only 18 touchdowns. That should change this year. After the woeful start, the Giants went 7-3 in their last ten games to close out the year. Manning will now have a dynamic rookie to throw to in Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle has potential as a starter. The offensive line, one of the worst in the NFL last year, added center Weston Richberg in the draft and guard Geoff Schwartz in free agency and the running game now has Rashad Jennings. The defense was solid last year after they traded for linebacker Jon Beason and the secondary is improved with the acquisitions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. Justin Tuck left, but if Jason Pierre-Paul stays healthy the pass rush could be scary. It also helps that the Giants are in the NFC East and have the pieces to run away with the division.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers- Like the Giants, Pittsburgh started last season poorly, losing their first four games. But in the second half of the season, the Steelers went 6-2 and were a San Diego loss away from making the postseason. The defense has improved with the additions of rookies Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt and veteran safety Mike Mitchell, and several young players could break out. If Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds improve, the pass rush could be one of the best in the league. The linebacking core of Jones, Worilds, Shazier, and Lawrence Timmons is the strength of the defense and shows how the team is getting younger and faster. On offense, LeVeon Bell could emerge as a top running back. After his injury in the beginning of the season, Bell did very well and could be the center of the offense this year. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still one of the best in the league and has a great receiver in Antonio Brown, who had 1,499 receiving yards last year. Look for the Steelers to contend for the AFC North and make the playoffs.

3. Baltimore Ravens- John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco both missed the playoffs for the first time in their professional careers after making the playoffs five times. Flacco gets some of the blame after throwing a career-high in interceptions, but plenty of other units get some of the blame. Ray Rice, usually one of the best runners in the NFL, had a terrible season, partly because the offensive line was awful. But there is a good chance of significant improvement. The offensive line was improved, meaning the running game should be better, and Steve Smith, the best player in franchise history for the Panthers, was added to make the receiving group more dangerous. Dennis Pitta, Flacco's favorite target, is now healthy and should have 700 yards and 5 touchdowns. The defense also has potential. The unit has gotten a lot younger and has rookie C.J. Mosley, Matt Elam, and Jimmy Smith complementing Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Haloti Ngata. The special teams unit is arguably the best in the league, with Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker, punter Sam Koch, and electric returner Jacoby Jones.

4. Houston Texans- In 2013, the Texans won their first two games... and then lost their next 14 games. The team got a lot better this off-season, especially the pick of Jadeveon Clowney and hiring of head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney and former Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt could be the best pass rushing duo ever and will definitely be scaring quarterbacks for the next 10 years. O'Brien will improve the offense and needs to choose between veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, backup Case Keenum, and rookie Tom Savage for the starting quarterback job. Ben Tate left, but Arian Foster used to be one of the best running backs in the league. Andre Johnson, the best player in the history of the Texans, is in a contract dispute but should come back and can be one of the most consistent receivers in the league. Houston has been injury-plagued and Foster and linebacker Brian Cushing will need to stay healthy for the team to contend. But thanks to the hirings of O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and an extremely easy division, the Texans will have a bounce back year and could go to the playoffs.

5. Chicago Bears- For the majority of the 21st century, the Chicago Bears have been a defense-first team. But after Lovie Smith was fired, the focus switched. The team hired offensive guru Marc Trestman to improve their traditionally mediocre offense and it worked immediately. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall had great years and Alshon Jeffery emerged as one of the elite wide receivers. And all of that was with a career backup, Josh McCown, at starting quarterback for most of the year, and now Jay Cutler is back from injury. The team was one win away from the playoffs last year and could win their division with their stellar receiver combination. The problem, surprisingly, is the defense, which was injury-prone for most of the Year and was near the bottom of the league in multiple statistical categories. The Bears did get help in the pass rush with the additions of Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen and the team has multiple young players who could emerge. Chicago has not lived up to expectations in recent years, but if they can dodge the injury bug they could win their division and make the playoffs.
Poll. Who was the biggest draft steal?

What is a NFL Draft "steal?" It's when a team gets an awesome player in one of the later rounds of the draft.

 
Some of these guys are future Hall of Famers...how did so many teams miss on them???
 

Top Five Recent Draft Steals

 

5. Elvis Dumervil (2006)

Denver Broncos, 4th Round -126 Overall

Were there really 125 better players in the 2004 draft?  We kinda doubt this, too.

