Week 15 NFL Against The Spread Picks

Eight hundred and fifty-nine points.

That is nearly 27 points per team from a record-setting Week 14. That number is specially amazing considering one game was played in a freak blizzard and four others were played on snow covered fields, and that doesn’t even count the Arctic conditions in Denver and Chicago.

Drew Brees becomes fifth quarterback to pass for 50,000 yards

On Sunday night the New Orleans Saints ripped the Carolina Panthers 31-13 but the biggest headline belonged to their 34-year-old quarterback. Against the Panthers Drew Brees became just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to top 50,000 yards passing in his career.

Week 14 Against The Spread Picks – Fantasy Football Playoff Edition

It is fantasy football playoff time. For many fans, it means devoting even more cognitive processes to America’s most beloved sporting empire.

This weeks picks include a bombardment of important stats to help you survive into Week 15, along with heaping portions of breathtaking propaganda.

Top 10 NFL MVP candidates heading into Week 7

Make no mistake, the NFL MVP award is Peyton Manning’s to lose. But he isn’t the only candidate out there.

2013 NFL Predictions: NFC South Preview

Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Doug Martin all help to make up pro football’s most exciting division.

2013 fantasy football rankings: quarterbacks

Fantasy freaking Football. That’s what Midwest Sports Fans founder Jerod Morris says each year as the calendar turns to July. Just two months before the NFL kicks off, this is definitely fantasy football season.

Early two-round 2013 Fantasy Football mock draft

Robert Griffin is this year’s Adrian Peterson scenario. In a world where nothing happens to his knee at the end of last season, Griffin is a first-round pick and arguably the first QB off the board.

But Griffin is coming off a knee injury. All the propaganda says Griffin is way, way ahead of schedule and will be good to go Week One. But the last time the Adidas hype machine pushed someone who sustained a serious knee injury in the playoffs, things did not work so well. Griffin could end up like Adrian Peterson and perform like nothing ever happen, or he could be like Derrick Rose and miss much of the season.

Obviously Griffin’s final fantasy draft position will hinge on his progress during camp. By mid-August the picture should be much clearer.

New Orleans Saints Ultimate Franchise Player – Can Anyone Complete With Drew Brees?

In 1969, a Hollywood movie chronicled the life of fictional Saints QB Big Cat Catlin. 40+ years later, we ask who qualifies as New Orleans’ real #1?

In Hindsight: 10 Seasons When The Best Football Player in America Did NOT Win The Heisman Trophy

Here’s a countdown of some of the Heisman races that voters might wish they could do over, given the benefit of years of hindsight.

Drew Brees and Johnny Unitas: By The Numbers

There is no doubt that Drew Brees’ record-breaking touchdown feat is extraordinary, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how phenomenal it was that Johnny Unitas was the one that set the record in the first place in the late 1950s into the 1960s.

NFL Week 3 Snapshots: So Apparently There WERE Games Other Than Packers-Seahawks in Week 3…

Bad refs or not, this was an insane weekend of football – one of those early season weeks where good teams are still getting settled, bad teams still have some fight left in them, and a whole host of results are going to look really weird come January. But what is going to stick? Which games from this week actually meant something?

Fantasy Football Week 2 Start em, Sit em Lineup Advice: Welker, Wells, Weeden, Beard-Offs, and More!

Should you be concerned about Wes Welker’s Week 1 struggles? Is Beanie Wells worth starting? Is Brandon Weeden an actual NFL quarterback? Answers to these questions and many more from Nicholas Gerlach.

For New Orleans Saints, Hall of Fame Game the Beginning of Sean Payton-less Season

The Hall of Fame Game in Canton returns today after being taken off the schedule in 2011 due to the lockout. It features the New Orleans Saints taking on the Arizona Cardinals, but it is more than just a regular NFL preseason game.

Fantasy Football 2012: Quarterback Rankings

I do pre-season fantasy football pieces a little differently these days. There are plenty of rankings out there already, both on the newsstands and online. It is a well worn trail – the downside being that such analysis quickly becomes outdated as events occur during training camp and the pre-season. A player that one could […]

2012 Fantasy Football QBs: Must-Haves and Stay-Aways

Who are must-have quarterbacks to have on your team when your time is put on the clock? And who should you avoid at all costs? Let’s analyze.