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Dave Dameshek

 

NFL Media analyst/host Dave Dameshek is a writer and tv/radio host/analyst who has covered the sports world for the NFL, ESPN, FOX Sports and CBS Radio for the last 15 years. Dameshek has also worked as a comedy writer and performer on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. Check out his NFL.com podcast at nfl.com/dameshek.


May
Dameshek's food tour May 07, 2019

Dave Dameshek takes a delicious look at each NFL town?s finest food offering, in his quest for the best in Football America.... more

July

With late summer about to give way to the 2018 NFL season, it's time to once again rank all 32 offensive triplets (quarterback, running back and pass catcher) in the league. As before, I ranked the quarterbacks, running backs and pass catchers from N... more

With late summer about to give way to the 2018 NFL season, it's time to once again rank all 32 offensive triplets (quarterback, running back and pass catcher) in the league. As before, I ranked the quarterbacks, running backs and pass catchers from N... more

As you may know, we annually like to focus on the offensive star power of the NFL's 32 teams by ranking triplets (QB/RB/WR). As you may also know, many pro football players first played football in college ... which brings me to our first-ever top-10... more

As you may know, we annually like to focus on the offensive star power of the NFL's 32 teams by ranking triplets (QB/RB/WR). As you may also know, many pro football players first played in college ... which brings me to our first-ever top-10 ranking... more

January

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 2-2 . Season heading into Championship Sunday: 168-96.) CLICK ON SCOREBOARD TO EXPAND.... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 3-1 . Season heading into the Divisional Round: 166-94.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 9-7 . Season heading into Wild Card Weekend: 163-93.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON... more

December

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 13-3 . Season heading into Week 17: 154-86.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOA... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 12-4 . Season heading into Week 16: 141-83.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOA... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 9-7 . Season heading into Week 15: 129-79.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOAR... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 11-5 . Season heading into Week 14: 120-72.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOA... more

November

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 13-3 . Season heading into Week 13: 109-67.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOA... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 10-4 . Season heading into Week 12: 96-64.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCORE... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 9-5 . Season heading into Week 11: 86-60.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 4-9 . Season heading into Week 10: 77-55.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 10-3 . Season heading into Week 9: 73-46.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

October

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 10-5 . Season heading into Week 8: 63-43.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 6-8 . Season heading into Week 7: 53-38.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBO... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 10-4 . Season heading into Week 6: 47-30.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 7-9 . Season heading into Week 5: 37-26.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBO... more

September

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 12-4 . Season heading into Week 3: 21-10.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last week: 9-6.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOARD TO EXPAND.... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last season: 169-96-2.) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOARD TO EXPAND.... more

August

Back in October 2014, realizing we were looking at the best offensive triplets since Aikman, Emmitt & the Playmaker, we set out to determine which current team had the best set. Four updates and countless tepid imitators later, it's high time for the... more

Back in October 2014, realizing we were looking at the best offensive triplets since Aikman, Emmitt & the Playmaker, we set out to determine... more

January

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. Last week: 3-1 | Season heading into Championship Sunday: 168-94-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CL... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. Last week: 4-0 | Season heading into the Divisional Round: 165-93-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). C... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. Last week: 11-5; Season heading into Wild Card Round: 161-93-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK... more

December

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. Last week: 8-8; Season heading into Week 17: 150-88-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREB... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. Last week: 12-4; This week: 6-7; Season heading into Week 16: 142-80-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 10-6; Season heading into Week 15: 129-72-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 12-3; Season heading into Week 14: 119-69-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 12-4; Season heading into Week 13: 107-66-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

November

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 2-1; Last week: 8-5; Season heading into Week 12: 95-62-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 6-8; Season heading into Week 11: 88-57-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0 ; Last week: 12-1; Season heading into Week 10: 82-49-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 9-3-1; Season heading into Week 9: 70-48-2. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

October

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 11-3-1; Season heading into Week 8: 61-45-1. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team).... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 11-4; Season heading into Week 7: 50-42. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CL... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 8-6; Season heading into Week 6: 39-38. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLI... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 6-9; Season heading into Week 5: 31-32. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLI... more

September

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 1-0; Last week: 7-9; Season heading into Week 4: 25-23. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLI... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. This week: 0-1; Last week: 9-7; Season heading into Week 3: 18-14. And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLI... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Season heading into Week 2: 9-7; This week: 1-0) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOARD... more

