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Super Bowl 51: The New England Patriots Won, And The Atlanta Falcons Only Have Themselves To Blame

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Matt Ryan played at an MVP level in Super Bowl LI, but the Falcons came up short to the New England Patriots in Overtime. (Getty Images)

They had it.

I keep repeating that phrase over and over again as I go over the many ways the Atlanta Falcons cost themselves their first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history. (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2016: It’s Time For Matt Ryan, Alex Smith To Change Their Playoff Narrative

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Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to three playoff appearances in four seasons.

I’m currently reading the book “Rebel Yell”, written by S. C. Gwynne, about the life of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Early in the book it describes a time in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia) in which Jackson established himself as a worthy war general and tactician to be reckoned with. He was unassuming, disciplined, and boring by personality, but was as gifted as any in field tactics. (more…)

The NFL MVP Race Is Between Matt Ryan And Aaron Rodgers, So Here’s Who Wins It

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Aaron Rodgers thought the Packers could run the table after getting trounced by Washington in Week 11. Green Bay did just that in winning their final six games and the NFC North. (Photo: Washington Times)

There have been a lot of names thrown out regarding this seasons NFL MVP award. Ezekiel “Zeke” Elliott. David Johnson. Tom Brady. All of them have been discussed and all of that discussion had merit.

Emphasis on ‘had’.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Falcons Vs. Saints

The Falcons seemed to have figured out the Drew Brees factor (0-2, 646 yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 INT's in 2014). Can he turn it around for fantasy owners against an improved Falcons defense? (Photo: The Times-Picayune)

The Falcons seemed to have figured out the Drew Brees problem (0-2, 646 yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 INT’s in 2014) that troubled them for so long. Can Brees be trusted to turn it around for fantasy owners against an improved Falcons defense tonight in New Orleans? (Photo: The Times-Picayune)

It’s funny how fortunes have changed in the span of 10 months for the Falcons.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 6 Waiver Targets, An Exciting Opportunity, And What To Do About Slumping Stars

Jamaal Charles ACL injury opens the door for Charcandrick West to get the first opportunity to start for the Chiefs at running back (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Jamaal Charles ACL injury opens the door for Charcandrick West to get the first opportunity to start for the Chiefs at running back (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

On Bye: Oakland Raiders; St. Louis Rams; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Football is a weird game.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 5 Waiver Wire Targets, Notes On Martavis Bryant, Daily Fantasy Leagues, And Todd Gurley

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

(Photo: Jason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports)

On Bye: Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings

Week 5 is upon us, which makes this the money week in a lot of Fantasy Leagues.

I was talking to a buddy of mine during Monday Night Football last night and he brought up that if Jimmy Graham didn’t score eight points he was going to be 1-3 on the season. I didn’t have it in me to tell him that (more…)

2015 NFL Preview: NFC Division Predictions

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

I like Seattle to win the NFC West again in 2015 despite a holdout from Kam Chancellor. But a division rival might have the last laugh in playoffs. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Division and playoff predictions are tricky in the NFL.

Every week a team can look like a “team to beat” or the worst team you’ve ever seen. With the NFL only playing 16 games, one could put themselves in a situation to be roundly criticized for picking the wrong team without the benefit of hindsight.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Nine Bold Fantasy Football Predictions For ’15

Karlos Williams has climbed to No. 2 on the Bills running back depth chart. I see him climbing further before the year is over. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Karlos Williams has climbed to No. 2 on the Bills running back depth chart. I see him climbing further before the year is over. (James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Wanna know how to be bold in fantasy football? Pick a name or names you really like for the season and predict that player to reach heights only you believe imaginable. Boldly predict that their success isn’t solely predicated on another man’s failure, but on talent that can’t be suppressed by veterans or newcomers. (more…)

About Last Year: Previewing The Carolina Panthers 2015 Playoff Outlook

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Consistency plagued the Panthers in 2014. Will Cam Newton get this team to the heights expected of them in 2015? (Photo by: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America)

Leading up to the start of the 2015 NFL season I will be previewing last year’s playoff teams and their chances for making it back to the postseason

2014 Overview:

Record: 7-8-1 (1st, NFC South)

Key Additions: Devin Funchess (41st Overall Pick, 2015 Draft), Cameron Artis-Payne (174th Overall Pick, 2015 Draft), Shaq Thompson (25th overall Pick, 2015 Draft) 

Key Losses: Thomas Decoud (Release) (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Fantasy Football “Bargain” Players (A.K.A. The Deep Sleepers) That Could Hit It Big In ’15

Eddie Royal caught 62 passes for 778 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Chargers in 2014. This season he'll play in the slot with the Chicago Bears. (Associated Press)

Eddie Royal caught 62 passes for 778 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Chargers in 2014. This season he’ll play in the slot with the Chicago Bears. (Associated Press)

You will no doubt rely on them at least once this season. Those bargain players that get you by on a bye week or through a tough stretch of injuries or suspensions. They’re always on the waiver wire, a Branden Oliver or Chris Sims.  (more…)