1. 6 NFL Coaches Who Could Be Fired If They Don't Make the Playoffs

    Few jobs in the world are as high-stressed and demanding as NFL head coach. Sure, they get paid the big bucks, but ownership and the fans expect far more in return...

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  2. Week 13: NFL Report Card for All 32 Secondaries

    The NFL has become a pass-first (and really, second, third and fourth) league. Tom Brady , Aaron Rodgers , and Drew Brees are on their way to each rewriting the record books for passing yards and possibly single season touchdown passes...

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  3. 10 NFL Players Who'll Need To Take Drastic Pay Cuts To Stay with Their Teams

    The truly elite franchises in the NFL today don't just have a good season here or there; they are consistently good and consistently make the playoffs. Take Pittsburgh, New England and Green Bay, for example...

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  4. NFL Playoff Predictions: 5 Teams Better Than .500 That Will Miss the Playoffs

    Even with a full month to go in the regular season, a few NFL teams seem to be mortal locks to earn playoff spots, such as the Packers, Patriots and 49ers...

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  5. 10 Most Undeserving NFL Scapegoats of All Time

    Every week in the NFL there are heroes and goats. You needn't look any further than Sunday's most recent batch of games...

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  6. Updated NFL Playoff Picture: Who's In, Who's out If Playoffs Started Today

    After Thanksgiving is when the playoff picture really starts to come into form. And between what took place on Thursday and today, the pretenders and contenders are even more obvious...

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  7. NFL Playoff Predictions: Projecting Every Matchup, from Wild Card to Super Bowl

    Although there's a long way to go in the 2011 season, the playoff picture is certainly starting to take shape: we have a fairly good idea of who is going to be playing after New Year's and who is not...

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  8. NFL Trade Speculation: One Impact Player from Each Team Who Will Be on the Block

    With the NFL trade deadline long-since past and the waiver deadline coming today, it would seem that NFL rosters are set heading into the stretch run and the playoffs...

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  9. Week 11 Report Card for All 32 Special Teams Units

    When head coaches preach a belief that special teams are one-third of the game and therefore just as important as defense and offense, it's usually difficult to swallow...

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  10. The 10 Gutsiest Calls in NFL History

    Last week, in overtime of a critical NFC South matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith rolled the dice...

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  11. Fred Jackson & the 25 Most Unlikely Superstars in NFL History

    Do you know who the NFL 's leading rusher is right now? No, it's not Adrian Peterson , Chris Johnson, LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice or last year's champion Arian Foster. It's Coe College and Sioux City Bandits' alum Fred Jackson...

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  12. The 15 Scrappiest Players in the NFL Today

    There are many measurable ways to describe a player: "He's fast as lightning." "He's strong as an ox." "He's tough as nails." But there's one explication that is reserved for a specific set of players: scrappy...

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  13. 2012 NFL Draft: 10 Underclassmen Who Would Be Fools to Declare

    It's hard to believe but the college football regular seasons isn't that far away. And even if the NFL Draft is still half a year from now, underclassmen will have to make their decisions about declaring long before late April...

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  14. 15 NFL Teams with the Easiest Paths to the Playoffs

    Just past the halfway point, the cream is starting to rise to the top in the 2011 NFL season. Teams like Green Bay and San Francisco seem all but guaranteed a spot in the postseason ...

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  15. 10 Most Pathetic Regular Season Collapses in NFL History

    Imagine for a second, just a second that the 7-1 San Francisco 49ers or even the 8-0 Green Bay Packers somehow went in the tank and ended up missing the playoffs...

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  16. Week 9 Report Card for All 32 Defensive Coordinators

    Some assistant coaches tend to stand out more than others. Buddy Ryan always did, and fittingly, so did his son Rex in Baltimore and other son Rob in Dallas...

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  17. 10 NFL Players and Coaches Held Least Accountable by Their Franchises

    Fans and the media rarely pull any punches when it comes to clubs that are down on their luck; even clubs that are succeeding don't always skate past criticism...

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  18. Top 25 Most Important Games of the 2nd Half of the NFL Season

    This week's slate of NFL games will have us across the halfway point in the 2011 season and while a lot can change between now and Sunday evening New Year's Day, the playoff teams are starting to come into view...

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  19. Donovan McNabb and the 10 Laziest Players in NFL History

    Perception is reality, especially in the NFL . So when a player is tagged with the most undesirable label of them all—lazy—it tends to stick. And it's pretty hard to imagine that those rumors are created out of thin air...

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  20. Rating the Clutch Factor of All 32 NFL Starting QBs

    Despite the importance and influence fantasy football has on today's NFL viewing public, statistics aren't always the best measure of performance...

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  21. 10 Most Painful Injuries in NFL History

    Injuries are "a part of the game" but no one wants to get hurt, and for the most part, it's always painful when a player suffers an injury. But these 10 episodes are special cases that have reached almost mythic proportions...

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  22. Top 25 Biggest "Me-First" Figures in the NFL Today

    Even though Terrell Owens , Brett Favre and Randy Moss are retired (or at least semi-retired, in T.O...

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  23. Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 10 Players Available on the Waiver Wire

    Plenty of the superstars who came off the board early in fantasy football drafts across the country are living up to their expectations. Aaron Rodgers , Adrian Peterson and Calvin Johnson are fine examples...

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  24. 15 Biggest Winners and Losers from the NFL's Week 7

    On today’s Fox broadcast of the Packers-Vikings game, Hall of Famer Troy Aikman said that the NFL had reached a “golden age” of quarterbacks. There’s not much argument against that...

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  25. Sam Bradford and 7 Players Having Awful Sophomore Slumps

    The sophomore slump is a pretty well documented phenomenon in sports. Each case is unique but it's a safe bet that it stems from one of two things: either the player enjoyed a tremendous ...

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