NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.   New England Patriots (17-2)  Atlanta Falcons (13-6)  Green Bay Packers (12-7)  Dallas Cowboys (13-4)  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6)  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)  Detroit … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Super Bowl LI: Key Things To Know

Photo Credit: Winona Daily News (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   Who?  New England Patriots (16-2),  Atlanta Falcons (13-5)   What?  Super Bowl LI:  New England Patriots (16-2) vs.  Atlanta Falcons (13-5)   When?  Sunday, February 5th, 2017, at 6:30 PM EST   Where? NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas   Why? To determine what team will be crowned champions of Super Bowl LI   Key Statistics:  New … Continue reading Super Bowl LI: Key Things To Know

2016-2017 NFL Award Winners

Photo Credit: The Rock at BC (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.   AP MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards     AP OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR  Matt … Continue reading 2016-2017 NFL Award Winners

Michael Vick Officially Retires from the NFL

Photo Credit: AJC Former Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick has officially announced his anticipated retirement from the NFL. Vick, 36, played in the NFL for 13 seasons for those 4 different teams. In his latest season of play, which was the 2015 season, he played in 5 games and completed 40 of his 66 pass attempts (60.6% completion rate) for … Continue reading Michael Vick Officially Retires from the NFL

X-Factors that Could Determine Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: Falcons Wire – USA Today As the final preparation week of the 2016-2017 NFL season continues, we all know who the biggest and brightest stars are heading towards “Super Sunday.” Players such as Tom Brady (New England Patriots’ quarterback), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback), Julio Jones (Falcons’ wide receiver) and Dont’a Hightower (Patriots’ linebacker) are all perfect examples of big super star players … Continue reading X-Factors that Could Determine Super Bowl LI

Michael Vick Likely to Retire

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Quarterback Michael Vick is likely calling it quits, as the almost 37-year-old wanted to play in the 2016 season, but none of the 32 NFL teams seemed to be interested in his services. Vick was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent eight seasons. During two of those seasons, he … Continue reading Michael Vick Likely to Retire

What Should Define an MVP?

Photo Credit: Golden Gate Sports One of the most debated topics in sports, particularly football, baseball, and basketball, each season is what should define the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the MLB, the NBA, or the NFL. People have different interpretations of what the MVP award means and who it should go to based on that judgment. This article is meant to provide readers with what is the … Continue reading What Should Define an MVP?

Final 2016-2017 Season NFL Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated for Kids (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.    MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Statistics: 373/534 (69.9% completion percentage), 4,944 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 35 rush attempts, 117 rushing yards   Rounding out the top 5: 2.  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NFL Awards Predictions

Who I Would Give the 2016-2017 NFL Awards to

Photo Credit: New York Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: These statistics are from the regular season only since each of these awards are regular season awards.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6) Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns   Rounding out the top 5: 2.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (11-5) … Continue reading Who I Would Give the 2016-2017 NFL Awards to

Bridgewater Could Miss Entire 2017 NFL Season

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will likely miss the entire 2017 NFL season after tearing his ACL and suffering other structural damage in his knee in practice before the 2016 NFL season began. Bridgewater, 24, has played in the NFL for 2 seasons, both of which with the Vikings. In his latest season, the 2015 season, he played in 16 games and completed … Continue reading Bridgewater Could Miss Entire 2017 NFL Season

The Atlanta Falcons Defense: A Silent But Deadly Killer

Photo Credit: NFL Mocks (featured image), NFL (logo) There was lots of talk all season long about the amazing offense of the Atlanta Falcons led by MVP award frontrunner quarterback Matt Ryan. The offense scored 540 points (33.8 points per game average) in the regular season, which led the NFL by a wide margin. The 2nd closest team to 540 points was the New Orleans Saints, … Continue reading The Atlanta Falcons Defense: A Silent But Deadly Killer

Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

Photo Credit: Buffalo Bills (featured image), NFL (team logos)  Arizona Cardinals – Carson Palmer  Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan  Baltimore Ravens – Joe Flacco  Buffalo Bills – Deshaun Watson  Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton  Chicago Bears – DeShone Kizer  Cincinnati Bengals – Andy Dalton  Cleveland Browns – Jimmy Garoppolo  Dallas Cowboys – Dak Prescott  Denver Broncos – Trevor Siemian  Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford  Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers  Houston Texans … Continue reading Early NFL Starting Quarterback Predictions for 2017

2017 NFL Playoff Likelihood Rankings: Non-Playoff Teams from 2016

Photo Credit: NFL Logos (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2016 NFL season.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)  Tennessee Titans (9-7)  Carolina Panthers (6-10)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Arizona Cardinals (7-8-1)  Washington Redskins (8-7-1)  Minnesota Vikings (8-8)  Baltimore Ravens (8-8)  Indianapolis Colts (8-8)  Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)  New Orleans Saints (7-9)  Philadelphia Eagles (7-9)  Buffalo Bills (7-9)  Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13)  San Diego Chargers … Continue reading 2017 NFL Playoff Likelihood Rankings: Non-Playoff Teams from 2016

