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San Francisco at Denver: Five Things We Learned

Hard work pays offYes, it’s a tiring cliché, but hard work does pay off. And that certainly rings true with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Against the San Francisco 49ers, on national television, Manning broke the record for career passing touchdowns. On a third-and-goal play in the second quarter, Manning connected with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on an 8-yard...
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Miami Surprises Chicago: Three Things We Learned

Ryan Tannehill is growing up before the eyes of the Miami Dolphins faithful. The third-year quarterback threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dolphins got back on track with a 27-14 victory over the listless Chicago Bears on Sunday.While the Dolphins went to war with the Packers last week, only to lose in the closing moments, Miami was in control of this game from the start...
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Packers Pound Panthers: Three Things We Learned

The Carolina Panthers played in a wild and physical contest against the Cincinnati Bengals last week that ended up in a tie. From the first snap against the Packers, however, it was quite clear that they were simply not up for this game.Green Bay dominated the entire game and did not surrender a lead once. Aaron Rodgers was firing on all cylinders as he threw for three touchdowns...
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SEC Battles FSU For Top Spot in College Polls

The Florida State Seminoles may have won the battle against Notre Dame on Sunday night, however it looks like the SEC won the war this week in the most recent top 25 poll.Four of the first five teams in the poll are from the best conference in the country. Florida State remains second overall and lost some momentum with the votes, even though Mississippi State had the week off and...
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Chiefs Edge Chargers: Three Things Learned

In a to-the-last-12-seconds exciting (and immensely stressful) game, the Chiefs snapped the Chargers' five-game winning streak and emerged victorious 23-20; yet another 3-point game between these teams. With almost twice the time of possession (39 minutes versus 21 minutes), Kansas City methodically exploited holes in San Diego's defense despite a whopping seven penalties...
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Dallas 31, New York 21: Three Things We Learned

The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys renewed their long-standing rivalry with another exciting matchup which saw the Cowboys improve their record to 6-1 and the Giants moved to 3-4. Eli Manning, who entered the game 4-1 at the AT&T center since it opened in 2009, came off a rough game against the Philadelphia Eagles where he was sacked eight times and could not muster any type...
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The Jaguars Run Over The Browns: Three Things We Learned

On Sundays, the media is usually looking to Blake Bortles to make something happen for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team has found another rising star who can now help lead the team this week.Behind 127 yards rushing from Denard Robinson and the play of rookie linebacker Telvin Smith, the Jaguars finally won its first game of the season, 24-6 over the Cleveland Browns.Robinson was...
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Atlanta at Baltimore: Three Things We Learned

Maybe someone needs to remind the Atlanta Falcons and Matt Ryan the goal in the NFL is to move forward, not in reverse.This may sound like a broken record, but the Falcons lost another football game on Sunday, the fourth in a row since the team beat Tampa Bay 56-14. This loss, a 29-7 defeat at the hands of Baltimore, just proved how woeful the team has been over the course of the...
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Notre Dame Football: Irish Fall, But Remain In The Hunt

"Second sucks."And there's no getting over defeat no matter how close a game is.But for Irish faithful and a gritty football team, comfort (in small quantities) can be had based on Saturday's outcome against Florida State.Especially when many come away with the thought the Irish were the better team despite the final score:~Florida State never led this game until...
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DraftKings.com: Week 7 Bankroll Do's and Dont's (Update 3)

Hey All, Here are my 5 lineups for the GPP contests today.  Started each lineup with a QB/WR combo I liked.  Bortles is a risk, but they should be passing alot as they will be behind most of the day. Really like the trio of Jamal Charles, LeVeon Bell, and Andre Ellington and that is why they are spilt up through the most lineups.I like Brandon LLoyd getting some big play opportunities...
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Cleveland vs. Jacksonville: 10 Things to Watch For

Will this be the week? Can the Jaguars finally get the big “W” and silence the fan base that is growing tired of coming home without a win each week. Can the running game show some progress? Can the secondary play a bit tougher and can Blake Bortles continue his progression as an NFL quarterback?The Jaguars will face a Cleveland Browns team that is making some noise with its...
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Weekly College Football Games Menu - Week Nine

As the second half of the college football season kicks off, our daily menu will take a closer look at playoff potential.  The Playoff Selection Committee will release their first set of rankings on October 28th, after the conclusion of the Week Nine games.  While the AP and Coaches polls have been tracking teams since preseason, only the chosen group of ordained football elders...
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College Football Awards Week 8 (Instant Classic Edition)

