2010 NFL Week 12 – Remix

NY Jets “Slash” Brad Smith was one of the stars of 2010 NFL Week 12 as he scored two touchdowns in a Thanksgiving win over the reeling Bengals

Week 12 Remix Notes

Thursday, Nov 25  (Thanksgiving)

Patriots (9-2) over Lions (2-9),  45-24… Trailing 17-10 at the half, Pats woke-up…Brady throws 4 TD’s and a perfect QB Rating..DET QB Shaun Hill complains about an alledged broken arm attempt (chippy game)

Saints (8-3) over Cowboys (3-8), 30-27…After blowing 17-0 lead, Saints rally past Dallas…Missed 59-yd FG at end and Roy Williams fumble doom Dallas

NY Jets (9-2) over Bengals (2-9), 26-10…. Jets yield only 163 yards in home rout of Bengals…Sanchez plays disappointedly…Brad Smith is New Slash…Revis Island is back        

Sunday, Nov 28

Bears (8-3) over Eagles (7-4), 31-26… Bears win 5th in a row and take NFC North lead..Hard fought game turned on a late first half INT by Vick.. Eagles 1 for 5 in redzone..Cutler has highest rating ever and 4 TD passes..Forte first rusher over 100 yds against Philly this season

Browns (4-7) over Panthers (1-10), 24-23…Back-and-Forth battle not decided until Panthers K John Kasay misses late.. Hillis continues looking like the next Riggins…Delhomme gets revenge on struggling Panthers

Chargers (6-5) over Colts (6-5), 36-14…Manning is hit and harrassed into 4 INTs including 2 Pick 6’s..Chargers win 4th in a row..SD hosts KC in WK14..Colts consecutive 12-win season streak (7) stopped..V-Jax lasted just three plays (calf)..Kaeding 5 for 5 on FGs

Chiefs (7-4) over Seahawks (5-6), 42-24 …Improbable AFC West leading Chiefs keep winning (2nd straight)..Cassel and Bowe (13 REC 170 yds 3 TD) star in road win

Dolphins (6-5) over Raiders (5-6), 33-17…Henne back under center in a road win… Raiders can’t run ball…Gradkowski hurts shoulder..Ricky Williams has big game

Falcons (9-2) over Packers (7-4), 20-17.. Matt “Ice” Ryan leads the Falcons to a late victory (19-1 in Georgia Dome)..K Matt Bryant nails game-winner…Gonzalez has gas in the tank..Rodgers produces in an entertaining game…No running game for Packers

Giants (7-4) over Jaguars (6-5), 24-20…Eli Manning, Boss..Strong Defense, and Jacobs lead the G-Men back from a 17-6 halftime deficit…Giants score 15 points in 4th quarter..NYG tied for first in NFC East w/ Philadelphia
Rams (5-6) over Broncos (3-8), 36-33… Shootout game won by the visiting Rams..Bradford has 3 TD passes and 300-yd game..Broncos can’t stop anyone..Rams tied for first in NFC West w/ Seattle..Broncos try to furiously comeback putting up 20 fourth quarter points
Ravens (8-3) over Buccaneers (7-4), 17-10… In a respect game, the Ravens built an early lead then rallied on their defense…Win sets up big WK 13 showdown with Steelers…Bucs despite good defensive effort (secondary especially) fall further behind Saints and Falcons..Tough game for young QB Freeman

Steelers (8-3) over Bills (2-9), 19-16… Pittsburgh survives in OT despite a resilent effort by Bills.. Fantasy Football standout Stevie Johnson had 5 drops for Buffalo including a potential GW-er in OT..Big Ben fights through a bad foot…Mendall pounds the rock..Harrison “questionably” flagged again

Texans (5-6) over Titans (5-6), 20-0… Dominating win for the Texans who were led by RB Arian Foster…Titans have no chance with Rusty Smith at QB…CJ2K is bottled up all-day..In a WR/CB grudge match, Texans WR Andre Johnson goes upside heel CB Courtland Finnegan’s head before both are ejected (fines, but no suspensions)
Vikings (4-7) over Redskins (5-6), 17-13…New Vikes head coach Leslie Frazier gets his first win…Another close loss for the Redskins..Favre runs for a crucial first down late in the 4th quarter..Gerhart steps in for an injured Peterson (ankle) and runs hard including a TD…No running game for Skins
Mon, Nov 29

