Jaguars defeat Colts in Jacksonville, again

Was a rough time for Matt Ryan and the Colts in Jacksonville.Image: Getty Images Maybe the Indianapolis Colts didn’t choke in their final game of the 2021 season. Most football fans wouldn’t be surprised by the Jacksonville Jaguars franchise .381 winning percentage against the Indianapolis Colts. The Jaguars became a franchise in 1995, when the … Read more

Denver relies on Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon in run game

Javonte Williams (right)photo: Getty Images Last night, Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season wrapped up, giving us a sight we didn’t think we’d see all year: The Seattle Seahawks sitting atop the NFC West standings. Geno Smith and company gave Broncos country the business, taking down the heavy favorite by the final of 17-16. … Read more

Mitch Trubisky has one more chance with Pittsburgh Steelers

Will Mitch Trubisky stick in Pittsburgh?Image: Getty Images Mitch Trubisky is getting another shot in the NFL as a starting quarterback. Not a bad feel-good story for Week 1. It’s hard to be the first quarterback taken at No. 2 in a draft in which Patrick Mahomes was selected eight picks later, especially being that … Read more

Does Riqui Puig signal a new kind of MLS?

Riqui Puig playing in the MLS could mean a change in perception for the league.Image: Getty Images One of the most fascinating things about MLS, as goofy as it can be, is watching it evolve into a different type of league every few years. Certainly at its start, and for most of its opening era, … Read more

The NFL needs to send the UK and Europe better teams more often

Tell Shad Khan to keep his Jags at home for at least one seasonImage: getty (Getty Images) The National Football League heads across the pond again this season with four games scheduled in London and Germany. This year, the European crowd will get a couple of big NFL brands to watch in person, not just … Read more

Deshaun Watson got off easy because the players remained silent

Deshaun Watson, NFLPA memberphoto: Getty Images Silence can be ear-splitting. And throughout this entire Deshaun Watson saga, the things that players didn’t say are what resonated the loudest. And since inaction is an action, the message about how men in the NFL really feel about women came through quite clearly — if you cared to … Read more

It’ll be the NBA vs. the NFL on Christmas Day

photo: Getty Images Roger Goodell is marking his territory on property that Adam Silver has the deed to. When The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the NBA’s 2022 Christmas Day schedule earlier this week, it left much to be desired — especially after the NFL released its own impressive Christmas Day slate of games. The dramatic, … Read more

Aaron Rodgers can win third straight NFL MVP award

Aaron Rodgersphoto: AP Aaron Rodgers can win his third straight NFL MVP this coming season. Many will scoff at this lofty notion, but there is a clear path most just don’t see. They could point to all the young gun quarterbacks in the NFL, including Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Josh Allen. Others could use … Read more

NFL bettors showing Bucs, Brady no respect for season win total

Tom Brady’s gotta be done soon, right? …Right?photo: Getty Images Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme: “Brady’s gonna fall off this year.” Much like Samuel L. Jackson’s character, Jules, at the end of “Pulp Fiction,” people have said that shit for years, yet year after year the Brady deniers come out … Read more

Bettors picking New York Jets to win Super Bowl LVII

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the site of Super Bowl LVII.illustration: shutterstock When I think of potential 2023 Super Bowl winners, I think of the Bills, the Bucs, the Chargers, the Bengals, and maybe even the Denver Broncos — the AFC West is stacked — depending on how risky I’m feeling. Perhaps that’s why, … Read more