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Favre: Rodgers ‘really hasn’t played that bad’

You set lofty standards as a player, or a team, and expectations are going to follow suit. That, Brett Favre believes, is the No. 1 issue regarding the criticism that has been directed at Aaron Rodgers and the rest of … Continued

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Favre: Rodgers ‘really hasn’t played that bad’

You set lofty standards as a player, or a team, and expectations are going to follow suit. That, Brett Favre believes, is the No. 1 issue regarding the criticism that has been directed at Aaron Rodgers and the rest of … Continued

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Wagner on Seahawks’ sideline flareup: ‘We’ve got a bunch of guys that hate being scored on’

The wild sideline scene with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman screaming at teammates and teammates screaming back at him was nothing more than a way to hit the reset button after Sherman allowed Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones to blow past … Continued

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Wagner on Seahawks’ sideline flareup: ‘We’ve got a bunch of guys that hate being scored on’

The wild sideline scene with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman screaming at teammates and teammates screaming back at him was nothing more than a way to hit the reset button after Sherman allowed Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones to blow past … Continued

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Taylor: No Ben means Steelers must ‘play better up front’

Ben Roethlisberger’s injury means the Steelers’ offensive production might take a dive.

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Taylor: No Ben means Steelers must ‘play better up front’

Ben Roethlisberger’s injury means the Steelers’ offensive production might take a dive.

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Lofton: Rivers isn’t a Hall-of-Famer yet

Is San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers a future Hall-of-Famer? James Lofton, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, doesn’t think so. Not yet. ‘The final chapter’s not written’ “I’m looking at the league and the quarterbacks that … Continued

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Lofton: Rivers isn’t a Hall-of-Famer yet

Is San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers a future Hall-of-Famer? James Lofton, who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, doesn’t think so. Not yet. ‘The final chapter’s not written’ “I’m looking at the league and the quarterbacks that … Continued

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Clay: Bills’ new OC puts players in positon ‘to do what we do best’

It’s looking less and less like a coincidence that, since Anthony Lynn replaced Greg Roman as the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator, the team has won three games in a row. And the offense, while not necessarily spectacular, has been effective, … Continued

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Clay: Bills’ new OC puts players in positon ‘to do what we do best’

It’s looking less and less like a coincidence that, since Anthony Lynn replaced Greg Roman as the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator, the team has won three games in a row. And the offense, while not necessarily spectacular, has been effective, … Continued

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Minnesota and New England reign supreme in NFL Radio’s Week 6 Power 12

New England and Minnesota lead NFL Radio’s Power 12 for Week 6.

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Minnesota and New England reign supreme in NFL Radio’s Week 6 Power 12

New England and Minnesota lead NFL Radio’s Power 12 for Week 6.

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Del Rio: Last-ranked Raiders’ D will ‘become a strength of this team’

The Oakland Raiders have the last-ranked defense in the NFL. They are last against the pass and 27th against the rush, hardly what anyone would expect from a team guided by defensive-minded Jack Del Rio. And it’s hardly what Del Rio expected, … Continued

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Del Rio: Last-ranked Raiders’ D will ‘become a strength of this team’

The Oakland Raiders have the last-ranked defense in the NFL. They are last against the pass and 27th against the rush, hardly what anyone would expect from a team guided by defensive-minded Jack Del Rio. And it’s hardly what Del Rio expected, … Continued

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Colin Kaepernick set to start for San Francisco this Sunday against Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick is set to return to under center for the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday against Buffalo.

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Colin Kaepernick set to start for San Francisco this Sunday against Buffalo

Colin Kaepernick is set to return to under center for the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday against Buffalo.

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Arians: With Mathieu’s switch to nickel corner, ‘we’ll see the Honey Badger of old’

There wasn’t a whole lot of deep thought or discussion before the Arizona Cardinals moved Tyrann Mathieu from safety to nickel cornerback. As coach Bruce Arians explained to Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on Late Hits, all it took was … Continued

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Arians: With Mathieu’s switch to nickel corner, ‘we’ll see the Honey Badger of old’

There wasn’t a whole lot of deep thought or discussion before the Arizona Cardinals moved Tyrann Mathieu from safety to nickel cornerback. As coach Bruce Arians explained to Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on Late Hits, all it took was … Continued

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Brett Favre: Romo should wait until Prescott struggles before returning

