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The Buffalo Bills: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseIt is an understatement to say that this unit was disappointing. The Bills' 2013 first-round pick, E.J. Manuel, was benched after just four games in favor of Kyle Orton, who did not fare too well himself. Manuel's completion percentage and yards per attempt both went down through his four games, finishing with five touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer rating of 80...
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Three Years Later: Grading The 2012 Arizona Cardinals Draft

There is a saying amongst NFL fans and experts that you can't really judge a draft until three years down the line.  This is because the NFL has such a shorter season compared to the NBA or NHL, it takes three years of starting every game in the NFL just to achieve the same amount of play time in half a season for the NBA.It also doesn't help that the NFL has no affiliate or development...
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The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
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5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances Ever

For as long as there's been a Super Bowl (and even before it was officially called that), there's been halftime entertainment to go along with it.But not all halftime shows are created equal, and these that we're about to countdown are the worst of the worst.So fasten your safety belts, because it's going to be a bumpy ride, and it might not be pretty at times.Among those listed...
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5 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances of All Time

There is a yin to every yang, and where there are horrible Super Bowl performances there are also ones that are deemed worthy of the Big Game.Time will tell which list Katy Perry will end up on, but it's time to count down the grestest halftime show performances of all time, and everyone listed here is probably someone you would expect to be here.On this list...the other Jackson...
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Football Nation's "Monday Morning Huddle": Super Controversy

Football Nation proudly present the 32nd episode in season three of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. On this show, Holcomb welcomes back guest star FN Senior Writer Cooper Allen to help breakdown Super Bowl XLIX and the Patriots deflated ball controversy. If fans are looking for Super Bowl predictions, both Allen and Holcomb give theirs on the show.Holcomb also dedicates...
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Top 10 Players To Never Win A Super Bowl

The Superbowl, victory in the biggest game of them all is easily the highlight of any player’s career. Victory in the NFL’s centrepiece creates heroes and cements legacies. For some despite all their on the field credentials victory in the Superbowl and NFL immortality is one step too far. This article looks at the ten greatest players who never basked in championship glory....
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Detroit Lions: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

  The Detroit Lions have the look of a team ready to contend after having made the 2014 playoffs. They are at a major crossroads though with a number of starters set to test the open market. The Lions have to make some tough decisions. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both unrestricted free agents it’s doubtful they will keep both. This is the most crucial decision to be made...
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Super Bowl 2015: Five Reasons To Root For The Patriots

There is no doubt that Tom Brady is one of the greatest QBs of all time. Say what you will about controversies over video tapes and footballs, Brady has thrown the rock with alarming accuracy. At the end of the day, the football still has to travel through the air from the hand of one man to the fingertips of another.And this is why the game of football is the greatest game on the...
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New York Giants: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

The New York Giants finished the season with a mediocre 6-10 record. While fans and management were disappointed, there were several key bright spots for the Giants this past season. The 2014 draft class proved to be their best yet under GM Jerry Reese’s seven year tenure. Led by their star rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. the Giants impressed with their passing game for...
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Did Colts Ineptitude Contribute To Football Deflation?

No one knows for certain what happened to the footballs at Foxboro last Sunday. The NFL investigation continues, as unnamed “sources” leak dribs and drabs of information. The Patriots ran their own testing this week and released the results yesterday. And fans and media are locked in an argument death-spiral about the vagaries of air pressure, cold weather, and how much quarterbacks...
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Lane Kiffin to Return as Alabama's Offensive Coordinator in 2015

The 2014 season for the Alabama Crimson Tide was one of the best offensive seasons they have had in their rich 100 plus year history. The one secret ingredient that was thought to help boost that increase in offense was offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.He had been rumored to possibly be on the move this offseason, but late last week it was announced that Kiffin would return as Alabama’s...
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Denver Broncos: 2014 Season Final Report Card

It’s odd for many Denver Bronco fans to be sitting here staring at a calendar to realize that it’s now 2015 and they aren’t still playing football.  After being dismantled in Super Bowl XLVIII – or Super Bowl 48 – back at MetLife Stadium by an aggressive Seattle Seahawks side that was hoping to secure their first ever championship, the Broncos went back to the drawing...
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Super Bowl 2015: 5 Reasons Why The Patriots Will Prevail

