1. Super Bowl Prop Bets: Pegging Super Bowl XLVI's Craziest Bets

    Save for those who go in for betting on NFL football with both hands and both feet, most of us don’t hear much about prop bets. Except on Super Bowl Sunday, when, if you will pardon the expression, all bets are off...

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  2. Giants vs. Patriots Predictions: Stat, Scoring Predictions for Super Bowl XLVI

    This is no time to bury the lead: The Patriots win this one 35-31. I know that the Giants beat the Patriots in the regular season, but as we all know, this isn’t the regular season...

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  3. NFL MVP Results: Why Aaron Rodgers Deserved Coveted Award

    There is really only one criterion that matters when it comes to picking the Most Valuable Player in the NFL . It is winning. Everything else pales by comparison. The word "valuable’’ in MVP is not necessarily reflected in statistics...

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  4. NFL MVP: Predicting the Top 8 Candidates for 2012-13 NFL MVP

    It’s at least theoretically possible that someone other than a quarterback could win next year’s NFL MVP award. After all, it has happened before...

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  5. Giants vs. Patriots: 7 Rookies Facing Most Pressure in Super Bowl XLVI

    It’s a rare professional football player who doesn’t feel the chest-tightening pressure that comes from playing in the Super Bowl. In baseball, hockey and basketball, it takes seven games to produce a champion...

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  6. NFL Rookie of the Year: Andy Dalton, Not Cam Newton, Deserves This Award

    All the talk this season has been about Cam Newton as the rookie of the year in the NFL . Newton has had a great year for the Carolina Panthers, to be sure, but it’s wrong to overlook Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals...

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  7. Giants vs. Patriots: Why This Should Be the Last Super Bowl in Indianapolis

    It’s not that Indianapolis won’t be the site of a great Super Bowl Sunday when the New England Patriots and New York Giants match up. It’s just that Indianapolis is no place to have a bowl, much less a Super Bowl...

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  8. Super Bowl 2012: 5 Surprising Facts About the Biggest Game

    The big story lines have been written about, discussed and analyzed to death. Long before the New York Giants and the New England Patriots meet up one more time in Indianapolis Sunday, ...

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  9. Super Bowl 2012: 10 Companies That Always Have Great Commercials

    The thing that separates the Super Bowl from all other football games is the fact that it’s more than a game. It’s an advertising portal, too...

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  10. NFL MVP 2012: Why This Vote Shows 2012 Was the Year of the QB

    All anyone needs to know about the 2011 NFL season in terms of quarterbacks is that one of them threw for 5,000 yards and wasn’t even an afterthought for the Pro Bowl...

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  11. Super Bowl 2012: 6 Players Who Likely Won't Play a Single Snap in Big Game

    The Super Bowl will see stars shine, heroes come of age and goats galore. That’s the nature of the beast. But there are also players who aren’t going to get off the bench, for one reason or another...

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  12. 2012 Pro Bowl Roster: Ranking the 6 Biggest Snubs

    The Pro Bowl is what it is. The two teams playing in the Super Bowl next week are stocked with Pro Bowl players, but they won’t be here because of their status as the NFL ’s final teams left standing...

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  13. Senior Bowl 2012: 9 Young Stars Who Will Shine Brightest During the Game

    Now that the Senior Bowl workouts are over and most of the NFL scouts have left—the cadre of professional scouts are much more interested in workouts than watching games as ...

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  14. Ravens vs. Patriots: Why Vince Wilfork, Not Tom Brady, Deserves Credit for Win

    There is a lot to be said about Tom Brady . The New England quarterback is back in the Super Bowl once more...

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  15. Giants vs. 49ers: 4 Ways the Weather Could Affect the Final Score

    Nobody likes to have weather threaten to be a deciding factor in an NFL championship game, but there is at least a chance that will be the case late Sunday afternoon in San Francisco...

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  16. Giants vs. 49ers: Why the Weather Will Have More Impact Than Any Player

    There is a chance that the rain and the soggy turf at Candlestick Park late Sunday afternoon won’t have any impact as the New York Giants take on the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game...

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  17. Giants vs. 49ers: 5 Reasons Patrick Willis Will Get the Game Ball

    It was all about redemption last week for the 49ers when tight end Vernon Davis caught Alex Smith’s pass in the game’s final seconds to beat New Orleans...

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  18. The 9 Best Rookies of the AFC and NFC Championship Games

    The first thing prognosticators look at when assessing NFL rosters in the playoffs is experience. It is, after all, the players who have been there before who are the best known because they’ve done it before and are known quantities...

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  19. Super Bowl Predictions 2012: Predicting Potential MVP Candidates

    One thing we know about that Super Bowl MVP is that it’s not open to all players. More often than not it’s a quarterback. If it’s not a QB, then it’s a wide receiver...

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  20. Giants vs. Packers: When Is a Fumble Not a Fumble?

    There are times when the NFL is just baffling. Frustrating and baffling. Infuriating, frustrating and baffling...

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  21. Texans vs. Ravens: Grading QB T.J. Yates' Performance

    For every event, there is a first time. The first time T.J. Yates was in a playoff game as the Houston Texans quarterback, he threw for 300 yards and a last-second TD pass to beat the Cincinnati Bengals ...

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  22. Giants vs. Packers: Comparing Styles of Elite QBs Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning

    In Sunday’s afternoon matchup between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers, fans will see two of the most accomplished quarterbacks in the game, the Giants’ Eli Manning and the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers ...

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  23. Texans vs. Ravens: Why Rookie QB TJ Yates Has a Bright Future in the NFL

    Watching Houston rookie quarterback T.J. Yates throw an early interception Sunday against Baltimore, then come back and drive the Texans back into the game says much more than did the scouting report on Yates coming out of North Carolina...

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  24. NFL Draft 2012: Why Miami Dolphins Need to Make Play for Robert Griffin III

    The Miami Dolphins have spent the 2011 season trying to see if Matt Moore is their quarterback over the long term...

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  25. Ray Lewis and 7 NFL Veterans Who Could Be Playing in Their Final Playoff Games

    There are two things the NFL playoffs bring without fail every year. One is an eventual champion in the form of the Super Bowl winner...

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