Bills first-round pick DE Aaron Maybin hasn’t caused a lot of mayhem this year.
Jets coach Rex Ryan appreciated getting an assist this week from his brother, Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan: “I thought it was ironic every time they
did something good, they showed my brother, and every time they did
something bad, they showed Mangini.”
NT Jason Ferguson, out for the season with a quadriceps injury, wants to return to the Dolphins next year: “If the recovery is good, I’ll be good.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick may be failing to communicate to his players.
Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron took exception to Jon Gruden saying the Ravens offense lacked urgency.
Mike Brown’s stinginess shows up in the lack of a practice bubble for the Bengals.
Browns T Joe Thomas believes Josh Cribbs could be an excellent full-time running back. (We agree.)
Could the Steelers finish the season on a eight-game losing streak?
Rookie Texans RB Arian Foster will get a chance to prove his worth against Seattle.
The Colts have the two-minute drill down to a science.
Mike Shanahan might still be in Denver if he hadn’t fired Larry Coyer, now defensive coordinator of the Colts.
With Jamaal Charles starting to wear down, Chiefs RB Tim Castille could see the ball more.
Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, who has nine catches this year, will miss another game Sunday.
Chargers LT Marcus McNeill and G Kris Dielman are dominating opponents.
Giants S Michael Johnson on the Eagles: “I think we owe them a good licking.” (That’s what she . . . oh, nothing.)
Mike Tanier of the New York Times thinks the Chargers and Cowboys won’t get much closer to the Super Bowl than this week’s game.
The public loves the Eagles to win in the Meadowlands Sunday. (Kiss of death.)
Washington’s defense has struggled to hold leads late in game. (Not a good trait with the Big Gradkowski up next.)
Bears TE Greg Olsen has a difficult matchup Sunday: PFT MVP candidate, Packers CB Charles Woodson.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz is getting a hero’s welcome in Baltimore this week.
The Packers pass rush may be better off with rookie LB Brad Jones as a starter with Aaron Kampman out for the year.
New Vikings starting LB Jasper Brinkley is a big fan of track girls.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick compared Panthers QB Matt Moore to Matt Cassel as a former reserve that can clearly play.
The Falcons need their offensive line to play much better for any chance to win against the Sants.
New Orleans starting CB Tracy Porter practiced for the first time in four weeks Friday.
The Bucs are banged up heading into their game against the Jets.
The Cardinals can clinch back-to-back division titles Sunday for the first time in 34 years.
TE John Carlson hasn’t been a big part of the Seattle offense in his second season.
49ers LT Joe Staley is not expected to return to the lineup against Arizona.
The best Rams moments of the decade are distant memories now.