Posts From Nickolas Loza

NFL Playoffs: The Impact of the First Round Bye

The playoffs are a brutal time, your roster can be plagued by injuries, the players are tired, and the coaches are wary after five long months of football. A playoff bye does wonders for teams, first of all, it gives the team time to recuperate after at the very least seven straight weeks of football. It gives time for injured players to come back and it gives time to prepare and have a home playoff game in the divisional round. Most of all, it gives the players time to study film about the potential team they’ll be facing. Let’stake a look at the four teams who got a bye and why it is critical for them.

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The NFC West: A look into the toughest division in football

The NFC West has been absolutely wild this year, with three teams in playoff contention, and two being in contention for the top seed in the NFC. It’s been a wild ride so far, so in this article, I’ll go over the three teams and their chances of firstly winning the NFC West division and lastly winning the Super Bowl.

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens: A tale of the tape

Who knew at the beginning of the season, that the San Francisco 49ers, a team who went 4-12 last year and looked doomed, would be in the division lead in the NFC West and at 10-1 nonetheless. Meanwhile in Baltimore, the Ravens have put together a super bowl caliber team led by the leading MVP candidate quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has led them to a 9-2 record and the first place spot in the AFC North. In today’s article, i will cover who I think will win the all-important game and give my reasoning.

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NFL MVP Candidates: The Front Runners Right Now

The NFL through ten weeks has been full of surprises, many of those surprises reside in the NFC, with the NFC West being the main talking point. The San Francisco 49ers are in the division lead at 8-1, with the Seattle Seahawks at 8-2 and hot on their heels. In this article, we will discuss the current MVP candidates and their chances of winning.

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The Curse of the 15-1 NFL Team

There have been six 15-1 teams in NFL History. The first two of those teams to accomplish the feat won the Super Bowl (1984 San Francisco 49ers, and the 1985 Chicago Bears) but the last four haven’t been so fortunate. The last four teams have all had one glaring weakness, and in this article, we will put that on display and why these great regular season teams couldn’t get it done come the postseason.

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Patriots, Chiefs, 49ers: How Long Can They Stay Undefeated?

Through four weeks of the 2019 NFL season, 29 teams have lost at least one game, but there are three elite teams who haven’t lost a game. Those three teams being the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, and Kansas City Chiefs. In today’s article, I will go over how they got here and how long their undefeated streaks may last.

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What’s Next with Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees Injuries?

Week two in the NFL was a bad one for injuries, as two star quarterbacks went down with long term injuries. In this article, I will describe their injuries and talk about how it will affect their respective teams.

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What Defenses have Done to Stop Tom Brady

Tom Brady has torn apart defenses for two decades now, and he shows no signs of letting up. The past few seasons he’s been particularly deadly against teams who play zone defense and don’t deviate from it. If you give him enough looks at a specific defense, he’ll start to tear you apart. The key to having success is to give a mixture of different looks and confuse his exceptional pre-snap recognition skills. Like giving two inside linebackers freedom to drop back into coverage or to blitz. Today we’ll be diving deep into what makes Brady struggle and look human.

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