 Niners (4-7) over Cardinals (3-8), 26-7…MNF Snoozer…Niners RB Frank Gore probably out for season (cracked hip)…B-West makes a comeback (over 100 yards) after being on self…Niners pound rock for 261 rushing yards…SF now 3-1 under QB Troy Smith…Reeling Cardinals in the hut for Stanford QB Oliver Luck in the draft

Breaking Down the Standings

3 teams — (9-2) Patriots, NY Jets, Falcons
4 teams — (8-3) Saints, Bears,Ravens, Steelers
5 teams – (7-4) Packers, Bucs, Eagles, NY Giants, Chiefs
4 teams — (6-5) Colts, Jags, Dolphins, Chargers
7 teams — (5-6) Seahawks, Raiders, Titans, Redskins, Browns, Texans, Rams
2 teams — (4-7) Vikings, Niners
3 teams — (3-8) Cowboys, Broncos, Cardinals
3 teams — (2-9) Lions, Bengals, Bills
1 team —  (1-10) Panthers

Division Leaders

Eagles/Giants (NFC East — 2 game lead over WAS), Falcons (NFC South — 1 game lead over NO), Bears (NFC North — 1 game lead over GB), Seahawks/Rams (NFC West — 1 game lead over SF)

Colts/Jags (AFC South — 1 game lead over TEN/HOU), Steelers/Ravens (AFC North — 4 game lead over CLE), Patriots and NY Jets tied (AFC East — 2 game lead over MIA), Chiefs (AFC West — 1 game over SD)

Current Streaks

Winning: Falcons (5); Saints (4); NY Jets (4); Chargers (4); Bears (4); Patriots (3)

Losing: Bengals (8); Cardinals (5); Panthers (5); Lions (4); Titans (4)

How 2009 Playoff teams are doing: Saints (8-3), Packers (7-4), Eagles (7-4), Vikings (4-7), Cowboys (3-8), Cardinals (3-8), Patriots (9-2), NY Jets (9-2), Ravens (8-3), Colts (6-5), Bengals (2-9), Chargers (6-5)


Taking It to the House NFL Podcast – WCHE Interview 112910

NFL Insider Lloyd Vance breaks down Week 12 of the National Football League, including a breakout game for Bears WR Earl Bennett,  in his weekly stop interview on the “Matt Lombardo Show” (1520 WCHE – West Chester, PA)

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast – WCHE Interview 112910

After a very entertaining 2010 NFL Week 12, including the Philadelphia Eagles coming up short in a frustrating road loss to the Chicago Bears, NFL Insider Lloyd Vance makes his weekly appearance on the “Matt Lombardo Show” on 1520 WCHE – West Chester, PA

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast – Week 12 Preview

In the Taking It to the House NFL Week 12 Preview Podcast Bears QB Jay Cutler leading his team against the Philadelphia Eagles in a crucial NFC playoff-type game

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast – Week 12 Preview

NFL Insider Lloyd Vance and Host Mark Gray give you their “Pick 6” for Week 12 including the Chicago Bears (7-3) hosting the Philadelphia Eagles (7-3) in a crucial NFC game with playoff implications

2010 Taking It to the House: Thanksgiving Special

The Masters of Disaster (MOD) from a Turkey Bowl circa 1991

Football on Thanksgiving is an “Autumn Ritual” to me just like the phrase, “Can you please pass the gravy”.   The game has aligned itself beautifully with the greatest holiday ever, in my opinion, and it provides an opportunity for fellowship by friends and family around America’s Game.

“The Thanksgiving games are quite a tradition, not just in Detroit, but for America,” says NFL Network analyst Stever Mariucci, a Michigan native who participated in three Thanksgiving Day games as the Lions’ head coach in 2003-05.  “I learned firsthand about the excitement in Detroit for the game.  You enjoy playing in front of the home crowd.  It’s special.”

 Whether attending a hometown rivalry game – in my town growing up it is Abington (my alma mater) vs. friendly rival Cheltenham that goes back to 1915 (see all of the scores from this rivalry)… BTW Abington already beat Cheltenham 47-7 in the District 1 playoffs a couple of weeks ago and they will be trying for two wins in a row in less than one month – or playing in a “Turkey Bowl” touch football game with friends/family, or just watching the now three NFL games and other college games, Americans like myself cannot get enough Turkey Day football.

My most vivid memories of Thanksgiving are attending the hometown rivalry game in the early afternoon then going over to my paternal grandmother’s house for a celebration like none other with food like turkey, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, cranberry, candy yams and many other favorites while having good fellowship over food and of course football.  When I was younger my grandmother’s television was a big cabinet black/white set and I vividly remember watching the Detroit Lions (usually lost) and Dallas Cowboys (usually won) play many Thanksgiving games on that set. 

