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The 2019 NFL MVP candidates, ranked each week

A decade ago, Peyton Manning won the 2009 NFL MVP Award with 33 touchdown passes, 16 interceptions, and a 99.9 passer rating. Those numbers probably wouldn’t even warrant a Pro Bowl nod in 2019, let alone the league’s top honor. It takes gaudy stats to stand out in the NFL of today. Patrick...

The referees actually ... screwed the Patriots? Huh, that’s new

New England seemingly gets a little extra shine from the officials on Sundays. Tom Brady tends to get a little extra consideration when it comes to roughing the passer penalties. Bill Belichick’s gravitas seems to make him a little more persuasive when it comes to changing a referee’s mind than othe...

How the Patriots can *technically* still miss the NFL playoffs

The 2019 season has taken a decidedly uncomfortable turn for the New England Patriots. After starting the year 8-0, New England has lost two in a row and three of its last five. More importantly, those three losses all came against AFC playoff contenders (the Ravens, Texans, and Chiefs)....

49ers-Saints was a delightfully unexpected points avalanche

It’s hard to imagine anyone thought the high-stakes Week 14 matchup between the 49ers and Saints would be one of the highest-scoring games of the season. Both teams have been well-balanced all year with impressive defenses, but you wouldn’t know the latter by looking at the final score. At the en...

Lamar Jackson isn’t Michael Vick — he’s better

There’s a long history of running quarterbacks in the NFL. Fran Tarkenton, Steve Young, and Randall Cunningham all ran for thousands of yards before Lamar Jackson was even born. Cam Newton broke the rushing touchdown record for quarterbacks back in 2016 and keeps adding to that total. But only ...

Which NFL teams can clinch a playoff spot in Week 14?

Week 13 was the first time NFL teams could earn a spot in the playoffs. Only the Saints followed through, but several others can punch their tickets into the postseason in Week 14. The 49ers and Patriots had shot for the second week in a row. They’re joined by four other teams — the Ravens, Bill...

Randy Moss never won a Super Bowl. Here’s what left him empty-handed.

Plenty of athletes have proclaimed themselves to be “the greatest,” but few have the individual accolades to back it up like Randy Moss. He led the league in receiving touchdowns five times, set a record for that same stat in his age-30 season, and twice was the focal point of historically dom...

What if all 4 NFC East teams finish with 6-10 records?

The Dallas Cowboys could’ve had the NFC East wrapped up a while ago, but three straight losses have them sitting at 6-7. The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t taken advantage of that slide. They’ve dropped three in a row too, including an embarrassing Week 13 loss to the tanking Miami Dolphins that sa...

Giannis and the Bucks look better than ever

Things couldn’t have gone more perfectly for the Milwaukee Bucks. After their best season in decades, the Bucks faced some difficult contractual choices with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 2021 free agency staring them in the face. Having already secured Eric Bledsoe going forward, the Bucks ...

Can Andy Ruiz Jr. repeat the biggest boxing upset in years?

Andy Ruiz Jr. pulled off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he bested Anthony Joshua on short notice earlier this year, acquiring all four of the heavyweight’s titles in the process. Six months later, the pair are set to meet for their rematch at Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. The ...

David Fizdale was just another Knicks scapegoat

After losing their seventh and eighth consecutive games by 81 points, the New York Knicks fired David Fizdale on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. At 4-18, the Knicks have the second-worst record in the league only to the Steph Curry-less, Klay Thompson-less, Kevin Durant-les...
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