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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Observations: Vereen challenging at FS

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Based on the organized team activities (OTA) portion of the Chicago Bears' offseason program, rookie fourth-round pick Brock Vereen looks to be a serious contender to earn a permanent place in the starting lineup. Vereen took...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. 2014 NFL Offseason - Why Chicago Bears will make leap to contende...

    Steve Palazzolo

    Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus writes that by significantly upgrading their defensive front, the Bears will achieve contender status in the NFC in the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers making right moves for rapid rise

    Jeffri Chadiha

    Starting with Lovie Smith and continuing with shrewd free-agency decisions, the Bucs are making all the right moves for a rapid rise, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2014
  6. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  7. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 15

    John Clayton

    The Saints' road woes continued in Week 15. Plus, the Patriots' harsh reality without Gronk, and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  8. Biggest NFL games of Week 15 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: The Bengals and several other playoff contenders hit the road for potentially tough matchups.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  9. Power Rankings: No. 10 Philadelphia Eagles

    Phil Sheridan

    A weekly examination of the Eagles' ESPN.com Power Ranking: Preseason: 25| Last Week: 11 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002 The Eagles' 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, an NFC playoff contender, was enough to nudge them into the top 1...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  10. Rivera has to be on short list for top coach

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ron Rivera has to be on the short list for NFL Coach of the Year the way he's transformed the Carolina Panthers into not only playoff contenders, but potential Super Bowl contenders. Many of his players are lobbying for him alre...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  11. NFL - Where contrarian betting value lies in Week 11

    PJ Walsh

    PJ Walsh examines where the contrarian betting value lies in Week 11, based on a system that examines teams that performed poorly against the spread in the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  12. NFL - How to bet Chicago-Green Bay

    Ben Fawkes

    Ben Fawkes gives a gambling preview of the "Monday Night Football" game between Chicago and Green Bay.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  13. NFL - Turning around the New York Giants, Houston Texans and othe...

    Herm Edwards

    ESPN Insider Herm Edwards identifies the top five underperforming teams in the NFL, and offers advice on how they can turn things around. The New York Giants and Houston Texans lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  14. NFC North: Four winning teams in 2013?

    Kevin Seifert

    In his most recent ESPN.com mailbag, John Clayton broached the possibility of having four playoff contenders in the NFC North. It's a reasonable consideration when you recall that three of our teams achieved double-digit victory totals last season...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  15. Urlacher pins Super Bowl hope on Bears' O

    Staff

    Brian Urlacher said Wednesday the Chicago Bears' chance of being a Super Bowl contender next season depends on their offense. "It depends on what they do on offense," Urlacher said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" after announcing his retirement. "I t...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  16. NFL - Holes for New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears...

    Vince Verhei

    Vince Verhei examines the holes that the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants must fix if they want to make the playoffs in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013