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Chicago at New England: 5 Things to Know

Seven weeks into the season, and there seems to be less certainty about these two teams than there was in week one. If the Bears lose on Sunday, they could be three-games behind both Green By and Detroit by day’s end. If the Patriots lose, the sky will once again be falling in New England, and they could be stuck in trench warfare with the rest of the AFC East until December.Here...
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Give tha Dang Ball to Marshawn Lynch Already!

The defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks have had their fair share of difficulties to start the 2014 season. The controversy surrounding the trade of Percy Harvin certainly did not help in giving fans any type of confidence in whatever the team is doing. At 3-3 it seems that the Seahawks have lost their swagger. Their defense doesn’t look anything like it did in 2013...
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St. Louis at Kansas City: Five Things to Know

Last week the Chiefs stunned the Chargers by defeating them 23-20 and snapping San Diego's then-five-game winning streak while the Rams surprised the Seahawks with some chicanery, beating them 28-26 even while allowing QB Russell Wilson 313 passing yards, 106 rushing yards, and three touchdowns.Whereas many would say, "Yeah, the Chiefs are going to win," based upon...
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Five Schools That Could Make a Run at Hugh Freeze

The nation has fallen in love with the State of Mississippi and its two most prominent schools, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Looking at both schools, Dan Mullen has become the hot name, the one the media expects to get huge offers from major universities looking for the “it” guy to change the schools’ fortunes and to kick things up a notch.The school most associated with...
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DraftKings Strategy Week 8: Best Buy and Over Priced Quarterbacks

This week there’s $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS up for grabs with $1,000,000 going to first place, that’s ONE MILLION for those of you having trouble counting all those zeroes.The Top 15,000 people will cash in which is 1 out of every 6 players. The odds are in your favor and it’s time to buy that Ferrari you’ve been dreaming about. We are giving you a FREE entry to this contest...
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DraftKings Strategy Week 8: Best Buy and Over Priced Running Backs

This week there’s $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS up for grabs with $1,000,000 going to first place, that’s ONE MILLION for those of you having trouble counting all those zeroes.The Top 15,000 people will cash in which is 1 out of every 6 players. The odds are in your favor and it’s time to buy that Ferrari you’ve been dreaming about. We are giving you a FREE entry to this contest...
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DraftKings Week 8 Strategy: Best Buy and Over Prices WRs and TEs

This week there’s $2.5 MILLION DOLLARS up for grabs with $1,000,000 going to first place, that’s ONE MILLION for those of you having trouble counting all those zeroes.The Top 15,000 people will cash in which is 1 out of every 6 players. The odds are in your favor and it’s time to buy that Ferrari you’ve been dreaming about. We are giving you a FREE entry to this contest...
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DraftKings Week 8 Strategy: Expert Lineup Analysis

Last week, FFChamps offered you an opportunity to win $1,000,000 for FREE! Well, they are doing it again.   Just go to ffchamps.com/million today and register for your Draft Kings account, add a $25 deposit into your account and you will receive a FREE $27 into this week’s Millionaire Maker Contest.  That’s right, enter by opening a Draft Kings account at www.ffchamps.com...
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Denver 35, San Diego 21: Five Things We Learned

Arguably the best Thursday Night Football game of the season, the Week 8 slate kicked off with the reigning Most Valuable Player in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, versus one of this year’s contenders for the MVP award in Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.If you read my article about the Chargers having a shot at the AFC West crown this season, you obviously knew...
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Miami at Jacksonville: Five Things to Know

This is one of those weeks where fans and the media are going to learn a lot about the Jacksonville Jaguars maturity as a team.After winning their first game of the season over Cleveland last week and then learning their undisputable leader Paul Poluszny goes down with a pectoral injury that puts him out for the year and that defensive end Andre Branch is also out for the next two...
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Indianapolis at Pittsburgh: 5 Things to Know

We are at the half-way stage of the season already, which is both exciting and sad at the same time as we head into the cruch time for team's playoff hopes.Week eight features the Indianapolis Colts travelling up to Heinz Field to face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in what should be a great game between two teams that will be feeling confident going into it, with the Colts...
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Andrew Luck Could Break Peyton's New Touchdown Record

Unless you have lived under a rock since Saturday, then you know Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s touchdown record on Sunday versus the San Francisco 49ers.Manning now has 510 career passing touchdowns. Favre is second with 508 touchdowns.Let’s go back to 2011 when Peyton Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts. He missed all of the 2011 season with a severe neck injury....
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College Football Picks Week 9 (Playoff Push Begins Edition)

Now it gets serious, folks.Everyone out there that wanted a college football playoff, enjoy yourselves this weekend, because, unless things change in the future, the upcoming unveiling of the inaugural college football rankings will officially usher us into a new era of college football.That being said, there aren't a ton of marquee match-ups to get us to the promised land, either...
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NFL Fantasy Week 7: Game by Game Analysis

