by The NFLW Team | 11-18-2012 15:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-10-2012 08:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-04-2012 12:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-04-2012 07:15
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by The NFLW Team | 11-04-2012 07:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-03-2012 15:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-03-2012 11:00
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by The NFLW Team | 11-03-2012 04:00
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by The NFLW Team | 10-31-2012 09:00
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by Chris Lovi - Columnist NFLWeather.com | 10-28-2012 13:05
The Carolina Panthers travel to Illinois to take on the Chicago Bears. NFLWeather.com forecasts a 20 percent chance of showers, partly sunny skies with a high near 48. Despite the fair weather, a small chance of showers could affect how this game could be played at historic Soldier Field, known for having one of the worst all-natural grass surfaces in the league.
Carolina’s defense is hampered with injuries. With half of the Panthers defensive line questionable, it is going to be hard for Carolina to get a legitimate pass rush going. Even though Jay Cutler (ribs) is coming off an injury himself, there are enough weapons on the Bears offense to pick up most of the slack. If rain becomes an issue, running back Michael Forte will see a heavy dose of carries along with backup Michael Bush who keeps a tight grip on the ball. Soldier Field’s slick surface could mean a lot of short plays for the Bears offense. However if skies clear up, Jay Cutler could have all the time in the world to hang in the pocket until Brandon Marshall creates separation.
Carolina’s offensive game plan should be simple rain or shine, establish the run. Panther’s offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski needs to take pressure off of his quarterback Cam Newton. Even though the Bears rank first in the league against the run, Carolina has enough talent in their backfield to challenge them. Rainy weather would be beneficial for the Panthers offense if they can get the bootleg option going and keep Chicago’s powerful defense off-balance. Expect both D’Angelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to get at least 20 touches combined while Newton will keep the ball for a few first downs and extra yardage.
This is an important game for both teams. Keeping the ball is key. Chicago’s defense is creating enough turnovers to become a fantasy football dream team. The Bears must maintain momentum if they want to stay atop of the NFC North. The Panthers need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Rain will most likely limit offensive capabilities for both sides. In the end, it is going to come down to turnovers, in which case the Bears defense has the advantage on and off the field. It will be a great day for a hot brat in Chicago.
by Will Strome - Columnist, NFLWeather.com | 10-27-2012 08:00
Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins are surprisingly similar teams. Both rep inconsistent 3-4-formation defenses, both have two high octane and creative offenses and both have yet to win two consecutive games this year. But the most obvious comparison is that both have a quarterback who can make plays in and out of the pocket, throwing and/or running the ball. Both teams will desperately need their franchise QB’s, Ben Roethisberger and RG3, to make big plays in the mud with a heavy dose of rain falling on Pittsburgh all weekend.
NFLWeather.com forecasts an 80% of rain for game Sunday and that’s not even the worst of it. The high will only top off around 48 degrees and winds will be swirling around 15 mph with similar conditions on Saturday. The problem with Saturday is the University of Pittsburgh has a home football game against Temple and if the rains come down during the game then the grass field for Sunday will be a complete mess. The Steelers are already known for having tough field conditions but these might take the cake for week eight. That being said, it’ll be smash mouth football at it’s finest with tempo and ball control ruling the outcome.
Neither defense is particularly solid against the run. Pittsburgh (3-3) has allowed over four yards per carry this season and the aging unit just isn’t the same without Troy Polamalu who will miss the Washington (3-4) game. According to NFLWeather’s historical analytics, the lone rain game the Steelers played early this year, a 16-14 week five win at home over Philadelphia, the defense rose to the occasion and pummeled a team with a similar style to that of the Skins’. The Eagles were only able to muster up 78 yards on the ground and contained Michael Vick to 168 yards passing while forcing two critical turnovers. Matching that performance all but guarantees a win for Pittsburgh at home.
