1. Meet the New England Patriots' Biggest X-Factor: Jamie Collins

    Not often does a team's first pick in the draft go unnoticed for almost the entire season, but when the New England Patriots drafted linebacker Jamie Collins in the second round ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 98,467 reads 163 comments

  2. How Bill Belichick Can Slow Down Peyton Manning, High-Powered Broncos Offense

    Pull out your kings, queens, rooks, knights, bishops and pawns, because in the ultimate chess match between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning , every piece is essential...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 22,031 reads 182 comments

  3. Tom Brady as Underdog Gives Old-School Feel to New-School Peyton Manning Rivalry

    Nostalgia. That's the best word to describe the feelings around the 2013-14 AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots . This showdown has everything the classic battles had...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 27,046 reads 157 comments

  4. New England Patriots Finally Have a Running Game They Can Count on in Playoffs

    Patience pays off. The running game wasn't working for the New England Patriots for the entirety of their 43-22 triumph over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, but once things got moving, they became tough to stop...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 9,866 reads 23 comments

  5. Colts Should Try to Run the Ball Against Patriots' Front 7, but Will They?

    In their heart of hearts, the Indianapolis Colts want to throw the ball. It's hard to blame them, with an uber-ta lented quarterback in Andrew Luck who can make all the throws, throw on the run and generally do it all for Indy's offense...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 2,591 reads 2 comments

  6. Parting Ways with Jeff Ireland Is Miami's Last Gasp at Building Quick Contender

    After firing general manager Jeff Ireland and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, the Dolphins are once again dipping their toe into the uncertain waters of a rebuild...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 8,369 reads 93 comments

  7. Colts Defense Ripe for the Picking for Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    If the Indianapolis Colts thought they had it tough last week against the Kansas City Chiefs , they really have their work cut out for them against the New England Patriots ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 17,078 reads 58 comments

  8. How Bill Belichick, Patriots Defense Can Hold Red-Hot Andrew Luck in Check

    Just when you think you have him beat, you don't. That phrase applies to both quarterbacks in Saturday's divisional round playoff showdown between the New England Patriots and ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 16,010 reads 68 comments

  9. Colts vs. Patriots: Who Has the Edge at Every Position?

    The game of football is not played on paper or in a slideshow, but matchups often dictate the outcome of a game...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 37,601 reads 206 comments

  10. Firing Mike Sherman Was the Right Move for the Miami Dolphins

    From 8-6 with their playoff fate in their hands to 8-8 wondering where it all went wrong. That's the story of the Miami Dolphins ' 2013 collapse, and while there's plenty of blame ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 7 months ago 31,038 reads 173 comments

  11. 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 7 months ago 19,811 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 6,028 reads 16 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 3,442 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 5,244 reads 15 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 3,594 reads 10 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 6,899 reads 21 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 7,037 reads 92 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 19,584 reads 226 comments

  19. 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 7 months ago 6,645 reads 21 comments

  20. 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 7 months ago 2,903 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 7 months ago 10,091 reads 73 comments

  22. 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 7 months ago 10,785 reads 138 comments

  23. 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 7 months ago 10,454 reads 161 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 5,199 reads 35 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 3,688 reads 24 comments