Super Bowls – Vikings Shop NFL http://vikingsshopnfl.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:57:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Super Bowls – Vikings Shop NFL http://vikingsshopnfl.com/ 32 32 $200 million soccer superstar Kylian Mbappe hits a 40-yard FG attempt with the help of Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp https://vikingsshopnfl.com/200-million-soccer-superstar-kylian-mbappe-hits-a-40-yard-fg-attempt-with-the-help-of-super-bowl-mvp-cooper-kupp/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:55:20 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/200-million-soccer-superstar-kylian-mbappe-hits-a-40-yard-fg-attempt-with-the-help-of-super-bowl-mvp-cooper-kupp/ Kylian Mbappe, the star striker of French football team Paris Saint-Germain, is one of the premier stars of the game worldwide. If ever football does not suit him, he could have a career in other football. In a viral video on the official NFL account, the soccer superstar illustrated the connection between what Brits call […]]]>

Kylian Mbappe, the star striker of French football team Paris Saint-Germain, is one of the premier stars of the game worldwide. If ever football does not suit him, he could have a career in other football.

In a viral video on the official NFL account, the soccer superstar illustrated the connection between what Brits call football and what Americans call football.

Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp, fresh off a three-year overtime and that Super Bowl win, knelt down to hold the ball for the PSG star. Mbappe, from a few steps back, slid in and kicked the ball.

He flew past the closely watching camera crew and ducked into the net for an easy 40-yard field goal. The pair were at SoFi Stadium in California, home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.

Mbappe appeared to kick the ball with ease, suggesting he might be able to nail even longer goals. He didn’t even start as far as most kickers. So, with more momentum, who knows how far the ball would go?

The crossover between football and soccer has long helped football teams. Many NFL kickers, perhaps most notably Josh Lambo, played football before getting into football.

In high school and even college, the kicker of a football team is often a primarily football player who lends his talents to the football team.

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Kickers occupy an important position on the football field that is often overlooked, but the ability to score field goals can directly lead to wins and inability can lead to losses.


Kylian Mbappé’s rise to fame

There’s a good reason why Kylian Mbappe was chosen to do this promo video with Cooper Kupp. Besides perhaps Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Mbappe is the most famous footballer in the world.

He is also one of the highest paid footballers in the world, earning $23 million a year. He rose to prominence through an incredible run with France at the 2018 World Cup.

Kylian Mbappe after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup final
Kylian Mbappe after winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup final

The Frenchman has become the second youngest footballer of all time, behind the legendary Pele, to win one of football’s most prestigious trophies. Mbappe was 19, making him the first teenager to score at the World Cup in 60 years.


Cooper Kupp’s rise to fame

Cooper Kupp, Mbappe’s partner in the video, had a much slower rise to fame. Kylian Mbappe was 19 when he won the World Cup, but when Cooper Kupp was 19 he was in college at Eastern Washington University, unsure if football held his future.

The Rams eventually drafted Kupp in the third round of the 2017 draft, which turns out to be an incredible steal. In this draft, Kupp was taken after Corey Davis, Mike Williams, John Ross, Zay Jones, Curtis Samuel and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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Kupp continued to improve each year until he finally broke in 2021. His pairing with Matthew Stafford proved pivotal as the Rams would go on to win the Super Bowl, in which Kupp notched the game-winning touchdown.


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An Eagles fan brutally destroyed rival Dallas Cowboys in one sentence after winning the Super Bowl over Tom Brady in 2018 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/an-eagles-fan-brutally-destroyed-rival-dallas-cowboys-in-one-sentence-after-winning-the-super-bowl-over-tom-brady-in-2018/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 05:11:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/an-eagles-fan-brutally-destroyed-rival-dallas-cowboys-in-one-sentence-after-winning-the-super-bowl-over-tom-brady-in-2018/ Two teams have led the supremacy over the others in the NFC East. Two factors that have kept the East Division in first place are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It’s exciting to watch the long-running rivalry between the franchises unfold. However, there was once a Philadelphia fan who viciously lambasted the Cowboys. […]]]>

Two teams have led the supremacy over the others in the NFC East. Two factors that have kept the East Division in first place are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It’s exciting to watch the long-running rivalry between the franchises unfold. However, there was once a Philadelphia fan who viciously lambasted the Cowboys.

