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Rock Solid: Top 5 fantasy defenses and special teams for week 5

Eric Weddle is one of the most important pieces on the Chargers defense (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) In week 4 of the NFL season, there were plenty of surprises for fantasy defenses and special teams.  The Eagles led the way by scoring 23 fantasy points against the 49ers, with most of those coming from special teams in the first quarter but they still found a way to...
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Restoring the foundation in Dallas

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) In three of the last four seasons, the Dallas Cowboys used their first round selection in the NFL draft to select a player who would be a building block for restoring the offensive line. The Dallas Cowboys are the most talked about franchise in the entire NFL. Speculations and hindsight are American sport enthusiasts second favorite pass time...
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Over the middle: Top 5 wide receivers for Week Five

1. Antonio Brown AP Photo Once again Antonio Brown will be the number one receiver this week. I could write a long paragraph about why he will lead the league in scoring, but I will contain myself and tell you why in two words. Jacksonville Jaguars. Enough said. 2. Keenan Allen AP Photo/Gregory Bull According to ESPN, the New York Jets give up the second most points to opposing wide...
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Under Center: Top 5 Fantasy Quarterbacks for Week 5

(credit: cowboysblog.dallasnews.com) Week 4 was full of blowouts. I still watched it and loved it, but there weren’t too many nail-biters going on.  I’m not saying I called any of these blowouts, but looking back on it (and hindsight’s 20-20) it makes a lot of sense.  There were only two games I was very surprised about: Kansas City over New England, and Minnesota over Atlanta...
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John Harbaugh addresses rumors of artificial crowd noise at Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, is one of the loudest venues in the NFL. The fans themselves are rowdy, and it’s indoors. However, there is a rumor circulating that along with those two factors, the Colts pipe-in artificial crowd noise. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke about the challenges of playing in Indy, which is where Baltimore will find...
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Dallas is creating the perfect storm

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) There is a storm brewing in Dallas and it is all because of Rod Marinelli and Matt Eberflus. With a complete set of summer camps and training camps behind them, these two coaches are making sure that there is not a repeat of last season’s woeful defensive struggles. These defensive minded coaches have got the front seven playing with a new...
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Seahawks-Redskins: Game Outlook

The Legion of Boom couldn’t quite stop Peyton Manning from sending their Super Bowl rematch with the Denver Broncos into overtime, but Russell Wilson and the offense bailed them out in the end. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE
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Over the middle: 1st quarter stats

Before the season began, Over the middle predicted which ten receivers would score the most Fantasy Football points this season. Each week, Over the middle tells fans who they should start that week in order to win their games. Let’s compare our Top 10 predictions to the actual Top 10 scoring wide receivers after Week 4. ESPN Scoring Leaders Top 10 1. Antonio Brown AP Photo 2....
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More support for Harbaugh from 49ers locker room

Deion Sanders says 49ers players want coach Jim Harbaugh to go.  Harbaugh says it’s abunch of crap.  The jurors (i.e., the players) are beginning to chime, and the early verdict is . . . READ FULL HERE  
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NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades for Week 4

Any given Sunday… It’s a term meant to describe the parity and the competitiveness of the NFL. Any team—any single team—can knock one of the big boys off their pedestal. There are no “Directional State Universities” or FCS Polytechnics to pick on, and Appalachian State-like victories over powerhouses happen far more often than once in a generation. READ FULL HERE:
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Mike Tomlin will have referees at Steelers practices this week

(Credit: draftdaysuit.com) Through their first four games this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been flagged an unnerving 44 times. That’s averages out to 11 penalties a game. There is plenty of blame going around in Pittsburgh for this perceived lack of focus and discipline. Head coach Mike Tomlin has decided to have NFL officials present at team practices this week in an...
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Rodney Harrison: Tom Brady ‘scared’

Former New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison said Tuesday that quarterback Tom Bradylooks “scared to death” when he drops back in the pocket to pass. READ FULL HERE:  
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Antonio Brown: We lost to one of NFL’s worst teams

We’ve reached the quarter pole of the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the unfortunate distinction of being on the wrong end of the season’s biggest upset to date. READ FULL HERE:
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Jim Harbaugh: The comments of Deion Sanders are a ‘bunch of crap’

