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Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:48 AM - November 20, 2014. Written by D316
Week 1 NFL Power Rankings (Madden 15)
RK (LW)TeamRecordNext Game
1 () Seattle Seahawks0-0vs. Packers
2 () Denver Broncos0-0vs. Colts
3 () New Orleans Saints0-0@ Falcons
4 () Green Bay Packers0-0@ Seahawks
5 () New England Patriots0-0@ Dolphins
6 () Philadelphia Eagles0-0vs. Jaguars
7 () San Francisco 49ers0-0@ Cowboys
8 () Indianapolis Colts0-0@ Broncos
9 () San Diego Chargers0-0@ Cardinals
10 () Cincinnati Bengals0-0@ Ravens
11 () Carolina Panthers0-0@ Buccaneers
12 () Arizona Cardinals0-0vs. Chargers
13 () Kansas City Chiefs0-0vs. Titans
14 () Chicago Bears0-0vs. Bills
15 () Baltimore Ravens0-0vs. Bengals
16 () Pittsburgh Steelers0-0vs. Browns
17 () New York Jets0-0vs. Raiders
18 () Miami Dolphins0-0vs. Patriots
19 () Atlanta Falcons0-0vs. Saints
20 () Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-0vs. Panthers
21 () Detroit Lions0-0vs. Giants
22 () Dallas Cowboys0-0vs. 49ers
23 () St. Louis Rams0-0vs. Vikings
24 () New York Giants0-0@ Lions
25 () Tennessee Titans0-0@ Chiefs
26 () Minnesota Vikings0-0@ Rams
27 () Washington Redskins0-0@ Texans
28 () Jacksonville Jaguars0-0@ Eagles
29 () Buffalo Bills0-0@ Bears
30 () Cleveland Browns0-0@ Steelers
31 () Houston Texans0-0vs. Redskins
32 () Oakland Raiders0-0@ Jets
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Dynasty: D316
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
04:27 PM - November 19, 2014. Written by Bills Mafia 716
THE BUFFALO NEWS

The Buffalo Sabres are Stanley Cup bound for the first time since 1999 after the team completed a wild run through the first 3 rounds of the 2016 playoffs on Saturday night with their 2-1 overtime defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Once down in the series 3-0, the Sabres became only the fifth team in NHL history to comeback to win in 7 games. "We've learned how to persevere all throughout this season and we've applied those lessons to how we play in the playoffs" remarked captain Matt Moulson on the victory. The winning goal came from an unexpected hero in Patrick Kaleta, who scored 2 goals in the final 2 games of the series. "The feeling was unbelievable. Hearing the crowd just roar when the puck went in and having all my teammates around me was remarkable. It couldn't have happened without that pass from Zemgus though so I got to give him his credit. But again, it was definitely the greatest moment of my career" exclaimed Kaleta. When asked about the Sabres shaky goaltending play throughout the postseason, coach Ted Nolan stated that everything is still up in the air. "Of course we're going with who we feel gives us the best chance to win. But our staff will certainly evaluate the last couple games and see who played the best and who is most prepared". The excitement isn't mutual in the two locker rooms as the 7th seed Toronto Maple Leafs have a whole off-season to reflect on what could have been. "It's a terrible, terrible feeling to lose the way we did. Knowing how long these fans here in Toronto have waited and to come up short like that is heartbreaking". Those words are from Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier who shut out the Sabres in games 1 and 2. The Sabres will meet the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final in what is seen as the Sabres toughest test of the playoffs. "We're excited. We're all very excited" claimed Moulson. Oh yes, Stanley Cup fever is in the air.
Dynasty: Bills Mafia 716
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
02:47 PM - November 18, 2014. Written by mzator21
Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders
Nov 18, 2014123F
TAM (13-4-2)0011
NYI (11-6-0)0224
Three Stars
Mikhail Grabovski
1 Goal, 1 Assist
Josh Bailey
1 Goal, 1 Assist
Thomas Hickey
2 Assists
Team Stats Comparison
TAMNYI
Shots on Goal1834
Hits3314
Faceoffs Won-Lost616
Penalty Minutes42
Power Plays Converted11
Power Play Opportunities12
Time on Attack5:095:37
Scoring Summary
SECOND PERIOD
NYIFrans Nielsen (6) ASST Grabovski (6), Kulemin (7)
NYIMikael Grabovski (4) ASST Hickey (4), Bailey (4)
THIRD PERIOD
NYIJohn Tavares (8) ASST Strome (10)
TAMPPG - Ondrej Palat (5) ASST Carle (2), Kucherov (10) PPG
NYIJosh Bailey (4) ASST Hickey (5), Okposo (12)
Tampa Bay Lightning - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Evgeni Nabokov (2-2-0)343088%4.00
Tampa Bay Lightning - Skaters
SKATERSTOIGA+/-SOGPIM
Bryan Boyle14:1500-210
Eric Brewer15:3800-212
Ryan Callahan18:5000020
Matt Carle25:5001020
Johnathan Drouin12:0400010
Valteri Filppula20:1600000
Jason Garrison18:0100-100
Radko Gudas15:0900-200
Tyler Johnson11:5400-100
Alex Killorn13:1500-100
Nikita Kucherov10:0401-100
Brendan Morrow18:0100-202
Vladislav Namestnikov12:2600000
Ondrej Palat12:1110-120
Cedric Paquette14:2300-100
Steven Stamkos20:2700052
Anton Stralman25:2800030
Andrej Sustr19:0100-100
New York Islanders - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Jaroslav Halak (7-4-0)181794%1.00
New York Islanders - Skaters
SKATERSTOIGA+/-SOGPIM
Josh Bailey17:4711210
Johnny Boychuk25:2700003
Casey Cizikas13:4200030
Cal Clutterbuck15:0900000
Calvin De Haan15:4900100
Mikhail Grabovski16:0311230
Travis Hamonic16:3400100
Tomas Hickey12:1002210
Nikolay Kulemin15:4101150
Nick Leddy26:3700010
Anders Lee14:5800040
Matt Martin9:0400012
Brock Nelson15:0200020
Frans Nielsen16:2810110
Kyle Okposo21:5301160
Ryan Strome11:2501000
John Tavares17:0810220
Lubomir Visnovsky18:1000210


Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets
Nov 18, 2014123F
DET (8-4-5)1102
CBJ (6-10-1)0033
Three Stars
Ryan Johansen, C
2 Goals
Dalton Prout, D
2 Assists
Adam Cracknell, LW
1 Goal, GWG
Team Stats Comparison
DETCBJ
Shots on Goal1733
Hits1336
Faceoffs Won-Lost1312
Penalty Minutes24
Power Plays Converted10
Power Play Opportunities21
Time on Attack5:046:47
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
DETPPG - Tomas Tatar (6) ASST Jurco (3), Dekeyser (6)
SECOND PERIOD
DETDarren Helm (2) ASST Tatar (3), Jurco (4)
THIRD PERIOD
CBJRyan Johansen (7) ASST Prout (3), Johnson (8)
CBJRyan Johansen (8) ASST Savard (3)
CBJAdam Cracknell (1) ASST Prout (4), Johnson (9)
Detroit Red Wings - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Sergei Bobrovsky (5-4-0)171588%2.00
Columbus Blue Jackets - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Jimmy Howard (7-3-4)333091%3.02


San Jose Sharks at Buffalo Sabres
Nov 18, 2014123F
SJS (10-8-2)2215
BUF (4-13-2)1001
Three Stars
Tomas Hertl, LW
2 Goals, 1 Assist
Matt Moulson, LW
1 Goal
Troy Grosenick, G
18 Saves
Team Stats Comparison
SJSBUF
Shots on Goal4418
Hits1433
Faceoffs Won-Lost159
Penalty Minutes08
Power Plays Converted20
Power Play Opportunities40
Time on Attack5:343:22
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
BUFMatt Moulson (3) ASST Ennis (7)
SJSTyler Kennedy (2) ASST Marleau (12)
SJSTomas Hertl (5) Unassisted
SECOND PERIOD
SJSTomas Hertl (6) ASST Thornton (12)
SJSAndrew Desjardins (1) ASST Goodrow (2), Hertl (6)
THIRD PERIOD
SJSJoe Pavelski (9) ASST Couture (10)
San Jose Sharks - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Troy Grosenick (1-0-0)181794%1.00
Buffalo Sabres - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Michael Neuvirth (3-5-1)443989%5.00


New Jersey Devils at Winnipeg Jets
Jan 1, 123F
NJD (8-8-2)1102
WPG (9-7-3)0000
Three Stars
Cory Schneider, G
28 Saves, Shutout
Travis Zajac, C
1 Goal
Martin Havlat, RW
1 Goal
Team Stats Comparison
NJDWPG
Shots on Goal1728
Hits1431
Faceoffs Won-Lost107
Penalty Minutes84
Power Plays Converted00
Power Play Opportunities02
Time on Attack4:437:02
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
NJDTravis Zajac (4) ASST Henrique (5)
SECOND PERIOD
NJDMartin Havlat (3) ASST Elias (9), Zidlicky (7)
New Jersey Devils - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Cory Schneider (8-7-2)2828100%0.00
Winnipeg Jets - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Michael Hutchinson (2-1-1)171588%2.00


