1. It's Time for the Lions to Prove They're for Real in Week 17 Statement Game

    Show us something, Detroit Lions . Show us that you're for real. Show us that you belong. Show us that you're a legitimate Super Bowl contender. We're talking to you, quarterback Matthew Stafford ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 2 days ago 13,521 reads 127 comments

  2. Hot-Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 16

    To certain NFL players, coaches and general managers: Ask not for whom the bell tolls, as it surely tolls for thee...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 5 days ago 42,703 reads 66 comments

  3. NFL Picks & Predictions Week 16: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Now that was more like it! After a few subpar weeks in a row that had your boy on tilt, I rebounded with an 11-4-1 mark in Week 15. I crushed my best bets, too, going 5-0 in the Hilton SuperContest (where I'm sponsored by the fine folks at OddsShark.

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 7 days ago 16,995 reads 31 comments

  4. Baltimore Ravens Present Biggest Playoff Threat to AFC Powerhouses

    It's conventional wisdom that either the New England Patriots or Denver Broncos will win the AFC with nary a struggle —except when they (inevitably, according to most analysts) play each other in the AFC Championship Game...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 9 days ago 11,999 reads 139 comments

  5. Hot-Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 15

    Two weeks remain in the 2014 NFL season, and that means speculation concerning the job status of certain players, coaches and general managers is ready to ramp up into overdrive...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 12 days ago 24,543 reads 51 comments

  6. NFL Picks & Predictions Week 15: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    While last week didn't go as well as expected (I finished 6-9-1 against the spread), I gained back some self confidence, which is critical for any card-carrying member of #TeamDegenerate to possess...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 14 days ago 95,591 reads 98 comments

  7. Joe Philbin Era Could Come to Screeching Halt If Dolphins Lose in Week 15

    For Miami Dolphins fans, a sinister feeling of deja vu is starting to creep up. Nightmare fuel is slowly being pumped into the consciousness. The principals of last year’s collapse were all brought back for the sequel...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 16 days ago 12,343 reads 75 comments

  8. Hot-Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 14

    It's a yearly tradition: As the holiday season approaches, so too does the NFL 's firing season, and that smoke you see in the distance can mean only one thing: Hot seats across the league are getting set to burst into flames...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 19 days ago 28,976 reads 53 comments

  9. NFL Picks and Predictions Week 14: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    After taking a beating last week (6-10 against the spread), your boy —the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate —has done a ton of soul searching...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 21 days ago 37,366 reads 70 comments

  10. AFC Wild Card Race Set to Go Down to the Wire

    The race for the two Wild Card spots in the AFC is more jumbled and jammed than the Los Angeles Freeway on a Monday afternoon...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 23 days ago 7,483 reads 47 comments

  11. Hot-Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 13

    With Week 13 just about in the books—and the NFL postseason rapidly approaching —it's becoming easy to see which coaches, players and general managers find themselves on the hot seat...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 26 days ago 42,648 reads 78 comments

  12. NFL Picks and Predictions Week 13: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Last week, your boy —the esteemed captain of # TeamDegenerate —ran off to a 6-2 start against the spread. I was feeling good. Real good. Too good, in fact, since I finished on a 2-5 run to close the week at 8-7...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 28 days ago 26,083 reads 49 comments

  13. NFL Week 13: The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Day Action

    There's only one thing more mouthwatering than a delicious Thanksgiving menu of turkey, stuffing and all the other trimmings —and that's a delectable three-pack of NFL games on Thanksgiving , all rife with playoff implications...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 72,819 reads 142 comments

  14. NFL Picks & Predictions Week 12: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Last week was yet another winning one for your boy, the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate (T-shirts coming soon, I promise!). I racked up an 9-5 record to move to 22 games over ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 35,067 reads 30 comments

  15. How the NFC South Will Be Won

    While it's true that the 2014 NFC South is a both a mockery and a sham —a shamockery, if you will —it's also true that the division must produce a winner and that said winner will host at least one home playoff game...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 15,826 reads 136 comments

  16. Hot Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 11

    With another week in the books —and the NFL postseason drawing nearer —it's starting to become clearer and clearer which coaches, general managers and players find themselves on the hot seat...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 34,570 reads 107 comments

  17. NFL Picks and Predictions Week 11: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Last week was yet another winning one for your boy, the esteemed captain of # TeamDegenerate (T-shirts coming soon!). I racked up an 8-5 record to move to 16 games over .500 for the season...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 35,566 reads 69 comments

  18. Hot-Seat Watch for NFL Players, Coaches After Week 10

    As the weather grows colder and the calendar creeps toward December, the NFL playoff picture starts to materialize, and some teams can begin to dream of potential Super Bowl glory...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 33,931 reads 91 comments

  19. NFL Picks and Predictions Week 10: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Last week was a strong one for your boy, the esteemed captain of #TeamDegenerate (T-shirts coming soon, I think!)...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 31,267 reads 29 comments

  20. Midseason Super Bowl Odds for Every NFL Team

    We've already reached the midway point of the NFL season, which once again proves the age-old axiom that time flies when you're having fun. Well, at least some teams are having fun...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 194,745 reads 386 comments

  21. NFL Picks and Predictions Week 9: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Every Sunday night —at the conclusion of a wonderful day of gambling and debauchery worthy of #TeamDegenerate status —I sit down and guess the lines for the upcoming week's games...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 35,779 reads 38 comments

  22. Detroit Lions Reversing Old Fortunes, Are Legit Contender in NFC

    Don't look now, but these aren't your same old Detroit Lions anymore. After decades of futility —which include zero Super Bowl championships and zero playoff victories since 1991 —it appears as if the worm has finally turned...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 1 month ago 9,787 reads 38 comments

  23. NFL Team Stock Up, Stock Down at Midseason Mark

    We've officially reached the midway point of the NFL season, and it's time to take stock of each and every team and determine whether it's impressed or depressed thus far on the campaign...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 2 months ago 67,856 reads 89 comments

  24. NFL Picks & Predictions Week 8: The Ultimate Bettor's Guide

    Last week was a bittersweet one for your boy, the esteemed captain of # TeamDegenerate . I ended up going 10-5 against the spread — raising my overall mark to 11 games over ...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 2 months ago 58,292 reads 48 comments

  25. Falcons vs Lions: Complete Preview for Week 8 NFL London Matchup

    Good morning, England! On Sunday, the National Football League makes its triumphant return to the other side of the pond, as the Atlanta Falcons "host" the Detroit Lions. And people, it's going to be a fun game...

    Nick Kostos Written by Nick Kostos about 2 months ago 4,594 reads 16 comments