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  1. Why San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl favorites - NFL

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner makes the case for why the San Francisco 49ers should be considered the favorites to win the Super Bowl, due to their ability to match up well with each of the three other remaining teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  2. NFL Playoffs - Ranking Super Bowl XLVIII contenders

    John Parolin

    John Parolin of ESPN Stats & Information ranks the remaining NFL teams across 14 statistical categories to determine their chances of winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  3. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  4. Ranking the Super Bowl contenders

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning went into the Denver Broncos' Sunday night game in chilly Foxborough, Mass., with a reputation for freezing in the cold. His teams had gone 4-3 over the past seven-plus seasons when the temperature at kickoff was colder than 40 degrees...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  5. NFL - Biggest weakness for NFL's top contenders

    Rivers McCown

    Rivers McCown takes a look at the biggest weaknesses for some of the NFL's top contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  6. NFL - The weakest players on NFL's best teams

    Khaled Elsayed

    Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus provides the lowest-rated player for the NFL's top contending teams, starting with Alex Smith, who is the one weak link for the 9-0 Chiefs.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  7. 2013 NFL Preview - Bill Polian previews playoff contenders

    Bill Polian

    Bill Polian breaks down the teams be believes to be Super Bowl contenders based on preseason evidence, plus teams that missed the playoffs in 2012 that should be on the rise in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  8. NFL - Top questions facing NFL contenders

    Field Yates

    Field Yates looks into the biggest weaknesses for top NFL contenders. Do the New England Patriots, for example, have enough offensive threats?

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2013
  9. NFL - Which potential NFL playoff teams are hot (and not) heading...

    Khaled Elsayed

    Pro Football Focus examines three potential NFL playoff teams with varying levels of momentum heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Are the Bengals, 'Boys and Colts hot or not?

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  10. 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
  11. NFL - Projecting every division winner for the 2012 season

    Aaron Schatz

    Football Outsiders projects division winners for all eight NFL divisions for the 2012 season. The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are among the projected winners, with a big surprise in the NFC West.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  12. Eli Manning and a strong defense are among the reasons the Giants...

    KC Joyner

    ESPN Insider KC Joyner writes that there are eight reasons the New York Giants should be considered strong Super Bowl favorites as the playoffs begin.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  13. Will poor defenses hold back the Saints, Packers or Patriots in t...

    Aaron Schatz

    Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz writes that despite several contenders (Green Bay, New England, New Orleans) having one-sided teams, they won't be hurt in the postseason by this deficiency.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  14. New York Giants aren't even NFC's last team out in ESPN Insider's...

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    The New York Giants, after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, are now not even the last team out of the playoffs in the NFC, according to Insider's NFL Playoff Predictor.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  15. Introducing ESPN Insider NFL Playoffs Predictor

    Nik Bonaddio and Keith Goldner

    ESPN Insider introduces NFL playoff bracketology. Much like March Madness, each Tuesday we'll be projecting the NFL playoff matchups and odds of making the playoffs for playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  16. Kiper's 2011 Big Board: Patrick Peterson tops the final Big Board...

    Mel Kiper

    The final Big Board of the 2011 NFL draft is finally here, with Patrick Peterson quite near where he began -- near the top of the board. Other contenders for the top spot include Von Miller, A.J. Green, Marcell Dareus and Nick Fairley.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011