Philadelphia Eagles Draft Lane Johnson
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted versatile Offensive Lineman, Lane Johnson, with the 4th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FballNation
Jets Fans React To Draft Picks
New York Jets fans had mixed reactions to their Top Three Draft Picks: Dee Milliner (9th overall), Sheldon Richardson (13th overall), and Geno Smith (39th overall).Website:http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fballnation
Giants Draft Justin Pugh: Fan Reaction
Protecting Eli Manning is the Giants Number 1 priority which led the team to draft Syracuse Lineman, Justin Pugh, with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FballNation
Buffalo Bills Draft EJ Manuel: Fan Reaction
The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel, NOT Geno Smith or Ryan Nassib, making the former Florida State QB the 1st QB taken in the 2013 NFL Draft.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FballNation
Steelers Draft Jarvis Jones: Fan Reaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to replace James Harrison and the team and fans believe they did so by draft Georgia linebacker, Jarvis Jones.
Miami Dolphins Draft Dion Jordan: Fan Reaction
Miami Dolphins added a solid pass rusher to their front-line by selection Oregon Defensive End, Dion Jordan, with the 3rd overall draft pick.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fballnation
Lions Fan Reaction To Ziggy Ansah
Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back, Barry Sanders, announced the team's 1st Round pick, Ezkiel "Ziggy" Ansah.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/FballNation
NFL Draft Prank: Fans Excited About Fake Players
Fans at the 2013 NFL Draft are so excited about the incoming rookies, they even want to analyze players that don't exist, fake players like Mike Hawke, Curvin Johnson, Neil Antblo, and Buster Highman.Website: http://www.footballnation.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fballnationBill Enright's Tw
2013 NFL Draft: Top 5 Running Backs
Eddie Lacy and Giovani Bernard are just two of this year's incoming NFL rookies that could make a big splash in the pros. But as Bill Enright and Todd DeVries explain, the Running Back pool for the 2013 NFL Draft is very deep.
2013 NFL Draft: Top 5 Wide Receivers
Tavon Austin, Cordarrelle Patterson, Quinton Patton, DeAndre Hopkins, and Robert Woods all made the Top 5 but in what order does the College Football Geek, Todd DeVries, rank them for the upcoming NFL Draft?For more NFL Draft Coverage, visit: http://www.footballnation.com/
2013 NFL Draft: Top 5 Quarterbacks
Four quarterbacks selected in the 1st Round of the 2012 NFL Draft. How many will get selected in 2013? Todd DeVries and Bill Enright break down the Top 5 QBs in this year's Draft Class.
Super Bowl Picks From Hot Chicks feat. Katherine Webb
We caught up with Katherine Webb and other lovely ladies during Super Bowl XLVII Media Day and asked for their prediction.
Would The 49ers Defense Be Able To Stop Their Own QB?
During the San Francisco 49ers media day at Super Bowl XLVII we asked Patrick Willis, Navorro Bowman, and Carols Rogers if they would be able to shut down Colin Kaepernick if he played for a different team.
Would The Ravens Defense Be Able To Stop Their Own QB?
During the Baltimore Ravens media day at Super Bowl XLVII we asked Terrell Suggs, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata, Bernard Pollard, and Corey Graham if they would be able to shut down Joe Flacco if he played for a different team.
Top 5 ESPN Adult Film Star Names
Ever notice some of the most well known ESPN personalities have names that are better suited for Porn Stars? Woody Paige and Hannah Storm immediately come to mind.
Media Heavyweights Offer Lightweight Analysis
Steve Mariucci, Mike Florio, Bill Romanowski, David Koechner, Amani Toomer, Sean Salisbury, and Jay Glazer gives us their prediction for Super Bowl XLVII
Super Bowl Tailgate Party: RV Tour
Kerry Byrne takes us on a tour of the beautiful RV parked outside our Super Bowl tailgate party in New Orleans.
Patriots Lineman Matt Light Talks About His Love For RVing
During our Super Bowl Tailgate Party in New Orleans, former New England Patriots lineman, Matt Light, talks about how much he loves RV-ing with his family and taking fun adventures in his 42-foot Fleetwood Providence RV.
Jim Harbaugh's Stones The Size Of Alcatraz:5 Reasons 49ers Will Win Super Bowl
San Francisco 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick, can do it all and his Head Coach, Jim Harbaugh, has "stones the size of Alcatraz" for his decision to bench Alex Smith, which paid off in a big way. That's just two reasons the 49ers will win Super Bowl XLVII.