WARNING: Do NOT look at the following scores if you don't want this weekend's NFL games ruined. (Last season: 167-100; This season: 0-1) And remember: I hope your team wins (unless they're playing my team). CLICK ON SCOREBOARD TO EXPAND... more

August

Football's back! And so, too, are my rankings of the NFL's best triplets. For the uninitiated, the great '90s Cowboys were headlined by QB Troy Aikman, RB Emmitt Smith and WR Michael Irvin -- a.k.a. "The Triplets." A couple years back, I was inspired... more

Football's back! And so, too, are my rankings of the NFL's best triplets. For the uninitiated, the great '90s Cowboys were headlined by QB Troy Aikman, RB Emmitt Smith and WR Michael Irvin -- a.k.a. "The Triplets." A couple years back, I was inspired... more

June

Best QB units Worst QB units Yesterday we yinned, today we yang. We've already provided our "best" QB trios in the Super Bowl era, and because that list probably left Jets, Broncos and Browns fans feeling sad by comparison, we'll spare thos... more

Yesterday we yinned, today we yang. We've already provided our "best" QB trios in the Super Bowl era, and because that list probably left Jets, Broncos and Browns fans feeling sad by comparison, we'll spare those teams' 2016 QB trios and focus on t... more

Quarterbacks. They are important in football. Consider this: Without at least one of them, the center's snap would just bounce around deep in the backfield, where it'd go for a big loss or be recovered by the other team. Either way, not a winning pro... more

Best QB units Worst QB units Quarterbacks. They are important in football. Consider this: Without at least one of them, the center's snap would just bounce around deep in the backfield, where it'd go for a big loss or be recovered by the othe... more

April

PeytonManning, Saints quarterback? SeanPayton's ears just perked up. (NFL.com illustration) Don't blame Les Snead or Howie Roseman for moving up in the draft. Sure, things were already looking up for both men, what with a sunny new home for... more

March

In five of the last six seasons, at least one division champ has won fewer than 10 games: 2010 NFC West champs: Seahawks (7-9) 2011 NFC East champs: Giants (9-7) 2013 NFC North champs: Packers (8-7-1) 2014 NFC South champs: Panthers (7-8-... more

Now that there are 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- is taking a look at how our perception of superior quarterback play has evolved in the Super Bowl era, using every 10th Super Bowl as... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

You know how at the end of the first Star Wars movie , as Luke flies through that Death Star trench , he turns off his radar thing after Obi-Wan Kenobi instructs him to just use the Force ? Well, the voice in my head (Kenobi?) is instructing me to... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

We move to early February 2006. The Steelers have just survived the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL -- and a shoddy Super Bowl showing by sophomore Ben Roethlisberger -- to finally deliver the "one for the thumb" Mean Joe Greene promised Pittsburgh fans ba... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

Now that there are 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- is taking a look at how our perception of superior quarterback play has evolved in the Super Bowl era, using every 10th Super Bowl as... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

Now that there are 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- is taking a look at how our perception of superior quarterback play has evolved in the Super Bowl era, using every 10th Super Bowl as... more

Now that there are 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- is taking a look at how our perception of superior quarterback play has evolved in the Super Bowl era, using every 10th Super Bowl as... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

As of SB X As of SB XX As of SB XXX As of SB XL As of SB 50 Projection through SB LX With 50 Super Bowls in the books, Dave Dameshek -- with the help of Elliot Harrison and Gil Brandt -- has taken a look at how our perception of... more

January

Quick thought on the weather and how it might affect -- and maybe already has affected -- Championship Sunday: If you've been paying any attention this week, you know most everyone under the meager winter sun is picking the Patriots to win in Denv... more

Whether you consider it three weeks late or 49 weeks early, the best Christmas gift for that true football fan in your life (and/or in the mirror) has arrived: The NFL Divisional Round. Last weekend's wild-card games -- or two of 'em -- provided pl... more

It's time for the best postseason in all of sports. The first couple days of March Madness are always great. College football is working its way back to respectability after too many years of mediocre teams playing in bowl games with weirdly specif... more

