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Hey Seanny J: Overreacting to NFL Week One 

Hey Seanny J: Overreacting to NFL Week One 

With the first week of professional football in the books, we have quite a bit of reflecting to do. An entire offseason of guessing how each team will look when the lights come on has finally come to fruition, and man, do some of those predictions look bad. Here are my three [over]reactions.

Column: How will Antonio Brown affect the Patriots? 

Column: How will Antonio Brown affect the Patriots? 

Ever since training camp started, Antonio Brown has been at the forefront of NFL media attention. First, due to his frostbitten feet which caused him to miss several practices. Then, due to his helmet controversy with the league. Then, because of a screaming match and near fist fight with Oakland Raiders GM Mike Mayock over fines.

Column: Will the Pats find a successor to Brady this year?

Column: Will the Pats find a successor to Brady this year?

There is also the big wild card: Kyler Murray, whose situation will have the most outsized impact on the entire draft, is an enticing prospect. He is dynamic, quick and destroyed the competition this year on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma.

The top 10 moments from the NFL 100 commercial

The top 10 moments from the NFL 100 commercial

There was no play in the 2018 NFL season that was more signature than the Patrick Mahomes no-look pass. They even nailed how casual it was, with him exchanging pleasantries with Russell Wilson right before launching a no-looker to Odell Beckham Jr. who successfully executed his most signature play, the one-handed catch.

Luke’s Triple Option: So, you don’t want football to end after the Super Bowl

Luke’s Triple Option: So, you don’t want football to end after the Super Bowl

There are 172 teams between the NFL and major college football, and for 171 of them, the season is already over. The Patriots will cruise to a Super Bowl victory next week because the universe owes us nothing, and Patriots fans will pretend that their 30th championship in the last 20 years is just as meaningful as the last 29.

Point/Counterpoint: Which championship weekend call was worse?

Point/Counterpoint: Which championship weekend call was worse?

Both the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots took home the hardware on championship weekend and are now one win away from being Super Bowl champions. However, if not for some horrendous officiating by the referees, Super Bowl LIII could very well be featuring the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. This raised the question, which call was worse? The pass interference no-call? Or was it the roughing the passer that was called against the Chiefs? 

Don’t use Sunday as your scapegoat to change NFL overtime rules

Don’t use Sunday as your scapegoat to change NFL overtime rules

To put it plainly, last Sunday was probably the best Championship Sunday in the history of the National Football League. 

Just check the television ratings. The primetime AFC Championship Game, which saw the New England Patriots defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime, scored 53.9 million views on CBS. It scored 27 percent higher than last year’s primetime conference championship game (the NFC Championship Game on FOX). The game was the fifth most-watched conference championship game in the last decade. 

Five fantasy stars of Week 5

Five fantasy stars of Week 5

It was a rather weak week for fantasy football, with the highest scoring player recording just 30 points in standard and 34.5 points in PPR. That is an astonishing 9 and 4.5 points lower than the next lowest scoring week, respectively. Of those who did have a good week, here are the best.