The earliest Thanksgiving game that I can remember was the Chicago Bears against the Detroit Lions in the Pontiac Silverdome November. 27, 1980. I remember this game, because Vince Evans was at quarterback for the Bears (rare to see an African-American quarterback at the time) and the great Walter Payton rushed 18 times for 123 yards and I think he even threw a pass.  The ending was everything, as the Bears won an overtime thriller 23-17 when Bears kick returner Dave Williams returned the overtime kickoff for a touchdown, completing a Bears’ comeback from a 17-3 deficit.

My favorite Thanksgiving game of course involved the classic broadcasting team of John Madden and Pat Summeral commentating a Turkey Bowl classic on November 23, 1989 in Texas Stadium.  This game dubbed “Bounty Bowl I” featured a Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 shellacking win over the hated Dallas Cowboys, which left me over-the-top giddy.

My joy came from the fact that as a one-time long suffering Eagles follower, I finally got to stick-it to the many stinking Cowboys’ fans in my family (brother and many cousins). Funny thing about Philadelphia, there are many “never have been to Texas” Dallas Cowboys fans who year after year love to talk about Super Bowl rings to hometown Eagles fans. 

However this 1989 NFC East afternoon rivalry game was something extra special for me to watch as the Birds won handily and the Cowboys turncoats in my grandmother’s suburban Philadelphia home had to eat some crow with their turkey that day. 

The story of the game was Buddy Ryan’s Eagles defense knocking the stuffing of Troy Aikman as they seemed to sack him a million times.  The game ended with my favorite player Reggie White eating the ceremonial Madden Turkey Leg as the game’s MVP.

2010 NFL Thanksgiving Schedule 

New England Patriots (6-4) at Detroit Lions (2-8), 12:30 PM  (CBS) – Yes, everyone just like going to your grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving, the nation still must endure watching the uually pitiful Detroit Lions on TV on Turkey Day, even though it seems like forever.  This year,  at least the nation will get to see Captian America, Patriots QB Tom Brady and his team take on the Lions.  Two players to watch for Detroit are WR Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and LB Caleb Campbell (former Army football player playing on special teams). LV’s Pick: Patriots 31-7

New Orleans Saints (7-3) at Dallas Cowboys (3-7), 4:15 PM (FOX)  — Naturally America’s Holiday, Thanksgiving, will feature “America’s Team” as the Cowboys take on the New Orleans Saints in Jerry Jones’ Super Bowl site billion-dollar play pen.  Last year it was the Cowboys who ended the Saints undefeated streak, so expect some “Revenge” filled fireworks in Big D.  New Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will look to go 3-0 in his first three games, but he will need to stop the Super Bowl champion Saints and their high-octane offense featuring QB Drew Brees. LV’s Pick: Cowboys 27-24

Cincinnati Bengals (2-8) at New York Jets (8-2) , 8:20 PM  (NFLN) — With the nation full from their cranberry and stuffing, Cincinnati and the NY York Jets will renew acquantances in the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day Night Cap.  In 2009, the Bengals and NY Jets played each other twice, once at the end of the regular season and in the opening round of the playoffs too.  Both times Rex Ryan’s team embarrassed the Bengals and I don’t this changing.  At least the Bengals will give NFL fans the opportunity to see which volatile receiver, T.O or Ochocinco, will yell at QB Carson Palmer first.  LV’s Pick: J-E-T-S 34-24

