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Tom Brady: Realistic Chances of Winning His Fourth Super Bowl

Tom Brady is 37 years old and has been the starting Quarterback for the New England Patriots for 12 seasons. In that time, he has collected three Super Bowl rings and numerous MVP and All-Pro awards, to name a few of his honors. But it has been a decade since he has climbed to the pinnacle of NFL achievement. Is it true that he has missed that window and will go out with a whimper...
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Miami Dolphins Training Camp News and Notes

You would have thought all the time, effort and money the Miami Dolphins brass put into solidifying its offensive line in the offseason would have paid off with improvement in training camp.But truth be told, if the team’s own defense can rip through the front five and riddle them, what does that say for three key free agent signings and their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft?...
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FN's 'Monday Morning Huddle': 2014 Hall of Fame Class Preview

Football Nation proudly presents its ninth episode of Monday Morning Huddle's Season Three with host Dave Holcomb. Normally, MMH recaps the Hall of Fame class the following week after the induction ceremony, but this year Holcomb will be on vacation next Monday. Therefore, this episode begins with the host listing the accolades of all seven tremendous Hall of Fame players who...
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Indianapolis Colts 2014: 5 Questions Heading Into Training Camp

The Indianapolis Colts have made some great strides over the past few seasons, but there are many questions that need to be answered and training camp should help answer some of them. What are those questions? 1st Question: Can Trent Richardson be a #1 Running Back?Trent Richardson’s first season with Indianapolis was a big disappointment and was replaced midseason by Donald Brown...
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Detroit Lions 2014 Season In Review...In Advance

The Detroit Lions finish the season with three straight divisional matchups. We have already reviewed each of these teams in earlier articles. The only information that may change with regard to these matchups relates to situations that arise during those games. We don't have that information yet. However, there are certain general expectations we should have if there is any...
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Christmas in July: 12 day of Fantasy Football - Day 10

DAY 10:10 DEFENSES SCORING (100+ POINTS)10 D/ST that will best serve your team for the long haul:                                                                                        Predicting points for D/ST is one of the most challenging things to do. For starters, we all know how unpredictable touchdowns are for receivers, tight...
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2014 NFC East Schedule Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles

Fly Eagles Fly! The Philadelphia anthem will certainly be blaring on opening day when the Birds take on Jacksonville at home. Coming off of a playoff appearance in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach was quite a feat. A young quarterback named Nick Foles put together one of the greatest seasons by a signal-caller in NFL history. No, I'm not exagerating. The former Arizona...
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Cleveland Browns Training Camp News and Notes

The mandate has been sent from the top – The Cleveland Browns and their owner Jimmy Haslam expects better from their “potential” franchise quarterback Johnny Manziel. After an offseason that has garnered more press about the former Heisman Trophy winner’s off-field antics, the training camp session in Cleveland will be aimed at reducing coverage of Manziel out at night and...
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Why so serious?! The crucifixion of Tony Dungy.

Just a few days ago former Superbowl winning head coach, Tony Dungy, made some comments that have caused quite a stir. In regards to seventh round draft pick Michael Sam, Dungy said that picking Sam would be a "distraction", thus he would not have chosen him. Obviously, the distraction is that Sam is the first openly gay player in NFL history and others may not be so...
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Atlanta Falcons Training Camp News and Notes

Roddy White is now seeing green after working out a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. The new deal – which calls for three more seasons at $30 million. According to atlantafalcons.com, White's contract extension is a reward for the star WR's remarkable feats, both on and off the field, and could mean that he'll likely end his brilliant career with the Falcons...
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Pac-12 Football 2014: Top 20 Players In The Conference

Why can’t the Pac-12 be the best conference in all of college football? While we all rave over the competition of the SEC and the great players all 14 teams claim, no one talks on the east coast about how good the talent is on the left coast. Five quarterbacks could potentially be first or second round picks in the NFL Draft. There are offensive linemen who can move houses and...
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College Football 2014: The 10 Best Stadiums In The Land

The thing that often sets big-time college football apart from the rest of the football landscape is the stadiums, often big enough that were they cities, they would need their own zip code, that the games are played in.As you might imagine then, ranking a list like this is not easy, and I'm quite sure even before I begin that I will offend a great deal of you.Because everyone...
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Four NFL Playoff Teams That Will Fall Short in 2014

In a league where parity reigns supreme, playoff turnover is the expectation not the exception.  Certain teams like the New England Patriots are mainstays in the postseason, but many divisions have been rotating winners for nearly a decade.  Since 2005, the NFC East has been won by the Giants, Eagles, Cowboys, Giants, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Redskins and Eagles.  With many returning...
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Christman in July: 12 day of Fantasy Football - Day 11

