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Film Room: Jacksonville Defense
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Film Room: Jacksonville Defense

Malik Jackson and his teammates had a great game against New England, pressuring Tom Brady, limiting the damage the Patriots could do on big plays, and making Rob Gronkowski a non-factor. That doesn't mean that they'll be able to do the same thing should the teams meet again in the playoffs.

1 comment, Last at 20 Sep 2018, 1:36pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Film Room: Monday Night Preview
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Film Room: Monday Night Preview

Coming off losses in Week 1, the Bears and Seahawks will face off at Soldier Field Monday night in a game where the loser's season will be hanging by a thread. Who has the edge?

25 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2018, 9:35pm by Derrik Klassen
Lamar Jackson Part III: Analyzing the Film
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Lamar Jackson Part III: Analyzing the Film

Enough with the numbers -- guest columnist Keegan Abdoo goes to the film to show how Lamar Jackson's unique talents can drive defensive coaches (and players) insane.

2 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2018, 3:51pm by njgiants333
Film Room: Deshaun Watson
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Film Room: Deshaun Watson

Guest columnist Karan Gill shows how the Houston quarterback's deep ball improved throughout his rookie season, and how Bill O'Brien put him in a position to succeed.

Film Room: Rob Gronkowski
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Film Room: Rob Gronkowski

The skeleton key in New England's offense, Gronk is a matchup nightmare for any defense -- and an especially difficult opponent for the Philadelphia Eagles.

7 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2018, 6:02pm by mehllageman56
Film Room: Eagles Offense
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Film Room: Eagles Offense

Turns out the loss of Carson Wentz was not the end of Philadelphia's season after all. Charles McDonald shows how Doug Pederson has put backup Nick Foles in position to win a Super Bowl.

16 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2018, 3:56pm by horn
Film Room: Case Keenum
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Film Room: Case Keenum

The surgical efficiency of the Vikings quarterback has been one of the biggest shocks of the 2017 season. Derrik Klassen explains what Keenum does well -- and what the Eagles can do to shut him down in the NFC Championship Game.

23 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2018, 4:03pm by GrandVezir
Film Room: Falcons Defense
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Film Room: Falcons Defense

In 2016, it was Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and the offense that carried the Falcons on a playoff run. Charles McDonald shows how the defense has done a lot more of the heavy lifting in the second half of the 2017 season.

3 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 11:49am by brenthutto
Film Room: Cam Newton
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Film Room: Cam Newton

Sunday's loss to Atlanta showed the best and worst of Cam Newton. With Carolina's offense in dire straits, can the quarterback carry the load like never before in the playoffs?

14 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2018, 11:08pm by alan frankel
Film Room: Jaguars Defense
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Film Room: Jaguars Defense

Charles McDonald looks at San Francisco's upset of Jacksonville and found that it was strategy, not talent, that exposed weaknesses in the Jaguars' previously dominant pass coverage.

5 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2017, 3:02pm by hrudey