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Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

The Bears need defensive backs, the Lions need pass-rushers, the Vikings need receivers, and the Packers need to decide if they're going to keep playing a wide receiver at running back.

42 comments, Last at 20 May 2017, 1:00pm by ChrisLong
Film Room: Devonta Freeman
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Film Room: Devonta Freeman

He doesn't get as much attention as his teammates (or even coaches), but the Falcons running back is one of the league's most dangerous weapons.

6 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 3:49pm by Anon Ymous
Film Room: Belichick's Defense
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Film Room: Belichick's Defense

How did New England shut down Pittsburgh's offense? And why are similar tactics unlikely to work against Atlanta? Cian Fahey explains.

47 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2017, 6:05am by Bright Blue Shorts
Film Room: Jared Cook
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Film Room: Jared Cook

He made the biggest catch of the playoffs so far, but Green Bay's tight end had a lot of bad plays against Dallas too.

32 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2017, 8:57pm by t.d.
Film Room: Le'Veon Bell
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Film Room: Le'Veon Bell

Cian Fahey shows how the Pittsburgh star's versatility makes him the NFL's best running back.

13 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 3:06pm by Theo
Film Room: Earl Thomas
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Film Room: Earl Thomas

Cian Fahey shows why the Seahawks miss their free safety more than any other team would miss any other defender in the league.

6 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2016, 5:59pm by gomer_rs
Film Room: Marcus Mariota
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Film Room: Marcus Mariota

The Tennessee passer has shown the talents of a franchise quarterback -- so why are the Titans so reluctant to build their team around his strengths?

13 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2016, 7:56pm by ramirez
Film Room: K.C.'s Playoff Odds
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Film Room: K.C.'s Playoff Odds

The eventual AFC champion will probably need to win in New England. Cian Fahey shows how the Chiefs have the defense to get that done.

16 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2018, 7:19am by alisha5050
Film Room: Minnesota Meltdown
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Film Room: Minnesota Meltdown

Eight weeks ago, the Vikings were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in DVOA. Now they're 6-6 and probably done. What went wrong?

32 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2016, 10:42am by Bright Blue Shorts
Film Room: Ryan Tannehill
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Film Room: Ryan Tannehill

The Dolphins quarterback -- and his coach -- have shown that sunny days are ahead in Miami's future.

8 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2016, 8:01pm by Richie