Wacko For Flacco: 5 Reasons Ravens Win
Super Bowl XLVI is still a few days away but Kerry Byrne from ColdHardFootballFacts.com already knows the Ravens will beat the 49ers based on these simple facts.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Jessica Perez Picks Ravens To Win Super Bowl XLVII
SI Swimsuit Model Jessica Perez Picks Ravens To Win Super Bowl XLVII
Qadry Ismail Drops By Our Road-Trip
Super Bowl winner and current WBAL Analyst predicts the Ravens will beat the 49ers by 7 points if the Baltimore Defense can contain Colin Kaepernick.
Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens vs. 49ers
The Ravens and 49ers last met in Harbaugh Bowl on Thanksgiving 2011. Baltimore dominated Alex Smith and the 49ers, but now game-breaker Colin Kaepernick is at the helm. However, Baltimore's Joe Flacco is the deadliest passer in the 2012 postseason.
CHFF Interview with ESPN Radio 101.3
The Potentate of Pigskin, Kerry Byrne, gets interviewed by ESPN 101.3 during the Road Trip to New Orleans for Super Bowl 47.
CHFF Interview with 104.3 The Fan
Kerry Byrne hops on 104.3 the Fan in Denver for a quick radio interview about our RV Roadtrip to Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco's progression as an NFL Quarterback, and why New Orleans is the best city to host a Super Bowl.
Road Trip To Super Bowl XLVII: Fox & Friends
The Football Nation crew stops in New York City to tailgate with "Fox and Friends" on their way to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Kerry Byrne was joined by Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica Perez and Chef Steve Difillippo.
Baltimore Ravens NFL's Bracket Buster
The Super Bowl used to have something close to a 12-win minimum to make a Super Bowl. These days, nine- and 10-win teams are in the Super Bowl year after year. The Baltimore Ravens are the latest in a long line of recent bracket busters.
10 Yard Dash | Man-Cathlon
The Football Nation road-trip gang took part in the next Man-Cathlon event, the 10-yard-dash, with some help from Qadry "The Missile" Ismail.
Man-Cathalon Buffalo Wing Eating Contest
In the first event of the Man-Cathalon, Kerry, Frankie C, and Bill compete in a Buffalo Wing Eating Contest. The person who eats the most wings in 60 seconds wins
NFC Championship: 49ers (-4.5) vs. Falcons
Falcons Home Dogs For First Time In Nearly 2 Years.The Falcons are an incredible 34-8 and 24-16-2 ATS at home in the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan Era. Yet they are underdogs at home in the NFC title game for the first time since Week 5 2011. Here's why: San Francisco is an incredible 23-11-1 ATS, best in
Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots: The AFC's Newest Best Rivalry
Ravens-Patriots is now the best rivalry in the AFC. The rock-tough Ravens enjoy an 8-5 mark on the road, the NFL's best road record in the postseason. The Patriots, meanwhile, are 14-3 in playoff games at home, the best home record in NFL postseason history. This shapes up as a classic match between
AFC Championship: Ravens vs. Patriots
Can Average Ravens Stop 600-Point Patriots?Baltimore was a largely ordinary team in 2012 that gets by on blood and guts. But are they tough enough to beat the record-setting Patriots for the second time in the same season. New England is about to top 600 points in the regular and postseasons for t
We Swallow Crow After "49ers Will Regret Kaepernick" Prediction
The Cold, Hard Football Facts boldly declared that Jim Harbaugh would regret the decision to play Colin Kaepernick against the Packers. We swallow crow on camera -- quite literally -- after Kaepernick's electrifying effort in San Francisco's big win over Green Bay.
Brady, Belichick Teed Up To Make NFL History
Tom Brady will surpass Joe Montana for most playoff wins in history with a victory over the Texans Sunday. He also has a chance to set the record for Super Bowl appearances and tie the record for Super Bowl victories. Bill Belichick can tie Tom Landry this year for most playoff wins by a coach (20).
NFL Playoffs: Ravens (+9) at Broncos (O/U 46)
The Ravens visit the Broncos Saturday as one of the biggest underdogs in franchise history: a 9-point dog for the first time since 2007. Baltimore has struggled to beat the market this year (7-9-1 ATS), but Peyton Manning's teams have historically struggled in the postseason: 9-10 SU and ATS, while
Surging Seahawks Poised To Upset Falcons
The surging Seahawks are the best team in football right now and can dispatch of the NFC's No. 1 seed on Sunday. The Falcons are vulnerable in the run game, while Matt Ryan has a dismal 71.2 passer rating in three postseason losses.
