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The Oakland Raiders are on the move

Are the Raiders on the move? There has been plenty of speculation about the Raiders and if they are staying in Oakland or moving elsewhere. This is a list of possible landing spots for the Oakland Raiders: Los Angeles: The city of LA has been a hot topic for quite a few NFL teams. The Raiders have had a history in the LA area. It was their home from 1982-1994. Los Angeles would be...
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Kyle Rudolph: Fantasy steal

Kyle Rudolph may have just signed a handsome contract extension, but that isn’t the only reason to pay attention to him this year. No sir, he may not have ranked in the top-20 for tight-ends in 2013, but don’t let that sway you from drafting him this year. Look, he isn’t going to be the next Tony Gonzalez, but he is ready to take that next step. I expect him to pop into the...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

49ers: Can Levi’s Stadium live up to the legacy?

This upcoming season and for years following, the San Francisco 49ers will play their home games in a new stadium named Levi’s Stadium. But the stadium isn’t even located in San Francisco? Levi’s Stadium is located in Santa Clara, and while it’s a bit disappointing to some fans, including myself, the new stadium is highly innovative and progressive; the complete opposite...
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2014 San Diego Chargers season win total prediction

The San Diego Chargers finished the 2013 season on the right foot which could have inflated the Vegas number. According to the Las Vegas Hilton the 2014 San Diego Chargers season win total sits at eight. The Chargers managed to sneak into the playoffs and then upset the Cincinnati Bengals before eventually losing to the AFC Champion Denver Broncos. Over the offseason, they lost offensive...
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Vikings training camp position battle undergoing

It’s about to get bloody at Minnesota Vikings’ training camp. Sure, camp can be light-hearted when you’re guaranteed a spot, but what happens when you’re fighting for your livelihood? Everyone’s conversation is about the quarterback battle, but the fiercest battle is the one for quarterback of the defense. Before digging deeper into the “Mike” linebacker position, let’s...
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From small town Connecticut to the NFL

When you think of Windsor, a suburb of Hartford, with a population of about 30,000, you think of tobacco fields, Bart’s Drive in and it being Connecticut’s first town. Nothing all that interesting. But NFL players? When it comes to famous names that come from Windsor you think of Oliver Ellsworth, the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and also a member of the Continental...
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10 interesting facts about the NFL

Most die-hard NFL fans know the who the highest scoring team in league history is (2013 Denver Broncos), which team has the most Super Bowl wins (Pittsburgh Steelers) and who holds the record for most sacks in a single season (Michael Strahan). But how many fans can name the QB who threw a touchdown to himself, or what happened on the November 23rd, 1970 edition of Monday Night Football...
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2014 Fantasy Football: 5 players that are way overhyped

One of the greatest dangers every year in fantasy football is drinking the kool aid or buying into the hype on certain players. Every year there are fantasy sleepers everyone refers to as sure things, yet players routinely fail to live up to expectations. Last year we saw guys like David Wilson, Lamar Miller and even Montee Ball get ridiculously overhyped. None of them finished inside...
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NFL dropped the ball on Ray Rice punishment

Baltimore Ravens all-pro running back Ray Rice will not be spending any time in jail for aggravated assault on his then fiancée Jaynay Palmer. Allowed by the court to enter a plea of not guilty and apply for a program for first-time offenders, it may clear him of charges in as few as six months. Not a bad deal, considering he knocked her out cold and was caught on tape dragging...
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NFL taking a toll on Chris Snee

As if things could not get any worse for the New York Giants at offensive line. Coming off a season where the New York Giants gave up an abysmal 40 sacks last year, the team had a number of things to fix. Not only were they not giving two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning enough time in the pocket, but this was also a team that could not get anything consistently going in the running...
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Seahawks have Peyton Manning’s number

The embarrassing 43-8 beat down the Seattle Seahawks handed the Denver Broncos was no fluke. It was not a fixed game or a lucky day. Nor was the 40-10 blowout the Seahawks delivered Denver during the preseason that same year. Simply put, the Seattle Seahawks are built to beat the Denver Broncos.Denver's elite offense relies on timing and rhythm. It's effective because Peyton...
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This is the year for Matthew Stafford

After all the changes for the Detroit Lions, one thing remains the same, this is Matt Stafford's team. The team brought in a new coaching staff that specializes in quarterback fundamentals. The Lions also upgraded offensive weapons, adding wide receiver Golden Tate and tight end Eric Ebron. All these new additions have the fans in Detroit saying "This is the year for Matthew...
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Who’s going to start?