Lloyd’s Leftovers

  • Lets talk about seating arrangements at the 2010 NFL Thanksgiving table.  At the “Adult table” for playmakers are Eagles QB Michael Vick, Colts QB Peyton Manning, Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, Chiefs safety Eric Berry, Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, Texans RB Arian Foster, NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez, Steelers WR Mike Wallace, Packers OLB Clay Matthews, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Bucs head coach Raheem Morris.  Spots at the “Kids table” for disappointments  should be seated Vikings QB Brett Favre, NY Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Cincinnati Bengals Defense, Panthers head coach John Fox, Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno, Dolphins QB Tyler Thigpen, and Titans QB Vince Young
  • There was a time that Thanksgiving football was defined in the African American community by rivalry games like Lincoln vs Howard.  Here is an excerpt from a piece that I wrote on the subject… “The “outside world” of major white college football may have had traditional rivalries like Harvard-Yale, Ohio State-Michigan, and Notre Dame-Army.  But to most African American football fans those contests had nothing on the annual Thanksgiving Day clash between the mighty men of Lincoln (PA) and their rival school Howard University.  After their initial meeting in 1894, the annual Lincoln-Howard Thanksgiving game quickly became an autumn ritual.”  Check out the rest of the piece.
  • I am often asked, “Why are we subjected to the stinking Detroit Lions and hated Dallas Cowboys every Thanksgiving??”  The reason is “Carpe diem” as these two teams both had the vision of matching College Football on America’s Holiday and seized opportunities to host football games when everyone else was afraid the crowds would stay away.  The Lions were the first in 1934 and the Cowboys followed suit in 1966.  The NFL also added a rotating third game in 2006 (Chiefs winning 19-10 over the Broncos) on Turkey Day to help boost their channel NFL Network.  Our friends over at Mental Floss give some great background on the subject of NFL football on Thanksgiving.
  • The oldest high school Turkey Day Game rivalry is in Massachusetts between Needham and Wellesley, dating back to 1882.  Find out everything about Thanksgiving Football.
  • You can now see the results for every NFL Thanksgiving game going back to the 1920’s (courtesy of the Pro Footballl Hall of Fame)


Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and Sports Journey Network , who is also an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

2010 NFL Season – Week 12 Power Rankings by Lloyd Vance

Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate safety Eric Berry and the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to stay at the top of the AFC West as the 2010 NFL Season enters it’s 4th quarter

With only six weeks left in the NFL Season, the intensity has surely picked-up around the league.  With America’s holiday, Thanksgiving , upon us there are 23 teams with records ranging from 4-6 to 8-2 hoping to be thankful for one of the NFL’s 12 coveted playoff berths come this January. 

But there is still is a lot of football left to be played and nothing has been guaranteed in a season where “perfection” left the door in Week 5.  If nothing else, this has been one topsy-turvy season that has many scratching their heads (can you say Cleveland Browns thumping the New England Patriots in WK9).  So every NFL team better be prepared weekly as our separation of teams into “Contenders” and “Pretenders” continues.

In looking at the current NFL standings here’s the breakdown: The “Elite” – Patriots (8-2), Falcons (8-2), NY Jets (8-2), Eagles (7-3), and Saints (7-3); The “Contenders” — Bears (7-3), Packers (7-3), Ravens (7-3), Steelers (7-3), and Bucs (7-3); “Stuck in the Middle” inconsistent teams, who are caught in the NFL’s large parity-filled middle and need to either join the playoff hunt or fall back — Colts (6-4), Chiefs (6-4), Seahawks (5-5), Raiders (5-5), Redskins (5-5), Chargers (5-5), Browns (4-6), Texans (4-6) and Rams (4-6); The “Pretenders”, who are only a shade away from the league’s bottom rung – Vikings (3-7), Cowboys (3-7), Broncos (3-7) and Niners (3-7); and lastly the “Ugly” (See at the 2011 NFL Draft) – Cardinals (3-7), Lions (2-8), Benglas (2-8), Panthers (2-8), and Bills (2-8)

The division standings also are very tight heading into the 4th quarter of the 2010 NFL Season. Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East — 1 game lead over NYG), Atlanta Falcons (NFC South — 1 game lead over NO/TB), Green Bay Packers/Chicago Bears (NFC North — 4 game lead over MIN), Seahawks (NFC West — 1 game lead over STL), Indianapolis Colts/Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South — 1 game lead over TEN), Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens (AFC North — 3 game lead over CLE), New England Patriots and NY Jets tied (AFC East — 2 game lead over MIA), Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West — 1 game over OAK/SD)

Now on to the rankings for this week.

1.  Patriots (8-2) – Even after their hiccup in Week 9 against the Browns, Bill Belichick’s team continues to look like the NFL’s top playoff contender.  In Week 11, the Brady Bunch followed-up a solid win over the Steelers by doing just enough to get by the scrappy Colts in an AFC playoff type game.  This week on Turkey Day, the Pats will hope to feast on the better than their record host Detroit Lions.

2.  NY Jets (8-2) – Don’t give me that this team is “Living on a Prayer”.  There is no way that Rex Ryan’s team is not one of the NFL’s best, especially with the way QB Mark Sanchez is playing.  In Week 11, it was the Houston Texans turn to experience the ice-water in WR Santonio Holmes veins.  In the Thanksgiving nightcap, the J-E-T-S will host the floundering Bengals in a 2009 playoff game rematch.