49ers Will Regret Colin Kaepernick Decision
Former 49ers starting QB Alex Smith torched the Packers with a 125.6 passer rating during San Francisco's Week 1 win at Green Bay. The 49ers passing game has taken a step back since he was benched for Colin Kaepernick in mid-season, and it may cost them Saturday against the Packers.
Wildcard Weekend: Colts vs. Ravens Bet On It
Colts-Ravens is a battle of two teams heading in opposite directions: the heavily favored but under-achieving Ravens are 6-9-1 against the spread this year, including 1-4 straight up and ATS in their last five. The over-achieving Colts are 11-5 SU and ATS this year, including 5-1 SU and ATS in their
NFL Wildcard Game of the Week: Seahawks vs. Redskins
Seattle-Washington is a meeting of two hot teams and the most exciting young QBs in football. The visiting Seahawks are only 3-5 on the road, but boast the NFL's stingiest defense. The Redskins boast dynamic rookie duo Robert Griffin III, No. 1 in Real QB Rating, and RB Alfred Morris, No. 2 in rushi
Tim Tebow Would Have Led Jets To Playoffs
Tim Tebow's career Real QB Rating of 81.2 would have been 14th in the NFL this year, better even than four playoff teams. The nine NFL teams that fired head coaches and/or GMs on Black Monday all suffered with a Real QB Rating below 81.2, most notably the Jets. They posted a Real QB Rating of 57.5,
Tom Brady and Peyton Manning: Old Guns
Rookie quarterbacks have lit up the NFL in 2012. But trusty old guns Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are still among the league leaders in every major passing category. They are poised, once again, for a colossal postseason showdown that may determine, once again, who represents the AFC in the Super Bo
Game of the Week: 49ers-Seahawks
Seattle might be able to steal the NFC West title if it can beat San Francisco on Sunday. The Seahawks are 6-0 at home and just as good in almost every phase of the game as the 49ers.
Purple Jesus the Second Coming of Jim Brown
Adrian Peterson's performance through 14 games this year is the exact statistical mirror image of Jim Brown in 1963: the greatest season by the greatest RB ever. That's some great company.
Denver Broncos Built for the Super Bowl
Denver Broncos are the No. 1 NFL team in our Quality Stats Power Rankings not just because of Peyton Manning, but because they pair a Hall of Fame quarterback with the league's top-ranked defensive line an underrated defense that has improved dramatically since 2011.
The Seattle Seahawks Can Win the NFC Title
Seattle is fresh off one of the five biggest ass-whippings in NFL history, 58-0 over Arizona. They possess a great defense, a highly efficient young quarterback, a strong running game and a great home-field advantage. They are our dark horse to win the NFC title.
49ers vs. Patriots | Game Of The Week
A huge inter-conference prime-time showdown in frosty Foxboro pits the 49ers and the NFL's best defense vs. the Patriots and the NFL's best offense in a potential Super Bowl preview.
Giants vs. Falcons | Bet On It
The Giants are the NFL's great road warriors, with an incredible 49-26-2 (.653) record against the spread on the road under Tom Coughlin. The Falcons, meanwhile, are faltering: just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games. The Giants dominated the last meeting, in the 2011 playoffs.
The Atlanta Falcons Exposed As Frauds
The Cold, Hard Football Facts have been waiting for the shoe to drop on the fraudulent Falcons. That shoe crushed Atlanta like a bug, in a 30-20 Week 14 loss to the struggling Carolina Panthers. The Falcons simply are not built for the Super Bowl.
Game of the Week Texans vs. Patriots
The Cold, Hard Football Facts circled Texans-Patriots as our game of the year back in August. It looks like it will live up to the hype: the 11-1 Texans, the most balanced team in football, head north for a primetime showdown with the New England scoring machine.
Mark Sanchez and USC's Legacy of Big-Time Busts
Mark Sanchez was benched against Arizona on Sunday, in what should mark the end of an "error" for the New York Jets: Sanchez is the latest in a long line of big-time USC offensive stars who failed to live up to the hype in the NFL.
