1. Super Bowl LI Was the Best Ever

    It's not how Super Bowls start. It's how they finish. Super Bowl LI kicked off at 6:38 p.m. ET, and for three hours—Lady Gaga notwithstanding —it was a dud...

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  2. In Special Year for Quarterbacks, Matt Ryan Was Still No-Brainer MVP

    The 2016 NFL season was special, primarily because three quarterbacks— Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons , Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Aaron Rodgers of ...

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  3. Meet a Dozen Castoffs Who Could Play Key Roles for the Patriots in Super Bowl LI

    The New England Patriots team that will compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday in Super Bowl LI will be familiarly unfamiliar. I know. On the surface that doesn't make sense ...

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  4. How the Atlanta Falcons Can Slay Goliath in Super Bowl LI

    Super Bowl LI. Few expected the Atlanta Falcons to be here, and Las Vegas doesn't expect the Falcons to win. Not with the mighty New England Patriots on the docket...

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  5. New York Giants' 2017 Free Agency Big Board

    Last March, with their 32nd-rated defense in need of a major restoration, the New York Giants broke from character and doled out $105.3 million in guarantees to three free-agent defenders...

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  6. Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan: A Once-in-a-Generation Super Bowl QB Matchup

    When Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots meet in Houston on Feb...

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  7. Atlanta Falcons Are a Super Bowl-Bound Juggernaut That No One Saw Coming

    Prior to the 2016 NFL regular season, nine Bleacher Report experts predicted who would meet in Super Bowl LI. Zero picked the Atlanta Falcons . That same week, 42 ESPN commentators made their preseason Super Bowl predictions ...

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  8. NFL Free Agents 2017: Early Predictions for This Year's Top Available Players

    The 2017 offseason has arrived for 28 of the NFL 's 32 teams, which means front offices can begin to focus on free agency and the draft. The former kicks off in seven short weeks, and teams can apply franchise tags in less than a month...

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  9. Patriots Picked Perfect Time to Play Imperfect Football in Win over Texans

    On Saturday night, the New England Patriots were the biggest playoff favorites this century. According to OddsShark , they were supposed to beat the lowly Houston Texans by 17 points...

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  10. A History of Rookie Quarterbacks in the NFL Playoffs

    Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys will become the 21st rookie quarterback to start an NFL playoff game...

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  11. Tyreek Hill: The Game-Changer Who Could Hijack the 2017 NFL Playoffs

    When the Kansas City Chiefs host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round game, all eyes will of course be on quarterbacks Alex Smith and Ben Roethlisberger , ...

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  12. NFL Wild-Card Playoffs: Everything You Need to Know for Sunday

    On Saturday, the NFL playoff field was reduced from 12 to 10 teams. On Sunday, two more squads will bite the dust...

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  13. NFL Wild Card Saturday: Takeaways from Raiders vs. Texans and Lions vs. Seahawks

    Congratulations to the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks. One down, three to go. And congratulations to you if you managed to get through a strange NFL Wild Card Saturday. As expected, it was ugly in Houston...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 5 months ago 44,298 reads 139 comments

  14. Lions vs. Seahawks: Complete Wild Card Gameday Preview

    Last time the Detroit Lions won a playoff game, George H. W. Bush was president. That's the first one. Lovable losers, those Lions are...

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  15. Connor Cook Is the Raiders' Best Option Regardless of Matt McGloin's Health

    By default, the Oakland Raiders expect to start rookie quarterback Connor Cook in Saturday's AFC Wild Card Game at the Houston Texans ...

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  16. Who Deserves to Be Fired After 2016 NFL Season?

    NFL coaches and executives lose their jobs every year on the first Monday after the conclusion of the regular season. It's such a twisted tradition that we've come to know it as Black Monday...

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  17. Kirk Cousins Has Earned Redskins' Money Despite Missing the Playoffs

    I get it, Washington Redskins fans. You feel the need to blame somebody, and in this day and age, the quarterback is usually that guy. He's either the hero or the patsy, with no middle ground...

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  18. Dak Prescott's Continued Improvement Positions Cowboys for Super Bowl Run

    I don't know about you guys, but Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys still had to show me something. Sure, the Prescott- and Ezekiel Elliott-led Cowboys had already clinched ...

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  19. Aaron Rodgers, Packers Looking Every Bit a Super Bowl Contender

    Just a month after so many of us declared them dead, the Green Bay Packers are a victory away from entering the playoffs as a division champion and the NFL 's hottest team...

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  20. Jordan Howard: The Other Rookie RB Taking the NFL by Storm

    NFL rushing leader Ezekiel Elliott has taken the league by storm in his rookie season. The No. 4 overall pick has 327 more rushing yards than anyone else in football, has gone over ...

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  21. Jamison Crowder Is Much More Than Just an Undersized Overachiever

    Let's rewind four weeks to Nov. 24. It's Thanksgiving, which means the nation's casual sports fans are watching NFL football. The Dallas Cowboys are hosting the Washington Redskins in a crucial, highly rated NFC East tilt...

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  22. Embarrassing MNF Loss to Panthers Signals Doom for Lifeless Redskins

    Those who didn't watch Monday night's matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins will tell you the game shouldn't have been close...

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  23. Dak Prescott Ends Cowboys QB Controversy with Big SNF Win

    Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott might not lead the Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl LI, but his highly efficient if not spectacular performance Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers probably ensures he'll be given that chance...

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  24. Potent Offense Remains Saving Grace for Imperfect New England Patriots

    With the prince of pro football at quarterback, the usually sharp and efficient New England Patriots have made a habit of winning an ugly sport's games in pretty fashion...

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  25. With Rodgers Hot, Packers Becoming the Team Nobody Wants to See in the Playoffs

    A lot of us were ready to count the 2016 Green Bay Packers out when they lost four straight games in October and November...

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