CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 4:  Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Carson Wentz is going through normal rookie growing pains

In this past Spring’s NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick. The plan coming into this season was for Wentz to be the third string quarterback on game days with Chase Daniel being the backup and Sam Bradford as the starter. However, that would not […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 4: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on after the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-6 at M&T Bank Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 14 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the Baltimore Ravens. Why the Ravens? Because they quietly have the league’s top-ranked defense and have won four of five since their Week 8 bye, with their only loss during […]

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24:   Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with Ezekiel Elliott #21 after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The reality of the NFL in 2016: Everybody is flawed

With four weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, it occurs to me that the league is lacking something: a great team. Look around. Everybody has at least one major problem. Let’s go from top to bottom (or at least middle). Dallas Cowboys (11-1): The pass rush is toothless and the offense is being […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Week 14 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 14 is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to […]

during their NFL game at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on December 4, 2016 in Oakland, California.

What does the future hold for the Buffalo Bills?

In 2015, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan guaranteed his new team would break out of a 15-year-old playoff slump. That didn’t happen. In 2016, Bills legend Jim Kelly suggested that Ryan would be fired if the Bills missed the playoffs for a 17th consecutive year. It’s beginning to look as though they’ll miss the […]

Looking at NFL injuries that could impact the Super Bowl chase

Early December has turned into a breeding ground for season-ending injuries across the NFL. With several big names and key players placed on the injured reserve altering the Super Bowl picture with four games left before the postseason. With the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Earl Thomas, and others now out for the year, today’s column […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 04:  Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception on a failed two-point converstion for two points against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Top 5 NFL players from week 13

This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list. 1. Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs Not only […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

If the 2016 NFL playoffs started today…

With four weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s a breakdown of the playoff picture… AFC right now 1. Raiders (10-2) 2. Patriots (10-2) 3. Ravens (7-5) 4. Texans (6-6) 5. Chiefs (9-3) 6. Broncos (8-4) ————————– 7. Dolphins (7-5) 8. Steelers (7-5) 9. Colts (6-6) 10. Bills (6-6) 11. Titans (6-6) Oakland controls its […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks to throw a pass during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

NFL quarterback power rankings: Week 14 edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’re ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. Here’s how we view things after Week 13… 1. Tom Brady, Patriots: The league’s oldest position player remains its highest-rated passer, despite a lack of support on offense. 2. Derek Carr, Raiders: His legacy grows with yet another fourth-quarter comeback. That’s six […]

during their NFL game at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on December 4, 2016 in Oakland, California.

TGS weekly MVP tracker: Derek Carr tightens his grip

With four weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Derek Carr, Raiders: That’s yet another fourth-quarter comeback for Carr, who trails Matthew Stafford (seven) by one in that category. Stafford has already tied the single-season NFL record. The league’s highest-rated fourth-quarter passer has really carried first-place […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Head coach Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers looks on against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game on November 27, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

This Weekend in NFL Stupid, feat. Panthers coach Ron Rivera

This Weekend in NFL Stupid highlights the dumbest decisions in football throughout the season. This week, we focus on an ordeal that one coach inexplicably brought upon himself.  A simple fine would have sufficed Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera benched superstar quarterback Cam Newton for the first series (it turned out to be only one […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 27: Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown with Drew Brees #9 during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 27, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 13 edition

Each Friday this NFL season, we’re taking a quick look at the league’s most interesting team in action that weekend. This week, we’re going with the New Orleans Saints. Why the Saints? Frankly, we could have just as easily gone with New Orleans’ Week 13 opponent, Detroit. The real point of interest is the matchup […]

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