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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. AFC East Week 14 X factors

    James Walker

    New England Patriots (9-3) Opponent: Washington Redskins (4-8) X factor: LB Jerod Mayo Analysis: Although most points came in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had no business giving up 24 to quarterback Dan Orlovsky and the winless Indianapo...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  6. AFC East Week 13 X factors

    James Walker

    New England Patriots (8-3) Opponent: Indianapolis Colts (0-11) X factor: LB Rob Ninkovich Analysis: The Patriots do not really need an X factor against the winless Colts. But a player who is quietly playing well in recent weeks is Ninkovich....

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  7. AFC East Week 12 X factors

    James Walker

    Week 12 continues with a pair of weekend games involving three AFC East teams. Here are some potential X factors to watch: New York Jets (5-5) Opponent: vs. Bills X factor: CB Antonio Cromartie Analysis: It's been a while since Cromart...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  8. AFC East Week 10 X factors

    James Walker

    We have a three-way tie in the AFC East. That makes Week 10 a crucial week for the division. Here are some under-the-radar players who could have an impact in Sunday's games: New England Patriots (5-3) Opponent: at Jets X factor: TE Rob G...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  9. AFC East Week 8 X factors

    James Walker

    Three AFC East teams will be in action in Week 8. The New York Jets, who are on a two-game winning streak, will get some rest during their bye. Here are three X factors to watch this weekend: New England Patriots (5-1) X factor: TE Aaron Her...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  10. Morning take: Aaron Maybin X factor?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC East: Could linebacker Aaron Maybin be an X factor for the New York Jets? Morning take: Bryan Thomas' season-ending Achilles injury opens the door for Maybin to get more playing time. May...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  11. X factor: Willis McGahee, Ravens RB

    James Walker

    Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl tailback Ray Rice is on a roll, rushing for 229 yards on 36 carries the past two weeks. But so is Willis McGahee. While Rice is getting national praise for his production, McGahee has quietly put up identical numbers i...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. Every team has an X factor that will key its playoff success

    Scouts Inc.

    Some are obvious, others are under-the-radar guys. Some are players, others coaches. But all of them are X factors who will determine just how their teams will advance in the playoffs, writes Scouts Inc.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2007
  13. Addai is the X-factor and will keep Pats' offense off the field

    Jeremy Green

    Addai is quickly becoming one of the most-feared RBs in the NFL and he is the X-factor against New England's defense, writes Jeremy Green.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2007
  14. Faine responsible for neutralizing Urlacher

    Jeremy Green

    Star players alone don't decide playoff games. Jeremy Green looks at four players who could be X factors on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2007
  15. Patriots: Five Super Bowl X factors

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's almost time for kickoff in Super Bowl XLVI. Therefore, the AFC East blog wants to leave some final thoughts on under-the-radar X factors for the New England Patriots who could make an impact in this game. 1. Aaron Hernandez, T...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  16. AFC East Week 17 X factors

    James Walker

    It's hard to believe the 2011 regular season is over after this weekend. This will be our final post on X factors for the season. Here are some under-the-radar players who could make an impact: New England Patriots (12-3) Opponent: Bills ...

    Blog | December 31, 2011