1. What Saints Must Fix Before NFC South Clash with Panthers

    The New Orleans Saints were meticulously picked apart, battered and left for dead on the turf of CenturyLink Field in Seattle Monday. The Seahawks convincingly defeated the Saints 34-7 and left no doubt which team was in charge in the NFC...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 5,917 reads 31 comments

  2. How Can Thomas Dimitroff Fix the Atlanta Falcons?

    Prior to the 2013 NFL season, the Atlanta Falcons were chock-full of talent and inevitably headed to a Super Bowl. That plan didn’t work out so well...

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  3. Saints Proving They're Not Viable Contenders Without Home-Field Advantage

    The New Orleans Saints were thoroughly whipped Monday night by the Seattle Seahawks , 34-7. But more so than the 27-point shellacking, there’s another troubling trend the Saints need to worry about...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 11,918 reads 174 comments

  4. Panthers' 8-Game Win Streak Has Carolina Thinking Super Bowl

    By beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-6 on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers not only rewrote the franchise record book but ensured the city of Charlotte would enjoy its first winning football season since 2008 when the team went 12-4...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 31,491 reads 306 comments

  5. How Important Is Home-Field Advantage in the Playoffs to the New Orleans Saints?

    A home playoff game: There’s something to be said about a familiar routine, a native facility and an intimate setting among a friendly home crowd. There’s much more to home-field advantage for the New Orleans Saints , however...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 6,735 reads 60 comments

  6. Carolina Panthers Shouldn't Make Mistake of Asking Cam Newton to Run More

    The Carolina Panthers average 126.3 yards per game on the ground and are the ninth-ranked rushing team in the NFL ...

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  7. Mike Glennon Has Perfect Opportunity to Show He's Bucs' Future QB vs. Panthers

    Now that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon has reached the eight-start mark of his professional career, something’s starting to stick in the young passers’ development...

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  8. Are the Carolina Panthers Ready to Compete Against Saints for NFC South Crown?

    The Carolina Panthers extended their win streak to seven on Sunday with a come-from-behind thriller over the Miami Dolphins . The Panthers haven’t lost since Oct. 6 and no team in the NFL has strung together as many consecutive wins...

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  9. Mike Glennon, Greg Schiano Securing Future with Bucs Behind Late-Season Surge

    An 85-yard touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to Tiquan Underwood in the opening minute of the fourth quarter put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers up 24-21 over the Detroit Lions and eventually gave the Bucs their third victory of the season...

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  10. How Do the Carolina Panthers Continue on This Torrid Pace?

    Seven weeks ago, back on Oct. 6 when the boys in blue lost to the Arizona Cardinals 22-6 and moved to 1-3 on the season, everyone was wondering, "How do we fix these Carolina Panthers?" ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 7,118 reads 21 comments

  11. Why 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Move to RB by Committee

    Some teams in the NFL don’t have a quality running back on the roster. Some, for better or for worse, only have one running back that acts as the team's workhorse. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three quality running backs on their roster...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 3,272 reads 10 comments

  12. Saints Provide More Questions Than Answers with Underwhelming Win over Falcons

    The New Orleans Saints moved to 9-2 after beating the Atlanta Falcons , 17-13, Thursday night. The win was another notch in the belt that head coach Sean Payton’s used to whip on the Falcons since his arrival in New Orleans in 2006...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 50,441 reads 420 comments

  13. What Makes Rob Ryan's Saints Defense so Dangerous?

    After finishing dead last in the NFL in defense and giving up 7,042 yards of total offense to opponents—a low never before reached by any defense ever in the NFL—the ...

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  14. Is Cam Newton's Signature Win a Sign of Things to Come for Panthers?

    Cam Newton didn’t do everything right Monday night, but he did the most important to perfection. His Carolina Panthers down 20-17 with six-and-a-half minutes remaining ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 9,018 reads 91 comments

  15. Buying or Selling Bobby Rainey as Buccaneers' Workhorse for Rest of 2013 Season

    Three weeks ago, there weren’t a lot of people who knew who Bobby Rainey was. Or if they were familiar, they didn’t spend too much time thinking about him...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 15,744 reads 16 comments

  16. What Does It Mean to Take the New Orleans Saints Seriously?

    The New Orleans Saints are 8-2 after Sunday’s 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers . They’re one game ahead of the Carolina Panthers in the loss column and in sole possession of the NFC South lead...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 10,054 reads 99 comments

  17. How Many Statement Games Are the Carolina Panthers Going to Have to Play?

    The Carolina Panthers have a lot of things going for them as the team heads into Week 11 play. The Panthers have won five straight and six of their last seven games. They rank second in the NFL in scoring defense (12...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 8,844 reads 70 comments

  18. How the Saints Offense Can Become Truly Unstoppable

    Rob Ryan strolled into New Orleans in the offseason and took over as the Saints defensive coordinator. Success followed. Ryan led the overhaul, changed the scheme and turned this New Orleans defense into a powerhouse...

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  19. Why Does Greg Schiano Still Have a Job?

    Raise your hand if you thought Greg Schiano would still be employed as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers heading into Week 11...

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  20. Developing Mike Glennon Must Be Bucs' Primary Concern the Rest of This Season

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers broke into the win column Monday night with a 22-19 jump-out-early, choke-it-away then come-from-behind victory over the Miami Dolphins . The Bucs sit at 1-8 currently and feel no pain...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 3,027 reads 36 comments

  21. Carolina Panthers Build Dominant Defense Through Recent Drafts

    It’s no longer a secret around the NFL : The Carolina Panthers feature a nasty, punishing defense that’s laid the groundwork to a 6-3 record and playoff hopes for the city of Charlotte...

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  22. Ron Rivera Not Only Saved His Job; He Is Building a Legitimate Contender

    On Sept. 21, the Carolina Panthers were 0-2 ahead of a Week 3 matchup with the New York Giants . Not much was going well for the Panthers, and head coach Ron Rivera was on the hottest of coaching hot seats...

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  23. How Can Tampa Bay Replicate Its Week 9 First-Half Success Moving Forward?

    The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something last week that most teams dream about. The Bucs traveled into a hostile CenturyLink Field and pasted 21 points on the board before the Seattle Seahawks knew what hit them...

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  24. How Can This Carolina Panthers Team Stay Grounded During a Playoff Push?

    If the season were to end today, the 5-3 Carolina Panthers would sneak into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed. That’s an amazing feat considering Carolina just moved above ...

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  25. Is Cam Newton Finally Becoming the QB We've All Been Waiting For?

    The 2011 NFL draft was supposed to be a turning point for the Carolina Panthers . After finishing 2-14 in 2010 and firing head coach John Fox shortly thereafter, Panthers brass ...

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