Kid Reporter Aidan: Fantasy Facts!

This I my first article since the end of the 2015 season, and you guessed it, it’s about fantasy football!

Who will I start in week one? Well, I’m about to tell you. Hey, maybe I can give you tips on why as well.

Let’s start at the quarterback position. My pick here would be Aaron Rodgers. He has an easy matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a defense on the rise, but not good enough to stop the spark that the Green Bay Packers have on offense. Don’t forget Aaron Rodgers is getting reunited with Jordy Nelson, a receiver who can pack a punch. Nelson was out this season.

There’s no denying Adrian Peterson, the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He is going up against a Tennessee Titans team that no matter how hard they try, can’t quite get above 500. With Teddy Bridgewater most likely out for the season, handoffs will be coming Peterson’s way. Once AP gets the ball, we all know what is coming next. Let’s just leave it at a big fat W on the Viking’s record.

De'Andre Hopkins could leave the rest of the wide receivers in the dust if he gets the ball enough, because he can rack up a massive amount of points. With the new face of Brock Osweiler throwing him the ball, and Jaelen Strong across the field, the Chicago Bears, the Texans week one matchup won’t know what to do, which could allow that trio to have a field day.

Tight End is a hard nut to crack in week one, with Rob Gronkowski having an overpowering Arizona Cardinals defense to deal with, and Greg Olsen going up against a nearly unstoppable Denver Broncos defense. So, that only leaves one more really strong tight end left. That is, Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys. What else can I say besides the New York Giants, can’t stop him, OR Dez Bryant On this next pick I’m going with my team. The Buffalo Bills D/ST should do the trick in week one. Against a weak Ravens offense that can’t seem to find the light, I think that it is safe to say that the Buffalo Bills D/ST can get the job done. There are other strong D/STs for week one, like the Seahawks, or Packers D/STs, but I just thought that the Bills, with the new additions of Shaq Lawson, and Reggie Ragland are a tad better on the defensive side of the ball. For my wild card, I’m going to go with Big Ben Roethlisberger, The quarterback that never disappoints. With Le’veon Bell out for the first four games of the regular season, Roethlisberger will be passing the football… A LOT. Not to mention, Ben has tons of weapons around him, like Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates, and Markus Wheaton. Being surrounded by these playmakers sets Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers up for success, even without Le’veon Bell.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan: Camp NFL

Hey NFL Rushers! 

Have you ever been to summer camp? What if there was an NFL summer camp? Im here to tell you about a day in Camp NFL. When you get up, you get dressed, and you do to the Dining hall for breakfast. So you hop in for a balanced breakfast, with some 49er Flakes and top it off with some fresh dairy from the Midwest, and then you exit and go to the Carolina tent for dabbing classes with Cam Newton. 

I heard the best dab gets a free Cam Newton Panthers jersey! After dabbing, you go to Bronco Woods, where you try your best to catch fruit thrown by Peyton Manning. After that you go to lunch, taking the Texan trail. I heard a rumor that there is a J.J. Watt statue somewhere along the Texan Trail!!! You eat lunch, then play football! 

The team captains are quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. The winner gets to hold a Lombardi trophy made out of plastic! After football, you just wanna sit down and eat! That's why we have a meal called "Blitz Burgers" with "Field Goal Fries." After dinner, before you leave, we have campfire. making some s'mores, singing campfire songs, and having a football fun time. After campfire, you get picked up, and you leave Camp NFL. 

 Now here are some questions you guys can answer.

1. Where would you want Camp NFL to be located?
2. Who would you want to be the team captains?
3. What campfire songs would you like to sing?

Answer them below!

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan S: How I Became a Chiefs Fan

Ok, so Los Angeles fans are excited about the Rams, but what about St. Louis? St. Louis fans like myself were left scrambling for a new team. I could choose three teams: 

Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears
Kansas City Chiefs

Put of these choices I decided that Indy wasn't too interesting (no offense Colts fans)
As for Chicago, well, my dad and I don't like the Cubs or Blackhawks, so the Bears wouldn't be OK.  (Sorry Bears fans!)

The Kansas City Chiefs, however, won my vote when I found out that they were the closest to St. Louis!

