1. Vikings Keep Winning, but Ceiling Still Unclear with Case Keenum Starting

    Sam Bradford is gone, Teddy Bridgewater hasn't taken a snap in two seasons and yet the Minnesota Vikings have won six consecutive games. One week ago, they put up 38 points in a road victory over a desperate Washington Redskins team...

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  2. Key Players Who Could Return from Injury to Impact NFL Playoff Races

    In just a few days, we'll be preparing for Thanksgiving football, bye weeks will be history, and winter will officially be coming. In other words, NFL playoff races are shaping up...

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  3. Jared Goff vs. Carson Wentz: Who's the Future of the NFL?

    Ever play Would You Rather? Good party game, especially when you want to channel your inner grade-schooler and pose dilemmas featuring pairs of particularly nasty options...

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  4. Once Again in the Belichick-Brady Era, Patriots Proving They're the Team to Beat

    The New England Patriots wouldn't dare use words to tell us that they remain the king of the NFL hill...

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  5. Mission Impossible: The NFL's Biggest Matchup Nightmares

    Football is the ultimate team sport, but it's a game compromised of dozens of minigames . Those are better known as matchups , and the more matchups you win, the better off you are as a team...

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  6. Deeply Flawed Raiders Still Don't Look Like Playoff Contenders

    The Oakland Raiders went on the road in prime time Sunday night and beat a team with a winning record. That's an accomplishment, as all NFL away victories are...

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  7. Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus NFL Midseason Awards

    It's been a bizarre NFL season, and that really hits home when you look at the front-runners for NFL awards as we kick off November...

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  8. Improved Defense, More Dynamic Offense Give Steelers Look of True Contender

    Football isn't pretty, which means teams don't have to win pretty in order to make statements. The Pittsburgh Steelers won ugly Sunday night in Detroit, and they made a statement while doing so...

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  9. What's Wrong with This Year's NFL Offenses?

    It's been a strange season in the NFL , where all 32 teams have revealed blatant flaws and star players have been dropping like flies...

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  10. Despite Huge Game, Cowboys and Zeke Elliott Have Unclear Future

    Watching Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys light up a better-than-their-record San Francisco 49ers team on the road Sunday, I kept wondering if the experience resembled a summer fling for the Cowboys and their fans...

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  11. Which NFL Head Coaches Should Be on the Hot Seat?

    In each of the last four years, at least one NFL head coach has been fired in the middle of the season. Jeff Fisher and Gus Bradley were let go last December...

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  12. QB Issues Could Again Prevent Broncos from Reaching Contender Status

    The Denver Broncos continue to suffer from a quarterback problem, and the hubris that lingers from the aberration that was their magical 2015 season continues to beset the organization...

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  13. Who Each NFL Cellar-Dweller Should Take If They Land No. 1 Draft Pick

    The 2018 NFL draft is still six about months away. By the time the commissioner announces the No. 1 pick in a to-be-determined city, about three new iPhones will have been released, ...

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  14. Carson Wentz, Eagles Have All of the Pieces for a Super Bowl Run This Season

    Nearly every week in the NFL , somebody makes a statement. And on the fifth Sunday of the 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eagles sent a message to the rest of the league...

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  15. Contenders and Pretenders Among Surprise Early-Season Division Leaders

    In terms of games played, we'll officially reach the quarter pole of the 2017 NFL regular season when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New England Patriots on Thursday night...

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  16. Could Derek Carr Injury, Early Issues Turn Raiders' Dream Season into Nightmare?

    Just a few weeks ago, many of us thought we had the NFL figured out. No 2017 regular-season games had been played, and we knew the New England Patriots were supposed to win ...

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  17. Week 4 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    When October arrives, the NFL season can no longer be considered young. And for all intents and purposes, 30 of the NFL's 32 teams have entered the 10th month on the calendar...

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  18. Were the Detroit Lions Screwed by the NFL Rulebook?

    The statute which might have cost the Detroit Lions a victory and saved the Atlanta Falcons from a loss Sunday resides on page 16 of a convoluted 85-page rulebook ...

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  19. Can the Packers Support the Magic of Aaron Rodgers?

    Aaron Rodgers is magical, and as long as he's their quarterback, the Green Bay Packers will have a shot at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. However, it's concerning how often the Packers have relied on the 33-year-old to pull rabbits out of hats...

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  20. Week 3 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    The sample size is growing. Yes, it's still at least three months too early to predict who will win all of the major NFL awards...

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  21. Dallas Cowboys' Issues Exposed in Blowout Loss to Broncos

    The Dallas Cowboys benefited greatly from the element of surprise last season, with rookie quarterback-running back duo Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott shocking opposing defenses throughout an unexpected first-place campaign in the NFC East...

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  22. Week 2 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    We established last week that it's never too early to start projecting major NFL award winners. It's an exercise yours truly will undergo on a weekly basis throughout the 2017 regular season, because speculating on awards is damn fun...

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  23. Minnesota Vikings Look Nearly Unstoppable Behind Resurgent Sam Bradford

    When Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was drafted first overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2010, those who believed Bradford was worthy of that selection figured he'd put together dozens of performances like the one he had Monday night...

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  24. Andy Dalton, Bengals Continue Regression with Embarrassing Week 1 Dud

    The Cincinnati Bengals are not a good football team, and Andy Dalton —who signed a six-year, $96 million contract extension in 2014—is not a good starting quarterback...

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  25. Week 1 NFL MVP, Award Rankings

    How early is too early to start breaking down the races for top NFL awards? November? The midway pole? Week 1? How about before the start of the regular season? It's never too ...

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