Monday Morning Quarterback
A Repeat Possibility
A Repeat Possibility
As evidenced by their 35-6 domination of the Cardinals, no team is playing better football going into the final week than the reigning champion Seahawks. Let’s examine Seattle’s catalyst, what we learned in Week 16, the MVP race and more
By Peter King
The Friday Interview
Hooked on a Feeling
Hooked on a Feeling
Wideout Doug Baldwin on how the Seahawks rediscovered their energy and enthusiasm, and how the defending champs started winning again
By Jenny Vrentas
Game Plan
The 2014 NFL Stat Champions Will Be…
The 2014 NFL Stat Champions Will Be…
DeMarco Murray is a given as the NFL’s rushing king, but who will be atop passing yards ... receiving touchdowns ... sacks? Handicapping those races, plus spotlighting the Week 17 player to watch and 10 things to look for on Sunday
By Peter King
Open Field
The Best Gift I Ever Got
The Best Gift I Ever Got
Ninja turtles, He-Man, Sega Genesis and one big kid who loved his new trampoline. NFL players weigh in with the best holiday gift they ever received
Window Into the Weekend
Settling the NFC South
Looking for drama? The most crucial Week 17 game pits two six-win teams against each other with a playoff spot—and postseason home game—on the line
By Peter King
Deep Dive
How the NFC North Title Will Be Won
How the NFC North Title Will Be Won
The Lions’ secondary locked down the Packers’ receivers using a scheme called 2-man in their first meeting this season. An analytical look at the coverage that will largely determine the division winner in Sunday’s rematch
By Andy Benoit
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 17
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 17
Andy breaks down all the Week 17 action, with analysis on why Russell Wilson is stealing quarterback critics’ hearts, what the Lions will do against the Packers, how the Bengals will defend the Steelers and which coaches deserve and don’t deserve to be fired
By Andy Benoit
The Throwback
The Day Football Died in Los Angeles
The Day Football Died in Los Angeles
On Dec. 24, 1994, the Raiders and Rams played their last games in L.A. The stars were out—from Marcus Allen and Jerome Bettis to Whoopi Goldberg and Kelsey Grammer—as were fans desperate to hold on. While a sense of finality hovered in the air, no one thought the void would last two decades and counting
By Emily Kaplan
Going Long
Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?
Is Jameis Winston Worth the Trouble?
There’s so much to like about Winston—his strength, playmaking and toughness—but his off-field behavior is so distressing. Should he declare for the NFL draft, the FSU quarterback will be subjected to a predraft background check that will make last year’s scrutiny of Johnny Manziel look like a casual glance
By Greg A. Bedard
Tuesday Mailbag
The Week 16 Mailbag
Luke Willson—and other late-round discoveries by Seattle GM John Schneider—have the Seahawks poised for another big January. Plus, tackling your questions about an Odell Beckham Jr. bounty, the Raiders’ front office, Jay Cutler and the Pats’ offense
By Peter King
On Further Review
Game 256: Inside the NFL’s Week 17 Decision
Game 256: Inside the NFL’s Week 17 Decision
The NFL had three choices of games to conclude the 2014 regular season—Detroit-Green Bay, Carolina-Atlanta and Cincinnati-Pittsburgh. Here’s the explanation for why more than just football went into the final selection
By Peter King