I started to play as the Kansas City Chiefs in Madden Mobile, and it was final, the Chiefs were definitely going to be my new favorite team! The most exciting match, will be when the Chiefs play their first night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers! Let's go Chiefs!!!

-Kid Reporter Aidan S

Kid Reporter Aidan Podcast: 2016 NFL Draft!

Listen to Kid Reporter Aidan's mock draft for first round draft picks... in rapid fire!

Kid Reporter Aidan: Super Bowl Sunday is Coming Soon!

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I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl. Just a quick note, you can hear more detail about my conference round picks on my audio cast right here on Just search Kid Reporter Aidan.

 If my picks are correct this week, Super Bowl 50 should be one of the best championship games in a long time. With both offenses clicking on all cylinders, and both defenses more than stellar, the scoring will probably be average. I won’t be rooting for a single team, but I will be rooting for a good matchup. This may be one of those games where you won’t want to leave your seat, because an amazing play could happen at any time. In the end, I think the Cardinals will pull off an upset win over the Patriots.

As for me, I will be watching this once in a lifetime game right at home on my TV. We usually have a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl with us. We put out a lot of football decorations that I have in my room, and my Mom puts out a lot of amazing food. I usually am flipping and tossing a football during the game, and my Dad turns up the surround sound loud so I feel like I'm at the stadium. It’s one of the best Sundays of the year.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan Podcast: Conference Calls

Kid Reporter Aidan sits with his wingman, Matthew, to chat about the conference round of the playoffs.

Kid Reporter Aidan: Super Bowl Sunday Is Coming Soon!

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With my picks already in for this week, the Cardinals and Patriots, I’m going to look forward to the Super Bowl. Just a quick note, you can hear more detail about my conference round picks on my audio cast right here on Just search Kid Reporter Aidan.

If my picks are correct this week, Super Bowl 50 should be one of the best championship games in a long time. With both offenses clicking on all cylinders, and both defenses more than stellar, the scoring will probably be average. I won't be rooting for a single team, but I will be rooting for a good match up. This may be one of those games where you won’t want to leave your seat, because an amazing play could happen at any time. In the end, I think the Cardinals will pull off an upset win over the Patriots.

As for me, I will be watching this once in a lifetime game right at home on my TV. We usually have a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl with us. We put out a lot of football decorations that I have in my room, and my mom puts out a lot of amazing food. I usually am flipping and tossing a football during the game, and my Dad turns up the surround sound loud so I feel like I'm at the stadium. It's one of the best Sundays of the year.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan Podcast: Divisional Round Predictions

This week of football is all about the Divisional Round!

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter Aidan and his wingman Matthew tell us their predictions!

What do you think?

Kid Reporter Aidan: The Buffalo Experience

I was at the game this past week, when the Buffalo Bills played The New York Jets. I really got it all at the game.

The fans in Orchard Park, New York, were cheering super loud at the Buffalo game for their team in 10 degree weather. Every time they played the Shout song for Buffalo, the whole stadium tuned in, and sang along with the jingle. The crowd was on their feet the whole entire game, and even I was standing on my chair. When the Jets had the ball it was as loud as it could be, including myself, cupping my hands and either screaming "Defense," or "stop them," or "Buffalo!" When Buffalo had the ball, you could have heard a pin drop. When I got down on myself, and my team, part way through the game, the Bills didn’t disappoint, coming up with an interception just when I thought all was lost for Buffalo. At the end of the game, after the Bills had won, and spoiled the Jets chances to make the playoffs, we all didn’t want to leave this great experience, however we all couldn't wait to sit down and get warm in the car. When we got home from Buffalo I had lost my voice screaming for the Bills, but I knew that being at that game was a once in a lifetime experience.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan Podcast: Weekly Matchups and TD Dances

Kid Reporter Aidan sits with his favorite elf, Matthew, to chat about team match ups and touchdown dances.

Kid Reporter Aidan PODCAST: Can the Panthers Go Undefeated???

Can the Carolina Panthers go undefeated???

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter Aidan and his trusty sidekick Matthew tell us.

What do you think?

