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Aikman on Prescott: ‘Most impressive young man I’ve ever been around at this position’

Leave it to a Hall-of-Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback to recognize the outstanding qualities in the team’s current QB.

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Aikman on Prescott: ‘Most impressive young man I’ve ever been around at this position’

Leave it to a Hall-of-Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback to recognize the outstanding qualities in the team’s current QB.

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Ezekiel Elliott is rushing toward MVP honors this season: Alex Marvez

Forget Rookie of the Year, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may be rushing his way toward MVP honors.

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Ezekiel Elliott is rushing toward MVP honors this season: Alex Marvez

Forget Rookie of the Year, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott may be rushing his way toward MVP honors.

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Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: ‘If given a chance, he’s ready’

Jerry Jones feels good about the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation, first, because of how well rookie Dak Prescott has performed in leading the team into the postseason. The Cowboys’ owner/general manager also feels good because he has veteran Tony Romo … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: ‘If given a chance, he’s ready’

Jerry Jones feels good about the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback situation, first, because of how well rookie Dak Prescott has performed in leading the team into the postseason. The Cowboys’ owner/general manager also feels good because he has veteran Tony Romo … Continued

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Jordy Nelson: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be a hundred percent’

Jordy Nelson doesn’t really know if there was any point in the season when he felt he was all the way back from the serious knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2015 campaign. At no point has … Continued

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Jordy Nelson: ‘I don’t think I’ll ever be a hundred percent’

Jordy Nelson doesn’t really know if there was any point in the season when he felt he was all the way back from the serious knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2015 campaign. At no point has … Continued

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Jackson: RGIII needs ‘uptick in performance’

Robert Griffin III has had limited work at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And the work he has had has not been good. He wound up on the injured-reserve list in Week Two with a shoulder injury. He was cleared … Continued

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Jackson: RGIII needs ‘uptick in performance’

Robert Griffin III has had limited work at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And the work he has had has not been good. He wound up on the injured-reserve list in Week Two with a shoulder injury. He was cleared … Continued

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Shazier: Tomlin tells Steelers ‘don’t get involved with the BS’ from Bengals

The first time the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Cincinnati Bengals this season, there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of extracurricular activity between the teams. It was anticipated the teams — whose brawling led to penalties that cost the … Continued

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Shazier: Tomlin tells Steelers ‘don’t get involved with the BS’ from Bengals

The first time the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Cincinnati Bengals this season, there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of extracurricular activity between the teams. It was anticipated the teams — whose brawling led to penalties that cost the … Continued

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Brett Favre: Packers will win the NFC

Brett Favre sees the Green Bay Packers doing much more than making the playoffs. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback expects his former team to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. ‘Felt from the start of the year they were … Continued

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Brett Favre: Packers will win the NFC

Brett Favre sees the Green Bay Packers doing much more than making the playoffs. The Hall-of-Fame quarterback expects his former team to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. ‘Felt from the start of the year they were … Continued

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Bradford: Vikings bouncing back during ‘crazy year’

Sam Bradford hasn’t had the easiest season with the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing about the Vikings’ season has been easy — from losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury (and trading for Bradford right before the season to replace him) … Continued

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Bradford: Vikings bouncing back during ‘crazy year’

Sam Bradford hasn’t had the easiest season with the Minnesota Vikings. Nothing about the Vikings’ season has been easy — from losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury (and trading for Bradford right before the season to replace him) … Continued

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Kirwan: Rams need coach who has ‘done it before successfully’

Pat Kirwan thinks the Los Angeles Rams need to follow a very specific profile for replacing Jeff Fisher as their head coach. The Rams fired Fisher and named special-teams coach John Fassel as their interim coach. ‘I’m using Tom Coughlin … Continued

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Kirwan: Rams need coach who has ‘done it before successfully’

Pat Kirwan thinks the Los Angeles Rams need to follow a very specific profile for replacing Jeff Fisher as their head coach. The Rams fired Fisher and named special-teams coach John Fassel as their interim coach. ‘I’m using Tom Coughlin … Continued

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Chiefs’ Wilson: ‘Once our team gets going, we’re unstoppable’

Linebacker Ramik Wilson did his part. So did outside linebacker Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. ‘Not that easy to replace Derrick Johnson’ When the Chiefs lost their all-time leading tackler, Derrick Johnson, … Continued

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Chiefs’ Wilson: ‘Once our team gets going, we’re unstoppable’

Linebacker Ramik Wilson did his part. So did outside linebacker Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. ‘Not that easy to replace Derrick Johnson’ When the Chiefs lost their all-time leading tackler, Derrick Johnson, … Continued

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Ravens’ Pitta: NFL career ‘was looking kind of bleak last year’

It reached a point where Dennis Pitta wasn’t sure if he would ever play again. Recurring hip injuries limited his availability and production for the better part of the past three seasons. ‘It felt good to be back in the … Continued

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Ravens’ Pitta: NFL career ‘was looking kind of bleak last year’

It reached a point where Dennis Pitta wasn’t sure if he would ever play again. Recurring hip injuries limited his availability and production for the better part of the past three seasons. ‘It felt good to be back in the … Continued

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Brate: Koetter brings ‘new energy’ to Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten hot at the right time, winning four games in a row to take a 7-5 record into the final four weeks of the schedule. They are an inspired team. And much of that inspiration … Continued

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Brate: Koetter brings ‘new energy’ to Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten hot at the right time, winning four games in a row to take a 7-5 record into the final four weeks of the schedule. They are an inspired team. And much of that inspiration … Continued

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Quinn: Jets should turn to Hackenberg the rest of the way

Brady Quinn thinks the New York Jets are making a mistake by having Bryce Petty start at quarterback for the balance of the season. He thinks the smarter move would be to go with rookie Christian Hackenberg. ‘You already know … Continued

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Quinn: Jets should turn to Hackenberg the rest of the way

Brady Quinn thinks the New York Jets are making a mistake by having Bryce Petty start at quarterback for the balance of the season. He thinks the smarter move would be to go with rookie Christian Hackenberg. ‘You already know … Continued

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Johnson: NFL MVP selection ‘would mean a lot’