Hi, hello and welcome to the college football awards for week eight of the college football season, where we're often no stranger to controversy, either.Which is good, since the overwhelming story of the weekend turned out not to be the instant classic in Tallahassee, but rather the way that the game ended.And since it seems like everyone has chosen a side on that call, I guess...
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Arizona State 26, Stanford 10: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 The battle in the desert turned into a one sided affair as the Arizona State Sun Devils shut down the Stanford Cardinal, 26-10.The Sun Devils had lost to the Cardinal in their previous five meetings, and not one player on the Arizona State roster had ever experienced a win over the Stanford Cardinal. Arizona State came out strong, and controlled the clock from the opening whistle...
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Winston, FSU Beat the Irish: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

There was no crying on the Florida State side after this game. There was a last second penalty to cause some controversy, but in the end, the Seminoles came from behind to beat Notre Dame, 31-27. The 23-game win streak is still intact and for FSU, the road to a national title playoff is still on the right highway.But, there were some flaws along the way.Jameis Winston threw for 273...
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Missouri Send Florida Packing, 42-13: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

There is no other spin to put on this game other than the fact the Florida Gators got their jerseys handed to them on their own turf and on Homecoming Weekend.The 42-13 loss at the hands of Missouri, a team that was spanked by Georgia the week before, only proves the SEC is as unbalanced as it has been in years and that Florida, even with two wins in the conference, may be the worst...
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Maryland Terrapins Overcomes Slow Start to Down Iowa Hawkeyes 38-31

After spotting Iowa 14 points, C.J. Brown racked up two touchdowns and 99 yards rushing, despite missing a quarter, in the Terrapins 38-31 win over the Hawkeyes.It was a rough start for Maryland and Brown.Defensive end Drew Ott intercepted a Brown pass on the first offensive play of the game, that Iowa turned into a touchdown five plays later on a Mark Weisman 4-yard scamper.After...
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The NFL’s 5 Coach of the Year Candidates

The NFL season is closing in on being halfway over, so naturally, buzz is currently generating about how each respective NFL coach is faring this season. The AP NFL Coach of the Year Award is the most prestigious individual performance award an NFL head coach can receive. The award has been given out annually after the conclusion of the NFL regular season since 1967. Former Miami...
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Who is Better - Peyton Manning or Brett Favre?

Brett Favre... Peyton Manning... the career touchdown record is on the line. It is bound to be broken, if not this week, then the next, or the next...It is inevitable, as is the breaking of any record. Tom Brady broke Manning's single season TD record, then Manning won it back. Even Jerry Rice lost his record to Randy Moss.I think the real question being asked here is: Who is...
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Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Wes Welker Likely to Retire Soon

Denver Broncos star wide receiver Wes Welker, has recently returned to the field after serving his suspension for testing positive for PEDs. At 5'9 and 185 lbs, he has made a great career for himself in the NFL. Not being drafted in 2004, that just gave him the confidence and motivation he needed to become one of the best receivers in the league for over a decade now.For years...
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Mick’s Picks: Three Upsets To Watch For in Week 7

Mick’s Picks: Three Upsets To Watch For in Week 7By Michael Pennywark The New York Giants are dead to me. For the first time this year, I thought I could count on them to at least have a good showing, but to put up zero points? That’s just a monumental failure that rests squarely on the coach. Sure they lost Victor Cruz in an unfortunate manner, but really? There are 45 other...
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UCLA 36, CAL 34: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

 The battle in Strawberry Canyon did not disappoint as the UCLA Bruins and California Golden Bears put on a show Saturday afternoon with the Bruins prevailing 36-34.The Bruins came into the game on a two-game losing streak and did not look anywhere near the team that many thought would contend for the PAC 12 title.  Cal came into the contest after suffering a horrible loss at home...
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DraftKings.com: Week 7 Bankroll Do's and Dont's (Update 2)

Hey All, In this article I want to go over the strategies I use when putting lineups together and break down the numbers as to why they are effective. Stacking: Using a QB/WR combo in the same lineup: Look at the top of any contest and you will most likely see a lineup with a QB/WR on the same team in it.  It's called stacking and is crucial in taking down GPP contests.  If...
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Daily Fantasy Football Dumpster Diving Week 7

Every week, there will be a cheap player that you plug in that you are iffy about. This column aims to help you to take a chance on a flyer so you can use the rest of your bankroll on high-priced players that are worth that money. All prices are taken from DraftKings. QuarterbackBen Roethlisberger ($5,700)Big Ben has one of the lower price points compared to the other starting quarterbacks...
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Kansas City at San Diego: Five Things to Know

The 5-1 Chargers host the 2-3 Chiefs on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium in forecasted sunny-to-partly-cloudy San Diego. The Chargers' current five-game winning streak is the longest they've had since 2009 which was also the last time they made the postseason prior to last year. As a divisional match-up, these teams are always entertaining--and often nail-biting-- to watch. So...
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