 

Career Stats: 256 Tackles, 73 Sacks and 18 Forced Fumbles

Accomplishments:  3 Pro Bowls – NFL Sack Leader (2009)

 

4. Jared Allen (2004)

Kansas City Chiefs, 4th Round -126 Overall

Ah...that's amazing.  Both Allen and Dumervil were the 126th player picked in their respective drafts.  Coincidence? 

 

Career Stats: 555 Tackes, 128 Sacks and 29 Forced Fumbles

Accomplishments:  5 Pro Bowls –NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 2 time NFL Sack Leader

 
 3.  Robert Mathis (2003)

Indianapolis Colts, 5th Round - 138 Overall

Whenever you can draft a future Hall of Fame DE in the 5th round, we suggest you do it!

 

Career Stats: 487 Tackles, 111 Sacks and 48 Forced Fumbles

Accomplishments:  6 Pro Bowls –Super Bowl Championship – AFC Defensive Player of the Year

 

2. Marques Colston (2006)

New Orleans Saints, 7th Round - 252 Overall

We’re not sure how the Saints found Colston, but Drew Brees sure is glad that they did.

 

Career Stats: 449 receptions, 6,240 yards and 48 TDs.

Accomplishments: 1 Super Bowl Championship - Saints All-Time Leading Receiver

 

1. Tom Brady (2000)

New England Patriots, 6th Round - 199 Overall  

Wow...just wow. The Patriots finding Tom Brady in the 6th round is like finding a winning lottery ticket.

 

Career Stats: 4,178 Completions, 49,149 Passing Yards 359 TDs.

Accomplishments:  9 Pro Bowls - 3 Super Bowl Championships – 2 NFL MVPs

 

Poll. Who is the best player on the Ravens?

We thought it might be fun to get the NFL RUSH community opinion on the best player for each of the 32 teams. We randomly selected the Baltimore Ravens to be the second team for this poll.


Nominees:

Based on their skills and importance to the team we narrowed down their roster to the 5 finalists listed in alphabetical order below.   

 

Elvis Dumervil (DE)

Joe Flacco (QB)

Haloti Ngata (DT)

Ray Rice (RB)

Terrell Suggs (LB)

Our Pick: Haloti Ngata 

Since entering the league eight years ago, DT Haloti Ngata has anchored the Ravens stellar defensive squads. He is literally an unstoppable disruptive force in the middle of the line. He’s just a beast and on this Ravens squad, he’s the best.

 

 

Poll. Which team will sign Brian Urlacher?

The NFL Free Agency is in full swing, and there are still questions as to where the Chicago Bears’ 8-time pro bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher will end up. Urlacher has recently rejected a one-year, $2 million dollar proposal from the Bears. It was reported that Urlacher was hoping for a one-year contract worth between $3.5 million and $4 million. The limited free agency market for linebackers certainly isn't helping Urlacher either, as there are younger players such as Karlos Dansby and Elvis Dumervil who could possibly be more productive. As for the teams that are interested in Urlacher, it has come down to the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys, which is certainly not what Urlacher was hoping for. Both teams are continuing to lose interest in the 34-year-old, as the Cowboys already have a premier linebacker in Sean Lee, and Minnesota is not willing to spend big money on Urlacher.

This situation definitely does not favor Urlacher, and there are still question marks surrounding the linebacker. Where do you think the he will end up?

 

 

Hey NFL RUSHers!  The Free Agency period is officially open and we've got your highlights of the biggest signings, cuts and trades.   CB Nnamdi Asomugha has returned to the Bay Area by signing a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.     WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be catching passes from QB Andrew Luck after he agreed to join the Indianapolis Colts.    DE Elvis Dumervil will join the Ravens.  Dumervil was released by the Broncos but was exp

Hey NFL RUSHers!  The Free Agency period is officially open and we've got your highlights of the biggest signings, cuts and trades.

 

CB Nnamdi Asomugha has returned to the Bay Area by signing a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.  

 

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey will be catching passes from QB Andrew Luck after he agreed to join the Indianapolis Colts. 

 

DE Elvis Dumervil will join the Ravens.  Dumervil was released by the Broncos but was expected to return the team before the Ravens swooped in and got a much needed defensive star.

 

S Ed Reed is going to the Texans.  Another Ravens star has left the flock.

 

K Billy Cundiff has signed with the 49ers.  The team was unhappy with their kicking last season and hop Cundiff can be consistent.


WR Greg Jennings has joined the Vikings.  The Packers couldn't make room for him and now he's joined their rival.

 

TE Dustin Keller agreed to play with the Dolphins next season.


