NFL Week 6 review

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pt+A11:B95Roethlisberger will have surgery today to trim torn meniscus in left knee. Hurt making a tackle on a pick
balb Suggs may have bicep tear which would put him out for the year  MRI today
clfs Poyer has a lacerated Kidney & concussion. Will likely be put on IR
SD+3 dv, PT-7 MI, OK pk KC, CN NE-9
SF16 BF45S LeSean McCoy scored 3 TDs leading BF to the win.
1-5      4-2Kaepernick got very little help and was very rusty. He led the team in rushing.
BF Taylor 17/26 179 20 McCoy 19/140 3 TDs. Clay 5c 52y
Kaepernick 13/29 187 10 8r 66y Smith 3c 76y TD
JK17 CH16Bortles hit Benn for a 51 y TD with 29 seconds on the clock to win the game.
2-3      1-5CH got out to a 13-0 lead but Bortles led JK back with 17 points in the 4th Q to win.
JK Bortles 20/33 271 11 Ivory 11/32 TD Hurns 5c 74y
CH Hoyer 30/49 302 00 Howard 15/34 Meredith 11c 113y
LA28 DT31Rams moved to LA but left their D in Saint Louis. LA allowed Strafford 4 TDs .
3-3  3-3Both teams scored in every quarter. DT won with a 34y FG by Prater with 3:37 left.
Stafford 23/31 270 40 Zenner 14/58 Tate 8c 165y TD
Keenum 27/32 321 31 pick on last possession Gurley 14/58 Britt 7c 136y 2TDs
PT15 MI30PT misses Dick LeBeau and now missing Roethlisberger who was limping around the field.
4-2   2-4PT D allowed a struggling MI O 30 points & sub RB Ajayi 204 y rushing.
MI Tannehill 24/32 252 00 Ajayi 25/204 2TDs. Landry 7c 91y
PT Roethlisberger 19/34 189 12 Bell 10/53  Bell 6c 55
CN17 NE35Brady had a big day & NE D turned CN run game into a pumpkin
2-4   5-1CN led but Dalton was tackled in the endzone The Safety changed everything.
Brady 29/35 376 30 Blount 13/50 TD Gronk 7c 162 TD
Dalton 21/31 254 10 Bernard 15/49 Hill 13/38 Green 6c 88y
CR38 NO41Brees threw for 465y & Will Lutz kicked a 52y FG with 11 seconds left for the NO Win.
1-5  2-3CR D died despite AC & Newton was pouting again.  This is my shocked face ()
Brees 34/49 465 41 Ingram 16/51 Cooks 7c 173y TD
Newton 27/47 322 21 Stewart 19/85 2TDs Olsen 6c 94y
BA23 NG27Odell Beckham Jr. turned a short fourth-and-1 pass into a winning 66y catch and run with 1:24 to play
3-3    3-3Manning threw 3 TDs but 2 picks Flacco did not have a TD pass.
Manning 32/46 403 32 Jennings 9/15 Beckham 8c 222 2TDs
Flacco 26/48 307 00 West 23/87 2TDs Wallace 4c 97y
PH20 WA27RB Jones & Kelley ran all over PH D But PH got a kick return TD and a pick 6.
3-2     4-2The WA D only let PH into the red zone 1 time.  The D was the difference,
WA C ousins 18/34 263 21 Jones 16/135 td Kelly 5/59 Garcon 6c 77y
PH Wentz 11/22 179 00 R Mathews 9/60 J Matthews 3c 75y
KC26 OK10The OK D got runover by KC RB Spencer Ware & Charles
3-2    4-2The win keeps KC in the AFC West hunt for a Div title.
KC Smith 19/22 224 00 Ware 24/131 TD Charles 9/33 TD
OK Carr 22/34 225 11 Washington 10/49 Cooper 10c 129
DA30 GB15GB D was 10th vs the run but DA RB Elliot took care of that.
5-1  3-2GB WRS were not getting separation & GB struggled to get the ball in the endzone.
DA Prescott 18/27 247 31 Elliot 28/157 Williams 4c 75y
GB Rodgers 31/42 294 11 Lacy 17/65 Montgomery 10c 98y
There is a fine line between Throwback uni’s & ThrowUp Uni’s
Should DA start Romo when he is healthy or roll with Prescott?
AT24 SE26Wilson got his 21st comeback win by leading SE to 10pts in the 4th Q
4-2      4-1SE D gave up a lot of yards to Ryan but got 2 TurnOvers to help secure the win.
SE got a homer call on what should have been Pass Interference on a 4th down play that saved the game.
Wilson 25/37 270 00 Michael 18/63 2TDs Graham 6c 89y
Ryan 27/42 335y 31 Freeman 12/40 Jones 7c 139 TD
IN23 HO26Osweiler couldn’t hit a barn door if his nose was pressed up against it. In 4thQ he got more accurate
2-4     4-2Luck built a 13-0 lead but IN lack of D couldn’t hold it.
OTOsweiler 25/39 269 21 Allen 24/149 TD Hopkins 9c 71y
Luck 21/32 252 11 & rush TD Gore 22/106  C Rogers 4c 63 Doyle 4c 53y TD
NJ AZ-7.5Palmer is expected to start. But can the AZ O line protect him vs a very good D front 7 of NJ?
1-4   2-3The run game of AZ (7th) vs Run D of NJ (1st)
NJ pass game (18th) vs Pass D of AZ (3rd)
Both teams are despirate for a win.
CL26 TN28TN made sure everybody knew how over rated the CL run game was.
0-6       3-3TN ran all over the CL D.
CL did have 2 drives in the 4th Q but the 2 point conversion failed and CL has its worst start since 99
3rd 1 2nd drive @tn 13 O line moved 5 yards back by TN.
CL has no D, NO ST and very little O.
This is the most pathetic CL team since 99.
“The Cleveland Tans, a pail copy of the Great Browns teams of old.
TN Mariota 17/24 284 31 Murray 21/65 TD Mariota 7/64 Wright 8c 133 TD
Kessler 26/41 336 20 Johnson 4/18 TD Cromwell 9/16 Pryor 9c 75y 2TDs
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  • Published: Apr 3rd, 2015
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The Browns have to stop the run in 15.

