22 Oct 2014, 07:29pm by Vincent Verhei
I know what you're thinking: It's about time the New England Patriots got a little coverage on this site. The good news is this isn't a story about Bill Belichick's frosty demeanor, or Tom Brady's latest modeling gig. No, this piece by Brian Filipiak at Sons of Sam Horn breaks down the recent successes and failures of the New England run defense, and though it's a specific analysis of the Patriots, there's a lot of good stuff in here that will help explain what's going on with any other team.
7 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2014, 2:14am by mehllageman56
20 Oct 2014, 05:29pm by Aaron Schatz
From our own J.J. Cooper in his other life as a writer for Baseball America, here's a list of the top five baseball prospects among current NFL players. Peyton Manning and John Fox certainly wish Russell Wilson had played better in short-season ball.
2 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2014, 5:21pm by justanothersteve
20 Oct 2014, 04:35pm by Vincent Verhei
This was probably not the week to be playing center in the NFL. This is definitely not the year to be playing offensive line for the Falcons.
17 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2014, 10:35pm by duh
20 Oct 2014, 02:47pm by Vincent Verhei
At long last, Peter King gives Peyton Manning a little respect. Plus, what Calvin Johnson means (or doesn't mean) to the Lions, thoughts on the Percy Harvin trade, the meltdown in Chicago, and more.
6 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2014, 5:47pm by LionInAZ
20 Oct 2014, 07:40am by Mike Tanier
Plus, my usual complaints about pumpkin beer.
17 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2014, 10:37pm by LionInAZ
18 Oct 2014, 08:39am by Mike Tanier
The silliness of figuring out how large fan bases are using a Harris poll, and hastily re-edited diagrams of the Seahawks offense.
15 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2014, 5:37pm by Raiderjoe
17 Oct 2014, 05:32pm by Tom Gower
File this under "Huh?", "Really?" and "Stories I Would Not Have Believed Without Jay Glazer's Track Record."
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17 Oct 2014, 03:11pm by Tom Gower
For this week's SNF column, I look at Peyton Manning's touchdowns by distance. He's throwing more short TDs than he used to, and that was true late in his Indianapolis days as well as in Denver.
7 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2014, 9:41pm by nat
15 Oct 2014, 11:56pm by Aaron Schatz
A play-by-play breakdown of Monday night's game shows how little Robert Quinn accomplished against 49ers tackle Joe Staley. (Click to read more.)
14 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2014, 10:13pm by LionInAZ
15 Oct 2014, 03:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Thanks to Chase Stuart on Twitter for pointing out this well-written analysis of the state of the New York Jets. There's a persuasive argument here that it's time to move on from Rex Ryan. Personally, I think Ryan did a very good job in New York his first few years but I agree that it is time for a new direction there. And as writer Joe Caporoso points out, when you look just at players brought in during the last two seasons, blaming John Idzik for the problems doesn't really seem realistic.
50 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2014, 12:12pm by amineunited
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?