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State of the Team: Minnesota Vikings
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State of the Team: Minnesota Vikings

It's time for Christian Ponder to take the leap. Does he have enough weapons to make that happen? Will this club tab a middle linebacker early in the draft?

29 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2013, 4:34pm by Anonymousasarandom
State of the Team: Green Bay Packers
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State of the Team: Green Bay Packers

Was the thrashing against San Francisco in the playoffs a one-game fluke, or a sign of underlying problems? And can this team possibly build an offensive line worthy of its quarterback?

39 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2013, 6:08pm by justanothersteve
State of the Team: Detroit Lions
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State of the Team: Detroit Lions

Will the pieces around Calvin Johnson stay healthy this season? Can the Lions secondary and pass rush get back on the right track with some offseason tweaks?

59 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2015, 4:45pm by Masry
State of the Team: Chicago Bears
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State of the Team: Chicago Bears

Lovie Smith and Brian Urlacher are gone. How will Marc Trestman and Mel Tucker change things in Chicago?

87 comments, Last at 01 May 2013, 6:08pm by jprather17
State of the Team: Washington Redskins
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State of the Team: Washington Redskins

The coaching staff got the best out of this team in 2012, but will they need to change the system to keep RG3 healthy?

47 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2013, 11:09pm by scottb
State of the Team: Philadelphia Eagles
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State of the Team: Philadelphia Eagles

New coach, new team. (But don't call it a dream!)

52 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2015, 11:34am by scalett
State of the Team: New York Giants
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State of the Team: New York Giants

The Giants faded down the stretch last season and missed the opportunity to spoil the party in the playoffs as has become their custom. Can they return to the dance this year?

25 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2018, 9:16am by emily_smith
State of the Team: Dallas Cowboys
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State of the Team: Dallas Cowboys

Can the Cowboys finally ... well ... stop being the Cowboys?

42 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2013, 11:25am by justme_cd
State of the Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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State of the Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Will Josh Freeman finally take the next step for the Bucs? And can they possibly find any solutions at cornerback?

19 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2018, 5:08am by 1centhostingcoupon
State of the Team: New Orleans Saints
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State of the Team: New Orleans Saints

Can Rob Ryan save the New Orleans defense, or is this a case of a unit that just lacks enough talent to succeed?

27 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2013, 11:44pm by RichardD