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2014 Fantasy Football Champs and Chumps: Week 7

Quarterback Champs:Russell Wilson- 23/36 313 yards, 2 TDs; 7 Rush, 106 yards, TD- 37 fantasy pointsHe can be a little Jekyll and Hyde, but when Wilson gets it going on the ground, he can single-handedly take over a game. With the departure of Percy Harvin, expect Wilson to shoulder more of the load in the ground game. The loss of Percy, counter intuitively should help his fantasy...
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Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Recap and Fantasy Impact

If you enjoy this post, follow @HarutNFL_FFBall for more information, advice, and much more fantasy football related. Most of the injuries we saw on Sunday came from the running-back position so here we go. Running Backs:Fred Jackson , RB, BUFInjury: GroinStatus: OutDepth Chart: StarterBack-up: Bryce BrownNews: Fred Jackson left the game against the Vikings early with a groin injury...
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Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

They are already talking about it all over the airwaves in Florida. Dan Mullen needs to replace Will Muschamp in Gainesville.While the Gator faithful may put on a full court press to secure the offensive mind to come back the school that he helped win two national titles in the last eight seasons, the move may not be the best for the head man in Starkville. It looks like he and his...
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New England Patriots: Long Week Of Preparation For Chicago Visit

The New England Patriots needed every second of their 60 minute allotment to survive the Thursday Night contest in Foxboro for the win over the Jets. It seems to be the story for the second straight year; New England is winning them ugly.The good thing about a Thursday night game is the long week of rest, recuperation, and preparation. Still reeling from the losses of Jerod Mayo...
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R-E-L-A-X: Aaron Rodgers Got His Swagger Back

Former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, has been on a serious tear lately. Since his message to the fans of Green Bay last month to R-E-L-A-X, they've won four straight games. With Sunday's convincing win against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 38-17, they're tied for first place in the NFC North.You can never count out Aaron Rodgers and his ability to help will his team to...
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NFL #MusicMonday: The Makeshift Patriot Edition

Two weeks after using the music of one of the most well known metal bands in music history, I have decided to go the other route and tap an artist that likely very few of you reading have had the pleasure of hearing. Unlike a fiendish hipster, I won’t rub your nose in the fact that I know more about this particular artist than you do, in fact, that’s kind of the point of #MusicMonday...
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Could Irish Quarterback Everett Golson Be The Next Russell Wilson

This past weekend, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish suffered their first loss of the season in an instant classic against Florida State. The Irish were defeated 31-27 by the number two Seminoles of Florida State, but still left people impressed with their performance.It was the first loss of the season for Notre Dame in the 2014 season after starting 6-0. It was also the first regular...
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FN's 'Monday Morning Huddle': Broncos D Shines on Manning's Night

Football Nation proudly presents its 19th episode of "Monday Morning Huddle" with host Dave Holcomb. Week 7 saw some more great NFL action with most of it centered around the AFC West. Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's passing touchdown record against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. Even though the record grabs all the headlines, the Broncos are the best team in...
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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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