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Archive: September 2010

Vick 2.0

Give me the new and improved Michael Vick for Sunday's big matchup between the Redskins and Eagles.

By Jason Maloni | September 30, 2010; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Which QB do you want now?

Which QB would you rather have right now, McNabb or Vick?

By Reader Poll | September 30, 2010; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

A (triumphant?) return

Sunday's Redskins-Eagles game is all about Donovan McNabb returning to face the team he led for the last 11 seasons. And if the boo birds are out to greet him, he'll feel right at home.

By Dave Goldberg | September 30, 2010; 1:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Must see TV

The storylines, the rivalry and the importance of a critical early season NFC East showdown make Donovan McNabb's return to Philadelphia a must-watch on Sunday.

By Peter Schaffer | September 30, 2010; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Vick's first big test

The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be the ideal fit for a more mature Michael Vick, but can he keep up this pace?

By Robert Littal | September 30, 2010; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

It only took 3 weeks

Three weeks into the season, football fans - including this one - see a new and improved Michael Vick leading the Philadelphia Eagles. And it seems most prefer that new Vick to the old Donovan McNabb.

By Michael Kun | September 30, 2010; 12:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Known quantity

Michael Vick may have the hot hand and the better situation at the moment, but give me Donovan McNabb - the proven quarterback who knows what it takes to lead a Super Bowl contender.

By Anthony Stalter | September 30, 2010; 12:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Philly's youth movement

The Eagles have quickly turned the page on the Donovan McNabb era and their strong start with Michael Vick at the helm can be attributed to their emerging young stars.

By Sean McCann | September 30, 2010; 12:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Big Ben's adjustment period

The Steelers are clicking without their starting quarterback, but when Ben Roethlisberger returns, it will take a few games for him to get back in the flow and in NFL game shape.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | September 28, 2010; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

All is well in the Steel City

With a 3-0 start, a Week 4 matchup with the injury depleted Ravens, a Week 5 bye and the Browns on the slate for Ben Roethlisberger's first game back in Week 6, things are lining up perfectly for the Pittsburgh Steelers to make another Super Bowl run.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 28, 2010; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Polamalu is the real MVP

Troy Polamalu has the Steelers defense playing up to the level of -- and maybe better than -- the 1976 Steel Curtain.

By Doug Farrar | September 28, 2010; 9:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

How far will the Steelers go?

How far will the Pittsburgh Steelers go this season?

By Reader Poll | September 28, 2010; 9:08 AM ET | Comments (2)

Big Ben, whatever

The Pittsburgh Steelers have proven their worth, with or without Big Ben.

By Dawn Knight | September 28, 2010; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (4)

Scary good

The Steelers are playing some of the best football in the NFL without star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. When he returns, they could be the best team in the AFC.

By Matt Loede | September 28, 2010; 8:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

A lesson in continuity

Pittsburgh's sustained success is a tribute to a system built on continuity and the 2010 Steelers are no different.

By Dave Goldberg | September 28, 2010; 12:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

We should have known

With a fresh quarterback joining the league's top defense, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the tools to make another Super Bowl run. So why was Peter King the only one who saw this coming?

By Michael Kun | September 28, 2010; 12:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Warning signs were there for Vikes, 'Boys

With Brett Favre missing training camp and Tony Romo continuing to struggle in crunch time, it's no surprise the Vikings and Cowboys are staring at 0-2 records.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 21, 2010; 5:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unpredicted and undefeated

Three undefeated teams - the Bears, Bucs and Chiefs - are the biggest surprises after Week 2.

By Anthony Stalter | September 21, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who's the biggest surprise in the NFL?

Which team's 2-0 start is the biggest surprise? Which team's 0-2 start is the bigger shock?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Minnesota hostage crisis

Brett Favre's diminishing skills are hardly a surprise but the sudden descent of the Minnesota Vikings is a shocker for fans and the media alike.

By Brian Tarcy | September 21, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs take the cake

With an untested quarterback and an ageless wonder in the backfield, the Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest 2-0 surprise this season.

By Nick Houllis | September 21, 2010; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chiefs, Cowboys lead early surprises

Of all the hot and cold starts to the season, the Kansas City Chiefs' 2-0 mark and the Dallas Cowboys' stumble to 0-2 are the biggest stunners.

By H. Gore | September 21, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texas two-step

The Dallas Cowboys' slow start isn't a total shock and they should still contend for the NFC East, but the Houston Texans appear poised for a postseason run following two impressive victories to start the season.

By Michael Bean | September 21, 2010; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too early to tell

Two games into the season is too early to write off the Cowboys and Vikings or anoint the Chiefs, Bears, Bucs or Dolphins legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

By Michael Kun | September 21, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Five early surprises

The Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have all surprised early on for very different reasons.

By Dave Goldberg | September 21, 2010; 9:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Parity is plentiful

Few expected the Kansas City Chiefs to win the AFC West or the Chicago Bears to take the NFC North, but that both are off to 2-0 starts speaks to the parity of the NFL.

By Joel Thorman | September 21, 2010; 9:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC North gets interesting

The Kansas City Chiefs are the biggest surprise so far this season, using young talent to compensate for a struggling quarterback. Meanwhile 0-2 stats for the Cowboys and Vikings shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

By Doug Farrar | September 21, 2010; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Same old Mike

Michael Vick has returned to form, but that form includes inconsistency and an inaccurate arm, which won't be enough for him to hold onto the Philly's starting quarterback job this season.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | September 16, 2010; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (2)

A favorable defensive scheme

Michael Vick looked like a capable starting quarterback in rallying the Eagles for a second-half comeback against the Packers, but from here on out, defenses will be far more prepared to contain his running game.