If history is to speak, the NFC East has one of the most bitter rivalries. It doesn’t stay at the team level; it is also extended to fans. Social media contributed to the escalation of hostility. There is real hatred, and so the divisional games are tense.

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Eagles fans despise the Cowboys. John Barchard’s clip is proof of that. Kyle Brandt once interviewed John Barchard, a podcast host during the 2018 NFL Draft. Kyle then asked Barchard, who was all wearing Eagles merchandise, to say something to the Dallas Cowboys. He then made a comment that might sting any Team USA fan.

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He says, “They have a nice stadium and they are easy in the playoffs.”

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A Cowboys fan will always feel the pain. The franchise has faced a 25-year Super Bowl drought and is still struggling in the playoffs. But this video is also from the same year. In 2018 when the Philadelphia Eagles beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Cowboys beat the Eagles in both regular season games. However, the Birds came out in style.

Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles: Off-Season Performance

This year has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster offseason. Specifically, speaking of the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys made spectacular headlines. However, that was not on a pleasant note. Amari Cooper didn’t offer the upside his deal suggested, and the team traded him. Cedrick Wilson also left for free agency. Randy Gregory objected to certain contract terms, the same offer he accepted from Denver. Dallas was scrambling to find a replacement during the period.

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For the Eagles, they had a better offseason than the Cowboys. They finally have their No. 1 receiver after trading for AJ Brown. Plus, it frees DeVonta Smith to focus on high-level performances. The addition of Haason Reddick and Jordan Davis to the team bolsters a defensive front that was losing strength. Moreover, the acquisition of James Bradberry is a wise move that could have a significant impact. If Nakobe Dean performs as well in the NFL as he does in college, he could become one of the top draft stealers.

Watch this story: Head coach Mike Tomlin, famous for his straightforward attitude, gives a brutally honest answer to Antonio Brown’s question

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‘We’re winning this game, Hines is in the Hall of Fame right now’: Mike Tomlin reflects on how serious the legacy is after Super Bowl XLV loss https://vikingsshopnfl.com/were-winning-this-game-hines-is-in-the-hall-of-fame-right-now-mike-tomlin-reflects-on-how-serious-the-legacy-is-after-super-bowl-xlv-loss/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:20:44 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/were-winning-this-game-hines-is-in-the-hall-of-fame-right-now-mike-tomlin-reflects-on-how-serious-the-legacy-is-after-super-bowl-xlv-loss/ The Pittsburgh Steelers went 15-1 in 2004 and reached the conference finals. They won the Super Bowl the following year in 2005 and then won again in 2008. Although there were a few down years in between, with non-playoff seasons in 2006 and 2009, they were back in the big game in 2010. And they […]]]>

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 15-1 in 2004 and reached the conference finals. They won the Super Bowl the following year in 2005 and then won again in 2008. Although there were a few down years in between, with non-playoff seasons in 2006 and 2009, they were back in the big game in 2010. And they lost, against the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers.

And it was more than just a loss, for the Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin. It was also more than just a Super Bowl loss. For a team with this recent resume, with the players on this list, it was a pivotal point going the wrong way, as Tomlin reflected during his appearance on The Pivot podcast with Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.

“When I sat here in this room, and the gravity of this [hit], it was tough,” he said, speaking from home. “When everything is moving and things of that nature, especially when you’re leading, I can hide behind taking care of others. When I got home, when I got here, man, crazy”.

“You realize what is lost. It’s more than a game, man. We are talking about lifetime scholarships for people. We are talking about golden jackets. We talk about a lot, ”he continued. “We win this game, Hines [Ward] is in the Hall of Fame right now, for example. What he does in terms of rounding up the resumes of the men in this collective, man…”.

Hines Ward retired after the 2011 season after a 14-year playing career, all with the Steelers, with 1,000 receptions for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns. He had 88 other career playoff receptions for 1,181 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had 14 Super Bowl receptions for 244 yards and two touchdowns.

And if he had had a third Super Bowl ring, along with his Super Bowl MVP trophy, then indeed that might have been the tipping point that pushed his resume from the wrong side of the cusp to the side right. It’s hard to be a key player in three Super Bowl winners and not be in the Hall of Fame.

