monday morning quarterback

Drama Builds in Denver

Brock Osweiler’s performance in a road win puts the pressure on the Broncos to make a decision on the ailing, aging Peyton Manning. Plus the mid-tier teams to fear, a crucial call aids the Cards and more from Week 11

The Late Show

Sunday was quiet early, but the real drama ramped up as soon as the early games ended. Here’s a look at how the Patriots kicked their way to 9-0, the Cards crushed Seattle’s soul and why Peyton’s end could be nigh

Vikings Flip the Script

An unorthodox decision in OT helps Minnesota win its fourth straight and grab a share of the NFC North lead. Plus, Greg Hardy, Marcus Mariota, Week 9 player awards and much more  

Unbeaten and Undressed

The Broncos remain perfect after exposing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Here’s how Denver held Green Bay to just 77 passing yards. Plus more from Week 8, including Drew Brees’ incredible day, the possible return of Steve Smith Sr. and big injuries on a brutal Sunday

Calm Cam and the Indy Dolts

An inexplicable play call by Indianapolis against New England competed with a defining moment for Cam Newton and the unbeaten Panthers for top billing on a busy sixth Sunday of the NFL season. Plus the rebirth of the Dolphins defense, a Deflategate postscript, Week 6 awards and more

A Sleepy Football Sunday

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

Panic and Patience

Two Sundays into the 2015 season, the sky is falling for several 0-2 teams. Here’s why some (like Seattle) should take a deep breath while others (hello, New Orleans) need to blow it all up. Plus, five things nobody saw coming, the physicality of Julio Jones, weekly awards and much more

‘This Was a Pretty Big Deal’

Week 1 is nearly in the books; the brightest star might have been Marcus Mariota, who announced his arrival in a huge way against fellow rookie Jameis Winston. (Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt pumps the hype brakes a bit.) Plus notes on Rex Ryan, Tony Romo and more from a wild first Sunday

See Ya in Santa Clara

The Ravens and Packers came close last season, blowing late leads in their respective playoff losses. Here's why they'll finish the job and meet in Super Bowl 50. Plus more playoff predictions, a solution for the NFL's discipline woes and notes on the biggest news from cutdown weekend

Perception and Truth in Philly

Chip Kelly has taken some hits, in the media and from former players, this off-season. Now it’s the Eagles coach’s turn to communicate his thoughts. Plus, how badminton helped Sam Bradford, an ironman in Cleveland, the 2014 playoff team that’s better than everyone thinks and much more

The Other Side of Deflategate

Lost in the hot air surrounding last season’s AFC title game was the fact that the Colts were embarrassed, again, by the Patriots. What did Andrew Luck and company do to get better for 2015? Plus, what to expect when ‘Hard Knocks’ debuts, Aaron Rodgers’ future plans and remembering Frank Gifford

The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

The Viking Returns

On Sunday, all eyes were on Adrian Peterson. As the Vikings became the first NFL team to open training camp, Peterson talked to The MMQB about getting back on the field, what he learned during his suspension and why he thinks he’ll have rare longevity in the NFL. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson negotiations, the Junior Seau Hall of Fame speech controversy and Junior Galette’s release

Let’s Go Camping

Before training camps begin, we take a spin around the league and identify the person under the most pressure for every team and pick the 10 best storylines. Plus, a complete look at The MMQB camp tour, a HOF conversation and more

The Snake and the ’Skins

Ken Stabler’s passing reignites the debate about the Raiders quarterback’s Hall of Fame worthiness. Plus, why now is as good a time as any to change Washington’s nickname, initial thoughts on Aaron Kromer arrest and much more