1. Defensive Line Injuries a Serious Concern for New York Giants

    The New York Giants won Super Bowl XLVI mainly on the strength of their defense. And at the heart of that defense was a phenomenal line...

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  2. Why Ryan Tannehill's First Preseason Game Does Not Mean He Is Ready to Start

    When the Miami Dolphins selected Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, they hoped they were getting a franchise-type quarterback...

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  3. Why Chad Johnson Needs to Quit While He's Ahead and Retire

    Maybe saying Chad Johnson is currently "ahead" is a bit misleading, but the point remains the same. The man formerly known as "Ochocinco" should just retire and save himself the public ...

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  4. Antonio Cromartie Needs to Focus on Being a Cornerback, Not a 2-Way Player

    New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has been pushing to get time at receiver this season, and according to NJ.com , he has apparently gotten his wish...

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  5. Why the New York Jets Need to Focus on Improving Mark Sanchez, Not the Wildcat

    On Monday the New York Jets practiced the Wildcat formation in a practice that was closed to the public and according to the New York Daily News , they put restrictions on what reporters could say about specific packages they used...

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  6. San Diego Chargers Must Not Rush Ryan Mathews Back

    A lot was expected of San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews this season. But now that he's laid up with a broken clavicle there are questions as to whether he'll be effective at all...

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  7. 5 Surprising NFL Rookies Who Will Earn Starting Jobs by Opening Weekend

    The NFL preseason schedule is already in full swing, and several surprising rookies have jumped up and put themselves firmly in the mix to become starters...

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  8. Report Card Grades for First-Round Quarterbacks in Weekend Preseason Debuts

    The NFL 's first round of preseason games are in the books, and already, the top rookie quarterbacks have made their NFL debuts. The big-name, first-round guys all showed well in their first taste of pro football...

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  9. Peyton Manning's Shaky Preseason Start Is Not a Concern for Denver Broncos

    Peyton Manning didn't look like Peyton Manning during Thursday night's preseason opener against the Chicago Bears , but that shouldn't concern the Denver Broncos at all...

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  10. Why the New England Patriots Should Not Sign Plaxico Burress

    The New England Patriots worked out receiver Plaxico Burress this weekend, but according to ESPN it looks like they won't sign him . That's the right move, as New England already has a logjam at receiver...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Quarterbacks, Brutal Schedule Will Make It a Long Season

    Notre Dame's football team has a lot of questions to answer this season, with the quarterback job still up for grabs and a brutal schedule awaiting the Fighting Irish. It's shaping up to be a long season in South Bend...

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  12. San Diego Chargers and Surprise Teams Headed for the 2012 NFL Playoffs

    Several teams are entering the the 2012 NFL season without high expectations, but that doesn't mean they won't end up in the playoffs. Because of unsuccessful showings in 2011, the 2012 editions of a few squads are being overlooked...

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  13. Summer Olympics 2012: United States Will Romp to Double Gold in Basketball

    The United States women's basketball team got a scare from the Australians on Thursday, but the Americans held on and snuck by the Aussies 86-73. The win secured a place in the gold-medal game for the U...

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  14. Olympics 2012 Schedule: United States vs. Argentina in Basketball Is Must-See TV

    The United States and Argentinian men's basketball teams have gotten to know each other quite well over the past few weeks. On Friday evening they will play for a spot in the gold medal game and it should be a really fun game to watch...

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  15. 5 Most Buzzed-About NFL Position Battles

    With NFL training camps in full swing, position battles are now taking center stage league-wide. While there are a ton of big-time spots up for grabs around the NFL, some are being focused on more than others...

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  16. Preview and Predictions for Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos Debut

    Peyton Manning was arguably the biggest free-agent pickup this offseason, and when the Denver Broncos landed him it changed the culture of the team...

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  17. NFL Power Rankings 2012: Underrated Teams That Will Surprise This Season

    The San Diego Chargers were a complete disappointment in 2011. They fell apart in the middle of the season thanks to injuries, inconsistency and a lack of fire...

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  18. NCAA Football Preseason Rankings 2012: No. 3 USC Will Emerge as BCS Favorite

    The USC Trojans have emerged from an NCAA-imposed two-year bowl ban looking like one of the nation's best teams. USC boasts an offense that could rival any in the nation and a defense that returns an entire back seven...

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  19. USA Olympic Basketball Team: No One Can Challenge American Women for Gold

    While much of the discussion about Team USA's basketball prowess at the London Olympics has been about the men's team, the women might actually be the most dominant team at the 2012 Games...

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  20. Highlighting the Best Moments from HBO's Hard Knocks

    HBO's Hard Knocks kicked off Tuesday night and this year, the program is following the Miami Dolphins through training camp. The show is always well-produced and the storylines are usually compelling...

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  21. HBO Hard Knocks: Chad Johnson Will Steal the Show This Season

    The first episode of the Miami Dolphins edition of HBO's "Hard Knocks" is in the books and it has become increasingly clear that wide receiver Chad Johnson is going to steal the show this season...

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  22. Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2012: Best Methods for Drafting Running Backs

    With the way fantasy football and the NFL have evolved over the last few years, multi -threat running backs have become invaluable as points machines...

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  23. HBO 'Hard Knocks': Show Should Focus on Reggie Bush and Ryan Tannehill

    HBO's training camp series Hard Knocks returns Tuesday night at 10 p.m. This year, it will follow the Miami Dolphins . If the producers of the show are smart, they will focus on running back Reggie Bush and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill ...

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  24. Michigan Football: Opener Against Alabama Will Determine Where Season Goes

    The Michigan Wolverines are planning to do big things on the football field this fall, but to reach those lofty heights they will need to get past a stiff test to open the season...

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  25. 2012 NFL Predictions: Aaron Rodgers Will Repeat as League MVP

    The Green Bay Packers were the best team in the NFL during the 2011 regular season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was arguably the league's top player, so it was no surprise when he was named the league's MVP...

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