Two and three championships are often considered the difference between a winner and a dynasty. The Steelers failed to establish themselves as a dynasty of greats thanks to Rodgers and Jordy Nelson and, yes, even Rashard Mendenhall.

Things got complicated for the Steelers after that loss. They went 12-4 the following season, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. Then they had two 8-8s in which they didn’t even make it. in fact, they’ve only won three postseason games since that Super Bowl loss, which weighs even more heavily on the ramifications of what it meant for those on that team and for the organization.

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Former Ravens Super Bowl champ returns to Baltimore in new role https://vikingsshopnfl.com/former-ravens-super-bowl-champ-returns-to-baltimore-in-new-role/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 21:20:09 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/former-ravens-super-bowl-champ-returns-to-baltimore-in-new-role/ Getty Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams returns an interception during the 2013 playoffs. Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams returned to the team as a trainee coach. by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athleticbringing the winner of Super Bowl XLVII back to Baltimore. Williams is the latest former Raven to join John Harbaugh’s coaching staff […]]]>

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Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams returns an interception during the 2013 playoffs.

Former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams returned to the team as a trainee coach. by Jeff Zrebiec of The Athleticbringing the winner of Super Bowl XLVII back to Baltimore.

Williams is the latest former Raven to join John Harbaugh’s coaching staff this year along with Zach Orr, Anthony Levine and Sam Koch. Orr was previously an outside linebacker coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Levine and Koch both held positions in Baltimore after retiring in the offseason.

Williams will likely focus on defensive play for the Ravens given his experience as a cornerback. Although he starts as an intern, it is possible for him to move up the ranks in Baltimore. Orr and new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald started as a coach at Baltimore, Orr as a defensive analyst after retiring in 2017 and Macdonald as an intern in 2014.

The Ravens haven’t released any details about Williams’ internship, but expect more interest in his role if he stays with the team through the 2022 season.


Williams’ story in Baltimore

Williams played for the Ravens from 2009 to 2013 after a brief stint with the Tennessee Titans, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He mainly played on special teams in his first year in Baltimore before being suspended for the first two games of the 2010 season for unspecified violations of the league’s personal conduct policy.

A stellar pre-season still earned Williams a spot on the roster as the main special teams contributor – a recurring pattern under John Harbaugh – and he eventually landed a starting cornerback role the following season. He started all 16 games for the Ravens in 2011 and repeated the feat in 2012, racking up a career-high four interceptions in the regular season. He was a crucial defender in Baltimore’s run to Super Bowl XLVII, playing all but three snaps on playoff defense and recording six passes defended and two interceptions, including a fourth-quarter pick from Tom Brady that sealed the game of AFC Championship.

Williams’ strong season earned him a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He recorded five interceptions in 2013 and 2014 before being released in 2015. He signed another three-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks but was cut before the end of his first season. He briefly signed with Washington in 2016, but was unable to hold down a roster spot. After little interest from the NFL for a few years, Williams retired as Raven in 2019.


Other Ravens could return as coaches

The Ravens have four former players on their coaching staff, and they could add even more in the future.

All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters was often seen dragging his teammates to the sidelines last season as he recovered from a torn ACL. He even called plays for defense in one of the Ravens’ preseason games. Peters’ ability to recognize opposing route combinations and anticipate passes has made him a hawk in the NFL, and that could translate into a coaching career.

Veteran linebacker Josh Bynes has been mentioned as a potential future coach after several successful stints at Baltimore, including stabilizing the middle of the defense last year.

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5 Dallas Cowboys Stars You May Have Forgotten Won a Super Bowl During the 1990s Dynasty https://vikingsshopnfl.com/5-dallas-cowboys-stars-you-may-have-forgotten-won-a-super-bowl-during-the-1990s-dynasty/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:53:45 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/5-dallas-cowboys-stars-you-may-have-forgotten-won-a-super-bowl-during-the-1990s-dynasty/ The Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s decade were one of the greatest teams ever assembled in NFL history. In a four-year span between the 1992 and 1995 NFL seasons, they posted a 10-1 playoff record while collecting three Super Bowl rings. The Cowboys roster was filled with superstars. They featured the legendary “triplets” on offense, […]]]>

The Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s decade were one of the greatest teams ever assembled in NFL history. In a four-year span between the 1992 and 1995 NFL seasons, they posted a 10-1 playoff record while collecting three Super Bowl rings.

