Reel Film Recap: Divisional Round Rushing Report

Each week Inside The Pylon takes a look at the standout offensive plays from around the league in Reel Film Recap. In this Divisional Sunday edition, Mark Schofield keeps the football on the ground and examines the running games in both the Green Bay Packers win over the Dallas Cowboys and the Indianapolis Colts victory…

Patriots Defense Stretched Thin

Heading into the Divisional Round game against the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots defense knew exactly what to expect. They just had a very difficult time stopping it. The Patriots defensive front failed to handle the stretch run concepts that helped Ravens running back Justin Forsett reach over 1,200 regular-season rushing yards rushing in…

Back to the Future: Patriots vs Colts Analysis Review

It’s Conference Championship Week The New England Patriots continue their quest for another Super Bowl title this weekend when they host the Indianapolis Colts, fresh off their Divisional Round road upset of the Denver Broncos. To kick off our AFC Championship Game coverage, we take you “Back to the Future” at Inside The Pylon. The…

Patriots Pass Defense: Defending Tight Ends — Trying, Anyway

The New England Patriots’ pass defense has been a strength this season, with new arrivals Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner keying coverage that has been stifling at times. Dave Archibald explores a potential weakness for the team entering Saturday’s playoff opener against the Baltimore Ravens. If the Patriots defense has an Achilles’ heel, look no…

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…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: National Semifinals ‒ Rose Bowl Preview

The College Football Playoff is here, and Pylon University has been bringing the bowl breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. Today, Mark Schofield offers an expanded look at the two national semifinal matchups. In this edition, it’s the Rose Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Oregon Ducks…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: National Semifinals ‒ Sugar Bowl Preview

The College Football Playoff is here, and Pylon University has been bringing the bowl breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. Today, Mark Schofield offers an expanded look at the two national semifinal matchups. In this edition, it’s the Sugar Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Alabama Crimson…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Cotton Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Cotton Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Michigan State Spartans (10-2) vs. Baylor Bears (11-1) WHAT: Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic WHEN: Thursday, January…