Category Archives: NFL

Burgess’s Week 3 NFL Rundown: Jacksonville Jaguars… 2017 AFC South Champions?

This headline would have been only possible in a video game a few months ago but, before you start laughing, just hear me out. For starters, the Jaguars find themselves at 2-1 and tied with Tennessee for the first place in the division. While this is surprising in itself, even more surprising has been the play of Blake Bortles, who somehow went from the joke of the preseason/training camp to a competent quarterback seemingly over night. Bortles had one of the best games of his career on Sunday against the Ravens, throwing for 244 yards, 4 TDs and surprisingly, no interceptions.

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Where did Andy Dalton go?

I’m not saying that I’m some kind of NFL expert, but I am saying that I’ve never been seen in the same place as John Madden before. Interpret that how you want to, but regardless, here’s my Week 2 NFL recap.

Through Week 2 of the NFL season, a lot of teams are still underperforming. The most notable? The Cincinnati Bengals. With only 9 points through two games (yes, you read that correctly), there are already rumours swirling around the future of Andy Dalton in Cincy.

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2017 Looks to be the Year of the Rookies

It’s been a long offseason, but the NFL is back, which means I’ll be busy every Sunday from now until February. Every Tuesday I’ll post an article to recap what happened over the weekend, keeping you up to date with some of the biggest storylines from around the league.

After Week 1, one thing looks very clear: This years group of rookies looks to be the real deal. Starting on Thursday night, we saw Kareem Hunt (148 yards on 17 carries, 5 receptions for 98 yards, 3 total TDs) head into New England and almost single-handedly beat Tom Brady and the Patriots 42-27. Cleveland and Houston are hoping that DeShone Kizer and Deshaun Watson can turn into their franchise QBs. Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 yards and 1 TD in his debut, and Christian McCaffrey rushed for 47 yards on 13 carries.

And how about this for a story? Dalvin Cook rushed for 127 yards on Monday night, setting a Vikings franchise record. The previous record holder? Adrian Peterson, who was on the other side of that field playing against Cook that night. AP was the face of the Vikings since being drafted by them in 2007, but looked out of place in his debut with the Saints, rushing for only 18 yards on 6 carries. Read more

Can Anyone Save the Cleveland Browns? NFL Draft 2017 First Round Review

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft was Thursday night, and with the 1st overall pick, the Cleveland Browns are looking to find the player that can finally turn the franchise around. For a team coming off of a 1-15 season, the only place to go is up right? With picks at 1st and 12th, the Browns are hoping they have found the players that can bring this team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Read more