We break down all the big stories in the NFL, from the Chicago Bears' big win to the high-flying Falcons and their homefield advantage. Plus: the Professor's pop quiz!
On this holiday weekend, I’d like to share what I’m thankful for. First of all, I’m thankful for no dominant teams stepping up this season, otherwise the Power Rankings would be quite boring from week to week. Second, as a huge Bears fan, I’m thankful that Chicago somehow managed to stay in first place deep into November. Third, I’m thankful that Thanksgiving is the one holiday where it’s OK to eat as much stuffing as humanly possible. Seriously, I love stuffing. I bet I could beat Albert Haynesworth in a stuffing eating contest. So before I head home to chow down on a whole bunch of food in my biggest pair of sweatpants, I wanted to post the power rankings for everyone to digest. Let me know what you think in the comments and have a happy Thanksgiving! More »
We break down the biggest stories in the NFL, from Patriots-Colts to the surprising Jaguars to the top three teams in the NFC. Plus: our favorite reader nicknames of the week! And it's all brought to you by Mike Lupica's new book, Hero. Keep reading to listen to the podcast, find out more about Hero and watch a trailer for the book.
Bye-bye, bye weeks! Now that Week 10 is in the rearview mirror, so are vacation days for NFL players. And just like the players, the fans won’t get another day off for the rest of the season, because they’ll be spending all of their spare time trying to figure out who’s in the playoffs and who isn’t. 18 teams are above .500 right now, which means plenty of fans still have hopes and dreams of the playoffs. It makes for wonderful drama…and a real headache when it comes to sorting out the power rankings. Keep reading to see who landed where. And of course, let me know what you think in the comments below. More »
Breaking down the Cowboys second win of the season, the Falcons' winning ways, Tom Brady's dominance over the Steelers and more. Plus: our favorite reader nicknames of the week!
For the second week in a row, the top team in the power rankings torpedoed out of the top four. Upsets, close calls and not one, but two position players kicking extra points wrapped up another wacky week, completely jumbling the power structure in the NFL. We’re heading into Week 10 and it seems like almost every team is still in the playoff hunt. (Sorry Bills fans, I said “almost” every team.) Keep reading to see where your team landed and, of course, let me know how you feel about the rankings in the comments below! More »
We break down the surprising Browns, the new and powerful Raiders, the return of Michael Vick and more. Plus: we read through our top ten favorite reader nicknames!