NFL Playoff Pick’em

By Kyle Soppe   A solid week last week sets the stage for an intriguing quartet of NFL games. Here is a preview of how each team can win this weekend, as well as my picks. New Orleans Saints @ San Francisco 49ers Why the Saints could win: They have the most statistically impressive QB […]

Pass Judgement On “Year of QB”

Today’s media focus on the elite performers tells us that that is what wins in “new era” of the NFL. But is that really true? Do you need a QB that is capable of putting up video game type numbers to lead your team?

Crouching Players, Hidden Stats

No kicker has averaged 10 points per game since Jeff Wilkins in 2003, but if the season ended today, we would have two. The Cowboys Dan Bailey (10.8) and…

The Second Coming?

Of his remaining 11 games, 7 of his opponents rank in the bottom half of the league when defending the pass. And that doesn’t include 2 games against a weak Lions secondary that have yet to be exposed…

Super Bowl Sunday

by Wally The pursuit of pro football’s holy grail will end tonight around 9pm (for those of us lucky enough to be in the Central time zone).   At this point, it’s simply time for predictions from our esteemed panel of “experts” here on the Pine.   Tell us who will win, what the score will be, […]

Performance Of The Week | 1/10-1/16

Not that the sixth-year quarterback from the Green Bay Packers really had any primates hitched to his back, but Rodgers had a career-galvanizing game on Saturday night.

Week 7 Notes & Predictions

The games from Week 6 have resulted in a new rule regarding “head shots” and “devastating hits”. Will these new rules have an immediate impact on Week 7? Check out news from around the league and get your predictions for Sunday.