Troyetsky: To be or not to be (consistent)?

A Week of Consistency: Who has it? Who Doesn’t? Minnesota Vikings (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (10-2) Though both teams are in prime position to make the playoffs, this game could potentially end in a blowout. As it has throughout the season, Minnesota’s ability to win relies on running back Adrian Peterson’s carries per game. In the four [...]

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Troyetsky: Broncos should be on Upset Alert

Week 13 Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)  In his 17th year of NFL service, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck certainly doesn’t look like a 40 year old. It appears as if the quarterback has discovered the fountain of youth. Hasselbeck is 4-0 in games that he’s started this season for the Colts, throwing for 1,023 [...]

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Troyetsky: Panthers, Lions to Win on Thanksgiving

Week 12 Pick’ Ems As Week 12 approaches, it’s impossible to write a pick’em column without acknowledging the two most prominent matches of the week--the Thanksgiving Day games. As is always the case, both the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys will host. Both teams haven’t played particularly well this season, but they have long [...]

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Troyetsky’s NFL Picks Week 11

Denver Broncos (7-2) at Chicago Bears (4-5)  A recent ESPN feature on Peyton Manning noted that he had joined a list of elite hall of fame quarterbacks who have played for too long. This article came days after the Broncos announced that Manning wouldn’t start this Sunday’s game in Chicago. To quickly recap, Peyton Manning is 39 years old, hasn’t [...]

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Troyetsky Week 9

Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Carolina Panthers (7-0)  Last week the Packers were embarrassed. In arguably his worst performance since entering the NFL, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for only 77 yards on 14 for 22 passing. In addition, the Packers only ran for 90 yards. Last weekend’s game said a number of things: never underestimate Peyton Manning [...]

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