The PSF Committee’s College Football Playoff Rankings after Week 11

Every college football fan knows what the CFP Selection Committee is. They select the four best teams for a college football playoff based off of the eye test, strength of schedule, records, wins over common opponents, and conference championships. The first edition of the rankings came out a few weeks ago on Tuesday, October 31st, and that marks the date when it becomes time for fans to map out their team’s road to the playoff. CFB Experts across the world will be doing the same over the next few months until the final four teams are revealed in early December. But recently, Pro Sports Fandom’s CFB experts formed their own Committee, “The PSF CFB Playoff Committee”, where we will create our own averaged CFB playoff rankings from a panel of 7-10 experts. Your favorite college football experts at PSF are teaming up each week to bring you our very own rankings. After another huge week of football, here is the third edition of the PSF Committee CFB Playoff rankings!

But first, check out all of the writers who contributed to our rankings on Twitter.

Contributing Writers:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32
  • Brian Willis: @RealBrianWillis

Now let’s check out our second edition of these rankings!

College Football Playoff Rankings presented by the PSF Committee:

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0)

SOS: 23

Best Wins: #21 LSU , @ Vanderbilt, @ Texas A&M, @ #17 Mississippi State.

Big Games Left: @ #6 Auburn. Maybe: SEC Championship Game.

(Unanimous #1)

#2 Oklahoma Sooners (9-1)

SOS: 1

Best Wins: @ #10 Oklahoma State, @ #8 Ohio State, @ Texas, #11 TCU.

Big Games Left: #24 West Virginia. Maybe: Big 12 Championship Game.

Highest: 2nd (Beckmann, Kyser, Chastain, Willis)

Lowest: 4th (Butler, Beard, Jensen)

#3 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (9-0)

SOS: 21

Best Wins: Virginia Tech, @ Florida State, @ Duke, #9 Notre Dame.

Big Games Left: ACC Championship VS. #4 Clemson.

Highest: 2nd (Butler, Jensen, Geary III)

Lowest: 4th (Beckmann, Willis)

#4 Clemson Tigers (9-1)

SOS: 4

Best Wins: @ Virginia Tech, @ Louisville, VS. #6 Auburn, @ #25 NC State.

Big Games Left: @ South Carolina. ACC Championship VS. #2 Miami (FL).

Highest: 2nd (Beard)

Lowest: 5th (Willis)

———

#5 Wisconsin Badgers (10-0)

SOS: 50

Best Wins: Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa

Big Games Left: #19 Michigan. Maybe: Big Ten Championship.

Highest: 5th (Chastain, Kyser, Beard, Beckmann, Geary III)

Lowest: 6th (Jensen, Butler, Willis)

#6 Georgia Bulldogs (9-1)

SOS: 12

Best Wins: #17 Mississippi State, @ #9 Notre Dame.

Big Games Left: @ Georgia Tech. Maybe: SEC Championship Game.

Highest: 3rd (Willis)

Lowest: 7th (Beckmann, Jensen, Butler, Kyser)

#7 Auburn Tigers (8-2)

SOS: 5

Best Wins: #7 Georgia, #17 Mississippi State,

Big Games Left: #1 Alabama, Maybe: SEC Championship Game.

Highest: 5th (Butler, Jensen)

Lowest: 8th (Beard)

———

#8 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2)

SOS: 6

Best Wins: #13 Penn State, #22 Michigan State,

Big Games Left: @ #19 Michigan, Maybe: Big Ten Championship Game.

Highest: 8th (Beckmann, Chastain, Willis, Geary III, Kyser, Jensen)

Lowest: 10th (Butler, Beard)

#9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2)

SOS: 10

Best Wins: #25 NC State, #12 USC, @ #22 Michigan State.

Big Games Left: @ #20 Stanford.

Highest: 8th (Butler)

Lowest: NR (Jensen, Beard)

#10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2)

SOS: 9

Best Wins: Iowa State, #24 West Virginia, @ Texas.

Big Games Left: Kansas State.

Highest: 9th (Chastain, Kyser)

Lowest: NR (Beard, Butler)

We are going to leave you on this note, our committee sees a big gap between #5 Wisconsin and the top four teams as well as a gap between #7 Auburn and #8 Ohio State. This will change over the next few weeks as we get an outlook of Conference Championship Games. Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Hit us up on Twitter with your thoughts on our rankings and give us your rankings! Peace!

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PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em: Week 11 Preview, Predictions, and Analysis

And welcome back to another very exciting edition of this season’s PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em. Heading into Week 11, the CFP Committee just released their second rankings of this season, with a few moves in the rankings such as Miami jumping up to #7 after a big win. Week 11 is by far one of the biggest weeks of football this season, with seven top 25 matchups (three top 10) throughout the week and many games having a vital impact on the next week’s and beyond that’s CFP Rankings. So after a pretty competitive Week 10, let’s take a quick look at the updated standings for our weekly pick’em. 

  1. Jon Butler (281 points)
  2. Tristan Beckmann (253 points)
  3. Dustin Beard (243 points)
  4. Chris Chastain (240 points)
  5. Heath Kyser (234 points)
  6. Eric Jensen (213 points)
  7. Jack Geary III (213 Points)

If you missed last night’s quick rundown of the new CFP Rankings, then we have you covered, here’s a quick look at them:


And don’t forget to check out all of these sports junkies on Twitter:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32

And oh, I almost forgot. We added a brand new college football analyst to the brand. Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis) has joined the pick’em team for the final few weeks. However, Willis does not qualify for points and automatically will be the #8 team for our mysterious postseason pick’em format! Give him a follow on Twitter!

Now let’s get the ball rolling with our Week 11 Consensus Picks!

  • #14 Penn State over Rutgers. 
  • #18 UCF over UConn. 
  • Arizona over Oregon State. 

