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Week 16 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Week 16 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard […]

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Take your pick: Colin Kaepernick or Derek Carr

Colin Kaepernick and Derek Carr are similar in many ways. Both are second-round picks, play in the Bay Area, are young quarterbacks and have pronounced strengths and weaknesses. Carr is a rookie with the Oakland Raiders and has started all season, unseating veteran Matt Schaub in the preseason. The former Fresno State star has provided […]

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The five worst playoff teams in NFL history

This year, some embarrassing team will emerge from the NFC South as a division winner and subsequent playoff team. The NFL has only had one team with a losing record make the postseason, although we could have a second in 2014 should the New Orleans Saints not win out. Since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, there […]

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TGS weekly NFL MVP tracker

We’ve been eliminating NFL MVP candidates on a weekly basis this season, and last week we got that list down to just two men — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. But after Rodgers struggled against the Buffalo Bills, we’re cheating by adding a third name back to […]

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Tough Season turns fantasy football into a hilarious series

This NFL season, Lenovo and Onion Labs have created a hilarious online series entitled Tough Season, which portrays a fantasy owner named Brad as someone that not only manages his team, but also interacts with the players on his team. The series, which can be viewed on Lenovo’s website and is a must-watch, stars NFL players […]

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8 crazy stats from Week 15

The 15th week of the 2014 NFL season will forever be remembered for Johnny Manziel’s debut. And it couldn’t have gone worse in every way imaginable. 244-53: The rushing yardage scoreboard between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. Jeremy Hill chugged for 148 yards and two touchdowns. 5.9: Hill’s average yards per carry. 106-9: The […]

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NFC playoff picture, Week 16: Seahawks control destiny

Nothing is crazier than the NFL in December, outside of perhaps March Madness and Courtney Love. Football is America’s pastime and it doesn’t appear it will disappoint its legions of fans this year, with chaos breaking out all over the nation. In the NFC, nine teams are still in the mix for the playoffs, with […]

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AFC playoff picture, Week 16: Ravens enter, Patriots hold firm

The AFC playoff picture is finally starting to clear up, but there is still plenty to settle. On Sunday, three divisions were clinched while a few others were all but eliminated from contention, leaving a trio of spots for six true contenders. In the NFL, anything can happen. It will be a wild ride for […]

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This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 15th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest penalty call, AFC edition Tackling a guy by his jersey doesn’t constitute a horse-collar. That led directly to a Cincinnati touchdown. Officials have to stop guessing on these fast-paced calls. Replay review on penalties would help. The […]

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This Week In Hurt: DeMarco Murray finally breaks

Every week bones break and muscles rip around the NFL. We’ll take a look at the most significant injuries, and what happens next. There was a whole lot of hurt this week, from Gerald McCoy’s season ending, to the 49ers nearly going through their entire running back depth chart (Frank Gore suffered a concussion and […]

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Need a quarterback? 2015 is not your year

In two weeks, 20 teams will be home for the holidays with many others soon to follow. For those organizations, the internal evaluations will begin, with some leading to changes among the front office and coaching staffs. For others, it will be a time to pour over the roster and figure out what needs to […]

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Five things we learned in Week 15

With only two weeks remaining in the NFL’s regular season, the scramble is on for playoff berths and divisional titles. While a few divisions were locked up this week, others remain up for grabs. Only the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots are in the postseason, so nine other tickets remain to be […]

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Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption […]

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The six best rookie receivers of 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft produced a litany of terrific receivers, giving us one of the more exciting rookie classes in recent history. While the expectations were high for these young pass-catchers, some have actually exceeded those hopes by playing some tremendous football by any measure. There are certainly plenty of options, but let’s take a […]

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Why the NFC South winner will really be a loser

It’s unfortunate, but a team has to win the NFC South this year. In a more just world all four teams would be relegated to an expansion league in the Chilean mountains. But instead we have to embrace a reality that’s difficult to digest. Due to a combination of crippling defensive regression (see: New Orleans […]

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