NFL Links: Ngata's injuries taking a toll

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 11:34 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Friday, November 9, 2012

Between injuries to his right shoulder and right knee, Haloti Ngata is struggling to play up to his usual All-Pro level.

Regardless of the competition, the Colts’ victory as a road favorite says a lot about their legitimacy as playoff contenders, according to a columnist in Indianapolis.

Though the Broncos have been firing on all cylinders with Peyton Manning lately, a Denver writer points out that lingering turnover issues could prove costly if not corrected.

Despite the severity of the Eagles’ offensive line woes, OL coach Howard Mudd insists they can be cured.

 

Though he’s not starting yet, Lions rookie OT Riley Reiff is getting opponents’ attention with his effectiveness as an extra lineman on running plays.

A New York columnist takes an entertaining look at one of the Giants’ most important locker room presences: a big stuffed bear.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Falcons, who experienced a nightmarish season of their own in 2007, aren’t exactly feeling sorry for the struggling Saints.

Titans owner Bud Adams publicly criticized his players and coaches for Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Bears, but a columnist in Tennessee says Adams should be pointing the finger at himself.

As Jonathan Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall regain their health, the Steelers might get creative and employ a formation featuring multiple running backs together in the backfield.

Michael Vick keeps saying he trusts his offensive line, but a writer in Philadelphia doesn’t believe him.

A recent psychological study was performed to examine whether or not there is a racial bias that affects penalty calls for excessive celebration.

Despite struggles with consistency and drops in his first year and a half in the NFL, Browns WR Greg Little seems to be making progress both on the field and off of it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Eagles quitting on head coach Andy Reid is nothing new and it’s time owner Jeffrey Lurie did something about it, says a Philadelphia writer.

A Green Bay columnist takes a look at the impact the injuries to Clay Matthews and Brian Bulaga could have during the Packers’ toughest stretch of the season.

While the Colts may not be looking forward to a road game on a short week, a writer in Indianapolis says they should be happy they’re playing the lowly Jaguars.

After several great seasons, Jake Long is struggling with the Dolphins in the final year of his rookie contract, making his future awfully cloudy.

As Vincent Jackson prepares to play his old team, a columnist from San Diego says Jackson’s intended replacement, Robert Meachem, shouldn’t even be on the field.

A writer in New York says Eli Manning is the only person who can’t be slumping if the Giants hope to repeat as Super Bowl champs.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Washington D.C. columnist is disgusted with Mike Shanahan’s comments about evaluating the team’s personnel and preparing for next season.

Lost in the Bears' fantastic defensive performances is a deceptively unreliable offense that needs to improve, according to a writer in Chicago.

The Panthers don't have much time to relish their second victory of the season with Peyton Manning and the Broncos up next on the schedule.

A New York columnist explains how a great defense helped the Steelers pull out a victory in a game where things didn’t often go their way.

After a hot start that inspired some postseason hopes, the Vikings' recent tumbles might be bringing down expectations in Minnesota.

It may have worked against Buffalo, but a Houston writer says the Texans “can’t afford a slow start” when they visit Chicago in Week 10.