My NFL Week 17 picks are upcoming, but real quick ... A programming note: We handed out the 2015 Sheky Awards this week. Along with the glorious distinction the annual fete provides its nominees (fruit, alphabet letters, uniforms, et al.), there's... more

December

Happy holidays! Let's be honest, though: The impact of my well wishes pales next to the impact your favorite team's Week 16 performance will have on your Christmas spirit. (If you're a Titans, Niners, Saints, Dolphins or Browns fan, you might want... more

Lookin' good, Dolphins . Those uniforms on Monday night , I mean. Once again, football fans were given the present of the past, and with any luck, they'll get more as soon as possible. I suppose it's okay if you're partial to the ongoing futuristic... more

Dear Santa, In lieu of a gift at the end of this month, I wonder if you could instead hold off until the end of next month. You see, as a football fan, all I want for Christmas is a great Super Bowl 50 (and if I can push my luck, I'd like my Januar... more

There was Thursday night's miraculous reminder that Aaron Rodgers still has the best arm in the NFL, preceded by last Thursday's reminder that the Packers had two all-time great QBs who preceded Rodgers at Lambeau . And what's today's date? December... more

November

Happy Thanksgiving, football fans! Before we get to the Week 12 games, a couple holiday items to help pass the hours while you ice up post-Turkey Bowl, watch so-so college football games in semi-lucidity or sit on the sidewalk waiting to get into y... more

Before we get to the Week 11 games, lemme address the dawn of the Color Rush real quick. They say there's no accounting for taste, but they are wrong. As our society's Accountant of Taste (and self-appointed Uniform Monitor), I take uniform failure... more

Before we get to this week's picks, I want to tell you about a great new co-worker of mine. His name is David Carr. He was the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft . He played 11 years in the league. He's become an immediate star as a football... more

We've got a six pack of Week 9 monster matchups for a gaggle of teams whose playoff aspirations have already been relegated to the wild-card slots: » Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills » Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers » Jacksonville... more

Last October, inspired by the explosive production of the 2014 Cowboys, Steelers and Packers, we issued our first rankings of the NFL's "Triplets" (a term first used to describe the early-'90s Dallas Cowboys' unstoppable trio of Troy Aikman, Emmitt... more

October

Busy making candy corn with real corn for the trick-or-treaters this weekend, so I'm not gonna dilly-dally much before getting into the picks. If you're looking for something to bide your time 'til Sunday's kickoff, may I suggest the Dave Dameshek... more

It was a fun three or so years, but it's over. As Thursday night's blowout proved, the Niners-Seahawks rivalry is no more. To be fair, it hasn't really been all that competitive since the heat between the NFC West's twin titans -- and more... more

Rejoice, sports fans! It's October, the best month on the calendar: The NFL season is rolling, college football is fully into conference play, hockey and NBA are getting their seasons going, and Major League Baseball's playoffs are in full swing. S... more

I'm sorry, Houston Texans. It's not you, it's me. Same goes for you, Lions and Dolphins. I feel like Grade-A heel jumping ship at your respective low points, but at some point, I have my own dignity to consider. I just can't continue to be haunted... more

I should've seen it coming, what with this being a copycat league and all. I was nonetheless bemused and -- as a Steelers fan -- disgusted by Pittsburgh OC Todd Haley's decision to not simply hand the ball to his unstoppable running back in... more

September

Two weeks into the 2015 season, it's mulligan time for itchy head coaches, fantasy owners and at least one disgruntled holdout. Like a golfer who just shanked his drive on the first tee, pigskin-centric people are already making changes. Be careful... more

I'm not a football seer. Wait. OK, I am a football seer. But I didn't need to use said powers to know how Broncos fans would react at the first sight of trouble (approximately 8:45 ET Thursday night): As much as I respect the hell out of him, Ma... more

Happy football, everybody! Wait, you knew it started, right? Didn't you hear? I thought everyone was tuned in to the Patriots' radio broadcast on Thursday night. Well, if not ... too bad! This weekly piece is all about spoilers. Sure, reading it... more

August

If you were able to sit through the entire second season of "True Detective," you can surely make it a few more months to find out who'll be playing in Super Bowl 50. Then again, I can't help it: My football calendar insists it's time for some reckle... more

