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Cincinnati Bengals Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Two games have been played by the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason. In week one, they took down the Giants, 23-10. Tampa Bay promptly smothered the Bengals in week two, 25-11. Clearly, we'll need to see some more out of Cincinnati to know what to expect for 2015. There was some good in their inaugural game against the Giants. The bad, and especially ugly, came against the worst...
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Dallas Cowboys Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The NFL season is almost upon us and the Dallas Cowboys are looking to go even father into the post season than they did last year. Although they lost big time names like Demarco Murray, they made a splash in free agency by adding Greg Hardy and drafting impact players like Byron Jones and Randy Gregory.  So far, the Cowboys have done many things right and many things terribly...
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New England Patriots Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Okay, preseason doesn't really mean much, unless, of course, you are a bubble player trying to impress the coaches with your abilities before it is too late, or one of the seemingly growing number of the injured who won't get the chance in the regular season at all. Serious, season-ending injuries have taken a huge toll on several teams with preseason only 3/4 of the way into the...
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The South Carolina Gamecocks Have Too Many Questions

South Carolina once again has one of the toughest schedules in the nation and they finally named Connor Mitch their starting quarterback. With that said, there are still many questions that need to be answered. The Gamecocks will hopefully get these answers in their first game against North Carolina on September third. Here are my questions: Offensive line? We all know that our running...
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Dallas Cowboys: Rookie Preseason Grades From Camp

The Dallas Cowboys may have the most talented group of Rookies since he Jimmy Johnson era in Dallas.  Most NFL analysts believed they got three first round talents out of this rookie class with Byron Smith, Randy Gregory, an La'el Collins.  They appear to have found a starting LB in the 4th round and some project players for depth.  The future is looking very bright in Dallas...
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First and 10: 2015 AFC North Preview

An exciting season is ahead of us here at Football Nation. Monday Morning Huddle Host David Holcomb and Reporter Cooper Allen are teaming up weekly to share opinions and analysis for everything NFL. Starting in the preseason, the two will look at each division separately, breaking down their thoughts on every individual team and how they will do in 2015. On Friday, Holcomb and...
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New York Jets Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The New York Jets have had a roller coaster preseason. From a locker room cheap shot to a high speed police chase, the Jets have found themselves in too much trouble off the field. But between the lines, the Jets have shown promise on both sides of the pigskin. Here is the Good, Bad & Ugly of Gang Green’s 2015 preseason.   The Good New York Jets first round selection Leonard...
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Cincinnati Bengals: Rookie Preseason Grades

Cedric Ogbuehi (No Grade)- The Texas A&M product is yet to go to work for Cincinnati. After a torn ACL in December, the offensive lineman won't get any football in for awhile. It's a wait and see approach for Ogbuehi. Jake Fisher (C)- Coming out of Oregon's high-tempo attack, Jake Fisher was the centerpiece on the Ducks' line. Fisher earned praise in the spring while attempting...
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SEC Football 2015: 10 Most Pressing Questions

Heading into the 2015 season, SEC fans have many questions about the upcoming seasons. With so many players coming and going, new head coaches, and new playbooks, college football is constantly changing and the SEC is no exception. Here are some of the biggest questions that will be answered when college football starts in less than a week.   1. Does Alabama win the West? For the...
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College Fantasy Football: Playoff Matchup Look-Ahead (WRs)

This is part 3 of 3 of Brandon Lietke’s Playoff Matchup Look-Ahead series. Check out his QB piece here and his RB piece here. Be sure to follow Brandon on Twitter @BLietke.While the regular season is very important in fantasy sports, the reason everyone plays is to finish as the champion. No one remembers who finished the season 9-2 and lost in the first round of the playoffs...
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The Return Of The South Carolina Gamecock Defense

http://a.fn.fncdn.com/images/content/getty/comp/XcooQI.jpg After a season in which the Gamecock defense suffered from poor tackling and a nonexistent pass rush, the Carolina defense is poised to turn a new leaf in 2015. Any linebacker or defensive back will tell you, a good push from the defensive line, makes their lives much easier. It keeps linebackers roaming and free to pursuit...
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San Diego Chargers: Five Players Most Likely to Break Out in 2015

Injuries can make or break a team’s entire season. Such has been the case for the San Diego Chargers in recent history. The Chargers have suffered through a seemingly constant slew of banged up rosters, causing them to continuously plunge in seasonal power rankings. But, for the first time in three years, the Chargers are heading into the new season without anyone nursing a serious...
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Patriots vs Carolina: Continuing Preseason Evaluation

