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I’ll be honest. Before last season started I predicted the Texans to win the Super Bowl. Maybe it’s denial, maybe it’s stubbornness. But either way, I still believe that had Brian Cushing stayed healthy, I would have been right.
This is a disappointing matchup for the Monday night game of week 1. These are supposed to be the big matchups of the week, and this isn’t a good start. My disappointment is one sided though. I still believe the Texans to be the best team in the league. But playing against the Chargers, who ALWAYS find a way to disappoint, will not provide for a good game.
The Chargers are a likeable team that you kind of want to see do well, but just never do. The same can be said for their running back Ryan Mathews. For the last three years, the Chargers have looked to Mathews to be their go-to guy. But in that time, he’s only averaged about 800 yards and fewer than 5 touchdowns a year. He’s come close to breaking through, but every time comes up about a collarbone or two short. The Chargers will blossom when Mathews does or when San Diego moves on. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the matchup between the two fastest quarterbacks in the NFL now, and maybe ever. But don’t for a second try to compare the two players because they play to completely different styles.
Mike Vick has been known to be erratic at times and highly inaccurate, but then will turn around and turn a broken play into a touchdown. He’s been considered the most electric player in the game, but for every big play, there’s a big mistake to make up for it. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m not the biggest sucker for history and using past trends to predict current outcomes. But in the case of one of the most lopsided matchups, it’s hard to ignore history. In the Tom Brady era, the New England Patriots have faced fellow AFC East team, the Buffalo Bills 24 times. Out of those games, the Patriots won all but two.
Of the top of my head, that is probably the most lopsided matchup the NFL has seen in a while. Read the rest of this entry »
For more than a decade, the Baltimore Ravens have been known as one of the more dominant defensive teams that the NFL has ever seen. The credit for this is practically all due to future Hall-of-Fame linebacker Ray Lewis.
He led the team back in 2001 when Trent Dilfer was the quarterback for their super bowl run, and he did it again last year as Joe Flacco was taking the snaps. Both times, the underachieving offense was carried by Lewis, Ed Reed and company.
Now that they’re gone, it’s been said that Joe Flacco has emerged as the real leader of this team. This doesn’t bode well for the Ravens. Sure, Flacco has more regular season wins than any other quarterback in his first 5 seasons, but can you really give him the credit for that? Read the rest of this entry »
When drafting your fantasy team, what do you look for? What do you value?
Certain players have become more “valuable” than others based off personal encounters and history. If you draft someone who doesn’t deliver, there’s a good chance you won’t draft them again. But why? Players get hurt. But more importantly, they bounce back. Just ask anyone who drafted Jamaal Charles two years ago only to see him tear his ACL in game-1, then come back the next year and go off. Or consider someone like Andre Johnson, who is as consistent as they come. But what happened last year? Sure, he played well…but not as well as you’d expect someone who was considered one of the top two receivers. Read the rest of this entry »
June is just around the corner. Which means July is only a month away. Which means August is approaching. Which means it’s time to start thinking about fantasy football.
Sure it’s way too early to make any kind of reasonable fantasy predictions…but that’s what makes it so fun. I don’t feel the need to talk about Adrian Peterson or Calvin Johnson because everyone knows what they are going to do. Instead, I will supply you with a list of sleepers that you may not be set on drafting, but you should be.
Every year there are a few breakout players who surprise the entire fantasy world, except for those who drafted them. These guys are called fantasy heroes. Previous fantasy heroes include Peyton Hillis, A.J. Green, Ray Rice and most recently, Doug Martin.
This year… Read the rest of this entry »
When watching football, you just about always hear the commentators talking about players boxing others out to make a catch. This is commonly used when talking about players such as Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham. All three are tight ends, but more importantly, all three are former basketball players. This got me thinking, who are some NBA players who would take the NFL by storm?
In week 8, I confirmed my week 1 prediction that Houston would beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl. While I usually stick to my gut, I have to change my pick. As we’ve seen over the last few years, it’s not about who the best team is, but who gets hot at the right time. While Houston and Atlanta are the two most talented teams, that’s not makes a Super Bowl champion.
With that being said…
Cincinnati @ Houston Read the rest of this entry »
Week eight in the NFL is underway and teams have played anywhere from six to eight games so far. With the season around its halfway point, here’s where the teams stack up: Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Lehman
Those of you who were expecting to see Keanu Reeves in a football jersey, you’re in the wrong place. But just in case you REALLY want to see the picture, here you go:
Now that that’s out of the way:
If it weren’t for the lack of Ed Hochuli’s biceps and Mike Carey’s lisp, no one would even know that week 1 and 2’s games were refereed by replacements.
The replacement NFL refs have created a great deal of hype leading up to this season. Through two weeks, however, it proved to be just that, hype. Read the rest of this entry »