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#The Redzone

# the-redzone - Thursday 7 November, 2013

The Redzone: Picking six of the best games in week 10

It’s make or break for teams with playoff ambitions.

# the-redzone - Monday 4 November, 2013

The Redzone: Anything really can happen on any given Sunday

Week nine was a rollercoaster ride of surprises in the NFL.

# the-redzone - Friday 1 November, 2013

Gio Bernard scored the best touchdown of the NFL season last night

Giovani Bernard scored the best touchdown of the season last night.

# the-redzone - Thursday 31 October, 2013

The Redzone: Dolphins could be mauled by improving Bengals

All the previews you need ahead of week nine in the NFL.

# the-redzone - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

The Redzone: Alternative NFL mid-season awards

Black tie optional as we dish out the Redzies.

# the-redzone - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Jaguars are so bad at football, they can't even spell their name correctly

The ‘Jaguras’ have lost all eight games this season.

# the-redzone - Thursday 24 October, 2013

The Redzone: 49ers to blitz Jags in second London game

The NFL being back in London and all the other week eight previews.

# the-redzone - Monday 21 October, 2013

The Redzone: Patriots games

Brady will get a lot of flack for New England’s loss to the Jets but the Patriots’ problems run deeper.

# the-redzone - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

The Redzone: There’s no place like dome

Week seven in the National Football League sees some key divisional match-ups.

# the-redzone - Thursday 10 October, 2013

The Redzone: Once upon a midnight dreary the Ravens offence looked quite weary

The Ravens defence have kept them in games so far, but can that continue?

# the-redzone - Monday 7 October, 2013

The Redzone: Peyton's place is among the greats

The Broncos look to an unstoppable force on offence as records tumble around Peyton Manning.

# the-redzone - Thursday 3 October, 2013

The Redzone: Bears praying Saints' march slows Sunday

With Sean Payton back at the helm, New Orleans have emerged as the second best team in the NFC.

# the-redzone - Thursday 26 September, 2013

The Redzone: Can anyone rein in the Broncos?

Peyton Manning looks to continue record setting pace and all the NFL week 4 previews you need.

# the-redzone - Monday 23 September, 2013

The Redzone: They might not be Giants

New York Giants look anything but Super Bowl contenders after slipping to 0-3.

# the-redzone - Thursday 19 September, 2013

The Redzone: NFL week 3 previews

A big rookie match-up and the return of a former coach are the highlights of this week’s NFL action.

# the-redzone - Monday 16 September, 2013

The Redzone: Sleepless because of Seattle

It was a late, late night for Irish NFL fans.

# the-redzone - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The Redzone: NFL week 2 preview

Featuring a key game in the battle for the NFC title, and eyebrows.

# the-redzone - Monday 9 September, 2013

The Redzone: Reason to hope for some of the NFL's worst teams

There were lots of positives to be drawn, even in defeat.

# the-redzone - Saturday 7 September, 2013

The Redzone: NFL Week 1 Preview

Green Bay and San Francisco meet this Sunday in the game of the weekend.

# the-redzone - Thursday 5 September, 2013

The Redzone: 2013 NFL season preview

Why wait until the end of the year to hear who is going to win everything.

# the-redzone - Saturday 31 August, 2013

The Wire: Constructing the best possible 16-round NFL fantasy draft

If you’ve got your draft this weekend, this might just be the last-minute advice you need.

# the-redzone - Friday 30 August, 2013

The Redzone's guide to choosing your NFL team

New to the NFL? Well here’s Steven O’Rourke’s step-by-step guide to choosing a team to support.

# the-redzone - Monday 26 August, 2013

The Wire: Dos and Don'ts of fantasy football Draft Night

Taking a look at the most important night of the year for fantasy players.

# the-redzone - Friday 23 August, 2013

The Redzone: Defending the option will be 2013's biggest challenge

Football is back soon and so is’s weekly look at all things NFL.

# the-redzone - Monday 4 February, 2013

The Redzone: Ravens ride Flacco, luck to Super Bowl win

The 49ers were out-coached, out-played and out-lucked, but can still feel sorry themselves after some poor officiating costs them dearly.

# the-redzone - Monday 14 January, 2013

The Redzone: The NFL’s event horizon

The NFL faces a lot of problems, but this weekend showcased all that was good about the league writes Steven O’Rourke.

# the-redzone - Monday 10 December, 2012

The Redzone: Save Larry Fitz

Possibly the greatest receiver of his generation is being left to rot in the desert of Arizona. Here’s the sorry story of Larry Fitzgerald.

# the-redzone - Monday 3 December, 2012

The Redzone: Drug test failures just don’t Adderall up

Since December last year, 10 NFL players have had positive drug tests in which Adderall has played a part but, under current rules, there’s no way of knowing for sure if they’re telling the truth.

# the-redzone - Thursday 29 November, 2012

The Redzone: RGIII gives the Redskins a new cult hero

Five years on from the tragic death of Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins could make the postseason again thanks to a rookie QB comfortable in his role as the new fan favourite.

# the-redzone - Monday 26 November, 2012

The Redzone: Early starts are a cause for alarm (clocks)

On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders lost their ninth consecutive game when asked to kick off at what is 10am for them. Steven O’Rourke is not happy.

# the-redzone - Thursday 22 November, 2012

The Redzone Thanksgiving Special: the one with the football

The NFL and Thanksgiving go together like dry turkey and salty ham. Steven O’Rourke takes a gander at an American tradition.

# the-redzone - Monday 19 November, 2012

The Redzone: Time to put a freeze on icing the kicker

The tactic has become so predictable that kickers expect to be iced at key times in games. It’s become too predictable to justify its use any more, argues Steven O’Rourke.

# the-redzone - Monday 12 November, 2012

The Redzone: Tie Story

The NFL had just its third tied game in 10 years this weekend. Steven O’Rourke looks at one of the rarer occurrences in American sport.

# the-redzone - Thursday 8 November, 2012

The Redzone: A Sunday night brawl and all that jazz

Two one-loss teams go head to head in Sunday’s prime time encounter with the winner likely to emerge as Super Bowl favourites, writes Steven O’Rourke.

# the-redzone - Monday 5 November, 2012

The Redzone: NFL mid-season awards

We’re already half-way through the NFL season but which players have impressed Steven O’Rourke so far?

# the-redzone - Thursday 25 October, 2012

The Redzone: Eli becoming a Giant among men

Steven O’Rourke is over his Peyton man-crush and has found his love for the younger Manning brother. Here’s this week’s NFL preview column.

# the-redzone - Monday 15 October, 2012

The Redzone: Teams not using their heads when it comes to concussions

The Washington Redskins may have won this weekend but the decision to start RGIII was incredibly short sighted, writes Steven O’Rourke.

# the-redzone - Monday 1 October, 2012

The Redzone: NFL first quarter report card

With a quarter of the season gone for most of the league, it’s time to look at who is impressing, who is disappointing, and maybe even make a prediction or two about the playoffs.

# the-redzone - Monday 24 September, 2012

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The Redzone: It’s time for the NFL to say enough is enough

It’s getting to the stage where the NFL have to make a deal with their regular referees or risk putting players’ lives in real danger, writes Steven O’Rourke.

# the-redzone - Friday 14 September, 2012

The Redzone: Can Panthers pounce on stumbling Saints?

15 teams will go into week two of the NFL knowing a loss significantly reduces their chances of making the play-offs.