1. So Close: What NFL Championship Game Losers Must Do to Get Back There

    The 2011 NFL season came within two field goals—one missed, one allowed—of having a Super Har-Bowl...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 3 years ago 1,480 reads 31 comments

  2. Eagles vs. Redskins and Other NFL Week 6 Predictions

    Week 5 in the NFL may have been the most tumultuous week since Week 1. The Lions are still undefeated, the Eagles are 1-4 and the Giants lost to the Seahawks of all teams (who loses to the Seahawks?)...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 3 years ago 320 reads 0 comments

  3. Patriots-Jets and Other NFL Week 2 Predictions

    Some of what happened in this kick-off weekend was very surprising. The Saints didn't have that explosive offense we saw in the Super Bowl, the Seahawks weren't bad (actually, they ...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 4 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  4. Baltimore Ravens At The New York Jets and Other NFL Week 1 Predictions

    The long, arduous off-season is finally over, and we the fans can once again begin looking forward to Sundays (and Thursdays and Mondays). But, now that the season has started again, so has the task of predicting who will win each game, each week...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 4 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  5. Patriots-Colts and Other NFL Week 10 Predictions

    It's been a while. The 2009 NFL regular season has been a tumultuous one. Teams that started strong are fizzling, and those who looked weak are now strong...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 925 reads 0 comments

  6. Vikings-Steelers and Other NFL Week 7 Predictions

    After a two-week hiatus, I’m back on the case. These past few weeks have been very tumultuous in the NFL. The Ravens lost three straight after looking to be sure-fire Super Bowl contenders...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 2,091 reads 0 comments

  7. Ravens-Patriots and Other NFL Week Four Predictions

    Last week was a great week.  We went 14-2 (assuming you all followed my advice).  Week Three was also home to perhaps the biggest upset so far this season, with a mediocre Cincinnati ...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 190 reads 0 comments

  8. Ravens-Browns: Week Three Report Card

    Ravens fans have never seen this before. Their team scored 34 points?...in one game?...all by the offense? It can't be. Let me tell you, brothers and sisters, it is undoubtedly true. The Ravens, God be praised, have an offense...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 329 reads 6 comments

  9. How To Beat The Hosts: Predictions For Week Three

    Last week was not as good as Week One. The Bengals played an amazing defensive game and crushed the Pack on their home turf...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  10. How To Beat The Hosts: Predictions For Week Two

    Week One went pretty well for you if you followed my advice. I was 13-3. I never thought Denver could pull an upset in the last minute of regulation...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  11. How To Beat The Hosts: Week One

    It has been a long off-season (and an even longer time since I have written an article), but the time of year (and unemployment) have given me this opportunity to extol my football knowledge to the masses...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 5 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  12. Place Your Bets: Cowboys At The Packers And Other Predictions For Week 3

    Alright, alright, I heard you. Steve didn't do as well as he promised. But seriously, who knew the Seahawks would stink so bad, that Denver was actually good, and the Redskins...we won't even go there...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 6 years ago 65 reads 1 comments

  13. Place Your Bets: Predictions For Week 2

    I know, I know...Week 1 in the NFL sure was a bummer. Favorites foibled, promises broken, QBs wearing the number 12 fell down and didn't get back up for a whole season. So you didn't do so hot with your picks...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 6 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  14. The End Of One Dynasty Means A Wide Open Field: Predictions From Week One

    After Tom Brady's season-ending injury, the New England Patriots have lost all hope of winning the Super Bowl. They could. It is possible. But most of us out here in TV Land don't think so anymore...

    Stephen Bands Written by Stephen Bands about over 6 years ago 85 reads 0 comments