Archive: Brandon Benson
Super Bowl XLV will be marked by the emergence of MVP QB Aaron Rodgers, and while the NFL braces for a potential lockout, at least fans in Green Bay can cherish that winning feeling once again.
By Brandon Benson | February 8, 2011; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)
With Aaron Rodgers under center and a host of weapons in the receiving game, the Green Bay Packers get the slight edge in a great Super Bowl XLV matchup.
By Brandon Benson | February 2, 2011; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)
The reality is that more often than not, a great quarterback leads his team to a Super Bowl victory. The NFL is a passing league and any team relying on its defense or running game to win a championship is a long shot.
By Brandon Benson | January 25, 2011; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Two of the NFL's top defensive, hard-hitting teams collide when rivals Pittsburgh and Baltimore meet for the third time this season. What's not to like?
By Brandon Benson | January 12, 2011; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)
With a balanced offense, a healthy lineup and presumably home field advantage, the Falcons are the most dangerous team in the NFC.
By Brandon Benson | December 29, 2010; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)
While Tom Brady deserves much of the credit, New England's offensive line and running game have helped the 2010 Patriots' offense reach new heights.
By Brandon Benson | December 15, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)
The dismissal of Brad Childress in Minnesota was inevitable, but Wade Phillips' firing in Dallas could have been avoided had the Cowboys lived up to their potential.
By Brandon Benson | November 23, 2010; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)
The AFC has been the stronger conference over the last several seasons due to two specific factors: elite quarterback play and a commitment to building with young draft talent.
By Brandon Benson | November 4, 2010; 10:54 AM ET | Comments (0)
Brett Favre has proven his ability to play through injuries over the course of his career, and until he pulls himself from a game, you have to assume he'll be starting Sunday against New England.
By Brandon Benson | October 26, 2010; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)
Even with Randy Moss, the Vikings still have to prove they can contend for a deep playoff run while the Patriots just keep getting younger.
By Brandon Benson | October 7, 2010; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)
Michael Vick looked like a capable starting quarterback in rallying the Eagles for a second-half comeback against the Packers, but from here on out, defenses will be far more prepared to contain his running game.
By Brandon Benson | September 16, 2010; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (0)
An expanded regular season would help teams increase revenue through ticket sales, even if it takes a greater toll on the players on the field.
By Brandon Benson | August 31, 2010; 11:52 AM ET | Comments (0)
Brett Favre's bid for another Super Bowl title could be derailed by injuries and inconsistent play from the Vikings running backs and receivers.
By Brandon Benson | August 18, 2010; 09:11 AM ET | Comments (0)
Each Brett Favre comeback tour so far has featured a different impetus. This time around, the Vikings don't care what that is -- they just want Brett back in the huddle.
By Brandon Benson | August 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)
A looming NFL lockout and the uncertainty of the next collective bargaining agreement has player agents looking to cash in now.
By Brandon Benson | July 23, 2010; 09:07 AM ET | Comments (0)
No longer an elite wide receiver, Terrell Owens' best option could be joining a team looking for depth and leadership without all his baggage.
By Brandon Benson | July 15, 2010; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)
Fewer free agency restrictions in the NFL would allow the league to capitalize on the type of publicity storm currently swirling around LeBron James and the NBA's free agent class.
By Brandon Benson | July 8, 2010; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)
Playing a Super Bowl in New York could change the style of play on the field, but it won't make the dream of hosting the NFL's biggest game any closer to reality for the rest of the league's cold-weather teams.
By Brandon Benson | May 25, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (3)
Associated Press should stick with the votes they made at the end of the season, just as they do when voting for awards across professional sports.
By Brandon Benson | May 12, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
There's no way to sugarcoat the question Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland posed to Dez Bryant in a pre-draft interview, and the NFL should encourage future draft prospects to report that type of questioning.
By Brandon Benson | April 30, 2010; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (1)
NFL.com provided updates, scouting reports and all the information the television broadcasts were lacking.
By Brandon Benson | April 27, 2010; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (0)
On paper, the Jets have upgraded their talent for a relatively low price. The question that remains is how will those new pieces - specifically Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie - fit in with their team.
By Brandon Benson | April 13, 2010; 09:10 AM ET | Comments (0)
From points allowed to turnovers, Dallas has the best shot of winning the Super Bowl out of any of the teams that are playing on this wild card weekend.
By Brandon Benson | January 8, 2010; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (0)
If the Vikings look uninspired during the playoffs, the team's lack of trust in it's leaders might be the cause.
By Brandon Benson | December 23, 2009; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)
It isn't time to update the annual Thanksgiving games, but maybe it's time to reevaluate the matchups provided by the schedule makers.
By Brandon Benson | November 25, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (3)
Brett Favre has given them something they didn't have before; a chance at a comeback in every game they'll play in.
By Brandon Benson | October 5, 2009; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling in the Sunshine State.
By Brandon Benson | September 22, 2009; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)
I was aware of the cheerleaders before I understood anything else about the game. And I hope they never leave it.
By Brandon Benson | September 2, 2009; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (2)