1. 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 7 months ago 17,655 reads 69 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 6,237 reads 33 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 8,706 reads 88 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 7,144 reads 55 comments

  5. 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 8 months ago 7,518 reads 34 comments

  6. 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 8 months ago 6,269 reads 13 comments

  7. 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 8 months ago 4,048 reads 38 comments

  8. 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 8 months ago 7,468 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 8 months ago 65,309 reads 226 comments

  10. 5 Players Who Need to Finish Strong for the Buffalo Bills

    The Buffalo Bills ' playoff hopes may be over, but their season is not. With four games remaining, the Bills' players still have something to play for: their future with the team...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,915 reads 11 comments

  11. Breaking Down Olivier Vernon's Breakout Season for the Miami Dolphins

    The Miami Dolphins have one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL : Cameron Wake. They also selected a rookie pass-rusher with the third overall pick this year: Dion Jordan...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,815 reads 36 comments

  12. A Statistical Look at How the Patriots Have Replaced Lost 2012 Production

    It wasn't pretty, but the New England Patriots ' offense has made it through a tough start to the season and is now back in the discussion of the best units in the league as we head toward the 2013 playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 6,723 reads 18 comments

  13. Analyzing Playoff Scenarios for the Miami Dolphins

    The playoffs are in sight for the Miami Dolphins , and at 6-6, they have just as good a shot as anyone—and a better shot than several teams—of playing a football game or more in January...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 13,233 reads 56 comments

  14. Measuring the Impact of Rob Gronkowski on Tom Brady, Patriots Offense

    Tom Brady is the most important player on the Patriots offense, but Rob Gronkowski is giving him a run for his money...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 9,066 reads 18 comments

  15. Rex Ryan Coaching His Way Straight out of New York

    The New York Jets will most likely be embroiled in another quarterback search this offseason—the only ingredient this controversy is missing is Tim Tebow —but i f ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 11,593 reads 99 comments

  16. What Needs to Change for Geno Smith and the Jets Offense to Get It Together?

    It really doesn't matter if the New York Jets give Geno Smith another opportunity to prove he's a viable quarterback, or at least that he has the potential to blossom into one...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 4,301 reads 62 comments

  17. After Shaky Start to Season, Patriots Offense Back to Business as Usual

    The New England Patriots defense carried the team through the first part of the season, and it appears the offense is ready to return the favor as we hit the home stretch and get ready for the playoffs...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,900 reads 40 comments

  18. What Would It Take for the Buffalo Bills to Make the Playoffs?

    Not many expected the Buffalo Bills to be in the playoff hunt at this stage in the season, but if the Buffalo Bills are going to make a push for the postseason, there is next to no margin for error...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,856 reads 15 comments

  19. Does Stevan Ridley Really Have a Fumble Problem?

    Not all fumbles are created equal. That didn't stop Patriots running back Stevan Ridley from calling his fumbles "sickening" and saying, " I'm going to put a little more pressure ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 12,980 reads 41 comments

  20. Next 5 Weeks Will Shape Jets, Rex Ryan's Future, for Better or Worse

    Football purgatory. That's the only way to describe the state of the New York Jets as we head into Week 13 of the 2013 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,261 reads 141 comments

  21. What's Wrong with Geno Smith?

    All Rex Ryan had to say was "yes." But when asked about Geno Smith 's job security as starting quarterback, the Jets head coach didn't exactly offer a ringing endorsement...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 11,887 reads 81 comments

  22. Patriots Reestablish Themselves as AFC's Team to Beat with Win Over Broncos

    The New England Patriots can't earn a trip to the Super Bowl until January, but on a cold and windy night in November, they reminded the NFL that they are still one of, if not the, teams to beat in the AFC...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 26,959 reads 230 comments

  23. How the Patriots Can Keep the Broncos Pass Rush Off Tom Brady

    The New England Patriots relied on strong defensive efforts earlier in the season while their offense continued to find its identity and its groove. Injuries on defense, and the return of key players on offense, have turned the tables...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 4,769 reads 14 comments

  24. Where Do the Miami Dolphins Stand in the AFC Playoff Picture?

    The fifth seed in the AFC playoffs is virtually a lock to go to either the Denver Broncos or the Kansas City Chiefs . Both teams currently sit at 9-1, and whichever team does not win the AFC West will most likely finish with the top Wild Card spot...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,635 reads 23 comments

  25. Breaking Down Shane Vereen's Impact on Patriots Offense

    There was a noticeable spark in the Patriots offense on Monday night. That's because they got their spark plug back: running back Shane Vereen...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,678 reads 7 comments