NFL Week 4 Sunday recap and commentary: Broncos, Chiefs, Patriots and Seahawks remain undefeated

Posted in Blogroll on September 30th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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DeMeco Ryans Wes Welker #83 of the Denver Broncos runs for a first down past DeMeco Ryans #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles after making a reception during the third quarter at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  The Broncos defeated the Eagles 52-20.

Wes Welker and the Broncos opened things up in the second half against the Eagles.

The Denver Broncos scored more points than anytime in their 54-year history Sunday when they posted 52 on the hapless defense of the Philadelphia Eagles. Denver has the best chance of going 16-0 after blowing out the Birds 52-20. Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs continued their dominance of the NFC East by defeating the NY Giants 31-7. The Seattle Seahawks rallied from a 20-3 deficit to outlast the Houston Texans in overtime 23-20. In Atlanta, the New England Patriots scored 17 fourth quarter points to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 30-23.

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Ron Glover @TSFSports Week 4 NFL Predictions: Texans out to ground the 3-0 Seahawks

Posted in Blogroll on September 29th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks to daylight with a 3-0 start.

Interesting games on tap as the month of September closes out. A meeting between the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks is one we could see again in February. It may only be Week 4, but the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions meeting has some meaning to it.  The NY Jets and Tennessee Titans have surprised us with 2-1 starts, but something has to give when they meet in Nashville. Monday Night has the undefeated Miami Dolphins visiting the rejuvenated and also undefeated New Orleans Saints.

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Ron Glover’s @TSFSports NFL Q&A: What in the hell is goin’ on out there!

Posted in Blogroll on September 24th, 2013 by Ron Glover


Since their Week 1 victory, life has been rough on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers.

I don’t know about anyone else, but Week 3 in the National Football League has left me scratching my head. The reason the Giants and Steelers are sitting at 0-3 is due to a lack of an effective running game — leaving their brittle signal callers at the mercy of five and six man rushes. Someone should tell the Broncos and Patriots the Chiefs and Dolphins aren’t going away.
Lay off Colin Kaepernick, he’ll be fine.

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NFL Week 3 recap and commentary: Panthers QB Cam Newton orchestrates a 38-0 shutout

Posted in Blogroll on September 23rd, 2013 by Michael Tillery

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Payback is a Carolina Panther. Written to a playlist I call “Allen Iverson“.

Last season in Week 3, the New York Giants rocked the Carolina Panthers 36-7. Cam Newton was scrutinized heavily for his presumed post game sulking body language as if getting dominated on national television is a cause for a grandiose celebration…smiling of teeth and happy to be here, media ass kissing. That was last year. Week 3 this season, Cam Newton snatched the shovel off pretentious shoulders set on burying the young phenom and guided the Carolina Panthers to a 38-0 win over those same New York Giants. Was the shocking to some shutout more about the Panthers or the Giants? Read more »

Mizzo’s @TSFSports Week 3 NFL Predictions: King Reed returns to Baltimore

Posted in Blogroll on September 22nd, 2013 by Michael Tillery


Makes his first start today vs. his former team.

So many close games, so many yards gained and so many surprises in the first two NFL weeks. No game is a true Game of the Week, but some interesting match-ups are on the schedule. Will Pittsburgh and the New York Football Giants both go 0-3? How will King Reed respond looking across the sideline at his former teammates? Will DC bounce back after giving up 1k yards in the first two games? What the hell is going on in Tampa Bay? Did Cleveland mortgage its future or strengthen it? I say the former. Word to The Sports Brothers, Branson Wright and Delvis Valentine. Denver looks like a monster than eats up monsters and will the versatility of Terrelle Pryor be just another challenge to digest?

Let’s see…

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NFL Week 2 recap: E. J. Manuel, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are stellar

Posted in Blogroll on September 16th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

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Buffalo Bills rookie QB was emotional after last second win vs Cam and the Panthers.

Exciting weekend. A lot of points were put up in Week 2. Robert Griffin III will be fine despite all the uncertainty swirling. Seattle looks mighty. Richard Sherman is a monster. Big Red looks crazy in all that…red.  Greg Schiano is wrecking Josh Freeman. Josh has every tool to be great, so get off his back coach and…coach. Don’t make him the scapegoat for your failings. If Philly’s below average defense makes just a few stops a game, Vick, McCoy and Jackson will dominate the league if able to stay healthy. Chip Kelly must run the ball for that to happen, because if the offense doesn’t score on most possessions, Philly is an 8-8 team. Aaron Rodgers was absolutely incredible. What an offense he has in Green Bay. The NFC East was 0-4 Sunday, but don’t put too much stock in that. Peyton Manning is a gridiron magician. If Denver doesn’t go to the Super Bowl, I’ll be shocked. The pass interference penalty needs a little tinkering because defensive backs are definitely at a disadvantage. Hate to see late game calls decide games. Who do you have tonight?

