AFC Championship Preview: New England at Denver

In a rematch from Week 12, the Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in what is being billed as Brady-Manning XVII – possibly the final competition between two all-time great quarterbacks. Aidan Curran has an AFC Championship preview. Peyton Manning, having reclaimed the starting quarterback position from Brock Osweiler, managed the Broncos’ to victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in…

Tight End Investment: They Pay These Guys How Much?!

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and offensive linemen. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate tight end investment. NFL teams employ tight ends on nearly every offensive play, but their role in the offense varies wildly from…

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ITP Glossary: Bounce

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with…

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…

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 2: Will The Lions Run The Football All Over The Vikings?

The Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings both come off Week 1 losses on the road, and meet in Minneapolis to kick off the NFC North schedules for both squads. Mark Schofield says that something will have to give when the Lions run the football against the Vikings this week. In their season-opening loss to the…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Liberty 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 Liberty Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Texas A&M Aggies (7-5) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-5) WHAT: AutoZone Liberty Bowl WHEN: Monday, December…