PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 12:  Keenan Reynolds #19 of the Navy Midshipmen passes the ball in the first quarter against the Army Black Knights at Lincoln Financial Field on December 12, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keenan Reynolds faces uphill battle after combine invite snub

Thursday marked the release of the invite list for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, and with the combine inviting all of the expected names the biggest story of the day was the one star player of the 2015 NCAA season that didn’t get invited. With the biggest news being that Navy’s Keenan Reynolds, who led […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after winning Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Has Brock Osweiler earned the starting job for the 2016 Denver Broncos?

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and yet seven teams have better Vegas odds for Super Bowl 51. Why? It might have something to do with the uncertainty that surrounds the Broncos at the quarterback position, but that’s odd considering that both Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler probably did as much harm as good […]

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Cam Newton was more concerned with saving his leg than saving the Super Bowl

On Tuesday, nearly 48 hours after he fell flat on his face with an abysmal performance in Super Bowl 50, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finally properly addressed the media — and by extension, his fans — as he and his teammates cleared out their lockers in Charlotte. I was looking forward to hearing Newton […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers shakes hands with Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks after the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Carolina Panthers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 31-24.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Newton-Wilson could become the next era’s Brady-Manning

The rivalry between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning has been one of the best of the 21st century, but those dudes are old. One might be retiring, the other — despite his insistence that he’ll play until he’s 83 — likely isn’t far off. Brady vs. Manning is over, but we might not have to […]

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Images that will forever define Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 didn’t have a lot of signature offensive plays. Instead, it was about some terrible turnovers and interesting reactions. Here are X images that defined the game. Image 1: The loose ball which Cam Newton inexplicably failed to attempt to jump on… I’ve watched this play a thousand times already, which indicates it […]

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Ranking the top 50 NFL players slated to become free agents

Don’t get too excited when you look at this list. Between the ability of teams to re-sign their key players before March 9th and/or designate them with a franchise tag, many of these players will never hit the open market. That, and you’ll see a number of good veteran players released and available between now […]

during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

This is why Marshawn Lynch should be a Hall of Famer

If indeed Marshawn Lynch is done playing, he’s retiring at a bad time. Not only are running backs less valued now than ever before, but Lynch might be forced to become Hall of Fame-eligible at the same time as Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson. So the former Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks running back won’t […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Panthers had no chance against Broncos’ juggernaut defense in SB 50

For two weeks it didn’t feel like the Denver Broncos were given a chance to win Super Bowl 50. They were overmatched in nearly every area, we were told. They couldn’t muster enough offense to keep pace with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the dynamic attack he leads, we were told. And they were […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 21:   Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a play during their game against the Cleveland Browns at Bank of America Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Owen Daniels vs Carolina’s Linebackers Whichever wide receiver is lined up against Carolina’s Josh Norman is going to essentially be taken out of the play. Norman has been one of the most dominant cornerbacks in the league this year and is a threat to intercept any throw, especially against a weakened arm like Peyton Manning’s. […]

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22:  Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips of the Denver Broncos waits on the field before their game against the Houston Texans  at  NRG Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Wade Phillips is simply the best

On Sunday, Super Bowl 50 will very likely be decided based primarily on what Wade Phillips top-rated Denver Broncos defense can do to slow down the NFL’s highest-scoring offense and its MVP quarterback. Exactly two years prior to that, I wrote a post right here asking how in the world Phillips was unemployed. It made […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 24:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

3 reasons why the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 50

That headline alone probably led to first a chortle, then uproarious laughter. Those impulses are hard to avoid at this point when you even try to think about the Carolina Panthers not winning Super Bowl 50. An offense led by quarterback Cam Newton, the likely MVP, has outscored the opposition 55-7 in just the first […]

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 19: In this handout provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Mirage Resort Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas is shown crowded with basketball fans during NCAA March Madness Tournament March 19, 2010. in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau via Getty Images)

Breaking down the point spread and total for Super Bowl 50

The Carolina Panthers stand as a 5.5-point favorite for Super Bowl 50. Facts surrounding that line… If that holds up, it’ll be the first time we’ve ever had a 5.5-point Super Bowl spread. The Cowboys were a 6-point favorite when they beat the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, ditto for when they beat the Broncos in […]

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Predicting five Super Bowl records that will fall on Sunday

The Super Bowl is a time for betting on ridiculous things. Whether it’s the coin toss, how many times the word “Tebow” is said on the broadcast, or what color Roger Goodell wears (hint: probably black, like his heart) you’ve got a real opportunity to make cash by wagering on things few have ever imagined […]

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