17 Dec 2000:  Jerry Rice #80 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at the 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The 49ers defeated the Bears 17-0.Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /Allsport

The All Time Best Super Bowl Team

As the big game approaches it’s always important to look back and get a grasp on the history that preceded the event to help frame just how significant it is.  Today we look at the best performers in the Super Bowl in a roster format. This includes a 22 man starting lineup (11 on each […]

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Top five free-agent quarterbacks

It is very difficult to find a capable quarterback in free agency. Generally speaking, the National Football League is a place where good signal-callers get snatched up via the draft and occasionally trade. Men who hit the open market are either washed up or not talented enough in most cases, with the Peyton Manning saga […]

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The AFC North will regress in 2015

In 2015, the AFC North was the only division in either conference to have three playoff teams emerge. The Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens all made the postseason, with the Cleveland Browns finishing a competitive fourth at 7-9. Don’t expect more than the division winner to make it back in 2015. The AFC […]

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Will the first-round running back return in 2015?

The state of the first-round running back is a commentary on more than just a position. It speaks to organizational philosophies and values. It shows the team-building priorities in a league increasingly driven by passing. And it reflects a hesitancy to invest heavily in a player whose football life is, at best, fleeting. Let’s call […]

28 Jan 2001:  A general view of the Lombardi Trophy being held aloft before the Super Bowl XXXV Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

On Sunday, Super Bowl XLIX be played between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. The contest will join a long list of NFL title games, either being remembered as a classic, a snoozefest or perhaps just an ordinary game. So where would the affair fit in compared to the previous 48 Super Bowls? Let’s […]

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Jim Kelly #12  of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys defense during Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California.  The Cowboys won 52-17.  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The greatest champion that never was

Winning the Super Bowl means being remembered forever. The statues are erected outside the stadium, the banners rise to the rafters and the Hall of Fame likely swells by a few busts. There are rings and ceremonies, anniversaries and celebrations. Then there is one of the greatest teams of all-time that never won the big […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13:  Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota poses with the Heisman Trophy during a press conference after the 2014 Heisman Trophy presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis on December 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks are no longer worth an early-draft gamble

For anyone (and we’re looking at you, Chip Kelly) considering a bold move to climb the draft board April 30 in order to land this year’s near-consensus top quarterback, Marcus Mariota, please consider that the odds of Mariota becoming a franchise quarterback are probably no better than 50/50. I elaborated on this in a recent […]

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Five best Super Bowl defenses of all-time

In the Super Bowl era, there have been some great defensive teams. In recent times, the Seattle Seahawks are the best in the business, ranking tops in points against each of the last three seasons. Seattle is led by its Legion of Boom, featuring Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. However, do they crack […]

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Why the Denver Broncos are declining

The Denver Broncos are no longer a threat to win the AFC. By the end of next season, they might not even push for the AFC West title. Denver has won four consecutive division championships and reached the Super Bowl last year. All of those accolades came under former head coach John Fox, who was […]

STANFORD, CA - JANUARY 20:  Running back Roger Craig #33 of the San Francisco 49ers follows his blocker offensive guard Randy Cross #51 in Super Bowl XIX against the Miami Dolphins at Stanford Stadium on January 20, 1985 in Stanford, California. The 49ers won 38-16. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The five best Super Bowl matchups ever

Super Bowl XLIX is a fantastic matchup, with the Seattle Seahawks taking on the New England Patriots. Seattle is looking for its second consecutive championship while New England hopes for its fourth since 2001. So is this the best Super Bowl matchup? Well, not quite. Here are the top five of all-time: 5. Super Bowl […]

SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31:  Quarterback Doug Williams #17 of the Washington Redskins looks to pass during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California.  The Redskins won 42-10.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Five Most Significant Super Bowls of All-Time

The football game fans have waited all year for is just over a week away as the defending champion Seattle Seahawks look to keep New England quarterback Tom Brady from tying a NFL record with a fourth Super Bowl victory. While some will debate the best teams of the Super Bowl era or the best […]

28 Jan 2001:  A general view of the Lombardi Trophy being held aloft before the Super Bowl XXXV Game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Ravens defeated the Giants 34-7.Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons  /Allsport

Revisiting history: Super Bowl III

In this age, we have a tendency to only remember things which happened five seconds ago. Everything is the greatest of all-time. Current scandals will tarnish legacies forever. Last night’s game was a watershed moment. In reality, most of that talk is utter nonsense. Events are blown completely out of proportion, because so many don’t […]

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2015 Senior Bowl: Ten Guys to Watch During the Senior Bowl

While the most important part of the 2015 Seniro Bowl was the practices, the game still provides ample value for NFL teams to still watch live and request game film. Some players thrive on game day, many need to solidify a strong week, while others are at positions where game film is more important than […]

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3 under the radar Super Bowl MVP candidates

The eventual Super Bowl MVP is often easy to predict long before the game even begins. That’s because superstar players tend to do heroic things on the NFL’s grandest stage. Of the players who have received the prestigious MVP hardware, over half have been quarterbacks (26), and only nine have been defensive players. It wasn’t […]

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