RB Steven Jackson has agreed to play for the Falcons next season.  This gives the Falcos the dual-threat RB they were looking for. 

 

LB Conor Barwin signed on with the Eagles.  He was a standout defender for the Texans last season.

 

QB Matt Cassel will join the Vikings just hours after being released from the Chiefs.  The team says Cassel will compete for the starting job in the offseason.

 

WR Danny Amendola is joining the Patriots.  The Patriots acted quickly after losing Wes Welker. 

 

WR Wes Welker has agreed to join Peyton Manning and the Broncos.  Wes has an NFL-record five seasons with over 100 receptions.

 

Safety Dashon Goldson is joining the Buccaneers.  Goldson was a star on the NFC champion 49ers defense last season. 

 

RB Reggie Bush has signed up to join the Lions next season.  Bush will provide the Lions with a playmaker who has a chance to score from anywhere on the field.

 

RB Rashard Mendenhall is reported to have a deal to join the Cardinals.  The Former Steelers RB is maybe the answer the Cardinals have been looking for.

 

WR Mike Wallace, has signed with the Dolphins giving the Fins a much needed big-play threat.

 

LB Paul Kruger will join the Browns.  He was a key piece in the Ravens Super Bowl run.

 

QB Joe Flacco and the Ravens have agreed to a contract which means the Super Bowl MVP will be back in Baltimore.

 

QB Alex Smith is said to be on the move from the 49ers to the Chiefs.  This is the first piece to a hopeful season in Kansas City.

 

DT Cullen Jenkins will join the Giants after being released by the Eagles earlier in the week.  He is a big veteran run stopper that should help the Giants rebuild a once-great defense.

 

TE Tony Gonzalez informed the Falcons that he will come back for one more year.  Tony G was considering retiring this offseason.

 

CB Nnamdi Asomugha  will be released from the Eagles, adding another big time name to the free agency pool.

 

Stay tuned for more player news as we follow the action right here!

 

Miami seems to underachieve every season.  On paper, this team looks like a great group but something just doesn't click.  This offseason has already given them a lot of good to look forward to and they still have 11 picks in the NFL Draft to get some young talent.


Miami Dolphins

2012 Record: 6-10

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

  • - Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill showed a strong arm and plenty of potential
  • - DT Randy Starks was named to play in the Pro Bowl
  • - Free agent signings of WR Mike Wallace, TE Dustin Keller, and LB Dannell Ellerbe

 

The Bad:

 

  • - They had the 27th ranked offense
    • - They went 2-6 in road games
  • - Lost T Jake Long and RB Reggie Bush in free agency

 

The Future:

 

  • - Draft Position #12: DB Xavier Rhodes, OT Lane Johnson
  • - Free Agent Targets: DE Elvis Dumervil and DB Brent Grimes
  • - Trade: RB Daniel Thomas––the former 2nd round pick has underachieved thus far and has been passed by Lamar Miller on the depth chart
Poll. Will the Broncos upset the Steelers?
On Sunday Night Football, the Broncos host the Steelers but 62% of NFLRUSH Pick Em players have chosen the Steelers to win. The Steelers come in with basically the same team from last season, except they are a year older and slower. The Steelers still bring a tough defense but it shouldn't be as tough as it was in the past.  
 
This isn't about what the Steelers don't have, it's about what the Broncos do have. The Broncos defense is led by LB Von Miller and DE Elvis Dumervil, a duo that combined for 21 sacks in 2011 and will sack QB Ben Roethlisberger multiple times. Also, there's this guy named Peyton Manning who joined the Broncos during the off season. Have you heard of him? Over 13 seasons, he has thrown for 54,828 yards and 399 TDs. Add the fact that they are playing in the Mile-High City and you have only one conclusion:
 
Hey Steelers, you're on UPSET ALERT!

Poll. Will the Broncos win more or less than 10 games in 2012?

Last Year’s Record: : 8-8


Predicted 2012 Record: 10-6

Players Added: 
QB Peyton Manning, TE Jacob Tamme, CB Tracy Porter, DT Derek Wolfe, QB Brock Osweiler and RB Ronnie Hillman

 
Player Lost: 
QB Tim Tebow, QB Brady Quinn, and WR Eddie Royal

 

Much like last season, the Broncos fortunes this year will depend on the performance of their Quarterback.  Tim Tebow’s journey last year from benchwarmer to playoff hero was nothing short of amazing. His leadership skills and penchant for 4th quarter comebacks combined to elevate him to folk hero status. 