3.  Falcons (8-2) –  Though I saw my hometown Eagles beat the Falcons earlier this year, Mike Smith’s team is starting to make a believer out of me.  In an entertaining game, the NFL’s new triplets (Ryan, Turner, and White) led Atlanta to a solid win over the pesky St. Louis Rams.  In a game that could have huge playoff implications, the Falcons will look to go 19-1 under Ryan in the Dome as they take on the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers.

4.  Eagles (7-3) – Head Coach Andy Reid continues to ride the MV7 Express as QB Michael Vick’s redemption story is getting more compelling by the day.  In an NFC East slugfest, the Birds fed off NY Giants’ turnovers (5) to sloppy home win that put them in first place.  In a crucial road game that could have playoff implications, the Eagles will go back to Chicago – this time without McNabb – looking for a big win over the NFC North leading Bears.

5.  Saints (7-3) – The champs have overcome a ton adversity in their title defense season – including using 9 different RB’s – and they are still right in the middle of the NFC South division race.  QB Drew Brees continued his comeback from some early season interception woes by leading the Saints over the reeling Seahawks.   In Week 12, the Saints will travel to Dallas on Thanksgiving looking for some revenge from last season.

6.  Steelers (7-3) — Even though Roethlisberger’s jaw is not looking that stout, the rest of Pittsburgh’s team is looking like they are ready to fight to get back in the playoffs in 2010.  In Week 11, the Steelers dominated their former 70’s rival, the Oakland Raiders, in a good home win.  Next up for the Men of Steel is a potential “Trap Game” special as Mike Tomlin’s bunch shuffles off to Buffalo to take on the rising Bills.

7.  Ravens (7-3) – As the weeks click by, the anticipation is growing toward the Ravens-Steelers grudge match in Week 13 that could decide the AFC North crown.  After a slow start, QB Joe Flacco led Baltimore to an easy win over the putrid Carolina Panthers.  In Week 12, Head Coach John Harbaugh will need to get the ball more to WR Anquan Boldin as the Ravens host the looking-for-respect Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

8. Packers (7-3) – Wow that was easy!!  In a tale of two teams headed in separate directions, the Packers moved into an NFC North first-place tie by humiliating their host, the Minnesota Vikings.  Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers will look to continue his march toward the 2011 Pro Bowl as the Pack heads to Hotlanta to face the Falcons in a possible playoff battle.

9. Bears (7-3) Though I am still not sold on Lovie Smith’s team, the Bears continue to maul whomever is in front of them.  In an extremely ugly Thursday Night Football Game, Chicago’s defense showed their teeth in a dominating win over the floundering Dolphins.  In a sure to be Black-and-Blue special, the Bears will host the rising Philadelphia Eagles and SI Cover player, QB Michael Vick.

10. Colts (6-4) – I find it absolutely incredible, what QB Peyton Manning is doing with probably the NFL’s most beat-up team.  The Colts more than held their own in a tough road loss to their old nemesis, the New England Patriots…BTW bad pick at the end of the game, Peyton.  However I caution everyone to not bury No. 18 and his team just yet as they will look to rebound against resurgent San Diego Chargers in a huge NBC Sunday Night Football game.

11.  Bucs (7-3) – Sorry Raheem Morris, but I still need more evidence to think that your young team is a playoff contender.  However right now, you have to think Morris is a leading candidate for NFL Coach of the Year.  The Bucs stayed in the exciting NFC South race with the Falcons and Saints by embarrassing the host Niners.  In one of Week 12’s most anticipated games, Tampa wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T as they travel to the Charm City looking for respect against Ray Lewis and Ravens.

12.  Chiefs (6-4) – Another team that is battling the Nation’s impression that they are not a fraud.  KC currently leads the AFC West after a rather easy win over the struggling Cardinals.  If the Chiefs want to continue to show their mettle they will need in Seattle against former AFC West rival, the Seahawks

13. Chargers (5-5) – Don’t look now, but Norv Turner’s team is making their usual late season run.  In Week 11, San Diego further buried the underachieving Broncos.  Next up is huge road game against the playoff tested Colts.

14.  Jaguars (6-4) – Another week, Another win but the questions abound about Jack Del Rio’s team.  The Jaguars outlasted the tougher than their record Browns.  Next up is a huge respect battle with the host New York Giants.

15.  New York Giants (6-4) – The NFC East is no longer solely the G-Men’s playground as the Philadelphia Eagles took control of the division’s top spot in a big SNF win.  Next up is a Contender/Pretender match-up with the Jaguars.

