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About The Author

Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns. Follow me @SamuelRGold. For all of Sam's articles: Click Here. Sam is a guest contributor at by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.

Malcolm Butler’s Final Super Bowl Interception on Russell Wilson

Since not everyone understands what happened on Malcolm Butler’s interception I wanted to do a quick breakdown of the play that ended Super Bowl 49 for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Edit [2/4/2015]: If you are interested in reading about all o…

Feb 02, 2015 Samuel Gold

Richard Sherman vs Packers

Richard Sherman is one of the most polarizing players on the Seahawks and the NFL in general. Against the Green Bay Packers, he faced Aaron Rodgers and multiple receiving threats. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and up-and-comer rookie Davante Adams all te…

Jan 29, 2015 Samuel Gold

Rob Ninkovich vs Colts

Rob Ninkovich’s versatility in the Patriots’ modified Fairbanks-Bullough 3-4 system was demonstrated exceptionally versus the Colts. According to ProFootballFocus, Ninkovich finished the AFC Championship game with a score of +9.2 with 6.6 o…

Jan 25, 2015 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson vs. Packers – 14/29, 209 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks played the Packers in the NFC Championship. This game featured an epic comeback by the Seahawks down by 19 points to beat the Green Bay Packers. The game didn’t start well for the Seahawks as Wilson threw multiple …

Jan 22, 2015 Samuel Gold

Redskins QB Comparison: RG3 vs Cousins vs McCoy

After the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins were still left with question marks on who will be the starting quarterback of the 2015 season. RG3 performed well to start the season, but a dislocated ankle in the second week of the season opened the do…

Jan 20, 2015 Samuel Gold

Justin Forsett vs the Patriots – 24 rushes, 129 yards, 1 Rec TD

Justin Forsett was a journeyman runningback before 2014 playing with the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, and Jaguars. After the starting two runningbacks were suspended or injured, Forsett became the starter and never relinquished his role totaling 1,266 yard…

Jan 17, 2015 Samuel Gold

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 maj…

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 e…

Jan 14, 2015 Samuel Gold

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…

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 mat…

Jan 08, 2015 Samuel Gold
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