NFL Wildcard Weekend

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend with Wildcard Weekend. Before we get to a preview of the games, let’s take a look back to Week 1 and how I thought things were going to pan out this season. NFC Playoff Picture I was 50% on my predictions for the NFC, with only two division champions … Read moreNFL Wildcard Weekend

NFL Week 15 Preview

In these weekly previews, I’ll highlight the results that I found shocking from the previous week, as well as preview the game I am most looking forward to from the weekend ahead. As we get later into the season, I may add some other sections to this, including playoff positioning and a look forward to … Read moreNFL Week 15 Preview

NFL Week 14 Preview

In these weekly previews, I’ll highlight the results that I found shocking from the previous week, as well as preview the game I am most looking forward to from the weekend ahead. As we get later into the season, I may add some other sections to this, including playoff positioning and a look forward to … Read moreNFL Week 14 Preview

NFL Week 8 Preview

In these weekly previews, I’ll highlight the results that I found shocking from the previous week, as well as preview the game I am most looking forward to from the weekend ahead. As we get later into the season, I may add some other sections to this, including playoff positioning and a look forward to the upcoming draft. 

Surprising Results from Week 7

This week went pretty much as expected, but there were still some results that were unexpected based on my personal preseason expectations. These three scores stood out to me during the sixth week of the season:

New England Patriots 38 – Chicago Bears 31
I was a little off in my score prediction (I thought the Pats would win 30-24), but it was just as exciting as I expected the game to be. The Bears jumped out to a 17-7 lead after a Jordan Howard TD, but Cordarrelle Patterson returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards to pull the Pats within 3. A James White touchdown reception before the half put the Pats in the lead at 21-17, only to see the Bears open the second half with a touchdown drive to retake the lead. The Pats then scored 17 unanswered points, seemingly locking up the game, only to hold on down the stretch as the Bears faltered on the game-tying drive as time expired. The Pats look secure in first place in the division (as always) and a game against Buffalo this week may be a nice respite from the past two weeks against top clubs. They also may not need to score in the 30s to win in Buffalo, either. 

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NFL Week 7 Preview

In these weekly previews, I’ll highlight the results that I found shocking from the previous week, as well as preview the game I am most looking forward to from the weekend ahead. As we get later into the season, I may add some other sections to this, including playoff positioning and a look forward to the upcoming draft. 

Surprising Results from Week 6

This week went pretty much as expected, but there were still some results that were unexpected based on my personal preseason expectations. These three scores stood out to me during the sixth week of the season:

New England Patriots 43 – Kansas City Chiefs 40
We highlighted this matchup as our Week 7 Game of the Week last week, and boy did it live up to its billing. You had to know that even after Patrick Mahomes found Tyreke Hill on that 75-yard touchdown reception with three minutes left that they left way too much time on the clock for the Patriots and Tom Brady. Both quarterbacks went over 340 yards, and Patrick Mahomes added four more touchdowns to his season total (18 through 6 games), but Tom Brady tied Drew Brees for game-winning drives among active quarterbacks (43; both are chasing Peyton Manning’s 54). Both defenses looked shaky in the highest scoring NFL game in a long time, but New England proved that they remain the class of the AFC, while the Chiefs cemented their spot in second place ahead of the…

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NFL Week 5 Preview

In these weekly previews, I’ll highlight the results that I found shocking from the previous week, as well as preview the game I am most looking forward to from the weekend ahead. As we get later into the season, I may add some other sections to this, including playoff positioning and a look forward to the upcoming draft. 

Surprising Results from Week 4

This week went pretty much as expected, but there were still some results that were unexpected based on my personal preseason expectations. These three scores stood out to me during the fourth week of the season:
Tennessee Titans 26 – Philadelphia Eagles 23
The defending Super Bowl champions have had some troubles early on the season, but are still only 2-2 and have Carson Wentz back into the fold after recovering from his major knee injury. The Titans continue to look like the class of an AFC South that nobody seems to want to win thus far so early in the season. The Eagles will most likely figure it out, especially since their division seems to be doing the same thing, and there should be some championship hangover expected as the club becomes the team that everybody wants to knock off each week.

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