Six underrated X-factors who could make an impact in Super Bowl XLIX

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots have many Pro Bowlers and game-changing players on their respective rosters, but the lesser-known role players make Super Bowl XLIX an intriguing matchup. And those “X-factors” could turn out to be the difference in the game. With so much talent on both sides of the ball, how each […]

Super Bowl XLIX film study: How Seahawks’ defense can shut down Rob Gronkowski

Storylines such as Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick will likely garner most of the headlines leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, but this year’s title game will likely be determined by whether or not the Seattle Seahawks can shut down—or at least contain—New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski has been a superstar since […]

10 biggest surprises from NFL Week 1

Despite all of the offseason overanalysis, Week 1 of the NFL season is always a mystery. Traditionally, there are more upsets and greater outlying performances as teams are still unsure of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. This year’s opening weekend was no different, with some teams exploding out of irrelevancy while others massively disappointed. Here […]

10 must-watch NFL games during the 2014 season

The NFL product will sell no matter who is wearing their jerseys on the field on Sundays. But let’s face it—not all NFL games are created equal. Some games will make fans plan their weeks around watching them, others will set them up for a productive work week by allowing for an early bedtime. Don’t […]

Final Three-Round Mock Draft: Updated Picks, Predictions & Stock Updates

Only three days remain until the 2014 NFL Draft is slated to kick off, but there is still much uncertainty as to how it will all play out. Players like Teddy Bridgewater are watching their stocks dwindle, while rapid-risers like Tom Savage are (somehow) shooting up draft boards. There is no telling exactly how teams […]

5 NFL Draft Prospects’ Who Mirror Current NFL Players’ Playing Styles

Evaluating college prospects and how they translate to the NFL is an extraordinarily difficult process—one that even the brightest football minds struggle with. What can be helpful in projecting these players’ attributes and roles is comparing them to players that are already in the league, looking at numbers and tape from both players to see […]

2014 NFL Mock Draft, Pre-Combine Edition

With the 2014 NFL Combine’s events slated to kick off on Saturday, the first round of the NFL Draft is beginning to take shape. Because of an abnormal amount of junior declarations, this draft may be the deepest draft ever, which only give teams more flexibility in the first round. If they fail to address a […]

NY Jets Film Room: Sheldon Richardson Is the Clear Choice for DROY

Sheldon Richardson wasn’t on any fantasy teams this year, but there is no doubt that he was the single best rookie to grace an NFL field in 2013. When the Jets took Richardson 13th overall, the selection caused a lot of pundits to scratch their heads. With all of their needs, why would the Jets […]