The Road to Super Bowl LII, Championship Round

After 17 grueling weeks of the ‘17-‘18 NFL season, we are officially down to 12 teams, each fighting for a chance to play in Minnesota on Sunday, February 4th: the 52nd Super Bowl.  This season has been saturated with stories of surprising contenders, disappointing pretenders, season-ending injuries, scandalous narratives, and fantasy frustration.  As we try … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: Playoff Predictions

American Football Conference AFC East Champion New England Patriots (6-2) AFC North Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) AFC South Champion Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3) AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) AFC Wild Card Buffalo Bills (5-2) Tennessee Titans (4-3) National Football Conference   NFC East Champion Philadelphia Eagles (7-1) NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings (6-2) NFC … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: NFC West

NFC West Seattle Seahawks (5-2) – Offensive Points per Game (10th) Yards per Game (7th) – This may come as a surprise to some of you but Seattle has slowly morphed from the dominant defense that destroyed Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl a few years ago into a high-flying attack. Their run game has … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: NFC South

NFC South New Orleans Saints (5-2) – Offensive Points per Game (6th) Yards per Game (3rd) – The Saints have had one of the more lethal offenses in the league over the past few years so this comes as a surprise to nobody. Brees has actually had a down year himself, throwing for over 300 … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: NFC North

NFC North Minnesota Vikings (6-2) – Offensive Points per Game (14th) Yards per Game (13th) – Neither are very surprising, they have talented players in the run game and the passing game but they lack true superstars and a healthy, quality QB right now. Dalvin Cook looked pretty good to start his career but he … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: NFC East

NFC East Philadelphia Eagles (7-1) – Offensive Points per Game (4th) Yards per Game (6th) – Pleasant surprise in both of these categories. Last year the Eagles were 16th in points scored per game and are now 4th midway through this season.  The reason for this is the emergence of Carson Wentz.  Wentz showed promise … Read more

Panthers run all over Cardinals, advance to Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers obliterated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, 49-15. They forced seven turnovers, four of which were in the first half. They totally dominated the game from start to finish. The Cardinals never had a foothold in the game. Carson Palmer was constantly under pressure, throwing four interceptions and fumbling twice. In the first … Read more

A Campaign of Futility: The 2015 Dallas Cowboys

It was a season that had many questions and many expectations. Dallas came into the 2015 season after a surprising playoff run in 2014 behind a dominant offensive line and an opportunistic defense that was greater than the sum of its parts. Certainly the future looked brighter. Dallas used its first-round draft pick on high-potential … Read more