Kid Reporter Aidan Paints His View of the Playoff Picture

With teams piled up in both conferences, it could get messy in the NFL. Many teams have the same record, so it may come to head heads and conference record for Wild Card slots.

AFC New England Patriots: Even after their first loss, to Denver, they are still the most dominant team in the AFC in my mind. I believe they will end up as the division leaders considering no other team in the AFC East is close to the Pats.

Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati Bengals early winning ways should be enough to put them in the playoffs as the division champion for the AFC North.

Denver Broncos: Pulling away from the rest of their division early in the season the Broncos should walk through most of the rest of the season to come. The Bengals and Steelers will be their toughest competition, but they should win the AFC West.

Houston Texans: Starting to grow over the course of the season, the Texans seem to be the team from the AFC South with the best chance to win the division. They have a tough schedule but should win the majority of the games coming up.

Kansas City Chiefs: Jamaal Charles is out for the season, but the Chiefs are starting to get things back on track. With last weeks win over Buffalo, they put themselves in a great place to get a wild card spot.

Buffalo Bills: It wasn't easy to figure out the second wild card spot, but after looking at the schedules, I ended up taking the Buffalo Bills. They will need to win 4 of their last 5 games, but it looks good based on their opponents.

NFC Carolina Panthers: As the only undefeated team left, they are playing inspired football, and seem to be the most dominant team in the NFL. With that defense, and Cam Newtown, I believe they could go all the way. Maybe even an undefeated season.

Arizona Cardinals: This team looks good. They look real good. Even though the Seahawks are starting to rebound and play better, the Cardinals are still primed to win the NFC West

Green Bay Packers: With a tough opponent right behind them in their division, the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers will need to play their best football. It may come down to the last game of the season, but I think Green Bay wins the NFC North.

Washington Redskins: I had to check the schedule for every team in the NFC East, but as the Giants have a hard schedule ahead of them, Washington should be able to pull it out in the end.

Minnesota Vikings: This was one of the only easy decisions in the NFC wild card race. Whoever doesn't win the NFC North, between the Vikings and Packers, will get this wild card spot.

Seattle Seahawks: Just like the last wild card spot for the AFC, this was not an easy decision. It was between the Seahawks, Falcons, and Buccaneers. After checking the schedules, I had to go with the Seahawks to take the final spot. They are playing the best of these three teams as well.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan S vs Aidan: MNF Pick

Kid Reporters Aidan s and Aidan may have similiar names but they do have very different opinions on who will win Monday Night Football. See what they have to say on who will win the Patriots vs. Bills game tonight.

Kid Reporter Aidan:
Here are my 3 keys to how the Bills can win on the road, in New England, tonight on Monday Night Football.

1. The first reason I believe the Bills will win tonight is due to the fact that the Bills are too good to get swept by another team, even if it is the Patriots. I think the fact that this is a rivalry only strengthens my feeling. They play very physical football and with a lot of pride.
2. Another way Buffalo can come home with a victory is by taking advantage of the loss of Julian Edelman.
3. The Bills have also done a good job at getting better during the season. If they don't turn the ball over as much as they did in the first game, they have a good shot at winning. Their offense has had some great moments, but they will need to be consistent.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan S:
Hello, I am Aiden and here are some reasons why the Pats can beat Buffalo.

1. Gronk gonna Gronk- Gronkowski is gonna keep his talent going with Brady.
2. The best- A lot of our positions are the best in the league! They can outrun the Buffalo.
3. Undefeated- Nearly the Patriots have been going hot in the season.
The streak rolls on when the Pats run over Buffalo.

Note: Aiden is not a Patriots fan; he is indeed a Buccaneers fan.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan: Mid-Season Report Card

We're halfway through the regular season and it's time to give out my grades on how each team is doing so far.

AFC East
Buffalo Bills: C. The Bills have been underachieving lately without Sammy Watkins, Tyrod Taylor, and Percy Harvin. Luckily Taylor and Watkins will be coming back this week.

Miami Dolphins: C. At the start of the season, Joe Philbin wasn't doing his team any favors, but under new coach Dan Campbell the Dolphins are looking pretty good.

