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Super Bowl 50 Preview, Analysis and Prediction

February 1st, 2016 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Super Bowl 50 Preview, Analysis and Prediction | Filed in Football, General, NFL

In the first Super Bowl without roman numerals attached to the title, it should be a good one, with two of the best quarterbacks in recent history squaring off against each other. One of the two’s a future hall-of-famer, and arguably the best signal caller in NFL history, in Denver’s Peyton Manning, who’ll most likely retire after the game (at age 39), and the other’s a future-MVP (who could very well win it after this year) in Carolina’s Cam Newton.

Carolina finished with one of the best regular seasons in NFL history this year, starting their season 14-0, and ending up as the NFC’s # 1 seed, at 15-1. They led the league in most All-Pros selected, with six, and Pro Bowlers selected, with 10. With their 15-1 regular-season record, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to accomplish the feat, since the league adopted a 16-game-schedule format in 1978, and just the seventh team to win at least 15 or more games in a season (in 2007, New England went undefeated).

Out of those seven teams, only two (the ’84 49ers and ’85 Bears) teams won the Super Bowl. Carolina’s head coach, Ron Rivera, was a backup linebacker on that ’85 Bears team. This is his fifth year coaching the team, and only his second winning season so far. On the flip side, Denver’s head coach, Gary Kubiak, is in his first year with Denver, after coaching Houston for eight seasons from 2006-13. This season was Kubiak’s reunion with Broncos’ GM/executive VP of Football Operations, and Hall of Famer, John Elway, after the former backed up the latter in Denver years ago (1983-91).

Peyton Manning certainly has experience, whether that’s a good or bad thing, in postseason games, as he ranks second all-time in quarterback postseason starts. Next Sunday’ll be his 27th career postseason start, which will keep him in second place, four games behind his rival Tom Brady, who he beat in the AFC Championship Game a week ago. Manning is 13-13 in those games, with one Super Bowl win, while Brady is 22-9 in 31 playoff starts, with four wins.


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NFL Midseason Review: Awards

November 11th, 2014 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on NFL Midseason Review: Awards | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports


Welcome to the first issue of the “Midseason Review” series. This is a three-part series, that will hand out Midseason Awards, 2nd Half Bold Predictions, and Analyze the playoff picture, and determine what/if anything will change. The first issue hands out “Midseason Awards” to the best 1st-half performances. Without further ado, let’s get started.

The 2014-15 NFL Season has officially hit its’ midway point. Most teams have played halfway through their schedules already. This year has provided some surprises, as well as disappointments. From Adrian Peterson to Antonio Brown, the season has been loaded with jaw-dropping plays, bone crushing hits, and awe-inspiring performances. This article will honor the very best of the best at the midseason checkpoint of the NFL season.

MVP- Peyton Manning (QB/Denver Broncos)

Where do I even begin? Manning’s stats may seem a bit disappointing, considering that it’s Peyton Manning. But, I can assure you that he is much more valuable than his stats say. Without Manning, the Broncos wouldn’t be sitting at 6-2, in 2nd place of the AFC. Peyton has repeatedly turned screen passes into 70-to-80 yard TD passes, and placed the ball perfectly, so that only his receiver has the chance to grab it. If Manning had denied Denver, that entire team would look and be performing much differently than they are.

Offensive Player Of The Year- DeMarco Murray (RB/Dallas Cowboys)


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Peyton Manning: Still the Man!

September 6th, 2013 by Leo | Comments Off on Peyton Manning: Still the Man! | Filed in Football, General, Sports

Still the man!

For those of you who have any doubts that Peyton just doesn’t have the abilities he had in his younger years, last night was a testament that he still does.  In the NFL opener this year with the Baltimore Ravens against the Denver Broncos, Peyton was the main factor in engineering a 49-27 victory over the Ravens.

Peyton threw for an incredible 462 yards with and even more incredible 7 TD passes.  He threw 2 TD passes in the 2nd quarter, 3 TD passes in the 3rd quarter, and 2 TD passes in the 4th quarter.  His QBR was 83.6 and RTG was 141.1.

The fans in Philly would be doing tumblesaults down Broad St. if Vick could do that.  Although I will never get use to Peyton in a Broncos uniform, he certainly makes the Broncos a team to watch this year.

Peyton Manning you are still the man!

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Johnny G’s Week 14 NFL Picks

December 12th, 2009 by Johnny G | 5 Comments | Filed in Football, General


After an easy Monday Night winner on the Green Bay Packers, my record now stands at 11-5 overall. Lets get right to the Week 14 card.

Green Bay Packers(-4) over Chicago Bears/ 1pm Sunday

We are going to back the Packers again this Sunday as they take on a Bears team on the road, who could not put the Rams away. Last Sunday I told you the Bears would not be able to distance themselves from the Rams because of the running game disparity and that’s exactly what happened. This time we have a Bears team that is still struggling on both sides of the ball and Jay Cutler has still not improved. Forte is still not getting the job done on the ground and we have a defense with more injuries than ever before.

The Packers come into this game after an impressive victory on Monday night over the Baltimore Ravens. The final score did not indicate how badly Green Bay dominated this game. They jumped out to a 17-0 lead at halftime and completely stifled Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense. The one weakness of this Packers team the entire season has been their defense. Now that the defensive unit is pulling their own weight, this is very dangerous team and could cause issues in the playoffs for anyone who faces them. Aaron Rodgers continues to impress as his offensive line continues to improve. The group becomes more cohesive with each passing week. Donald Driver continues to prove his doubters wrong and Ryan Grant has done a fine job taking pressure off of Rodgers.

The Packers will be entirely too much for the Bears to handle on Sunday as the different blitzes and schemes from Dom Capers will have Cutler’s head spinning. Take the Packers minus the points as this one ends in a blowout.


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