1. Patriots Reestablish Themselves as AFC's Team to Beat with Win Over Broncos

    The New England Patriots can't earn a trip to the Super Bowl until January, but on a cold and windy night in November, they reminded the NFL that they are still one of, if not the, teams to beat in the AFC...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 26,950 reads 230 comments

  2. How the Patriots Can Keep the Broncos Pass Rush Off Tom Brady

    The New England Patriots relied on strong defensive efforts earlier in the season while their offense continued to find its identity and its groove. Injuries on defense, and the return of key players on offense, have turned the tables...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 4,856 reads 14 comments

  3. Where Do the Miami Dolphins Stand in the AFC Playoff Picture?

    The fifth seed in the AFC playoffs is virtually a lock to go to either the Denver Broncos or the Kansas City Chiefs . Both teams currently sit at 9-1, and whichever team does not win the AFC West will most likely finish with the top Wild Card spot...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 8,693 reads 23 comments

  4. Breaking Down Shane Vereen's Impact on Patriots Offense

    There was a noticeable spark in the Patriots offense on Monday night. That's because they got their spark plug back: running back Shane Vereen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 3,747 reads 7 comments

  5. What to Make of Stephen Hill's Career Struggles

    Draft evaluation is best done three years down the road. In the case of New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill , however, some people have seen enough just 21 games into his professional career...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,574 reads 12 comments

  6. Are Defensive Injuries Too Much for Championship-Minded Patriots to Overcome?

    The New England Patriots are still searching for their identity on offense, but they're getting closer to that goal because of the return of key players like wide receiver Danny Amendola, tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Shane Vereen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 5,721 reads 23 comments

  7. Patriots Offense Still Struggling to Find and Maintain Identity

    Just when you think the New England Patriots have finally found their stride on offense, something happens that restores doubt. The Patriots have played 10 games this season, winning low-scoring grinders and high-scoring shootouts...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,309 reads 40 comments

  8. How the New England Patriots Can Stop the Rolling Carolina Panthers

    The games get bigger as the season wears on, and the Monday Night Football showdown between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots is a prime example...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 17,262 reads 80 comments

  9. What You See Is What You Get with Inconsistent New York Jets

    The New York Jets have to be taken seriously if they make the playoffs, regardless of their record, but they cannot be trusted to go beyond the first round unless they win two games in a row at some point this year...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,114 reads 63 comments

  10. Danny Amendola Proving Receivers Can Be an Instant Hit with the Patriots

    There is a long line of receivers who have failed to pan out for the New England Patriots , but based on his performance so far this season, Danny Amendola will not be one of them...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 11,859 reads 21 comments

  11. How Rex Ryan Can Get the Most out of Ed Reed

    It took safety Ed Reed nine days after the start of free agency to settle on signing with the Houston Texans this offseason...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 22,014 reads 80 comments

  12. Devin McCourty Developing into Premier NFL Safety

    No one could have predicted the course that the career of Devin McCourty has taken. No one, however, will complain about it...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 8,087 reads 27 comments

  13. Who Must Pay the Price for Miami Dolphins' Ineptitude?

    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross used words such as "nightmare" and "embarrassment" to share his feelings Monday on the turmoil that has surrounded his team over the past two weeks...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 8,314 reads 49 comments

  14. Miami Dolphins Exhibiting All the Symptoms of a Playoff Pretender

    It was a long week of press conferences, issued statements and open locker rooms at Sun Life Stadium. Yet, a long week of preparation—11 days, to be exact—wasn't enough ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,892 reads 57 comments

  15. EJ Manuel's Improvement Will Require Help of Buffalo Bills' Coaching Staff

    If Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel is ever going to realize his full potential, he'll need more help from the coaches who are in place to make that happen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 3,560 reads 38 comments

  16. Buffalo Bills Must Remain Patient with EJ Manuel

    Well, that was ugly. There's really no other word for the performance of the Buffalo Bills offense and quarterback EJ Manuel in their 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,931 reads 69 comments

  17. How EJ Manuel Can Capitalize on Aggressive Steelers Defense

    EJ Manuel will make his return for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers , as announced by the Bills on Friday, after missing the past four games with a knee injury...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 1,002 reads 1 comments

  18. How Geno Smith, Jets Offense Can Use the Bye Week to Find Consistency

    Geno Smith 's stat sheet reads 8 TD-13 INT, but the New York Jets ' win-loss record reads 5-4, and that's all that matters. That is, until the lopsided ratio of the former begins impacting the other, and history tells us it will...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 6,660 reads 22 comments

  19. Bullying Fiasco Could Be Last Straw for Dolphins Brass If Team Flounders in 2013

    Whatever transpired between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, there will likely be widespread ramifications across the Miami Dolphins and possibly the NFL ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,383 reads 76 comments

  20. Resetting Expectations for Dolphins WR Mike Wallace

    If the Miami Dolphins are losing patience with big-ticket free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace , they shouldn't be. They may have overpaid a bit, but that's the price of business on the NFL free-agent market...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,564 reads 10 comments

  21. Sheldon Richardson a Surprising Candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year

    Wrong. So wrong. That's the only way to describe this column I wrote back in April, when the New York Jets drafted defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 12,070 reads 55 comments

  22. Can EJ Manuel Save the Buffalo Bills' Season?

    It's been close to impossible to evaluate the Buffalo Bills ' season because of all the key injuries, but it looks like we may finally get an idea of what this team is truly capable of...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 7,374 reads 25 comments

  23. Where Will the New York Jets' Roller Coaster End?

    You win some, you lose some. If you’re the New York Jets , though, you win one, you lose one. That’s been the pattern of their season so far, so accurate you could ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,390 reads 53 comments

  24. Struggling Patriots Offense Must Turn to Stevan Ridley, Running Game for Boost

    Tom Brady and the Patriots passing offense remain the center of attention for their up-and-down play, but on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers —and until their passing ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,283 reads 17 comments

  25. Miami Dolphins Save Season by Closing Game in Most Bizarre Way Possible

    The Miami Dolphins finally closed a game, and in doing so, they have also closed the book on a disastrous chapter in their 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,789 reads 113 comments