Last Home Division Game, The Falcons Defense Needs To Show Up

The Atlanta Falcons face a must-win game against the Buccaneers. Joshua Arruda takes a look at what the much maligned defense needs to do to make it happen

Keys to a Vikings Victory Against the Cardinals

Nov 20, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass and tries to avoid Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona may appear to be a bottom-feeder in the NFC. But they are coming off a solid win over a division rival and they have new life with their rookie quarterback. On top of that, the last time the Vikings had a supposed easy win, they had the doors blown off by Buffalo. Nothing is a given in the NFL, especially with top contenders. 

Can Cardinals Offense Survive Against Vikings?

The Arizona Cardinals found themselves in unfamiliar territory against the 49ers. Arizona’s offense exploded on the first play of the game with a long touchdown. The offense however sputtered the rest of the game and relied on the defense to carry the team to...

Falcons vs Buccaneers: What You Need to Know

If the season ended today the Falcons would have the 5th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. That’s not something I would have thought possible coming into the season. Atlanta is tied with five other teams for the worst record in the league. The Falcons...

Giants GM Dave Gettleman provides extra motivation to beat Carolina

Dave Gettleman is no stranger to the Carolina Panthers. He was the team’s general manager from 2013-16. Carolina won three division titles and made an appearance in Super Bowl 50 before Gettleman was unceremoniously fired by former owner Jerry Richardson before the start of the...

Giants at Panthers: Week 5 Previews and Predictions

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-3, 0-1 NFC East) at CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-1, 1-0 NFC South) Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC) Television: FOX (Kenny Albert, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver), Sunday, Oct. 7: 1:00 PM EDT   SERIES HISTORY This is the 11th meeting between the Giants and Panthers dating back...

Giants’ Olivier Vernon will miss fifth consecutive game at Panthers

New York Giants outside linebacker Olivier Vernon (ankle) will miss his fifth consecutive game. Vernon, who initially suffered his injury during the final week of the preseason, will not play when the Giants take on the Carolina Panthers Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The...

FPC Vikings Predicts Week 5 Vikings at Eagles

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) catches a touchdown pass against Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Najee Goode (52) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
A big game awaits the Vikings in Philadelphia on Sunday. Currently sitting at third in the division, a loss could put Minnesota on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention before the halfway point. Fortunately, the FPC Vikings staff is confident they can...

Key Matchups for Week Five Vikings at Eagles

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) avoids tackle by Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) and strong safety Andrew Sendejo (34) during the second quarter in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
After two consecutive losses, the Vikings travel to Philadelphia for a game with the defending champions.  Let’s take a look at some of the key matchups for week three. 

The Falcons Injury Plague Continues

The Atlanta Falcons head to Pittsburgh desperately needing a win. Can this young defense step and stop Big Ben and the Steelers defense

Can the Cardinals Slow Down 49ers Ground Game?

Just over 12 months ago defense end Markus Golden fell to the turf in agony. The Arizona Cardinals pass rusher had torn his ACL. Golden was lost for the rest of the 2017 season and struggled to rehab. On Sunday the San Francisco 49ers...

Jets, Bowles Cannot Afford Fourth Straight Loss vs Denver

Jets, Bowles Cannot Afford Fourth Straight Loss vs Denver
The Jets will be the Jets. If you haven't heard that one before, you must be sleeping under a rock somewhere. Basically, when something goes wrong, all goes wrong for New York. This has certainly been the case through four games thus far. The Jets...

Panthers not taking Giants offense lightly despite inability to score

New York Giants center John Greco stated the obvious when he said a record of 1-3 is “not where we want to be”. The Giants offense was supposed to be high powered but has been stuck in neutral with one quarter of the season in...

Colts Game Previews: Week Five vs New England Patriots

Oct 18, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (left) greets New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) after the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Have you ever heard the story of 300? With apologies to the great Greek legend, it goes something like this. Led by King Leonidas, his army of 300 specialized armies marched to the narrow pass known as Thermopylae. Fending off the Persian invasion of thousands, Leonidas...

Week 5 Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Location: Arrowhead Stadium Time: 1 PM/ET Matchup to watch: Jaguars secondary vs. Tyreek Hill & Travis Kelce OKAY, HERE WE GO. What can we say about this game? It’s the #1 offense vs. the #1 defense. A battle between arguably the two best teams in the AFC....

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Oakland Raiders Draft Prospect Clelin Ferrell

2019 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile: DE Clelin Ferrell

In reality, Bruce Irvin’s transition to defensive end appears to be a bit of a failure. With little to no move variety, tackles envelop him. On the other hand, Ferrell brings his entire toolbox to the game.

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ALCS Preview: Boston Red Sox Battle the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are looking to make a return trip to the World Series. The only problem is the 108-win Boston Red Sox stand in their way.

NLCS Preview: Dodgers Battle the Brewers

A wild National League ending resulted in two Game 163s, but then a lightning-fast division round. The Brewers continued their current 11-game winning streak...

Can The Milwaukee Brewers Stay Hot?

The Milwaukee Brewers are the hottest team in baseball right now. However, they now face a massive challenge in the form of the Dodgers and that rotation

Can Colorado Conquer Chicago?

With the NL Wildcard game tonight Ben Rolfe takes a look at the two sides to see if either team has the edge before the all-or-nothing matchup in Chicago.

My 2018 MLB Awards

It's hard to believe the MLB season is already over. Just a few months ago, it seems, Ian Happ was hitting the first pitch...