1. What to Watch for in NFL Week 4

    With plenty of entertaining options to choose from during this week's slate of NFL action, this slideshow offers a glimpse at some of the juiciest matchups from around the league...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 10 months ago 19,076 reads 32 comments

  2. How NFL Teams Assume the Identities of Their Hometowns

    It’s no accident that the Pittsburgh Steelers have always resembled the blue-collar, hard-nosed toughness of Pittsburgh's citizens. Nor is it a coincidence the Raiders have embodied the grit and intimidation common in both Oakland and Los Angeles...

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  3. Updated QB Power Rankings After NFL Week 3

    Week 3 of the NFL was loaded with crazy outcomes and unpredictable upsets. It’s fair to say the NFL has been turned upside down and completely shaken up by surprise performances ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 10 months ago 17,608 reads 91 comments

  4. What to Watch For in NFL Week 3

    Week 3 in the NFL is typically a time when teams start to establish patterns for better or for worse. It’s also a pivotal point in the season because clubs can gain valuable momentum, which can set the course of the entire season...

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  5. What Does It Feel Like to Play Dead Tired in the NFL?

    As the trend in the NFL continues to move toward high-tempo offenses, the fatigue factor for defenses in particular become much more palpable...

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  6. Updated Quarterback Power Rankings After NFL Week 2

    With the second week of the NFL season officially behind us, the quarterback situations across the entire league are beginning to shape up...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 11 months ago 17,593 reads 114 comments

  7. What to Watch For in NFL Week 2

    Week 2 of the NFL is chock-full of juicy matchups and intense heavyweight battles. Find out which looming questions could be answered after Sunday, as well as what to watch for among this week’s thrilling gridiron storylines...

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  8. What Happens When a Play Breaks Down?

    It's no accident that some of the biggest and most exciting plays in football occur when the X’s and O’s break down...

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  9. Updated QB Power Rankings After NFL Week 1

    Week 1 of the NFL regular season is officially in the books, and all the quarterback performances have been tallied up...

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  10. What to Watch For: NFL Week 1

    Football fans rejoice, for the much-anticipated arrival of the NFL regular season is finally upon us. During such glorious times, we may require something of a guide (or a reminder), ...

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  11. How NFL Players Prepare to Return from Injury on a Deadline

    As the saying goes in the NFL , sometimes the best ability is availability. But with a sport as violent as professional football, injuries are an unfortunate inevitability...

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  12. NFL QB Power Rankings: How Do Passers Stack Up Heading into Week 1?

    The NFL has become a quarterback-driven league. Without a viable quarterback, there’s very little margin for error, and trying to win consistently like that is simply no longer a realistic option...

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  13. 2013 NFL Preseason: Who Are the Most Important Players to Watch in Week 4?

    Pairing the words “important” and “preseason” in one sentence can often be considered an oxymoron in the lexicon of professional football...

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  14. Team-by-Team NFL Rookie Class Report Card Heading into Preseason Week 4

    Preseason football has nearly run its course. Now, the regular season is just a stone's throw away. This definitely seems like the perfect time to gauge the progress of the newest members of the NFL elite...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 11 months ago 279,587 reads 346 comments

  15. Position Battles That Could Be Won or Lost in NFL Preseason Week 3

    Week 3 of the NFL preseason is typically designated as the week when teams roll out their starters a bit longer than usual. The idea is to provide key contributors of the team an opportunity for a dress rehearsal before the serious action begins...

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  16. Who's the Odd Man Out in NFL's Toughest Positional Battles?

    Losing your job in an NFL preseason battle is a terribly painful process. Few things can sting a competitive athlete worse than losing the very right to continue the competition itself...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 11 months ago 21,946 reads 19 comments

  17. Stock Up, Stock Down from NFL Preseason Week 2

    Though the outcomes of these preseason games are meaningless in terms of wins and losses, value is most certainly derived from the various glimpses at the new season. Players who shine in August can demonstrate the value of a productive offseason...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 76,583 reads 111 comments

  18. NFL Rookie Power Rankings for Preseason Week 2

    We've waited months for this moment to come and finally the first full week of NFL action is officially in the record books...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 201,391 reads 279 comments

  19. Every NFL Team's Biggest Offseason Regret

    The higher up you go on the NFL food chain, the less likely you will hear any words of regret. That type of second-guessing is often only done by whispering in private offices. If spoken too loudly, jobs could be lost...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 147,045 reads 389 comments

  20. NFL Rookie Power Rankings for Preseason Week 1

    With the first full week of preseason games ready to commence, it seemed a good time to reveal the 25 best rookies heading into Week 1...

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  21. NFL Preseason 2013: Hottest Storylines for Every Team

    Some storylines are hot for a couple of weeks, while others can last an entire season. In this slideshow, we take a look at the most pressing story for each team...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 7,801 reads 26 comments

  22. An Insider's Guide to What Does, Doesn't Matter in Preseason Football

    To watch or even pay for NFL preseason games may feel somewhat meaningless with their anticlimactic tendencies and empty stadiums by the fourth quarter...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 12,718 reads 48 comments

  23. Ranking Current NFL Hall of Fame Legacies for Top Active NFL Players

    With the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony right around the corner, it seemed relevant to rank the current Hall of Fame legacies for some of the top active players in ...

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  24. The Biggest Early Revelations from NFL Training Camps

    Training camps in the NFL may have begun only a few days ago, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn anything significant this early into the summer...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 12 months ago 57,584 reads 141 comments

  25. Spotlighting Small-School Studs Sure to Make a Splash in NFL Training Camps

    Making the jump from college to the pros can be incredibly intimidating. But for those coming from small-school backgrounds, taking the next step to the NFL can be even more daunting...

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