The first time they faced the Rams in the Super Bowl, Belichick’s underdog Patriots used an aggressive tactic to shut down Marshall Faulk. Why calling on a similar game plan could be the formula for slowing Sean McVay’s high-powered offense.
New England escaped with a shootout win when they hosted the Chiefs on a Sunday night in October, but Mahomes clearly got the better of Belichick’s defense. Here’s how the Patriots should attack the best quarterback in football in the AFC title game.
Early this season, the Colts defense was every bit the long-term project everyone thought it would be. Right now, they’re one of the best units in football, and Indy’s first-year defensive coordinator is having as good a debut season as any new coordinator hire of the past decade. The eight teams looking for a head coach should all check in with Eberflus.
While a lack of playoff success diminishes his reputation among media and fans, Rivers has the respect of players and coaches around the NFL. In the midst of a career year and with the Chargers poised to play deep into January, the veteran QB is on the verge of getting the kind of recognition he’s already earned.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has been criticized for running a stale offense, but that hasn’t been the case over the last two months as he’s incorporated concepts from, among other systems, Sean McVay’s Rams offense. It’s time for an examination of Aaron Rodgers’s role in Green Bay’s uneven performance.
On Sunday, Baltimore won the rookie QB’s first start with an extremely run-heavy game plan. The question now becomes: Do they stick with Jackson and a revamped system, or go back to Flacco and the offense they’ve been preparing all season?
While the 2018 Eagles aren’t as good as last year’s edition, their superstar quarterback (now back at pre-ACL injury form) and his mastery of the offense is enough to keep Philly in the Super Bowl conversation
They were overwhelmed by the Seahawks in London as the defense searches for talent and the offense suffers due to growing pains for the rookie offensive tackles. If Jon Gruden wasn’t already looking at a few years down the line, he can now
The offense has opponents playing on their heels, and the defense is more than holding up its end of the bargain through three season-opening wins. Things will get tougher for the Rams, but with the 49ers losing their quarterback, the Seahawks trying to find their way and the Cardinals flopping, those challenges probably won’t come from within the division
Hue Jackson’s game management in the final seconds on Sunday spoke volumes about the lack of trust in his QB. The Browns have the talent, and this year they have the offensive system in place to get some wins. Do they need a different quarterback under center?
Kyle Shanahan is thrilled with the quarterback he got, but on Sunday it was the passer he originally wanted that shined brightest. The differences between Cousins and jimmy Garoppolo in their season debuts