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  1. McCluster, Thomas important chess pieces

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans intend on Dexter McCluster being an unpredictable X factor for their offense. His old team, the Kansas City Chiefs, now feature a new unpredictable X factor in rookie receiver De'Anthony Thomas. So Ken Whis...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Dri Archer the ultimate X factor for Steelers

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Kent State coach Paul Haynes and Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey shared a memory -- and a laugh -- recently when they recalled Dri Archer's 100-yard kickoff return for a Kent State touchdown last season in a game between the Mid-Ameri...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Percy Harvin: Seattle's magical X factor

    Terry Blount

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- He is the X factor, the unknown addition who everyone knows. Seattle Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will play in Super Bowl XLVIII. If this was your company softball team playing for the league title, you'd be adding a ringer ...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  5. X Game: Tom Brady vs. Carolina defense

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The X factor for the Carolina Panthers on Monday night is the same as it is for almost every team that faces the New England Patriots. Tom Brady. The Patriots' quarterback has the innate ability to exploit weaknesses and mism...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  6. Baltimore Ravens chat at 2 p.m.

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens ended their three-game losing streak Sunday, although they hardly looked stellar in doing so. What's your biggest concern? Who is the X-factor Sunday in Chicago? Bring your questions to the weekly Ravens chat and -- fingers cr...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  7. Sunday notes: Geno could decide Rex's fate

    Rich Cimini

    Thoughts and observations on the New York Jets: 1. The Re-X factor: The top storyline for the second half of the season, which begins Sunday, will be the future of head coach Rex Ryan. Owner Woody Johnson and general manager John Idzik have to mak...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  8. RTC: Dowell Loggains is a wild card, too

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... Amid all the talk of Troy Polamalu as a wild card, Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is going to be an X factor on Sunday too, says David Climer. To which I say: The issue there is tha...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  9. W roundtable: Will it be Baltimore Ravens or San Francisco 49ers ...

    espnW

    The Baltimore Ravens have the emotion of Ray Lewis on their side; the San Francisco 49ers have the electricity of Colin Kaepernick on theirs. Who will prevail in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans?

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2013
  10. Legatron is X-factor for Rams

    reissm

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's not often that NFL kickers receive much in the way of fanfare. It's even less common for a rookie kicker to earn a national spotlight, but that's precisely what has happened in St. Louis, where sixth-round draft choice Greg ...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  11. New York Giants are the team to beat

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag twice a week. Got a query of your own? Submit it here. Q: Who do you think will be the X factor in the Giants-Cowboys game on Wednesday? Do you think Jason Witten will play? -- Christian ...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  12. NFL - Mailbag on New York Giants, Peyton Manning, more

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter dives into his mailbag to answer questions on the New York Giants, Peyton Manning and more. He also ranks the top five NFL teams entering the 2012 season.

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  13. Poll results: Ravens' X factor

    Jamison Hensley

    The X-factor for the Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game is quarterback Joe Flacco. At least that's what the AFC North family believes. In a SportsNation poll, 39 percent of the more than 5,400 voters selected Flacco as the player who will ha...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  14. Poll: Who's the Ravens' X-factor Sunday?

    Jamison Hensley

    History says the AFC Championship Game between the Ravens and the Patriots will be a close one. Three of the past four meetings between these two teams have been decided by six points or less. In a game that could go down to the final minute, who ...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  15. AFC East Week 16 X factors

    James Walker

    New York Jets (8-6) Opponent: New York Giants X factor: WR Santonio Holmes Analysis: Holmes had his worst game as a Jet in last week's loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. He caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. But it was his f...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  16. AFC East Week 15 X factors

    James Walker

    Miami Dolphins (4-9) Opponent: Bills X factor: CB Vontae Davis Analysis: Win or lose, the Bills throw the football a lot. Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is a streaky gunslinger. Right now he's on the downside. Fitzpatrick is coming off...

    Blog | December 17, 2011