It was a day to forget for the Lions after they were defeated by the Patriots 29-0 on Sunday. But how big of roles did preparation, play-calling, and going for it on fourth down play in the blowout loss, after the team went 0-6 on fourth, the most attempts without a conversion in one game […]
The 33rd Team’s weekly QB rankings are a snapshot of where the league’s 32 current starters are right now, taking into account the player’s recent production, his supporting cast, his health, and an evaluation by our scouting department, led by former NFL team executive T.J. McCreight and assisted by scouts Justin Casey, Kevin Cohn and […]
The NFL loves parity, and boy, does it have parity this season. Five weeks in, 19 of the league’s 32 teams are either 3-2 (eight) or 2-3 (eleven). A 20th team, the Colts, are 2-2-1. First place in four of the eight divisions is occupied by a team with a 3-2 record. While the 4-1 […]
There were a number of surprising performances and interesting developments on Sunday in the NFL. The 33rd Team’s experts weighed in with 33 takeaways from the day’s games: Giants 27, Packers 22 1. “In my opinion this was the best coached game by Brian Daboll and his coordinators this year. It was continuity football at […]
Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini take a look at some of Week 5’s most questionable fourth-down decisions.
Detroit Lions (1-3) at New England Patriots (1-3) Opening Spread: Patriots -3 Opening Game Total: 47 Opening Team Totals: Patriots (25), Lions (22) Weather: Outdoors, no current concerns The Line Report This line opened as Patriots -3. This line has moved to Patriots -3.5 as of Saturday […]
Going forward, we’ll be putting all of my matchups columns in one centralized place, with short summaries on each game. Main slate games will be coming in throughout Friday, while Sunday Night and Monday Night Football will be in by Saturday. Games with live matchups columns come with active links. London: New York Giants vs. […]
The 33rd Team’s weekly top-10 offensive rankings are derived through an evaluation by our scouting department, led by former NFL team executive T.J. McCreight and assisted by scouts Justin Casey, Kevin Cohn and Evan Pritt. >> Other Week 5 Rankings: QB | WR | RB | Defenses 1. Detroit Lions PPG: 35.0 (1st) | […]
With the Detroit Lions’ offense firing on all cylinders, Robert Smith breaks down their hot start and answers the question: what has the Lions’ offense roaring?