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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.3

Time to fire up another episode of ITP The Podcast Volume 1.3. Week 3 of the NFL season saw a number of lopsided games and several high-scoring shootouts. Chuck Zodda & Mark Schofield walk through the weekend’s matchups, and are joined by Dave Archibald of Inside the Pylon as well as Brandon Thorn of TheFootballEducator.com. Topics…

NFL Film Review: How Colin Kaepernick Ended Up In Quicksand

Everyone has a bad day at the office. Unfortunately for quarterbacks, their bad days play out on millions of TV screens, as fans and fantasy players despair. Mark Schofield breaks down how San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ended up in quicksand on Sunday. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick got off to a disastrous start…

NFL Preview Week 3: How the Arizona Cardinals Attack Cover 2

Bruce Arians, Carson Palmer, and the Arizona Cardinals are no longer a surprise contender ‒ they are one of the best teams in the NFC. Mark Schofield previews their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, and will be watching how the Arizona Cardinals attack Cover 2. The Arizona Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start,…

Scouting the NFL: NFC West Players To Watch

With the regular season around the corner, Inside The Pylon reached out to former NFL scout and current Scouting Academy director Dan Hatman for a cheat sheet on who the pros are keeping an eye on – and who may be in danger of losing their job. Here, he identifies which NFC West players to watch in 2015. Arizona…

Super Bowl XLIX Preview: The Seattle Run Game, Part 1

The Seattle Seahawks aim to become the NFL’s first back-to-back Super Bowl Champions in a decade, back when their upcoming opponent, the New England Patriots, notched their third title in franchise history. In order to knock off the defending champions, the Patriots need to contain the league’s most dominant running attack by almost any metric.…

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Wild Card Weekend NFL Power Picks

We all know regular season is just the beginning. The playoffs are here and so are the Wild Card NFL Power Picks! With a stellar 14-2 Week 17 picks, Jeff sprints first across the regular season finish line. With the Wild Card games this weekend, can he keep the momentum going? With each pick now…

2015 NFL Wild Card Special Teams Previews

Most of the focus leading up to the  NFL Wild Card Weekend games typically lands on the offense and defense, but special teams plays can often makes the difference in the NFL Playoffs – the New England Patriots with last-second field goals, the New Orleans Saints recovering a surprise onside kick, the Green Bay Packers returning a kickoff…

Reading the Wild Card Numbers

With the New England Patriots getting a first-round bye, Reading the Wild Card Numbers will examine the four wild card games on this weekend’s slate. Offense/defense previews and special teams previews for each game will also get you prepared for kickoff. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) at Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) The Arizona Cardinals rose to the top…

2015 Playoffs: Cardinals at Panthers Special Teams Preview

The Cardinals at Panthers special teams preview looks at the kickoff and punt coverage units, the return teams, plus the kickers and punters for both teams. The Arizona Cardinals enter the playoffs at 11-5, with most discussion centered on whether they are a capable playoff team without starting quarterback Carson Palmer or backup Drew Stanton.…

Confidence: Week 16 NFL Gambling Preview

Confidence is an NFL gambling preview, using statistics, matchup analysis and other metrics to create predictions readers can use at their discretion. Week 15 Misses Reviewed Only Philadelphia failed to deliver last week, resulting in a tidy 1.73-unit profit. The opening kickoff proved an ill omen for the Eagles, as Cowboys placekicker Dan Bailey’s boot…