The 49ers are the kings of presnap motion, Travis Kelce is climbing the all-time postseason leaderboards, and Tom Brady still has the quickest draw in the East. Plus: Football Outsiders does not hate the Titans, and this edition of Walkthrough will prove it!
Mike Tanier's Archive
Most general manager candidates look the same, but some of them have cool names like "John Spytek." Plus: bellwethers for the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers and new ways of firing old coaches.
Walkthrough offers first looks at three of next week's playoff matchups and wraps up five-sixths of the Super Wild Card Weekend action, including the 49ers' upset of the Cowboys and the Bills, Buccaneers, and Chiefs blowouts.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing with house money and trying to send Big Ben out a winner, while the Las Vegas Raiders are just hoping for defensive pass interference.
Matt Rhule stays. Brian Flores and (eventually) Joe Judge go. Walkthrough sorts through the coaching candidate archetypes, from Harry High School to Captain Caveman.
Walkthrough offers a first look at the first-round playoff matchups; tries to explain how Las Vegas and Pittsburgh got in; and tries to determine whether the returns of J.J. Watt, Derrick Henry, and others will upset the postseason balance of power.
The Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, and even the Baltimore Ravens could reach the playoffs, and Mike Tanier is not all that thrilled about it.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin just set a record for consecutive non-losing seasons. What does that mean? Plus: odds on the new WFT nickname, and a look back at Tim Tebow's crowning achievement.
The Dallas Cowboys have a beef with the officials. Is it legit? Plus, TankWatch does its best to figure out what the heck Joe Judge is babbling about.
The Tua Tagovailoa era in Miami ended, the Carson Wentz roller coaster kept rolling, Trey Lance gave the 49ers a happy problem, and Ja'Marr Chase proved he's the real Offensive Rookie of the Year.