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Super Bowl 50: Thoughts On The Panthers, Broncos, Cam And Then Some

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Peyton Manning and Von Miller brought Denver it’s third Super Bowl title in franchise history. (Photo: National Sun Times)

Week 8.

That was when my decision was made that the Denver Broncos had a defense we all needed to pay attention to.

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Super Bowl 50 Preview: Broncos, Panthers Could See An Epic Finish

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If this is Manning’s “Last Rodeo” adding a second championship to his resume would be one heck of a way to go out. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

I struggled trying to figure out who had the edge in this game. (more…)

2015 NFL Playoffs: NFC Championship All About The Run Game

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Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Carson Palmer (4,671 yards, 35 TD’s, 104.6% Rating) left a lot to be desired in getting his first career playoff victory last week against the Green Bay Packers. Things don’t get easier against the Carolina Panthers this weekend, either. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

If you haven’t yet, check out my AFC Championship Game thoughts and prediction, here

Two points. One half.

That’s the reason I’m writing about the Carolina Panthers hosting the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. (more…)

NFL Playoffs 2015: NFC Divisional Round A Proving Ground For Packers, Seahawks

 

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson (4,024 yards, 34 TD’s, 110.1 Rating) has been nothing short of sensational in 2015; and in his last four meetings against the Panthers (including postseason) he’s posted totals of 1,028 yards, 6 TD’s, 1 INT, and a 109.8 Rating. More importantly? The Seahawks are 3-1 in those games. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

One of the best parts about sports, for me, is the competition when something is on the line. It’s that competition when you’re so close to achieving the ultimate goal that makes everything about practicing and playing worth it. Which is why this week’s NFC Divisional match ups has me so excited for football this weekend. (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…)

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…)

NFL 2015: Is Russell Wilson Worth $25 Million A Season? If You’re The Seattle Seahawks The Answer Is “Yes.”

Russell Wilson, 26, is set to make $1.5 million dollars in 2015. That's 5% of Cam Newton's $30 million dollar compensation this season(Getty Images)

Russell Wilson, 26, is set to make $1.5 million dollars in 2015. That’s 5% of Cam Newton’s $30 million dollar salary this season(Getty Images)

I tried to stay away from this conversation. Trust me, I tried really, really, REALLY hard not to put my two cents into the ongoing (and unnecessary) saga that is the “Russell Wilson Contract Situation.”

I’m done doing that, now. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers Done My Way

Jekyll and Hyde?: Games 1-8: Stafford's numbers were 2,617 yards, 16 TD's, 6 INT's and a 94.7 rating. Games 9-16: 2,033 yards, 13 TD's, 13 INT's and a 72.1 rating

Jekyll and Hyde?: Stafford’s first-half numbers (2,617 yards, 16 TD’s, 6 INT’s and a 94.7 rating) didn’t resemble anything he did in the second-half ( 2,033 yards, 13 TD’s, 13 INT’s and a 72.1 rating)

The quarterback position is the most important position in fantasy football.

Go ahead and disagree. I say that without a hint of reservation or sarcasm. It doesn’t make sense to place the hopes of a well drafted team in the hands of someone who isn’t going to consistently give you the production you need from, what should be, the steadiest spot on your roster. (more…)

National Football League 2014: Some Friends And I Ranked All 32 NFL Quarterbacks, The Results Were Interesting

Joe Flacco and Ben Roesthlisberger both own Super Bowl rings, but didn't get much top-10 love in the rankings

Joe Flacco (average rank: 12.5) and Ben Roesthlisberger (average rank: 11.3) both own Super Bowl rings, but didn’t get much top-10 love in the rankings

I thought it would be fun to ask a few of my friends to rank all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL as they saw fit. As you can expect, once some of them (myself included) got into the process they realized that ranking them was more difficult than first thought. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2013: Quarterback Position Is Deep, But Not As Deep As Advertised

Robert Griffin III was sensational year one, which is why it pains me to take a pass on him year two

Robert Griffin III was sensational year one, which is why it pains me to take a pass on him year two

A narrative I keep hearing this season is that the quarterback position this season is as “deep as it has ever been.” I would argue that while that statement could be true, don’t get caught waiting. (more…)