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

The Road to Super Bowl LII, Divisional 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

The Road to Super Bowl LII

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

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: AFC West

AFC West Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) – Offensive Points per Game (3rd) Yards per Game (2nd) – Unbelievably shocking. Considering they drafted a QB early with the obvious intent to replace Alex Smith had he had another down year, and they lost their starting RB before the season even began, this was unforeseen by everybody.  … Read more

NFL Midpoint Evaluation: AFC South

AFC South Tennessee Titans (4-3) – Offensive Points per Game (13th) Yards per Game (18th) – The split doesn’t really surprise me as it tends to mean that the running game has been successful. This offense has really struggled at times as evidence of their not-so-great losses to the Dolphins and Texans, but they’ve also … Read more