David Johnson can hardly believe it. Yes, that’s him being discussed as a possible NFL MVP at the most, a Pro Bowl selection at the least. ‘A great accolade for me to have’ The Arizona Cardinals’ second-year running back is … Continued

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Johnson: NFL MVP selection ‘would mean a lot’

David Johnson can hardly believe it. Yes, that’s him being discussed as a possible NFL MVP at the most, a Pro Bowl selection at the least. ‘A great accolade for me to have’ The Arizona Cardinals’ second-year running back is … Continued

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Jones-Drew: Cowboys’ O-line should be NFL MVP

If it were up to Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL MVP wouldn’t be an individual from the league’s best team, the Dallas Cowboys. It wouldn’t be rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott or rookie quarterback Derek Prescott, although he does think both … Continued

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Jones-Drew: Cowboys’ O-line should be NFL MVP

If it were up to Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL MVP wouldn’t be an individual from the league’s best team, the Dallas Cowboys. It wouldn’t be rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott or rookie quarterback Derek Prescott, although he does think both … Continued

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Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, to miss eight weeks

The New England Patriots are going to be without one of their best players, tight end Rob Gronkowski, for the rest of the season and most of the postseason. As first reported by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News and SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gronkowski … Continued

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Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, to miss eight weeks

The New England Patriots are going to be without one of their best players, tight end Rob Gronkowski, for the rest of the season and most of the postseason. As first reported by Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News and SiriusXM NFL Radio, Gronkowski … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals not handling pressure of high expectations

The Arizona Cardinals were a popular preseason choice to be a leading Super Bowl contender. Their players bought into that notion. And in trying to meet those lofty expectations, they have felt enormous pressure. The approach has been to try to … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals not handling pressure of high expectations

The Arizona Cardinals were a popular preseason choice to be a leading Super Bowl contender. Their players bought into that notion. And in trying to meet those lofty expectations, they have felt enormous pressure. The approach has been to try to … Continued

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Favre: Packers have better chance than Lions to win NFC North

The Detroit Lions lead the NFC North with a 7-4 record. The Green Bay Packers are in third place at 5-6, one game behind the Minnesota Vikings. But if you ask Brett Favre, the Hall-of-Fame quarterback will tell you that … Continued

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Favre: Packers have better chance than Lions to win NFC North

The Detroit Lions lead the NFC North with a 7-4 record. The Green Bay Packers are in third place at 5-6, one game behind the Minnesota Vikings. But if you ask Brett Favre, the Hall-of-Fame quarterback will tell you that … Continued

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Quinn liked Kubiak’s decision to go for win in OT

It was a gamble. And it backfired. Nevertheless, Brady Quinn fully supported Gary Kubiak’s decision to have Brandon McManus attempt a 62-yard field goal that missed in overtime and ultimately allowed the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 30-27, when … Continued

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Quinn liked Kubiak’s decision to go for win in OT

It was a gamble. And it backfired. Nevertheless, Brady Quinn fully supported Gary Kubiak’s decision to have Brandon McManus attempt a 62-yard field goal that missed in overtime and ultimately allowed the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 30-27, when … Continued

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Dimitroff feels ‘very fortunate’ with partnership he has with Quinn

It is the right kind of partnership, a general manager and head coach who are working toward the same goal — who share the same vision. That’s how it is between Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan … Continued

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Dimitroff feels ‘very fortunate’ with partnership he has with Quinn

It is the right kind of partnership, a general manager and head coach who are working toward the same goal — who share the same vision. That’s how it is between Atlanta Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan … Continued

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Favre: Playing on Thanksgiving ‘was a pinnacle’

For Brett Favre, playing on playing on Thanksgiving was always one of the highlights of his long and illustrious career. “Especially as my career got further and further into my latter years,” Favre explained to Bruce Murray during his regular … Continued

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Favre: Playing on Thanksgiving ‘was a pinnacle’

For Brett Favre, playing on playing on Thanksgiving was always one of the highlights of his long and illustrious career. “Especially as my career got further and further into my latter years,” Favre explained to Bruce Murray during his regular … Continued

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Gase: Ability to help Tannehill big reason he took Dolphins’ job

Adam Gase knew he had found the right place when the Miami Dolphins hired him to be their coach after last season. He did his homework and believed the Dolphins gave him the best opportunity for success. Right now, he … Continued

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Gase: Ability to help Tannehill big reason he took Dolphins’ job

Adam Gase knew he had found the right place when the Miami Dolphins hired him to be their coach after last season. He did his homework and believed the Dolphins gave him the best opportunity for success. Right now, he … Continued

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Favre: ‘Oakland is legit, but I still think the road goes through New England’

As of right now, the 8-2 Oakland Raiders are the top playoff seed in the AFC, followed by the New England Patriots, who are also 8-2. Are the Raiders truly the best team in the conference? ‘Oakland’s making their mark, for sure’ … Continued

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Favre: ‘Oakland is legit, but I still think the road goes through New England’

As of right now, the 8-2 Oakland Raiders are the top playoff seed in the AFC, followed by the New England Patriots, who are also 8-2. Are the Raiders truly the best team in the conference? ‘Oakland’s making their mark, for sure’ … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott: ‘Not a lot of things that shake him’

Dak Prescott proved early in his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys that he is not a typical rookie quarterback. Typical rookie quarterbacks don’t lead their teams to 9-1 records. They also don’t show the remarkable poise he has displayed … Continued

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Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott: ‘Not a lot of things that shake him’

Dak Prescott proved early in his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys that he is not a typical rookie quarterback. Typical rookie quarterbacks don’t lead their teams to 9-1 records. They also don’t show the remarkable poise he has displayed … Continued

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Fisher on Goff’s Rams debut: ‘We just feel like he’s ready’

Although many others were impatiently awaiting Jared Goff’s NFL quarterbacking debut for the Los Angeles Rams, coach Jeff Fisher felt a methodical approach to putting the top overall pick of this year’s draft on the field was always the best … Continued

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Fisher on Goff’s Rams debut: ‘We just feel like he’s ready’

Although many others were impatiently awaiting Jared Goff’s NFL quarterbacking debut for the Los Angeles Rams, coach Jeff Fisher felt a methodical approach to putting the top overall pick of this year’s draft on the field was always the best … Continued

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Weddle: Ravens’ defense ‘can’t wait’ to face Cowboys’ offense

The Baltimore Ravens’ defense is looking forward to the opportunity Sunday to go against the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic rookie duo of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. It’s the type of challenge that brings out the best in … Continued

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Weddle: Ravens’ defense ‘can’t wait’ to face Cowboys’ offense

The Baltimore Ravens’ defense is looking forward to the opportunity Sunday to go against the Dallas Cowboys’ dynamic rookie duo of quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. It’s the type of challenge that brings out the best in … Continued

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Dallas and New Enland top the Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12 Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are atop the rankings in our Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12!

