Contract extensions and players expected to return for Week 1. Here’s a glimpse of the news and stories emerging from the NFC this week..
The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl.
At least one key NFL executive thinks play improved at the Pro Bowl this year: Commissioner Roger Goodell.
After a week in Hawaii and a blowout game, the NFL all-stars are defending the Pro Bowl as a worthy reward for top players who do not make the Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots defense cut down on allowing long completions as the season went on. The Baltimore Ravens never stopped making them.
Ryan Leaf has taken a road that had him at the top of his game to not even having his freedom.
Against most teams, Brady plays like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Against the Ravens, he gets outplayed by Joe Flacco.
Coaches are allowed to change their minds, right?
Kenny Britt is going to speak to the cops, the Chargers are officially through the Norv Turner era, and the Pro Bowl still isn’t seen as a priority by everyone.
The Denver Broncos may have been upset in the playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens, but the horses are already a team to fear next season. You may ask why, but the answer is simple. Peyton Manning will once again be under center, and that is never good news for any opposing team.
The New England Patriots have done just fine without Rob Gronkowski. On Sunday, they’ll see whether that continues or if their valuable tight end’s absence will keep them from a second straight Super Bowl appearance.
And then…there were four, but only two will make it to New Orleans.