NFL – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Sun, 22 May 2016 12:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Men Up North Sports Podcast Episode 15–Super Bowl 50 Post-Game http://xnsports.com/2016/02/10/the-men-up-north-sports-podcast-episode-15-super-bowl-50-post-game/ http://xnsports.com/2016/02/10/the-men-up-north-sports-podcast-episode-15-super-bowl-50-post-game/#respond Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:05:18 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63763 In a football-heavy episode of The Men Up North Sports’ Podcast, Felipe Melecio and Matthew Bushnell discuss their reactions to Super Bowl 50 and discuss a wide array of topics: –Super Bowl 50 post game reactions –State of the NFL quarterbacks –The importance of post-game press conference –The 2011 NFL Draft: Best Draft Class ever?

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Cam Newton and the Panthers Swallowed by Unexpected Adversity http://xnsports.com/2016/02/09/cam-newton-panthers-swallowed-unexpected-adversity/ http://xnsports.com/2016/02/09/cam-newton-panthers-swallowed-unexpected-adversity/#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:42:43 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63746 Winning a football game is not easy. Until Sunday night, the Carolina Panthers had lost a total of one game since the start of 2015 and two since Week 14 of the 2014 season. Collectively, the team emitted the aura of confidence that goes with perennial winners. The Panthers would take the field, play a

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Super Thoughts: Super Bowl 50 Random Reactions http://xnsports.com/2016/02/08/super-thoughts-super-bowl-50-random-reactions/ http://xnsports.com/2016/02/08/super-thoughts-super-bowl-50-random-reactions/#respond Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:03:43 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63730 Super Bowl 50 came in like a monsoon and finished like a drizzle. The game was good, but it could have been better as the Denver Broncos dominated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Here are some random thoughts about the event from Sunday. Commercials were once again underwhelming, but anything produced for this year is a

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Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets: Ready Your Stopwatches http://xnsports.com/2016/02/07/super-bowl-50-prop-bets-ready-stopwatches/ http://xnsports.com/2016/02/07/super-bowl-50-prop-bets-ready-stopwatches/#respond Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:37:11 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63722 Not again. While Sunday’s main event will officially close out the 2015 National Football League season, there is a level of nervous anticipation that builds. Each passing hour brings me closer to my opportunity for redemption. One year ago, my fingers danced upon the keyboard with giddy excitement as I laid out the prop bets for

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NFL Picks: Super Bowl 50 Prediction http://xnsports.com/2016/02/04/nfl-picks-super-bowl-50-prediction/ http://xnsports.com/2016/02/04/nfl-picks-super-bowl-50-prediction/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:28:26 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63705 If the National Football League proves anything year in and year out, it is that one team will almost certainly break every trend. In 2015, said team was clearly the Carolina Panthers. A proverbial thorn in the side of this column week after week, karma dictated that the Panthers would be playing in the final game

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NFL Conference Championship Picks Against the Spread http://xnsports.com/2016/01/22/nfl-conference-championship-picks-spread/ http://xnsports.com/2016/01/22/nfl-conference-championship-picks-spread/#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:24:07 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63612 As quickly as chaos entered the arena of play, it left. All four road teams won their Wild Card round games. All four subsequent lost in the Divisional round. With that, no team that opened the postseason two weeks ago will take the field on Sunday. While injuries temporarily derailed both AFC participants at various

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Daily Fantasy Football: Stats and Info You Need to Know http://xnsports.com/2016/01/22/daily-fantasy-football-stats-and-info-you-need-to-know/ http://xnsports.com/2016/01/22/daily-fantasy-football-stats-and-info-you-need-to-know/#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:13:01 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63616 Our friends at RotoQL provided us with the following infographic to help you prepare contest-winning lineups for Championship weekend on DraftKings and FanDuel:

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The Men Up North NFC Championship Week Predictions http://xnsports.com/2016/01/21/men-north-nfc-championship-week-predictions/ http://xnsports.com/2016/01/21/men-north-nfc-championship-week-predictions/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:04:17 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63586 Due to scheduling conflicts, The Men Up North Sports’ Podcast will not air this week. However, Matt Bushnell and Felipe Melecio did have a conversation about the upcoming AFC and NFC Championship games. Here is how they broke things down beginning with the National Football Conference. Felipe: Well, it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for; after

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The Men Up North AFC Championship Week Predictions http://xnsports.com/2016/01/21/men-north-afc-championship-week-predictions/ http://xnsports.com/2016/01/21/men-north-afc-championship-week-predictions/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:31:03 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63588 Due to scheduling conflicts, The Men Up North Sports’ Podcast will not air this week. However, Matt Bushnell and Felipe Melecio did have a conversation about the upcoming AFC and NFC Championship games. Here is how they broke things down beginning with the American Football Conference. Felipe: So we last left off talking about the NFC

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NFL Divisional Round Against the Spread Picks http://xnsports.com/2016/01/15/nfl-divisional-round-spread-picks/ http://xnsports.com/2016/01/15/nfl-divisional-round-spread-picks/#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:44:42 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=63537 While the numbers behind Wild Card weekend hinted at a potentially historic result, the fact that it actually came to fruition is somewhat surprising. Entering the week, all four road teams were, at one point, the favorite in their respective game — although the Packers and Redskins continued to flip sides with most websites naming

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