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Dallas and New Enland top the Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12 Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are atop the rankings in our Week 11 NFL Radio Power 12!

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NFL Radio’s Brett Favre and Gil Brandt reflect on Thanksgiving pigskin memories

NFL Radio experts Brett Favre and Gil Brandt discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pigskin memories.

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NFL Radio’s Brett Favre and Gil Brandt reflect on Thanksgiving pigskin memories

NFL Radio experts Brett Favre and Gil Brandt discuss their favorite Thanksgiving pigskin memories.

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Polian sees Jets as a good fit for Romo in 2017

Bill Polian thinks there would be at least one perfect landing spot for Tony Romo next season: The New York Jets. Polian sees a market for the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, who is expected to be elsewhere in 2017 as Dak … Continued

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Polian sees Jets as a good fit for Romo in 2017

Bill Polian thinks there would be at least one perfect landing spot for Tony Romo next season: The New York Jets. Polian sees a market for the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, who is expected to be elsewhere in 2017 as Dak … Continued

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Favre: Prescott ‘front-runner’ for league MVP

Brett Favre is astounded by what he sees from Dak Prescott. In his eyes, he has done more than solidify himself as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback ahead of Tony Romo. Prescott has, according to Favre, firmly established himself as the “front-runner” for … Continued

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Favre: Prescott ‘front-runner’ for league MVP

Brett Favre is astounded by what he sees from Dak Prescott. In his eyes, he has done more than solidify himself as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback ahead of Tony Romo. Prescott has, according to Favre, firmly established himself as the “front-runner” for … Continued

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Berry on Chiefs’ rally: ‘Turnaround came in the locker room’

The time had come for honest discussion. The Kansas City Chiefs were trailing the Carolina Panthers, 17-3, at halftime. They had dug themselves a 17-0 hole early in the second quarter. ‘I think we were very honest with each other’ And … Continued

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Berry on Chiefs’ rally: ‘Turnaround came in the locker room’

The time had come for honest discussion. The Kansas City Chiefs were trailing the Carolina Panthers, 17-3, at halftime. They had dug themselves a 17-0 hole early in the second quarter. ‘I think we were very honest with each other’ And … Continued

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Brady Quinn: Cowboys’ team success overshadows MVP candidates

The Dallas Cowboys look to have two solid candidates for NFL MVP in their dynamic rookie duo of running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott. The problem with their prospects for the honor, according to Brady Quinn, is that … Continued

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Brady Quinn: Cowboys’ team success overshadows MVP candidates

The Dallas Cowboys look to have two solid candidates for NFL MVP in their dynamic rookie duo of running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott. The problem with their prospects for the honor, according to Brady Quinn, is that … Continued

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Eifert on Bengals’ season: ‘Everything is still in front of us’

Tyler Eifert understands that the Cincinnati Bengals’ 3-4-1 record doesn’t exactly put them on a fast track for the postseason. But the Bengals’ tight end also doesn’t see any reason the team, which is in third place in the AFC … Continued

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Eifert on Bengals’ season: ‘Everything is still in front of us’

Tyler Eifert understands that the Cincinnati Bengals’ 3-4-1 record doesn’t exactly put them on a fast track for the postseason. But the Bengals’ tight end also doesn’t see any reason the team, which is in third place in the AFC … Continued

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Goals for Saints’ Thomas include being ‘one of the best receivers to ever play the game’

For Michael Thomas, it’s all going according to plan. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver puts together lists of goals that he continually revises. They include having a big rookie season this year, and so far he’s doing exactly that with … Continued

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Goals for Saints’ Thomas include being ‘one of the best receivers to ever play the game’

For Michael Thomas, it’s all going according to plan. The New Orleans Saints wide receiver puts together lists of goals that he continually revises. They include having a big rookie season this year, and so far he’s doing exactly that with … Continued

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Barr: Vikings’ defensive frustration ‘stems from within’

You have to wonder if frustration is building within the Minnesota Vikings’ defense. The unit has been one of the NFL’s best this season, yet has found itself watching breakdowns in special teams and on offense contributing heavily to the … Continued

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Barr: Vikings’ defensive frustration ‘stems from within’

You have to wonder if frustration is building within the Minnesota Vikings’ defense. The unit has been one of the NFL’s best this season, yet has found itself watching breakdowns in special teams and on offense contributing heavily to the … Continued

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Favre: Packers still best in NFC North, ‘need to play like it’

Brett Favre sees no reason to give up on the Green Bay Packers. The Packers’ former quarterback doesn’t think the team’s 4-4 record or two-game losing streak or three losses in their last four games are cause for panic — … Continued

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Favre: Packers still best in NFC North, ‘need to play like it’

Brett Favre sees no reason to give up on the Green Bay Packers. The Packers’ former quarterback doesn’t think the team’s 4-4 record or two-game losing streak or three losses in their last four games are cause for panic — … Continued

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Raiders’ Murray: ‘I think now we’ve arrived’

The transformation didn’t begin Sunday night, during the Oakland Raiders’ 30-20 victory against the Denver Broncos. It didn’t begin at any point this season, according to running back Latavius Murray, who ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns to lead … Continued

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Raiders’ Murray: ‘I think now we’ve arrived’

The transformation didn’t begin Sunday night, during the Oakland Raiders’ 30-20 victory against the Denver Broncos. It didn’t begin at any point this season, according to running back Latavius Murray, who ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns to lead … Continued

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Cliff Avril: Seahawks focused on stopping McCoy

The Seattle Seahawks’ defense knows what it needs to do to get the upper hand on the Buffalo Bills Monday night. Keep LeSean McCoy, who is expected to return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for last week’s game … Continued

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Cliff Avril: Seahawks focused on stopping McCoy

The Seattle Seahawks’ defense knows what it needs to do to get the upper hand on the Buffalo Bills Monday night. Keep LeSean McCoy, who is expected to return from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for last week’s game … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Power 12 has Dallas and New England atop its Week 10 rankings

NFL Radio’s Power 12 is here to preview the biggest games with the biggest teams in Week 10.

