Six Patriots Players Will Skip White House Trip

Photo Credit: SI, Endzone Score, Boston Herald, Sporting News, Boston Globe, Patriots.com In an unbelievable comeback by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, many players have decided to not attend the White House trip. As of now, six players will not be joining the team on the trip. Tight end Martellus Bennett was the first player to state that he will not go … Continue reading Six Patriots Players Will Skip White House Trip

How Super Bowl LI Proved NFL Overtime Rules Must Be Changed

Photo Credit: Madison This year is the 51st year of the Super Bowl era of football, and I can say this past one was the most historic Super Bowl I have ever witnessed. Several records were shattered in this game, including the most Super Bowl wins by a quarterback (Tom Brady), the largest comeback of all time (New England Patriots, 25-point deficit), and the first ever … Continue reading How Super Bowl LI Proved NFL Overtime Rules Must Be Changed

Early 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Oakland Raiders (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   AFC Playoff Teams  New England Patriots – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders – AFC West Division Champion  Pittsburgh Steelers – AFC North Division Champion  Tennessee Titans – AFC South Division Champion  Kansas City Chiefs – Wild Card from AFC West Division  Denver Broncos – Wild Card from AFC West Division   NFC Playoff Teams  Dallas Cowboys – … Continue reading Early 2017-2018 NFL Playoff Predictions

Records Broken in Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: Time (featured image), NFL (team logos) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Most career Super Bowl appearances by a team: Nine (9) Most career Super Bowl appearances by a quarterback: Seven (7), Tom Brady Most career Super Bowl appearances by a head coach: Seven (7), Bill Belichick Most career Super Bowl victories by a quarterback: Five (5), Tom Brady Most career Super Bowl victories by a head coach: Five (5), Bill … Continue reading Records Broken in Super Bowl LI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NFL Playoff Picture through Week 12

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 (9-2) – AFC East Division Champion  Oakland Raiders (9-2) – AFC West Division Champion  Baltimore Ravens (6-5) – AFC North Division Champion  Houston Texans (6-5) – AFC South Division … Continue reading NFL Playoff Picture through Week 12

How the Denver Broncos Can Reach Super Bowl LII in 2018

Photo Credit: BSN Denver It was not too long ago when the Denver Broncos pulled off the NFL’s latest version of a Super Bowl shocker. Despite being heavy underdogs against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the Broncos’ historically good defense came through, beating the 15-1 Panthers by a final score of 24-10. Peyton Manning retired from the NFL, and as a result, the Broncos … Continue reading How the Denver Broncos Can Reach Super Bowl LII in 2018

