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Denver 35, San Diego 21: Five Things We Learned

Arguably the best Thursday Night Football game of the season, the Week 8 slate kicked off with the reigning Most Valuable Player in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, versus one of this year’s contenders for the MVP award in Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.If you read my article about the Chargers having a shot at the AFC West crown this season, you obviously knew...
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Miami at Jacksonville: Five Things to Know

This is one of those weeks where fans and the media are going to learn a lot about the Jacksonville Jaguars maturity as a team.After winning their first game of the season over Cleveland last week and then learning their undisputable leader Paul Poluszny goes down with a pectoral injury that puts him out for the year and that defensive end Andre Branch is also out for the next two...
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Indianapolis at Pittsburgh: 5 Things to Know

We are at the half-way stage of the season already, which is both exciting and sad at the same time as we head into the cruch time for team's playoff hopes.Week eight features the Indianapolis Colts travelling up to Heinz Field to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in what should be a great game between two teams that will be feeling confident going into it, with the Colts...
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Andrew Luck Could Break Peyton's New Touchdown Record

Unless you have lived under a rock since Saturday, then you know Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s touchdown record on Sunday versus the San Francisco 49ers.Manning now has 510 career passing touchdowns. Favre is second with 508 touchdowns.Let’s go back to 2011 when Peyton Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts. He missed all of the 2011 season with a severe neck injury....
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College Football Picks Week 9 (Playoff Push Begins Edition)

Now it gets serious, folks.Everyone out there that wanted a college football playoff, enjoy yourselves this weekend, because, unless things change in the future, the upcoming unveiling of the inaugural college football rankings will officially usher us into a new era of college football.That being said, there aren't a ton of marquee match-ups to get us to the promised land, either...
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NFL Fantasy Week 7: Game by Game Analysis

Welcome to Week 8!  Once again there are only 2 teams on BYE this week, so there are 15 games. In the 15 games last week, I picked 15 breakout players, 15 busts, 15 super sleepers and 30 Lottery Tickets.Let's review how I did in Week 7: 8 Breakouts correct (52% correct for the season)11 Busts correct (58.5% correct for the season)8 Sleepers (36% correct for the season)10 Lottery...
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Ending the Brady/Welker Super Bowl 46 Incompletion Debate

Much like Super Bowl 42, the 4th quarter incompletion in Super Bowl 46 (and that game overall) brings a great deal of frustration to many Patriots fans (including myself). Both Brady and Welker took a fair amount of criticism from fans and the media. However, looking back at the play, the truth is that neither player deserves blame.  As pretty much every player and coach (particularly...
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Falcons News: Team Prepares For Lions Defense In London

The Atlanta Falcons not only have to keep an eye on the key offensive weapons of the Detroit Lions, it appears the offense will have to be fully aware of the play of DeAndre Levy from the linebacker position.The unknown player is making a name for himself this season on a much improved defensive unit.The Falcons have scouted him intensely leading up to Sunday's game at Wembley...
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PPR Fantasy Football Rankings for Week Eight

*** Denotes player is questionable due to injury Quarterbacks1. Peyton Manning Broncos vs SD2. Aaron Rodgers Packers @ NO3. Andrew Luck Colts @ PIT4. Phillip Rivers Chargers @ DEN5. Drew Brees Saints vs GB6. Russell Wilson Seahawks @ CAR7. Tom Brady Patriots vs CHI8. Matthew Stafford Lions vs ATL (in London)9. Carson Palmer Cardinals vs PHI10. Tony Romo Cowboys vs WSH11. Jay Cutler...
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Oregon Ducks at California Golden Bears: 5 Things to Know

 If you are a fan of seeing an offensive explosion, then you are in for a treat, as the California Golden Bears will welcome the Oregon Ducks in a Friday night clash at the new Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.California has surprised many to start the season, as the Bears offense led by Sophomore Jared Goff has been spectacular.  However in the past few weeks, Cal has come back...
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The Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em: Week Eight

Welcome back to another week of the Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em. I know, you all are absolutely craving my wisdom and insight into the weekend's games and lord knows I'm more than happy to force it upon you! Of course I barely broke above even last week but that's just a minor detail. At least there were no ties last week, though I'm still smarting over a dumbfounding...
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Fantasy Football Quick Hits: Week 8

