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31 Jan 2013, 04:17pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Cal Tops Recruiting Underachievers

A handful of teams have brought in consistent top-25 recruiting classes, but aren't producing consistent top-25 results on the field. Is it any surprise that most of them have made a recent coaching change? Here are five teams that have had the most trouble beating less-talented opponents over the last three years.

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30 Jan 2013, 05:02pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Boise Tops Recruiting Overachievers

College football fans will pay a lot of attention on February 6, national signing day, to see what talent their favorite team has picked up. But there are some programs that have been very successful despite unimpressive recruiting classes. We count down the top five.

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30 Jan 2013, 01:47pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Keys to Beating the 49ers

What tied San Francisco's worst games of the season together? They tended to struggle running the ball, while the pass defense gave up big chunks of yards early in the game. Also, it would help if the Ravens suddenly became the St. Louis Rams, although that makes no logical sense.

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29 Jan 2013, 12:16pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Keys to Beating the Ravens

Looking at the Ravens' worst games this season, the key to stopping their offense seems to be to shut down Ray Rice and the tight ends, counting on the inherent inconsistency of deep passes to produce a number of punts and turnovers. Also, make Joe Flacco throw to his left.

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9 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 11:29am by Hurt Bones

24 Jan 2013, 12:53pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: QB Fix Could Vault Cardinals

Looking at teams that could improve significantly next season with better quarterback play, the Cardinals stand out. What options do they have?

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22 Jan 2013, 03:08pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Unsung Heroes for Ravens, 49ers

Let us now praise some of the lesser-known names in this year's Super Bowl, starting with San Francisco's fabulous offensive line and Baltimore's Ray Lewis-in-training, Dannell Ellerbe.

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8 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2013, 5:10pm by jam

17 Jan 2013, 08:31am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Pats' Run Game the Key to Victory

A little bit of a preview of Friday's AFC Championship preview here. The Pats' running attack isn't really better than past years, there's just more of it. It's also the perfect weapon to attack the weaknesses of the Ravens defense.

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16 Jan 2013, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz

B.S. Report Smart Guy Wednesday: Conference Championships

Look kids, it's another B.S. Report! This one has both myself and Bill Barnwell reviewing the Divisional round and previewing the Conference Championships. Bill and Bill also go in depth on the question of whether Peyton Manning's playoff record means anything.

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16 Jan 2013, 06:23pm by Vince Verhei

FO on ESPN: Denver's Window with Manning

Did the Denver Broncos just miss their one shot at a championship with Peyton Manning? Probably not. We put Manning's 2012 campaign into context (turns out it was really good), guesstimate how many more seasons he'll play, and what Denver needs to fix to contend again in 2013.

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10 Jan 2013, 09:48pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Alabama's 2013 SEC Challengers

Ranking the challengers to Alabama's SEC throne next season, it's likely that imbalanced cross-division scheduling will be a factor once again.

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3 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 3:42am by Daniel888