Championship Anatomy:  Eli to Manningham TD
Anatomy of a Play, Greg Smith, Inside the Game, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

Championship Anatomy: Eli to Manningham TD

When you have the NFL’s 32nd-ranked running game, you will inevitably face a lot of 3rd-and-long situations.  And expectedly, throughout the NFC playoffs, the Giants have.  But unexpectedly, New York has … MORE ►

Divisional Anatomy: Vernon Davis’ Game Winner
Anatomy of a Play, Greg Smith, Inside the Game, San Francisco 49ers

Divisional Anatomy: Vernon Davis’ Game Winner

It’s hard not to feel good for Alex Smith and Vernon Davis.  They are two of the NFL’s model citizens and just enjoyed their finest moment as professionals.

The play was one of trust and … MORE ►

Anatomy of a Play: Week 17
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, New York Giants, TCIPF Staff

Anatomy of a Play: Week 17

Brian Baldinger breaks down Victor Cruz and the New York Giants offense.

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Anatomy of a Play: Week 16
Anatomy of a Play, Detroit Lions, Inside the Game, TCIPF Staff

Anatomy of a Play: Week 16

The Lions clinched their first playoff berth since 1999 in large part because of Matthew Stafford and the Detroit’s potent passing attack. Brian Baldinger breaks down why the Lions’ offense will be hard to handle … MORE ►

Anatomy of a Play: Week 15
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, New Orleans Saints, TCIPF Staff

Anatomy of a Play: Week 15

Brian Baldinger breaks down Saints gunslinger Drew Brees and his powerful air attack.

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Anatomy of a Play: Week 13
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, San Francisco 49ers, TCIPF Staff

Anatomy of a Play: Week 13

Brian Baldinger analyzes the 49ers’ signature power-running game, which has led them to their first division title since 2002.

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Week 11 Anatomy of a Play: Kevin Smith Breaks Out
Anatomy of a Play, Detroit Lions, Inside the Game, TCIPF Staff

Week 11 Anatomy of a Play: Kevin Smith Breaks Out

Brian Baldinger breaks down the first of Kevin Smith’s three touchdowns against the Panthers.

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Anatomy of a Play: Ponder this…
Anatomy of a Play, Inside the Game, Minnesota Vikings

Anatomy of a Play: Ponder this…

Since 1962, the Minnesota Vikings have drafted three quarterbacks in the first round.  Tommy Kramer in 1977, Daunte Culpepper in 1999, and Christian Ponder in 2011.

In 1979, Kramer was faced with the unenviable task … MORE ►

Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes
Anatomy of a Play, Cincinnati Bengals, David Neupauer, Inside the Game

Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes

After seven years of consistent playoff contention under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals were in danger of returning to Bungles status in 2011. They were coming off a 4-12 season, and had lost high-profile offensive starters … MORE ►