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  1. Time to weed out NFL's legit playoff teams -- John Clayton's Firs...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and Goal: Week 14 may begin to weed out nonplayoff teams from the crowded pack, particularly in the AFC.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2014
  2. NFL -- John Clayton's Last Call, Week 13

    John Clayton

    Thanks to a gift win, the Bengals have a leg up in the AFC North, John Clayton writes. Plus, NFC South strides, the reality of backup QBs and more.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  3. Bills' season on the ropes as Kyle Orton, offense sputter

    Mike Rodak

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In a span of just five days, the Buffalo Bills have gone from contenders to pretenders. Dropping back-to-back games this week -- the latest a 22-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night -- has set Buffalo back in a way...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  4. Poll: Dolphins' record in next four games?

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins (4-3) remain in the thick of the playoff hunt at the midpoint of the season. But a tough November schedule will truly determine if Miami is a contender or pretender in the AFC. Miami plays four straight teams will winning record...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  5. Brandin Cooks among home run sleepers in 2014 - fantasy football

    KC Joyner

    Which fantasy football sleepers can convert losses into wins if they pan out? KC Joyner identifies four, including New Orleans Saints WR Brandin Cooks.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  6. Geno thinks Jets are Super contenders

    Kieran Darcy

    Last month, Michael Vick said the New York Jets are capable of getting to the Super Bowl this season, with Geno Smith at quarterback. Apparently Smith agrees with him. "I feel good about our team making a Super Bowl run," Smith told the NFL Net...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  7. Finally, a true center for the Packers

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers' last starting center was a left tackle in college. So was one of the leading contenders to replace him. That's what makes rookie Corey Linsley so unusual - and so refreshing - at least for the Packers. ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. TMQ's Authentic Games metric predicts the Denver Broncos and Seat...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    In a measure of how power opponents fare against other quality teams, Denver and Seattle look like contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  9. Upon Further Review: Dolphins Week 7

    James Walker

    A review of four hot issues from the Miami Dolphins' 23-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills: Contenders to pretenders: The Dolphins appeared to be contenders after their 3-0 start. Now, Miami looks much more like a pretender following its third straight ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  10. Which contenders hit hardest by injuries?

    Mike Sando

    Watching running backs Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy depart Week 2 games with injuries delivered an early reminder of how pivotal pulls, tears, bruises and breaks can be during an NFL season. The day concluded with the San Fran...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  11. Can the Patriots make the Super Bowl?

    James Walker

    When you have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, you always have a shot. No contender has this level of elite quarterbacking and elite coaching on the same team. The New England Patriots can get to the Super Bowl because Brady and Belichick have done i...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. NFL - Herm Edwards - Key issues for the New York Giants, New Engl...

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards outlines key areas of concern for the New York Giants, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers for the remainder of the regular season and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  13. AFC East chat preview

    James Walker

    We are nearly halfway through the season, and we can start to see the contenders and the pretenders. So lets chat about it. Join me at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday to discuss all things with the Buffalo Bills (3-4), Miami Dolphins (4-3), New England Patriots...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  14. AFC East chat preview

    James Walker

    The contenders and pretenders are starting to separate in the AFC East. Let's chat about it. Join me at 4 p.m. ET for our weekly chat on the division. We will discuss all things related to the Buffalo Bills (3-4), Miami Dolphins (3-3), New England...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  15. Morning take: Bills pretender or contender?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East: Are the Buffalo Bills pretenders or contenders after their big win over the Arizona Cardinals? Morning take: It was a very important victory, but it won't mean anything if Buffal...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  16. NFL - Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers have common flaw

    John Clayton

    Both the Texans and 49ers are legit contenders, but neither team is built to make up large deficits, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2012