Ryan Shazier Named to the 2017 Pro Bowl

Photo Credit: SI.com Pittsburgh Steelers middle linebacker Ryan Shazier officially has his name announced onto the 2017 Pro Bowl roster. Shazier has been called upon to replace Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker C.J. Mosley, who unfortunately won’t be able to take part in this season’s Pro Bowl due to injury. This upcoming Pro Bowl will be Shazier’s career first, as he will take the field at … Continue reading Ryan Shazier Named to the 2017 Pro Bowl

Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

Photo Credit: Pro Football Rumors Cleveland Browns’ linebacker Jamie Collins has signed a four-year extension with the team. The deal is worth up to $50 million, and $26 million is guaranteed, which makes him one of the highest paid (per year) linebackers in the NFL. Collins was traded to the Browns in October by the New England Patriots in exchange for a third round draft pick, a deal … Continue reading Jamie Collins Signs 4-Year Extension with Browns

Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Super Bowl LI NFL Pick Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Conference Championships

Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Conference Championships Record: 0-2 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-6 Sunday, February 5th, 2017, 6:30 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5) over  #1 New England Patriots (16-2)   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Football Cat: Super Bowl LI Pick

Conference Championship NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.   New England Patriots (16-2)  Atlanta Falcons (13-5)  Green Bay Packers (12-7)  Dallas Cowboys (13-4), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6), -1  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5)  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Conference Championship NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships Record: 1-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 7-3 2016 Season Record: 156-108-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-7), 21, @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (13-5), 44   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-6), 17, @  #1 New England Patriots (16-2), 36   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Scores

Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: steelcityblitz.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hagemann (E) Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Green Bay-(A,B,C,E) @ Atlanta-(D)   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Pittsburgh-(A,E) @ New England-(B,C,D)   Bye: N/A   -Jake … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Consensus Picks

The Surprising Correlation of Super Bowl and Presidential Election Results

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) As many (all) of you know, today is the day that Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States after being elected in November. Looking back over the past few presidential elections, their results seem to correlate with the results of the results of the Super Bowl that occurred in the year … Continue reading The Surprising Correlation of Super Bowl and Presidential Election Results

NFL Head Coaching Change Tracker

Photo Credit: Rams (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Here are all of the head coaching changes around the NFL up to this point in time.  San Francisco 49ers Chip Kelly fired Kyle Shanahan hired  Buffalo Bills Rex Ryan fired Sean McDermott hired  Denver Broncos Gary Kubiak resigned Vance Joseph hired  Los Angeles Chargers Mike McCoy fired Anthony Lynn hired  Jacksonville Jaguars Gus Bradley fired Doug … Continue reading NFL Head Coaching Change Tracker

Percent Chance Each Remaining NFL Team Wins Super Bowl LI (Using Statistical Formula)

Photo Credit: The Onion (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, 5% based … Continue reading Percent Chance Each Remaining NFL Team Wins Super Bowl LI (Using Statistical Formula)

Percent Chance of Each Possible Super Bowl LI Matchup Occurring (Using Statistical Formula)

Photo Credit: The Business Journals (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Percent Chance of Each Possible Super Bowl LI Matchup Occurring (Using Statistical Formula)

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Picks Using Statistical Formula

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchups: Latest Meetings

Photo Credit: Steelers Gab (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Green Bay Packers Setting: Sunday, December 22nd, 2013, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin Result: Steelers win, 38-31  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Atlanta Falcons Setting: Sunday, December 14th, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia Result: Steelers win, 27-20  New England Patriots vs.  Green Bay Packers Setting: Sunday, November 30th, 2014, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin Result: Packers win, … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchups: Latest Meetings

Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Tiebreakers are based on overall winning percentage.  New England Patriots (1-0, 1.000 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (1-0, 1.000 win percentage)  Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1, .000 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (0-1, .000 win percentage)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Divisional Round

Football Cat: Conference Championship Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Divisional Round Record: 1-3 2016 Playoffs Record: 4-4 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) over  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5)   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM … Continue reading Football Cat: Conference Championship Picks

NFL Conference Championship Rematches

Photo Credit: NFL Full HD (featured image), ESPN (team logos) It is quite rare that each of the matchups in the conference championships of the NFL playoffs are rematches from games that happened during the regular season. This is, however, one of those seasons. Here are the results from each of those regular season games.   Week 7 at Pittsburgh  New England Patriots, 27,  Pittsburgh Steelers, 16 Week 8 at Atlanta … Continue reading NFL Conference Championship Rematches

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Conference Championships   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)        Super Bowl LI  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 New England Patriots (14-2)     Super Bowl LI Champion  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6)     -Asher Fair Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 6-2 2016 Season Record: 155-107-2 Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 3:05 PM ET  #4 Green Bay Packers, (12-6) @  #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5) Prediction: Packers win, 37-33   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 6:40 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (13-5) @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-24   Bye: N/A   -Asher Fair Continue reading Conference Championship NFL Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.   New England Patriots (15-2)  Atlanta Falcons (12-5), +2  Green Bay Packers (12-6), +3  Pittsburgh Steelers (13-5), +1  Dallas Cowboys (13-4), -3  Kansas City Chiefs (12-5), -3  Seattle Seahawks (11-6-1)  New York Giants (11-6)  Houston Texans (10-8)  Oakland Raiders (12-5)  Miami Dolphins (10-7)  Denver Broncos (9-7) … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Divisional Round NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 6-2 2016 Season Record: 155-107-2 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-6-1), 20, @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (12-5), 36   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-8), 16, @  #1 New England Patriots (15-2), 34   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #4 Green Bay … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Scores

