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Cover-3: Rise of the Underrated, Part 2
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Cover-3: Rise of the Underrated, Part 2

No Pro Bowl snubs here -- just three guys who have fought their way out of NFL oblivion. Cover-3 looks at Winston Justice, Jerome Harrison, and Devin Aromashodu.

8 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2009, 6:21pm by Jmagik

DVOA Ratings

Week 16 DVOA Ratings
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Week 16 DVOA Ratings

Six teams are tightly packed at the top, but Indianapolis isn't one of them, as the frustrating dilemma of rating a team that isn't trying (and the asterisk that comes with it) returns for 2009.

143 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2010, 12:08am by countertorque

Quick Reads

Week 16 Quick Reads
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Week 16 Quick Reads

This week: Tom Brady owns the Jaguars, Jonathan Stewart runs all over the Giants, and Wes Welker does something we haven't seen since 1996.

146 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 11:22am by Eddo

Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes: December 29, 2009
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The Week in Quotes: December 29, 2009

It's Angry Week in the NFL, after Colts fans harassed Bill Polian off the air and Wade Phillips essentially challenged Tony Duny to a duel. All this animosity makes Jared Allen sad.

57 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2009, 7:23am by Pigmanfu

7th Day Adventure

7th Day Adventure: Bowl Spectacular II
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7th Day Adventure: Bowl Spectacular II

It's the second installment of SDA's special bowl series. Today, the crew takes you through the end of the calendar year, from Shreveport to Arizona to Atlanta.

25 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2010, 3:16pm by FireOmarTomlin

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 16
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Audibles at the Line: Week 16

Playoff contenders across the league fall on their faces, and FO is there! Plus: Mike Tanier opens his Christmas presents, and Aaron Schatz hangs out with some famous people.

269 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2010, 12:44am by Andy

Under The Cap

Under the Cap: Top Ten Kickers and Punters
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Under the Cap: Top Ten Kickers and Punters

J.I. completes his survey of the league's top starters' contracts with a look at specialists: the guys who put the "foot" in "football."

27 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2009, 4:41pm by J.I. Halsell

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: The Clutch of our Lives
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Scramble for the Ball: The Clutch of our Lives

What makes a player great? Should one consider only his in-born talent, or do his surroundings merit consideration? Your Scramble writers argue the merits of each approach. Plus: Ponies!

60 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2009, 12:05pm by Noah Arkadia

Film Room

Cover-3: Rise of the Underrated, Part 1
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Cover-3: Rise of the Underrated, Part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Doug Farrar gets forensic with the on-field efforts of three relatively unheralded defenders: Clint Session, Mike Patterson, and Randy Starks.

21 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2009, 8:59am by greybeard

Walkthrough

Walkthrough: All-Rookie Team 2009
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Walkthrough: All-Rookie Team 2009

Percy Harvin, Knowshon Moreno, Brian Cushing, and Louis Delmas are among the headliners of this year's All-Rookie Class. Find out who else made the cut.

95 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2010, 4:34pm by johe