What we learned from Week 2 of the NFL season

With so many quarterbacks injured or struggling through a bad start, the outlook for the 2019 NFL season is changing rapidly.

Steelers’ Super Bowl odds take a beating following injury to Big Ben

You're not alone if you went to Google today and typed in "who is the Steelers' backup quarterback?" The question has been on the minds of football fans from coast to coast ever since Ben Roethlisberger exited Pittsburgh's game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon with a non-contact injury.

Can Trubisky and the Bears break through against the Broncos?

Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears came out flat against the Packers during Week 1. Can they right the ship this Sunday against the Broncos? We examine that matchup as well as Kansas City vs. Oakland and New Orleans vs. Los Angeles.

Five milestones to watch for in the 2019 NFL season

The NFL will reach a milestone in 2019, with the kickoff to its 100th season Thursday, Sept. 5. Coinciding with the historic season, several players should find themselves celebrating landmark achievements in 2019, with many on the verge of setting single-season or career records.

The NFL’s most dangerous quarterback/wide receiver combos

A quality quarterback can make any receiver look good, and a quality receiver can make a quarterback look good. They are inherently entangled, so let's take a look at the five most dangerous combinations heading into this NFL season. Aaron Rodgers/Davante Adams We can't make this list without discussing the best quarterback in the league and his No. 1 target. Adams has had a lot of problems with drops, but he is athletic, has been with Rodgers and the Green [...]

NFL: Which quarterback will throw for the most yards in 2019?

When trying to determine which quarterback is going to have the most passing yards in the 2019 NFL season, there are so many variables to consider that it can make your head spin. Rather than narrow down to a single selection, let's consider which 10 quarterbacks deserve most consideration for this prop wager. Patrick Mahomes +400 Mahomes came in second last year in passing yardage and was also second in yards per attempt. He presumably will only get better, as [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NFC Championship Game Analysis- Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

The first of two rematches on Championship Sunday in the National Football League pits the two-seeded Los Angeles Rams against the top-seeded New Orleans Saints, and like their first encounter, this contest is in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, but unlike that first game, I do not anticipate this being as high-scoring as it was in Week 9 when both teams peaked on the offensive side of the ball. The Rams were the early favorites to win the Super [...]

Scott Shapiro’s NFL Playoff Selections and Analysis- Sunday’s Divisional Round

The second doubleheader in the National Football League divisional round playoffs gets rolling at 1:05 p.m. EST on Sunday. Much like with Saturday’s twin bill, I am going to attempt to buck the trend of favorites doing well in this round by backing the two dogs. Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots -4.0 (1:05 PM EST) The #NFLPlayoffs continues Sunday w/ #fightforeachother traveling to #GoPats. @ScottShap34 discusses the battle of veteran cubes w/ @EJXD2 pic.twitter.com/S084jbkfUd — BetAmerica Sportsbook (@BetAmericaSport) [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Week 13 Thursday Night Analysis- Saints at Cowboys

The bye weeks are behind us meaning each squad in the National Football League has just five games left on their 2018 schedules. Some teams have little left to play for given poor performances more times than not through the first 11 games, but two of them with plenty still on the line meet on Thursday in Dallas to kick off Week 13. The New Orleans Saints are the hottest team in the league. Not only have they rattled off [...]

Scott Shapiro’s Thanksgiving Day NFL Thoughts and Selections

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am still catching my breath from the shootout in the Coliseum where the Los Angeles Rams outdueled Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the highest scoring contest in Monday Night Football history 54-51. This year I am thankful for a lot of things, but the Eagles offense is not one of them. Philadelphia let me down big time when scoring just 7 points last week to keep my Week 11 “Top Play” UNDER the [...]