Posts From Nickolas Loza

Week 3 Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots

Week 2 was a tale of two different tapes for the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots, the Raiders had the upset of the week, defeating the New Orleans Saints at home. The Patriots, on the other hand, were defeated in Seattle by the Seahawks, after being cruelly denied on the goalline by the Seahawk defense. Both teams would benefit massively from this win, the Patriots need to keep pace in the AFC East with the 2-0 Buffalo Bills, and the Raiders need to keep pace with the Kansas City Chiefs who are 2-0.

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Week 2 Recap: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

Nickolas Loza recaps Sunday’s thriller between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in which Russell Wilson had one of the best performances of his career.

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San Francisco 49ers 2020 Team Preview

In 2019, the San Francisco 49ers were on the doorstep of greatness. They made the Super Bowl with a record of 13-3 and had a fourth-quarter lead only for it to disappear. The season was a season of comebacks for the 49ers, as before last season they wallowed in futility for years.

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Putting Logic Behind Patrick Mahomes’ Fourth Spot on the NFL Top 100 Players List

When Kansas City Chiefs QB and Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes was revealed to be the fourth-best player in the NFL, people were understandably outraged. He did everything possible to deserve a number one spot, he won a Super

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Team Award Predictions: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers were on the cusp of greatness, after one of the most surprising seasons ever. The 49ers went 13-3 and made the Super Bowl where they faced the Kansas City Chiefs. They had a lead all the way until the fourth quarter, where the Chiefs led one last championship push and won the game. But all was not lost for the 49ers, for the first time since the Jim Harbaugh era, the Niners have a concrete identity. Their identity is to run the ball, play great defense, and keep the ball for the majority of the game. If they want to have success this year, they have to play bully ball like last year. Moving onto this year, it’s time to predict the team’s awards.

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Hold Your Horses on the Hype: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nickolas Loza | May 22nd, 2020  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason have improved by a wide margin, which they needed to do after a disappointing season with a record of 7-9 under Head Coach Bruce Arians. They went out

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Underrated Defenses from '96-05'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenses from 1996 to 2005 were absolutely electric. They were rated in the top 10 in points allowed during every season of this stretch. They were led by defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who is the franchises leader in all-time sacks, Derrick Brooks, who was a do it all linebacker, and Ronde Barber, who is the franchises all-time leader in interceptions. These defenses were built by excellent drafting, excellent coaching, and all of the stars aligning. The first four years of the Buccaneers’ great defense were the building block pieces to a historically great defense.

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Hoops History: 2010 NBA Finals Game 7

The 2010 NBA Finals was one of the best finals series of all time. For the majority of the series, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers traded wins and losses, so no team could gain any ground. But after Boston came through with a win in Games 4 and 5, it put Kobe Bryant and his Lakers on the brink of elimination.

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What Should the San Francisco 49ers do with the 13th Overall Pick?

The San Francisco 49ers got another first-round draft pick to add onto their 31st overall selection after trading star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft. This opens up a world of opportunities for the Niners, who can now draft a premier player on day one. Their main and central need is at wide receiver especially after Emmanuel Sanders left in free agency to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Other draft needs are at defensive tackle, safety, and offensive line.

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