Philadelphia Eagles Smarter, Still Far From Head Of the Class
by Michael Quinn on September 17, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles are the most explosive team in football, No. 2 in total offense and No. 1 in total team yards, with both the NFL's leading rusher and leading receiver. But team intelligence cost them a win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
FN Video: Perfect Recipes, Beers For Your Super Bowl Party
by Cold Hard Football Facts on January 25, 2013
The Football Nation crew kicked off its Road to New Orleans (#RoadTripNOLA) Super Bowl tour from New England to New Orleans with a TV appearance in Boston. We'll be hitting up national and local shows from the road now through the big game.
The Sports-Casters: Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos Deadly, Says Byrne
by Steve Bennett on December 28, 2012
Steve Bennett and Don Russ chat with stat analyst Kerry J. Byrne of Cold, Hard Football Facts and Football Nation. Also, the duo tackles the hottest topics in football today.
Sports-Casters: Houston Texans Open Road To The Super Bowl
by Steve Bennett on October 24, 2012
The Sports-Casters Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview Kerry J. Byrne of Cold Hard Football Facts and Football Nation, who says there is little in the AFC to keep the Houston Texans from the Super Bowl.
Patriots team report: Never 50-50 for Belichick
by Erik Frenz on December 16, 2011
Bill Belichick's Patriots have lost to some bad quarterbacks in his 11-year tenure. Never once, though, has his team lost to a quarterback that completed less than 50 percent of his passes on the season. Erik Frenz delives the goods.
Cowboys Vs. Cardinals Game Preview: The Return of Kolb
by Shaun Church on December 2, 2011
Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Kevin Kolb returns to the action this week to take on Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. Take a look at what it will take for Arizona to pull of an upset and win their third straight game in the series.
The Bandwagon: Off The NFC East Bandwagon
by Kerry Byrne on December 1, 2011
In this week's segment, Football Nation and CHFF's Kerry Byrne explains why he is officially off the NFC East bandwagon.
Five Reasons Chad Ochocinco Doesn't Matter
by Scott O'Neil on October 26, 2011
Why in the world are people still talking about Chad Ochocinco?
CHFF Game Of The Week: Houston-Tennessee
by Kerry Byrne on October 21, 2011
The Peyton Manning booby prize is up for grabs in the AFC South and it will be captured by either the Texans or Titans. The division rivals meet Sunday in our Week 7 Game of the Week.
CHFF Game of the Week: Green Bay-Atlanta
by Kerry Byrne on October 9, 2011
The Packers visit the Falcons for a rematch of Green Bay's 48-21 win in the divisional playoffs last year that was Aaron Rodgers' coming out party. This Week 5 clash is the Cold, Hard Football Facts' Game of the Week.
CHFF Power Rankings: Post-Lockout, Preseason Edition
by Jonathan Comey on August 17, 2011
Jonathan Comey is back for his sixth season of Cold, Hard Football Facts power rankings. During the season, he uses a special formula to rank the NFL's best in order. In preseason? Just wingin' it!
10 Things We Learned: Faux Week 1 Edition
by Jonathan Comey on August 15, 2011
Jonathan Comey sifts through the unfulfilling mix of August football for the tidbits you really need to know, from winners like Ndamukong Suh to losers like Chad Henne.
Time To Admit It's Over For Randy Moss
by Kerry Byrne on May 25, 2011
In a CHFF first, Colonel Comey admits to the frailties of human weakness: he's derived something called "joy" watching Randy Moss play football (even during the Oakland years!) But now the Great and Powerful Comey admits it's over for the once thrilling, acrobatic wideout.
Need a QB? Dial up Vince Young
by Kerry Byrne on May 18, 2011
Vince Young turns 28 Wednesday and could use a birthday phone call from one of the many NFL teams desperate for a QB upgrade. Sure, he's got issues. But he also went 12-6 with a team that won just two games without him in 2009 and 2010 and, despite his rep, is a better-than-average passer.
Injustice in Canton: the Case for Ken Anderson
by Kerry Byrne on May 17, 2011
Ken Anderson belongs in the Hall of Fame. After studying his HOF-caliber stats and his role as a pioneer of the West Coast offense, we conclude the 6,500-word epic "Case for Ken Anderson" with a look at how he won against the odds while consistently outplaying NFL MVPs.
Ultimate 10-year draft grades: back of the class
by Kerry Byrne on May 8, 2011
We all know that hasty post-draft grades are as useful as a $5 coupon for a new BMW. So we endeavored to learn who's really drafted well over the past 10 years based upon actual evidence, performance and Cold, Hard Football Facts. We finish today with the back of the class.
Ultimate 10-year draft grades (Part 2)
by Kerry Byrne on May 6, 2011
We all know that hasty post-draft grades are as useful as a $5 coupon for a new BMW. So we endeavored to learn who's really drafted well over the past 10 years based upon actual evidence, performance and Cold, Hard Football Facts. We continue with the middle of the pack.
Decade in the making: the ultimate NFL draft grades
by Kerry Byrne on May 4, 2011
Hasty post-draft grades are as useful as a $5 coupon for a new BMW. So we endeavored to learn who's really drafted well over the past decade based upon evidence, performance and Cold, Hard Football Facts. Here are the 10-year draft grades for all 32 NFL teams.
Shocking words! Detroit Lions are a contender
by Kerry Byrne on May 1, 2011
Detroit has long been our favorite pigskin piñata. But Jim Schwartz's crew made incredible statistical strides in 2010, improving in every single one of our Quality Stats, in most cases dramatically. They followed those improvements with a small but sexy 2011 draft class.
First round: Hogs run wild!
by Kerry Byrne on April 29, 2011
The first thing we noticed about the first round of the 2011 draft was that it was a monster day for our beloved Offensive and Defensive Hogs: 21 of 32 first-round picks will wage war in the trenches.
The first-reaction first-round grades
by Kerry Byrne on April 29, 2011
Our immediate first-reaction grades for each first-round pick. Our grades are not based upon whether a player will pan out or not in the pros. Nobody knows. Our grades are based upon addressing immediate statistical needs.
Atlanta's big move tops night of surprises
by Kerry Byrne on April 29, 2011
We thought Thursday's biggest surprise was when the CHFF crew posted a score of 270 at our annual cholesterol screening. Pretty low! But then the Falcons traded away five picks to move up 21 spots and take a shiny hood ornament wide receiver. Bad move, Atlanta!
Our Naughty Nurse provides the final pre-draft statistical breakdowns of all 32 NFL teams
by Kerry Byrne on April 28, 2011