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Illegal Hit Week 4 Power Rankings

Proctologistics The following is an excerpt from a conversation which took place earlier this week. “Here’s something interesting: Eradicating power rankers would have very little impact on their respective ecosystems. There is literally no benefit to their existence.” Oh really? Might I rebut? If it weren’t for power rankers, the population on earth would be […] The post...

Lions flying high with 24-17 win at Jets

The Detroit Lions (3-1) played stout defense, scored a pair of big second-quarter touchdown, and did not turn the ball over, earning a 24-17 road win over the New York Jets (1-3) to climb to the top of the NFC North. Recap Quarterback Matthew Stafford played excellent, especially against the blitz, going 24 of 34 for 293 […] The post Lions flying high with 24-17 win at Jets by...

What I loved — and hated — about the NFC North in Week 4

What a difference one week can make! After a week in which it looked like a couple of teams might run away with the NFC North divisional race early, Week 4 saw new life breathed into some teams, while others stumbled a bit. Who am I to complain? It keeps things interesting and exciting. So […] The post What I loved — and hated — about the NFC North in Week 4 by Rourke Douglas...

Packers show off fresh look, take 21-17 lead at half

Where have these Green Bay Packers been all season? You could almost imagine they have been reading this site! After three weeks in which the offense has struggled more often than not, Green Bay came out on fire in the first half. In stark contrast to last week, they attacked vulnerabilities in the flat, throwing […] The post Packers show off fresh look, take 21-17 lead at half...

Prospects poor for Packers at Soldier Field

The Green Bay Packers (1-2) and Chicago Bears (2-1) renew the NFL’s oldest and most storied rivalry today at Soldier Field. Kickoff is at 12 p.m. CT with temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s. After falling to the Detroit Lions (2-1) last week, Green Bay (o-1 in the NFC North) is hoping to dig […] The post Prospects poor for Packers at Soldier Field by Rourke Douglas Decker...

Whither the Minnesota Vikings?

The Minnesota Vikings (1-2) continued their dreary death march this past week, bowing ignominiously to the New Orleans Saints (1-2) by a score of 9-20. Their season started out promisingly enough — with a decisive 34-6 thumping of the St. Louis Rams (1-2). Then rumors emerged that running back Adrian Peterson was under investigation for child abuse. […] The post Whither the...

Redskins to slip past Giants on Thursday Night Football

For the third straight week, “Thursday Night Football” will feature a divisional matchup. This week’s matchup is surely to be more interesting than last Thursday night’s debacle right? Both teams are 1 – 2 at the moment and both of their wins came at home. The Giants though, have not played a divisional foe yet, […] The post Redskins to slip past Giants on Thursday Night...

Nailed It! 2014: Stumbling through Week 3

After such a bounteous harvest for the Pantheon in Week 2, I had high hopes for Week 3. Alas, those hopes proved to be false, as our prognosticators stumbled a bit during an odd week in the National Football League. Last week, all of the prognosticators combined to score 39 points. This week, we only scored […] The post Nailed It! 2014: Stumbling through Week 3 by Troy Monson...

Lions to ground Jets in Week 4

The Detroit Lions (2-1) are riding high after a big Week 3 home divisional win against the Green Bay Packers (1-2). Now they head to New York City for a 1 p.m (ET) kickoff at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets (1-2). Under head coach Rex Ryan, the Jets defense has been strong, while the […] The post Lions to ground Jets in Week 4 by Russ Thomas appeared first on Illegal Hit.

Five Loser Locks: throwing in some bonus points

On Monday I announced my innovative Five Loser Locks contest, whereby you have the opportunity to pick five guaranteed losers every week. To briefly recap, you will look at each week’s games and pick five losers, ranking them in order of confidence. You will receive points based on how confident you are in your loser locks. […] The post Five Loser Locks: throwing in some bonus...

Illegal Hit Week 3 Power Rankings: Bengals on fire

Proctologistics Well, boys and girls, Week 3 is in the books1 Can we please stop overreacting now? I’m just kidding. I’m not here to take away any of our god-given rights as football fans. Now, it’s no secret that I like big women. I guess this is why it was nice to see those girls from […] The post Illegal Hit Week 3 Power Rankings: Bengals on fire by John Jedlicka appeared...

Battered Bears escape with 27-19 win over Jets

In contrast to this week’s installment of Thursday Night Football, which was a yawner from start to finish, the Week 3 edition of Monday Night Football was oddly entertaining — in a frustrating sort of way. Both teams seemed more interested in giving the ball back to the other team than actually scoring points. It […] The post Battered Bears escape with 27-19 win over Jets...

