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Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 Preview

AP Images Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  The Cleveland Browns may be changing their entire ownership around, but they are just trying to start a winning streak these days. Defeating the Bengals was a direction in the right move and they may just be on their way towards a few more before the season is over with. Brandon Weeden has finally developed a rhythm...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina Gamecocks at Florida Gators College Football Week 8 Preview

US Presswire Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  What a week the SEC provided us with last week and this weekend it will become just your typical slate of games. LSU-A&M will be vital for both programs, but this SEC East heavyweight battle between the Gators and Gamecocks can decide a ton. Not only will the winner be favored to reach Atlanta, but they will...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 7 Preview

http://www.bringmethenews.com/tag/percy-harvin/ Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Losing your starting quarterback would hurt a lot for most teams, but John Skeleton (ankle) is back ready to take the reigns over for Kevin Kolb (ribs, chest). This team offensively has been a punch line over the last few weeks, but this defense is loaded defensively. At the...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers College Football Week 8 Preview

Photo by Michael Patrick, copyright © 2011 Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Another ho-hum number one ranking in the BCS Standings for the Crimson Tide is vital to the fans, but even they know it is where they finish by the first week of December and second week of January. Alabama shockingly is not the top-ranked voted team in the computer rankings, which...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

LSU Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies Week 8 Preview

Spruce Derden–US PRESSWIRE Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  While this matchup would typically be ‘Game of the Week’ caliber, it is not even the best SEC game of the weekend. The talk of the town has been the stellar play of Heisman dark horse hopeful Johnny Manziel and the freshman has the looks of becoming an Aggie legend. Recruited as a defensive...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Hokies (4-3) at Clemson Tigers (5-1) Week 8 Preview

AP Photo/Phil Sears  Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Clemson is coming off a much needed bye week, but they have a ton of questions to answer as the BCS absolutely trashed them and the rest of the ACC. That Clemson-FSU game seemingly never took place as the dazzling must have been thrown in the garbage since the computer rankings magically rank both of...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas Tech Raiders (5-1) at TCU Horned Frogs (5-1) College Football Week 8 Preview

AP Photo Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  The computer rankings must be absolutely in love or live with Tommy Tubberville on account the Red Raiders inexplicably ranked No. 14 and 18th overall. I did have Texas Tech 20th going in the week in my week in advance projections, but the question really comes down to whether or not this defense can keep it up...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks at Arizona State Sun Devils Week 8 Preview

http://champions.uoregon.edu/oregon-opens-pac-12-play-saturday-night-vs-arizona Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  While Alabama is clearly the best team on the planet, the Ducks will look to make a statement on national television. Oregon ranks fourth in rushing offense (302.33), eighth in scoring offense (541.67) and second in total offense (52.33). The Sun...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Will Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Jets On Sunday

Photo Credit: Keith Nordstrom/Patriots.com We’re six weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season and half the league (a total of 16 teams) find themselves already with three losses, including every team in the AFC East. The New England Patriots (3-3) host the New York Jets (3-3) at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS in one of Week 7′s marquee matchups that have the potential to make-or-break the...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Altanta Falcons Stay Perfect: Oakland Raiders Made Their Presents Known

Oakland Raiders landed in Atlanta just off their bye week looking for their second win. However the Atlanta Falcons were ready to take on the challenge as the Falcons stole the win 23-20. Raiders did in fact look like they had everything clicking on all cylinders up until the final minutes of the game the defense held Matt Ryan to check snatching three picks in the first half alone...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills NFL Week 7 Preview

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Both teams are coming off a tremendous victory from this past week and now we are going to find out which team has a chance to answer the bell as playoff dark horses. C.J. Spiller and Chris Johnson are two of the more electric runners in the entire NFL, but one has had a lot more success than the other...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers NFL Week 7 Preview

DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  This has a knack for being a defensive slugfest that everybody should enjoy! Both defenses are fearless and talk a bunch of game, although they back it up with the best of them. Seattle and San Francisco are second and third respectively, but they are fourth and first in points allowed per game...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 6 Power Rankings

http://blogs.bettor.com/Chicago-Bears-WR-Brandon-Marshall-wants-truth-regarding-incident-to-come-out-NFL-News-a137716 Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  32. Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel (concussion) was out and Brady Quinn miraculously played worse. The KC offense flat out stinks if Jamaal Charles is ineffective, so we better pray they get a top 3 pick and...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Teams Outside The Top 5 That Can Still Play For BCS Title

Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  The BCS Standings were released and it is time for every ‘expert’ to act if they know exactly what is going to happen form here on out. The top as expected (the order may be questionable) is Alabama, Florida, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. I had that top 5 heading into the...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football’s Week 8 Updated BCS Projections

Mark Holtzman Photography Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Rose Bowl- January (5 p.m. Eastern, ESPN) Michigan Wolverines (10-3, Projected Big Ten Champion) vs. USC Trojans (10-3, Projected Pac-12 tie-in) This game would be a filthy matchup and it would be a rematch from the 2007 Rose Bowl in which the Trojans suffocated the Maize and Blue, 32-18. Plus, these...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Fact or Fiction: College Football’s Opening BCS Standings

http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/10/13/huge-upset-texas-tech-obliterates-no-5-west-virginia-49-14-in-lubbock/ Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Let us all play a game I like to call fact or fiction with the recent standings of the BCS released. This is a replacement article for your typical contenders and pretenders piece that you may be expecting...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

What We Learned From Opening BCS Standings Released

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/deanthony-thomas?before=1346753822 Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  The latest standings are released in the BCS and every fan of their beloved teams is already ticked about the rankings. Relax, this is just the first weekend of the standings and everything always plays itself out. The SEC juggernauts all have to play each and...
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October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 6 Predictions

Week 6 presents a turning point for plenty of teams throughout the NFL.  Coming out on the losing end on Sunday could potentially put an end to postseason aspirations for the Buccaneers, Packers, Lions, Chiefs, Bills and Jets, among others with high hopes, while a win for some of these teams, among others could potentially save their season. Let’s look at each of the remaining...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 6 Picks: What Will Be Sunday’s Biggest Upset?

Week 6 in the NFL features a great slate of games — a dozen total following the Titans’ 26-23 win over the Steelers on Thursday night.  Here are GridironGrit.com’s staff picks from Louis Musto, Oren Shiri and Michael Gartman. Photo Credit: ESPN.com Oren Shiri (left) Louis Musto (middle)      Michael Gartman (right) CIN (3-2) at CLE (0-5) Oct 14, 2012...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders Clash With The Undefeated Falcons: Are They Ready For The Challenge?

The 1-3 Oakland Raiders step inside the Georgia Dome to take on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. This may be one of the biggest challenges for coach Dennis Allen and the Raiders face but it comes at the right  time. The team is just coming off their bye week and are in the right place to make it right back AFC West race with a win. It won’t be an easy task for the Raiders as they...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football’s Week 8 Updated Top 25

http://www.usatoday.com/topic/bc6f3394-c996-4d12-991b-31dad56fd395/national-football-league/ Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook  Remember to keep it here for all of your latest college football and BCS talk. As the weeks progress, we will continue to break it all down for in every which way! 25. Stanford Cardinal 24. TCU Horned Frogs 23. Boise State Broncos...
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October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Lee Corso Does Irish Dance On College GameDay (GIF)

Notre Dame (5-0) hosts Stanford (4-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC in one of the marquee macthups of Week 7. Lee Corso has made it a habit in recent weeks of breaking out live animals onto the College GameDay set. That changed Saturday morning when Corso went with the Fighting Irish for the first time as the featured game of the week on ESPN College GameDay, as he dressed up in a leprechaun...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Predictions For Top 10 Games of Week 7

The college football landscape looks a little different after several surprises unfolded last weekend. Three teams went down in the Top 10 (Florida State, LSU and Georgia), while West Virginia, South Carolina and Florida continued to climb closer to the top, rounding out the Top 5 behind the Quack Attack and the Crimson Tide. Week 7 features yet another clash of Top 10 teams in the...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: October Mock Edition

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images We are still 194 days (and counting), but it is never too early to start talking about the 2013 NFL Draft! Every month until the college football season is complete, I will be updating a monthly mock since the sport is so fluid. Players, teams with their tendencies and often uncontrollable tough luck (and injuries) and failure to execute ends up costing...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Who are the top fantasy football sleepers for NFL Week 6?  GridironGrit.com’s Ryan Lester has the answers. QB Christian Ponder (Minnesota Vikings): Ponder continues to showcase his incandescent potential with a solid second season.  He’s had multiple touchdown passes in three of the past four games and has only tossed two interceptions on the season. The 6-2, 229-pound signal...
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October 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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