1. How the Detroit Lions Built One of the NFL's Most Feared Defenses

    Before the season began nearly eight weeks ago, the Detroit Lions were considered a talented team—offensively. Defensively the experts cringed at the look of the Lions secondary on paper...

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  2. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post Week 7

    It was a record-setting Week 7 for quarterbacks in the NFL , with Peyton Manning breaking the career record for the most passing touchdowns of all time...

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  3. NFL Coordinators Looking Like Future Head Coaches with 2014 Success

    One of the surprising elements to this NFL season has been the way some teams have managed to overcome major deficiencies in talent—either by injuries or bad personnel decisions—thanks ...

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  4. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post Week 6

    Week 6 of the NFL ’s regular season continued to prove that nothing is certain in football. Just when you think Russell Wilson is unbeatable at home, he falls to a defense that nobody had high expectations of before the season began...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 11 days ago 213,110 reads 489 comments

  5. Kelvin Benjamin Still Looks Boom or Bust

    The Carolina Panthers drafted Kelvin Benjamin hoping he would take over from Steve Smith as the team’s feature receiver. So far this season, he’s had over eight targets in each of his five games and leads the team in receiving yards...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 15 days ago 13,578 reads 47 comments

  6. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post-Week 5

    It’s been an interesting start to the NFL season with regards to the quarterbacks. Nick Foles has regressed since 2013 while Eli Manning must have swiped his magical jock strap...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 18 days ago 168,125 reads 471 comments

  7. NFL Rookies Set to Take Off After the Season's Quarter-Mark

    With a quarter of the 2014 season now in the history books, some rookies have already proven their worth early on in what’s usually a very difficult transition into the NFL ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 22 days ago 38,568 reads 47 comments

  8. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post-Week 4

    Now that we've reached the quarter mark of the NFL season, we're already seeing some teams starting to panic. The Bills have benched their first-round quarterback from a year ago after he started just 14 games in the NFL...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 25 days ago 168,876 reads 413 comments

  9. Who Has the Best Chance to Be NFL's Cinderella Story of 2014?

    When you try and assess which football teams can make waves in late December you have to give considerable weight to those that can both run the football and stop the run...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 29 days ago 26,934 reads 56 comments

  10. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post Week 3

    This was a particularly exciting week of NFL action considering we got to see two of the more anticipated rookie quarterbacks get some action and enter into the power rankings for the first time all season...

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  11. NFL Week 3: Breaking Down Sunday's Biggest Matchups to Watch

    Week 3 is upon us, ladies and gents, and this week offers up some exceptionally juicy matchups worth breaking down...

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  12. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post-Week 2

    As we look ahead to Week 3 of the NFL season, we can examine a snap shot of quarterback production through the first two games. So far there are 10 quarterbacks in the NFL who have thrown at least one touchdown pass without an interception...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 229,893 reads 579 comments

  13. NFL Week 2: Breaking Down Sunday's Biggest Matchups to Watch

    Week 2 of NFL action is set to begin, and now teams have a better idea of what to expect from their opponents. This one-game sample size can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on how the teams and coaching staffs prepare for each other...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 8,320 reads 4 comments

  14. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Post-Week 1

    With Week 1 of the NFL season in the books, the expectations and realities of fans and analysts are slowly starting to diverge. This was a wild and exciting week of action with tons of surprises and even more big plays...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 238,309 reads 657 comments

  15. NFL Week 1: Breaking Down Sunday's Biggest Matchups to Watch

    Football is officially underway with great opening action Thursday night between the Seahawks and Packers. Now the rest of the league seeks to start their season off with a bang...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 19,827 reads 23 comments

  16. NFL Quarterback Power Rankings, Updated Post-Preseason

    Preseason football is finally behind us, and a meaningful game is now just a day away. That means it’s time to take a look at the best and the worst starting NFL quarterbacks heading into Week 1...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 119,840 reads 395 comments

  17. What We Learned About Each NFL Team This Preseason

    Preseason football is one of the biggest and most entertaining job interviews in the country. Though stats and player production need to be taken with a grain of salt this time of ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 1 month ago 378,569 reads 358 comments

  18. Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 3

    Week 3 of an NFL preseason is supposed to be a relatively polished "dress rehearsal" where the starters and stars see significant playing time that typically goes into the second half of the game...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 2 months ago 114,371 reads 141 comments

  19. The Contradictions of an NFL Practice

    Despite common perception, trying to make an NFL roster simply on maximum effort during practice is more likely to get you sent home early than get you a job...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 2 months ago 96,311 reads 98 comments

  20. Team-by-Team NFL Rookie Class Report Cards Heading into Preseason Week 3

    Even though we are only about two weeks into the NFL preseason, it’s never too early to throw out some rookie report cards...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 2 months ago 302,878 reads 414 comments

  21. The Complete Guide to NFL Preseason Week 2

    Week 2 of the NFL preseason is a great opportunity for players to build on the momentum created from the week before—or to redeem themselves after a disappointing outing...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 2 months ago 27,180 reads 25 comments

  22. Which NFL Team Is Set to Make the Biggest Leap in 2014?

    Washington Redskins Key Free-Agent Arrivals: S Ryan Clark, DT Jason Hatcher , WR DeSean Jackson , WR Andre Roberts, CB Tracy Porter Key Departures: ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 2 months ago 28,362 reads 103 comments

  23. Latest Win-Loss Predictions for Every NFL Team, Preseason Week 1 Edition

    Very rarely does an NFL season play out like we think it will, but that doesn’t stop us from trying to predict the outcome of each team’s season...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 3 months ago 180,581 reads 620 comments

  24. What Do We Really Learn from Week 1 of the NFL's Preseason?

    With the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, taking place last Saturday, live-action football has officially returned to the television set, which also signifies the first week of NFL preseason football on the horizon...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 3 months ago 16,167 reads 9 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Rookie-Veteran Relationship in an NFL Training Camp

    NFL training camp is an interesting environment comprised of men crammed together in close quarters for a month of fiercely competitive football...

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