Middlekauff

By John Middlekauff In Middlekauff
Can J.J. Watt really win the MVP award? Yes he certainly could, but history is surely against him. Since 1986, the year Lawrence Taylor won the award, no defensive player has taken home the NFL MVP. Instead, it has been dominated by future HOF QB’s and RBs over the last 28 years. While not celebrated as much as QBs, the RBs in recent years have put together some amazing statistical seasons...

Harris

By John Harris In The Weekend That Was
Outside of the two early Big 12 games, the CFB weekend was dreadful, at least up until the late games. Or GAME. One game. It doesn’t always turn out this way, but the only true marquee game was THE game of the weekend. Heck, it was, arguably, the game of the YEAR. Sure, the Oct. 4 weekend was one of the craziest weekends in CFB history, but as a singular, unique football contest,...

Numerology

By Jake Langenkamp In Numerology
Line: Dallas -10 Over/Under: 48.5 In a weird twist of statistics, both Washington and Dallas are tied for 16th-best in third down conversion rate allowed on defense at 41.7%. While mediocre on third downs defensively, the Cowboys are elite on offense with the highest rate of conversion success at 57.4% (and the Redskins are atrocious at 31.7%), a rate better than only two other teams in the...