The Duke’s Picks – NFL Week 10

13 11 2011


CINCINNATI BENGALS +4 Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos +3.5 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Buffalo Bills +5.5 DALLAS COWBOYS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS +3.5 Houston Texans

Tennessee Titans +3.5 CAROLINA PANTHERS

ATLANTA FALCONS even New Orleans Saints

CLEVELAND BROWNS -2.5 St. Louis Rams

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES -12 Arizona Cardinals


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS +7.5 Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions +3 CHICAGO BEARS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers -3 NY Giants


NEW YORK JETS even New England Patriots


Philly Airport Dislike Terrorists…Hate Cowboys Fans!

19 02 2010

Pacman Jones Suspended

14 10 2008

Nothing seems to be going right for the Dallas Cowboys.  Tony Romo, Felix Jones, Sam Hurd, and Terrence Newman will all miss significant time due to injury.  Now, Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended indefinitely, without pay, by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the terms of his reinstatement.  The following is from NFL.COM:

“Jones will miss at least the next four games. Goodell will determine the final length of the suspension following the Cowboys’ Week 11 game against Washington on Nov. 16. The decision on whether Jones can return to play will be based on his strict compliance with his NFL and Dallas Cowboys treatment plans as well as on evaluations of his progress that will be provided to Goodell by clinical experts retained by the NFL.

Jones was involved in an alcohol-related physical altercation at a Dallas hotel on Oct. 8 that resulted in hotel employees calling the police. Goodell in today’s letter to Jones called it a continuation of “a disturbing pattern of behavior and clearly inconsistent with the conditions I set for your continued participation in the NFL.”

NFL Power Rankings

23 09 2008

by Michael DeLuca

Yet another exciting week of NFL football has come and gone.  Some major upsets, close calls, and key injuries have really shaken up our rankings.  Let’s have a look at the rankings as they stand heading into week four of NFL action…

1.  Dallas Cowboys (3-0) – Their dominating performance in Cleveland in week 1 was followed up by a week 2 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.  In week three they traveled to Green Bay, where they had never won a game, and took it to the Packers for an impressive victory.  Rookie Felix Jones has proven to be a dynamic playmaker.  Marion “The Barbarian” is an absolute beast.

2.  New York Giants (3-0) – Defending Super Bowl Champions haven’t seemed to miss a beat on defense despite the losses of Michael Strahan to retirement and Osi Umenyiora to a season ending injury.  They coasted to wins in their first two games, but were just barely able to get past the lowly Cincinnati Bengals in week 3, winning by a field goal in overtime. 

3.  Denver Broncos (3-0) – The offense is explosive, while the defense is atrocious.  Brandon Marshall may have taken over as the premier wide receiver in the NFL.  Jay Cutler continues to show poise in the pocket, a rocket arm, and deadly accuracy.

4.  Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) – Despite injuries to Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook, the Eagles held on for a hard fought victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Jim Johnson’s defense did what they do best, blitz.  In week 2, Philadelphia hung through 4 quarters of football with the best team in the NFL…in their own building.  May be a different story when  these teams meet in Philly. Read the rest of this entry »

Enough With the T.O. vs. McNabb Angle Already!

11 09 2008

by John Ryan

Ever since Terrell Owens left the Eagles and became a member of the hated Cowboys, the sexy story when the Birds played the Boys was T.O. vs. McNabb.  The recluse vs. the company man, good vs. evil, the brash vs. the humble, etc. Spin it anyway you want, and word it however, but the bottom line is it was a great story…..while it lasted. 

We are now 3 seasons removed since Owens left and all the national media ever wants to talk about is that feud.  That star-crossed relationship.  How it started, who was better, who was right, who has played better.  Read the rest of this entry »

Madden NFL 09 Predictions: NFC

18 08 2008

by Kevin Collins

“The most accurate football simulation ever.”  This is what the new NFL Madden 09 video game boasts.  I figured, if this is the case, why not preview the entire NFL season simply through Madden.  The skeptic may think, “well Kevin, Brett Favre is on the Packers, not the Jets in Madden 09 amongst other roster flaws, how is this accurate?”  Well let me tell you, at the time simulation, the rosters were downloaded straight from EA Sports most recent update.  They are as accurate as possible.

As seen above, this is the first part in a 3 part series of entries.  Today I will preview the NFC.  One of the great things about Madden is that it calculates MVPs, Pro-Bowlers, etc.  These too will all be listed in this and the upcoming articles.

Before we start, let me just reassure the reader I did absolutely nothing to interfere with the outcomes of games, trades, etc.  I simply pressed the “sim entire season” button.  Here’s how the NFC stacked up…

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Introducing…The All-NFC East team

17 08 2008
Top-to-bottom, the NFC East is the NFL's best division.

Top-to-bottom, the NFC East is the NFL's best.

By Mike Gill

The NFC East is arguably the most competitive division in all of football.  Three of the four teams made the playoffs last season and there is a strong chance that could happen again this season.  While Dallas is the favorite, the Giants are the defending Super Bowl champs, the Skins made the playoffs and the Eagles are improved. So take a look at the NFL’s best divisions best players :

QBDonovan McNabb– You might want Tony Romo, but I need to see him win a playoff game first.  You might say Eli Manning, because he won the Super Bowl last season.  But I’ll take number five, he is poised for a huge season.

RBBrian Westbook– Mr. Do-it-all for the Eagles gets the nod over a talented field, Marion Barber III and Clinton Portis could have been here, but Westbrook is much more important to hs team and more versatile running back. Read the rest of this entry »