The Denver Broncos have a three-game lead in the AFC West, but never has the future looked bleaker for the defending division champions. The reason? The Broncos are falling apart, with quarterback Peyton Manning unraveling so fast he was benched Sunday.
It’s too early for must-win games … except not if you’re in Seattle, it’s not. The Seahawks can’t afford to fall another game behind front-running Arizona in the NFC West if they intend to compete for a third straight division title.
Hall-of-Famer Kellen Winslow and Cincinnati Bengals’ star Tyler Eifert are these week’s guests as the Talk of Fame Network explores the rise of the tight end — a position that, strangely enough, hasn’t been favored by the Hall’s board of selectors.
New England’s Devin McCourty has played cornerback and safety, so he knows a lot about both positions. And what he knows is why safeties tend to be overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s board of selectors and which of the two positions is more demanding.
Darren Woodson is the only player with the Dallas Cowboys to serve under Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcells. So, naturally, he’s equipped to compare and contrast the two. And he did that on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast.
The best team in the NFC is not Green Bay. It’s Carolina, and it’s not even close. Not only can’t the Panthers lose … at least not in the regular season. But the Panthers do something that a lot of others in the playoff picture either can’t or don’t — play defense.