NFL Divisional Round Rematches

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), ESPN (team logos) It is quite rare that each of the matchups in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs are rematches from games that happened during the regular season. This is, however, one of those seasons. Here are the results from each of those regular season games.   Week 3 at New England  New England Patriots, 27,  Houston Texans, 0 … Continue reading NFL Divisional Round Rematches

Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Rankings

Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   16.  Houston Texans vs.  Seattle Seahawks   15.  Houston Texans vs.  Atlanta Falcons   14.  Houston Texans vs.  Green Bay Packers   13.  Houston Texans vs.  Dallas Cowboys   12.  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Seattle Seahawks   11.  Kansas City Chiefs vs.  Seattle Seahawks   10.  New England Patriots vs.  Seattle Seahawks    9.  New England Patriots vs.  Atlanta Falcons   8.  Pittsburgh Steelers vs.  Atlanta Falcons   7.  Kansas City Chiefs vs.  Atlanta Falcons … Continue reading Potential Super Bowl LI Matchup Rankings

Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game Postponed

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Missouri, at Arrowhead Stadium that was scheduled to begin at 1:05 PM EST on Sunday, January 15th, 2017, has been postponed due to projected inclement weather. The game will now begin at 8:20 PM EST later the same day that it was supposed … Continue reading Steelers-Chiefs Playoff Game Postponed

NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC West

Photo Credit: Scout.com ***NOTE: This is assuming all players are healthy, players that are faced with year-long suspensions don’t count, and head coaches can work as coordinators*** Offense: Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Running Back 1: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Running Back 2: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams Running Back 3: Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers Fullback:  Will Tukuafu, Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver 1:  Doug … Continue reading NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC West

Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: The Falcoholic, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Saj (D), Chase Hudson (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Seattle-(C,E,F) @ Atlanta-(A,B,D)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Houston @ New England-(A,B,C,D,E,F)   Sunday, January … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Consensus Picks

Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Photo Credit: Sporting News (Ezekiel Elliott) and Motorsport (Graham Rahal) (featured image), Twitter (tweets) Following the minor car accident that Dallas Cowboys and former Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in, Elliott took to Twitter to let everybody know that he was alright.   Meanwhile, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan Graham Rahal, who hails from Columbus, Ohio, … Continue reading Graham Rahal Trolls Ezekiel Elliott On Twitter

Chargers Will Relocate to Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Pinterest For 56 seasons, the Chargers of the NFL were the San Diego Chargers. Now, they will relocate to Carson, California, in the 2017 season, and will join the Los Angeles Rams in a stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams will share starting in the 2019 season. Until the 2019 season, the Chargers will play their home games in the 30,000-seat StubHub Center in … Continue reading Chargers Will Relocate to Los Angeles

Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After firing Rex Ryan, who coached the team for two seasons, the Buffalo Bills have announced that they will hire Sean McDermott, who was the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. There is no word on the information regarding the deal that was signed. McDermott was the Panthers’ defensive coordinator for six seasons, during which he developed the team into one the … Continue reading Bills To Hire Sean McDermott as Head Coach

Divisional Round NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method and movement from last week’s rankings. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Points Method)

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game and movement from last week’s rankings. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings & Trends through Wild Card Weekend

Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 … Continue reading Football Cat: Divisional Round Picks

Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated After yet another losing season by the Jacksonville Jaguars led by head coach Gus Bradley, who was fired after the team’s loss against the Houston Texans, the Jaguars have finally made a decision on their next head coach. Doug Marrone will be the next head coach and signed a deal that is good through the 2019 season. Marrone was previously the … Continue reading Jaguars To Hire Doug Marrone as Head Coach

Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

Photo Credit: Sporting News On the same day that it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars would be hiring Doug Marrone as their next head coach (click HERE to read about Marrone), sources say that previous long-time head coach Tom Coughlin will be hired as the team’s executive Vice President of football operations. Both Marrone and Coughlin have been given a deal that will last through … Continue reading Coughlin Hired as Jaguars Vice President of Football Operations

Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Tiebreakers are based on overall winning percentage.  Dallas Cowboys (2-0, 1.000 win percentage)  New England Patriots (2-1, .667 win percentage)  Seattle Seahawks (2-1, .667 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (2-2, .500 win percentage)  Kansas City Chiefs (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (1-2, .333 win percentage)  Houston Texans (1-2, .333 win percentage)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Remaining NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other Remaining NFL Playoff Teams

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Packers (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Divisional Round   AFC  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) over  #4 Houston Texans (9-7)  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)   NFC  #4 Green Bay Packers (10-6) over  #1 Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) over  #3 Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)     Conference Championships   AFC  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) over #1 New England Patriots (14-2)    NFC  #4 … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 2016 Season Record: 152-106-2 Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5) Prediction: Falcons win, 34-30   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2) Prediction: Patriots win, 28-13   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Predictions

Divisional Round NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 4:35 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1) @ #2 Atlanta Falcons (11-5)   Saturday, January 14th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7) @  #1 New England Patriots (14-2)   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (12-5), @  #2 Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)   Sunday, January 15th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #4 … Continue reading Divisional Round NFL Schedule

