05 Nov 2014, 07:43pm by Vincent Verhei
One of the most promising NFL careers in recent memory is over before it started. Marcus Lattimore, a star running back at South Carolina who suffered two gruesome knee injuries in college, has announced his retirement from pro football.
Lattimore led the SEC in yards from scrimmage before injuries ruined his career. The 49ers selected him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft in hopes he would be able to recover, but he was never able to suit up for a game, including the preseason.
18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:48pm by Jerry
05 Nov 2014, 07:31pm by Vincent Verhei
The Houston Texans are 4-5, two games behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South (and 0-1 against the Colts this season) and 1 1/2 games out of the wild card race. Ryan Fitzpatrick, though, is 25th in DVOA, and so the Texans are hoping for an upgrade by naming Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback.
18 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2014, 11:42am by tuluse
05 Nov 2014, 05:20pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Summit, a data analysis advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., looks back at what college football's postseason might have looked like in recent years if the four-team playoff had begun in 2010. (Hint: I hope you like watching Alabama play football.)
2 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2014, 1:27pm by mdfbo
04 Nov 2014, 12:01pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar tells the tale of how Ben Roethlisberger has quietly been one of the best quarterbacks of his era, and he's never played better than he is right now. (Click to read more.)
115 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2014, 9:05am by Jerry
04 Nov 2014, 10:45am by Matt Waldman
I was wrong about Andre Ellington’s NFL career, but I probably would have made the same conclusions if I had to do it again. Find out why.
03 Nov 2014, 03:41pm by Andrew Potter
The first-place Eagles lose key starters on both sides of the ball.
14 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2014, 4:24pm by chemical burn
03 Nov 2014, 03:30pm by Vincent Verhei
I'm just going to quote the intro paragraph here: "Week 9 had no shortage of big-time storylines. Let’s examine each of them, from Big Ben’s second straight six-spot, to the Patriots’ punishment of Peyton, to the Cards’ continued dominance in the NFC."
2 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 2:42pm by RickD
03 Nov 2014, 08:53am by Mike Tanier
Also, the Bilal Powell Wildcat has actually begun to affect my quality of life.
10 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 2:04am by chemical burn
01 Nov 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier
Merry BradyManningmas. Scroll past the Monday night game.
16 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2014, 12:58am by Raiderjoe
31 Oct 2014, 07:48pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Andrew Heisel at Vice Sports (the official way-too-long headline of which is "NFL Players Didn't Know the Dangers of Playing Football and Neither Did Anyone Else") looks back at historical injury data and articles to determine whether NFL players have known what they were getting in to.
Drew Stanton's 2014 season: a winning PowerBall ticket published on a four-leaf clover sitting atop a mound of horseshoes and rabbit's feet.