New England Patriots: A+. The Pats have been looking as good as ever. They look like a Super Bowl competitor to me.

New York Jets: B. Under new Head Coach Todd Bowles, The Jets look like they might contend for a Wild Card spot.
AFC North
Baltimore Ravens: D. Stepping down a little from the previous years, injuries and losing players in the offseason have the Ravens looking like they might be without a prayer.

Cincinnati Bengals: A-. Cincy is undefeated, and have been looking as if they have a small chance of giving New England a run for their money to get to the Super Bowl.

Cleveland Browns: C. The wins that the Browns do have, have come off of extremely well played games. I think they are on the upside and turning the tables.

Pittsburgh Steelers: B-. While Big Ben was gone, they couldn't get the offense going with consistency. Now they have to overcome the challenge of losing Le'Veon Bell for the rest of the year, and Ben gone again for a few weeks.
Denver Broncos: B. I feel like the Broncos are overachieving. The offense can' t seem to figure out many ways to score points consistently.

Kansas City Chiefs: D+. With only 3 wins under their belt, we'll see how they handle losing Jamaal Charles for the season. They need to get the defense going.

Oakland Raiders: B. The Raiders seem to be a good team this year. Unlike previous seasons, they might be a playoff contender this year.

San Diego Chargers: D. Phillip Rivers is trying to hold up the fort for the offense. They can't seem to get all things working together.
AFC South
Houston Texans: C. The defense isn't nearly as stellar as last season. They need to get better on both sides of the ball. Believe it or not, they still have a chance to win the division.

Indianapolis Colts: D+. With a near loss to Tennessee early in the season, and Andrew Luck throwing pick after pick, they really need some help.

Jacksonville Jaguars: D. They're not a great team, but they're only 1 game behind the division leaders. The Jags are improving and I think the team will be even more competitive next year.

Tennessee Titans: D. Mariota has missed a lot of games early this season, but he will come back. That might give the Titans a little bit more hope.
NFC East
Dallas Cowboys: C. Without Romo in action, the Cowboys hadn't found a way to hold up fort. Now, they need him more them ever.

New York Giants: B-. With OBJ being double and even triple covered, Eli is struggling to find other reliable targets. But with his ability to short pass around the defenders, he can still get it to his receivers.

Philadelphia Eagles: C+. With Demarco Murray underperforming, the Eagles need to find another way to mix in the running game.

Washington Redskins: D+. Washington relies on their running game a lot. Although, soon defenses will start covering the run on them. That will take away their only weapon.
NFC North
Chicago Bears: C+. Matt Forte has had a very good season so far, and needs to be the star of the team if they can get a couple of more wins

Detroit Lions: F. The Lions need a lot of improving on both sides of the ball, and got lucky with the one win they have.

Green Bay Packers: A-. The packers surprised everybody with two consecutive losses. I believe they can get back on their feet.

Minnesota Vikings: B. With the return of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings seem like a strong wild card team.
NFC West
Arizona Cardinals: A-. The Cardinals defense is nearly unstoppable this season. Then, on the other side of the ball, Carson Palmer is throwing great passes. When you put that all together you get a playoff bound team.

San Francisco 49ers: F. With Colin Kaepernick benched for Blaine Gabbert, the 49ers seem to have some light at the end of the tunnel.

Seattle Seahawks: C. The Seahawks defense is a little upsetting this year. They can't find a way to stop very many offenses at all.

St. Louis Rams: C. The Rams defense is what is giving them a little higher of a grade then they are worthy of in my book. Unlike the Seattle Seahawks, they ARE finding ways to stop offenses.

NFC South
Atlanta Falcons: C. As Atlanta has taken advantage of an early easy schedule, they haven't really proved that they can beat the tougher opponents.

Carolina Panthers: A. As one of the few undefeated teams left, the Panthers could land themselves a ticket to the Super Bowl.

New Orleans Saints: B-. With Mark Ingram and Drew Brees in the backfield together, not much can go wrong. But they need help on the other side of the ball.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D. Tampa Bay has created a few upsets that no one saw coming. They have proved to be a worthy opponent, but not consistently.
-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan: Week 8 Picks

Week 8 will bring another jam packed awesome football week with a lot of intriguing games.

