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Five NFL dynasties that never were

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Earlier, we looked at and ranked the five greatest dynasties in NFL history. Really, we figure there have only been about a handful, which makes sense during the Super Bowl era, which is less than a half-century old. But at least a handful of great teams have come close […]

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The top five dynasties in NFL history

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Parity has taken a heavy grip on today’s NFL, and we’re nearing the point where our definition of a dynasty needs to be altered. But there was a time when dynasties roamed the league. Dating back to the ‘60s, each decade has been owned by one team. Here are the […]

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10 interesting stats from September in the NFL

The first month of the NFL season is in the books. Ten stats that help tell the story from the first four weeks of the year… 5.5: That’s the number of yards per play NFL teams have averaged this season, which is up 0.1 from last year and would be tied for the highest average […]

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TGS weekly NFL MVP tracker

We’re now one month into a four-month season, so maybe it’s not completely crazy to start ranking players in terms of their MVP positioning. Still crazy? Oh well, we started this in Week 1 so we’re gaining legitimacy by the week. Here’s an updated look at our NFL power rankings, player-style… 1. Philip Rivers, Chargers […]

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Five Draft Picks Why the Raiders Won’t Make the Playoffs

The Raiders just fired the head coach Dennis Allen after another predictable but incredibly disappointing 0-4 start. Like the Jaguars, the Raiders just can’t seem to shake this consistent rut they are in of year to year ineptitude. Since they lost the Super Bowl to Tampa Bay in 2002, the Raiders have not had a […]

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Week 4 Rookie Class Rankings: Two First-Round Receivers Emerge as Their Team’s Best Offensive Weapon

With three rookie quarterbacks starting, two rookie receivers already emerging as their team’s best offensive weapon and two first-round defensive backs being heavily relied upon by their defenses, the 2014 rookie class is looking strong than expected, even without the top two picks having a major impact. The two first-round rookie starters lead the way […]

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This weekend in NFL stupid

A lot of great things took place during the first month of the 2014 NFL regular season. But so did a lot of stupid. We wrap up September with a rundown of some of the stupidest occurrences from Week 4. The stupidest usage of timeouts Up two points on Philadelphia in the fourth quarter, 49ers head […]

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13 crazy stats from Week 4

You will remember Week 4 of the 2014 NFL season as the time Steve Smith showed us that, yes, he will take your spork and break it. Smith finished with 139 receiving yards and two touchdowns against his former team. 19.9: Smith’s average yardage per reception. That included a Globetrotters style 61-yard catch when a […]

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This Week in Hurt: Do the Panthers have any more running backs?

Every week bones break and muscles rip around the NFL. We’ll take a look at the most significant injuries, and what happens next. Staying on the field has always been a problem for running backs in Carolina. But Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams usually have the courtesy to schedule their injuries at different times. This […]

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Cardinals have difficult stretch following the bye

The Arizona Cardinals just might be the real deal. Some critics probably counted them out this year, despite going 10-6 a year ago and stealing a win on the road against the eventual champion Seahawks. However, here they sit, 3-0 and ready to continue proving their doubters wrong. While they’re primed to do just that, […]

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Why Larry Donnell could have a huge year

Larry Donnell is a massive human, and usually when you’re around someone of his size and general mountain-like stature, the assumption is he won’t exactly be nimble. At 6’6” and weighing 265 pounds he should be a lumbering lug, a behemoth who operates on the football field with force, not finesse. But he has plenty […]

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Five Matchups to Watch in Week 4

We’re back for our look at some key matchups from Week 4′s biggest games. 1. Eagles C David Molk vs. 49ers DL Justin Smith A lot of the Eagles’ offensive success in 2013 was powered by an integrated offensive line that played together for all 16 games. Against the Redskins in Week 3, they were […]

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Is Philip rivers the best quarterback from the 2004 draft class?

Four quarterbacks were selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft. A decade later, there are four Super Bowl rings split between Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger, and we can only assume J.P. Losman is surfing somewhere. But Philip Rivers—the other guy who’s still very much in the league—may have now developed into […]

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Week 4 NFL Game Watchability Rankings

Week 4 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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Why there’s a Super Bowl contender among the 3-0 teams

Remember the 2011 Buffalo Bills, and how their season ended? Of course you don’t. Only the faithful Bills mafia would have room in their memories for such a thing, and even they’re trying to forget. That year the Bills started the season 3-0 and there was boundless optimism again in upstate New York. Then they […]

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