1. Injuries Aren't the Only Thing Threatening New England Patriots' Title Hopes

    Every team deals with injuries. Most teams, however, don't deal with this many key injuries. In a span of three weeks, the New England Patriots lost two of their defensive leaders for the season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 17,444 reads 84 comments

  2. Turnovers Hold the Jets' Key to Victory vs. Patriots

    The New York Jets are 2-0 after suffering a loss in 2013. If they want to make it 3-0, they'll have to fix their problems with turnovers on both sides of the ball...

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  3. How Rob Gronkowski's Return Impacts Patriots Offense

    "Day-to-day" has reached its final day. Rob Gronkowski 's back—and for once, that phrase isn't talking about a surgery...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,041 reads 23 comments

  4. Why Aren't the Miami Dolphins Playing No. 3 Pick Dion Jordan More?

    Mind-boggling. That's the only way to describe the Miami Dolphins ' unwillingness to give defensive end Dion Jordan a real crack at making an impact for their defense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 20,845 reads 47 comments

  5. Kiko Alonso Is the Keystone for Buffalo Bills Defense as Both Leader and Player

    The record book says that Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso made his first NFL play at the 6:47 mark in the first quarter of a Week 1 game against New England —recording ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,422 reads 24 comments

  6. Patriots Will Miss Jerod Mayo's Leadership as Much as Performance

    The Patriots defense just can't catch a break. They can, however, catch a tear. They're now up to two of them on the season—first to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork's Achilles ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 4,137 reads 23 comments

  7. What Went Wrong on Each of Geno Smith's 10 Interceptions

    It seems that interceptionitis is a disease passed on from one Jets quarterback to another. The New York Jets need to find a cure, but the first step is diagnosing the ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 4,018 reads 22 comments

  8. Breaking Down Tom Brady's Comeback Drive Against the New Orleans Saints

    Vintage Tom Brady . That's the best way to describe the New England Patriots ' thrilling 30-27 last-minute last-five-seconds victory over the New Orleans Saints ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 9,292 reads 24 comments

  9. Tom Brady's Clutch Performance Proves the Patriots Are Ready to Face All Odds

    Much to the chagrin of Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, and fans of rival teams across the NFL , the New England Patriots ' thrilling 30-27 victory proved a well-known ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 11,038 reads 55 comments

  10. What Traditional Stats Don't Tell You About Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins' Struggles

    The Miami Dolphins couldn't buy more time in the pocket for quarterback Ryan Tannehill if they had a Swiss bank account. Tannehill has already been sacked 24 times, the most of any quarterback this season so far...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 10,251 reads 47 comments

  11. With EJ Manuel Injured, Pressure Shifts Buffalo Bills Defense, Returning Stars

    The injury to quarterback EJ Manuel could not have come at a worse time for the Buffalo Bills . Conversely, the return to action of safety Jairus Byrd and cornerback Stephon Gilmore this week is as well-timed as Superman swooping in to save the day..

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 2,960 reads 10 comments

  12. Why Jets Fans Have Every Right to Be Excited About Geno Smith's Development

    Five games into his professional career, we don't know exactly where Jets quarterback Geno Smith will end up. Right now, though, he's showing the necessary signs of development to give hope to Jets fans that his future is bright...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 12,969 reads 58 comments

  13. Three Issues Miami Dolphins Must Correct During the Bye Week

    Usually, NFL players and coaches aren't too thrilled about an early bye week. The Miami Dolphins , however, couldn't have run into their bye at a better time...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,986 reads 65 comments

  14. Patriots Defensive Line Held Up Without Vince Wilfork, but Presence Was Missed

    Right from their first offensive play, it was clear the Cincinnati Bengals intended to test the New England Patriots defensive tackles, absent Vince Wilfork...

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  15. Geno Smith Takes Huge Step in Maturation During Up-and-Down Rookie Season

    Just eight days ago, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was owning up to his defense for making too many mistakes...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 36,337 reads 138 comments

  16. Are Buffalo Bills Making the Right Call Sitting Jeff Tuel for Thad Lewis?

    When it comes to replacing an injured player, imitation is the smartest form of desperation. Naming reserve quarterback Thad Lewis the starter over No...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 10,055 reads 62 comments

  17. Patriots' Offensive Woes Run Deeper Than Absence of Rob Gronkowski

    Flashes of brilliance have yet to be sustained, and the only thing the New England Patriots offense has has sustained is weekly reminders that there will be times where those flashes are dimmed significantly...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 13,995 reads 132 comments

  18. Dolphins Offensive Line Holds the Key to Ryan Tannehill Rebound vs. Ravens

    By any measure, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been running for his life through the first four games of the 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 6,708 reads 35 comments

  19. EJ Manuel Injury is Worst-Case Scenario for Bills on the Rise

    Sitting at 2-2 and headed into a prime-time showdown with the Cleveland Browns , the Buffalo Bills had the potential to exit Week 5 as a team on the rise...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 14,398 reads 37 comments

  20. Patriots D-Line in for Biggest Test of Season vs. Bengals Without Vince Wilfork

    The theme of the week for the New England Patriots has been big men. After losing nose tackle Vince Wilfork to a season-ending injury, the focus has shifted to defensive tackles ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 5,639 reads 22 comments

  21. Austin Collie Signing an Interesting Move for Injury-Plagued Patriots

    Just four weeks into the season, the New England Patriots have already begun digging through their emergency insurance list...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 58,962 reads 88 comments

  22. How Ryan Tannehill Can Continue to Improve His Game After First Loss of Season

    The development of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was never supposed to happen overnight. Just over one year into his pro career, we have seen him take strides in the right direction...

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  23. Plenty of Blame to Go Around for New York Jets' Protection Woes

    All sacks, quarterback hits and pressures are not created equally. That being said, when a quarterback is sacked five times and pressured on over 50 percent of his dropbacks, like ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 1,846 reads 11 comments

  24. Was Buffalo Bills' 5-INT Performance vs. Ravens a Sign of Things to Come?

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw a career-high five interceptions against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday...

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  25. Miami Dolphins Can't Let Prime-Time Meltdown Define Season

    The Miami Dolphins aren't the first team to enter a prime-time game with big expectations only to walk out with bigger disappointment...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 1 year ago 3,357 reads 66 comments