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16 Nov 2015, 08:50am by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Hangover: Peyton Manning Headlines a Sunday of Shattered Dreams

Also featuring speculation about the content of Rob Ryan's blackmail videos.

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15 Nov 2015, 07:21pm by Scott Kacsmar

How Long Will Peyton Manning Hold the Passing Yards Record?

Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for passing yards, but will he spend more time being the guy expected to break the record than the actual record holder? Regardless, he's always been on a record pace for it despite challenges from his peers and his health. (Click to read more.)

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13 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 8:21am by fest201620

14 Nov 2015, 09:29am by Mike Tanier

NFL Week 10: Mike Tanier's Previews and Score Predictions

Hey folks! I am back after a week of flying across the country and not being able to easily update stuff. Look for a cool insidery feature from me at Bleacher Report in the weeks to come. Until then: the usual previews, including Part II of Peyton Manning's novella.

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12 Nov 2015, 03:47pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2015 Loser League Part II Is Here!

The time has come to join Part II of the Loser League! Pick the worst fantasy football players for Weeks 10-17 and you'll get a chance to win a free copy of our 2016 KUBIAK fantasy football projections.

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10 Nov 2015, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Andrew Luck Out 2-6 Weeks with Lacerated Kidney

Breaking and unexpected injury news. Andrew Luck will miss 2-6 weeks with a laceration in one of his kidneys as well as a partial tear of an abdominal muscle. It's not quite as bad for the Colts as you might imagine. They have a bye this week, and Matt Hasselbeck is still a reasonable backup at the age of 40. I assume Hasselbeck faces Atlanta in Week 11 -- the Falcons schedule gets EVEN MORE RIDICULOUSLY EASY with this injury -- and probably Tampa Bay in Week 12. Perhaps Luck can be back in time for Week 13 at Pittsburgh?

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09 Nov 2015, 05:28pm by Andrew Potter

Week 9 Injury Aftermath

Ben Roethlisberger's latest injury is just part of a string of bad news for the Steelers this year.

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12 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 8:24am by fest201620

06 Nov 2015, 04:47pm by Vincent Verhei

Are NFL Officials Biased With Their Ball Placement?

This is a fun little discovery by a British statistician called Joey Faulkner. In looking at how many NFL plays were run from each yard line, he noticed a pretty gradual curve, with a massive spike at the 20 -- which isn't surprising, since so many drives start there after touchbacks. However, he also noticed smaller spikes at the 30, 40, 50, the other 40, et cetera, all over the field more or less between the 10s. His hypothesis: NFL referees, like all humans, have a natural tendency to spot the ball right on the 10-yard lines when they end up anywhere near that general vicinity.

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05 Nov 2015, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Lions Fire Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand

Big changes in Detroit, where the Lions have fired team president Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew. Apparently there's going to be some major overturn throughout the front office...

04 Nov 2015, 10:14pm by Vincent Verhei

Understanding the Broncos' Offense

Hat tip to reader "TimK" for this one. It's a couple of weeks old, but still relevant for Denver, and really for any other team undergoing a major change in coaching and/or personnel.

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04 Nov 2015, 03:55pm by Vincent Verhei

49ers Bench Kaepernick for Gabbert

Alternate headline: "49ers Bench Kaepernick For Worst Quarterback Of The DVOA Era."

Look, things in San Francisco are clearly going badly. Colin Kaepernick is last among starting quarterbacks in passing DYAR, and only Ryan Mallett is worse by DVOA. (And given that Mallett is currently unemployed, he probably won't qualify for these tables in a few weeks.) So it's understandable that the 49ers would consider a quarterback switch.

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139 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2015, 8:28am by fest201620