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53 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Week 6 Picks: Kyler vs Baker & Threading the Needle
(3:10) TNF: Buccaneers at Eagles(6:10) Dolphins at Jaguars (hello London again!)(10:50) Chargers at Ravens(14:00) Vikings at Panthers(16:25) Packers at Bears(18:40) Bengals at Lions(21:05) Texans at Colts(23:10) Rams at Giants(25:55) Chiefs at Washington(28:15) Cardinals at Browns(34:30) Raiders at Broncos(36:45) Cowboys at Patriots(41:45) SNF: Seahawks at Steelers(45:30) MNF: Bills at Titans(50:00) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues pick
89 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
WTF Happened: Chiefs woes, OBJ, & Trey Lance
(4:30) Chiefs disastrous D: What's wrong with it, and is it fixable?(23:45) Chiefs offense: Why did they abandon the run?(33:30) Browns confused coverage: How did Justin Herbert keep torching them?(44:00) Odell Beckham Jr: "I'm ready to give up on it...It's like he's not on Baker's radar."(59:45) Davante Adams: How do the Packers keep abusing defenses with him?(1:12:30) Trey Lance: "There's some wow, and there's some whoa."(1:22:10) Najee Harris: "He's Le'Veon Bell 2.0"
92 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Week 5 Recap: Allen and Herbert making MVP case
(3:45) Bills def. Chiefs: "Patrick Mahomes is not 100%" and are the Bills the best team in the NFL?(16:20) Chargers def. Browns: Justin Herbert, MVP candidate. And Cleveland makes the wrong kind of history.(23:35) Cardinals def. 49ers: Is Arizona the best team in the NFC? And are things going south for Kyle Shanahan?(32:55) Packers def. Bengals: Ja'Marr Chase gets a victory lap. And is 200 yds enough to change Chris' mind on Davante Adams?(40:40) Steelers def. Broncos: "Chase Claypool is one of the most impressive physical specimens I've ever seen in my life"(45:30) Vikings def. Lions: "Dan Campbell is so tough he doesn't give a sh*t about crying."(50:40) Falcons def. Jets: Yes, Kyle Pitts is a generational talent. And Zach Wilson had his worst game as a pro.(56:00) Cowboys def. Giants: Trevon Diggs did it again. And where does Dallas stack up in the NFC?(1:02:55) Saints def. Washington: Marshon Lattimore won his duel, and the New Orleans offense is going in the right direction.(1:08:50) Eagles def. Panthers: "Carolina pissed this one away"(1:12:20) Bears def. Raiders: "Return of the Mack"(1:15:45) Buccaneers def. Dolphins: "Tampa can't be stopped when you play man-to-man"(1:19:15) Patriots def. Texans: Breaking down the helmet punt(1:24:45) Titans def. Jaguars: The Jags D wanted nothing to do with Derrick Henry.
53 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Week 5 Picks: My Boy Blue vs Mahomie
(3:30) TNF: Rams at Seahawks(5:55) Jets vs Falcons (hello London!)(8:40) Eagles at Panthers(10:35) Packers at Bengals(13:20) Patriots at Texans(16:30) Titans at Jaguars(20:00) Lions at Vikings(21:40) Broncos at Steelers(24:25) Dolphins at Buccaneers(26:20) Saints at Washington(28:50) Browns at Chargers(33:30) Bears at Raiders(36:10) 49ers at Cardinals(39:50) Giants at Cowboys(44:00) SNF: Bills at Chiefs(47:20) MNF: Colts at Ravens(50:15) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues pick
92 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
WTF Happened Wednesday: Cowboys balance & Justin Fields bounces back
