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On Christmas Eve day, the thrilling high-stakes NFL Week 16 action kicks into full swing, as elite contenders and perennial pretenders fight for their lives for a last-minute playoff push. Many teams already eliminated from playoff contention with seemingly nothing to play for will be as eager as a cat every time it hears a can opener to play spoiler and crash their opponents’ dreams of reaching the big stage. Without further adieu, here’s my latest batch of predictions. Be sure to enjoy Saturday’s amazing slate of games and let me know your thoughts below! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Last Week: 7-9 (151-73 Overall) Note: Due to time constraints, I picked the [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
The Packers went 364 days without a loss, while the Colts were also headed straight for the record books for infamous imperfection.  In the most unlikely circumstances, both streaks came to an end in Week 15. The Tebow train was also stopped when the Patriots popped in for a visit and the Texans struggled in all phases against Carolina without defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Those were just the pinnacle of the surprises and headlines. Philadelphia and Washington also annihilated the two teams from New York by 39 points combined.  Seattle crushed Chicago by more than three touchdowns and Detroit wrapped up its first winning season since '97 in another thrilling comeback over Oakland. The wild and whacky [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
As the highly-anticipated action-packed NFL Week 15 slate looms, the doom of the excruciating ho-ho-rrendous offseason inches closer to its inevitable gloom. Pretty soon we’ll all covet a nationally televised less-than-thrilling division battle between the Cleveland Browns andPittsburgh Steelers.  Or at least some of us die-hard all-around enthusiasts will. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean we should distillate on the near future without football.  Rather, we should try to digest the entire feast of NFL games that remain on the schedule from now until the Super Bowl on February 6, 2012 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Week 15 is chock-full of [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
Week 14 in the NFL delivered a feast of high-stakes great escapes and fantastic finishes as the murky playoff picture continues to clear and the pressure for a postseason push is reaching its boiling point. He are my NFL Week 15 Power Rankings with an updated examination on the 2011 NFL playoff picture. Interesting update on the current NFL standings: Six teams have a record of 10-3, 7-6 and 4-9.  There are five teams with a 8-5 record.  Three teams also have a record of 6-7 and 5-8.  Two teams are 2-11 and one team is still winless, while another reamins unblemished. This week's biggest movers are the Giants and Chargers (both climb five spots), Eagles (ascend four places), Buccaneers, Redskins, Panthers and Dolphins (all fall four positions) and the Jaguars (leap from 31st [...] Continue reading →
Broncos 13, Bears 10 (OT) Admittedly, it’s getting harder for us purists to keep pooh-poohing what Tim Tebow and the Broncos are doing. Once again, Denver’s stingy defense carried the day – it was the fourth time in five games that its held opponents to under 14 points – but the fact that Tebow, who completed just 3 of 16 passes in the first three quarters (though four if you count the one to Bears corner Charles Tillman), was 15/20 for 191 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter and overtime, can’t be overlooked. There’s still buzz-killing analysis to offer here: Tebow’s touchdown drive was aided by Chicago’s cautious zone coverages down the stretch; the fourth quarter field goal drive doesn’t happen without Marion Barber’s out-of-bounds [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
The pressure for a postseason push will reach its boiling point around the NFL with the murky playoff picture continuing to clear in Week 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) took care of business against the Cleveland Browns (4-9) on Thursday Night Football 14-3 in a division collision that sent both starting quarterbacks to head to the sidelines temporarily.  FYI I picked the AFC North get-together before it got underway on our Facebook page in a 27-7 landslide.  Nevertheless, 15 games remain to be played. With this in mind, here’s my latest batch of predictions for Week 14.  And analogous to last week, don’t let this [...] Continue reading →
Three Keys to Victory: 1. Stop LeGarrette Blount. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not done much right this season, but don't blame Blount. He is one of the league's least appreciated backs, and sometimes it seems even his own team doesn't appreciate his talents. He has averaged more than five yards per carry in five of his ten games this season, and in his last five games, he has been over five yards per carry three times; in the other two games, he has had just 10 and 11 attempts respectively. Blount averages 4.4 YPC on the season, a number which - based on the trends - would be much higher if only he had more attempts. He is the rare back who's average goes up the more carries he gets; he also produced the best run of the season thus far, a 54-yard [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
NFL Week 13 featured more high-stakes marquee matchups, sudden surprises and fantastic finishes as the murky playoff picture continues to clear and the pressure for a postseason push is reaching its boiling point. Please take the uncharacteristic momentous movement in this week's rankings with a grain of salt. Teams placed previously between 8th and 14th in last week's rankings all lost on Sunday. He are my NFL Week 14 Power Rankings with an updated examination on the 2011 NFL playoff picture. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
1. Fluster Phillip Rivers. The San Diego Chargers' signal caller is having a difficult season, having thrown more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (16) en route to a 4-7 record that has essentially ended any early season optimism for a playoff season. Rivers has also been sacked 28 times and is completing just over 60% of his passes; his leading receiver, Vincent Jackson, has likely done enough to earn a nice payday next season, but his on-field contributions have been inconsistent. The Jacksonville defense has played exceptionally well for most of the year but is currently down to the fourth, fifth, and sixth corners on its roster and was forced to bring in the consistently ineffective David Jones off the street this week. The defensive line and linebackers will [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
NFL Week 13 is jam-packed with high-stakes marquee matchups and boiling pressure as the murky playoff picture continues to clear.  Vince Young and the nightmarish Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) head to the Emerald City to kick the action into gear in a battle withTarvaris Jackson and the Seattle Seahawks (4-7) on so-called T.G.I.T. (Thank God It’s Thursday) on Thursday Night Football on NFL Network. Don’t let this week’s slate fool you.  It may look like a crummy ole’ biscuit, but it smells and tastes like a [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , ,
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