Missed kicks, critical penalties, turnovers, and failing to score touchdowns in the red zone. The Dallas Cowboys have mastered the art of losing. Their latest defeat was a 31-29 setback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night to kick off the 2021 NFL season.
Winning 10 games and still not making the playoffs is the kind of near-miss that stings. The Miami Dolphins know the feeling, so general manager Chris Grier and head coach Brian Flores have been busy. They’ve focused on surrounding second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with more talent.
The Seattle Seahawks aren’t fooling anybody anymore. Sure, they made the playoffs in 2020, their third-straight trip and fifth in the last six years. There’s just one problem though. Getting consistently bounced out of the tournament at the first hurdle.
Seven wins were all the Minnesota Vikings had to show for the 2020 NFL season. It was a year when a previously stale offense took a quantum leap forward, but a defense ravaged by injuries hit the wall. A road win over chief NFC North rival the Green Bay Packers in Week 8, when Dalvin Cook ran riot, was one of the season’s few high points. Conversely, the lowest moment was letting Alvin Kamara and the New Orleans Saints gash an overwhelmed defense for 52 points on Christmas Day.
Dak Prescott is going to have to do more than simply prove he’s better than Matthew Stafford in 2021. The Dallas Cowboys are generating buzz as a threat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ throne in the NFL, and it’s not just because of the quarterback.
Ben Roethlisberger’s new dietary and workout regimes are key to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ chances in 2021. The Steelers are pinning their hopes on the surgically-repaired, 39-year-old quarterback staying the course. Big Ben will ultimately deliver, but he’ll likely never reach peak condition this season.
Ben Roethlisberger looks set for a new lease of life in 2021. The Pittsburgh Steelers and offensive coordinator Matt Canada are turning the keys of the kingdom over to the franchise quarterback. It means Big Ben will have all he needs to make a final run at one more Lombardi Trophy.