Bears take 17-13 lead over Jets in wild first half

It’s been a wild ride so far, but through two quarters, we have ourselves a game. The Chicago Bears (1-1), who currently hold the league’s longest streak of consecutive wins when leading at halftime, took a 17-13 lead over the New York Jets (1-1) at the break. Recap Both teams had difficulty holding on to […] The post Bears take 17-13 lead over Jets in wild first half by Rourke...

Five Loser Locks: can you pick a loser?

Football fans of all divisions, lend me your ears. We spend our lives trying to pick winners. Some of us more successful than others. So for once, I want to try something different. I want you to pick teams to lose. As you can most likely deduce from the title of this article,  the object of […] The post Five Loser Locks: can you pick a loser? by Mark Roberson appeared first on Illegal Hit.

Lions defense smacks Packers around, 19-7

The dubious streak remains intact. As our very own Russ Thomas pointed out last week, the Detroit Lions (2-1) have never lost a game at Ford Field when he was in attendance. Apparently, his talisman still retains its mojo, because Detroit prevailed at home over the Green Bay Packers (1-2) by a score of 19-7 […] The post Lions defense smacks Packers around, 19-7 by Rourke Douglas...

Lessons from another lousy Thursday Night

After the 56-14 shellacking the Atlanta Falcons (2-1) laid on the seemingly hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) last night, fans might be wondering what we learned about these two teams on yet another yawnworthy Thursday Night Football game. The answer, honestly, is “not much.” Up and down As someone who follows an offensive-minded team that’s […] The post Lessons from another...

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Nailed It! 2014: Winning Scores Everywhere!

Week 2 was a very good week for the Pantheon indeed. We had 37 prognosticators participate, and all in all came away with a whopping 39 points scored. I wish that I could say that all 37 people got one point, as that would be fair, but life is not fair and neither is the […] The post Nailed It! 2014: Winning Scores Everywhere! by Troy Monson appeared first on Illegal Hit.

Illegal Hit Week 2 Power Rankings: Eagles flying high

Proctologistics What a difference one week makes (unless you live in Jacksonville or Oakland). The following cities have been taken off suicide watch: Baltimore, Chicago, Washington, Dallas, Boston, Cleveland, St Louis, San Diego, and Green Bay. Suicide warnings have been issued for Indianapolis and New Orleans. I would also like to remind the Jets, 49ers, […] The post Illegal...

The Vikings should stay their hand . . . for now

I am a product of corporal punishment that many times crossed the line into domestic violence. My parents were not the ones who administered the punishment. They let my brothers handle the dirty work while they ignored my cries for help. Adrian Peterson claims that his upbringing is what helped him become successful as an adult. […] The post The Vikings should stay their hand...

Week 2 in the NFC North: what I liked . . . and hated

The NFC North has registered two full weeks of the 2014 season, and so far it’s hard to know what to make of this division. Teams are up one week, down the next. We haven’t seen anything we can really call a trend. Nevertheless, as I took in the action this week, there were several […] The post Week 2 in the NFC North: what I liked . . . and hated by Rourke Douglas Decker appeared...

Same old Lions roll over for Panthers, lose 7-24

Week 2 brought us the same old Lions we know and love. Detroit (1-1) fumbled away a chance to take an early division lead falling to the Carolina Panthers (2-0) 24-7 in Charlotte. Detroit turned the ball over 3 times (2 fumbles, 1 pick) and missed two field goals in a tough road loss. The […] The post Same old Lions roll over for Panthers, lose 7-24 by Russ Thomas appeared first on Illegal Hit.

Packers claw their way to 31-24 victory over Jets

It was a veritable tale of two halves. In the first half, or rather the first quarter, the Green Bay Packers (1-1) couldn’t seem to do anything right against the New York Jets (1-1), stumbling to an 18-point deficit early in the second quarter. Then they sputtered to life, clawing their way back to within […] The post Packers claw their way to 31-24 victory over Jets by Rourke...

Bucs to prevail over Rams

If there is a possible “must win” game in Week 2, it is the Buccaneers vs. the Rams. For the Rams they are the Only losing team in their division. A division where the other three teams in the division had double digit wins and were all deserving of the Playoffs. There were many around […] The post Bucs to prevail over Rams by Mark Roberson appeared first on Illegal Hit.

Falcons to make it two in a row against Bengals

Believe it or not, this might quite possibly be the most interesting game of the week. The Atlanta Falcons (1-0) started off their season in fashion by beating the heavily favored New Orleans Saints (0-1). The game was a shootout that ended up in overtime where Atlanta won by a score of 37 to 34. […] The post Falcons to make it two in a row against Bengals by Mark Roberson appeared...
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