Analysis

Top Intriguing NFL Storylines as Preseason Nears

We all have our own way to mark the start of an NFL season. For some, it’s simply the first regular season game, which this year will feature the Packers and Bears in conjunction with the NFL turning 100. For others, it’s the Hall of Fame game. Or Hard Knocks. Or the moment the last Super Bowl ends. Or your fantasy draft. For me, the start of the...

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Three Quarterbacks Picked in Top 10

The moment when months of speculation turns into real players selected to real teams is nearing.  But first our resident fantasy football expert takes a stab at mocking the first round.... 1. Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma A year ago the Cardinals traded up to take Josh Rosen with the No. 10 pick in the draft. Then they stuck ...

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Stay Classy, Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown's strange offseason continued this weekend when he responded to a Twitter troll by one-upping the trolling. Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! ǹ...

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I’m Sorry Raiders, You Had a Plan All Along

Sometimes one team's smart plan can be punctuated by juxtaposing it to another team's bad one, or lack of one. The Giants signing Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year extension and a lot of guaranteed money just nine months before trading him to Cleveland is one glaring example. Imagine if the Raiders had showered Khalil Mack with a fat contract and then sh...

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2019 Power Rankings: An Early Look at How all 32 Teams Stack Up

Just moments after the Patriots wiped away the first specks of confetti that fell in conjunction with their sixth Super Bowl win, oddsmakers were busy projecting the next champion. The Pats were, of course, enticing for early Super Bowl odds in 2019 , and became the outright favorites at +650. At +700 the Chiefs are not far behind, though they do have t...

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Silver Linings From A Lackluster Super Bowl 53

Normally the day following a Super Bowl feels like it should be a national holiday. But given the experience that was Super Bowl 53, work might be a more enthralling option this year. A Super Bowl can be both a defensive coaching gem and dreadfully boring. The 53rd version of the culmination of an NFL season certainly checked both boxes....

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Championship Round: Can the NFL’s Officiating Crisis Be Fixed?

The NFL's Championship Round with marked with thrilling chess matches, star players stepping up and Tony Romo officially establishing himself as the analyst in football. Unfortunately Sunday will be far more remembered for Bill Vinovich's crew derailing the Saints season by missing pass interference on Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman so obvious that t...

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Why Do We Ever Doubt The Patriots?

Moments after the New England Patriots repeated the same drill they’ve executed for the last eight years, this time crushing the Chargers en route to another AFC Championship berth, Tom Brady had a message heading in next week’s penultimate game in Kansas City. “You know everyone thinks we suck and can’t win any games so we’ll see. Should be ...

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Divisional Round Picks: Hot Chargers End Patriots’ AFC Reign

Last week's stab at this picking thing didn't go so well. I was two-for-four (picking the Chargers and Colts) but I triple-doinked on my assertion that the Bears would easily extinguish the always ignited flame that is Nick Foles. This week's matchups are even more intriguing than round one, largely because the teams are one step closer to the Promised ...

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Picks: Bears Knock Off Defending Champs

The NFL playoffs are a strange, frenetic universe. Last week we were hanging by a thread to see if the Browns would do as the Bengals did last season and oust the Ravens in the regular season’s final moments. The Ravens held on this time and as a “hot” playoff team have inspired a bevy of stories about their rejuvenated run game and stifling defen...

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