Broncos vs Seahawks: Week 12's prediction for the Super Bowl

Each team has now played 11 games, and the races for positioning are as hot as ever, especially with a six-way tie for the last spot in the AFC (and three others one game behind). New England made things especially interesting by knocking off Denver. New Orleans, Carolina and Seattle are all continuing their winning ways, making things very difficult on the rest of the NFC. With the season nearing its final month, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, November 26: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12 »

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Broncos vs Seahawks: Week 11's prediction for the Super Bowl

With the season rapidly approaching its end, teams are scrambling for position, especially in the tightened up Wildcard races. Even Buffalo (4-7), for example, is only 1.5 games back. The Chiefs, Broncos and Seahawks are still the class of the NFL, but for other seeds, things are still up in the air. Now that Tampa has won two straight, just about anything’s possible, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, November 20: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11 »

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Chiefs vs Seahawks: Week 10's prediction for the Super Bowl

Just under two months remain in the season. All teams have won a game now, though Kansas City has yet to lose. Ed Reed has been waived by the Texans. Carolina has been making noise. Detroit is in sole possession of the NFC North late in the season for the first time in some time. The Wildcard races remain very tight as well. In fact, there are logjams aplenty in the NFL, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, November 12: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10 »

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Chiefs vs Seahawks: Week 9's prediction for the Super Bowl

With every team now through at least eight games, nobody is slowing down yet. The injury bug just doesn’t stop, now keeping Aaron Rodgers out for a few weeks; might a Matt Flynn redux in Green Bay be in the works? Kansas City remains without a loss. The NFC especially is producing plenty of close races, including a three-way tie in the NFC North. The AFC has its division leaders pretty close to each other as well. With plenty of room left to maneuver in the final eight weeks, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, November 5: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9 »

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Richie Incognito (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Miami Dolphins just went changed their colors from orange and teal to perhaps the only certifiably uglier color combination of black and white. In lieu of guard Richie Incognito’s voicemail left for Jonathan Martin, the Dolphins have suspended Incognito indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team; just days after Martin left the team for undisclosed reasons and the team placed him on the non-football-related illness list.

This incident has, of course, already begun to spawn the thinkpieces and hand-wringing we expect from the media. This incident will inevitably be placed into a larger context and will be used as a reason to examine everything from the mentality of football players and the culture of a locker room to race relations in America. Continue reading The Hidden Damages of Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin »

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Chiefs vs Seahawks: Week 8's prediction for the Super Bowl

The NFL season is now half over for many teams, and while many divisions have a clear leader, nobody has really carved out a definitive niche for themselves thus far. The Broncos and Chiefs continue to be the premier race. The Wildcard races for the final seeds are particularly hot, as it’s looking like .500 could be enough to make the postseason, particularly in the AFC. With everyone still jockeying for position, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, October 29: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8 »

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Chiefs vs Seahawks: Week 7's prediction for the Super Bowl

Seven weeks into the season, there is only one unbeaten team left (Kansas City) and two winless teams (Tampa and Jacksonville). The AFC is starting to clump up. The NFC East finally has a team with a winning record. The Packers are making a run of things with Chicago and Detroit having issues. The NFL is quite volatile right now, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, October 22: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 7 »

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