BEN MUTH was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and had season tickets to both the Cardinals and Sun Devils. As a result, he insists on irrationally defending Jake Plummer as quarterback. He left the state to go to college in California. He played offensive line at Stanford from 2004-08 and was named first team all conference in his final season. He now literally bleeds Cardinal red (for the Arizona Cardinals and Stanford). He was picked up by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but released later that same year, due to combination of injury and giving up too many sacks in practice. Ben contributes to both Football Outsiders and SB Nation, and currently lives in Dallas.
The Colts may wear a lucky charm on their helmets, but their offensive line suffered ill fortune against the Chiefs, being undone by teammate's mistakes and badly timed (and badly called) penalties. Still, Ben Muth finds plenty to like about their chances in 2019.
3 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2019, 12:43pm by turbohappy
The Indianapolis offensive line played exceptionally well in a win over the Houston Texans and their star-studded defensive front -- but you might be surprised at who their best and worst blockers were.
10 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2019, 08:26am by billprudden
The Colts have candidates for Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Defensive Rookie of the Year, but Ben Muth shows it was the physical dominance of their offensive line that led to the playoff-clinching win over the Titans. Can they do it again against Houston?
9 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2019, 08:54am by Xrayvision
The Pittsburgh Steelers desperately needed a win over New England last Sunday, and they got it by a narrow 17-10 margin. Ben Muth shows how the offensive line led the way on critical runs out of shotgun formations.
6 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2018, 10:33pm by Chuckc
With the Lions, 49ers, and Falcons out of the playoffs, Ben Muth says hello to a new team in the Los Angeles Rams. Unfortunately, the Rams' offensive line had a bad night against the Bears in Chicago, but there's reason to think things would turn around in a postseason rematch.
Detroit's loss to Chicago on Thanksgiving effectively ended their season, but Ben Muth shows that there's a lot to like about their young linemen, and reason to believe they can be even better in the future.
5 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2018, 11:05pm by chunky04
San Francisco has fallen out of the playoff race, which means this will be the last time they appear in Word of Muth this year -- which is too bad, because between scheme, talent, and execution, they were one of the better offensive lines in the league this season.
3 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2018, 01:17pm by mrt1212
After a very slow start to the year, the Falcons have won three in a row to get back to .500. Offensive line expert Ben Muth shows how the offensive line led the way to Atlanta's biggest win of the year.
4 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2019, 03:39am by atworkforu
A bad loss to Seattle and the trade of Golden Tate seem to have signaled the end of the competitive portion of Detroit's season. Ben Muth shows that the offensive line is not the cause of the Lions' struggles -- but it's not likely to be the solution, either.
8 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2018, 05:39pm by Roadspike