Brett Favre is “extremely impressed” with what Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has shown so far. But that isn’t the sole reason he believes the Cowboys are better off sticking with Prescott rather than restoring Tony Romo as their … Continued

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Brett Favre: Romo should wait until Prescott struggles before returning

Brett Favre is “extremely impressed” with what Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has shown so far. But that isn’t the sole reason he believes the Cowboys are better off sticking with Prescott rather than restoring Tony Romo as their … Continued

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Esiason says Bradford reminds him of Aikman

When Boomer Esiason watches Sam Bradford play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, he can’t help but be reminded of another player at the position for the Dallas Cowboys: Troy Aikman. Although Esiason isn’t trying to suggest Bradford is on a par with … Continued

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Esiason says Bradford reminds him of Aikman

When Boomer Esiason watches Sam Bradford play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, he can’t help but be reminded of another player at the position for the Dallas Cowboys: Troy Aikman. Although Esiason isn’t trying to suggest Bradford is on a par with … Continued

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James Lofton: You don’t stick Kaepernick in the game in the 4th quarter

James Lofton understands why San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly decided to leave Blaine Gabbert in the game as his team was on the way to a 33-21 loss against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night. As Lofton explained to co-host … Continued

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James Lofton: You don’t stick Kaepernick in the game in the 4th quarter

James Lofton understands why San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly decided to leave Blaine Gabbert in the game as his team was on the way to a 33-21 loss against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night. As Lofton explained to co-host … Continued

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Bills’ Alexander goes from ‘One Man Gang’ to ‘Sack Man’

Lorenzo Alexander has come a long way since the days when he had the nickname “One Man Gang” for the variety of roles he had as a rookie with the Washington Redskins in 2007. Alexander played guard, fullback, tight end, “as well … Continued

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Bills’ Alexander goes from ‘One Man Gang’ to ‘Sack Man’

Lorenzo Alexander has come a long way since the days when he had the nickname “One Man Gang” for the variety of roles he had as a rookie with the Washington Redskins in 2007. Alexander played guard, fullback, tight end, “as well … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Power 12: Vikings and Broncos are at the top of the Week 5 rankings

NFL Radio’s Power 12 for Week 5 is led by the Vikings and Broncos.

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NFL Radio’s Power 12: Vikings and Broncos are at the top of the Week 5 rankings

NFL Radio’s Power 12 for Week 5 is led by the Vikings and Broncos.

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Blandino acknowledges ‘perception’ NFL officials are targeting Beckham

Dean Blandino gets it. The NFL’s senior vice president of officiating recognizes that media and fans believe league game officials are targeting New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., that they’re quicker to penalize him for altercations with other … Continued

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Blandino acknowledges ‘perception’ NFL officials are targeting Beckham

Dean Blandino gets it. The NFL’s senior vice president of officiating recognizes that media and fans believe league game officials are targeting New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., that they’re quicker to penalize him for altercations with other … Continued

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Shannon Sharpe on Beckham: ‘What he’s doing is not passion, it’s selfishness’

When Shannon Sharpe watches Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics on the field, he does not see a player who is pouring out his heart and soul for the sake of his team, the New York Giants. Because of Beckham’s inability to … Continued

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Shannon Sharpe on Beckham: ‘What he’s doing is not passion, it’s selfishness’

When Shannon Sharpe watches Odell Beckham Jr.’s antics on the field, he does not see a player who is pouring out his heart and soul for the sake of his team, the New York Giants. Because of Beckham’s inability to … Continued

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Brett Favre: Beckham ‘shooting himself in the foot, hurting his team’

Quarterback to quarterback, Brett Favre understands Eli Manning’s dilemma. Manning feels the responsibility to remind Odell Beckham Jr., that he needs to keep his emotions under control and avoid the personal-foul penalties — such as the one he received in … Continued

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Brett Favre: Beckham ‘shooting himself in the foot, hurting his team’

Quarterback to quarterback, Brett Favre understands Eli Manning’s dilemma. Manning feels the responsibility to remind Odell Beckham Jr., that he needs to keep his emotions under control and avoid the personal-foul penalties — such as the one he received in … Continued

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Kubiak: ‘Hopefully Siemian will answer the bell Sunday’

The Denver Broncos are proceeding as if Trevor Siemian won’t miss Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons because of the sprained shoulder he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday. But they can do so with confidence after an impressive … Continued

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Kubiak: ‘Hopefully Siemian will answer the bell Sunday’

