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  1. 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
  2. NFL - Are the Cincinnati Bengals playoff contenders?

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson writes that even with a strong defense, the Cincinnati Bengals are likely to be outmatched by their first-round playoff opponent.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2012
  3. NFL - Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens could get healthy, hot ...

    Gary Horton

    Gary Horton examines four teams that figure to get a nice boost from key players getting healthy and returning to the lineup, led by the Green Bay Packers.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  4. NFL - Herm Edwards - Are Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys c...

    Herm Edwards

    Herm Edwards analyzes five teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers, to determine if they are pretenders or contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  5. NFL - Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers top teams in AFC Nort...

    Matt Williamson

    Matt Williamson handicaps the AFC North after two weeks, noting that the Cincinnati Bengals may not be a playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2012
  6. 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
  7. NFL- Mailbag on Detroit Lions, Hakeem Nicks' injury, Pittsburgh S...

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers questions about the Detroit Lions' status as a perennial Super Bowl contender, the timetable for Hakeem Nicks' injury and more.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  8. NFL - The ten most important players in the NFL for 2012

    Bill Polian

    Former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian looks at the 10 most vital players to their teams' success during the 2012 NFL season.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  9. San Francisco's offensive line needs to improve drastically - NFL...

    Danny Tuccitto

    Danny Tuccitto of Football Outsiders previews Week 15's "Monday Night Football" game and writes that the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line needs to play well if the team is going to succeed in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. NFL - The Pittsburgh Steelers are still AFC championship contende...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that Pittsburgh Steelers fans need to calm down. After their key players heal up, they have an easy second-half schedule, meaning that they will be in the thick of things come playoff time once again.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Kiper's 2011 Big Board: A.J. Green jumps in the mix to be potenti...

    Mel Kiper

    A.J. Green has been perhaps the steadiest player on the Big Board in the past year. He moves up this week and is a legitimate contender to be the No. 1 pick overall, if the Panthers want to work with the quarterbacks they have.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  15. Can the Saints and Colts make it back to the Super Bowl?

    Adam Schefter

    The contenders the Saints and Colts have to deal with, plus thoughts on Steven Jackson, MJD and the Steelers' playoff hopes.

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2010
  16. NFL: For the New York Jets, the barrier to being elite will be Ma...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner looked at every top-five defense (in points allowed) since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger; a very high percentage of those teams made the playoffs. In terms of how far they go, however, that comes back to QB play -- and therein lies the problem for the 2010 New York Jets.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2010