1. The Five Best RB Seasons in the Super Bowl Era

    The NFL has clearly become a passing league and teams have come to depend on two more running backs to carry the load out of the backfield. Those factors leave fewer and fewer big stars at the running back position...

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  2. Kauffman Stadium: A Trip to Kansas City's Old Faithful

    On a quest to see a game at all 30 MLB stadiums, I saw a weekend off work as an opportunity to sneak in a visit to one park I hadn't been to before...

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  3. 2012 NFL Draft Projections: Predicting the 4 Most Troublesome Players

    Every year going into the NFL draft there is a handful of players that have high grades as a player but scare teams off with the off-the-field problems they bring to the table...

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  4. 2012 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs' 7-Round Mock Draft

    Even though the 2011 season was considered a disappointment after winning the AFC West the year before, the Chiefs have a pretty solid roster, especially if they can re-sign their two key free agents—Dwayne Bowe and Brandon Carr...

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  5. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Detroit Lions 7-Round Mock Draft

    The Detroit Lions improved greatly in 2011 making the playoffs before finding out there is still a ways to go before they can be grouped in the elite tier of teams...

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  6. 2012 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Who Could Rise After a Great Combine

    Every year there is a handful of players who have a great showing at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Their draft stock soars, and they are drafted far higher than they were projected after the college season ended...

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  7. 2012 NFL Draft: Projecting the First 10 Defensive Players Taken

    The 2012 NFL draft will focus on players on the offensive side of the ball for the first 10 picks but then will switch over to the defenders after that in the first round...

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  8. 2012 NFL Draft: Ranking the 10 Biggest Red Flag Players

    Every year going into the NFL Draft there are a handful of players who draw serious red flags from scouts looking for the next great player to lead their team over the top...

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  9. 2012 NFL Draft: Bold Predictions for All 7 Rounds

    If there is one thing that is certain about the NFL draft, it is that something unpredictable will happen every year...

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  10. 2012 NFL Draft: 20 Prospects We're Most Excited to See at the Scouting Combine

    The 2012 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off on February 22 lasting seven days through the 28th. It is the premier talent show for players entering the NFL Draft this spring...

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  11. 2012 NFL Draft: Predicting the 4 Biggest Late-Round Steals

    The NFL draft is such a great event because it gives fans of bad teams hope that they can find the superstar to turn around their franchise, and fans of good teams are looking for that one piece to put them over the top...

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  12. 2012 NFL Draft: 3 Teams That Need to Change Their Draft Strategy

    Every year after the NFL Draft concludes you hear the cries from fans of all teams who are upset with the way their team handled the draft picks...

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  13. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Medical Alert for 3 Injury-Prone Prospects

    NFL teams evaluating college players as pro prospects have multiple areas they must look at in deciding if a player will pan out for them...

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  14. 2012 NFL Draft: 5 Players Who Most Need Impressive Senior Bowl Week

    With many of the best prospects leaving school and entering the NFL draft before they become seniors, the Senior Bowl has become an opportunity for some of the lesser-known players ...

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  15. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: St. Louis Rams 7-Round Predictions with Trade

    After a hugely disappointing 2-14 season that was derailed by a combination of injuries and a brutal early-season schedule, the St. Louis Rams are in something of a rebuilding mode...

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  16. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Cincinnati Bengals Full 7 Round Predictions

    After a surprise 2011 season in which the Bengals made a run at the AFC North title early in the season before settling for a wildcard berth, the 2012 NFL Draft will provide an ...

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  17. 2012 NFL Draft: Can Cleveland Browns Land Robert Griffin and Trent Richardson?

    The Cleveland Browns are in need of a serious makeover on the offensive side of the ball. Averaging 288.8 yards per game (29th in the NFL ) and 13.6 points per game (30th) puts way too much pressure on a defense that was very respectable last year...

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  18. NFL Draft: Each Team's Best First-Round Selection Since 2000

    Everyone knows that the NFL draft is not an exact science as teams hit and miss with picks up and down the draft...

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  19. 2012 NFL Draft: How Should the Cincinnati Bengals Use Their Extra Picks?

    The 2011 season has been nothing short of a huge success for the Cincinnati Bengals . While many pundits viewed the Bengals as a team that would fight to stay out of the cellar in ...

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  20. NFL Week 17: 5 Keys to a Bengals Victory

    The Cincinnati Bengals come into their Week 17 showdown with far more at stake than most people would have ever thought coming into this season...

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  21. 2012 NFL Draft: What Should These 5 Surprise Teams Do?

    All five of the teams featured in this slideshow have had greater success in 2011 than they did in 2010. All will certainly be looking to build on that success in the 2012 NFL draft...

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  22. Cam Newton and 5 Players Taking the NFL by Storm

    The National Football League is fascinating to watch year after year as new players continually step up to take the place of injured, aging or underperforming players...

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  23. 2012 NFL Draft: How High Should Trent Richardson Go?

    Alabama running back Trent Richardson is clearly one of the top talents in the 2012 NFL Draft and is also one of the best prospects at the running back spot in years...

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