Archive for the ‘NFC South’ Category

Pick Six: Handicapping Week 6 in the NFL

Uncle Sam’s Liam O’Rourke is a bookmaker’s worst nightmare. He’s looking to follow up his perfect Week 5 record with 6 tips for Week Six. However, is the Giants over the Eagles in Philly a dangerous pick?

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3 and out: Bears offensive struggles continue

The Chicago Bears continue to be one of the most unpredictable teams in the NFL. They win when they’re expected to lose and lose when they’re expected to win. Here’s Dave Usher with three observations on Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Panthers…

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End of the 1st Quarter – New Orleans Saints

One of the big surprises of the NFL season so far has been the struggles of the New Orleans Saints, who currently stand third in the NFC South with a 2-2 record. Saints blogger Lee Gardiner gives us the lowdown on what’s been happening in the Big Easy these first four weeks…

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3 and out – Vikings clip Falcons wings

It’s been quite the start for the unfancied Minnesota Vikings, who now stand at 2-2 and tied for second in the NFC North with the Bears and Packers after a hugely impressive 41-28 over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Olav Sorumgard picks three things that caught his eye from the game…

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3 and out: Signs of improvement for Saints

The New Orleans Saints finally recorded their first win of the new season with a hard fought victory over the plucky Minnesota Vikings. Drew Brees and his offence put up 13 quick unanswered points but couldn’t put the Vikings away until late in the 3rd when the QB hooked up with Marques Colston for the TD. Uncle Sam’s Saints blogger Lee Gardiner gives us his take on the game. . .

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3 and out: Vikings slain by Saints

Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut as the Vikes went down to a 20-11 loss in New Orleans. Bridgewater was called into action early in the 2nd quarter when Matt Cassell went down with a toe injury and led the Vikings to a field goal on his first drive. Vikings blogger Olav Sorumgard shares three things he took from the game…

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Four Downs: New Orleans Saints

1st Down: What do you make of the Saints’ start to the season?

Simply put it’s been poor but we could just as easily be 2-0 as 0-2. The major issue so far has been a surprising lack of pass rush, this has been a factor in the secondary being left exposed to WR having far too much time to break from coverage.

The major scapegoat at the moment has been Patrick Robinson who has been consistently beaten in coverage by various receivers but without more pressure on opposing QBs it will be a similar theme all year. It’s also not helped by the Saints relatively average LB core (oh for the days of the Dome Patrol).

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