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Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done
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Word of Muth: Getting the Job Done

Philadelphia's offensive line wasn't perfect against Minnesota, but did enough to lead the Eagles to an NFC championship -- and there's reason to believe they'll be even more effective in the Super Bowl.

2 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2018, 5:43pm by Sifter
Word of Muth: Patriots Dominate
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Word of Muth: Patriots Dominate

The Jaguars needed a big game from their defense if they were going to beat the Patriots in Foxboro. Ben Muth shows how Shaq Mason and the New England offensive line made sure that didn't happen.

19 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2018, 7:57pm by atworkforu
Word of Muth: Au Revoir, New Orleans
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Word of Muth: Au Revoir, New Orleans

Ben Muth says goodbye to the Saints with this reminder: bad plays, even bad runs, can't always be blamed on the offensive line.

6 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2018, 1:25pm by Will Allen
Word of Muth: Victory Formation
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Word of Muth: Victory Formation

Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram failed to post their usual stellar numbers, but Ben Muth still likes what he saw from New Orleans in their win against Carolina.

7 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 7:46pm by Will Allen
Word of Muth: L.A. Finale
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Word of Muth: L.A. Finale

Ben Muth celebrates a dominant performance by the Chargers offensive line, and has some thoughts about what moves the team can make to get better in 2018.

6 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2018, 5:04pm by atworkforu
Word of Muth: A Well-Oiled Machine
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Word of Muth: A Well-Oiled Machine

No, the Saints offense wasn't perfect against the Jets. But Ben Muth shows how New Orleans' coach, quarterback, and offensive line were used to maximum effect -- and how the Jets beat themselves.

2 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 4:32am by atworkforu
Word of Muth: One Man Gang
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Word of Muth: One Man Gang

With Brett Hundley and other backups struggling to get by, it was an ugly outing for Green Bay against Cleveland, but Ben Muth found one Packers lineman playing well.

6 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2017, 7:23am by big10freak
Word of Muth: Low Voltage
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Word of Muth: Low Voltage

The Chargers beat the Browns last Sunday, but Ben Muth wasn't very impressed with what he saw from Dan Feeney and the rest of the L.A.'s interior line.

4 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 4:07am by CarRepairing
Word of Muth: Star Wars
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Word of Muth: Star Wars

Offensive line expert Ben Muth watched the Saints take on the stellar defense of the Los Angeles Rams and came away impressed with the stars on both sides of the ball.

14 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 5:00am by CarRepairing
Word of Muth: Goodbye, New York
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Word of Muth: Goodbye, New York

As the Giants' season tumbles down the drain, Ben Muth takes one final look at New York before picking a new team to follow in the last month of the season.

16 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2017, 2:22pm by mehllageman56