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My NBC Sports Archive

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In 2014, I began writing a regular statistically-oriented column NBC Sports, mostly focusing on the Sunday Night Football matchup. As I do for Total Titans and This Given Sunday (when I was contributing there), this will be an archive of my, and only my, columns, updated whenever I feel like it.

2015 Season
Week 17: Saving the Green Bay Packers before it’s too late [Stats on GB O struggles]
Week 16: [no column]
Week 15: Is Sam Bradford suddenly better?
Week 14: How great is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt?
Week 13: Antonio Brown, receiver of renown
Week 12: Can New England Patriots replace Julian Edelman?
Week 11: Andy Dalton and the problems of familiarity
Week 10: Larry Fitzgerald’s return to form fuels Arizona Cardinals
Week 9: Why is Sam Bradford so bad for the Philadelphia Eagles? [Comparison v. 2014 Nick Foles]
Week 8, column 1: Green Bay has a penalty problem
Week 8, column 2: Overblown? Peyton, Broncos can still win it all [Peyton’s decline through prism of air yards]
Week 8, column 3: One win could make all the difference for Packers, Broncos [Going from 6-0 to 7-0 v. 6-1]
Week 7: [no column, Week 8 overload due to 6-0 GB @ 6-0 DEN]
Week 6: The 2015 Patriots by Patriots standards
Week 5: Beckham from right to left
Week 4: The revolution was televised: Growth of tight ends in the NFL
Week 3: Peyton’s place? Nah-Denver’s defense is Broncos’ best bet
Week 2: Week 1 performance not indicative of extra point expectations
Week 1: [no column]

2014 Season (most links likely dead; contact me with specific questions)
2015-01-27: Solving Gronk [NBC SportsWorld post, live link]
2015-01-23: How they were built [SEA/NE roster construction; NBC SportsWorld post, live link]
2014-12-24: NFL’s best back? It might be Le’Veon Bell [running and receiving]
2014-12-17: Will Cardinals see red with Lindley at QB?
2014-12-10: Eagles-Cowboys could come down to this [Philadelphia special teams]
2014-12-03: Patriots’ pass rush ready for much-needed boost [Chandler Jones]
2014-11-26: Breaking down Broncos’ backfield jumble [Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson]
2014-11-19: Dez Bryant’s season still up to his standards
2014-11-12: Inside New England’s offensive rebound
2014-11-05: Brandon Marshall’s deep play problems
2014-10-29: Big dropoff coming for Big Ben [regression to the mean after big games]
2014-10-22: Why Randall Cobb is Green Bay’s best WR
2014-10-15: Peyton probably won’t bomb record TD toss [distance of TD passes]
2014-10-08: Deep thoughts: Foles throws crux of Eagles’ woes
2014-10-01: Not as easy as 1-2-3 for Patriots, Bengals [third down struggles]
2014-09-24: Graham, Witten, and how productive tight ends differ
2014-09-19: Steelers, Panthers, and their different screening processes
2014-09-11: Finding soft spots in Chicago, S.F. defenses [run D up middle]
2014-09-04: Can Colts sack Peyton? The stats say no

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Written by Tom Gower

September 13, 2014 at 12:52

Posted in General NFL

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