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 […]


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 […]

Super Bowl 50 Tickets Holding Steady On Secondary Market

Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner and football fans across the globe are eagerly anticipating the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Carolina is led by its star quarterback, Cam Newton, who registered 45 total touchdowns during the regular season. Denver is led by Peyton Manning, an iconic player who may […]


Denver vs. Charlotte: Which Super Bowl city is cooler?

On Sunday, professional football teams will represent Denver and Charlotte in a battle for NFL superiority. The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will play to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the winners of Super Bowl 50. But what if the cities were forced to represent themselves? What if the Super Bowl championship was awarded […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 25: NFL Mascots perform during the second half of the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 25, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A radical proposal for a mid-season NFL all-star weekend

It works for the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Why not the NFL? Why can’t professional football spruce up its all-star festivities by adopting a mid-season all-star weekend? At this point, dramatic change couldn’t hurt. Nobody in the industry actually likes the Pro Bowl, and television ratings for the dull annual event have dropped […]

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of thre game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Are the Detroit Lions better off without Calvin Johnson?

Wondering why the Detroit Lions don’t seem to be publicly stumping for Calvin Johnson’s return? It might have something to do with the fact the star wide receiver would cost the Lions upwards of $16 million if he were to decide not to retire after all. Frankly, when you consider that Johnson’s rate-based statistics have […]

of the New Orleans Saints against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Indianapolis Colts believe they can get extension done with Andrew Luck

Jim Irsay and the Indianapolis Colts suffered through a major disappointment throughout the 2015 NFL season. They ended the season at 8-8 in a season that they were expected to contend for a Super Bowl. According to a report from Ian Rapoport, even with the struggles that they had, the Colts still want to get […]

during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

Even if he never plays again, Calvin Johnson is a Hall of Famer

All signs suggest Calvin Johnson is retiring at the age of 30. Will it stick? It did when Barry Sanders did the same thing in the same city at the same age 20 years ago, but we’ve seen waffling from other “retired” superstars in the NFC North. But even if Johnson does walk away for […]


James Starks expected to re-sign with Green Bay Packers in free agency

The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2016 NFL offseason with a lot of question marks surrounding their roster. James Starks is set to hit the open free agency market and is currently considering whether to leave or stay with the Packers. According to a report from, Starks is currently expected to re-sign […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 26: Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins looks on prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 26, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Washington Redskins unlikely to re-sign RB Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris broke out in a big way with the Washington Redskins, but has been slowing down over the past couple of seasons. He is set to hit open free agency this coming offseason and it doesn’t sound likely that he will be back. According to, the Redskins are unlikely to re-sign Morris and […]