NFL Week 14 Bet On It: Lions (+6.5) at Packers (o/u 52)
The Lions visit the Packers in an NFC North showdown of teams heading in different directions. Green Bay dominates divisional competition straight up and ATS, especially at home. Detroit is a disaster on the road in divisional play.
2012 NFL MVP: Tom Brady Is The Clear Winner
Tom Brady is in peak form even if other quarterbacks have stolen the spotlight this year. He's putting up record numbers, leading the greatest offensive machine in the history of football and remains the greatest winner the game has ever seen. Sounds like an MVP to us.
NFL Week 13: Mike Shanahan Owns Tom Coughlin ATS
Tom Coughlin is an ATS warrior, nearly as good against the spread as he his straight up. But he's just 3-8 ATS vs. Mike Shanahan, since the two began squaring off back in their Jacksonville and Denver days.
NFL Rookie QB Battle: Luck, RG3, Wilson vs. Elway, Marino, Kelly
The famed QB Class of 1983 was a joke compared to what we've seen out of the rookie quarterback class of 2012. This year's crop is rewriting the rookie record book at every level. But maybe QBs these days just have it too easy.
Thanksgiving Tailgate: Part 1
Learn how to cook a Thanksgiving Meal at your next Tailgate. Kerry Byrne from ColdHardFootballFacts.com throws a Thanksgiving Feast at Gillette Stadium. Sponsored by Football Nation and Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse"
Thanksgiving Tailgate: Part 2
Don't deep fry your turkey until you watch these safety tips. Deep fried turkeys are delicious, but it can be dangerous if you don't take the proper precautions. Luckily you can get some of the best tricks of the trade by master Tailgate Chef Kerry Byrne.
Thanksgiving Tailgate: Part 3
The turkey, stuffing, and rest of the food is almost ready to eat. The crowd starts to gather around the CHFF Tailgate in anticipation of some great food.
Thanksgiving Tailgate: Part 4
Everyone gets to enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal before the game. Enjoy this great tradition of Pre-Game tailgaiting with your friends, family, and fellow fans by following our simple tips and guidelines. Have Fun!!!
2012 NFL Week 12: Steelers Kill Themselves With Turnovers
Only one team in history was +7 in turnovers and failed to win a game. The Cleveland Browns nearly became the second in Week 12, struggling to eke out a 20-14 win over the Steelers despite an 8-1 advantage in turnovers.
NFL Week 13: Drew Brees Is Better Than Matt Ryan
Drew Brees and the Saints handed Matt Ryan and the Falcons their only loss of the season back in Week 10, despite being handicapped with one of the worst defenses in football. But Atlanta has its own weaknesses to exploit, despite the dazzling record.
NFL Week 12 Game of the Week: Packers vs. Giants
The winners of three of the last five Super Bowls and meet Sunday night in a marquee clash. The winner is alone in first place in their division, the loser fighting for survival. Both teams display the statistical signatures we've come to expect in recent years.
49ers QB Controversy: Jim Harbaugh Made A Mistake
Back-up QB Colin Kaepernick wowed the football world with his dazzling performance Monday night in the 49ers' 32-7 win over the Bears, after which coach Jim Harbaugh raised the specter of a QB controversy in San Francisco. It would be a huge mistake for Harbaugh to replace the deadly effective Alex
Bet On It: Patriots (-6.5) at Jets (O/U 48.5)
These heated AFC East rivals meet Thanksgiving with reps defined by defensive-minded coaches. In reality, Patriots-Jets is usually a high-scoring affair: the over-under record is 6-1-1 in Belichick-Ryan battles, while Patriots games have crushed the over by an average of 2 TDs in eight straight game
Gronk Injury And Patriots Offensive Assault
The 2012 Patriots are on pace to score 573 points, which would be the second most in NFL history behind only the 2007 Patriots (589). But can the team overcome the injury to super-stud Rob Gronkowski, who is on pace to blow away the TD marks of the game's greatest tight ends?
NFL Week 11 Game of the Week: Ravens vs. Steelers | ColdHardFootballFacts.coms
The Steelers and Ravens have shared 10 of the last 11 division titles and always play tight games: 10 of the last 11 meetings decided by one score or less. We break down their Week 11 clash and look at the potential impact of Ben Roethlisberger's injury.
Russell Wilson Is Better Than Andrew Luck
The NFL's No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck could go down as the greatest QB of all time. But right here, right now, the best rookie QB in football is the unheralded, under-sized third-round draft pick in Seattle who consistently puts up championship numbers and beats Quality Teams.
