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Nick Sirianni To The Philadelphia Eagles: A Surprising Yet Sound Hire (2021)
Will The Saints Go Marching Right Through The NFC Playoffs? (2021)
The Buffalo Bills Are the Best Team in the 2021 AFC Playoffs (2021)
Will The New York Jets (Finally) Rebuild Things The Right Way? (2021)
Subtraction By Addition: What Caused The…


Through the early part of the 2021 NFL season, Arizona has emerged as one of the league’s most interesting teams.

While virtually no one forecasted that we’d be seeing such circumstances come the second weekend of October, none of us should be surprised that the Arizona Cardinals sit near the very top — if not on the very top — of most weekly NFL power rankings lists.

After all, you…


The Tennessee Titans’ new offensive coordinator is struggling with getting the team’s offense untracked — especially when compared to his predecessor.

One of the worst situations that any coach can find themselves in, is being “the man after THE MAN.” The instances in which the successor can come even close to filling the shoes of his or her predecessor is extremely rare.

Just think about it. Gene Bartow didn’t even last…


The 2021 season represents a critical crossroads for the remainder of the enigmatic receiver’s NFL career.

Before we officially kick off the 2021 NFL season, let’s quickly jump in the National Football League time machine and take the “short” trip back to 2016. …


Win-Loss projections for all 32 teams, Playoff & Super Bowl favorites, end-of-season award-winners, and more.

With the advent of the 2021 NFL season upon us, allow me to begin the process of emptying my brain of the unhealthily-excessive volume of football pontifications that constantly buzz around in my brain, in the following format for your reading pleasure:

  • Super Bowl LVI Prediction
  • Over/Under Win Totals On…


The 4th-year player for the Miami Dolphins could build on his very productive 2020 season, in a (very) big way.

Since we’re coming of the recent summer Olympics in Tokyo just a handful of weeks ago, to borrow an Olympiad-based metaphor: the hypothetical “medal stand” for the title of the best player at the tight position in the NFL would almost certainly be comprised of Travis Kelce of the Kansas…


How does his off-the-charts talent translate for the purposes of the 2021 NFL season?

Before the inevitable onslaught of football fans from the southeastern portion of the United States over-react to the headline of this column and immediately descend into the comments section to inform me that “I’m nothing but a hater” and “I wouldn’t know anything since I never played professional football,” let…


Trading away Russell Westbrook, in the blockbuster deal to the Los Angeles Lakers, drastically improved the franchise.

For fans of the Washington Wizards, few situations are more terrifying than finding out the team made a flurry of player transactions in a short period of time (or any period of time, for that matter). …


Matching team needs to the best players available entering Day 2

With the first day/evening of the 2021 NFL Draft officially in the books, there is both plenty of intrigue left, in terms of how teams will use the Draft to improve their teams through the end of the weekend, and plenty of good players to choose from in order to…


We’re (mercifully) in the Endgame now.

Let’s keep this short and simple, because you’re (hopefully) not here to have me complain about how much I hate Mock Drafts… even though THIS is the lone time of year you should actually pay attention to them.

Before diving in to the third edition of my 2021 NFL Mock…

Rajan Nanavati

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