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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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