Carolina Hurricanes at Dallas Stars
Nov 18, 2014123OTF
CAR (5-9-3)00112
DAL (6-8-4)10001
Three Stars
Cam Ward, G
31 Saves
Kari Lehtonen, G
35 Saves
Erik Cole, LW
1 Goal, 7 Shots
Team Stats Comparison
CARDAL
Shots on Goal3531
Hits2230
Faceoffs Won-Lost1310
Penalty Minutes724
Power Plays Converted00
Power Play Opportunities31
Time on Attack6:146:20
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
DALEric Cole (5) ASST Spezza (14), Klingberg (2)
THIRD PERIOD
CARVictor Rask (3) ASST Terry (4), Hainsey (2)
OVERTIME
CARBrett Bellemore (1) ASST Semin (6), Ward (1)
Carolina Hurricanes - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Cam Ward (5-5-1)313097%1.00
Dallas Stars - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Kari Lehtonen (6-5-4)353394%2.00


Anaheim Ducks at Calgary Flames
Nov 18, 2014123F
ANA (11-4-4)0101
CGY (11-6-2)2002
Three Stars
Jonas Hiller
48 Saves
Frederik Andersen
33 Saves
Bryan McGrattan
1 Goal
Team Stats Comparison
ANACGY
Shots on Goal4935
Hits3125
Faceoffs Won-Lost1618
Penalty Minutes1524
Power Plays Converted10
Power Play Opportunities45
Time on Attack5:105:16
Scoring Summary
FIRST PERIOD
CGYBryan McGrattan (1) ASST Bollig (3)
CGYSven Baertschi (1) ASST Granlund (4), Russell (9)
SECOND PERIOD
ANAEmerson Etem (3) ASST Getzlaf (13), Vatanen (10)
Anaheim Ducks - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Frederik Andersen (7-2-3)353394%2.00
Calgary Flames - Goalies
GOALIESSHOTSSAVESSV %GAA
Jonas Hiller (8-4-1)494898%1.00
Dynasty: mzator21
Monday, November 17, 2014
09:36 PM - November 17, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

AFC SOUTH PROJECTIONS

Indianapolis Colts (12-4) : The Colts look good on offense, really really good, and it's going to be really hard for the rest of this division to stop them. Thanks to two of the worst teams in football they can pencil in a 4-0 record against the Titans and Jaguars. After the changes made to the defensive roster it's doubtful this team is going to choke away victories in the waging seconds again, look for the Colts to put away opponents early and often.



Luck could win his second MVP Award.

Houston Texans (9-7) : This team is difficult to read, but they will definitely continue to be a dominant force on defense. Their issue now is the offense, and it's hard to think they can hang with the better teams in the NFL. A spot in the playoffs isn't out of the question, but they will likely need some things to break their way. They will probably need to win 10 games to make it to the playoffs, but an 8-8 season is more likely.


Houston still has the best defensive line in the division.

Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) : Jacksonville showed some promise last year, but they just couldn't come through. All of their young talent seems to be stagnant, Blake Bortles did not take a leap forward, and they are bereft of talent at key positions. They do have a few decent offensive linemen, but their best weapon on offense is Justin Blackmon and he can't do it all himself. They have just enough on the roster that they could win 6 games, but 5 is more likely. Experts call for them to finish in the bottom 5 for DVOA thanks to the likelihood that their offensive DVOA may be one of the worst in all of football.


Bortles and Blackmon need to step up.

Tennessee Titans (5-11) : Unfortunately for everyone involved, the Titans are not very good. They could be in the running for the worst team in the league at this rate, and there is nothing Ken Wisenhunt can do about it. Jake Locker has looked terrible and at this point probably will not become a replacement level NFL QB, the running game isn't present, and the defense lost most of it's veteran via free agency and retirement. They will be lucky to win 5 games, it's more likely they will be drafting in the Top 5 for 2016.
Dynasty: bayers3
09:32 PM - November 17, 2014. Written by stiets1118
Markus Cooley hasn't looked back since winning the starting QB job. Cooley has his team at 3-1, with the one loss coming in double overtime against Georgia Tech. Cooley has thrown for 827 yards and 7 TD to only 1 Int. He has completed 68% of his passes, and also racked up 402 yards rushing with 5 TD, averaging 100 yards per game rushing. Cooley credits his success to an offseason workout program where he gained 3 lbs of muscle.
Dynasty: stiets1118
09:17 PM - November 17, 2014. Written by stiets1118
Offensive Captain: Carl Battle, 5-9 172lb RS Junior from Marquette, MI. Carl moved to Anchorage with his aunt and uncle after his senior year in high school. Carl was offered a scholarship after the coaching staff saw him playing flag football at a local church. Coaches were impressed by his body control and hands, and once meeting him, came away more impressed with his maturity. Carl is majoring in Meteorology. Carl posted 36 catches for 420 yards and 5 TD in 2013


