Week 9 belonged to the replacements, as Jordan Love, Trevor Siemian, Colt McCoy, and Adrian Peterson filled in for Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, Kyler Murray, and Derrick Henry.
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Aaron Rodgers gets semantic, Bill Belichick unleashes an onslaught, and Patrick Mahomes' greatest weakness is revealed! It's all in Mike Tanier's Week 9 previews!
What's a GTM backup quarterback? Or a GTG or GUC backup, for that matter? And what categories to Taysom Hill, Trevor Siemian, Jordan Love and others fall into?
Thoughts on the trade deadline, plus Tank Watch examines the Washington Football Team and Walkthrough takes a look back at TebowMania 10 years later.
Go home, AFC, you're drunk! The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have clawed back into the playoff chase, the Los Angeles Chargers are fading fast, and the Tennessee Titans have all but clinched. Mike Tanier's Week 8 Recap struggles to make sense of it all. Plus: a trade deadline preview and a look back on a miserable Sunday of regrettable wagers.
Can the Colts or Patriots beat a quality opponent? Will the Saints play tortoise to Tom Brady's hare? And who the heck is Mike White? Walkthrough has all your Week 8 previews.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs is doing things only the forgotten stars of the early-1960s AFL have done before. Mike Tanier explains just why his achievements are so remarkable. Plus, an examination of what's crippling the Carolina Panthers offense and all the Packers-Cardinals parlays and props you could ask for (and then some).
What do Kirk Cousins, Dan Marino, and Peyton Manning have in common? Not much, unless you design benchmarks specifically to place Cousins in elite company! Walkthrough dives through the databases to position Dak Prescott, Josh Allen and others among history's all-time greats. Plus, an examination of how the Pittsburgh Steelers stack up coming out of their bye, and the Jets finally take their turn in Tank Watch.
Lots of stats and breakdowns in this one, followed by Sean McVay jokes. And while it was sad to see the Eagles' run end, the thought of Brady v. Foles II, and all of the magical thinking that would inspire, filled me with a mix of awe, enthusiasm and dread.
Featuring a real-time diary of what it was like trying to keep track of the Wild Card race (and rooting for the Eagles) on Sunday.