2012 NFL Week 11: Bears vs. 49ers
Both NFC powers are fresh off disappointing Week 10 performances and both are coping with injured quarterbacks. But we analyze the against-the-spread and over-under trends to uncover a likely winner in this Monday Night Football showdown.
NFL Dominance Is All Relative: Prime Numbers
We break down the best offenses and best defenses in football based upon the CHFF Relativity Index, which tells us who's fattened themselves on patsies and who's built their statistical resume against the iron of the NFL.
The Stats That Predict NFL Winners and Losers
Correlation to Victory and Predictive Rate of Victory at Cold, Hard Football Facts.com are powerful indicators that tell you which stats win NFL games each Sunday and which stats are going to win NFL games next Sunday.
NFL Prime Numbers: Best Teams In The Trenches
We size up and the best and worst units in football. The OL dynasty Patriots dominate the Offensive Hog Index, the Monsters of the Midway rule the Defensive Hog Index, while the statistical powerhouse Texans are the only team that rates highly in both.
Another MVP Year For Peyton Manning?
Peyton Manning is on fire, the highest-rated passer in the NFL and on pace for a personal record in passing yards, and near bests in everything from accuracy to TD passes to passer rating. Will he be handed his fifth MVP trophy at the end of the year?
Bet On It: Eagles vs. Saints
Two star-studded but underachieving teams that entered the season with high hopes meet on Monday Night Football. The Eagles live and die against the spread on the outcome of the turnover battle, while the Saints have imploded without head coach Sean Payton.
Game of the Week Falcons vs. Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys "America's (Dumbest) Team" visits the unbeaten but far from perfect Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Dallas always wilts in big moments, while Atlanta has faced a soft schedule, with just one game against a Quality Team and opponents with a combined record of 18-32 (.360).
NFL Week 8 Bet On It: San Francisco (-7) at Arizona
The 49ers have been an against-the-spread juggernaut under Jim Harbaugh, but the public has finally caught on, as evidenced by 4-3 record ATS in 2012. The best bet in this game, meanwhile, may be under 37.5. Each team has consistently been under, especially in the rough and tumble NFC West.
NFL Week 8 Game of the Week: Saints vs. Broncos
The Saints and Broncos are both desperate for a win and both will rely on their famous gun-slinging quarterbacks to deliver Sunday night. New Orleans has huge issues on defense, while Denver has improved dramatically in our statistical measures with Peyton Manning leading the offense.
Aaron Rodgers Joins The 6 TD, 300 Yard Club
Only five QBs in history had thrown for 300+ yards and 6+ TDs with 0 INTs in an NFL game. Aaron Rodgers joined that list of elite performers in Green Bay's big win over Houston -- and his may have been the best of all those efforts.
2012 NFL Week 7 Game of the Week: Ravens vs. Texans | ColdHardFootballFacts.com
Only two teams in the AFC have winning records entering Week 7 and they meet Sunday in Houston in this clash of Super Bowl hopefuls. The struggling Ravens defense is now badly wounded; the Texans must recover from a bad beating that raised huge concerns.
2012 NFL Week 7: Bet On It Lions at Bears (-5) | ColdHardFootballFacts.com
Lovie Smith's Bears have a great record under the bright lights of Monday Night Football: 8-2 straight up and 7-3 against the spread. They are 4-1 ATS here in 2012. Jim Schwartz's Lions are patsies on the road against NFC North competition: 1-8 straight up; 2-5-2 ATS.
2012 New York Giants: Back In Contention
Tom Coughlin's Giants are the best big-game team in football, as evidenced by their dominant 26-3 win over the 49ers. As a result of that performance, Big Blue skyrockets up our Quality Stats Power Rankings and other indicators.
NFL Week 6 Bet on It: New England (-3.5) at Seattle
The Patriots are the NFL's ultimate road warriors, the best in the NFL against the spread when away from home. Seattle is one of the NFL's best teams at home ATS, proving that the 12th Man is a legit force for the Seahawks.
NFL Week 6 Game of the Week: Giants at 49ers
Jim Harbaugh enters the first revenge game of his brief but successful NFL coaching career, taking on the team that knocked his 49ers out in the NFC title game last year. We break down the statistical strengths and weaknesses of each team.
