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  1. Scaled-back workload for Justin Gilbert?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's no surprise that Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger targeted Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert repeatedly in the rookie's first NFL game. Gilbert was on the field for 59 of 71 defensive snaps in Week 1, but after he was exposed as a youn...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Ranking the five biggest Week 1 surprise teams by staying power -...

    Mike Sando

    Which of the surprise winners from Week 1 -- the Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Titans and Vikings -- has the best chance to make the playoffs this season? Mike Sando ranks all five, then weighs in with notes from the Lions-Giants Monday night game.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  3. Rams among surprise team candidates for 2014 - NFL

    Mike Sando

    Which teams will surprise this season? Mike Sando makes his picks (the Rams, Bucs and Vikings), plus offers his quick takes on Derek Carr, Champ Bailey and Michael Sam.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  4. What Winston release means to Seahawks

    Joe Kaiser

    In somewhat of a surprise move, veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. Here's why the Seahawks likely made the decision, and the trickle-down effect it will likely have on the rest of the roster. Ja...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  5. Why Kansas City Chiefs could miss the playoffs in 2014 - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Chiefs were one of the league's biggest surprises last season, but they could find themselves left out of the playoff picture in 2014 because of one glaring weakness. Field Yates explains.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  6. Separating wide receivers into tiers

    Eric Karabell

    The wide receiver position is seriously deep this season, which isn't really a surprise but more a continuation from past years. However, because running back is shallow in comparison, you might find those who make their living catching the football ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. Why Chicago Bears could make a surprise Super Bowl run - NFL

    Field Yates

    The Bears could be a surprise Super Bowl contender in the loaded NFC, writes Field Yates. Plus, why the Texans could be disappointed about not being able to land Jimmy Garoppolo in the 2014 draft.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  8. Expectations for rookie Martavis Bryant

    Tom Carpenter

    The Pittsburgh Steelers' initial depth chart, released Sunday, didn't have any surprises at wide receiver, where Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton are listed as the starters, with Justin Brown backing up Brown and Lance Moore behind Wheaton. Those fou...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Checking in on Freeney's rehab

    Tom Carpenter

    Late in September, Dwight Freeney tore his quadriceps. He's 34 years old now, so it's no surprise that he said this week that he still has "a lot of rust I'm trying to get off." Will he be ready for game action when the San Diego Chargers kick off...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  10. How will Vikings use WR Patterson?

    Tom Carpenter

    The expectation when Cordarrelle Patterson entered the league last year was that it would take some time to develop his incredible natural skills as a receiver, so it's no surprise that his biggest impact was as a kick-return man, not as a pass-catch...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. Will Joel Bitonio start at LG?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since the Cleveland Browns eschewed a glaringly obvious need at wide receiver to select offensive lineman Joel Bitonio with the 35th pick of this year's draft, it's no surprise that he slid right in as their starting left guard during OTAs. He wil...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  12. Week 9 for Navorro Bowman's return?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's no surprise that the ugly knee injury that NaVorro Bowman sustained in the NFC title game is expected to force him onto the PUP list when the San Francisco 49ers get their training camp underway this week. Although his recovery from surgery that...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers among teams most likely to improve in 2014 -...

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders takes a look at which NFC teams are on the rise, and which are due for a fall.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  14. Lighter load for Marshawn Lynch?

    Joe Kaiser

    Considering the heavy workload Marshawn Lynch has had in recent years and the promise of second-year back Christine Michael, it wouldn't be a big surprise if we see a little less of Beast Mode in 2014. But how much less? One expert recently weighe...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  15. Will Kansas City regress in 2014?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the biggest surprises in all the NFL last season, finishing with a 11-5 record in Andy Reid's first season. But will the success be short-lived for the Chiefs? One of our experts thinks so. On Tuesday, ESPN Insid...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  16. Will procedure help Seattle's 2nd rounder?

    Joe Kaiser

    If poor vision was the main culprit behind Paul Richardson's reported drop problems in his college days at Colorado, the rookie receiver should know soon. A surprise second-round selection by the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks last month, Richardson...

    Blog | June 07, 2014