The Cowboys roster was filled with superstars. They featured the legendary “triplets” on offense, quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irvin. The team also featured a solid defense that featured Prime Time’s Deion Sanders and Darren Woodson.

While the roster shone with NFL stars, there were also many other huge contributors during their epic run. Names that we generally forget when we talk about the famous dynasty. Here are five of the team’s unsung heroes who had a crucial impact on their success without receiving as much recognition.

#5 – Daryl “Moose” Johnston

Dallas Cowboys guard Daryl Johnston
Dallas Cowboys guard Daryl Johnston

Although Daryl Johnston’s contributions don’t necessarily show up on the stat sheet, he played a crucial role in the success of the Cowboys. Moose was the lead blocker for the explosive Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, in Jimmy Johnson’s Power-I running program.

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Smith himself has said on several occasions that he owes much of his career success to the Cowboys’ incredible offensive line, as well as Moose cleaning the holes for him. Moose was a member of all three Super Bowl teams.

#4 – James Washington

Dallas Cowboys safety James Washington
Dallas Cowboys safety James Washington

James Washington only spent five seasons with the Cowboys, but won a ring in two of them. Although his overall career was relatively unspectacular, he made crucial plays that directly contributed to Dallas’ playoff victories.

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In his two championship seasons, Washington recorded three playoff interceptions, including two in the Super Bowl. He also returned a 46-yard fumble for a touchdown in a Super Bowl win over the Buffalo Bills.


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#3 – Jay Novacek

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek

Jay Novacek only played six seasons with the Cowboys, but proved to be one of the NFL’s best tight ends during his time with the team. Although he played in the shadow of Michael Irvin, he made the Pro Bowl for five consecutive seasons while earning two All-Pro selections. The tight end was also a member of all three Super Bowl teams during their dynasty.

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Novacek made five playoff appearances for the Cowboys, racking up 62 receptions for 645 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He upped his game in three Super Bowl appearances, combining 17 receptions for 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns, proving to be a reliable target for Aikman.

#2 – Ken Norton Jr.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton Jr.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton Jr.

Ken Norton Jr. is the only player in NFL history to win a Super Bowl ring in three consecutive seasons. He was with the Cowboys for their two consecutive championships in the 1992 and 1993 seasons before joining the San Francisco 49ers for another in the 1994 season.

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Norton was incredibly important in the Dallas Cowboys’ run to the 1992 NFL playoffs. In three wins, he recorded one interception and recovered two fumbles, including one he returned for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. against the Buffalo Bills.

#1 – Alvin Harper

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Alvin Harper, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver

Alvin Harper was another receiver who was to play second fiddle to the show that was Michael Irvin. Le Broad played with the Cowboys for four consecutive seasons and won a Super Bowl ring in two of them. He topped 550 receiving yards in three of those seasons, while putting in plenty of playoff performances.

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While Harper averaged just 34 yards per game during his regular season career, he nearly doubled that to 66 yards per game during his playoff career. He also recorded four playoff touchdowns, including one in the Super Bowl.

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Ex-Steelers star is still salty about an infamous old Super Bowl play https://vikingsshopnfl.com/ex-steelers-star-is-still-salty-about-an-infamous-old-super-bowl-play/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:21:51 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/ex-steelers-star-is-still-salty-about-an-infamous-old-super-bowl-play/ April 12, 2014; Champagne, Illinois, USA; Former Illinois Fighting Illini player Rashard Mendenhall looks on during the third quarter of the spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb – USA TODAY Sports A former NFL player is getting angry again for something that happened when Peyton Manning was still in Indianapolis. Rashard Mendenhall, […]]]>

April 12, 2014; Champagne, Illinois, USA; Former Illinois Fighting Illini player Rashard Mendenhall looks on during the third quarter of the spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bradley Leeb – USA TODAY Sports

A former NFL player is getting angry again for something that happened when Peyton Manning was still in Indianapolis.

