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Trivia: January 29, 2023

What running back, drafted by the Eagles, never had a 1,000-yard season for them, but had seasons with over 1,700 yards from scrimmage for two other franchises? answer »

Factoid: Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes threw 41 touchdowns in the regular season, and he did it without any of the wide receivers on his team catching more than 4 touchdowns. Kansas City doesn’t use that position much inside the red zone. More commonly, Kansas City has featured Travis Kelce and Jerick McKinnon around the goal line. Kelce has caught 12 touchdowns (plus 2 more in the playoffs), while McKinnon has caught 9.   more »

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Around the NFL: Jordan Mason

Both of San Francisco's top 2 running backs are nursing injuries ahead of tomorrow's NFC Championship, but all injury designations are not equal. Christian McCaffrey (calf) is playing. Elijah Mitchell (groin) seems less likely.   more »

Trivia: January 28, 2023

Cincinnati is attempting to beat Kansas City for a fourth straight time. In the last 10 years, who other two teams have been able to beat Kansas City four games in a row? answer »

Factoid: Good as Gould

If it comes down to field goals on Sunday, the 49ers have to like their chances with Robbie Gould. He’s been remarkably reliable in the playoffs.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Rankings

Over the course of this week, we've previewed the four teams playing on Sunday. Now it's time to see how the ranking shake out. There are some injury concerns, especially with the 49ers backfield.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes was literally hopping around the huddle after injuring his ankle last week, but it appears he's avoided major injury. He was able to return to that game, and is practicing fully this week. As a result, the line has swung back in favor of Kansas City (-1). It's essentially a pick em.   more »

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Trivia: January 27, 2023

San Francisco plays Philadelphia on Sunday. Terrell Owens had huge seasons for both of these teams. He caught 16 touchdowns for the 49ers in 2001, and he caught 14 touchdowns for the Eagles in 2004. Who are the only other two players in league history who’ve caught 14-plus touchdowns in seasons with two different teams? answer »

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Factoid: Isiah Pacheco

Isiah Pacheco looks like a key player for the AFC Championship game. I think they’re going to have to use him more than usual, and he’s been an effective back.  more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Cincinnati

While the NFC game features arguably the league's two best defenses, the AFC game is a little different. It also features a pair of top-10 offenses, just like the NFL has encouraged, but both defenses will give up production at times. The over-under of 47 is just a little higher than in the NFC game (currently 45.5), but the gap would be wider if both quarterbacks were fully healthy.   more »

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Ask the Experts: Which veteran QB on the move intrigues you most?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which veteran quarterback likely or possibly on the move intrigues you most?  more »

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Trivia: January 26, 2023

In the Super Bowl era, who is the only running back (who played at the NFL level) who went on to last more than 100 games as an NFL head coach? The question comes to mind with Kansas City’s offensive coordinator, Eric Bieniemy, hoping to land a head-coaching job (as a running back, his former teams included the Bengals). answer »

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Around the NFL: New England Patriots

The Patriots are bringing back Bill O’Brien to serve as their offensive coordinator. That looks like a good move. Matt Patricia seemed to be in over his head calling plays last year, with his background being on the defensive side of the ball.   more »

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Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Game Preview: Philadelphia

We're taking a look at the four Championship Game teams this week; San Francisco yesterday, Philadelphia today. The Eagles are only slight favorites (2.5 points), and it's definitely a game that could go either way.   more »

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Trivia: January 25, 2023

Who’s the only player in NFL history who’s had multiple seasons with more than 1,400 yards from scrimmage for three different teams? answer »

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