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NFL Radio’s Power 12 has Dallas and New England atop its Week 10 rankings

NFL Radio’s Power 12 is here to preview the biggest games with the biggest teams in Week 10.

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In short time with Patriots, Hogan learns Brady’s ‘professionalism is second to none’

Chris Hogan has the best seat in the house to witness the greatness that is Tom Brady. As a receiver for the New England Patriots, Hogan not only gets to catch Brady’s passes during a game — like the 53-yard touchdown … Continued

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In short time with Patriots, Hogan learns Brady’s ‘professionalism is second to none’

Chris Hogan has the best seat in the house to witness the greatness that is Tom Brady. As a receiver for the New England Patriots, Hogan not only gets to catch Brady’s passes during a game — like the 53-yard touchdown … Continued

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Howard: Cutler gives Bears inspiring talk before facing Vikings

The Chicago Bears have been down, but not necessarily out. Jay Cutler did more than return from injury to quarterback the Bears to an upset win against the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. He gave his teammates a moving speech. ‘He … Continued

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Howard: Cutler gives Bears inspiring talk before facing Vikings

The Chicago Bears have been down, but not necessarily out. Jay Cutler did more than return from injury to quarterback the Bears to an upset win against the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. He gave his teammates a moving speech. ‘He … Continued

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Panthers’ guard says hits on Newton ‘terrible situation’

As someone who is paid to help protect Cam Newton, Trai Turner is understandably frustrated when he sees the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback taking dangerous hits and not getting additional protection in the form of officials throwing flags for them. The … Continued

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Panthers’ guard says hits on Newton ‘terrible situation’

As someone who is paid to help protect Cam Newton, Trai Turner is understandably frustrated when he sees the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback taking dangerous hits and not getting additional protection in the form of officials throwing flags for them. The … Continued

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Brett Favre: Jay Cutler’s emotion ‘nice to see’; Newton shouldn’t complain

Brett Favre couldn’t help but be impressed with Jay Cutler’s performance in the Chicago Bears’ 20-10 victory against the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions. But it wasn’t the numbers or any … Continued

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Brett Favre: Jay Cutler’s emotion ‘nice to see’; Newton shouldn’t complain

Brett Favre couldn’t help but be impressed with Jay Cutler’s performance in the Chicago Bears’ 20-10 victory against the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. Cutler threw for 252 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions. But it wasn’t the numbers or any … Continued

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Falcons’ Ryan doesn’t want to hear MVP talk, focused only on the present

Matt Ryan for NFL MVP? He gave yet another sterling performance in the Atlanta Falcons’ 33-32 victory against the Green Bay Packers that made a fairly compelling case for him to receive the honor: 28-of-35 passing for 288 yards and … Continued

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Falcons’ Ryan doesn’t want to hear MVP talk, focused only on the present

Matt Ryan for NFL MVP? He gave yet another sterling performance in the Atlanta Falcons’ 33-32 victory against the Green Bay Packers that made a fairly compelling case for him to receive the honor: 28-of-35 passing for 288 yards and … Continued

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Dareus on return to action with Bills: ‘I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel’

After a four-week suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and three weeks of dealing with a hamstring injury, Marcell Dareus is back at defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. He can’t wait to play his first game of the … Continued

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Dareus on return to action with Bills: ‘I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel’

After a four-week suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and three weeks of dealing with a hamstring injury, Marcell Dareus is back at defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. He can’t wait to play his first game of the … Continued

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President Obama makes his NBA championship, Super Bowl picks

President Obama tells Sway in the Morning which teams he thinks will reign supreme in the NBA and NFL this season.

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President Obama makes his NBA championship, Super Bowl picks

President Obama tells Sway in the Morning which teams he thinks will reign supreme in the NBA and NFL this season.

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Landry: ‘I’ve always been a physical player’

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry reportedly will apparently pay a price for the massive crack-back block he made on Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams last Sunday beyond the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty it drew. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media … Continued

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Landry: ‘I’ve always been a physical player’

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry reportedly will apparently pay a price for the massive crack-back block he made on Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams last Sunday beyond the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty it drew. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media … Continued

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Tate: Stafford ‘silent killer’ for surging Lions

Wide receiver Golden Tate knows what the Detroit Lions have in quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford does more than make the plays necessary to help the Lions win their last three games to improve their record to 4-3 entering Sunday’s game against … Continued

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Tate: Stafford ‘silent killer’ for surging Lions

Wide receiver Golden Tate knows what the Detroit Lions have in quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford does more than make the plays necessary to help the Lions win their last three games to improve their record to 4-3 entering Sunday’s game against … Continued

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Bruce Arians: Allowing players to leap to block field-goal attempts is ‘bad for football’

Bruce Arians understandably isn’t happy that NFL rules allow a player to leap over the line to block a field-goal attempt. That’s because Seattle’s Bobby Wagner used the tactic to block a 39-yard Cardinals field-goal try in Sunday night’s 6-6 tie. … Continued

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Bruce Arians: Allowing players to leap to block field-goal attempts is ‘bad for football’

Bruce Arians understandably isn’t happy that NFL rules allow a player to leap over the line to block a field-goal attempt. That’s because Seattle’s Bobby Wagner used the tactic to block a 39-yard Cardinals field-goal try in Sunday night’s 6-6 tie. … Continued

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Perryman: Chargers needed to forget outside noise and stay focused

Block out the noise. That was the central theme for the San Diego Chargers as they prepared to face the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. ‘A lot of people are criticizing Coach McCoy’ The players knew that what was being said behind the scenes about … Continued

