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

    The New England Patriots lost their second consecutive game on Sunday night, and once again, it came down to a game-winning field goal...

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  2. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pick-by-Pick Projections for First Round

    The NFL season has nearly two full weeks in the books, and many things have changed from Week 1 to Week 2. With those changes, the projected NFL draft order has shifted as well...

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  3. Cardinals vs Patriots: Final Report Cards, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots had a very disappointing loss in Week 2, falling to the Arizona Cardinals in a 20-18 defeat on Sunday afternoon...

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  4. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking the Entire 1st and 2nd Rounds with Analysis

    It’s that time of year again, football fans. The college football season is hitting full swing, the NFL’s opening weekend has sent waves throughout the nation, and it’s ...

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  5. Patriots vs Titans: Final Report Cards, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots got the season off to a great start. A complete performance, with strong efforts from their offense, defense and special teams, earned them a 34-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1...

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  6. How Chris Johnson Can Return to Being NFL's Top Running Back

    In 2009, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans was the NFL ’s best running back, and no other back was even close...

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  7. Predicting Every NFL Game of the 2012 Season

    NFL fans, the time of the season has finally come. The 2012 NFL regular season starts on Wednesday night, when the Dallas Cowboys meet the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N...

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  8. What Da'Rick Rogers Transferring to Tennessee Tech Means for His Draft Stock

    As of mid-August, the 2012 college football season looked like a golden opportunity for Da’Rick Rogers, a junior wide receiver, to establish himself as one of the nation’s ...

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  9. Alabama Crimson Tide Prove They Are Still College Football's Team to Beat

    The USC Trojans have been hyped as college football’s best team (including by yours truly ), and with good reason...

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  10. Alabama Football: T.J. Yeldon Is a Budding Superstar

    One would think that after having five players drafted in the first 35 picks of the 2012 NFL draft, the Alabama Crimson Tide would have had at least a slight drop-off heading into ...

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  11. 6 Draft Picks NFL Teams Are Already Regretting

    For the 2012 NFL draft class, the upcoming week is supposed to be the beginning of their careers as NFL players...

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  12. Final 53-Man Roster Projection for New England Patriots

    Friday is cut-down day in the NFL . For most teams, that means releasing 22 players, as teams go from the previous limit of 75 to the regular-season roster of 53 all at once...

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  13. Jon Gruden and 4 Former NFL Head Coaches We'll See Back on the Sidelines in 2013

    ESPN showed its commitment to Jon Gruden as a Monday Night Football commentator in February, when they took Ron Jaworski out of the booth , converting their broadcast to a two-man team with Gruden and Mike Tirico...

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  14. Ranking College Football's Top 25 Preseason Teams

    As August fades into September, the speculation can finally start to come to an end. Teams will stop worrying about preseason rankings and instead focus on their first opponents as college football’s opening weekend kicks off on Thursday night...

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  15. Patriots vs Giants: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots closed their 2012 preseason with a 1-3 record, as a result of a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the same team who beat them in the most recent Super Bowl, the New York Giants ...

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  16. Why New England Patriots Were Smart to Extend Aaron Hernandez Before Wes Welker

    Considering that New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker led the NFL last season with 122 receptions, and was second in the league with 1,569 yards, he certainly would ...

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  17. Ranking Every New England Patriot's Chance of Making the Final 53-Man Roster

    The New England Patriots still have one preseason game left to play, versus the New York Giants on Wednesday, but the team’s roster cutdown to 53 players is also fast approaching, with that deadline being on Friday...

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  18. New England Patriots Preseason: Key Observations from Week 3 Game vs. Buccaneers

    The New England Patriots played in their third preseason game on Friday night (which was also their first road test of the preseason), versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The third game is typically when teams play their starters most...

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  19. 20 Injury-Prone NFL Players Who Must Show Up or Step out in 2012

    Injuries are a major, brutal and all too real aspect of the weekly grind of the National Football League. Football is a hard-hitting, full-contact sport, and as a result, players ...

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  20. Can an Option Offense Really Work in the NFL?

    The option offense has long been used by college football programs across the nation. In the National Football League, however, a league based primarily upon downfield passing, use of the option offense is a rarity...

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  21. 6 Newcomers Who Have Impressed Most in Early Careers with New Teams

    During the National Football League preseason, each team’s fans are often most excited about seeing their team’s new players and how those new players can contribute to the team in the upcoming season...

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  22. 5 NFL Undrafted Free Agents Who Are Locking Up Roster Spots

    Even though there are close to 256 overall selections in each year’s NFL draft, there are always a significant number of undrafted free agents who make rosters around the National Football League...

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  23. Ranking Top 20 Women's Track and Field Performers at 2012 Olympic Games

    In 23 medal-awarding events in women’s track and field at the 2012 Olympic Games, many international track and field superstars made their mark...

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  24. London 2012: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and 15 Best Performers in Olympic Men's Track

    The Olympic Games are the world’s biggest stage for track and field every four years, and because of that, they are often a site for incredible, history-making performances from the sport’s biggest stars...

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  25. Women's Track and Field: Allyson Felix Seals Her Title as MVP of London Games

    Allyson Felix has been arguably the best U.S. female track and field athlete since the turn of the century, but she only earned one gold in her first two trips to the Olympic Games in 2004 and 2008...

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