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The First Read, Week 13: Players who could be stretch-run heroes; Chargers' staying power
Nov 28, 2022
Can Mike White elevate the Jets? Will Isiah Pacheco help carry the Chiefs? Jeffri Chadiha identifies players who could rise to become heroes down the stretch. Plus, who's up and down heading into Week 13?
The First Read, Week 12: Stellar defense driving Cowboys; Eagles in a lull; updated MVP rankings
Nov 21, 2022
Can Micah Parsons and Dallas' defense lift the Cowboys to playoff glory? Jeffri Chadiha digs into that storyline in this week's First Read. Plus, updated MVP rankings and who's up and who's down heading into Week 12.
The First Read, Week 11: NFC contenders, pretenders; plus, Josh Allen's turnover troubles
Nov 14, 2022
Have Justin Jefferson's Vikings firmly established themselves as conference heavyweights? Where do Dak Prescott's Cowboys stand? In this week's First Read, Jeffri Chadiha sorts NFC contenders and pretenders. Plus, Josh Allen's turnover troubles and more.
The First Read, Week 10: Patrick Mahomes' night a reminder QB position is key; Bears unlocking Fields
Nov 07, 2022
In his First Read ahead of Week 10, Jeffri Chadiha explores a fact of life in the NFL highlighted by Patrick Mahomes' dominant night against the Titans: It's tough to win without star-level QB play. Plus, winners and losers and updated MVP rankings.
The First Read, Week 9: Pete Carroll, Seahawks silencing critics; Dolphins set for run?
Oct 31, 2022
Written off as a rebuilding team entering the 2022 season, the Seahawks have used a familiar formula to take an early lead in the NFC West. In this week's First Read, Jeffri Chadiha digs into what has Pete Carroll so confident and identifies the winners and losers heading into Week 9.
The First Read, Week 8: Quinnen Williams ready to push Jets to new heights; Packers on the brink
Oct 24, 2022
What's behind the breakout season making Quinnen Williams a central part of the Jets' rise? Can the Packers pull out of their tailspin? Jeffri Chadiha digs into those topics and more in his First Read heading into Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season.
The First Read, Week 7: Sorting AFC contenders, pretenders; the Giants' secret weapon
Oct 17, 2022
Are Joe Burrow's Bengals back on track? Will Bill Belichick's Patriots eventually fall off? Jeffri Chadiha sorts out contenders and pretenders in a messy AFC. Plus, updated MVP rankings and more in his First Read entering Week 7.
The First Read, Week 6: Vikings see need to improve despite early success under Kevin O'Connell
Oct 10, 2022
What did Jeffri Chadiha learn about the Vikings after spending time with the NFC North leaders? Who's on the rise and who's heading in the wrong direction entering Week 6? See those topics and more in The First Read.
The First Read, Week 5: Q&A with Eagles' Jalen Hurts; is Micah Parsons NFL's top defender?
Oct 03, 2022
Jeffri Chadiha sits down with Jalen Hurts to discuss what the Eagles QB shares with Tom Brady and much more. Plus, is the Cowboys' Micah Parsons the best defensive player in the NFL? Those are just two of the topics covered in this week's edition of The First Read.
The First Read, Week 4: Bengals too talented for Super Bowl hangover; who's early leader for MVP?
Sep 26, 2022
Jeffri Chadiha checks in with the Cincinnati Bengals and finds a team adjusting to a new position in the NFL hierarchy. Plus, who's the early leader in the MVP race? See that and more in The First Read entering Week 4.
The First Read, Week 3: 49ers well-positioned in topsy-turvy NFC with Jimmy Garoppolo back at QB
Sep 19, 2022
Are the 49ers set to rise to the top of the NFC with Jimmy Garoppolo taking over for the injured Trey Lance? Jeffri Chadiha digs into those topics and more in his First Read entering Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs show they still know how to win with comeback against Chargers
Sep 16, 2022
The Chargers came into Thursday night looking for an opportunity to send a message about their hopes for divisional supremacy. The Chiefs made an even louder statement about what it takes to beat the reigning AFC West champs. Jeffri Chadiha looks at how Kansas City did it.