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Perryman: Chargers needed to forget outside noise and stay focused

Block out the noise. That was the central theme for the San Diego Chargers as they prepared to face the Atlanta Falcons Sunday. ‘A lot of people are criticizing Coach McCoy’ The players knew that what was being said behind the scenes about … Continued

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Lofton: Packers look to make the most of short passing game

The Green Bay Packers aren’t stretching defenses. As they demonstrated in Thursday night’s victory against the Chicago Bears, they’re making the most out a short passing game. ‘A lot of routes are in the zero- to eight-yard area’ And the … Continued

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Lofton: Packers look to make the most of short passing game

The Green Bay Packers aren’t stretching defenses. As they demonstrated in Thursday night’s victory against the Chicago Bears, they’re making the most out a short passing game. ‘A lot of routes are in the zero- to eight-yard area’ And the … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Week 7 Power 12 has the Patriots and Vikings still at the top

NFL Radio’s Week 7 power rankings have the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots at the top.

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NFL Radio’s Week 7 Power 12 has the Patriots and Vikings still at the top

NFL Radio’s Week 7 power rankings have the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots at the top.

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Lewis ‘surprised’ the NFL fined Burfict

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made it clear during an appearance on The Opening Drive he did not agree with the NFL’s decision to fine linebacker Vontaze Burfict $75,000 for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. ‘You’re … Continued

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Lewis ‘surprised’ the NFL fined Burfict

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made it clear during an appearance on The Opening Drive he did not agree with the NFL’s decision to fine linebacker Vontaze Burfict $75,000 for stomping on New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. ‘You’re … Continued

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Prescott on rookie success with Cowboys: Romo ‘just a tremendous help’ to him

Dak Prescott couldn’t have a better relationship with Tony Romo. The rookie isn’t hung up with all of the conversation about him possibly keeping the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback job even after Romo is cleared to return from the broken bone … Continued

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Prescott on rookie success with Cowboys: Romo ‘just a tremendous help’ to him

Dak Prescott couldn’t have a better relationship with Tony Romo. The rookie isn’t hung up with all of the conversation about him possibly keeping the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback job even after Romo is cleared to return from the broken bone … Continued

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Stephen A. Smith takes on the Morning Men, defends Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen A. Smith and Morning Men’s Evan Cohen weren’t seeing eye-to-eye on Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday.

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Stephen A. Smith takes on the Morning Men, defends Odell Beckham Jr.

Stephen A. Smith and Morning Men’s Evan Cohen weren’t seeing eye-to-eye on Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday.

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Arians: Cardinals-Jets flag fest was ‘well-officiated game’

There were 19 accepted penalties, for 147 yards, in the Arizona Cardinals’ 28-3 victory against the New York Jets Monday night. The flag fest made for a very slow game that was difficult to watch. And you would think the … Continued

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Arians: Cardinals-Jets flag fest was ‘well-officiated game’

There were 19 accepted penalties, for 147 yards, in the Arizona Cardinals’ 28-3 victory against the New York Jets Monday night. The flag fest made for a very slow game that was difficult to watch. And you would think the … Continued

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Ezekiel Elliott is leading the Dallas Cowboys’ renaissance

As much as it pains SAS to confess it to his nation audience, the Dallas Cowboys are looking “incredibly impressive” thus far in the NFL season.

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Ezekiel Elliott is leading the Dallas Cowboys’ renaissance

As much as it pains SAS to confess it to his nation audience, the Dallas Cowboys are looking “incredibly impressive” thus far in the NFL season.

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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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NFL Radio’s Preseason Power 12: Arizona and Carolina lead the NFC, 3 teams from AFC West make the grade

Each week, SiriusXM NFL Radio’s hosts vote on the top six teams in both the NFC and AFC. This week’s voters are Brady Quinn, James Lofton, Jim Miller, Pat Kirwan, Bruce Murray, Vic Carucci and Brian Lauvray. NFC Arizona Cardinals (2015 Record: 13-3) … Continued

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NFL Radio’s Preseason Power 12: Arizona and Carolina lead the NFC, 3 teams from AFC West make the grade

Each week, SiriusXM NFL Radio’s hosts vote on the top six teams in both the NFC and AFC. This week’s voters are Brady Quinn, James Lofton, Jim Miller, Pat Kirwan, Bruce Murray, Vic Carucci and Brian Lauvray. NFC Arizona Cardinals (2015 Record: 13-3) … Continued

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Allen: Colts ‘got away from basics’ after three 11-5 seasons

After three consecutive 11-5 seasons, the Indianapolis Colts got a little full of themselves. So said tight end Dwayne Allen about the Colts’ 8-8 finish in 2015. “And, if you remember, 2012, it was a rookie bunch that came together … Continued

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Allen: Colts ‘got away from basics’ after three 11-5 seasons

After three consecutive 11-5 seasons, the Indianapolis Colts got a little full of themselves. So said tight end Dwayne Allen about the Colts’ 8-8 finish in 2015. “And, if you remember, 2012, it was a rookie bunch that came together … Continued

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Alex Boone: Vikings can ‘still make the run for the Super Bowl’

Alex Boone was as devastated as any of his Minnesota Vikings teammates when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury that ended his 2016 season before it even started. The veteran offensive guard felt the initial sense of fear and … Continued

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Alex Boone: Vikings can ‘still make the run for the Super Bowl’

Alex Boone was as devastated as any of his Minnesota Vikings teammates when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury that ended his 2016 season before it even started. The veteran offensive guard felt the initial sense of fear and … Continued

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Brett Favre: Packers ‘in a different stratosphere’ than rest of NFC North

Favre is firmly aboard with the team with which he built his Hall-of-Fame career: The Green Bay Packers.

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Brett Favre: Packers ‘in a different stratosphere’ than rest of NFC North

Favre is firmly aboard with the team with which he built his Hall-of-Fame career: The Green Bay Packers.

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Football’s back: SiriusXM NFL Radio airs every NFL game, welcomes Brett Favre to its team of experts and analysts

The NFL is back and SiriusXM NFL Radio has every game: from the preseason to Super Bowl LI.