We all have opinions about who should start and who should sit in September. Training camps will all be open by tomorrow, the 25th, and how coaches view the practices will give them reason to make a decision. So, who’s going to start? Although article after article proves that rule changes are making it more difficult to play defense, the NFL continues to be managed by many of...
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Fantasy Football draft mistakes

Over the next five weeks, all of us fantasy football guru’s will be thinking about and analyzing/over analyzing our upcoming standard snake draft. As training camp opens, all teams think this is the year. We will all be thinking the same way. I’ve got this in the bag! You then go to your buddies house, decked out in your favorite teams gear, folder with notes in hand, and make...
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Thomas Golisano is the wrong man for the Bills

Blasé seems fitting when describing Thomas Golisano, at least his personality, but it’s the actual spelling of his first name: Blase. I get the reason for using Tom now. And there is a lot to like about Mr. Paychex, including his company, a leader in payroll, human resources and benefits for entrepreneurs (small businesses) and ascending (medium-sized). You only need one reason...
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It’s time Green Bay welcomes Favre

All Green Bay Packers fans remember back in February 1992 when the Packers traded a first-round pick for this Brett Fav-re guy. We also remember the indecisive Brett Favre as he retired and changed his mind… and retired and changed his mind. We also remember how he played for the Minnesota Vikings in 2009-2010. How could you Brett? The Vikings? The only thing that is worse than...
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Denver Broncos: Is this our year?

Hey, Denver Broncos is this our year? I know I am the typical fan which includes themselves as a member of the team. I have never been on the field taking bone jarring hits. I don’t contribute to any points scored, and I don’t get injured. I am just a fan asking and pleading to please let this be our year! I am going to sound like a broken record, but Peyton Manning isn’t getting...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keep an eye on these Fantasy Football sleepers

Fantasy sleepers can be drafted, but usually they are found after the season starts via the waiver wire. Here’s a list of Fantasy Football sleepers you might want to grab before they disappear. James Jones WR, Oakland Raiders: Jones had a solid career in Green Bay and now he may be WR1 in Oakland. In 2013 he had a career best in receiving yards with 817 yards, so with a larger...
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2014 NFL quarterback rankings

Just for fun I took the challenge. SportsNation asked fans to rate the top NFL QB’s. A lot goes into the consideration, and I believe I was far more accurate than they. Here are the real 2014 NFL quarterback rankings. Let’s take a look at the first five according to SportsNation; Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Andrew Luck. I differ right from the start...
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Greatest upset on turf: Not the Super Bowl you think

Two of the biggest Super Bowl upsets have come since the turn of the century. In Super Bowl XXXVI, the New England Patriots, led by a second-year former sixth-round quarterback named Tom Brady, toppled the St. Louis Rams and their “Greatest Show on Turf” offense of Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, and Isaac Bruce. Six years later, the Patriots were the juggernaut, winning eighteen...
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Fantasy Football 2014′s top running back sleepers

It is no surprise Fantasy Football running backs are the key to a championship. Knowing who to pick is more of a mystery come draft day. There’s always a chance of injury and today; the life span of an NFL running back is uncertain. Here’s a look at Fantasy Football 2014′s top running back sleepers. Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars: To the casual fantasy player Toby...
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NFL Training Camp: Disappointing teams of 2014

For 32 teams in the NFL, training camp represents the official beginning of the new season. This wipes the slate clean, every team shows a 0-0 record until the end of Week 1. The 2014 NFL season is finally here. For new coaches like Cleveland Browns’ Mike Pettine, it’s a time to show their fans that they are the coach to right the ship.  For coaches on the hot seat, like New...
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Fantasy Football 2014′s top running backs

It is no surprise Fantasy Football running backs are the key to a championship. Knowing who to pick is more of a mystery come draft day. There’s always a chance of injury and today; the life span of an NFL running back is uncertain. Here’s a look at Fantasy Football 2014′s top running backs. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks: This workhorse is always a always a safe bet...
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2 major reasons to start Johnny Manziel

The Cleveland Browns have little chance of making the playoffs in 2014. Every year they improve a little, but they remain unable to rise above the other three in their division. Coach Pettine should treat this season for what it truly is; a ‘rebuilding’ year. His team’s future rests on the arm of his rookie quarterback. Here are two major reasons to start Johnny Manziel. The...
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Highly touted, troubled TE given chance to shine

Everyone makes mistakes. There is no mistaking that. Except for maybe Derek Jeter, but he’s different. While some never get the opportunity to redeem themselves, former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla was given one by the Green Bay Packers. After going undrafted, the Packers were smart to sign 21-year-old Lyerla to a free agent contract. Although he has a 4.61 speed and 39 inch vertical...
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