Super Bowl XLIX Preview: The Seattle Run Game, Part 2

As part of their zone-read option rushing attack, the Seattle Seahawks apply additional well-schemed concepts to keep defenses guessing. In Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots will attempt to cope with creative wrinkles and a well-choreographed unit capable of controlling the time of possession and shortening the game. Brian Filipiak continues his look at…

The Jon Ryan Punting Experience – Consistency (Part 1)

Jon Ryan made a name for himself during the NFC Championship Game, proving that punters can be quarterbacks when called upon. Now, he faces a skilled New England Patriots squad that features a dynamic returner, exceptional blockers, and a varied scheme that has baffled two of the league’s best punters in New England’s most recent…

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.…

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: Russell Athletic 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 Russell Athletic Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Oklahoma Sooners (8-4) vs. Clemson Tigers (9-3) WHAT: Russell Athletic Bowl WHEN: Monday, December 29…

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…

Quadruple Gronk: Patriots Chargers Passing Preview

The New England Patriots (9-3) face the San Diego Chargers (8-4) in a crucial AFC matchup Sunday night. The Patriots offense will use different personnel, formations and motion to combat the Chargers defensive schemes, coverages and pass rush. Two things stand out about the San Diego defense this season: First, while the Chargers are primarily…