Pennsylvania man files emergency injunction to suspend NFL playoffs

Bad calls are made literally every week in the NFL. We review them every Monday on the popular "This Weekend in NFL Stupid" series. But one bad call directly resulted in the San Diego Chargers going to the 2013 NFL playoffs instead of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and so a Steelers fan in Pennsylvania is taking […]

The Keenan Lewis concussion conundrum

Late in the third quarter of Saturday's NFC wild-card game between the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles, Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis laid a great hit on Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, breaking up a pass from Nick Foles. It was a positive play from New Orleans' top cover man, and yet it almost cost […]

Andy Dalton deserves more time

Every Cincinnati Bengals fan who is currently complaining that Andy Dalton is worse than the love child of Rob Ford and Justin Bieber, a little perspective: Dalton is 26 years old and three years into his NFL career. At the very same point in his career, Peyton Manning had yet to win a playoff game. […]

Was Peyton Manning’s 2013 the Best Passing Season of the Super Bowl Era?

He set the touchdown record. He set the yardage record. Peyton Manning did it all in 2013, putting up "Star Wars" numbers en route to what will certainly be his unprecedented fifth MVP award. While Manning's exploits were remarkable, do they constitute the greatest passing season in history? Was it enough to pass Drew Brees […]

This weekend in NFL stupid

The final stupid weekend of what was an extremely stupid NFL regular season. I mean, they're all pretty stupid, but this one certainly felt more stupid than usual. Bad calls, bad coaching, bad penalties. Just stupidity all around. Let's summarize for Week 17… The second stupidest officiating moment, Bill Leavy edition  With playoff implications in […]

Scapegoat or substandard, who deserved to be fired?

In the closing weeks of the season, it became apparent which coaches would be hitting the road following week 17 and which ones would be safe, but that didn’t prevent at least a couple surprises. Rex Ryan was given a ringing endorsement from Woody Johnson immediately following the Jets’ victory over the Dolphins, and Rob […]

Eagles claim NFC East title with win over Cowboys

For the third year in a row, the Dallas Cowboys will be home for the playoffs following a week 17 loss to a divisional rival in a de-facto division championship game. This time, we can’t blame Tony Romo, or any of the Cowboys’ quarterbacks for that matter. Kyle Orton gave Dallas a chance, but in […]

Green Bay Packers knock off the Chicago Bears to claim NFC North title

On the back of a gutty performance by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers now find themselves in the playoffs as the NFC North champions, beating the Bears in Chicago with a touchdown in the closing minute of the game. For their efforts, the Packers will host the San Francisco 49ers in the opening […]

TGS 2013 NFL rookie of the year awards

This Given Sunday will start rolling out award winners over the next few weeks. And although the 2013 regular season still has a week to go, we're ready to kick things off with the offensive and defensive rookies of the year.  Offensive Rookie of the Year  The Candidates   Eddie Lacy  Stats (heading into Week […]

Kyle Orton can push the Cowboys past the Eagles

After preserving the Cowboys’ playoff hopes with one of the most clutch late-game moments of the season against the Redskins, news hit that Tony Romo would be unable to continue due to a herniated disk in his back. In his place, Kyle Orton will step in as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback, and he couldn’t have […]

There’s a decent chance this year’s Super Bowl winner will be a newbie

Only one of the last 10 Super Bowl winners was fresh. The Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Giants, Packers and Ravens had all won Lombardi Trophies before, with only the Saints losing their Super Bowl virginity in 2009. But this year, we could add a new franchise to the all-time Super Bowl register.  The Bengals have locked […]

Aaron Rodgers or Matt Flynn: Which quarterback gives the Packers the best chance to make the playoffs?

On Thursday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would be Green Bay's starting quarterback. Rodgers will be playing for the first time since being sidelined against the Chicago Bears in early November. Now, with Rodgers likely rusty moving into a winner-take-all showdown with the Bears, we have to wonder […]

Tackling stats don’t tell the whole story

Statistics in the NFL can be as misleading as they can be helpful. Obscure statistics like quarterback rating can give us a very broad picture of a player, but they don’t necessarily tell us much beyond the overall quality of a player. Other stats such as completion percentage or interceptions on defense can tell us […]

Week 17 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 17 in the NFL is almost here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with […]