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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 1-5-19 (click post for audio)

Mack’s running puts the two-stepping Texans out of whack
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NFL Update:

  • Cowboys mount and stuff Seahawks with a bruising performance by Zeke and some timely, clutch moments from Dak. In a year that many cite as one of his finest displays of coaching prowess, Petey C. was curiously asleep at the wheel, particularly when it came to the offensive play calling. Seattle mindlessly ran again and again into a brick wall at AT&T, getting its wake up call with two minutes left, when it was a classic case of too little, too late. And what was with that idiotic drop kick/onside kick to end the game by Dickson. Leave that junk in the Aussie rules league, please! #Cowboys #Seahawks
  • Colts are thanking their lucky stars they have Luck; Texans take a serious punch on the chin and will have a nice long off season to figure out why they were knocked so woozy. The bottom line is that Watson is by no means a polished, seasoned product and has a ton of growing up to do. He doesn’t read defenses well enough and telegraphs his throws. Today, he was also consistently off target, and there wasn’t much in the way of perimeter options with his No. 1 option, Hopkins, neutralized. KC had better be ready, as Luck showed what he can do to them in that wild 45-44 game a few years back. Congratulations to Frank Reich for engineering a pretty amazing recovery this year. #Colts #Texans

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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-30-18 (click post for audio)

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Playoffs are set; Eagles and Ravens are flying high, while Steelers, Texans and Vikings grieve

NFL Update:

  • Browns make it very interesting, largely due to a huge game from Baker Mayfield, but in the end Baltimore’s size and muscle was just too much for the visitors to handle. This team is ready to move on in the playoffs, with a defense that could give massive headaches to the conference favorites. #Browns #Ravens
  • Chiefs dispatch the wandering, how homeless Raiders with less than minimal difficulty, and hope they can now enjoy a nice long homestand before the Super Bowl. #Raiders #Chiefs
  • Redskins roll over and play dead in Landover, while Eagles remind us they have the hearts of champions. #Eagles #Redskins
  • Chargers rely on their defense to debunk the Broncos, but questions do remain whether they are tough enough to weather what will likely be an uncomfortable trip east to face #4 Baltimore in round one. Better get ready for a bruising battle. #Chargers #Broncos
  • Steelers recover from another puzzling, elongated trance to conquer a depleted Bengals squad. But after the game, they and their fans are treated to watching a particularly cruel tease by the Browns, who fall about 15 yards short of a mammoth upset of Baltimore’s purple birds. This was truly a fitting end to season of lost opportunities, lapses in concentration, and shocking mistakes. Changes need to be made by the front office, or this franchise risks falling seriously behind the leaders of the AFC. #Steelers #Bengals
  • Lions rock Aaron’s world, and leave the Packers in complete shambles as they say goodbye to a disappointing 2018. Talk about split personalities! #Lions #Packers
  • Patriots do what Patriots do and enjoy that home cooking comfort food with a habitual spanking of the regrettable Jets at Foxboro. #Patriots #Jets
  • Texans tag Jags with another ignominius and insulting loss, while securing home field for the first round of the playoffs. Don’t worry Houston, Jacksonville didn’t take offense … in any sense of the word. #Jaguars #Texans
  • Rams push around the wimpy Niners, but are they really the big bully on the NFC block? #Rams #Cardinals
  • Hawks kick the Cards out of their nest and turn their attention to the rest of the playoff contenders. #Seahawks #Cardinals
  • Falcons finish strong, leaving much hope for Ryan and the boys’ recovery in 2019; as for the Bucs, absolutely no light at the end of the tunnel in Tampa. #Falcons #Buccaneers
  • Dak makes sure Cowboys don’t slack off in a completely meaningless season finale at East Rutherford. This loss may well be the final chapter in the Giant book of Eli. #Cowboys #Giants
  • Allen and Co. help Buffalo experience some much celebrated home improvement. As for Gase, his days seem to be numbered. #Dolphins #Bill

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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 12-22-18 (click post for audio)

