Week 14 NFL Against The Spread: Contenders and Pretenders

Unlike the charade that will envelop college football this weekend, it is sheer wins and losses that will determine the NFL playoff field during the next four weeks.

There will be no 12-person committee sitting behind closed doors to determine who is worthy of championship contention. All division winners (even the NFC South) and two wild cards from each conference get in. Style points and who teams played will not matter.

NFL Against The Spread Picks Week 7: Cinderella Edition

Normally I do not cross into the baseball world while doing my weekly football piece, but I have to give props to the Kansas City Royals. I did predict them to make the playoffs (at 89-73, thank you very much), but their historic run through the postseason was even beyond my expectation.

Fantasy Football Week 7: Start ’em, sit ’em.

As the NFL season progresses, maintaining a successful fantasy team can hinge on whether you outsmart yourself or not. There have been plenty of healthy players who were once considered studs that you may be beginning to question whether or not to put them in your lineup.

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos: Full Breakdown of Key Early Season AFC Showdown

For the third time in less than a year, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens take on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Thursday night to open the 2013 NFL season.

2013 NFL Predictions: AFC North Preview

From top to bottom the AFC North is the conference’s toughest division and among the best in pro football. So, let’s break it down in the second of eight divisional installments previewing the 2013 NFL season.

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.

Super Bowl XLVII Drinking Game – San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens

The Super Bowl is the pinnacle of American sports and pop culture. It’s also one of the best nights of the year for partying.

What better way to add some fun to your Super Bowl viewing experience than with a drinking game? That way, hearing about the Harbaughs being brothers and Ray Lewis’s impending retirement can actually be useful.

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 […]

Baltimore Ravens ‘Ultimate Franchise Player’ Selection

In the latest installment of his ‘Ultimate Franchise Player’ Series, Kurt Allen analyzes the relatively brief but prolific history of the Baltimore Ravens and chooses between a number of current stars in selecting the Ravens’ ‘Ultimate Franchise Player’.

Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots 5 P’s: Preview, Point Spread, Pick, Prediction, and Poll

In this afternoon’s first conference championship game, the top two seeds in the AFC face off as Baltimore travels to Gillette Stadium to face the Patriots. Here is all the basic info you need to know, what MSF’s writers have said about the game this week, and a poll so you can take your pick.

AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

The best two teams in the AFC will play for a berth to the Super Bowl on Sunday, as the top-seeded Patriots welcome the second-seeded Ravens to Gillette Stadium.

Cam Cameron, The Key To Sunday’s Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game

The most important person in deciding who will advance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVI is none other than the gentleman who holds the worst all-time record of any “non-interim” head coach in NFL history: Baltimore Offensive Coordinator Malcolm “call me Cam” Cameron.

Photo Story: ‘No Respect’ starring Joe Flacco, John Harbaugh, and special guest Rodney Dangerfield

For our latest photo story Jerod decided to analyze Joe Flacco’s pervasive feelings of disrespect, as well as what effect the sharp drop in completion percentage Flacco has experienced this year (the lowest of his career) may secretly have had on his teammates and coaches, whose undying support of Flacco has always seemed just a too too effusive, without Flacco really earning it.

NFL Playoffs: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens Preview and Prediction

Much of the AFC playoff coverage has been focused on Tim Tebow and the Broncos, but there is another game being played on Sunday that should be great to watch. The Houston Texans, who are now undefeated in the playoffs as a franchise, are heading into Baltimore to take on the Ravens.

Fantasy Football Week 16 Advice: Last Minute Tips on Marshawn Lynch, Khalil Bell, and Others

There are thirteen games being played on Christmas Eve, where the bulk of fantasy playoff games will be decided. Quality time with the family will be second priority for those fantasy owners in the championship game, so here are some last minute tips for this week in fantasy.