 

As fun as Tebow’s exploits were, he will be replaced this year by future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning.  After spending last year recovering from a series of injuries, Peyton arrives in Denver looking to reclaim his status as one of the best QBs in the game.  If healthy, he’s capable of elevating the Broncos into the AFC title conversation. It’s a big “if,” but we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. 

 

The Defense is lead by last year’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, LB Von Miller, who combined with DE Elvis Dumervil, rookie DT Derek Wolfe, and future Hall-of-Famer CB Champ Bailey to form a solid unit. 

 

All things considered, we view the Broncos as a team to watch this year.

Elvis Dumervil is one of the NFL's most feared defensive ends. His ability to get to the QB for sacks makes him a focal point for any opposing offense.  

 

Should Elvis Dumervil be ranked higher?

The Steelers boast the top defense in the league and should be a huge test for Broncos QB Tim Tebow. But Tebow has definitely overcome some huge obstacles already this season. After taking over a 1-4 team, Tebow won 7 of his first 8 games to lift this team to the playoffs. While the headline QB gets all the press, he didn't do it alone. Broncos RB Willis McGahee reemerged this season to rush for 1199 yards giving his team a one-two punch. The Broncos defense stepped up as well with LBs E

The Steelers boast the top defense in the league and should be a huge test for Broncos QB Tim Tebow. But Tebow has definitely overcome some huge obstacles already this season. After taking over a 1-4 team, Tebow won 7 of his first 8 games to lift this team to the playoffs. While the headline QB gets all the press, he didn't do it alone. Broncos RB Willis McGahee reemerged this season to rush for 1199 yards giving his team a one-two punch. The Broncos defense stepped up as well with LBs Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller leading the way. The Steelers gave up the 9th most sacks with 42 this season. I don't know if Tim Tebow can do it but if you look at the Broncos as a whole, they will give the Steelers a whole lot of trouble.

Hey Steelers! You're on Upset Alert!

Drafting in Denver

Hello Football fans! I will be announcing who I want the Broncos to pick in picks 1,2, and 3. First, I want the Broncos to get Dez Bryant, a top receiver in the NFL Draft especially with the possibility of WR Brandon Marshall not being there any more, we might need another receiver.

I want the Broncos to get a certain Quarterback named Tom Hiller, he is from the Boise State Broncos (funny huh?) all the "Top Quarterbacks" will probably be gone by the time the Broncos have their second pick though.

In the third round I want to Broncos to get RB Rolando McClain. We need to uprgrade our rushing game with the possibility of Elvis Dumervil gone too.

Tyler

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Ring #44 Saints or Colts? Can you imagine, the season is ending, one week before either the Colts get more rings, or the Saints get their first. I think the Saints, despite being highest scoring, won't be able to pull out a win against "Comeback" Manning's Colts! Reason 1. First of all, there is a reason the Colts outlasted the Saints in wins. The Saints defense doesn't have many "big name players".  Reason 2: The Saints can easily take advantage of a weak offensive line, but the Co

Ring #44 Saints or Colts?

Can you imagine, the season is ending, one week before either the Colts get more rings, or the Saints get their first. I think the Saints, despite being highest scoring, won't be able to pull out a win against "Comeback" Manning's Colts!

Reason 1. First of all, there is a reason the Colts outlasted the Saints in wins. The Saints defense doesn't have many "big name players". 

Reason 2: The Saints can easily take advantage of a weak offensive line, but the Colts offensive line is anything but weak, so, the Saints weren't able to sack Famous Favre, who's line was weak, so I doubt they will fair better with Quick-draw Manning.

Reason 3: The Colts have #2 Passing, and they have a variety of power receivers to throw to, hard to have your best CB guard all of them (like the Jets game, Revis couldn't guard all of them.)

Reason 4: The Colts have a seasoned Super Bowl team, the Saints are fresh out of the playoffs. I think the score will be 38-35 Colts.

Now the Pro Bowl, it was my first one so I was shocked to see no blitzing, that makes players like Ray Lewis and Elvis Dumervil worth less to the Pro Bowl, I was also disappointed because Schaub only passed to my favorite player Brandon Marshall once, but it was an impressive touchdown with it too. I thought the interception-lateral combo was amazing; it is picked by Dawkins, laterals to Bailey, who fakes a lateral, and laterals it far! My dad (being an NFC fan) was angry, but I noticed a connection to Romo's last second pick and Favre's last second fourth down pick that destroyed their chances of winning, only this time, there was no overtime. Schaub did a good job though, I would have him on my team any day!