(2:50) Cowboys offense: How Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas O-line ripped off a big run.(16:45) Seahawks offense: Is it any different under Shane Waldron?(20:15) Trey Lance: How did Deebo Samuel get so wide open?(32:30) Patrick Mahomes: After missing a Tyreek Hill TD last week, he cashed in this time.(45:45) Lamar Jackson: A Broncos safety underestimated his arm, and paid for it.(54:30) Justin Fields: As Matt Nagy says he's sticking with the rookie, Chris has a plan for how they can build around him.(1:04:50) Zach Wilson: He showed some "big kahunas" (cohones?) on his bomb to Corey Davis(1:17:00) Daniel Jones: How he and Saquon Barkley took advantage of Marshon Lattimore's coverage lapse(1:28:50) BREAKING NEWS: Stephon Gilmore traded to the Panthers
85 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Week 4 Recap: Brady's return & Cards make a statement
(2:25) Buccaneers def. Patriots: Chris was impressed by Tom Brady, despite the underwhelming stats.(13:25) Cardinals def. Rams: Does Arizona have the best offense in the NFL?(21:30) Seahawks def. 49ers: Seattle just keeps surviving, and can Trey Lance save the 49ers offense?(29:00) Cowboys def. Panthers: Dallas kicks off an offensive-line edition of Damn! Okay(35:20) Ravens def. Broncos: Was it BS for Baltimore to run a final play to extend their rushing record?(40:30) Packers def. Steelers: Big Ben deserves the blame for Pittsburgh's offensive woes(46:30) Chiefs def. Eagles: The Kansas City offense is great, but their defense "sucks"(51:55) Bears def. Lions: "How can you go back to Andy Dalton?"(56:25) Giants def. Saints: The rest of the Giants finally matched Daniel Jones' lead.(1:03:15) Jets def. Titans: Zach Wilson gets his first win...with the new Williams Wall?(1:08:30) Browns def. Vikings: Odell Beckham is open; why can't Baker Mayfield hit him?(1:12:30) Bills def. Texans: Is Buffalo the best team in the NFL?(1:15:30) Washington def. Falcons: Taylor Heinicke is a gamer, but did we overrate the Washington D-line?(1:18:45) Colts def. Dolphins: Indy isn't dead yet, but the Dolphins offense might be
53 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Week 4 Picks: Brady vs the Pats
(2:45) TNF: Jaguars at Bengals(4:40) Washington at Falcons(7:25) Texans at Bills(10:00) Lions at Bears(13:15) Panthers at Cowboys(15:40) Colts at Dolphins(17:15) Browns at Vikings(20:10) Giants at Saints(22:20) Titans at Jets(25:45) Chiefs at Eagles(27:45) Cardinals at Rams(30:10) Seahawks at 49ers(33:00) Ravens at Broncos(35:20) Steelers at Packers(38:55) SNF: Buccaneers at Patriots(45:25) MNF: Raiders at Chargers(48:00) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues pick
83 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
WTF Happened Wednesday: Stafford to DJax & Mahomes misses
We self-scouted ourselves and took a different approach this week to make the podcast more audio-friendly. Chris goes deep on quarters coverage, and Ahmed breaks down a flea flicker.(3:30) Packers-49ers: How the same play came up big for Green Bay on both offense & defense. And what does Jimmy Garoppolo do for the 49ers that Trey Lance doesn't?(23:55) Aaron Rodgers: Chris breaks down his beautiful TD and "that" throw to Davante Adams.(37:00) Matthew Stafford: How did DeSean Jackson get behind the Bucs?(46:40) Tom Brady: How the Rams disguised their pass rush to get to him.(55:35) Mac Jones: His arm isn't why the Patriots aren't making big plays.(58:30) Patrick Mahomes: Why did he miss a potential big play in a loss the Chiefs dominated?(1:11:10) Trevor Lawrence: Ahmed takes control of the cowboy to show how JJ Watt helped turn a flea flicker TD into a pick-six.