Rashard Mendenhall, a retired running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, tweeted Sunday about his notorious game-changing fumble against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

“Never fumbled that ball…#SBXLV,” he wrote. “My coaches would feel like a-holes for saying I did it, I never did it” (profanity edited by LBS).

“I was SEPARATED from the ball, 4 yards out in the backfield,” Mendenhall added. “It’s the RB equivalent of a strip bag. There is NOTHING I could have done about it. Respect my career. #Free34″

Mendenhall, who wore number 34 in his NFL career, celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Otherwise, the tweet seemed completely spontaneous.

The breakaway in question took place more than 11 years ago. Mendenhall lost the ball in the opening play of the fourth quarter when it was dropped on a combination hit by Clay Matthews and Ryan Pickett. The Steelers had scored 14 unanswered points at the time to make it a 21-17 game, and they were inside Green Bay territory threatening to take the lead. But the fumble changed the momentum and the Packers held on to win 31-25.

Mendenhall was a rising star at the time and had just had back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, including a top-ten season for a Steelers running back with 1,273 yards in 2010. He would also produce a solid 928 on the ground. yards and nine touchdowns the year after the fumble. But Mendenhall only lasted one more season with the Steelers beyond that and fully retired from the NFL in 2014 at just 26 years old.

Now 35, Mendenhall managed to land a ring with Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLIII (the year before his fumble). But he clearly thinks the game unfairly changed the course of his NFL career (even though there were other big reasons Mendenhall passed away).

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ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth explains why the Jags could be the Bengals of 2021 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/espns-domonique-foxworth-explains-why-the-jags-could-be-the-bengals-of-2021/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:47:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/espns-domonique-foxworth-explains-why-the-jags-could-be-the-bengals-of-2021/ The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to finish third in the AFC South for the most part, with the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts finishing ahead of them in some order in most cases. Additionally, they are expected to receive a top-10 draft pick again, which means most believe they will have more wins than losses. […]]]>

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to finish third in the AFC South for the most part, with the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts finishing ahead of them in some order in most cases. Additionally, they are expected to receive a top-10 draft pick again, which means most believe they will have more wins than losses.

However, ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth thinks the Jags have a shot at being the Cincinnati Bengals this year as they go from a fourth-place team in 2021 to competing in the Super Bowl. As many witnessed last season, the Bengals went to the Super Bowl after going 4-11 the previous year and placing fourth in the AFC North. However, they quickly turned things around and stunned the football community with a 10-7 record and a Super Bowl berth.

On a recent episode of “Get Up” this week, Foxworth told Dan Graziano the Jags would bring the same element of surprise as Cincinnati if they could go from worst to first. He also added that the Jags have pieces in some key positions that could give them a chance.

“I’ll go with the Jaguars,” Foxworth said. “I think the whole point of being the Cincinnati Bengals is not just to go from worst to first, but it also has to be a bit of a surprise. So I might pick the Ravens because they were the worst in their division last year, but they had a lot of injuries and things like that.

“The Jaguars, like the Bengals, have a very talented young quarterback and they’ve worked through some offensive line issues, which we know makes life easier for that quarterback, and they brought in Travon. Walker to help with that defensive pressure. So, I’m not sure they will, but if you look around this division, I think the Colts are a very, very talented team and we’ll see what happens when Matt Ryan gets there. But it’s not a division that has a bunch of behemoths. I think the Titans have taken a step back and I don’t think the Texans are trying their year. So I think it’s possible, it’s a long shot.

Foxworth is probably the first analyst to say this about the Jags, and while it’s a long shot, he makes some good points.

The Indianapolis Colts have a lot of talent, but at the same time the Jags have been a problem for them, especially in Jacksonville. With the addition of Travon Walker, they could be even more of a problem as he helps them tremendously against the run, which is what the Colts do best.

As for the Titans, they have the number of the Jags. However, as Foxworth pointed out, they may have taken a step back, especially on offense. They traded receiver AJ Brown to Philadelphia, giving the Jags one less problem to deal with, even though Derrick Henry is still there. Even with Henry, however, losing a talent like Brown cannot be overlooked.