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Football’s back: SiriusXM NFL Radio airs every NFL game, welcomes Brett Favre to its team of experts and analysts

The NFL is back and SiriusXM NFL Radio has every game: from the preseason to Super Bowl LI.

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NFL Season Preview: 10 Players To Watch in 2016

A new NFL season is upon us and that means in addition to rooting for your team, you’re going to want to know who else to watch out for. What teams are up and down on a weekly basis can … Continued

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NFL Season Preview: 10 Players To Watch in 2016

A new NFL season is upon us and that means in addition to rooting for your team, you’re going to want to know who else to watch out for. What teams are up and down on a weekly basis can … Continued

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Brett Favre shares his favorite Andy Reid story during his SiriusXM debut

Andy Reid was a tough coach, but he could provide a laugh or two as well – even if it wasn’t his intention.

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Brett Favre shares his favorite Andy Reid story during his SiriusXM debut

Andy Reid was a tough coach, but he could provide a laugh or two as well – even if it wasn’t his intention.

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Keenum happy to finally run his own ‘show’ for Rams

This is different. Case Keenum has a starting job that, at least for the time being, is actually his. He isn’t replacing anyone. He isn’t the stand-in for someone else in the starring role. Keenum is actually sitting atop the Los … Continued

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Keenum happy to finally run his own ‘show’ for Rams

This is different. Case Keenum has a starting job that, at least for the time being, is actually his. He isn’t replacing anyone. He isn’t the stand-in for someone else in the starring role. Keenum is actually sitting atop the Los … Continued

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Roseman on Wentz’s readiness to start for Eagles: ‘He’s such a sharp guy’

It didn’t matter that Carson Wentz had been out of action for two weeks with a rib fracture. The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision-makers had seen more than enough from the rookie quarterback to determine that he was ready to be the team’s starter … Continued

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Roseman on Wentz’s readiness to start for Eagles: ‘He’s such a sharp guy’

It didn’t matter that Carson Wentz had been out of action for two weeks with a rib fracture. The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision-makers had seen more than enough from the rookie quarterback to determine that he was ready to be the team’s starter … Continued

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Former NFL GM: Bridgewater injury might keep him out longer than a season

Marty Hurney takes the long view when analyzing the trade the Minnesota Vikings made to acquire quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles. As far as the former general manager of the Carolina Panthers is concerned, the Vikings’ willingness to … Continued

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Former NFL GM: Bridgewater injury might keep him out longer than a season

Marty Hurney takes the long view when analyzing the trade the Minnesota Vikings made to acquire quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles. As far as the former general manager of the Carolina Panthers is concerned, the Vikings’ willingness to … Continued

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Angelo: Bradford trade ‘wasn’t desperate, but it certainly was risky’

Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo sees the reward potential for the Minnesota Vikings after giving up two draft picks, including a first-rounder in 2017, to acquire quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Angelo: Bradford trade ‘wasn’t desperate, but it certainly was risky’

Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo sees the reward potential for the Minnesota Vikings after giving up two draft picks, including a first-rounder in 2017, to acquire quarterback Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Rudolph on Vikings’ loss of Bridgewater: ‘No one feels bad for us’

The shock has subsided. The reality has taken hold. The Minnesota Vikings have come to grips with the fact Teddy Bridgewater is lost for the season to a severe knee injury in practice on Aug. 30. Now, they must go about the … Continued

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Rudolph on Vikings’ loss of Bridgewater: ‘No one feels bad for us’

The shock has subsided. The reality has taken hold. The Minnesota Vikings have come to grips with the fact Teddy Bridgewater is lost for the season to a severe knee injury in practice on Aug. 30. Now, they must go about the … Continued

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ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio on Colin Kaepernick’s protest: ‘I salute civil disobedience’

ESPN Reporter and military veteran Sal Paolantonio says he fully supports Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest.

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ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio on Colin Kaepernick’s protest: ‘I salute civil disobedience’

ESPN Reporter and military veteran Sal Paolantonio says he fully supports Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest.

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Mayock: Washington favorite in wide-open NFC East

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson can hardly contain his excitement over the Rams’ return to Los Angeles.

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Mayock: Washington favorite in wide-open NFC East

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson can hardly contain his excitement over the Rams’ return to Los Angeles.

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen gets encouraging news on health

Chris Mortensen, through ESPN, issued an encouraging update Wednesday about his battle with Stage 4 throat cancer that was diagnosed last January. The network’s NFL insider joined Pat Kirwan and Jeff Rickard on Movin’ The Chains to talk about. ‘Good … Continued

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen gets encouraging news on health

Chris Mortensen, through ESPN, issued an encouraging update Wednesday about his battle with Stage 4 throat cancer that was diagnosed last January. The network’s NFL insider joined Pat Kirwan and Jeff Rickard on Movin’ The Chains to talk about. ‘Good … Continued

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Rams’ Tavon Austin: ‘I’m just here about wins’

Tavon Austin doesn’t care all that much about numbers. Receptions and yards, both as a receiver and runner, mean little to him. Touchdowns? They carry plenty of weight — and he is tied for 25th in the NFL in touchdowns from the line … Continued

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Rams’ Tavon Austin: ‘I’m just here about wins’

Tavon Austin doesn’t care all that much about numbers. Receptions and yards, both as a receiver and runner, mean little to him. Touchdowns? They carry plenty of weight — and he is tied for 25th in the NFL in touchdowns from the line … Continued

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Stephen Jones: Having Prescott ‘takes some of the sting away’ from Romo’s injury

Cowboys EVP, CEO, Director of Player Personnel The NFL doesn’t allow you to wallow in your sorrow. You lose your starting quarterback, you move on. The Dallas Cowboys have done it before after Tony Romo was injured. They’re doing it … Continued

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Stephen Jones: Having Prescott ‘takes some of the sting away’ from Romo’s injury

Cowboys EVP, CEO, Director of Player Personnel The NFL doesn’t allow you to wallow in your sorrow. You lose your starting quarterback, you move on. The Dallas Cowboys have done it before after Tony Romo was injured. They’re doing it … Continued

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The cascading fallout from Tony Romo’s fractured vertebrate

The Dallas Cowboys just lost their starting quarterback, Tony Romo, find out what his injury means for the NFC East race, Dak Prescott’s development and your fantasy football league.

