Last week, ESPN’s 32 NFL beat writers cast their votes for who they thought was the MVP through the midway point of the 2014 NFL season.
With 22 touchdowns and only 3 INTs, and a particularly hot stretch before the bye that saw his offense average 40 points over five games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received more votes than any other player, tallying precisely half of the vote total (16). But even with the top seed in the AFC heading into Week 11, is Brady really the best choice among the NFL’s MVP candidates?
Continue reading Tom Brady, Midseason NFL MVP? Not If Luck Has Anything to Do With It »
Tags: Andrew Luck, DeMarco Murray, ESPN, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, NFL MVP, Peyton Manning, Rob Gronkowski, Sunday Night Football, Tom Brady
When the Patriots face the Colts on Sunday, much of the hype surrounding the Colts offense will be centered on quarterback Andrew Luck, and rightfully so. Luck is already a star and is in the process of becoming the next great NFL quarterback, a generational talent. However, the person at the top of the Patriots’ priority list on defense this week should be wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.
When most of the elite receivers in the NFL are brought up the conversation generally shifts to larger, stronger body types such as Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Larry Fitzgerald and Josh Gordon. Hilton may not be as naturally gifted as those receivers at 5’9”, 178 pounds but he can create matchup nightmares for defenses. Continue reading How the Patriots Can Contain T.Y. Hilton »
Tags: Andrew Luck, Brandon Browner, Colts, Darrelle Revis, Patriots, Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton
10 weeks into the season, and injuries continue to take their toll. Major suspensions are starting to expire, which should help the affected teams. The AFC North has only winning records, while the NFC South has only losing records. Wildcard races remain crowded, especially in the AFC. A lot is happening right now in the NFL, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, November 11: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10 »
Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL Playoffs, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks
It’s no secret that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is playing at a pretty high level right now.
After last Sunday’s shellacking of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Brady has thrown 18 of his 22 touchdowns on the season in his last five games, including at least three TD passes in each of the past four weeks. That four-game streak of three or more touchdown passes has put him not only tied for third in the NFL in touchdown passes this season (behind Manning and Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, who will play the Patriots after the bye), but also among some rather rarified company, as that feat of four straight games of at least 3 TDs has only been accomplished 26 times in NFL history.
Continue reading With One More Game of 3 TD Passes, Tom Brady Would Join Rarified Company »
Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Brett Favre, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, NFL record books, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady
When the NFL schedule was released in April, it was evident that the Patriots would have to battle through a tough stretch from late October through mid-December. That stretch began with a blowout home win against a Chicago Bears team that has talent but that has not lived up to expectations. The Patriots followed that with their most impressive win of the season, a 43-21 beat down of the Denver Broncos. This weekend they will have an opportunity to rest as they are on a bye. The stretch will ramp back up after this weekend.
The next game up for the Patriots will be a trip to Indianapolis to face the Colts. Andrew Luck is already an upper echelon quarterback and is becoming an elite signal caller. The Colts offense is red hot and Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the tougher NFL venues to play at. That game is followed by a home game against the Detroit Lions. Detroit has surprised many by consistently winning this season (6-2) and by being able to rattle off a 3-0 record without Calvin Johnson. Continue reading Next Five Games Will Provide Answers for Patriots »
Tags: Chargers, Colts, Dolphins, Lions, Packers, Patriots
Week 8 in the NFL was not a pretty week, as I recorded a 1-3 record. I was desperately in need of having my own so called “Bye Week,” and so I obliged, (Week 9 I would have went 2-2). I am now sitting with a 15-14 overall record, and am now looking for a perfect week 10 after my bye. I will be picking three games rather than usual four, (less is more). Continue reading NFL Week 10 2014 Betting Tips »
Tags: Josh McCown, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
All teams are now at least halfway through their season. The NFC South has no winning teams, while the AFC North has only winning teams. Star power is throwing its way around, and with a no contest plea, Adrian Peterson could be on his way back relatively soon, if Roger Goodell allows it. Only the Cardinals have just one win, while the winless Raiders are still in line for the top draft picks. Dallas is heading to London, which finally gets a pretty good team to see, but it should be a slaughter against the Jaguars. Much of the standings remain close, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, November 4: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9 »
Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL Playoffs, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks