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FSU Comes Back to Beat Louisville: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

That’s 24-0. The winning streak continues in Tallahassee.Behind the 401 yards passing by Jameis Winston and the running of Dalvin Cook, FSU scored 35 points in the second half to win 42-31. The win kept FSU unbeaten and on the road to a date in the national title playoff.The team had its struggles as the Cardinals defense came to play and shut FSU down in the first half. Davante...
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Stanford at Oregon: Five Things to Know For Saturday

In the words of UFC Ring Announcer Bruce Buffer, “Its Time!” for the battle in the PAC 12 North between the Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon Ducks.It is the “irresistible force” of the Oregon Ducks, against the “immovable object” of the Stanford Cardinal.This season, Oregon has again showed that the Ducks are one of the top teams in the nation by racking up victories...
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Auburn at Ole Miss: Five things you need to know

Auburn is the defending champion of the Southeastern Conference, and was less than a minute away from winning a national title in Gus Malzahn's first season as Auburn's head coach.Ole Miss is 7-1 for the first time in many years, and is in the top 10 nationally for the first time since the early stages of the 2009 season. Although the Rebels lost their first game last Satruday...
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New York Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Things To Know

The New York Jets will limp into Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.  Last week an already inept offense contiuned a downward spiral with starting quarterback Geno Smith being benched in the first half after tossing three interceptions.  His replacement Michael Vick was responsible for one interception, four fumbles and four sacks. Meanwhile the Kansas City Chiefs made strides of getting...
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Baltimore at Pittsburgh: 5 Things to Know

Happy Halloween! To celebrate we have a few scary (I'll stop now) matchups to look forward to in Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.Going into the game the two teams are remarkably even, both at 5-3 for the season and when you delve deeper into the numbers it gets even closer. But what will be the five keys to a win for each respective...
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St. Louis at San Francisco: 5 Things to Know

In week six when The 49ers faced The Rams it took quite the rally from the 49ers for them to pull out the win. With Kapernick throwing a touchdown to Davis, and Lloyd, ending the night with 343 yards and three touchdowns, The 49ers were able to pull out the win 31-17. The following are five things to know about Sunday's game.1. Robert QuinnTwo weeks ago, Quinn was able to sack...
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DraftKings Week 9 Strategy: Expert Lineup Analysis

Last week, FFChamps offered you an opportunity to win $1,000,000 for FREE! Well, they are doing it again.  Just go to ffchamps.com/million today and register for your Draft Kings account, add a $25 deposit into your account and you will receive a FREE $27 into this week’s Millionaire Maker Contest.  That’s right, enter by opening a Draft Kings account at www.ffchamps.com...
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The Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em: All Hallow's Eve

Some people love Christmas. They go nuts for the shopping, decorations, holiday beer, ugly sweater parties, festive music and the other accoutrements that make December memorable. Others love the family atmosphere of Thanksgiving. Picture being at home with your loved ones, everyone laughing at some embarrassing story about your youth that your mom keeps bringing up no matter how...
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Is Florida State's Football Program in Trouble?

COMMENTARY - Usually, where there is smoke pertaining to a college’s athletic program, there is plenty of fire. So far, Florida State and its football program has been able to avoid being burned. Now that there is another star player being investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department, myself and other media types are waiting to see what happens to Karlos Williams and will...
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College Football’s Best Underrated Rivalries

Do you think the game in Oxford, Mississippi is going to mean a little more this season?It is possible the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State will be for more than a trophy and an SEC Championship berth. This season, the Egg Bowl could be a stepping stone to a national title.With the changes in the college football playoff season, essentially, college teams in the...
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Ranking the Top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. The two names are the gold standard of NFL excellence. While both future Hall of Fame quarterbacks down play the significance of facing each other and build up the importance of Denver and New England playing Sunday with playoff implications on the line (it seems every time they meet, playoff implications are on the line) they both know their importance...
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The Firing of Head Coach Rex Ryan Will Happen At Any Moment Now

Rex Ryan tenure as the head coach of the New York Jets is coming to an end, and it might not take till the end of the season for his exit. Ryan's walking papers has been earned since the 2012 NFL season. That was the year he was suppose to get fired with former general manager Mike Tannenbaum, but his job was saved luckily.Give credit to Rex Ryan for his two consecutive AFC Championship...
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Midseason Report Card for the Green Bay Packer Draft Class of '14

Midway through the 2014 season, here's the mid-season report card for the 2014 draft class of the Green Bay Packers. Round 1 Ha Ha Clinton Dix S Alabama: He's been a part of a three man rotation at safety and has brought some physicality to a defense that badly needed it.  He's a sound, sure and hard tackler who fires up the field in run support, you'd like to see...
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Can Jeremy Hill Win You A Cool Million Dollars?

Do you play Fantasy Football? If the answer is yes, this week you will again have one of the most exciting opportunities in the history of the game. Win a MILLION DOLLARS playing Fantasy Football this week!! When you open a new account at Draft Kings and make an initial deposit of $25 (or more), this week you will also receive a FREE $27 ENTRY into this week’s Millionaire Maker...
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2014 Fantasy Football Quick Hits: Week 9

Happy Halloweeen...There’s so much happening on a week to week basis in the NFL, sometimes it’s tough to step back and look at the season as a whole instead of a weekly chaotic mess that often leaves you scrambling to overcome injuries and bye weeks. My goal for this article is to not only talk about players trending up and down based on their weekly performances, but also to...
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Could Steve Spurrier Come Back Home to Gainesville?

Sorry Gator Nation, it is not going to happen. The one thing Gator fans hope for more than anything will not be a wish granted for this holiday season.Steve Spurrier is not coming home to save the day.There have been rumors over the past few weeks regarding the Gators coaching position and potential candidates (even before Will Muschamp has been fired), which has led to speculation...
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Jacksonville at Cincinnati: 5 Things to Know

The Jacksonville Jaguars will not be back in EverBank Field for the next month of football. That is a long time away from home, given this young team cannot seem to buy a win on the road.This week, it is the Cincinnati Bengals, followed by a trip to London to face Dallas, and then a bye week before a trip to Indianapolis. It’s a stretch which will define this team as a bottom feeder...
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Arizona Heads to Dallas: 5 Things to Know

The Arizona Cardinals (6-1) head to Jerry’s World to meet the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) Sunday at 1 pm ET. This will feature a matchup of division leaders and potential Super Bowl contenders. This could be the game of the week, better yet, the game of the year! Here’s five things you need to know for Sunday.5. InjuriesCowboysQuarterback Tony Romo suffered a back injury Monday when...
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Five NFL Assistant Coaches Who Could Become Head Coaches Soon

As the National Football League heads into the second half of the 2014 season there is a growing divide between those who are contenders and those teams that are pretenders that may be looking for head coaches next season. Oakland has already fired Dennis Allen and its safe to say that they probably won't keep interim head coach Tony Sparano. Atlanta and the New York Jets are...
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Johnny Manziel Could Help Cleveland By Displaying Patience

Cleveland made some big moves in the 2014 NFL Draft, one of which was trading up with their second first round selection to acquire phenom quarterback Johnny Manziel out of Texas A&M University.  Manziel was a beast on the field during his tenure at Texas A&M, and entering the draft, he was the most discussed pick in the first round.  The discussion was over which team...
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Chicago Bears: The Drama Continues in The Windy City

Everyone is in shock of the 3-5 start for the Chicago Bears this season. Many had them making the playoffs this year coming out of the NFC North. They've lost four out of their last five games. This isn't what quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach Marc Trestman had in mind coming into this season.The Bears had big plans on winning some very meaningful games this season, but...
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Week Nine PPR Fantasy Football Rankings

*** Denotes players questionable due to injury Quarterbacks1. Peyton Manning DEN @ NE2. Andrew Luck IND @ NYG3. Tom Brady NE vs DEN4. Drew Brees NO @ CAR5. Russell Wilson SEA vs OAK6. Phillip Rivers SD @ MIA7. Carson Palmer ARZ @ DAL8. Nick Foles PHI @ HOU9. Colin Kaepernick SF vs StL10. Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs BAL11. Tony Romo DAL vs ARZ12. Andy Dalton CIN vs JAX13. Eli Manning...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 9

A helpful look into who should be in your line up or riding your bench this week.Always remember one of our biggest rules here at FFChamps.com:Commandment #10: Thou shall ALWAYS start thy StudsWeekly Review:Every major fantasy football site gives you a start 'em or sit 'em article every week to try and help you with you line up selection. Unfortunately we can't always...
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Fantasy Football 2014: Trade Bait and Prey Week 9

With eight weeks behind us, the fantasy football season is getting serious. It’s time to make a move that could put your team into the playoffs or even the championship game.As we enter Week 9, we have another 12 players who should be on the move. Remember, these trade suggestions are for the remainder of the season, not just Week 9. Trade Bait (Sell High)QuarterbacksBen Roethlisberger...
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Notre Dame at Navy Midshipmen: 5 Things to Know

The first of seven Top 25 rankings compiled by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday. The selection committee will ultimately pick the four teams to play in the national semifinals and set the matchups for the other four big New Year's Day bowls that are part of the playoff rotation.And for obvious reasons, the Irish are banging on the door in hopes of entrance...
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