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PRO BOWL THIS SUNDAY IN MIAMI! Before I talk about the next week's Super Bowl, I am going to write about the Pro Bowl, before the Colts won, I would have loved to see Manning and Marshall, but Manning is in the Super Bowl, and Rivers and Brady are injured, but I would like to see Schaub and Marshall working together, but one thing the NFC has to watch out for is the AFC Outside Linebacker, Elvis Dumervil, he leads the NFL in sacks. On to Brett Favre, I am not sure if he will return or no

PRO BOWL THIS SUNDAY IN MIAMI!

Before I talk about the next week's Super Bowl, I am going to write about the Pro Bowl, before the Colts won, I would have loved to see Manning and Marshall, but Manning is in the Super Bowl, and Rivers and Brady are injured, but I would like to see Schaub and Marshall working together, but one thing the NFC has to watch out for is the AFC Outside Linebacker, Elvis Dumervil, he leads the NFL in sacks.

On to Brett Favre, I am not sure if he will return or not, I mean, the Saints kept hitting him after the halfback got the ball, so that most likely shook him up. If he does return he might not go back to the Vikings, he will probably go to a team with better linemen (haha) I am thinking the Cardinals if Kurt isn't there,

And the rookie of the year award, that's an easy one, Mark Sanchez, he nearly led his team to a Super Bowl as a rookie, an accomplishment definitely. If not him, then probably Knowshon Moreno, he didn't make any big landmarks but he was a fighter, he made good yardage with a team that is less than decent at protecting the run.

And this year's MVP, Gawrsh, I think it's between Aaron Rodgers or Brett Favre... I say Cut the trophy in half and give it to both of them!

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BRONCOS DREAM SEASON! For the Broncos, this year has been dream season so far.  It has certainly been a suprise that the Broncos have been this good so far.  After the fighting with Brandon Marshall and new first time coach Josh McDaniels, and trading away former first round draft pick Jay Cutler, thoughts were that this year was going to be a rebuilding year. However, guys have come through this year, Marshall got over the fighting, young guys like Knowshean Moreno and Elvis D

BRONCOS DREAM SEASON!

For the Broncos, this year has been dream season so far.  It has

certainly been a suprise that the Broncos have been this good so

far.  After the fighting with Brandon Marshall and new first time coach Josh McDaniels, and trading away former first round draft pick Jay Cutler, thoughts were that this year was going to be a rebuilding year. However, guys have come through this year, Marshall got over the fighting, young guys like Knowshean Moreno and Elvis Dumerville have stepped up, and Kyle Orton has become a potential MVP candidate. 

 

The reason Kyle Orton has had such a turnaround, is because of that spread it out, shut-gun type offense that McDaniels brought to Denver, the same offense the New England Patriots used to put up record numbers on

offense in 2007.


My Fantasy Hot Picks for the week:

 

QB: Matt Schaub, Matt has put up pro bowl type numbers,

already throwing for over 300 yards in 4 games this year, and this

week, he goes up against the struggling Buffalo Bills secondary.

 

RB: Kevin Smith, maybe not well-known, but Kevin Smith is the

runningback for the Detroit Lions, the same Lions that go up against

the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL, the St, Louis Rams, and the same Lions that are going to either start a back-up quarterback, Daunte Cullpepper or Drew Stanton, or a recently injured rookie quarterback in Matthew Stafford.

 

WR: Mike Sims-Walker, the starting wide reciever for the Jacksonville Jaguars, is going up against the same defense that allowed 59 points and 6 touchdown passes against the Patriots just 2 weeks ago

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The Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil recorded 4 sacks and one forced fumble in helping Denver dominate the visiting Cleveland Browns at Mile High Stadium on Sunday by a final score of 27-6.
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  # David Garrard Jacksonville Jaguars
 
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  (SB) Jeff Saturday
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  # Kevin Mawae
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  * Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns
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  # Shaun Ellis
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Baltimore Ravens
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Outside Linebacker (3) * Elvis Dumervil
Denver Broncos
  * James Harrison
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  ** Brian Cushing
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  LaMarr Woodley
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Inside/Middle Linebacker (2) * Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens
  DeMeco Ryans
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Cornerback (3) * Nnamdi Asomugha Oakland Raiders
  * Darrelle Revis
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  Champ Bailey
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  # Yeremiah Bell
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