81 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Week 3 Recap: Rodgers magic & "The best team in the AFC"
Chris is on a heater with his best bets and he's not hiding it. Then he and Paul hit every game from a wild Week 3 Sunday.(4:40) Packers def. 49ers: "This makes me think differently about Green Bay moving forward"(14:50) Rams def. Buccaneers: Now everybody is seeing what Simms has always said about Matthew Stafford(21:25) Chargers def. Chiefs: Justin Herbert is special, while Patrick Mahomes was "too cool for school"(28:35) Bills def. Washington: "Buffalo is the best team in the AFC"(32:40) Browns def. Bears: Damn! Okay...Myles Garrett! And Matt Nagy has to do better for Justin Fields(39:30) Saints def. Patriots: "I was surprised how New Orleans dominated up front"(43:30) Broncos def. Jets: Teams are onto Zach Wilson's blocking schemes.(47:45) Cardinals def. Jaguars: Despite Trevor Lawrence's mistakes, Chris is "not worried about him one bit"(53:00) Titans def. Colts: Harold Landry stands out for an improving Tennessee defense(55:25) Ravens def. Lions: Justin Tucker is the GOAT, but the Lions got screwed(1:00:30) Raiders def. Dolphins: Viva Las Vegas! Is Derek Carr a Top 10 QB?(1:05:00) Bengals def. Steelers: Big Ben looks cooked(1:08:40) Vikings def. Seahawks: Seattle is feast or famine(1:14:10) Falcons def. Giants: "Sorry, Eli." And has Chris lost confidence in Joe Judge?
54 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Week 3 Picks: Bucs-Rams heavyweight fight + Rodgers back to Cali
Mike is reeling after Chris' 3-0 Best Bets performance last week.(2:45) TNF: Panthers at Texans(4:10) Washington at Bills(6:50) Bears at Browns(9:30) Ravens at Lions(13:00) Cardinals at Jaguars(15:00) Chargers at Chiefs(17:30) Saints at Patriots(20:55) Falcons at Giants(23:25) Bengals at Steelers(25:55) Colts at Titans(29:15) Jets at Broncos(32:15) Dolphins at Raiders(35:15) Buccaneers at Rams(40:10) Seahawks at Vikings(43:40) SNF: Packers at 49ers(50:15) MNF: Eagles at Cowboys(51:25) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues Pick
99 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
WTF Happened Wednesday: Kyler & Carr lasers & Justin Herbert's mistake
It's another WTF Happened Wednesday as Chris breaks down some of the biggest plays of the week. Then the guys invite former NFL Athletic Trainer Mike Ryan on to teach us about recovery timelines for the big QB injuries of the week.(5:45) Kyler Murray: How a Patrick Peterson gaffe led to a big play for the Cards.(23:15) Derek Carr: How Minkah Fitzpatrick's mistake led to a Henry Ruggs bomb.(33:45) Derrick Henry: How a key AJ Brown block sprung him for a monster TD.(46:05) Justin Herbert: How his bad red zone decision was very costly for the Chargers(54:05) Zach Wilson: How Corey Davis did him no favors on one of his INTs(1:06:10) Colts: They ran the same play twice, and it burned them(1:14:50) Injury Expert Mike Ryan: He joins to tell us about the outlook for Carson Wentz, Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, and Tua Tagovailoa.
96 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Week 2 Recap: Damn! Okay Lamar Jackson + Zach Wilson's INTs
Ahmed is back, and he is swaddled in Under Armour swag. He and Chris hit every Week 2 game with Damn! Okay, Self-Scout Thyself, and Give Me The Headlines.(4:45) Ravens def. Chiefs: "Their whole gameplan is around Lamar Jackson"(13:40) Raiders def. Steelers: "He's the MVP of football after 2 weeks"(22:20) Titans def. Seahawks: Derrick Henry broke Seattle's defense(29:30) Panthers def. Saints: "Their defense is a freak show"(35:40) Cowboys def. Titans: "Micah Parsons looks like he's played defensive end his whole life"(42:25) 49ers def. Eagles: "Their defense saved the day"(47:05) Browns def. Texans: Cleveland's run game is unstoppable, but Chris is worried about their defense(52:25) Patriots def. Jets: How bad was Zach Wilson's game?(1:00:40) Bills def. Dolphins: Chris takes an "L" on underestimating Gregory Rousseau(1:04:20) Rams def. Colts: Some bad breaking news for Carson Wentz(1:09:30) Cardinals def. Vikings: "It's gooooooood!!!!!!! No he missed it."(1:15:50) Buccaneers def. Falcons: "Cruise control" for the Tampa offense(1:19:05) Bears def. Bengals: It's "Fields of Dreams" time for Chicago(1:23:15) Broncos def. Jaguars: Teddy B knows how to "Be. Aggressive."(1:27:20) Ahmed's (Top Pick TBD) Power Rankings: Who is the frontrunner for the top pick in 2022?
