Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks are Division Leaders

Just like everyone predicted am I right? Of course, not. On the contrary, most of us expected them to be picking in the top 5 of the 2023 NFL Draft. How are these 2 teams blowing everyone’s expectations out of the water? Atlanta Falcons Let’s begin with the Falcons. At 4-4 they’re leading the NFC South. It helps them that father time, plus some off … Continue reading Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks are Division Leaders

Dear 49ers, Hit the Panic Button

During primetime on Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers scored 10 points while their defense held the Denver Broncos to only 9 points, and…the 49ers still lost. San Francisco has arguably already faced the three worst teams they will be playing this year and yet they sit at 1-2. We might just barely be approaching week four but, it may be time for the 49ers to … Continue reading Dear 49ers, Hit the Panic Button

NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Mental Dimes Pick ‘Em challenge where I compete with all of your collective wisdom to see who will win at the season’s end! Current Score: Me: 14-17-1 You: 17-4-1, Last Week: Me: 9-7 You 7-9 I’m catching back up, y’all had better watch out! Steelers @ Browns: Browns 13-10 Both teams are about as good as I expected this … Continue reading NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 3

NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Mental Dimes Pick ‘Em challenge where I compete with all of your collective wisdom to see who will win at the season’s end! Current Score: Me: 5-10-1 You: 10-5-1 I got my ass handed to me last week as nearly every game surprised me. It’s only been one week, though, don’t get too cocky. Chargers @ Chiefs: Chiefs 31-28 … Continue reading NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 2

NFL Post-Preseason Power Rankings

The next time we see two NFL teams take the field for a game, it will be when the Buffalo Bills travel to Los Angeles to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Rams in the 2022 regular season kickoff. While the past three weeks have been filled with NFL football, it’s only been the preseason. While the preseason isn’t meaningless, there are some things … Continue reading NFL Post-Preseason Power Rankings

The Week That Was 8/8-8/14

Welcome to your weekly sports recap, The Week That Was, where we will do a quick overview of the stories, scores, and items from the world of sports that you might have missed. Checkout out the rest of MentalDimes.com for sport-specific content on your favorite teams and do not forget to check out our podcast, which is available on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube; search for Mental Dimes. NFL … Continue reading The Week That Was 8/8-8/14

Which Running Back Will Reign Supreme in 2022?

The NFL has been seeing a trend over the past decade or so at the running back position. No two years are alike, and every year sees a new rusher stick out from the rest of the pack. In 2021 we saw second year runner Jonathan Taylor burst onto the scene for the Colts and rush 332 times for 1,811 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging … Continue reading Which Running Back Will Reign Supreme in 2022?

NFL Summer Power Rankings and Season Outlook for All 32 Teams

July, while being the last full month without any sort of NFL football, it can be incredibly long and boring for fans waiting for football to make its return. The part of the offseason filled with looking back on the season that was, big signings, blockbuster trades, and the draft have come and gone and the part of the offseason filled with videos of players … Continue reading NFL Summer Power Rankings and Season Outlook for All 32 Teams

Predicting San Francisco’s Season

The 2022 San Francisco 49ers have one of the best and most talented rosters since the group that made multiple playoff runs in the early 2010s. With so many playmakers, it seems almost impossible to predict the upcoming season, but let’s have a shot at some early takes. Deebo Samuel will not be the most impactful WR. The good part of this is that Samuel … Continue reading Predicting San Francisco’s Season