Brave Ravens snub the Bolts at the Stub-Hub
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  • Backs against the wall, Ravens play like there was no tomorrow and most likely kill any Charger chances for the AFC West title; in the process, Baltimore also turns the table on the Steelers for the AFC North crown, as Pittsburgh now faces a must-win situation Sunday in New Orleans (with a loss very likely throwing them out of the playoff hunt entirely). #Ravens #Chargers
  • Ti-tans stay firmly embedded in the playoff convo with a critical home victory over the hard luck Skins that was not as easy as the final score indicated. Blaine Gabby Gabbert finally let his passing do the talking with a huge 2-yard TD to his ace in the hole, MyCole, and the Tennessee defense iced and Indian burial a few minutes later with an interception of journeyman J. Johnson. #Titans #Redskins
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-17-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Stink Panthers can’t get out of their own way on offense, and the result is a mercy killing at the hands of the relatively comatose Saints. Thankfully, this is the last time this year we’ll have to watch Cam Newton in prime time; good god has he gone downhill from his meteoric rise during Carolina’s run to the Super Bowl. For whatever reason, Rivera refuses to sit him, bad shoulder and all, and the result is a complete deterioration of his throwing mechanics, not to mention his perennial bad attitude. Tonight’s 2 minute drill was indeed one of the most pathetic attempts to drive a team 50 yards into field goal range in recent memory., and it’s clearly time to say Uncle and give this starter a seat on bench.

    As for Brees, he’s been in a funk since the Cowboy debacle, hanging back in the pocket and with difficulty seeing through the trees in front of him (he’ll need magical elevator shoes if he refuses to move), and the NFC looks completely/absolutely wide open. #Saints #Panthers

 

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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-16-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • On what may forever be known as Brady liberation day, Steelers free themselves from the yoke of NE’s oppression with a very satisfying home victory and go a long way toward clearing the way for a division title and/or playoff berth. Who knew that RB fill-in Samuels would look so smooth and be so effective, or that Boswell would come through when it looked so dark and foreboding in the waning minutes. This was a total team effort, including much better play in all phases of the defense, aside from a miscue in the opening minutes. The Patriots may indeed be slapping themselves silly down the road in the playoffs, when they realize they had the chance to kill Pittsburgh … and couldn’t do it. #Patriots #Steelers
  • Surprisingly sturdy Colts beat Dallas at their own game by grinding out a very important victory. Dallas seemed to lack intensity and focus all day, and now has more work to do if it seeks to win the division that talent forgot .. the NFC Least. #Cowboys #Colts
  • Ghastly OT loss for the shocked Seahawks, who could have greatly simplified their life by taking care of business. Now Seattle must go home, dress its wounds and stitch together a major upset against the Chiefs. #Seahawks #FortyNiners
  • Tampa finds out how frustrating it is to track down Action Jackson; Ravens continue breathing down the necks of the Steelers, but time is running out. #Ravens #Buccaneers
  • Tennessee still has its tentacles firmly on a wild card berth with Henry having another huge day. #Titans #Giants
  • Bengals don’t look resigned to another humiliating season after chest pumping performance by an inspired Joe Mixon. As for the Raiders, it’s unfortunately a return to disappointing normalcy after having occasion to celebrate last week at O.Co. #Raiders #Bengals
  • Redskins overcome their injured QB snag and rise to the occasion with a late fully of points that wrecks the Jags. #Redskins #Jaguars
  • Lazy Lions fall asleep in Orchard Park and wake up with a 1-point loss after Prater can’t produce from 48. #Lions #Bills
  • Atlanta’s offense finally gets off the ground against the dead duck Cardinals. #Cardinals #Falcons
  • Dolphins’ playoff goose was essentially cooked today in Minnesota, as Dalvin ran wild and Ryan was reeled in time and time again by the Purple People Eaters. #Dolphins #Vikings
  • Nick Foles returns to give the Eagles their much needed mojo back, while the Rams continue to moon walk into the playoffs … boy are their prospects cratering! #Rams #Eagles
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 12-15-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Broncos reduced to being tardy Chubb chasers, and Cleveland celebrates when Peppers breaks through the line to put Case on his case. The win keeps the Browns’ hopes on life support, nearly eliminates the unworthy Broncos, and lays the foundation for bigger dreams for next year. #Browns #Broncos
