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  1. Prediction: Seahawks will beat the Panthers

    Terry Blount

    RENTON, Wash. -- After back-to-back losses, the Seattle Seahawks have an East Coast road game where one of two teams that expected to a be playoff contender this season will have a losing record when the game ends, unless there's a rare tie. Both ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Jason Pierre-Paul believes Giants can run the table after bye wee...

    Danny Knobler

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The view from the outside is that the New York Giants are basically what their 3-4 record says they are, an inconsistent team that might not be good enough to be a contender. Jason Pierre-Paul isn't buying it. He looks ...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. These Giants are clearly not contenders

    Dan Graziano

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The two weeks that were going to tell us all about the 2014 New York Giants went about as poorly as they could have gone and told us everything we needed to know. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Giants 31-21 on Sunday at AT&T S...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: New York Giants

    Dan Graziano

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few thoughts on the New York Giants' 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. What it means: Pretty simply, that the Giants are not an NFC East contender. The first-place Cowboys are 6-1. The second-place Eagles are ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  5. Rams vs. Seahawks preview

    Nick Wagoner and Terry Blount

    The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks are both coming off bitter defeats against top contenders in the NFC in the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, respectively. Of course, the Rams are coming off three consecutive defeats and are reeling ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  6. How New York Jets can be playoff contenders again by 2015 - NFL

    Field Yates

    At 1-5, the New York Jets are looking lost in 2014. Field Yates presents his to-do list for the team to get back to playoff contention by 2015, including thoughts on Rex Ryan, the QB situation and the rest of the roster.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  7. Poll: Are Cowboys Super Bowl contenders?

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- It's a simple question: Are the Dallas Cowboys legitimate Super Bowl contenders? After their 30-23 win against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys have a 5-1 record. No team in the NFL has a better reco...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. Prediction: Packers will beat the Dolphins

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins (2-2) find themselves with a measuring-stick game Sunday against the Green Bay Packers (3-2). The Packers were picked by many to be a contender in the NFC. Meanwhile, we still don't have a feel for the Dolphins, who snapped a two-g...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  9. Friday Five -- Revisiting "The Trade"; searching for contenders a...

    David Auguste

    Last week was abuzz with Philip Rivers' career revitalization, NFC East's rise from the ashes and "The Trade."

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  10. How Dallas Cowboys have built a winning roster - NFL

    Field Yates

    How have the Cowboys become one of the biggest surprises in the NFL this year? It starts with some underrated roster work these past few offseasons, writes Field Yates.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  11. Chicago Bears teeming with promise but keep losing winnable games...

    Jon Greenberg

    The Chicago Bears boast considerable potential to be a contender, but Jay Cutler's mistakes highlight a team that keeps losing winnable games.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2014
  12. J.J. Watt among impact non-quarterbacks on contenders this season...

    Neil Hornsby

    Seven of the NFL's three-win teams have risen to the top of the standings without top-level contributions from their quarterbacks. Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus identifies the non-QBs on each of those teams who have made the difference.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Oklahoma Sooners, Florida State Seminoles most likely to stay und...

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Which College Football Playoff contender is the best bet to go undefeated? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay make their picks, plus a look at rising prospects and what they'll be watching for next week.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  15. Poll: Bengals a legit Super Bowl contender?

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- Are the Cincinnati Bengals a legitimate Super Bowl contender? Fifteen years ago, you probably would have snickered reading that. Heck, 10 years ago you would have believed anyone who suggested it was crazy. But now? In 2014? It's ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Tennessee Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    CINCINNATI -- A few thoughts on the Tennessee Titans' 33-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. What it means: As the Bengals emerge as a legitimate contender for a deep run into the playoffs, the Titans lost for the second week i...

    Blog | September 21, 2014