Defensive Captain: Roddy Malone, RS Senior, 6-1 220lbs from Marathon, Florida. Roddy is the son of Roger and Caley Malone. Roddy played 2 years at USF before leaving sunny Florida after his dad was transferred to Elmendorf Air Force Base. Roddy decided to enroll at Alaska State and instantly improved the defense and was voted team defensive captain after the first practice. Roddy has a nose for the ball and is good in coverage as well. Look for him to lead the SnowCats in tackles this season.
Dynasty: stiets1118
Sunday, November 16, 2014
02:19 PM - November 16, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

The pre-season is over, and the Colts look like the odds on favorite to make it to the Superbowl if not win it all. The rich get richer as Phil Emery swooped in on a few choice free agents who failed to find homes, adding CB Prince Amukamara and MLB Brandon Spikes on 1-year contracts really filled in some holes. The Colts have a few warts, but as a whole they look like the most complete team in football. The team finished 3-1 by thrashing the Chargers, Vikings, and Panthers before losing their final game to the Browns.

PROJECTED DEPTH CHART

Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart - 2015
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRT.Y. HiltonD. Rogers
TED. AllenC. Fleener
LTA. CastonzoC. Hairston
LGJ. MewhortE. Looney (R)
CK. HolmesL. Louis
RGD. ThomasH. Thornton
RTB. FuscoC. Hairston
WRR. WayneC. Shorts IIID. Moncrief
QBA. LuckJ. Palmer
FBS. Havili
HBT. RichardsonV. BallardJ. Forsett
Base 3-4 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDED. Browning (R)R. Jean-FrancoisLandon Stone (R)
NTM. HughesJ. Chapman
RDEA. JonesR. Jean-FrancoisR. Duncan (R)
LOLBB. WernerE. Walden
LILBB. SpikesA. Dent
RILBD. JacksonK. Sheppard
ROLBV. BurfictE. Walden
CBV. DavisD. ButlerA. Kilgore (R)
SSW. MooreB. Daniels (R)
FSL. LandryB. Daniels (R)
CBP. AmukamaraG. TolerD. Odom (R)
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KA. Devito
PP. McAfee
PRD. OdomT.Y. Hilton
KRD. OdomT.Y. Hilton
LSK. HolmesD. Thomas


OTA / PRE-SEASON ANSWERS

Quarterback (Again) : After taking home his first MVP award, is there any question that Andrew Luck is the heart of this team? Everyone knows he will be good, and now he has the pieces around him to be even better. There is no excuse for the Colts offense to be anything but the best, and based on the pre-season results they should be the best if not one of the best offenses in football.



Can Luck add a Superbowl ring to his MVP award?

Offensive Line : After looking a little frail going into the 2014 season this could be one of the better units in the NFL thanks to free agency and LeCharles Bentley. Brandon Fusco and Chris Hairston were added to the mix, although Hairston has struggled in his transition to RT and looks like he might be a back-up at best, but Phil Emery stepped in to help develop their players. Emery sent the entire Colts offensive line to train with LeCharles Bentley at his O-Line Performance training center after he was impressed by Khaled Holmes' development, already a client of Bentley's, and it looks like it has paid off. The starting line looks solid, and this should help keep Luck upright and Trent Richardson rolling.

Richardson's Rebirth : Richardson, once a heralded prospect, fell from grace after the 2013 season. The trade for Richardson which cost Indianapolis their 2014 1st round pick looked like a real loser coming into the season, but after rushing for 1391 yards and 12 TD it looks like the Colts have a star HB. Richardson is going to see a lot of the ball in 2015, OC Pep Hamilton continues to be dedicated to the running game and with Ahmad Bradshaw gone it's Richardson's show.

FALL QUESTIONS

Defensive Line : The front office really failed to do much for the defensive line aside from drafting DE Donavon Browning, but even he doesn't look like the next Robert Quinn. The depth isn't great, and most of the starters are aging. It looks like the group is basically just going to get in the way so the linebackers can step up and make tackles, which could be an issue. Vontaze Burfict, who has been nothing short of amazing coming off the edge, could bring some pass rush relief but that will just be papering over the problem.



Spikes is going to have a lot to do if the Colts' defensive line struggles.

Pagano's Future : Coach Chuck Pagano has done well with the Colts over the years, but 2014 was a real misstep on his part. Yes, important players were traded away, but they blew games they should have won and wasted an MVP season from Luck. New GM Phil Emery has loaded this team with free agents and a few choice draft picks, so Pagano will not have any excuses. A return to the playoffs will help him keep his job, but how far will they have to go for Pagano to avoid being replaced? Pagano is well liked by players and management, but another down season might be too much.



