Donovan McNabb

The Biggest Busts of the NFL Season

Who really blew it in 2011? We have the complete list of losers
<p> Who really blew it in 2011? We have the complete list of losers</p>

It’s too late now to do anything about a season gone wrong. Dreams are dead. Hopes haven squashed. And in some places the spark of life has been extinguished. The stretch run of the NFL season isn’t for pretenders. The playoff race isn’t for teams and people whose bubbles have already burst.

And there many burst bubbles littering the NFL landscape with three weeks left in the 2011 season. So many teams and people had what must have seemed like realistic expectations, only to see them go painfully unfulfilled.

Donovan McNabb Pulls an Al Bundy After His Benching

The Vikings quarterback seemed to take his benching pretty well
<p> The Vikings quarterback seemed to take his benching pretty well</p>
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This is Donovan McNabb's stance after getting benched. He looks more like Al Bundy than a Super Bowl almost-winning quarterback who's been sent to the bench for--and then getting outplayed by--a rookie quarterback (Christian Ponder) who, by all consensus, was drafted way too high. 

It looks like the only thing missing from Minnesota's sideline was a couch, a TV and a bag of chips.

5 Overreactions from the NFL's Week 1

As we prepare for Week 2, which teams are for real and which teams are not.
<p> As we prepare for the NFL's Week 2, which teams are for real and which teams are not.</p>

By RALPH VACCHIANO

In 2003, the New England Patriots released popular safety Lawyer Milloy, causing an uproar up in Foxboro, Mass. He promptly signed with the Buffalo Bills, and together they hammered the Pats 31-0 on Opening Day. Tom Brady was picked off four times.

The Patriots looked like their NFL dynasty would never get started. The Bills looked like they had recaptured their glory days.

The Bills finished 6-10 that season. The Patriots finished 14-2 and won the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Football: Week 1 By the Numbers

Last-play lateral may cost Felix Jones owners

Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season is in the books. Here are some numbers that stood out to me from the Week 1 action that's already happened.

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Minnesota Vikings 2011 NFL Team Preview

An in-depth look at the Vikings offense, defense and special teams this year.
<p> An in-depth look at the Vikings offense, defense and special teams this year.</p>

The Vikings’ expectations for 2011 can be found somewhere between promise and denial. Several talented pieces remain from a 2009 team that was one botched play from a Super Bowl berth, but those pieces are either aging or still wondering what the heck happened during last season’s 6–10 meltdown.

Quarterback Carousel

The NFL’s quarterback landscape has seen considerable changes since the lockout ended.
<p> <span><span>The NFL’s quarterback landscape has seen considerable changes since the lockout ended.</span></span></p>

Kevin Kolb, Cardinals
Arizona traded away 2008 first-round pick (No. 16 overall) and 25-year-old Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie along with its 2012 second-round pick to acquire the young gun with seven career starts under his belt.