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  1. Giacomini on Harvin-Tate fight: 'It wasn't like a big, huge boxin...

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- What's the big deal about a fight between teammates? That, essentially, was the response Monday from right tackle Breno Giacomini, who witnessed the Percy Harvin-Golden Tate dust up at last year's Super Bowl. Giacomini, wh...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Panthers preparing for tall task vs. Lions

    ESPN.com Carolina Panthers reporter David Newton says getting Cam Newton on the field with big-play threat Kelvin Benjamin will be crucial as Carolina tries to match a Detroit offense fueled by 6-foot-5 superstar Calvin Johnson....

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Chat wrap: What about Manningham?

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some highlights from our San Francisco 49ers chat, held earlier Thursday: J. from Wisconsin: Big 49er fan in the Cheese State, who do you think the 49ers match up with the best and worst, with the teams they could face in the playoffs in ...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  4. Big Ben on no-huddle, second-year QBs

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger has long thrived in the no-huddle offense, and the Steelers quarterback provided some insight during his weekly media chat into why he is such a big fan of the attack. "I think the game of football is a chess match...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. Double Coverage: Chargers at Redskins

    John Keim and Eric D. Williams

    This isn't a compelling game when it comes to storylines. No big-name player is facing his former team. There's no grudge match. And, in fact, San Diego and Washington have played each other only three times in the past 14 years, and not since 2010. ...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  6. Morris and Miami face stern test

    ESPN.com staff

    At noon ET on Saturday, all eyes will be on Miami QB Stephen Morris as he matches up against a Florida defense that is loaded with future NFL talent. ESPN NFL draft blogger Kevin Weidl breaks down the Hurricanes quarterback as well as the big game. ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  7. Insider Premium Audio: Quarterbacks and the Heisman versus Big Bo...

    ESPN Insider Staff

    Chris Sprow and Mel Kiper talk about Mel's Big Board and the lack of changes and look forward to the best match-ups of the weekend.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  8. HOF: Chris Doleman wanted fumbles

    Kevin Seifert

    Chris Doleman was a long-armed pass rusher with the height (6-foot-5) to match up with big left tackles and the speed to run around them. He retired in 1999 with 150.5 sacks, which at the time qualified as the second-most in NFL history, while playin...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. Cowboys should bid for college football title game

    Calvin Watkins

    With the recent news of a four-team playoff in college football to decide a national champion starting in 2014, it brings into focus what Cowboys Stadium is all about. A Super Bowl, NBA All-Star game, boxing matches, big time college football -- i...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  10. Trend taking cornerbacks to new heights

    Mike Sando

    John Clayton's piece on NFL trends singles out the Seattle Seahawks' big cornerbacks for their ability to match up against tight ends on occasion. Notable NFC West CBs by Height CB Team Ht. Brandon Browner SEA 6-4 Ric...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  11. Five-star: Felix Jones should exploit raggedy run defense

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Five-star question: Will Felix Jones, who has one run of 10 yards or more in 44 carries on the road, match or surpass that total this week in Tampa? The best thing Felix Jones does, when he's healthy and feeling good is provide big plays on a reg...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  12. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 10: Battle in the trenches: If you're looking for a big-time matchup in Sunday's AFC East grudge match, look no further than the battle between New York Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold and New Englan...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  13. The Rivalry: Ravens looking for rare sweep

    Jamison Hensley

    All week, the AFC North blog will feature match-ups, trends and news leading up to the biggest rivalry in the NFL -- Ravens at Steelers on Sunday night. PITTSBURGH -- The Ravens could gain a big tiebreaker advantage over the Steelers if they can p...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  14. New York Jets' Mark Sanchez never makes it look easy

    Ian O'Connor

    Pretty boy Mark Sanchez couldn't avoid some ugly play against the Dolphins.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2011
  15. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell needs a hug

    Johnette Howard

    In a lot of ways, Roger Goodell is the Bro' commissioner, all right. But a lot of good it's doing him.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  16. Spotlight finds underachieving Texans

    Paul Kuharsky

    They are barely alive in the playoff picture, and in a season where many expected them to take a big step, it'll take a four-game winning streak just to match last season's 9-7 record. The Houston Texans will have a full stadium decked out in red ...

    Blog | December 11, 2010