1. Upset Central: Which NFL Underdogs Will Win in Week 3?

    It seems like we've seen a lot of upsets already through this young NFL season. It seems like that to me, anyway. But officially, only eight underdogs have won out of 32 games. Four upsets a week? That is nothing out of the ordinary...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 10 months ago 1,097 reads 0 comments

  2. NFL Power Ranking Week 3: What's Your Deal?

    After one week of football, we're working mostly with conjecture. Predictions are based on a single 60-minute performance. Teams could have played a poor game. Players may have made some rare mistakes...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 10 months ago 132 reads 6 comments

  3. NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Early Overreactions

    Power rankings are a concise way of covering every game for every NFL team throughout the course of the season. Week 1 saw a few upsets, a few blowouts and a whole bunch of exciting action...

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  4. San Diego Chargers vs. Houston Texans: How the Bolts Can Pull the Upset

    The San Diego Chargers have never lost to the Houston Texans . Yet. For me to be able to say that tomorrow morning, it's going to take a heck of an effort...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 11 months ago 1,015 reads 9 comments

  5. Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Season Opener: Who Ya Got?

    In 2004, the NFL started scheduling the reigning Super Bowl champion in the Thursday night season opener. It's a great move by the way. Kudos. In the last nine seasons, the champion has only lost once...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 11 months ago 1,017 reads 2 comments

  6. Tim Tebow to the New England Patriots: How Excited Should We Be?

    I'll be honest, I didn't expect Tim Tebow to be playing football this fall. Not in the NFL anyway. Word on the street in the past few months was that arena football may be his only option...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 1 year ago 424 reads 0 comments

  7. 2013 NFL Draft: Full Breakdown of San Diego Chargers Picks

    Coming off of yet another disappointing season, the San Diego Chargers have finally freed themselves from the shackles that were Norv Turner and A.J. Smith, and look forward to a new regime...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about 1 year ago 1,083 reads 0 comments

  8. NCAA Tournament Champions: The Louisville and Luke Hancock Story

    Finally. Vindication. I can’t remember how many brackets I’ ve filled out. I know I’ ve done it for at least ten seasons, because I vividly remember UConn’s championship in 2004...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about over 1 year ago 720 reads 0 comments

  9. Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens Look to Extend Underdog Tradition

    For as much emphasis as we place on the Super Bowl as the end-all be-all decider of who gets crowned "best in the world," rarely do we actually get the best team. Go ahead and really think about it...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about over 1 year ago 1,508 reads 0 comments

  10. Conference Championship Weekend: How the Ravens and Falcons Can Pull the Upset

    The 2013 Conference Championship weekend features perhaps the most lopsided pair of games in recent memory. The Patriots are eight-point favorites at home against the fourth-seeded Ravens, while the 49ers are four-point favorites on the road in Atlanta...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about over 1 year ago 526 reads 0 comments

  11. NFL Midseason Report: The 10 Biggest Surprises and Headlines

    Through nine weeks of football, most teams have had their bye and find themselves at the halfway point in the season. Please kindly ignore that some teams have played nine of their 16 games...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about over 1 year ago 198 reads 0 comments

  12. Philip Rivers' Fallout Continues as San Diego Chargers Hit Rock Bottom

    I never thought that I would see something like this during the Philip Rivers era. While the loss against Denver left me with a stomach-punched feeling of epic and historic proportions, this loss counts just as much in the standings...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about over 1 year ago 1,476 reads 8 comments

  13. The 2012 San Diego Chargers: Tales from the Sinking Ship

    Norv Turner slowly sauntered up to the podium at the post game press conference, his body slouched over, his being reeking of defeat. He stood in the crowded room, visibly shaken, looking as though he might break down and cry...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 779 reads 5 comments

  14. San Diego Chargers' Week 5: So Close and Yet so Far Away

    It's not time to jump off the bandwagon yet. Chargers fans react to a loss as if they had lost by 40, the team bus had burst into flames upon leaving the stadium, and then the sky had fallen on it...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 1,274 reads 10 comments

  15. San Diego Chargers: Keys to Victory vs. New Orleans Saints

    In the NFL , an early-season record is like a tiny infant. You are proud of it, but you are weary. You know that it is fragile and needs constant guarding. You nurse it, you defend it, you watch it grow...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 477 reads 2 comments

  16. Packers vs. Seahawks Recap: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Vindication never tasted so sour. My prediction of a two-point Seahawks victory came to fruition late Monday night...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 1,082 reads 14 comments

  17. Packers vs. Seahawks: Bold Prediction for Week 3 Clash

    “A road game against an overconfident Seahawks team? That’s an easy win.” —No one, ever There are few things that I know for sure this NFL season. First, the Houston Texans will win the AFC South...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 4,306 reads 16 comments

  18. New York Giants at Carolina Panthers: Week 3 Kickoff

    First things first. Can someone explain to me why we have a Thursday night game every week now? Back in my day, we didn't even have Thursday games, save for the season kickoff game (which I love) and Thanksgiving (which I love)...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 1,365 reads 5 comments

  19. NFL Week 2 Shake-Up: Record-Breaking Parity in the National Football League

    A topsy -turvy week in the NFL left potential powerhouses New England, Dallas, and Washington shaking their heads, with thought-to-be pushovers Arizona, Seattle, and St. Louis celebrating major victories...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 239 reads 0 comments

  20. NFL Week 2 Locks: Teams You Can Count On

    There are so few things in this world that are certain. Death and taxes, as they say. As conscious beings, we strive to understand every aspect of our world. We want to know how and why things happen...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 791 reads 0 comments

  21. NFL 2012 Preview Part 6: Champion Select

    The epic conclusion to the mega NFL preview is finally here! You've all been waiting for it, and I am happy to deliver...

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  22. NFL 2012 Preview Part 5: Painting the Playoff Picture

    Finally, we have arrived at the juicy part. This is what the people want: playoff predictions. If you haven't been following along with my six-day mega NFL preview (I don't blame ...

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  23. NFL 2012 Preview Part 4: Southern Comfort

    To round out our NFL predictions, we turn our attention to the AFC and NFC South divisions. One of these divisions provided endless story lines in 2011: the shattering of NFL records, rookie sensations and multiple playoffs teams...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 311 reads 1 comments

  24. 2012 NFL Preview Part 3: Our Friends to the North

    In Part 3 of this NFL season preview, we investigate the Northern divisions. Both are traditional powerhouse conferences with the likes of Green Bay, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Baltimore...

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  25. 2012 NFL Preview Part 2: The Bests of the Wests

    Our major NFL preview rolls on to the AFC and NFC West. Ah the west coast. The best coast, as they say. The sandy beaches of San Diego. The breezy bay winds of San Francisco. And Missouri...

    Blake Eaton Written by Blake Eaton about almost 2 years ago 195 reads 0 comments