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Ron Glover’s Week 2 NFL Predictions: No impostors on the field when the Niners and Seahawks meet

Posted in Blogroll on September 15th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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A divisional rivalry between Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick is just what the NFL needs.

The new bad blood between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks has led to law enforcement officials in Seattle to pose as Niners fans to quell violence in the stadium.

As for on the field, two of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks in Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson will attempt to give their respective team a 2-0 start. It’s a potentially great rivalry brewing in arguably the NFL’s best division. Tonight’s game also features two of the game’s most physical defensive units.

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Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez and Father Time’s undefeated record

Posted in Blogroll on September 14th, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth


Will Father Time catch up to Floyd Mayweather tonight?

Floyd Mayweather is undefeated with the kind of talent that gives him the right to call himself the greatest pure boxer of his generation. This is not disputed — even by those who are not cowed by his brilliance. He is what a boxer should be when you close your eyes. And yet, sooner rather than later, he will face an opponent he cannot best. It is an opponent whose mention causes limbs to shake, eyes to bulge, and mouths to grow dry. He has never lost, never been tested and has won every fight by knockout. This opponent? Father Time.

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Ron Glover’s Thursday Night NFL Preview: New York Jets (1-0) at New England Patriots (1-0)

Posted in Blogroll on September 12th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(In Flex We Trust)

Geno Smith may be forced to beat the Patriots from the pocket tonight.

The New York Jets take to the road for the second consecutive week to open the season. Tonight’s opponent is the division rival New England Patriots. Both teams notched game-winning field goals in the closing seconds of regulation last week. The Patriots hope to have wide receiver Danny Amendola (doubtful, groin) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) in the lineup. The Jets just received word today that quarterback Mark Sanchez could be lost for the season with a shoulder injury.

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Monday Night NFL Live Blog: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins

Posted in Blogroll on September 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Robert Griffin III and Michael Vick meet in an early season NFC clash.

Tonight, Robert Griffin III returns just eight months removed from knee surgery to face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are beginning a new era under head coach Chip Kelly — who is bringing his high-motor offense to the NFL. Kelly is looking to become the first Eagles coach to win his coaching debut since Rich Kotite in 1991.

Feel free to comment on the blog before, during and after the game.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Week 1 recap: Anquan Boldin leads monster day for receivers in Niners victory

Posted in Blogroll on September 9th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Anquan Boldin opened the 2013 season in playoff form against the Packers.

Anquan Boldin, A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas and Vincent Jackson each had 150+ receiving yards in their respective season debuts. In Week 1, 17 players had days of 100+ receiving yards thus far. Two more games are on the schedule tonight.

Boldin finished with 13 receptions for 208 yards and a touchdown as the San Francisco 49ers rallied late to defeat the Green Bay Packers 34-28.

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Ron Glover’s Week 1 Predictions: Rookie QBs to start; Sean Payton returns and Chip Kelly debuts

Posted in Blogroll on September 6th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones must become one in order for the Ravens to repeat.

NFL pundits scoffed at the selections of E.J. Manuel and Geno Smith. Sunday both rookie quarterbacks will make their NFL debuts with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, respectively. Sean Payton returns from a year long suspension ready to put his foot on the pedal of the high scoring New Orleans Saints offense. In Philadelphia, Chip Kelly brings his own brand of football to a city eager to move on from the Andy Reid Era. We’ll get our first look at the Eagles on Monday against the Washington Redskins.

Tonight, the Denver Broncos seek a small measure of revenge against the world champions.

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Friday Fire: Who wins the Super Bowl?

Posted in Blogroll on September 6th, 2013 by Michael Tillery


Can Minnesota really be that good with Adrian Peterson carrying most of the load?

You saw what Peyton Manning did against Baltimore and Julius Thomas looks incredible. Throwing 462 yards and 7 touchdowns on opening night is as ridiculous as it gets, and in coming out the box so stellar, Denver served the league notice that it is and will be a Super Bowl favorite every week of the season. Many teams are in the mix. Here are projected postseason award winners. Who goes to and wins the Super Bowl?

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NFL kickoff pick, Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos: That spread is kinda high

Posted in Blogroll on September 6th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

broncosravensThe last time Baltimore and Denver played was an instant classic. The divisional round affair was everything you desire in a playoff game. That’s how every game should be played and hopefully kicking off the season tonight, the Broncos and Ravens will give us something just as entertaining. Peyton Manning and the Broncos were rolling heading into that dramatic playoff loss, so the 38-35 Ravens victory still has to sting Denver, but 7.5 seems high without a player as great as Von Miller. Also seems crazy so many people are on Denver’s jock as if they are the defending champs. Peyton is a beast, but damn…

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Ron Glover’s Week 1 NFL Power Rankings: Which team gets off on the good foot?

Posted in Blogroll on September 4th, 2013 by Ron Glover


Expect more magic from Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers unquestioned starter?

I’m not really a big supporter of Power Rankings before Week 1, but I know everyone is pumped for the season and is curious to know where there team stands. The season opener between the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos is several hours away.

Here are my Week 1 Power Rankings now.

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