Is it Superbowl or bust for Pagano?

Defensive Backs : Outside of Vontae Davis, Prince Amukamara and super-rookie Branch Daniels, this is Indianapolis' weakest area. William Moore has been decent during the pre-season, but he certainly hasn't wowed anyone. LaRon Landry is slated to start at FS, but he spends more time looking over his shoulder at Daniels than he does defending passes. After Davis and Amukamara it gets really thin, so depth and dime/nickel situations will be an issue. They drafted some depth, but they are hardly more than dime coverage options at the moment. It's a good thing the Colts have a high powered offense because teams are going to be passing all over them.
Dynasty: bayers3
Saturday, November 15, 2014
09:12 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by kaneski13
Coach Eric Taylor had called a press conference this morning to decide on how he felt upon seeing the teams roster before tonight's preseason game versus the Green Bay Packers. According to Taylor there is many position battles to be decide this preseason. The biggest discussion for many Dedicated Titan fans is who will be the starting QB, a team cannot run without a leader. Taylor said that the Competition for the starting position is between three main candidates, Charlie Whitehurst, who is expected to take the job, and two rookies Zach Mettenberger drafted out of LSU and recently signed undrafted free agent Vince Howard out of Ohio State University. In my last post I mentioned Vince Howard as a man who won Coach Taylor his second Texas State Championship ring. At OSU he came just short of being a top ten QB in NCAA after replacing the injured Braxton Miller. In my opinion it was a complete shocker that he wasn't drafted.


Coach Taylor and Vince Howard at the 2010 Texas State Championship

One of the other two big position battles on offense are at the halfback position between Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster, and second round pick Bishop Sankey. Even though many expect Sankey to win the battle to get many of the reps in Taylor run heavy offense, He has made it clear that both Greene and McCluster could win the job with good performances. The other battle is at the center position. Veteran Chris Spencer is catching up on young center Brian Schwenke.

On defense every postion is up for grabs except for SS, RE, and the top corner position. Those spots being filled by Benard Pollard(FS), Jurrell Casey(RE), and Jason McCourty(CB). All other spots will be up to anyone who can show the coaching staff that they can perform.

Almost every position on special teams is available as rookie kickers Nate Freese and Travis Coons battle it out. At punter, Brett Kern has the job locked down as there is no other competition. For returners, rookie halfbacks Antonio Andrews and Lache Seastrunk can make the team as specialists as the designated kick returner. Dexter McCluster will be returning punts for the team.

Prediction for tonight's game: Tennessee-14 Greenbay-35
Dynasty: kaneski13
08:06 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by kaneski13
Coach Eric Taylor from Texas has been hired over Ken Whisenhunt to be the Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans. The coaching battle lasted three weeks with both coaches having multiple interviews with the team. At one point late this week, both teams met with practice teams, including some of the players from the Titans, in a scrimmage game. Neither one of them had stood out on defense, but in the second half Coach Taylor came out with a crazy rushing attack and took the win 38-17. That might have been the icing on the cake for Steve Fowler as Taylor was hired the next morning.



Coach Taylor was a high school football coach from 2006-2010 for two teams, both in the town of Dillon, Texas. With the notorious Dillon Panthers he was 25-5 with and 8-2 playoff record, winning one state championship trophy in two appearances. He then continued he career at East Dillon High School with a football program that started from scratch. His first season there, he went a crazy 0-8 before finding a true natural starting quarterback in Vince Howard and winning the last two games. His next season with stars Howard and starting running back Luke Cafferty Taylor took his once rattled team to a 9-1, 4-0 in the playoffs, and a state championship ring year. Vince Howard took his playing skills to the university of Ohio State and is attending camps after going undrafted, rumors going around that Taylor might bring him aboard to help settle the QB situation.

Taylor started his college coaching career at the Texas Methodist University as a QB coach. After his first season he was promoted to head coach. Two seasons of 9-2 each and a bowl game win in 2013 got him in the conversation of being a NFL coach. This will be an interesting new part of Coach Taylor's life.
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I will be doing this blog from the perspective of a Journalist that has followed Eric Taylor since he coached high school.
Dynasty: kaneski13
07:35 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by zackebarsch10
Arizona favoured against backup QB Nassib