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 give some insights...
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Fantasy Football 2014: Trade Bait and Prey Week 8

It’s Week 8 of the fantasy football season, and things are starting to get real. If you’re trying to maintain your strong start, make a playoff push or shock the world and come from behind to make the postseason, we’ve got the trades to help you do it.Remember, these trades can help you in Week 8, but they are really supposed to help you for the rest of the year. Trade Bait...
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2014 fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 8

2014 FANTASY FOOTBALL: START ‘EM or SIT ‘EM WEEK 8A 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...
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2014 NFL Week 8 Predictions: Minnesota Rebound

Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (5-1), 8:30 p.m.The Chargers are coming off of their first loss since Week 1, while Philip Rivers and Branden Oliver both recorded their lowest yard totals of the season. The Broncos have a nice defensive front that should be able to contain Oliver. They will struggle, though...
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San Diego At Denver: Five Things To Know

While it is still rather early in the season, the 5-2 Chargers travel to the 5-1 Broncos in what is lauded as as close to a playoff game as possible without actually being one. The Chargers' all-time record versus the Broncos is 413-403-11 and 11-17 in the postseason (including San Diego's loss after the 2013 season). Should Denver prevail, two of the Chargers' three...
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Patriots Lack Of Depth: A Self-Inflicted Wound

For the New England Patriots, 2014 is is starting to look a lot like 2013 did. Last season started with a strong defense and an improving offense. But the defense struggled after key injuries, and the team made up for it by going all-out on offense to beat opponents in shootouts. It worked out okay for the Patriots last year; they ended up 12-4 and got to the AFC Championship Game...
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SEC West Showcase Game: #3 Ole Miss Rebels @ #24 LSU Tigers

The SEC West, in 2014, has proven to be one of the greatest divisions in the history of college football. The talent and abundance of good teams in the western division of the SEC West is unrivaled by any conference, or division, in college football this season.This weekend, the grind that is the SEC West schedule has yet another headline game for week nine of the college football...
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The 6-1 Cowboys Are NOT Who You Think They Are!

The Dallas Cowboys are not for real. Don’t be fooled by their 6-1 record, fancy stadium, or the fact that half their offense could look really good in underwear commercials. This team is a fake. A fraud. A phony. Their 6-1 record is a scam. Paying attention yet? Sure, Dallas has won their last six games. It is a strong streak. The last time the Cowboys won six in a row was 2007...
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NCAA Football Week 9: Heisman Trophy Standings

The Heisman Trust mission statement reads: The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Since they included the word integity in the first sentence of their mission statement, you can bet Jameis Winston is not on this list.It also says 'oustanding college football...
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NFL Week 8: Tony Romo Will Help You Win Big In Fantasy Football

The winner of this week's $25, 2.5 million dollar entry on FanDuel will win $500,000. These are the players that will lead you to the promise land. You must pick 9 players to make up a team: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, K, D. Your salary cap is $60,000 while each player's salary is determined by how well they are playing. You have to take risks and you have to do your research...
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Chicago Bears Leadership on the Hot Seat

The Bears lost the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field, giving the Bears a record of 3 losses at home early in the season. This is a team that should be tied with Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions by now. But they are currently swimming in a 3-4 season along with the 2-5 Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North division. What was seen as a promising year for the Bears with a strong offense...
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Dallas Cowboys: The Surprising (Ancient) Winning Formula

Picture this:Jason Garrett sits down with Jerry Jones in 2011, the interim tag recently removed from his title as head coach.  In a conversation reminiscent of this old Samsung commercial, he tells Jerry, "If we run the football consistently and effectively, we will win more games."Pow.  Mind blown.That's the secret to the Cowboys' success.  It's not some...
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Daily Fantasy Week 8: Shootouts and Defensive Struggles

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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LaCanfora: Jameis Winston to Enter NFL Draft

We all saw this coming. After all the controversy, the media onslaught (whether good or bad) and the perception that his character is in question, FSU quarterback an current Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston has announced he will turn pro after this season.According to a report by CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora, Winston was originally torn about whether to stay another year...
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