Ever since the playoff field was expanded to include an additional team in each conference, people have been asking, when will one division send all four teams to the playoffs? It's a challenging feat, considering the four teams have 17 chances to win a game, and six of those come against each other, but not... Continue Reading →
Head Coaching Carousel: Which NFL Coaches Are on the Hot Seat?
As the regular season comes to a close, we have a pretty good idea of who the contenders and pretenders are. The playoff picture is starting to clear up, and some teams have already moved onto 2023. Which coaches are fired, who might be fired, who could be fired, and who won't be fired? Look... Continue Reading →
NFL Awards: Week Six Edition
Offensive Player of the Week- Josh Allen, QB Buffalo Bills The Buffalo quarterback had himself another nice day this week, leading the Bills to a win in Arrowhead. Anytime you can outduel Patrick Mahomes and lead your team to victory in as hostile of an environment as Kansas City, you deserve recognition. Josh Allen didn’t... Continue Reading →
Second and Long: Early Season Predictions
Don't you hate when your favorite team loses yards on first down? It's not a great feeling, but certainly not a death sentence for the drive. They could easily pick up those lost yardage over the next couple of plays, but by that same token, they may end up in a third an unmanageable. That's where I find myself now, not with the full-chested optimism of August, on first and ten, but a little later, and a little farther back than I'd imagined. Here's my attempt to pick up some lost yardage.
NFL Awards: Week Five Edition
Offensive Player of the Week- Josh Allen, QB Buffalo Bills Josh Allen was nothing short of spectacular on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His stellar game started off early, when backed up on his own two yard line, he slung a deep ball with ease to speedy receiver Gabriel Davis, who did the rest and... Continue Reading →
NFL Awards: Week Four Edition
Offensive Player of the Week- TJ Hockenson, TE Detroit Lions Although it came in a loss, TJ Hockenson had the best game of his professional career thus far. The Lions tight end hauled in eight passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in easily the game of the week, where Detroit fell just short of... Continue Reading →
NFL Awards: Week Three Edition
Offensive Player of the Week- Lamar Jackson, QB Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson could’ve been my offensive player of the week last week, but Tua ripped that away from him by tossing the game-winner and his sixth touchdown. This week, Lamar left no doubt. While he didn’t put up a huge amount of passing yards (218),... Continue Reading →
NFL Awards: Week Two Edition
Offensive Player of the Week- Tua Tagovailoa, QB Miami Dolphins Baltimore had Miami on the ropes in this one, with a 28-7 lead at halftime and a 35-14 lead heading into the final frame. Then, Tua became a man possessed leading the Dolphins to 28 fourth quarter points including tossing the game-winner to Jaylen Waddle... Continue Reading →
NFL Kickoff: Division Champion Predictions
As the rosters start to finalize, Ryan predicts who will win each of the 8 NFL divisions.
Ryan Smith’s Fantasy Football Top 200 (PPR)
I've talked about it in years past, but I've never explained my very nice, very evil fantasy football algorithm. It has, for the last four seasons, done a remarkable job of determining who the best players in fantasy football were, and by sticking to the BPA philosophy, I have not finished anywhere short of the championship game.