Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

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Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

BNoTD: OT Sebastian Vollmer Undergoes Surgery - Pats Pulpit
Boston Herald reports that All Pro right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is having surgery performed on his leg.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

When Geno's Turnovers Happen - Gang Green Nation
Sometimes you dig through stats to confirm an impression you have about a game or general play. Sometimes when you look at the data you find out your impression was wrong - like when I examined the...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills midseason report: five best players so far - Buffalo Rumblings
Halfway through the 2013 season, the Buffalo Bills are a disappointing 3-5 - but fans are also enjoying career years from several prominent players. These are the five best Bills so far this season.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Beanie Wells injures Achilles during Ravens workout, team still interested in Bernard Scott - Baltimore Beat Down
Were you wondering why the Ravens worked out Beanie Wells and decided not to sign him? Well, apparently he injured his Achilles during the process.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

No news could be good news on Steelers guard David DeCastro - Behind the Steel Curtain
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will provide an injury report at his press conference Tuesday, and here's to holding out hope the fact nothing's been said about injured guard David DeCastro means he'll be ready to play at New England Sunday.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Andy Dalton finding success with balanced distribution - Cincy Jungle
Bengals quarterback is having a historic run (in terms of franchise history) in the last three games. If you're wondering how, look no further than distribution with everyone not named A.J. Green.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns WR Travis Benjamin Out for Season With Torn ACL - Dawgs By Nature
Cleveland Browns' wide receiver Travis Benjamin has a torn ACL and will have surgery soon, according to head coach Rob Chudzinski. Benjamin suffered the injury when fielding a punt during the third quarter this past Sunday against the Chiefs.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Case Keenum Will Start For Texans Versus Colts On Sunday Night Football - Battle Red Blog
Gary Kubiak officially announced what virtually every Texans fan thought he would. Case Keenum will be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Jake Locker Has Accrued a Full Season - Music City Miracles
The Tennessee Titans' Jake Locker is a third year quarterback in timeline only. Now that Locker has finished 16 games, let's take a look at his stats for what could be considered his "rookie" season.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars in London: Terrible showing offers huge opportunity - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have been given a global spotlight with their four-year series in London and a lopsided loss on Sunday presents a golden opportunity for the team.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts LBer Bjoern Werner Could Return For Texans Game - Stampede Blue
The Colts defense could be as healthy as it's been all season against the Texans.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Julius Thomas' injury status pending an ankle MRI Monday; Duke Ihenacho's status unknown - Mile High Report
Two of the biggest breakout stars of the Broncos' 2013 season left Week 8 with respective ankle injuries. Neither player returned to the field, and both players' statuses are still unclear. Denver...

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

What happened during the San Diego Chargers bye week? - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers took the week off, as did some of their fans. Let's get caught up on what changed for the team following Sunday's games.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Is Dennis Allen coaching himself out of a job? - Silver And Black Pride
Has Dennis Allen done too good this season? Could it cost him his job at the end of the year?

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Dwayne Bowe comes up big for the Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
His stats are down, but nobody has made a bigger impact on this team than its star receiver.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Hakeem Nicks Trade Rumors: Will the Giants trade Nicks or won't they? - Big Blue View
With the trade deadline coming up on Tuesday will Hakeem Nicks stay with the Giants? What would you do?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Report: Nick Foles to start against Oakland Raiders - Bleeding Green Nation
A report from Howard Eskin states that Nick Foles will be cleared to return from his concussion inury.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

At Least One Set Of Cowboys Teammates Showed Up For The Lions Game - Blogging The Boys
While the offense and defense were struggling in Detroit, one part of the team was winning their battle.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Incompetence-Gate: The Story of the 2013 Redskins Offense - Hogs Haven
Question: What is the only thing worse than getting your teeth kicked in by a superior opponent? Answer: Having that team toy with you for an entire half before putting their foot on your...

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers vs. Vikings Final Score: Nelson, Rodgers Lead Green Bay to 44-31 Win - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers won their final game in the Metrodome on Sunday night thanks to big days from Jordy Nelson and Eddie Lacy.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Ryan Broyles injury: Lions WR out for season after rupturing Achilles - Pride Of Detroit
Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is out for the year after rupturing his Achilles.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears Playbook - The Josh McCown Offense - Windy City Gridiron
Three quarters into the Josh McCown era, and the 34-year-old QB came only a couple plays short of starting what could have been the most humorous QB controversy since the words "Tim Tebow" were...

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Jared Allen Trade Rumors: Could #69 Be Moving On? - Daily Norseman
The NFL trade deadline is at 3:00 PM Central time on Tuesday. Will the Minnesota Vikings be making any moves before then?

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

NFL Week 8 Seven from Sunday: Drew Brees Eclipses Fran Tarkenton on All-Time Touchdown Pass List - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints quarterback put another notch on his belt by passing Fran Tarkenton today in a very important statistical category.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons' Defensive Line Has Up and Down Game, Continues to be Mediocre - The Falcoholic
The Falcons went into their week 8 game against the Cardinals intending to keep the defensive line fresh. In their week 7 victory over the Buccaneers, rookies Stansly Maponga and Malliciah Goodman...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

A look at the Panthers playoff push in the NFC South - Cat Scratch Reader
Cam Newton believes the Panthers can catch New Orleans. Is his assessment realistic?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers place Mike Williams on injured reserve - Bucs Nation
Because this season was going so well.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Breaking down the epic fails in Kaepernick's London game - Niners Nation
Goodness, gracious...not even 200 yards? I'm not sure how we can win long term with this collection of poor quarterbacking, selfish play by Kap's teammates, terrible coaching decisions and all...

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Falcons vs. Cardinals results: 5 negatives in the 27-13 win - Revenge of the Birds
Even after a strong win by the Cardinals at home against the Falcons, there were several issues that still need to be addressed. Carson Palmer: At this point in the season Palmer has set...

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks vs. Rams: Seahawks beat Rams 14-9 in ugliest imaginable way - Field Gulls
The Seahawks managed to win a division game on the road against the Rams despite mustering a meager 135 yards of offense (including 80 yards on one play).

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams 9 - Seahawks 14: Plenty of Fight to Win, Just Enough Schottenheimer to Lose - Turf Show Times
Nope.

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