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Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

The haves and the have-nots, an AFC North tradition at this point. The haves want wide receivers. The have-nots want ... everything.

27 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2017, 11:32pm by LionInAZ

ESPN: NFL's Five Best Second-Contract Sleepers

Rivers McCown looks at five players who could be a little undervalued on the free agent market based on past play and athletic profile.

ESPN: Which Teams Should Go After Romo?

Which teams should be in the market for Tony Romo's services?

8 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 10:22am by Mr Shush

ESPN: Breakout Super Bowl LI Prospects

We took the usual guidelines for our Top 25 Prospects list and used those to uncover four possible under-the-radar prospects to play a major role in Super Bowl LI. Who is the Chris Matthews of 2017? Unfortunately, the Final Fantasy VII joke was cut.

AFC Divisional Round Playoff Preview 2017
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AFC Divisional Round Playoff Preview 2017

One of the AFC's playoff games this weekend is expected to be a back-and-forth down-to-the-wire affair. The other... isn't.

22 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2017, 3:42pm by theslothook
Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Titans
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Any Given Sunday: Jaguars Over Titans

Ditch Gus Bradley, then hand the division crown to the Texans while messing with your draft position. That was Jacksonville's plan on Sunday as the Titans stumbled even before Marcus Mariota got hurt.

2 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2016, 4:39am by bubqr
Any Given Sunday: Titans Over Chiefs
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Any Given Sunday: Titans Over Chiefs

Is it time to worry about Kansas City's rushing offense?

3 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2016, 8:00pm by Shylo
Any Given Sunday: Giants Over Cowboys
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Any Given Sunday: Giants Over Cowboys

The Giants improved to 2-0 against the Cowboys on the strength of a rebuilt defense that can take advantage of Dallas' biggest offensive weakness.

3 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 5:47pm by PeterJMoss
Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Saints
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Any Given Sunday: Lions Over Saints

Is Detroit's defense good enough to make it a legitimate NFC contender? It sure looked that way when the Lions came down to New Orleans and held Drew Brees to 13 points.

5 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 7:24pm by poplar cove
Any Given Sunday: Bucs Over Seahawks
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Any Given Sunday: Bucs Over Seahawks

Hey, look! There were so few Sunday upsets that we went back to the subjects of the last two weeks! PLUS! There's one receiver in this game you can't throw to enough, and another where we're not sure why he gets any targets at all.

8 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2016, 7:13pm by Joe Pancake