Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for Colts at Eagles

Richard (Point Pleasant, NJ

The Eagles still have two games with the Giants, do they have a chance of catching them in the next 9 weeks?

NFC East blogger Matt Mosley
Miatt Mosley

You bet. I like the Giants to make the playoffs, but it's not like they have the Beast on lockdown. The Eagles could get on a little roll with Vick. They can beat Indy in Philly. I truly believe that, although that secondary was pretty weak last time out. Full transcript

Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for Chiefs at Raiders

John (PA)

[I]t seems to me that Cassel might be the least improved player on that roster this season. Granted he is not turning the ball over like crazy this season, but I think in the end ... Cassel looks to me the weak link in the chain. ... In the off season do we have a better chance to get a franchise QB if Cassel fails to deliver?

Football Scientist KC Joyner
KC Joyner

Cassel's issue is, has been and will be vertical passing. He's never done well in this area, even when he was paired up with Randy Moss. It is very hard to keep an offense going if the vertical game isn't in order, and that could mean the Chiefs might need to consider a change there long-term. Full transcript

Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for Dolphins at Ravens

Joey (DC)

How about my boy up the beltway, Ngata?

Matt Williamson
Matt Williamson

Certainly should be in the conversation [as best defensive tackle]. STUD! Love the guy. Smitten. Been saying he is ELITE now for quite some time. Actually, when asked (even two years ago) which D player I would start a team with, Ngata is always in my top 3. Animal. Not like anyone else in the league. Full transcript

Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for Buccaneers at Falcons

Nick (Melbourne FL)

What do you think of LeGarrette Blount and how the Buccaneers stole him off of the Titans practice squad. Beyond having Chris Johnson don't you think that was short sided of the the Titans to try to sneak him through on waivers?

Chris Mortensen
Chris Mortensen

These things happen. Give the Bucs credit for pouncing on Blount. It could be quite a story. The Bucs are quite a story. Lot of good, young talent there so GM Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris deserve a lot of praise. Full transcript

Game 5: SportsNation's burning questions for Giants at Seahawks

Ben (Portland)

There's a strong sentiment in certain parts of Seahawks fandom that all of the offenses troubles come down to a decline or lack in Matt's arm strength. Everything from the problems in protection to Carlson not catching the ball to the Raiders playing press coverage to problems running the ball have been laid at his feet.Is there any truth in this or is Matt just being made a scapegoat? What really is the problem with the Seahawks offense?

NFC West blogger Mike Sando
Mike Sando

Matt Hasselbeck does have some limitations along those lines. He has usually or always been more effective throwing between the numbers. His stats drop off dramatically throwing outside. At the same time, he hasn't had great outside-the-numbers targets, either. And he's been bouncing from one offensive system to another, with vastly different personnel around him. Hasselbeck is at his best when he's comfortable with those around him. I've seen flashes of that this season. Overall, the Seahawks do need to be thinking about how to upgrade that position. Hasselbeck's career is winding down. Full transcript

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