Alabama TE OJ Howard left wide open for a touchdown

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard has not been heavily-involved in the Crimson Tide’s offense this season, so perhaps that explains why the Clemson Tigers left him wide open. Early in the third quarter, Howard was left wide open on a blown coverage and hauled in the pass, taking it to the end zone. Clemson leaves

Derrick Henry rips off 50-yard touchdown run

Alabama running back Derrick Henry was going to be a focal point of Alabama’s offense in the national championship and he came through early. The reigning Heisman trophy winner slipped through a hole and ran free for a 50-yard touchdown.

Anthony Davis leaves game with back injury

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis dove for a loose ball and landed on his back in Friday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers midway through the first quarter. Davis did not immediately leave the game but walked off in pain moments later in the first quarter. Before exiting, Davis had scored just two points […]

Kobe Bryant becomes youngest player to score 33K points

As Kobe Bryant’s career winds to a close, the 20-year veteran is doing more than just putting on a farewell tour. The future Hall of Famer took another step towards immortality on Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings, becoming the youngest player to reach 33,000 points. Bryant joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) […]

Kobe Bryant throws down alley-oop in last trip to Sacramento

When Kobe Bryant announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, many circled his last game in Sacramento as one to watch on his farewell tour. On Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings, Bryant threw down a monstrous jam off the alley-oop pass from Jordan Clarkson in the second quarter. It […]

James Harden, Jason Terry fail miserably on pass attempts

It has been a disappointing season for the Houston Rockets and two plays could not more perfectly summarize their season than what James Harden and Jason Terry did. On Thursday night against the Utah Jazz, Harden and Terry attempted two miserable passes. The first errant pass attempt happened in the second quarter of the Western […]

Seven takeaways from Packers’ 2014 campaign

Just like that, the Packers 2014 season came to an end. An NFC Championship filled with excitement, drama and opportunities all collapsed in the game’s final minutes. With five minutes left, the Packers’ path to Super Bowl XLIX seemed sealed with a 19-6 lead. Instead, all of the Packers’ key issues were revealed in one […]

Grades for each Packers position group in win over Cowboys

After a week off to relax and prepare for their matchup with the Cowboys, the Packers needed a win if they wanted to avoid another early playoff exit after a promising regular season showing. With a 26-21 win and an NFC Championship game appearance on the horizon, let’s take a look at how each position […]

Grades for each Green Bay Packers position group in win over Lions

The truest measure of greatness is how a team performs when faced with adversity. When Aaron Rodgers was limping on the field in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, many teammates stepped up their play to help carry this team to the finish line. Everything was on the line–an NFC North title, […]

Grades for each Green Bay Packers position group in win over Buccaneers

Following a disheartening loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 15, the Green Bay Packers needed to salvage their opportunity for a first-round bye throughout the playoffs. A loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would have resulted in a guaranteed road trip in January–including a likely trip to Dallas and then to Seattle. A win […]

Grades for each Packers position group in win over Patriots

Sunday’s game against the red-hot Patriots was a big test for the Packers. It might have even been a Super Bowl preview. The game came down to the final drive. And while Green Bay’s offensive unit never delivered the knockout punch, the defense stepped up in the final moments. The game had a playoff-like feel, and […]

Grades for each Packers positional unit in win over Vikings

Wins don’t always come easy, especially when playing a divisional opponent on the road. After back-to-back blowout wins, Green Bay escaped Minnesota with a close victory in a hard-fought game, 24-21. It wasn’t a clean game by any means. This team had to overcome more adversity and poor play in stretches. Minnesota found ways to […]

Grades for each Green Bay Packers positional unit in win over Eagles

The Green Bay Packers faced a tough test against the (now 7-3) Philadelphia Eagles and delivered a near-flawless performance that mimicked last week’s blowout victory. For the first time in franchise history, the Packers scored 50-plus points in consecutive weeks as they pulverized the Eagles, 53-20. Green Bay dominated in all three phases of the […]

Grades for each Green Bay Packers positional unit in win over Bears

The Green Bay Packers used their bye week to reflect on their first eight games and rest up for the second half of the season. It worked—as they trounced the Chicago Bears by a score of 55-14. Let’s take a look at how each positional unit performed during the team’s domination of all three phases […]

Five things we learned from Panthers-Packers

After a late TD drive sparked a win against the Dolphins, the Packers were hoping for a comfortable win against the Panthers. Sure enough, Green Bay dropped the hammer on Carolina. They broke out to an early 21-0 lead in the first quarter. They dominated all phases of the game and cruised to a 38-17 […]

Five things we learned from Packers-Dolphins

Coming off a blowout win against the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay faced a much tougher battle in Miami. Defense was the name of the game in the first half, while both teams found ways to blow leads in the fourth quarter. But when it was all said and done, the Packers emerged as victors, 27-24, […]

Five things we learned from Vikings-Packers

Coming off an impressive road win against the Chicago Bears, Green Bay had four days to fly home and prepare for the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota was coming off a 41-28 win—fueled by an impressive  241 team rushing yards and a great start by Teddy Bridgewater. But even if Minnesota had a healthy Bridgewater and two […]

Five things we learned from Packers-Bears

Coming off an ugly showing against the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers went into Chicago hoping to avoid two straight division losses. It was a close game in the first half—the Bears were inches short of a touchdown in the closing seconds and only trailed by four points. The Packers responded by outscoring the Bears […]

Five things we learned from Packers-Lions

The Green Bay Packers kicked off a three-game set against the NFC North on the road against the Detroit Lions. What many thought would be a high-scoring game turned into a defensive showdown, with Detroit emerging as the better team. Let’s take a look at what we learned from the Packers loss. Playcalling needs to […]

Five things we learned from Jets-Packers

Avoiding a 0-2 start was crucial for the Green Bay Packers. Things looked bleak early—Aaron Rodgers turned the ball over to give the New York Jets an early lead and Green Bay trailed 21-3 midway through the second quarter. Rodgers and the Packers responded by outscoring New York 28-3 in the final 36 minutes. Let’s […]

Six things we learned from Packers-Seahawks

The NFL season opener was similar to Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks thoroughly crushed their opponent by dominating all aspects of the game. Seattle’s defense looked better than ever, while Marshawn Lynch ran all over the Green Bay Packers defense. Now that it’s all over, Green Bay has a lot of room for improvement. Let’s take a look at […]

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 cornerbacks heading into the 2014 season

Football players are naturally confident—you don’t reach the NFL without being fearless and working tirelessly to be the best. While all players have confidence, cornerbacks seem to have the most swagger. From heated jabs on social media to monumental plays on the field, every CB strives to be elite. Let’s take a look at the 10 best […]

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 running backs heading into 2014 season

While the ‘ground-and-pound’ era is now a thing of the past, running backs still hold great value in the NFL. Versatile, all-purpose backs are the new prototype—players who can rip off big runs, protect the quarterback and catch passes. Let’s take a look at the 10 best running backs in the NFL today. 10. Doug […]

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 wide receivers heading into 2014 season

It’s no secret that the NFL has transformed into a full-blown passing league, and the role of wide receivers has blossomed as a result. More playmakers are emerging every season, and a constant discussion about the best receivers in the game is always taking place. Let’s take a look at the 10 best wide receivers […]

7 must-see NFL training camp battles to watch

Training camps around the league have opened, and now begins the time of year when 90 men strap on their pads and leave everything on the field for even the slightest chance at achieving their childhood dreams. Roster spots and starting jobs are won and lost in camp. Every moment counts during this time of […]