The Denver Broncos are proceeding as if Trevor Siemian won’t miss Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons because of the sprained shoulder he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday. But they can do so with confidence after an impressive … Continued

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DeMaurice Smith: ‘Deflategate made it absolutely clear the league will do anything to win’

With one game left in Tom Brady’s suspension for the Deflategate scandal, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith is reflecting on the impact the league’s punishment  of perhaps its biggest star. In Smith’s view, while the NFLPA’s defense of Brady fell short, … Continued

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DeMaurice Smith: ‘Deflategate made it absolutely clear the league will do anything to win’

With one game left in Tom Brady’s suspension for the Deflategate scandal, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith is reflecting on the impact the league’s punishment  of perhaps its biggest star. In Smith’s view, while the NFLPA’s defense of Brady fell short, … Continued

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Mularkey: Even without Watt, Texans still have ‘game-wreckers’

The Houston Texans might no longer have the services of one of the NFL’s all-time great pass rushers, J.J. Watt, for the rest of the season, but that doesn’t mean they no longer have a pass rush. The Tennessee Titans … Continued

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Mularkey: Even without Watt, Texans still have ‘game-wreckers’

The Houston Texans might no longer have the services of one of the NFL’s all-time great pass rushers, J.J. Watt, for the rest of the season, but that doesn’t mean they no longer have a pass rush. The Tennessee Titans … Continued

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Gilmore: Garoppolo, Brissett different QBs, ‘but do the same stuff’

The Buffalo Bills aren’t worrying about the identity of the New England Patriots’ quarterback Sunday. They’re focus in practice this week has been on the offensive system that Jimmy Garoppolo or the more mobile Jacoby Brissett will be operating. ‘Pretty … Continued

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Gilmore: Garoppolo, Brissett different QBs, ‘but do the same stuff’

The Buffalo Bills aren’t worrying about the identity of the New England Patriots’ quarterback Sunday. They’re focus in practice this week has been on the offensive system that Jimmy Garoppolo or the more mobile Jacoby Brissett will be operating. ‘Pretty … Continued

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NFL Radio Power 12: Vikes stay on top in NFC, Patriots reclaim top spot in the AFC

The Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots are atop NFL Radio’s Power 12 rankings this week.

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NFL Radio Power 12: Vikes stay on top in NFC, Patriots reclaim top spot in the AFC

The Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots are atop NFL Radio’s Power 12 rankings this week.

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Del Rio on Mack’s lack of sacks: ‘He’s a lot like Aaron Donald’

After three games, Khalil Mack has no sacks. Now, the questions are being asked. What’s wrong with the Oakland Raiders’ edge rusher that most NFL observers consider to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the game? If … Continued

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Del Rio on Mack’s lack of sacks: ‘He’s a lot like Aaron Donald’

After three games, Khalil Mack has no sacks. Now, the questions are being asked. What’s wrong with the Oakland Raiders’ edge rusher that most NFL observers consider to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the game? If … Continued

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Brett Favre: Until Matt Ryan wins in playoffs, that ‘will always dog’ him

Brett Favre saw plenty of good in Matt Ryan’s performance against the New Orleans Saints Monday night. Favre was impressed with the way the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback handled playing in a hostile environment, managed the game, and utilized other pass-catchers … Continued

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Brett Favre: Until Matt Ryan wins in playoffs, that ‘will always dog’ him

Brett Favre saw plenty of good in Matt Ryan’s performance against the New Orleans Saints Monday night. Favre was impressed with the way the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback handled playing in a hostile environment, managed the game, and utilized other pass-catchers … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals have ‘new faces doing their own thing’

The Arizona Cardinals are 1-2. That’s a far cry from where the many prognosticators who had them in the Super Bowl were expecting them to be three weeks into the season. And after Sunday’s humiliating, 33-18 loss against the Buffalo Bills, the Cardinals … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals have ‘new faces doing their own thing’

The Arizona Cardinals are 1-2. That’s a far cry from where the many prognosticators who had them in the Super Bowl were expecting them to be three weeks into the season. And after Sunday’s humiliating, 33-18 loss against the Buffalo Bills, the Cardinals … Continued

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Kubiak on Siemian: ‘We cut him loose in the fourth quarter’

Trevor Siemian passed another test. Sluggish third quarter. Offense on the field too long. Something needed to be done to get the Denver Broncos going at Cincinnati Sunday. ‘Played really well, made some big throws’ “And we’re sitting there in a very … Continued