Here’s the other game picks.

All Other Game Picks:

#9 Washington @ Stanford

  • Tristan Beckmann: Stanford
  • Eric Jensen: #9 Washington
  • Jon Butler: #9 Washington
  • Dustin Beard: #9 Washington
  • Jack Geary III: Stanford
  • Chris Chastain: Stanford
  • Brian Willis: Stanford
  • Heath Kyser: Stanford

#15 Oklahoma State @ #21 Iowa State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #21 Iowa State
  • Eric Jensen: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Jon Butler: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Dustin Beard: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Jack Geary III: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Chris Chastain: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Brian Willis: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Heath Kyser: #15 Oklahoma State

#12 Michigan State @ #13 Ohio State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #13 Ohio State
  • Eric Jensen: #12 Michigan State
  • Jon Butler: #13 Ohio State
  • Dustin Beard: #13 Ohio State
  • Jack Geary III: #13 Ohio State
  • Chris Chastain: #13 Ohio State
  • Brian Willis: #13 Ohio State
  • Heath Kyser: #12 Michigan State

#17 Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech

  • Tristan Beckmann: Georgia Tech
  • Eric Jensen: Georgia Tech
  • Jon Butler: #17 Virginia Tech
  • Dustin Beard: #17 Virginia Tech 
  • Jack Geary III: #17 Virginia Tech
  • Chris Chastain: Georgia Tech
  • Brian Willis: #17 Virginia Tech
  • Heath Kyser: #17 Virginia Tech

#20 Iowa @ #8 Wisconsin

  • Tristan Beckmann: #8 Wisconsin
  • Eric Jensen: #8 Wisconsin
  • Jon Butler: #8 Wisconsin
  • Dustin Beard: #20 Iowa
  • Jack Geary III: #20 Iowa
  • Chris Chastain: #8 Wisconsin
  • Brian Willis: #8 Wisconsin
  • Heath Kyser: #20 Iowa

Florida State @ #4 Clemson

  • Tristan Beckmann: #4 Clemson
  • Eric Jensen: #4 Clemson
  • Jon Butler: #4 Clemson
  • Dustin Beard: #4 Clemson
  • Jack Geary III: #4 Clemson
  • Chris Chastain: #4 Clemson
  • Brian Willis: #4 Clemson
  • Heath Kyser: Florida State

#11 USC @ Colorado

  • Tristan Beckmann: #11 USC
  • Eric Jensen: Colorado
  • Jon Butler: #11 USC
  • Dustin Beard: #11 USC
  • Jack Geary III: #11 USC
  • Chris Chastain: #11 USC
  • Brian Willis: #11 USC
  • Heath Kyser: #11 USC

#19 Washington State @ Utah

  • Tristan Beckmann: Utah
  • Eric Jensen: #19 Washington State
  • Jon Butler: #19 Washington State
  • Dustin Beard: #19 Washington State
  • Jack Geary III: #19 Washington State
  • Chris Chastain: #19 Washington State
  • Brian Willis: #19 Washington State
  • Heath Kyser: Utah

#2 Alabama @ #16 Mississippi State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #2 Alabama
  • Eric Jensen: #16 Mississippi State
  • Jon Butler: #2 Alabama 
  • Dustin Beard: #2 Alabama
  • Jack Geary III: #2 Alabama
  • Chris Chastain: #2 Alabama
  • Brian Willis: #2 Alabama
  • Heath Kyser: #2 Alabama

PSF Writers Pick Game (s) of the Week:

#1 Georgia @ #10 Auburn

(3:30 p.m. EST, CBS, UGA -2.5)

  • Tristan Beckmann: #1 UGA, 24-16. 
  • Eric Jensen: #10 AUB, 24-17.
  • Jon Butler: #1 UGA, 23-17. 
  • Dustin Beard: #1 UGA, 27-21. 
  • Jack Geary III: #1 UGA, 28-21.
  • Chris Chastain: #1 UGA, 32-25.
  • Brian Willis: #1 UGA, 29-17. 

#6 TCU @ #5 Oklahoma

(8:00 p.m. EST, FOX, OKLA -6.5)

  • Tristan Beckmann: #5 OKLA, 38-34.
  • Eric Jensen: #5 OKLA, 49-35.
  • Jon Butler: #5 OKLA, 38-31.
  • Dustin Beard: #5 OKLA, 35-27.
  • Jack Geary III: #6 TCU, 44-37.
  • Chris Chastain: #5 OKLA, 38-31.
  • Brian Willis: #5 OKLA, 34-31.

#3 Notre Dame @ #7 Miami (FL)

(8:00 p.m. EST, ABC, ND -3.5)

  • Tristan Beckmann: #3 ND, 27-19.
  • Eric Jensen: #7 MIA, 31-21.
  • Jon Butler: #3 ND, 28-24.
  • Dustin Beard: #3 ND, 24-21.
  • Jack Geary III: #3 ND, 34-27.
  • Chris Chastain: #3 ND, 29-14.
  • Brian Willis: #7 MIA, 27-23.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Let us know what you think about our picks and give us yours on Twitter! Peace out!



The PSF Committee’s College Football Playoff Rankings after Week 10

Every college football fan knows what the CFP Selection Committee is. They select the four best teams for a college football playoff based off of the eye test, strength of schedule, records, wins over common opponents, and conference championships. The first edition of the rankings came out last week on Tuesday, October 31st, and that marks the date when it becomes time for fans to map out their team’s road to the playoff. CFB Experts across the world will be doing the same over the next few months until the final four teams are revealed in early December. But recently, Pro Sports Fandom’s CFB experts formed their own Committee, “The PSF CFB Playoff Committee”, where we will create our own averaged CFB playoff rankings from a panel of 7-10 experts. Your favorite college football experts at PSF are teaming up each week to bring you our very own rankings. After another upset filled week of football, here is the second edition of the PSF Committee CFB Playoff rankings!

