Monday, October 19th, 2009

Seahawks’ Tatupu Out for the Season

October 18, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Seahawks’ Tatupu Out for the Season

The Seattle Seahawks have already had their fair share of injuries so far this season. And they were dealt another big blow on Sunday when middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu tore his left pectoral muscle in a 27-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
After the game, Seahawks coach Jim Mora said that three-time Pro Bowler Tatupu would need surgery and miss the rest of the season. It appeared Tatupu was injured in the second quarter while tackling Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Despite not playing in the second half, Tatupu still had a team-high eight tackles against the Cardinals. Seattle also played the …read more

Cortland Finnegan Out for Titans

October 17, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Cortland Finnegan Out for Titans

Cortland Finnegan, a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, will miss Week 6 against the New England Patriots due to an injured hamstring. This is a big blow for the Titans, especially considering that Nick Harper (the team’s other starting cornerback) will also miss the game. Harper is out with a broken arm.
The Titans injury woes don’t end there. Vincent Fuller, a defensive back, is questionable due to an arm injury. Due to all the injuries, rookie Jason McCourty will have to start. The other starting cornerback won’t be known until kickoff.
As for the Patriots, they will undoubtedly look to …read more

Purdue Shocks #7 Ohio State

October 17, 2009 by Allison Boyer  
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Purdue Shocks #7 Ohio State

One of the biggest shockers of the season so far has to be today’s game Purdue played against Ohio State. Going into this week, Ohio State’s record wasn’t perfect. That said, Purdue was coming off of a five-game losing streak. So, no one thought that today would be difficult for the Buckeyes.
Yet, it was. So difficult, in fact, that the Boilermakers took advantage of Terrelle Pryor’s fumbles and interceptions and when on to win 26 – 18.
That’s not to say that Purdue only won because Ohio State didn’t play well. Quarterback Joey Elliott did well today, especially in the second …read more

Top Ten Worst NFL Teams

October 16, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Top Ten Worst NFL Teams

Heading into Week 6, now is a good time to take a look at the bottom of the NFL power rankings. These teams have virtually no chance of making the playoffs. In fact, they may as well look toward next year because their 2009 NFL season is basically over.
1. St. Louis Rams
The Rams are just horrible. Their defense showed some signs of improvement early on but they’ve regressed in recent weeks. Their offense? It’s offensive.
2. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders don’t have a horrible defense but their offense is so bad that they earn this spot in the NFL power rankings. JaMarcus …read more

NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

October 15, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

With five weeks of the 2009 NFL season in the books, there are still five teams that are undefeated. Here’s a look at those five teams and which are the cream of the crop.
5. Denver Broncos
Even though the Broncos are 5-0, does anyone truly believe that this team is a Super Bowl contender? Many experts aren’t even believing that Denver will make the playoffs. I guess we’ll see.
4. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings have won each of their five games. While nothing is too wrong with their squad, Brett Favre remains a question mark. Can he survive the entire 17 week NFL …read more

Colorado’s Dan Hawkins Makes Hard Choices

October 15, 2009 by Allison Boyer  
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Colorado’s Dan Hawkins Makes Hard Choices

The Buffaloes aren’t closely followed by most college football fans. They have just as spirited of a quarterback competition going on as any of the major schools, though. What makes this interesting to me, though, is that head coach Dan Hawkins is the father of the guy who has been starting for Colorado so far in 2009.
And unfortunately for Cody Hawkins, that’s no longer the case. After a decent first half against Texas last week, junior threw yet another deep pass that was picked off by the defense, which turned the game in the Longhorns’ favor. That might have been …read more

Adam Vinatieri Injury Update – Knee Surgery

October 14, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Adam Vinatieri Injury Update – Knee Surgery

Adam Vinatieri, the kicker for the Indianapolis Colts, will be out up to two months after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. The surgery was needed to remove a piece of knee cartilage.
Vinatieri, who is considered by many to be the clutchest kicker in the history of the NFL, has only missed three games in his career. This season, he was 6-for-8 on field goals and 17-for-17 on extra points. However, Vinatieri had been complaining about an ailing knee recently, so the kicker and the team decided to get it repaired now instead of waiting.
To replace Vinatieri, the Colts signed Matt Stover. …read more

Super Bowl Hero David Tyree to Ravens

October 13, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Super Bowl Hero David Tyree to Ravens

No matter what else David Tyree does in his football career, he’ll be known as the man who made the amazing catch to help the New York Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. Earlier this offseason, Tyree was released by the Giants. On Tuesday, he signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
The 29-year-old wide receiver has played his entire career with the Giants. From 2003 to 2007, he had 54 catches for 650 yards and four touchdowns. Last season, Tyree missed the entire year due to injury.
With the Ravens, Tyree will give the team another …read more

2009 Midseason Undefeated and Winless

October 13, 2009 by Allison Boyer  
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2009 Midseason Undefeated and Winless

We’re about at the mid-season point for college football. I always think it’s interesting to see which teams have gone undefeated so far and which teams have yet to win a game. By this time, most teams have had at least ONE tough opponent and at least ONE game where they had a chance to win. Here’s how the lists look this year:
Undefeated:

Alabama
Boise State
Cincinnati
Florida
Iowa
Kansas
South Florida
TCU
Texas

Winless

Ball State
Eastern Michigan
Florida Atlantic
Miami (OH)
New Mexico
Rice
Western Kentucky

Really, I think the big surprises here are that there are no major surprises. Few people would have put Iowa on the undefeated list when predicting records at this point …read more

Miles Austin to See More Action

October 12, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
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Miles Austin to See More Action

Miles Austin is a secret weapon no more. In Week 5 of the 2009 NFL season, Austin had a monstrous outing. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys had ten catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns. The receiving yards broke a franchise record and his performance apparently earned him more action going forward.
Said Wade Phillips, head coach of the Cowboys: “We’re going to get him on the field. His run after the catch is so strong that if you get him the football, he’s liable to make a big play.”
Austin started Week 5 due to Roy Williams …read more

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