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Kubiak on Siemian: ‘We cut him loose in the fourth quarter’

Trevor Siemian passed another test. Sluggish third quarter. Offense on the field too long. Something needed to be done to get the Denver Broncos going at Cincinnati Sunday. ‘Played really well, made some big throws’ “And we’re sitting there in a very … Continued

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QB guru Christensen on Siemian: ‘This could be a shocker’

The conditions couldn’t be any better for success. You have a quarterback with the proper attitude, to go along with solid skills and the right sort of coaching. Add it all up and you have the reason why Trevor Siemian … Continued

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QB guru Christensen on Siemian: ‘This could be a shocker’

The conditions couldn’t be any better for success. You have a quarterback with the proper attitude, to go along with solid skills and the right sort of coaching. Add it all up and you have the reason why Trevor Siemian … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Week 2 Power 12 Rankings: Vikings jump to the top of the NFC, Steelers gain control of AFC

Our NFL experts break down the best of the best ahead of the weekend games in the NFL.

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NFL Radio’s Week 2 Power 12 Rankings: Vikings jump to the top of the NFC, Steelers gain control of AFC

Our NFL experts break down the best of the best ahead of the weekend games in the NFL.

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Mularkey: Titans’ rallying to beat Lions ‘pretty important’

There are victories and there are defining wins. The Tennessee Titans had what coach Mike Mularkey saw as a defining win in beating the Detroit Lions, 16-15, last Sunday. That was because they rallied from a 12-point deficit in the … Continued

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Mularkey: Titans’ rallying to beat Lions ‘pretty important’

There are victories and there are defining wins. The Tennessee Titans had what coach Mike Mularkey saw as a defining win in beating the Detroit Lions, 16-15, last Sunday. That was because they rallied from a 12-point deficit in the … Continued

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Brett Favre: ‘Human element greatest factor’ in Rodgers’ struggles

Sometimes, it has nothing to do with mechanics. Nothing to do with reading coverages or anticipating — and avoiding — pressure. Sometimes, it has nothing at all to do with how the quarterback plays and more to do with factors … Continued

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Brett Favre: ‘Human element greatest factor’ in Rodgers’ struggles

Sometimes, it has nothing to do with mechanics. Nothing to do with reading coverages or anticipating — and avoiding — pressure. Sometimes, it has nothing at all to do with how the quarterback plays and more to do with factors … Continued

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MJD: Peterson has a strong track record of recovering from knee surgery

Maurice Jones-Drew has had some experience with a torn meniscus, the same injury Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered last Sunday. He knows that there are two ways of having it repaired — one that generally involves a shorter … Continued

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MJD: Peterson has a strong track record of recovering from knee surgery

Maurice Jones-Drew has had some experience with a torn meniscus, the same injury Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered last Sunday. He knows that there are two ways of having it repaired — one that generally involves a shorter … Continued

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Del Rio: Raiders’ defensive play-calling a ‘collective effort’

Naturally, the questions are raised. After two poor showings on defense, are the Oakland Raiders ready for a signal-calling change on that side of the ball? Will coach Jack Del Rio, a former defensive coordinator, assume the duties. ‘We have … Continued

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Del Rio: Raiders’ defensive play-calling a ‘collective effort’

Naturally, the questions are raised. After two poor showings on defense, are the Oakland Raiders ready for a signal-calling change on that side of the ball? Will coach Jack Del Rio, a former defensive coordinator, assume the duties. ‘We have … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals’ D thrived because he stuck to offense

Stick to what you know. That was the advice Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians gave to himself after his team’s season-opening loss against the New England Patriots. Arians, whose expertise is on offense, involved himself in the Cardinals’ defensive strategy … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals’ D thrived because he stuck to offense

Stick to what you know. That was the advice Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians gave to himself after his team’s season-opening loss against the New England Patriots. Arians, whose expertise is on offense, involved himself in the Cardinals’ defensive strategy … Continued

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Brett Favre ‘pretty impressed’ with Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz has had two NFL starts and two victories. And by the looks of his performances against the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, there seems to be plenty more success ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie quarterback. ‘He handled … Continued

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Brett Favre ‘pretty impressed’ with Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz has had two NFL starts and two victories. And by the looks of his performances against the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears, there seems to be plenty more success ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie quarterback. ‘He handled … Continued

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NFL Week 2 Recap: Broncos continue defensive onslaught, Jimmy Garoppolo out with shoulder injury & more

The Broncos defense remains dominant, the Vikings look like they are for real with Sam Bradford at quarterback, and Patriots lose Jimmy Garoppolo to a shoulder injury.

