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Film Room: Kansas City's Option Offense
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Film Room: Kansas City's Option Offense

How did the Chiefs upset the Patriots in New England? By proving that the old college standard, the option play, still has a home in the NFL.

13 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2017, 12:09pm by ChrisLong
Film Room: Receiving Backs in Super Bowl LI
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Film Room: Receiving Backs in Super Bowl LI

The Patriots and Falcons each have a couple of high-quality receiving backs, but which defense is more likely to continue to struggle covering running backs in the passing game? Also: the greatness of the wheel route.

7 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2017, 1:41pm by Guest789
Film Room: Devonta Freeman
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Film Room: Devonta Freeman

He doesn't get as much attention as his teammates (or even coaches), but the Falcons running back is one of the league's most dangerous weapons.

6 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 3:49pm by Anon Ymous
Film Room: Belichick's Defense
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Film Room: Belichick's Defense

How did New England shut down Pittsburgh's offense? And why are similar tactics unlikely to work against Atlanta? Cian Fahey explains.

47 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2017, 6:05am by Bright Blue Shorts
Film Room: Jared Cook
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Film Room: Jared Cook

He made the biggest catch of the playoffs so far, but Green Bay's tight end had a lot of bad plays against Dallas too.

32 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2017, 8:57pm by t.d.
Film Room: Le'Veon Bell
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Film Room: Le'Veon Bell

Cian Fahey shows how the Pittsburgh star's versatility makes him the NFL's best running back.

13 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 3:06pm by Theo
Film Room: Paul Perkins
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Film Room: Paul Perkins

Fresh off his first 100-yard game, will the Giants rookie running back carry the Giants to another surprising playoff run?

7 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2017, 5:27pm by dubious
Film Room: Earl Thomas
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Film Room: Earl Thomas

Cian Fahey shows why the Seahawks miss their free safety more than any other team would miss any other defender in the league.

6 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2016, 5:59pm by gomer_rs
Film Room: Marcus Mariota
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Film Room: Marcus Mariota

The Tennessee passer has shown the talents of a franchise quarterback -- so why are the Titans so reluctant to build their team around his strengths?

13 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2016, 7:56pm by ramirez
Film Room: K.C.'s Playoff Odds
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Film Room: K.C.'s Playoff Odds

The eventual AFC champion will probably need to win in New England. Cian Fahey shows how the Chiefs have the defense to get that done.

12 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2016, 1:36pm by Winterguard78