Football Nation proudly presents its 19th episode of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Week 7 saw some more great NFL action with most of it centered around the AFC West. Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's passing touchdown record against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Even though the record grabs all the headlines, the Broncos are the best team in the league because of its defense. Denver held San Francisco to just 62 yards on the ground and sacked Colin Kaepernick six times. The Chiefs edged the Chargers in San Diego with the same "stop the run" formula. Even at 3-3, Kansas City is a team to be reckoned with in the second half. San Diego and Denver square off on Thursday night. The Cowboys won its sixth straight game, but in the second segment, Holcomb argues it was Tony Romo who led the way on offense in Week 7. In the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb talks about what is wrong with the Seattle Seahawks, the controversial last play from Thursday night's game and who is the team to beat in the AFC North. All that and more in this edition of Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents episode 18 in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Week 6 was a big weekend for the NFC East with the Cowboys and Eagles both making statements and improving to a conference best, 5-1. Although the score might not indicate it, Dallas flew to Seattle to beat the defending champions in a dominant fashion. The Sunday Night Football score does indicate a dominating performance from Philadelphia and that was exactly what it was with the Eagles shutting out the Giants. Next, Holcomb discusses the first good Thursday night game the 2014 season has seen and the tie between the Bengals and Panthers. Finally, in the '4th and Long' segment, Holcomb debates Todd Haley's job security, Matt Ryan's drop in fantasy production, the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals and Peyton Manning approaching the touchdown passes record. All that and more in this edition of Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its Week 5 episode of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. This week's show starts out differently with a fantasy segment of the upcoming Week 6. Through FFChamps.com and Draftkings.com, daily fantasy players can sign up to play fantasy football in Week 6 for a chance to win $1 million. Holcomb offers his best hints and advice to winning the big prize. Then, our host breaks down the Sunday Night Football blowout as the Patriots responding to all the criticism the team faced all week, but the bigger story is how much the Cincinnati Bengals struggle in big games on the road. Holcomb also briefly discusses the other top story lines of Week 5. Finally, the show dives further into three issues: Jim Harbaugh and his relationship with his players in San Francisco, the issues surrounding the Vikings offense and the latest with Geno Smith and the Jets quarterback situation. All that and more on this edition of Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its Week 4 edition of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. This episode opens with the top two games of Sunday. The 49ers and Packers won the two big matchups to improve to .500 and in the tough NFC West and North, perhaps save their chances of winning the division. The NFC South certainly struggled on Sunday with the Panthers, Saints and Falcons all losing road games by 13 points or more. Of course, Tampa Bay surprised Pittsburgh at Heinz Field and is now just a game out of first place. Holcomb talks Buccaneers and quarterback Mike Glennon in the 'Fourth and Long' segment along with two other young quarterbacks, Washington's Kirk Cousins and Miami's Ryan Tannehill.
Football Nation proudly presents its 15th episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. We finally completely return to on-the-field discussions with two west coast showdowns to open the show. Super Bowl XLVIII and a half took place in Seattle with the Broncos attempting to avenge its Super Bowl defeat. Even though the Seahawks won the game to reestablish its elite status, it was the Broncos defense that proved it can help carry Denver this season. Seattle's biggest division opponents, San Francisco and Arizona, squared off as Drew Stanton again proved he is a very capable backup quarterback. In the segment, the show welcomes guest star FN Reporter Daniel Hutchinson as he helps us break the disastrous Thursday night game for Tampa Bay and predicts where the NFC South is going this year. Finally, Holcomb talks the Lions defense, why the Eagles might be forced to come back in games, and rookie quarterback performances in Week 3. All that and more in this episode of Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its 14th episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Week 2 saw some exciting action on the field, but it was mostly overshadowed by the off the field issues that contributed to what Holcomb calls "the week from hell." The show starts with its normal breakdown of the Sunday night game, but in the second segment, our host shares the latest news and opinions on Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, including audio from ESPN anchor Hannah Storm and ESPN football analyst Chris Carter. In the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb talks Richard Sherman and Seattle losing to San Diego on Sunday, the Jets illegal but not granted timeout that may have cost them the game against the Packers and the 2-0 Buffalo Bills. All that and more on this episode of Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its 13th episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Week 1 was highlighted with dominating first halves from several teams only to see the leads quickly evaporate into thin air. Denver jumped out 24-0 lead over Indianapolis and looked poised to match Seattle's super performance against Green Bay from Thursday, but Andrew Luck drew the Colts within seven, where the Broncos' defense finally came up big. Holcomb begins the show breaking down both the AFC and NFC Champion's performances from Week 1.
In the second segment, Holcomb analyzes three other games in which teams jumped out to at least 10 point leads then nearly coughing up the game but playing well enough to win. Holcomb explains how the teams started so fast and then why everything came crashing down.
Then in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, our host explains why Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's 448 passing yards in Week 1 is just the tip of the iceberg for him this season, how a difficult first half against the Jaguars will benefit the Eagles in the long run and which 2013 playoff team is already in big trouble after just one game.
Football Nation proudly presents its 12th episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Guest star Cooper Allen returns to make his playoff predictions with Holcomb as the pair go division by division in the conference, determining the division winners, wild cards and seeding. The host also has a very bold statement in which team could be the sleeper squad in the conference during 2014.
In the second segment, Allen and Holcomb pick the winners of each playoff game all the way up to the Super Bowl and then decide their Super Bowl XLIX Champion.
The show then wraps up with the 'Fourth and Long' Segment. There was a lot to discuss in the segment, but the main topics are new Texan quarterback Ryan Mallett, Rams cutting rookie defensive end Michael Sam and the 49ers legal issues. All that and more in this week's Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its 11th episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. The show has its first guest star of the season as Holcomb welcomes FN Reporter Cooper Allen to discuss the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals week 3 preseason game from Sunday night. Furthermore, the two pick their division and wild card winners in the NFC along with the playoff seeds. Then, they select winners from each NFC playoff round all the way until the Super Bowl.
Allen will be back next week to breakdown the AFC.
In the 'Fourth and Long' segment, Holcomb talks about Mike Tomlin's decision to allow Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount to play in last Thursday's preseason game after their arrest for marijuana, Mike Pettine's decision to start quarterback Brian Hoyer Week 1 along with his comments about a 2-QB system and finally, quarterback Sam Bradford and his second straight season-ending ACL tear to his left knee. All that and more on this week's Monday Morning Huddle.
Football Nation proudly presents its tenth episode of Monday Morning Huddle's Season Three with host Dave Holcomb. Halfway through preseason, this episode of MMH begins with what rookies are performing well so far and which are a still a little bit behind the learning curve. Next, Holcomb discusses the top four rookie quarterbacks of this year's draft, breaks down each of their individual situations and states which one is likely to start while also calling one more deserving to start than the others. Finally, in the 'Fourth and Long' segment, our host talks Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez and the likelihood Chip Kelly uses him as a trading piece, the struggling Giants offense under new coordinator Ben McAdoo and a sleeper tight end pick that fantasy football players should keep an eye on come draft day. All that and more on this week's Monday Morning Huddle.