NFL Links: Chicago a nightmare for Stafford

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:43 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012

Matthew Stafford has some demons to exorcise in Chicago this Monday night.

The Seahawks tried to beat the 49ers at their own game Thursday night, a Seattle writer says. It didn’t work.

An Indianapolis columnist says the Colts’ decision to let Andrew Luck “learn on the fly” will pay big dividends in the future.

Jason Pierre Paul is already a legitimate star, but according to this New York writer, he just keeps getting better.

A columnist in San Diego says the AFC West would be the most boring division in football if Peyton Manning hadn’t chosen to join the Broncos.

A writer in Los Angeles takes a well-researched look at the incredible parity throughout the NFL through six weeks.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Now that Andy Reid has fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, the team’s owner, Jeffrey Lurie, says he was skeptical of Reid’s decision to promote the former offensive line coach in the first place.

With Seattle’s youth and defensive dominance this season, a San Francisco columnist sees a lot of the 2011 49ers in these 2012 Seahawks.

A writer in New York is curious to see if the Jets’ defense is conditioned enough to keep up with the Patriots’ blazing no-huddle offense on Sunday.

While the loss of Ray Lewis for the season is a big blow, a Baltimore columnist says CB Lardarius Webb’s torn ACL is a more devastating injury for the team.

Even though the Falcons are 6-0 and the only undefeated team in the NFL, head coach Mike Smith says the team has been “very fortunate.”

After the Chargers’ second-half collapse on Monday night, a San Diego writer says the team’s fans will want a new coach who is the complete opposite of Norv Turner.

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

The ability of the Seahawks’ “D” to carry the offense against Tom Brady should be the ultimate sign of hope for Seattle fans, according to a local writer.

Carson Palmer isn’t shying away from the blame for the Falcons’ comeback victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

Even with the injuries on defense suffered Sunday against the Cowboys, a Baltimore columnist says the Ravens “have the football gods on their side.”

A New York writer says Andrew Luck knows what it feels like to have little to work with after the Colts’ 35-9 loss to the Jets.

A San Francisco columnist wonders if Colin Kaepernick’s increasing role in the offense is making life more difficult for Alex Smith.

Jets special-teams coach Mike Westhoff thinks he knows why we’ve seen such a drastic increase in blocked punts this year.