1. 5 NFL Teams Guaranteed to Lose in Week 1

    There are no guarantees in life, an old grumpy man said a long time ago. Today, I'm giving you five guarantees, one for each team that I expect to lose its regular-season opener. Yes, one of those teams is Cleveland...

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  2. NFL Starting QBs: Which One Gets Benched First?

    Thirty-two NFL quarterbacks will start for their respective teams this NFL season. Which one will find his fanny stuck on the pine first? Looking back to one of the great quarterback ...

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  3. How Should the 49ers Split Carries?

    San Francisco has a problem that most football teams would love to have: they have too many running backs. With four capable rushers and only one football, how should head coach Jim Harbaugh divvy up the touches? I'll offer some free advice...

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  4. Odds the Giants Repeat as Super Bowl Champs

    Only one Super Bowl championship team has repeated since the dawn of the new millennium. Could the New York Giants become the second? The Giants return with their NFC East-winning squad virtually intact...

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  5. Jim Nantz and Madden NFL 13: In the Game, but Not Too Far in the Game

    Known for his NFL play-by-play work, as well as that in pro golf and college basketball, Jim Nantz has long been a curator of sports moments...

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  6. Is This a Make-or-Break Season for Michael Vick?

    Michael Vick is about to begin his fourth season in Philadelphia. Some are wondering if it could be his last. Vick still has to live up to that six-year, $100 million contract...

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  7. NFL's Biggest Surprise Teams for 2012

    Most of us could scan the schedule for every NFL team and mark a "W" or "L" for each game of the season. But which teams have the potential to buck the trend? Many teams already look improved from last year...

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  8. Top 5 Fantasy Football Rookie Sleepers

    With the NFL preseason nearly finished and depth charts beginning to solidify, it's time to inspect the league's newcomers and see what production they can offer your fantasy football team...

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  9. Could Robert Griffin III Become the Next Vince Young?

    The Washington Redskins have a newly minted quarterback in Robert Griffin III , who has already become the most marketed rookie in NFL history. But only time will tell whether he'll be the next Johnny Unitas or the next JaMarcus Russell...

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  10. NFL's Top 5 Hotheads Heading into 2012

    Football is an emotional game. So is Monopoly, really, but since nobody can exactly topple an NFL field in disgust, that frustration manifests itself in different ways...

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  11. NFL's Best Overall Player? How Could One Decide?

    It's almost impossible to properly value one position against another in the NFL . Of course, that has never stopped us from trying...

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  12. Maurice Jones-Drew Should Get Paid...but Not Before 2013

    Maurice Jones-Drew was running for paydirt. Now, he needs to do what he does so well...and reverse his field...

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  13. Best Twitter Players in the NFL

    Who's the best NFL star on Twitter? Let's run through the obvious choices first. Arian Foster The Houston Texans running back tweeted out an MRI of his knee, referring to the injured tissue therein as "anti-awesomeness...

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  14. Impact of NFL Replacement Refs

    Discussion of replacement referees has become a bit of a political football, with the NFL on one side of the discussion and (seemingly) everyone else on the other...

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  15. Best and Worst First-Round Draft Picks of 2012 (So Far)

    Early grades are rolling in for the first 32 NFL players selected in April's draft. Andrew Luck (first overall) has dazzled in the preseason for a team that expected to spend 2012 rebuilding its roster...

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  16. NFL's Best Offenses in 2012?

    Plenty of NFL teams have quality offensive firepower, but which one is the best? Obviously, great offenses start with great quarterbacks, and what better place to start this discussion ...

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  17. NFL's Best Defenses in 2012

    The NFL is full of great defensive units, but which are the best ? New York Giants . San Francisco 49ers . Baltimore Ravens ...

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  18. What Week Will Tim Tebow Get His First Start for the Jets?

    Tim Tebow took the NFL by storm in the middle of last season, as his fleetness of foot and awfulness of arm helped (I said "helped") power the Denver Broncos to a playoff berth...

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  19. 5 NFL Fanbases That Should Be Worried About Their Team's Preseason Performances

    The NFL preseason isn't over, but some teams already have sent their fans into a panic. The New York Jets finished 2011 with more questions than answers, and those answers haven't been forthcoming in the preseason so far...

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  20. Which NFL Head Coach Will Be Fired First?

    How many head coaches deserve to be fired this year? And how many will? Better question: Which of the 32 head men in the league will get fired first ? The odds-on ...

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  21. Ryan Tannehill: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for the Miami Dolphins QB

    The Miami Dolphins ' selection of Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft struck most of us as a bit of a reach at the time...

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  22. Worst TV Announcers in the NFL

    Admit it, some NFL announcers are just terrible. All of us have one announcer whom we cannot tolerate, whom we think should've been fired five years ago, who makes us reflexively ...

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  23. Top 5 High-Risk and High-Reward Fantasy Picks

    If you've already gone through one or more of your fantasy drafts this preseason, I don't need to tell you that each potential draftee presents his own case of risk versus reward...

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  24. Best NFL Stadiums: Which Team Today Has the Best Digs?

    What makes a great NFL stadium? Does it have to sport a rich tradition of success? Or does a big arena for pro football simply equate to being a great one? I think a great stadium should have grass...

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  25. Winners and Losers from NFL Preseason Week 1

    Finally, the NFL is back. Sort of. Dallas was able to get 2012 off on the right foot with their victory over Oakland in Monday Night action to cap off the first weak of preseason ...

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