The Dolphins and the Patriots kick off week 8 on Thursday night in Foxboro, MA. With the dolphins coming off an 18 point victory against the Texans, their defense was locked in and in the zone, like I thought they would be all season. However, I think that the New England crowd will get the best of them and the Patriots will walk away victorious and still undefeated. Patriots 24-17

Our last international game of the year is the Chiefs against the Lions. The Chiefs capitalized on a beat up Steeler team with a win last week. The Lions lost AGAIN and fired their offensive coordinator. I predict that the Chiefs will continue their winning ways. Chiefs 31-24

The Sunday games kick off with a NFC South rivalry, the Buccaneers at the Falcons. Once again, the Falcons will take ownership of an easy schedule. It's a no-brainer here that they will be the dominant team in this match up, especially at the Georgia Dome. Falcons 34-10

Our next 1 o'clock game is the Cardinals at the Browns. The Browns need a win soon, and it will come eventually, but just not in this game. The Cardinals are playing dynamite football, and leaving most of their opponents in the dust. Cardinals 24-10

The 49ers travel to St. Louis to play the Rams in a NFC West divisional game. Neither of these teams are great, which makes this a tougher game to pick. But, the 49ers haven't even won a game on the road this season, and it won't come this week. I think the game might be low scoring as neither of the offenses are clicking. Rams 13-6

The NY Giants escaped last week with a win against Dallas. They travel to New Orleans this week to take on a Saints team that looks like they are turning things around. I think Odell Beckham Jr. may be too much for the Saints CB's to handle. Giants 21-16

The NFC North hosts our next game, as the Vikings take on the Bears at Soldier Field. The Vikings have looked a lot better than last year, with Adrian Peterson returning to action. I think he will play a big part in this game as long as his injuries don't get the best of him. Vikings 17-10

Up next is the Chargers at the Ravens. Both of these team are under-achieving. While the Chargers are good in the passing game, their running game has not been enough to pull through in those goal line situations. However, I believe their passing game will help them get a win this week. Chargers 17-16

Another great rivalry game in week 8 is with the Bengals and the Steelers. The Steelers haven't looked that good lately, but Ben Roethlisberger is coming back this week. He suffered a rough knee injury in week 3, but it looks like he will be back this week. In the end, the Bengals are too good of a team for Ben to beat in his first week back from injury. Bengals 27-20

The Titans and the Texans face off in another 1pm game on Sunday. The two teams are not that good. I'm going to take the Texans, mostly because they are at home. Texans 14-7

Kicking off the 4 o'clock games are the Jets and Raiders out in California. The Jets have been looking like a playoff contender this year, and for the Raiders, things are also looking up. The Jets still look like the better team to me. Jets 23-10

The Seahawks go AT&T Stadium to play the Cowboys for our next game. Both of these teams haven't looked like themselves this year. The Cowboys have a lot of injuries, which is why I believe they are going to struggle in this game. I don't think they will have enough momentum to overpower Seattle. Seahawks 17-10

On Sunday night football, we have a great match up of undefeated teams, The Packers and the Broncos. One of these teams has to lose their first game of the year, and I think it will be the Broncos. Packers 27-23

Week 8 will close out on Monday Night Football with the Colts and the Panthers. The Panthers are still 6-0, and they surprised a lot of people. Their momentum will continue through this week as they remain undefeated and beat the struggling Colts. Panthers 23-14

There they are, my week 8 picks. Have a great football week.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter: Predictable Patriots

Right now, I think the New England Patriots are the team to beat. That's really hard for me to say, since I'm a Buffalo Bills fan. They have the Colts, Lions, Packers, Chargers, Dolphins, Jets, and the Bills left on their schedule. Right now, it looks like the only potential loss for the Patriots is their week 13 match up against the Green Bay Packers. There's a small chance the Colts and Lions could beat them, but I think those teams have too many weaknesses to pull off the upset. So they will probably finish with a 13-3 record. If the Patriots were to finish the season the way they are playing right now, I think their MVP would be Rob Gronkowski. With Brady throwing him the ball, he gets a lot of passes thrown his way, especially in the end zone. He's the only player on his team that is in the top 25 in receiving, and is the top Tight End in the league. Gronk is very hard for defenses to stop. Teams have a hard time matching up against him. There are a few teams other than the New England Patriots that are also looking sharp right now. The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, and the Indianapolis Colts all look like playoff caliber teams, and they could be Championship contenders. But, the Patriots are looking like they are going to win the Super Bowl. Aidan NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter: Meeting Manning

