NFL X’s and O’s

NFL X’s and O’s Analysis

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Super Bowl 49 3-Part X’s and O’s Breakdown:

NFL 2014 Regular Season

Eagles v. Cardinals Week 8 2014 (Battle of the Birds: How the Cardinals Cover 0 escaped with a Victory against Eagles Deep Crossers)

Cowboys v. Seahawks Week 6 2014 (Romo’s Pocket Presence and the Scramble Drill lead Dallas to Victory in Seattle)

Denver Broncos v. New York Jets Week Week 6 2014 (Breaking down the “Dakota” or “X-Iso” formation)

Green Bay Packers v. Minnesota Vikings Week 5 2014 (Rodgers Play Action Progression leads to long Jordy Nelson TD on “Sting” route against Cover 2)

Houston Texans v. Dallas Cowboys Week 5 2014 (Texans’ Zone Stretch and Arian Foster’s TD cut)

New York Giants v. Washington Week 4 2014 (Cruz Capitalizes on Multiple Washington Errors)

Chicago Bears v. Green Bay Packers Week 4 2014 (Alshon Jeffrey’s “Ghost Motion” Touchdown and How Brandon Marshall’s Presence affects Defenses)

New England Patriots v. Oakland Raiders Week 3 2014 (Patriots Mesh Scheme beats Bracket Coverage for Touchdown)

Pittsburgh Steelers v. Carolina Panthers Week 3 2014 (Steelers Motion leads to Le’Veon Bell 81-yard run)

Denver Broncos v. Seattle Seahawks Week 3 2014 (Denver’s Improbable 58 Second Drive with the “Post-Wheel” Combo)

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KC’s Jet Shovel Power Read Combo: Week 2 X’s & O’s Review

Let’s take a further look at the X’s & O’s of a concept that caught my eye from Week 2: the Kansas City Chiefs shovel pass touchdown, which also features jet motion and power read concepts.

Shovel, Jet, Power Read, and More

Andy Reid utilized his fastest players in (#10) Tyreek Hill and (#13) DeAnthony Thomas as decoys to beautifully set up (#87) Travis Kelce for a touchdown. On 2nd & 5 from the 15 with six minutes remaining in the game, the Chiefs aligned Thomas in the backfield and sent Hill in motion. The Eagles came out in a 4-3 alignment with one high safety:

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