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


PFT Report: Three-way trade sends Ernie Sims to Philly

19 04 2010

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on April 19, 2010 11:41 AM ET
An offseason full of big-name trades has added another significant deal to the mix.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports on a three-way trade between the Eagles, Broncos, and Lions. Linebacker Ernie Sims will land in Philadelphia, while tight end Tony Scheffler goes to the Lions.

PFT’s Mike Florio reports that the Broncos will get a fifth-round pick from the Eagles. Denver will send a seventh-round pick to the Lions.

It’s not a great deal for the Broncos, who wanted a third-round pick for their promising young tight end. Instead, they essentially dumped Scheffler to move up two rounds on the draft’s third day.

The move also shows how down the Lions were on Sims’ long-term prospects.

UPDATE: Here’s a look at what we learned from this trade.

3 Blind Mice With Nowhere to Run

24 09 2008

by John Ryan

With week 3 now in the books in the NFL, it is a lot easier to flesh out the so-called “haves” and “have-nots.” After 21 days we can come to the not so hard to discern conclusion that Detroit, St. Louis, and Kansas City are the three worst teams in the NFL. Each is bad for different reasons, but all seem to hold a few common similarities. In my humble order, I say Kansas City has the best chance at getting good again the soonest, followed by Detroit, and St. Louis brings up the rear. First, let’s go from worst to first in this unceremonious pecking order to flesh out problems and solutions for these teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking News: Lions Millen Fired

24 09 2008

by John Ryan

After a tenure that lasted a lot longer than it should have, Matt Millen has been fired from his post as president and chief executive with the Detroit Lions.  The move comes days after Bill Ford, Jr. decried for the firing and said he would have done it if he had the authority.  Although it’s still unclear whether he was fired or resigned, it is believed he has indeed been fired.  The Lions, 31-84 under Millen, have been resisting public outcry for Millen’s outcry for 4 seasons now, including an infamous 2003 season finale in which fans were to stage a boycott of the game. Apparently Sunday was the straw that broke the camels back in the eyes of the Lions brass.  No plans for a replacement have been discussed, but will monitor the situation and give updates throughout the day.