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Doug Martin probably out against Raiders

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will almost certainly be without Doug Martin on Sunday when they face the Oakland Raiders, as the running back missed his second day of practice this week. Martin hasn’t played since week three. The last and only time he faced the Raiders, Martin rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns. In better news, defensive linemen Robert Ayers and Clinton McDonald appear to be...
  • New: 8 hr 58 min ago

NFL picks against the point spread, Week 8

SBN: Big Blue View (Jesse Bartolis) — Jesse's Week 8 predictions A winning week is a rare thing for me this year, but it happened as I crushed the week 8-7. You have to start somewhere. Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) at Tennessee Titans I don't now what happened with the Jaguars this year. I guess what happened is just that they are who they have always been, while we were just expecting them to take a step forward. This is a...
  • New: 9 hr 20 min ago
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2016 NFL Power Rankings Consensus: Week 8

Blots from the Blue (John Crean) — All four teams in the AFC West won this week. With big statement wins by the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos, many pundits are wondering: is the AFC West the best division in football? My how things can change in just two weeks. Two weeks ago tonight, the San Diego Chargers surprised the nation by taking down the division-rival Denver Broncos. Then they headed into Atlanta, and when...
  • New: 9 hr 24 min ago

Fantasy Football Sit/Start for Week 8

The Phinsider (Jordan Oyer) — Dolphins are on the bye so here’s some free fantasy advice for the rest of the league With the Dolphins taking the bye week off to recover I will use it to pat myself on the back for snatching Jay Ajayi and starting him against one of the league’s best rush defenses. So this week I’ll give my league-wide starters a little earlier so you can set your lineups accordingly. Week 8 has six teams...
  • New: 10 hr 11 min ago

Seahawks Semantics Week 8: Playoff picture, draft projections, and rooting guide

Field Gulls (Connor Worley) — Welcome to Week 8 of Seahawks Semantics. We witnessed possibly the best defensive performance of the season on Sunday night. The Seahawks gave us a blocked kick and punt, relentless effort and a grumpy Bruce Arians. It may have been a tie but it sure felt like a win. Let’s get started. NFC West Week 7 Roundup Giants at Rams (London) A four interception performance by Case Keenum led...
  • New: 10 hr 31 min ago

Why the New Orleans Saints season is still far from lost

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (brian.pavek) — There's a lot of football left in the year, and things can quickly turn around. The New Orleans Saints are 2-4 and are seemingly far from a team even capable of making the playoffs. The Saints have repeatedly taken a bazooka to their own feet this season, as they could be 4-1 if just five plays ended differently. The Saints have been incredibly close to being a winning football team, but...
  • 13 hr 21 min ago

Judging by merchandise sales, Cowboys are still America's Team

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Shalise Manza Young) — The NFL Players Association has released the most recent list of the most popular players in the NFL, at least by merchandise sales, and judging by the list, the Dallas Cowboys are still America’s Team. The Cowboys have not only the top player, injured receiver Dez Bryant, but in total saw four players in the top 11: after Bryant, quarterback Tony Romo, who has yet to play a snap this...
  • 13 hr 51 min ago

Week Eight Packers Fantasy Advice: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan should roll

Acme Packing Company (J.E. Barnett) — The Falcons offense is great at passing the ball, the Falcons defense is not great at stopping the pass. All the elements of a shoot out are here for week 8. Clearly there is a return of hope this week if you have Green Bay Packers players in your fantasy lineup. Last week against the Bears, Aaron Rodgers broke his long string of games under 300 yards passing, three different receivers had...
  • 13 hr 51 min ago

Raiders' Aldon Smith reportedly applies for reinstatement to the NFL

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — A 27-year-old pass rusher who should be in the prime of his career is trying to salvage his life in the NFL. Aldon Smith, who is suspended by the league following a series of substance-abuse violations, is applying for reinstatement according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The Oakland Raiders have retained Smith’s rights during the suspension, and GM Reggie McKenzie confirmed Smith’s...
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33 Observations about the Chargers

Blots from the Blue (Mr_Posey) — Kyle offers an observation for every point the Chargers scored on Sunday. I wanted to start this from week 1. Do an “observations” article from the previous week and tie it into the upcoming week as well. The difference is I will do 1 observation for each point the Chargers score. Because the team scored 33 points Sunday you’re getting 33 observations today. Julio Jones is good at...
  • 15 hr 21 min ago

Aldon Smith has applied to the NFL for reinstatement

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Raiders have gotten off to a 5-2 start, despite a defense which has been spotty at times. They could potentially be getting a big boost for that side for the last month and a half of the season. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie said outside…
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NFL Picks Week 8: Something Wicked This Way Comes

SBN: Canal Street Chronicles (Wallace Delery) — Week 7 had some surprising outcomes and indecisive finishes, now we delve into all of the upcoming action this Halloween in Week 8. This Halloween weekend, the  New Orleans Saints face one of their most hated non-divisional opponents of the past six years, in the Seattle Seahawks .  The Seahawks finally come to thunderous New Orleans, rather than the Saints having to travel to...
  • 15 hr 51 min ago

DLT Deadlocks - NFL Picks Week 8 2016

Buc 'Em (JCDeLaTorre) — DLT's season of woe continues... Welp, another horrific week of picking games for me. It is what it is. This definitely not been my year. But, hey, like the Niners, we just keep on keeping on, hoping it gets better. Friendly advice though, don't bet the house on my picks (unless you're going opposite). I am following the lead of other picking sites and throwing out the result of the...
  • 17 hr 9 min ago

Michael Crabtree says he’s not doing the throat slash

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — Twice this season, Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree has been penalized for a throat slash gesture. But Crabtree says it’s not a throat slash at all, and hopes to convince officials of this soon. Via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group, Crabtree said the celebration was intended with no malice, which he hopes…
  • 17 hr 33 min ago

Daily Bucs Links: Resurgent Tampa Bay

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — Here's your open thread for today. NFL picks 2016, Week 8: Is this the week the Browns get their 1st win? - SBNation.com The Vikings and Patriots are expected to win, but we have a few outliers on what otherwise would have been unanimous selections. Blake Bortles says the Jaguars’ Color Rush uniforms are ‘ugly as hell,’ and he’s right - SBNation.com Mustard yellow is always a bad idea. ...
  • 17 hr 51 min ago