  • Flashes of brilliance for the struggling Jets, but Watson and Hopkins kill off far fetched plans for an upset. #Texans #Jets
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-13-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Chiefs choke away a two TD lead at home and now find themselves caught in a very precarious tussle for the top spot in the AFC West. The consequences for a loss next week in Seattle could be serious — no first round bye and a playoff game on the road. Quite a rude awakening for a team that was possibly looking at a home field pass throughout the AFC proceedings. How’d it happen? The Chargers cleaned up their act on defense, and Philip Rivers worked his typical, middle of the field magic (with a focus tonight on emerging star Mike Williams). Nobody squeezes in the soft, timing passes better than the LAC QB, and the Chiefs never took that play away. And this team seems to be taking on the rough and tumble, no nonsense personality of Coach Lynn. This could well be the year for the long suffering Chargers. Who’s really standing in their way? New England? #Chargers #Chiefs
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-10-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Vikings prove again that at their purple core, they are nothing more than extreme pretenders and wilt on command in a fateful final quarter at Safeco Field. Overpriced Kirk Cousins completes 60% of his passes for no apparent reason, and continues to display a unique brand of pocket yips. It was indeed comedic to watch his numerous misfires, fumbles and panic-induced hiccups, making a mockery of Minnesota’s pretensions that it belongs in the playoff conversation. As for Seattle, they have successfully and forcefully committed to productive running game, have a proven leader at QB and play tough defense on a regular basis. Undeniably, this is a recipe for success in the NFL. #Vikings #Seahawks
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-9-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Steeler fans file a class action against Chris Boswell after a ridiculous slip ‘n fall in the vicinity of The Black Hole. #Steelers #Raiders
  • Gronk turns spastic after he gets put on the defensive at Miami Gardens. #Patriots #Dolphins
  • Amari amasses another touchdown pass — his third — and the ‘Boys put the Eggles out of their ever-loving misery. They’ll need more productivity in the red zone (for sure), but this team is moving in the right direction for a deep run in the playoffs. #Cowboys #Eagles
  • Rams get body slammed in the city of broad shoulders. #Bears #Rams
  • Slay stars for the Silver and Blue in the who cares game of the day. #Lions #Cardinals
  • Great game in KC goes to the relentless Chiefs, who made the big plays when they had to and manage to shut down Lamar Jackson just in the nick of time. #Chiefs #Ravens
  • A blocked punt seems to wake up the lethargic Saints, and Brees goes on a scoring spree in the 4th quarter that lifts the prohibitive favorites to another division tile. #Saints #Buccaneers
  • Andrew Luck and an impressive wall of protection from the offensive line were the key components in this must-have win for the rebounding Colts. #Colts #Texans
  • Rodgers has no problem filling up the stat sheet for Philbin, and Packers tar and feather the hopeless Falcons. #Falcons #Packers
  • In apparent sympathy to the President, the Washington Deadskins look absolutely dreadful against the resurgent G-ment. Mark Sanchez stinks up the joint with a woeful performance that will certainly go down in the annals of historical futility. #Giants #Redskins
  • Could it be that greener pastures lie ahead for Gang Green, after Bam Bam Darnold leads the Jets to a dramatic, comeback victory of the bewildered Bills? #Jets #Bills
  • Slowly but surely, the Browns are improving their rep, while the Panthers continue to flounder. Newton needs a new attitude and the once proud defense looks dazed and confused … getting left behind on the playing field by Mayfield. As for Ron Rivera, it is definitely time to worry; those two games against the powerful Saints are looming. #Panthers #Browns
  • Broncos take way too long to get off the dime and fall short by a little after some heroics from Kittle. #Broncos #Niners
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 12-6-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Looks like the Ti-tans took their Viagra as they very convincingly win a game of reverse tag in Nashville, pushing away a pretty limp challenge from the lost and forlorn Jags with double digit stiffies from a very jacked up Henry. And Tennessee still has a decent chance at WC No. 2, with a relatively easy schedule to close out the year. #Titans #Jaguars