But first, check out all of the writers who contributed to our rankings on Twitter. 

Contributing Writers:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32
  • Brian Willis: @RealBrianWillis

Now let’s check out our second edition of these rankings!

College Football Playoff Rankings presented by the PSF Committee:

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0)


SOS: 41

Best Wins: LSU , @ Vanderbilt, @ Texas A&M. 

Big Games Left: @ #18 Mississippi State, @ #14 Auburn. Maybe: SEC Championship VS. #1 Georgia. 

#2 Georgia Bulldogs (9-0)


SOS: 17

Best Wins: #18 Mississippi State, @ #3 Notre Dame. 

Big Games Left: @ #14 Auburn, @ Georgia Tech. Maybe: SEC Championship VS. #2 Alabama. 

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1)


SOS: 9

Best Wins: NC State, #15 USC, @ #13 Michigan State. 

Big Games Left: @ #7 Miami (FL), @ Stanford. 

#4 Clemson Tigers (8-1)


SOS: 5

Best Wins: @ #17 Virginia Tech, @ Louisville, VS. #14 Auburn, @ NC State. 

Big Games Left: @ South Carolina. Maybe: ACC Championship VS. #7 Miami (FL).

#5 Oklahoma Sooners (8-1)


SOS: 2

Best Wins: @ #12 Oklahoma State, @ #11 Ohio State, @ Texas. 

Big Games Left: #8 TCU, West Virginia. Maybe: Big 12 Championship Game. 

#6 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (8-0)


SOS: 30

Best Wins: #17 Virginia Tech, @ Florida State, @ Duke. 

Big Games Left: #3 Notre Dame, Maybe: ACC Championship VS. #4 Clemson. 

#7 Wisconsin Badgers (9-0)


SOS: 58

Best Wins: Northwestern, Purdue. 

Big Games Left: Iowa, Michigan. Maybe: Big Ten Championship VS. #16 Penn State or #11 Ohio State. 

#8 TCU Horned Frogs (8-1)


SOS: 12

Best Wins: Texas, @ #12 Oklahoma State, West Virginia, @ Arkansas. 

Big Games Left: @ #5 Oklahoma. Maybe: Big 12 Championship Game. 

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Hit us up on Twitter with your thoughts on our rankings and give us your rankings! Peace!






PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em: Week 10 Preview, Predictions, Analysis

And welcome back to another very exciting edition of this season’s PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em. Heading into Week 10, the CFP Committee just released their very first rankings of this season, with a few shocking moves in the rankings such as Clemson in the top four and Georgia over Alabama. Week 10 is by far one of the biggest weeks of football so far this season, with seven top 25 matchups throughout the week and many games likely having a vital impact on the CFP Rankings. So after a pretty competitive Week 9, let’s take a quick look at the updated standings for our weekly pick’em. 

  1. Jon Butler (252 points)
  2. Dustin Beard (223 points)
  3. Tristan Beckmann (217 points)
  4. Chris Chastain (214 points)
  5. Heath Kyser (212 points)
  6. Jack Geary III (194 points)
  7. Eric Jensen (188 points)

If you missed last night’s quick rundown of the brand new CFP Rankings, then we have you covered, here’s a quick look at them:


And don’t forget to check out all of these sports junkies on Twitter:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32

Now let’s get the ball rolling with our Week 9 Consensus Picks!
Consensus Picks (Winners in bold):

  • #23 Memphis over Tulsa.
  • #9 Wisconsin over Indiana. 
  • Georgia Tech over Virginia.
  • #3 Notre Dame over Wake Forest.
  • #4 Clemson over #20 NC State. 
  • #8 TCU over Texas.
  • #2 Alabama over #19 LSU. 

All Other Game Picks:

UCLA @ Utah

  • Tristan Beckmann: Utah
  • Eric Jensen: UCLA
  • Jon Butler: Utah
  • Dustin Beard: UCLA
  • Heath Kyser: Utah
  • Chris Chastain: UCLA
  • Jack Geary III: Utah

#14 Auburn @ Texas A&M

  • Tristan Beckmann: #14 Auburn
  • Eric Jensen: #14 Auburn
  • Jon Butler: #14 Auburn
  • Dustin Beard: #14 Auburn
  • Heath Kyser: Texas A&M
  • Chris Chastain: #14 Auburn
  • Jack Geary III: #14 Auburn

#7 Penn State @ #24 Michigan State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #7 Penn State
  • Eric Jensen: #24 Michigan State
  • Jon Butler: #7 Penn State
  • Dustin Beard: #7 Penn State
  • Heath Kyser: #7 Penn State
  • Chris Chastain: #7 Penn State
  • Jack Geary III: #7 Penn State

South Carolina @ #1 Georgia

  • Tristan Beckmann: South Carolina
  • Eric Jensen: #1 Georgia
  • Jon Butler: #1 Georgia 
  • Dustin Beard: #1 Georgia
  • Heath Kyser: #1 Georgia
  • Chris Chastain: #1 Georgia
  • Jack Geary III: #1 Georgia

#15 Iowa State @ West Virginia

  • Tristan Beckmann: #15 Iowa State
  • Eric Jensen: #15 Iowa State
  • Jon Butler: West Virginia
  • Dustin Beard: #15 Iowa State
  • Heath Kyser: #15 Iowa State
  • Chris Chastain: #15 Iowa State
  • Jack Geary III: #15 Iowa State

#21 Stanford @ #25 Washington State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #21 Stanford
  • Eric Jensen: #21 Stanford
  • Jon Butler: #25 Washington State
  • Dustin Beard: #25 Washington State
  • Heath Kyser: #21 Stanford
  • Chris Chastain: #25 Washington State
  • Jack Geary III: #21 Stanford

