Roethlisberger and Rodgers going Super Bowl hunting in Texas

Roethlisberger and Rodgers going Super Bowl hunting in Texas

Mark Craig, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)
February 5, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

DALLAS (MCT) -- Super Bowl XLV has a little something for everyone, but it would be nothing without two of the NFL's best young quarterbacks and their opportunities to make history well short of their 30th birthdays. The Packers' Aaron Rodgers, 27, could stand alongside his predecessor, Brett Favre,... Read more »

Super Bowl prediction from Dan Caesar

Dan Caesar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT)
February 5, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

PACKERS vs. STEELERS When: 6:29 p.m. EST on Sunday. Where: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas. Line: Packers by 2 {. Weather: Not a factor, roof closed. Synopsis: A fine matchup of two of the NFL's most storied franchises and as in the old days, both thrive on defense. They ranked 1-2 in... Read more »

Super women taking charge in the NFL

Super women taking charge in the NFL

Gary West, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
February 5, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports, Uncategorized

FORT WORTH, Texas (MCT) -- In the NFL, while the guys play with their footballs, the women take care of business. And they oversee plenty of business: financial, medical, legal, charitable and logistical. They negotiate, communicate, orchestrate and, most of all, ameliorate. Women, in other words,... Read more »

These NFL postseason teams are looking for a lack of respect

These NFL postseason teams are looking for a lack of respect

Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times (MCT)
January 23, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

NEW YORK (MCT) -- Nobody believed in them. Only the people in their locker room thought they could get this far. They are a team of destiny, and Super Bowl XLV is just one win away. They are the New York Jets. And the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. With all due respect,... Read more »

Jets’ Sanchez has enjoyed postseason success at a young age

Jets’ Sanchez has enjoyed postseason success at a young age

Randy Covitz, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
January 22, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (MCT) -- The history of the New York Jets is not exactly replete with sterling quarterback play. Yes, Joe Namath orchestrated one of the great upsets in history and is in the Hall of Fame based on Super Bowl III and his flamboyant play on and off the field. But he only won two postseason... Read more »

Greg Cote’s predictions for NFL championship games

Greg Cote, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
January 21, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

The divisional round served up a strange week for me. Hit three out of four straight-up, including an outright upset bull's-eye with Packers over Falcons, missing only the Jets' victory. But lost three of four against the line with a bit of bad luck. Missed Seahawks covering by a point, and needed Pitt's... Read more »

NFL playoff teams are linked by having star quarterbacks

NFL playoff teams are linked by having star quarterbacks

Randy Covitz, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
January 15, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

(MCT) If ever there was an example of the importance of drafting and developing a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft, this year's playoffs prove it. Of the eight quarterbacks who will start this weekend, six were first-round draft picks, all since 2004. The exceptions are two sixth-rounders... Read more »

Greg Cote’s NFL playoff capsules

Greg Cote’s NFL playoff capsules

Greg Cote, McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
January 14, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

AFC PLAYOFFS RAVENS (13-4) AT STEELERS (12-4) When: 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday (CBS) Line: PIT by 3 {; Cote's pick: PIT 20-17 Freezing cold with a chance of rain and a blizzard of Terrible Towels -- what a perfect tableau for playoff football! John Facenda and his voice of God might rise from... Read more »

Time for Packers’ and Eagles’ stars to shine

Time for Packers’ and Eagles’ stars to shine

Jeff McLane, The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)
January 9, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

PHILADELPHIA (MCT) -- Stars shine, as the saying goes, when the spotlight is at its brightest. Think Michael Vick against Washington on "Monday Night Football," toying with the Redskins with a near-perfect performance and announcing to millions of prime-time viewers that he is indeed back and better... Read more »

Jets coach Ryan obsessed with sending Manning home

Jets coach Ryan obsessed with sending Manning home

Roderick Boone, Newsday (MCT)
January 8, 2011
Filed under NFL, Sports

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (MCT) -- Rex Ryan has had it with those Peyton Manning roadblocks. Manning, the Colts' Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback, has knocked Ryan out of the playoffs twice, including a 30-17 loss in last year's AFC Championship Game in Indianapolis. Ryan waited nearly a year for his next... Read more »