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SEC's Top 15 Games of 2014

Athlon ranks the most memorable and dramatic SEC games of the year.
SEC's Top 25 Games of 2014

The gap has certainly closed but the SEC is still college football's premier conference.

 

The No. 1 team in the nation, the toughest division in football, a glut of Heisman Trophy candidates and nationally relevant coaches made the SEC must-see TV this fall.

 

Oregon Has its First Heisman. Which Team Will be the Next to end a Drought?

Sizing up the Heisman hopes of the teams with the most wins and no Heisman trophy
Oregon Has its First Heisman. Which Team Will be the Next to end a Drought?

Oregon is finally off the board.

 

The Ducks have been knocking on the door of their first Heisman winner for years, and in 2014 they made their New York Athletic Club breakthrough count.

 

Marcus Mariota won the first Heisman Trophy in University of Oregon history, and he did it by a landslide. He received 90.92 percent of possible points, the third-highest total in Heisman history, and 788 of 890 first-place votes.

 

New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Preview and Prediction

Drew Brees and the Saints face the Bears in a matchup of teams who have failed to live up to preseason expectations
New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears Preview and Prediction

Teams with identical records, but completely opposite agendas will finish off Week 15 when the New Orleans Saints take on the Chicago Bears on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” With a win the Saints, despite entering tonight 5-8, would take over first place in the NFC South. The Bears also are 5-8, but have already been eliminated from playoff contention.

 

Auburn's Defense Set to Improve With Addition of Will Muschamp as Coordinator

Muschamp returns to coordinate the Auburn defense.
Auburn's Defense Set to Improve With Addition of Will Muschamp as Coordinator

Auburn took the first step in fixing its struggling defense by hiring former Florida coach Will Muschamp as the team’s new coordinator. Muschamp was a hot commodity among teams looking for a new defensive signal-caller, and his arrival on the Plains should provide immediate improvement for a unit that allowed 32.8 points per game in SEC contests.

 

ACC's Top 10 Games of 2014

Athlon ranks the most memorable and dramatic ACC games of the year.
ACC's Top 10 Best Games of 2014

For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference.

 

The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in Birmingham.

 

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Prediction

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have beaten the 49ers the past three times they have played each other in Seattle
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview and Prediction

The sizzling Seattle Seahawks will go for a third straight victory over the struggling San Francisco 49ers this afternoon on FOX. Seattle (9-4) shined in the Thanksgiving nightcap, beating San Francisco (7–6) 19-3 just two weeks ago. Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick struggled, in particular, completing just 16-of-29 passes (55.2 percent) for a season-low 121 yards, zero TDs and two INTs for a season-low 36.7 passer rating.

 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Preview and Prediction

Johnny Manziel makes his first NFL start against the AFC North-leading Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Preview and Prediction

Don’t underestimate the significance of today’s matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on FOX. Yes, it’s Johnny Manziel’s much-anticipated (and equally debated) first NFL start, but the Bengals (8-4-1) also need a win to keep the Steelers and Ravens (both 8-5) at bay for at least another week.

Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Preview and Prediction

John Fox and the Broncos can clinch their fourth straight AFC West title with a win over the Chargers
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Preview and Prediction

Playoff paths could be determined later this afternoon when the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers on CBS. For the Broncos (10-3), it’s pretty simple – a win clinches a fourth straight AFC West title. The Chargers (8-5) meanwhile may need to win to just stay in the postseason discussion. Entering today’s action, eight teams were separated by one game in the fight for the two Wild Card spots in the AFC.

Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Updates: Julius Thomas, Greg Olsen, Charles Clay, Jermaine Gresham

Julius Thomas is expected to return this afternoon after missing the past three games
Fantasy Football Week 15 Injury Updates: Julius Thomas, Greg Olsen, Charles Clay, Jermaine Gresham

It’s Week 15, which means every game truly counts from there out. Fortunately for Julius Thomas owners, they should get their big tight end back on the field today, while Greg Olsen must navigate a quarterback switch. Here’s the TE injury rundown for today’s games.

 

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