Numbers don’t lie; Cam Newton needs to bring back the Dab

Photo Credit: Deadspin Former NFL MVP Cam Newton had been in the league for four seasons coming into the 2015-2016 season. But it took until the beginning of that fifth season for the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft to become a breakout star. His secret? The Dab, which became a common gesture among fans, particularly young children, after seeing Cam perform it week … Continue reading Numbers don’t lie; Cam Newton needs to bring back the Dab

Why the Chargers should pursue RGIII

Photo Credit: Business Insider Given his recent workout with the team, Robert Griffin III, the former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns quarterback, has a shot at returning to the NFL as a Los Angeles Charger. While many may consider RGIII one of the biggest NFL Draft busts in recent years, the Chargers would actually be smart to sign him. Here’s why. The Chargers current quarterback, … Continue reading Why the Chargers should pursue RGIII

Derek Carr Takes Jab at NFL Referees

Photo Credit: Raiders Central Anyone who knows anything about or follows Oakland Raiders’ Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr knows that off of the football field, he is one of the most genuinely great men that the NFL has to offer. But when it comes to talking to the media, he takes no prisoners and speaks his mind, especially when it comes to talking about his … Continue reading Derek Carr Takes Jab at NFL Referees

NFL’s top running back is not who you think

Photo Credit: The Inscriber Magazine The NFL season is now under two months away from kicking off, and millions of people around the world will participate in fantasy football. While running backs like Dallas Cowboys’ star Ezekiel Elliott, Pittsburgh Steelers’ star LeVeon Bell and Arizona Cardinals’ star David Johnson will likely be the first three running backs off of most draft boards, put fantasy football … Continue reading NFL’s top running back is not who you think

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why the Minnesota Vikings are in the Midst of the Worst Meltdown in the 16-Game Regular Season Era

Photo Credit: FanSide After a 5-0 start during which their defense seemed impenetrable, the Minnesota Vikings have dropped six of their last seven games and currently sit two games behind the Detroit Lions, who beat the Vikings twice, for the NFC North Division lead, and one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the final NFC Wild Card playoff spot with a record of 6-6. Following … Continue reading Why the Minnesota Vikings are in the Midst of the Worst Meltdown in the 16-Game Regular Season Era

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Photo Credit: SB Nation (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (10-2) Statistics: 208/302 (68.9% completion percentage), 2,470 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 25 rush attempts, 60 rushing yards Analysis: In his eight 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, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 13

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (7-5) Statistics: 284/414 (68.6% completion percentage), 3,813 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 30 rush attempts, 107 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 for 4,500 or more yards in five … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 13

Should Justin Tucker Be in the NFL MVP Award Discussion?

Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun It goes without saying that an NFL kicker has never won the league’s MVP award. A kicker has never been deserving of holding the title of the league’s Most Valuable Player, and that makes sense seeing as how kickers are hardly ever on the field and really only have one or two jobs when they are. However, this year things could be … Continue reading Should Justin Tucker Be in the NFL MVP Award Discussion?

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (9-2) Statistics: 175/256 (68.4% completion percentage), 2,201 passing yards, 18 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 22 rush attempts, 59 rushing yards Analysis: In his seven 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 played … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 12

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

Photo Credit: CSNNE (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (9-2) Statistics: 281/423 (66.4% completion percentage), 3,115 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 28 rush attempts, 49 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made this Raiders … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 12

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (8-2) Statistics: 145/206 (70.4% completion percentage), 1,915 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 19 rush attempts, 63 rushing yards Analysis: In his six 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, … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 11

Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Photo Credit: Boston Herald (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Derek Carr, Quarterback, Oakland Raiders (8-2) Statistics: 255/385 (66.2% completion percentage), 2,800 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 24 rush attempts, 62 rushing yards Analysis: In just his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has taken this Oakland Raiders team from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. His quarterbacking over the first three seasons of his young career has made … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Candidates through Week 11

Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Photo Credit: The Draft Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (8-1) Statistics: 198 rush attempts, 1,005 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns, 18 receptions, 250 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown Analysis: At only 21 years of age, Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually … Continue reading Ezeki…NFL Awards Predictions through Week 10

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

Photo Credit: Cowboys Wire – USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons (6-4) Statistics: 236/346 (69.6% completion percentage), 3,247 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 23 rush attempts, 69 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 for … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 10

