1. NFL Draft 2012: 7 Underclassmen Who Made Monumental Mistakes Declaring

    Every year, a few dozen collegiate underclassmen decide to forgo the remainder of their NCAA eligibility in favor of entering the NFL draft...

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  2. Super Bowl Spread: Last-Minute Advice for Big-Game Bettors

    The Super Bowl this year has perhaps one of the most bizarre lines in recent memory. For reasons I find totally inexplicable, the New England Patriots were picked as favorites by Las Vegas oddsmakers over the red-hot New York Giants...

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  3. Super Bowl Prop Bets: 10 Ways to Lose Money Betting on Stuff That Doesn't Matter

    There are few ways in the world to become utterly consumed by minutiae than gambling on sports prop bets. And there are no better sporting events to make prop bets on than the Super Bowl...

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  4. NFL Play of the Year: 5 Plays That Deserved It over Randall Cobb's Return

    At tonight's NFL Honors award show, Randall Cobb won the award for Play of the Year for his 108-yard kickoff return touchdown on opening night against the Saints...

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  5. Walter Payton Man of the Year 2012: Why Matt Birk Was a Tremendous Choice

    One of my favorite things about the NFL is the integral connection between the league’s 32 teams and the local communities that support them. Through a massive network of charities, the NFL is able to give back to those who need it most...

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  6. NFL Honors 2012: Predicting Winners in Every AP Category

    Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, the NFL will hand out awards to this season's most excellent players and coaches at the NFL Honors show in Indianapolis...

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  7. Senior Bowl 2012: Predicting Stats for Game's Top Players

    The Senior Bowl is the last chance for many of the nation's top talents to show off their skills at game speed prior to the NFL draft. However, the game is almost secondary to the week of practices at the hands of real NFL coaching staffs...

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  8. Pro Bowl Predictions 2012: Setting Stat Lines for All the Major Stars

    The Pro Bowl is a great chance for NFL fans to watch some of their favorite players face off in a laid-back setting...

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  9. Pro Bowl 2012: 5 Most Overrated Players That Made the Pro Bowl on Name Alone

    The NFL Pro Bowl has always been a bit of a dog and pony show. It's a chance for some of the league's best athletes to get some recognition for their excellent play by coming together for a pseudo-football game...

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  10. NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: The 4 Best Playoff Games of the Postseason so Far

    So far, this has been one of the most entertaining postseasons in recent memory. Games have been a good mix of excitement, close games and dominating performances...

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  11. The Five Luckiest Teams, Coaches and Players to Ever Win a Super Bowl Ring

    Football is the ultimate team sport. All 53 players and usually a dozen coaches must come together to win a championship. In any organization, and on any great team, there are bound to be weak links who are just lucky to be along for the ride...

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  12. NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: 5 Pre-Super Bowl Events You Can't Miss

    For a select and wealthy few, Super Bowl week is a chance to go to attend some outrageous parties and events, as well as the big game...

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  13. Ravens vs. Patriots: Can Baltimore Stop New England's Tight Ends?

    The New England Patriots enter today's game with a pair of tight ends that have become household names among NFL watchers...

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  14. Giants vs. Packers: Why New York's Pass Rush Will Give Aaron Rodgers Fits

    At their best, the New York Giants can terrorize the opposing quarterback with their four-man pass rush. They bring relentless pressure by way of their remarkable speed off of the edge, highlighted this year by rising star Jason Pierre-Paul...

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  15. Broncos vs. Patriots: Why the Denver Broncos Should Be Ashamed of Poor Play

    Following up one of the most compelling NFL games in recent memory with an epic and totally uncompetitive beatdown last night was more than a little bit of a letdown...

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  16. Texans vs. Ravens: Why RBs Ray Rice and Arian Foster Hold Keys to Victory

    Today’s Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens game is, in some ways, a mirror matchup, as two top-tier rushing attacks face off against elite run defenses...

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  17. Texans vs. Ravens: Predicting Stats, Stars and Score for Sunday's Game

    While the game today between the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens may serve as the undercard for the main event between the Packers and Giants, it still has plenty of compelling plot lines...

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  18. NFL Playoff Bracket 2012: Who Has the Most Favorable Wild Card Matchup?

    The NFL playoffs is all about matchups. Because of the fact that division opponents get higher seeding automatically over wild-card teams, it doesn't always break down to wanting to play the lowest seeded teams...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Hal Nichols about 3 years ago 1,743 reads 0 comments

  19. Falcons vs. Giants: Why Atlanta's Road Record Will Set Them Up for Failure

    The Atlanta Falcons have some good news and bad news when it comes to playing on the road this season. The good news is that they have played several top-notch opponents in some ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Hal Nichols about 3 years ago 1,173 reads 3 comments

  20. NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Ranking the Weekend's Most Exciting Matchups

    The NFL playoffs are my favorite sports event of the entire year. Though you don't get the condensed, full-on overload that you get with March Madness, on a game-by-game basis, ...

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  21. NFL Playoff Picks: Picking Each Game Against the Spread

    The NFL playoffs are finally here. Millions upon millions of dollars will be wagered (legally) on the four games this weekend. After 16 games, there isn't much left that we don't know about the teams taking the field today and tomorrow...

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  22. Why Kyle Orton Could Well Be Kansas City Chiefs' QB of the Future

    One of the key takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs upsetting the undefeated Green Bay Packers is what a major upgrade Kyle Orton was at quarterback for the Chiefs...

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  23. Ranking Cam Newton Against the Best Rookie Campaigns in NFL History

    Cam Newton has had a phenomenally productive rookie campaign. After a stellar single season leading the Auburn Tigers to a National Championship, Newton hit the ground running in Carolina and immediately put up some huge numbers...

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  24. Why Playoff Teams Should Be Frightened of a Refocused Aaron Rodgers

    The Green Bay Packers today looked very much like a team that was starting to buy into their own press and believe just a little too much in their own greatness...

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  25. Five NFL Teams Most Difficult to Gameplan Against

    In the NFL , some teams present lineups that simply cannot be addressed by merely choosing the right game plan...

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