#6 Ohio State @ Iowa

  • Tristan Beckmann: #6 Ohio State
  • Eric Jensen: Iowa
  • Jon Butler: #6 Ohio State
  • Dustin Beard: #6 Ohio State
  • Heath Kyser: #6 Ohio State
  • Chris Chastain: #6 Ohio State
  • Jack Geary III: Iowa

#5 Oklahoma @ #11 Oklahoma State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #5 Oklahoma
  • Eric Jensen: #5 Oklahoma
  • Jon Butler: #11 Oklahoma State
  • Dustin Beard: #5 Oklahoma
  • Heath Kyser: #11 Oklahoma State
  • Chris Chastain: #5 Oklahoma
  • Jack Geary III: #11 Oklahoma State

#13 Virginia Tech @ #10 Miami (FL)

  • Tristan Beckmann: #13 Virginia Tech
  • Eric Jensen: #10 Miami (FL)
  • Jon Butler: #13 Virginia Tech
  • Dustin Beard: #10 Miami (FL)
  • Heath Kyser: #13 Virginia Tech
  • Chris Chastain: #10 Miami (FL)
  • Jack Geary III: #10 Miami (FL)

Oregon @ #12 Washington

  • Tristan Beckmann: #12 Washington
  • Eric Jensen: Oregon
  • Jon Butler: #12 Washington 
  • Dustin Beard: #12 Washington
  • Heath Kyser: #12 Washington
  • Chris Chastain: #12 Washington
  • Jack Geary III: #12 Washington

#22 Arizona @ #17 USC

  • Tristan Beckmann: #17 USC
  • Eric Jensen: #22 Arizona
  • Jon Butler: #17 USC
  • Dustin Beard: #17 USC
  • Heath Kyser: #17 USC
  • Chris Chastain: #22 Arizona
  • Jack Geary III: #17 USC

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Let us know what you think about our picks and give us yours on Twitter! Peace out!





The PSF Committee’s College Football Playoff Rankings after Week 9

Every college football fan knows what the CFP Selection Committee is. They select the four best teams for a college football playoff based off of the eye test, strength of schedule, records, wins over common opponents, and conference championships. The first edition of the rankings comes out on Tuesday, October 31st, and it’s time for fans to map out their team’s road to the playoff. CFB Experts across the world will be doing the same over the next few months until the final four teams are revealed in early December. But recently,  Pro Sports Fandom’s CFB experts formed their own Committee, “The PSF CFB Playoff Committee”, where we will create our own averaged CFB playoff rankings from a panel of 7-10 experts. Your favorite college football experts at PSF are teaming up each week to bring you our very own rankings. After an upset filled Week 9 of football, here is the inaugural edition of the PSF Committee CFB Playoff rankings!

But first, check out all of the writers and special guests who contributed to our rankings on Twitter. 

Contributing Writers:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32

Special Guests:

  • Joe Schmidt: @Joe_Schmidt07
  • Kendall Fuller: @keenanallenfan

College Football Playoff Rankings presented by the PSF Committee:

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)


SOS: 38

Best Wins: @ Vanderbilt, @ Texas A&M. 

Big Games Left: #19 LSU, @ #21 Mississippi State, @ #16 Auburn. Maybe: SEC Championship VS. #2 Georgia. 

AVG: 1.1

Highest: 1st (Beckmann, Fuller, Schmidt, Geary III, Beard, Kyser, Chastain, Butler)

Lowest: 2nd (Jensen)

#2 Georgia Bulldogs (8-0)

SOS: 8

Best Wins: #21 Mississippi State, @ #5 Notre Dame. 

Big Games Left: @ #16 Auburn, @ Georgia Tech. Maybe: SEC Championship VS. #1 Alabama. 

AVG: 1.8

Highest: 1st (Jensen)

Lowest: 2nd (Beckmann, Fuller, Schmidt, Geary III, Beard, Kyser, Chastain, Butler)

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1)

SOS: 2

Best Wins: #7 Penn State. 

Big Games Left: #24 Michigan State, @ Iowa, @ Michigan. Maybe: Big Ten Championship VS. #4 Wisconsin. 

AVG: 3.3

Highest: 3rd (Beckmann, Beard, Kyser, Schmidt, Chastain, Butler)

Lowest: 4th (Fuller, Geary III, Jensen)

#4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1)


SOS: 7

Best Wins: #20 NC State, #17 USC, @ #24 Michigan State. 

Big Games Left: @ #9 Miami (FL), @ #18 Stanford. 

AVG: 4.8

Highest: 3rd (Geary III, Fuller)

Lowest: NR (Jensen, Kyser)

#5 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1)

SOS: 1

Best Wins: Michigan, @ Iowa, @ Northwestern

Big Games Left: @ #24 Michigan State, Maybe: Big Ten Championship VS. #4 Wisconsin. 

AVG: 5.2

Highest: 4th (Beckmann, Beard, Kyser)

Lowest: NR (Geary III, Fuller)

#6 Wisconsin Badgers (8-0)

SOS: 62

Best Wins: Northwestern, Purdue. 

Big Games Left: @ Indiana, Iowa, Michigan. Maybe: Big Ten Championship VS. #7 Penn State or #3 Ohio State. 

AVG: 5.3

Highest: 3rd (Jensen)

Lowest: NR (Beard, Chastain)

#7 Clemson Tigers (7-1)

SOS: 4

Best Wins: @ #13 Virginia Tech, @ Louisville, VS. #16 Auburn. 

Big Games Left: @ #20 NC State, Maybe: ACC Championship VS. #9 Miami (FL).

AVG: 6.3

Highest: 5th (Geary III)

Lowest: NR (Beckmann, Jensen, Schmidt, Fuller, Butler) 

#8 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (7-0)

SOS: 35

Best Wins: @ Florida State, @ Duke. 

