Thursday, January 18, 2018

FOOTBALL

Tennessee Titans Postmortem

A miracle happened this week that only Tennessee Titans fans can truly appreciate. In spite of the Titans defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, the team still said goodbye to head coach Mike Mularkey a day after they fell to the New England Patriots 35-14 in the divisional round. It's a 2018 miracle!

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Atlanta Falcons Postmortem

It can't be called the worst playcall in playoff history, but it's in the Top 50. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had four receiving options on the play and one was a fullback (???) split out wide to the left. Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu were both on the right and the primary targets on the play.

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NFL Divisional Round Wrap Up

If it's not occurred to you just yet, let me put this thought into your head. The NFL final four quarterbacks currently vying for the Super Bowl 52 title are Case Keenum, Nick Foles, Blake Bortles and Tom Brady. Let that really sink in. Marinate on it. Never in the history of the NFL has there been a bigger gap in talent and ability than three of those guys and the future Hall of Famer who will almost certainly destroy at least two of them in head-to-head match ups.

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Mularkey Out in Tennessee

It's a glorious day in Music City, U.S.A. as the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Mularkey have consciously uncoupled. The coach and team have agreed to "part ways."

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Carolina Panthers Postmortem

Nobody talked about the Carolina Panthers as they made their return to the NFC Playoffs after taking a year off. After they fell 31-26 to the New Orleans Saints to get eliminated from the postseason, folks can go right back to forgetting all about them.

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Buffalo Bills Postmortem

A week ago the inevitable happened, the Buffalo Bills lost their Wild Card playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The score was a pitiful 10-3 and everyone watching the game died a little on the inside for their trouble.

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Hard Knocks Is The Showcase Nobody Wants

HBO's Hard Knocks is the most popular and well-produced NFL television show that no team wants to be featured on. This is nothing new, but it took center stage recently when San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch made it known publicly that he would prefer it if his team wasn't granted the honor.

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Key Injuries Impacting NFL Fantasy & Betting In Divisional Round

DeMarco Murray

Aside from the obvious absence of Carson Wentz, the Divisional Round of the 2018 NFL Playoffs is not marred by too many injuries.

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NFC Divisional Round Match Up: Saints at Vikings

Sunday's NFL Divisional Round wraps up with what, on paper, looks like the best game of the slate. The NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints (12-5) travel to U.S. Bank Stadium to face off against the NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings (13-3).

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AFC Divisional Round Match Up: Jaguars at Steelers

An AFC rematch opens up our Sunday of Divisional Playoff pairings when the Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6) return to the scene of their best performance of the season when they face off against the AFC North Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) at Heinz Field.

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