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Saints axe WR Morgan; Sean Payton calls 10 players into office
2014-12-10

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Saints head coach Sean Payton is starting to audit the underachieving roster following a 41-10 home loss to the Carolina Panthers that dropped the Saints to 5-8.
Morgan is a big-play threat, but he is also a threat to the team's delicate chemistry. He has had repeated run-ins with the team, including a suspension earlier this season. The Saints apparently felt one threat outweighed another.

Any team can put in a waiver claim for Morgan, who had a 67-yard run and a 62-yard reception in Week 12 and has shown flashes of ability in his three-year span with the team. Perhaps a receiver-needy contender (New England?) might put up with Morgan's distractions for the home stretch in exchange for a few explosive plays.




NFL Preseason Football Live Online Streaming on NFL Network: San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
2013-08-26

The Chargers have yet to win this NFL preseason and are coming off a 33-28 loss to the Chicago Bears last weekend. They will have Apuestas Deportivas Apuestas Rusia 2018 Online Bingo Rooms Play Bingo online extra incentive to win tonight as their new offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is the former Cardinals head coach. That could play to the favor of Arizona as they are more than familiar with Whisenhunt's playcalling style.
One area quarterback Philip Rivers and the Chargers need to improve in are turnovers. Last week they turned the ball over four times and those turnovers turned out to be the difference between a win and a loss.
Arizona has been the sleeper hit of the preseason after shutting out Green Bay on the road and nearly doing the same to Dallas before giving up a late touchdown with the third stringers in the game. Their defense has been giving up big plays and yardage, but has managed to make big plays of their own - namely forcing turnovers - at the most opportune and critical times of a drive.
New head coach Bruce Arians is working to find stability at the quarterback position for a team that has had none since Kurt Warner retired several seasons ago. The combination of Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton haven't been spectacular, but they've avoided making costly mistakes and played well enough to move the ball and put some points on the board. Unlike last season, Larry Fitzgerald is getting the ball thrown in his direction multiple times per game.
Arizona is better on paper than the Chargers right now in just about every facet of the game save for throwing the ball. A big first half from Rivers could lead to an upset win and deliver the Cardinals their first loss of the preseason. Another Arizona win will get the league talking about the dark horse potential of a team that was horrible last season.
The NFL Network is airing tonight's San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals NFL preseason football game and Ken Whisenhunt's return party starting at 10pm EST. Channel subscribers to the NFL Network have the ability to watch a free live online streaming version of the game here providing their service provider is an approved one to do so. There is no other free live online streaming option available for the game.


NFL Saturday Preseason Betting Action
2010-08-21

The bulk of the NFL Week 2 Preseason action is scheduled for Saturday evening, as 11 different games are on tap, offering up a pretty extensive betting menu. Let’s take a look at some of the more intriguing action, looking for holes in Sportsbook.com’s prices.

Pittsburgh (1-0) at New York Giants (1-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sportsbook.com Line: Pittsburgh -4 Total: 33.5

Tom Coughlin says that Eli Manning will sit this one out after suffering a gruesome cut on his forehead in Monday’s 31-16 win over the Jets. The cut required 12 stitches, but it appears that Manning avoided any serious damage. Backup Jim Sorgi, who used to hold the clipboard for Eli’s brother in Indianapolis, performed admirably in relief, completing 8-of-15 passes for 146 yards and 2 TD. Sorgi, however, is also sidelined, which means second-year QB Rhett Bomar will get most, if not all, of the action under center. Bomar was 6-for-7 for 67 yards and a score on Monday. Former Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph was signed a free agent on Thursday and could end up seeing some fourth-quarter action.

After sitting out the Steelers’ preseason opening 23-7 win over the Lions, Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play against the Giants. Dennis Dixon, third on the depth chart, proved to be more effective than Byron Leftwich. Dixon was 6-for-7 for 128 yards, including a 68-yard scoring toss to Antonio Brown. Dixon also rushed for 31 yards on six carries. Leftwich finished 6-10 with 43 passing yards.

