Rex Ryan

Top 10 Brother Duos in the NFL

Peyton and Eli Manning headline the best brothers in the NFL today.
Peyton and Eli Manning headline the best brothers in the NFL today.

This Thanksgiving, families will come together and gather around the table to break bread — eating turkey and telling stories. Some of those families will include brothers who currently strap on a helmet and play football in the NFL.

This past weekend, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long went head-to-head against his younger brother, rookie Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long. In fact, the brother dynamic caught the eye of the cameras when a fight broke out and the older Long ran to pull his younger brother away from the scrum.

30 Best Brothers, Sisters and Twins in Sports

The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.
<p> The Harbaugh Brothers are both in Super Bowl XLVII, but are not the only active siblings in sports.</p>

The Harbaugh Brothers are hogging — or Har-gging or whatever — all the attention at Super Bowl XLVII. But little Johnny and Jimbo aren’t the only tikes in the backyard turned titans in the world of sports. Here’s a rundown of the top 30 sets of active athlete siblings, with the combined accomplishments of the top 10 brothers, sisters and twins.

10 Possible Replacements for Jets Superfan Fireman Ed

Who will fill the void left by recently retired New York Jets superfan Fireman Ed?
<p> New York Jets fan Fireman Ed penned a guest column in the Metro declaring his intentions to quit his unofficial post as the team’s mascot, following the 49–19 Thanksgiving Day massacre loss to the rival New England Patriots. Fireman Ed will no longer lead the "J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!" cheer. Here's a list of 10 potential replacements for Fireman Ed.</p>


New York Jets superfan Fireman Ed penned a guest column in the Metro declaring his intentions to quit his unofficial post as the team’s mascot, following the 49–19 Thanksgiving Day massacre loss to the rival New England Patriots.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 17

A look at every NFL game for Week 17, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 17 — including the Cowboys at Giants, Ravens at Bengals, Lions at Packers and Titans at Texans — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 17, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Hey Rex Ryan, Zip It

Rex Ryan continues to prove he is unable to back up his trash-talking
<p> Rex Ryan continues to prove he is unable to back up his trash-talking</p>

Ryan is one of my best friends.  He has been an avid sports fan his entire life.  Originally from New York, he sticks to his hometown roots when it comes to his favorite teams.  In return, I hate them all (with good reason).

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 14

A look at every NFL game for Week 14, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 14 — including the Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers and New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 14, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Browns (4-8) at Steelers (9-3)
Cleveland’s Colt McCoy and Peyton Hillis limp into Blitz-burgh on short rest for this Thursday night AFC North showdown. These two teams are headed in opposite directions. The Browns are 1–5 over their last six games; the Steelers are 7–1 over their last eight contests.
Steelers by 13

Tim Tebow Will Probably Beat Tired Jets

Tim Tebow will be 4–1 as starter; Rex Ryan's Jets will lose twice in five days.
<p> After Thursday night, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will be 4–1 as a starter this season; Rex Ryan's New York Jets will have lost twice in five days.</p>

Tim Tebow’s Superman success collides with the wrath of Rex Ryan in a Thursday night fight between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets under the lights at Mile High.

And this comical clash of the titans will certainly end in life or death soap opera hysterics, regardless of the outcome.

NFL Predictions for Ravens Steelers, Jets Bills and Three Other Playoff-Implicating Games

There are five huge games this Sunday. Who will come out on top?
<p> There are five huge games this Sunday. Who will come out on top?</p>

Every team in the NFL will have reached their halfway point of the season by the time this weekend’s games are finished, which means we are about to be officially in the stretch run. And the timing couldn’t be better. There are several games this weekend that could set the tone for the entire second half.

There are some huge division battles, key tests for top teams, and a few last chances for teams hoping to remain the playoff race. Nothing will be settled this weekend of course, but a whole lot of things will become much clearer.