1. The Thinking Man's Guide: NFL Week 10 Predictions

    Looks like credit is in order for NBC correctly predicting Houston (7-1) at Chicago (7-1) as the super marquee game for prime time of Week 10. It is the only Week 10 game between teams with winning records...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about over 1 year ago 13,384 reads 34 comments

  2. Andrew Luck: Midseason Review for Colts' Rising Star

    Andrew Luck is halfway through his rookie season, but his strong play has forced us to reevaluate the expectations for his second half as the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) fight for a playoff spot...

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  3. The Thinking Man's Guide: NFL Week 9 Predictions

    The season is nearly halfway over, and Week 9 offers a few interesting games. That’s right. Just a few, unless you have a sick fetish for Chiefs at Chargers, Lions at Jaguars, Ravens at Browns, Buccaneers at Raiders, Bears at Titans, etc...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about over 1 year ago 11,911 reads 42 comments

  4. Breaking Down What Went Wrong with Redskins' Receivers in Loss to Steelers

    On Sunday, the receivers for the Washington Redskins , depending on whom you ask, dropped anywhere from five to 11 passes in their 27-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about over 1 year ago 3,370 reads 14 comments

  5. The Thinking Man's Guide: NFL Week 8 Predictions

    It was a 4-for-4 week , correctly predicting a low-scoring win by the 49ers, the Texans moving past Baltimore with Joe Flacco struggling on the road, Eli Manning getting ...

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  6. Eli Manning Has New York Giants Soaring Under the Radar Again

    It’s late October, the New York Giants are 5-2 and considered one of the best teams in the NFC, but not the best in the NFL . In other words, it is business as usual for Tom Coughlin’s bunch...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 6,160 reads 31 comments

  7. The Thinking Man's Guide: NFL Week 7 Predictions

    While I may have badly missed on the Giants/49ers last week , I do not think anyone expected a 26-3 rout by Eli “Mr. October” Manning (25-5 in that month) and the Giants...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 8,037 reads 6 comments

  8. 2012 NFL Season Is the Year of the Kicker

    With 91 games in the book for the 2012 NFL season, kickers are off to a historically great start. Depending on which team you root for, you may not want to believe it ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 13,346 reads 2 comments

  9. The Thinking Man's Guide: NFL Week 6 Predictions

    Reggie Jackson is known as “Mr. October” in MLB circles, but we will look at the NFL player who fits that bill. Also, after the irrational Peyton Manning vs...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 6,667 reads 18 comments

  10. Andrew Luck's Elite 2-Minute Drills Give Indianapolis Colts Fighting Chance

    They say rookie quarterbacks are not supposed to be this good this fast. They have to learn the game, adjust to the speed, build chemistry with new teammates and understand that what worked in college may no longer apply in the NFL ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 2,868 reads 7 comments

  11. NFL Week 5 Picks: The Thinking Man's Guide

    Now that’s more like it. Aside from not giving a true prediction in the Giants/Eagles game, everything went according to plan for the "Thinking Man’s Guide" last week...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 16,688 reads 45 comments

  12. Quarter-Season Review: Peyton Manning's Transition with Denver Broncos

    Peyton Manning ’s return to the NFL with a new team was as big of a story as any this offseason...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 4,096 reads 8 comments

  13. NFL Week 4 Predictions: The Thinking Man's Guide to Week 4

    Week 3 was as wild and exciting as any NFL week in recent memory, which also meant it was a rough one for predicting games...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 8,090 reads 6 comments

  14. New Orleans Saints' Disastrous 0-3 Start Goes Well Beyond Sean Payton's Absence

    With half the league at 1-2, the only winless teams are the Cleveland Browns and the New Orleans Saints ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 3,158 reads 10 comments

  15. NFL Week 3 Predictions: The Thinking Man's Guide to Week 3

    These new early-season Thursday games make it feel like the NFL week never really ends. Imagine how the New York Giants felt having to travel to Carolina for a game tonight after Sunday’s emotional comeback win ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 10,607 reads 19 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Pivotal Moments of NFL Week 2

    The Week 2 games saw big comebacks make a comeback, while special teams’ errors crept up in Dallas once again and, shockingly, New England choked on a field goal against Arizona...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 287 reads 5 comments

  17. NFL Week 2 Predictions: The Thinking Man's Guide to Week 2

    This week we will be looking at the new schedule wrinkle (which starts tonight), what an 0-2 start means for your team’s playoff chances, the progress of the five rookie quarterbacks and statement games in prime time for Detroit and Atlanta...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 3,093 reads 1 comments

  18. Breaking Down the Pivotal Moments of NFL Week 1

    As always, Week 1 of the NFL season provided a lot of captivating moments, but not all of them were necessarily pivotal in the outcome of the game...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 1,174 reads 1 comments

  19. The Thinking Man's Guide to NFL Week 1

    Each Thursday, The Thinking Man’s Guide will preview the upcoming week’s most interesting NFL facts and statistics, preparing you with in-depth analysis and the proper historical context behind the numbers...

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  20. Andrew Luck: What Have We Learned About Colts' QB Entering the 2012 Season?

    The Indianapolis Colts took a risk in releasing Peyton Manning , the face of the franchise since 1998, but they did it because they had faith in their next savior: Stanford’s Andrew Luck ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 6,021 reads 16 comments

  21. Sophomore Slump or Surge for Cam Newton and Andy Dalton?

    After last year’s instant rookie success, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton enter their sophomore seasons with high expectations...

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  22. Assessing the Dependability of Every NFL Starting QB

    Iron Man. Mr. Glass. Clipboard Jesus. A NFL quarterback can gain a reputation based on how dependable he is each season. Some players can be counted on to start each week, while others are practically a lock for a few missed starts every season...

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  23. 6 NFL Stats Fans and Media Don't Understand

    Statistics are a powerful tool in aiding fans and the media in their coverage of the NFL . But power often comes with trouble, and statistics can be dangerous when used incorrectly...

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  24. Why Last Year's High-Scoring NFL Offenses Will Regress in 2012

    The 2011 NFL season, with an average game producing 44.4 points, was the highest-scoring season since 1965 (46.1 points per game). While some thought the new kickoff rule and lockout would stall offenses, it had the exact opposite effect...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 3,033 reads 9 comments

  25. Colts, Dolphins Hoping to Have Next Great QB-Coach Pairings

    NFL history proves one of the greatest ways to turn a team around is by bringing a new head coach and quarterback together in the same year. Join them at the hip, and hope they do great things together...

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