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  1. Clayton's mailbag -- Contenders can't afford to stumble against l...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: Three losses to losing teams have made the Steelers' quest for a playoff berth a lot tougher.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2014
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  3. 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
  4. Steelers vs. Titans preview

    Paul Kuharsky and Scott Brown

    When: 8:30 p.m. ET Monday Where: LP Field, Nashville TV: ABC The Pittsburgh Steelers are a serious playoff contender that has looked, at times, to be as good as any team in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans are stuck in a major rut, trying to gro...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Are Ravens legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

    Jamison Hensley

    Should the Baltimore Ravens be considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders? Not according to those who voted in the SportsNation poll. Of the nearly 24,000 voters as of 8 a.m. Monday, 72 percent don't believe the Ravens have a realistic shot at ta...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Why the Pittsburgh Steelers can win the AFC North - NFL

    Aaron Schatz

    Is this the season the Pittsburgh Steelers re-take the AFC North division crown? Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders explains why it's a good possibility.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  7. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  8. Why playoff odds aren't in Ravens' favor

    Jamison Hensley

    In one line of thinking, the Baltimore Ravens have the best chance at making the playoffs among the four remaining contenders. There are 16 scenarios involving the Ravens, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and seven of th...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Who is Ravens' biggest wild-card threat?

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens (6-6) currently hold the No. 6 and final playoff seed in the AFC. While I don't see the Ravens or any other of the wild-card contenders winning their final four games, I still believe someone will get the second wild-card spot wi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Double Coverage: Steelers at Patriots

    Scott Brown & Mike Reiss

    When the NFL schedule was released six months ago, an early November game between the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots looked like it would be a clash between two of the top contenders in the AFC. Yet as is often the case in t...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that have the best shot at the Lom...

    Bill Barnwell

    In the final installment of our team-by-team preview, we look at who has the best shot at winning the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Cincinnati Bengals stick nose into AFC North business

    Ashley Fox

    It didn't seem possible a few weeks ago, Ashley Fox writes, but the Bengals could rearrange the AFC North pecking order.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  16. Which Matchups Are Kryptonite for NFL Playoff Contenders?

    Bill Barnwell

    The modern NFL is a game of matchups. Since the salary cap and the spread of strategic concepts throughout the league prevent a team from dominating the way that the 1980s Niners or the early-'90s Cowboys did, just about every team in football has on...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  17. 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