The Steelers are coming into this game with two more days of preparation than the Giants, a factor that could work in their favor. FoxSheets show that the NY GIANTS are 12-27 ATS (-17.7 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1993. The average score was NY GIANTS 17.2, OPPONENT 20.9 - (Rating = 1*).

Baltimore (1-0) at Washington (1-0, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sportsbook.com Line: Washington -3 Total: 38.5

Donovan McNabb played just two series in the Redskins’ 42-17 rout of the Bills last Friday, finishing off his second drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Anthony Armstrong. McNabb was 5-for-8 for 58 yards and the one score. Rex Grossman stepped in and went 11-for-18 for 140 yards and a pair of TD passes. RB Keiland Williams, undrafted out of LSU, carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns.

Joe Flacco led the Ravens to 10 points on three drives in their 17-12 win over the Panthers. Flacco was 8-for-12 for 120 yards. He marched the Ravens 96 yards down the field on his third possession, which culminated with a 30-yard strike to Mark Clayton.

The Ravens defense, which did not allow an offensive TD against the Panthers in their opener, should pose a tougher challenge for the Redskins this week. FoxSheets make a compelling case for the Ravens. WASHINGTON is 1-11 ATS (-11.1 Units) in home games off 1 or more straight overs since 1993. The average score was WASHINGTON 16.8, OPPONENT 21.8 - (Rating = 3*).

Houston (0-1) at New Orleans (0-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT

Sportsbook.com Line: Saints -1 Total: 41

Matt Schaub did what elite NFL quarterbacks are expected to do in the preseason opener, a 19-16 Texans loss at Arizona. Schaub, coming off a Pro Bowl season, completed 5-of-6 passes for 78 yards, leading his team to a TD and a FG on his two drives. Schaub connected with his favorite target, Andre Johnson, for a 44-yard score. The Houston defense held strong for three quarters, blanking the Cardinals before allowing 19 points in the fourth quarter.

The vaunted Saints offense struggled in their opener in New England, where they fell to the Patriots 27-24. Drew Brees played three series, the first two of which resulted in punts, before leading a 20-play, 86-yard that was capped off with a 2-yard TD run by Reggie Bush. Brees finished 9-for-13 for 55 yards.

Just as Tom Brady led a pair of scoring drives against the Saints to start last week’s game, there’s a good chance Schaub could do the same and give the Texans another early lead. It will be up to the backups to preserve it. This FoxSheets system favors the Texans as an underdog. Play On - Underdogs or pick (HOUSTON) - off an upset loss as a favorite, in the third week of the preseason. (27-8 over the last 10 seasons.) (77.1%, +18.2 units. Rating = 2*).

Dallas (1-1) at San Diego (1-0), 9:00 p.m. EDT

Sportsbook.com Line: San Diego -3 Total: 36.5

After playing two games in five days, the Cowboys should be well-rested heading to San Diego to take on the Chargers. After defeating Cincinnati 16-7 to open the year in the Hall of Fame Game, the Cowboys let a lead slip away late and lost to Oakland 17-9 on August 12. Dallas has struggled on offense so far this preseason, averaging 12.5 points and 280 yards per game.

Offense wasn’t a problem for San Diego in their preseason opener, a 25-10 home win against Chicago. Philip Rivers tossed a touchdown pass and the Chargers ran for 120 yards, led by Ryan Mathews’ 50 yards on nine carries. San Diego’s defense also stepped up, forcing two turnovers and limiting the Bears to only 216 yards of total offense.

Because of what transpired for each team last week, there is actually a fairly impressive system favoring Dallas in this one:

Play Against - Home teams (SAN DIEGO) - after a win by 10 or more points against opponent after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game. (27-9 since 1993.) (75%, +17.1 units. Rating = 2*).


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