Wild Card Weekend NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Wild Card Weekend Record: 3-1 2016 Playoffs Record: 3-1 2016 Season Record: 152-106-2 Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-5), 14, @  #4 Houston Texans, (10-7), 27   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-8), 6, @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (11-5-1), 26   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Scores

Wild Card Weekend NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.   New England Patriots (14-2)  Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)  Atlanta Falcons (11-5)  Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5)  Green Bay Packers (11-6)  Seattle Seahawks (11-5-1), +1  New York Giants (11-6), -1  Houston Texans (10-7), +4  Oakland Raiders (12-5), -1  Miami Dolphins (10-7), -1  Denver Broncos (9-7) … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Photo Credit: Blogging the Boys (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 4.  Ezekiel Elliott will lead the NFL in rushing yards. The rookie out of Ohio State was the highest running back selected in the NFL draft since 2012 this past … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Photo Credit: Panic Button (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 8.    The AFC South will have three of its teams in the postseason. Even though the AFC South was arguably the worst in the NFL last season, this season’s AFC South … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Photo Credit: Newsday (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 12.  The Denver Broncos will be a better team this season than last season. The Broncos kept the majority of their superb defense together this offseason in hopes that it will again … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

Photo Credit: Fake Pigskin (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: In italics are the original bold predictions themselves. Underneath the italicized portions are the reflections, which explain whether or not the predictions ended up being correct or not. 16.                                 No NFL team will win or lose more than 5 games in a row at any point during the regular season. The NFL has been full of parity, especially … Continue reading Reflections: 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

Joe Mixon Declares for NFL Draft Amid Controversy Surrounding Video

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle Oklahoma Sooners’ sophomore running back Joe Mixon has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft amid the controversy surrounding him in regards to a 2014 video of him striking a woman from that was recently made public. Mixon was considered among the top contenders to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy award had he decided to stay in college for another season. Mixon, 20, … Continue reading Joe Mixon Declares for NFL Draft Amid Controversy Surrounding Video

NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC North

Photo Credit: FOX Sports ***NOTE: This is assuming all players are healthy, players that are faced with year-long suspensions don’t count, and head coaches can work as coordinators*** Offense: Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Running Back 1: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings Running Back 2: Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears Running Back 3:  Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers Fullback:  Aaron Ripkowski, Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver … Continue reading NFL Super Teams by Division: NFC North

Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

Photo Credit: Sporting News After failing three drug tests in 2016, Dallas Cowboys’ defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended by the NFL for at least one year. Gregory had initially been suspended for four games for violating league’s drug policy. After a couple months, he failed another drug test, leading to a 10-game suspension and a possible year-long suspension. The Cowboys activated Gregory off of the reserve/exempt … Continue reading Randy Gregory Suspended for At Least One Year

Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: USA Today, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase Hudson (D), Saj (E), Chase Hagemann (F) Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Oakland-(D,F) @ Houston-(A,B,C,E)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Detroit-(D,E,F) @ Seattle-(A,B,C)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Consensus Picks

SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

Photo Credit: The Cheat Sheet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) All eight of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 NFL MVP award candidates. 1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 points, 4th place votes count as 2 points, and 5th place votes count as 1 points.   Those Who … Continue reading SportsPress NFL MVP Award Voting

Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Photo Credit: NFL / NerdWallet (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These picks were made by a formula that is 20% based on winning percentage, 25% based on home/road winning percentage, 15% based on winning percentage against common opponents, 10% based on points scored-points allowed ratio, 7.5% based on standings Rating Percentage Index (RPI) ranking, 7.5% based on standings RPI, 5% based on points RPI ranking, … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Picks Using Statistical Formula

Football Cat: Wild Card Weekend Picks

Photo Credit: NFL / Wallpapercave (featured image), ESPN (team logos) These selections were made by Shasta the teenaged cat, who chose the winner of each matchup by grabbing the mini helmet of each of her selected winners. Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) over  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) over  #6 … Continue reading Football Cat: Wild Card Weekend Picks

NFL RPI Rankings through Week 17 (Points Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s regular season points scored-points allowed ratio as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the points method. RPI using the points method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s percentage of total points scored in games, 50% of the percentage of total points scored in games of the opponents of each team, and 25% … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings through Week 17 (Points Method)

NFL Regular RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 17 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s regular season record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the opponents of the opponents … Continue reading NFL Regular RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 17 (Standings Method)

NFL Efficiency Rankings through Week 17

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s average points margin each game in the regular season. Efficiency is calculated by subtracting points allowed from points scored and dividing it by 16 games to get the average points margin for each team throughout the season. NOTE: These efficiency numbers are rounded to the hundredths place. In the case of a tie (to the ten … Continue reading NFL Efficiency Rankings through Week 17

Steve Smith Announces his Retirement from the NFL

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has announced his retirement from the NFL. Smith, 37, played in the NFL for 16 seasons for those 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in 2016 in which he played in 14 games and caught 70 passes for 799 receiving yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. Over his 16-year NFL career, … Continue reading Steve Smith Announces his Retirement from the NFL

