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NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 1

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday night in Week 1.
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday night in Week 1.

Locks of the Week
These are as good as gold — the San Francisco 1849 kind, not the two-tone Jacksonville helmet shade.

49ers (-4.5) vs. Packers
Remember Colin Kaepernick’s last game against the Packers D? He passed for 263 yards, rushed for 181 yards and accounted for four TDs in a 14-point victory.

Chiefs (-4) at Jaguars
Bet against J-Ville every week until the Jags prove they are not the worst team in the league — which they clearly are.

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Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players in 2012

Rams QB Sam Bradford was the last No. 1 overall pick to cash in before the new CBA.
<p> The top 10 highest paid players in the NFL in 2012, including Dwight Freeney, Elvis Dumervil, Peyton Manning, Sam Bradford, Philip Rivers, Jared Allen, Tamba Hali, Michael Vick, Trent Williams and Larry Fitzgerald.</p>

The top 10 highest paid NFL players in 2012 prove just how valuable the quarterback position is in today’s pass-happy league. The entire top 10 has some direct contection to the quarterback position. Four actually take snaps at quarterback, four are paid to apply pass rush on the quarterback, one protects his quarterback’s blindside and one catches passes from whoever happens to be playing quarterback that day.

Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams Preview and Prediction

This NFC West rivalry has been very one-sided in the recent past.
<p> Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams Preview and Prediction</p> <br />

NFC West rivals will clash tonight when the St. Louis Rams host the Arizona Cardinals at 8:20 pm EST on the NFL Network. The Cardinals have been one of the better stories in the NFL after one month, as Ken Whisenhunt’s club is one of only three undefeated teams in the league. Arizona has won 10 of the last 11 meetings against the Rams, but St. Louis has won both of its home games under new coach Jeff Fisher.

Building the NFL's Worst Quarterback

Athlon Sports built the NFL’s Best QB; now we build the worst.
<p> Athlon Sports built the NFL’s Ultimate Quarterback; now we build the NFL's Worst Quarterback.</p>

Athlon Sports built the in the September issue of our monthly magazine. Now we take a shot at building the NFL’s Worst Quarterback, pulling together the worst attributes from the league's QBs.


Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the St. Louis Rams

A fantasy football perspective on the team
<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the St. Louis Rams</p>

What can the St. Louis Rams do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Inside the Locker Room
with Jim Thomas, St. Louis-Dispatch

Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Quarterback

Be sure to have a capable backup on your roster if you draft one of these signal callers
<p> Fantasy Football: 10 Biggest Injury Concerns at Quarterback</p>

Injuries are certainly a part of football, and fantasy football, for that matter, but when it comes to the latter that doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't be prepared.

Here are the top injury concerns when it comes to quarterback. If you decide to draft one of these guys, be sure you add a capable backup at some point.

Winners and Losers in the Rams' Jeff Fisher Hire

Who wins and who loses now that the former Titan coach is taking his talents to St. Louis
<p> Who wins and who loses now that the former Titan coach is taking his talents to St. Louis</p>

Jeff Fisher is no longer retired after accepting the head coaching position with the St. Louis Rams.

The Biggest Busts of the NFL Season

Who really blew it in 2011? We have the complete list of losers
<p> Who really blew it in 2011? We have the complete list of losers</p>

It’s too late now to do anything about a season gone wrong. Dreams are dead. Hopes haven squashed. And in some places the spark of life has been extinguished. The stretch run of the NFL season isn’t for pretenders. The playoff race isn’t for teams and people whose bubbles have already burst.

And there many burst bubbles littering the NFL landscape with three weeks left in the 2011 season. So many teams and people had what must have seemed like realistic expectations, only to see them go painfully unfulfilled.

Here's Why Steven Jackson is a Must Sit against the 49ers

The Rams running back will be shut down today against San Francisco
<p> The Rams running back will be shut down today against San Francisco</p>

Sit St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson this week at San Francisco. There’s nothing that leans in Jackson’s favor in Week 13 — he’s going up against the NFL’s best rush defense and is doing so having not rushed for over 64 yards the last two weeks or having scored in the last month.

Sam Bradford Out Against Cowboys; But Don't Give Up On Him This Season

Sam Bradford won't be playing this week. But he should be in your lineup for the rest of the season.
<p> Sam Bradford won't be playing this week. But he should be in your lineup for the rest of the season.</p>

Sam Bradford has been downgraded to out against the Dallas Cowboys due to his high ankle sprain. But, while you may want to, now is not the time to give up on the Rams quarterback.

The two reasons to keep him are 1) the addition of Brandon Lloyd and the Rams' remaining schedule. Will these two things make a difference for your fantasy team?

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