Cincinnati Bengals Bounce Back in 2009
The 2008 season (4-12) for the Cincinnati Bengals was a nightmare without question. The team had very high expectations but were one of the laughing stocks in the NFL. Carson Palmer was out the majority of the year with an injury – with his departure the Bengals sunk fast.The Bears Get a Solid Win in Week Two
Last week the Chicago Bears suffered a last minute loss to the Green Bay Packers. Added to this humiliation was the season-ending injury to Brian Urlacher and the poor play of the franchise quarterback, Jay Cutler.Denver Broncos Continue As Surprise Team of the 2009 NFL Season
Few people thought the Denver Broncos would get off to such a fast start, but it happened. The 2008 season was a disappointment – while the Broncos have started out well, their strength of schedule is one of the most difficult in the league. If the Broncos go 8-8 it will be a miracle.Jacksonville Jaguars Face Uncertain 2009 Season
The 2007 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars was suppose to be the stepping stone for bigger and better things. The Jaguars went 11-5 in the AFC South and defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh (which is almost unheard of) in the Wild Card playoff game. Since that stunning win the Jaguars have become just another team.Buffalo Bills Continue to Improve in 2009
New days are upon the Buffalo Bills franchise, that’s what the fans of the Bills want to believe. After a crushing defeat by the New England Patriots in week 1 in the last seconds, the Bills bounced back and won in week 2 against the Tamp bay Buccaneers 33-20. In bottom line league, a win is a win and Bills fans will take any win they can.Tennessee Titans Fall to 0-3 in 2009
Not many people would have thought the Titans would start the season this badly. This could mean the Titans’ season is already over before it really started. The Titans play in the AFC South, the same division as the Indianapolis Colts – this doesn’t bode well for the Titans.NY Giants Red Zone Deficiencies Continue
Whether you call it the Red Zone or the Green Zone like Tom Coughlin refers to it, the Giants have major issues when it comes to scoring from inside the 20. Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has expanded the playbook this year when it comes to the passing game but he has yet to address the issues in the zone.Guys, How About Some Sweet Alternatives to the Football Widow Thing?
Look, guys – we’re football fans, too. But you’ve all heard the expression, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” And you know it’s true. So why do you insist on making momma a football widow? Trust us – there’s a better way.Pittsburgh Steelers Don’t Look Like They’ll Repeat
In Super Bowl XLIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team in the Super Bowl era to win 6 championships, quite a remarkable feat. In 2009, the Steelers are looking to add to the franchise’s trophy case with a 7th Lombardi Trophy, but this might prove more difficult then ever for a repeat championship.Oakland Raiders Slowly Improve in 2009
From 2003 to 2008, the Oakland Raiders have a record of 24-72, and they have perfected the art of the 4-12 season. The Raiders have been going nowhere fast and the 09′ season doesn’t seem to be any different. The Raiders offense is one of the worst in the league and former number 1 pick JaMarcus Russell completion percentage is around 40%.Miami Dolphins Struggle With Loss of Pennington
The Miami Dolphins are coming of one of the greatest one season turn around’s in NFL history, 1-15 in 07′, 11-5 in 08′ with a AFC East Division title. The 09′ season for the Miami Dolphins has been nothing like 08′. Statistically, Chad Pennington is the most accurate passer of all-time.