54 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Week 2 Picks: Mahomes vs Lamar + Browns & Bills get right
Mike and Chris are ready to bounce back in their picks after an underdog-dominated Week 1.(1:55) Giants-Washington(5:40) Saints-Panthers(9:45) Bengals-Bears(12:55) Texans-Browns(15:10) Rams-Colts(18:20) Broncos-Jaguars(20:00) Bills-Dolphins(22:40) Patriots-Jets(24:30) 49ers-Eagles(27:30) Raiders-Steelers(30:15) Vikings-Cardinals(33:55) Falcons-Buccaneers(36:00) Cowboys-Chargers(39:15) Titans-Seahawks(42:05) Chiefs-Ravens(45:50) Lions-Packers(49:50) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues pick
75 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
WTF Happened Wednesday: Tyreek Torches Browns, Steelers stifle Allen
It's our first WTF Happened of the season, and Chris has a new toy to break down every play.(6:05) Chiefs def. Browns: How did Tyreek Hill torch Cleveland (again)?(18:15) Rams def. Bears: How did Cooper Kupp get so wide open?(31:20) Steelers def. Bills: How did the Steelers contain Josh Allen?(43:15) Saints def. Packers: WTF happened on Aaron Rodgers' "nut shot" INT?(52:00) Raiders def. Ravens: How did Derek Carr burn the Baltimore blitz?(1:03:35) Buccaneers def. Cowboys: How did Tom Brady & Antonio Brown beat the Cowboys 2-man?
91 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Week 1 Recap: Damn! Okay, Kyler Murray + Start Justin Fields
It's the first Recap Monday and there's a lot for Chris and Paul to break down. The guys go through nominees for "Damn! Okay...", "Self-Scout Thyself", and "Victory Lap" to decide what games we can overreact to.(4:05) Chiefs def. Browns: "Cleveland treated Tyreek Hill like a pedestrian"(13:40) Seahawks def. Colts: "I'm not sure there's a better trio that can go to the house on every play"(16:00) Rams def. Bears: How is Matthew Stafford helping Sean McVay get better?(19:35) 49ers def. Lions: "He's as important to the 49ers offense as anyone on that team"(28:40) Cardinals def. Titans: Is Kliff Kingsbury's offense evolving?(38:00) Steelers def. Bills: Should we be worried about a Josh Allen regression?(45:10) Saints def. Packers: "Green Bay's dropback pass game is not a special thing"(53:10) Eagles def. Falcons: A couple Philly fans are tweeting at Chris. Just a couple.(58:45) Texans def. Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence should get used to this(1:02:00) Panthers def. Jets: "Zach Wilson still made the most eye-popping throws out of all the rookies"(1:07:15) Broncos def. Giants: "I'm not going to give up on Daniel Jones yet"(1:11:00) Dolphins def. Patriots: Positive signs from both Mac Jones & Tua Tagovailoa(1:14:55) Chargers def. Washington: Justin Herbert was great, but it's the LA O-line that caught Chris' eye(1:21:20) Bengals def. Vikings: Chris loses it over a Zac Taylor decision
44 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Week 1 Picks
Oh baby, football is back, and so is the Florio-Simms joint collaboration! After a wild Kickoff game, Chris does his picks from Raymond James Stadium while blocking out the noise (literally).(2:40) Eagles at Falcons(5:00) Steelers at Bills(7:45) Jets at Panthers(9:40) Vikings at Bengals(12:45) 49ers at Lions(14:50) Jaguars at Texans(16:25) Seahawks at Colts(19:00) Cardinals at Titans(20:30) Chargers at Washington(22:50) Browns at Chiefs(25:25) Dolphins at Patriots(27:45) Packers vs Saints (in Jacksonville)(30:25) Broncos at Giants(32:25) SNF: Bears at Rams(34:10) MNF: Ravens at Raiders(36:20) Best Bets & Folsom Prison Blues Pick
75 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
2021 Playoff Bracket & MVP Predictions
Chris introduces our new sponsor, just in time for the long-awaited 2021 predictions podcast. But first, Chris gives some thoughts on college QBs he saw this weekend and Paul recaps working the epic Notre Dame-Florida State game.(8:45) AFC East: Will the Patriots take the division back from the Bills?(12:20) AFC North: Can Chris get over his Browns mental block?(15:55) AFC South: Will the Colts get past their bad preseason?(18:40) AFC West: Can anyone challenge the Chiefs?(21:40) NFC East: Do the Cowboys deserve to be favorites?(26:00) NFC North: How big is the gap between the Packers and the rest?(27:50) NFC South: Chris tells you the team to not sleep on this year(33:10) NFC West: Will the 49ers QB uncertainty hold them back?(39:10) Playoff teams: Seeding the AFC & NFC, and who missed the cut?(48:40) Playoff bracket: Simms bucks the chalk and predicts a wild Super Bowl LVI matchup(1:06:55) 2021 Awards: A new MVP, and which QB wins rookie of the year?
