1. Colts, Bengals, Chiefs: Who's the Best & Worst Matchup for Patriots in Playoffs?

    Three teams enter Wild Card Weekend with a chance of facing the New England Patriots in the divisional round. Only one team will earn that chance. It can't be the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 20,109 reads 22 comments

  2. Revisiting 10 Bold New England Patriots Predictions from the Preseason

    Things don't always go exactly as expected. That has been the common theme for the New England Patriots this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,893 reads 16 comments

  3. Revisiting 10 Bold Buffalo Bills Predictions from the Preseason

    The expectations were low for the 2013 Buffalo Bills , and with a 6-10 record, the Bills finished exactly where they were in 2012. In some ways, that can be seen as a success...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 3,557 reads 5 comments

  4. Revisiting 10 Bold Miami Dolphins Predictions from the Preseason

    The season never goes quite as we expect. As such, I always find it fun to offer some predictions in the preseason , then look back on them after the season. It's become a tradition, and we continue here with the Miami Dolphins ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 5,412 reads 15 comments

  5. Revisiting 10 Bold New York Jets Predictions from the Preseason

    The New York Jets finished 8-8, marking their third straight season with a record of .500 or worse. This 8-8, however, felt a lot better than the previous two seasons. The Jets did much better than (almost) anyone expected this season, including myself..

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 3,716 reads 10 comments

  6. Breaking Down Julian Edelman's Breakout Season for the Patriots

    Julian Edelman could have been focused on himself. He's been overlooked time after time, and after becoming the 10th player in Patriots history with over 1,000 receiving yards ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 7,479 reads 21 comments

  7. Did the Jets Make the Right Decision by Retaining Rex Ryan?

    Name a coach available in 2014 who absolutely, positively could have done a better job with the 2013 New York Jets than head coach Rex Ryan . You can't, because no such absolutely's or positively's exist in football...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 7,093 reads 90 comments

  8. Firing Joe Philbin Won't Solve the Miami Dolphins' Problems

    With their playoff fate in their own hands, the Miami Dolphins dropped the ball for two straight weeks and will now be sitting at home in January for the fifth straight year. Now, it sounds like no one is safe...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 19,848 reads 226 comments

  9. Are We Seeing the Last of Jairus Byrd with the Buffalo Bills?

    How valuable is Jairus Byrd to the Buffalo Bills defense? That's the short version of an amalgamation of questions surrounding the future of the Pro Bowl safety with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2009...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 6,750 reads 21 comments

  10. Should the New York Jets Bring Back Antonio Cromartie in 2014?

    When the New York Jets traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in April, they probably felt some relief knowing Antonio Cromartie would be stepping into Revis' old spot as the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 3,053 reads 20 comments

  11. Where Do the Miami Dolphins Need to Improve, If Not Now, for 2014?

    Much was made of the Miami Dolphins ' offseason moves, from signing wide receiver Mike Wallace , to letting left tackle Jake Long and running back Reggie Bush walk away, to swapping ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 12 months ago 10,200 reads 73 comments

  12. Time for the New York Jets to Move on from Rex Ryan

    Rex Ryan may end up being a victim of his own success. The New York Jets were never expected to make noise in the playoff race, but after compiling a 5-4 record through the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 10,923 reads 137 comments

  13. Dolphins Not as Close to AFC East Contenders as It Seemed

    Dropped the ball. The Miami Dolphins did a lot of it in rain-soaked conditions against the Buffalo Bills in a 19-0 loss on Sunday, and the phrase also accurately describes what the Dolphins did with their playoff fates in their own hands...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 10,556 reads 161 comments

  14. How the Jets Defense Can Return to Prominence in 2014

    The New York Jets ' offense has struggled for years, but the defense has always left a glimmer of hope for the future. Not anymore...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 5,419 reads 34 comments

  15. Only 1 Way for EJ Manuel to Shake Injury-Prone Label

    Labels exist for a reason, and Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has been hit with one of the less favorable labels for an NFL quarterback: injury-prone...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,978 reads 24 comments

  16. Ryan Tannehill's Progression Spurring the Dolphins' Playoff Push

    For thirteen years, the Miami Dolphins have been searching for the face of the franchise at the game's most important position. If you'd said that face would belong to Ryan Tannehill , you might have seen a few crooked faces for your opinion...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,068 reads 55 comments

  17. Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins' Playoff Scenarios

    Who needs the ESPN Playoff Machine ? Any number of scenarios can unfold over the next two weeks, but for the Miami Dolphins , the scoreboard watching is over...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 17,866 reads 69 comments

  18. Breaking Down the Patriots' Post-Gronkowski Offense

    The New England Patriots offense came up short in key moments, but overall, there were some promising signs for how that group will respond to the loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,330 reads 32 comments

  19. Despite Loss, Patriots Offense Provides Hope for Life Without Gronk

    Life without Rob Gronkowski is going to be difficult, but if the New England Patriots ' 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins is any indication, the absence of the All-Pro tight end will not completely derail the Patriots offense this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 8,764 reads 88 comments

  20. How Can the Dolphins Outplay the Patriots for 60 Minutes?

    Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin may have simply been serving up some coach speak, but the fact remains: It takes a perfect game plan, and perfect execution of that game plan, to beat the Patriots...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,220 reads 55 comments

  21. How New York Jets Can Build Through Final 3 Games Regardless of Results

    The New York Jets are just about out of the playoff hunt, but barring a three-game winning streak (which would be the Jets' first winning streak of any kind this year) coupled with ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,591 reads 34 comments

  22. How Shane Vereen Can Become the Patriots' Most Valuable Offensive Weapon

    The loss of tight end Rob Gronkowski will force the New England Patriots to go back to the drawing board with their offense, but while the burden of replacing him will fall ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,481 reads 13 comments

  23. What Makes Brian Hartline the Dolphins' Most Reliable Receiver?

    Steady, consistent. Those are the two words that first come to mind when thinking of Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline . His play is defining those words with each week: He has an active streak of five games with at least five receptions...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 4,376 reads 38 comments

  24. Successfully Replacing Rob Gronkowski Will Take Everyone's Best Effort

    For the fifth time this season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put the team on his back and carried it through a fourth-quarter rally to a win...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 7,629 reads 30 comments

  25. Rob Gronkowski Injury a Nightmare Scenario for Patriots' Super Bowl Hopes

    The hits keep coming for the New England Patriots , and this could be the one that spells doom for their title hopes this season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 65,530 reads 224 comments