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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Power Ranking Top 100 Players in NFL History (Part I: #100-51)

May 29, 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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SwartzSports 2017 Mock Draft with Trades

April 26, 2017

Embed from Getty Images   Mock drafts are fun, but you know what is even more fun? A mock draft with trades. Trades happen, and to pretend that no team will trade out of its spot is irrational. That’s why I included a handful of them in here. Whether a trade involves Malcolm Butler, Jimmy Garoppolo, Richard Sherman, a potential blockbuster trade up for a quarterback, or something we’ve never…

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Power Ranking 50 Best Quarterbacks in NFL History (Post-2016 Edition)

February 26, 2017

Embed from Getty Images   It’s been just a year since I ranked my 100 best quarterbacks ever, but following another Super Bowl victory for Tom Brady, it’s time to re-evaluate the all-time best. Is Brady now the best to ever play the position? Does Aaron Rodgers crack the top 10 after another stellar campaign? Where does Matt Ryan stand up against the game’s quarterbacks, present and past? Let me…

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SwartzSports 2016 NFL Awards & Playoff Predictions

Power Rankings: NFL Quarterbacks
January 7, 2017

This was an unusual season in the National Football League. Nobody ran away with a single individual award, as virtually every single race has two, three or even four legitimate candidates. No team established themselves as the clearcut favorite to win the Super Bowl, even with New England and Dallas running away with home-field advantage in their respective conferences.  Below are my picks for each of the awards across the…

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Selecting 2016-2017 SwartzSports Pro Bowl Rosters

December 23, 2016

Embed from Getty Images     The 2016-2017 Pro Bowl rosters are out by now, and it’s a lot of the names you’d expect to see. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Antonio Brown are annual fixtures on the team by now. There were also some surprises – who would have thought Dak Prescott, preseason third-string quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore – would put together as fine of a…

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