4 players facing make or break seasons

The NFL season is just a couple of weeks away, and as always fans are focused on a few key factors: which teams look like playoff contenders, which rookies and newly transported players will be fun to watch, and of course, who will generate the most fantasy production. These are the talking points at the outset of each season. But in this post, we’ll look at something slightly different: four established talents who seem to be facing potentially career-defining seasons.

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Episode 136:
Power Rankings part I

The first half of our Power Rankings for this season

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21 Years Young: Baltimore Ravens 2016 Season Review

The Baltimore Ravens turn 21 this year (well 20 years since they moved from Cleveland). In those 2o years they’ve won 2 Super bowls and under John Harbaugh they have a 72 – 41 record. Last year however will be a season to forget, as the Ravens fell to their 1st losing season under Harbaugh, in no small part thanks to injuries at nearly every position. With the AFC North evolving into one of the toughest Divisions in the league, can this team keep up?

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San Diego Chargers: The Philip Rivers Show

If you have ever tried to get a sofa up a staircase or tried to fit your own kitchen (please, for the sake of your sanity don’t!!) you will understand, in a very meaningful way, how difficult it is to get large objects into or through tight spaces. Unless, that is, you played the 2015 San Diego Chargers. The Chargers last year seemed very adept at allowing a multitude of very large violent men through both their offensive and defensive lines with relative ease. Moses parted the sea, but everyone parted the Chargers.

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Buffalo Bills – Here come The Chuckle Brothers

Pop quiz Part I: What do the following have in common?

The Euro

Family Guy

The Romanian music festival Callatis

Buffalo Bills in the post season

Answer: They all appeared in 1999.

Pop Quiz Part II: The odd one out? The Buffalo Bills in the post season – they are the only one that hasn’t been seen since! It’s the longest active Play Off drought in the NFL and also the longest of any of the “Big 4” sports in North America.

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Episode 135:
Fantasy Special

Kickers are people too! Or are they? Join us on our annual dive into the minutiae of fantasy football.

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Dallas Cowboys 2016 Season Review

2015 is a year that most Cowboys fans will be happy to forget. A year where they went from being a whisker away from the 2014 NFC Championship game, to being, in the worst possible way, the second most QB-centric team in the league. A team that went from having a world beating offense to finishing 31st in offensive turnovers with 33 in total. 31st in points scored, 22nd in total yards gained 27th in passing yards and 29th in passing TD’s. The reason? Easy. No Tony Romo.

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Breaking it Down and Re-Building Again: Cleveland Browns 2016 Preview

With the recent success of the Cavaliers, the thought of removing their Lebron Jersey and putting on their newly bought RG3 Browns top, must feel like the world’s worst hangover for fans of Cleveland sports teams. Once again, it’s all change for the Browns as they do their bit to keep the makers of personalised door signs in business for another year. This however feels a bit different… Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Browns trying something a bit risky that could have Cleveland fans cheering through winter for a change and see how many “money ball” gags I can fit into this post.

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J-E-T-S… not quite yet!

New York, as almost everyone knows, is split in to two when you think in terms of the NFL. There’s the blue side who are of the Giants persuasion, and then there’s the slightly more, shall we say, vociferous “Gang Green” who chose the Jets.

Coming in to the 2015 season, I think there was also something of a split within the Gang Green as to how their season was shaping up.

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Episode 134:
I want to break free

Looking though the players we reckon will be the breakout stars this season.

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