Finally, there are the Texans, who also have a lot of success against the Jags. On paper, the Jags are more talented, but fans should know by now not to stop there when it comes to the Texans, who are 27-13 against the Jags overall. That said, there’s still room for optimism regarding the Jags’ success against the Texans this season, as they have a more capable staff than what Houston beat last season.

The Jags will need to overcome many potential weaknesses to make a run like the Bengals did last season, but they have a coach who can make the most of their talent in Doug Pederson. Many will point to the receiving corps and call it a weakness, but let’s not forget that Pederson won a Super Bowl with his backup quarterback and a receiving group that didn’t have a 1,000-yarder.

It also can’t be said enough that the right quarterback-coach combination can elevate the team. Trevor Lawrence is the most talented quarterback Pederson has had as a head coach in the eyes of most, and the two have a great relationship so far.

That said, Pederson has a resume that proves it shouldn’t be doubted. Still, that looks like a realistic mark for the Jags may be six to seven wins this season, but that may change as there’s plenty of time left before the regular season.

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The Dallas Cowboys’ odds of winning Super Bowl LVII https://vikingsshopnfl.com/the-dallas-cowboys-odds-of-winning-super-bowl-lvii/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:00:11 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/the-dallas-cowboys-odds-of-winning-super-bowl-lvii/ The Dallas Cowboys’ odds of winning Super Bowl LVII are eighth-best in the NFL. The Cowboys had a very tough offseason losing big names like Amari Cooper and Randy Gregory. However, they still possess one of the most explosive offensive units with young talent on the defensive side of football, leaving them among the favorites […]]]>

The Dallas Cowboys’ odds of winning Super Bowl LVII are eighth-best in the NFL. The Cowboys had a very tough offseason losing big names like Amari Cooper and Randy Gregory. However, they still possess one of the most explosive offensive units with young talent on the defensive side of football, leaving them among the favorites to win the Super Bowl in 2023.

The Cowboys’ odds of winning Super Bowl LVII

All-time favorite

Since May, the favorites to win Super Bowl LVII have been the Buffalo Bills. Josh Allen and company have improved each season by making deeper and deeper runs in the playoffs. Allen plays some of the best football in the NFL and the addition of Stefon Diggs ahead of the 2020 season completes their dangerous offense. Diggs and his elite talent give Allen the alpha wide receiver needed to win on any down.

The Bills’ defense has been stingy in recent seasons. With balanced offense and defense, Buffalo should make another deep run in the playoffs. If the Bills can get over the loss of Brian Daboll, they’ll be a strong contender to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have the third-best odds to win the Super Bowl for the 2022-23 season. The Chiefs lost Tyreek Hill in the offseason to the Miami Dolphins but were able to acquire other downfield targets, including Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The biggest off-season feat was keeping their offensive line together to power the running game and protect Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs lost ground in the AFC West after Russell Wilson and Davante Adams both joined the conference, but with Mahomes at the helm, Kansas City will still have a good chance of representing the AFC West in the playoffs.

Dallas Cowboys Odds

Dallas has the eighth-best chance of winning the Super Bowl in 2023. The Cowboys are behind Buffalo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl-defending Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Denver. Broncos with newly acquired Russell Wilson. The Cowboys have had several offseason starts but will retain much of their offense.

The Cowboys lost La’el Collins and Connor Williams from the offensive line. It’s two big blows to running play and pass protection as the Cowboys will now look to newly drafted Tyler Smith, Terence Steele and Connor McGovern to plug holes on the offensive line.

Another big departure is Amari Cooper. The wide star was traded to the Cleveland Browns in addition to the midterm draft pick trades. The Cowboys had to leave Cooper due to salary cap issues. CeeDee Lamb and recently extended Michael Gallup have their work cut out to replace Cooper’s 3,893 yards and 27 touchdowns as the Cowboy.

The biggest drop

The Seattle Seahawks have gone from an annual contender to the bottom eight when it comes to Super Bowl odds. The departure of Russell Wilson drastically reduced their chances of making the playoffs. The Seahawks look to Drew Lock or Geno Smith with Wilson in Denver. The Pittsburgh Steelers are another plummeting team in the last 10. Just a few years after dominating the regular season. Pittsburgh finishes 9-8-1. They were able to make the playoffs by finishing second to the AFC North only to lose in a loss to the Chiefs 42-21. In 2022, Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement, ending a historic career. The Steelers are now looking to Mitchell Trubisky to lead the Iron Curtain in 2022.