1. DARRELLE REVIS AND PATRIOTS’ SECONDARY  – Darrelle Revis can effectively shadow an opposing team’s best receivers across all formations and has taken New England’s pass defense to a new level. Whoever he covers will be effectively eliminated - and “Revis Island” can be just about anywhere. Revis, along with fellow cornerbacks Brandon Browner, Logan Ryan, and Kyle...
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Washington Redskins: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It’s time for the Redskins to return to the glory days…PERIOD.With the signing of GM Scot McCloughan the Redskins now have a GM with the knowledge and proven record, which they have not had since the days of Bobby Beathard and Charley Casserly. You can just look at the drafts he was a major part of in Seattle and San Francisco. With the tutelage from Ron Wolf, Ted Thompson, and...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

What in the world is taking the Kansas City Chiefs so long to lock up Justin Houston to a long term deal?The linebacker went into the final game of the season with 18 sacks and used the San Diego backfield as his own personal playground, taking Philip Rivers down four times.Even if the stud pass rushers finished the season without a sack in the final game, he certainly had enough...
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New York Jets: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

It was no surprise that the Jets didn't make the playoffs this season, but a 4-12 season was nothing short of jaw-dropping. The Jets pinned Todd Bowles as their next head coach while hiring Mike Maccagan as the new GM. Their first task will be putting a team together through the pieces that are left, the draft and NFL free agency that can win now. This year’s free agent class boasts...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs proved you can have a winning record – minus key units on offense. They also proved jumping out to a fast start does not always mean a fast ending to the season.After riding high with a 24-20 win against Seattle in November, the team free fell, dropping four of the remaining six games on the schedule. The 9-7 record was decent, but not good enough to claim...
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New York Jets: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2015

The New York Jets had an abysmal 2014 campaign. Poor play and lack of leadership led to Rex Ryan and John Idzik getting the boot. Former Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles was hired as head coach and Mike Maccagan as the new GM. Can the Jets turn around their luck and build a team that can make it back to the playoffs in the near future? Bowles must find players to fit his system and...
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Chicago Bears: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

For some reason, I think there could be a tug-o-war between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears over which free agents from Denver they can sign. With John Fox now with the Bears and Jack Del Rio on the bay in Oakland, could this be a simple case of offense versus defense? Will money talk regardless of the position and can the Bears take advantage of the fact Fox was winner...
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Super Bowl 2015: 10 Super Bold Predictions

Let's just get this out of the way first: Deflate-gate is a non-story, and I don't want to talk about it, or even read about it anymore.Super Bowl XLIX (slicks) is right around the corner, and features the two best teams from the 2014 regular season. Not only did they beat the competition in the playoffs, but the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks were the top seeds in their...
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Seattle Seahawks: Top 10 Players in Franchise History

The Seattle Seahawks started out as the 27th team in the NFL back in 1976 and 37 years later claimed its first Super Bowl championship. The wait was well worth it.From the start, with defensive tackle Steve Niehaus as the teams first ever draft pick, to playing most of its 1980s glory years with a quarterback from Milton College named Dave Krieg behind center, Seattle has become...
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New England Patriots: Top 10 Players in Franchise History

Since 2001, has there been a more dominant team in the NFL than the New England Patriots? Three Super Bowls and a winning record each season since the year after Bill Belichick took over the reins as head coach of the storied NFL franchise.And for those of you keeping score at home, yes it was Pete Carroll whom Belichick replaced in New England. In some circles, both are breaking...
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Hey Packers’ Fans…You Want to Trade Places With Other Fans?

Hey Packers’ Fans…You Want to Trade?For Green Bay Packers’ fans everywhere the beer tastes awful and the winter will be colder after that debacle in Seattle.   For the second time in this Millennium, the Green Bay Packers gave away a playoff game that was in the bag.   In the 2003 “4th and 26” game the Packers just had to gain a few inches with the NFL’s leading rusher...
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