Says Bills safety George Wilson of the Eagles coming to town, “Their backs are up against the wall. They’re up against the ropes trying to get that bitterness out of their mouths. We’re at home. We can’t allow that to happen. We can’t allow them to bounce back against us.”
Some folks in Miami think Dolphins owner Stephen Ross set the team up for a terrible season when he courted Jim Harbaugh but ultimately stuck with Tony Sparano.
Says Patriots DE Shaun Ellis of talking about his former team, the Jets, “Sometimes, I catch myself saying ‘we.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, did I say that? I ain’t there no more.’”
Jets coach Rex Ryan doesn’t understand how a team built to run the football could only pick up 38 yards on the ground against the Ravens.
The Ravens have to feel good about their place in the AFC playoff race.
Says DE Frostee Rucker of the Bengals’ defense, “We know the objective and we know what we’ve got to get done. We’re just taking care of business. Coach [Mike Zimmer] is dialing us up and putting us in the right positions.”
Browns coach Pat Shurmur thinks QB Colt McCoy is “almost a rookie,” with plenty of room to improve.
The Steelers are threatening to sue the owner of a parking lot.
The Texans have beaten the Raiders without WR Andre Johnson before, and they’ll need to do it again.
Colts WR Pierre Garcon says the problem isn’t QB Curtis Painter, the problem is, “We have to do better around him. The receivers have to do better, the running backs, the offensive linemen. Everybody has to do better around him to make him comfortable, to make it easier on him.”
The Jaguars face the NFL’s top three defenses in the next three games.
Players on the Titans’ defense are taking pride in being first in the NFL in points allowed.
The Broncos will make orange their primary home jersey color in 2012.
The Chiefs won a game, and all of a sudden people in Kansas City are saying good things about Todd Haley.
Bill Romanowski thinks Raiders MLB Rolando McClain needs to start making some plays.
Folks in San Diego are wondering whether they’ll see Tim Tebow when the Chargers play the Broncos.
Cowboys CB Terence Newman is on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but not in the way he would want.
Giants WR Hakeem Nicks looked like the best receiver on the field Sunday against the Cardinals.
Andy Reid’s relationship with the media in Philadelphia is becoming more strained.
Redskins S LaRon Landry is an outspoken advocate of platelet-rich plasma therapy.
The Bears will bring veteran LB Pisa Tinoisamoa to Halas Hall for a workout Wednesday.
Lions WR Rashied Davis is looking forward to playing his old team when the Bears come to town Monday.
The Packers’ receivers are looking to pick up their yards after catch.
Count Joe Theismann among those who think it’s time for the Vikings to bench Donovan McNabb and play Christian Ponder.
The Falcons’ pass defense needs to step up its play.
The Panthers’ run defense needs to step up its play.
Jabari Greer of the Saints says that when he was a kid he wanted to be Randall Cunningham.
Bucs LT Donald Penn had a big day against Colts DE Dwight Freeney.
Cardinals NT David Carter says his girlfriend passed out from the excitement when his name was called on draft day.
Rams RB Steven Jackson called the team together for a pep talk in the middle of Tuesday’s practice.
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh is looking forward to his reunion with Bucs backup QB Josh Johnson.
The Seahawks put LB Matt McCoy on injured reserve due to a sprained knee.