How Each NFC West Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: oregonsportsnews.com  Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals have quarterback Carson Palmer, who broke out for a career season last year, as well as one of deepest groups of wide receivers in the NFL with Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and JJ Nelson. They are also loaded at the running back position, with David Johnson coming out of nowhere last year and tearing up the … Continue reading How Each NFC West Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each NFC South Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: betlabssports.com  Atlanta Falcons The Falcons had a great chance to be a playoff threat last season, starting the season out with a 5-0 record, but unfortunately took a turn for the worst in the middle of the season and ended up not making the playoffs with an 8-8 record despite having a solid defense all season long. Still, Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan is 1 of only … Continue reading How Each NFC South Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each NFC North Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: withthefirstpick.com  Chicago Bears The Bears lost their star running back Matt Forte to the New York Jets this past offseason, but will replace him with a fully capable running back in Jeremy Langford, who showed huge flashes of potential last season. Jay Cutler isn’t the greatest of quarterbacks, but if wide receiver Alshon Jeffery can stay healthy, that Cutler to Jeffery connection can … Continue reading How Each NFC North Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each NFC East Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: dailynexus.com  Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys’ hopes of winning last season’s Super Bowl were derailed by injuries to quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant. With both players back and healthy, the Cowboys will have a good chance to be back to their 2014 form, when they went 12-4 and made it to the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs. They also drafted … Continue reading How Each NFC East Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each AFC West Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: nfasl.spruz.com  Denver Broncos The Broncos won Super Bowl 50 on the back of their defense, and many of their defensive starters from last season are returning, including Super Bowl 50 MVP linebacker Von Miller, defensive end DeMarcus Ware, and pretty much everyone from their secondary, including star cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris. Peyton Manning, the Broncos’ quarterback since the 2012 season, retired this … Continue reading How Each AFC West Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each AFC South Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: samdarley.sportsblog.com  Houston Texans The Texans are one of the league’s most improved teams on the offensive side of the ball. They added one of the top running backs in the NFL in Lamar Miller, who has been a star for the Miami Dolphins over the past 2 seasons, and they upgraded from Brian Hoyer at the quarterback position to Brock Osweiler, who did … Continue reading How Each AFC South Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each AFC North Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: page2sports.com  Baltimore Ravens  The Ravens are consistently one of the league’s best teams each season, but unfortunately were dealt some bad blows in terms of injuries last season. They lost starting quarterback Joe Flacco, starting running back Justin Forsett, number one wide receiver Steve Smith, and starting tight end Dennis Pitta last season due to injuries. The Ravens’ backup running back, Javorius Allen, … Continue reading How Each AFC North Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

How Each AFC East Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Photo Credit: thesportsquotient.com  Buffalo Bills The Bills have a rising star in Tyrod Taylor at the quarterback position, and they have a rising star at the wide receiver position in Sammy Watkins as well. Taylor is already up there with some of the best running quarterbacks in the game like Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, and he is a consistently solid passer as well. Watkins is … Continue reading How Each AFC East Team Could Win Super Bowl LI

Peyton Manning Cleared of HGH Allegations

Photo Credit: USA Today Former Indianapolis Colts’ and Denver Broncos’ future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who just recently retired from the NFL, has been cleared by the NFL from allegations that he used HGH and other performance-enhancing drugs to speed up his recovery from his neck surgery in 2011. Manning, 40, played in the NFL for 17 seasons for those 2 different teams. He … Continue reading Peyton Manning Cleared of HGH Allegations

Super Bowls LIV and LV Locations Set

Photo Credit: fox2now.com The NFL has announced that Super Bowl LIV will be played at New Miami Stadium (formerly Sun Life Stadium) in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, and that Super Bowl LV will be played at the future home of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, February 7th, 2021. Super Bowl LI (Sunday, February 5th, 2017) will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and Super … Continue reading Super Bowls LIV and LV Locations Set

Super Bowl LIII to be Played in Atlanta

Photo Credit: atlantafalcons.com The NFL has announced that Super Bowl LIII will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. The Stadium itself, which will be the home of the Atlanta Falcons, will not open up until the beginning of the 2017-2018 NFL season. Super Bowl LI (Sunday, February 5th, 2017) will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, … Continue reading Super Bowl LIII to be Played in Atlanta

Updated NFL Record & Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: ign.com Here are my updated NFL record and playoff predictions after going game by game and predicting the winner of each game:   AFC East: New England Patriots (10-6) New York Jets (7-9) Buffalo Bills (6-10) Miami Dolphins (4-12) AFC North: Cincinnati Bengals (13-3) Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Baltimore Ravens (7-9) Cleveland Browns (1-15) AFC South: Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) Houston Texans (8-8) Indianapolis Colts … Continue reading Updated NFL Record & Playoff Predictions

Predicting the Next 10 Super Bowls

Photo Credit: wiredmango.com There has been a lot of discussion this offseason about CTE and head injuries and linkage to NFL hits and concussions. There have also been many retirements due to fear of these long-term and potentially fatal injuries. How much longer will the NFL last? No one knows for sure, but I think it’s safe to see it will be around at least until … Continue reading Predicting the Next 10 Super Bowls