Seattle Seahawks (6-1) 34, Arizona Cardinals (3-4) 22
Chicago Bears (4-2) 27, New York Giants (0-6) 21
New England Patriots (2-0) 13, New York Jets (1-1) 10
Now that the Norv Turner era is over in San Diego, there is a new man in charge. Mike McCoy became the new Chargers Head Coach Tuesday. Continue reading
Sunday night was not only the Saints first victory of the 2012 season, but also a historic night in the career of Drew Brees. Brees broke Johnny Unitas’s record of 48 consecutive games with a passing touchdown.
The air is crisp, the temperature has dropped a few degrees and sports bars everywhere are stocking up on chicken wings. What else could that mean but that the 2012 NFL Season has arrived. As we prepare to kick off the fist Sunday of football, here are the Sports with Balls Show AFC Predictions:
Each member of the SwBS staff submitted a ballot, which was tabulated to form consensus picks. Individual Division, Wild Card, Conference Champion and Super Bowl Champion picks for each staff member can be viewed at the bottom of the page.
An asterisk (*) denotes a consensus wild card winner.
1. New England Patriots – “There is little reason to believe that the Pats won’t dominate once again in the regular season. The offense should once again be scary good with the likes of Brady, Welker, Gronkowski & Hernandez returning along with the addition of Brandon Lloyd. Playoff success could very well depend on defense and its ability to improve with the additions of rookie DE Chandler Jones and LB Dont’a Hightower.” – Mike O
One of the NFL’s all time running backs has decided to call it a career. LaDainian Tomlinson will sign a one day contract with the Chargers Monday to end his career where it began. After being the 5th overall pick of the 2001 draft, he went on to play 11 seasons with the Chargers and the Jets. Tomlinson compiled 13,684 rushing yards, which is good for the 5th on the rushing list and had 145 rushing touchdowns, which is second all time. He was a 5-time Pro Bowler, 3-time All-Pro and the 2006 NFL MVP. Tomlinson was a big reason for the resurgence of the Chargers organization and will be a sure first ballot Hall of Famer.
After not playing since 2010, Chris Chambers has decided to hang up the cleats. Chambers played 12 seasons with the Dolphins, Chargers and Chiefs. Selected in the second round of the 2001 draft by the Dolphins, he had 540 catches for 7,648 yards and 58 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowler in 2005 and finished third in the league in receiving touchdowns twice with 11. Chambers is planning on signing a one day contract with the Dolphins in the pre-season.