The worst odds of winning Super Bowl LVII

The Houston Texans are the last to win the Super Bowl in 2023. Houston finished last season 4-13 and is in the midst of rebuilding. After losing JJ Watt and DeAndre Hopkins in recent seasons, the Texans find themselves without any substantial firepower. The Texans are relying on Davis Mills to lead them against the AFC South if they want to make the playoffs in 2022. Houston drafted well and will get substantial playing time for their young stars early on. These young stars include Derek Stingley Jr, Kenyon Green, Jalen Pitre, John Metchie III and Christian Harris.

How Dallas can compete for a Super Bowl

The Cowboys have a decent chance of winning Super Bowl LVII in 2023. Health and consistency will be very important for Dallas. As the entire NFC East closes the gap, Dallas will have to take advantage of every winnable game over the coming season.

Another key to success is player development. Tyler Smith will be in a preseason battle with Connor McGovern and Terence Steele in the last starting position on the offensive line. Michael Gallup is another name that needs to grow and produce with the departure of Amari Cooper. Finally, Dallas will immediately deploy Sam Williams to replace Randy Gregory. For Dallas to excel, they will need to have great play from Tyler Smith, Gallup and Williams.

The consistency of their current stars will spell success for Dallas. If Dak Prescott is in MVP form, the Cowboys can turn any game into a shootout. With household names like Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott and Prescott Dallas will have a chance to feature in every game this season.

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Super Bowl-winning NT could help Falcons defensive line https://vikingsshopnfl.com/super-bowl-winning-nt-could-help-falcons-defensive-line/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 23:38:24 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/super-bowl-winning-nt-could-help-falcons-defensive-line/ Getty A Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman “could help” the Falcons in free agency. Grady Jarrett signed a lucrative contract extension to stay with the Atlanta Falcons, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t add another beefy lineman to its defensive front this offseason. Jarrett has played center a lot in 2021, but he’s not an […]]]>

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A Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman “could help” the Falcons in free agency.

Grady Jarrett signed a lucrative contract extension to stay with the Atlanta Falcons, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t add another beefy lineman to its defensive front this offseason.

Jarrett has played center a lot in 2021, but he’s not an ideal nose tackle. Rather than absorbing double and even triple teams, Jarrett is most effective when allowed to attack a single gap and push the pocket.

Freeing up Jarrett to play a more offensive role should be a priority for Atlanta defensive coordinator Dean Pees. That could happen if the Falcons add a real nose tackle that can keep blockers busy and give Jarrett and the new rushers on the roster more one-on-one matchups.

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Luckily, there remains one player in the free agent market who fits the job description perfectly. He won a Super Bowl with a classic, space-consuming 0 technique, and a Falcons reporter thinks the veteran “could help” that front seven.


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Answering questions for his weekly online mailer, Falcons Digital editor Scott Bair was asked who the team could still sign for both sides of the trenches. Bair said, “Danny Shelton or former Bear (just following the trends here) Eddie Goldman could help defensive inside.”

The reference to “trends” is telling because of Ryan Pace’s presence in the Falcons’ front office. Former Chicago Bears general manager Pace assists Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot and has previously overseen the acquisition of several former Bears, including wide receiver Damiere Byrd, running back Damien Williams, lineman offense Germain Ifedi and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.

Pace’s connection naturally makes Eddie Goldman an option, but Shelton is the more intriguing choice. The 12th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft has certainly done the rounds for six seasons in the NFL. It is suitable for the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions and New York Giants.

Shelton’s most successful spell came as a member of the Patriots, which he helped beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII:

He was able to anchor a three-man line in the multiple version of the 3-4 defense favored by Pats head coach Bill Belichick. Pees, who served as Belichick’s defensive coordinator for four seasons from 2006-09, runs the same pattern with the Falcons.

It didn’t always work out for Jarrett, who often found himself at the center of great attention last season:

Placing Shelton in the center would allow Pees to move Jarrett outside towards the defensive end. This would have two advantages for the Falcons.