Matchup Preview *|* September 14, 2014
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Arizona Cardinals
(0-1, 0-0 Away)
New York Giants
(0-1, 0-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
321Total Offensive Yards321
221Passing Yards213
100Rushing Yards108
20.0Points Per Game6.0
2Passing TD0
0Rushing TD0
20First Downs19
4Red Zone Attempts3
50%Red Zone Percentage0%
Defensive Stats Comparison
331Total Yards Allowed286
217Passing Yards Allowed180
114Rushing Yards Allowed106
1Sacks1
0Fumble Recoveries2
1Interceptions1
27.0Points Per Game31.0
3Red Zone Attempts7
33%Red Zone Percentage43%
Injury Report
RT B. Massie (Pectoral Tear)
15 weeks
QB E. Manning (Broken Wrist)
4 weeks
LOLB A. Okafor (Upper Arm Fracture)
4 weeks
LE M. Kiwanuka (Dislocated Ankle)
3 weeks
Game Notes
The Giants try to win as much games as possible till the return of their 2-time Super Bowl MVP QB. The Cardinals in the meantime looked to rebound after their bitter Monday Night loss to the Chargers. Both teams want their first win of the season. Ryan Nassib produced 3 interceptions after the injury to Manning and got all first team reps during the week to prepare for his first NFL start.
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
07:21 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by zackebarsch10
Trade(s)
Bengals trade TE Jermaine Gresham to Jaguars for a 2015 3rd round pick

Upset of the week
Green Bay smashed the Word Champion Seattle at their home with 31-10. Russell Wilson produced 4 INT's in a game where counterpart Aaron Rodgers scored 3 TD's (2 pass, 1 rush). Julius Peppers gained 2 sacks while fellow pass rusher Clay Matthews was one of four players for Green Bay who intercepted Wilson.

Weekly Awards
NFC Offense Saints QB D. Brees 31/35 380 yards 5 TD
NFC Defense Panthers MLB L. Kuechly 11 tackles 2 sacks 2 INT

AFC Offense Bengals QB A. Dalton 26/37 331 yards 4 TD
AFC Defense Jets MLB D. Davis 14 tackles 1 INT
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
07:13 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by zackebarsch10
Quick Take | 16 Points in the first 3 quarters showed a slow start to the first Monday Night Game but 31 points in the final quarter ensure an entertainment finish. Both teams tried to control the game clock with an unusual amount of running plays till the end.

It was over when... | B. Flowers intercepted C. Palmer with 1:20 to go on the 4th quarter and San Diego leading by 7 points with only 2 timeout remaining for the Cardinals.

Game Ball | QB P. Rivers 16/22 221 yards 2 TD 1 INT
Rivers looked like a Game Manager with only 40% of the plays called for a pass. But then he decides the game with a late 71 yard TD pass to TE Antonio Gates in a no huddle situation with CB Antonio Cromartie confused who to cover.

Game Notes | Da'Rick Rodgers was knocked out by rookie safety Deone Bucannon on a forced fumble which was recovered by the Chargers and will miss at least a month of game action with a abdominal tear.

The Chargers made the most of the turnover with a pick six by safety Eric Weddle and the game-clinching pick by CB Brandon Flowers. Arizona didn't capatalize on the lone turnover of the Chargers because rookie kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 52 yard FG (later he missed a 48 yard FG too).

A third INT by C. Palmer from CB Shareece Wright was called back after a roughing the passer penalty from outside linebacker Dwight Freeney

Box Score

San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
Sep 8, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
San Diego Chargers (0-0)3302127
Arizona Cardinals (0-0)7301020
Team Stats Comparison
SDGARI
Total Offense331321
Rushing Yards114100
Passing Yards217221
First Downs1320
Punt Return Yards09
Kick Return Yards41129
Total Yards372459
Turnovers12
3rd Down Converstion64
4th Down Conversion20
2-Point Conversion00
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1/12/2
Penalties500
Posession Time30:4929:11
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGSDGARI
9:04(ARI) 12 yard TD pass by C. Palmer to L. Fitzgerald07
1:17(SDG) 24 yard FG by N. Novak37
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGSDGARI
5:39(SDG) 27 yard FG by N. Novak67
0:37(ARI) 32 yard FG by C. Catanzaro610
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGSDGARI
12:56(SDG) 9 yard TD pass by P. Rivers to M. Floyd1310
12:46(SDG) 34 yard INT return for a TD by E. Weddle2010
9:56(ARI) 9 yard TD pass by C. Palmer to L. Fitzgerald2017
2:27(ARI) 24 yard FG by C. Catanzaro2020
1:47(SDG) 71 yard TD pass by P. Rivers to A. Gates2720
San Diego Chargers
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
P. Rivers16/2222121
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
R. Mathews27933.4
D. Woodhead6233.8
P. Rivers1-2-2.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
M. Floyd4379.31
K. Allen34013.3
D. Rogers3299.7
A. Gates29648.01
R. Mathews11111.0
L. Green133.0
E. Royal144.0
D. Woodhead111.0
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
C. Watt3
W. Smith1
N. Hardwick1
K. Dunlap1
D.J. Fluker11
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
J. Verrett7
M. Te'o6
M. Ingram61
D. Butler5
M. Gilchrist5
K. Reyes52
S. Wright4
J. Johnson4
C. Liuget2
J. Addae2
S. Lissemore2
E. Weddle211
J. Attaochu1
A. Gachkar1
B. Flowers11
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
N. Novak2/23/3927
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
M. Scifres28542.5
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
D. Woodhead12121.0
E. Royal12020.0
Arizona Cardinals
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
C. Palmer22/2924322
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
A. Ellington16664.1
J. Dwyer6223.7
M. Grice393.0
C. Palmer133.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
L. Fitzgerald8617.62
R. Housler33311.0
Jo. Brown37324.3
Ja. Brown22814.0
M. Floyd23015.0
A. Ellington1-6-6.0
J. Dwyer199.0
M. Grice11010.0
T. Doss155.0
BLOCKINGPANCAKESACK
J. Cooper2
J. Veldheer2
L. Sendlein2
B. Sowell1
E. Watford1
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
D. Washington10
J. Abraham8
D. Bishop8
T. Mathieu7
P. Peterson3
M. Shaughnessy31
A. Cromartie3
D. Bucannon2
D. Dockett2
R. Johnson21
J. Powers2
C. Campbell2
K. Minter1
S. Acho1
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
C. Catanzaro2/42/2832
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
D. Butler14848.0
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
T. Ginn37224.0
M. Grice35719.0
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
P. Peterson199.0
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
05:54 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)


