Odell Beckham Jr. continued to be a distraction in Week 4, while also failing to produce in any meaningful way. (credit: Foxsports.com)
– Jim Bearor
My biggest takeaway from this game is that the Vikings are very much for real, and their defense is arguably the best in the league. Sam Bradford was in control throughout, converting third downs and spreading the ball around nicely. As good as Minnesota’s offense looked, the lack of production from McAdoo’s offense made New York’s defense look worse than they were. Things on Spagnuolo’s side of the ball were actually going alright considering they were rolling with Trevin Wade in the place of Eli Apple, and Jonathan Casillas had a bad, costly missed tackle that led to a 14-0 Vikings lead. The way I saw it, the defense hung in there and gave Manning and the offense ample opportunities to get rolling, and yet again, Eli, Beckham, and the boys stood them up. Continue reading →
Once again Andrew Luck took a beating in a loss. (SI.com)
– Bill Annechino
Jaguars 30 Colts 27
Gus Bradley appears to have saved his job for at least one more week. The last two weeks, the first London game has been marked with a coach getting fired. After an inspired/uninspired (depending on which narrative you want to follow) win, they can’t exactly fire Bradley. Either the Jaguars got a win in a strange environment with their backs to the wall, or they won in spite of themselves after handing the Colts numerous opportunities to win. Let’s take a look at what happened in this game and try to figure this mess out. Continue reading →
Le’Veon Bell is set to make his 2016 debut, and we expect nothing less than excellence. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
– John Bandinelli
Hopefully your week three was better than mine. The week wasn’t a total loss thanks to the Monday-Thursday slate. I’m not apologizing for the picks that didn’t work out last week. Every player that goes into these columns each week are in my own lineups in one way or another. So now the ‘way off week three” is behind us, it’s on to better things this week. We have a couple nice matchups and injuries to work with this week. Let’s get right into it.
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Rex Ryan doesn’t hide his disdain of the Patriots. Bill Belichick will look to best him again. (Getty Images)
On a brand new Hard Foul Podcast, Jim and Evan start the show with the wreckage of the Dolphins season and wondering Cincinnati proved anything by winning last night. They then previewed Bills/Patriots and Giants/Vikings, two big road tests. The guys were then joined by Hard Foul Sports newest member, Bill Annechino for his maiden voyage on the podcast. The guys previewed the biggest games and most interesting story lines of Week 4, talking Raiders/Ravens, Chiefs/Steelers, Cowboys/Niners and Broncos/Bucs.
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