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Note: Today on NNR Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports & I reviewed the Browns defense after their free agent deals. The podcast is on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

The Browns were in the top 5 against the pass in 2014. But as usual the numbers don’t tell the entire story. They were last—dead last—against the run. Given the harder schedule in 15, the Browns need to find ways to stop the run.

Part of the issue last year was the injuries along the front line. But the fact is that NT Phil Taylor was not playing well when he was healthy. The injuries to Desmond and Armonty Bryant hurt the pass rush as well as run defense as well.

Those of you that listen to NNR on the radio show page know that the Browns have struggled for years at containing the edge run. In the 3-4 defense that falls on the outside linebackers. They have to force the edge run back into the middle of the field where the defenders have help. Both Barkevious Mingo and Desmond struggled to hold the point of attack against the edge run.

In short, the Browns allowed their opponent to run almost at will against their D. That has to stop. Taylor was a decent choice in a bad draft. Mingo so far has been a miss. He doesn’t have enough lower body power to hold up against the run and not enough moves and upper body strength to get past the blockers.

While the Browns have done a good job by signing Tramon Williams at corner back the key to the season for the defense will depend on how well they stop the run.

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

NOTE: News, Notes and Rumors podcast are BACK. Check out our thoughts on Fridays about the games coming up and Monday on the results of the weekend. My co-host is Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports. Podcasts can be heard on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Thanks for your support.

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  • Published: Oct 7th, 2014
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Browns comeback is not what it seems.

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Yes, the Browns staged the greatest comeback for a road team in NFL history overcoming a 25 point deficit. And yes, the defense looked great in the second have holding the Titans scoreless. And the offense moved the ball seemingly at will. But the real story about the game is not in the statistics or in the game plans of both teams.

The story is simple. When Titan QB Jake Locker went out of the game with the thumb injury, the game was effectively over.

It seems I am the only one that remembers just how bad a QB Charlie Whitehurst really is. Assuming Locker is going to be out a while, the only hope the Titans have to win games is the 3rd string QB Zack Mettenberger.

Meanwhile the Browns have a ton of issues that must be resolved before they can become a factor in the AFC North.

The biggest one is the defense. The front 7 was pushed around Sunday like a pile of loose dirt by a bulldozer. Often the good but not great O line of the Titans pushed them 6 to 8 yards off the line of scrimmage. That is not acceptable. I did not notice DE Phil Taylor until he went out with an injury.

The D backfield is no better. It looks to me like they are thinking too much rather than having the defense down and reacting to what they see. In the NFL if you take a half a second to think about what you should do, you are done. The NFL game is too fast for those that must think about what to do.

Some of the new D requires a combination of man and zone. The team looked confused as to which side was man and which was zone.

The O was helped by the Titan D letting down after they lost their QB. Make no mistake. QB Brian Hoyer did a remarkable job. But when Locker went down, the air came out of the Titan D. That is the real story behind the big win.

For more information about the game check out the pod cast “Browns Titans review.”

That is what I think. Tell us what you think by commenting here or tweeting me @NNRonDSN.

NOTE: News, Notes and Rumors podcast are BACK. Check out our thoughts on Fridays about the games coming up and Monday on the results of the weekend. My co-host is Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports. Podcasts can be heard on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/. Thanks for your support.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He edits https://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and a non-fiction work at http://www.merriam-press.com/. Follow him on twitter @NNRonDSN to get the schedule of Special News, Notes and Rumors podcasts. You can hear the previous shows on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.

He also edits .

To keep up with the News, Notes & Rumors podcasts, follow me on twitter @NNRonDSN.

 

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