Game spreads, totals, favorites and dogs. Who covered, and how good were the Vegas lines? Breakout Live breaks down the spreads from the 2019 NFL season and busts the myth of oddsmaker predictions. The Myth that Won’t Die With every single passing NFL season, the final … [Read more...] about Busting the Myth of Oddsmaker Predictions
Mahomes flips the script. Williams emerges from the shadows. And Big Andy finally gets over the hump. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from Super Bowl 54. It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish. If you only watched the final eight and a half minutes of the … [Read more...] about Breakout Storylines from Super Bowl 54
The defense was stifling, Edelman was a machine, and Brady-Belichick did it again. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from Super Bowl 53. Defense wins championships. In a year that featured some of the most prolific offenses in league history, it was the defenses that took over Super … [Read more...] about Breakout Storylines from Super Bowl 53
Will the Patriots’ experience carry them to another title? Will the Rams’ young guns rise to the occasion on the NFL’s biggest stage? The Breakout Live team makes its Super Bowl predictions: Final score, MVP and biggest flop. Who will win and why? Christopher Prince Editor-in-Chief Patriots 31, … [Read more...] about Breakout Live Super Bowl 53 Predictions
Regardless of how you feel about the New England Patriots – and chances are you are tired of seeing them win – no one can deny the unprecedented and seemingly impossible thrills that the Brady/Belichick Patriots have delivered to every Super Bowl they’ve been a part of. The Patriots under … [Read more...] about Can the New England Patriots Deliver Another Classic?
The refs missed a fairly obvious pass interference call that would have given the Saints a first down and a chance to run out the clock and kick the game-winning field goal. The Breakout Live team debates whether the league should make major penalties reviewable in the final minutes of playoff … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Make Penalties Reviewable in the Final Minutes?
Because of the NFL overtime rule, one of the best conference championship games in history ended with the league MVP never taking the field in overtime. The Breakout Live team debates whether it's finally time for the NFL to change the overtime rule to guarantee each team gets a possession … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Change OT Rule to Ensure Each Team Gets Possession?
Coming out of the 2-minute warning, the Saints had a first down on the Rams 13 yard line, and the Rams were down to only two timeouts. Putting aside the egregious non-call on the PI, the Breakout Live team debates Sean Payton’s decision to throw the ball two out of three plays instead of just … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Did Sean Payton Blow Clock Management?
Brady, again. And an LA team heads to the Super Bowl for the first time in 35 years. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from the conference championships in the NFL. Max Kellerman might want to find a different talking point. ESPN’s Max Kellerman has become the spokesman for everyone … [Read more...] about Breakout Storylines from Conference Championship Sunday
Will the young gun outduel the GOAT in Arrowhead? Who will take the shootout in the Big Easy? The Breakout Live team make their picks for the NFC and AFC Conference Championships. Ryan Reeves Senior Contributor Patriots at Chiefs: I desperately want to pick the Chiefs, but I can’t. There’s a … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Who Will Win the Conference Championships?
Ride the GOAT or put faith in the young guns? The Breakout Live team debates which of the four remaining quarterbacks can be trusted the most to carry his team to victory this coming Sunday. Christopher Prince Editor-in-Chief This is quite a collection of quarterbacks heading into the conference … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Which QB Will Come up Biggest in the Conference Championships?
Playoff hopes dashed? Just wait until next year. The Breakout Live team debates which of the teams eliminated from the playoffs has the best chance of getting to the Super Bowl next year. John Thornquist Senior News & Fantasy Editor I’ll give the nod to the Colts. Indy has over $122 million … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Which Playoff Loser Has the Best Shot at the 2020 Super Bowl?
The Patriots are still undead, and Doug Pederson needs to learn how to manage a clock. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from the Divisional Playoffs in the NFL. Stop calling for the end of the Patriots dynasty. Just stop. At this point, the Patriots revivals are getting more … [Read more...] about Breakout Storylines from the NFL Divisional Playoffs
The Breakout Live team debates which underdog has the best chance to win in the divisional round and get to the conference championship. George “Cannonball” West Senior Contributor Two words as to why I think the Colts will win as an underdog this week in Kansas City: Andy. Reid. Since Reid has … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Which Underdog Pulls the Upset?
With a 4th and goal from the 2-yard line and a minute to go vs. the Bears, Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson decided to call the first of his timeouts instead of savings all three timeouts for a potential defensive stand had the Eagles been stopped on fourth down. The Breakout Live team debates … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should Pederson Have Saved the Timeouts?
