Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Calvin Johnson's numbers are just off the charts. In his past six games, the Lions' All-Pro receiver has 962 receiving yards, the most in NFL history in a six-game span. Since 2011, he leads the NFL with 4,944 receiving yards and 115 yards per game. Oh, and he's playing with a bad knee that has limited some of his practice time in recent weeks.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has 19 touchdowns...Read more »
The Chiefs started off 9-0 to erase the bitter memories of last year's 2-14 nightmare, but the losing has returned in recent weeks. Kansas City has lost three straight, although two of those were to AFC West powerhouse Denver.
Even so, the Chiefs' defensive slump is legitimately worrisome. After starting off in dominant fashion, the defense has tailed off markedly in recent weeks. That's partly...Read more »
As long as John Harbaugh has been the Ravens' coach and Joe Flacco has been the quarterback, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. That's five years and counting for the Harbaugh-Flacco Ravens, who reached the pinnacle of NFL success last season by winning the Super Bowl.
At 6-6, will this be the year Baltimore doesn't make it?
The Ravens have history on their side, but the schedule...Read more »
Dee Milliner is well aware of the significance his struggles are having on the Jets, especially in light of the fact that he was drafted shortly after the Jets traded All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. He just doesn't buy the comparisons.
"I know he's a great player, because I looked up to him when I was in college," said Milliner, the ninth overall pick in this year's draft. "But...Read more »
The NFL brought the hammer down on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, fining him $100,000 for interfering with a kickoff return in last Thursday's game against the Ravens. Tomlin was in the field of play when Ravens returner Jacoby Jones ran toward the Pittsburgh sideline.
Not only was Tomlin fined, but the league said in its announcement that the Steelers could forfeit draft choices as a result...Read more »
Though the Chiefs will not publicly acknowledge the anniversary of the Jovan Belcher tragedy during Sunday's game against the Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium, Peyton Hillis and anyone associated with the team can never forget that awful day last Dec. 1, when the former West Babylon High School star fatally shot his girlfriend and then himself.
"I had a locker right beside [Belcher], so yeah,...Read more »
- With all the focus on Robert Griffin III in Washington, it’s the defense that’s just as culpable for the team’s 3-8 record. Washington is 28th in yards allowed (382.1) and 31st in points allowed (338) ...
- Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis (groin) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. If Revis can go, he’ll match up against Carolina’s Steve Smith ...
- Steelers head...Read more »
The 9-2 Saints play the 10-1 Seahawks in a massively important Monday night game in Seattle. And while it may not decide the divisional title for either team, it could decide who ends up with homefield advantage in the NFC playoffs.
The Saints are a game ahead of the surging Panthers in the NFC South, while the Seahawks have a three-game lead over San Francisco and Arizona in the NFC West....Read more »
First-year head coaches Bruce Arians of the Cardinals and Chip Kelly of the Eagles have their teams headed in the right direction, and their matchup Sunday in Philadelphia has major ramifications for both playoff hopefuls.
There's even a little smack talk sprinkled in.
Arians chided Kelly's read-option offense Wednesday, suggesting that it's a "great college offense" that doesn't...Read more »
December has arrived, and that can only mean one thing: It's Patriots time. The Pats are an amazing 45-6 since 2001 in the month of December, by far the best record of any team over the period. Next best is Philadelphia at 36-16. What gives, Tom Brady? "Coach [Bill] Belichick talks about September and October being about improvement," the Patriots' quarterback said. "I think that's...Read more »