85 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Patriots cut Cam Newton + NFC Win Totals
As the Patriots cut Cam Newton, Chris tells the story of the time he was a potential backup for Bill Belichick.(5:45) #AskMeAnything: Is Andy Reid building a running O-line? How did Sam Darnold look in the preseason?(11:05) GUEST: Big Phil: Papa Simms returns to give his outlook for Mac Jones. And can Trey Lance fix his throwing this season?(45:25) Win Total Over/Unders: NFC East(56:55) Win Total Over/Unders: NFC North(1:02:35) Win Total Over/Unders: NFC South(1:10:20) Win Total Over/Unders: NFC West
96 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Start Justin Fields + AFC Win Totals
Chris tells us what should (and will) happen in the 49ers, Patriots, and Bears QB battles. Then he and Paul pick over/under for AFC win totals. But first, Simms explains how he dodged a face-full of cake Sunday night.(5:30) Jimmy Garoppolo vs Trey Lance: Did Kyle Shanahan show his hand yesterday?(23:30) Cam Newton vs Mac Jones: What does Mac bring to the Patriots that Cam (and Tom Brady) did not?(35:15) Andy Dalton vs Justin Fields: "Have I seen everything I need from Justin Fields? No. But..."(45:15) Win Total Over/Unders: AFC East(55:05) Win Totals Over/Unders: AFC North(1:06:00) Win Totals Over/Unders: AFC South(1:15:00) Win Totals Over/Unders: AFC West
80 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
#AskMeAnything on Jameis & Trevor + GUEST: Injury expert Mike Ryan
We hit the mailbag to answer questions about young QBs and impressive rookies. And then Chris and Paul welcome on Sunday Night Football's injury expert, Mike Ryan, to talk about how worried we should be about Dak Prescott, Joe Burrow, and Carson Wentz.(3:15) Jameis Winston: Chris has changed his mind on the Saints QB battle.(8:50) Trevor Lawrence: Does the Jaguars offense fit him?(15:30) Tua Tagovailoa: "I don't Tua last year throw's this football"(25:10) Lamar Jackson: "It's not about figuring him out. It's on the Ravens coaches to make sure they are not figured out."(32:15) Kyle Shanahan: How is his run-first offense different from Baltimore's?(34:15) Kyler Murray: Chris is concerned about him and the Kliff Kingsbury offense.(39:00) Rookie Pass Rushers: Which one will have the most sacks?(42:40) Rookie Regrets: Justin Fields and Jaylen Waddle are making Simms doubt his spring rankings. (45:45) Javian Hawkins: He's been cut, and Chris thinks there's more to the story.(47:05) Breakout WR: Who could be this year's Stefon Diggs?(49:00) GUEST: Mike Ryan - NBC's Sports Medicine Analyst explains whether we should be concerned about Dak Prescott, Joe Burrow, and Carson Wentz being 100% this season.(1:10:20) Giants: What's their floor and ceiling this year?
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