Giant Problem: The 49ers Carlos Hyde Tries To Get Back On Track

The San Francisco 49ers offensive issues have been plentiful this season: Colin Kaepernick has disappeared into quicksand and the running game has been inconsistent. Dave Archibald explores what might happen when the 49ers Carlos Hyde meets the New York Giants defense. The 49ers and Giants meet in a matchup hearkening back to battles for NFL supremacy…

Derek Carr Finds Amari Cooper On The Deep Comeback Route

The NFL passing game is complex. Mark Schofield shows how quarterback Derek Carr finds Amari Cooper, and why that’s a reason for fans to be excited about the future in Oakland.  Next to the back-shoulder throw, the deep comeback route is perhaps the hardest to defend in the NFL. Similar to the back-shoulder throw, a deep comeback route, when executed well,…

NFL Preview: Devonta Freeman Against the Texans Linebackers

The Houston Texans and all-world defensive lineman J.J. Watt travel to take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons in NFL Week 4. Dave Archibald has a two-part preview, focusing on the unstoppable Julio Jones in Part 1 and here, on the matchup between Devonta Freeman against the Texans linebackers. Freeman of the Hour While the back end of the Texans defense is…