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NFL Week 2 Recap: Broncos continue defensive onslaught, Jimmy Garoppolo out with shoulder injury & more

The Broncos defense remains dominant, the Vikings look like they are for real with Sam Bradford at quarterback, and Patriots lose Jimmy Garoppolo to a shoulder injury.

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Kubiak: Siemian has ‘gotten better’ in 2 games for Broncos

Two games and the arrow is pointing up for Trevor Siemian. He’s showing progress through his first two starts for the Denver Broncos, helping them to victories against the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. ‘Understand the growing process’ “I think … Continued

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Kubiak: Siemian has ‘gotten better’ in 2 games for Broncos

Two games and the arrow is pointing up for Trevor Siemian. He’s showing progress through his first two starts for the Denver Broncos, helping them to victories against the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts. ‘Understand the growing process’ “I think … Continued

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Moon expects Seahawks to have ‘dogfight’ with Rams

Never mind that the Los Angeles Rams looked horrible in their 28-0 season-opening loss against the San Francisco 49ers. When it comes to games between the Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, history says they will not only be far more … Continued

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Moon expects Seahawks to have ‘dogfight’ with Rams

Never mind that the Los Angeles Rams looked horrible in their 28-0 season-opening loss against the San Francisco 49ers. When it comes to games between the Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, history says they will not only be far more … Continued

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Dominik on Bills’ firing of Roman: ‘I’m really surprised by this one’

As with so many others around the NFL, Mark Dominik didn’t see this coming. Heck, there were plenty of those within the Buffalo Bills who didn’t expect the team to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman after only two games this … Continued

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Dominik on Bills’ firing of Roman: ‘I’m really surprised by this one’

As with so many others around the NFL, Mark Dominik didn’t see this coming. Heck, there were plenty of those within the Buffalo Bills who didn’t expect the team to fire offensive coordinator Greg Roman after only two games this … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Week 2 Power 12 Rankings: Pack and Pats take the top spots

The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots lead the way in our NFL Radio Power 12.

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NFL Radio’s Week 2 Power 12 Rankings: Pack and Pats take the top spots

The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots lead the way in our NFL Radio Power 12.

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Brett Favre: ‘New England’s the team to beat in the AFC’

Brett Favre saw what the Pittsburgh Steelers did at Washington Monday night. He saw Ben Roethlisberger’s game of pitch and catch with Antonio Brown lighting up members of the Washington secondary not named Josh Norman. The Steelers’ offensive dominance didn’t, however, … Continued

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Brett Favre: ‘New England’s the team to beat in the AFC’

Brett Favre saw what the Pittsburgh Steelers did at Washington Monday night. He saw Ben Roethlisberger’s game of pitch and catch with Antonio Brown lighting up members of the Washington secondary not named Josh Norman. The Steelers’ offensive dominance didn’t, however, … Continued

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Carr: Del Rio delivered ‘go-for-two’ message before TD drive

The conversation, itself, wasn’t unusual. Before any two-minute or crucial game-management situation, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio walks up to quarterback Derek Carr before the opponent’s kickoff to give his thoughts. “That way, him and I are in the … Continued

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Carr: Del Rio delivered ‘go-for-two’ message before TD drive

The conversation, itself, wasn’t unusual. Before any two-minute or crucial game-management situation, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio walks up to quarterback Derek Carr before the opponent’s kickoff to give his thoughts. “That way, him and I are in the … Continued

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Del Rio on Brees’ torching of Raiders’ D: ‘We’ll have much better days’

Sean Smith lived the cornerback nightmare in the Oakland Raiders’ 35-34 victory against the New Orleans Saints. In his Raider debut, he gave up three receptions for 172 yards, 98 of which came when Brandin Cooks easily left him in his wake for … Continued

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Del Rio on Brees’ torching of Raiders’ D: ‘We’ll have much better days’

Sean Smith lived the cornerback nightmare in the Oakland Raiders’ 35-34 victory against the New Orleans Saints. In his Raider debut, he gave up three receptions for 172 yards, 98 of which came when Brandin Cooks easily left him in his wake for … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals will stick with Canaday as long-snapper