Adam Jones Arrested, Charged with Assault

Photo Credit: Cincy Jungle Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017, for the crime of assaulting police. He reportedly poked a security guard in the eye while refusing to obey law enforcement officers. While being arrested by police, Jones resisted getting into the police car and allegedly kicked and head-butted an officer. According to the jail documents, he also … Continue reading Adam Jones Arrested, Charged with Assault

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (14-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (10-6) – Wild Card from AFC East Division … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other NFL Playoff Teams

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Tiebreakers are based on overall winning percentage.  New England Patriots (4-1, .800 win percentage)  Seattle Seahawks (3-1, .750 win percentage)  Green Bay Packers (5-2, .714 win percentage)  Dallas Cowboys (3-2, .600 win percentage)  Kansas City Chiefs (3-2, .600 win percentage)  Atlanta Falcons (2-2, .500 win percentage)  New York Giants (2-2, .500 win percentage)  Houston Texans (2-2, .500 … Continue reading NFL Playoff Teams: Records Against Other NFL Playoff Teams

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Photo Credit: Huffington Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (10-6) Statistics: 401/610 (65.7% completion percentage), 4,428 passing yards, 40 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67 rush attempts, 369 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Aaron Rodgers was pretty much the only member of the Green Bay Packers who put up big numbers in the team’s disappointing 4-6 start to the season. Now with … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 17

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Cheesehead TV (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 11-5 Statistics: 39 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 73 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% completion percentage), 3,933 passing … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 8-7-1 Statistics: 406/606 (67.0% completion percentage), 4,917 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 12 interceptions, 34 rush attempts, 96 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns 19.  Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs  Team Record: 12-4 Statistics: 61 receptions, 593 receiving yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 24 rush attempts, 267 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 14 kickoff returns, 384 kickoff return yards, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 17 (#20 through #11)

Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 17 Record: 11-5 2016 Season Record: 149-105-2 Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7) Prediction: Texans win, 20-16   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1) Prediction: Seahawks win, 26-20   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6) … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Predictions

Wild Card Weekend NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 4:30 PM ET  #5 Oakland Raiders, (12-4) @  #4 Houston Texans, (9-7)   Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 8:15 PM ET  #6 Detroit Lions, (9-7) @  #3 Seattle Seahawks, (10-5-1)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 1:05 PM ET  #6 Miami Dolphins, (10-6) @  #3 Pittsburgh Steelers, (11-5)   Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 4:40 PM ET  #5 New York … Continue reading Wild Card Weekend NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 17

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that are in this season’s playoffs. AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  New England Patriots (14-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 17

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.  New England Patriots (14-2)  Dallas Cowboys (13-3)  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)  Atlanta Falcons (11-5)  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5), +2  Green Bay Packers (10-6), +2  New York Giants (11-5), +2  Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1), +2  Oakland Raiders (12-4), -4  Miami Dolphins (10-6), -4  Detroit Lions (9-7)  Denver Broncos … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Final 2016-2017 NFL Standings

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 2016-17 National Football League Standings   American Football Conference   AFC East Division  New England Patriots (14-2)  Miami Dolphins (10-6)  Buffalo Bills (7-9)  New York Jets (5-11)   AFC North Division  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)  Baltimore Ravens (8-8)  Cincinnati Bengals (6-9-1)  Cleveland Browns (1-15)   AFC South Division  Houston Texans (9-7)  Tennessee Titans (9-7)  Indianapolis Colts (8-8)  Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13) … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 NFL Standings

Week 17 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 17 Record: 11-5 2016 Season Record: 149-105-2 Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-8), 10, @  Cincinnati Bengals, (6-9-1), 27  Buffalo Bills, (7-9), 10, @  New York Jets, (5-11), 30  Carolina Panthers, (6-10), 16, @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (9-7), 17  Chicago Bears, (3-13), 10, @  Minnesota Vikings, (8-8), 38  Cleveland Browns, (1-15), 24, @  Pittsburgh Steelers, (11-5), 27  Dallas … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Scores

Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN & CBS Sports (team logos) 2016 was one of the most exciting sports years ever. Who would have guessed that the Villanova Wildcats would win the National Championship the way they did? Who would have guessed that the Denver Broncos would deliver another Super Bowl to Peyton Manning in his last season? No one thought that the Chicago Cubs … Continue reading Championship Predictions for Every Sport in 2017

2016 Michigan Wolverines: The Team that Could’ve Been

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The 2016 Michigan Wolverines did a lot of good things. When the season started, the opportunities seemed endless. After a loss in the Orange Bowl leaves them at 10-3 on the season, many believe they left a lot on the table. Jim Harbaugh had a lot to look forward to in his 2nd year as the coach of the Wolverines. The team … Continue reading 2016 Michigan Wolverines: The Team that Could’ve Been

Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: ProFootballTalk, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F), Ian (G) Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1) Baltimore-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ Cincinnati  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11) Buffalo-(A,B,C,D,F) @ New York-(E,G)  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7) Carolina @ Tampa Bay-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G)  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Consensus Picks

How the Dolphins Can Win With Matt Moore 

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report The Miami Dolphins have clincihed a playoff spot for the first time since the 2008 season. If all goes as planned, it looks like they will play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wild Card weekend. Despite being without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, here is how the Dolphins could potentially upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Wild Card weekend. This has all the makings for … Continue reading How the Dolphins Can Win With Matt Moore 

