Jacksonville Jaguars Fall to 0-2
The Jacksonville Jaguars made a few moves during the off season that led many to wonder whether they may once again contend for the playoffs in 2009. David Garrard seems to improve a bit with each season, the team acquired pro bowl wide receiver Torry Holt, and despite the absence of Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew is one of the finest talents at the running back position in the NFL, and this would be his year to fully shine. A few other key acquisitions bolstered a roster that looked like it was ready to contend.Houston Texans Rebound From Week 1 Loss
After a disappointing 24-7 loss at home against the New York Jets, many began to doubt the high hopes that had been cast upon the Houston Texans entering the 2009 NFL regular season. This was a team that seemed to improve a bit each season during the past few years, and after an 8-8 finish, with a solid offensive core and an improving set of defenders, many claimed that the Houston Texans had a legitimate shot to win the division or make the playoffs. The week 1 loss to the Jets made many wonder what was going on.Colts Face Week 2 Test Against Dolphins
After a week 1 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars that saw the Colts barely squeak by with a 14-12 win, the team faces what should be a tougher opponent in Jacksonville during week 2 on the national stage. The Colts travel to Miami to face the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. The Dolphins, winners of the AFC East in 2008, opened up their season on a sour note with a loss in Atlanta to the Falcons and will look to rebound from their week 1 loss.Cleveland Browns’ Offensive Woes Continue
What to make of the Cleveland Browns? Having struggled mightily in 2008, the team looked rather hopeless ending off the season. No more Kellen Winslow.Should the Steelers Be Worried?
Things looked great for the Steelers entering the 2009 NFL season. Coming off an amazing Super Bowl victory, the team looked as strong as ever before, having maintained most of the pieces from last year’s team. With Ben Roethlisberger back for another year, a strong group of wide receivers, and a running back trio that was continuing to develop (especially in the cases of Mewelde Moore and Rashard Mendenhall), things looked great for the Steelers.Ravens Pick Up Where They Left Off
The Ravens were one of those football teams that got stronger and stronger as the season progressed. Rookie QB Joe Flacco continued to develop through the course of the 2008 NFL season and looked almost like a veteran by the end of the season. While the team made the playoffs, they were stopped short in their tracks, but the 2008 season was by and large considered a successful one for the Baltimore Ravens.College Football – Note to the Michigan State Spartans, Are You Starting to Slide Backwards?
Michigan State had a chance to run the table this year but blew it by losing at home 29-27 to Central Michigan. The Spartans then traveled to Notre Dame and, after trading touchdowns and field goals one too few times, lost 33-30. Now Michigan State faces Wisconsin in its Big Ten opener, and is in a whoop of trouble. Read what’s not happening in Spartanland.The New and Improved New York Jets
Wow, what a turnaround it’s been in New York! Not only does the team have a new coach, a new rookie QB, some new role players, and more, but the entire team looks completely revitalized in a way like I’ve never seen it before. As a fan of the team, I have to say that I’m absolutely thrilled.College Football – Dawgs Show Their Fangs, Washington Upsets 3rd-Ranked USC Trojans, 16-13
A month of Saturdays hit the calendar when the Southern California Trojans traveled north to Seattle recently to face last year’s 0-12 Washington Huskies. In just three games under the new coaching staff that inherited the 0-12 team, Washington has snapped a 15-game losing streak, upset No. 3-ranked USC 16-13, and vaulted into the AP Top 25 Poll at No. 24. Discover what’s going on among the Huskies in the Great Pacific Northwest.A List of the Highest Paid Football Players in the NFL
This article provides information about the highest paid players of the NFL. What follows is a list of players and their salaries, a discussion about NFL player salary, and NFL salary implications for both players and fans.Plaxico Burress Will Not Be Missed
I am not trying to be a hypocrite and act as if I didn’t wish as a Giants fan that we had his talented services. After watching Eli manning spread the ball around to his young core of receivers I was not only impressed but felt at ease with this upcoming NFL season and it’s potential.