Focus turns to the NFL playoff picture in this week’s edition of Woz’s NFL Notebook. The Baltimore Ravens dominated last week’s edition, and they are my team-of-the-week, but we start this week in the NFC. The NFL playoff picture is fascinating and there are many permutations. Teams with aspirations of playing football in January are fighting for every inch on the field. Continue reading →
The Detroit Lions are on the prowl. In Matt Patricia‘s second season as Head Coach, the squad is hoping to improve on their 6-10 record from last season. In their way stands a host of foes. Kyler Murray, Kirk Cousins, Derek Carr, and Aaron Rodgers, just to name a few. To take down these men and take on the challenge of winning the NFC North, you must have a sound 53-man roster. 6-10 tells me there’s a lot of work to do, and I’m sure it says the same to my fellow readers. However, let’s become familiar with the roster that will be with us for this 2019 season.
Heading into the second year with Matt Nagy as head coach should be enough to have Bears fans excited. Especially since Mitchell Trubisky will have more of an understanding of the playbook. They have studs in their receiving core with Anthony Miller, Allen Robinson and then adding Riley Ridley in the draft. Plus having Tarik Cohen as a do-it-all type of back, a swiss army knife if you will. We haven’t even gotten to Khalil Mack and the defense. The Bears may have the best set of middle linebackers in the NFL with Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan. Chicago is in a good position to shake up the entire NFC with another year of Nagy and Trubisky leading the way.
The preseason is quite the unique enigma. It encompasses a lot of emotion from both fans and players, ranging from elation to utter disdain. In reality, it is a necessary evil for everyone. It gives players, coaches and even the television crews to get some repetitions before the regular season. As much as practice helps, there isn’t anything that can replace game speed. As fans, we keep asking ourselves why we watch because it is a boring, bland style of football. In reality, there are a lot of reasons we watch.
The Los Angeles Rams come off a run-heavy game where they decided to let C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley take over for a 30-22 win against the Cowboys to get to the NFC Championship game. It wasn’t as easy for the New Orleans Saints, who had to rally from down fourteen against Nick Foles and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles to eke out a win on a last-minute interception just to host this NFC Championship Game. This game will kick off championship weekend and will be played at 3:05 ET on FOX.
Welcome to the first edition of The Scorecrow’s Best Bets. Each week, we will look at the current line for every game and which ones seem like guaranteed winners. Our blog will include stats, history, and sometimes straight up gut feelings. Let’s start with some TNF.
With Week 1 of the NFL Preseason underway, the time for league drafting in Fantasy Football has already begun. Last season, we saw a lot of surprise performances with teams turning their programs completely around and some underdogs going as far as winning the Super Bowl.