Doug Martin Suspended for 4 Games

Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Doug Martin has been suspended for four games due to his usage of performance-enhancing drugs. Martin, 27, has played in the NFL for 5 seasons, all with the Buccaneers. Over his 5-year NFL career, Martin has played in 57 games and carried the ball 1,012 times for 4,227 rushing yards (4.2 average yards per carry) and 23 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught … Continue reading Doug Martin Suspended for 4 Games

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 16 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 16 (Standings Method)

NFL Week 16 Injuries

Photo Credit: Bakersfield Now (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Oakland Raiders Quarterback (QB) Derek Carr: Fractured his fibula in his right leg. He did have a successful surgery and recovery time is typically six-eight weeks but it all depends on how Carr feels. Raiders will start QB Matt McGloin and rookie Connor Cook will be the backup Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota: Just like Carr, … Continue reading NFL Week 16 Injuries

Week 17 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) There are nine teams that will have the chance to clinch something related to this season’s NFL playoffs this week. There are a total of 14 NFL teams still alive to make it into the postseason. Note that each item on a bullet on each list describing how each team can clinch something is independent of the other items … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Photo Credit: YouTube (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (9-6) Statistics: 374/571 (65.5% completion percentage), 4,128 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 327 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns Analysis: Aaron Rodgers was pretty much the only member of the Green Bay Packers who put up big numbers in the team’s disappointing 4-6 start to the season. Now … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 16

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Pro Football Talk – NBC Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  Vic Beasley Jr., Linebacker, Atlanta Falcons  Team Record: 10-5 Statistics: 37 tackles, 14.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 2 stuffs 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 68 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 12-3 Statistics: 356/559 (63.7% … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  LeSean McCoy, Running Back, Buffalo Bills Team Record: 7-8 Statistics: 229 rush attempts, 1,257 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 49 receptions, 350 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 19.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 8-7 Statistics: 26/26 (100% extra point conversion rate), 37/38; 1 blocked field goal (97.4% field goal conversion rate), 4/4 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/10; 1 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 16 (#20 through #11)

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from AFC East Division   … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Week 17 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 16 Record: 7-9 2016 Season Record: 138-100-2 Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1) Prediction: Ravens win, 20-16  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11) Prediction: Bills win, 24-17  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7) Prediction: Buccaneers win, 30-20  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8) Prediction: Vikings win, 19-13  Cleveland … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Predictions

Week 17 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Sunday, January 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM ET  Baltimore Ravens, (8-7) @  Cincinnati Bengals, (5-9-1)  Buffalo Bills, (7-8) @  New York Jets, (4-11)  Carolina Panthers, (6-9) @  Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (8-7)  Chicago Bears, (3-12) @  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8)  Cleveland Browns, (1-14) @  Pittsburgh Steelers, (10-5)  Dallas Cowboys, (13-2) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (6-9)  Houston Texans, (9-6) @  Tennessee Titans, (8-7)  Jacksonville Jaguars, (3-12) @  Indianapolis Colts, (7-8) … Continue reading Week 17 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 16

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that would be in this season’s playoffs if the regular season ended today. AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  New England Patriots (13-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-3) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (9-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas City … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 16

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.  New England Patriots (13-2)  Dallas Cowboys (13-2)  Kansas City Chiefs (11-4), +2  Atlanta Falcons (10-5), +5  Oakland Raiders (12-3), -2  Miami Dolphins (10-5), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5), +1  Green Bay Packers (9-6), +4  New York Giants (10-5), -5  Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1), -4  Detroit Lions (9-6), -1 … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 16 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 16 Record: 7-9 2016 Season Record: 138-100-2 Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-5), 19, @  Philadelphia Eagles, (6-9), 24   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (10-5), 33, @  Carolina Panthers, (6-9), 16  Miami Dolphins, (10-5), 34, @  Buffalo Bills, (7-8), 31  Minnesota Vikings, (7-8), 25, @  Green Bay Packers, (9-6), 38  New York Jets, … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Scores

How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: The Inside Zone (featured image), ESPN (team logos) After their disappointing 31-24 loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints on Christmas Eve, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sit with a very small chance a clinching a berth in the postseason with a 8-7 record. However, it can be done, but only if each of these eight game results go their way over … Continue reading How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Vikings Complete Worst Season Meltdown Since 1993 Saints

Photo Credit: Daily Norseman After a 5-0 start during which their defense seemed impenetrable, the Minnesota Vikings have dropped eight of their last 10 games and are now in 3rd place in the NFC North division and have been eliminated from playoff contention with a disappointing 7-8 record. Following the 2015 season, when six teams made it to 5-0, five teams made it to 6-0, three teams made it to both … Continue reading Vikings Complete Worst Season Meltdown Since 1993 Saints

How the Carolina Panthers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Currently sitting in last place in the NFC South division with a disappointing 6-8 record, the Carolina Panthers have the toughest road to clinching a playoff berth out of any team still mathematically eligible to advance to the postseason. However, the defending NFC champions can still somehow get into the postseason. Here is a list of all nine things that MUST happen in … Continue reading How the Carolina Panthers Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

