Vontae Davis vs. Broncos

Cornerback Vontae Davis is a former 2009 1st round draft pick, and in 2014 he had his breakout season. Pro Football Focus, ranked Davis second in the NFL at his position and caused me to take notice. This past weekend against Denver, one of the league’s top passing attacks, Davis shut down his side of

Jan 15, 2015 Derek Willems

Tony Romo vs Green Bay – 15/19, 191 yards, 2 TDs

After a week of spotty inaccuracy versus the Lions in the Cowboys’ wildcard match-up, Tony Romo and the Cowboys traveled to Lambeau Field to play the Packers in this divisional match-up. Tony Romo looked excellent all game completing the vast majority of his passes while looking poised in the pocket. A controversial play ended the

Jan 15, 2015 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson vs Carolina – 15/22, 268 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks played their divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers at home. The Seahawks took the lead in the 2nd quarter and never looked back beating the Panthers 31-17, while advancing to the NFC Championship. Wilson was efficient with the football completing a high percentage of his passes and throwing with anticipation.

Jan 14, 2015 Samuel Gold

Kam Chancellor vs. Panthers

Kam Chancellor got a lot of press this week for a play he didn’t make, but what about all of the plays that he did make? Chancellor left his finger prints all over the game this past Saturday in the passing game, whether it was covering Greg Olsen or coming up and making bone crushing

Jan 14, 2015 Derek Willems

Daniel “Boom” Herron vs. the Bengals (22 touches, 141 yards, 1 TD)

The Colts have had a number of problems with their running game this season. Their breakthrough back in 2012, Vick Ballard, has missed two consecutive years with injury. Ahmad Bradshaw, who they picked up in 2013, has also hit injured reserved in each of the last two seasons. Trent Richardson, who they traded a first

Jan 09, 2015 Matt Fries

Jonathan Stewart vs Cardinals – 24 carries, 123 yards, 1 TD

Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams combine to form an epic duo in the Panthers’ backfield, but in this game Stewart in particular carried the load against the Cardinals’ stout run defense. The Cardinals’ run defense was ranked 7th overall according to DVOA rankings, so this was certainly a tough test for the Panthers’ offensive line.

Jan 09, 2015 Samuel Gold

Tony Romo Struggles vs Lions – 19/31, 293 yards, 2 TDs

Tony Romo and the Cowboys entered the playoffs after winning the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Romo’s performance in December and the playoffs has been heavily scrutinized, so I wanted to see how well Romo performed in this wildcard matchup against the Detroit Lions. Statistically, Romo performed well, but this is misleading.

Jan 08, 2015 Samuel Gold

Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis vs. Cardinals

The Carolina Panthers made the playoffs this season with a losing record but are primed to make some noise now that they are hitting on all cylinders. The key to the Panthers success is their defense, led by LB’s Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, two all-around LB’s who can make plays in the passing game

Jan 08, 2015 Derek Willems

Joe Flacco vs Pittsburgh – 18/29, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

Joe Flacco’s playoff performances over the past 5 years since entering the NFL in 2008 have been remarkable. His 10-4 record and 21 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions put him among the league’s elite quarterbacks in the playoffs. In this post you will see how Flacco’s accuracy on shallow crosses and surprising pocket mobility allowed

Jan 07, 2015 Samuel Gold

Justin Houston’s Four Sacks vs. the Chargers

Justin Houston’s four sacks against the Chargers in week 17 gave him the NFL lead in sacks in 2014 and put his season total at 22, just a half sack short of the NFL’s single season record. The numbers say he had one of the best pass rushing seasons of all time, and the tape

Jan 02, 2015 Matt Fries
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