1. Texans vs. Patriots: Final Player Grades, Report Card for New England

    New England Patriots 42, Houston Texans 14 It’s hard to believe that the New England Patriots were at a 3-3 record and in a four-way tie for the AFC East at one point this season...

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  2. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting All 32 First-Round Picks

    With just four full weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, draft season is approaching ever closer as playoff dreams begin being shattered for an increasing number of teams league-wide...

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  3. BCS Bowl Selections: Why Georgia Should Be Playing in Sugar Bowl, Not Florida

    Saturday’s SEC Championship Game was an instant classic. While it was the Alabama Crimson Tide who ultimately punched their ticket to the BCS National Championship Game, ...

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  4. Patriots vs. Dolphins: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 23, Miami Dolphins 16 The New England Patriots did not dominate their divisional opponent on Sunday by any means, but they still came away with a seven-point victory over the Miami Dolphins...

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  5. Andrew Luck vs. RG3: Predicting Rookie of the Year Winner According to Schedules

    The 1983 NFL draft class is often viewed as the gold standard for a draft in terms of the quarterbacks it produced. The No...

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  6. Patriots vs. Jets: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 49, New York Jets 19 If a team scores 35 points in a quarter of an NFL game, chances are good that they’re going to win...

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  7. 13 NFL Rookies Who Are Breaking Through the Rookie Wall

    With all NFL rookies now starting on contracts of only four years, it has become increasingly difficult for rookies to transform into immediate stars in the league...

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  8. Colts vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 59, Indianapolis Colts 24 Whether it was passing, rushing, returning an interception or a punt return, the Patriots found four different paths to ...

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  9. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Highlighting the Biggest Downside to Every Pick

    When projecting the selections of an upcoming NFL draft, we look at how players can improve the teams who draft them and fill holes immediately...

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  10. Bills vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 37, Buffalo Bills 31 The New England Patriots’ first half of the season was defined most by their fourth-quarter collapses, and the second half of the season started off the same way...

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  11. Andrew Luck vs RG3: Can We Shut the Heck Up About Rookie Rivalry Already?

    Superstar draft prospects at the quarterback position are supposed to be a rarity, but the 2012 NFL draft class was a special one for signal-callers. The first two picks of the draft were quarterbacks who would selected with the No...

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  12. Midseason Grades for All 53 New England Patriots

    The New England Patriots have the luck of a very generous bye week, as they get a week off directly in the middle of the season coming off of a 5-3 start...

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  13. New England Patriots Trade for Aqib Talib: Risk Well Worth Potential Reward

    Trade deadline deals are rare in the National Football League, and 2012 was no exception. There was no fire to the few trade rumors that caught smoke, including rumored deals for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and St...

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  14. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Breaking Down How the Entire First Round Will Play Out

    The NFL season is hitting its halfway point, and the league order is finally starting to clear up. Some teams, like the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans, ...

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  15. Bradley Roby: Evaluating Potential 2013 NFL Draft Stock of Ohio State Cornerback

    Ohio State redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby still has two years of college football eligibility left, but he has already established himself as one of the nation’s most dominant cornerbacks ...

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  16. Patriots vs. Rams: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 45, St. Louis Rams 7 The Patriots struggled to a 4-3 record through their first seven games of the season, but heading into their Week 9 bye, Patriots fans should feel confident about the second half of the season...

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  17. NFL Rumors: 4 Whispers That May Have Some Validity

    With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching—with some teams exceeding expectations and others already having their fans looking ahead to 2013—it is a time of year when rumors start to heat up around the league...

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  18. Jets vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 29 , New York Jets 26 (OT) The New England Patriots have had a horrible time with closing out games in the fourth quarter this season, and Sunday’s overtime win against the New York Jets was no different...

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  19. Why Ohio State's Devin Smith Is College Football's Most Frustrating Player

    With only two receptions, but both on touchdown passes for 106 combined yards, Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith had an impressive and unique stat line last Saturday versus Indiana...

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  20. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pros and Cons for Every Pick in the First Round

    Nearly six full weeks into the 2012 NFL season, barely any clarity has been brought to what the 2013 NFL draft order will look like, as the league’s top teams have struggled while other teams have traded big upset victories with bad losses...

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  21. Patriots vs. Seahawks: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    Seattle Seahawks 24, New England Patriots 23 This loss can’t be an easy one to swallow for a New England Patriots fan...

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  22. Notre Dame Football: Why It's Time to Bench Everett Golson for Tommy Rees

    College football traditionalists, rejoice: Notre Dame football is back. The Fighting Irish have won their first six games of the season, and with a schedule that has included ...

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  23. 7 NFL Teams Most Likely to Select a Quarterback in 2013 NFL Draft

    There may be only 32 starting quarterback jobs in the National Football League, but there seem to always be openings for the top rookies in each draft class, and in many cases, ...

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  24. Power Ranking the Top 12 Pass-Rushers in the 2013 NFL Draft

    After franchise quarterbacks and left tackles, there is no position in the NFL draft with a greater premium placed upon it than great pass-rushers...

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  25. Broncos vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 31, Denver Broncos 21 The New England Patriots improved to a winning record for the first time since winning their first game of the season, by winning ...

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