Are the undefeated Bengals a true Super Bowl threat?
Sep27

Are the undefeated Bengals a true Super Bowl threat?

The Cincinnati Bengals are among three undefeated teams in the NFL these days. But Marvin Lewis’ squad hasn’t just won every game, they’ve been flat-out dominant in them. The Bengals have scored 80 points and allowed just 33, giving them a league-best +47 point differential. To put that in perspective: the second-best point differential, held by the Atlanta Falcons, is +31. This isn’t a fluke, either. The...

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How the Ravens completely mishandled Ray Rice’s domestic violence
Sep20

How the Ravens completely mishandled Ray Rice’s domestic violence

The Baltimore Ravens have long maintained that they did not have access to the terrifying video of Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee in the face while on an a casino elevator in February until it was made public in September thanks to TMZ Sports. However, an ESPN report from Don Van Natta Jr. and Kevin Van Valkenburg published on Friday makes clear the Ravens have not been truthful in that respect and attempted to cover-up...

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NFL Week 2 Picks: Upset of the week
Sep12

NFL Week 2 Picks: Upset of the week

The New England Patriots under coach Bill Belichick have the reputation of responding after losses and rarely losing two straight games. That’s why many pundits and talking heads are penciling New England in for an easy victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. But that’s a mistake. The Vikings are my top upset pick for Week 2. Although he’s one of the all-time greats, Pats quarterback Tom Brady wasn’t all...

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9/4: NFL Preview Podcast
Sep04

9/4: NFL Preview Podcast

Sam Richmond, Jeremy Schrank and Ryan Peraino (a mid-podcast addition) preview the 2014 NFL season by predicting division winners, award winners and who will play in the conference championships and Super Bowl....

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The Cleveland Browns quarterback conundrum: Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer?
Aug18

The Cleveland Browns quarterback conundrum: Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer?

The Cleveland Browns are on the verge of announcing who will start at quarterback for them Week 1 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, as the team’s head coach Mike Pettine said on Friday that the decision will be made Tuesday. But what’s the right move? Should the Browns go with the flashy rookie Johnny Manziel or the respected veteran Brian Hoyer? At this point, I’d roll with Manziel if I were Pettine. While the perception...

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