Deep Dive

Deep Dive
Containing Russell Wilson
Containing Russell Wilson
The key to winning the Super Bowl for the Patriots will depend on their ability to keep Seattle's QB under wraps. Here's how New England's defense could do it
By Andy Benoit
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How They Get Gronk Open
How They Get Gronk Open
'You have to stop Gronkowski.' It's easier said than done thanks to the Patriots' use of formations and route combos. Here's how Gronk keeps getting open
By Andy Benoit
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Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl 49
Our film-study guru breaks down the matchups, schemes, strengths, weaknesses and gambits from every conceivable angle. And the winner will be...
By Andy Benoit
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Why Rex Ryan Makes Sense in Buffalo
Why Rex Ryan Makes Sense in Buffalo
A refreshing face for the franchise, Ryan cements the Bills’ defensive strength while joining forces with Greg Roman, a brilliant offensive coordinator. The last time he had a young-but-flawed quarterback and a defense this good, he went to back-to-back AFC Championship Games
By Andy Benoit
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Conference Title Games: Gronk, Luck, Rodgers and Russell
Conference Title Game Breakdowns
An in-depth look at the matchups and strategies that will make or break Sunday’s games and decide who will play in Super Bowl XLIX
By Andy Benoit
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Breaking Down the NFL’s Elite Eight
Breaking Down the Elite Eight
An in-depth look at both sides of the ball for this weekend's four divisional-round playoff games
By Andy Benoit
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Game-Planning the Patriots: An Insider’s View
Game-Planning the Patriots: An Insider’s View
Not many teams have been able to bottle up Tom Brady and company, but the Jets have had more success than most. Gang Green defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman offers some tactics for slowing, if not stopping, the Pats
By Jenny Vrentas
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Everything to Know About Wild-Card Weekend
Everything to Know About Wild-Card Weekend
Breaking down the Cardinals-Panthers, Ravens-Steelers, Bengals-Colts and Lions-Cowboys matchups
By Andy Benoit
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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
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Big D? Not So Much
Big D? Not So Much
The Cowboys are riding high after last Sunday’s takedown of the Eagles, but their secondary can easily be picked apart by Andrew Luck’s Colts ... plus, smart watching for Week 16 and film study revelations
By Andy Benoit