July

IMDB/Associated Press Here at the dawn of another training-camp season, the biggest battles will once again be waged at the sport's most important position. Once again, too many coaches will make the safe choice. And they will be wrong. Good thing... more

June

Earlier this month, the San Diego Chargers announced that they're retiring LaDainian Tomlinson's number (21) with an official ceremony in November. It's a well-deserved honor for one of the best NFL players of the new millennium. That got us thinkin... more

Over the last couple of weeks, Dave Dameshek has constructed an all-star team for each division. How do these dream squads stack up against each other? Here are his rankings, from best to worst: NOTE: CLICK ON EACH DIVISION NAME FOR THE FULL TEAM... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek is taking a deeper dive into the NFL's... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the N... more

If you haven't heard, the Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX . Yes, they should've won, but they didn't. They lost. Two weeks before that, they should've lost. Maybe somewhere between the conclusion of the 2014 NFL playoffs and the start of free... more

May

On Wednesday, the 11th- and 10th-ranked quarterbacks (Matt Ryan, No. 77, and Cam Newton, No. 73) in "The Top 100 Players of 2015" were revealed on NFL Network. While we wait to see how the upper crust at the game's most important position shakes out... more

"History is written by the victors." -- Famous saying Maybe that's true with world wars and such, but not when it comes to something as important as the pounds per square inch of air pressure in a pigskin. "Tom is acting crazy about balls." -- J... more

April

Admit it. No matter how big a football fan you are, no matter how voracious your appetite for mock drafts might be, you're a little tired of hearing the "Winston or Mariota" debate. Don't feel bad. You're still a good draftnik. This sort of thing i... more

Maybe the statkeepers can add a new one to the books: The Polamalu: To sack the opposing quarterback while upside down after leaping over the line of scrimmage. Also known as the No. 43. In times like this -- in the wake of Troy Polamalu's decis... more

March

Chip Kelly is not insane. Sure, it's weird that a Machiavellian, transformational leader of men is named Chip -- but it's equally weird that a guy who's won 10 games in each of his first two NFL seasons needs to be defended. Anyway, lemme try to d... more

January
Who pulled the fire alarm? January 29, 2015

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A week ago, John Fox was preparing his juggernaut Broncos for another run at the Lombardi Trophy. Today, he's packing his bags for winter in Chicago . A figurative southbound change of course, but nothing compared to the turn of events for future Hal... more

The Divisional Round picks are coming up, but real quick ... I don't want to put the cart before the horse, colt or boy who rides horses ... but I can't help myself from thinking about which two teams will survive this and the following weekend to... more

The Wild Card Weekend picks are upcoming, but -- real quick, before the glory of sports' greatest tournament commences -- there are a few 2014 acknowledgments we need to make. (For the full commentary on all of the below and more, I suggest -- nay,... more

December

With the 2014 NFL regular season now a wrap, here's hoping Santa visited your favorite pro football team, because Triplets are the must-have gift for this year's playoff participants. Almost every squad playing in January will feature a strong... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 17 December 26, 2014

Happy Holidays from Football Baby, whose Week 17 picks are at the top. (You should be paying attention: he's now 26-9 lifetime)! His father's picks for the 2014 regular-season finale are upcoming, but a few things real quick ... ***** I've got a... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 16 December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays! The Week 16 picks are upcoming, but a few things real quick ... Savvy moves by the Seahawks' brain trust late this week, re-signing Cliff Avril and KJ Wright . The Legion of Boom gets the majority of the attention, but the speed and... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 15 December 13, 2014

The Week 15 picks are coming up, but a few things real quick ... Update: The Cleveland Browns are starting a rookie QB named Johnny Manziel on Sunday. Many people have thoughts on this subject. Mine are expressed in this video. *****This week's... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 14 December 05, 2014

The Week 14 picks are coming up, but a few things real quick from 30,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains after a splendid midweek visit to Chicago for Thursday Night Football ... Let's start with a pretty crazy statistic: The Seattle Seahawks haven... more

November
Spoiler Alert: Week 13 November 28, 2014

Associated Press Terry Bradshaw (left) and Roger Staubach faced off in two Super Bowls -- and both wore No. 12. Picks for the remaining Week 13 games are upcoming, but first, a few things real quick ... Patriots coach/monotone quipster... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 12 November 21, 2014

