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  1. Previewing Dolphins in the Power Rankings

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins improved to 3-0 and made a major statement with a win over the Atlanta Falcons. Miami beat a playoff team from 2012 for the second week in a row in exciting fashion by scoring the game-winning touchdown with 38 seconds remaining. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  2. Can Dolphins survive early schedule?

    James Walker

    The NFL did not take it easy on the up-and-coming Miami Dolphins. Miami, a team some believe could make a playoff push, has a brutal first five games at the top of its schedule. This slate will set the tone for the Dolphins' entire 2013 season. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  3. Miami Dolphins schedule analysis

    James Walker

    Breakdown: The Miami Dolphins loaded up in free agency -- and for good reason. This is a 7-9 team expected to make the jump into playoff contention this season. But in order to do so, the Dolphins must be good enough to survive the eighth-toughest st...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Examining AFC East strength of schedules

    James Walker

    The strength of schedule ratings are out for 2013, and (surprise!) the New England Patriots no longer have the easiest schedule. For two straight years, the Patriots had the easiest strength of schedule in the AFC East and one of the easiest in th...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  5. Power Rankings: Patriots back on top

    James Walker

    It's December. That usually means the New England Patriots are winning big games and getting primed for the playoffs. New England (10-3) made perhaps the biggest statement of this NFL season with a 42-14 thrashing of the Houston Texans (11-2) on "...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  6. Power Rankings: Pats, Bills freefall

    James Walker

    Two weeks ago the New England Patriots were the unquestioned No. 2 team in the NFL, according to ESPN.com's Power Rankings. But that seems like a long time ago now that other teams are hot and New England lost two in a row. We now have a three-way...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  7. Seven-step drop: Bills' WR depth

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from Week 5 in the AFC East: The ankle injury to Buffalo Bills receiver Donald Jones flew under the radar during Sunday's big win against the "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles. But this is a blow to Buffalo's ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  8. AFC North evening links

    James Walker

    Here are the latest happenings Tuesday evening in the AFC North: The Cleveland Browns continue their interviews as they met with Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave for their opening at offensive coordinator. Baltimore Ravens assis...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  9. Morning take: Ranking Ben Roethlisberger

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC North: Is Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers the second-best quarterback in the playoffs? Morning take: I disagree. I think you start any quarterback discussion with Tom Brad...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  10. Bengals too sloppy to be contenders

    James Walker

    ATLANTA -- The Cincinnati Bengals have plenty of talent. They also showed heart and character by not folding after a terrible first half Sunday in their mind-numbing 39-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. But the Bengals lack a major ingredient and it...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  11. Bengals at a crossroads

    James Walker

    Explosion or implosion. The Cincinnati Bengals will take one of these two routes in the next few weeks, and it starts Sunday with a huge road game against the Atlanta Falcons (4-2). So far the reigning AFC North champions are one of the NFL's b...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  12. Pittsburgh without Ben Roethlisberger

    James Walker

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially begun life without two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. NFL comissioner Roger Goodell met with Roethlisberger on Friday and reduced his suspension from six games to four. Roethlisberger w...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  13. Big Question: Can Bengals tame schedule?

    James Walker

    Can the defending AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals overcome a first-place schedule to duplicate last year's success? Coming off a division title and their first playoff appearance in four years, the Cincinnati Bengals have even higher expecta...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  14. Big Question: Will Steelers make playoffs?

    James Walker

    Will quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's conditional six-game suspension cost the Pittsburgh Steelers a playoff berth? On paper, the Steelers are as talented, deep and experienced as any team in the NFL. They have Pro Bowlers on offense and defense a...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  15. Steelers still have a fighting chance

    James Walker

    Do not expect many complaints from the Pittsburgh Steelers over Ben Roethlisberger's suspension, which is expected to be four to six games. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the right call in suspending Roethlisberger, who was accused of sexual ...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  16. Take your pick: Flacco vs. Ryan

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Last week's debate discussing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys was heated but pretty much one-sided. (How did that argument get started anyway?) ...

    Blog | February 26, 2009