1. Pittsburgh Steelers' Big 3 Remains Driving Force for Super Bowl Contention

    There was a point Sunday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers offense went from spectacular to sputtering with little warning...

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  2. NFL's Biggest Busts of the 2017 Season

    There are bad decisions roaming NFL fields every week, and some are much worse than merely bad. They are human money vacuums or wasted draft picks. They're busts, and they come in many forms...

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  3. Shazier Injury, Dirty Hits Cast Dark Shadow over Steelers' MNF Win vs. Bengals

    There are jarring, potentially season-altering injuries in the NFL on a near-weekly basis—especially in 2017, with the ever-expanding list of Pro Bowl-caliber players on injured reserve...

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  4. Saints Proving They Can Ride Alvin Kamara to NFC South Title

    Alvin Kamara leads the league in forced winces, an unofficial stat that should be tracked and used in analytics somehow...

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  5. Ravens' MNF Win Highlights NFL's Major Playoff Problem

    The Baltimore Ravens made a statement Monday night. Not the typical season-defining statement we often speak of after a key win. Though yes, they did finish the evening with a win of some significance, beating the Houston Texans 23-16...

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  6. Antonio Brown's Brilliance Enough to Buoy Steelers When All Else Fails

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has a way of making sure everyone watching him stays in a constant state of disbelief. It feels like no one in the NFL makes us go from "he did that?" to "he did that!" faster...

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  7. Resurgent Jamison Crowder Key to Washington's Scant Playoff Hopes

    Staying awake for the final leg of a nearly 12-hour Thanksgiving Day football odyssey can be challenging enough while fighting off a turkey-induced slumber...

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  8. Boneheaded Coaching Costs Seahawks Much-Needed Win

    In the heat of action and in a close game, the line between bravery and stupidity in the NFL is thin. Sometimes said line is blindingly bright, and crossing it makes no sense whatsoever...

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  9. Nathan Peterman Disaster Damages Bills' Hopes, Casts Doubt on Bigger Plans

    There is never an easy time to be an NFL rookie quarterback. It's not easy without pads on during OTAs , when the jump from college to the NFL's warp speed can still be felt...

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  10. Biggest Obstacle Facing Every NFL Team in the Playoff Hunt

    There's always an obstacle in the NFL . On the field, it's often a massive defensive lineman who really enjoys giving running backs a close-up view of the finely manicured playing surface...

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  11. Cam Newton May Have Finally Turned the Corner in MNF Win over Dolphins

    There have been several versions of Cam Newton in 2017, and every week the Carolina Panthers are playing quarterback roulette...

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  12. Jared Goff Entering MVP Conversation While Leading Rams' Juggernaut Offense

    Jared Goff had the same grand goals as every other NFL quarterback entering 2017: to win games, and then win the game, all while being the centerpiece of a productive championship-caliber offense...

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  13. Every NFL Team's Biggest Subplot for the Rest of 2017

    The standings are always the main story in the NFL at midseason. We're busy labeling Super Bowl favorites, throwing dirt on teams that won't make the postseason and looking up and down those massive "in the hunt" lists...

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  14. With Best Healthy QB in NFC North, Lions Look Poised for Legitimate Playoff Push

    The 2017 NFL season will likely be remembered as one filled with parity and confusion. If the first half of the year is any indication, those looking back on it will think no number ...

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  15. With Chiefs' Achilles' Heel Revealed, Pretender Label Now in Play

    The Kansas City Chiefs were a pristine luxury sports car earlier in the season while rocketing to a 5-0 start...

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  16. NFL Preseason Predictions We Got Way Wrong

    The scariest three words in the English language: I was wrong. Making that admission is hard, because often it means a belief or view you had, and perhaps a deep, meaningful one, was flawed in some way...

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  17. Chiefs' Stellar Defense Still Good Enough When New-and-Improved Offense Falters

    There was no reason the Kansas City Chiefs ' win over the Denver Broncos on Monday night should have been close. There was no reason to allow a team with Trevor Siemian as its quarterback to hang around at Arrowhead Stadium...

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  18. Russell Wilson Rounding into MVP Form, and Seahawks Haven't Shown Full Hand Yet

    What Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was asked to do Sunday late in a 41-38 win over the Houston Texans seemed possible, but exceedingly difficult...

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  19. The Trade Every NFL Team Should Explore at the Trade Deadline

    A whole lot of poking, prodding and sizing up happens in the days before the NFL trade deadline. Then we get mostly silence. The football version generally doesn't have the frantic action of deadlines in other sports...

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  20. Carson Wentz's Stellar Sophomore Campaign Could End with MVP Honors

    It's healthy to keep your giddiness in check while watching an impressive performance in a Week 7 NFL game, knowing the tectonic shifts that can take place throughout a season and the pitfalls possibly lying ahead...

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  21. Broncos Defense Isn't Enough with Trio of Bad QBs Dragging Team Down

    It was easy to watch the Denver Broncos ' 21-0 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday and forget there was a team on the field only one season removed from a championship...

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  22. 1 Positive Move Every NFL Team Could Make

    Everything is amplified in the NFL . That's the effect of the compact 16-game schedule, the kind that makes you blink once and then suddenly it's midseason. Injuries and unexpected performances from rookies carry more weight...

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  23. Are Tennessee Titans Finally Ready to Meet Lofty Expectations in 2017?

    It should be easy to embrace the Tennessee Titans as the next exciting team set to deliver an injection of youth into the NFL every week. But for most of 2017, they've made it so damn hard...

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  24. Chiefs' Loss to Steelers Shows No NFL Team Is Invincible in 2017

    There was a number on the halftime box score from the Kansas City Chiefs ' 19-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that made you stop, stare and blink a whole lot...

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  25. Breakdown or Breakthrough: Predicting How Players Respond to NFL Rookie Wall

    The 2017 NFL rookie class has already produced white-hot starts, which has led some to wonder when the cooldown will come for first-year standouts such as Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson ...

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