SwartzSports Super Bowl LII Eagles vs. Patriots Preview

February 3, 2018

Embed from Getty Images It’s been a storybook season for the Philadelphia Eagles, one that sees Nick Foles, Doug Pederson, and that onslaught of underdogs ready to take on the dynasty that never seems to fade. After all this Eagles team has gone through – injuries to Darren Sproles, Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, and none other than league MVP candidate Carson Wentz – beating Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on…

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SwartzSports Conference Championship Game Preview

January 19, 2018

Embed from Getty Images     (3) Jacksonville Jaguars at (1) New England Patriots Seeing Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game should surprise no one. Seeing Jacksonville on the other side of the field is a major surprise; in fact, you could call it an absolute shock. For years, the Jaguars were perennial offseason winners without seeing any regular season success. It…

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SwartzSports NFL Divisional Playoffs Preview

Embed from Getty Images     (3) Jacksonville Jaguars at (2) Pittsburgh Steelers You couldn’t pick two teams more opposite from one another. Pittsburgh is a high-profile, playoff-experienced team with a QB/RB/WR combo that rivals any in the league. Jacksonville hasn’t been in the playoffs in a decade and has a quarterback likely playing out his last days with the team. When they met back in Week 5, Jacksonville held…

January 12, 2018
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SwartzSports NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview

January 5, 2018

Embed from Getty Images     (5) Tennessee Titans at (4) Kansas City Chiefs It’s difficult to envision the Tennessee Titans winning this game on the road against a playoff-tested quarterback and head coach. The Titans did all they could to miss the postseason, losing three straight before narrowly beating the Jacksonville Jaguars. A -22 point differential makes them one of the worst playoff teams in recent years, and they’re…

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Handicapping the 2017 NFL MVP Race With Two Weeks Left

December 22, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Sometimes the MVP race is a one-man race, and it’s all over but the actual voting. When Tom Brady threw 50 touchdowns in 2007, no one was taking it from him. When LaDainian Tomlinson scored 23 touchdowns in eight games in 2006 (and a record 31 for the season), it was game over. But this year? Not so much. There are a handful of candidates in…

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50 Bold Predictions for 2017 NFL Season

September 4, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Is there a better time in the year than the start of football season? The New England Patriots are back and ready to defend their Super Bowl title with a loaded roster that rivals the 2007 squad for potential dominance. Last year, I correctly predicted the Patriots in the Super Bowl – I even had the game going into overtime for the first time in history….

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Power Ranking Top Players in NFL History (Part IV: #200-101)

August 6, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Parts I, II, and III of my NFL Top 100 series focused on the 100 greatest players in league history. I enjoyed that enough that I expanded my selection to include 100 more – the players ranked #101 throughout #200 in the 97-year history of the National Football League. Every player on this list is in the Hall of Fame, will be in the Hall of…

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Power Ranking NFL’s Top 100 Active Players Prior to 2017

June 30, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Earlier this week, the NFL released its final 10 players on its #NFLTop100 list. This is a list that examines the league’s 100 best players heading into the season – as voted on by the other players. You know a list like that is going to be quarterback-heavy and saturated with skill position players. I tried to be well-rounded in my list, although I did include…

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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part III: #10-1)

June 4, 2017

It’s no easy task to look at the National Football League’s 97-year history and select the 100 best players to ever wear a uniform. The game has evolved from a run-heavy, pass-resistant environment to one in which the modern rules cater to high-volume passing attacks. Statistics are readily available to today’s fans, but that wasn’t the case 50, 40, even 30 years ago. I can’t pretend to have watched all…

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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part II: #50-11)

May 31, 2017

Embed from Getty Images   It’s no easy task to look at the National Football League’s 97-year history and select the 100 best players to ever wear a uniform. The game has evolved from a run-heavy, pass-resistant environment to one in which the modern rules cater to high-volume passing attacks. Statistics are readily available to today’s fans, but that wasn’t the case 50, 40, even 30 years ago. I can’t…

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