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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.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

The (Potential) Rise of Keshawn Martin - Pats Pulpit
The wide receiver is seeing more chances with key members of the Patriots' passing attack out. It could pay dividends.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Peter King Rates QB a Top Five MVP Candidate - Gang Green Nation
In today's Monday Morning Quarterback column, Sports Illustrated's Peter King rates Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a top five candidate for MVP. 5. Ryan Fitzpatrick, quarterback, New York...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Rex Ryan on 2015 Bills: big preseason talk gave team "black eye" - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills head coach Rex Ryan admitted this week that the big talk from his first few days on the job gave this now-disappointing 2015 Bills team a "black eye."

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

What we learned from the Baltimore Ravens 20-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers - Baltimore Beatdown
The Pittsburgh Steelers got fat and happy with their recent victories and thought they could just walk into Baltimore, Maryland with the Ravens feeling nervous. They were wrong.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Pittsburgh Steelers promote L.J. Fort to active roster, place Roosevelt Nix on Injured Reserve - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed Roosevelt Nix on injured reserve, and have filled Nix's spot on the team with linebacker L.J. Fort.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals vs Broncos: Bengals fall to Broncos, 20-17 in overtime after AJ McCarron fumbles ball - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Denver Broncos in overtime as AJ McCarron's inexperience cost the team.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Report: Cleveland Browns Might Keep Mike Pettine, Ditch Ray Farmer - Dawgs By Nature
In a report on Monday by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, he says that sources tell him that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam might end up keeping head coach Mike Pettine as the team's head coach in 2016, while making a change at the GM position.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Incompletions: Texans v. Titans (Titan Up) - Battle Red Blog
With so much to write and talk about after every game, and not enough time for one man to write about it all, the masthead joins together and reacts to the Houston Texans eviscerating the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans General Manager Ruston Webster has a contract that ends after the season - Music City Miracles
Very interesting.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars have a Gus Bradley problem - Big Cat Country
After falling to 5-10 with a loss to the Saints, Jaguars owner Shad Khan is on the verge of making a very important decision.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Chuck Pagano has no regrets over turning down contract extension last offseason - Stampede Blue
Chuck Pagano said today that he doesn't regret turning down a contract extension last offseason despite the fact that he may be approaching his final game as Colts head coach.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Kicking and screaming win exactly what Broncos needed - Mile High Report
What it pretty? Heck no. But it was a character defining win for Denver when it needed most.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers place Eric Weddle on IR - Bolts From The Blue
You hate to see it end like this. Eric Weddle's 9 year career as a Charger will end with him going on the IR. Eric Weddle has almost certainly played his last game as a #Charger. Will be...

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders FB Marcel Reece suspended four games for PED's, won't play in Pro Bowl - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders lost one of their three Pro Bowl players today when the word came down that fullback Marcel Reece will be suspended four games for violation of the league's policy on Performance...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Chiefs' Alex Smith is the best QB in the AFC playoffs not named Tom Brady - Arrowhead Pride
The best quarterback in the NFL is not named Alex Smith. But the best quarterback in the AFC playoffs not named Tom Brady? Now that would be Alex Smith. The Kansas City Chiefs QB is one of the...

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Could Josh McDaniels be a potential replacement for Tom Coughlin? - Big Blue View
Some are speculating that the Giants job would be the "perfect fit" for the New England offensive coordinator. Do you believe that to be the case, Giants' fans?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chip Kelly denies the Eagles are bad and also denies he's the general manager - Bleeding Green Nation
Well, about that ...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Did Dallas Miss The Last Best Chance To Get A Ring For Romo, Witten? - Blogging The Boys
There are only so many shots for a player to get a crack at football's ultimate prize. You have to wonder with all the pieces that the team had assembled going into the season if 2015 was the last chance for two deserving Cowboys.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

The District and DeAngelo Hall - Hogs Haven
DHall joins The District for an exclusive interview.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

John Kuhn likely headed to Pro Bowl - Acme Packing Company
The Packers appear to have their fourth Pro Bowler.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford now top ten in passer rating - Pride Of Detroit
Matthew Stafford's second half of the season has been outstanding.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Significant praise for Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears running back is setting a new kind of record, and getting high praise from his head coach.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Imagine Dragons - Daily Norseman
The Minnesota Vikings have been a team that was incapable of slaying several important dragons. Those dragons are mostly gone now. Mostly.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints-Jaguars Final Score 38-27: Drew Brees and Saints Take Down Jaguars Handily - Canal Street Chronicles
The Saints closed out their Superdome season with a 38-27 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Neither team was playing for any postseason aspirations, but the Saints had arguably their second best offensive game of the year behind Brees's 3 TDs

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Historic collapse, you say? The Falcons avoid one with win over Panthers - The Falcoholic
The Falcons were in danger of becoming the first 5-0 team to finish under .500, but that's no longer on the table.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers 13 Falcons 20: Back Down to Earth - Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers lost their first game to the Atlanta Falcons in Georgia today, here's our recap of the action.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Will the Buccaneers fire Lovie Smith? - Bucs Nation
Lovie Smith's future is in danger after three straight losses to bad teams.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

DuJuan Harris gets a fast 1st half with the 49ers but underutilized in the 2nd - Niners Nation
Newly acquired RB DuJuan Harris was immediately put to work for the 49ers in Detroit, but fans were left to wonder why he wasn't utilized more in the second half.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Bruce won't rest player vs. Seahawks, players want to play - Revenge of the Birds
BA says the bye week is when players will get their rest.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks lose ugly game to Rams: Instant reaction podcast - Field Gulls
Seattle underwhelmed Sunday with a pretty ugly loss to the Rams at home, but not all is lost. Kenny and Danny react to the Seahawks' loss and talk about what it means going forward.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2016 NFL Draft: St. Louis Rams Fall to 18th After Big Win - Turf Show Times
Riding a 3 game win streak, the Rams are falling fast in the draft order. Will they be able to add an impact player at #18?