The Curious Case of Home Field Advantage – Part I

Everyone knows it’s good to play at home. It seems obvious, and the results in every…

Passing Preview: Game Planning for Kansas City

We have already covered what to expect when New England runs against Kansas City. Here, we…

Ben Volin: We Have Questions, He Has Answers

This week, we at Inside The Pylon were lucky enough to have Ben Volin of the…

Running Preview: Game Planning for Kansas City

The Kansas City Chiefs host the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football in a Week…

Throwing Against Cover 2

In September of last year, Andy Benoit with MMQB.com wrote a piece that declared “The Cover…

Anatomy of an Adjustment: A Defensive Back by Any Other Name…

NFL coaches and commentators routinely talk of “making adjustments.” But what does that really mean? This…

Know Your Enemy: The Raiders Defense

After two weeks of the NFL season the Oakland Raiders find themselves with an 0-2 record…

Know Your Enemy: The Raiders Offense

Three years may not seem that long, but in NFL terms it can be an eternity.…

NFC Showdown: 49ers @ Cardinals

With Arizona out to a quick 2-0 start and early losses by Seattle and San Francisco…

“Confidence”: Thursday Night Gambling Preview

“Confidence” is about knowing the players, the numbers, the history, and the line, putting them all…

Patriots Running Game at Minnesota: Recap

After their Week 1 loss at Miami, the New England Patriots rebounded with a solid 30-7…

Anatomy of a Blocked Punt

Some of the most important, game-changing plays in the NFL and college football take place on…

Confidence: Sunday NFL Gambling Preview

Confidence is an NFL gambling preview, using advanced statistics, matchup analysis and other metrics to create…

Scouting The Minnesota Vikings Offense

The Minnesota Vikings offense will be a difficult matchup for the New England Patriots defense in…

Replacing Adrian Peterson: Minnesota’s “Plan B”

Replacing 3-time First Team All-Pro Adrian Peterson is nearly impossible but the Minnesota Vikings have no…

Scouting The Minnesota Vikings Defense

The Minnesota Vikings defense launch their home slate as they welcome Tom Brady and the New…