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 […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 07:   Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions shakes hands with  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints after their 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 7, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won the game 45-28.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Week 13 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 12 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 […]

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24:   Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys and Preston Smith #94 of the Washington Redskins hug at midfield after their game at AT&T Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

If the 2016 NFL playoffs started today…

With six weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s a breakdown of the playoff picture… AFC right now 1. Patriots (9-2) 2. Raiders (9-2) 3. Ravens (6-5) 4. Texans (6-5) 5. Chiefs (8-3) 6. Dolphins (7-4) ————————– 7. Broncos (7-4) 8. Steelers (6-5) 9. Bills (6-5) 10. Titans (6-6) 11. Colts (5-6) 12. Chargers (5-6) […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots runs off the field after defeating the New York Jets with a score of 22 to 17 at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL quarterback power rankings: Week 13 edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’re ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. Here’s how we view things after Week 12… 1. Tom Brady, Patriots: To be clear, his lead is shrinking. Brady still leads the league with an 18-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 116.7 passer rating, but his numbers have actually been rather pedestrian […]

LAKE FOREST, IL- JANUARY 19: The Chicago Bears new head coach John Fox speaks to the media during his introduction press conference on January 19, 2015 at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Breaking down NFL coaches on the hot seat entering December

As we enter the final month of the 2016 NFL regular season, we have yet to see an in-season firing of a head coach for the first time in years with job security seemingly at a high for struggling head coaches. Owners and general managers have let cooler heads prevail this year – but with […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a touchdown by Latavius Murray #28 against the Carolina Panthers during their NFL game on November 27, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

TGS weekly MVP tracker: Carr moves ahead in a close race

With five weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Derek Carr, Raiders: The third-year Oakland quarterback is only the league’s seventh-highest-rated passer and his 7.4 yards-per-attempt ranks outside of the top 10, but nobody has been better in the fourth quarter and nobody has done more […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Khalil Mack #52 of the Oakland Raiders scores after intercepting Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter of their NFL game on November 27, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Top 5 NFL players from week 12

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. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders  Not only did […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 27: Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak watches the action against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter on Sunday, November 27, 2016. The Denver Broncos hosted the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

This Weekend in NFL Stupid: Breaking down Gary Kubiak’s big decision

Armed with 20/20 hindsight, a lot of Monday morning quarterbacks are suggesting that it was stupid for Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak to have kicker Brandon McManus attempt a 62-yard field goal with just over a minute remaining in overtime Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. But like an attention-seeking Facebook relationship status, it’s […]

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 16, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Time for Rams to fire Jeff Fisher, and other early NFL Week 12 thoughts

When the Los Angeles Rams hired Jeff Fisher, there was an expectation that the consistency of the well-respected head coach displayed in his term with the Tennessee Titans would carry over into his next head coaching job. After all, Fisher earned his respect as one of the league’s best coaching options when he turned the […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass in warm ups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Buccaneers are playing good football at the right time

Heading into this season, there were a lot of question marks surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Would quarterback Jameis Winston take a step forward in his second season as the Buccaneers’ starter? What type of production would the Buccaneers get out running back Doug Martin, who they re-signed over the offseason to a five-year deal? […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass in warm ups before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The most interesting team in the NFL: Week 12 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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Why the Bucs? Because we’ve been trying all year to determine whether the Jameis Winston-led Buccaneers are good, bad or something in between. Usually when you’ve […]

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Cornerback Josh Norman #24 of the Washington Redskins and wide receiver Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys look on in the second quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Week 12 NFL game watchability rankings

Week 12 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 […]

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 21:   Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after defeating the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca on November 21, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

If the 2016 NFL playoffs started today…

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

SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NFL quarterback power rankings: Week 12 edition

Throughout the 2016 NFL regular season, we’re ranking the league’s top 10 quarterbacks. Here’s how we view things after Week 11… 1. Tom Brady, Patriots: One week after struggling a tad in a loss to Seattle, the league leader in pretty much every rate-based passing category was back in dominant form with four touchdown passes […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 25:  [L] Dak Prescott #4 and Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys speak to the media after winning a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

TGS weekly MVP tracker: Two rookies in contention

With six weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Tom Brady, Patriots: He’s still 5-1 as a starter while leading the league in basically every key category, so a four-touchdown, turnover-free performance in an easy road victory moves him back into the top spot. 2. Dak […]

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