But the biggest difference between the Eagles offense and the Redskins is Philly’s doesn’t have a quarterback who leads the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%). Robert Griffith III has lived up to the Heisman hype, even if the sample size has only been seven games. But one thing he hasn’t gone up against yet is a tough road game in the rain. Whereas the Roethisberger and the Steelers always feel at home in crappy weather, according to the NFLWeather’s historical analytics, the Skins won their last road game a year ago in Seattle’s boisterous stadium. But wind, mud and a driving rain might be enough to cause problems for a rookie. RG3 will still have his drop back pocket passes and rollouts but rain might force the play calling to focus more on his designed QB sneaks out of the pistol formation. Getting a few lead blockers in front of him might be the best way to consistently grind out four and five yard plays if the passing game starts to slip away.
Grinding it out for the Skins should be left to Alfred Morris. With Pittsburgh experiencing major injury issues in the backfield, Morris has seized his opportunity after the starters in front of him went down. For the Steelers, Jonathan Dwyer will start for the injured Rashard Mendenhall who is out and Isaac Redman is probable and will backup Dwyer. Both Morris and Dwyer are bruising power backs but Morris has been at the job for a few weeks now. The Steelers should expect to see a heavy dose of Morris in the mud and might even see a few swing passes out of the backfield if they can catch the Steelers on a blitz. Dwyer surprisingly leads the team in rushing with 192 yards but don’t be surprised if Ben Roethlisberger ends up with more carries as both sides thrive off broken plays and scrambling. Big Ben has made a career of that and little will change in the game plan for Sunday.
This game had all the potential for turning into a shootout but the storms could force the play calling more conservative which is hard to imagine given these two teams. Both will desperately be relying on the play of their quarterbacks and if the game comes down to a field goal, there’s a good chance neither Shaun Suisham nor newcomer Kai Forbath will deliver. It will be one big, broken play that will make the difference in the Burgh
by NFLWeather.com Team | 10-26-2012 15:00
by Chris Lovi - Columnist NFLWeather.com | 10-20-2012 11:00
by Will Strome - Columnist, NFLWeather.com | 10-18-2012 15:00
The NFC West hasn’t been the powerhouse division of the conference in previous seasons but that’s all in the past. The Arizona Cardinals crept their way to 4-0 before dropping two straight while preseason favorite, the 49ers, currently share a similar record but sit in third behind a rookie quarterback and his surprising Seattle side, building up to a brawl for Thursday Night Football when the Seattle Seahawks fly south to take on San Francisco.
NFLWeather.com forecasts clear skies above Candlestick Park with an evening low in the upper-50s and a southern 5-10 mph breeze. However, the stadium sits at sea level and the field is lower so the bluegrass surface is usually a bit soggy. This has never been an issue for 49ers all-pro kicker David Akers but Akers has already missed five field goals this season and is coming off an undisclosed illness.
Damp field conditions are typical for Seattle who stunned the New England Patriots in the rain last week, 24-23. But away from home is a completely different story, especially against a 49ers team that has won the last three consecutive meetings and hasn’t lost to the Seahawks at home since 2008.
The new and improved Seattle defense is heavy in size and speed. The 49ers might have the leagues best defense (275.8ypg) but Seattle isn’t too far behind, fourth in the NFL with 294.7 yards allowed per game. What separates the Seahawks from San Francisco is their stifling run defense, surrendering only 70 yards a game. However, this week the unit will be put to the test against the league’s top rushing offense anchored by Frank Gore and averaging over 175 yards per game.
San Francisco will run the ball both between and outside the tackles to control the tempo and time of possession battle. Gore will get plenty of carries but the 49ers will try to get Alex Smith comfortable early by alleviating some of the pressure with a string of short passes. Seattle is great at pressuring the QB, making him uncomfortable and forcing costly turnovers. Last weekend in the 49ers dismal home loss to the New York Giants, 26-3, Smith threw three interceptions of the four he’s thrown all season. Limiting mistakes is all SF needs to do to get back on track and they have a perfect evening on the dock of the Bay to do so.
by The NFLW Team | 10-18-2012 13:05
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