There are so many players and coaches that I think would be interesting to talk to and meet, but if I could chose only one, I would like to interview Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. He has set many records and it would be fun to speak to him in person. He may not play football many more years in the NFL, so this might be my only chance to interview him. There are so many questions I would want to ask him. One would be, how do you feel about losing the Super Bowl last year? I would also ask, what he learned from that and if he thinks he, and the Broncos, can come back and win it this year. I'd follow up that question with, if you do get back to the Super Bowl, what team do you think you will have to face? More questions would be about the rest of his season, if you had to pick the biggest threat to your team right now, who would it be? I would also ask him how he feels about the games he has left to play in this season. And after that tough loss to the Patriots in week 9, how he thinks he can rebound. It would be awesome to actually interview him and maybe NFLRush can make it happen. I would have probably asked even more question if I were talking to Peyton in person. Even though I would most likely be a little shy at first, I could talk forever with any NFL player. Aidan NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter: My Number One Team

It would be so exciting to own and run an NFL football team. I would have some of the best players from around the league on my team. It would be a really fun experience to work with the best of the best. My team would play at CenturyLInk Field, the current home of the Seattle Seahawks. This is my favorite stadium because of the architecture and design used for the field. It really makes the cheering of the fans very impactful for the game. In the offense, I would have Peyton Manning, Demarco Murray, Calvin Johnson, Marcel Reece, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Rob Gronkowski. This line up would be Super Bowl worthy considering these are some of the most consistent players. This would only be the start of my well coached and well organized offense. Manning can stay calm under pressure and throw good passes to anyone on the field, and his ability to read defenses is a big advantage. Gronkowski and the wide receivers are truly the best in the league: nothing gets in their way. On the defense, I would have Marcell Dareus, J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Mario Williams, Patrick Peterson, Lawrence Timmons, and Troy Polamalu. These defensive players would complete my awesome team. They would help my offense by keeping the opponents from scoring many points. J.J. Watt is definitely the best in the business. He has the ability to beat some of the best offensive linemen. Having him beside Dareus, Williams and Clowney makes the front four very dangerous. This gives Timmons and the secondary the chance to make impacting hits and possible interceptions. Maybe this dream could come true one day. Aidan NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter: Panthers Pull It Off

I think the week 8 game of the week may be Seattle Seahawks at the Carolina Panthers. This game could come down to the wire. Maybe the Panthers win it on a last second field goal, or Russell Wilson throws a deep pass for a touchdown to win the game. All I know is that this game is going to come down to the wire.   I'm going out on a limb with my prediction of who will be the star of the game here, but think it will be Greg Olsen. With his 493 receiving yards, and 5 touchdowns, he's the 12th best receiver in the NFL right now, and the number one tight end when looking at the receiving stats. He leads all receivers on his team, and is a major piece of the Panthers offense. In comparison, the first receiver for the Seattle Seahawks on the same receiving list is Doug Baldwin at number 57. Forty five spots in between them.   Kelvin Benjamin is the only rookie that is really standing out this season from these two teams. He's ranked 13th on the receiving list, right behind Greg Olsen who I just talked about. Benjamin has 5 touchdowns and 477 receiving yards this season. I think that he could be a candidate for offensive rookie of the year.   I think that this game is going to be so close that it comes down to who the home team is. If Seattle were to be the home team, I believe they would surely win. Especially with that 12th man advantage, they are nearly unstoppable. But here's the catch, the game is in Carolina. The defending Super Bowl Champs are not going to look like the defending Super Bowl Champs, and are going to lose this game. This week, I think the Panthers will be clicking on all cylinders and will find a way to get the win at home.   Aidan NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter: Dominate Defenses

