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  1. Expect a better Jets offense, but great? No

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- For five years, ever since Brett Favre left town and Rex Ryan arrived, the New York Jets have been a defensive-minded team. That probably will never change as long as Ryan is the coach, but it has to be closer to a 50-50 balance for...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Brett Favre: Cutler 'has all the tools'

    Michael C. Wright

    Jay Cutler can take the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, according to future Hall of Famer Brett Favre, who believes the enigmatic quarterback might now be hitting his prime. Asked on ESPN 1000's "Carmen and Jurko" show on Monday whether Chicago c...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Cleveland Browns shouldn't suppress Johnny Manziel

    Jeffri Chadiha

    Johnny Manziel's Las Vegas trip exposed the folly in the Cleveland Browns' effort to suppress their rookie quarterback's personality, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  4. Painkillers lawsuit shines light on NFL culture

    Johnette Howard

    The painkillers lawsuit exposes a backstage reality that is more deceitful and unhealthy than we realized, Johnette Howard writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  5. Our mini-mock draft, version1.0

    Rich Cimini

    The NFL draft is rapidly approaching, so let's fire off a mock draft. It won't be the last. As Bill Parcells used to say, "I reserve the right to change my mind." I'll cut if off with the New York Jets' pick at 18. Here goes: 1. Houston Texans -- ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  6. End result remains to be seen in NFC North

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The subplots behind the roster moves -- among teams that have lived on intra-division player hopping over the last five years -- are particularly juicy. Jared Allen jumps from the Minnesota Vikings to the Chicago Bears, just four da...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  7. Twitter poll: Vikings fans on Allen to Bears

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Chicago Bears signed Jared Allen to a four-year, $32 million contract on Wednesday morning, I asked a question on Twitter, wondering how Vikings fans felt about the sight of Allen in another uniform after years of being on th...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  8. Wootton latest addition to Vikings' defense

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- It has been fairly clear from the Vikings' early forays into free agency that shoring up the defensive line was among the biggest priorities for new coach Mike Zimmer. The Vikings re-signed defensive end Everson Griffen before the star...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Vikings' red zone offense suffered in 2013

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- We talked earlier this month about the task new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has in front of him with the team's red zone defense, which was 26th in the league last season. But the Vikings' offensive issues in the red zone are n...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  10. Starter Pack: Addressing defensive needs

    Rob Demovsky

    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers have needs at every level of their defense, starting up front on the line and also including both the linebacker group and the secondary. But to listen ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  11. Starter Pack: Lacy invited to NFL Honors

    Rob Demovsky

    A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers running back Eddie Lacy may indeed win the NFL's offensive rookie of the year, an award that will be announced Saturday night in New York at the third annual N...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  12. Bayless - Peyton Manning's golden opportunity

    Skip Bayless

    Although he's the Greatest Regular-Season Quarterback Ever, Peyton Manning needs to win Super Bowl XLVIII to persuade Skip Bayless to reassess Manning's postseason status.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  13. Vikings: Cutler contract a cautionary tale?

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have seen for far too long, and know far too well, what it's like not to have a franchise quarterback. They've had a quarterback start all 16 games just three times in the past 10 seasons -- or as many times as th...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  14. Cowboys leaned on backup QBs before

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas - With the season on the line, the Dallas Cowboys most likely will have to rely on backup QB Kyle Orton to deliver a victory Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles because starter Tony Romo is battling an injured back. It won't be t...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  15. Game day with Gruden: Packers thoughts

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jon Gruden has spent the better part of the past week studying the Green Bay Packers in advance of Monday's game against the Chicago Bears. A few hours before the ESPN "Monday Night Football" analyst would head over to Lambeau F...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  16. The new master of the Bears

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- There was a time when no one dominated the Chicago Bears like Brett Favre. From 1994 to 2003, Favre went 18-2 against the Bears, including season sweeps the first five years and last three years of that stretch. After the 199...

    Blog | November 01, 2013