The Eagles are among the league’s worst red zone teams, ranking 30th in touchdown percentage (38.7%), and dead last with 6 red zone turnovers.
Posted: Saturday, November 24th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: AFC, Game Previews, NFL Playbook, SUNDAY LOOKOUT, AFC, Bills/Colts, Broncos/Chiefs, MATCHUPS, NFL Playbook, Raiders/Bengals, Seahawks/Dolphins, Steelers/Browns, SUNDAY LOOKOUT, Titans/Jaguars
Charger QB Phillip Rivers is 2nd in the NFL in interceptions this season with 14. This doesn’t bode well when visiting an opportunistic Raven defense who is the AFC’s 2nd leading pass intercepting defense (11).
Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: New York Giants, NFL Playbook, Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Eli Manning, football, Greg Schiano, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Playbook, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Coughlin
While the controversy surrounding Greg Schiano and Tom Coughlin stole the headlines from New York’s 41-34 win over Tampa, it was a new approach from the Giants’ offense that sparked their epic comeback and enabled Eli Manning to throw for a career-high 510 yards.
Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, 2012 NFL Draft, Andre Branch, Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Charles Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Fletcher Cox, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Stewart, Luke Kuechly, Michael Brockers, Playbook, Vinny Curry, Vontaze Burfict
Ron Rivera’s Carolina Panthers need to improve their run defense through this year’s draft.
The ‘Playbook’ crew of Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Matt Millen and Joe Theismann make their Week 5 picks.
Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, Baltimore Ravens, Darren McFadden, Detroit Lions, frank gore, Jahvid Best, Jason Campbell, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Tom Brady, Torrey Smith
Every week, our cyber sack of mail gets heavier. More questions come in, and the quality isn’t deluded one bit.
Heading into Week 4 of our WRWW (War Room Wisdom Wednesday) mailbag, we have received inquiries from coast to coast – and some from overseas.
The ‘Playbook’ crew of Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Matt Millen and Joe Theismann make their Week 4 picks.
Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, Bernard Scott, Charles Tillman, Chris Clemons, Clint Session, Duane Brown, Evan Moore, James Farrior, Jarrett Johnson, Jim Leonard, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Kyle Williams, Louis Delmas, Malcom Floyd, Marcel Reece, Mike Brisiel, Richie Incognito, Ronald Bartell, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Scott Wells, Tyson Clabo, Ziggy Hood
In a league filled with stars, where every team has its marquee guys, it is the unheralded players that can truly make the difference in how teams fare year to year. In our 2010 film study, we have identified 22 players who stand out on tape but may not be the first names that come to mind when you think of their respective positions.
Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, Anthony Castonzo, Antonio Gates, Donald Penn, Jason Witten, Josh Freeman, Kerry Collins, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Malcom Floyd, Mario Williams, Matt Ryan, Ovie Mughelli, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Vincent Jackson
At this late stage of the week, you have surely heard about every story line centered around quarterbacks, star skill players, loud talkers and frequent Tweeters. But there are 11 players on either side matching up on any given play. Below we list five matchups that, based on tape study, we are interested in seeing play out in Week 1