NFL Links: Steelers can't create takeaways

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Sunday’s loss to San Diego highlighted the Steelers' growing issue of an inability to force turnovers, according to a Pittsburgh columnist.

A writer in New York offers an intriguing profile of Falcons head coach Mike Smith and his generally laid-back, straightforward approach.

Calvin Johnson says he empathizes with Larry Fitzgerald’s frustration from dealing with inconsistent quarterback play.

Though the Bengals won Thursday night, a columnist in Cincinnati says their performance did little to suggest this team is good enough to make some playoff noise.

A Denver reporter compares the duo of Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to the Broncos’ old Super Bowl-era duo of Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey.

A writer in Washington says that after a few years of receiving criticism for questionable personnel decisions, Mike Shanahan deserves all the credit for what he’s put together this year.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

David Wilson’s standing-backflip celebration is like second nature to him, but his teammates want him to stop and avoid risking injury.

Despite his painfully slow start, Mario Williams has rounded into “Super Mario” form over the last several weeks.

A columnist in San Diego says former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has plenty in common with his old boss, Norv Turner.

Even if the Rams can’t sneak into the playoffs, this year’s squad has offered more hope than any in recent memory, according to a St. Louis writer.

Joe Flacco was “stunned” by the news that the Ravens had fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

A Philadelphia writer lays out the characteristics and credentials Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie should be looking for in a new head coach.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

A Los Angeles writer thinks the 2012 rookie QB class might end up rivaling the storied 1983 class of John Elway, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly and others.

Here’s a breakdown of the three 2011 draft picks who are leading the chase for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, composed by an analytical blogger in New York.

Alex Smith’s unfortunate situation is a huge detriment to the NFL’s efforts to get players to report concussions, according to a columnist in San Francisco.

Based on the history of new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, the Ravens might be leaning toward using more no-huddle on offense.

While the Texans’ blowout loss to the Patriots might have been ugly, a Houston columnist says it’s by no means a death sentence to Houston’s Super Bowl hopes.

A Detroit writer breaks down the difficult offseason ahead for the Lions, which will feature a number of big roster questions.