First, it would solidify a soft running defense. Second, it would give Pees’ timid defense the ability to generate greater pressure from the edges.


Jarrett more valuable on the outside

There’s a reason the Falcons paid Jarrett $51 millioneven after a season where he produced just 28 tackles and a sack:

He wasn’t at his best, but Jarrett is a real game breaker when he’s in good shape. He didn’t win a pair of Pro-Bowl berths by accident.

Jarrett is also a very disruptive passing thrower when allowed to play to his strengths. He recorded 11.5 sacks in the 2019 and 20 seasons. Jarrett also beat Tom Brady three times when the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead to lose 34-28 to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.

The Falcons need this version of Jarrett to help revive a passing rush that recorded just 18 sacks a year ago. Much of the offseason has been spent on Fontenot improving the rushers available to Pees.

Fontenot’s efforts gave the Giants’ Lorenzo Carter free agency, while the second and third rounds of the draft produced Arnold Ebiketie and DeAngelo Malone, respectively. This trio’s chances of putting more heat on quarterbacks in 2022 will be better if Jarrett plays on the outside.

Jarrett can hold offensive tackles and let outside linebackers like Carter and Ebiketie grapple with running backs and tight ends. It should be a game win for the Falcons defense every time.

Another area where the Falcons need better matchups is in run defense. Pees’ unit allowed the sixth-most rushing yards in the league, 2,242, along with 19 rushing touchdowns last season.

Shelton and his 345-pound frame would surely make it harder for opposing running backs to average 4.3 yards per carry this quarter. The 28-year-old knows how to play vertically and stifle rushing attempts at their source, like on this game where the Pats beat the Rams, for CLNS Media Network’s Evan Lazar:

Signing Shelton to a short-term deal late in free agency is one of the smartest moves the Falcons could make at this point in the offseason. According to Sportrac.com, there is still $12,358,927 of space left under the salary cap, more than enough to add a player who would transform both phases of the Falcons defense and revitalize one of the few elite players in the league. listing.

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5 recent Carolina Panther starts who could win a Super Bowl in 2022 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/5-recent-carolina-panther-starts-who-could-win-a-super-bowl-in-2022/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://vikingsshopnfl.com/5-recent-carolina-panther-starts-who-could-win-a-super-bowl-in-2022/ Which players who recently left the Carolina Panthers could end up lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the 2022 season? The Carolina Panthers have seen a lot of roster turnover this offseason as they look to put in place a better foundation for 2022. Matt Rhule has a big job to do next season — […]]]>

Which players who recently left the Carolina Panthers could end up lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the 2022 season?

The Carolina Panthers have seen a lot of roster turnover this offseason as they look to put in place a better foundation for 2022. Matt Rhule has a big job to do next season — the third in his tenure — but the The organization has provided him with impressive talent to nurture in the proper manner and there is also the introduction of coaches with legitimate NFL experience to further aid his cause.

It’s unclear if the cloud hanging over Carolina at quarterback will be the deciding factor. But the Panthers can make another move if they want if Sam Darnold and Matt Corral fail to meet preseason goals.

There have been so many departures over the past two years that it’s sometimes hard to keep track. Some will be missed more than others, so the Panthers need their young core to step up to become competitive for the first time in quite a while.

With that in mind, here are five recent Panther departures who could acquire a Super Bowl ring in 2022.

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(Rich Barnes – USA TODAY Sports) Mike Davis

MIKE DAVIS

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Mike Davis – Former Carolina Panthers RB

It was a brief stint with the Atlanta Falcons for Mike Davis in 2021 after leaving the Carolina Panthers. The running back was deemed surplus to requirements and released this offseason, but he hasn’t been homeless for long and is now joining a rushing Baltimore Ravens offense that is among the most dynamic in the league.

Davis is poised to provide the hard-hitting presence between the tackles behind JK Dobbins, whose expected breakout campaign last season was cut short due to injury. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is also a significant threat outside of the backfield, giving John Harbaugh a productive line to rely on heavily ahead of a possible playoff push.

The AFC North produced a Super Bowl team in the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Davis and the Ravens are hoping for something similar next time around.

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