NFL News and Columns

November 19, 2014

Why Trent Baalke will soften the blow when Jim Harbaugh is gone

By John Middlekauff

The 49ers looked dead three weeks ago against the Rams. Two wins later they are alive and looking like a playoff team. A lot of that is due...

November 13, 2014

TNF: The Dolphins should take advantage of the pressure

By Jake Langenkamp

Thursday Night Football has its own crowd, but it still brings its own pressure: winning the National Football League. TSV's Jake...

November 6, 2014

TNF: The Kings of Ohio

By Jake Langenkamp

The Bengals and Browns are similar teams, but with Jeremy Hill on the come up, it gives Cincinnati fans something to hope for tonight,...

November 3, 2014

MNF: Colts should be favored by more

By Jake Langenkamp

The Giants' recent showings have made oddsmakers think this is close. TSV's Jake Langenkamp takes a look at the numbers behind...

October 30, 2014

TNF: The Saints march into Carolina to turn around their road game

By Jake Langenkamp

Everything points to the Saints tanking again on the road, but they matchup well against the Panthers, argues TSV's Jake Langenkamp....

October 27, 2014

TNF Numerology: Will DeMarco Murray make a dent against the Redskins' tough rushing D?

By Jake Langenkamp

Washington's run defense has been stellar. Does DeMarco Murray have another 100 in him to take the pressure off Tony Romo, or will...

October 23, 2014

TNF: Broncos are set up to blow out Chargers

By Jake Langenkamp

The Chargers are looking like paper tigers, and tonight the world will find out the truth. The unstoppable Denver Broncos host Philip...

October 20, 2014

MNF Numerology: Betting on Fitzpatrick PLUS Texans vs. Steelers pick

By Jake Langenkamp

If the Texans defense can keep it close, something they've been able to do this year, then any semblence of consistency from Texans QB...

October 16, 2014

Boston Massacre

By Jake Langenkamp

Despite the rivalry, the Jets are going to have a hard time stopping the Patriots. Jake Langenkamp checks to see if an upset is even close...

October 15, 2014

Can JJ Watt really win the NFL MVP Award?

By John Middlekauff

Is it possible for the league's most dominant defensive player to win an award in a league built for quarterbacks? John Middlekauff...

October 13, 2014

MNF Numerology: A look at tonight's 49ers vs. Rams matchup by the numbers

By Jake Langenkamp

Can the 49ers running offense get moving on the Rams strong defense? The key to the game might lie in who can move it more successfully...

October 10, 2014

Will the Real Contender Please Stand Up? Evaluating the Bills vs. Patriots by the Numbers

By Jake Langenkamp

The Bills will try to insure the Pats cannot sustain their offense through Ridley on Sunday. Find out why from Jake Langenkamp's...

September 30, 2014

Mark Davis Gave Reggie McKenzie the Keys to the Car and He Crashed It

By John Middlekauff

Everyone knows the 0-4 Raiders have a problem. Monday night, they fired Head Coach Dennis Allen. The problem was he wasn't the problem...

September 29, 2014

How Malcolm Jenkins stole a touchdown from the 49ers

By David Stagg

The Eagles might not have pulled it out against the 49ers, but their defense and special teams certainly gave them a fit, scoring all 21 of...

September 26, 2014

Is Sunday the End of an Era?

By John Middlekauff

The San Francisco 49ers have been one of the hottest teams in football over the last couple of years, but former NFL scout John Middlekauff...

September 24, 2014

Week 3 Offensive Line Grades

By Lance Zierlein

Offensive line guru, Lance Zierlein spent all day watching tape and gave run game grades to 18 players in 3 different games.

September 20, 2014

Beating the Broncos, Texans running backs and how the Steelers should take on the Panthers

By Jake Langenkamp

Texans RBs are gettting a lot more carries and a rematch of last year's Super Bowl highlight this week's Numerology.

September 11, 2014

Steelers and Ravens renew their rivalry this week in Numerology

By Jake Langenkamp

The Falcons and Bengals both enjoyed division victories last week, but Atlanta's offense looks to be more powerful than a Cincy...

September 10, 2014

The NFL is Changing

By Lance Zierlein

Historically, NFL teams have been slow to make fundamental changes to the way the game is played; however, changes are happening at warp...

September 3, 2014

Seattle's OL, Chip Kelly and the Bills backfield all take the hot seat in this week's Numerology

By Jake Langenkamp

In the first edition of Jake Langenkamp's NFL Numerology, he dives into the imbalance on the Seattle OL, the effectiveness of Chip...