1. Best Bets: 10 Great Plays on NFL 2012 Win Totals

    Two of the biggest sportsbooks in Las Vegas released their respective sets of NFL win total props earlier this week...

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  2. Stats Don't Matter, According to NFL Player with Rather Awful Stats

    Some quarterbacks should treat the media like blitzing linebackers: Let the running backs engage them, and then scramble away from the rush if one of them breaks through the line...

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  3. NFL Debate: Should the Oakland Raiders Sign Terrell Owens?

    Terrell Owens has been everywhere the last few months—except on an NFL field. After sitting out all of the 2011 season with a knee injury and failing to draw interest from the league's 32 teams, Owens has made appearances in GQ, on Dr...

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  4. Debating Dark Horse Super Bowl Contenders

    When we say "dark-horse" candidates, we're not talking about the Preakness. We're thinking about those unlikely NFL teams that have legitimate chances at appearing in next year's Super Bowl in New Orleans...

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  5. Tampa Bay Signs Dallas Clark, Sends Kellen Winslow to Seattle

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end and noted " F**king soldier! " Kellen Winslow has been shipped out. The Bucs signed Dallas Clark Monday night, one of the few veterans on a very young team that spent last season as a doormat for the NFC South division...

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  6. Which NFL QB Is More Destined to Disappoint in 2012? Cutler, Romo, or Rivers?

    Quarterbacking in the NFL is a tough racket. Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi was fond of saying that quarterbacks "are playing a different sport" than the other 21 guys on the field, and that may be true...

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  7. NFL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2012

    Every NFL season, one team wins the Super Bowl and the other 31 don't. Which of those 31 teams has taken the biggest step toward postseason glory so far? Some teams, like Tampa Bay and Indianapolis, have nowhere to go but up...

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  8. Jacksonville Jaguars Put 'Year of Long Ding' on Hold

    Chinese kicker Long Ding sought to be the first of his countrymen to gain employment on an NFL roster. After securing a tryout with the Jaguars rookie minicamp, and hanging around ...

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  9. 2012 NFL Debate: Would LeSean McCoy Benefit from Philly Adding a Backup?

    Name five running backs better than LeSean McCoy . You can't. The Philadelphia Eagles superstar scored 20 touchdowns in 2011, more than any player had amassed in a single season since DeAngelo Williams had 20 of his own in 2008...

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  10. 2012 NFL Debate: Most Likely to Improve: Packers D or Patriots D?

    The Green Bay Packers were loaded when they won Super Bowl XLV , but their defense, with almost everyone coming back in 2011, slipped from fifth in yards allowed all the way to dead last in the NFL ...

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  11. 2012 NFL Debate: Who's More Important to Tom Brady? Gronkowski or Wes Welker?

    Nobody in the NFL caught more balls in 2011 than Wes Welker . The scrappy veteran wideout finished with 122 catches and also finished second in the league with 1,569 receiving yards...

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  12. NFL 2012 All-Bargain Team: Starters with Cap Hits of $1 Million or Less

    There's a term in economics used to describe the lag in a worker's rise in productivity compared to his compensation. We say that wages are "sticky," that they don't instantaneously adjust to properly reward output...

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  13. Junior Seau, Homer Simpson, Concussions and Big Football's Impending Cold War

    Eli Manning hosting Saturday Night Live was supposed to highlight a fun weekend for the NFL . The two-time Super Bowl MVP and starting quarterback in the country's largest media market hosted the renowned sketch comedy show for the first time...

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  14. Colt McCoy: Is It Time for the Browns QB to Mosey on Down the Trail?

    No one could blame Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy if he had damaged any furniture in his vicinity while watching the 2012 NFL Draft...

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  15. NFL's Best? Can Any Other Wide Receiver Touch Calvin Johnson?

    Three other receivers caught more balls than Detriot Lions wideout Calvin Johnson did in 2011, but nobody amassed more yardage. Megatron had 1,681 receiving yards last season, to be exact...

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  16. Michael Vick: How Many Super Bowl Runs Does He Have Left?

    As Michael Vick prepares for his fourth season under center for the Philadelphia Eagles , questions still remain about the quarterback's ability to deliver a Super Bowl berth to his team...

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  17. Saints' GM Loomis Falls out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire in New Scandal

    If you thought you were having a bad day, just be grateful that you're not New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis...

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  18. Tom Brady's Newsboy Hat and Outfit: 20 Terrible Jokes

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was spotted after the 100th anniversary celebration of Boston's Fenway Park, and oh heavens to Betsy that hat...

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  19. Best 40-Something Players in NFL History

    NFL posts aren't typically inspired by athletic feats in baseball, if you want to consider that sport athletic...

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  20. NFL 2012 Schedule: Debating Which Teams Got Screwed This Season

    The 2012 NFL schedule has finally been released, and some of the league's finest teams will have a very long road ahead of them...

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  21. Minnesota Vikings: New Stadium Rejected...Time to Pack Up the Mayflower Truck?

    The lucky guy/lady/LLC that happens to be squatting on LosAngelesVikings.com might see an uptick in offers for that domain name this week. It's not just that MinnesotaVikings...

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  22. Sam Bradford Might Be Dating a Model Despite (Or Because Of) Ugly Sweater

    I take one look at this sweater being worn by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford , and I'm not sure what to think. On the one hand, the Oklahoma product looks like he's wearing a striped Popsicle...

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  23. Atlanta Falcons: Will 'The ATL' Be Featured in This Year's 'Hard Knocks'?

    You're surely aware of HBO's Hard Knocks , the annual documentary miniseries that embeds a production crew with an NFL team during its preseason (I interviewed Marty Callner, the series creator, for my old site back in 2009)...

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  24. NFL Draft 2012: Roger Goodell Should Approve Public Release of Wonderlic Scores

    The last known draft-related edict from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was delivered in interoffice memorandum form. Pope Roger I is looking to crack down on the leakage of information involving prospects in the upcoming draft...

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  25. Rob Gronkowski: I Would Take Tim Tebow's Virginity

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is having the mother of all offseasons. After a torrid spring break that saw Gronk on almost every notable beach in the Pan American region, his urges still haven't been stifled...

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