How the New Orleans Saints Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Photo Credit: New Orleans Saints Currently sitting in 3rd place in the NFC South division with a disappointing 6-8 record, the New Orleans Saints have one of the toughest roads to clinching a playoff berth out of any team still mathematically eligible to advance to the postseason. However, they can still somehow get into the postseason. Here is a list of all eight things that MUST happen … Continue reading How the New Orleans Saints Can Still Make It Into the Postseason

Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: Chiefs.com, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Clancy (C), Chase (D), Saj (E), J.D. (F) Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9) New York-(B,C,D,E,F) @ Philadelphia-(A) Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8) Atlanta-(D,E,F) @ Carolina-(A,B,C)  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7) Miami-(B,C,D,E) @ Buffalo-(A,F)  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Consensus Picks

Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots (13-3) – AFC East Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) – AFC West Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (10-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading Updated 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

NFL: Who are the Real Contenders?

Photo Credit: CBS Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) The playoff chase for the NFL has begun, and there are still no promises for many teams this season. As the playoffs come closer and closer to beginning, I thought now would be a perfect time to list all playoff teams and whether they are real contenders or pretenders.  New England Patriots: Contenders Any team with Tom … Continue reading NFL: Who are the Real Contenders?

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 15 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 15 (Standings Method)

Week 16 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

Photo Credit: Panic Button (featured image), ESPN (team logos) There are 13 teams that will have the chance to clinch something related to this season’s NFL playoffs this week. There are a total of 22 NFL teams still alive to make it into the postseason. Note that each item on a bullet on each list describing how each team can clinch something is independent of the … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Photo Credit: EndZoneScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (9-5) Statistics: 319/465 (68.6% completion percentage), 4,336 passing yards, 32 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 31 rush attempts, 106 rushing yards Analysis: Matt Ryan is playing some of the best football of his life right now. He is on pace to become just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 15

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-8-1 Statistics: 260 rush attempts, 1,138 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 73 receptions, 800 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 4 tackles 9. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 11-3 Statistics: 65 tackles, 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, 3 passes defensed, 4 stuffs 8.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: The Football Insider (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Odell Beckham Jr., Wide Receiver, New York Giants Team Record: 10-4 Statistics: 85 receptions, 1,173 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, 1 rush attempt, 9 rushing yards, 10 punt returns, 66 punt return yards, 1 tackle 19.  Kirk Cousins, Quarterback, Washington Redskins Team Record: 7-6-1 Statistics: 366/542 (67.5% completion percentage), 4,360 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 29 rush attempts, 66 rushing yards, 2 … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 15 (#20 through #11)

Week 16 NFL Predictions

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 15 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 131-91-2 Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9) Prediction: Giants win, 24-14   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8) Prediction: Panthers win, 31-27  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7) Prediction: Dolphins win, 26-23  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) @  Green Bay … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Predictions

Week 16 NFL Schedule

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  New York Giants, (10-4) @  Philadelphia Eagles, (5-9)   Saturday, December 24th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Atlanta Falcons, (9-5) @  Carolina Panthers, (6-8)  Miami Dolphins, (9-5) @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7)  Minnesota Vikings, (7-7) @  Green Bay Packers, (8-6)  New York Jets, (4-10) @  New England Patriots, (12-2)  San Diego Chargers, (5-9) @  Cleveland Browns, (0-14)  Tennessee Titans, … Continue reading Week 16 NFL Schedule

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 15

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Note: Teams listed in bold print are those that would be in this season’s playoffs if the regular season ended today.   AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE  New England Patriots (12-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (11-3) – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (8-6) – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 15

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record and movement from last week’s power rankings.  New England Patriots (12-2)  Dallas Cowboys (12-2)  Oakland Raiders (11-3), +1  New York Giants (10-4), +1  Kansas City Chiefs (10-4), -2  Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1), +1  Miami Dolphins (9-5), +1  Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5), +1  Atlanta Falcons (9-5), +2  Detroit Lions (9-5), -4  Tennessee Titans (8-6), +2 … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Power Rankings & Trends

Week 15 NFL Scores

Photo Credit: NFL (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Week 15 Record: 10-6 2016 Season Record: 131-91-2 Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-10), 3, @  Seattle Seahawks, (9-4-1), 24   Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (9-5), 34, @  New York Jets, (4-10), 13   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 PM ET  Cleveland Browns, (0-14), 13, @  Buffalo Bills, (7-7), 33  Detroit Lions, … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Scores

Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle After replacing Houston Texans’ quarterback Brock Osweiler during Sunday’s game, a game in which Osweiler threw back-to-back interceptions, quarterback Tom Savage has been named the starting quarterback against the Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday by head coach Bill O’Brien on Monday. Savage was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. His NFL debut was in December … Continue reading Tom Savage Named Texans Starting Quarterback

Writer Vote: Will the Browns Finish 0-16?

Photo Credit: For the Win – USA Today With two games left on the 2016 NFL schedule, the Cleveland Browns sit at the bottom of the AFC North division, the AFC, and the NFL with an 0-14 record. Each of the SportsPress writers voted on whether or not they think the Browns will end up finishing this season as the only 0-16 team in NFL … Continue reading Writer Vote: Will the Browns Finish 0-16?

Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

Photo Credit: USA Today After four disappointing seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, head coach Gus Bradley was fired on Sunday following the 21-20 loss to the Houston Texans. Bradley held a record of 14 wins and 48 losses in the four seasons he served as the head coach. Coming into the 2016 season, the Jaguars were one of many teams to watch, as they made … Continue reading Jaguars Fire Head Coach Gus Bradley

2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Kansas City Chiefs (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) – AFC West Division Champion  New England Patriots (12-4) – AFC East Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (10-6) – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans (9-7) – AFC South Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (12-4) – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Miami Dolphins (11-5) – Wild Card from … Continue reading 2016-2017 NFL Playoff Predictions

Five Most Pleasantly Surprising NFL Teams in 2016

Photo Credit: Lester’s Legends (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Honorable Mentions:  New York Giants 2016 Season Record: 9-4 2015 Season Record: 6-10  Miami Dolphins 2016 Season Record: 8-5 2015 Season Record: 6-10   Top 5 5.  Oakland Raiders 2016 Season Record: 10-3 2015 Season Record: 7-9 Analysis: Coming off of a 2015 season during which they finished without a winning record for the 13th consecutive season, the Raiders were a team … Continue reading Five Most Pleasantly Surprising NFL Teams in 2016

Five Most Disappointing NFL Teams in 2016

  Photo Credit: Endzone Score (featured image), ESPN (team logos) Dishonorable Mentions:  Cleveland Browns 2016 Season Record: 0-13 2015 Season Record: 3-13  Philadelphia Eagles 2016 Season Record: 5-8 2015 Season Record: 7-9   Top 5 5.  New York Jets 2016 Season Record: 4-9 2015 Season Record: 10-6 Analysis: Coming off of a 2015 season during which they were just one win away from being postseason bound, the Jets had … Continue reading Five Most Disappointing NFL Teams in 2016

Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

Photo Credit: FOX Sports, ESPN (team logos) Writers picking: Myself (A), Asher (B), Christian (C), Joey (D), Clancy (E), Chase (F), J.D. (G) Thursday, December 15th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Los Angeles Rams, (4-9) @  Seattle Seahawks, (8-4-1) Los Angeles-(D) @ Seattle-(A,B,C,E,F,G) Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 8:25 PM ET  Miami Dolphins, (8-5) @  New York Jets, (4-9) Miami-(A,B,C,D,E,F,G) @ New York   Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 1:00 … Continue reading Week 15 NFL Consensus Picks

Patriots Sign Michael Floyd

Photo Credit: FanSided The New England Patriots have signed 5th-year wide receiver Michael Floyd following his release from the Arizona Cardinals after he was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning. Floyd, 27, was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car and having an officer behind him notice that he did not go through a green light … Continue reading Patriots Sign Michael Floyd

NFL Week 14 Injuries

Photo Credit: The Phinsider Miami Dolphins Quarterback (QB) Ryan Tannehill: After taking a low hit from defensive linemen Calais Campbell, Tannehill suffered a left knee injury and did not return during the game. Early reports stated he tore his ACL, but head coach Adam Gase said it was only an ACL and MCL sprain that will sideline him for a couple of games. The Dolphins did … Continue reading NFL Week 14 Injuries

NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 14 (Standings Method)

Photo Credit: sports-logos-screensavers.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) This list includes each team’s record as well as their Rating Percentage Index (RPI) using the standings method and movement from last week’s rankings.  RPI using the standings method is calculated by taking 25% of each team’s winning percentage, 50% of the winning percentage of the opponents of each team, and 25% of the winning percentage of the … Continue reading NFL RPI Rankings & Trends through Week 14 (Standings Method)

Cardinals Release Michael Floyd

Photo Credit: FanSided The Arizona Cardinals have released 5th-year wide receiver Michael Floyd after he was arrested on DUI charges early Monday morning. Floyd, 27, was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car and having an officer behind him notice that he did not go through a green light after it cycled through twice. Floyd has played … Continue reading Cardinals Release Michael Floyd

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (11-2) Statistics: 233/340 (68.5% completion percentage), 2,876 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 26 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his nine games back from suspension, Tom Brady has been dominant in pretty much every game and has shown that he is really back, and he is not rusty. Sure, he has only … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 14

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 10.  David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals Team Record: 5-7-1 Statistics: 248 rush attempts, 1,085 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 69 receptions, 745 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 3 tackles 9.  Le’Veon Bell, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers Team Record: 8-5 Statistics: 218 rush attempts, 1,053 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 67 receptions, 563 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown 8. Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders Team Record: 10-3 Statistics: 61 tackles, 11 sacks, … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#10 through #1)

Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)

Photo Credit: FOX Sports (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 20.  Justin Tucker, Kicker, Baltimore Ravens Team Record: 7-6 Statistics: 22/22 (100% extra point conversion rate), 31/32; 1 blocked field goal (96.9% field goal conversion rate), 3/3 (100% 20-29-yard field goal conversion rate), 8/9; 1 blocked field goal (88.9% 30-39-yard field goal conversion rate), 11/11 (100% 40-49-yard field goal conversion rate), 9/9 (100% 50+-yard field goal conversion rate), 0/1 (0% completion … Continue reading Top 20 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 14 (#20 through #11)