Archive for January 20th, 2012

AFC Title Game Preview: New England’s Tight End Tandem
Baltimore Ravens, Inside the Game, New England Patriots, Playbook War Room

AFC Title Game Preview: New England’s Tight End Tandem

A great deal has changed since the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens faced off in the 2009 Playoffs.  For one thing, this year they are the top seeds in the AFC and are facing … MORE ►

Looking Ahead: Giants – 49ers
Films Encore, Inside the NFL, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff

Looking Ahead: Giants – 49ers

For our second look ahead, take a look back to the 1990 NFC Championship Game, when the Giants defeated the 49ers and went on the win the Super Bowl.

Eli Manning and the Giants will … MORE ►

This Day in Football: January 20
America's Game, San Francisco 49ers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

This Day in Football: January 20

On this day in 1985, the 49ers defeated the Dolphins in a much-anticipated Super Bowl XIX showdown between Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

San Francisco entered the game at 17-1 and cruised past 16-2 Miami, … MORE ►

Looking Ahead: Ravens – Patriots
Baltimore Ravens, Inside the NFL, New England Patriots, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Looking Ahead: Ravens – Patriots

This week we look ahead to Conference Championship weekend by looking back to a couple postseason matchups between the teams playing on Sunday.

First, we take you back to the 2009 Divisional game between the … MORE ►

Cosell Talks:  The Ravens Predictable Offense
Baltimore Ravens, From the Desk of Greg Cosell, Greg Cosell, Inside the Game

Cosell Talks: The Ravens Predictable Offense

My film study of the Baltimore Ravens reveals a static, inert, predictable offense that is not difficult to defend tactically. From a personnel standpoint, it is predominantly “2 back,” with fullback Vonta Leach a key … MORE ►

Blame Doctor Heat: The Saints’ Un-Prevent Undid Their Season
Greg Smith, Inside the Game, New Orleans Saints, Ramblings and Rants, San Francisco 49ers

Blame Doctor Heat: The Saints’ Un-Prevent Undid Their Season

Everyone likes to rip the Prevent Defense. John Madden, the everyman’s everyman, once described it the way many fans would, “All the prevent defense does is prevent you from winning.”

Wikipedia’s entry defines it in … MORE ►