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Film Room: Denver's Running Game
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Film Room: Denver's Running Game

The Broncos' three-game winning streak has been keyed by an undrafted rookie running back and an offensive line full of backups and journeymen. Derrik Klassen shows how Bill Musgrave has found a home for his misfit toys.

4 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2018, 3:00pm by Vincent Verhei
Film Room: Lamar Jackson and the Pistol
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Film Room: Lamar Jackson and the Pistol

With Joe Flacco on the shelf, the Ravens have been forced to play their rookie quarterback earlier than they might have wanted to -- but that hasn't stopped them to tailoring their offense to make the most of his unique talents. Derrik Klassen shows how Marty Mornhinweg has put Jackson's mobility on display.

9 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2018, 6:12pm by Vincent Verhei
Film Room: Colts Offense
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Film Room: Colts Offense

After a slow start with a new head coach and a quarterback coming back from injury, the Colts have been tearing defenses apart in recent weeks. Derrik Klassen shows how they have been using tight ends like Jack Doyle to diagnose and attack opponents' weaknesses.

2 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2018, 2:32pm by Purds
Film Room: Kansas City Offense
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Film Room: Kansas City Offense

The Chiefs are the NFL's highest-scoring team, but they're not perfect. Derrik Klassen shows how the Arizona Cardinals used press coverage and unorthodox blitz packages to frustrate Patrick Mahomes and company -- and explains why it still wasn't enough in the end.

3 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 12:32am by alan frankel
Film Room: Atlanta's Offense
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Film Room: Atlanta's Offense

Don't look now, but Matt Ryan's on fire, Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones are getting open, Steve Sarkisian is making things easier for everyone, and the Falcons are playing their best football since the first half of Super Bowl LI.

6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 8:58am by Dales
Film Room: Carson Wentz
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Film Room: Carson Wentz

The Eagles quarterback's numbers are way down from those of his 2017 MVP-caliber campaign, but Derrik Klassen shows he is still doing amazing things -- and the personnel moves Philadelphia made this week could help him in many ways.

4 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2018, 1:05pm by phillyangst
Film Room: Vikings Defense
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Film Room: Vikings Defense

Minnesota's biggest problems this season have been a failure to cover running backs and prevent explosive pass plays -- which sounds like bad news for this weekend's game against Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and the Saints.

13 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2018, 12:59am by NUCLEES
Film Room: Philip Rivers
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Film Room: Philip Rivers

The Chargers quarterback has been flying under the radar this season, but he's playing some of the best ball of his career and has Los Angeles primed to return to the postseason.

10 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2018, 2:47pm by Noah Arkadia
Film Room: Browns Defense
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Film Room: Browns Defense

It's not just Baker Mayfield. Derrik Klassen shows how Cleveland's young stars along the defensive line and throughout the secondary have turned the Browns from a joke of a franchise to a team to be reckoned with.

2 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2018, 8:18pm by herewegobrowniesherewego
Film Room: Deshaun Watson
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Film Room: Deshaun Watson

Though his numbers have fallen off and the Texans are just 1-3, Houston's quarterback is playing even better than he did in his rookie season.

6 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2018, 8:14pm by jayman4