Big Games Left: #13 Virginia Tech, #5 Notre Dame, Maybe: ACC Championship VS. #6 Clemson. 

AVG: 6.7

Highest: 6th (Fuller, Jensen)

Lowest: NR (Beckmann, Geary III, Schmidt, Chastain, Beard, Kyser, Butler) 

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Hit us up on Twitter with your thoughts on our rankings and give us your rankings! Peace! 



PSF CFB Weekly Pick’em: Week 6 Picks, Predictions, Analysis

We’re back with another exciting edition of the Pro Sports Fandom College Football Weekly Pick’em. We’ve got some good games coming up in Week 6. After five weeks, there are a few teams that have proved themselves as early contenders apart from the rest of the pack. But it could all fall apart within one game, and teams can collapse. We’ve seen it go down before and it’s surely bound to happen to another top team this year. Without further ado, let’s jump right in to our picks for the Week 6 action, but first let’s take a quick look at the PSF Writers pick’em standings after five weeks of hard nosed football!

PSF CFB Weekly Pick’em Standings through 5 Weeks:

  1. Jon Butler (105-23)
  2. Dustin Beard (103-25)
  3. Heath Kyser (98-30)
  4. Tristan Beckmann (95-33)
  5. Chris Chastain (94-34)
  6. Jack Geary III (89-39)
  7. Eric Jensen (85-43)

Check out our CFB junkies on twitter!:

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32

And now it’s time for the picks! Let’s get right into it!

Consensus Picks (Winners in Bold):

  • Memphis over UConn.
  • Boise State over BYU. 
  • #4 Penn State over Northwestern.
  • #2 Clemson over Wake Forest.
  • #5 Georgia over Vanderbilt.
  • Syracuse over Pittsburgh.
  • #21 Florida over LSU.
  • #21 Notre Dame over UNC.
  • Texas over Kansas State.
  • Houston over SMU.
  • #7 Michigan over Michigan State.
  • Colorado over Arizona.

All Other Game Picks:

#17 Louisville @ #24 NC State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #17 Louisville
  • Eric Jensen: #24 NC State
  • Dustin Beard: #17 Louisville
  • Heath Kyser: #17 Louisville
  • Jack Geary III: #24 NC State
  • Chris Chastain: #24 NC State
  • Jon Butler: #17 Louisville

Virginia @ Duke

  • Tristan Beckmann: Virginia
  • Eric Jensen: Duke
  • Dustin Beard: Virginia
  • Heath Kyser: Virginia
  • Jack Geary III: Duke
  • Chris Chastain: Duke
  • Jon Butler: Virginia

#23 West Virginia @ #8 TCU

  • Tristan Beckmann: #8 TCU
  • Eric Jensen: #8 TCU
  • Dustin Beard: #8 TCU
  • Heath Kyser: #8 TCU
  • Jack Geary III: #23 West Virginia
  • Chris Chastain: #8 TCU
  • Jon Butler: #8 TCU

Minnesota @ Purdue

  • Tristan Beckmann: Purdue
  • Eric Jensen: Purdue
  • Dustin Beard: Minnesota
  • Heath Kyser: Purdue
  • Jack Geary III: Minnesota
  • Chris Chastain: Purdue
  • Jon Butler: Minnesota

#13 Miami (FL) @ Florida State

  • Tristan Beckmann: Florida State
  • Eric Jensen: #13 Miami (FL)
  • Dustin Beard: #13 Miami (FL)
  • Heath Kyser: #13 Miami (FL)
  • Jack Geary III: #13 Miami (FL)
  • Chris Chastain: #13 Miami (FL)
  • Jon Butler: #13 Miami (FL)

Colorado State @ Utah State

  • Tristan Beckmann: Utah State
  • Eric Jensen: Colorado State
  • Dustin Beard: Colorado State
  • Heath Kyser: Utah State
  • Jack Geary III: Colorado State
  • Chris Chastain: Colorado State
  • Jon Butler: Colorado State

#11 Washington State @ Oregon

  • Tristan Beckmann: Oregon
  • Eric Jensen: #11 Washington State
  • Dustin Beard: Oregon
  • Heath Kyser: #11 Washington State
  • Jack Geary III: #11 Washington State
  • Chris Chastain: Oregon
  • Jon Butler: Oregon

Stanford @ #20 Utah

  • Tristan Beckmann: #20 Utah
  • Eric Jensen: Stanford
  • Dustin Beard: Stanford
  • Heath Kyser: Stanford
  • Jack Geary III: Stanford
  • Chris Chastain: #20 Utah
  • Jon Butler: Stanford

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Enjoy your fabulous weekend of football and stay positive! And next week, we will be back!


PSF CFB Weekly Pick’em: Week 5 Picks, Predictions, Analysis

Welcome back to another very exciting edition of the PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em. We’ve got a ton of good action coming up this week on the gridiron. Teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest as serious CFP contenders. Will someone make a serious shocking upset this week? Will a dark horse contender make a statement against a top contender? All of these questions are answered and more in this edition of our Weekly CFB Picks. But first let’s take a quick look at the Writers Pick’Em Standings through four weeks of action!

PSF CFB Weekly Pick’em Standings:

  1. Dustin Beard (83-20)
  2. Jon Butler (83-20)
  3. Heath Kyser (80-23)
  4. Chris Chastain (76-27)
  5. Tristan Beckmann (74-29)
  6. Jack Geary III (73-30)
  7. Eric Jensen (69-34)

Check out everybody on Twitter: 

  • Tristan Beckmann: @TristanBeckmann
  • Eric Jensen: @eric18utah
  • Chris Chastain: @ChrisPSF
  • Heath Kyser: @HeathKyser
  • Jon Butler: @JButlerPSF
  • Dustin Beard: @DBeard13
  • Jack Geary III: @JackGeary32

Now let’s get the picks rolling with our consensus Picks!

