All News

NFL 2014 Week 16 Hot Matchups: Johnny Manziel vs Luke Kuechly

NFL 2014 Week 16 Hot Matchups: Johnny Manziel vs Luke Kuechly

johnny manziel injured by luke kuechly bulge nfl cry

With two weeks left for the non-playoff teams, fans need to enjoy seeing their team while it lasts. But for you Jaguars and Titans fans who don’t know what to watch for this Sunday, here’s a few things to look for:

luke kuechly carolina panthers takes down johnny manziel nfl 2014 images

Johnny Manziel vs. Luke Kuechly: Manziel is still the starting quarterback in Cleveland, and despite his performance last week this is certainly the right decision. Manziel will have his work cut out for him this week heading into Carolina to face a Panthers team desperate to win and stay alive in the NFC South race. Manziel has always been a throw on the run quarterback, and if the Panthers allow him to get comfortable moving around in and out of the pocket it’ll be a long day for them. This is where Luke Kuechly comes in. Kuechly is arguably the best linebacker in the NFL, and his ability to contain Manziel and force him to make quick decisions in the pocket will be key to pulling the upset over the Browns.

julio jones falcons jumping on keenan lewis new orleans saints nfl 2014 images

Keenan Lewis vs. Julio Jones and Roddy White: Keenan Lewis is the New Orleans Saints best active cornerback, so obviously he will be charged with covering Jones and White in turn. This game will more than likely determine the champion of the NFC South, so Lewis is certainly expected to be able to shut down which ever superstar receiver he is guarding at any given time. White and Jones have been known to explode for big games, and that is not something the Saints can afford to give up. The major problem is that Lewis can only guard one at a time. Matt Ryan would be smart to just go after the weaker cornerbacks lining up alongside Lewis.

seattle seahawks russell wilson takes on cardinals defense nfl 2014 images

Cardinals’ defense vs. Russell Wilson: The Cardinals are on their third string no-name quarterback, so they have no hope against the Seahawks, right? Not true. The Cardinals still have a great defensive presence and the Seahawks are not exactly known for their offensive prowess. The Seahawks offense is made up of Marshawn Lynch, Percy Harvin, and another runner in the backfield. No quarterback. Stopping Wilson’s arm is no problem, the big problem is containing him. This is easier said than done. If the Cardinals want to win this game they will need to capitalize off of the few passes Wilson does throw downfield. Wilson is not a good quarterback, so as long as no one is wide open the Cardinals should have a good chance to pick him off at least once. This will be a very low scoring game, but a red zone turnover or two forced by the Cardinals defense could turn a 13-7 loss into a 14-13 victory for the home team.

All News

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in All News

Top 5 Quarterbacks to watch in NFL 2017 images

Top 5 Quarterbacks to watch in NFL 2017

Shane MclendonFebruary 22, 2017
adele and beyonce show how women should support each other 2017 images

Adele, Beyonce show how women should support each other

The Curvy Girl DivaFebruary 22, 2017
just how did donald trump spend his first month in office 2017 images

Just how did Donald Trump spend his first month in office?

Curt JohnsonFebruary 22, 2017
Top 10 hottest tech and game changing innovations 2017 images

Top 10 hottest tech and game changing innovations

Jeffrey LangFebruary 22, 2017
kevin garnett blames aau for killing nba 2017 images

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for killing NBA

Chris MauriceFebruary 22, 2017
supernatural writer davy perez talks stuck in the middle with you 2017 images

‘Supernatural’ writer Davy Perez talks Stuck in the Middle (With You)

Carol HanssonFebruary 21, 2017
donald trumps answers keep adding more questions about russian ties 2017 images

Donald Trump’s answers only add more questions with Russian ties

Curt JohnsonFebruary 21, 2017
another look at supernatural stuck in the middle with you review 2017 images

Another look at ‘Supernatural’ Stuck in the Middle (With You) review

Carol HanssonFebruary 21, 2017
bachelor nick viall shirtless swamp kiss

‘The Bachelor’ Nick Viall on the terrifying surprise visit plus river love

Ricki ReayFebruary 21, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription