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Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Jaguars
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Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Jaguars

Dallas runs the offense they were always supposed to run; Jacksonville runs out of explosive plays.

1 comment, Last at 19 Oct 2018, 3:10am by emmaferris
ESPN: Ranking NFL's Most Improved Offenses
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ESPN: Ranking NFL's Most Improved Offenses

Here's a look at the six teams with the biggest year-over-year improvement on offensive DVOA so far, led by the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos. Wait, the Denver Broncos? Actually, yes, powered by a league-best running game.

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Titans
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Any Given Sunday: Bills over Titans

Folks! The NFL's one true Josh Allen won a game despite not passing for 100 yards! Marvel at the enigma that is the Titans offense with us!

11 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2018, 6:04pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Clemson's Schedule Sets Up Best for Undefeated Season

Clemson's Schedule Sets Up Best for Undefeated Season

FO's Rivers McCown and Brian Fremeau will now be contributing college football content to The Athletic, starting this week with a look at which teams are most likely to complete an undefeated season.

Any Given Sunday: Bengals over Falcons
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Any Given Sunday: Bengals over Falcons

NFL pinball continued in Cincinnati, where the Falcons became the first team to score 36 points in back-to-back losses since the 1966 Giants.

9 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2018, 9:06pm by herewegobrowniesherewego
Any Given Sunday: Bills over Vikings
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Any Given Sunday: Bills over Vikings

This game was supposed to be a blowout. It was not supposed to be a blowout for the Buffalo Bills.

7 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2018, 10:02am by mathesond
ESPN: NFL's Most Unbalanced Teams
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ESPN: NFL's Most Unbalanced Teams

Some teams can light up the scoreboards. Others can shut down the opposition. Here's our look at the most unbalanced teams this season, combining our preseason projections with what we've seen in Weeks 1-2.

Any Given Sunday: Chiefs over Steelers
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Any Given Sunday: Chiefs over Steelers

It appears the Chiefs knew what they were doing when they traded Alex Smith away. Pittsburgh's defense becomes the latest victim of the Patrick Mahomes buzzsaw.

8 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2018, 3:12pm by mrh
Any Given Sunday: Buccaneers over Saints
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Any Given Sunday: Buccaneers over Saints

Most of us can agree that the Bucs allowing 40 points to the Saints wasn't much of a surprise. The Saints allowing 48 to the Bucs, though...

ESPN: Best Veteran Contracts for All 32 Teams
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ESPN: Best Veteran Contracts for All 32 Teams

Which players are providing the most value as compared to their salary this season, not including rookie contracts? Rivers McCown identifies the best on every roster, including Alex Collins, Chris Hogan, Akiem Hicks, and Cameron Jordan.