The Week 12 picks are upcoming, but a few things real quick ... We projected the NFC playoff seedings last week . Fair's fair, so let's do it for the AFC right now. I went through all the contenders' remaining schedules ... and got some pret... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 11 November 14, 2014

The Week 11 picks are coming, but a few things real quick ... You may have noticed the 2014 NFC has the same issue as the NBA's Western Conference: It's got so many playoff-worthy teams, some playoff-worthy teams aren't going to make the playof... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 10 November 07, 2014

Week 10 picks coming up, but a few things real quick ... » After another soul-cleansing thrashing of a divisional foe , are the Cleveland Browns now the favorites to win the AFC North ? They've gotta make it through just one more game sans th... more

October
Spoiler Alert: Week 9 October 31, 2014

Picks coming in just a sec, but a few things real quick ... * In a weekend headlined by Brady v. Peyton and Ravens v. Steelers, Week 8 perhaps looms most critical for NFC East teams old and new: Peyton's brother needs a win at home against Indy... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 8 October 24, 2014

Game picks coming up in just a sec, but a few quick thoughts... There's a decent chance the Seahawks will be home for the playoffs ... and I don't mean at the C-Link. At 3-3, it's not as though the defending champs are in a hole too deep to dig out... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 7 October 17, 2014

Week 7 picks coming up in a second, but real quick... I can't blame you if you're already excited about the turkey, stuffing, pie and asublime trio of Thanksgiving games (Chicago at Detroit! Philly at Dallas!! Seattle at San Francisco!!!) -- but... more

Spoiler Alert: Week 6 October 10, 2014

We'll look ahead to the results of this weekend's games in a second, but real quick ... On the heels of his spectacular "Thursday Night Football" performance , Andrew Luck is on the tip of the football world's tongue. I told you in August that Luc... more

The Week 5 game picks are upcoming, but first ... » With the loss of big-ticket free-agent Jairus Byrd , the New Orleans Saints are officially in real trouble. They oughta take care of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pretty easily on Sunday , but take a... more

Troy, Emmitt & Michael. What Kleenex is to facial tissues, what Band-Aids are to adhesive bandages, the Triplets are to pro football's skill-position combos. Jimmy (& Barry) & Jerry's triple-crowned Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s are memorable for a... more

September
Spoiler Alert: Week 4 September 26, 2014

We'll get the Week 4 game picks in the second, but a quick hat tip of re2pect to Derek Jeter for one more magical moment on Thursday night. By the end of the weekend, the Yankee Captain's baseball career will be over. Probably. I'm about as su... more

August

We did it. We made it through another offseason. There were highs and there were lows. The World Cup was cute. LeBron's sequel to The Decision was more satisfying than the original. There was a Winter Olympics in Russia, with the most memorable eve... more

July

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration FINAL ROUND RESULTS Played in Brazil, IN LOS ANGELES 19, WASHINGTON, D.C. 7 Sixteen teams from across t... more

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Happy Independence Day Weekend, America. Now that our nation has returned to reality after its brief dalliance with a sport called futbol, the arrival of July 4th reminds us it's time to get back to what truly matters: a sport called football... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration SEMIFINAL ROUND RESULTS LOS ANGELES 28, MIAMI 17 L.A. took its talents to South Beach and came out with a tic... more

June

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration SECOND ROUND MATCHUPS/RESULTS MIAMI 23, ATLANTA 10 To the Georgia Dome for the second-rou... more

Chuck Noll, who died Friday at the age of 82 , didn't wear a cool fedora. He never had an undefeated team. He didn't jump to a network broadcast booth after his retirement. When he left the sidelines, he more or less vanished without ever leaving... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS/RESULTS MIAMI 26 NEW ORLEANS 21 Miami survived a furious fourth-quarter New Or... more

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NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? As you may or may not have heard, there's a big soccer tournament going on down... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration » Only professional players who attended high school within 100 miles of a given city are eligible. » If a... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration » Only professional players who attended high school within 100 miles of a given city are eligible. » If a... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration » Only professional players who attended high school within 100 miles of a given city are eligible. » If a... more

NFL Cup explained West Midwest Southeast East Round 1 Round 2 Semi Final NFL.com illustration » Only professional players who attended high school within 100 miles of a given city are eligible. » If a... more

