NFL Links: Manning vs. Manning Super Bowl?

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A columnist in New York says a potential Manning vs. Manning matchup in Super Bowl XLVII, which will be played in the brothers’ hometown of New Orleans, is becoming a very real possibility.

Though injuries have revealed poor depth in the Ravens’ defense, head coach John Harbaugh says the team won’t be making any “wholesale changes” to compensate as it exits its bye week.

Between the death of his half brother and the Bills’ tremendous struggles against the run, Marcell Dareus is facing lots of adversity during a disappointing second season.

An Arizona writer thinks the team’s Monday-night flop might as well signal the end for the Cardinals in 2012, and might even keep them off national television for a while.

Mike Shanahan says the Redskins’ defensive injuries have played a big role in the team’s lackluster 3-5 record, which he thinks could easily be 5-3.

“After many years of shame and despair,” an Oakland columnist says the Raiders “are building an actual defense.”

Monday, October 29, 2012

A writer in Carolina says Ron Rivera is to blame for Sunday’s loss in Chicago, noting that the Panthers are a remarkable 1-10 in games decided by seven points or fewer during Rivera’s tenure.

The Saints’ severe problems on defense aren’t a matter of coaching, but a matter of personnel, according to a columnist in New Orleans.

Jerry Jones is still looking for consistency from WR Dez Bryant, who can’t seem to avoid making big mistakes between his big plays.

A columnist in New York says the Falcons’ sound victory over the Eagles on Sunday officially marks Atlanta as contenders in the brutally strong NFC.

A writer in San Diego wonders if Peyton Manning chose the Broncos because he saw the Chargers unworthy challengers in the AFC West.

According to a columnist in Miami, the Dolphins’ 30-9 trouncing of the Jets makes it clear which team is second-best in the AFC East.