1. Underestimated Jordy Nelson Emerging as Top-5 NFL Talent

    When we talk about the top talent at the wide receiver position in the NFL , is Jordy Nelson ’s name in the mix with Dez Bryant , Demaryius Thomas , Calvin Johnson and A...

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  2. Matt Bowen's Week 8 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

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  3. Seahawks Aren't Perfect, but That's Hardly Reason to Panic

    Pro football seasons are fragile, or delicate in a sense, and the wheels can come off quickly for teams that struggle to adapt to unique forms of adversity...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 3 days ago 18,905 reads 69 comments

  4. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 7

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 7 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 5 days ago 21,504 reads 4 comments

  5. Julius Thomas Continues to Emerge as NFL's Ultimate Matchup Weapon

    Through five games this season, Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas has already caught nine touchdown passes from quarterback Peyton Manning ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 8 days ago 61,480 reads 91 comments

  6. Matt Bowen's Week 7 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 9 days ago 20,124 reads 35 comments

  7. There Are Plenty of Reasons to Be Excited About Derek Carr

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes on Sunday in the 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers , but what is the tape telling us about the rookie? ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 10 days ago 55,146 reads 135 comments

  8. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 6

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 6 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 12 days ago 21,337 reads 14 comments

  9. Explosive Ability Fueling DeMarco Murray's Breakout Season

    DeMarco Murray is a one-cut runner, a “slasher” who has produced multiple explosive plays this year for the 4-1 Dallas Cowboys off both zone and power schemes...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 15 days ago 37,989 reads 45 comments

  10. Matt Bowen's Week 6 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

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  11. NFL's 'Thursday Night Football' Proving to Be a Rushed Product

    Recovery time and game-planning are crucial aspects of Sunday prep for NFL players. With strict treatment schedules, weight training, practice reps and install meetings, players are accustomed to specific routines throughout the regular season...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 17 days ago 104,069 reads 221 comments

  12. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 5

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 5 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 19 days ago 33,381 reads 13 comments

  13. Rising Star Travis Kelce Could Be NFL's Next Gronkowski

    After watching the tape on Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, it’s easy to see that the arrow is pointing up on the second-year pro because of his size (6’6”, 260 pounds), power and athleticism after the catch...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 22 days ago 78,794 reads 130 comments

  14. Matt Bowen's Week 5 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 23 days ago 39,377 reads 10 comments

  15. Teddy Bridgewater Impressing Early, Producing in Vikings System

    After watching the tape of the Minnesota Vikings ' 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4, there should be some excitement surrounding Teddy Bridgewater , as the rookie ...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 24 days ago 31,708 reads 69 comments

  16. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 4

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 4 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 26 days ago 34,685 reads 8 comments

  17. Kyle Fuller Already Ahead of Schedule in Bright Young NFL Career

    Just three games into his pro career, Chicago Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller has developed into a playmaker because of his eye discipline, transition speed and ball skills...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 29 days ago 30,241 reads 74 comments

  18. Matt Bowen's Week 4 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 30 days ago 37,861 reads 13 comments

  19. Breaking Down Devin Hester's Second Wind Career Resurgence

    Devin Hester still has the rare acceleration and open-field ability that has made him the most productive kick returner in NFL history...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 19,459 reads 35 comments

  20. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 3

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's and O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 3 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 47,232 reads 24 comments

  21. Antonio Gates Reminding NFL Fans, Defenses He's Not Done Yet

    At 34 years old, Antonio Gates doesn ’t have the vertical speed to consistently stretch the middle of the field or the same lateral movement that we associated with the tight end earlier in his career...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 12,927 reads 16 comments

  22. Matt Bowen's Week 3 NFL Film Study

    Every Thursday, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen brings you his film study: a breakdown of the league from multiple angles...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 47,379 reads 53 comments

  23. Sammy Watkins on Early Track to Impressive Rookie Season

    Through the first two games of the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills have scripted an offensive game plan that caters to the skill set of wide receiver Sammy Watkins...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 23,770 reads 39 comments

  24. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 2

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's and O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 2 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 37,257 reads 8 comments

  25. Tale of the Tape: Tight Ends Key to Baltimore Ravens' Offensive Success

    After watching the Baltimore Ravens ' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, let’s discuss the role of the tight end position in Gary Kubiak’s offense...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 month ago 3,868 reads 6 comments