1. Stout Bills Defense Holds the Key to Snapping Playoff Drought

    Pressure means a lot of things to the Buffalo Bills defense. First, foremost and most obvious is the Bills' ability to put an opposing quarterback under pressure, resulting in him either throwing a harried pass or being thrown to the grass...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 5 months ago 8,029 reads 23 comments

  2. Patriots' Resilience, Home Dominance Makes Them Most Dangerous Playoff Team

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Good luck to anyone who has to travel to Gillette Stadium in the playoffs. You're probably going to need it...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 33,833 reads 135 comments

  3. Woody Johnson Must Keep His Emotions in Check and Do What's Best for the Jets

    I had a dog. His name was Bogie . He was a golden retriever-yellow lab mix. When he was young, he had all the youthful exuberance you would expect from a dog of his breed. I loved that dog...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 4,691 reads 36 comments

  4. Lamar Miller's Limited Playing Time Makes No Sense

    The Miami Dolphins have a talented, explosive, dynamic, versatile running back in Lamar Miller . Someone should probably remind them, because they seem to forget on a weekly basis...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 7,014 reads 37 comments

  5. Buffalo Bills in Dire Need of an Upgrade at Quarterback

    The Buffalo Bills are living, breathing proof of how important it is to have a quality quarterback. Their roster is loaded at nearly every other position...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 14,649 reads 60 comments

  6. Brandon Browner Hit Shows Why Coaches Should Be Able to Challenge Penalties

    As long as there are human beings in charge of officiating NFL games, the human element will always be a factor in the way it is officiated. With advances in technology, though, we certainly can't be too far from a game being officiated by robots.

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 24,668 reads 124 comments

  7. Despite Win, Patriots Offense Must Play Better to Meet Playoff Expectations

    For nearly two months from early October to late November, the New England Patriots offense methodically and meticulously picked apart its opponents. The team scored 34 points or more in six of seven games and averaged 39...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 5,652 reads 27 comments

  8. Dolphins Paint Themselves into Win-Out Corner for Playoffs

    The Miami Dolphins are not without playoff hopes, but they have a very intricate yet simple route to take if they want to end their five-year playoff drought. Their only choice is to win out the remainder of the season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,082 reads 78 comments

  9. Jerry Hughes Making His Case for a Huge Payday for Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills are 7-5 for the first time since the first year of the new millennium. For that, they can largely give credit to a defensive line that is the best the team has had since even before that...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 3,699 reads 12 comments

  10. Will Patriots Penalties Pose a Threat to Super Bowl Aspirations?

    For years, the New England Patriots have earned a reputation for not shooting themselves in the foot. Instead, they would hand their foe the revolver and wait for them to make that ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 5,182 reads 20 comments

  11. What Must Ryan Tannehill Do to Keep Miami Dolphins Playoff Hopes Alive?

    Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was good enough on Monday night against the New York Jets to keep his team's playoff hopes alive...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,037 reads 66 comments

  12. Rex Ryan Era Ending with a Whimper After Jets' Latest Prime-Time Loss

    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan stood in front of the media, his eyes bleary when they weren't hidden underneath the brim of his baseball hat. He tried in vain to find the words to explain the team's troubles...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 31,259 reads 67 comments

  13. Dominant Patriots' Biggest Concern Rests with Offensive Line Play

    By this point in the season, we have learned that the New England Patriots ' offensive production is directly proportionate to the performance of their offensive line...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 15,325 reads 58 comments

  14. How Can Kyle Orton Navigate Buffalo Bills to Playoffs?

    The Buffalo Bills have a chance to make the playoffs. It's been a while since we've been able to say that this late in the season, but at 6-5, their road to the postseason will be a difficult one...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 6,538 reads 16 comments

  15. Growing Versatility of Patriots' Offense Making Them NFL's Most Dangerous Unit

    For the first month of the season, the New England Patriots ' offense seemed to be in complete disarray. A lack of playmakers and what seemed to be the decline of quarterback Tom Brady were seen as the death knell for the Patriots dynasty...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 16,218 reads 38 comments

  16. Jets Past Point of No Return, Rex Ryan Now Coaching on Borrowed Time

    The Buffalo Bills have a theme song: " The Shout Song ." At this point, the New York Jets should take up one of their own. Here's a suggestion: " Funeral March ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 20,777 reads 74 comments

  17. Big-Game Loss to Broncos Shows Dolphins What It Takes to Compete for Playoffs

    The Miami Dolphins continue to prove that they can compete with the best teams the NFL has to offer. And they continue to come up just short in proving that they can beat those teams...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 4,936 reads 20 comments

  18. LeGarrette Blount Return Adds Missing Depth to Patriots' Backfield

    The New England Patriots are seemingly never done adding talented players to their roster. The latest addition—or re-addition—is running back LeGarrette Blount ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 32,284 reads 69 comments

  19. No Quick Fix in Sight for Buffalo Bills QB Situation

    The Buffalo Bills have not made the postseason since 1999. Whether it's Kyle Orton or EJ Manuel at quarterback, it looks like that streak will continue...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 10,249 reads 21 comments

  20. Brent Grimes Proving He Belongs in Conversation Among NFL's Best Cornerbacks

    Over the past few years, media folks have taken turns proclaiming several different cornerbacks to be the best in the league: Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 7,767 reads 41 comments

  21. Can Jonas Gray, Patriots Running Game Remain Pivotal Part of Offense?

    New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray has a lot of layers. He's a funny guy , but there's nothing funny about his bulldozing style of running...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,675 reads 46 comments

  22. Jonas Gray's Breakout Performance Kick-Starts Important Stretch for Patriots

    In the past, the New England Patriots have been criticized as a finesse team. If Sunday night's 42-20 road win over the Indianapolis Colts was any indication, they could be ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 16,117 reads 33 comments

  23. Bills' Thursday Night Loss to Dolphins All but Kills Buffalo's Playoff Hopes

    There are still six games remaining on the Buffalo Bills ' regular-season schedule, but their season is close to over. At this point, their only hope of making the playoffs is to win at least five of those games...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 11,816 reads 61 comments

  24. John Idzik's Status on Hot Seat Presents Giant Dilemma for New York Jets

    Just shy of two years after John Idzik began his tenure as general manager of the New York Jets , fans of the team are already asking for it to end ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 102 reads 39 comments

  25. How Realistic Are the Miami Dolphins Playoff Hopes?

    This isn't the first time in recent memory that the Miami Dolphins are playing meaningful games in November and December...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 10,866 reads 36 comments