RALPH VACCHIANO

100 Twitter Accounts Every Sports Fan Should Follow (80-61)

Here are the 100 Twitter feeds you should follow if you consider yourself a sports fan
<p> Here are the 100 Twitter feeds you should follow if you consider yourself a sports fan</p>

Twitter can range between being awesome and being the most annoying thing in on the Internet. So to help sports fans figure out which Twitter accounts they should follow, we put together the list of the best 100.

This list contains everything from journalists to athletes to comedians. To make sure there's a broad enough apeal, we tried to keep it national (sorry, the guy who tweets about your high school football team didn't make the list). Feel free to let us know who we missed in the comments.

NFL Predictions for Ravens Steelers, Jets Bills and Three Other Playoff-Implicating Games

There are five huge games this Sunday. Who will come out on top?
<p> There are five huge games this Sunday. Who will come out on top?</p>

Every team in the NFL will have reached their halfway point of the season by the time this weekend’s games are finished, which means we are about to be officially in the stretch run. And the timing couldn’t be better. There are several games this weekend that could set the tone for the entire second half.

There are some huge division battles, key tests for top teams, and a few last chances for teams hoping to remain the playoff race. Nothing will be settled this weekend of course, but a whole lot of things will become much clearer.

Suck For Luck: Which NFL Team Has The Best Chance At Andrew Luck

We handicap the race to the bottom of the NFL standings and a shot to draft the Stanford star
<p> We handicap the race to the bottom of the NFL standings and a shot to draft the Stanford star</p>

Seven weeks into the NFL season, there are 22 teams with a record of .500 or better, which means they can claim to be in the thick of the playoff race as the NFL season nears its halfway point. But none of them are in the most interesting race – the one happening way down at the bottom of the league.

Ranking The NFL Quarterbacks Who Are Under 25

Who are the best of the NFL's newest crop of young guns?
<p> Who are the best of the NFL's newest crop of young guns?</p>
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By RALPH VACCHIANO

Donovan McNabb took a seat last week, perhaps putting an end to his stellar NFL career. He was a shell of his former self, but more importantly the Vikings are 1-5 and they have a fresh, young quarterback collecting dust on the sidelines.

Philadelphia Eagles Blueprint For Missing The Playoffs

We predict each of the Eagles' remaining games and it doesn't look good for Philly.
<p> We predict each of the Eagles' remaining games and it doesn't look good for Philly.</p>

The Philadelphia Eagles have already declared the Dream Team “dead”, but they only meant the nickname, not the team itself. They still remain confident that they’re talented enough and have enough time to turn their sinking ship around.

Cam Newton, New Faces Atop NFL Leaderboards

Ralph Vacchiano takes a look at some of the NFL's most intriguing statistical leaders.

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You knew that Tom Brady and Drew Brees would be leading the NFL in passing yardage, even this early in the season. But come on, who would’ve guessed that Cam Newton would be third? Darren McFadden as the NFL’s rushing leader so far is probably not a stretch, but Ben Tate fifth, less than 100 yards behind and ahead of Adrian Peterson?
 

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<p> Ralph Vacchiano takes a look at some of the NFL's most intriguing statistical leaders.</p>
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5 Overreactions from the NFL's Week 1

As we prepare for Week 2, which teams are for real and which teams are not.
<p> As we prepare for the NFL's Week 2, which teams are for real and which teams are not.</p>

By RALPH VACCHIANO

In 2003, the New England Patriots released popular safety Lawyer Milloy, causing an uproar up in Foxboro, Mass. He promptly signed with the Buffalo Bills, and together they hammered the Pats 31-0 on Opening Day. Tom Brady was picked off four times.

The Patriots looked like their NFL dynasty would never get started. The Bills looked like they had recaptured their glory days.

The Bills finished 6-10 that season. The Patriots finished 14-2 and won the Super Bowl.

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