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NFL Postseason Awards

Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers headline this season's list of award-worthy players.
<p> MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers, record-breaker Drew Brees and rookie Cam Newton headline this season's list of award-worthy players.</p>

‘Tis the season for year-end awards in the NFL. This year, there are more players deserving of recognition than trophies to hand out. These are the select few Athlon Sports believes to be award-worthy:

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Rob Gronkowski Flips On Monday Night

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on an historic pace after big night in win over Chiefs.
<p> New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is on an historic pace after a big night in a blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs.</p>

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
Tom Brady’s favorite target hauled in four catches for 96 yards and two memorable trips to the end zone — a 52-yard sprint down the sideline that put the 6'6", 265-pounder’s speed on display and a 19-yard dive over the goal line that flipped Gronkowski onto his neck before the second-year star staggered to his feet and spiked the ball. Gronkowski now has 20 TDs in his first 26 games, breaking Bears Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s record (31) for fewest games by a tight end to score 20 TDs.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 10

A look at every NFL game for Week 10, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every NFL game for Week 10 — including Steelers at Bengals, Saints at Falcons, Lions at Bears, Giants at 49ers and Patriots at Jets — along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 10, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Matthew Stafford Will Play in Week 8; But Here's Why He's Not A Good Start

The Broncos' Champ Bailey will make it hard for Stafford to pile up points
<p> The Broncos' Champ Bailey will make it hard for Stafford to pile up points</p>

has battled a sprained right ankle injury that he suffered on the final offensive play of last week’s loss to Atlanta. His status for Sunday’s game at Denver has been iffy all week long, but it looks like he will be a go for the Week 8 contest. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice after being limited the previous two days.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 6

Every game on the NFL schedule for Week 6, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 6 — including the Buffalo Bills at New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions, Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots — with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 6, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 5

Every game on the NFL schedule for Week 5, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
<p> A look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 5, including the Jets at Patriots, Packers at Falcons and Bears at Lions, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.</p>

A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 5, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:

Detroit Lions 4-0 For First Time Since 1980

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions on the comeback trail after rallying to beat Dallas Cowboys.
<p> Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions undefeated 4-0 and on the comeback trail after rallying to beat Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings in back-to-back weeks.</p>

by Nathan Rush

Finally healthy, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is leading the race for Comeback Player of the Year by leading Detroit on a series of comebacks.

It looks like the Lions have finally found Bobby Layne’s replacement. And guess what? He’s a Dallas native who went to Highland Park High School, just like the Hall of Famer who led Detroit to three NFL titles in the 1950s.

Fantasy Football: Week 1 By the Numbers

Last-play lateral may cost Felix Jones owners

Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season is in the books. Here are some numbers that stood out to me from the Week 1 action that's already happened.

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Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Rising Stars

Bradford, Stafford and Freeman on their way up

Making a Case for the New Class ...
Three young quarterbacks have quickly ascended into the top half of fantasy QBs to own. Here’s why you shouldn’t shy away from them this year.

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