Consensus Picks (Winners in Bold):

  • Texas over Iowa State.
  • Minnesota over Maryland.
  • Houston over Temple.
  • NC State over Syracuse.
  • Stanford over Arizona State.
  • #4 Penn State over Indiana.
  • Texas A&M over South Carolina.
  • Oregon over California.

All Other Game Picks:

#14 Miami @ Duke

  • Tristan Beckmann: Duke
  • Eric Jensen: Miami
  • Dustin Beard: Miami
  • Heath Kyser: Miami
  • Jack Geary III: Miami
  • Chris Chastain: Miami
  • Jon Butler: Miami

Nebraska @ Illinois

  • Tristan Beckmann: Illinois
  • Eric Jensen: Nebraska
  • Dustin Beard: Nebraska
  • Heath Kyser: Illinois
  • Jack Geary III: Illinois
  • Chris Chastain: Nebraska
  • Jon Butler: Nebraska

BYU @ Utah State

  • Tristan Beckmann: Utah State
  • Eric Jensen: BYU
  • Dustin Beard: BYU
  • Heath Kyser: BYU
  • Jack Geary III: BYU
  • Chris Chastain: BYU
  • Jon Butler: Utah State

#5 USC @ #16 Washington State

  • Tristan Beckmann: #5 USC
  • Eric Jensen: #5 USC
  • Dustin Beard: #5 USC
  • Heath Kyser: #16 Washington State
  • Jack Geary III: #5 USC
  • Chris Chastain: #5 USC
  • Jon Butler: #5 USC

Vanderbilt @ #21 Florida

  • Tristan Beckmann: #21 Florida
  • Eric Jensen: Vanderbilt
  • Dustin Beard: #21 Florida
  • Heath Kyser: #21 Florida
  • Jack Geary III: #21 Florida
  • Chris Chastain: Vanderbilt
  • Jon Butler: #21 Florida

Northwestern @ #10 Wisconsin

  • Tristan Beckmann: #10 Wisconsin
  • Eric Jensen: #10 Wisconsin
  • Dustin Beard: #10 Wisconsin
  • Heath Kyser: #10 Wisconsin
  • Jack Geary III: Northwestern
  • Chris Chastain: #10 Wisconsin
  • Jon Butler: #10 Wisconsin

North Carolina @ Georgia Tech

  • Tristan Beckmann: Georgia Tech
  • Eric Jensen: North Carolina
  • Dustin Beard: North Carolina
  • Heath Kyser: Georgia Tech
  • Jack Geary III: North Carolina
  • Chris Chastain: Georgia Tech
  • Jon Butler: Georgia Tech

#7 Georgia @ Tennessee

  • Tristan Beckmann: Tennessee
  • Eric Jensen: #7 Georgia
  • Dustin Beard: #7 Georgia
  • Heath Kyser: #7 Georgia
  • Jack Geary III: #7 Georgia
  • Chris Chastain: #7 Georgia
  • Jon Butler: #7 Georgia

Baylor @ Kansas State

  • Tristan Beckmann: Kansas State
  • Eric Jensen: Baylor
  • Dustin Beard: Kansas State
  • Heath Kyser: Kansas State
  • Jack Geary III: Kansas State
  • Chris Chastain: Kansas State
  • Jon Butler: Kansas State

Florida State @ Wake Forest

  • Tristan Beckmann: Wake Forest
  • Eric Jensen: Wake Forest
  • Dustin Beard: Florida State
  • Heath Kyser: Florida State
  • Jack Geary III: Florida State
  • Chris Chastain: Florida State
  • Jon Butler: Florida State

Iowa @ Michigan State

  • Tristan Beckmann: Michigan State
  • Eric Jensen: Iowa
  • Dustin Beard: Iowa
  • Heath Kyser: Iowa
  • Jack Geary III: Iowa
  • Chris Chastain: Iowa
  • Jon Butler: Michigan State

#24 Mississippi State @ #13 Auburn

  • Tristan Beckmann: #13 Auburn
  • Eric Jensen: #13 Auburn
  • Dustin Beard: #13 Auburn
  • Heath Kyser: #24 Mississippi State
  • Jack Geary III: #13 Auburn
  • Chris Chastain: #13 Auburn
  • Jon Butler: #13 Auburn

#15 Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech

  • Tristan Beckmann: Texas Tech
  • Eric Jensen: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Dustin Beard: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Heath Kyser: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Jack Geary III: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Chris Chastain: #15 Oklahoma State
  • Jon Butler: #15 Oklahoma State

Colorado @ UCLA

  • Tristan Beckmann: UCLA
  • Eric Jensen: UCLA
  • Dustin Beard: UCLA
  • Heath Kyser: Colorado
  • Jack Geary III: Colorado
  • Chris Chastain: Colorado
  • Jon Butler: UCLA

And finally, all of our writers reached a consensus pick in the official Pro Sports Fandom College Football Game of the Week.   We all believe that the second ranked Clemson Tigers will go on the road and defeat the 12th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies! 

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed! Enjoy your fabulous weekend of football and stay positive!

Season Preview: Chicago Bears. 