August

Your fantasy football team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com held its experts league auction mock draft of the year on July 26. The... more

I spent most of the 2012 NFL season visiting stadiums on game day. I learned a few things: 1. Tailgating has jumped to heights unimaginable only a few years ago; 2. The sport of Cornhole now ranks somewhere between the NHL and MLB in popularity; 3... more

July

Your fantasy football team plays in the NFL, and you should too! Sign up today to play the official free and customizable fantasy game of the National Football League! NFL.com held it??s first experts league mock draft of the year on Monday, May... more

June

NFL.com held it's first experts league mock draft of the year on Monday, May 20th. The standard scoring league consists of NFL Fantasy LIVE members Dave Dameshek, Elliot Harrison, Michael Fabiano, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Jaime Maggio, Adam Rank, Matt "Mo... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Draft RBs early. In a quarterback league, the most precious commodity is what's rares... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith 1. Le'Veon Bell will be the most productive rookie RB. Eddie Lacy was the bigger name... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Bargains | Strategies M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Steven Jackson, RB, Atlanta Falcons: For a while there, it looked like Jackson -- on... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Strategies M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants: It's no secret to anyone -- including all the ot... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos: if you've paid any attention the last decade, yo... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans: Alright, so my prediction that he'd break out big-tim... more

Draft kit | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies M. Fabiano D. Dameshek M. Grant E. Harrison A. Rank J. Smith Vick Ballard, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Ballard won't drop your jaw with Barry... more

April

In the days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft , NFL.com will allow users to determine the best and worst draft picks for every team. We continue the proceedings with the team that owns the No. 17 overall pick in this year's draft, the Pittsburgh... more

In the days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft , NFL.com will allow users to determine the best and worst draft picks for every team. The series continues with the team that owns the No. 32 overall pick in this year's draft, the Baltimore Ravens.... more

January

Did ya hear Randy Moss is the best wide receiver in NFL history? It's true ... so long as you're willing to take the word of Randy Moss. If you're grounded in this reality, though, you probably know Jerry Rice is inarguably the best to ever play t... more

December

Dameshek here. I started the 2012 season with four fantasy teams. After one week of the fantasy playoffs, I'm down to just one. Sure, that's better than having zero ... but I could've had four teams still alive if the players I drafted hadn't let me... more

Dameshek here...and I've brought the fantasy playoffs with me -- an exciting time for some, a depressing time for others. But no one has emerged from the regular season without experiencing at least a little bit of Shame. So right now, before you set... more

November

Dameshek here. One more week 'til the fantasy playoffs arrive. Meantime, though, let's shine the White Hot Light of Shame on those who've distinguished themselves for all the wrong reasons. Just remember, players and coaches: don't get angry at me if... more

Dameshek here. With the arrival of Thanksgiving, here's hoping you're not thankful the fantasy season is nearly done because of underperforming players on your roster. Maybe it'll make you feel better for me to shine the White Hot Light of Shame on t... more

Dameshek here. Ten weeks down, three to go 'til the fantasy playoffs. There's still much to be determined in most leagues, but one thing's for certain: there's plenty of shameful behavior in both reality and fantasy. Now it's time for me to shine the... more

Dameshek here. Week 9 is in the books, and now it's time for me to shine the white hot light of shame on those who deserve it most. Just remember, players and coaches: don't get angry at me if I call your name. Ultimately, I didn't put you on this li... more

October
Week 8 Fantasy Shame Report October 30, 2012

Dameshek here. Maybe it was in honor of Halloween, but the amount of shame in Week 8 was positively scary. Fear not, however: I'm ready to make like Rick and company on The Walking Dead and clean up this mess. Matter of fact, let's get in the holida... more

Week Seven is through, Week Eight awaits. Right now, though, it's time for me to shine the white-hot light of shame on those who deserve it most. Just remember, players and coaches: don't get angry at me if you see your name below. Ultimately, I didn... more

NFL Illustration Bob Marley's Legend . The Stones' Hot Rocks . REM's Eponymous . Off the top of my head, these rank at the very top of greatest hits albums. Why do I mention them? Because, where fantasy football's concerned, it's time to... more