DAY 11:11 WIDE OUTS SCORING (DOUBLE DIGIT TOUCHDOWNS)It's very rare that 11 or more wide receivers score double digit touchdowns in a single season. The last time 11 wide receivers scored double digit touchdowns was in 1995 and since then 10 wide receivers caught 10+ touchdowns only 4 times 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013. Even if just 10 wide outs catch 10+ touchdowns it be the first...
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New York Jets Team News: Training Camp Edition Part 1

The New York Jets took the field Thursday morning, opening their training camp in preparation for the upcoming 2014 season. Gang Green have only had three practices thus far, but there are always plenty storylines coming out of New York.Tight end Jeff Cumberland was absent from the first day of camp after learning of the passing of his uncle. He returned to Cortland the following...
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Three Things to Look For At Buffalo Bills Training Camp

With the Hall of Fame game just over a week away, it is a bittersweet time for the Buffalo Bills alum.  Wide receiver Andre Reed will finally be inducted into the Hall with the likes of Tampa Bay’s Derrick Brooks, New York Giant’s Michael Strahan, and longtime Cardinal Aeneas Williams.  Four players that helped change the way their position was played and excelled at their...
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Louisville Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Welcome to Louisville, Bobby Petrino. Oops, sorry, we forgot you have been here before. It’s your third run with the Cardinals, in fact – second as head coach. We know the past few years have been a little odd for you with your stint in the NFL, then your bolt back to college and then your transgression with a former employee at Arkansas. Now, you come home to a place where you...
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Boise State Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

The Boise State Broncos have been the darlings of the college football scene for almost a decade. But for now, they are a program in reload. Gone is Chris Petersen, the coach every team in the nation wanted, with a few exceptions – who has moved on to Washington. Enter Bryan Harsin, a former coordinator who now has a chance to return the program back to the top of the NCAA food...
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2014 AFC East Schedule Prediction: New York Jets

The New York Jets' 2013 campaign was a rollercoaster ride to say the least. The team opened their season with a thrilling, but unconvincing win against a suspect Tampa Bay Bucs squad. By the time the bye week came around in Week 10, the Jets sat at 5-4, having alternated wins and losses up until that point. At 5-4, Gang Green actually sat in a good position in the AFC East, especially...
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Big Ten Breakdown: Indiana Hoosiers Full Preview

Kevin Wilson's 2013 Indiana Hoosiers had the second-best scoring offense in the Big Ten, which was 16th in the nation. It was balanced—458 rushing attempts to 470 passing attempts—and efficient, scoring a touchdown on 67.86 percent of its redzone opportunities, which was third in the conference. It didn't stall, converting 46.74 percent of its third downs, and although...
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Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Notes

Add another problem to the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiving unit. The team announced that its leading receiver Cecil Shorts will miss a major portion of training camp because of a hamstring injury. Shorts dealt with a calf injury during the team’s minicamp. A calf injury also hampered the fourth-year star last training camp.According to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, Shorts, the...
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2014 NFL Standings and Playoff Projections Part 3 of 11: NFC North

The NFC North division can be a little tricky to predict in 2014. There are three legitimate contenders out of the four teams. There is strong possibility that multiple teams from the NFC North will punch their ticket to the 2014 NFL playoffs. NFC North1. Packers 12-4 (Division Champs)This really cannot be much of a shocker for this division. They have won multiple consecutive division...
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Houston Texans 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions

Last season the Houston Texans are a team that went from first to worst in AFC South Division along with the entire league finishing with a 2-14 record. The only thing the Texans really won last year was the number one overall pick in the 2014 draft where they quickly selected South Carolina Gamecocks star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.At first it looked like 2013 would be another...
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Christmas in July: 12 day of Fantasy Football - Day 12

Happy Holidays! Training camps are officially under way as the holiday season approaches! Christmas in July which equals FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT SEASON is about to be in full swing! It seems like forever ago that we waltz down the magazine aisle of the grocery store and were able to feast our eyes upon whichever superstar graced the newest fantasy football magazine cover. It feels...
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2014 Fantasy Football: First Round Draft Tips and Projections

Listen up fantasy enthusiasts! Draft season is upon us and I'm here to help you tackle the opening round in 2014.Four Tips for Round 1:-Many fantasy players are concerned about taking a running back in the First Round, but reaching for one could be the downfall of your team. Don't reach for running backs! There are five, possibly six, top-10 worthy running backs in this year...
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