The First Read, Week 2: Huge opportunity awaits Chargers vs. Chiefs; big trouble for Cowboys
Sep 12, 2022
Will the Chargers make a statement against the Chiefs on Thursday night? Can the Cowboys find their way out of a messy situation? Jeffri Chadiha digs into those topics and more in his First Read entering Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season.
Dan Campbell's Lions aiming to be this year's Bengals; plus, five more NFL beacons of hope
Aug 25, 2022
It's easy to get swept up by the "Hard Knocks" darlings right now, but Jeffri Chadiha says there's a legit energy in Detroit that could portend vast improvement for the long-suffering Lions. Plus, five more beacons of hope across the NFL.
With Mike Macdonald in charge, Ravens' D seeks redemption after frustrating, injury-riddled season
Aug 10, 2022
The Ravens' defense is looking for redemption after a down 2021 campaign. With the unit getting closer to full health, Jeffri Chadiha explores how new Baltimore DC Mike Macdonald is helping this group return to the excellence it's accustomed to.
With Matt Ryan at quarterback, Indianapolis Colts hoping less is more for Jonathan Taylor
Aug 05, 2022
Jonathan Taylor won the rushing title by a whopping 552 yards last season, but Indianapolis missed the playoffs. With Matt Ryan now quarterbacking the offense, Jeffri Chadiha writes that the Colts hope less is more for their star running back.
Overshadowed by Russell Wilson-infused offense, Broncos' defense still poised to set tone in Denver
Jul 29, 2022
Denver's buzzing with the arrivals of franchise QB Russell Wilson and offensive-minded coach Nathaniel Hackett. But as the Broncos attempt to end a six-year playoff drought, Jeffri Chadiha believes the team's real driving force is hiding in plain sight.
Baltimore Ravens designed offense to maximize Lamar Jackson, not feed belly-aching wide receivers
Jun 15, 2022
Marquise Brown and Willie Snead have both publicly complained about Greg Roman's offense in Baltimore. Do these former Ravens receivers have a point? Jeffri Chadiha provides strong feelings on the Lamar Jackson-led attack.
Overrated and underrated NFL offseason storylines: Don't sweat Lamar Jackson's contract
Jun 02, 2022
Is Lamar Jackson's contract situation a concern? Are we downplaying how much the Bucs need Gronk? Jeffri Chadiha tells us which offseason storylines are overhyped and which deserve more of our attention.
Ryan Tannehill-Malik Willis situation spotlights the challenging -- yet vital -- nature of QB mentorship
May 26, 2022
After ruffling some feathers by stating that it's not his job to help rookie quarterback Malik Willis, Ryan Tannehill clarified his comments this week, saying he plans to be the best teammate possible. Jeffri Chadiha feels the situation spotlights the challenging -- yet vital -- nature of QB mentorship.
2022 NFL Draft class latest to boast crop of raw pass-rushing prospects
Apr 20, 2022
Pass rushers who have the potential to make life hard on QBs are getting their shot in the NFL -- even if they lack an impressive résumé. Jeffri Chadiha takes a closer look at the crop of high-potential, less-experienced pass-rushing prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Chiefs trade Tyreek Hill to Dolphins: Who are the biggest winners and losers?
Mar 23, 2022
The Dolphins are acquiring Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs and will give the electric wideout the contract extension he's been looking for. Jeffri Chadiha highlights the winners and losers from yet another blockbuster trade this offseason.
Raiders acquiring Davante Adams from Packers: Who are the trade's biggest winners and losers?
Mar 18, 2022
Davante Adams will get the lucrative long-term deal he's long sought, but it will be coming from the Raiders instead of the Packers. Jeffri Chadiha highlights the winners and losers from the blockbuster trade.
Aaron Rodgers' decision, Russell Wilson trade: Who are the biggest winners & losers?
Mar 08, 2022
Aaron Rodgers signed a four-year extension to stay in Green Bay, while the Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Jeffri Chadiha reveals the winners and losers of Tuesday's events.
Los Angeles Rams' aggressive, all-in approach pays off in Super Bowl LVI win over Bengals
Feb 14, 2022
The Rams didn't merely win Super Bowl LVI -- they also reminded the NFL at large that there's a new way of doing business, one that can generate the type of rewards every franchise covets. Jeffri Chadiha digs into Los Angeles' winning all-in strategy.
