Deep Dive

Deep Dive
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
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Better Than Dallas
Better Than Dallas
The Cowboys are off to a great start, but they're not as deep as the Packers, who have reeled off four straight wins by dominating in different ways. Plus, a smart look at something the Jets are actually doing right and more film-study notes
By Andy Benoit
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Who Would You Rather Face?
Who Would You Rather Face?
A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for
By Andy Benoit
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Tight Spot
Tight Spot
Defense is the reason the Bills can grab sole possession of the AFC East lead on Sunday. But the Patriots’ offense presents a unique problem for Brandon Spikes and company. Plus, inside the Cowboys’ play-action set and 10 film-study notes
By Andy Benoit