From Bettis to Bell with all the Redman, Parker and DeAngelo’s in between. What is the situation in Pittsburgh with the running back position?
The Kansas City Chiefs are heading back to the AFC Championship game for the second season in a row, this time hoping for a different result. Last season, the Chiefs fell to the Patriots in overtime and were just an off-sides penalty away from going to the Super Bowl. This season, they will face the Tennessee Titans, a team that the Chiefs are familiar with due to their match-up earlier in the year where the Titans took the win in dramatic fashion in Tennessee.
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What a game the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints put on for us last Sunday. The Vikings played like I haven’t seen in a long time. It seemed like all the stars had finally aligned for Minnesota and they took advantage of it. Yes, they made a few mistakes, but in the long run, they made more winning plays then not, and that is why Minnesota came out on top in the 26-20 Win in overtime.
The Philadelphia Eagles made it to the playoff finish held together by scotch tape. However their playoff hopes ended with a Carson Wentz concussion and the 40 year old Josh McCown doing his best but still on a losing end to the Seahawks 17-9. Even with the injuries they have building blocks with Wentz, Sanders, Goedert, Dillard and steady vets such as Brooks, Johnson, Cox, Graham and Jenkins if a deal is finalized. With a long offseason ahead for Howie Roseman, he needs to make some tough decisions and try to reload for another playoff push next season. Here are my thoughts on the 16 free agents for the Eagles and whether they should stay or they should go.
Watson and company take the show on the road to Arrowhead where they will attempt to abracadabra the Kansas City Chiefs out of the second act of the postseason. It will also be the second time the Texans travel to Arrowhead this season, the first being a 31 to 24 victory for Houston back in Week 6.
During the Summer, a lot of drama was centered around Malcolm Jenkins and his no show to OTA’s as the rumor started about wanting a new contract extension. In spite of that, Jenkins was a full participant in both mini & training camp continuing to lead by example with his leadership, versatility and off the field work. When Jenkins came to the team after the 2013 season in free agency, I had my doubts considering I wanted Jairus Byrd or TJ Ward over the former Saints safety. When we signed Jenkins he was apart of the Saints defense that came off one of the worse statistical defenses in league history. However 6 years has passed and I’m willing to admit I was wrong. Both Ward and Byrd are out of the league and Jenkins has made two pro bowls, an all pro in 2015, and helped the Eagles win a Superbowl in 2017. Still at 32 years old Jenkins is still having a very good season and has helped the Eagles get to the playoffs for the 3rd straight year in a row.
Last week I talked about the future of the quarterback position in Pittsburgh, and with the return of Big Ben, the Steelers’ fortunes could be looking up. However, an under performing starlet, an improving second year pass catcher and a dynamic rookie make up a disappointing depth chart; so, this week I am taking a deep dive into the wide receiver position.
At the time of the 2019 NFL Draft the `consensus feeling of Giants fans and NFL spectators was confusion, disappointment and dread with the selection of Daniel Jones at the 6th pick in the 1st round. This distaste trickled down to the rest of the draft, although most fans came to feel hope and potential for the new Giants.
What a crazy year it has been for Vikings fans. Minnesota started the year off hot with a beat down on the Falcons and followed it up with a few bad weeks against Green Bay and Chicago. In those weeks, Minnesota was talked as one of the biggest pretenders and the playoffs looked as far as could be. Now here they are, a 10-6 record, which could have been easily 11-5, and in the playoffs. I really didn’t know if this would be possible after the week 4 loss to the Bears. They take on the Saints Sunday and are looking to hold off a Saints revenge, as the last time they met in the playoffs, the famous Minneapolis Miracle was born when Diggs took a last second pass from Case Keenum and took it to the house to pull an upset over Saints. Can Minnesota pull of another win?
The NFL Playoffs have arrived and its looking like there is going to be some interesting match-ups starting in the Wildcard round. Thanks to the Chiefs (12-4) beating the Chargers (5-11) and the Dolphins (5-11) beating the Patriots (12-4) last Sunday, the Chiefs gained the advantage of being the second seed in the AFC playoff picture. With that seeding, the Chiefs will be getting rest while seeds 3-6 will be trying to earn a spot in the divisional round.
Welcome to week 17 where teams give it their all one last game especially if they are eliminated from playoff contention. This game is exactly that, Colts at Jaguars. Before Andrew Luck retired this looked like the most important game of the year for both teams. In this case it has not lived up to expectations. We will being seeing a tough game out there this Sunday. I do like a few players in DFS of course, there’s always a couple plays.
As Week 17 approaches, the Giants season is coming to a close. No matter a loss or win to the Eagles the Giants will be placed firmly in the top 5 selections of the 2020 NFL Draft. While there are missing pieces offensively adding to a defensive unit that already has young, developing talent could be exponentially beneficial, especially to a secondary that could use improvement and that’s an understatement. That brings us to Ohio State corner back Jeff Okudah, who is regarded as one of the best defensive backs in the class, lets’ take a look at why and what he would add to Big Blue.
It has been a tough week for Minnesota fans. The Vikings dropped to 10-5 on the season with a loss to Green Bay. The game didn’t mean much as the Vikings already clinched a playoff spot, but losing to a Rival, in your own home, is not something we are used to. That was Aaron Rodgers first win in US Bank Stadium. We lost some key players and Minnesota’s offense just couldn’t do anything. The final game of the regular season is against our second biggest rival in the Monsters of the Midway. Chicago will be coming to Minnesota on Sunday and are only playing for pride at this time. Since the Vikings can’t get a better playoff spots, now would be a good time to rest some starters.
Assuming the Eagles take care of business next week against the Giants for the division title, the Eagles will be poised once again to make a serious run in the playoffs. See the following article for more details and insights!
When Coach Yoast from Remember The Titans said leave no doubt after inspiring the defense to play lights out for Coach Boone, that was one of my favorite moments from Remember the Titans. On December 22nd at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles played host to the Dallas Cowboys with the season of the line and the words from Coach Yoast rang through the entire Eagles team. With the Linc as loud as the night the Eagles blew the doors off against the Vikings in the NFC Championship game, the Eagles played their most complete game of the season. The offense even with missing 5 starters and Zach Ertz playing with taped up ribs and still managed to conduct long drives, a rhythm passing attack and Miles Sanders run to ice the game in the 4th. The defense in which Jim Schwartz and the rest of the defensive’s staff job was on the line held the Cowboys offense to 9 points and didn’t allow a single touchdown. If it wasn’t for two badly missed Jake Elliot field goals, the Eagles would have won by double digits. The biggest takeaway from this game, was the leaders of this Eagles team needed to step up and lead by example in this game and all of them did. Let’s start with the defense.