Super Bowl LVI's Rams-Bengals matchup a love story of Andrew Whitworth's acclaimed career
Feb 10, 2022
On Sunday, Andrew Whitworth will play in his second Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams. And this time around, he's facing the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that drafted him. Jeffri Chadiha explores what this matchup means to the 40-year-old offensive tackle.
Top 10 team turnarounds of Super Bowl era: Where do 2021 Bengals rank?
Feb 07, 2022
Joe Burrow's Bengals are in the Super Bowl one year after winning four games. Was their reversal as dramatic as the 1981 49ers' or the 1999 Rams'? Jeffri Chadiha ranks the top 10 team turnarounds of the Super Bowl era.
Tom Brady retirement fallout: Five biggest questions across the NFL
Feb 01, 2022
The fallout of Tom Brady's retirement will be felt across the league in 2022 and for years to come. Jeffri Chadiha examines the five biggest questions that immediately come to mind in the wake of the league-altering news.
The First Read, Super Bowl LVI: Seven factors that could determine NFL's biggest game
Jan 31, 2022
In this week's edition of his First Read, Jeffri Chadiha discusses seven factors that could determine the outcome of Super Bowl LVI. Will Aaron Donald and the Rams' D keep rolling? How can Joe Burrow deliver Cincinnati its first Lombardi Trophy?
The First Read, Divisional Round: Biggest immediate question for advancing and eliminated playoff teams
Jan 17, 2022
In this week's edition of his First Read, Jeffri Chadiha reveals the biggest immediate question for each of the eight teams playing in the Divisional Round and six teams eliminated on Super Wild Card Weekend.
NFL playoffs first look: What to like, dislike about 12 teams playing on Super Wild Card Weekend
Jan 10, 2022
Now that the NFL playoff field is set after a wild Week 18, Jeffri Chadiha discusses what's to like and dislike about the 12 teams playing on Super Wild Card Weekend in this edition of his First Read.
The First Read, Week 18: How Antonio Brown's meltdown has sealed Bucs' fate; Joe Burrow rising
Jan 03, 2022
How will Antonio Brown's meltdown affect the Bucs moving forward? Can the Cowboys' offense get back on track? Jeffri Chadiha examines those stories and more in his First Read ahead of Week 18 of the 2021 NFL season.
Cardinals deliver reminder of stellar team they can be with win over Cowboys
Jan 02, 2022
After a losing streak brought about doubts to the credibility of the Cardinals, their win over the Cowboys on Sunday changed the narrative. And now the Cards know they have what it takes to earn critical wins at this time of year, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
The First Read, Week 17: Five decisions that most impacted 2021; will Seahawks trade Russell Wilson?
Dec 27, 2021
Aaron Rodgers staying in Green Bay. Matthew Stafford heading to L.A. Ja'Marr Chase landing in Cincy. Which decisions have most changed the 2021 NFL season? Jeffri Chadiha looks back in his First Read ahead of Week 17.
The First Read, Week 16: Wish list for playoff teams; Cardinals scuffling
Dec 21, 2021
Could Josh Allen get some help from the Bills' game plan? Is some major hardware in Micah Parsons' future? Jeffri Chadiha assembles a wish list of positive developments for each playoff contender in his First Read ahead of Week 16 of the 2021 NFL season.
NFL trailblazer Carl Nassib made enduring impact on nonprofit The Trevor Project
Dec 21, 2021
Six months after Carl Nassib made history as the first active NFL player to come out as gay, the impact of his announcement is still being felt. Jeffri Chadiha provides a look at the difference he's making for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The First Read, Week 15: Trustworthy teams emerging? Plus, Justin Herbert facing major test
Dec 13, 2021
Will Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs or Micah Parsons' Cowboys stand tall as the playoff race takes shape over the final month of the 2021 NFL season? Can Justin Herbert handle a big upcoming test? Jeffri Chadiha digs into that and more ahead of Week 15.
The First Read, Week 14: Rob Gronkowski powering Buccaneers; Washington rolling
Dec 06, 2021
Might Rob Gronkowski be key to the Buccaneers' title defense? Is Washington peaking at the right time? Jeffri Chadiha dives into those stories and more in his First Read ahead of Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season.
