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  1. Will Giants double team Megatron?

    Tom Carpenter

    Because Calvin Johnson is such a dominant threat on the field, double-teaming him is a common game plan for opposing defensive coordinators. Will the New York Giants double-up on Megatron Monday night? "We can definitely just line up each side ...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. Luke Joeckel among breakout redshirt rookies for 2014 - NFL

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay identifies five second-year NFL players primed to rise in 2014. Jacksonville OT Luke Joeckel tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  3. Why Andrew Luck is already a top-5 QB

    Mike Sando

    In late 2012, when Russell Wilson was emerging as a candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, I put together a chart comparing him to Andrew Luck in games against seven common opponents. Wilson had fared better by wide margins in key statistica...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Eli Manning, James Laurinaitis among most overpaid players - NFL

    Nathan Jahnke

    Who are the most overpaid players in the NFL? According to Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus, Eli Manning and James Laurinaitis are among the top 10.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2014
  5. NFL - Third downs may decide Super Bowl for Seattle Seahawks, Den...

    Scott Kacsmar

    The Super Bowl pits two teams who have been very strong on third downs against one another. Who has the edge on this critical down? Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders breaks down the data to decide.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  6. NFL - San Francisco 49ers are most dangerous team in NFC playoff ...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner explains why the San Francisco 49ers are the team with the fewest weaknesses, and therefore best equipped to take down the Seattle Seahawks.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  7. What sets Luck, Wilson apart

    Mike Sando

    Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson had help. Let's be clear about that. But in leading their teams to Week 9 comeback victories against nearly impossible odds, they became common denominators in a staggering NFL equation. Teams are 5-59 since the start o...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  8. Sneaky pickups entering Week 9

    Eric Karabell

    Consider me among the many who snickered a bit when the Tennessee Titans signed running back Shonn Greene to a three-year contract back in March, and seemed proud for doing so. There were several reasons for that. One, while it's common practice for ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  9. Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson tops list of best ...

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson ranks his top 50 NFL players for dynasty fantasy football leagues. Browns running back Trent Richardson, who rushed for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie last season, tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  10. 2014 NFL draft - De'Anthony Thomas leads top 5 running backs for ...

    Mel Kiper

    Mel Kiper breaks down his top 5 running back prospects for the 2014 NFL draft, with De'Anthony Thomas leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  11. Ertz leads trio with valuable versatility

    Steve Muench

    High-tempo offenses are becoming more common in the NFL, with teams trying to imitate the success of teams such as the New England Patriots, and the Philadelphia Eagles hired former Oregon coach Chip Kelly with that in mind. Teams need the right pe...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  12. 2013 NFL draft - Stanford TE Zach Ertz has valuable versatility

    Steve Muench

    Steve Muench looks at three 2013 skill-position prospects who offer valuable versatility, and a defensive prospect who could help a defense stop them.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2013
  13. Ben Tate, Toby Gerhart two of the few handcuff-worthy running bac...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell explains why the common fantasy football practice of "handcuffing" a backup running back to his starter can be greatly overrated, he does discuss a few options who deserve the handcuff distinction.

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  14. Looking at the first steps being taken by new coaches - CFB

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee looks at some of the new coaches from around the country and the first steps they're taking in making changes to their programs.

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  15. Breakout candidates at wide receiver and tight end in 2012 - NFL

    Chris Sprow

    Chris Sprow writes that Victor Cruz's amazing breakout season is more common than you think -- and picks out candidates to replicate his jump next season.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  16. Is it a myth, or do the New England Patriots really lack elite ta...

    Chris Sprow

    ESPN Insider Chris Sprow tackles the common narrative that the New England Patriots lack the elite talent needed to compete with the best teams in the NFL. Although Bill Belichick may look for value in other places, it's not all about the system.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011