CHICAGO - Following a busy free agency period the Colts hit Chicago with a long list of needs, but luckily for new GM Phil Emery he came in with a few extra picks. The draft opened with a little bit of drama, two teams traded into the Top 3 (Cincinnati and Dallas) while Oakland took the concensus #1 pick.

Oakland made Texas OT Julian Branch the #1 overall pick, a definite need for the struggling Raiders. They spent well in free agency and don't seem set to pick high again in 2015. The Bengals traded up to #2 to take Alabama FS Kadeem Orr, an Indianapolis target, and Dallas jumped to #3 to take LSU DT Dan Estes.

2015 NFL Draft - Indianapolis Colts
PickPlayerCollegePosHtWt
1 (17)Branch DanielsLSUFS6'-1"207
2 (49)Donavon BrowningPittLE6'-5"306
3 (65)Erik LooneyWisconsinRG6'-3"309
3 (81)Landon StoneDelaware StateLE6'-5"250
4 (113)Don WaltersFloridaROLB6'-2"235
4 (120)Artez KilgoreCaliforniaCB6'-1"183
5 (145)Daryll OdomNorthern IllinoisCB6'-2"186
7 (203)Venson PattersonEastern MichiganDT6'-3"275
7 (209)Rasheem DuncanBaylorLE6'-3"280


DRAFT ANALYSIS

Best Pick(s) : FS Branch Daniels, DE Donavon Browning.

Daniels and Browning fill some serious needs and represented the best player available. The Colts were trying to trade up, having additional picks, and get FS Kadeem Orr so having Daniels fall to them was a real blessing. Daniels was a two-year starter at LSU and showed good coverage skills with loose hips and a fluid backpedal, but his biggest strength is his ability to make tackles in the open field. Daniels has a shot at making the starting roster, but it's more likely he will learn behind fellow LSU grad LaRon Landry. Browning went under the radar a little, but he's a solid 3-4 DE with a good frame who holds up well against the run. He didn't register too many sacks at Pitt, but film seems to indicate he was double teamed regularly as the Panthers' best defensive lineman.

Worst Pick(s) : OLB Don Walters, DE Rasheem Duncan.

Walters entered the draft process with a 1st round grade but found himself plummeting as the draft went on. Walters didn't run well at the combine, showed up overweight, and struggled to bench press anywhere near his peers. He interviewed well and looked good on tape, showed the production teams want at OLB, but teams were seriously turned off by his combine performance. The Colts didn't seem to care and saw a bargain, but they needed an immediate starter and he will be a long term project. It's hard to say the 209th pick in the draft is a "bad" pick, but Duncan came out of nowhere. Duncan came into the draft essentially unranked, only started 10 games for Baylor in 2014, and didn't really impress scouts. Maybe the Colts coaching staff saw something, hard to tell.

