Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 2

The positions may change from week to week, but the hot seat remains uncomfortable for those on this list. And this week, after his kicking failures in Los Angeles last weekend, we have a new resident at number one. 1. Younghoe Koo, Kicker, Los Angeles Chargers If Koo – the internet kicking, back-flipping sensation from South Korea, could kick high …

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 2

Each week through the 2017 season I will give you my leading candidates for the NFL Most Valuable Player prize. After two rounds of games, my top five continues to show the value of having a good quarterback in the NFL. 1. Matt Ryan, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player is in a rich vein of form …

THE REYNOLDS AWARDS: WEEK 2

With just the Monday Night Football clash between the Detroit Lions and New York Giants to come, here are my award winners for NFL Week 2. Offensive Player of the Week Tom Brady, Quarterback – New England Patriots We didn’t really think Tom Terrific was done, did we? He was sublime during New England’s comfortable 36-20 defeat of the New …

PUB FACTS: WEEK 2

You’ll never want to be caught short in terms of stats and facts when discussing the NFL. So here’s a little something to help you out over the course of the weekend. Houston Texans (0-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) Texans QB DeShaun Watson will make his first NFL start on his 22nd birthday. He is the ninth different QB to start …

GAME OF THE WEEK: OSU @ PITT

The college football campaign continues to roll, but can the Oklahoma State Cowboys keep up their pace? They meet Pitt in a Week 3 thriller… Oklahoma State have enjoyed as good an opening two weeks as any team in college football, racking up 59 and 44 points against Tulsa and South Alabama respectively while allowing just 31 across both games. …

Neil’s Hot Seat: Week 1

Introducing another regular feature throughout the 2017 season on The Reynolds Report – who is sitting somewhat uncomfortably on the hot seat. But why (as so many hot seat lists seem to do) restrict this to coaches? After all, every poor performance in the NFL should leave people looking over their shoulder, no matter whether it be a coach or …

Neil’s MVP Race: Week 1

Each week through the 2017 season I will give you my leading candidates for the NFL Most Valuable Player prize. After one round of games, my top five gives a nod to the value of the quarterback position and the fact that a passer always seems to pick up this annual award! 1. Alex Smith, quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs Smith …

Gridiron London Games Afterparty

The NFL campaign is finally under way – which means the clock is ticking down towards our own mini-season in London.  To celebrate that fact, Gridiron is delighted to reveal that we’ll be hosting our London Games Afterparty for the second successive year! Taking place once again at our home away from home, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes on Euston Square, this year’s …

THE REYNOLDS AWARDS: WEEK 1

With an apology to those four teams still yet to play in Week 1, here are my award winners from the action that has taken place so far. Offensive Player of the Week Alex Smith, Quarterback – Kansas City Chiefs You’ll have to cast your mind back to Thursday night for my offensive player of Week 1 and it could …

REYNOLDS’ PICKS: WEEK 1

Neil, like the majority of our Picks Challenge players, is already 0-1 for picks after New England’s unexpected opening-night defeat to Kansas City. Can he turn it around? You decide…

PUB FACTS: WEEK 1

Want to impress your mates with your NFL knowledge down the pub this weekend? Help is at hand with one fact or statistic relating to every Week 1 game. Enjoy the opening week of the new season! Kansas City @ New England Since 2014, Tom Brady has a QB rating of 106.9 when Julian Edelman is on the field. In nine …

GAME OF WEEK: FSU v ALABAMA

The college football campaign kicks off in style this weekend as two genuine powerhouses go head-to-head in a fixture that already has College Football Playoff implications… It’s rare the No. 1 team in the country meets No. 3 at any point in the season, never mind on opening weekend. Potentially the biggest game of the campaign outside of the National …

No retirement plans – Palmer

By Neil Reynolds Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has no planned timetable to step away from the game. The 37-year-old is entering his 15th season in the NFL, having opted to play on amid swirling rumours of retirement. But Palmer insisted to the The Reynolds Report that he has no idea when he’ll hang up his cleats. He said: “I don’t know. …

Jackson sees competitive Browns

By Neil Reynolds Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is expecting his 2017 team to be much better than the squad that won just a single game a year ago. The Browns have continued their patient rebuild over the offseason, culminating in some rare optimism that there could soon be a rare ray of light in the Dawg Pound. Jackson …

Suh: We don’t fear Patriots

By Neil Reynolds Even though the New England Patriots have long controlled the AFC East, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh insists he and his teammates have no fear when it comes to the current owners of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Suh told The Reynolds Report: “The Patriots are the team we have to get past because they won our …

We must start winning – Marrone

By Neil Reynolds  Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone has put the Jaguars on notice that they must start winning more games in 2017. For the past couple of years, the Jags have been adding significant talent to their roster, but positive results have not been forthcoming. Last season, Jacksonville went a miserable 3-13 and saw head coach Gus Bradley get …

I’ll be ready soon – Flacco

By Neil Reynolds Quarterback Joe Flacco is eyeing a quicker-than-expected return from his preseason back injury, giving the Baltimore Ravens hope that he will be available on the opening weekend of the 2017 campaign, if not even sooner. Flacco suffered a disc injury in his back and the original media speculation suggested he could miss up to six weeks, putting …

Spielman eyeing tough QB choice

By Neil Reynolds Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman would like to be in a position where a difficult decision needs to be made at quarterback by the end of the 2017 season. Spielman would like to have options with regards to current starter Sam Bradford and former number one Teddy Bridgewater, who is battling back from a career-threatening knee …