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The cascading fallout from Tony Romo’s fractured vertebrate

The Dallas Cowboys just lost their starting quarterback, Tony Romo, find out what his injury means for the NFC East race, Dak Prescott’s development and your fantasy football league.

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HOF Radio: Art Monk: ‘I never saw myself as a Hall-of-Famer’

For some, it was grueling eight-year wait. When is Art Monk going to finally be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The question was raised by seemingly countless Washington fans who watched 14 of his 16 seasons as a … Continued

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HOF Radio: Art Monk: ‘I never saw myself as a Hall-of-Famer’

For some, it was grueling eight-year wait. When is Art Monk going to finally be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The question was raised by seemingly countless Washington fans who watched 14 of his 16 seasons as a … Continued

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Kennedy thinks Raiders have foundation for ‘legitimate wild-card team’

Lincoln Kennedy Lincoln Kennedy will only go so far in buying into the hype that the Oakland Raiders are a postseason contender. The former Raiders offensive lineman, now an analyst for the team’s radio network, said he sees the makings of … Continued

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Kennedy thinks Raiders have foundation for ‘legitimate wild-card team’

Lincoln Kennedy Lincoln Kennedy will only go so far in buying into the hype that the Oakland Raiders are a postseason contender. The former Raiders offensive lineman, now an analyst for the team’s radio network, said he sees the makings of … Continued

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Cowboys’ Prescott making Campo ‘a believer’

Dave Campo knows that the Dallas Cowboys’ fortunes mainly rest on the ability to keep Tony Romo healthy. The former Cowboys coach, who does some work for the team’s website, could see the organization holding its collective breath Romo when he left Thursday … Continued

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Cowboys’ Prescott making Campo ‘a believer’

Dave Campo knows that the Dallas Cowboys’ fortunes mainly rest on the ability to keep Tony Romo healthy. The former Cowboys coach, who does some work for the team’s website, could see the organization holding its collective breath Romo when he left Thursday … Continued

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Luck ‘never’ thinks about being Manning’s successor

Andrew Luck Andrew Luck is all about minimizing burdens. He’ll tell you that he doesn’t carry one as the successor to one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Peyton Manning. He’ll also tell you that he doesn’t carry the … Continued

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Luck ‘never’ thinks about being Manning’s successor

Andrew Luck Andrew Luck is all about minimizing burdens. He’ll tell you that he doesn’t carry one as the successor to one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, Peyton Manning. He’ll also tell you that he doesn’t carry the … Continued

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NFL Team Preview: Chicago Bears sense ‘different energy’ heading into 2016

Will things improve for the Chicago Bears in Year 2 under head coach John Fox? Maybe, but they’re still in a tough NFC North division.

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NFL Team Preview: Chicago Bears sense ‘different energy’ heading into 2016

Will things improve for the Chicago Bears in Year 2 under head coach John Fox? Maybe, but they’re still in a tough NFC North division.

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Kirwan on Aguayo: ‘You’ve got to face this fire with fire’

Pat Kirwan Where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go from here with Roberto Aguayo? Cutting him isn’t an option, Pat Kirwan says. Combining patience with increasing pressure is the best solution, he said. ‘Weather this storm’ “They’re going to have … Continued

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Kirwan on Aguayo: ‘You’ve got to face this fire with fire’

Pat Kirwan Where do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go from here with Roberto Aguayo? Cutting him isn’t an option, Pat Kirwan says. Combining patience with increasing pressure is the best solution, he said. ‘Weather this storm’ “They’re going to have … Continued

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Matthew Stafford, Eric Decker and other NFL vets give rookies some advice

NFL veterans Matthew Stafford, Devin Funchess, Luke Kuechly, Jeremy Maclin and others give the 2016 NFL rookie class some tips and pointers.

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Matthew Stafford, Eric Decker and other NFL vets give rookies some advice

NFL veterans Matthew Stafford, Devin Funchess, Luke Kuechly, Jeremy Maclin and others give the 2016 NFL rookie class some tips and pointers.

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Lewis on possibly joining Steelers: ‘Great fans, great coaching staff, great owner’

Free agent CB Keenan Lewis Free-agent cornerback Keenan Lewis sees plenty of reasons why it would make sense for him to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. One, he spent the first four seasons of his NFL career (2009-2012) with the Steelers. … Continued

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Lewis on possibly joining Steelers: ‘Great fans, great coaching staff, great owner’

Free agent CB Keenan Lewis Free-agent cornerback Keenan Lewis sees plenty of reasons why it would make sense for him to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. One, he spent the first four seasons of his NFL career (2009-2012) with the Steelers. … Continued

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NFL Team Preview: Jacksonville’s offense is another year wiser and nastier

2016’s NFL Cinderella? Why not the Jacksonville Jaguars and their mighty offense!

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NFL Team Preview: Jacksonville’s offense is another year wiser and nastier

2016’s NFL Cinderella? Why not the Jacksonville Jaguars and their mighty offense!

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DeMeco Ryans looking to play for a team that ‘really has a shot’

Free agent LB DeMeco Ryans DeMeco Ryans is being very choosy. Even with the NFL regular season fast approaching, the free-agent linebacker says he isn’t looking to sign with just any team. He has some specific requirements that would seem … Continued

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DeMeco Ryans looking to play for a team that ‘really has a shot’

Free agent LB DeMeco Ryans DeMeco Ryans is being very choosy. Even with the NFL regular season fast approaching, the free-agent linebacker says he isn’t looking to sign with just any team. He has some specific requirements that would seem … Continued

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Dolphins’ Pead on Gase: ‘You’d think he hates the defense’

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead Each day in training camp, Miami Dolphins players — especially those on offense — have to meet a lofty standard of competitiveness. It’s something their coach, Adam Gase, demands. ‘Likes to keep pressure on D’ “Gase, he’s … Continued

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Dolphins’ Pead on Gase: ‘You’d think he hates the defense’

Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead Each day in training camp, Miami Dolphins players — especially those on offense — have to meet a lofty standard of competitiveness. It’s something their coach, Adam Gase, demands. ‘Likes to keep pressure on D’ “Gase, he’s … Continued

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NFL Preview: Tennessee brings plenty of intrigue into 2016 AFC South race

Marcus Mariota and the Tennesse offense are set to blow up the AFC South this NFL season.

