1. If Nick Foles Is Good Enough to Beat the Vikes, He's Good Enough to Beat Brady

    PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles can beat Tom Brady. Read that sentence again. And again. Over and over. Go ahead and mock it. Laugh your ass off. Snicker and guffaw and chuckle...

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  2. Will These Playoffs Change the Way NFL Teams Approach the QB Position?

    Choker. Subpar. Trash. All of that has been publicly said about Blake Bortles this season. Others privately are no kinder, painting the Jaguars quarterback as the NFL version of a dumpster fire...

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  3. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Tom Brady's the GOAT, but by How Much?

    Tom Brady puts an end to the GOAT debate, defense is all the rage again, and why the NFL has a rooting interest in the conference championship games. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance...

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  4. Skol Mary: Case Keenum Keeps Surprises Coming, Delivers a Miracle in Minnesota

    It was the Miracle in Minnesota. Or maybe the Frozen Wonder? Case and the Ace? The Big Digg? Or as some were suggesting on Twitter: The Stone Skol Stunner? One day, we'll settle on a nickname for this stunning moment...

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  5. Marcus Mariota Isn't a Perfect QB, but He's Special Enough to Make Pats Sweat

    This season the New England Patriots have faced a number of mobile quarterbacks. Some were small (Tyrod Taylor), some were big ( Ben Roethlisberger ), some were Supermen ( Cam Newton ) and some were Saints ( Drew Brees )...

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  6. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Can the NFL's Broken Officiating Be Fixed?

    NFL officiating reaches a crisis point, the NFL is losing the ratings game and a perfect solution for the Browns' QB conundrum. 1...

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  7. Vintage Drew Brees Performance Reminds Us Whose Team the Saints Are

    At a certain point, it just got ridiculous. Drew Brees was on fire. Three-alarm, five-alarm fire. Nuclear-fission hot. We've seen Brees get like this before. We know he can torch a defense...

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  8. NFL's 2018 Coaching Carousel Slow to Get in Motion for Risk-Averse NFL

    In Tampa Bay, ownership was torn. They wanted Jon Gruden, but the price was high—very high. How much money did he want? "All of it," joked one league source...

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  9. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Raiders Get Their Man but Lose Their Soul

    The Raiders betray the spirit of Al Davis , a slow-moving coaching carousel and who might be the playoffs' biggest wild card. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance...

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  10. If Jon Gruden Really Is Back, So Are the True Raiders

    To understand why the Raiders have hired Jon Gruden —and sources tell me the deal is done — you have to go back to how the legend of Gruden was created...

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  11. Which Coach Can Help Andrew Luck Save the Colts?

    Black Monday in the NFL is already upon us, and it isn't even Monday. After the firings of Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis and Jack Del Rio in Oakland , it's possible we've only seen ...

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  12. Dysfunctional Giants Need Locker Room Leader Who Will Get Tough with Teammates

    If you ask people across football about the Giants , they'll focus on one thing: The team lacks character. Not characters . The Giants have those. But character . "No leaders," said one AFC front-office executive...

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  13. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Could a Wide-Open MVP Race Get Gronk'd?

    The MVP is race is stacked, superb route running and is Jason Garrett truly safe? 1. A crowded MVP field Who is the MVP of this season? I have no clue...

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  14. Can Cam Newton Carry Carolina Through the Panthers' Most Tumultuous Era?

    Earlier this season, Cam Newton looked like a physically beaten man. Idiots like me thought the brutality of football was draining his superpowers. Then, something happened. It's something that often happens with Newton...

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  15. Jerry Richardson Harassment Allegations Have NFL Worried About What's Next

    There were signs that Jerry Richardson, owner of the Carolina Panthers , had a coarse view of people of color. Often, they were in plain sight. Rewind back to 2011, when the NFL was embroiled in a labor dispute...

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  16. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: It's Finally Time to Say R.I.P. to the LOB

    Say so long, Seahawks. What exactly is The Patriot Way? And good news for Bears and Bengals fans (well, at least Bears fans—and anyone brave enough to coach the Bengals)...

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  17. NFL's Asinine Catch Rule Spoils a Classic Between the Steelers and Patriots

    PITTSBURGH — Here we go again. What the hell is a catch? In what was the most exciting, gorgeous, wild, insane, unbelievable, staggering game of the year so far, ...

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  18. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Look Out, the Jaguars Are Coming for Revenge

    The Jaguars are coming of age. Could Big Ben be one of the all-time greats? And what is wrong in Oakland? All of this and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1...

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  19. Jaguars Show They Can Get Ugly with the Best of Them in Win over Seahawks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There was a gorgeous performance by the NFL 's best defense. And another fourth quarter of splendor by Russell Wilson . And the Jaguars ' emergence as a legitimate Super Bowl contender...

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  20. An Open Letter to the NFL's $200M Man, Roger Goodell: Do Your Job Better

    Hi, Roger, First, congratulations on the new contract. That is a boatload of cash — $200 million! Hopefully you can feed your family on that, and if you got the private jet , I'm not mad at you, bro...

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  21. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Can Sliding Chiefs Save Their Season in Time?

    Why the Chiefs are crumbling, NFL teams talk Baker Mayfield and, of course, Marshawn Lynch gives what may be the greatest quote of all time. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance...

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  22. Russell Wilson Does It All for 'Hawks in Possible Playoff Preview Against Eagles

    SEATTLE — It was one of the few times this season Russell Wilson was legitimately almost caught. It happened in the third quarter Sunday night with Seattle leading the Eagles 10-3...

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  23. 'Don't Believe the Hype': The Crumbling Players Coalition and Future of the NFL

    Not long ago, a member of the Players Coalition, a group of about 40 NFL players negotiating with the NFL to address the concerns of protesting players, received a proposal from the league office...

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  24. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Antonio Brown Is the Real MVP

    No one has been better than Antonio Brown this season. Few have gotten a bigger pass than Travis Kelce. And no story will melt your heart more than that of a former Chargers exec...

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  25. Chiefs Must Bench Alex Smith in Order to Save Season

    This is not stated with any type of maliciousness. It's not a hot take to get people screaming. It's a measured response to what the eyes see and what you see are the wheels falling off in Kansas City...

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