Ranking every starting quarterback 1-32 before Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season -- power rankings style by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner Dec 12, 2019 at 9:04 am ET • 16 min read The Bears might have a problem on their hands. Their quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, is showing signs of life after a mostly comatose opening 10 games to his third season, bringing the Bears to the edge of the playoff picture, and turning what was once a relatively easy decision to move on from him after the season into a more nuanced and complicated one. In starts 1-10 this season, Trubisky completed 62.2 percent of his passes, averaged 5.8 yards per attempt, threw 10 touchdowns and six interceptions, and posted an 80.5 passer rating. The Bears went 5-5 in that span, a testament to their defense. In his past two starts, Trubisky completed 75.4 percent of his passes, averaged 8.4 yards per attempt, threw six touchdowns and two interceptions, and posted a 116.9 passer … [Read more...] about NFL Week 15 QB Rankings: What Mitchell Trubisky’s recent run of success means for the Bears moving forward
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Here are this year's playoff runner-ups that have the best chance of making it to next year's Super Bowl by Sean Wagner-McGough @seanjwagner Jan 25, 2018 at 6:00 am ET • 11 min read Over the past two-and-half weeks, the NFL playoff field has been trimmed from 12 teams to two. Only the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles remain. The two teams will meet in Super Bowl LII in a week-and-a-half to wrap up what's been another thrilling season. But just because the season hasn't ended yet doesn't mean we can't already look ahead to the 2018 season.Ten playoff teams have seen their seasons end in heartbreak. The Chiefs blew an 18-point lead to the Titans at home. The Bills couldn't score a touchdown against the Jaguars. The Panthers watched Devin Funchess misplay a potential game-winning touchdown. The Rams went one-and-done after a dominant regular season. The Falcons drew up the worst fourth-down play-call at the 2-yard line when a … [Read more...] about Ranking the 10 playoff losers’ chances of journeying to Super Bowl LIII in 2019
Examining the Lions' desire to run it often and if they have the personnel to thrive on the ground by Chris Trapasso @ChrisTrapasso Jun 13, 2019 at 9:29 am ET • 7 min read Can building an NFL offense around the run game -- and staying dedicated to it -- work well against smaller defensive fronts recently constructed to defend the pass? The Detroit Lions want to find out. Detroit has made its offensive priority abundantly clear this offseason, and they hired long-time Vikings and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to steer the run-oriented ship in 2019. Let's examine whether or not this counter idea could actually be successful in Detroit this season. Lions head coach Matt Patricia spent nearly two decades watching Tom Brady dice secondaries through the air, but even the casual football fan knows how rare Brady is as a quarterback. Can't bank on Brady-type production in the passing game without Brady. Patricia … [Read more...] about NFL 2019: Can Lions’ run-oriented offense be successful enough to save Matt Patricia’s job?
Hammerin' Hank Goldberg just locked in his top Week 15 NFL parlay. by CBS Sports Staff Dec 12, 2019 at 9:26 am ET • 2 min read The Week 15 NFL schedule features a battle for the AFC South lead in Nashville, where the red-hot Titans (-3) host the talented but up-and-down Texans. It's the first of two Texans vs. Titans matchups in the final three weeks, with both teams sitting at 8-5. Which side should you back with your Week 15 NFL picks? In Dallas, the slumping Cowboys (+1) host the suddenly relevant Rams in a matchup dripping with NFC playoff implications. And on Sunday Night Football, the Steelers (-2) welcome the Bills in a must-see AFC showdown. Before you make any Week 15 NFL predictions and picks, scope out the NFL best bets from legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg over at SportsLine.Hammer is 8-1 on his best bets the past three weeks after yet another 3-0 sweep last week. Goldberg, who cashed with the Titans, Ravens and 49ers, has swept … [Read more...] about Week 15 NFL picks, best bets from a legendary expert: This three-way football parlay pays 6-1
Picks and predictions for every single game on this week's schedule by Cody Benjamin @CodyJBenjamin Dec 12, 2019 at 7:10 am ET • 6 min read Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season gets underway Thursday with a battle of AFC foes, and then, this weekend, we get some anticipated matchups with serious playoff implications -- including crucial games that could help decide division races.Can the Texans rebound to stay atop the South? Or will Tennessee take control at home? Can Drew Lock's magic extend into Arrowhead Stadium? Might the Bears play spoiler at Lambeau? Will the Eagles or Cowboys go ahead in the NFC East? We'll find it all out in the coming days.A week after yours truly finished 10-6 picking Week 14 straight-up (and 9-5-2 against the spread), we've got more predictions and picks against the spread -- for every single game on tap -- as you prepare for the next wave of action. Enjoy!New York Jets at Baltimore RavensThursday, 8:20 p.m. ET (FOX, NFL … [Read more...] about NFL Week 15 picks, odds: Bears shock Packers, Bills survive Steelers, Rams roll over Cowboys