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2015 NFC PREVIEW (written September 1, 2015)

Posted: 1st September 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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NFC East Philadelphia Eagles (Best-case) Oft-injured QB Sam Bradford stays healthy and enjoys a Pro Bowl season as the Eagles run wild, on their way to Chip Kelly’s first playoff win. (Worst-case) Bradford and DeMarco Murray, who Dallas ran ragged last season, both go down with season ending injuries and the Eagles, who started hot, […]

2015 AFC PREVIEW (written August 25, 2015)

Posted: 25th August 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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AFC East New England Patriots (Best-case scenario) The ridiculousness called “Deflate Gate” is finally settled, Tom Brady’s suspension is lifted, and he returns in complete screw you mode to everybody who stands in his and the Patriot’s way, leading the team on a season long, pure anger-inspired journey that ends in a second consecutive Super […]

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A few weekends ago, on a Saturday evening, after enjoying another picture perfect summer day, I found myself wanting to watch an exciting sporting event. However, being stuck in the mid-summer sports lull, where baseball and WNBA were really my only options, I knew there was no hope of that. Much to my surprise, my […]

NFL Bold Predictions: 15 for ‘15 (written July 19, 2015).

Posted: 19th July 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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1. Regardless of whether or not Tom Brady receives a suspension for his alleged involvement in Deflate Gate, for the first time since 2002, the Patriots will finish a season with less than 10 wins. 2. Miami will regret paying Ndamukong Suh $114 million (over 6 years) as they fail to not only make the […]

Vikings 2015 NFL Draft Recap (written May 3, 2015)

Posted: 3rd May 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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With a final tally of ten draft picks over the three days of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings had one agenda; plug holes. Drafting five offensive players and five defensive players, the Vikings did just that, focusing on their top needs. After grabbing arguably the draft’s top CB and the best coverage LB […]

2015 NFL Draft: Vikings Outlook (written April 14, 2015)

Posted: 14th April 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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The 2015 NFL Draft is less than ten days away and for the fourth time in the last five years, the Minnesota Vikings have a top twelve draft pick. With one of the previous three a definite bust (Christian Ponder) and another looking like a bust (Matt Kalil), it’s imperative the Vikings hit on the […]

NFL Trading Places (written March 25, 2015

Posted: 25th March 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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When the NFL free agency period began on March 10th, it began with a flurry. In the spirit of the March Madness Sweet Sixteen, let’s assess the sixteen biggest moves thus far. To get an idea of the caliber of talent on the move this offseason, of the nineteen players mentioned below, all but two […]

NFL Trading Places (written March 20, 2015)

Posted: 20th March 2015 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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When the NFL free agency period began on March 10th, it began with a flurry. In the spirit of the March Madness Sweet Sixteen, let’s assess the sixteen biggest moves thus far. To get an idea of the caliber of talent on the move this offseason, of the nineteen players mentioned below, all but two […]

Week 4 Quick Picks

Posted: 30th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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With a good but not great 11-5 record in Week 2 and not enough time to get around to my Quick Picks in Week 3, we are back at it in Week 4. If this young NFL season has proved anything to us, it is that anything and I mean ANYTHING can happen. Oh, by […]

Week 2 Quick Picks

Posted: 14th September 2012 by Jeff Plattner in NFL
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Chicago (1-0) at Green Bay (0-1) The Packers will play mad tonight against the Bears, not wanting to have anything to do with going 0-2, having played both games at home. Packers 27 Bears 17 Kansas City (0-1) at Buffalo (0-1) The Chiefs were bad, but the Bills looked awful against the Jets. Two young […]