Deep Dive

Deep Dive
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
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Who Needs Mariota?
Who Needs Mariota?
Not the Oakland Raiders; rookie Derek Carr has proved he has what it takes to become a franchise QB. Plus, what separates Russell Wilson from Colin Kaepernick, the Cowboys’ screen game and the Chargers D
By Andy Benoit
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A Controversial Choice to Stay the Course
A Controversial Choice to Stay the Course
Brian Hoyer remains the Browns’ starting quarterback. Is Mike Pettine making the right decision? The film from last week’s game against the Bills says no
By Andy Benoit
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Setting the Table for Thanksgiving Football
Setting the Table for Thanksgiving Football
Breaking down the Bears-Lions, Eagles-Cowboys and Seahawks-49ers
By Andy Benoit
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The NFL’s Best Defense
The NFL’s Best Defense
With spectacular play at all three levels and a coordinator favoring flexible schemes, the Dolphins have confused offenses all season. Plus, examining how the Rams are correctly using a new weapon and 10 more notes from film study
By Andy Benoit
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Diagnosing What Ails RG3
Diagnosing What Ails Robert Griffin III
Is it the ankle? The knee? Or an Achilles’ heel: his inability to operate from the pocket? The MMQB’s film-study guru says physical setbacks can’t explain away Robert Griffin III’s poor grasp of quarterbacking basics
By Andy Benoit
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The Dangerous Detroit D
The Dangerous Detroit D
Led by the menacing Ndamukong Suh, the Lions’ defense is the biggest reason the team is in the race for the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed. Plus, examining Brian Hoyer and Tom Brady similarities and 10 more notes off film study
By Andy Benoit
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Man Coverage, and How Roethlisberger Keeps Beating It
Man Coverage, and How Roethlisberger Keeps Beating It
Plus a look at how Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will be used against the Raiders, what makes the Bengals’ D so smart, and more film study notes
By Andy Benoit
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The Real Stars in Dallas
The Real Stars in Dallas
Credit the Cowboys’ coaching staff for getting the most out of their roster and turning the team into the season’s biggest surprise. But will it last? Plus, dissecting a smart play by the Eagles and 10 more notes off film study
By Andy Benoit
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2014 Midseason All-Pro
2014 Midseason All-Pro
With two months down and two more to go, here are the obvious (J.J. Watt, Peyton Manning) and surprise (Golden Tate, Jerry Hughes) stars of the first half
By Andy Benoit