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By Danny Cox
If anyone can ever say that they’re able to fully predict the records of all 32 teams in a single NFL season, that may be understandable and possible. Being able to predict some of the happenings and accusations that happen in even a single week of an NFL season proves to be incredibly impossible every single time.
Rex Ryan quiet, but the New York Jets have another quarterback controversy
When the New York Jets drafted Geno Smith, it was thought that a quarterback controversy had started between him and Mark Sanchez. When Sanchez went out for the season with an injury, Smith took over and the controversy was eliminated, but now it has returned.
Smith has continued to struggle and he was yanked from New York’s 23-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in favor of Matt Simms in the second half. This marks the third time Smith was benched and coach Rex Ryan has no real idea what to do as was evident by his words after the game.
“Right now, I can’t tell you who is starting,” said Ryan.
Nick Foles continues to prove that he is the rightful starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said earlier this season that Michael Vick would still be the starting quarterback when he returned from injury. A couple of injuries later along with no interceptions and a boatload of touchdowns; it looks like Nick Foles is cemented as the starter and Vick’s time in Philly has just about come to an end.
The Eagles have won their fourth straight game and are tied with Dallas atop the NFC East. They are 5-1 when Foles starts and he set a team record for most passes without an interception (233).
Foles was intercepted by Patrick Peterson late in the fourth quarter, but the play was negated thanks to a holding penalty by rookie Tyrann Mathieu.
Texans Antonio Smith “suspicious” of Patriots spying on them
The Houston Texans fell for the 10th straight time on Sunday as the New England Patriots squeaked by with a 34-31 victory, but there may be a more serious issue at hand. Texans defensive end Antonio Smith believes that someone has indeed been spying on the Houston team.
“I’m very suspicious,” Smith said. “I just think it will be a big coincidence if that just happened by chance. I don’t know for sure, but I just know it was something that we practiced this week.”
Smith wouldn’t go into detail about what he meant exactly or what kind of adjustments that New England made, but it was evident that something happened. At halftime, the Texans led by 10 and a 27-point second half outburst by the Patriots helped seal the win for the team from Boston.
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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.