Bruce Arians is sticking with Kameron Canaday as his long-snapper, even though his low delivery of the ball helped lead to a missed field-goal attempt that cost the Arizona Cardinals a chance to beat the New England Patriots in their … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals will stick with Canaday as long-snapper

Bruce Arians is sticking with Kameron Canaday as his long-snapper, even though his low delivery of the ball helped lead to a missed field-goal attempt that cost the Arizona Cardinals a chance to beat the New England Patriots in their … Continued

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Raiders show they’ve learned how to finish

Last year, it was all about competing. This year, it’s all about finishing. Jack Del Rio preached that message to his Oakland Raiders players throughout the offseason and preseason. And in Sunday’s 35-34, come-from-behind victory at New Orleans, they demonstrated … Continued

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Raiders show they’ve learned how to finish

Last year, it was all about competing. This year, it’s all about finishing. Jack Del Rio preached that message to his Oakland Raiders players throughout the offseason and preseason. And in Sunday’s 35-34, come-from-behind victory at New Orleans, they demonstrated … Continued

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Updated NFL Week 1 recap: Niners blank LA Rams, Steelers hammer Washington, Pats sink Cardinals in the desert

With 11 games decided by a touchdown or less, the opening weekend of the NFL regular season was everything we hoped it would be.

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Updated NFL Week 1 recap: Niners blank LA Rams, Steelers hammer Washington, Pats sink Cardinals in the desert

With 11 games decided by a touchdown or less, the opening weekend of the NFL regular season was everything we hoped it would be.

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Theismann on Cousins: ‘Wasn’t a better QB in football in last 10 games last season’

If the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense intends to be aggressive in applying pressure to Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins Monday night, Joe Theismann has a warning for them: Be very careful. With his vast collection of dangerous pass-catchers, Cousins is more … Continued

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Theismann on Cousins: ‘Wasn’t a better QB in football in last 10 games last season’

If the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense intends to be aggressive in applying pressure to Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins Monday night, Joe Theismann has a warning for them: Be very careful. With his vast collection of dangerous pass-catchers, Cousins is more … Continued

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Jackson sees ‘improving, hard-working’ Browns entering opener vs. Eagles

Everyone else — or so it seems — can laugh off the Cleveland Browns as the worst, or one of the worst, teams in the NFL before the season even starts. None of that seems to faze their first-year coach, … Continued

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Jackson sees ‘improving, hard-working’ Browns entering opener vs. Eagles

Everyone else — or so it seems — can laugh off the Cleveland Browns as the worst, or one of the worst, teams in the NFL before the season even starts. None of that seems to faze their first-year coach, … Continued

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Trevor Siemian and Broncos take down (and beat up) Carolina in NFL opener

The NFL’s opening night game was an absolute doozy. A mile up in the thin air of Denver, the Super Bowl champs, sans the retired Peyton Manning, took down the Carolina Panthers in a come-from-behind fashion that bore some uncanny … Continued

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Trevor Siemian and Broncos take down (and beat up) Carolina in NFL opener

The NFL’s opening night game was an absolute doozy. A mile up in the thin air of Denver, the Super Bowl champs, sans the retired Peyton Manning, took down the Carolina Panthers in a come-from-behind fashion that bore some uncanny … Continued

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Trent Dilfer: Real chance Romo started last game for Cowboys

Trent Dilfer thinks it is entirely possible that quarterback Tony Romo has made his last start for the Dallas Cowboys. As Romo recovers from a broken bone in his back and rookie Dak Prescott basks in the glow of a … Continued

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Trent Dilfer: Real chance Romo started last game for Cowboys

Trent Dilfer thinks it is entirely possible that quarterback Tony Romo has made his last start for the Dallas Cowboys. As Romo recovers from a broken bone in his back and rookie Dak Prescott basks in the glow of a … Continued

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Lewis says Bengals facing AFC North-type opponent in Jets

For Marvin Lewis, there is something very familiar about the New York Jets, the team his Cincinnati Bengals will be facing in Sunday’s season-opener. “We’re playing an opponent that’s very similar to the opponents in our division,” the Bengals’ coach told Solomon Wilcots … Continued

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Lewis says Bengals facing AFC North-type opponent in Jets

For Marvin Lewis, there is something very familiar about the New York Jets, the team his Cincinnati Bengals will be facing in Sunday’s season-opener. “We’re playing an opponent that’s very similar to the opponents in our division,” the Bengals’ coach told Solomon Wilcots … Continued

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