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Photo Credit: The Denver Post (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is not … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 9

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints (4-4) Statistics: 242/347 (69.7% completion percentage), 2,689 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 11 rush attempts, 9 rushing yards Analysis: Brees would be a lot higher on this list, possibly even #1,  if his value to his team actually helped them win more games, which they have actually been doing as of late, … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 9

NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Photo Credit: NFL Spin Zone (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER  Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots (7-1) Statistics: 98/134 (73.1% completion percentage), 1,319 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, 10 rush attempts, 44 rushing yards Analysis: Assuming he has not yet cheated this season, Tom Brady has been dominant in his first four games back from his suspension to show that he is really back, and he is … Continue reading NFL Awards Predictions through Week 8

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 8

Photo Credit: theScore (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (6-1) Statistics: 159 rush attempts, 799 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 150 receiving yards Analysis: As a 21-year-old rookie, Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually winning games without their usual starting quarterback Tony Romo, and quarterback Dak Prescott has not … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 8

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 7

Photo Credit: Heavy (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5. Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions (4-3) Statistics: 164/241 (68.1% completion percentage), 1,914 passing yards, 15 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 21 rush attempts, 126 rushing yards Analysis: Matthew Stafford has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks through the first seven weeks of this season. He is making accurate throws and has not been turning the ball over nearly as much as … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 7

Five Reasons Why the Seahawks-Cardinals Tie is THE Game of the Era

Photo Credit: FOX Sports In one of the weirdest NFL games of the modern era, two of league’s best teams and bitter NFC West rivals ended up finishing the first tie game since 2014 in a 6-6 field goal slugfest. Seattle Seahawks’ kicker Steven Hauschka and Arizona Cardinals’ kicker Chandler Catanzaro each made one field goal in regulation and one in overtime. They also both … Continue reading Five Reasons Why the Seahawks-Cardinals Tie is THE Game of the Era

Is Dak Prescott the Cowboys’ True Starting Quarterback?

Photo Credit: The Gospel Herald Back in week 2 of the 2001 season, New England Patriots’ quarterback Drew Bledsoe was hit by New York Jets’ linebacker Mo Lewis and suffered a sheared blood vessel in his chest. Quarterback Tom Brady was brought in, and he took over and led the Patriots franchise to their first Super Bowl championship, and his first of four with the team, … Continue reading Is Dak Prescott the Cowboys’ True Starting Quarterback?

Is the Minnesota Vikings’ Defense the Greatest of All Time?

Photo Credit: Vikings Wire-USA Today The Minnesota Vikings are the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL at 5-0 after a total of six teams started the 2015 season out 5-0. In league dominated by parity, the Vikings themselves have dominated to open up this 2016 season, and they have done it without starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and future Hall of Fame running back Adrian … Continue reading Is the Minnesota Vikings’ Defense the Greatest of All Time?

Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5

Photo Credit: wtop.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 5.  Ezekiel Elliott, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (4-1) Statistics: 109 rush attempts, 546 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 9 receptions, 81 receiving yards Analysis: This would have seemed crazy a month ago. Now, it doesn’t. Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in the NFL already. Not only that, but the Cowboys are actually winning games without their usual starting … Continue reading Top 5 NFL MVP Award Candidates through Week 5

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

Photo Credit: SB Nation (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 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 April, and his stellar play throughout his career at Ohio State showed why the Cowboys spent the 4th overall pick of this year’s draft on him. Not all running backs … Continue reading 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#4 through #1)

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

Photo Credit: Today’s Pigskin (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 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 looks like it could erupt as a divisional powerhouse. With Andrew Luck back and healthy as the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller … Continue reading 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#8 through #5)

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

Photo Credit: Deadspin (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 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 be able to propel them to a Super Bowl victory. If anything, starting quarterback Trevor Siemian is an upgrade at quarterback from Peyton Manning last season, since … Continue reading 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#12 through #9)

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

Photo Credit: Cleveland (featured image), ESPN (team logos) 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 over the past few seasons. When I came out with my many editions of offseason power rankings, I found it tough to put some teams that I … Continue reading 16 Bold Predictions for the 2016 NFL Season (#16 through #13)

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