As a Chicago native and a Bears fan, it’s safe to say that the Monsters of Midway are rebuilding. They started rebuilding by drafting Mitchell Trubisky number two overall in the draft. Everyone was definitely blindsided by that pick because most football fans thought they were drafting an O-Lineman. There offensive line has suffered the last 3 years and has not improved this offseason either. The 2017-2018 Chicago Bears will be an interesting team to watch this year, due to the fact that you sign a QB to a 3 year 45 million contract and then draft a QB, doesn’t seem to add up. The Bears last year were 3-13, riddled with injuries on defense and offense including a QB carrousel that wouldn’t end. Watching all 16 games last season was dreadful, but I saw hope in all 3 phases. The defense this year will be healthy, stronger and young. However McPhee is starting the season on the PUP list, watching the defense last year you could tell thesw guys were playing hard from the start till the end but gave up so much in the run game. These young DB’s have so much potential and I see a bright future in all of them. My defensive player to watch this year is Leonard Floyd, he had 7 sacks, 10 assists, and 33 combined tackles in 12 games before he went down with an injury but watch him get 10+ sacks and tackle a lot of more people. As for the offensive side of the ball, turnovers were a major issue last year and throwing the ball where it shouldn’t be thrown. Brian Hoyer  had a phenomenal stretch of games with no interceptions until injury shut him down for the year. Then the O-Line was nothing better, gave up 28 sacks and turned over the ball 19 times (Int). My offensive player to watch this year will be Kevin White, I know he hasn’t played a full season and has just been riddled with injuries but I see major potential in him. He will find the speed, endurance and strength to be a top receiver. If he can get 10 touchdown catches 500 receiving yards, I will be very impressed. As for the overall record for the Bears, I’m going with 6-10 this year, 3 more wins than last year but more then likely they will exceed 6 wins because a lot of games they were up but just gave up in the end. Can’t wait for the season this year.  

Written by: Alex Lorek

An Overview of the Dangerous 2017 New England Patriots Offense

Following the 2016 season, highlighted by the New England Patriot’s incredible comeback over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, it came to the surprise of just about everyone when Bill Belichick’s offseason took a complete 180° turn compared to offseasons of recent memory. This offseason, The Hooded Genius acquired a number of big-name players on both sides of the ball, including WR Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints and CB Stephon Gilmore from the Buffalo Bills. Compared to the previous offseason, where TE Martellus Bennett and DE Chris Long were acquired from the Bears and Rams, respectively, it appears that the defending Super Bowl Champions are planning on not only repeating, but perhaps going for an even more dominant season than their 2016 campaign, where the team went 14-2 with losses only to Buffalo and Seattle. The Patriots’ 2016 Offense was ranked #4 in yards and #3 in points, averaging 386.3 yards and 27.6 points per game.

The top Offensive signing by the Patriots this offseason was undoubtedly WR Brandin Cooks, who was acquired via trade with the Saints back in March. The deal sent Cooks and a fourth round draft pick (Pick 118, which was confiscated as penalty for Deflategate) to New England for a first round pick (Pick 32, used to pick OT Ryan Ramczyk (Wisconsin)) and a third round pick (Pick 103, used to pick LB Trey Hendrickson (Florida Atlantic)). This trade was widely criticized by NFL fans everywhere, as it appeared the Saints gave the defending Super Bowl Champions a top-tier player for next to nothing. However, it is of note that this has happened several times in the past, and two situations come to mind in particular: The 2007 trade for Randy Moss and the 2011 trade for Chad Johnson. Of course, the Randy Moss trade led to a record setting 2007 season, while the Chad Johnson trade left much to be desired.

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Brandin Cooks is expected to do big things in the Patriots Offense

Cooks, 23, is one of the top young wide receivers in the NFL. Drafted 20th overall out of Oregon State by the New Orleans Saints in 2014, he has proven to be very effective as a vertical threat, Tom Brady’s first real vertical threat since the days of Randy Moss. Last season, Cooks caught 78 passes for 1,173 yards and 8 touchdowns, including one against the Raiders where he burned cornerback Sean Smith among other Raiders defensive backs for a 98 yard score. Cooks, being one of the fastest receivers in the NFL, can absolutely dominate man coverage over the top and this can lead to major gains of yardage, such as the previously mentioned touchdown. In his three-year career, he has caught 215 passes for 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns. He will provide a great deal of talent to an already talented wide receiver core.

A lesser-name signing but one that will provide a large impact nonetheless is TE Dwayne Allen. The patriots acquired Allen via trade just days before the aforementioned Brandin Cooks trade. The Colts sent Allen and a sixth round draft pick (Pick 200, subsequently traded to Tennessee and then NY Giants, picked OT Adam Bisnowaty (Pittsburgh)) to the Patriots for the Patriot’s fourth round selection (Pick 137, picked OG Zach Banner (USC)). This trade is similar to the Martellus Bennett trade from a year prior, where the Patriots sent a fourth rounder for the tight end who acted as Gronk insurance along with a sixth round pick. Gronk has not played a full season since 2011, and in an offense where the TE is used frequently, keeping a backup for the injury-prone Gronk is essential to keep the Patriots Offense moving.

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Dwayne Allen will provide some much needed Gronk insurance at a position widely used in the Patriots Offense

Allen, 27, was drafted 64th overall out of Clemson by the Colts in 2012. In 6 seasons, he has caught 126 passes for 1,451 yards and 19 touchdowns. He saw a breakout season in 2016 where he caught 35 passes for 406 yards and 6 touchdowns. Allen proved to be a reliable target for the Colts, but following the emergence of TE Jack Doyle, it made it easier for the Colts to deal Allen away, who cost more to the Salary Cap. While he may not be a big-name signing, expect Allen to be a solid TE2 and to step up big if Gronk goes down.

Possibly the smallest of the big-name signings but arguably the most important signing overall is Mike Gillislee, the former Buffalo Bill RB. Gillislee was drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 Draft, 164th overall by the Miami Dolphins. He had a rather lackluster career in Miami, with minimal usage in his rookie season and spending his second year on injured reserve, he was cut by the Dolphins in 2015, and was soon signed by the Bills, where he saw much more success. Despite being the second-string running back behind the elusive Lesean McCoy, Gillislee saw easily his best season in 2016, where he had 101 carries for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns. Gillislee led the NFL in yards per carry with 5.7, and was one of only six running backs to average more than 5 yards per carry, of those including his former teammate McCoy. Blount, the lone Patriot qualifying for the list, averaged only 3.9 yards per carry on 299 carries, putting him as the 30th most efficient running back. With a vastly improved offensive line compared to two offseasons ago, it is reasonable to think Gillislee will improve in 2017 and beyond.