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NFL Preview: Tennessee brings plenty of intrigue into 2016 AFC South race

Marcus Mariota and the Tennesse offense are set to blow up the AFC South this NFL season.

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HOF Radio: Lanier looked to expand game with pass coverage

When people talk all-time great NFL middle linebackers, the list usually starts with Dick Butkus. If Hall-of-Fame talent-evaluator Ron Wolf is assembling the list, however, it starts with Willie Lanier. As Hall of Fame Radio co-host Joe Horrigan pointed out, … Continued

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HOF Radio: Lanier looked to expand game with pass coverage

When people talk all-time great NFL middle linebackers, the list usually starts with Dick Butkus. If Hall-of-Fame talent-evaluator Ron Wolf is assembling the list, however, it starts with Willie Lanier. As Hall of Fame Radio co-host Joe Horrigan pointed out, … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Mariota says he’ll have more say in Titans’ game plans

Marcus Mariota sits down with Pat Kirwan and Mike Keith A year older and wiser to the ways of NFL defenses, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota now has a larger voice in the offensive game plans he’ll execute each week. … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Mariota says he’ll have more say in Titans’ game plans

Marcus Mariota sits down with Pat Kirwan and Mike Keith A year older and wiser to the ways of NFL defenses, Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota now has a larger voice in the offensive game plans he’ll execute each week. … Continued

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NFL Preview: Detroit Lions face a post-Megatron reality

Calvin Johnson’s retirement left Detroit’s cabinet looking a little bare as we discussed back in March. But that was always going to be the case when a generational talent like Megatron hangs ’em up. The Lions have done as well … Continued

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NFL Preview: Detroit Lions face a post-Megatron reality

Calvin Johnson’s retirement left Detroit’s cabinet looking a little bare as we discussed back in March. But that was always going to be the case when a generational talent like Megatron hangs ’em up. The Lions have done as well … Continued

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NFL Team Preview: Denver Broncos eye a second-straight Super Bowl

Without Peyton Manning and Malik Jackson, can the Broncos win a second-straight Super Bowl?

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NFL Team Preview: Denver Broncos eye a second-straight Super Bowl

Without Peyton Manning and Malik Jackson, can the Broncos win a second-straight Super Bowl?

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NFL Team Preview: Green Bay Packers look to stay healthy, recapture NFC North crown from rival Vikes

It is not unreasonable to expect the Packers meeting the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game come January 2017.

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NFL Team Preview: Green Bay Packers look to stay healthy, recapture NFC North crown from rival Vikes

It is not unreasonable to expect the Packers meeting the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game come January 2017.

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NFL Team Preview: Minnesota Vikings look to improve on solid 2015 season

Adrian Peterson feels young, Mike Zimmer is high on Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings are feeling good heading into the new season.

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NFL Team Preview: Minnesota Vikings look to improve on solid 2015 season

Adrian Peterson feels young, Mike Zimmer is high on Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings are feeling good heading into the new season.

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NFL Preview: Life after Marshawn? Seahawks seek more playoff success with Lynch retired

The Seattle Seahawks opened training camp without Marshawn Lynch for the first time since 2010 last month and while they have a #BeastMode-sized gap to fill at running back, having Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll on the sidelines and that very … Continued

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NFL Preview: Life after Marshawn? Seahawks seek more playoff success with Lynch retired

The Seattle Seahawks opened training camp without Marshawn Lynch for the first time since 2010 last month and while they have a #BeastMode-sized gap to fill at running back, having Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll on the sidelines and that very … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Russell Wilson patterns himself after all-time ‘tough guys’

Russell Wilson joins Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan Russell Wilson saw how it was done, how the best of the best became the best of the best. Sure, they were ultra-talented. But they had something else in common: They also … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Russell Wilson patterns himself after all-time ‘tough guys’

Russell Wilson joins Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan Russell Wilson saw how it was done, how the best of the best became the best of the best. Sure, they were ultra-talented. But they had something else in common: They also … Continued

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Brett Favre describes what made him so successful on the field

“I just loved to play,” Favre told Solomon Wilcots and Bob Papa on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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Brett Favre describes what made him so successful on the field

“I just loved to play,” Favre told Solomon Wilcots and Bob Papa on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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NFL Team Preview: Miami Dolphins start anew with Adam Gase as head coach

The Miami Dolphins look to rebound from a 6-10 season with new head coach Adam Gase leading the way.

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NFL Team Preview: Miami Dolphins start anew with Adam Gase as head coach

The Miami Dolphins look to rebound from a 6-10 season with new head coach Adam Gase leading the way.

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NFL Team Preview: Arizona Cardinals’ only goal is a Super Bowl win

The Cardinals have a very real chance of taking home the Lombardi Trophy in 2016.

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NFL Team Preview: Arizona Cardinals’ only goal is a Super Bowl win

The Cardinals have a very real chance of taking home the Lombardi Trophy in 2016.

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Packers’ Cobb calls 2015 performance ‘quite embarrassing’

Randall Cobb sits down with Bruce Murray and James Lofton Sure, it was tougher. No Jordy Nelson meant no magnet to pull away coverage from opponents to give Randall Cobb more room to operate. But that, as Cobb explained to … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Packers’ Cobb calls 2015 performance ‘quite embarrassing’

Randall Cobb sits down with Bruce Murray and James Lofton Sure, it was tougher. No Jordy Nelson meant no magnet to pull away coverage from opponents to give Randall Cobb more room to operate. But that, as Cobb explained to … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Landry wants more returns with Dolphins

Jarvis Landry sits down with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan Although he has established himself as an elite wide receiver, Jarvis Landry wants the Miami Dolphins to continue to use him as a returner. “I like to think I can … Continued

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NFL Training Camp Tour: Landry wants more returns with Dolphins

Jarvis Landry sits down with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan Although he has established himself as an elite wide receiver, Jarvis Landry wants the Miami Dolphins to continue to use him as a returner. “I like to think I can … Continued

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