Welcome to Week 8!  Once again there are only 2 teams on BYE this week, so there are 15 games. In the 15 games last week, I picked 15 breakout players, 15 busts, 15 super sleepers and 30 Lottery Tickets.Let's review how I did in Week 7: 8 Breakouts correct (52% correct for the season)11 Busts correct (58.5% correct for the season)8 Sleepers (36% correct for the season)10 Lottery...
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Ending the Brady/Welker Super Bowl 46 Incompletion Debate

Much like Super Bowl 42, the 4th quarter incompletion in Super Bowl 46 (and that game overall) brings a great deal of frustration to many Patriots fans (including myself). Both Brady and Welker took a fair amount of criticism from fans and the media. However, looking back at the play, the truth is that neither player deserves blame.  As pretty much every player and coach (particularly...
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Falcons News: Team Prepares For Lions Defense In London

The Atlanta Falcons not only have to keep an eye on the key offensive weapons of the Detroit Lions, it appears the offense will have to be fully aware of the play of DeAndre Levy from the linebacker position.The unknown player is making a name for himself this season on a much improved defensive unit.The Falcons have scouted him intensely leading up to Sunday's game at Wembley...
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PPR Fantasy Football Rankings for Week Eight

*** Denotes player is questionable due to injury Quarterbacks1. Peyton Manning Broncos vs SD2. Aaron Rodgers Packers @ NO3. Andrew Luck Colts @ PIT4. Phillip Rivers Chargers @ DEN5. Drew Brees Saints vs GB6. Russell Wilson Seahawks @ CAR7. Tom Brady Patriots vs CHI8. Matthew Stafford Lions vs ATL (in London)9. Carson Palmer Cardinals vs PHI10. Tony Romo Cowboys vs WSH11. Jay Cutler...
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Oregon Ducks at California Golden Bears: 5 Things to Know

 If you are a fan of seeing an offensive explosion, then you are in for a treat, as the California Golden Bears will welcome the Oregon Ducks in a Friday night clash at the new Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.California has surprised many to start the season, as the Bears offense led by Sophomore Jared Goff has been spectacular.  However in the past few weeks, Cal has come back...
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The Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em: Week Eight

Welcome back to another week of the Great NFL Pigskin Pick 'Em. I know, you all are absolutely craving my wisdom and insight into the weekend's games and lord knows I'm more than happy to force it upon you! Of course I barely broke above even last week but that's just a minor detail. At least there were no ties last week, though I'm still smarting over a dumbfounding...
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Fantasy Football Quick Hits: Week 8

There’s so much happening on a week to week basis in the NFL, sometimes it’s tough to step back and look at the season as a whole instead of a weekly chaotic mess that often leaves you scrambling to overcome injuries and bye weeks. My goal for this article is to not only talk about players trending up and down based on their weekly performances, but also to give some insights...
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Fantasy Football 2014: Trade Bait and Prey Week 8

It’s Week 8 of the fantasy football season, and things are starting to get real. If you’re trying to maintain your strong start, make a playoff push or shock the world and come from behind to make the postseason, we’ve got the trades to help you do it.Remember, these trades can help you in Week 8, but they are really supposed to help you for the rest of the year. Trade Bait...
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2014 fantasy Football: Start 'Em/Sit 'Em WEEK 8

2014 FANTASY FOOTBALL: START ‘EM or SIT ‘EM WEEK 8A helpful look into who should be in your line up or riding your bench this week.Always remember one of our biggest rules here at FFChamps.com:Commandment #10: Thou shall ALWAYS start thy StudsWeekly Review:Every major fantasy football site gives you a start 'em or sit 'em article every week to try and help you with you...
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2014 NFL Week 8 Predictions: Minnesota Rebound

Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 23 San Diego Chargers (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (5-1), 8:30 p.m.The Chargers are coming off of their first loss since Week 1, while Philip Rivers and Branden Oliver both recorded their lowest yard totals of the season. The Broncos have a nice defensive front that should be able to contain Oliver. They will struggle, though...
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San Diego At Denver: Five Things To Know

While it is still rather early in the season, the 5-2 Chargers travel to the 5-1 Broncos in what is lauded as as close to a playoff game as possible without actually being one. The Chargers' all-time record versus the Broncos is 413-403-11 and 11-17 in the postseason (including San Diego's loss after the 2013 season). Should Denver prevail, two of the Chargers' three...
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Patriots Lack Of Depth: A Self-Inflicted Wound

For the New England Patriots, 2014 is is starting to look a lot like 2013 did. Last season started with a strong defense and an improving offense. But the defense struggled after key injuries, and the team made up for it by going all-out on offense to beat opponents in shootouts. It worked out okay for the Patriots last year; they ended up 12-4 and got to the AFC Championship Game...
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