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02 Feb 2017, 03:09pm by Scott Kacsmar

Film Room: Receiving Backs in Super Bowl LI

The Patriots and Falcons each have a couple of high-quality receiving backs, but which defense is more likely to continue to struggle covering running backs in the passing game? Also: the greatness of the wheel route.

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28 Jan 2017, 02:29pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Best Veterans Without a Ring

This piece on ESPN Insider complements today's other piece on "hidden rings." We go through and put together an all-star team of the best veterans (pre-2010 draft) who have never won a Super Bowl. Perhaps some of these players will eventually switch teams and win a long-awaited title.

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20 Jan 2017, 03:05pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Championship Preview 2017

A Super Bowl berth could be decided by the Patriots' ability to contain Le'Veon Bell -- and by Pittsburgh's ability to avoid their usual defensive breakdowns against New England.

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20 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Will Weak QB Schedule Derail Patriots?

Here's a look at the 10 teams to make the NFL's final four since 1990 with the easiest schedules of quarterbacks faced. Yes, the Patriots are in there, but they aren't number one. Do these teams have a history of failing to win the Super Bowl because their defenses haven't really been tested? (Hint: Nope.)

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16 Jan 2017, 03:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

In an instant classic in Dallas. Dez caught it, but Jared Cook did him one better. Also: the ill-advised spike, the Kansas City two-point conversion, and requiem for a tall quarterback.

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11 Jan 2017, 06:33pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Divisional Round DFS Matchups

Our final DFS matchups column for the 2016 season looks at our favorite matchups for the divisional round, including Matt Ryan, LeGarrette Blount, Dez Bryant and Jared Cook. We're fading Ben Roethlisberger and Jordy Nelson, though only the latter is more for injury concern than anything else this week.

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09 Jan 2017, 02:09pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Wild Card

It was the least competitive wild-card weekend since the 1995 season. We say goodbye to the 2016 Lions, a team that was not actually good in the fourth quarter despite a record eight comeback wins.

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06 Jan 2017, 02:00pm by Scott Kacsmar

AP Releases 2016 All-Pro Teams

The 2016 AP All-Pro teams are announced.

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06 Jan 2017, 01:45pm by Scott Kacsmar

AFC Wild-Card Playoff Preview 2017

The AFC's playoff matchups this weekend are both rematches from the regular season, but all four teams have seen drastic changes in the past few months.

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05 Jan 2017, 03:32pm by Scott Kacsmar

ALEX: Season Review

The 2016 season review of ALEX discovers something more interesting about Kansas City's defense than its quarterback. Also: an aggressive Matt Barkley, Tom Brady's finish, and a frightening start for Jared Goff.

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