By Brandon Benson | September 16, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick's back...up

Philadelphia Eagles must give Kevin Kolb time to recover from his concussion, but when he does, the starting quarterback job should be his again, not Michael Vick's.

By Dawn Knight | September 16, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Kolb deserves his chance

No matter how well Michael Vick plays in his absence, Kevin Kolb has earned his chance to be the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Jason Brewer | September 16, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stick with Vick

Michael Vick has proven his ability to spark an offense and has the veteran experience and playmaking ability that should make him the choice to lead the Philadelphia offense.

By Matt Loede | September 16, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

No metamorphosis

Michael Vick impressed against the Packers, but its unlikely that he'll be able to eliminate the decision-making and accuracy issues that have always plagued his play under center.

By Rob Rang | September 16, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

The people's choice

If he continues to perform the way he did against the Packers, Michael Vick may soon become the Philadelphia Eagles fans' choice to lead their team this season.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 16, 2010; 9:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not the future in Philly

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid has hitched his wagon to Kevin Kolb, so no matter how well Michael Vick performs in his absence, he is not the future in Philly.

By Dave Goldberg | September 16, 2010; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (2)

The excitement is back

Michael Vick showed flashes from his prime in Week 1 and he now has the chance to take hold of the starting quarterback job in Philadelphia.

By Michael Kun | September 16, 2010; 8:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Overrated is an understatement

The perennially overrated Cowboys will miss the playoffs as the perfect dream season scenario unfolds for the Redskins.

By Dr. Mark Adickes | September 15, 2010; 11:59 PM ET | Comments (2)

Popular for a reason

As a successful franchise, the Cowboys deserve praise, no matter how many times "Cowboy haters" say differently, but that success can come back to bite them.

By Chris Richardson | September 14, 2010; 4:27 PM ET | Comments (3)

Cowboys are overrated again

The Dallas Cowboys could be the single most overrated team in football...maybe the single most overrated team in all of professional sports in America.

By Michael Wilbon | September 14, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (13)

No matter their record, Cowboys remain relevant

The Dallas Cowboys may be down at the moment, but their trophy case proves they are far from the most overrated team in NFL history.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | September 14, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC East gets interesting

A poor Dallas Cowboys performance Sunday night just makes an always tough NFC East race even more interesting.

By Dawn Knight | September 14, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Love 'em or hate 'em, it's all about Big D

Whether you love them or hate them, everyone has something to say about the Dallas Cowboys, giving them nationally televised games and making their players household names no matter how well the team plays from year to year.

By Michael Kun | September 14, 2010; 9:57 AM ET | Comments (3)

Worldwide brand

Despite underachievement on the field in recent years, the Dallas Cowboys have mastered the art of promoting their product off it and remain at the forefront of the national consciousness.

By Peter Schaffer | September 14, 2010; 9:56 AM ET | Comments (7)

Who will win the NFC East?

Which team will win the NFC East this season?

By Reader Poll | September 14, 2010; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (2)

Perception and expectations

When performance doesn't meet perception, fans and the media are responsible for teams like the Dallas Cowboys becoming overrated.

By Anthony Stalter | September 14, 2010; 9:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC East is anyone's ballgame

Too much money spent on receivers at the expense of a serviceable offensive line is just one of the many problems facing the Dallas Cowboys which opens up the division for the Redskins, Giants and Eagles.

By Doug Farrar | September 14, 2010; 2:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Romo is Cowboys' achilles heel

As long as Tony Romo is at the helm for the Dallas Cowboys, "America's Team" will continue to fail to live up to lofty preseason expectations.

By Ken Palmer | September 14, 2010; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (8)

Hail Leon Lett

The comedy of errors the Cowboys committed in their season-opening loss to the Redskins should have Wade Phillips readying his resume once again.

By Leonard Shapiro | September 14, 2010; 12:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Still No. 1

One week into the season, the landscape of the NFC East may have changed, but the Dallas Cowboys still belong atop the heap...for now at least.

By Dave Goldberg | September 14, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

America's team

Branded as "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys have always been plagued by contradictions and unfulfilled expectations.

By Michael Oriard | September 13, 2010; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (1)

Result won't tell us much

Thursday's season opener between the Vikings and Saints should be another entertaining game between two playoff teams, but it won't tell us too much about the season ahead.

By Michael Kun | September 7, 2010; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Vikings or Saints: pick 'em

Which team will win Thursday night's season opening NFC title game rematch between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints?

By Reader Poll | September 7, 2010; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saints keep marching

Brett Favre and the Vikings have a tough road to hoe if they hope to repeat last year's success, and their descent should begin Thursday night against the Saints.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | September 7, 2010; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Expect a shootout

Expect the game to live up to its hype with the Saints coming out on top in a shootout.

By Anthony Stalter | September 7, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Saints will swarm Favre

The Saints will again try to put pressure on a still-hobbled Brett Favre in the pocket and ride the emotion of their home opener to another narrow victory.

By Matt Loede | September 7, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (3)

History on Saints' side

History, health and talent favor the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in their season opener Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

By Dan Parker | September 7, 2010; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

All depends on the zebras

How officials treat the Saints' pressure on Brett Favre could impact New Orleans' ability to repeat its victory from last winter's NFC title game

By Doug Farrar | September 7, 2010; 9:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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