There are a few defenses that stand out to me this season. They are the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, and the Cincinnati Bengals. The defenses are the best part for each of these teams, and defenses win championships. The Houston Texans defense is probably the best in the league, with their defensive weapons such as J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, Brian Cushing and Jonathan Joseph, just to name a few. They have even more talent that I'm not naming, and they also have Jadeveon Clowney who should be coming back soon from an injury. These long-horned heroes are possible Pro Bowlers. When the Buffalo Bills defense plays well, they play outstanding. With the factors of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcel Dareus, Brandon Spikes, and Leodis McKelvin the defense is stellar enough to keep them in games. When this defense comes to town, you have to be ready to pass, because the strongest part of their defense is the run defense, especially the defensive line. There aren't as many big names on the Cincinnati defense, but the few big names they have are some of the best in the League. Vontaze Burfict, Carlos Dunlap, and Geno Atkins lead the front seven of the Bengals greatness. Unlike the Buffalo Bills defense, they are consistent and work as a team, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to victory! Aidan NFL RUSH Kid Reporter

Kid Reporter: Fantasy Football Advice

It's football season again, and that means you have to start figuring out your line up for your NFL RUSH fantasy football team. So far, I'm feeling pretty good about mine. Let's talk Quarterbacks. Peyton Manning dominated the NFL last season. A couple of years ago he suffered a major injury, so it was pretty amazing that he could come right off the bat like that and break a major record. He's in my QB slot for week 1, and will probably stay there for a while. Next is Running Backs. There are many of them in the league, but there are two that really stand out. Jamaal Charles and LeSean (Shady) McCoy. Last year, Jamaal Charles had more fantasy point than LeSean, but so far in this preseason, McCoy is looking like the better Running Back option. Wide Receiver has a good variety of guys with great hands and good speed. You need both of those to be a top 10 wide receiver. There are a few of them that you can use to form a good fantasy team. Calvin Johnson, AJ Green, and Alshon Jeffrey are just a few that can be great options. Even though most people like Calvin Johnson (Megatron), I'm going with AJ Green in week one. Tight Ends produce the least amount of points typically in a week, but they are still an important part of fantasy football. There are not many of them that are stars. In fact, I only know of two. Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. Jimmy Graham is the best though, especially because Gronkowski is often injured. Defense is up next. There are many good defenses around the NFL, but the top 3 are the Seahawks, Panthers, and the 49ers. They can all produce big points, but the Seahawks are by far the best. Even though I think this, I'm not going to use them in week one because they have a tough opponent, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers Now we've got a wild card spot. This is one of the best parts of NFL RUSH fantasy football. The wild card spot, can basically be another Quarterback spot. Considering QBs often score the most fantasy points each week, most people choose a Quarterback in their wild card spot. So the next two top fantasy players are Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. In week 1, I'm going with Drew Brees cause he has the easier match up. Have fun playing NFL RUSH fantasy football this season. I hope you win. Aidan NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

Heads or Tails, Pick Your QB!!!

Poll. Who do you think was the best Quarterback drafted?

There are a few really good Quarterbacks that were drafted this year. I think that Teddy Bridgewater is the best one out of all of them. Though Blake Bortles comes close to Teddy in overall ability, Teddy has better ability to be a star in the NFL.

Teddy Bridgewater was drafted at the end of the first round at pick number 32 by the Minnesota Vikings, who traded with the Seattle Seahawks, back into the first round, to get him. The Vikings gave up their second and fourth round picks in this past year's draft. With Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel, Minnesota wasn't doing as well as they needed to. With Bridgewater on their side, I believe they can have a better season and possibly take one of the NFC wild card spots.

While Blake Bortles seemed to always throw to wide open receivers in 2013, Bridgewater had to throw into tight coverage and small windows, and receivers in the corners of the end zone to score. Teddy's accuracy is much better. Teddy also looks pretty calm in the pocket even though he was under pressure a lot. Bortles often had a clean pocket, but when he was under pressure he looked like he would rush his throws.

Though Blake Bortles may have a decent career and prove to be a solid starter, I think Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to be Pro Bowl Quarterback.


