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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

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


Here's the rundown:


New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Did Bill Belichick Make the Right Call? - Pats Pulpit
Bill Belichick decided to go for it deep in his own territory on a fourth and two last night against the 49ers. The move has some questioning Belichick's coaching. Do you agree?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Eliminated in Hideous Loss - Gang Green Nation
The Jets were officially eliminated from the Playoffs tonight and fell to 6-8 with a loss in Tennessee to the Titans. There's not much left to say. It's the quarterback we've seen all year.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills, Kraig Urbik Agree To Extension, Per Report - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills and starting right guard Kraig Urbik have agreed to a contract extension, per AFC East blogger James Walker.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Is Harbaugh Losing Control Of Ravens? - Baltimore Beat Down
Do the two unsportsmanlike penalties by the Ravens towards the end of their 34-17 loss to the Broncos reflect a loss of control over the team by head coach John Harbaugh?

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Two words define Steelers loss to Cowboys - Behind the Steel Curtain
Two words however, stand out not just for this past game, but for much of the season as well: lackadaisical and lax.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Next Milestone To Achieve: Younger Bengals Beating The Pittsburgh Steelers - Cincy Jungle
The Pittsburgh Steelers have simply had the Cincinnati Bengals number for so long and the youngest players on this team have yet to experience a win over Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Analyzing the Snap Counts in Redskins vs. Browns (Offense) - Dawgs By Nature
Although the offense put three touchdowns on the board, it wasn't a great day for them. They only had 53 snaps, which forced the defense to be on the field more than desired. Let's get to the offensive snap counts and statistics from the loss


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

NFL Division Championship History: Texans Add Their Second Straight Banner To The Rafters - Battle Red Blog
After clinching division title number two, the Texans have tied another franchise on the all-time list of division championships.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Chris Johnson Honors Sandy Hook Victims - Music City Miracles
CJ wrote the names of all of the Sandy Hook victims on his shoes for Monday Night Football.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Bad signs for Mike Mularkey in loss to Miami - Big Cat Country
Practice complaints, increased penalties and poor halftime adjustments are all red flags for Mike Mularkey's future with the team.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

No, With The Jets Loss On MNF, The Colts Have Not Clinched A Playoff Spot... Yet - Stampede Blue
The Jets losing on Monday Night Football helped the Colts and their playoff chances, but it did not clinch a post-season berth.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

NFL Playoff Picture: Broncos Rise To #2 Seed, Control Their Own Destiny - Mile High Report
9-straight wins, along with some help, have the Denver Broncos in the driver's seat for the #2 seed - and the all-important BYE - with two weeks to go in the NFL regular season.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers: Ryan Mathews Breaks Clavicle, Again - Bolts From The Blue
Ryan Mathews has a broken clavicle, again, and will miss the final two games of the season for the San Diego Chargers.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Terrelle Pryor sees his first action as an NFL player - Silver And Black Pride
Terrelle Pryor was chosen in the third round of the 2011 supplemental draft out of Ohio State and today he saw his first official NFL play.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Brady Quinn has a rib injury; Ricky Stanzi getting a shot? - Arrowhead Pride
Probably not but let's pretend that Stanzi will play.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Reasons to Celebrate: Victor Cruz is a better human than I am - Big Blue View
The past two months have been tough on the tri-state area, but what happened Friday morning in Newtown, Conn., was a tragedy beyond words ... a tragedy that should have never happened. Taking a...

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

The Linc - Praise for Eagles defensive line - Bleeding Green Nation
No ill will for Patterson, Eagles after pay disputeMike Patterson has no ill will toward the Eagles after last week's pay dispute, acknowledging that it was merely a business decision. All-22: How...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Game Balls: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys won another close game that was full of dramatics. Let's take a closer look and reward the individuals who impacted the outcome of the dramatic win.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Tackle Jordan Black Suspended 4 Games for PEDs - Hogs Haven
The Redskins backup Right Tackle is out for the season, which is a big blow given their is little depth there.


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Clay Matthews' Return: A Statistical Look at the Packers' Defense - Acme Packing Company
APC takes a look at some key statistics that show how critical Clay Matthews is to the Packers defense, both in the pass rush and the run game

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Retaining Jim Schwartz would be rare exercise of patience in NFL - Pride Of Detroit
If the Detroit Lions decide to bring back Jim Schwartz for a fifth season, they would be exercising patience not often seen in today's NFL.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Lovie Smith has no answer on why Bears have struggled versus Packers - Windy City Gridiron
Lovie Smith has no answer on why Bears have struggled versus Packers

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Adrian Peterson's Chances On Getting The Hardware - Daily Norseman
Adrian Peterson is a candidate for MVP and CPOY. What are the chances he will win both (if either)?


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints Playoff Chances Still Alive - Canal Street Chronicles
Believe it or not, the Saints still aren't mathematically eliminated from that NFC playoff picture. Here's what has to happen.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons Drub Giants at the Dome - The Falcoholic
The Giants were last shut out in 1996. Then they played the Falcons. Matt Ryan looked like an MVP candidate in the Falcons' 34-0 drubbing of the Giants. He was incredibly efficient, completing 23...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Breaking down the data: Panthers vs. Chargers - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panters (sic) were able to put together a complete victory against the floundering San Diego Chargers, arguably winning every single phase of the game on Sunday. Offensively, Carolina moved...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Report: Buccaneers Receivers Coach P.J. Fleck Leaving for Western Michigan - Bucs Nation
According to, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receivers coach P.J. Fleck is to become Western Michigan University's next head football coach. Fleck is a first-year coach with the Buccaneers, and...


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

On Colin Kaepernick's Letter to Himself - Niners Nation
Take a moment to think back to the days when you were a child and this team or that player were your whole life. Then, come and share that moment with us.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

5 Positives from our First Win in Nine Weeks - Revenge of the Birds
It tooks us nine weeks but finally the Offense gets it done just enough to allow for the Defense to win thegame.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks get great win in Toronto, but there are still obvious holes… - Field Gulls
Despite winning 5 of their last 6 games - the last 2 of which were done in obliterating fashion (combined 108 points scored by Seattle) - I'm seeing a lot of the same holes and voids on this team that I saw and identified early in the season.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Vikings vs. Rams snap counts: What happened to the tight ends? - Turf Show Times
The Rams used a little different mix of personnel this week, according to the snap count data from the NFL.