1. Detroit Lions Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The final preseason game and two rounds of roster cuts are all that stand between the Detroit Lions and the start of the 2013 regular season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 29,435 reads 91 comments

  2. Chicago Bears Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The Chicago Bears have a few hurdles between now and the start of the 2013 season, which will feature a new head coach (Marc Trestman) and an unfamiliar absence at middle linebacker (Brian Urlacher)...

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  3. Is Vince Young an Acceptable Plan B for Aaron Rodgers, Packers?

    The Green Bay Packers would still be in a world of hurt if starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers were lost for any stretch in 2013, but the team can certainly feel more confident ...

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  4. What Did We Learn from Lions' Preseason Win over Patriots?

    The Detroit Lions certainly made impressive work of their regular-season dress rehearsal Thursday night, beating the New England Patriots by 31 points in a game where many of the starters played an entire half...

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  5. Setting Odds of Tim Tebow Making New England Patriots' Final Roster

    Tim Tebow 's odds of making the New England Patriots ' 53-man roster were not significantly reduced when the third-string quarterback failed to play a single snap against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night...

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  6. Is Packers TE Jermichael Finley Finally Ready for a Breakout Season?

    A combination of factors are converging for Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to finally put together the kind of breakout season that has been several years coming...

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  7. Making Sense of the NFL's Explanation of Legal and Illegal Hits This Preseason

    Two hits—one deemed legal, the other illegal—helped define the second week of the NFL 's 2013 preseason while also reintroducing the league's continued effort to improve player safety...

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  8. Panthers vs Ravens: Full Breakdown & Analysis for Preseason Week 3

    The Carolina Panthers (1-1) and Baltimore Ravens (2-0) will face off Thursday night in what is annually billed as the dress rehearsal week of the preseason schedule...

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  9. How the New York Giants Can Prepare for a Possible Week 1 Without Victor Cruz

    While Victor Cruz remains confident that his bruised left heel won't keep him out of the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys , the New York Giants might be smart ...

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  10. Is the New York Jets QB Competition Rigged for Geno Smith to Win?

    There is little question that long-term financial advantages exist for the New York Jets if second-round rookie Geno Smith beats out veteran Mark Sanchez for the starting quarterback job to start this season...

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  11. Have the Chicago Bears Finally Figured Out a Starting Offensive Line?

    Thanks to a strong showing against the San Diego Chargers last week and the coaching staff's continued reliance on two rookies along the right side, the Chicago Bears appear to ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 11,972 reads 34 comments

  12. Peyton Manning, Broncos Have No Reason to Panic Despite Mounting Concerns

    Although the stars that were appearing to align are now suddenly in disarray, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are in no position to panic ahead of their upcoming Super Bowl-or-bust season...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 8,209 reads 46 comments

  13. Arian Foster Injury: Breaking Down Houston Texans' Backup Plans at RB

    The Houston Texans can certainly feel comfortable in running back Ben Tate , who represents their Plan B at the position if Arian Foster 's continued absence stretches into the regular season...

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  14. Grading A.J. Jenkins for Jon Baldwin Trade for 49ers, Chiefs

    The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs smartly provided a change of scenery for bust receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jonathan Baldwin when the teams agreed to swap the two on Monday...

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  15. What the Patriots Want to See From Tim Tebow in Preseason Week 2

    The New England Patriots need to see subtle improvements in Tim Tebow as a pocket passer during Friday night's preseason matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 7,144 reads 36 comments

  16. Should Chicago Bears Fans Be Worried About Jay Cutler?

    Two exhibition games is hardly a conclusive sample size, but Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has displayed some of the same worrisome traits this preseason that were expected to be eliminated under new head coach Marc Trestman...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about over 1 year ago 20,601 reads 191 comments

  17. Breaking Down the Packers RB Situation Ahead of Preseason Week 2

    The Green Bay Packers running back situation appears to be gaining more and more clarity as the once talent-starved position prepares to take on the St. Louis Rams in the second game of the 2013 preseason Saturday night...

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  18. Chargers vs. Bears: Live Game Grades & Analysis for Chicago

    The Bears and Chargers are squaring off in Week 2 of preseason. Make sure to keep it here for grades and analysis...

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  19. Grading the Backup Plan for NFL's Biggest Stars

    The injury scare to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Wednesday has put the backup plans for the rest of the NFL 's star players into a much brighter focus...

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  20. Why the Cleveland Browns' QB Competition Is Nothing but a Charade

    While harboring competition to eliminate the presence of complacency is a noble cause, there is very little question that second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden will be ...

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  21. What Cordarrelle Patterson's NFL Debut Could Mean for the Vikings

    The preseason debut of Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson provided a brief, yet tantalizing taste of what could be in store for the vastly talented and versatile first-round pick...

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  22. Will Preseason Inaction, Rust Carry over into RGIII's Regular Season?

    In keeping Robert Griffin III firmly attached to the sidelines this preseason, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is running the risk of having a rusty and potentially ...

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  23. What We've Learned About Tim Tebow so Far This Preseason

    While his jersey color and number may have been different, New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow did very little to change the overall perception of his skill set during the first preseason game of 2013...

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  24. Giants vs. Steelers: Preview, Breakdown & Analysis for Saturday Night Football

    The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers will each open up their preseason schedules when the two franchises meet at Heinz Field for the first Saturday Night Football game of the 2013 preseason...

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  25. Is Mark Ingram Finally Ready for a Breakout Season?

    If the results coming out of training camp are any indication, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is finally ready to make good on his status as a former first-round pick and Heisman Trophy winner...

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