1. New York Jets Need Top-Down Purge; Both Rex Ryan and John Idzik Must Go

    No matter how skilled the pilot or how fast the plane, when the whole damn thing's gone up in flames you have to eject...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 2 days ago 11,581 reads 40 comments

  2. New Orleans Saints Prove on MNF They Lack Mental, Physical Toughness to Contend

    The stage was set. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome was packed with typically rowdy fans. The New Orleans Saints had a national Monday Night Football television audience, and the NFC South division lead there for the taking...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 25,507 reads 65 comments

  3. Broncos Outlast Dolphins, Hang on to No. 2 Seed—but Miami Puts AFC on Notice

    The ball bounced off Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry's outstretched hand and fluttered up into the mile-high air. Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward leapt up and snatched it...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 4 days ago 29,457 reads 109 comments

  4. Breakout Running Backs Ready to Headline NFL's Late-Season Stretch

    The leaves have been stripped off the trees, much of America's been covered in snow and everyone's Googling casserole recipes. It's running back season...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 7 days ago 33,808 reads 21 comments

  5. Relief, or Justice? Concussion Hearing Weighs NFL Players' Conflicting Interests

    First, there are thousands of desperate, suffering people—former NFL players, and their families—whose lives have crumbled under the weight of debilitating brain injury...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 days ago 567 reads 1 comments

  6. Le'Veon Bell Carrying the Playoff Hopes of Inconsistent Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ben Roethlisberger isn't always going to throw six touchdowns. Lawrence Timmons isn't always going to get a dozen tackles and a couple of sacks. Even rookie sensation Martavis Bryant isn't going to put up pinball numbers every time out...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 10 days ago 37,765 reads 70 comments

  7. Rams' Defining Win over Broncos Gives Jeff Fisher Momentum He Needs for Future

    If St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is brought up in conversation, it won't be long before someone uses the phrase "well-respected...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 11 days ago 23,006 reads 64 comments

  8. Arizona Cardinals Need Drew Stanton to Capitalize on Long-Awaited Opportunity

    Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told The MMQB's Peter King , "We can win the Super Bowl with Drew Stanton . There is no doubt in my mind." It's the vote of confidence, and the opportunity, that Stanton's spent eight years waiting for...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 14 days ago 6,618 reads 30 comments

  9. What's Wrong with Cam Newton?

    You think Superman ever gets bored as Clark Kent? Sure, "Kent" is a big-deal reporter, but he's Superman. Underneath the suit and glasses, he's the most powerful being on Earth...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 16 days ago 17,804 reads 105 comments

  10. Philadelphia Eagles Defense, Special Teams Making QB Situation Irrelevant

    On any other playoff contender, losing the starting quarterback to a major injury would change everything . For the Philadelphia Eagles , swapping in backup Mark Sanchez for the injured Nick Foles didn't change anything...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 17 days ago 42,540 reads 100 comments

  11. Despite Big Win, Bruce Arians' Cardinals Face Huge Challenge Minus Carson Palmer

    Carson Palmer crumpled to the turf. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback, in just his fifth game back from a nerve injury, ducked away from an attempted sack and then just folded ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 18 days ago 32,716 reads 122 comments

  12. NFL Serious About London, Laying Groundwork for Pipe Dream

    It's too big. It's too expensive. There's no need for it. It'll lose a ton of money. It's an ego trip. It's a power trip. It's a fool's errand. It's a pipe dream. It'll never fly...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 6,503 reads 35 comments

  13. No Excuses for Russell Wilson: QB Must Overcome Lack of Protection, Weapons

    The Seattle Seahawks are Russell Wilson 's team. Running back Marshawn Lynch has one foot out the door, per ESPN's Chris Mortensen (via NFL on ESPN on Twitter). Receiver Percy Harvin is already gone...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 56,046 reads 266 comments

  14. Ranking the NFL's Top 50 Players at the Midseason Mark

    Unbelievably, and distressingly, the 2014 NFL season is more than halfway over. Every team has played at least half of its games; every player has had at least half a year to make his mark...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 24 days ago 210,854 reads 828 comments

  15. Disappointing Brandon Weeden Proves Just How Much the Cowboys Need Tony Romo

    The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals have a rivalry like many in college football: The Cowboys are a traditional power program with a huge national profile, and the Cardinals are a nearby wannabe...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 25 days ago 38,783 reads 142 comments

  16. Dallas Cowboys Foolishly Gambling Fate of Season on Banged-Up Tony Romo

    The Dallas Cowboys are 6-2. They're in first place in the NFC East. Yes, they suffered a shocking 20-17 loss to the 10.5-point underdogs Washington, per Odds Shark...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 62,238 reads 183 comments

  17. Steelers Will Only Go as Far as They Let Ben Roethlisberger Carry Them

    Ben Roethlisberger didn't just turn back the clock against the Indianapolis Colts —he smashed it. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback has occasionally shown his age over the past few seasons...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 24,771 reads 100 comments

  18. If J.J. Watt Isn't NFL MVP Material, What Does the Award Even Mean?

    On Monday Night Football , with the whole world watching, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had a subpar game. His team, sitting at ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 37,593 reads 193 comments

  19. Steelers Beat Texans with a Mix of Old-School and New-School Methods

    For three glorious minutes, the Pittsburgh Steelers ' past, present and future coalesced in a football singularity...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 41,083 reads 43 comments

  20. Dominant Indianapolis Colts Send Message to Rest of the NFL

    Some wins come easy. Some wins are flukes. Some come at the end of huge comebacks, and some are over early. Some wins don't mean much in the long run, and some wins seem huge in the moment but fade away as the season plays out...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 20,996 reads 43 comments

  21. Seattle Seahawks Cut Losses on Percy Harvin, Put Faith in Russell Wilson

    The Seattle Seahawks are stuck in the doldrums. After a huge season-opening win, they're playing .500 football and are ranked in the middle of the pack in scoring offense (12th) and defense (14th)...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 189,955 reads 412 comments

  22. Slap on Vontaze Burfict's Wrist Just Another Symptom of NFL's Broken Priorities

    You can't be around sports without hearing the word integrity. It's what players need to show. It's what coaches stand for. It's what league officials and executives must personally embody and professionally protect...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 19,961 reads 110 comments

  23. Tampa 2 Defense Dying a Slow Death as Lovie Smith's Buccaneers Go with It

    New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith , who earned his big NFL break as Tampa Bay's linebackers coach nearly two decades ago, was supposed to return the Bucs to glory...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 15,978 reads 20 comments

  24. Colin Kaepernick, Offensive Line Put 49ers Back in Heat of NFC West Race

    The San Francisco 49ers were supposed to be falling apart. They came into the season trying to catch up to the Seattle Seahawks and struggling to hold off the upstart Arizona Cardinals ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 60,337 reads 130 comments

  25. Browns' Signature Win over Steelers Marks Turning Point in Race for AFC North

    It was surprising when the Cleveland Browns nearly came back to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. It was stunning when the Browns upended the New Orleans Saints in Week 2...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 39,258 reads 129 comments