Buffalo Bills Defensive Meltdown
The Bills lost 45-3 at San Francisco Sunday, becoming the first team in history to surrender more than 300 yards on the ground and in the air in the same game. But the defensive problems in Buffalo run much deeper than one game.
The AFC Is A Third-Rate Conference
The Quality Stats Power Rankings give us the unvarnished statistical truth about each and every NFL team. The bottom eight entering Week 6 is comprised entirely of AFC teams -- a full half of the entire second-rate conference.
Houston Texans Super Bowl Bound?
The Houston Texans are the CHFF pre-season favorite to win the Super Bowl and, four games into the season, are already one pace to be one of the great dominant teams in modern NFL history.
NFL Week 5 Game of the Week: Patriots vs. Broncos
Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is the greatest QB rivalry in NFL history. They meet for the 13th time Sunday in Foxboro. Each of the first 12 meetings from 2001 to 2010 had a direct impact on the Super Bowl picture.
NFL Relativity Index: Prime Numbers
The Cold, Hard Football Facts Relativity Index sizes up each team relative to the quality of their opposition and tells us that old warhorses Peyton Manning and Tom Brady lead the best offenses in football.
Bet on It: Baltimore (-5) at Kansas City
John Harbaugh's Raven boast an incredible .615 record ATS on the road, while winning 81% of road games by at least 5 points. These birds of pretty from Baltimore are poised to pounce in Kansas City.
2012 NFL Week 4 Bet On It: Patriots vs. Bills
Bill Belichick's Patriots are an incredible 62-35-1 ATS on the road and 19-9 ATS when playing on the road twice in a row.
Week 4 Game of the Week: Giants vs. Eagles
These old-school rivals have won 10 of the past 12 NFC East titles and are fighting for control of the NFL's "Glamour Division."
Cold Hard Football Facts Icy Issues: Changing Of The Guard?
The only active quarterback to win Super Bowls are a combined 6-12 in 2012. Kevin Kolb, Matt Schaub, Matt Ryan and Christian Ponder have never won a playoff game but are a combined 11-1.
CHFF TV: Falcons Are Soaring
Atlanta enters Week 4 No. 1 in the CHFF Quality Stats Power Rankings. Surprising Arizona is No. 3.
NFL Week 3: Game of the Week Patriots vs. Ravens
Game of the Week: New England at BaltimoreThis rematch of the AFC title game pits two powers struggling for an identity: New England's potent offense and Baltimore's stingy defense each have displayed problems through two games.
Bet on It: 49ers vs. Vikings An ATS Mismatch
Bet on It: 49ers-Vikings An ATS MismatchSan Francisco is winning, but the public still isn't buying: 15-4-1 ATS under Jim Harbaugh. The same pigskin public over-values Leslie Frazier's Vikings: 9-13-2 ATS since he became coach.
Prime Numbers: Houston's Early (And Predicted) Dominance
The CHFF Super Bowl favorite Houston Texans have picked right up where they left off at the end of the 2011 regular season: No. 1 in our Quality Stats Power Rankings.
Icy Issue: New England's Loss A Sign Of The Apocalypse?
Arizona's 20-18 win over the Patriots marked the first time in an incredible 13 years that New England lost a game because it's kicker muffed the game-winning kick.
Game of the Week: Lions vs. 49ers
Handshake Bowl II pits two NFC teams with legit Super Bowl dreams. Last year the rock-solid 49ers exposed the undefeated Lions as talented but undisciplined pretenders. Jim Harbaugh's crew tries to win again a week after toppling the Packers in Green Bay.
New England as a 2-TD favorite
The Patriots are 14-point-plus favorites for an incredible 18th time in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady Era. The power of Spreadapedia tells us they're a perfect 17-0 in those previous 17 games. But how have they, and other monster favorites, performed against the spread?
RGIII rules Brees in the Superdome
Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III not only erupted in his first NFL game, treating the Saints defense like a Big 12 patsie, he easily outdueled record-setting passer Drew Brees in his own buildings.
Is Matt Ryan a legit MVP candidate?
RGIII, Peyton Manning and Mark Sanchez generated most of the headlines in Week 1. But it was Falcons QB Matt Ryan who ended the week No. 1 in CHFF Real Quarterback Rating. Can he maintain the pace while facing a murderer's row of elite NFL QBs this year?
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Are the Jets doomed to offensive failure?
The Jets preseason offense has been an embarrassment under Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Maybe third-stringer Greg McElroy, another former national champion out of the SEC, is the answer at QB.