 

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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 12-3-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • No, we’re not fibbing … another Redskin QB goes down with a season ending injury (this time it’s both the tibia and fibula) … and extra ordinary journeyman Mark Sanchez can’t save them from getting clawed to death by the desperate Eagles. Philly moves on to face Dallas for an all-the-marbles game next week, while Washington needs a special medicine man to do some serious praying. #Redskins #Eagles
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 12-2-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Dolphins hang on and catch Bills from behind … thereby avoiding 2nd season extinction. #Bills #Dolphins
  • Minnesota needed a leader today in New England, and Cousins never stepped up to get the job done. Kudos to the Patriots, who look back on track for another 1st round bye in the playoffs. #Vikings #Patriots
  • After the Hunts release Hunt, Mahomes roams into Oakland, and the leads the Chiefs over the hapless Raiders. #Chiefs #Raiders
  • Tense time in Tennessee ends well for Titans when Marcus finds his mark. Titans salvage a narrow win and stay relevant for the wild card … for at least a little while longer. #Jets #Titans
  • Ravens tame the Falcons, firmly raising the issue regarding the whereabouts of what once was one of the league’s most dangerous aerial attacks. Great work by rookie Jackson, who is making the big plays with both his arm and his active feet. Baltimore’s figured out how to fly without Flacco and may well be playing in January. #Ravens #Falcons
  • Winston’s lately looking like a winner, while Newton needs a new attitude and outlook after an ugly 4 INT effort. #Panthers #Buccaneers
  • Rams have no trouble slamming the dazed and confused Lions, who need a lot more coordination on both sides of the ball. Matt Patricia is not showing much aptitude when it comes to offensive creativity, and Matt Stafford is regressing … big time. #Rams #Lions
  • Texans take out Browns in H-town, giving Mayfield a major migraine. Watson has another field day and the rushing game was also clicking. #Browns #Texans
  • Packers play the Cards they were dealt and come up a loser at home; when Crosby’s kick doesn’t go over crossbar and between the posts, McCarthy finds himself kicked out the door at GB. Happy birthday Aaron Rodgers! #Cardinals #Packers
  • Jags’ defense comes up huge when it has to, as they stop the Horseshoes dead in their tracks; as predicted on ChabDog Sports Talk by the Cantankerous Cabbie Caruso, Jalen Ramsey controlled TY Hilton and the rest of the Colts’ possession receivers, and two eschewed field goals proved fatal. #Colts #Jaguars
  • Bears come up short in New York, against a Giant team that has started to believe in itself, despite being out of contention for anything other than a .500 record. That is what solid defense and a rediscovered running game will do for you. And it hasn’t hurt that O’dell has turned into Throw’dell. #Bears #Giants
  • Bengals have lost another game, the Red Rocket, and their home crowd … but they still have perennial loser Lewis. As for the Broncos, they’re all evened up, and are powered by a real energizer bunny RB in rookie Lindsay, who goes today for over a buck fifty. #Broncos #Bengals
  • Steelers’ yo yo season is summed up with an erratic experience at home against the Chargers, culminating with a bad beat at the hands of Badgley’s feet. #Steelers #Chargers
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 11-29-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Shortish Brees paints his Saints into a deadly corner at AT&T by continually failing to move up into the open pocket when his vision was blocked by the Dallas D-treeline. Hey Drew, you can’t hit targets you can’t see, and if you won’t move to improve your vision, the resulting failure is on you. As for the Cowboys, that offense is still butt ugly, but in this year’s NFC, it just might not matter. #Cowboys #Saints
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 11-26-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Texans double up the Titans behind Deshaun “Double Threat” Watson, who had his way through the air and on the ground. If Houston’s QB keeps playing like this, the Lone Star State may well have their first Super Bowl team since 1995 and the Boys of Barry Switzer. One thing’s not so clear however … and that’s whether the young QB can avoid serious injury as he continues to run over and through defenders. In the NFL, that is truly like playing a game of Russian Roulette. #Titans #Texans
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NFL Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 11-25-18 (click post for audio)

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NFL Update:

  • Steelers do lots of things right today in Denver, but come up short in rather spectacular fashion, including a goal line fumble into the end zone and two excuse me pick offs by Big Ben. Once more, a visit to Denver becomes a house of horrors for Tomlin’s troops, who won’t have any room for further slip ups as they enter the scary part of their schedule (New England, New Orleans and LAC coming up). They may well wish they had this came back later in December. #Steelers #Broncos
  • Rodgers and Packers continue their habitual trend of slacking off against the Vikings. Consider this to be the calm before the storm in Minnesota, as the next two weeks feature stern tests at New England and surging Seattle. #Packers #Vikings
  • Colts are now above .500 and feeling mighty good about themselves; Jim Mora is no more, but playoffs? Playoffs? It’s a distinct possibility. #Dolphins #Colts
  • Rivers drowns the Cards in a torrent of completions, and the Chargers get a nice tuneup for their big confrontation next week in Pittsburgh. #Cardinals #Chargers
  • Cam puts up some snazzy numbers, but it’s all for naught as Wilson manufactures another 4th Q comeback; as long as Seattle can rely on its experienced, capable QB, they will be a threat to get into the playoffs and go at least a little bit further. #Seahawks #Panthers
  • Raiders continue to kill time, getting run over repeatedly by the refreshed Ravens. #Raiders #Ravens
  • Don’t look now but the Bills have won 2 in a row, and have climbed out of of the dungeon in the AFC East; time to break out the bubbly in Orchard Park. #Jaguars #Bills
  • Giants continue their improved play, but it isn’t enough to ground the Eagles, who surprise with some semblance of a rushing attack. #Giants #Eagles
  • Traveling Browns look oddly competent, if not dominant, in dismantling the blase Bengals, who see injury added to insult when Dalton goes out with a bum thumb. #Browns #Bengals
  • After an early season flurry of effectiveness, the backsliding Bucs finally reassert themselves and find themselves masters over the Forty Niners. #FortyNiners #Buccaneers
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