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Philip Rivers
After the ugliness of the Chargers’ attempted move to Los Angeles, 2016 will be the most pivotal year in franchise history. After agreeing to stay in San Diego at least one more year rather than join the Rams in L.A., the Chargers are...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska’s first year under new coach Mike Riley ended with a disappointing 6-7 final record. While the six-win mark was just the program’s third losing season since 1962, the 2015 campaign wasn’t as bad as the final ledger...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield
There are a lot of prospective student-athletes coming out of high school that are two-sport athletes. In fact, in the 2016 NFL Draft 88.5% of players selected were dual-sport athletes back in their Friday Night Light days. That statistic goes to...
Lance Dozier
1 month ago
Julio Jones
At first Dan Quinn made it look too easy. The former Seattle defensive coordinator stepped straight from a Super Bowl defense to a 5–0 start as a rookie head coach. Every move made to fix the floundering Falcons worked — until nothing...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Cam Newton
Can the Carolina Panthers possibly be that good again? That’s the overriding question for a team that won 17 games in 2015, flirted with an undefeated regular season, employed the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and won the NFC...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Drew Brees
We know the New Orleans Saints can amass yards and points. What we don’t know is if they can stop anyone from doing the same.   Defense will once again determine the Saints’ season, as it seemingly has every year in the Sean...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jameis Winston
It’s hard to find fault with Jameis Winston’s body of work as a rookie. He passed for more than 4,000 yards and 22 touchdowns and rushed for six scores, earning Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors as voted by the fans. But Winston’s...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
If, eons from now, a time capsule were found buried somewhere in the American Midwest with the words “BIG TEN FOOTBALL OFFENSE” on it, one could argue that Michigan State’s game-winning drive against Iowa in the league...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
From the late 1970s to 2014, the Notre Dame/Michigan game seemed to be the premier event early in the college football season. Like all great rivalries, it had its ups and downs, but the excitement was always there. Both Michigan and Notre Dame...
Aaron Tallent
1 month ago
J.J. Watt
Overcoming a 2–5 start, finishing 9-7 and winning the AFC South was not enough for the Texans in Bill O’Brien’s second season. Getting embarrassed by Kansas City 30-0 at home in the AFC Wild Card game convinced O’Brien and...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Andrew Luck
Somehow, after so much fell apart amid Super Bowl expectations and the Indianapolis Colts were reduced to an 8–8 underachiever that missed the playoffs, the three men most responsible for the team’s fate returned even more resolute...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Blake Bortles
A less patient owner would have cleaned house after the Jaguars lost five of their last six games. They didn’t protect the quarterback, didn’t run the football, didn’t rush the passer and didn’t create turnovers. But Shad...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Marcus Mariota
The Tennessee Titans are rebuilding. That’s not exactly a revelation, since they have seemingly been rebuilding now for at least five years, trying to find the right combination of coach, general manager and quarterback. After multiple...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Deshaun Watson
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Baker Mayfield
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Royce Freeman
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
J.T. Barrett
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Leonard Fournette
Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. While the Midsummer Classic won’t satisfy the hunger for football at this point in the summer, the All-Star Game got the staff at Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 month 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...
Mark Ross
1 month ago
Simmie Cobbs
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
John Fox
Make no mistake about it: The Bears are now GM Ryan Pace’s and head coach John Fox’s team. Nine free-agent additions followed by nine draft picks have put a distinct Pace-Fox stamp on the Bears in the second year of their reign,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Matthew Stafford
Plenty has changed in Detroit, thanks to some serious house-cleaning in the front office and another high-profile roster subtraction. But the problem remains the same for the Lions: They’ve yet to find the recipe for building a consistent...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Jordy Nelson
When the Green Bay Packers returned to work for the start of their offseason program in April, Mike McCarthy felt a bit like an overmatched substitute teacher in a class full of unruly high schoolers. With perfect attendance — all of the 63...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Adrian Peterson
With a top-five scoring defense on the rise and Adrian Peterson somehow still at the top of his game, the Vikings need 23-year-old quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to take the next step to elevate the league’s 29th-ranked offense and make the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Darren Carrington
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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