The Best Wide Receiver

Poll. Who do you think the strongest player the Bills drafted is?

Do you know who the best wide receiver was in this year's draft? Sammy Watkins, of course. And guess what, he happens to be on my favorite team.

Sammy Watkins was drafted in the first round by the Buffalo Bills, who moved up to pick #4 to get him. They traded their 9th pick in the first round of this year, and next year's 1st and 4th round picks as well. In college, he was a star wide receiver at Clemson University. With the trades that they made they must think he will do a lot for their offense, and I agree with them.

Sammy is 6 foot 1 inch and weighs about 211 pounds, and ran very fast at the combine, running the 40 yard dash in 4.43 seconds. The rumor is, that Sammy is compared to Julio Jones and AJ Green. I don't think he will be quite that good in his rookie year, but he should improve by his second year. In three or four years, I think he will be able to play to the greatness level of Julio and AJ. That would mean he is a pro bowl player, and that would be great for my Buffalo Bills.

With the strength of Sammy Watkins, the Bills have a shot to get to the playoffs, and end one of the longest streaks of not making the playoffs. I have my fingers crossed, and am hoping.


Aidan's Mock Draft for the Bills

Poll. What position do you think the Bills should draft with the 9th pick.

The draft is coming up soon and I'm excited to see what my Buffalo Bills are going to do, and who they are going to pick. Sometimes I see news where a person will say who they think each team will pick in a mock draft, but I wanted to write this article to tell you who I want the Bills to pick.

I want the Buffalo Bills to pick a Quarterback, Safety, Wide Receiver, Offensive Tackle, and Outside Linebacker in this draft. For a wide receiver, I really like Mike Evans. But if he's not there when it's the Bills turn to pick, they could still be okay to choose some other wide receiver in rounds 2 or 3. For an offensive tackle, I would really like the Bills to pick Jake Matthews. If Matthews is not available, then I also like Taylor Lewan. Just like the wide receivers, if neither of them are available when the Bills pick in the first round or if they go with the wide receiver in the first round, they could also get a good offensive tackle option in the 2nd or 3rd round.

I would also be fine with my Buffalo Bills taking Khalil Mack, Anthony Barr, or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round if they can't get a good wide receiver or offensive tackle. Those defensive positions are something we need, but aren't as vital as getting offensive weapons.

There's one last little wish I have. I'm not sure the Bills will get back to the playoffs without a really good Quarterback. I don't think EJ Manuel is the next Cam Newton or Jay Cutler. So, I think they could also draft one of the top 3 Quarterbacks this year. I like Teddy Bridgewater the best, but Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel would be good too. I think all three of them are better than EJ.

With their first pick in this year's draft, I would really like them to pick Khalil Mack. The Bills are a pretty good team, and I think if they do well in this draft they could possibly make it to the playoffs

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter



A Race to the Super Bowl

Poll. Who do you think will win the AFC Championships?

The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots both have good quarterbacks. Nobody can argue that. They say defense wins championships, but that's not the case, in this game. Although the Patriots have the better defense, I think the Broncos are going to win due to their offense.

Peyton Manning isn't the only offensive star on the Denver Broncos team. Julius Thomas, TE, Demaryius Thomas, WR, and Knowshon Moreno, RB, are also excellent offensive players. On defense, they only really have two stars, Champ Bailey, S and Von Miller. Since Miller is not playing due to injury the rest of the defense will need to step up and play their best to stop the Patriots. Because they have so many star players on the team, they should be able to grab a ticket to the Super Bowl...and maybe win the Vince Lombardi trophy!

Tom Brady hasn't been that great this least not as he usually is. The players around him, however, have risen to greatness, leaving Brady behind. TE, Rob Gronkowski has been shining this year, but unfortunately for the Pats, around week 15, had a season-ending injury and can't play on Sunday. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Stevann Ridley, RB, and Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, have all been outstanding this season offensively. For the defense, they have suffered a lot of injuries, but have found ways to get stops when they need. I suspect none of these players will play well enough to beat out the stars on Denver's team.

The Broncos defense will have to take it up a notch to beat the Patriots offense. I think the final score will be 24-17, Broncos.