Monday, February 24, 2020

Each Team’s Best and Worst NFL Draft Pick

With 253 players chosen, the NFL draft is officially over. Here is each team's best and worst draft pick. AFC AFC West Denver Broncos Best Pick: Paxton Lynch, Quarterback, Memphis, first round In taking Paxton Lynch, the Broncos have secured their franchise quarterback moving forward. In order to acquire Lynch, the Broncos had to trade up to prevent teams like Dallas and Cleveland from taking...

The Golden Age of Running Backs Is Now…but Nobody Cares

Stop me if you've heard this one before: the running back position is being devalued in the NFL. It's a common cliché that is a direct result of another NFL cliché: it's a passing league now. Both of these are true statements. In a world where only four running backs are making an average of $7 million or more...

Predicting the 2016 NFL Rookies of the Year

Offensive Rookie of the Year: The Frontrunner: Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys This is an easy pick. The best running back prospect in the last few years drafted to the team with the NFL's best offensive line. If Elliott doesn't win the OROY award, it will be a disappointment. Now that Darren McFadden's injury woes have resurfaced, look for Elliott to tote...

Power Ranking All the NFL Head Coaches For 2016

Mike Mularkey Talk about an uninspired coaching hire. Mularkey was the Buffalo Bills head coach for two seasons, compiling a 14-18 record before he resigned from the team. Then he coached the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 2-14 record and got himself fired immediately. He served as the Tennessee Titans' interim head coach after they fired Ken Whisenhunt last season and...

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

In the wake of Devin Hester being released by the Falcons today, it brings two questions to mind.  1. Is this the end of Devin Hester’s career?  2. Is he worthy of the Hall of Fame?  Based on pure statistics, Devin Hester looks like an easy HOF candidate.  He holds records for combined career TD returns with 20, most...

Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons Preview: Top-Ranked Offense Faces Top Ranked Defense in Denver

ATLANTA FALCONS RECORD: 3-1 DIVISION RECORD: 2-1 NEXT OPPONENT: at Seattle Seahawks GAME INFORMATION TIME: 4:05 PM EST LOCATION: Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO BETTING LINE: DEN -5.5 OVER/UNDER: 47 DENVER BRONCOS RECORD: 4-0 DIVISION RECORD: 0-0 NEXT OPPONENT: at San Diego Chargers FALCONS PLAYER TO WATCH Julio Jones After racking up 300 yards on 12 catches against the Panthers last weekend, the Falcons need Julio Jones to perform at a similar level. The Broncos present...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Denver Broncos: Beasley Exploits Denver’s Weak Offensive Line

ATLANTA FALCONS RECORD: 4-1 NEXT OPPONENT: Seattle Seahawks GAME INFORMATION LOCATION: Denver, CO BETTING LINE: Broncos (-3.5) OVER/UNDER: 44.5 DENVER BRONCOSRECORD: 4-1 NEXT OPPONENT: San Diego Chargers FINAL LINE SCORE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Falcons 10 3 7 3 23 Broncos 0 3 0 13 16 FALCONS STATS TOP PASSER: Matt Ryan; 15-28, 267 yards, 1 TD TOP RUSHER: Devonta Freeman; 23 car, 88 yds, 1 TD TOP RECEIVER: Tevin Coleman; 4 rec, 132 yds, 1 TD TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Vic Beasley Jr.; 8 tak,  3.5 sacks, 3.5 TFL PLAYER...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview: Top Offense and Defense Clash

ATLANTA FALCONS RECORD: 4-1 NEXT OPPONENT: San Diego Chargers GAME INFORMATION LOCATION: Century Link Field, Seattle, Washington BETTING LINE: -6 (SEA) OVER/UNDER: 46 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS RECORD: 3-1 NEXT OPPONENT: @ Arizona Cardinals ATLANTA FALCONS PLAYER TO WATCH Tevin Coleman is part of the running back committee established by the Falcons with Devonta Freeman as the leading rusher, but it's Coleman's receiving ability that is more impressive. In clutch 3rd down moments,...

San Diego Chargers vs Atlanta Falcons Preview: Falcons’ High Flying Offense to Host Inspired Chargers

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS RECORD: 2-4 DIVISION RECORD: 1-2 NEXT OPPONENT: at Denver Broncos GAME INFORMATION LOCATION: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA BETTING LINE: ATL -6.5 OVER/UNDER: 53.5 ATLANTA FALCONS RECORD: 4-2 DIVISION RECORD: 2-1 NEXT OPPONENT: vs. Green Bay Packers CHARGERS PLAYER TO WATCH Philip Rivers It seems like the obvious pick, due to his success this year. The Chargers right now live and die by their quarterback. Other than Rivers, their two biggest play makers, RB Melvin Gordon...

Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks Recap: ‘Hawks Defend Home Turf on Controversial Call

ATLANTA FALCONS RECORD: 4-2 DIVISION RECORD: 2-1 NEXT OPPONENT: vs. San Diego Chargers GAME INFORMATION LOCATION: Century Link Field, Seattle, WA BETTING LINE: SEA -6 OVER/UNDER: 46 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS RECORD: 4-1 DIVISION RECORD: 1-1 NEXT OPPONENT: at Arizona Cardinals FINAL LINE SCORE   1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Falcons 0 3 21 0 24 Seahawks 7 10 0  9 26 ATLANTA FALCONS STATS 1st Downs 22 Total Yards 362 Passing Yards 310 Attempts/Completions 27/42 Yards per Pass 6.7 Rushing Yards 52 Rushing Attempts 18 Yards per Carry (YAC) 2.9 Penatites 8-66 Turnovers 2 Time of Possesion 29:51 TOP PASSER: Matt Ryan 27/42, 335 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT TOP RUSHER: Devonta Freeman 12 car, 40 yds TOP...
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