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NFC playoff picture, Week 13: Mad scramble at the bottom

The NFL has five weeks remaining in the regular season, and things are starting to shake out in the NFC playoff picture. Unlike the AFC, where a record-11 teams own winning records, the NFC is keeping things traditional with only eight such teams. Of course, there is also the dumpster fire known as the NFC […]

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AFC playoff picture, Week 13: Historical madness

The National Football League had never seen 11 teams in one conference with winning records after 12 weeks until 2014. This year, the AFC has decided to make an absolute mess of the playoff picture, and with only five games to play for each team, it doesn’t appear anything will be settled soon. Let’s look […]

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This Week in Hurt: We hardly knew you, Ryan Mallett

Every injury is horrible, but some injuries also having the added bonus of brutally cruel timing. Welcome to your life, Ryan Mallett. Ryan Mallett learns that sometimes the universe can hate you Over his first three NFL seasons Ryan Mallett attempted four meaningful regular-season passes. That tends to happen when you’re Tom Brady’s backup, but […]

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This weekend in NFL stupid

A recap of all that was stupid during the 13th weekend of the 2014 NFL season… The stupidest Mike Smith moment We’ve decided that the Atlanta Falcons head coach deserves his own category. He simply makes too many stupid decisions to be ignored. This week, the Falcons had the ball at the Cleveland 35-yard line, […]

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos

Five possible head coaching candidates for next year

When the 2014 National Football League season comes to a close, a handful of head coaches are going to be given their walking papers. Looking around the NFL, it appears the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons will all be looking for coaches, with a few […]

NFL: Detroit Lions at New England Patriots

Five things we learned from Sunday

The National Football League races are heating up after a wild Week 12. With five weeks remaining, the divisions are tightening while a few teams are struggling at the wrong moment. Let’s take a look at five things we learned from Sunday’s results, and how it impacts the races going forward. 1. Mike Smith is […]

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Should this be it for Tom Coughlin?

When you look back on Tom Coughlin’s tenure as head coach of the New York Giants, there’s both success and confusion in equal parts. The former is obvious: Coughlin’s Giants have finished on top of the NFC East three times, winning the Super Bowl twice (2008 and 2012). Improbable and lucky catches were needed to secure […]

NFL: Washington Redskins at Houston Texans

Biggest busts of 2014 NFL Draft class

Coming into the 2014 NFL season, every fan base expected their top draft pick to become a key piece to their success this season. In the case of Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr, the teams that drafted them are elated. On the other hand, some teams are wishing they picked another […]

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Five matchups to watch in Week 12

The last week of the bye season has some great matchups, with some good divisional games and some interesting cross-sectional matchups. Here are some of the most intriguing personnel matchups we may see Sunday before Giants-Cowboys kicks off. 1. Patriots DT Vince Wilfork vs. Lions RG Travis Swanson Even as a veteran, New England’s mammoth […]

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What’s Next For EJ Manuel and Geno Smith in their NFL Careers?

By early April of 2013, the pre-NFL draft antics of “which teams wanted which quarterbacks” had begun to vanish. The secret was out: no one really liked ANY of the passers in the class. The favorite among most outside of the NFL was West Virginia’s Geno Smith, but his college offense limitations and attitude concerns […]

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Week 12 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Week 12 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 […]

NFL: Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals

Can the Cardinals win a Super Bowl with Drew Stanton?

The Arizona Cardinals are like the Honda Civic of football teams. Always dependable, always functioning at peak level, but never drawing the eyeballs that the Corvette and Challenger garner. It’s undeniable that the Cardinals are the most underrated team in football, getting little national attention despite a league-best 9-1 record. With a killer defense, top […]

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How to fix the New York Jets

The New York Jets are going to be awful the rest of this season. They might eek out another victory or two with a fairly soft schedule the rest of the way, but changes are coming. Head coach Rex Ryan will be fired, and rightfully so. General manager John Idzik, after two underwhelming draft classes, […]

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Five draft picks why the Saints won’t make the playoffs

At 4-6 the Saints are still somehow firmly entrenched in the playoff hunt thanks to being in a disaster of a division. In fact, they’re tied for first place. But we’re starting to see the lack of depth and big contracts of the better players take its toll on the team. That, and some recent […]

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