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

This has been a disaster season for the Vikings and the primary reason why has to be the suspension (of sorts) for Adrian Peterson. Not that the Vikings were a shoe in by any means with him, but without him it was clear they wouldn’t amount to much. That, and Teddy Bridgewater just isn’t ready […]

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Week 9 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Week 9 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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TGS weekly NFL MVP tracker

Eight weeks into the 2014 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the 10 most valuable players in football at this very moment… 1. Peyton Manning, Broncos — Like no other, this has been the year of the quarterback. That’s the only reason Manning has only a small lead here despite a 22-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and […]

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15 crazy stats from Week 8

You’ll notice quite a few Ben Roethlisberger numbers this week, because that’s what happens when you pass for 522 yards and tie the fourth highest single-game total in league history. But first let’s start with a game that began in the wee hours Sunday morning, when the NFL booted its hottest mess across an ocean. […]

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This weekend in NFL stupid

After a couple fairly un-stupid weeks, there was almost too much stupid for us to handle in Week 8… The stupidest roughing the passer penalty There’s usually one every week, sometimes more than one. This time, the victim was Tyrann Mathieu  of the Cardinals: Walt Anderson’s crew had a bad day, but this was the […]

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This Week in Hurt: Jake Long breaks again

Every week bones break and muscles rip around the NFL. We’ll take a look at the most significant injuries, and what happens next. Being a St. Louis Rams fan was always going to be difficult this season. Sam Bradford went down in August, and he’s average at best to begin with. He was replaced first […]

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A look ahead at the Bears upcoming schedule

The Chicago Bears have been a mediocre team through the first eight weeks of the year, getting off to just a 3-5 start and failing to win a single game at home. Correcting their home woes should be mission number one going forward, while a rumored rift between wide receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Jay […]

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8 NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

When Peyton Manning established a new all-time passing touchdowns record in Week 7 by heaving one into the endzone for the 509th time, the achievement represented not only success, but sustained success. Sure, that’s true of every all-time record, but with Manning it felt different. Not too long ago there were legitimate concerns about the […]

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Five matchups to watch in Week 8

It’s time for this week’s run-down of some of the most intriguing player matchups in Week 8′s slate of Sunday’s daytime games. 1. Lions DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Falcons C James Stone Poor Matt Ryan. This week starting center Peter Konz became the fourth Atlanta offensive line starter to head to injured reserve. That list […]

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Week 8 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Week 8 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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Texans upcoming schedule present many difficulties

The Houston Texans have made some solid strides in 2014, just a year after going 2-14 and “earning” the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. They don’t quite seem playoff bound just yet, but rookie head coach Bill O’Brien definitely has this team playing better football than it was only a year ago. The […]

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TGS weekly NFL MVP tracker

Seven weeks into the 2014 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the 10 most valuable players in football at this very moment… 1. Peyton Manning, Broncos — Philip Rivers came back to earth against Kansas City, while Manning played his best game of the year against a stellar defense in a blowout victory. The league’s […]

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11 crazy stats from Week 7

You’re about to notice a lot of Denver Broncos numbers that just aren’t fair. They still have a pretty petrifying offense, and stopping Demaryius Thomas might not happen ever again. 21.4: Demaryius Thomas’ average yards per reception during another week of catching everything, this time in a win over the San Francisco 49ers. 521: The […]

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