The Patriots also signed RB Rex Burkhead and WR Andrew Hawkins. Burkhead, a sixth round draft pick out of Nebraska in 2013, spent his first four seasons with Cincinnati. He was primarily used in a special teams role prior to last season, where Burkhead saw more touches following Giovani Bernard going down with an injury. He rushed for 344 yards last year on 74 attempts, scoring twice. He will likely be used in a special teams role but he can also be used as a speed back role should either Dion Lewis or James White be injured. If need be, he can be effective in this offense, where receiving backs are valued.

Hawkins was an undrafted rookie out of Toledo in 2011. In his six-season career, he has played for Cincinnati and Cleveland, while seeing limited success. The Patriots signed Hawkins in late May, and he will likely be on the practice squad or see extremely limited time as a sixth-string wide receiver. Given the Patriots current WR status, it is unlikely he will be a factor on offense, if he ends up making the final roster.

After the offseason roster moves, this is what the Patriots Offense currently looks like

QB

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Tom Brady

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jacoby Brissett

Need I really say more? Brady is coming off a career year and both Garoppolo and Brissett showed potential should anything happen to Brady. This quarterback core is one of, if not the best in the NFL.

RB

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Mike Gillislee

James White

Dion Lewis

Rex Burkhead (?)

Gillislee led the NFL in yards per carry last year with 5.7. James White proved his worth last season as a quality receiving back. Dion Lewis is also dangerous in open space, so long as he stays healthy, and in the event the Patriots lose Lewis, Burkhead will be an ample substitute.

FB

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James Develin

Glenn Gronkowski

In a league where the fullback position is dying, James Develin proves his worth by being one of the best at his position. Many of Legarrette Blount’s big runs in 2016 were made possible by key blocks by Develin.

TE

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Rob Gronkowski

Dwayne Allen

Matt Lengel

When Gronk is healthy, he is easily one of the best at his position. However, he hasn’t played a full season since 2011, which was statistically his best season. The offense did not look the same without Gronk, and with a healthy Gronk, this offense will dominate.

WR

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Brandin Cooks

Julian Edelman

Chris Hogan

Malcolm Mitchell

Danny Amendola

Andrew Hawkins (?)

The blockbuster trade for Brandin Cooks made this wide receiver core even more dangerous than it already was. Edelman, Brady’s current favorite target, just signed a two-year extension, keeping him signed through 2019 at this point, so not much will change in that regard. Chris Hogan led the NFL in yards per catch last season with 17.9 yards per catch, meaning the Patriots now have both the most efficient running back in Gillislee, and the most efficient receiver in Hogan. Interestingly, both were free agents from Buffalo. Hmmm…. Malcolm Mitchell got off to a slow start in 2016, but he showed promise about halfway through the season and got hot when it mattered. With Edelman and Amendola both aging and heading towards the end of their careers, it is reasonable to think he will be one of their replacements. Amendola, who has made many clutch plays in dire situations (See Super Bowls 51 and 49, 2014 AFC Divisonal Round, etc.) returns as likely the fifth-string wide receiver, but in an offense where Brady likes to spread the ball around, Amendola should still get a good amount of touches.

LT

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Nate Solder

Antonio Garcia (Rookie)

Conor McDermott (Rookie)

Solder is set to become a free agent next season. Given this most recent draft, where the Patriots drafted two left tackles, it does not appear he will be around after this year. Should he get hurt, Antonio Garcia was one of the top linemen in the nation at Troy, and Conor McDermott was also quite effective at UCLA. Chances are, Garcia will be the starter by the start of next season, if not earlier.

LG

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Joe Thuney

Thuney was one of the best rookie linemen last year, and that can be in part thanks to the return of Offensive Line Coach Dante Scarnecchia. Thuney played the most snaps of any Patriot last year, and there is no reason to think that he will decline in 2017.

C

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David Andrews

Andrews was extremely consistent in 2016. His play will continue to develop with more time spent with Coach Scarnecchia.

RG

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Shaq Mason

Mason was inconsistent in 2016. There were instances where he played extremely well, not letting any pressure get by him, and there were instances where he was blown off the ball. He will get the job done, but it’s possible to see the Patriots look to upgrade at this position.

RT

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Marcus Cannon

Conor McDermott (?) (Rookie)

Following a disappointing 2015 season, Cannon stepped up big with the return of Scarnecchia. Cannon was one of the most improved Patriots in 2016, and 2017 should be even better for him. McDermott could also possibly play as a swing tackle, or even as a sixth lineman in certain running situation.

Looking at this offense, I don’t see any major holes. The two biggest questions regarding this offense this offseason were a potential replacement for Blount and the situation with Martellus Bennett. Both of these issues were dealt with and the new question is what happens to Nate Solder. The current starting Left Tackle is a free agent next offseason and two of the Patriots’ Draft Picks (Antonio Garcia (Troy) and Conor Mcdermott (UCLA)) both showed promise in college and are adapting well to the NFL scene. Only time will tell what the team plans to do with the aging Solder.

 

Overall, I predict this Patriots offense to tear up defenses, and to be one of the best in the NFL. Overall, I believe this offense may be better than the 2007 team. While the Brady to Moss connection might not necessarily be able to be recreated, this offense is more balanced than that 2007 squad, and Brady has never looked better. With Gronk, Cooks, Edelman, and company, who knows? Maybe Brady could break some records at 40.

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Tom Brady has won 5 Super Bowls, including the most recent Super Bowl 51. Could this offense help the Patriots go back to back once again?