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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. AFC East Week 9 X factors

    James Walker

    The bye weeks are complete in the AFC East. All four teams will be in action this weekend. Here are four X factors to keep an eye on: Buffalo Bills (5-2) X factor: WR David Nelson Analysis: Jets Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis could be...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  9. 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
  10. NFL Playoffs: X factor players in AFC Championship Game, NFC Cham...

    Gary Horton

    Everyone knows the stars of the final four NFL teams, but Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. has drafted his list of X factor players to watch during Championship Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  11. X factor: Dustin Keller, Jets TE

    Tim Graham

    Compared to his rookie season with the New York Jets, tight end Dustin Keller's numbers were worse across the board this year. Fewer receptions, fewer yards, fewer touchdowns, more turnovers. He virtually disappeared over the last seven regular...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. 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
  13. AFC East Week 11 X factors

    James Walker

    The New York Jets kicked off Week 11 Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Now it's time for the three remaining teams in the AFC East to take the field. Here are some potential X factors in this weekend's games: Buffalo Bills (5-4) Opp...

    Blog | November 19, 2011
  14. AFC East Week 3 X factors

    James Walker

    The AFC East is off to a fast start. It has the NFL's best division record (6-2) after two weeks. That also sets up some big matchups in Week 3. The Buffalo Bills (2-0) will host the New England Patriots (2-0) in a battle of undefeated teams. The ...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  15. 2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Marshawn Lynch, Earl Bennett, Curti...

    Gary Horton

    Gary Horton rolls out 32 divisional-round X factors -- four per team -- on a list that includes John Kuhn, Earl Bennett, Danny Woodhead and Mr. Studly Playoff Run, Marshawn Lynch.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2011
  16. 2011 NFL Wild Card Weekend: Jimmy Graham, John Kuhn, B.J. Raji, J...

    Gary Horton

    Gary Horton picks 48 playoff 'X factors' -- four guys per team -- who, while not household names, could swing the balance of the AFC and NFC playoffs. You'll find names like Roman Harper, John Kuhn, Raheem Brock and Danny Woodhead here.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2011