Dameshek here. Week 5 is finished, which means it's for me to shine the white-hot light of shame on those who deserve it most. Just remember, players & coaches: don't get angry at me if your name is on this list. Ultimately, I didn't do this to you.... more

NFL Illustration Hey, Deluded Guy Who Thinks He's A Fantasy Genius. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Wanna go head-to-head with me? To quote Drago in 'Rocky IV', "You will lose." Then again - to quote James Brown in the same movie - you're "livi... more

Time once again to shine the white-hot light of shame on those who deserved it most in Week 4... #5 One-hit wonders: The early '80s had bands like Kajagoogoo, Dexie's Midnight Riders, and Men Without Hats. 2012 NFL fantasy football has Kevin... more

September

NFL Illustration Hey, Deluded Guy Who Thinks He's A Fantasy Genius. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Wanna go head-to-head with me? To quote Drago in 'Rocky IV', "You will lose." Then again - to quote James Brown in the same movie - you're "livi... more

Time once again to shine the white-hot light of shame on those who deserve it most... and a lot of guys deserved it in Week Three. So let it begin! #5 Skittish fantasy owners who are considering benching Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers. - Ye... more

NFL Illustration Hey, Deluded Guy Who Thinks He's A Fantasy Genius. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Wanna go head-to-head with me? To quote Drago in 'Rocky IV', "You will lose." Then again - to quote James Brown in the same movie - you're "livi... more

Time once again to shine white-hot light of shame on those who deserve it most... and a lot of guys deserved it in Week Two. There was so much fantasy-style shame, I felt compelled to add a Dishonorable Mention list: Jay Cutler's loud mouth (an... more

NFL Illustration Hey, Deluded Guy who thinks he's a Fantasy Genius. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Wanna go head-to-head with me? To quote Drago in 'Rocky IV', "You will lose." Then again - to quote James Brown in the same movie - you're "livi... more

Did one move ruin your fantasy weekend? For 2012 we're introducing the Fantasy Shame Report, presented by Snickers. All season long, we want YOU to tweet videos of your most regrettable fantasy decisions, using the hashtag #FantasyShame. The saddest... more

NFL Illustration Hey, Deluded Guy who thinks he's a Fantasy Genius. Yeah, I'm talking to you. Wanna go head-to-head with me? To quote Drago in 'Rocky IV', "You will lose." Then again - to quote James Brown in the same movie - you're "livi... more

August

Recently, our crew of fantasy football analysts conducted a mock fantasy football auction draft. The 15-man roster consisted of one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE, one WR/RB, one K, one DEF and six bench spots. It uses NFL.com's standard scoring system... more

July

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   1. Who will be the season's biggest breakout player? Jay Cutler. Equation for 6-cess: 2 talented new WRs (B. Marshall/A. Jeffrey) + 2 games vs. MIN... more

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   This "perfect" draft is based on NFL.com's standard 10-team leagues with a basic (non-PPR) scoring system that rewards four points for touchdown pa... more

June

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts Know... more

Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts 1. Big year for AFC South QBs. The AFC South's quartet of Jake Locker, Andrew Luck,... more

Draft kit | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Bargains | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Click the above tabs to see picks from our various analysts... more

Draft kit | Sleepers | Busts | Breakouts | Bargains | Strategies   Mike Fabiano Dave Dameshek Elliot Harrison Adam Rank Jason Smith Matt Smith   Titus Young, WR, Lions: The Lions did nothing to improve their seconda... more

April

Now that Nike has unveiled the Seahawks' new look, the Uniform Monitor is back to discuss some of the best and worst team transformations through the years.... more

October
The Uniform Monitor October 18, 2011

Aside from the occasional lapse in regard to league protocol, the Niners and Bills have provided a bunch of NFL teams a model to follow. Both teams' turnarounds have been nice, but that's not what I'm talking about. It's the fact that in the last cou... more

August
Coach Tattoos August 25, 2011

Rex Ryan is a lot of things. A player's coach to most, unfair to a few (at least if you believe Vernon Gholston). A coach's son and a coach's twin. A defensive wiz. A trash-talking lover of food, feet and fun (and unlike former Jets coach Herman... more

As you might have heard, Plaxico Burress has traded in his Giants jersey (and orange jumpsuit) for the greener pastures of the Jets. No surprise, considering how similar his career already resembled that of his new teammate, Santonio Holmes. Howeve... more