AP Photo Deion Sanders, NFL Network analyst, made some bold statements Sunday claiming that the 49ers players want head coach Jim Harbaugh out.  Harbaugh responded to the assumption Monday giving the comments little credibility. “Personally I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today Harbaugh was also quick to add that the criticism is coming...
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Lovie Smith won’t commit to Mike Glennon for Week 5

AP Photo Following an embarrassing outing in the prime time spotlight just ten days ago against the Falcons, quarterback Mike Glennon was able to lead the Buccaneers to their first win Sunday.  To the surprise of many, they were able to do so at a hostile Heinz Field against the Steelers.  Still, his quarterback’s performance in the win still isn’t enough for head coach Lovie...
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DeMarco Murray runs wild

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Before the game even started, Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray led the entire league in rushing. After his performance Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints, chants of MVP were echoed throughout Texas. Behind what is the best offensive line to take the field for the Cowboys since “The Great Wall of Dallas,” DeMarco Murray unleashed...
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Dallas guns down the Saints

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) Dallas guns down the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys were determined not to let the Saints go marching out of town with a win. Sean Payton rode his New Orleans Saints into AT&T Stadium on Sunday evening to face the Dallas Cowboys. With plenty on the line for both teams, this was setting up to be a shootout. Dallas’...
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Fire alarm goes off around 1 a.m. at Eagles hotel

AP Photo/Michael Perez According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Eagles received a surprise at 1:25 a.m. when the fire alarm in their hotel went off. Emmanuel Acho, of the Eagles, tweed, “Which cruel Niners fan pulled the fire alarm at our hotel?!” Which cruel cruel Niners fan pulled the fire alarm at our hotel?! — Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) September 28, 2014 Let...
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Watch: OSU strength and conditioning coach body slams fan

During today’s game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes, one fan decided he needed to get a bit more attention and run onto the field. While streaking fans are nothing new, what happens next is something you do not normally see. Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel caught up to the fan and body slammed him to the ground before security...
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Report: NFL player accused of rape, played next day

AP Photo/Kita Wright Gloria Allred, one of the most powerful attorneys in the United States, has personally delivered a letter to the NFL that may spark the league’s newest scandal. According to the New York Daily News, the letter that already hand-delivered to the NFL’s office on Park Ave., gives the details of a rape case involving an NFL player. “We represent a young woman...
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Rock Solid: Top 5 fantasy defenses and special teams for week 4

The San Diego Chargers were able to continually pressure EJ Manuel last weekend (Bill Wippert/Associated Press) Week three in the NFL was not kind to my predictions for fantasy defenses and special teams. The closest I came was predicting the Bengals to do second best and they ended up with 11 fantasy points, according to ESPN standard scoring, which was good for sixth best. The...
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Sunday Night Shootout at AT&T Stadium

Caption (credit: www.dallascowboys.com) The Dallas Cowboys will have some nasty visitors this Sunday at AT&T Stadium as they will play host to Sean Payton and his New Orleans Saints. The game will be broadcast on NBC at 7:30pm Central Time/5:30pm Pacific Time. Drew Brees will bring his best game into Texas and this should be another shootout between these two rivals. Tony Romo...
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Thursday Night Football: Giants-Washington preview

(credit: sportige.com) Happy Thursday everyone, welcome to week 4 of the NFL Season and the last slate of games before October. Crazy to think that after this week, most of the leagues is a quarter of the way through their season (Rams, Seahawks, Broncos, Bengals, Browns, and Cardinals all have a bye this week). What’s even crazier is that there are still teams out there that...
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Michael Vick: “My chance will come again”

(Credit: sportige.com)   The New York Jets are currently sitting with a 1-2 record, and starting quarterback Geno Smith has struggled a bit, but hasn’t been completely terrible. New York has lost two straight close games after beating the Oakland Raiders opening day, losing 31-34 to the Green Bay Packers and 27-19 to the Chicago Bears. Smith threw a potential game-tying touchdown...
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Sports-Kings Present: The NFL Chat Podcast

As some of you may know, Hawks Legacy is a product of Sports-Kings.com and every week the we do a podcast called NFL Chat. We cover current topics in the NFL as well as we talk Fantasy Football, buying or selling teams and injuries and how it will affect the teams. WATCH THE PODCAST BY CLICKING HERE
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