This isn't the L.A. story Rams expected to be telling
Nov 28, 2021
This isn't the L.A. story the Rams expected to be telling, not after a dazzling 7-1 start to the season. In the wake of a third straight loss, though, Jeffri Chadiha says there's still time for Sean McVay's team to deliver on its Super Bowl promise.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp passes away at 75
Nov 27, 2021
Curley Culp, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle who revolutionized his position and became the standard for interior defensive linemen for years to come, passed away Saturday at the age of 75. A multi-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection, Culp played 14 seasons and was an integral part of the Chiefs' Super Bowl IV win during the 1969 season.
The First Read, Week 12: Free-for-all in the AFC; Jalen Hurts rising
Nov 22, 2021
Big wins by Jonathan Taylor's Colts and Mac Jones' Patriots provide the latest reminder of the ever-changing nature of the AFC. Jeffri Chadiha digs into that and more in his First Read ahead of Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season.
The First Read, Week 8: Packers facing moment of truth vs. Cardinals; Daniel Jones steps up
Oct 25, 2021
Will the Packers prove they can hang with the NFC's top teams in a huge Thursday showdown with the Cardinals? Jeffri Chadiha explores that and more in his First Read ahead of Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season.
The First Read, Week 7: Raiders refuse to be rattled; Ja'Marr Chase proving Bengals right
Oct 18, 2021
How did the Raiders hold up after a wildly disruptive week? What has Ja'Marr Chase meant to the Bengals? Jeffri Chadiha explores that and more in his First Read ahead of Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season.
No Kliff, no problem: Undermanned Cardinals show off character, pummel Browns to remain undefeated
Oct 17, 2021
The Arizona Cardinals showed Sunday why they're the class of the NFC. Jeffri Chadiha explains how Arizona -- sans head coach Kliff Kingsbury -- improved to 6-0 with a resounding win over the Cleveland Browns.
Justin Fields' frustrating debut vs. Browns leads to more concerning questions about Bears
Sep 26, 2021
Justin Fields' first start wasn't the least bit promising for Chicago Bears fans. But Jeffri Chadiha says the rookie's frustrating performance had less to do with Fields and more with coaching/lack of preparation.
Chiefs' defensive disruption keys Week 1 win, promise for another Super Bowl run
Sep 13, 2021
It's important to understand what defense means to the Chiefs, who have generated so much magic with Patrick Mahomes that it's easy to forget the offense has only taken this team so far in the past. Jeffri Chadiha explains why Chris Jones and Co. are absolutely crucial to Kansas City.
New England Patriots officially begin Mac Jones era, but what's next for Cam Newton?
Aug 31, 2021
The breaking news out of New England on Tuesday morning packed a punch, but how TRULY surprising was the Patriots' decision to cut Cam Newton? Jeffri Chadiha says Bill Belichick sent a clear message. How will Mac Jones -- and the 32-year-old Newton -- respond?
Ron Rivera: Even with offensive upgrades, Washington will have to 'fight and scrap'
Aug 10, 2021
There's excitement around the Washington Football Team coming off a playoff berth and active offseason. However, Ron Rivera tells Jeffri Chadiha his concern is making sure his players mature in the face of a tougher road and heightened expectations on offense.
Aaron Rodgers drama calls into question Packers' ability to maintain chemistry in 2021
Jul 28, 2021
Aaron Rodgers is back -- but after the QB expressed his frustration with the Packers in a no-holds-barred media session, Jeffri Chadiha wonders if chemistry issues will prove to be Green Bay's downfall in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers trade? Richard Sherman re-sign? Big moves NFL teams should make this offseason
Jun 11, 2021
Jon Robinson recently said that trading for Julio Jones was something the Titans just HAD to do. With that in mind, Jeffri Chadiha looks around the NFL and identifies five moves teams must make before kickoff.
Falcons trade Julio Jones to Titans: Who are the winners and losers?
Jun 06, 2021
The Falcons traded franchise icon Julio Jones to the Titans on Sunday. Will the seven-time Pro Bowler make Tennessee a Super Bowl contender? How will Atlanta regroup? Jeffri Chadiha breaks down the winners and losers of the deal.