The Patriots player cut down is September 1st, and Coach Belichick is "game planning" the first time this preseason, just like he would for a regular season game.  This sets-up a very different kind of evaluation, with more focus on game planning and fitting players into game situations based on Carolina's personnel. This does not sound all that different, but remember game planning...
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NFL Preseason: Week 2 Offensive Injury Recap

Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers – torn ACL – out for season A non-contact injury took Packers main receiver Jordy Nelson out for the entire season. He was able to limp off the field by himself warranting some positivity before the initial diagnosis but MRI later confirmed that Nelson would become the next player on a very long list of ACL tears this year. Randall Cobb is next on the...
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Top 5 Must-See Big 10 Games of 2015 College Football Season

The 2015 college football season is officially one week away as Football Nation continues its preview of the must-see college football games of each conference. Leading up to the season next week, FN Senior Writer Dave Holcomb will be releasing a list of top five games for each power conference. Here is how the schedule will go. Top 5 Must-See ACC Games: Saturday, Aug. 29th Top 5...
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The NFL May Be The No. 1 Sport Today, But Where is It Headed?

A growing portion of the fanbase is becoming less focused on the team, and more on the stats/playmakers. Fantasy Football is becoming more important to many than real football, and what team wins or loses. The NFL seems willing to sacrifice a player that is essentially one of the Icons of the league (Brady has sat atop the NFL for well over a decade as one of THE stars of the sport...
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Big 12 Football 2015: Top 20 Players In The Conference

With the 2015 season right around the corner eyes will be on the Big 12 Conference this season since they had a couple of teams that were snubbed out of the playoffs last season. If the Big 12 Conference plans on sending a team to the playoffs this season teams will need their playmakers to step up. Quarterbacks Trevone Boykin - TCU Horned Frogs Boykin has spent three seasons with...
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5 Good Reasons The Carolina Panthers Will Miss The Playoffs

The Carolina Panthers looked great at the end of 2014, winning their last four games including three against key division opponents. They somehow managed to take the NFC South despite having a losing record and pulled off a crazy 26-17 wild-card win over the Arizona Cardinals - eventually losing in the divisional round to the Seahawks. Carolina would like to get that playoff push...
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2015 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Busts

We LOVE the wide receiver position. It’s our favorite in Fantasy Football, hence our Commandment Number 6, Covet Thy Stud WR. So when it comes to the WR Bust report, it’s pretty tough to select guys we’ve seen succeed in the past but for a variety of reasons just don’t like them for 2015. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears: Brandon Marshall left Chicago this offseason putting...
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NFL Week One DFS Cheat Sheet: Quarterbacks

1. Matt Ryan- Atlanta Falcons Vs Philadelphia Eagles (DK-7500) Matt Ryan is diffidently my favorite pick here.  In 2014 the Eagles where 28th in total defense giving up 6,009 yards and 25 points per game.  Expect a big day from Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.   2. Tony Romo- Dallas Cowboys Vs New York Giants (DK-7300) Tony Romo is in a similar situation as Ryan, playing at home...
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NFL Can Improve It's Image With a Change Of Face

The NFL needs to make improvements and should start by establishing a three person committee, and eliminating the commissioner position. These people should be voted in by the ownership on a three year term. Roger Goodell as commissioner has shown one person is incapable of making sound dessions, in the best interest of the league. Emperor Goodell has been given to much power...
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Seattle Seahawks: Rookie Preseason Grades

The Seattle Seahawks "drafted" a veteran in the first round by trading the 31st pick along with C Max Unger for TE Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints and the 112th pick. This was a strong start to the 2015 draft but they still had 8 picks left, grabbing some potential stars along with some possible misses. Now with two weeks of preseason action behind us, we finally have...
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Carolina Panthers Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

NFL training camps around the country and wrapping up, and its time for teams to begin the trim down to the final 53. The 2015 Carolina Panthers are sure to have some tough choices to make, chiefly at the wide receiver position after recent training camp injuries. Now, it is time for us to recap what was good, what was bad, and what was ugly during the Panthers preseason. THE GOOD...
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TSE's 2015 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings & Projections:Tight Ends

-Rankings are based not only on points per game, but career consistency, durability, team quarterback, and upside potential.  Scoring projections are based on a PPR scoring system in which you receive one point per catch, 0.1 points per yard receiving, six points per touchdown, and 3 bonus points per 100 yards receiving in a game.   Tier 1 1. Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots...
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