June

NFL/Associated Press Who will win the all-time matchup and forever be known as the team of the quarterback? Every football fan knows that Penn State is Linebacker U. and that USC is Tailback U. So why don't we know definitively which NFL... more

April

I hate to do it, but I have to take a trip up to Mt Pious. Generally speaking, I avoid setting foot upon the soil inhabited by the world's would-be puritans who relish nothing more than looking down on the rest of us so they can issue their self-righ... more

Every year around this time, the glass looks half full for all 32 NFL teams. Whatever flaws existed at the end of last season are soon to be corrected, at least partially, by Thursday's draft. Right now, talent evaluators -- both expert and novice... more

February

» Packers' all-time roster DALLAS -- NFL.com's Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank break down the all-time rosters of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, two of the most storied -- and winningest -- franchises in NFL history. Rank is the h... more

January

It must've been weird the first time a person ate a raw oyster. One day, somewhere roughly between 27 and 20,000 years ago, a presumably hungry fella emerged from the sea, cracked open the jagged shell of an oyster, looked at the gray, viscous mess... more

December

Congratulations, Media Blowhards. You win. Your self-serving war against nuance is over. You and your simplistic, black-or-white, red vs. blue, calculated-for-ratings "takes" are the victors. You are hereby the 2010 Citizens of the Year up on Mt. Pio... more

Who is this season's Most Valuable Player? Over the last few days, I've watched, read and heard lots of responses to that question. According to most of the experts, it comes down to Tom Brady or Michael Vick (with a few wiseacres dropping names li... more

As of last Sunday, a little after 11 a.m. here in Los Angeles, my fantasy season ended. That's when Aaron Rodgers went out with a concussion, taking my last hope for a title with him. On the plus side, it's freed me up to focus on other things --... more

Nice try, Graeme McDowell, but it's not gonna work. Your comeback victory last weekend may have kept Tiger Woods from winning his first tournament in a year, but all you did was delay the inevitable. Tiger's gonna be back on top sooner rather than... more

I'm with you, Derek Anderson. I take this (expletive) serious. Real serious. I put my heart and soul into this every single week. What a bummer, then, that two of three fantasy teams won't be going to the playoffs. I'm not laughing. Nothing's fun... more

November

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the Raiders and Steelers last Sunday, but it was a little too much like a Civil War reenactment at Gettysburg. Have you ever seen a Civil War reenactment? To the naked eye, all the elements seem to be there, but if you... more

I hope you're happy with yourself, Mike Vick. I'm sure you don't care, but just for the record, I don't forgive you for what you did. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. I realize most of the football world is hailing you for your... more

My name is Dave, and I'm a football fan. If that sounds like a confession or apology, it isn't. I'm just stating a fact -- a fact that, until last week, I would've thought both obvious and essential for someone contributing to NFL.com. Last week,... more

You know the worst thing about the BCS? It's given lists a bad name. I like -- nay, love -- lists. I think all sports fans do. If we didn't, columnists wouldn't share their weekly "Fantasy Must Starts," "Best Rookies," "Draft Projections," and so o... more

October

I'm glad I moved to Los Angeles a decade ago. Don't get me wrong: growing up in Pittsburgh, "studying" for four years in Bloomington, Indiana, and "working" in Chicago were all grand, but Hollywood has provided some unique experiences. One of the b... more

I agree with William Shakespeare and Ray Lewis. Let me explain. When I was in high school, I didn't pay attention in physics class. As a result, my teachers and parents described me with words like "lazy" and "apathetic." These days, kids who don't... more

Thank goodness Ben Roethlisberger is back. I don't say that because I'm a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. As you (and he) have no doubt noticed, the team's fared just fine without him. Likewise, I don't say it as a fantasy owner who had Roethlisbe... more

Football, you broke my heart. I know it's an exceptionally lame cliché, but for five months every year, I'm married to football, my flesh-and-blood wife be damned. Obviously football and I have never had a proper ceremony, but based on my uncondit... more

September

Dear Commissioner Goodell: Thank you so much for making me a part of the National Football League as NFL.com's newest fantasy analyst. I've been overwhelmed by the warm welcome. I especially enjoyed the fruit basket. With that out of the way, I t... more

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