1. NFL Betting Advice: Atlanta Falcons and 5 Teams That Are Locks

    Gambling publications always warn that picking games is for "entertainment purposes only," as if losing one's hard-earned income on taking the under on the Raiders wasn't entertaining enough...

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  2. Eli vs. Peyton: Who Will Have a Better Season?

    It's a debate that picked up steam after Eli Manning surpassed Peyton Manning in Super Bowl ring count in February...

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  3. Detroit Lions vs. Tennessee Titans: Preview and Predictions

    The Tennessee Titans are already 0-2, and whatever playoff hopes they had at preseason's end are dwindling fast. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions are recovering from a nationally televised trip to the woodshed at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers...

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  4. 5 NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 3

    It's time to update this week's teams on upset alert. It's like if Thomas Dewey were actually five different NFL teams! Baltimore is a slight favorite in its game against New ...

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  5. NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat for Week 3

    Coaches that aren't fired up are usually just fired. Let's take a gander at our latest unemployment candidates. Pat Shurmur and the Cleveland Browns lost another close game, this time at the hands of the rival Cincinnati Bengals...

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  6. 5 NFL Teams Guaranteed to Lose in Week 3

    Joe Namath gave one famous guarantee in January 1969. Today, I'm giving you five, as in five teams guaranteed to leave with losses in Week 3...

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  7. NFL Handshake Debacle: Does Tom Coughlin or Greg Schiano Deserve More Blame?

    The NFL had another handshake debacle in Week 2. No, it didn't stem from the Sunday night game, where San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz ...

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  8. Should the New York Jets Trade Tim Tebow NOW?

    Most of us expected Tim Tebow to start at quarterback for the New York Jets at some point . Logic suggested that a Mark Sanchez implosion was inevitable, and that the Florida product would step in and send America into another frenzy of Tebowmania...

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  9. NFL's Brand of 'Must-See TV': The Trouble with Thursday Night Football

    Starting this season, we’ll be seeing more NFL games on TV. This is a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong—I love the NFL. I love almost everything about it (I’m looking at you, modified sudden death)...

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  10. Chris Johnson: NFL Week 2 Production Projection

    Chris Johnson rushed for a whopping four yards against the Patriots in Week 1. After rallying for a 1,000-yard rushing season in 2011, CJ2K opened 2012 with a whimper...

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  11. NFL's Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players of Week 1

    The NFL 's first week is in the books, and it's up to us to determine which players stood out above the rest...

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  12. Robert Griffin III: NFL Week 2 Player Predictions

    So RG3 came alive in the Superdome in Week 1? Those Washington Redskins fans probably haven’t felt so good about their season’s debut since Joe Theismann was in cleats...

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  13. NFL's Top 5 Teams Guaranteed to Lose in Week 2

    There are no guarantees in life, although that line itself sounds like a guarantee of sorts. But today, I'm giving you five guarantees, one for each team that I expected to lose its regular-season opener...

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  14. Top 5 Worst Defenses in the NFL Heading into Week 2

    Every NFL game is its own independent event, so judging and ranking the defensive units of all 32 NFL teams on a single game seems a bit silly. But that has never stopped us before...

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  15. NFL Teams on Upset Alert for Week 2

    I'm putting five more NFL teams on "Upset Alert!" for Week 2. You can't see me right now, but I'm actually running around my computer, screaming the names of all five teams on Upset Alert this weekend...

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  16. Worst Decisions from Week 1 of the NFL Season

    The NFL is like any other reality-based form of television, as watching its participants make dumb decisions is great entertainment. And Week 1 provided plenty of opportunities for second-guessing the great minds of pro football...

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  17. NFL Head Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 1

    Coaches in the NFL are judged on one thing: wins and losses. OK, that's two things. But coaches without wins eventually become coaches without jobs. Let's look at the coaches and teams who came away from Week 1 without wins...

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  18. 5 Bold Predictions for the 2012 NFL Season

    When discussing the NFL season, we're all throwing darts when making predictions. So why not be bold? We're always blindsided by some developments among the 32 teams, and there have been some big surprises thus far...

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  19. Ranking the NFL's Best Quarterback-Wide Receiver Tandems in the Game Today

    The NFL has seen its share of great quarterback-wide receiver tandems. The pairing of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice comes to mind, as does the legacy of the Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin connection...

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  20. NFL Bracketology for Week 1: Predicting Every Playoff Game and Super Bowl XLVII

    Playoffs? It's never too early to predict the teams that will qualify for (or advance through) the NFL playoffs. Why not do a little early "bracketology"? Questions abound as we head into the first week of the NFL season...

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  21. Tony Romo on the Road to Redemption After NFL Kickoff Win

    I hope you got some good Tony Romo jokes into conversation last year, because as we head into 2012, they might be obsolete. It’s fun to ridicule bad quarterbacks...

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  22. NFL Fanbases Hungriest for a Championship

    We're breaking down NFL fanbases hungriest for a championship brought to you by Old Spice Champion. Believe in your smelf...

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  23. NFL Breakout Players: Predicting the Rising Stars of 2012

    Cream always rises to the top, according to some guy that's way too obsessed with cream. But just like the homogenization process, quality football players find ways to ascend to the top of the heap...

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  24. NFL Week 1 Upset Alert: 5 Teams That Had Better Watch Out

    Alert! Alert! Five teams could be going 0-1 more quickly than expected. I'm putting them on "Upset Alert!" If I had one of those air horns, I would blow it right in your ear to express the gravity of Upset Alert...

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  25. NFL Week 1 Player Predictions: Drew Brees

    Drew Brees is the best quarterback in the NFL , depending on who you ask. The New Orleans Saints signal-caller owns a Super Bowl ring, the league's single-season passing record ...

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