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Past articles by Andy:

Grading Every Team’s Picks in the 2020 NFL Draft

Which teams had successful NFL drafts, and who could be struggling next season? Handing out grades for every team’s draft. → Read More

NFL Draft 2020 Grades: Analysis of Round 1 Picks

After months of anticipation, the 2020 NFL draft is finally here. Follow along as we grade every team’s first-round pick. → Read More

2020 NFL Draft: NFC South Team Needs

In a division with star quarterbacks, some teams will look for offensive weapons while others need to bolster the defense. Here's who the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers could target in the 2020 draft. → Read More

2020 NFL Draft: AFC South Team Needs

In a division that's seen some big names arrive and depart this offseason, here's who the Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans could target in the 2020 draft. → Read More

2020 NFL Draft: AFC North Team Needs

With Cincinnati expected to take Joe Burrow No. 1, there are still plenty of team needs to go around. Here's who the Ravens, Bengals, Brown and Steelers could target in the 2020 draft. → Read More

Can the Eagles Figure Out Matt LaFleur’s Still-Growing Offensive System?

It’s time for Thursday Night Football, and Philadelphia is heading up to Green Bay, where Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur are still perfecting that offensive system. → Read More

What Kyle Allen brings to Panthers in Cam Newton’s absence

Against the Cardinals, Kyle Allen threw with the precision that Cam Newton has been missing for so long, and the Panthers’ offense was better off because of it. → Read More

Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs’ offense left John Harbaugh, Ravens flustered

Ravens coach John Harbaugh tried to call an aggressive gameplan against the Chiefs, but ultimately Patrick Mahomes’s talent trumped his efforts. → Read More

How Will the Titans Combat Jalen Ramsey and the Jaguars’ Defense?

Jalen Ramsey, despite reportedly requesting a trade from the Jaguars this week, is expected to play on Thursday night against the Titans, likely matching up against Corey Davis. Does Davis have a chance at any sort of production? → Read More

With Drew Brees Injured, What Will the Saints Look Like With Teddy Bridgewater?

It’s looking like Drew Brees will be out for at least a short period of time, so what can we expect from backup QB Teddy Bridgewater stepping into this offense? → Read More

An Early Glimpse Into the Rodgers-LaFleur Marriage in Green Bay

When the Packers open the season Thursday night in Chicago, we’ll see just how an all-time great QB adjusts to a completely different scheme under a new head coach. Plus, why the Texans’ trade might be a difference-maker, Brissett’s bright outlook, and what to watch for on Sunday, including the Eagles’ bringing the blitz, Andy Reid dialing up a deep shot, and the Patriots’ options for defending… → Read More

2019 NFL Season Predictions: Playoff Picks, Super Bowl LIV Champion

A brand new NFL season is on the horizon, which means only one thing—predictions! Which teams will play into January, and who will square off in Miami? We make our best guess. → Read More

With or Without Melvin Gordon, the Chargers' Offense Will Continue to Roll

With Philip Rivers still at the helm and a defensive front led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, expect the Chargers to again be contenders in the AFC. → Read More

Bruce Arians Will Have a Hard Time Making a New QB Out of Jameis Winston

Tampa Bay's defense will put plenty of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but the real question is how their own quarterback, Jameis Winston, responds to the blunt approach of new coach Bruce Arians. → Read More

Atlanta's Offense Is Ready to Rock, But Will the Defense Be Able To Do Its Part?

With an improved line, an emerging wideout in Calvin Ridley and the savvy Matt Ryan at QB, Atlanta's offense could be excellent. But how the team answers questions on defense will determine how far the Falcons can go. → Read More

The Titans' Defense is Talented, But How Far Can Marcus Mariota Take Them?

Tennessee's aggressive and talented defense could be one of the NFL's most fearsome, but unless their quarterback elevates his game, the Titans will again be in a fight to make the playoffs. → Read More

Deshaun Watson Can Be Even Better Behind an Improved Offensive Line

Sure, the Texans have flaws. But that hasn't stopped them from posting a winning record in four of the last five years. → Read More

The 2019 Lions Have Fewer Weaknesses Than Many People Might Realize

The Lions have leaned into the "Detroit Patriots" moniker even more—will it translate to more wins? → Read More

The Bears' NFL-Best Defense Will Take a Step Back in 2019

Losing defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will have an impact, and Mitchell Trubisky will need to do more for the Bears' offense to keep up. → Read More

Two Years Removed From 0-16, These Browns Have No Major Weaknesses

With the addition of receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns offense will be scary, and with talents such as Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward on defense, this team deserves its pre-season hype. → Read More