Tag: NFL 2014

NFL Week 17 Preview: Putting a Bow (and a Lambeau and Dwayne Bowe) on 2014

Most of us have a few more days of indulgence before we get serious about trimming the holiday fat, but we can get things started with this week’s NFL slate. While Sunday’s schedule is fully loaded and fully bloated (no Thursday, Saturday, or Monday nighters), we can help you push some items off your plate,… Read More

NFL Week 15 Preview: Thank You, Cowboys, for the Gift that Keeps on Giving

It has not exactly been the best year to talk about Roger Goodell’s “master plan,” or to even suggest that such a plan exists. If we restrict the conversation to on-field issues, however, we can at least acknowledge that his decision to stack the final three weeks of the schedule with intra-division rivalry games has… Read More

NFL Week 13 Preview: Stuffing as Much Football on Our Plate as Possible…and Loving All of It

Tony Romo (AP)

We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving and that you are still blissfully floating somewhere in the time-turkey continuum. This is a scientific phenomenon that occurs every Thanksgiving week — when the days blend together in a foggy state of tryptophan, carbs, adult beverages, extended family interaction, awkward high school reunions, and football.  This writer has never… Read More

Week 12 NFL Preview: RGIII is Down, The Raiders are Up, Buffalo is Now Detroit, Our Heads are Spinning

The only thing worse than not having a capable quarterback in the NFL is not knowing if you have a capable quarterback, then realizing that you may have sacrificed your team’s future in pursuit of the aforementioned indeterminately capable quarterback. In other words, wow, things are really messy in Washington, and the rise/fall/weird-in-between-phase career arc… Read More

NFL Week 10 Preview: Trying to Forget the Bengals and Preparing for Mark Sanchez Reloaded

We’ve long since given up hope for competitive, entertaining football on Thursday nights, but it was almost as hard to look away from this week’s Bengals vs. Browns match up as it was to watch it. Cincinnati has reached shocking levels of ineptitude over the past month, and Thursday’s performance – or lack thereof –… Read More

NFL Week Eight Preview: An Early Morning Falcons-Lions Matchup in London and 3 Other Things To Watch For

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates his 509th career touchdown pass with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Here’s hoping you enjoyed the 2014 NFL season. It was fun while it lasted. Your team gave its best effort (with the exception of Washington, Jacksonville, Oakland and a select few others), but they’ll have to try again next year to secure that elusive championship.   With 100 days to go until the Super Bowl,… Read More

NFL Week Six Preview: Digging Dallas (and Other Embarrassing Things We’re Willing to Admit)

It’s an NFL fan’s worst nightmare, and, thankfully, we have not had to confront this issue in many years. We must, however, finally look ourselves in the mirror and admit that the Dallas Cowboys are actually a fun team to root for this year. We’re not sure how it happened, as this was the year… Read More