The Breakout Live team debates at what point in the Chargers game John Harbaugh should have inserted Joe Flacco back in, if at all. Ryan Reeves Senior Contributor It’s been a common refrain from multiple Ravens players after and during (see: Jimmy Smith), and it’s one I agree with: 8 is the guy … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: When Should Harbaugh Have Benched Jackson?
Nick Foles does it again, while the wrong defense showed up in Baltimore. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from Wild Card weekend in the NFL. The Nick Foles show rolls on. No, Nick Foles didn’t have his best game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. He threw two interceptions before … [Read more...] about Breakout NFL Storylines from Wild Card Weekend
2018 Playoff Predictions: The Breakout Live team picks all NFL playoff games through the Super Bowl. Christopher Prince Editor-in-Chief Divisional Round Colts at Chiefs Chargers at Patriots Seahawks at Saints Bears at Rams AFC Championship: Colts at Patriots NFC Championship: Bears at … [Read more...] about 2018 Playoff Predictions
From MVP to Coach of the Year, the Breakout Live team picks the 2018 NFL Season Awards. John Thornquist Senior News & Fantasy Editor MVP: Patrick Mahomes Offensive Player of the Year: Patrick Mahomes Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald Offensive Rookie of the Year: Baker … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL Season Awards
The playoff field is set, and Steelers' fans won't be donating to Baker Mayfield's charity. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from week 17 in the NFL. A wild ending in the NFC North sends the Ravens to the dance and the Steelers packing. For most of the day, the Ravens kept Baker … [Read more...] about Breakout NFL Storylines from Week 17
Who gets the #1 seed in the AFC? Will the Ravens blow it again? Who gets the final Wild Card spot in the NFC? Breakout Live answers all the pivotal questions heading into week 17 of the NFL. Who’s getting the #1 seed in the AFC? Right now, four teams are still in contention for the #1 seed in the … [Read more...] about Pivotal Questions for Week 17 in the NFL
Despite all the drama and late-season losses, the New England Patriots have moved into the #2 seed and are in line for a first round bye in the playoffs. The Breakout Live team debates whether the Patriots will get back to the Super Bowl this year. Christopher Prince Editor-in-Chief As I wrote … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Will the Patriots Get Back to the Super Bowl?
All of the teams headed toward the playoffs seem to have question marks that could limit how far they advance. The Breakout Live team debates which team is the least flawed heading into the playoffs and how far they could go. George “Cannonball” West Senior Contributor New Orleans is the team … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Who’s the Least Flawed Playoff Team?
The Steelers have lost 4 out of 5 games, all of them due to late-game meltdowns. And now they face the prospect of being eliminated from playoff contention. The Breakout Live team debates whether Mike Tomlin should be on the hot seat if the Steelers miss the playoffs. John Thornquist Senior News … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Should Tomlin Be on the Hot Seat?
One of the crazier final Sundays in the NFL means one team could finish anywhere between the #1 and #6 seed entering the playoffs. Breakout Live breaks down the divisional races, the battle for top seeds and the Wild Card races heading into week 17 of the NFL. AFC Remarkably, only one team has … [Read more...] about NFL Playoff Races for Week 17
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the verge of an all-time collapse, while the Colts & Titans set the stage for an early playoff. Breakout Live breaks down the top storylines from week 16 in the NFL. The unthinkable has happened in Pittsburgh. With their comeback victory in Jacksonville in Week … [Read more...] about Breakout NFL Storylines from Week 16
Who’s taking the Wild Cards? Who’s dropping out of the playoff race? Will the Patriots and Cowboys bounce back? Breakout Live answers all the pivotal questions heading into week 16 of the NFL. Who will forge ahead in the Wild Card races? The Wild Card races are a bit of a mess in both conferences. … [Read more...] about Pivotal Questions for Week 16 in the NFL
Breakout Live breaks down the divisional races, the battle for top seeds and the Wild Card races heading into week 16 of the NFL. AFC With only two games left to play, not a single AFC divisional title has been settled yet. The New England Patriots have dropped two in a row but still hold a 2-game … [Read more...] about NFL Playoff Races for Week 16
Let's assume the Patriots beat the Bills and Jets at home and finish with the #2 or #3 seed. The Breakout Live team debates whether the Patriots can win potential playoff road games at Houston, Kansas City or Los Angeles and return to the Super Bowl. John Thornquist Senior News & Fantasy … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Can the Patriots Win on the Road in the Playoffs?
The Steelers beat the Patriots but maintain only a half-game in the division and a half-game lead over two teams for the final Wild Card spot, and they head to New Orleans this week. The Breakout Live team debates whether the Steelers will make the playoffs. Christopher Prince Editor in Chief The … [Read more...] about Blow-Ups: Will the Steelers Make the Playoffs?