The Super Bowl is coming and the world must be stopping as I am not writing a baseball article. However, I am not writing a football article either. I am writing a betting article, more specifically a Super Bowl Prop Bet article. Continue reading
We are getting down to the wire in this second to last round of the 2011-2012 NFL Season. Unexpectedly, we lost some major powerhouses last week with the Packers and Saints both falling out of the running. We are left with the final four with the 49ers and Giants in the NFC and the Ravens and Patriots in the AFC. For those of you playing postseason games, we’ve ranked the remaining contenders for you. Good luck!
In Part I of this NFL preview, I told you which players are at the tops of the QB, running back and receiver position. In Part II, you got a thought on each of the NFL’s 32 teams. Part III, we get to the good part: who will make the playoffs and why. Stay tuned for part IV tomorrow.
NFC Postseason Selections
1) Green Bay Packers (13-3)
After winning the Super Bowl with 15 players on the IR (and despite losing two more in the big game), the Packers had an entire offseason to get healthy and are deeper and more talented than the team that cruised through the postseason last year. There’s little holding them back: they have the NFL’s best QB, a talented receiving corps, an improved run game and an aggressive, effective defense. Though repeating as Super Bowl champs will be difficult, there’s no reason to believe the Packers won’t win their division and earn the conference’s top seed. They’re just too talented. Continue reading
New England Patriots
2010 record: 14-2
Last playoff appearance: 2010 (28-21 L, vs NYJ)
General Manager: Bill Belichick has final say over all personnel matters
Head Coach: Bill Belichick (2000-present, 162-94)
Offensive Coordinator: Bill O’Brien (2011-present)
Defensive Coordinator: Bill Belichick
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1. New England Patriots (11-2) – The Bears were the latest victim of the league’s best team. The Pats dominated the Bears from the start in snowy conditions at Soldier Field. Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns in the 36-7 rout. The Patriots scored all but seven of their points in the first half and didn’t allow the Bears to score until they were done scoring themselves. Deion Branch and Wes Welker both had over 100 yards receiving and the Pats look like they have total control of the top seed in the AFC for the playoffs.
Last week’s rank: 1 Continue reading
As Thanksgiving approaches and fantasy managers adjust to the enjoyment (and possibly roster complications) of Thursday Night NFL games, you will likely find your league divided into a 3 category bell curve.
Ah, finally! It’s great to be able to watch football again and, for me specifically, watch the future of the NFL.
Let’s kick off the football season on the right foot. Here, I’m going to put up my current top 20 draft prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft in what I like to call “My Value Board.” What is a value board? Well, it’s a ranking of the best draft eligible college prospects in order of who I think has the best talent. Continue reading