1. Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower's Emergence Are Key to Patriots Playoff Run

    The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens have played a lot of important playoff games in the past, but the Patriots have not had two of their most important defensive players ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 7,318 reads 23 comments

  2. With Doug Marrone Gone, Time for Buffalo Bills to Find Offensive Identity

    The Buffalo Bills ended a decade-long streak of losing seasons by finishing 9-7 in 2015, but it feels like the Bills have taken steps back, not forward...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 5,811 reads 6 comments

  3. Doug Marrone's Departure Leaves Bills Franchise Directionless

    Just three days ago, the Buffalo Bills had two reasons to celebrate. A 17-9 victory over the New England Patriots marked the Bills' first win at Gillette Stadium since it was opened in 2002 and also marked their first winning season in a decade...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 63,066 reads 123 comments

  4. Dolphins Cannot Let Mike Wallace Drama Follow Them into the Offseason

    Mike Wallace is under contract with the Miami Dolphins through 2017. No amount of caterwauling from the speedy wide receiver will change that...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,392 reads 73 comments

  5. Kyle Orton's Retirement Brings Buffalo Bills Back to Square 1 at Quarterback

    Will one step forward turn into 10 years worth of steps back? That's what the Buffalo Bills have to be asking themselves after quarterback Kyle Orton led them to their first ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 10,045 reads 36 comments

  6. Which Coaching Candidates Are Best Fit to Pull Jets out of Nosedive?

    No glimmer of hope at the end of the season was going to save the New York Jets from the specter of Black Monday...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 18,257 reads 51 comments

  7. Will Lack of Momentum Be a Problem for the New England Patriots?

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rest or rust? The debate will rage on for as long as there are first-round byes to be had in the NFL postseason. The New England Patriots have explored both sides of the debate, and after locking up the No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 21,939 reads 95 comments

  8. Did the Jets Reveal Some Weaknesses in the Patriots' Armor?

    The New England Patriots may be the No. 1 team in the AFC, but they are far from perfect. Perfection is not the name of the game, as we learned in 2007 when the 18-0 Patriots lost to the 13-6 New York Giants in the Super Bowl...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 19,313 reads 59 comments

  9. Crushing End to the Bills' Season Proves QB Is Priority No. 1

    It's been a long time since the Buffalo Bills have played a meaningful game in December, but if they want to play meaningful games in January anytime soon, they will need a dramatic upgrade at quarterback...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 8,506 reads 33 comments

  10. Dolphins' Mediocrity Could Continue with Vote of Confidence in Joe Philbin

    The Miami Dolphins were four minutes and 35 seconds away from having every justifiable reason to fire head coach Joe Philbin ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 6 months ago 7,102 reads 58 comments

  11. Dominant Jets Defensive Line Should Be Building Block for Future

    It looks like the New York Jets could be starting over again with a new head coach very soon. But that doesn't mean they have to blow it all up and start from scratch across the board...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 2,046 reads 2 comments

  12. Can Patriots Continue Playing Championship-Caliber Defense When It Matters Most?

    No unit entered the 2014 season with more hype than the New England Patriots defense. That unit was heralded as the second coming of the defense that led the Patriots to a dynasty from 2001-2004...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 11,928 reads 30 comments

  13. Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Must Make Changes, Then Get Out of the Way

    It seems like every year, the Miami Dolphins are searching for a head coach, a general manager or both. Maybe that's because, in the past 10 years, they have made a change at one or both positions five times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013)...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 12,934 reads 80 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 8,033 reads 23 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 33,835 reads 135 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 4,693 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 7,036 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 14,660 reads 60 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 24,674 reads 124 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 5,652 reads 27 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 8,082 reads 78 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 3,701 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 5,182 reads 20 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 8,038 reads 66 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 31,260 reads 67 comments