NFL Week 11 – News and Notes

What's going on with the so called, "dream team?"

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s officially time to unveil our weekly “NFL News and Notes” post for Week 11. Here are some of the biggest news, and tidbits from around the league, enjoy!

* According to ProFootballTalk.com — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is quite irritated with the media asking him about Michael Vick‘s ribs. He is also annoyed with various members of the press asking about when the left-handed gunslinger broke his ribs too.

* After attempting to throw the ball 63 times through the air last weekend, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is determined to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers.

* Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is no long on the injury report, and is expected to keep his “November hot streak” going on Sunday against Washington.

* The New York Jets will look to rebound on Thursday, as they travel to Denver for a must-win contest against Tim Tebow. Here’s the breakdown of Gang Green’s schedule going forward via the Washington Post.

* San Francisco will host the Arizona Cardinals this weekend, but according to sources from the desert, they strongly believe head coach Jim Harbaugh has done quite well with the 49ers.

Daily Noontime – November 15, 2011

Don't expect anything drastic to occur for the NBA anytime soon!


Alright, it’s Tuesday, which means the current week is motoring along, right? Here’s the latest news, headlines and more! 

Headlines: 

* In case you haven’t heard, the NBA Players Association rejected the Owners proposal on Monday, which means the Lockout has shifted to a “nuclear winter,” according to commissioner David Stern.

* The Green Bay Packers pulverized the Minnesota Vikings on Monday evening, as well as earned their ninth win in a row.

* According to multiple sources, Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel have suffered serious injuries, and will most likely miss the remainder of the season.

* On Monday, the Philadelphia media confirmed that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick played Sunday with two broken ribs, and also hurt two more too.

* Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky proclaimed on a recent NBC interview that he is innocent.

* Apparently Aaron Rodgers is on target to shatter Tom Brady‘s 50 TD record this season. Rodgers currently has 28 TDs, and certainly is on par to tie the record.

Games to Watch: 

* New Jersey at Boston (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Ottawa at Calgary (NHL) – 9:00pm eastern 

* No. 2 Kentucky at No. 11 Kansas (NCAA Basketball) – 9:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Wow! Here’s Aaron Rodgers talking after a community college football game! 

Daily Noontime – November 8, 2011

The Chicago Bears defense held Michael Vick in check on Monday quite well!

It’s Tuesday, which means, we should all breakout into song and dance, right? OK – in all seriousness, here’s the latest edition of the Daily Noontime, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Chicago Bears defense somehow slowed down Michael Vick en route a 30-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

* After his team’s fifth loss of the season, Eagles head coach Andy Reid explained why he elected to attempt a fake punt, which wasn’t successful.

* The Kansas City Royals acquired former San Francisco Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez in exchange for Melky Cabrera.

* Early Tuesday morning, sources confirmed that former boxer Joe Frazier passed away after his battle with lung cancer.

* Apparently Yahoo! Sports confirmed that the University of Notre Dame’s football program wants to change their helmets.

* In the Golf World — Tiger Wood‘s former caddy Steve Williams recently apologized for an inappropriate racial slur he said last week.

Games to Watch: 

* Dallas at Washington (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Minnesota at Calgary (NHL) – 9:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Listen to the fans in this video – did they care about that touchdown? 

NFL Week Eight – Rapid Reactions/Thoughts

Ray Rice rushed for three scores against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and helped his team rally to score 24-points in the second half!

By Matt Noonan 

It’s been a rather interesting season.

No one would have imagined that after roughly eight weeks, (excluding Monday’s game between Kansas City and San Diego), Buffalo, Cincinnati, and Detroit would be in contention for playoff spots.

Did anyone expect the Indianapolis Colts or Miami Dolphins to be winless, especially after eight weeks of the regular season?

Finally, who truly believed that Matt Hasselbeck and the Tennessee Titans were going to be a good team?

Again, it’s been quite an up-and-down season, but here are some rapid reactions and thoughts from Sunday’s slate, enjoy.

Philadelphia Runs Past Dallas’s Defense: Against the Cowboys defense, which was ranked first in the league against the run, the Eagles rushed for 239-yards and two scores thanks to LeSean McCoy, who finished the game with 185 yards on 30 carries, and quarterback Michael Vick, who added 50 yards on seven carries.

Indeed, Rob Ryan’s defense has experienced a great deal of success this season against the run, but perhaps a game like Sunday’s against the Eagles might help sure up the front seven for the remainder of the season.

Both squads are currently in a three-way tie for second place with Washington, and two games behind New York.

Blame Game – Bill Belichick:Against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick once again proved that he’s human.

In the fourth quarter, Belichick chose not to challenge a Rob Gronkowski catch, which appeared to be a touchdown. He also elected to attempt an onside-kick that completely failed.

In some ways, many fans might consider this the second coming of 4th-and-2 from ’09 against the Colts, but all in all, there’ll certainly be a lot of questions directed toward the field general on Monday at Gillette Stadium when he meets with the media.

Great Endings: Sunday featured some bizarre, yet interesting endings.

In Baltimore, running back Ray Rice finished the game with three touchdowns, and 63 yards on 18 carries, as the Ravens beat the Arizona Cardinals, 30-27. Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 31-of-51 passes for 336 yards, but didn’t toss a single touchdown.

In Carolina, Christian Ponder led the Minnesota Vikings down the field, and set up a Ryan Longwell field goal, which helped the “Purple People Eaters” defeat the Panthers, 24-21, as well as end snap a two-game losing streak.

In New Jersey, the New York Giants rallied to score 10-points during the final quarter to beat Miami, 20-17. Quarterback Eli Manning connected with wide receiver Victor Cruz on a 25-yard pass late in the final quarter, which secured the win for Big Blue.

Finally, in St. Louis, the Rams snapped their six-game losing streak by upsetting the New Orleans Saints, 31-21. Running back Steven Jackson rushed for 159 yards and two scores, while quarterback A.J. Feeley completed 20-of-37 passes for 175 yards and tossed one touchdown too. Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished the game with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Daily Noontime – October 31, 2011

Vick looked pretty darn impressive on Sunday, as well as led his Eagles to an important win against the Cowboys!

Happy Monday to everyone, and of course, Happy Halloween too! Here’s our Trick or Treat edition of the Daily Noontime, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Philadelphia Eagles looked like a true “dream team” on Sunday evening, as they steamrolled the Dallas Cowboys in the city of “Brotherly Love.”

* After Sunday’s win against the New England Patriots, the Pittsburgh Steelers may have proved that they’re indeed the best team in the AFC.

* Eli Manning lifted the New York Giants to their fifth victory of the season, as a late touchdown pass to Victor Cruz seemed to be the difference in a 20-17 decision against the winless Miami Dolphins.

* After losing to the Eagles, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan told reporters that he was “out-coached.”

* According to a recent report, CC Sabathia plans to opt out of his New York Yankees contract.

* Against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow appeared human, as his team lost 45-10.

Games to Watch: 

* San Jose at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* San Diego at Kansas City (8:30PM eastern) 

Video of the Day: 

How about that touchdown? Woo!