16. Raiders (5-5) – Still trying to prove their awful play from the 2000’s is behind them. Next up Oakland hosts the .500 Dolphins

17.  Redskins (5-5) – Don’t bury Shanahan and McNabb just yet.  The .500 ‘Skins will look to stay in the playoff hunt as they host the Vikings

18.  Texans (4-6) – The not ready for Prime Time Texans lost another close one, this time to the NY Jets.  Next up is a huge AFC South showdown with the Titans.

 19.  Dolphins (5-5) – On Thursday Night football, Miami was awful as they were embarrassed at home by the Bears. Next up are the Raiders in a “Get Over .500” Special

20.  Seahawks (5-5) – Probably the NFL’s most inconsistent team as they were thumped by the Saints.  Next up is a surprise division leader battle the Seahawks host the Cheifs.

21. Browns (4-6) – Cleveland now has a quarterback but not much else.  Next up is a Toilet Bowl special with the equally putrid Carolina Panthers.

22.  Titans (5-5) – No more V.Y to kick  around (thumb surgery), but Tennessee has bigger problems.  Next up is an AFC South “Loser Leaves Town” match with the Texans

23.  Rams (4-6) – What a resurgence for Steve Spagnuolo’s squad!!  Next up is road test against the struggling Broncos

24.  Cowboys (3-7) – Jason Garrett looks like the real deal after two consecutive wins.  But now the Nation’s Eyes will be focused on Big D on Thanksgiving as the Cowboys host the Saints.

25. Vikings (3-7) – Bye, Bye Brad Chidress as the Vikings lockerroom got their wish to remove their unpopular former head coach.  Now Leslie Frazier takes over and his first game will be against the upstart Redskins in DC.

26. Niners (3-7) – After an ugly home shutout loss to the Bucs, everyone is wondering if Iron Mike Singletary will be the next head coach out.  It will be incumbent on QB Troy Smith to lead his team as the Niners face the Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

27. Lions (2-8) –  What a  season so far in 2010 and things should only get better as players like Suh continue to mature.  You know the drill, since it is Thanksgiving then the Lions should be giving you indigestion as they lose on Turkey Day to the Patriots

28.  Cardinals (3-7) – What a disappointment for Arizona!  Not even in the very bad NFC West, can the Cardinals stay above a .500 winning pct.  Next is a Monday Night Football stinker as Arizona meets the Niners.

29.  Broncos (3-7) –  This team looks to be sinking fast as the Chargers dominated Broncos on MNF.  Next up is a potential season changer against the St. Louis Rams.

30.  Bills (2-8) – Great stats for QB Fitzpatrick and WR Stevie Johnson or not… the Bills have a ton of work to do in the off-season.  You know that Buffalo would love  to get a shot at “possible” 2011 first-overall pick, Stanford QB Andrew Luck.  Next up is a home battle with the “angry” Steelers.

31.  Bengals (2-8) – Marvin Lewis’ team truly are the Bungles as their 2009 season success is long over.  Look for the NY Jets to make the Bengals, the main course as they host Cincy in Thanksgiving’s last match-up.

32.  Panthers (2-8) – You are next John Fox!! The Panthers are putrid and it will take a miracle for them to win more games in 2010.  Next up is a game with the Browns on the road in Cleveland, which I am dubbing the “Toilet Bowl”.


Lloyd Vance is a NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and Sports Journey Network , who is also an award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast 112210 (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this week’s Taking It to the House NFL Podcast — New York Jets young quarterback Mark Sanchez showed once again that he has ice-water in his veins as the J-E-T-S pulled out another close victory

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast 112210 (Part 2)

NFL Insider Lloyd Vance reviews Week 11 of the 2010 season with host Mark Gray including the J-E-T-S pulling out another close victory, this time over the struggling Houston Texans after WR Santonio Holmes big catch with seconds left on the clock


Taking It to the House NFL Podcast 112210 (Part 1)

In Part 1 of this week’s Taking It to the House NFL Podcast — After another “ugly” loss, the Vikings finally pulled the plug on former head coach Brad Childress and now Leslie Frazier is the man in the Twin Cities

Taking It to the House NFL Podcast 112210 (Part 1)

NFL Insider Lloyd Vance reviews Week 11 of the 2010 season with host Mark Gray including the Minnesota Vikings finally pulling the plug on former head coach Brad Childress after an ugly home loss to the hated Green Bay Packers