Sleeper Pick(s) : CB Artez Kilgore, CB Daryll Odom

Both Kilgore and Odom went a little under the radar, unless it's a radar gun. Kilgore and Odom both ran 4.29 40-yard dashes at the combine, showed loose hips and impressive acceleration. Neither of them show much in terms of zone coverage, but they have the speed to develop into decent man-coverage corners. They will definitely see some work on special teams, and both might prove to be decent additions to Indianapolis' ailing Dime and Quarters coverage.
Dynasty: bayers3
04:47 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by zackebarsch10
Opening week in the NFL with the first Monday Night Game of the season

Matchup Preview *|* January 1,
@
San Diego Chargers
(0-0, 0-0 Away)
Arizona Cardinals
(0-0, 0-0 Home)
Injury Report

RT B. Massie (Pectoral Tear)
16 weeks

LOLB A. Okafor (Upper Arm Fracture)
5 weeks
Game Notes
Both second year head coaches try to further improve their teams and winning records from the year before. The Chargers lost to Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the Divisional Round and the Cardinals missed the playoffs despite a record of 10-6.
Dynasty: zackebarsch10
04:22 PM - November 15, 2014. Written by zackebarsch10
Final Depth Chart

Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart - 2014
Regular Offense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
WRLarry Fitzgerald (93 OVR | EXP 10)John Brown (84 OVR | EXP 0)Tandon Doss (78 OVR | EXP 3)
TERob Housler (84 OVR | EXP 3)Troy Niklas (80 OVR | EXP 0)Darren Fells (79 OVR | EXP 1)
LTJared Veldheer (91 OVR | EXP 4)Bradley Sowell (78 OVR | EXP 2)Paul Fanaika (80 OVR | EXP 4)
LGJonathan Cooper (84 OVR | EXP 1)Ted Larsen (80 OVR | EXP 4)Paul Fanaika (80 OVR | EXP 4)
CLyle Sendlein (86 OVR | EXP 7)Ted Larsen (80 OVR | EXP 4)Paul Fanaika (80 OVR | EXP 4)
RGEarl Watford (83 OVR | EXP 1)Paul Fanaika (80 OVR | EXP 4)Ted Larsen (80 OVR | EXP 4)
RTBobby Massie (83 OVR | EXP 2)Bradley Sowell (78 OVR | EXP 2)Paul Fanaika (80 OVR | EXP 4)
WRMichael Floyd (87 OVR | EXP 2)Jaron Brown (79 OVR | EXP 1)Ted Ginn (82 OVR | EXP 7)
QBCarson Palmer (88 OVR | EXP 11)Drew Stanton (81 OVR | EXP 7)Logan Thomas (75 OVR | EXP 0)
FBRobert Hughes (77 OVR | EXP 3)
HBAndre Ellington (89 OVR | EXP 1)Jonathan Dwyer (84 OVR | EXP 4)Marion Grice (82 OVR | EXP 0)Stepfan Taylor (81 OVR | EXP 1)
Base 3-4 Defense
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
LDECalais Campbell (88 OVR | EXP 6)Kareem Martin (76 OVR | EXP 0)Frostee Rucker (80 OVR | EXP 8)
NTDan Williams (91 OVR | EXP 4)Alameda Ta'amu (84 OVR | EXP 2)Bruce Gaston (77 OVR | EXP 0)
RDEDarnell Dockett (82 OVR | EXP 10)Tommy Kelly (82 OVR | EXP 10)Frostee Rucker (80 OVR | EXP 8)
LOLBMatt Shaughnessy (83 OVR | EXP 5)Alex Okafor (78 OVR | EXP 1)Brandon Jenkins (79 OVR | EXP 1)
LILBDaryl Washington (90 OVR | EXP 4)Kevin Minter (82 OVR | EXP 1)
RILBDesmond Bishop (84 OVR | EXP 6)Larry Foote (81 OVR | EXP 12)
ROLBJohn Abraham (84 OVR | EXP 14)Sam Acho (80 OVR | EXP 3)Brandon Jenkins (79 OVR | EXP 1)
CBAntonio Cromartie (90 OVR | EXP 8)Jerraud Powers (82 OVR | EXP 5)Anthony Gaitor (77 OVR | EXP 2)
SSTony Jefferson (OVR 85 | EXP 1)Deone Bucannon (85 OVR | EXP 0)Rashad Johnson (82 OVR | EXP 5)
FSTyrann Mathieu (87 OVR | EXP 1)Rashad Johnson (82 OVR | EXP 5)Deone Bucannon (85 OVR | EXP 0)
CBPatrick Peterson (90 OVR | EXP 3)Justin Bethel (80 OVR | EXP 2)
Special Teams
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
KChandler Catanzaro (83 OVR | EXP 0)
PDrew Butler (83 OVR | EXP 2)
PRPatrick Peterson (99 OVR | EXP 3)Ted Ginn (94 OVR | EXP 7)Marion Grice (81 OVR | EXP 0)Jaron Brown (74 OVR | EXP 1)
KRTed Ginn (94 OVR | EXP 7)Marion Grice (83 OVR | EXP 0)Jaron Brown (79 OVR | EXP 1)Tandon Doss (77 OVR | EXP 3)
Dynasty: zackebarsch10