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NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC East Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 2 weeks ago
It was business as usual in the AFC East last season, as New England won its seventh straight division title on its way to playing in a fifth straight conference championship game. Should we expect anything different this year? Perhaps since it’s a given that Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the season and the Patriots also traded away their best pass rusher in the offseason (...

2014 NFL Mock Draft: A look back

By Braden Gall, 1 month 3 weeks ago
We look back at our projections (some hits, some misses) for all 32 picks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The calendar has turned to July, which means it’s almost time for the NFL to get back to business. The regular season doesn’t start until Sept. 8, but teams will open training camp later this month, officially starting the path for what eventually will lead to Super Bowl LI in NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.   NFL fans will get the chance to see the 2016 edition of...

New England Patriots 2016 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The drama of last season ended in bitter disappointment for the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in Denver, a loss that hit the team as hard as any in recent years. Now, as the Patriots prepare to take the next step and chase the organization’s fifth Super Bowl title, controversy again surrounds the team with Tom Brady staring down a four-game suspension from the league due to his...

Big Game Hunting with Adam Vinatieri

By Athlon Sports, 6 months 1 week ago
Four-time Super Bowl champion Adam Vinatieri, 43, certainly knows a thing or two about big games.   The 20-year veteran kicker holds the NFL record for career postseason points scored (234) and has delivered time and again in high-pressure, high-profile situations. Vinatieri split the uprights on a 48-yard field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVI. Two years later, he won another Super Bowl by...

Doug Martin, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller, Russell Okung, Travis Benjamin: Potential Landing Spots for 5 Key NFL Offensive Free Agents

By Antwan Staley, 6 months 3 weeks ago
Every offseason, NFL teams hope they can upgrade their team through free agency. Some teams choose to spend a ton of money to land a big fish while others go after bargain-basement players. One thing is for sure, there are a number of free agents that could instantly improve any team. Here are five key free agents on the offensive side of the ball and where they could possibly land. ...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 7 months 2 weeks ago
There was a time when the tight end position in the NFL served as a sixth lineman who could also run a route to catch the occasional pass. My how the times have changed. Today, tight ends are key cogs of high-powered offenses – often with entire packages designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra emphasis placed on the position today causes us to look back at some of the...

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Records, Stats and History

By Rob McVey, 8 months 1 week ago
While each of these future Hall of Fame quarterbacks has downplayed the rival aspect of their star-crossed careers over the years, Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady has ultimately become one of the greatest individual rivalries in the history of sport. A rivalry that has taken on a life of its own, even to the point of taking center stage over the actual football game itself at times. It...

AFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

By Mike Dussault, 8 months 1 week ago
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos meet for the second time in three years in the AFC Championship Game with the winner moving on to Super Bowl 50! While this will be the 17th time Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced off, the two teams look a lot different than they did Week 12. The Patriots especially will have a number of key players back this time around, including...