Battle of Midway

With the NFL season at its halfway point, it’s a good time to look at who needs to keep pushing to make the playoffs. At this stage, looking at teams like the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers, both undefeated, doesn’t reveal much. Instead, those teams who need to press on and continue the…

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NFL: What’s the Value of a Field Goal?

With NFL teams increasingly going for it on 4th down, are they under-valuing Field Goals? Or are Kickers just too unreliable? Let’s take a closer look at whether teams are making the right decision regarding FGs in 2019. Firstly, there has to be a recognition that all FGs need to be considered in the context…

NFL: Week 5 Team Tiers

As the NFL approaches its midpoint, teams tend to consolidate their place in the league. They occupy real estate at the top, middle or bottom, and there is little major movement between these levels. Let’s see where each team currently lives in the NFL’s apartment block. Penthouse Sitting comfortably as the only undefeated team in…

NFL: Taking Stock at the Quarter-Mile in the AFC

With four weeks of the 2019 NFL season in the books, it’s time to take stock of how each team stands. For some, they are staring down the barrel of a bleak end to the year. For others, hope remains but the job isn’t done. This is how the AFC looks after one quarter of…

NFL Week 3: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL Week 2: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL Week 1: Team Tiers

Playing in the NFL is like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without the right preparation, and the stars aligning, it is almost impossible to get very far. Many people get to base camp, but not much further, for one reason or another. Only the best and most prepared make it all the way to the…

NFL: The State of Backup Quarterbacks

There is an old adage in the NFL: you’re only as good as your backup Quarterback. There are various iterations of this, such as, ‘the second most important player is the backup QB.’ Four case studies will help us determine the state of the second most important position in the NFL. Washington Redskins: The Starter…

NFL: Remembering Andrew Luck’s Outstanding Career

On the evening of August 24th, reports began circulating about Andrew Luck informing the Indianapolis Colts that he is retiring. Soon, the news was confirmed. The news is truly stunning, although reports indicate that for at least two weeks, the Colts knew Luck was contemplating retirement. Now it’s official. Luck’s career is one to remember…

NFL Division Preview: AFC South

The AFC South was a competitive division in 2018. Three teams ended the season within 2 games of each other. As always, the division is slated to shake up this year. So many things have changed and there’s plenty of excitement to start the 2019 season. 2018 Standings Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans Jcksonville…